Longest Lived

Started by Kismetic, October 12, 2023, 03:52:54 AM

Quote from: Trevalyan on February 20, 2024, 04:48:08 PMHey gang. I'd just like to say that most of the complaints about "insufficient" RP are ones I never thought applied north of Luir's. I've always been happy with the characters inhabitating the wild and wacky Northern sphere, and though I wasn't happy with how I ended I don't regret a moment of time spent IG. I learned a whole lot that has bigger applications.

Anyways, this is likely not going to be surprising, but here:

Galdara
Human
Played from 23 years old to 26
Stood 4 cords, 2 inches tall. Weighed 7 ten-stone.
Raider / Forester
Born in Tuluk, started play in Tuluk.
Played for 73 days, 20 hours, 6 minutes.
Sdesc: the beefy, copper-haired woman
Keywords: beefy copper-haired woman Dara

As the player of Petal, Dara was great!
I tripped and Fale down my stairs. Drink milk and you'll grow Uaptal. I know this guy from the state of Tenneshi. This house will go up Borsail tomorrow. I gave my book to him Nenyuk it back again. I hired this guy golfing to Kadius around for a while.

I don't think it's likely that I'll be able to speak about every single Tuluki player, in a sphere absolutely packed with top-tier characters, but Petal in particular had it going on. Easily one of the most underrated Circle members, and he could have gone all the way if the sphere stayed open.

Quote from: mansa on October 12, 2023, 04:17:02 PMPersonally,

Flow
Human
Played from 24 years old to 37
Stood 4 cords, 4 inches tall. Weighed 6 ten-stone.
Miscreant / Marksman
Born in Labyrinth, started play in Labyrinth.
Played for 68 days, 16 hours, 36 minutes.

Sdesc: the slim, cobalt blue-skinned woman
Initial Background : Jun 11, 2019


Marst
Half-Elf
Played from 26 years old to 33
Stood 5 cords, 2 inches tall. Weighed 7 ten-stone.
Assassin / Wind_Travel
Born in Labyrinth, started play in Labyrinth.
Played for 35 days, 1 hours, 0 minutes.

Sdesc: the reedy, rust-skinned half-elf
Initial Background : Nov 03, 2017


yann
Human
Played from 19 years old to 27
Stood 4 cords, 7 inches tall. Weighed 6 ten-stone.
Psionicist / Sorc_Burglar
Born in Labyrinth.
Played for 29 days, 19 hours, 4 minutes.

Sdesc: the nappy-haired, olive-skinned man
Initial Background : Aug 21, 2006


toty
Human
Played from 18 years old to 22
Stood 4 cords, 13 inches tall. Weighed 7 ten-stone.
Assassin / Thief
Born in Labyrinth.
Played for 22 days, 14 hours, 54 minutes.

Sdesc: the man with marilla-coloured hair
Initial Background : Oct 07, 2009



I don't have Oseres Kadius in the list, because he was before biographies worked (2004), but he was around 74 days lived - but he only lived for 12 months.

To add to this:
Elulu
Elf
Played from 34 years old to 41
Stood 5 cords, 6 inches tall. Weighed 9 ten-stone.
Artisan / Outdoorsman
Born in Tuluk, started play in Tuluk.
Played for 30 days, 22 hours, 29 minutes.

Sdesc: the rugged, orange-haired elf
Initial Background : Mar 11, 2021



Jula
Human
Played from 25 years old to 39
Stood 4 cords, 10 inches tall. Weighed 6 ten-stone.
Half Moon Templar / Physician
Born in Tuluk, started play in Tuluk.
Played for 62 days, 7 hours, 20 minutes.

Sdesc: the willowy, blonde-haired woman
Initial Background : May 12, 2022
New Players Guide: http://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,33512.0.html


Quote from: Morgenes on April 01, 2011, 10:33:11 PM
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Quote from: slipshod on October 24, 2023, 04:25:21 PMAccording to the bio tool, my longest lived was Lord Iancu Oash, played from age 19 to his death at age 44.
Second place is a tie, with Warlord Kharad Tor played from 17 to death at 34, and Faithful Lady Isatep Mrenteki from 18 to death at 35. 

