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  1. 12 points
    Back in Year 4, the seeds sprouted into the East gate. Roughly four months later, Elthen Airis, one of the first inhabitants of the Tribunal lands, had settled in the Sunny Bedroom to start working on his private detective cases. Back then, one could only walk up to the Temple, with the rest of the locations being revealed later on the occasion of the 6th Birthday. This lack of other similar scenes at that point might help us understand why he picked that exact place instead of some other room. Elthen Airis, Private Detective Shortly thereafter, in the beginning of Year 5, The Sunny Bedroom was made private as a reaction to a sequence of controversial events, and Elthen was assigned to become its first key holder. Interestingly, the Sunny Bedroom key was the first usable inventory item in the realm. Elthen’s role did not last long, though, for the other realm summoned him and his absence called for a new keeper. People suggested potential candidates and those names were put to a vote. After a very close election, Miq was chosen to become the next key holder or Concierge, a title/tag that he would help popularize throughout his almost 5 years of service. As a reward for his hard work, he has earned the send to checkers hall spell. Miq the Concierge After a long period of performing his duties as Concierge while also working on other roles, Miq decided to step down and set up another election for the next keeper. This time, MRF was voted to receive the official items and spell. It is worth noting that, during the election, an update made it so that earfocus and acousticremains would no longer work inside the Sunny Bedroom. MRF At some point, MRF decided to focus on other activities and handed the role to Syrian, the current key holder. As a realm-shaper, she’s been in charge of making interesting upgrades to the Sunny Bedroom. In addition, the Sunny Bedroom has recently been the first scene to have its privacy enhanced by the new Protected Chat setting. Syrian This brings us to the present. The Sunny Bedroom has been the first “unique feature” of the Tribunal and it certainly plays an important role in the history of the East. One cannot help but wonder what kind of secrets have been shared in this mysterious room during all these years.
  2. 9 points
    Highly experienced in countless battles, Cyrus Siridius was revered by those who learned from him, students and teachers alike. His mastery of the blade wielding saved countless innocent lives from the hands of his foes. Cyrus also had a remarkable gift of teaching those who needs to learn the ways of a true champion. Fierce, agile and tactical, he applies his skills to defend his homeland, its people and most of all his family. Beneath his now-unused armor stood a compassionate gentleman; a King in his own right, a Warrior of life, and a Lover of his people. May he rest in peace. Cyrus Siridius (August 19, 2008 - May 3, 2020)
  3. 8 points
    When people ask how I feel after turning MP5:
  4. 8 points
    Aia del Mana

    Of Memory and Memery

    I declare that entries are now closed for this contest. As there are many submissions, and several exceptional submissions, I shall petition Chewett for 1 plushie per upvote or like attained during the course of this contest, as recorded at the time of this post, although this may of course result in one prolific meme-artist obtaining a disproportionate number... Notable mentions to: Steno for 40 posts in this thread and 114 total upvotes from memes in this post Demonic God for highest average upvotes/likes per post, at an average of 8 per post Chewett, for 8 likes in a single post without even making a meme in it: Now, a tally of the total upvotes (of posts that did contain of memery - apologies, Chewett!) Demonic God 6 + 10 + 8 = 24 Steno 2 + 6 + 10 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 4 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 3 + 2 + 2 + 8 + 8 + 2 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 4 + 2 + 1 + 5 + 3 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 3 + 3 + 1 + 4 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 1 = 114 Aelis 7 + 4 + 4 + 1 + 2 = 18 Ledah 8 + 3 + 3 + 2 + 2 + 5 = 23 Chewett 3 + 6 = 9 MaGoHi 6 + 4 + 1 + 9 + 3 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 1 = 36 Aia 7 + 3 + 9 + 4 = 23 Ailith 2 + 3 + 8 + 6 + 6 + 2 + 4 + 5 + 5 = 41 Lazarus 7 + 2 + 5 = 14 jakubhi 2 Tissy 3 redneck 7 Trola 1 Top 3 posts by upvotes: 10 votes; equal first place: 9 votes; 3rd place: As there is an equal first place, I shall have to find some method to determine the winner; this is pending at the time of this post; but I shall not delay congratulations where it is due.
  5. 7 points
    Trola

    I AM HUNGRY (again)

    Due to lack of skills and even less experience I chose something simple yet delicious - pieczonki 🥰 Ingredients: couple carrots twice as many potatoes one beetroot 3 onions couple sausages solid piece of bacon bit of lard (optional) salt & pepper cabbage leaves (optional) Step 1 Chop and cut everything into thin slices. Step 2 Note: I'm using here iron cast pot due to special cooking method, but plain heat resistant pot and oven are just fine Now place ingredients into pot in following layers. First potatoes, onions, beets, bacon & sausages, salt & pepper and optionally small piece of lard (usually when lean meat used). Afterwards repeat until either you don't have enough ingredients or enough place in pot 😅 Step 3 Once you finished with stacking layers put on top cabbage leafs (just under pot cover) or thin aluminum foil, and cover everything up. My pot has screws because you know MAG is hungry so more layers = better😂 Step 4 Rather simple step prepare heat source - either oven (180 degrees C) or plain bonfire. Trick here is to put pot on embers(?) not open fire. Usually it takes 1:15 hours to cook, but believe me you'll smell when they're ready 🤩 Step 5 - hardest one Wait until ready Step 6 Once taken out of the oven or bonfire, mix contents thoroughly. Step 7 Enjoy! Smacznego
  6. 7 points
    Steno

    Of Memory and Memery

    Sorry. I just couldn't resist. And congratulations to all of the outstanding participants! This was truly one of the most fun things I've had the pleasure to do this go-around. I want to especially compliment @Ailith, who not many of you know, but had NEVER memed before. I wish to applaud her for her extraordinary prowess at this art form, as well as the bravery she displayed in breaking out of her comfort zone!
  7. 6 points
    Steno

    A New Room has been found in Sage's Keep

    Alright! Winner's are announced! In 3rd place we have... Ailith! She wins an anniversary crit! In 2nd place we have... Tissy! He wins an anniversary crit + 2 random RP items from my inventory. In 1st place we have... Lazarus! He wins a WP+1 unique item+1 anniversary creature! Congratulations to all our contestants (Tissy, Ailith, Ungod, lashtal, Aia, Chewett, MRF, and Lazarus)! You can see their efforts below! P.S. I have learned from this quest that whenever artworks or anything creative be submitted to ask people to refrain from putting their names on their submissions to make judging easier 😜 P.P.S. Chew, I might need more forum storage space again XD
  8. 6 points
    So, the anniversary is over, but a new wave of plushies is descending on the realm. As you may have noticed, Cyrus Siridius has been caught trespassing Necrovion and met a premature end. Who is this fellow? What do we know about him? This is what a very accurate autopsy revealed: You have one week (deadline: May 11 23.59 server time) to draw an avatar for Cyrus Siridius. Quoting Aia, the drawing should be in black and white (no colours). Ideally, the proportions should be scalable to an Avatar (which, when scaled down, is 160 pixels high and 100 pixels wide) - however, the artwork should be much larger than this, so that it can be scaled down. The best one, based on forum reputation, wins my entire collection of plushies + 13 silver coins (courtesy of TKs) + a little something else. In case of a tie, the player with lower Mind Power wins. Should this criteria fail to name a winner, the lower Mind Power with lower number of plushies wins. Cyrus Siridius is welcome to participate in the voting, and his vote will count x 10. (Ideally, he gets to keep the avatar, in case avatar managers agree)
  9. 6 points
    I would like to thank all the participants. No doubt you all put some serious effort in this, you are awesome! Based on reputation, the best submission is signed by Lazarus (I love it too, but decided against voting any). He gets my entire collection of plushies, 13 silver coins + my autograph (usable for a 1 week pass in Necrovion). But I don't want to forget the others: Ungod, Steno and Ailith all get a 1 week pass in Necrovion at the special price of a creature sacrifice (it can be any creature, even 0 heat, and it has to be sacrificed at the Eternal Toiler). My only regret is, despite several messages to Cyrus Siridius (in game and here), I got no answer from him... Perhaps Mur / Chew could e-mail him something like 'dude, you got killed but you won a freaking awesome avatar! check it out!" Anyway, well done all of you! 🙃
  10. 6 points
    Hakam

