Search found 220 matches

by cfelch
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trust
Replies: 302
Views: 110043

Re: Trust

Eh, banning of words is a clear sign of lack of trust, or at least of a superiority complex. The seven you can't say on T.V. are doing fine. The N-word seems to have an active music career. If you refuse to acknowledge a point simply because the language used to convey it hurts your feelings.... Gro...
by cfelch
Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it time to consolidate?
Replies: 93
Views: 53823

Re: Is it time to consolidate?

The scrolling issue could be mitigated to some extent by dropping the 80 character line length limit (in most scenarios) and allowing people's client's to handle word wrapping entire sentences and even paragraphs at a time.

Not to mention it looks cleaner.
by cfelch
Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shadows of Sparville II: Grind, Twinks, and Power Creep
Replies: 32
Views: 17740

Re: Shadows of Sparville II: Grind, Twinks, and Power Creep

Honestly, I'm tired of having to roleplay as 'the new guy'. If everybody is just going to grind up to legendary anyway.... Why not let combat characters start off as good as they can get combat wise and let them get on with a productive engaging life instead? This 'ideal' of starting everyone off in...
by cfelch
Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trust
Replies: 302
Views: 110043

Re: Trust

I think that people are overly concerned with balance. RPIs are meant to be realistic right? What is more realistic than an unfair advantage? The issue is not that any one person can gain such an advantage. It is when the only people who do manage to get it appear to be favorites. Is there a method ...
by cfelch
Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Staff, what can you do?
Replies: 15
Views: 7770

Re: Staff, what can you do?

If it's as horrible as you say it is, why do you even bother complaining? Most players who really don't like the game vote with their feet, never to be heard from again. Complainers don't hate the game. More often then not, they love it, and are just critiquing it. Also, nobody 'votes with their fe...
by cfelch
Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Staff, what can you do?
Replies: 15
Views: 7770

Re: Staff, what can you do?

As much as everyone wants to see improvements and new stuff.
What we have now should always take priority over what could be.
As such, perhaps Laketown should take a backseat to RPA duties?
by cfelch
Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it time to consolidate?
Replies: 93
Views: 53823

Re: Is it time to consolidate?

My apologies Nimrod, it just seemed the other in light of your immediately preceding post.
Context is everything, no?
by cfelch
Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it time to consolidate?
Replies: 93
Views: 53823

Re: Is it time to consolidate?

Calling someone a hypocrite seems like whistle-blowing to me.
If i am wrong, please enlighten me.
Why assume that it is trolling anyway?
That does a disservice to the discussion at large.
by cfelch
Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it time to consolidate?
Replies: 93
Views: 53823

Re: Is it time to consolidate?

This thread is about consolidating the game to one Sphere which Staff have said is not in the works. It is not going to happen in the foreseeable future. Stay on the topic and stop insulting and trolling each other and staff or this thread will be locked immediately. Be adults or be quiet. This is ...
by cfelch
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it time to consolidate?
Replies: 93
Views: 53823

Re: Is it time to consolidate?

Nimrod wrote:
Songweaver wrote:- This poll has generated more forum activity for SOI than it's seen in quite a long time. :p Even having this discussion seems to have (at least temporarily) boosted the active number of players in the game, somewhat.
That's hilarious. :lol:
Mocking people's opinions is not very respectful.
by cfelch
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it time to consolidate?
Replies: 93
Views: 53823

Re: Is it time to consolidate?

Frigga, 'you be the change' 90% of this is a staff issue. What have you been up to in the last..3 months? I thought you had a focus on crafts, whats up with farming after a year of beta? Staff are volunteers and I have no problem with that you are not obligated to do anything, but you Frigga just c...
by cfelch
Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it time to consolidate?
Replies: 93
Views: 53823

Re: Is it time to consolidate?

I see it as 16:11:2 in favor of [eventual] consolidation.
A 3/5 majority, more or less.
by cfelch
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it time to consolidate?
Replies: 93
Views: 53823

Re: Is it time to consolidate?

MrT2G wrote:
cfelch wrote: Players aren't really in a position to do more then grind or socialize.
This is incredibly wrong from my experience.
What can they do that would not also fall under one of those categories?
by cfelch
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it time to consolidate?
Replies: 93
Views: 53823

Re: Is it time to consolidate?

I would guess that the 'more' that most people want to do is too world-changing to accomplish without staff holding their hand.
In part because we are still in alpha/beta.
Players aren't really in a position to do more then grind or socialize.
by cfelch
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it time to consolidate?
Replies: 93
Views: 53823

Re: Is it time to consolidate?

To make a farming analogy (it seems to fit).

Sometimes burning the field is the best way to make room for the next season's growth.
by cfelch
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it time to consolidate?
Replies: 93
Views: 53823

Re: Is it time to consolidate?

Ahh, the I'm unappreciated argument. The usual retort for when staff is criticised. Apparently the newsletter is not doing a very good job of keeping players up--to-date on staff activity. Which makes it hard for staff to have ballads written of their glorious deeds. Maybe throw a link to it somewhe...
by cfelch
Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Direction Order
Replies: 5
Views: 3010

Re: Direction Order

7th exit = se
seems like an awkward way to do exits....
wouldn't it make more sense for it to be
e = room 43569

The order they are shown in should be purely aesthetic and have no bearing on when they were initialized.
by cfelch
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MUDs
Replies: 6
Views: 3718

Re: MUDs

In Chronological order....

Gemstone III
Dragonrealms
Unwritten Legends
Discworld
Split Infinity
New Worlds Ateraan
Shadows of Isildur
Xiaix

Probably a slew of others I did not linger at for more than a fortnight.
by cfelch
Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Out of Character Chatter
Topic: My Custom Cosmetic Item Will Be...
Replies: 3
Views: 4651

Re: My Custom Cosmetic Item Will Be...

We all float down here...
by cfelch
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Little known commands
Replies: 2
Views: 1748

Re: Little known commands

origin - list the crafts used to make an item, if you know them.
study - attempt to identify someone whose face is covered
cover - duck behind an item for protection from projectiles in one direction
by cfelch
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 15789

Re: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging

I have to admit that going against ones word without so much as an apology or an attempted excuse/reason says a lot.
Staff should be held accountable just as much as players.
by cfelch
Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 15789

Re: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging

Good enough for me, but that doesn't help the blind MUDers, not sure if we have any at SOI, but I know there are a good many who do enjoy MUDs.

Not to mention the folks who never bothered to turn on ansi colors at the login screen, if they even realized that's where the option is.
by cfelch
Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging
Replies: 38
Views: 15789

Re: Regarding Punishment & NoGain Tagging

Perhaps you could throw a lil carot next to the skill to inform us of the fact?
If we had an indicator, staff wouldn't get bugged.
Also, I see no real harm in letting a player know the character is as good as they will ever get.
Self-realization is a good thing.
by cfelch
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Utterby
Topic: Map of Utterby
Replies: 13
Views: 9878

Re: Map of Utterby

Oh, two west of 16 and 17 are both outside, and there is an up three west of 17.
by cfelch
Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Orcs
Topic: Gotta do something
Replies: 4
Views: 5376

Re: Gotta do something

Personally, I would like to see more Stoogery.
Everyone wants to be the boss, no-one the henchmen.
Supporting roles can be a lot more fun, even if you don't reap the most glory.