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by gyre
Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Creating Plot
Replies: 11
Views: 2097

Re: Creating Plot

I've never struggled to get involved with admin plots on various games over the years. Here's my take in addition to EltanimRas' suggestions, which all look great. Make characters with IC goals that don't rely on admin interaction I pick something my character wants to achieve that gives me purpose....
by gyre
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shadows of Isildur Wishlist
Replies: 125
Views: 24703

Re: Shadows of Isildur Wishlist

EltanimRas wrote:A slower time ratio. Maybe 3X?

It feels like the months are flying by in-game, and my PC's barely done anything.
I'd love that. Four is so fast.
by gyre
Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Out of Character Chatter
Topic: Random SOI Thoughts
Replies: 211
Views: 76952

Re: Random SOI Thoughts


Like this...


by gyre
Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Usage of Think
Replies: 21
Views: 3689

Re: Usage of Think

I always think about myself and the admins as the readers in a story, so think/feel are there to provide those insights you'd get with third-person narratives, while still letting you play out the story with others. I love both, feel especially - who wants to think in words all the time? That said, ...
by gyre
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mercy
Replies: 99
Views: 17372

Re: Mercy

Personally, I don't have a problem dying, but I do dislike unsatisfying deaths. If there was to be a mercy command, I'd definitely prefer it to give me a chance to RP out a death properly. Either some way to stop coded combat and go to RP, maybe giving the victim a 'die' command (would have to not w...
by gyre
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Broken Crafts
Replies: 270
Views: 103675

Re: Broken Crafts

A charred pheasant from the 'roast charred-gamebird' craft doesn't work. Trying to eat it gives the 'that isn't food. You can't eat it' message.

ETA: I didn't have a clue that you could butcher cooked things. Noob. Thanks!
by gyre
Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Almighty Crash Thread
Replies: 225
Views: 81284

Re: The Almighty Crash Thread

by gyre
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much should I play? [poll]
Replies: 28
Views: 5117

Re: How much should I play? [poll]

Maybe I should be spending less thought trying to work out a PC concept and playstyle that will be good from the start, and more figuring out how to keep myself motivated through an inevitably less than engaging beginning? This is what I did for my current, having taken the other approach for previ...
by gyre
Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Out of Character Chatter
Topic: MUD client for Mac
Replies: 8
Views: 2850

Re: MUD client for Mac

I can't recommend Atlantis enough:

All the autologging, highlighting etc is very easy to use and it's easy to customise to your own preferred set up. I haven't used anything else since Icarus recommended it years ago.
by gyre
Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: Out of Character Chatter
Topic: Anyone else here with zero RP experience?
Replies: 74
Views: 24189

Re: Anyone else here with zero RP experience?

Back on another game, I was once a hapless newbie. It took me ages to figure anything out, I didn't know how to tell the difference between PCs and NPCs (it wasn't as easy as on here) and was very confused. Although I'd roleplayed before, I found the learning curve very steep. I found it really help...
by gyre
Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Out of Character Chatter
Topic: Mud client for Mac?
Replies: 11
Views: 3199

Re: Mud client for Mac?

Seconding Atlantis. It's great and very easy to set up autologging, highlights etc.
by gyre
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Public Comment - Exits
Replies: 12
Views: 2531

Re: Public Comment - Exits

I first started on a MUD with diagonals and much prefer it.

I suppose wooded areas etc could have less as travelling easily in every direction could be hard, but it would be better if they weren't always cardinal directions.