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by kestrel
Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re: Scholars and Books - Memoriam Project
Replies: 37
Views: 6330

Re: Scholars and Books - Memoriam Project

EltanimRas wrote: Edited to note: I have An Introduction to the Languages of Middle-earth in bits and pieces -- Kestrel might have a clean copy.
I'll check logs, but I'm guessing not.
by kestrel
Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problems with Lake-Town, and Alternative Settings
Replies: 60
Views: 8985

Re: Problems with Lake-Town, and Alternative Settings

I know it sounds absolutely ridiculous, and I know I'm always harping about SOI needing to be more in line with canon, but if I were dictator for the day I'd have us match Tolkien's timeline right up until the events of the Hobbit...and then I'd diverge. What would happen if the Battle of the Five A...
by kestrel
Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old players
Replies: 41
Views: 5320

Re: Old players

Rivean wrote:Gargh! Staff is swamped. I may end up doing it, if Icarus agrees. I too have an active PC :(
Couldn't think of a better choice. Make it so, Rivean.
by kestrel
Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old players
Replies: 41
Views: 5320

Re: Old players

likui wrote:Ah, yes! The spider ravine, aka: Minal Morgul's graveyard! :D
aka: free gear and money!
by kestrel
Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Out of Character Chatter
Topic: Hello everyone....
Replies: 20
Views: 6122

Re: Hello everyone....

Just connect to www.middle-earth.us and try the default port. Or try 40. Or wait for a guide who knows what they're talking about to show up!

(Good to see you around, man.)
by kestrel
Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Out of Character Chatter
Topic: Hello everyone....
Replies: 20
Views: 6122

Re: Hello everyone....

Welcome back, sir! I think the URL and port are the same as they always were, although I could be mistaken on that front.
by kestrel
Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old players
Replies: 41
Views: 5320

Re: Old players

For a while it was Osgiliath vs. Minas Morgul, with Osgiliath's soldiers stationed in a fort called "The Eastern Garrison". I think it was several years like this. Minas Morgul was closed to players for just a little while before the Fall of Osgiliath, which in a lot of ways was the high point of SO...
by kestrel
Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skill Gain Notifications
Replies: 29
Views: 4227

Re: Skill Gain Notifications

MarcusSaint wrote:Hold on, are you saying that if I don't know how to SNEAK or HIDE, I can ask someone who KNOWS how to Sneak or Hide to teach me and I can learn?!?!
Absolutely! When PCs are offering to teach a skill, 99% of the time they're offering it both ICly and in a hard-coded sense.
by kestrel
Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Day One PCs
Replies: 36
Views: 4741

Re: Day One PCs

At first I thought that was ASCII porn, and I wasn't sure whether to feel excited or dismayed.
by kestrel
Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Day One PCs
Replies: 36
Views: 4741

Re: Day One PCs

Rivean wrote:Still on my first PC. Just like last time, I bet he'll outlive all of y'all. :P
Ah, but he isn't a BARGE PC! :P
by kestrel
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Day One PCs
Replies: 36
Views: 4741

Re: Day One PCs

Jeshin wrote:I've seen about 7 day one PCs that I'm sure were on the Barge still puttering about Utterby.
I think two Barge PCs got sdesc changes, too, if I'm guessing correctly. I can think of at least 10 off the top of my head, although I'm probably undercounting!
by kestrel
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Day One PCs
Replies: 36
Views: 4741

Day One PCs

How many of you guys are still bopping along with your Day One characters? We're probably not at the point yet where that's rare, but I was curious.
by kestrel
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re: Scholars and Books - Memoriam Project
Replies: 37
Views: 6330

Re: Scholars and Books - Memoriam Project

Also, aren't those RPP skills? So nobody in Utterby can read or write? A few players were allowed by special application before open, if I remember. And I believe there is at least one literate PC currently in-game. I can think of four or five in-game. Again, whether that option is still available ...
by kestrel
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re: Scholars and Books - Memoriam Project
Replies: 37
Views: 6330

