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  1. 4 points
    Gargant

    Calling All Archivists!

    Since pample’s departure, the position of master archivist has been open and our guild seems to have lost some purpose, I don’t know if the members of the guild have noticed this but I know some people outside the archivists I’ve talked to have. That’s why I would like to put myself forward for the position and I recommend anyone else who wants to do so does the same, then we can put a vote on the forum or see if mur would be interested in making an election for us. I propose that whoever is elected to the position should do all they can to revive the archivists and restore their former glory, we are a writers guild, and as such we should write! Now on to my personal proposal for the post: Why me? - The Longest serving archivist, been around since Renavoid was master archivist - Good experience of setting up in game initiatives such as the newspaper and the end of year awards - Excellent experience of writing, both in game and out having written for the newspaper in game and as a scriptwriter out of game. - Good reputation and well known figure within the realm. What do I plan to do? - Revive faith and interest in the archivists. - Get the adventure log going again. - Renew interest in the archives website. - Reinstate the story nights started by pample. - Make sure all archivists have a purpose. - And ultimately get people interested in writing and role playing. I want to save the archivists from going the same way as the artisans, I don’t know if that’s on the cards or not but it’s better to be safe than sorry, right?
  2. 3 points
    Amoran Kalamanira Kol

    Calling All Archivists!

    What I'm curious about is why the concept of 'giving someone a chance' doesn't apply here. Gargant you have done quite a lot for the community I think, and I do not believe you deserve this kind of treatment simply for making a helpful suggestion.
  3. 2 points
    de la Rey

    Md Awards 2009

    Well, I believe everyone should have the same chances in winning anything, even if they did win the same thing before. If it`s all about votes, then it should be a chance for anyone. If there`s gonna be a jury, then those who won before should be left out, like the Nobel Prize.
  4. 2 points
    Akasha

    Calling All Archivists!

    About the calendar... In the last month Awii sent to me, we spoke about including the AL events / dates, make it with a MD feeling not only outside. The AL was supposed to be the official one, wrote by Mur... The Order will take this task and make a list of the AL events for the calendar, will be submitted to me ..so whoever has any ideas regarding this subject or similar/ magic events please, i wait your pm's, thank you. Also, we should all start using the md-archives, it is a site dedicated to all of us , not for the archivies ally only , but to archive our achievements.
  5. 2 points
    Gargant

    Calling All Archivists!

    Okay to respond to all of this. 1. The newspaper is behind by months because there is nothing worth writing about, if there were then the writers would write. 2. Akasha, how DARE you suggest that I only log in now and again, I log in every day for at LEAST two or so hours, just because YOU don't see me doesn't mean that I am inactive. You find ME revolting? I find the fact that you decide to attck me so blatantly without getting all the facts straight revolting. It's actions like this that cause people to leave the game. 3. Awiiya did decline the offer, as did innocence, so maybe i'm not a perfect candidate, but then nobody is. Surely it is better to have some kind of leadership than to be running around like a bunch of headless chickens. 4. Chewett I think that the paper and the archivists could be interspersed, Perhaps myself and rendril could approach the task between us. I think between the two of us we could rekindle the fire of the archivists and bring direction back tot he guild. Garg.
  6. 1 point
    Jubaris

    More Spell Rewards Sources?

    My idea is giving alliances higher purpose for some members instead of "just a badge next to your name", giving them more personal goals, for ideas can live on without the status of an alliance. This is just a suggestion on one of the options, and please discuss it open-minded, I would like to hear opinion of other people, what do they think alliances mean, and so on. How about alliance leaders get the ability to reward low/middle quality spells (like one of the first branches from protector spells, 1 spell type per alliance? I dont know... just an idea) to its members, limited number, perhaps proportional to the size of the alliance? the leader would also be able to take away the ability, and give it to someone else (for example in case of inactivity of the rewarded player) This perhaps involve some work by Mur and not plausible for now, but it can be simplified with your suggestions I hope. Also, maybe not every alliance should get that ability at the start... maybe it should prove its worth in time by doing its purpose... or by doing its role earning the right to take it to easier level with spell rewards related to its role... Maybe this is not needed if Kings or perhaps future factions would have similar ability... Just a random idea I wanted to share
  7. 1 point
    Grido

    Don't Send A Card...send A Goat...