Before the bio tool, though, I had a Fale guard named Hacket 'the Hatchet' Melor who probably aged about 40 years in game and is the only character I've stored out of elderlyness.



At the time I posted the above, my 'longest lived' was still living longly.

-Iyat (AKA Carrion Bird), Curio Master and Captain of the Crimson Wind was played from age 28 to age 68 and into post-shutdown virtuality.

Those are some HUGE numbers!  As are some of the others who've shared in this thread.. We're talking several RL years on each character here. So I gotta ask, and this is a question for all who have spent the time to earn that merit badge for a Super Long Lived Character.  Asking on behalf of the masses here.. What's your secret?  How do you stay interested/invested/growing with that same character all that time?  How did you play Iyat an Agitator role for FORTY IG YEARS and survive till the end!?  Congrats by the way!  On your character being immortalized into the story timeline, I wonder if we'll feel an impact from your escapades in the upcoming season?
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March 27, 2024, 01:58:58 PM #104 Last Edit: March 28, 2024, 01:15:41 PM by Tuannon Reason: Nepotism on my part.
I'm kind of confused by this thread, as it seems hours and years played do not get registered properly.

Well Days played represent the Real Life hours played on that character where as Years Lived refer to that character, which pass by regardless if you're play the game or not.  Some people have jobs where they can be logged in to Arm all day every day so ya.. those numbers can sway apart viciously for some ppl's characters.

The character I had for 2 RL years only had 40 something days on her, be she aged IG enough to go through 2 sdesc changes.
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This Angers The Shade of Nessalin.

I played Magus and First Sword I-setaari formerly of Tuluk, House Kurac, under Negatro Borsail and then finally House Oash, A.K.A. Ruby of Allanak, A.K.A. Nikiz of Moth Whisper's Dragonservants. I played her for 10 IC years, from age 20 to age 30.

Her story is the most unlikely of Armageddon stories I know, though I'm sure there are plenty of others. It is a tale impossible enough that I felt almost ridiculous telling it ingame. She started play written to be an incredibly common Tuluki citizen from the Warrens who happened to have an elemental affinity but was unaware of it. I had no idea about certain functions within Tuluk so she soon found herself wanted, had to escape in mostly her newbie clothes, and nearly died three times in escaping to anywhere resembling safety.

What followed in the RL year I played her was danger, emotion, love, war, politics, rises and falls, and a wild series of incredibly unlikely escapes from near-death situations, right up until the day before the game closed down in which she almost died again. She was undoubtedly a controversial figure both IC and OOC, but she rest assured that despite her detractors and all the crazy sex rumors about her, did not just apartment spar or fuck anybody to get where she was. She went to every RPT I was able to and escaped bloody, ragged, near-dead and walking alone through the desert more times than anyone but me could be aware of. She took the risks, got herself in trouble, betrayed and was betrayed, and honestly lived the most Armageddon life I imagine I ever could have conjured.

I could go on and on with the details but I'll spare you here - feel free to DM me though! For me, she'll be a hard act to follow and even kind of daunting in that way. At the end, I feel like she was the best PC I'll have ever played. Thank you, to everyone who was a part.

When the game was shutting down, she was singing songs and playing her lap harp (a one handed instrument!) in Red's Retreat. It was a beautiful final scene.

And yet had the gall to insist she had the ability to reunite Echri with his long-lost bondmate!


Quote from: perfecto on March 31, 2024, 09:30:43 PMWell Days played represent the Real Life hours played on that character where as Years Lived refer to that character, which pass by regardless if you're play the game or not.  Some people have jobs where they can be logged in to Arm all day every day so ya.. those numbers can sway apart viciously for some ppl's characters.

I also just wanted to echo here something that has bugged me for decades.

Some people can spend 6-8 hours a day on the game, during which they can "AFK spar" critters or other-such activities that make a 20d played character scary. They might hit that 15d played plateau within a RL month.

Others can play 4 hours a week and rarely if ever get 20d played, but they survive for IC years.

Previous incarnations of staff have preferred the players who only spend a few hours a week in game and otherwise write their stories in the background. It doesn't matter what you've done for the past RL month or who you know or killed, only that you were "around IC for a long time to have an impact".

I hope if Armageddon is to have a future, the metrics of days played/IC years survived weigh far less than the stories being told.
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