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    Metal Bunny reacted to Nimrodel in Where is the punishment for Murder?   
    Death is an important part of MD. But Murder in any form is not justified even if it is transient or in game. It is a horrifying thing to even think of. Why is not there any kind of punishment for murder? Why is not there a jail sentence? Is it implied that MD wants to propagate murder and encourage the idea? Or is it some kind of sadistic fun / dumb social experiment? There is a murder expert in MD for hire. And it is a role. There are murder weapons. I want to ask MD community if you think this is justified. If murder without punishment is a thing to be taken so lightly. I propose a jail tenure for 1 month for the first murder committed followed by an increment of 1 month every time a murder is committed by the same person.
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    Metal Bunny got a reaction from Neno Veliki in Festival of War and Remembrance   
    Hello.
    How are you?

    I am fine, but excruciatingly busy.
    But thanks for asking.

    I planned on doing another festival in about.. 1 week ago.
    But real life makes it so that even though I am in college, I haven't had an actual vacation in approximately 25 months.
    But, I can do stuff in the first week of September.
    So I will (Festival starts on Tuesday the 3rd, ends on Sunday the 8th of September.. Because I have to train people on Monday, that's why).
    No manager, that will have to wait for next year.

    Seeing as how I am busy until end of next week (WHEN I AM FINALLY FREE ROOAAOAOAOAOAAOARGH).
    I will do the stuff such as accepting nominations for legends, for next week.
    Also, if people want to help me update the descriptions of current legends, please do so, I'll pay you a shiny silver coin.
    If you wish to help with the trivia, I'll pay you a shiny silver coin as well.
    If you wish to donate quest rewards, yay.

    Winners of last year who didn't get their rewards yet, please tell me, I will finally do it, when I have free time again (after august 25th).

    For more information, go check the festival editions of previous years.

     
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    Metal Bunny got a reaction from Rophs in Festival of War and Remembrance   
    Hello.
    How are you?

    I am fine, but excruciatingly busy.
    But thanks for asking.

    I planned on doing another festival in about.. 1 week ago.
    But real life makes it so that even though I am in college, I haven't had an actual vacation in approximately 25 months.
    But, I can do stuff in the first week of September.
    So I will (Festival starts on Tuesday the 3rd, ends on Sunday the 8th of September.. Because I have to train people on Monday, that's why).
    No manager, that will have to wait for next year.

    Seeing as how I am busy until end of next week (WHEN I AM FINALLY FREE ROOAAOAOAOAOAAOARGH).
    I will do the stuff such as accepting nominations for legends, for next week.
    Also, if people want to help me update the descriptions of current legends, please do so, I'll pay you a shiny silver coin.
    If you wish to help with the trivia, I'll pay you a shiny silver coin as well.
    If you wish to donate quest rewards, yay.

    Winners of last year who didn't get their rewards yet, please tell me, I will finally do it, when I have free time again (after august 25th).

    For more information, go check the festival editions of previous years.

     
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    Metal Bunny got a reaction from dst in Festival of War and Remembrance   
    Hello.
    How are you?

    I am fine, but excruciatingly busy.
    But thanks for asking.

    I planned on doing another festival in about.. 1 week ago.
    But real life makes it so that even though I am in college, I haven't had an actual vacation in approximately 25 months.
    But, I can do stuff in the first week of September.
    So I will (Festival starts on Tuesday the 3rd, ends on Sunday the 8th of September.. Because I have to train people on Monday, that's why).
    No manager, that will have to wait for next year.

    Seeing as how I am busy until end of next week (WHEN I AM FINALLY FREE ROOAAOAOAOAOAAOARGH).
    I will do the stuff such as accepting nominations for legends, for next week.
    Also, if people want to help me update the descriptions of current legends, please do so, I'll pay you a shiny silver coin.
    If you wish to help with the trivia, I'll pay you a shiny silver coin as well.
    If you wish to donate quest rewards, yay.