    HAHAHA love this bit; [i]and kids (baby goats!) [/i] the ! especially
  8. 1 point
    Gargant

    Md Awards 2009

    How about best progressor, i.e. the person who has made the mos progress over the last year, it can be quite an open category as it's open to interpretation. Some people may see progression as combat progression others as RP, it doesn't matter. Either way I think it'd be a good category. Garg.
  9. 1 point
    Observer

    Md Awards 2009

    My point exactly
  10. 1 point
    Chewett

    Md Awards 2009

    [quote name='Observer' date='02 December 2009 - 09:54 PM' timestamp='1259790883' post='48978'] If you want chewy, we can add a category "Best veteran (age 700+)"But I'm afraid mur would wipe the floor with you... [/quote] i just feel that most annoying player and worst alt whatever are awards specifically designed for them, which seems a little counter productive to the whole award process, but it seems no one else thinks that so ignore me
  11. 1 point
    Sparrhawk

    Loreroot Fall Festival!

    Day three three six good old 336 hmm that time oh yes time for more contests! as earlier announced Loreroot fashion. Is there an artist in you somewhere or a fashion designer? Draw something that may be worn by someone in Loreroot, Be creative not everything need be hand drawn you could chop and change somethings in paint why not your lovely judges for this will be *SageWoman* and Mya Celestia so send them your entries when your done! get them in before 0:00 server time day 337. But today there is also a Bonus contest, A kind of scavenger hunt you could say hidden around the realm in clickables are items you could find in Loreroot and some well some are just plain strange items find them and get the biggest list and you win simple no? Just remember to think "Loreroot" A few silvers for rewards, 1st will get 5, 2nd will get 3 and 3rd will get 2 (prizes may change in the event of ties and so forth) Send your list to me or Mya get that one in before 12:00 server time day 338 now get going go compete
  12. 1 point
    Liberty4life

    Md Awards 2009

    best drunkard? eh? since when alcoholics are to be praised? doesnt it gives.. a bad image of society? hmm AD... how did ya got 80? 90 sounds more logical to me
  13. 1 point
    Observer

    Skill Damage

    The real issue with honour is that both balance and too many losses are beneficial. Too many wins is NOT. Accidentally getting too many wins is almost impossible these days (I got some during HC but I lost most beating/getting beaten by dst) therefore finding anyone not artificially put into the position who has more wins then losses is very rare. I say, in MP5 add something to make having too many wins beneficial and remove the exp benefits for being at too many losses but capping both wins and losses in such a way that you don't gain anything from fights when your at the cap (like honour) it would (hopefully) create a "balance" between the strongest players having too many wins, the average being balanced and weaker players training in different way. They'd never have honour issues and could try beating balanced players and players with high wins who have capped (generally, those would have honour issues so the reward would have to be pretty high to get people interested) Players getting stronger would move up for better rewards. Hope it's comprehensible ~Obs
  14. 1 point
    Observer

    Md Awards 2009

    It says "protecting or trying to attack bob", still, it's only that exclusive group of RP which is already covered by best RP award... We could have a dozens of fight rewards and RP awards if these awards come through that would be of the same "importance". And I'd greatly appreciate it if the age thing is stretched to 100... Not only because it'd save me from not logging onto observer on next couple of days (and in the process creating an uber MP3/4 ) but because there is so few new players around, currently the entire tutorial etc. is being reworked because too few stay and the gates have been closed for a while. 20-80 might become 10-120 or even more... Unless someone has a severe grounded objection to that.
  15. 1 point
    Peace

    Skill Damage

    Remove tokens is a most complexed thing to do. People have already spending a decent amount of their money to get them. If you remove them then you will somehow need to either return the credits spend on them (which is not such a good idea considering that most have tokened creatures which they did not spend one penny on them)or give something else in return. Balanacing tokens is a more reasonable request and solutions can be found such as the principle limit which it is indeed something. Removing the loss cap, I still dot think is a good idea though since as Udgard said there is this matter or honor which was the reason why this limit was implamented, right? Kill the Skill damage? Yes, that indeed might bring more players back into online activity and what (again) Udgard said to not count stats or wins because of the cap sounds good to me. It was also there for a reason but if you can change it slightly for the better of MD do it. I am one of those who miss the old days when Willow's Shop was crowded by fighters, stat farmers or not. Many things could one do there, from training to learning and even (although some discourage it) roleplaying. Not to mention that in most places you would go you would see people online and also train as well. But in order to get that back, we do not just need to get skill damage gone (you can actually regain the wins if you want to, even now) but we could also use more people to get in the MD community, fighters or not.
  16. 1 point
    Peace

