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by Nimrod
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Staff Announcements
Topic: Farewell
Replies: 0
Views: 400

Farewell

The torch has been passed. I have been assisting in some changes the new administration wanted, but the time has come for me to say my goodbyes. I have many fond memories and don't regret a single moment of the thousands of hours that I've given to SoI. I have learned much and am excited for the nex...
by Nimrod
Mon May 07, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Staff Announcements
Topic: Happy Birthday to me!
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Re: Happy Birthday to me!

I am old, Sage. I don’t look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well-preserved indeed! Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can’t be right. I need a change, or something. A tall, golden rob...
by Nimrod
Mon May 07, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Staff Announcements
Topic: Happy Birthday to me!
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Happy Birthday to me!

My dear Bagginses and Boffins, Tooks and Brandybucks, Grubbs, Chubbs, Hornblowers, Bolgers, Bracegirdles and Proudfoots. Today is my one hundred and eleventh birthday! Alas, eleventy-one years is far too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable hobbits. I don't know half of you half a...
by Nimrod
Sun May 06, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Staff Announcements
Topic: Server Maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: Server Maintenance

Upgrades complete. Port is back up. Thank you, DigitalOcean for the free upgrade. We now have twice as much disk space and twice as much ram and twice the CPU power.
by Nimrod
Sun May 06, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Staff Announcements
Topic: Server Maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Re: Server Maintenance

The port is down right now.
by Nimrod
Sun May 06, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Staff Announcements
Topic: Server Maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Server Maintenance

I'll be shutting down all ports on the server tonight for some upgrades and basic maintenance. Hopefully we'll only be down for a couple of hours.

Thanks for your patience.
by Nimrod
Sun May 06, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Staff Queries
Topic: Combine Kits
Replies: 7
Views: 2786

Re: Combine Kits

With Feanor's help these are all updated and should work. Feanor will be testing soon just to make sure. It should go live on the next swap and reboot.

-Nim
by Nimrod
Sat May 05, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Staff Queries
Topic: Combine Kits
Replies: 7
Views: 2786

Re: Combine Kits

I've tried this with a few kits. It worked for some, not with others. I'm not too sure how to fix it but I would go and fix it myself if I knew how. Heh. If you can give me the vnums of the kits (both working and not working) I can help you fix them, Feanor. It should be a fairly easy thing to do.
by Nimrod
Sat May 05, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Orcs
Topic: Join a Mob Snaghas!
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Re: Join a Mob Snaghas!

Go kill dem tarks!
by Nimrod
Wed May 02, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RPA presence, pbase activity
Replies: 21
Views: 3878

Re: RPA presence, pbase activity

At this moment, I don't think it would be out of line to say the game is dead. The handful of players that are around (and handful is being generous) are unmotivated, myself included. I've had this conversation on Discord and privately with people but when I literally spend 2+ hours a day poking pe...
by Nimrod
Wed May 02, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RPA presence, pbase activity
Replies: 21
Views: 3878

Re: RPA presence, pbase activity

My biggest 'complaint' if I was to list one... Is that everytime Nim pops on the scene, things then seem to speed up, get entertaining, get populated.... ...and then something RL comes up, and we dwindle down slowly to a point where there's a couple people logging in.. ...and then rinse repeat. How...
by Nimrod
Wed May 02, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RPA presence, pbase activity
Replies: 21
Views: 3878

Re: RPA presence, pbase activity

My personal goal for staffing has always been how to respond to things with a "how yes" mentality, instead of a "why no." Finding ways to say 'yes' has always been my mantra. I will continue to beat that drum and will empower our existing admins to be able to solve problems and move forward without...
by Nimrod
Wed May 02, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RPA presence, pbase activity
Replies: 21
Views: 3878

Re: RPA presence, pbase activity

Another thing for folks to consider is that we all run through cycles when it comes to SoI. We have a rhythm that none of us really quite understand. The amplitude of our interest within these cycles varies wildly from individual to individual. The period (read frequency) of these cycles varies grea...
by Nimrod
Wed May 02, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RPA presence, pbase activity
Replies: 21
Views: 3878