    Winners of last year who didn't get their rewards yet, please tell me, I will finally do it, when I have free time again (after august 25th).

    For more information, go check the festival editions of previous years.

     
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    Metal Bunny got a reaction from Nimrodel in Festival of War and Remembrance   
    Hello.
    How are you?

    I am fine, but excruciatingly busy.
    But thanks for asking.

    I planned on doing another festival in about.. 1 week ago.
    But real life makes it so that even though I am in college, I haven't had an actual vacation in approximately 25 months.
    But, I can do stuff in the first week of September.
    So I will (Festival starts on Tuesday the 3rd, ends on Sunday the 8th of September.. Because I have to train people on Monday, that's why).
    No manager, that will have to wait for next year.

    Seeing as how I am busy until end of next week (WHEN I AM FINALLY FREE ROOAAOAOAOAOAAOARGH).
    I will do the stuff such as accepting nominations for legends, for next week.
    Also, if people want to help me update the descriptions of current legends, please do so, I'll pay you a shiny silver coin.
    If you wish to help with the trivia, I'll pay you a shiny silver coin as well.
    If you wish to donate quest rewards, yay.

    Winners of last year who didn't get their rewards yet, please tell me, I will finally do it, when I have free time again (after august 25th).

    For more information, go check the festival editions of previous years.

     
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    Metal Bunny got a reaction from Eagle Eye in Internal Server Error   
    So, I can't see the doom.jpg, what's it look like?
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    Metal Bunny got a reaction from Watcher in Commission   
    *Not sure if this should be here, or in the market forum section*

    In lieu of the upcoming festival of war and remembrance, I am very willing to commission services of the MDNP or from freelance journalists.
    I have noticed that being absent for a total of 5 months of the past year, that I have a gap in my source material concerning players who may have done outstanding features.

    I wish for a condense information packet (less than 1 A4) on EON, BFH Lightning, Rhaegar and Seigheart at negotiable silver prices.
    I also wish for a introductory packets (1 paragraphs) on players you may think are worthwhile.
    For this, I require some proof, or possible witnesses (forum posts, their friends), BUT, if I deem it not good enough, no silver.

    It is totally okay to send stories about yourself, please contact me in this topic, or send me a message via the forum.


    I am also looking towards a more permanent partnership or even open source cooperation, towards the vetting of the legends in my ubiquitous and arbitrary list of legends. To increase accountability, transparency and to introduce more acceptable criteria, and therefore increase acceptance overall.
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    Metal Bunny got a reaction from Ivorak in Commission   
    *Not sure if this should be here, or in the market forum section*

    In lieu of the upcoming festival of war and remembrance, I am very willing to commission services of the MDNP or from freelance journalists.
    I have noticed that being absent for a total of 5 months of the past year, that I have a gap in my source material concerning players who may have done outstanding features.

    I wish for a condense information packet (less than 1 A4) on EON, BFH Lightning, Rhaegar and Seigheart at negotiable silver prices.
    I also wish for a introductory packets (1 paragraphs) on players you may think are worthwhile.
    For this, I require some proof, or possible witnesses (forum posts, their friends), BUT, if I deem it not good enough, no silver.

    It is totally okay to send stories about yourself, please contact me in this topic, or send me a message via the forum.


    I am also looking towards a more permanent partnership or even open source cooperation, towards the vetting of the legends in my ubiquitous and arbitrary list of legends. To increase accountability, transparency and to introduce more acceptable criteria, and therefore increase acceptance overall.
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    Metal Bunny got a reaction from Watcher in Festival of War and Remembrance   
    Hey everyone, in case some of you were wondering, no, I am not dead yet.

    I have been planning a new festival for some time, realized I was busy with all kinds of stuff and sadly then decided to postpone the festival to start on the 13th of August.
    (Because, I am really, really, busy .)

