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  1. 6 points
    Chewett

    Emotional Connections

    Note, This is a discussion and explanation of my opinions of announcement 3583 https://magicduel.com/page/Announcement/view/3583 This is intended to explain some things, and while I am specifically asking Aeo a number of questions, this is merely to enlighten him and all those that read this post, in our though process (of both this announcement and this case). Apologies to Aeo for being a scapegoat, I will buy you a beer when the World MD beer event happens (soon :P) and thank you for opening such a discussion Aeo.   I cannot comment what the announcement was or wasnt aimed at. I wasnt informed it was aimed at anything, so i merely guess it was bad timing (similar to how, I posted the pip leaving things minutes after it, but didnt mean to relate them as I didnt know when Mur was going to make the announcement). In regards to this quest, I dont keep updated on everything that is happening in MD but have spent some time reviewing this all and writing this post. So I have vested just over an hour and a half reviewing and writing this post. As you can guess from the announcement, I wouldnt like to spend an hour or two reviewing every quest however clearly there is some outrage/confusion here so hopefully this post is worth the time.   You sure about this? I ask since this makes quite a lot of difference (not accusing one way or another here, merely asking of the certainty)   I ask the above question as he was asking for people to find the respective sponsors to give out the rewards and did not appear to be handling the rewards directly. Therefore, it throws into question the statement above that the rewards are in his own pocket.   Mur mostly doesnt care where his silver goes. Its mostly "not his" but to be used for the game. I ferried lots of it directly to quest peoples for rewards and such. Which message is it sending? Im a little unclear on what you mean here, that we dont care if people steal rewards? Thats not really the message its intending to send, but please clarify if you didn't mean this. I have made an assumption! (And therefore anyone wishing to murder me, may join the line, Apologies for it being so long)   No consequences is rather a fallacy in my opinion. To me this has quite big consequences. For me as a GM, I will reconsider all and anything Aethon does in the future as this is something that, IMO, has been handled very badly. The last I heard of him is that he is busy with exams and while I understand this can be a tiring time. One can spend a minute to log in and update people. The consequences of handling this quest badly will tar. The MD community will see that his previous quest was handled badly and they will consider this. As will anyone sponsoring his quests. I have even had people come to me asking for my help to fix a problem with their quest, for fear none will ever participate in their quests again due to it failing. I think the consequence of being known as a bad questmaker and such do exist. Also, anyone attempting to hoard rewards then leaving, isnt a major issue. These situations can be dealt with. Now if Aethon comes back he is going to have to resolve this before he wants to do anything else, because I see this as a blocker (programming speak, meaning it stops him completely) to him doing anything else in MD. If someone does this and returns, then we treat them according to the MD way, and they are treated as a thief stealing the rewards. Again, we dont know Aethons situation, so I am not calling him one, merely explaining how this would work. At the moment I am treating this as just something really badly managed and that he doesnt show the respect that running and finishing his quest deserves.   It mostly isnt, since I dont know if anyone has proof where the rewards are.   Well it can be resolved, See below :)   Blackriders quest was resolved by my help, since I was personally involved in it before the issues. I was helping a friend trying to run his quest well. Blackrider merely had some "people management" issues, and thats mostly what I do in MD (Looking through my time tracker logger, I only spend about 20% of my MD time coding, the rest its all people management/helping/replying to stuff/etc) so I merely helped him finish his quest properly. Well, This hasnt been abandoned, since im talking!   {citation needed} Meaning, again we dont know if they are in his possession :)   Actually, the chaos for me trying to resolve this, is just trying to firstly work out what has happened. For this case its writing this massive post, reading through a series of messages Aethon has left and checking through my personal messages ingame about this quest (no small feat). Its been a lot of choas since I sent Aethon some comments about this quest actually.   Your reward can be resolved easily. I will just give it out from the coins and creatures iv attained myself, where are you? We dont, unless there is exceptional need, steal creatures items or anything from people who are not playing MD. Its not right. Im personally against removing the avatars to shops too and am looking to stop that also. The simple solution is not just to take a load of things from that person. Stealing things from others causes more mess and confusion.   To be entirely honest, I didnt help write, nor was I really involved in that announcement, I see it more as Mur telling you we wont be forced to resolve things (or that he doesnt want to) and for you to remember that just leaving causes major issues sometimes. My recommendation, for things like this, just send me a PM about it and ask me to look into it. Calmly explain whats going on and ask if I can help. I will go out my way to help you guys out, Its what my job is :) While ranty posts on the forum make you (you meaning, everyone, not just Aeo, I like a good rant sometimes :D) feel better at the time, Mur certainly wont see them so they just become a flaming match. We dont know whats going on with Aethon and I dont like to tar anyone a thief or cheater unduly. I'v now looked into this a lot, Aeo we can continue the rest via PM, please send me what you are missing and from who, I should have enough silver to cover the cost personally and not involve "MD offical treasury" in this at all (means its easier to resolve, etc etc) If anyone has similar issues with this or another quest, feel free to contact me. But mainly, we are not responsible for those who leave or mess up quests, BUT I personally will help you try and resolve things satisfactorily and asking me to help will work a hundred times better than a ranty forum post. Edit2: WOO, this was 1224 words 6621 characters after removing the quoting of Aeo's stuff... I can see where the hour and a bit went lol
  2. 4 points
    Witty