    Hello from a Distant Past

    Hi....it is weird to see after so long, i doubted that i could even find this game without remembering the name, found in a list of web games.....I saw the names and it all came back Aia, Ailith, dst, which in my contry means STD, used to joke about it, mur.... I think my username was Treehill? I liked the trees that could heal...
  11. 6 points
    Story 6:
  12. 6 points
    A knight errant lays down his sword to honour the weak and the helpless. Though his armour is unremarkable, his shield is emblazoned with the capitals of the four main lands. Next to him is a sapling from the East to show that weakness may become mighty if encouraged.
  13. 6 points
    I'll post a couple of these, since I'm in the mood and it takes 10 mins for one; they're all in ink (and that is a phone camera h3h3, so the quality is not that great).
  14. 6 points
    Miq

    I AM HUNGRY (again)

    Suspended Grasan stuff you need (edible): Grasan chops with bones (bones are important) Unidentified plants Rock salt Water stuff you need (tools): Heat large spoon functionality thing Pot another pot or vessel half the size of the original pot cloth (or any other filtration device) Start: Wash your filthy grasan parts and put them in the pot. Add water so it covers the parts. Start heat (slow) and wait for foam to build up. Then remove the foam with the spoonish thing and keep doing it until no more foam. Move the parts also. Foam cleaned up? Add the Plants and rock salt. Leave for 6-8 hours shimmering under a lid. Take pictures of the awesomeness. Done drooling? Now remove what meat you can and lay it aside to cool. Pour the remainder of the pot trough the cloth into another vessel. Scavenge the internals of the cloth for any meat and but that to cool also. Pour the filtered liquid back to original pot (filtering it once more!). Leave the pot on low heat. When meat has cooled so a man can touch it remove all bones and rip the meat to small pieces (including the skin, lard, venisons ). Put the boneless herbless meat back to the liquid. Have wife lick the bones. Heat alittle and stir well. Move the mixture into what ever container you like (the filtering vessel would suffice but maybe use smaller and in multible) Wait for it to thaw, store in cool. Serve with solid stuff like mustard, horseradish, vinegar. Wife eats it.
  15. 6 points
    Tissy

    I AM HUNGRY (again)

    I don't know I would finish this quest. But a flash idea happened to strike me to finish this: Noodle of Dark MaGoHi The ingredients are all sweet, sore and crunchy. It's the main flavor of the dish. Usually it's eaten with ice cubes and A LOT of peppers. So it's super chili while super cold, just like MaGoHi. 1. Preparation: - noodle made from black wheat (buckwheat, it's dark). soak it in water. - chopped lettuce, sliced cucumber and tomato, an duck egg. - chili oil. we use it very often. Just pour the hot oil to smashed peppers. mix the oil with sauce made from vinegar, sugar and a little soy sauce. - I planned to put some slices of apple, pear and beef. But they were ran out of stock. 2. Cook: - put the noodle into boiled water for just 1 min. not too long or it would be too soft. 3. Finalize: - put the noodle into cold water several times. - mix the noodle with sauce and vegetable. cut the egg into 2 halves and put them into a MaGoHi shape. - now you could add some ice, pepper or raisin, whatever you like to make it better looking and more flavor.
  16. 5 points
    klatdees

    been a while

    Just here to say hi again, for people who remember me I woke up -- didn't think that would happen, but didn't make preposterous precautions against it by changing the password and locking myself out of the email this time, unlike back when I was Minty and tried to leave... So yup, still a prisoner in this rat maze you people are cool and shaped my formative years...no real escaping that
  17. 5 points
    This is my contribution to this challenge. I based it on the comments on self section only and went from there. I wanted to make the scales look SUPER heavy to show the burden they cause, but I guess I was still thinking meme because I tried to draw that salt chef meme guy. The extended hand is supposed to show the support and guidance he purports it is crucial to provide. For the record I have NO EARTHLY IDEA what happened with the eyes. I claim full responsibility for the butchering of what was otherwise a time-consuming and effortful drawing.
  18. 5 points
    Steno

    Of Memory and Memery

    BECAUSE I CAN!
  19. 5 points
    Chewett

    I AM HUNGRY (again)

    This is called Toad in the Hole, with chips, Cauliflower cheese and gravy. Its super healthy so the bacon knight will like it. First you cook up some batter and place the sausages inside it to cook. While thats doing you put the chips on, and create a white/cheese sauce. Putting the cauliflower and that into a pot you can sprinkle more cheese onto the top if you wish. Once served you pour a rather obscene amount of gravy onto all of it.
  20. 5 points
    Aia del Mana

    Day 11 - Marind Bell and friends

    This is entitled "The last walk, beneath the amber glow." It represents the last memory that Aia has of Tarquinus; strolling past the Willow at Willow's Walk, before Aia left to return to the other-realm. One can just observe two figures on a picnic-mat beneath the Willow; overhead, the moon's amber glow upon the water's edge. Details are missing in this, because memory fades, and all that is left is a feeling of knowing happiness; this does not fade as the memory does; like so many memories in this realm, most will be forgotten, but even so, they persist, as points of happiness in the minds of those who were there.
  21. 5 points
    Ailith

    Of Memory and Memery

  22. 4 points
    Well shucks. Here I was secretly hoping that my entry would win. XP (though due to an clerical error it was pointed out that I used a clue that wasn't included in the clues given to participants XD) Thank you all for voting! The winner of the community award is... Ledah, who was entry #6, with 11 reputation points! You win a unique graphic T-shirt and 3GC, congratulations! Now.. for the results of the judging from our judge! Ledah ALSO won the judges favor, she really enjoyed his entry with its self-deprecating humour. You win a WP (looks suspiciously at Ledah)! We have a 3-way tie for 2nd place!. Because of this, I have decided, since @Ledah also won the community prize, to give his anniversary crit to the 2nd place pool, so that way each 2nd place entrant gets something for contributing such great entries (for the record, they got 12.5 points out of 16, whereas Ledah got 13-so they were really close) Tied for second place is @Jubaris, @Aia del Mana, @Aelis! You each get a 15th anniversary creature!
  23. 4 points
    Thank you for making this quest lashtal, the artwork submissions were all great! Though I felt really overqualified for this, so I wish to part 15 of these plushies and give 5 each to Ungod, Steno and Ailith, I was planning on doing it myself but since the Plushies had become non-transferable I thought it would be helpful if I declare it.
  24. 4 points
    Steno