Re: Scholars and Books - Memoriam Project

I did not know that. Whoops. Does it say that somewhere so that people should know? Also, aren't those RPP skills? So nobody in Utterby can read or write? I think there was a post somewhere in which Frigga said that PCs could MAYBE select Education if they cleared the character concept with her fir...
by kestrel
Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re: Scholars and Books - Memoriam Project
Replies: 37
Views: 6330

Re: Scholars and Books - Memoriam Project

Most of them can't. PCs with the "Tengwar" or "Cirth" skills can.
by kestrel
Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re: Scholars and Books - Memoriam Project
Replies: 37
Views: 6330

Re: Scholars and Books - Memoriam Project

I think if every book mentioned in this thread made it to the Guest Lounge, I might never log in to actually RP again. What we really need is a giant off-grid library where every former SoI sage/scribe/author PC is simultaneously available for play, regardless of when they ICly lived. Wouldn't that...
by kestrel
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re: Scholars and Books - Memoriam Project
Replies: 37
Views: 6330

Re: Scholars and Books - Memoriam Project

I think if every book mentioned in this thread made it to the Guest Lounge, I might never log in to actually RP again.
by kestrel
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teaching.
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: Teaching.

Note: Teach should be a command that is used sparingly and not willy nilly. The teaching should be RP'd out before the teach command is used. Perhaps as much as a few sessions for especially difficult skills. That's based on the old Teaching code. Don't just do walk-by teachings or anything but 1. ...
by kestrel
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re: Scholars and Books - Memoriam Project
Replies: 37
Views: 6330

Re: Scholars and Books - Memoriam Project

EltanimRas wrote:
kestrel wrote:The best SOI book ever written.
Do you want the [unfinished, last I recall?] MiME books shared, Kes?
Didn't even see this until now, and at this point it's moot since I already posted it, but sure, absolutely.
by kestrel
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A good moan
Replies: 33
Views: 5087

Re: A good moan

To add to kingsfoil's point, one of the most underrated and underused tools in an RPer's playbook may be pacing. There are times when I purposefully put less into an emote or tell just so I can fire it off more quickly. I think it -does- make a difference, sometimes, -when- output reaches the screen...
by kestrel
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Bugged Cooking Craft
Replies: 9
Views: 2055

Re: Bugged Cooking Craft

Eating an entire root of celeriac produces a sling object. Sorry if this has already been posted!
by kestrel
Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Orcs
Topic: Orcish Sphere Declining?
Replies: 40
Views: 10023

Re: Orcish Sphere Declining?

If the Orkish RPAs are on vacation, I think it's a fantastic opportunity that shouldn't go to waste. If you're an enterprising player in the Orkish sphere and you want to see it grow, just make it damned fun for your peers and it'll start to have a ripple effect. I've seen clans in other RPIs that h...
by kestrel
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skill Gain Notifications
Replies: 29
Views: 4227

Re: Skill Gain Notifications

RiderOnTheStorm wrote:Do you have to fail for a chance to skill up, or is the chance just higher on a fail?
I'm pretty sure you have to fail your roll, although how that manifests in-game may be complicated by other factors. Krelm or someone else who has actually looked at the code will correct me if I'm off.
by kestrel
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: Utterby
Topic: Utterby Wish List
Replies: 439
Views: 110548

Re: Utterby Wish List

The only useful commentary I have is the one I usually offer:

Don't forget to write an in-game board post!
by kestrel
Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Utterby
Topic: Utterby Wish List
Replies: 439
Views: 110548

Re: Utterby Wish List

RiderOnTheStorm wrote:I just realized leather leggings significantly hinder sneak/hide (which of course doesn't make much sense), I thought it was just the gambeson, which -massively- hinders.

What is that, like -20 total? More?
Yeah, it definitely needs fixing. I'm sure they'll get to it when they can, though!