    Anyway, I decided to allow for this time to let people give feedback to the festival as a whole, to let them nominate new legends (and start a flame war about why my subjective criteria are not good), and give suggestions for improvement, or even give ideas for new quests or rewards for these quests (or the trivia contest), if they so want to.

    So, uh, fire away
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    Metal Bunny got a reaction from Neno Veliki in Festival of War and Remembrance   
    Hey everyone, in case some of you were wondering, no, I am not dead yet.

    I have been planning a new festival for some time, realized I was busy with all kinds of stuff and sadly then decided to postpone the festival to start on the 13th of August.
    (Because, I am really, really, busy .)

    Anyway, I decided to allow for this time to let people give feedback to the festival as a whole, to let them nominate new legends (and start a flame war about why my subjective criteria are not good), and give suggestions for improvement, or even give ideas for new quests or rewards for these quests (or the trivia contest), if they so want to.

    So, uh, fire away
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    Metal Bunny reacted to Fang Archbane in Resigning from BHC position   
    It is no big secret that my character, Fang Archbane, despises the character Eon to his very core. Eons role is that of a villain, Fangs, a hero, so it makes sense.

    But I will say this.

    As a person, from man to Eon (whatever he/she may be) I give Eon my complete respect.

    I also trust, obey, and abide by Muratus above all else, Eon and I are not that different.

    I'm on your side on this one Eon... Words I never thought I'd say, but I'm not too proud to admit it.

    I think the majority of MD has your back Eon, be proud of what you've done, your a great influence on us all.
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    Metal Bunny reacted to Eon in Resigning from BHC position   
    I'm resiging from my BHC position. I decided to post why, and show how the council and I don't see eye to eye when it comes to my position.

    This is an email from them and my response to them.

    If you feel like reading it, first read the council's email at the bottom. My responses are at the top.

    Feel free not to post, what you have to say really means very little to me.


    "> We didn't reply previously as you deemed to start the contest without
    > hearing back from us."

    Which according to the creator of MagicDuel, Mur, I had every right to. We've spoken about my BHC role many times in the past, and none of you apparently have any idea what he has told me.

    "The BHC's with skilldamage are run too regularly."

    From my coversations with Mur I was given the impression that skilldamage is supposed to be rewarded for every BHC. If I remember correctly skilldamage is suppose to make the "Strongest" player weaker over time, because no one will want to train with the person. Had I never recieved skilldamage I'd be about 5-10 times stronger than I am now, meaning my attack stat would be in the tens of millions. Kind of makes sense, although I'm also not willing to join little training groups, so that also has put a damper on my training in the past. Also, every BHC in history has given skilldamage so it's very easy to believe that's how it's supposed to go.
    .....................................................................................
    "Rewards of the BHC should be appropriate to the contest being
    > run, Skilldamage is an exclusive ability right now and not to be given
    > out lightly. This contest in which participation was minimal and without
    > effort exerted by the players was undeserving of skilldamage as a
    > reward. Instead it was a contest in which you effectively set yourself
    > up to win again and receive additional skilldamage which is
    > unacceptable."

    Are you people really that stupid? I set myself up to win it again? What proof do you have that I specifically set it up to win skilldamage again? Oh, that's right, you don't have any, you're just assuming that's what happened. Yeah, you guy's are perfect examples of people who shouldn't be leading MD. You people obviously know nothing and yet make assumptions based on no real proof.

    Like I just stated, I was under the impression every BHC was supposed to give skilldamage as a reward. How could I have known there was going to be such a low turnout? Oh, that's right, I couldn't have known that. I set up the sign ups, I can't force people to join this.

    From what I hear, a lot of people were just too busy in real life at the time to sign up and give it much of an effort, so they decided not to sign up at all. Another group of people don't sign up because their weak and don't feel they have much of a chance in these competitions.