    Of MindPowers and their Transitions

    Hello all! @Ungod and I have had several discussions of late concerning role-play and how one makes changes to their role/tag/self within MagicDuel itself. (For reference you can look at this topic to see what I mean. I think everyone should read part of this log as it is informative and is the breeding ground for the discussion that follows in this post) All that to say, Ungod had an amazing suggestion. What if there was a hidden clickie in the world of MD that only appeared if a player had 90%(or more) of wins and/or 90% (or more) of the needed to move up a MindPower (for both MP4 and MP5-could even be done if you have 9 or more adepts for MP6 imho). Once you met the criteria, this hidden clickie would then become visible to you, just to you. When you clicked this clickie, it would have a message about how you were close to ascending. You could choose if you wanted the world to know about it or not. If you clicked that you DID NOT,nothing would happen. If you clicked that you DID want something to happen then the clickie would change that scene (haven't thought of a way to turn it off yet) so EVERYONE could see it. Imagine this: *Note: I also think that once players realize that the flowers are blooming because of them, it will foster a desire to utilize RP in that moment, which is something I believe is one of MD's greatest strengths. Please comment away. This would require of some coding to generate the if-then statements for the thresholds as well as some other particulars that I don't know enough to explain. However, this is a truly fantastic idea (in my opinion) I am merely writing it up for Ungod.
  25. 4 points
    Ungod

    Mazes

    Certainly not as cool as the MD labyrinth, but entertaining nonetheless.
  26. 4 points
    I have left this quest up for all to enjoy should they so desire. I have not changed any clickies or anything (though there may be some clickies that change locations permanently to make room for new quests as I write them) The rules of still only having 2 guesses and 1 clue is still in effect. There will be rewards for completion (in addition to knowledge that should prove useful in chapter 2). They will be updated here once I have access to more rewards. For MP3 & MP4 players, completion of this quest will earn you more than it will for an MP5 player, so the earlier you complete it, the better. Oh winners of above race will be put in this post once I have confirmation from chewett about final details. Check out the personal creature -attached- that is one of the creature reward options. (As I was one of the first people into LR and you can't recruit this creature type anymore). Every other winner will get a 20 anni creature 1st Place: @Ledah (finished 1st overall and 1st MP5-7) Reward=WP, 2GC(since he let Tissy have first creature choice he gets 1GC from my personal stock), and 1 anniversary creature 2nd place MP5-7: @jakubhi (4th place), Reward=1GC and Anniversary crit (4th choice) 1st place MP4: InnervateD(3rd place) Reward=2GC and Anniversary crit (3rd choice) 1st place MP3: @Tissy, (2nd overall) Reward=2 GC and LR Archer below (2nd choice) All other participants get the silver participation prize. Congratulations to our winners and participants! Stay tuned for Chapter II! (because there will be some parts of Chapter II that will be easier to solve if you did Chapter I, I urge participants to not give people hints to solve race, future quest-goers can ask me)
  27. 4 points
    There were few (well, only Aia) that attempted to decipher the message. Though her solution wrong, her effort was stellar and her theory interesting. Albeit, as it does not match the revealed tiles, hence I shall award her 1 pts for her effort! I shall calculate everyone's score later, but here's the solution for the puzzle An enigmatic message: czlopzxqegjp UKWCIII 140420 210420 abcdefghijklmnop may reveal the location This line itself contains the key for the message. This, is a message, along with the relevant data, for the Enigma Machine! You can plug in the relevant data here. The machine model would be the Enigma I (top), and plugging in the relevant config, we get: notpo sttit le - not post title The post title is AnNi2020. This isn't simply a stylistic choice, it is the key to the map! You can see that it's exactly 8 letters long, the board is 8x8, and... the message is not post title. The answer is simple, convert AnNi2020 to binary, and revert it. You will get the following map! I'll calculate everyone's score and announce the winners later!
  28. 4 points
    Aia del Mana

