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  • Re: Raiding

    This has been fun to read. I don't have much to say for fixes, but I do want to observe something to the administrators:

    The majority of the players who have participated in raids from the beginning are frustrated to the point of apathy. In this thread alone you've had three individuals, who are all people to leap on PvP opportunities, express their frustration to the point of wanting to opt out of the system entirely. All of these people are in Demonic/Magick. In Theophilus' case, I mostly just want to pat him on the back and welcome him to the raiding system, since he joined in quite a while after we'd been bashing our heads against the dozens of bugs that have been uncovered. Maybe things are to a functional point right now. That's an exciting prospect in theory, but the means to that ends has been wearing down the patience and enthusiasm of the people who were eager to pick up this system from the start and play with it. 

    I don't want to criticize the administration at all, especially after going through the effort creating and putting out this system that works enough that people care about enough to get angry. That said, I think that we deserve a bit more credit owed to us and our opinions that are exclusive from mechanical functionality. Everyone's gotten mad. Every single circle has failed at least 1 raid because of a bug - and those of us at a disadvantage have fewer opportunities and greater investment in these failures because we can't just log on tomorrow and do over. As you said, @Jeremy, it does require organization and planning. We haven't bothered seriously raiding since Kinsarmar lost 8 v 2 in Antioch - which we planned for downtime hours (still garbage). Yes, we made a few mistakes and Antioch had some very good strategies up their sleeves we did not anticipate or recover from, but at the same time... we lost 8 v 2, at the downtimiest downtime we could manage for people shifting their sleep schedules to wake up early or stay up late etc. It's our fault, fine. It's happened to all of us exclusive from bugs. But to what ends is that continued effort when we'd have to do that consistently to even keep our own objectives? Why should we do more cross-circle mingling, which was fun during the shade event, but with raiding will mean a constant alliance, not an interesting event, but something we will have to stay vigilant with every. single. day. 

    I'm personally not sore. I don't have any insight further than the contributions I've already made. I do want to say I've enjoyed not being raided and not raiding (edit: over the last couple of weeks. It's been a much needed break from something I was very up close & personal with but have enjoyed very much) because it's been a real headache this entire process. I also want to say that @Swale is exactly the reason I've never hit the point where I want to opt out of raiding, because of her decision TO take things seriously to the point of reading over logs to find ways to improve and strategize. It's like... a good thing? 

    I understand the attitude the admin have, and I can easily see how our frustration sounds like losers crying and expecting fairness and winsies where fairness and winsies are frankly not possible; but we happy few were genuinely disadvantaged mechanically for quite a while and now we're in a spot where our only recourse to recover from that is to create a 2-circle game indefinitely and still roll the dice at our efficacy? And that is how the system looks like it is going to work forever? And the tone of this news from the admin/@Jeremy isn't exactly inspiring. 

    But as I said, I don't really have any suggested fixes (edit: and I honestly don't think a reset will help), but I do know that the situation began out of our control mechanically and the aggravation and many of the inherent design disadvantages have not dissipated now that it is more balanced. I think Antioch and admin should keep that in mind. Especially when addressing individuals. :/ 

    tldr; I have no input for changes but like 1000 words about perspective. 
    SwaleAodanWyll
  • Re: Rowynn's Art Commissions

    just this guy
    CaelbrookLynyssaEtienneSkye
  • Re: Quotes

    (Ring): Leighanna says, "How many books does a bookshelf hold? Does anyone know?"
    H: 640/640 M: 340/340  [ebpdb] [74.67%] [Trader] [0 0] [blk haw app] []
    Wayward leaves rise up to circle Leighanna upon an ethereal breeze, creating a cyclone of foliage.
    H: 640/640 M: 340/340  [ebpdb] [74.67%] [Trader] [0 0] [blk haw app] []
    (Ring): Tikal says, "Fifty."
    H: 640/640 M: 340/340  [ebpdb] [74.67%] [Trader] [0 0] [blk haw app] []
    (Ring): Iobelia says, "Shades."
    H: 640/640 M: 340/340  [ebpdb] [74.67%] [Trader] [0 0] [blk haw app] []
    (Ring): Ichimoru says, "Of."
    H: 640/640 M: 340/340  [ebpdb] [74.67%] [Trader] [0 0] [blk haw app] []
    (Ring): Iobelia says, "Grey."
    H: 640/640 M: 340/340  [ebpdb] [74.67%] [Trader] [0 0] [blk haw app] []
    (Ring): Leighanna says, "..thanks guys."
    H: 640/640 M: 340/340  [ebpdb] [74.67%] [Trader] [0 0] [blk haw app] []
    (Ring): Iobelia says, "No problem."
    JulesKabaalIniarDreacorTheophilusDiceneSkyeBetsy
  • Re: I HEART

    *********************************[ Kinsarmar ]*********************************
    Member Name         City Rank           Positions           Profession         
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Mercer              Baron               Erege               Bard
    Ichimoru            Courtier            Erege               Runeguard
    Katinel             Chevalier           Erege               Bard
    Ivellios            Baron                                   Mage
    Curran              Baroness            City Aide           Druid
    Aakrin              Baron               City Aide           Mage
    Ruga                Baron               City Aide           Druid
    Oystir              Vidame              General of Defense  Druid
    Skifleure           Courtier                                Druid
    Fifinia             Vassal              City Aide           Mage
    Kasa                Denizen                                 Bard
    Nyla                Denizen                                 Bard
    Cardilya            Denizen                                 Mage
    *******************************************************************************