    Skilldamage? Seriously, why the hell would I care if I gain more skilldamage or not? I had 93 skilldamage and then it went up by 20. The effects of skilldamage are supposed to be capped at 100, so in essence I gained 7 skilldamage points. It turns out it's not actually capped, but I figured Mur was still working on putting the cap on it, therefore it would soon enough just be capped at 100. So you think I threw this thing just for 7 skilldamage stats? I get 6 just from a single shop reset.

    Lets also take a look at my battling history over the past I don't know, 5 months? Take a good look at how little I battle. Why would I possibly care if I gained a few more points in skilldamage if I often don't even attack the same person more than 5 times in a day? Hell, i doubt I usually attack the same person even three times a day now. I even look at Ignnus sometimes and say "screw it" before deciding to just go idle instead of attacking him.

    So answer me this, where do you people get off saying that I effectively set this up just so I could win it and gain more skilldamage? Skilldamage is pretty damn worthless to me, and despite what other players might say, I have no ability to see into the future. There's not only no proof, but there is also no motive for me trying to set this up so I could specifically win, at least when it comes to skilldamage. I didn't have the golden medal yet, but I'll tell you in the next few sentences how little I cared whether I won this thing or not.

    Guess how active I was during this entire BHC. You done guessing? I was active between 3-8 percent of the time. Do you realize how incredibly easy it would have been for people to beat me in this? GoE,SendtoMur'sgate (whatever that spell is called), Lighthouse, tea, alliances, cooperation. i could have been beaten so damn easy it's ridiculous. Lightsage actually came to my location in the east when I was sleeping and gave me his ball of heads through Roleplay. The few times I actually got sent to the GoE was when I had just gotten home and was checking my computer. Bummer for Seig on that one.

    You can even ask Lightsage or Shadow about it. I mentioned to both during the competition that I was leaving to go to some parties. That's what I do. I'm not interested in staying around sitting at the computer all day, and I especially wouldn't give MD that much attention. My MD addiction is buried in the past.

    "You quoted that Mur asked you to run BHC's every X months. Do not do
    > that. The purpose of your role is not to run BHC for the sake of running
    > it."

    Mur told me to run side events every two months and a BHC every four months. I said "No," because I thought that was too soon for a BHC, so I decided to throw them every six months. 6 months gives people plenty of time to train and get their stuff in order, and I don't consider it that short of a time period. I was willing to go a little farther than Mur wanted, but I won't go that far.
    ..........................................
    "> Mur gave you permission to do what you want with the BHC. That means
    > doing anything within reason. It also means you are fully responsible
    > for anything you do. As BHC organiser it is your job to source rewards
    > and deal with the whole of the BHC accordingly. This means that if you
    > want a reward from us you must contact us, and get it approved before
    > announcing it. If you announce it earlier without our approval we may
    > deny it. We know the relative worth of all the creatures in MD whereas
    > you do not have access to this information. If you announce
    > items/creatures before our approval we shall assume you are giving them
    > out yourself. In addition, it is your job to give out the rewards once
    > we have given them to you. Before announcing a BHC you must email us the
    > details of any special rewards you want to issue that need us to issue
    > them to yourself and then await a confirmation of our agreements on the
    > details of it. For this reason we advise you provide us details more
    > than the 5 days prior to the event you emailed us this time. If your BHC
    > does not need support from us then you can run it as fast as you like."

    I was told that if he was ever unreachable when I was going to throw a BHC I could email the council the details and that was it. I specifically asked along the lines of, "Do I have to wait for them to get back to me before throwing the BHC or side event?", and I was told that I didn't have to wait.

    You guy's weren't informed of that? Too bad, you're the council, you should already be informed of this stuff. It's not my problem that you leaders don't have your stuff together. Trust me, I'm not the only player who thinks of you guy's like that.
    ............................................