    Of Memory and Memery

  29. 3 points
    lashtal

    New ideas

    Today I had to transfer all my plushies to the winner of a quest. Since they are only transferrable by ITC it can be quite a pain... I'd suggest a function like the one we have to transfer heads, in order to transfer an entire stack or items / valuables. Like: *gives all [item_name] to [player_name]* Thanks for reading!
  30. 3 points
    Today we talked about RP Reality and similar other concepts. [04/05/20 17:20] Aelis:Do you think RP reality indicator would be better?[04/05/20 17:20] Aelis:Or a whole new name for it?[04/05/20 17:21] Ungod:a name change is not what i\'m interested, although some language aspects should be polished, or else it\'s just confusing[04/05/20 17:22] Aelis:Ah yes. A lot of sections need polishing[04/05/20 17:22] Ungod:it says there this indicator is a reminder that the more people see it and accept it, the more real it becomes[04/05/20 17:23] Ungod:but then why is it a requirement? for what? it\'s not a requirement, it\'s a reminder[04/05/20 17:24] Ungod:and it\'s not a reminder, it\'s a number that tells you your actions have become more real now that more people watch it and accept it[04/05/20 17:24] Aelis:I think that section makes sense when there were people roleplaying insanely powerful stuff[04/05/20 17:24] Aelis:I think the "meta" has changed in MD[04/05/20 17:25] Ungod:well...that means we can cut out that section now?[04/05/20 17:25] Ungod:since we have items, actions, tags etc[04/05/20 17:25] Ungod:and they\'re only going to become \'more real\'[04/05/20 17:25] Aelis:It\'s still important I think[04/05/20 17:25] Aelis:Like in the strict part:[04/05/20 17:26] Ungod:OR we can develop that section somehow[04/05/20 17:26] Aelis:These are the things you can do based on your actual abilities such as spells or special interfaces, actions supported by your inventory items, fights, and other interface supported actions. Simple lo[04/05/20 17:26] Aelis:I really like this bit[04/05/20 17:26] Ungod:that poses a question, though[04/05/20 17:26] Aelis:How do you feel about "RP Reality"[04/05/20 17:26] :Steno plunders ☻2 heads by attacking appiek[04/05/20 17:26] Aelis:No other word after that[04/05/20 17:26] Ungod:suppose there\'s nobody watching and you stand on your head[04/05/20 17:27] Ungod:according to the rp requirement, it\'s not real. nobody0\'s watching[04/05/20 17:27] Ungod:suppose you perform a spell, which is more real than your rp[04/05/20 17:27] Ungod:but there\'s nobody watching, so how real is it compared to what you wrote in chat/roleplayed?[04/05/20 17:28] Aelis:Heh I like where you\'re going[04/05/20 17:28] Aelis:Well the trigger panel makes it "real for everyone"[04/05/20 17:28] Aelis:It\'s visible from every scene[04/05/20 17:28] Aelis:Can\'t get more real than that[04/05/20 17:29] Ungod:ok, but this is basically the system deciding to commu icate your rp to the whole realm[04/05/20 17:29] Aelis:Other items that don\'t show triggers also make changes in the DB[04/05/20 17:29] Ungod:it no longer depends on the number of people watching[04/05/20 17:29] Aelis:Which is something I\'d consider a good requirement for reality[04/05/20 17:29] Aelis:It changes the state of the world[04/05/20 17:30] Ungod:theoretically, you ccould say it\'s strict reality, but the number is missing[04/05/20 17:30] Aelis:Whereas "simple words" don\'t[04/05/20 17:30] Ungod:yes, but it no longer has any relation with the rp req[04/05/20 17:30] Ungod:i.e. the number of people watching[04/05/20 17:30] Chewett:Feel free to write these things up and I can make "big changes"[04/05/20 17:30] Ungod:it\'s \'\'automated\'\', so to speak, asking for nobody\'s implicit or explicit approval[04/05/20 17:30] Chewett:Going back to work now![04/05/20 17:31] Ungod:good luck, Chewett[04/05/20 17:31] Aelis:See ya, Chewett[04/05/20 17:31] Aelis:Have a nice one[04/05/20 17:31] Aelis:Ungod, I guess it\'s because it\'s not RP[04/05/20 17:31] Aelis:It\'s mechanic[04/05/20 17:31] Ungod:but it\'s in the damn description you quoted[04/05/20 17:32] Aelis:It\'s vague, I agree[04/05/20 17:32] Ungod:that means it needs updated, right?[04/05/20 17:32] Aelis:But I guess it\'s referring to something like...[04/05/20 17:32] Aelis:Let\'s see..[04/05/20 17:32] Aelis:I say something like[04/05/20 17:32] :Aelis casts a magic rope that prevents Ungod from attacking[04/05/20 17:32] Aelis:and THEN I cast attacklock on you[04/05/20 17:33] Aelis:It\'s like asterisks backed by game mechanics[04/05/20 17:33] Aelis:It\'s not game mechanics on their own[04/05/20 17:33] Aelis:... I still agree with an update though[04/05/20 17:33] Ungod:but how is this less real (or not strict reality) than if you have 30 people and you just write the magic rope thing without the actual spell?[04/05/20 17:34] Ungod:because according to the rp req, it\'s less real[04/05/20 17:34] Aelis:Because people won\'t just believe you did that[04/05/20 17:34] Ungod:if you have 30 people chanting \'Go, Go, Aelis\', it\'s real fo\' sure. If you have 2 people chanting it, it\'s less real[04/05/20 17:35] Ungod:if you have 30 people watching you get entangled in rope, it\'s real; if you have 3 people and a spell, it\'s lesss real[04/05/20 17:35] Ungod:even if there\'s a spell[04/05/20 17:35] Aelis:I don\'t think that\'s the way it works[04/05/20 17:35] Aelis:With 30 people it\'s even harder for you to get entangled[04/05/20 17:36] Aelis:And a spell might be the only way to convince them[04/05/20 17:36] Ungod:and if they do?[04/05/20 17:36] Ungod:without the spell[04/05/20 17:37] Aelis:Then that\'s it I guess[04/05/20 17:37] Aelis: (gotta go afk for 5 minutes)[04/05/20 17:37] Ungod: (ok)[04/05/20 17:37] Ungod:The thing is, it says here some things are more real than others, world, depending on how many observe the same "reality"[04/05/20 17:38] Ungod:If that is true, then 30 people observing an attacklock without the spell are experiencing a stronger reality than 3 people experiencing the attacklock spell[04/05/20 17:39] Aelis:Only if all the 30 people accept that, which is highly unlikely[04/05/20 17:39] Aelis:The strict requirement adds this:[04/05/20 17:39] Aelis:Only real things, irrefutable to anyone present.[04/05/20 17:40] Aelis:And the real one is even strciter in that sense[04/05/20 17:40] Aelis:If anyone doubts one little aspect of your roleplay, then it\'s "not real"[04/05/20 17:40] Aelis:I see it as a guideline for people trying to do overpowered things via asterisks[04/05/20 17:41] Steno:Aelis didn\'t rope on you, he used spider silk instead (like that?)