    In response to a discussion...

    ... that I wasn't able to attend.    I've read the logs, and dst's blog and I understand that she thinks I'm selfish for trying to become MP6 when the population is so low. I would like to make a few things clear:  I was aware that it would be hard for the population to support more than 2 MP6s at the same time. I am not an extremely competitive person and I do not wish anyone's harm. However, I believe this mindpower is open for everyone who wishes to aim for it, and regardless of age and experience, in the end we should have an equal shot.  I did not went to  "steal" any current mp6's adepts. The "meaningless mp3s" dst mentioned are new people I tried to bring in the game using my referral link, who unfortunately didn't stay, except one. I tried getting adepts in a healthy way for the game itself, not by creating conflicts and chaos NOR by trying to ruin other people's MP6 status. The exception from that may be the Marind Bell people who offered to support me ( I do not know who they adepted before, nor did I insist for them to adept me instead).  I am aiming for MP6, but that doesn't mean I want to create chaos and make it happen overnight. I did not make public announcements begging to get adepts, I don't even have the necessary heat I need for it. I think it's a longer journey and I am willing to go slowly, learn things and gain experience myself.  Achieving MP6, for me, would create some sort of "symbiosis" with what I'm planning for Witty's role, which involves a lot of selflessness and is focused on the community, especially helping out newbies.    This is all I have to say for now, I am open to discuss things further.
  3. 3 points
    --------posting on Blackshade's behalf, he has computer issues atm------   You can see examples of the birthday quest version here..........http://magicduel.inv...ounds/?p=163879     How To Play   REQUIREMENTS 3 pictures MINIMUM.  Any mind power welcome. ------MUST draw your player name into the drawing---------   TASKS You are to draw a Hell Hound and Upload at least 3 pictures to this post . Draw it how you see them in your eyes. I don't want to be asked how they look. Be creative in the drawing. Try to draw a background or a person riding the hound or it sleeping in some grass ect. However you see fit just make sure it stays MD related and MD Appropriate.    RULES *RULE #1*******YOU MUST DRAW/SIGN YOUR NAME INTO THE PICTURE( This is for authentication purposes.)********* *RULE#2**********NO ALTS   (one account per player)********* *RULE#3********MUST HAVE ATLEAST 3 PICTURES******** *RULE #4***** must state what inspired you otherwise inspiration points are worthless*********  *   THINGS YOU CAN USE TO DRAW WITH Pencil, color pencil, ink pens, markers, paint, chalk, oil pastels       Judging   -Judging will be done by 4 people. Judging will be done in scoring like so below,   creativity: 1-5 uniqueness: 1-5 Inspiration: 1-5 Talent: 1-5 Confirmity: 1-5   You can get an overall score of 100 after each judge does their scoring. 4 judges , 1 judge can give a max score of 25         Rewards   Rewards will be given based on your score (100 - 76 gets a wp) ( 75 and below needs to try again)         Duration   This will be a permanent quest.
  4. 2 points
    Ungod

    In response to a discussion...

    When Witty announced her intention, EE had already dropped (and he kept dropping through the last months). Well, he would have got back (and down again and then back again), but robbing is not the right word...if anything, it started a needed discussion.
  5. 2 points
    Witty

    In response to a discussion...