    Md Awards 2009

    I agree with Akasha on this. There are people who try or do outstanding work within MD, that still carries on. Let's face it, dojo is dead (replaced by the Sparring Grounds with new rules, members, advisors etc) and the Univercity has been quite for many many months. This is not a personal attack to Calyx, I enjoyed the character in and out of MD, but that does not confuse my judgement on these matters. Calyx did something in MD while she was here and got rewarded for it. Dedicate it to her is just too much for me. Of all people, I think it is Mur who has done something worth dedicated to him otherwise we wouldn't even be here discussing about MD Awards, for without him there would not be any MD thus no awards. Just my two cents here. Give the award to any the people deem worthy of having but at least do dedicate it to someone who has done some really hard work on this subject. Not just one year, but four so far and perhaps a little more.
  17. 1 point
    Akasha

    Md Awards 2009

    Yes, again, why DEDICATE an award to someone that did something that did not lasted at least 1 year ? something that vanished with the player identity ? And vanished at the beginning of this year, not the ending ..at least so you can say 'this year' Outstanding work is osmething that lasts for more then 1 year, and in it's original form...but i might be wrong at this..as my standards are very exigent
  18. 1 point
    dst

    4 Wp Creature

    @Malaikat Maut: and I have 24 with almost 600 active days. So my ratio is better. But that is not the point. If I am not mistaken you got the WPs by solving essay related quests. Few people actually do that. Cause imo they suck big time. So you are one of the lucky ones that do what they love: writing essays. But for others, to get just 1 WP is really tough. So 4 WPs for a crit is really too much. Sometimes you need to work maybe 1 or 2 months to get just 1. And there is the other issue:if the stakes are high enough WPs might be trade/sold/etc. I don't want to see that.
  19. 1 point
    Rendril

    Calling All Archivists!

    I too would like to step forth to be considered for the position. Rekindling the interest in not only the Archivists, but in archiving, is my primary interest at present. I have already taken steps to do so by completely rennovating the bookshelves in the archives, in an effort to both increase interest in coming to read the archives and inspiring more authors. Additionally, I have been discussing the matter of creating a quest run by the archivsts with my fellow members to promote a community spirit by giving the need to do research and speak to others. Currently the quest is still in development but planned to be in the finishing stages for the new year. Admittedly, the Archivists are few, thus my intention is to bring more members to the alliance. However, one is not required to be in the Archivists in order to produce an article. There has been positive feedback from the community regarding the new bookshelves and I have already been approached by people interested in submitting work, be it for quests or simply to add to the archives. [quote name='Akasha' date='02 December 2009 - 06:08 PM' timestamp='1259770125' post='48911'] the only one who made the archivist job and master archivist job is Awii and i think we all agree on this.. [/quote] I agree that Awiiya is most suitable for the position, but from what I heard he declined the offer.
  20. 0 points
    [quote name='dst' date='03 December 2009 - 11:06 PM' timestamp='1259878002' post='49050'] You water Tree with goat's milk? O_O What next? Baby goat blood? And yes! Let's send Z to Africa! This way I can abuse Tree muahahaha!!! [/quote] Muahahah yeah give it a shot, and I´ll show the world how far an ass-kicked-clown will fly...
  21. 0 points
    [quote name='Grim Angel' date='03 December 2009 - 05:45 PM' timestamp='1259858700' post='49037'] More like no wonder Bob's actually been dying lately... Who needs us Haters? [/quote] BOB will never die, Puppetstick-head! [img]http://magicduel.invisionzone.com/public/style_emoticons//cool.gif[/img]
  22. 0 points
    Gargant

    Calling All Archivists!