Re: RPA presence, pbase activity

Active Staff helps, but ultimately I believe it is up to the players to push activity through their characters own desires, aspirations, and goals. This is something I believe with all my heart. Unfortunately it does not work if staff act as a road block to players who are chasing their desires, as...
by Nimrod
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Staff Queries
Topic: Fishing
Replies: 2
Views: 1422

Re: Fishing

The following crafts: Subcraft: frogs Command: bait Subcraft: hook-and-line Command: assemble Subcraft: line Command: cast Subcraft: line-from-spool Command: cut Subcraft: pole-line Command: cast are all based on the 'Common' skill. Which EVERYONE should have, so you should have these crafts. If you...
by Nimrod
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Staff Queries
Topic: Fishing
Replies: 2
Views: 1422

Re: Fishing

This is a great question! Too bad it's not been answered yet. Although I'm not in the know on this, I will try to dig in to it a bit.
by Nimrod
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Staff Announcements
Topic: Old Forums
Replies: 0
Views: 1454

Old Forums

The old forums are moving again. Instead of wolfster.com, they are now located at wolfster.us.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

-Nim
by Nimrod
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RPP Proposal
Replies: 94
Views: 45607

Re: RPP Proposal

It's nice when it's alive, but it doesn't stay alive...and that's because the Admin-work isn't being done to keep it alive. Nobody's interested in doing it, either. Unfortunately, Tehkory has the right of it here. Many in the orcish sphere are just so fickle when it comes to support and getting wha...
by Nimrod
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome, Aeglos!
Replies: 7
Views: 2475

Re: Welcome, Aeglos!

<#****** / ^^^^^^ / ||||||> at aeglos look

Aeglos' Rack O' Spears [99047: Indoors Inside]
Exits:

So many spears. SO MANY.

A nearly transparent $wraithtype flickers here.
A flaxen-haired, braided-haired girl is here. (wizinvis)
A floating spear is here dancing wildly. (wizinvis)
by Nimrod
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Staff Announcements
Topic: New Builder
Replies: 0
Views: 1442

New Builder

Please welcome Aeglos to our Building Team. They hope to work their way up to becoming a Roleplay Administrator in the future. Aeglos is a long-time friend of Shadows of Isildur and we expect great things, so give a little shout out to them.
by Nimrod
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RPP Proposal
Replies: 94
Views: 45607

Re: RPP Proposal

rpp races have a max? 6rpp max for an AD. i set my sights on gaining that 6rpp. might stay steady at 5rpp for that race in most cases, might go down to 3 if there's a real in game need, might go back up to 5 after that character slot gets filled by someone, two more get created, goes up to the max ...
by Nimrod
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RPP Proposal
Replies: 94
Views: 45607

Re: RPP Proposal

Just as a devil's advocate here, to lower RPP cost for some races.. Staff may or may not want to encourage selection of a certain race now and again. This could be done with what apparently happened to the Dunnies. Raising or lowering the RPP cost, dependent on in game census of races and plots etc...
by Nimrod
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RPP Proposal
Replies: 94
Views: 45607

Re: RPP Proposal

Faroukel wrote:While I don't really care, the thought of a pwipe and rpp purge to mollify people who don't play currently seems silly.
There will never be a pwipe or rpp purge while I'm in charge. Never.
by Nimrod
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Staff Announcements
Topic: Census
Replies: 0
Views: 1276

Census

Grommit has added a lovely new tool to help us keep track of things and help new players figure out what may be lacking in-game. CENSUS Here's the output as of 2 minutes ago: -------------------------------------------------------------------- Census of Active Players in the past two weeks: Total Ac...
by Nimrod
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Staff Announcements
Topic: Life
Replies: 1
Views: 1668

Re: Life

Kudos to Sage and Vorondil over these last few months for keeping the ship afloat! They've done an awesome job and I'm proud of them. I'm getting back in to the swing of things, so some of you may see me around a bit more. I won't be putting in the crazy hours here as I was before, but I will be con...