    ***********************************[ Bards ]***********************************
    Member        Guild Title                Profession    Info                    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Oystir        The Soul of Music          Druid         Guildmaster
    Ivellios      a Blessed Voice of Harmony Mage          Litany of Agony
    Mercer        a Blessed Voice of Harmony Bard
    Robynn        a Paramour of Lore         Bard          Bringer of Song
    Katinel       a Master of Dissonance     Bard          Circle Director
    Fifinia       a Bard                     Mage
    Kasa          a Minstrel                 Bard
    Nyla          a Minstrel                 Bard
    Favrielle     a Minstrel                 Bard
    Ivi           a Student                  Bard
    *******************************************************************************

    IniarJuranSkyeArio
  • Re: Quotes

    Nikki, Mistress of Cards says, "No more bets."
    Nikki, Mistress of Cards deals Nhu a five of Spades and a Queen of Diamonds.
    Nikki, Mistress of Cards deals you a ten of Spades and a three of Hearts.
    She deals herself two cards. The up card is a two of Clubs.
    H: 580/580 M: 310/310  [ebdb] [62.68%] [Cultist] [0 0] [blk haw app] []
    You say, "After this hand."
    H: 580/580 M: 310/310  [ebdb] [62.68%] [Cultist] [0 0] [blk haw app] []
    Nhu stands on her 15.
     _______   _______
    |S   _ S| |H --- H|
    | | | | | |     | |
    | | | | | |  ---  |
    | | | | | |     | |
    |S   - S| |H --- H|
     -------   -------
    You have 13.
    Dealer shows a two of Clubs.
    Nikki, Mistress of Cards asks you, "Do you want to hit, stand, or double?"
    H: 580/580 M: 310/310  [ebdb] [62.68%] [Cultist] [0 0] [blk haw app] []
    You tap your cards and are dealt a two of Spades, for a total of 15.
     _______   _______   _______
    |S   _ S| |H --- H| |S ___ S|
    | | | | | |     | | |     | |
    | | | | | |  ---  | |  ---  |
    | | | | | |     | | | |     |
    |S   - S| |H --- H| |S --- S|
     -------   -------   -------
    You have 15.
    Dealer shows a two of Clubs.
    Nikki, Mistress of Cards asks you, "Do you want to hit or stand?"
    H: 580/580 M: 310/310  [ebdb] [62.68%] [Cultist] [0 0] [blk haw app] []
    You tap your cards and are dealt an Ace of Clubs, for a total of 16.
     _______   _______   _______   _______
    |S   _ S| |H --- H| |S ___ S| |C     C|
    | | | | | |     | | |     | | |   .   |
    | | | | | |  ---  | |  ---  | |  / \  |
    | | | | | |     | | | |     | | /---\ |
    |S   - S| |H --- H| |S --- S| |C     C|
     -------   -------   -------   -------
    You have 16.
    Dealer shows a two of Clubs.
    Nikki, Mistress of Cards asks you, "Do you want to hit or stand?"
    H: 580/580 M: 310/310  [ebdb] [62.68%] [Cultist] [0 0] [blk haw app] []
    You stare implacably at Nikki, Mistress of Cards.
    H: 580/580 M: 310/310  [ebdb] [62.68%] [Cultist] [0 0] [blk haw app] []
    You tap your cards and are dealt an Ace of Clubs, for a total of 17.
     _______   _______   _______   _______   _______
    |S   _ S| |H --- H| |S ___ S| |C     C| |C     C|
    | | | | | |     | | |     | | |   .   | |   .   |
    | | | | | |  ---  | |  ---  | |  / \  | |  / \  |
    | | | | | |     | | | |     | | /---\ | | /---\ |
    |S   - S| |H --- H| |S --- S| |C     C| |C     C|
     -------   -------   -------   -------   -------
    You have 17.
    Dealer shows a two of Clubs.
    Nikki, Mistress of Cards asks you, "Do you want to hit or stand?"
    H: 580/580 M: 310/310  [ebdb] [62.68%] [Cultist] [0 0] [blk haw app] []
    Nhu Ashtear says, "Don't hit."
    H: 580/580 M: 310/310  [ebdb] [62.68%] [Cultist] [0 0] [blk haw app] []
    You say, "Oh wow."
    H: 580/580 M: 310/310  [ebdb] [62.68%] [Cultist] [0 0] [blk haw app] []stand
    You stand on your 17.
    Nikki, Mistress of Cards flips over her hole card, showing a seven of Spades for a total of 9.
    She deals herself a nine of Diamonds, for a total of 18. She stands.
    Your hand lost to Nikki, Mistress of Cards, who collects your bet.
    H: 580/580 M: 310/310  [ebdb] [62.68%] [Cultist] [0 0] [blk haw app] []
    Nikki, Mistress of Cards expertly begins to shuffle the multiple decks together.
    H: 580/580 M: 310/310  [ebdb] [62.68%] [Cultist] [0 0] [blk haw app] []
    You say, "Are you seriously?"
    H: 580/580 M: 310/310  [ebdb] [62.68%] [Cultist] [0 0] [blk haw app] []
    Nhu gives a trillingly melodic laugh.
    IniarSeptusMenochSkye