    "> We also ask you (as we believe you have already been asked) not to
    > participate to win the BHC, we feel you should not participate to win as
    > you cannot fairly judge and be a member of the contest. People should
    > not be complaining about your authority in BHC, which they do have a
    > point to complain about if you are running in it and disqualifying
    > people. Although, in ignnus case, we did remove him from a location as
    > well, so we agree entirely with your action here. As was intended you
    > can still compete in the contest for fun and to make the contest more
    > challenging. If it is necessary we will, but we hope that in future you
    > manage the contest better so that we do not ever have to mechanically
    > implement it so that you physically cannot win the contest if you
    > compete in it."

    I was told I could participate, so I do. I have no memory of being told not to compete to win. I value Mur's words over everyone else's anyway, so it wouldn't really matter. Also, this is supposed to be a contest to determine the best of the best right? If I'm not breaking any of the rules I set in place, you should allow the others to compete against the best of the best. I'm not going to just compete to compete. I'm not going to compete without any chance of me being able to win whatsoever, that means I automatically lose, and someone who isn't the best falsely receives a medal for being the best, only because one of the very best couldn't compete. Why don't we just rename the competition to HC2 and give everyone medals already.

    I can't fairly judge and be a member of the contest? Have I ever broken any of the rules I set up for the competition? Let's see... nope. I don't go into restricted locations, do anything that prevents me from being attackable, or anything else I ever put in place that could have possibly altered the competition in an unnatural way.

    When I was accused of once being unnatackable because an Elu was popping up on my def I immediately gave it to DST.

    I believe the majority of people feel I've been fair when it comes to dealing out punishments for any of my events. The people who getr punished obviously aren't too happy, but what I notice in chat tends to show me that people agree with my decisions.

    I don't see any reason I wouldn't be able to participate when I hold myself to the same exact rules as everyone else. Seems like your just caving to pressure from others.
    ................................................
    "> This BHC participants merely sat around and didn't fight to win, this
    > is ridiculous to happen in the BHC, it should be a battle of the best
    > fighters and not of who can sit in the Tribunal the longest. Do you
    > think it would be better if the fighting was more compact? Do you think
    > you could be given any tools to make BHC better?"

    Aww... simply adorable. That fantasy will never happen. People can win the BHC over and over again, therefore weaker fighters and decent fighters won't believe they have any chance of beating the elites, meaning you lose a big bunch of possible fighters right there. Real life gets in the way so sometimes that cuts out some major players as well. You know what's left? Often 10 players or less. Do you know how many of them are actively fighting in the BHC? 3-6 usually. Other players tend to get bored and go do something else. At the end of the day a head contest is still a head contest. It's the HC, but anyone can participate and possibly win. You want it to be statless? Alright, but it's not really going to be the best verse the best is it? The best have now been weakened 10000 fold. It's like all their grinding was for nothing. It always makes me laugh when people say "Eon should throw an HC for each different land". Do they realize how few people there are in other lands? Do they realize things would probably play out between people who generally get along well? I can imagine Loreroot's right now... "Nimrodel gives all heads to Shem, Lorerootian gives all heads to shem, Lorerootian gives all heads to Shem." We already know who the strongest is, and I highly doubt they'd really fight against each other, let alone in high numbers. I havebn't noticed Shem playing much anymore, but I'm pretty sure they'd do the same for some other Lorerootian, The same goes for all other lands. At least with my land cup event an entire land could have tried to work together and help their champion win. I saw Nimrodel giving Shem a bunch of heads, so they knew how to work together and win. I thought more people would have tried to ensure their lands champion won but I guess I was wrong about that, although it was a far better event than one would be if it was just for a single land.

    People could have gotten me out of the tribunal or gotten to me very easy. It's called cooperation, along with a bunch of other things. People were either too lazy, too stupid, or they didn't want to get first place.

    I like making events compact, but I like giving BHC fighters the freedom to go almost anywhere. I believe a lot of strategy can be used for chasing others, and I like to have that in the BHC. I do enjoy compact fighting, although I think it would also less sign ups overall. Who wants to be stuck in a little zone with me or anyone else like me? Weaker players at least figure they can get my heads and try to make a run for it.

