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  • Re: Quotes

    You sense Owyn entering the location north from you.

    You sense Owyn has entered your location.

    You invoke an ancient command and wave your palm in the direction of Owyn, who simply fades from existence with a startled look on his face.
    Equilibrium Taken: 6.20s

    You give a mischievous grin.

    You say, "See ya."

    Serah looks thoughtfully at herself's profile, pondering the situation.

    Owyn appears before you out of thin air, wearing a relieved expression.

    Owyn scowls miserably at you.

    You give a mischievous grin.

    Owyn thrusts his leg forward, kicking at you.
    You dodge aside.

    Rhaladin flashes you a joyous smile.

    You say, "Haa!"

    Serah giggles happily.

    Owyn sucks thoughtfully on his teeth.

    Owyn shrugs helplessly.

    Dying Breed, Owyn Ashtear, The Last Warlord says, "Lame."

    Astral Mason, Bronach K'ethastarii, the Rock says to Rhaladin, "She has a point. Have to personalise your mission."

    You swing your arm up and high-five Owyn enthusiastically.
  • Re: Quotes

    You direct a powerful pulse of telepathic energy into Galt, throwing his mind into chaos and
    Equilibrium Taken: 2.20s
    You have regained your mental equilibrium.

    You ease yourself out of the Dragon stance.
    You climb up on a lightning-wreathed elemental serpent named Drama.
    A gentle rise on Guards Approach. (road).
    You see exits leading north, east (closed door), and south.

    Autocuring disabled.
    Equilibrium Taken: 30.20s
    You bow your head, and concentrate on preparing a channel for your mental power.

    You focus your mind, allowing the image of Galt to form a picture within your mind's eye.
    H:580/580 M:332/400 (-b db) [64|27.63] [Ozreas] 
    You nod your head.
    H:580/580 M:332/400 (-b db) [64|27.63] [Ozreas] 
    A gentle rise on Guards Approach. (road).
    You see exits leading north, east (closed door), and south.
    H:580/580 M:332/400 (-b db) [64|27.63] [Ozreas] 
    (mapper): Stopped walking.
    (mapper): Stopped walking.
    You are not currently speedwalking.
    You are not currently dictating.
    H:580/580 M:332/400 (-b db) [64|27.63] [Ozreas] 
    You now begin to draw on your willpower to gather the mental energy necessary for the task ahead.
    H:580/580 M:322/400 (-b db) [64|27.63] [Ozreas] 
    You feel an odd sensation of glowing warmth fill you, minute ripples of energy washing through your mind.
    H:580/580 M:347/400 (-b db) [64|27.63] [Ozreas] 
    (Kinsarmar): You say, "Ahh I want to stop."
    H:580/580 M:347/400 (-b db) [64|27.63] [Ozreas] 
    (Kinsarmar): You say, "I can't stop help."
    H:580/580 M:347/400 (-b db) [64|27.63] [Ozreas] 
    Glittering points of light grow together in your mind, luminescent stars coalescing into one brilliant, blazing sun. A thrill of energy ripples through you as you bask in the radiance of your telepathic power.
    H:580/580 M:337/400 (-b db) [64|27.63] [Ozreas] 
    (Kinsarmar): You say, "Galt I'm sorry!"
    H:580/580 M:337/400 (-b db) [64|27.63] [Ozreas] 
    (Kinsarmar): You say, "Not like this!"
    H:580/580 M:371/400 (-b db) [64|27.63] [Ozreas] 
    You summon up the vast tide of telepathic energy you have collected, preparing to release its awesome might.
    H:580/580 M:361/400 (-b db) [64|27.63] [Ozreas] 
    (Kinsarmar): You say, "Noo."
    H:580/580 M:361/400 (-b db) [64|27.63] [Ozreas] 
    (Kinsarmar): You say, "Somebody stop me."
    H:580/580 M:352/400 (-b db) [64|27.63] [Ozreas] 
    Your preparation is complete, and with a piercing cry you hurl an almighty blast of mental energy at Galt. In your mind's eye you see him let out a shriek of agony, stifled speedily as his entire body bursts into flames and disintegrates into smouldering ashes.
    You have slain Galt.
    Your mind lock with Galt has been broken.
    You feel replenished as you absorb the life energy of Galt.
    You have regained your mental equilibrium.
    You start plodding carefully across the constructed trenches.
    H:580/580 M:392/400 (eb db) [69|27.68] [Ozreas] 

    Guards Approach nearing Kinsarmar Gate. (road).
    You see exits leading north and south.

    (Kinsarmar): You say, "Uh."

    (Kinsarmar): You say, "Don't tell him that happened."
  • Re: December Stocking Drops

    It also makes little sense to me that you mention the dangers of the gambling present in promotions and then be so reductive of an alternative that would theoretically enable you to get the specific things you want without triggering your addiction. Otherwise you would just be buying into the promotions just for the sake of it, right?

    Something like this would probably cut down on the value of these items on the promo market, but it would trade 'street credit value' for 'Imperian paper money' in a very literal sense, in a way that is not dependent on whales spending wild amounts on disappointing RNG in order to generate the to-you-valueless items dolphins and krill are willing to pay for. Obviously things like earrings, fragments, assembly-items, gems, anything that actually like.. matters, shouldn't be depreciated like this, but as you said, a lot of this stuff isn't worth anything except to the people who want them anyway. 
  • Re: December Stocking Drops

    @Wyll said:
    And @Oystir, I've been following the news on that and quite frankly, I'd love to see it being banned because games like this really trigger an addict like me and I have no doubt it triggers other people too that don't even know they are prone to developing a gambling addiction.

    It's all fun and games when we gamble here and we joke and laugh at each other when we pull ultra **** prizes, but these types of addiction and this gambling translates to the real world eventually.
    Just as much as I support dolphin-level microtransactions, I would absolutely oppose them removing the type of promotions they have now.

    IRE do very little psychological manipulation. You don't have to go to and scroll down all the prices or stand at the roulette wheel to open a giftbag or phylactery, for instance. You get an easily-ignored announce post, maybe an easily-ignored announcement message for promotions. ATM you have access via the promo market to every single thing a person buying with $ has and can reasonably afford them through in-game grinding. 
    The inherent value (& potential value) of the items is the temptation that sells these promotions. That is how free-to-play games are meant to work. Fragments are just a logical and lucrative extension of that that people seem to want enough to spend currency on. There is nothing wrong with that, especially with how gentle IRE is about these sorts of sales.

    I can easily see that they could do more to confirm the ages of those buying credits and potentially limit the amount of in-game gambling possible in one sitting. But beyond that I don't think they are ethically responsible to do more. Predatory gambling in games is one thing, but you're an adult. From one addict to another, if you've been on a bender for several months, Imperian's promo system isn't the problem you're having.
  • Re: Apparitions Event

    Event: You pick between Silantor and Lhortae basically.
    Me: c a n d o