    For those of you who are mud slinging here you may not have noticed that this post was for other candidates to post their intention to run. So far all i've seen is myself, rendril and a whole lot of people arguing and a wave of criticism aimed at me for wanting to change something that we agree needs changing. Akasha, the other reason that the paper is not going well is because it is voluntary, people will only write if they want to, or have time to. I cannot force them to write, I write a couple of stories myself, but to expect me to write the whole thing is ludicrous. Anyway the point is, how are we going to decide the new master archivist? I appear to have lost favour with a lot of people, and so I apologise for wanting to actually DO something rather than sitting around talking about it, saying "We should do this" then waiting for someone else to go and do it. Does anyone else want to anounce candidacy? Garg.
  23. 0 points
    de la Rey

    Md Awards 2009

    [quote name='Liberty4life' date='02 December 2009 - 11:34 PM' timestamp='1259789670' post='48973'] best drunkard? eh? since when alcoholics are to be praised? doesnt it gives.. a bad image of society? [/quote] Best drunkard, as in tar 'n feather him and show him to the world, with a big ''WRONG'' sign tied on his back. -- Now, seriously, I proposed the drunkard section without knowing anyone would take it seriously. Since it was taken, I'll stick with it. Much of the community action happens in pubs, and such character would shouw a society as it is, not a cosmeticized face of a world that cannot or would not accept consequences for what those living in it do. It is wrong to praise alcoholism, yet it would be wronger to close eyes and pretend that doesn`t happen.
  24. 0 points
    Akasha

    Calling All Archivists!

    Who can update and approve the articles- site managers (alphabetical, how i find them in the admin interface ) : Me , Chew, Inno , Mur, Rendril, Tarquinus,
  25. 0 points
    Peace

    Calling All Archivists!

    Thank you very much for answering, and I am sorry if that was offtopic.
  26. -1 points
    Akasha

    Calling All Archivists!

    Hmm...i know a lot of subjects that the MDNP omitted...you can't tell me that you stooped working on the MDNP because there is nothing important of your time, mister to write about it...a newspaper, with true journalists [u]always [/u] finds something interesting to write about. I attack since i see the MDNP that is your job to keep it up-to-date and monthly not being so, because i see you wanting something thou you can't accomplish those things, but you desire to... And the people who leave because of true facts...are welcome from my part to do so..if they are here because of the drama and to take part of the drama, what can i say.. there is the emo songs and sites It is not about leadership but mostly about what have you done, how active you are, how dedicated you can be, and how much you like what you do, not what title you can get. The one jumping around like chickens, to me, are not the ones that done things and admitted they are not able to accomplish what it is requested from them, because they have some other things to do, or simply because there is not enough time for it. The paper .. i always saw the paper an independent one..not bound to an ally/land/friend..anything...because then we would have the subjectivity and objectivity , but when a human is implied, indeed you can't expect neutrality . I think that you can be active on the issue for 2 days, beginning of the month or the end of it and then leave it to the others. It is easy, indeed to give orders and wait for things to happen. Again, i am like this, angry on you, because of what a wonderful paper could have been, if you would have been active and had the reporters spread all over MD watching interesting subjects...(I don't mean the pregnancy stupidity that you are about to write an article about)
  27. -1 points
    Liberty4life

    Calling All Archivists!

    ya all tell me if archies get assembled again.... wot would they do? cmon really... i think that archies have no more job, every land leader would want his own man to write history of land and not some outsider, its clear that archies never were objective they were always praising one side (depending on writer), mda site is... well inactive nothin up in there, is there anythin useful to write anymore? since happenings in md are regular if any, too few player to organize anything outstanding, inner magic and principal talks dont exist anymore or is only in closed groups, al is paused, and as i said every land manages its own records, so wot work is left for archies?
  28. -1 points
    Peace

    Calling All Archivists!

