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by Jeshin
Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Out of Character Chatter
Topic: Optional Realities: Greater RPI Community, and Design Blog
Replies: 36
Views: 20296

Re: Optional Realities: Greater RPI Community, and Design Bl

Congrats to Shadows of Isildur for Radioactivejesus putting in a strong tolkien inspired orc concept into our contest for July.

He took 3rd place.

http://optionalrealities.com/forums/ind ... opic=262.0
by Jeshin
Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trust
Replies: 302
Views: 77536

Re: Trust

Quick Additional Note Someone pointed out to me "Jeshin managing player expectations makes staff accountable to players and opens up rule lawyering." I was like well I should probably make a note explaining this aspect and Nimrod popped on and made a comment to the same affect. Managing Player Expec...
by Jeshin
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trust
Replies: 302
Views: 77536

Re: Trust

1. All analogies are poor but they provide an alternative explanation of a situation for ease of understanding. 2. I feel no pain but it is clear some players (most?) do in such situations because of unwritten rules and double standards. The only take away from my post is that as long as player expe...
by Jeshin
Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trust
Replies: 302
Views: 77536

Re: Trust

It all comes back to player expectations. As long as people are not surprised they are less likely to be angry. There is a reason that informed consent is part of the medical world for example. If people understand or at least given a token choice to opt into something they are far more willing to a...
by Jeshin
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Resignation
Replies: 48
Views: 20216

Re: Resignation

This poll assumes Icarus wants control of SOI and hasn't moved onto another project. You may want to contact him first. Not to mention it's highly unlikely that staff will just up and give control of the game to someone else because of a poll.
by Jeshin
Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trust
Replies: 302
Views: 77536

Re: Trust

Hey, Haven't played here in a long time but when I did I played Elan Morin of that family app that ran the Inn for awhile. Full disclosure aside just a couple of points. 1. Jaunt's Badge System is this post specifically. 2. I can understand Nimrod's problem with "over-engagement" as I call it. It ca...
by Jeshin
Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Out of Character Chatter
Topic: Optional Realities: Greater RPI Community, and Design Blog
Replies: 36
Views: 20296

Re: Optional Realities: Greater RPI Community, and Design Bl

Hey, I'll go ahead and answer this in numbers format just for ease of reading. 1) The short story can be in any of the previous settings that Shadows of Isildur has operated in. The intent of the contest is to engage community members in our listed games if they haven't already tried them out. 2) As...
by Jeshin
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 11327

Re: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging

Last post I'll make since I don't play :P and I don't want to pretend even for a second to speak for the staff. Any policy that is listed is presumed to be for the health and maintenance of the game. You can justify it without descriptors which are designed to shame or invoke a feeling of guilt in t...
by Jeshin
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 11327

Re: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging

Minor suggestion if the above is adopted in any way shape or form. There is no need to specify rude, selfish, or other terms in the guidelines of a policy. You describe an action or situation which violates policy. You state that it is a violation of policy. You don't need to elaborate further than ...
by Jeshin
Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 11327

Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging

Hey, Cola I know I am not staff on SOI. I know I do not play SOI currently and have not for over a year. I am however lucky enough to have over 10 years of staffing experience! And so I thought I might chime in here regarding your concerns about why an RPI staff member would nogain a player without ...
by Jeshin
Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Out of Character Chatter
Topic: Optional Realities: Greater RPI Community, and Design Blog
Replies: 36
Views: 20296

Re: Optional Realities: Greater RPI Community, and Design Bl

Do you enjoy writing? Do you love the Tolkien setting? How about money do you like money? Well we have an exciting opportunity for you! Optional Realities is running its June 2015 contest and it is a short story contest (600-2500 words) and the stories must be set within the game setting of a game l...
by Jeshin
Sun May 31, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Out of Character Chatter
Topic: Optional Realities: Greater RPI Community, and Design Blog
Replies: 36
Views: 20296

