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8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:54 am
by kingsfoil
Game world opens to players in 8 days. Confirmed.

Re: 8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:25 am
by alexjones
hope my character application is approved before then.

Re: 8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:10 am
by Letters
Later, Icarus will post 14, and we'll all be stuck in limbo till January.

I really ought to come up with a character concept.

Re: 8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:23 am
by Kayube

Re: 8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:36 am
by kestrel
alexjones wrote:hope my character application is approved before then.
...said the ~150 players still checking their applications! If we go live with even 100 distinct characters right away I'd call that a pretty fantastic beginning.

Re: 8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:39 am
by hobbitboots
The commencement barge will sink under the weight of a thousand noobs.

Re: 8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:43 am
by WildGiller
The commencement barge arrives from the east, sinking into the lake due to the massive weight it carries.

A cry rises out from the commencement barge, "Nooooo! We haven't trained swim yet!"

>Look east
To the east, a platform made of drowned newbies is here, forming a commencement bridge.

Re: 8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:14 pm
by krelm
hobbitboots wrote:The commencement barge will sink under the weight of a thousand noobs.
I couldn't possibly be as bad as Atonement BETA's opening, with 70 people in the same room, going through pre-game together, all asking the exact same questions individually.

Re: 8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:16 pm
by Hawkwind
We might need more pubs and social spots, anything more than 10 people in one and it tends to get a bit spammy.

Re: 8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:18 pm
by Winthrope
Kayube wrote:"This isn't Shadows of Isildur! This is a game where you press a button and it says 8!"
... Wait, we're playing The Stanley Parable now?

Re: 8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:00 pm
by RiderOnTheStorm
Plot Twist : He meant hours and the game opens at 6pm tonight.

:nom:


:cry:

Re: 8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:22 pm
by WildGiller
Come to the Ironwood Inn, PC Hoarde of newbies!
I hear they have excellent service there. 8-)

Re: 8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:51 pm
by soiacc
8 YEARS LATER...

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Re: 8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:41 pm
by Tiamat
Hawkwind wrote:We might need more pubs and social spots, anything more than 10 people in one and it tends to get a bit spammy.
No. Not everyone sits at a tavern role playing. Nor do they want to. Keep social gathering spots to one or two places. That way, the people looking for RP can find it. If you get too many areas (I'm looking at you clan halls), just about every gathering place is sort of a graveyard.

Re: 8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:45 pm
by hobbitboots
Yeah, I agree with that 100%. Granted, it's probably going to be crazy on day one - it's not always going to be like that.

Re: 8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:05 pm
by Letters
Tiamat wrote:
Hawkwind wrote:We might need more pubs and social spots, anything more than 10 people in one and it tends to get a bit spammy.
No. Not everyone sits at a tavern role playing. Nor do they want to. Keep social gathering spots to one or two places. That way, the people looking for RP can find it. If you get too many areas (I'm looking at you clan halls), just about every gathering place is sort of a graveyard.
Clan halls weren't so bad on old SoI. They got used for clan activities and stuff, then people went off elsewhere when clan stuff wasn't going on. ARPI/PRPI - there were frequently times when a character stood a good chance of getting shot at etc., if they went out, or otherwise just didn't feel safe going to hang out in a pub.

That said, yeah, just one tavern, please.

Re: 8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:27 pm
by Icarus
Two. One for each side. ;)

Re: 8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:35 pm
by Hawkwind
One can only assume that this was b8.

Re: 8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:40 pm
by WorkerDrone
We'll just of to w8 and see.

Re: 8

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:20 pm
by LuckyV
It will be gr8

Re: 8

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:51 am
by irkallia
Feck yeh.




</obnoxious inside joke. SORRYNOTSORRY. For anyone who didn't play ARPI Beta, I played a PC named Eight who said the above a lot. My first reaction to Nimrod's thread was this. I had to laugh at myself.>

Re: 8

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:44 am
by alexjones
okay it's great your opening tomorrow and all, but that's going to do me little good if my character isn't approved, shouldn't you wait until all the character applications have been sorted before starting the game, it's rather unfair to let some people in first just because they were lucky enough for the staff to get round to reviewing their character applications first.

Re: 8

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:07 am
by Nimrod
alexjones wrote:okay it's great your opening tomorrow and all, but that's going to do me little good if my character isn't approved, shouldn't you wait until all the character applications have been sorted before starting the game, it's rather unfair to let some people in first just because they were lucky enough for the staff to get round to reviewing their character applications first.
We went through all the orc submissions before we started. Took the time to make sure everyone was outfitted and even held up on some things to wait for a few stragglers.

Human submissions will be gone through in the next 24 hours to give them the same opportunity for entering the game together on Sunday night, as announced by Icarus.

Re: 8

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:27 am
by alexjones
okay then thanks.

Re: 8

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:02 am
by alexjones
will have to be up at 2 in the morning to catch the launch but whatever..