Hi, last night (Sunday evening May 12/2019) ran into some ogre bezerkers, they were not visible, knew they were there because the right window showed them attacking and doing damage to my character
Posts made by Darlene Te'len
RE: More inns in arabel
just to clarify, i am not really talking about new pc's
i am excited to say NEW players! they will eventually get into the groove so to speak and may eventually become some of the big baddies, but until they learn their way around we need to help them find their way into the community, be they the next good or evil person
on the argument against more inns, having a single place for people to meet is a strong argument, finding people is paramount for new players, and a single inn really helps this a lot (my opinion has been altered by this reason alone, thank you for pointing this out)
and i do apologize in advance should i send anyone a tell in game when i see names i do not recognize, i am looking to see if the person is indeed new and would like to be shown around, which i try to do in game of course to make it immersive, keeping server advice to the green tells, if they are an established player sorry
i have found one new person last week and have made note of the player and character name should i see them again
what i do not want is someone who has a in game dislike to my characters race or what ever to maybe ignore me if they see me wandering with a character that they do not recognize, hard to help someone when i am running away
RE: More inns in arabel
overwhelmed in that a character of a certain race walking out of the WSI at the wrong time might run into a very intimidating scene, for a established player this is easily not a problem. we know what to expect, but a new player running into it might react one of two ways, roll with it (which is cool) or leave.
it is all how it is handled, and even though i know what is happening and is at stake, my main character is intimidated...by almost everyone in arabel right now
i do not know my way around the stormhorns, can you come back after you leave the WSI? or do you have to find your way back from there? exploring is a bit more challenging as it once was (which is good, the sense of danger feels real, and the thrill is good)
but at times when there are few people on, and the only ones on are the one who would see your character some harm is not really a good combination
it has been my experience and great pleasure that many of the evil characters are controlled by nice people, so i usually get some nice RP when no one else is on and they are the only people i can RP with(but do not get me wrong...my character always has one eye on the escape route and my heart is skipping double time)
RE: More inns in arabel
portals stones as far as i know are only in the SE, and the portal words though known to some are rather difficult to obtain. and the stones cost 25 coins each, not a problem for people who are decent at earning coin in game. these are all not problems to me right now, but i can see how a new player might end up feeling overwhelmed (and we are getting new players, i had the pleasure of showing one around the city last evening and showed them some of the ropes)
RE: Ceilm Ceil
some kind of a war going on now, will try my best to not be effected by it.
the dark skinned bossy elf is dead now, but not before he went on a murder rampage of sorts, using the law to justify some of it. he was useful to have in a fight, but he was becoming more violent and less able for others to influence his actions
been talking to several individuals who either promise what i want, or are vague, instead asking me to follow them to this secluded area, that is not suspicious at all.
been helping on a few expeditions, why do they insist on dragging me to places where there are spiders, sure spiders are of nature, but they are only good for two things, squishing by others or running away from by me
still have not seen another werefox since that one i ran into with that group that was dealing with a werewolf.wererat issue. long time ago now. need to see about getting the bronze axe dwarf becoming a werebear, he seemed slightly interested, or was being polite to me
my evaluations of the forms tested thus far in my time here
Bear=strong, but i take a terrible pounding when hostile creatures or individuals are around, good for carrying stuff though
panther=quick, still get beat up in this form, but is rather easy to spot hidden doors when in this form
wolf=able to track creatures in areas i am in, the most durable of forms i have taken thus far in combat situations (could be a combination of protection spells as well, further testing will need to be done)
no other forms tried or found so far, ran into a druid who turned into a dire tiger or cat of some kind, major disadvantage in animal form=unable to communicate with others in form, and when rangers or druids are around only able to communicate in simple terms, direction, danger and the like
i have been in this city for some time now.
learning to control my animal shapes and add more to the expanding list, a bard druid in the city has become a nice mentor to me.
i do not miss my tribe, they were demanding and wanted me to become a shaman of sorts for them, and they called me liar liar and traitor for leaving them. i do not miss them, but i am scared i may run into other members of my tribe, ran into one a while ago, what a jerk, glad he perished.
on a side note, i ran into a elf who is a ranger or a druid, not sure which, but he has tamed a animal i thought a myth, a white tiger, i have seen this wonderful creature in action and it worked well with it protector.
seen a fight in the malar temple recently, between a werepather and the main malar guy, a viscous and very long battle, the malar guy eventually prevailed, but the battle was in doubt on several occasions. the scope of the battle forced me to run away, as the magics and violence was spilling over to areas in the cave where they were not combating, i barely escaped with my life! and i was not a combatant! their ferocity knew no bounds, had they been fighting in the city, i am sure they would have leveled a large portion of the city
RE: The curiosity of a Storyteller
1- what sort of story would you like to see? Stories where the server population is forced to work together
2- what sort of event would you like to do? something light and fairly short (my time is not always the best, many times having to leave before the conclusion of the event, when i do tag along, lately i have been lucky and my time to leave has lasted just slightly longer than the expedition)
3- what sort of foes would you like to fight? easy ones, i do not really like fighting (that is what allies are for)
4- do you like puzzles, riddles and none-combat mysteries? i do prefer these personally, but the server has to prosper, if these can get people in, but i think more people prefer action
5- do you prefer serious tales, funny and light, wild and ridiculous? funny and light, and even wild and ridiculous (i abhor tales where there are helpless victims we are powerless to aid, those events, i simply will turn around and walk away, there were some in the past i found offensive, especially in v3 where children and powerful villains were involved, those i HATE, the one event very nearly had me quit the server)
6- what sort of areas would you like to adventure into? i personally prefer wide open areas (i like avenues of escape available)
7- can you think of anything new that could bring entertainment to the server? perhaps a return of the arena events in some form, this always seemed popular with many of the players and do draw a lot of people (i do not like participating, i am ok with watching, it is pretty evident i am really weak in combat, so for me to participate is really out of the question, i tried a long time ago and failed miserably, that left a sour taste in my mouth, but i have noticed others having a lot of fun in these events, and i did mention i am ok watching)
RE: server morale - making it through the reboot of the new version
@amy-veln said a lot of what i feel, i try to limit when i explore now, i have found a lot of things that can see invisible characters, and even with my summons i do not fully feel safe in many areas, i still try to explore, but the distance i will go is limited to how long my duplicate spells last, the exploring set, and when they wear of, the ones to get me home
there are a awful lot of things in the land now that can see you while invisible, and i am discovering more as time goes on. in the past if i came across a new creature, i would sometimes test it, or retreat depending on where my characters spell situation was at.. far too often i find myself scrambling when to my horror i find a creature that can see me, and i have found a few of them, granted the creatures according to their kind should be able to see invisible, but that is taking a toll on my in game morale when it comes to exploring