[04/05/20 17:42] Ungod:he just types ultra fast, so that your vision blurs [04/05/20 17:42] Aelis:Back then people were riding unicorns and throwing fireballs[04/05/20 17:42] Aelis:The RP reality thing came as a reaction to that, I believe[04/05/20 17:42] Chewett:Yes[04/05/20 17:42] Steno:Indeed. Now that people see that less often they fall more in the realm of feasible[04/05/20 17:42] Chewett:It was intended to anchor personal RP, to "actual" RP[04/05/20 17:43] Steno:Like the whole "he made a rocket and flew it into the sky" Yeah no, that makes it seem like a joke[04/05/20 17:43] Chewett:We had a lot of "random" RP, back in the day[04/05/20 17:43] Steno:People were saying they were forming black holes and folding the cube back onto itself and expecting that because they said it Mur would "make it real"[04/05/20 17:43] Chewett:Thats why my ceremony, ensured that nothing was "over the top"[04/05/20 17:43] Chewett:It was purely based on facts everyone agreed with[04/05/20 17:44] Ungod:so we can all agree that if someone uses a spell in the scene, it\'s very real, even for 2 people, just as real as roleplaying done and accepted by 4 people[04/05/20 17:44] Chewett:And thats how it "became real"[04/05/20 17:44] Chewett:Thats why a lot of the past peolpe trying to get leadership of the east failed.[04/05/20 17:44] Steno:yes[04/05/20 17:44] Chewett:They failed to recognise, that for it to be real it, it needs to be acceptable to everyone.[04/05/20 17:44] Steno:Game mechanics facilitate all reality. They even create that reality[04/05/20 17:46] Ungod:ok, so this reality requirement serves the purpose of telling people if they want their actions to be believable, they have to test them in front of many (unless its backed by game mechanics)[04/05/20 17:46] Steno: *nods* That\'s how I interpret it.[04/05/20 17:46] Ungod:there\'s not much sense to put all those numbers there, then[04/05/20 17:46] Chewett:Not belivable, "recognised by the game"[04/05/20 17:46] Chewett:Thats the key thing[04/05/20 17:47] Steno:So saying "my character hid out in the labyrinth and no one was there and got super strong, or developed the power of flight" when no one was around for their 100 days of logins only, doesn\'t work[04/05/20 17:47] Ungod:how does the game recognize it, then?[04/05/20 17:47] Ungod:isn\'t it by admin powers?[04/05/20 17:47] Steno:Chew can you elaborate on what you mean by that?[04/05/20 17:48] Chewett:The game, is an elaborate way of saying "everything"[04/05/20 17:49] Chewett:The game encompasses, your character, the other people, and the secret ones.[04/05/20 17:49] Chewett:If you go to Mur and say "I am King of East, make me king" he goes "nah mate, thats your fantasy"[04/05/20 17:49] Chewett:Because your "truth" does not match the reality requirements, its just fanciful[04/05/20 17:49] Chewett:Thats where others failed.[04/05/20 17:50] :Steno dismembered appiek and took all ☻117 heads.[04/05/20 17:50] Chewett:What you have to do is actually have the right "level" of belief[04/05/20 17:50] Chewett:Then the "game" belives you, and you should get what has become true.[04/05/20 17:51] Chewett:So because I created a world in MD where, everyone accepted I was king, I was made king.[04/05/20 17:51] Chewett:It fits along with the principle of "You get what you already have"[04/05/20 17:51] Chewett:If you can create a MD where you are an X, then you should then be given everything to be X[04/05/20 17:51] Ungod:so when the game recognizes what you do, it becomes real. this is the way to \'fabric\' reality[04/05/20 17:51] Chewett:Because you are already X[04/05/20 17:51] Chewett:Yeah[04/05/20 17:51] Steno:So if I decided that to ascend to MP5 I had to have an ornate ceremony with people attending, that would become my reality?[04/05/20 17:51] Ungod:in fantasy[04/05/20 17:52] Chewett:Now, the game itself cannot do that by itself. You need "someone" to press the buttons[04/05/20 17:52] MaGoHi:i thought the X was a kiss[04/05/20 17:52] MaGoHi:xD[04/05/20 17:52] Steno:And I couldn\'t ascend until people showed up to said ornate ceremony?[04/05/20 17:52] Ungod:wait, hold on, now it starts to make sense why it\'s a requirement...this number is the requirement for you to be able to fabric the reality[04/05/20 17:54] Ungod:so let\'s see...the game also has stuff where there\'s no requirement for things to be accepted, such as spells or items[04/05/20 17:55] Steno:Because the spell and item is already accepted by the game, otherwise the spell wouldn\'t be part of the game[04/05/20 17:55] Ungod:darn it! we only had 5 members as Baconeers![04/05/20 17:55] Aia:It were easier for one\'s reality to be made so if it were not too different from that which all do believe,[04/05/20 17:56] Aia:A spell cast may, in example, be tangibly an opening of a portal.[04/05/20 17:57] Ungod:the really weird thing is that the game here is to \'create reality\', which is strange. Then again, i never played MD back then[04/05/20 17:58] Aia:It seems that the more power a being purports to possess, the harder it were to make it real for all else.[04/05/20 17:58] Ungod:aha, so...MD was rather void and it needed to be filled, so that\'s just a guideline for the process[04/05/20 17:59] Ungod:unless you have the tools and admin powers , Aia [04/05/20 17:59] Steno:The more gradual the change, the more believable it is[04/05/20 17:59] Ungod:that\'s right, which is why people are always pissed off when Mur changes stuf[04/05/20 18:00] Chewett:Could be [04/05/20 18:00] Ungod:disband lhos...hold on, it\'s not believable. I just did it, so it is 😛[04/05/20 18:00] Aia:Indeed; but consider also that the tools are also a method to grant one what she already doth possess.[04/05/20 18:00] Chewett:I will log this and put it on the forum[04/05/20 18:00] Chewett:Its an interesting discussion[04/05/20 18:00] Ungod:coool[04/05/20 18:00] Ungod: (cool*)[04/05/20 18:00] Aelis:It is![04/05/20 18:00] Chewett:But certainly, for "big things" then you need people to be doing some "real" things[04/05/20 18:00] Steno:It sums up one of the core aspects of the entire experience, at least in my mind[04/05/20 18:01] Chewett:When we did the SoE thing, many years ago, we got people releasing heat[04/05/20 18:01] Aelis:Reminds me of those posts you posted in the MDA site a while ago, Chew.[04/05/20 18:01] Aelis:Should it go there too?[04/05/20 18:01] Chewett:It was a purely mechanical "thing" but as we had so many people we had to make it real[04/05/20 18:01] Steno:So instead of Aia changing who she was alone, she incorporated lashtal\'s help and made a ritual?[04/05/20 18:01] Aia:I do not believe that Mur hath granted thyself, or myself, these tools because we had not already shaped the realm.[04/05/20 18:01] Steno: (Aia, that sounds so very Murr-ish of you )[04/05/20 18:02] Aia:A realm-shaper would shape the realm without them, surely, and does so with them.[04/05/20 18:03] Aia: (I have some examples, but it seems like it would be bragging to mention them)[04/05/20 18:03] Ungod:how about now? we obviously have other kind of limits so the requirement is not that important, but[04/05/20 18:04] Ungod:take the GWI, for example[04/05/20 18:04] Ungod:new people had to fabric the reality of escaping there, and it was basically a thing between them and the guardian[04/05/20 18:04] Ungod:they had tools at their disposal, so I guess that works, eliminating the need for many people...perhaps?[04/05/20 18:05] :appiek plunders ☻2 heads by attacking Steno[04/05/20 18:05] Ungod:the GWI was a place where roleplay was just like \'the old times\', no?[04/05/20 18:05] Aia: *nods* MaGoHi did mention the possibility of creating jet-packs to escape the Island.