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  • Re: Apparitions Event

    This is starting to feel like a high stakes localized shardfall, which already (from what I've heard) have low turnouts due to it not really being a big problem if you don't have shards. Now it's a problem, You got people who crush it, got people who are usually pretty good at ducking hostiles and people who just don't care about it, to begin with, cause (insert reason here). You bust your butt to hold your spot, at the very least, till your population dwindles as we all have to sleep sometime because if you don't do it? Legion's Bug Zapper(tm) comes to town and forces you out into the world, thus forcing you to participate if you want your home back. Which is fine, something to slap the eternal AFKers on the wrist a bit, but it's starting to wear thin.

    Save the world
    If the endgame on this is to cause players to work together and effectively play hot potato with the chain, it's not gonna happen with how things have gone so far. Khandava wants Kinsarmar to go boom and will rain its unholy tree sap on those who get in their way, they don't give a damn who it is. Antioch is decimated by the fact the barrier strength isn't circle based and has most of their players burying their heads in the sand (I mean this in a more 'I'm out' sense not in a 'pretending this isn't happening' delusional sense) because if it was? Ithaqua's numbers would compensate for Antioch's. Kinsarmar (as far as I know) is trying to play the 'save the world' card, but it's probably getting nowhere.

    TLDR: we're not going to work together, there are too many ulterior motives at play, so the grind is going to continue unabated.
  • Re: Apparitions Event

    Jesstin said:
    I'm really excited that RP is being pushed for right now. It's fantastic. That being said, I have some questions about this Apparition/Goggles event, because not much info has been provided. Kavar has said that the Rashirmir is thinning, and the spirit world is essentially leaking into ours. We get the goggles so we can see these apparitions, and then..we're just supposed to start slaughtering them and using their spectral bodies to protect our cities?

    Why does he feel we need to protect the cities? What have the apparitions done that merits just outright killing them? What are we defending against?

    All we have are harmless spirits that creepily stare at you and then move on. 

    The only reasoning behind this so far is: Because Kavar said so.
    Nothing really stopping you from not attacking them if you don't think it is right for you or your character to do so. While, yeah, there's not alot of information about it right now? this isn't about finding out what is 'right' or 'wrong' its about how you deal with something with minimal information for the time being.
  • Re: I HEART

    Question for devs, you ever have this moment?

  • Re: To those who don't RP (but might)...

    Wouldn't really cause a crisis of faith in my opinion, it'd be more of a cautionary tale over digging too deep into the powers in play for the demonic circle. Sure there'd probably be some people going 'OMG THIS STUFF IS ACTUALLY SUPER DANGEROUS YOU GUYS.' but its demonic magic/energy/forces. You don't tinker with that expecting things to be okay. You -think- you're summoning a succubus, but in reality you're summoning a ravenous malevolent horror that will drain you of--- wait that's the same thing. Are there -any- demons that don't want souls/blood/gold that can be mentioned?

    Antimagick bugs the hell out of me, and i know it's a dead horse that's been flogged into leather but with the announcement of Engineers in the work it's got me thinking: Could AM give up the last vestiges of their faith and embrace technology as the new antimagick? Either eschewing diachaim (making it a neutral force that anyone can use - which it already is) or harnessing it in a steampunkesque fashion. I want antimagick to mean literally antimagic, not just 'no no, we use PURE magick diachaim. The thing you know as magick is a perversion of the diachaim, and demonic energy even more so.'  And maybe not even antimagic as in 'BURN THE WITCH' but more 'Oh neat, you can throw fireballs. I have a flamethrower.'
  • Re: To those who don't RP (but might)...

    'Downvoted to oblivion'? You hang out in imgur or something?

     Anyway. Frankly, RP for me is anything I can work on aspects of my character, I tend to make up my motivations on the go, with a general sense based on my own personal moral compass. So anything I can rail against, is great. Though i've got a hard time finding anything to rail against, partly cause there's alot of people who'd wilt under any direct opposition or as Anette stated, stop entirely because they're finding opposition (or just hit you till you die in a I'M STRONGER AND THEREFORE RIGHT mentality, in my experience this is known as 'flag up or shut up')

    Can the devs do something for it? Yeah, if it's beyond player power. But we do have a -lot- of options. Can do some seriously nifty things with emotes if you're clever enough, but that's just my opinion based with experience of devs either being too busy or too apathetic to exert any effort towards pushing roleplay.
    Most of my experience is in player started events/arcs/plots, but that usually results in a dwindling amount of people who can successfully suffer through building an exciting event and trying to curb the amount of people who try to take their plot/event and run away with it in a potentially dumb direction. eventually you wind up with one person everyone wants to run an event, and assume EVERY action of theirs is a event in the making when in reality they're just scratching their digital nose.

    I've contemplated bringing in one person i know who's pretty damn good at this sort of thing just to see if they can jumpstart the scene, that's all thats really needed really. an occasional jumpstart and everyone (rper and non-rper alike) just accepting not everyone is gonna do things their way and soldiering on with their direction. Even if it's dumb and wrong and all you find is opposition.