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#11
Staff Announcements / Griefers
Last post by Halaster - Today at 07:47:00 PM
Tonight someone (or some people) made 3 brand new accounts, created a character, logged in and joined up together and went straight and PK'd someone in a sponsored role.  All 3 accounts have been banned, and the victim resurrected.  We have no tolerance or patience for this nonsense, and understand that in situations like this the victim will be resurrected.

P.S.  It is less effort for us to rez someone and give them their gear back than it is for someone to go through the motions of creating an account and new character for this purpose.
#12
Code Discussion / Re: Pitons and climb securing ...
Last post by dumbstruck - Today at 06:57:44 PM
I like it both for people with good climb and without. But I've always believed that everyone should get common skills (even if it's at novice only) so I think everyone should be able to sneak, hide, climb, cook, all that. You shouldn't have to build to get the skill at ALL, you should have to make choices to be GOOD at it.
#13
Code Discussion / Re: Pitons and climb securing ...
Last post by FuSoYa - Today at 06:07:05 PM
Quote from: talos on Today at 05:52:24 PMI'd like to see ladder items that you can craft, that takes away the fall room status.
Hmmmm.



I've got one of these in my vehicle.  We could put them in a pack hah.
#14
Code Discussion / Re: Wisdom stat Ideas
Last post by Athapaxis - Today at 05:56:10 PM
Dresan - let me start by saying that I love the fact that you are constantly putting things out there to improve the game.  You seem to do it in a way that has a lot of thought but doesn't get butt-hurt if the idea isn't picked up.  GDB Kudos to you.

I like the idea of crafting difficulty.  Sometimes feels like certain things fail a LOT even when they are easy to craft.  I wonder if there is a separate fail-rate level or if that's just RNG?
#15
Code Discussion / Re: Pitons and climb securing ...
Last post by talos - Today at 05:52:24 PM
I'd like to see ladder items that you can craft, that takes away the fall room status.
Hmmmm.
#16
This thread will be for announcing regular gatherings at the Oasis each RL week. These are not RPTs, they are intended to just be times when you as a player know that something you might enjoy will be happening and you can show up if you want. If your PC is familiar with the Oasis then they probably already know who to talk to in order to get more information in game about any of these gatherings!

Week of July 22 through 28:
  • Tues 7/23 7 pm Eastern / 4 pm Pacific - a group lesson in languages and/or drawing. See rumor board in game for conctact info.
  • Weds 7/24 9 pm Eastern / 6 pm Pacific - songs and other bard shit.
  • Fri 7/25 7 pm Eastern / 4 pm Pacific - drunken darts!
#17
Code Discussion / Re: Pitons and climb securing ...
Last post by Kavrick - Today at 04:21:26 PM
Quote from: Agent_137 on Today at 04:11:11 PMGiving them climb weakens all the classes that have it. Plus they can already use ropes for a slight bonus and just spam climb which works fine for a room or two.  Should they really be able to smoothly scale down the shield wall just because they have help?

I guess I understand this, I was kinda going with the idea that you would need the master climber with you in order to do it, not be able to do it by yourself.
#18
Code Discussion / Re: Pitons and climb securing ...
Last post by Agent_137 - Today at 04:11:11 PM
No to helping non climbers.  You can stick all the modern pinions and crap you want into a sheer cliff IRL, I'm still not going down it! And besides the realism aspect, there's also the game aspect. They picked classes without climb.  Giving them climb weakens all the classes that have it. Plus they can already use ropes for a slight bonus and just spam climb which works fine for a room or two.  Should they really be able to smoothly scale down the shield wall just because they have help?

Absolutely yes to setting up a fall-break so that with prep, skill, and consumables you can turn a slip from insta death into a painful set back.
#19
General Discussion / Re: Human Tribes
Last post by Agent_137 - Today at 04:07:02 PM
Are you suggesting spec app into a lone tribal to join a clan you could advance start into instead, in the hopes it'll open your tribe in a future season?

I mean that sounds legit and cool goal but it doesn't address the issue now that there are exactly 2 tribes open and one needs 1 karma and the other needs 2, and they're both elvish tribes.

Having played a long lived human tribal with a virtual tribe, and then staffed all human tribes... it's not the same. The point of tribal play is the unique experience of interacting with your kin vs with outsiders. You don't get that as a solo tribal.

(Yeah the other unique experience of tribal play is that it's also a cozy happy home for magickers, but that varies by tribe and if staff don't want it then there are no-magick options like the arabet and tan Muark who are also both very social with civilization centers)
#20
Code Discussion / Re: Backstab and Sap in an age...
Last post by Agent_137 - Today at 03:57:01 PM
What if we had a new field: "masked mdesc" that was your mdesc when masked and shared some things that would be visible when fully covered and trying to hide your identity. But it would be written separately from your mdesc so people can't just match them up.  But they would be able to see a difference between masked people.

Otherwise I just don't see mdesc hiding being better than status quo. And I also don't see how a coded system would work if it was splitting up mdesc into parts. You'd cover your face but people can still see your unique other bits and match you up.   

Another code approach might be adding a delay, interruptibitly, and echo to looking at a masked person before you can get their full mdesc. Of course then people who do it will have carte Blanche to recognize you where at least now it's bad RP.

I dunno as someone who tries to be good about not seeing through face wraps and hoods, and who hasn't played enough naughty roles to be unfairly identified... it's hard to see a problem with the status quo.  We're all friends now playing fair right? I'm sure my attitude would change if my mdesc got posted after a single naughty thing in full covering gear. But it hasn't. And I hope that hasn't happened this season and won't.