[04/05/20 18:06] Aia:This was his example where one\'s reality were not accepted.[04/05/20 18:08] Ungod:ok, so...that kind of roleplay is still possible, but is overshadowed by the content A25 tools will be bringing[04/05/20 18:08] Aia:Chewett, I wonder if aught did approach thee for new roles this Anniversary.[04/05/20 18:08] Ungod:not to mention other improvements, or the items branch in shop[04/05/20 18:08] Chewett:No one has come to me about new roles but I think that is important[04/05/20 18:08] Steno:See I thought roles were not asked for, they were given by the community by your actions making your role apparent?[04/05/20 18:09] Steno:So as to make your place "undeniable" as it were[04/05/20 18:09] Chewett:I have a few pending as part of my Grand Dukedom of the east.[04/05/20 18:10] Aia: *nods* Many must yearn to be a loyal subject of thine.[04/05/20 18:10] Chewett:But the majority of them are people that are already doing things[04/05/20 18:10] Chewett:Or my suggestion that they should have such a tag if they do a few more things[04/05/20 18:11] Ungod:that means you no longer can \'create reality\' the way yo could, numbers being less relevant and so the rp requirement will become more and more of an artifact of th past[04/05/20 18:12] Ungod:ok, that gave me an idea or two[04/05/20 18:12] Aia:I would applaud the return of more custom titles, if naught else.[04/05/20 18:14] Aia:Titles and attempting to create roles within them did increase of the interplay of beings.[04/05/20 18:14] :Miq makes his tag more appaling[04/05/20 18:14] Miq:So you all know how you get to be a king *grins*[04/05/20 18:14] :Steno laughs[04/05/20 18:15] :Steno plunders ☻2 heads by attacking appiek[04/05/20 18:15] :appiek clubbered Steno and took all ☻121 heads.[04/05/20 18:15] Chewett:Iv told them my secret Miq[04/05/20 18:16] Miq:which one?[04/05/20 18:16] Chewett:Im heading back to work, but I will acoustic this in an hour or so[04/05/20 18:16] Miq:nr six?[04/05/20 18:16] Chewett:Ask King Miq to make you a King, then he does it[04/05/20 18:16] Chewett:Thats my secret [04/05/20 18:16] Miq:ah nr 4[04/05/20 18:18] Aia:I wonder, in example, if one attempted to become the adopted Prince of Marind\'s Bell; if the King should abdicate, this would leave one well-placed to inherit the throne.[04/05/20 18:18] Ungod:there was an ann about kingship being passed down[04/05/20 18:19] Aia:I yet only recall of one incident of its like.[04/05/20 18:19] Aia:And this did pertain to the Khalazdad dynasty.[04/05/20 18:21] Miq:most kings don\'t bother with dealing owns mortality[04/05/20 18:22] Aia:Indeed, but most will consider of their legacy.[04/05/20 18:23] Ungod: (correct me if i\'m wrong: the old MD meant you had little, so you had to think really hard about what is real and how to create reality; therefore)[04/05/20 18:24] Ungod: (the more content the game has, the less freedom you0ll have and you won\'t be thikìnking hard about what is real)[04/05/20 18:24] Steno:Old MD was scenes, plus creatures, plus story, plus weapons, a few "spells".[04/05/20 18:24] Chewett:Old Md means a lot of different things to a lot of different people[04/05/20 18:24] Chewett:Just FYI[04/05/20 18:25] Ungod:i\'m just trying to focus on this one aspect - roleplay[04/05/20 18:25] Aia: (Alternatively, more content means more framework for dedicated roles)[04/05/20 18:25] Ungod:bascially, the more content MD will have, the less people have to think about \'what is really real\', so to speak[04/05/20 18:25] Chewett:Yep thats true Ungod[04/05/20 18:26] Chewett:Thats why all the previous East "false kings" failed[04/05/20 18:26] Chewett:They focussed too much on trying to get the crown in some way, rather than doing it the "old way" like I did[04/05/20 18:26] Chewett:Its why some of the "new" players are surprised it just happened, wheras the old hands like Steno are like "Well Dur, thats obvious thats how you do it"[04/05/20 18:27] Chewett:Its why also some of the old "false kings" in the east have been surprised it was "easy"[04/05/20 18:27] Chewett:Well it wasnt easy because it took a lot of time and effort organising[04/05/20 18:27] Chewett:It looks easy, becasue thats the end goal, once you "make it real" it is real, so its easy[04/05/20 18:27] Chewett:The making it real takes the real effort[04/05/20 18:27] Chewett:Took a lot to get some of the lands there, Even Mag over there was present![04/05/20 18:29] Ungod:so how do we force people to fabric and still add content? because yes, it means more framework for dedicated roles, but it could also mean point and click[04/05/20 18:29] Ungod:fabric reality*[04/05/20 18:29] Ungod:i\'m a woodcutter! i cut wood. point and click, rinse and repeat[04/05/20 18:30] Aia: (because the roles have to agree with the accepted framework of "reality")[04/05/20 18:30] Ungod: (yeah, you collect wood until you reach the skill needed for the tag)[04/05/20 18:31] Ungod: (it\'s a lengthy process, you also need to join LR etc, but it\'s fairly clear)[04/05/20 18:31] Ungod: (direct road to it, which takes away the \'is this real\'?)[04/05/20 18:32] Steno:Indeed. But what isn\'t clear is what you do with that tag. Also, the RP is in how you get to 40. Did you buy a bunch of magical potions to give +3 repeatedly, or did you sweat and bleed every day?[04/05/20 18:32] Ungod:yea, and it\'s too simple[04/05/20 18:32] Aia: (It is a very clear way though; Nadrolski is a good example of a resource based role)[04/05/20 18:32] Ungod:there are no 20 people who have to accept it, so you ahve to think about how to present it ina real fashion[04/05/20 18:32] Aelis:In the end a tag means little if the person doesn\'t play that role[04/05/20 18:33] Aelis:To me, at least.[04/05/20 18:33] Ungod:you just do it, you know how[04/05/20 18:33] Steno:Yes, like if I asked Ledah to get me wood, would he?[04/05/20 18:33] Ungod:as for the tag, we can add content[04/05/20 18:33] Aia: (It is hard to deny that you have cut 100000 trees if your stat suggests it)[04/05/20 18:33] Ungod: (yeah, but the rp effort incolved is nill. you just pointed and clicked)[04/05/20 18:33] Aia: (This suggests that you did actions consistent with the role already)[04/05/20 18:34] Ungod: (yes, but its totally different from how things used to be, no?)[04/05/20 18:34] Steno:No, you gave up time. Your PRESENCE in the game was devoted, at least in part, to woodcutting, you earned it[04/05/20 18:34] Ungod:yes, but it\'s a different kind of effort[04/05/20 18:34] Ungod:it\'s like grinders[04/05/20 18:34] Ungod:combat grinders[04/05/20 18:34] Steno:Whereas you could have sat in MDP using astericks saying you were "cutting wood" if you did that every day, wouldn\'t eventually your role be a woodcarver?[04/05/20 18:34] Aelis:To some people that effort matters more than anything else in this realm[04/05/20 18:35] Aelis:Yeah, just like grinders [04/05/20 18:35] Ungod:yea, but for that kind of effort creatures were invented, not the rp reality requirement[04/05/20 18:35] Aia: (Combat roles would be a thing if there was a method to measure it... like attack stat)[04/05/20 18:35] Aelis:There should be room for everybody. I see the resources thing as a niche for those kind of players.