      I didn't say she said that.        Thank you.
  6. 1 point
    Aeoshattr

    The Sixth - Roleplaying Quest

    When, Where? Check here.  [spoiler] I will do my best to update both topics, but the Avatar of Pain one takes priority over this one, in case I for some reason forget to post date/time here too. For clarity: Date&Time will coincide with The Sixth. They are the same. I will decide the date/time for this when the roles have been satisfactorily taken. [/spoiler]   Why? [spoiler] In order to make The Sixth more entertaining, as it is the second most important "face" of Aeo, I thought I could organise an impromptu quest and get people more involved.  [/spoiler]   What?  [spoiler] As the title says, this is a roleplaying quest. In a nutshell, I will make a series of "roles" available. I will decide an actual setting to put all the roles in, which I will communicate to the players. Then we spend 1-2 hrs playing the little story! Please apply to occupy (and therefore play those roles) in this topic, using the following template:   Role:  Player name: Player ID:   I will expect those that apply to be punctual and also notify me if they cannot make it anymore ahead of time, please :) [/spoiler]   ROLES: [spoiler] I will cross out the roles that are taken. I am playing The Mirror myself, and the rest will be given on a first come first served basis. Please, however, apply within your limits of RP experience and knowledge. No specific role will grant you more chances to win, but the way you play the role will. Any role that is not filled by the time of the quest will be filled in by myself.  The Mirror : The one that will guide the story accordingly.    The Man: Main character. Introspective, always in a conflict with himself, torn between monologues and pseudo-dialogues, speaking with different faces of himself. The Man hates the mirror for never showing a truthful reflection, tries to suppress and avoid the Taint and is openly fighting The Witch. The Taint: Secondary "evil" character; this refers to Granos' Taint, a collection of maddening voices and minds overwhelming the mind of The Man. Erratic, chaotic, but with a purpose and few considerations for the means to reach the said purpose.  The Witch: She is the one who initially Taints the Man; though he openly dislikes and fights against her, her aim is to teach him the truth which he does not want to see.  The Reflections: They inhabit the mirror and change constantly. Only The Man can see them, and while neither good nor evil, their purpose is usually to protect the man regardless of the means needed to achieve that.  The Friend: Tries to get the best from the man by pushing him to being a better person. However, his methods can sometimes get questionable and soon the question rises: is he truly a friend? I might add more roles, if there is a tremendous demand for participation. Anyway, please post here if you want to take a role, and then I will PM you with a few additional details!   There will be turns taken in a predetermined order, and each has a maximum of 3 posts / turn; each must signal the end of their turn. I will provide details to each participant. [/spoiler]   REWARDS: [spoiler] I will provide some rewards myself. Any sponsors are more than welcome, please let me know in this topic or in PM if you are willing to help sponsor the quest! Judges are also more than welcome, since I am forced to participate in the quest as well, I would like to have enough judges for my opinion to not be needed. Please contact me privately, not in this topic, if you want to judge!   1st Prize: 1hr Nightmode access + 3SC 2nd Prize: Movelock or locate stone 3rd Prize: whichever stone is left   [/spoiler]
  7. 1 point
    Chewett

    In response to a discussion...

    While this is true, She also went around telling people prior to her announcing it. So I think this point is moot.
  8. 1 point
    Witty

    In response to a discussion...

      I know, I will not. Everyone has their right to an opinion (be it negative or positive). I just wanted to make some things clear. :D 
  9. 1 point
    Nimrodel