    Even better Akasha, thank you very much. And Liberty, I will disagree with you. The Archivists is an alliance/guild with purpose and I find many reasons to have them back on track. We do need people who wish to dedicate their time into documenting MD facts. And there are plenty and useful ones that should be recorded and showed to the public. If you want somethings to return back on the spotlight like inner magic and principles, instead of whining that they are not in the interest of people why don't you try and change that? Why don't you do something to get people's interest back? And the Archivists will be motivated to write something about it as well. And not just that. We also have the calendar, someone does need to finish with it. Who is better than this than an Archivist to continue the unfinished work? That will give them something to work and write upon. Whoever gets in charge of the Archivists is not my main concern here, but instead what will that person do to have this alliance functioning properly based on what their name inquires.
  29. -1 points
    Liberty4life

    Calling All Archivists!

    no peace, i wont be the one to do it, when did ya saw me last time ingame? i dont have time and that made me pretty inactive in md, mine time in md is almost at end, well actually its over for quite some time already... all i do for last 1-2 months is check forums and login for active days, thats it, i will stay till xmas just becoz i really really love md xmas and after that its good bye for me so if i dont actually do anything about that matter and i just whine around, well its better to say wots goin wrong than to be silent, dont ya think so?
  30. -1 points
    Chewett

    Md Awards 2009

    I find it hilarously funny that everyone agreeing is on the border of the award so they can get a prize and i have issues with the worst alt and most annoying player, as its too specific i believe... But if everyone else is ok, meh
  31. -1 points
    Peace

    Calling All Archivists!

    I do not disagree with whining, everybody does it. But what is the point of whining and sit with hands crossed if not actually try to change some things?
  32. -1 points
    Observer

    Md Awards 2009

    [quote name='Chewett' date='03 December 2009 - 07:32 AM' timestamp='1259821942' post='49007'] i just feel that most annoying player and worst alt whatever are awards specifically designed for them, which seems a little counter productive to the whole award process, but it seems no one else thinks that so ignore me [/quote] As you can see, they're striped out in grido's post aka: They're no longer there. And "best drunkard" imo still WAY to specific, if it's going trough I want categories like "best jester" "best rit" "most creative rit" "strongest fighter"(yes, very different from best fighter) "best Knight of the Bell" "best clown" "Best seeker of enlightenment" "best CoE" "best observer" ()"best archivist" "most helpful GGG trainer" "best king/queen" "worst fighter" "best hider" I'd say, all of those have roughly the same amount of "coverage" slightly less or a lot more.
  33. -1 points
    Yoshi

    4 Wp Creature

    [quote name='dst' date='02 December 2009 - 01:49 PM' timestamp='1259779775' post='48940'] @Malaikat Maut: and I have 24 with almost 600 active days. So my ratio is better. And there is the other issue:if the stakes are high enough WPs might be trade/sold/etc. I don't want to see that. [/quote] And I have 4 WP's in 86 days which beats dst's ratio [img]http://magicduel.invisionzone.com/public/style_emoticons//cool.gif[/img] I actually like the idea of this creature. It's not like its 4 wp's per creature, it would be 1 per unique creature and 3 to unlock upgrading tiers (One time use). It would motivate more people to completing if not starting more quests and becoming perhaps more active (Only downside is I have to beat more people for my WP's). Wishpoints cannot be sold/traded anyways so you are not going to see that occur and if you do, the parties involved will not get away with it without a punishment. I voted yes.
  34. -1 points
    Observer

    Last Mp6 Event

    Adept count is counted once a day, that time already passed so he couldn't be MP6 till tomorrow.
  35. -1 points
    Going through my work e-mails, I found the following from a company called Aarca...for some reason...I have no idea why *cough* it made me laugh rather a lot... [i]"This year we won't be sending you a Christmas card. Instead we have spent our Christmas card money on a Goat for struggling people in the third world. But it doesn't stop there, we are paying for the goat to have an animal shelter built, food and vet/medical care so that the local people truly get the best out of it. Goats provide loads of benefits – they give a family milk to drink, fertiliser for their crops, and kids (baby goats!) to add to the herd or to sell at market. We hope you do approve – the cards would be binned in January – the goats will give people a sustainable income for a very long time!"[/i] Z
  36. -2 points
    Akasha

    Calling All Archivists!

    before anything else : you failed in keeping an up-to-date newspaper... what would change that? Logging in everyday to keep the active days and idle? Entering from time to time on forum or in game and trying to catch up ? I am sorry but i find this revolting... the only one who made the archivist job and master archivist job is Awii and i think we all agree on this.. at least because of him we had calendar, memories and man other things .. not because of the others. (and i am speaking about present, not things from 1-2 years ago. )
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