[04/05/20 18:35] Steno: (I will admit, having so many creatures makes it harder and harder to say they are \'part of my mindset\')[04/05/20 18:35] Aia: (why aren\'t they a thing again?)[04/05/20 18:35] Chewett:Look at Nad and his water gathering[04/05/20 18:35] Ungod:what i\'m trying to say, is RP is vastly different and the allure of the MD I never played was characters born out of \'how do i make myself recognized when i have nothning?\'[04/05/20 18:36] Chewett:Efforts in the game, meant that he became the defactor water gatherer[04/05/20 18:36] Aia: (nad is the prime example of resource-role)[04/05/20 18:36] Steno:You can choose to RP through game mechanics alone, or you can use astericks to build the reality by shaping how people view you[04/05/20 18:36] Chewett:I disagree[04/05/20 18:36] Chewett:Nad does both[04/05/20 18:37] Aelis:Yeah, there are multiple paths[04/05/20 18:37] Aia: (I don\'t mean he doesn\'t do it in other ways too)[04/05/20 18:37] Steno:Hmmm... I see what you meant, I don\'t mean that the options are mutually exclusive chew. I just mean the universal solvent is what other players "see" hence the RP requirement[04/05/20 18:37] Chewett:Its a spectrum[04/05/20 18:38] Steno:Indeed[04/05/20 18:39] Steno:Like when I think of resources, weren\'t there people with high woodcutting who ultimately recieved roles of being able to "construct" new items?[04/05/20 18:39] Ungod:dod that thing happen?[04/05/20 18:39] Steno: (though they went inactive and didn\'t really utilize their roles a lot, according to the forums)[04/05/20 18:39] Ungod:did*[04/05/20 18:39] Aelis:Who got that role?[04/05/20 18:39] Ungod:ooh, like back then, with Udgard and others[04/05/20 18:39] Aelis:I might have missed it[04/05/20 18:39] Aelis:Oh those were pre-resources[04/05/20 18:40] Aia: (the crafters?)[04/05/20 18:40] Chewett:It is part of what I am planning to arrange Ungod[04/05/20 18:40] Chewett:The kings, IMO, should have been pushing things forward[04/05/20 18:40] Chewett:They have not[04/05/20 18:40] Steno:Oh, my bad. My time-frame is off (reading all of the forums without timeframe makes it hard to shuffle in brain)[04/05/20 18:40] Chewett:I will be [04/05/20 18:40] Chewett:Aelis is the fist guini pig[04/05/20 18:40] Chewett:Dont tell him[04/05/20 18:40] Chewett:Its a secret[04/05/20 18:40] Ungod:ok[04/05/20 18:40] Aelis:![04/05/20 18:41] Ungod:i won\'te tell Aelis no matter what[04/05/20 18:41] :Chewett shushes them all[04/05/20 18:41] :Aia looks at Miq\'s implied non-progression[04/05/20 18:41] :Chewett especially Aelis[04/05/20 18:41] :Ungod takes the bribery money[04/05/20 18:41] :Aelis looks the other way[04/05/20 18:41] :Steno distracts Miq[04/05/20 18:41] :Chewett passed Silver coin to Ungod[04/05/20 18:41] :Chewett shushes[04/05/20 18:42] :Ungod nods and hides it in his sleeve[04/05/20 18:42] Steno:Aia, I could see your desire to have kings drive research into creature descriptions fitting in this.[04/05/20 18:43] Aia:Would one require... an enchantress to enchant of magical items?[04/05/20 18:43] Chewett:Aelis already knows my plans[04/05/20 18:43] Chewett:So it should not be shocking[04/05/20 18:43] Chewett:I see a lot of good people ready to start new exciting roles[04/05/20 18:43] Chewett:They just need to be reminded what those roles are[04/05/20 18:43] Chewett:and IMO kings should be pushing people forard[04/05/20 18:43] Chewett:And when I use the word Kings[04/05/20 18:44] Chewett:I obviously also refer to our fair Monarch Lintara too[04/05/20 18:44] Chewett:I merely an a lazy slob of a King[04/05/20 18:44] :Aia hides the Enchantress\'s Grimoire in her inventory[04/05/20 18:44] Chewett:And use a singular gender[04/05/20 18:44] Aelis:That\'s a really nice initiative, Chew.[04/05/20 18:44] Aelis:Now that the birthday is over I\'m ready to resume my work. *smiles*[04/05/20 18:44] Chewett:Certainly, in MaBeast, we want to find out what people are wanting to do, and push them forward[04/05/20 18:45] Chewett:So join MaBeast![04/05/20 18:45] Chewett:<end advertising>[04/05/20 18:45] Ungod:I\'d like a conclusion for this,: is the RP requirement an obsolete link useful for when we\'ll have 60 people plying wildly, OR[04/05/20 18:45] Chewett:Being serious, yeah I think thats part of the Monarchs role[04/05/20 18:45] Ungod:can/should it be improved ins ome way?[04/05/20 18:45] Chewett:I think it is an idea that may have been needed once, but probably not now[04/05/20 18:45] Aia:Chewett, may I digress? Steno, I believe, were in fact of Lorerootian heritage.[04/05/20 18:46] Ungod:so I can forget about it[04/05/20 18:46] Chewett:Ungod, I think its a reminder for people who maybe dont know how the "RP" in MD works[04/05/20 18:46] Chewett:I strongly grasp it, so its useless for me[04/05/20 18:46] Chewett:Go ahead Aia[04/05/20 18:47] Steno:Agreed. It explains how the game works in many ways, also encouraging them to "play" with others[04/05/20 18:47] Aia:I should like to return to the topic at hand, but if one reads of the note I did place in his personal log, one may consider that he may indeed be a dual-citizen.[04/05/20 18:47] Ungod:it desont explain anything, in fact it\'s confusing, because the reality that created it has disappeared[04/05/20 18:48] Aia:I do bring this up as a matter of example rather than of conflict...[04/05/20 18:48] Ungod:well, Juba was also Lorerootian[04/05/20 18:48] Steno: (My logs! I wish I somehow got a notification when my logs were edited)[04/05/20 18:49] Aia:but surely the King of Marind\'s Bell and the Queen of Loreroot would consider grounds for a custody battle.[04/05/20 18:49] Steno:Lintara and I met and held a little ceremony where she pardoned me for my abadonment.[04/05/20 18:49] Ungod:but I wdouln\'t like to think of MB as a desolate land where some lorerrootians settled[04/05/20 18:49] Chewett:The Queen of Loreroot already does not favour me Aia, I fear this will cause more issues![04/05/20 18:49] Steno:She failed to mention whether or not I was actually a planted spy in Ma\'Beast however.[04/05/20 18:49] Aia:Ah, do forgive me for digression, then; it is resolved.[04/05/20 18:49] MaGoHi:WAR[04/05/20 18:49] MaGoHi:WAR[04/05/20 18:49] MaGoHi:WAR[04/05/20 18:49] Steno:WAR?[04/05/20 18:49] Lazarus:Besides the "King of" and "Queen of", is "Demon of" also considered land leaders/monarchs?[04/05/20 18:50] Ungod:Mago got bored of WORDS[04/05/20 18:50] Steno:GAteway Island hereby declares war?[04/05/20 18:50] Aelis: (lunch time, brb)[04/05/20 18:50] MaGoHi:make war not love[04/05/20 18:50] Chewett:On what grounds Laz? Murdering them or?[04/05/20 18:50] Steno: (yes, check announcements, Mur said so)[04/05/20 18:50] Ungod:makes sense[04/05/20 18:50] MaGoHi:or however that sentence goes[04/05/20 18:50] Chewett:In terms of considering them monarches, Demon is one of them yes[04/05/20 18:50] Lazarus:I wanted to know the titles of land leaders[04/05/20 18:50] Lazarus:I see[04/05/20 18:51] Chewett:King Queen, Demon I believe. Check dst\'s as well for whatever her\'s is[04/05/20 18:51] Steno: [Ann. 3906][04/05/20 18:51] MaGoHi:grumpy cat of underground
  31. 3 points
    Aia del Mana