Re: Optional Realities: Greater RPI Community, and Design Bl

Are you to cool to check out Optional Realities? Don't think anyone submitted a game proposal worth looking at? Well aha we've converted our 1st place winner (Usurper by Griatch of the Evennia codebase) into an article to remove all obstacles of viewing it. http://optionalrealities.com/may-2015-desi...
by Jeshin
Sun May 31, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Out of Character Chatter
Topic: Optional Realities: Greater RPI Community, and Design Blog
Replies: 36
Views: 20296

Re: Optional Realities: Greater RPI Community, and Design Bl

On May 29th Optional Realities wrapped up our May 2015 contest for 600 word game pitches. We had 10 entries in all and we were very pleased with all of the entries. Even some people from the SOI community submitted! You can check out the results right over here: May 2015 Contest Results And if you d...
by Jeshin
Mon May 04, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Out of Character Chatter
Topic: Optional Realities: Greater RPI Community, and Design Blog
Replies: 36
Views: 20296

Re: Optional Realities: Greater RPI Community, and Design Bl

OR Staff aren't allowed to participate. SOI staff can though!
by Jeshin
Sun May 03, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Out of Character Chatter
Topic: Optional Realities: Greater RPI Community, and Design Blog
Replies: 36
Views: 20296

Re: Optional Realities: Greater RPI Community, and Design Bl

Don't forget you can also help represent your game by assisting us (me really) in keeping your sub-forum full of up to date plots and rolecalls! http://optionalrealities.com/forums/index.php?topic=20.msg67#new EDIT - Please note that if you do not want to 'doublepost' or sink time into a forum that ...
by Jeshin
Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nests and Crafts
Replies: 50
Views: 8928

Re: Nests and Crafts

While I would agree from a purely game play aspect that a skill or perhaps more mainstream stat might be good. I would want to point out that in Tolkien presence is a rather crucial stat in heroic deeds. It's what allows the goodly folk to be inspired by their nobles and captains and face the unspea...
by Jeshin
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weapons with skill bonuses - question
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Re: Weapons with skill bonuses - question

Theoritically yes, because wielding two weapons that give you skill penalties stack.
by Jeshin
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning in the Arena
Replies: 16
Views: 3274

Re: Learning in the Arena

If you could provide roughly the times you were doing it and which crafts either in the thread or in a support ticket. I reckon on of the staff will make sure everything is working as intended or perhaps the ratios need to be tweaked. Sadly I don't have an excuse to try out the training arena, how d...
by Jeshin
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Idea: Slave Labor
Replies: 14
Views: 3442

Re: Idea: Slave Labor

MUD players almost always try and put their characters in positions with the least amount of NPC/staff/PC authority over them. A good example is the orc division early in the game and freetown currently. Slave roles being the height of restrictions and being under authority are thus the least entici...
by Jeshin
Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Say Something Positive
Replies: 28
Views: 5760

Re: Say Something Positive

Ava is an artist and shouldn't be starving. Someone fall in love with your character enough to commission her to make a character sketch/painting/piece for you.
by Jeshin
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over abudance
Replies: 9
Views: 1812

Re: Over abudance

We have hunting crafts that spawn NPCs, so that isn't surprising.
by Jeshin
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over abudance
Replies: 9
Views: 1812

Re: Over abudance

Over abundance is an issue, but it's not particularly an issue we have right now. It has a lot to do with IC realism as well as player ratios and yada yada yada. Lets make a list! 1. Every OOC day is 4 IG days. 2. A significant majority of the human playerbase are combatants or hunters. Game design ...
by Jeshin
Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mercy
Replies: 99
Views: 17374

Re: Mercy

Actually Armageddon (not someone we want to emulate but worth examining) has a hardcoded safety net for newbs. If you die within 1 hour of your PCs creation you just respawn at the nearest tavern. This is primarily to save newbs who create and run out exploring not understanding how deadly things ar...
by Jeshin
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mercy
Replies: 99
Views: 17374

Re: Mercy

There is nothing inherently wrong with stating that a new feature to a game will cause you to quit. As long as it is a sincere assessment of your continued enjoyment of the game that is literally the most important bit of information you can provide. It's like saying, in poker we will allow you to t...