    The Sixth - Roleplaying Quest

    *Nimrodel* 131999 The Friend
  10. 1 point
    Rophs

    The Sixth - Roleplaying Quest

    Ciphla 251693 The Witch
  11. 1 point
    DARK DEMON

    The Sixth - Roleplaying Quest

    The Taint Dark Demon 241314
  12. 1 point
    Aeoshattr

    Emotional Connections

    If this is the specific issue that announcement was referring to, then surely this is mildly outraging? I understand that neither Chew nor Mur would want to "sort out the chaos" left behind by someone leaving, but this quest is finished; if I am not mistaken, most if not all missing rewards are now in Aethon's possession; furthermore not even all the rewards he was giving out are his, some have been sponsored by others! I'm not saying Mur (who I think contributed an item and some SC) is worried by where his silver goes (most likely) but the message this is sending is simply disappointing.   Essentially, taking a few leaps, anyone could organise a quest, "hoard" rewards from sponsors, and then simply poof and there would be no consequences other than wasted time and effort and a lot of frustration for the good-willed participants and sponsors? I see this particular quest as a very simple case, all that needs to be distributed is already in Aethon's inventory (or most of the remaining items to be distributed, at least). Surely if not even this can be handled or resolved in some way, then there is no point in putting effort into future quests or events, which may "mess up" in more complicated ways and have no hope of being resolved therefore. Why were some cases of "chaos" solved in SOME way (see blackrider's "Draw my Hellhounds" quest with complaints about how it was judged), whereas this one is simply being abandoned because Aethon supposedly left?   I repeat, I understand that "higher powers" would never continue the organisation, judging, etc of a quest in progress, if the organiser leaves, and that seems fair. However, this quest is complete; the judging and ranking have been done, some rewards have already been given, and the majority of the remaining rewards are in Aethon's possession. There is no "chaos" or dirty work to be done, like tracing sponsors, etc. I say 95% if not more of the dirty work has already been done. By this point, I don't even care as much about the reward (even though I very "rudely" feel entitled to it, having put effort into the quest and having ranked 2nd) but if that announcement was there to say that "if someone goes poof, nobody will care about things you worked for with that person or do anything to help you with resolving the issue", then I am monstrously disappointed and hereby (peacefully) protest.
  13. 1 point
    Witty

    Happy Birthday Witty!

    Thank you folks! ^_^
  14. 1 point
    Assira the Black

    Happy Birthday Witty!

    Happy Birthday :D
  15. 1 point
    gonzalocsdf95

    are saying?

    to Blackrider:     [attachment=4667:Blackrider.gif]   [attachment=4668:jinetedeperro.jpg]    
  16. 1 point
    Witty

    Happy Birthday Witty!

    Thank you folks! ^_^
  17. 0 points
    Ungod

    In response to a discussion...

    My point was more like EE dropping was becoming the norm (as his mood panel posts), which I found to be just sad (so, robbed, deprived etc are not right words, because you cannot steal something that does not exist). Regardless of Wittys motives, her intentions caused the right havoc, in my opinion. I say this after seeing what happened, obviously -  on our private forum I told her this is hard, if not impossible :)   I would not have liked the status quo of EE posting in mood panel every day. I think he deserves to be MP6 more than WItty...for now, at least, but not like this. (even if he was dropping because of some less active or just lazy people)
  18. 0 points
    DARK DEMON

    In response to a discussion...

    Seriously, I thought most had learned to ignore dst's blog by now...   Do not let such things stop or discourage you, Witty. You know there will always be people around who will support you no matter what.
  19. -1 points
    dst

    In response to a discussion...

    First of all I expressed an opinion. Last time I checked I was not forbidden to do that. Second, yes, I totally agree that anyone can try for more. Third: I never said you "stole" the adepts (as for the "meaningless" they would have been meaningless no matter if they were yours or someone elses's - I pointed them out just as being null in the economy of the whole adept hood).   What I did say is that yes, I consider this a selfish move (or you being selfish - same ting) because in the process it robbed us of an MP6 (yes, I like to have options so sue me :D). I didn't know if you knew the consequences or not (now I know) and I believe you when you say you didn't want to create chaos. You didn't create chaos. Just a frustration feeling (at least for me, maybe for others and certainly for EE). I didn't want to create chaos either. I simply expressed an opinion (this is why I didn't even bother to post on the forum).   Personally I don't believe you'll be able to pull this through - hence my frustration - (not in the present conditions - I do hope things will change pretty soon since we already were given clues about that by Chew and Mur) but if you do then hats off.   And yes, if it were for me to choose, I think EE deserves it more cause he invested more time into this (I am defo not an EE fan, I still remember when he tried to cheat things in MD) and I simply dont find it fair that this might be reduced to a popularity contest ( EE is not the best RPer or social person but the mp6 and lho jobs that he does, he does it very well - someone recently told me that he's so positive that he's almost unreal - I totally agree so for that I think he deserves more).   LE: almost forgot:     Says the guy who went berserker cause i posted the laby map on my blog :D :D. Hypocrite and a minimalistic thinker.
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