    Of Memory and Memery

    For an absolutely monumental contribution to this quest, Steno has received a Wind Drachorn. Demonic God is granted the original first-place prize, a Rustgold Drachorn. As this doth leave a prize for the third place, MaGoHi has won the 14th Anniversary Creature. Plushies shall be forthcoming; congratulations to all who did participate.
  32. 3 points
    lashtal

    I need to sleep to beat the winner.

    Ignorance. It's world wide spread, spontaneous like weeds, and deadlier than any cataclysm. It takes a lot of effort to lower it, and none to have it rampant again.
  33. 3 points
    Ailith

    Night out at the Drunken Corpse

    Right, Sunfire wins for best activity. Best competitor goes to Miq for overall impact on blackjack and diplomacy (votes inconclusive so took executive decision after going through the logs again a few times) Unique item goes to Ungod for being the only non arranged activity creator and for contributing throughout the entire evening! Thank you again for the fun evening and I hope to run it again next year with some tweaks ^^
  34. 3 points
    Aia del Mana

    Of Avatars and Golden Blessings

    More shall be done when I am able.
  35. 3 points
    Ungod

    Visualization

    I...tried. And failed. So all I can show you is a representation of me for the first time in the Labyrinth (many ages ago:
  36. 3 points
    Ailith

    Land of the Dead day / Jail day

    Chewys prison story.docx
  37. 2 points
    If you are in the mainland, you could type “tutorial “ on the signpost of Marble Dale Park.
  38. 2 points
    MaGoHi

    I AM HUNGRY (again)

    with this the quest is closed!
  39. 2 points
    Demonic God

    I AM HUNGRY (again)

    I am, frankly, still not satisfied, for reasons you'll all see: despite my numerous efforts, success and perfection still slips away, ever so close, yet so far. This is a dish I wish to eventually master, but until then, I'll have to contemplate with sharing my progress and experiences. So here be my dish, a simple, humble winderwild egg "omelette", a "mutated", homunculus version of the winderwild Here be my two... least grotesque creations: And, its "hatched" form: The "hatching" progress, is as such: https://imgur.com/a/NBCH9oA https://imgur.com/a/4bwCiNI The concept is simple, as a bird, the Winderwild often lays infertile eggs. These eggs are nutritious to feast upon, for a multitude of dishes. But what if one, were to explore, and attempt to create an unliving mimicry of the bird itself? This dish, as I had hoped to learn, was to mimic as such - an attempt to re-capture the beauty of the winderwild, in a somewhat more macabre manner. The ingredients, are simple. One may only require 3-4 winderwild eggs, and a pinch of salt. The first step, as easy as to hatch a normal winderwild egg itself, is to beat the eggs with salt to taste, in a bowl, until the yolk and the white a fully mixed. The second step, requires a moderately heated pan, about just over one hand in length, and must, through one mean or another, have an appropriate non-stick principle, through a combination of cooking oil, and the coating of the pan itself. This is of vital importance, as one wish not to have the egg glued to the pan during the cooking process. Once the pan achieves a moderate temperature, enough to cook an egg drop on contact, pour the egg into the pan, and whisk away the paper thin layers of cooked eggs. One then shift the content of the eggs to one side of the pan, and slowly roll the egg over into a pouch, Sadly, even such simple steps, I cannot do. But here, I share the numerous point of failure, and where I had suffered the most, to aid those who wish to recreate the dish First, a good amount of egg, proportionate to the pan size, is of quintessential importance. The cooking process is swift, failures or success determined within seconds. The key idea, is the pan temperature and heat capacity, both of which affect how fast the egg will cook. Too little, and it shall cook too fast, too much, and it shall cook too slow and thick. Neither of which is desirable Second, accuracy and speed. Once the egg is poured, you have up to 20-30 seconds to finish the dish. It cannot be any slower or faster, else it impact directly how the egg is cooked. Whisking a second too much, and you may find your eggs too overcooked to be folded Third, the tools. You shall need not only a good, non-stick, correctly sized pan, that pan must have a gentle slope as well. A harsh slope plays directly into the shape of the fold, and making it extremely difficult to both fold and shape the egg pouch. The pan must also be able to heat evenly - not just the bottom, but especially the sides. The final phrase of the cooking process focuses entirely on cooking at the side of the pan, and a pan that cannot heat specifically the side will make temperature management much, much more difficult. I, sadly, only have access to a moderately fine pan, one that is non-stick, but has a rather harshly angled, non-heated side.
  40. 2 points
    Steno

    First annual April Fool's Joke contest

    Sorry I thought I posted this during the anniversary... Aelis won with 4 points, Ungod came in 2nd with 1 point! Congratulations Aelis, you get the random thing from me Ungod, you get more questions to tease your brain when you next ask. Everyone else will get your silver when I next see you!
  41. 2 points
    Hakam

    The Power of Emails

    God....you made me remember Big C and his exploits....this is trully a time capsule. Treehill here, i think, not sure if this epoch i was using this username
  42. 2 points
    Story 5:
  43. 2 points
    Story 4:
  44. 2 points
    Story 2:
  45. 2 points
    Steno

    My budding role

    Aia has now solved the SECOND puzzle for 18 plushies with a record of around 27.5 hours! Way to go! I will leave the puzzles up as well as the clickies. I have not decided what the reward for solving them will be yet going forward (ask me after plushie shop opens ) Also a grand total of ~49 plushies were given away at the ascension, so this plushie shop/auction should be feisty indeed
  46. 2 points
    Chewett

    Server Downtime

    I heard that the server was so surprised Steno went to MP5 that it crashed and is unrecoverable 😮
  47. 2 points
    I'll just write why I think this is great to have in MD - it's because it goes along the idea of achievements. While those are some shiny things to unlock and have on your page, an ascension ceremony/party would be a lively thing. People would come and send a congrats or state the obvious 'aha, a new target'. Basically, the coding part shouldn't be too hard - it's just about a hidden clickable that depicts some decorations, becoming visible when activated by an mp3/mp4/mp5 close to cap.
  48. 2 points
    Aia del Mana

    Of Avatars and Golden Blessings

    On the judgment of the nominated gifted artist, the top two places are as follows: 1. Steno, for this "first draft": 2. Aelis, for his Eastern Priestess: Congratulations to both Steno and Aelis for their submissions; please do contact myself for the rewards. Steno, as thou hast placed first, thou hast the first choice of the Rustgold Drachorn or 14th Anniversary Barren Soul.
  49. 2 points
    Aia del Mana

    Of Memory and Memery

    Ah; it seems I have confused of the prizes with another quest (that of Golden Avatars). I still believe Steno worthy of the Wind Drachorn, and it is not a reward for any of mine other quests, so this will remain his. Demonic God will receive one anniversary creature and three gold coins, and MaGoHi will receive of one anniversary creature and two coins, as postulated in the title. Apologies for the confusion, and many thanks for the understanding.
  50. 2 points
    Steno

    Day 11 - Marind Bell and friends

    So my memory starts in MB and goes into NC. I remember this very vividly because it was very soon after I came back and it was the first time someone offered to do more than just talk with me (actually, I think Azull offered to take me through NC first, but our logins didn't really coincide). It started off when Zets had just turned MP5, I think and we were sitting and talking. I mentioned that when I first played NC was there, but very much not a place you went to casually. We went into NC where Dan and Zets left me behind because of AP. But I remember how funny it was when Dan had to say about everything, do NOT click this, do NOT click that, DON'T go there or you will get lost. It was awesome and hilarious, also it was an hour very much well-spent. It all would not have been possible if Marble Dale Park was not the main meeting hub besides GoE that it has become (without it, we all three would have been roaming the land, not interacting).
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