    No tools really come to mind. Like I said ealier, a BHC or event is basically an HC. The main difference is that they often have themes, or they have very, very small twists to them, like more points to the second stage, a longer second stage, or more head hills/head hill at a different spot. Not to mention they used to have great prizes.
    ...................................
    "> For your mismanagement of the BHCs to date, we have decreased your
    > Trust Points by 1 and we will be removing the skill damage awarded. We
    > will give you the rewards for the other participants as these issues do
    > not concern them and have not come about as a result of anything they
    > have done."

    I'd accept that from Mur, although I don't think he'd say the same and I wouldn't really agree with him. I don't accept it from you people.

    My mismanagement? I've managed the way I was told to.

    You dislike the low turnouts? Like I've said a few times and I'll say again, and probably again... The BHC is essentially the HC. How does the saying go? If you put lipstick on a pig it's still a pig? People bitched and moaned for another HC that they could participate in and they got it. Now no one really cares for it. I don't believe people were so blind they didn't see this coming.

    You don't like the prizes I announce? Too bad, I try to do things close to what Mur has told me to. When I asked him for a GG drach for the clash of the lands side event he said something along the lines of "Okay, but that would be too small of a prize for the BHC." GG=pretty rare. pretty rare= too low for the BHC= I guess I have to go higher. Simple to understand, no?

    I don't agree with the punishment obviously.

    I take it you would have rather me done nothing while Lightsage idled in the MDA for an easy victory? Yeah, that's much better.


    "> In regards your enquiry about use of items during your BHC, we will not
    > be mechanically blocking their use. This gives you greater flexibility
    > to make the contest harder or easier or even just more or less
    > complicated for the participants. It is up to you to implement any rules
    > for your contests and to enforce those rules.
    > "

    I look forward to seeing you guy's throw a competition where Seig uses his cloak the entire time. Maybe you guy's will understand how things work in MD once you start getting bitched at for allowing something so abuseable to be used.

    I wouldn't kick anyone out of the contest simply because Seig, or anyone else for that matter, cloaks them and makes them unnatackable. That would be pretty ridiculous.
    ...................................................

    "> The above email overrides everything Mur has previously told you, none
    > of what he asked holds greater than the above email. If there are any
    > issues with things you feel should be kept the same, please comment as
    > we would like your discussion on this"

    No matter what, even if you bought this game from Mur and are it's new owners, I would still value every ingle thing Mur has told me over you. I respect Mur, and I have zero respect for you. You people take forever on things that could be handled incredibly fast. I've given you solid proof on many occasions and yet you took over a month to handle most issues. You refused to even get back to me about the shared tool hoarding, or maybe it was before the council rotation, and I had to go above your heads and talk to Mur to have things handled. I know Mur was slow, but didn't he get a council together so you guy's could handle things a bit faster than he could? If you guy's can't handle the simplest things in a timely manner you should probably just step down and let people who can actually get things going in MD get the chance to do just that.

    Oh, and don't worry about reducing my trust points by one. You can take them all, I resign from the position, and I promise to watch from a distance so I can watch how the number of active players in your BHC ends up dwindling down over time.

    You guy's can feel awesome being on the council all you want, but keep in mind, you're the council for MagicDuel. When I put it that way it sounds a hell of a lot less impressive, doesn't it?

    I'll be posting this on the forum so people know why I've resigned.


    > Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 21:48:55 +0300
    > From: contact@magicduel.com
    > To: x
    > Subject: Re: BHC
    >
    >
    > Hello Eon
    >
    > We didn't reply previously as you deemed to start the contest without
    > hearing back from us. We have been reviewing BHC and it has been lacking
    > in participants. There needs to be more next time if there is going to
    > be a Skilldamage reward. We are open as to your comments on how to get
    > more players competing.
    >
    > The BHC's with skilldamage are run too regularly. We have been talking
    > between us and are open to a discussion as to how it can be improved,
    > but we feel that they should be run less, with more small "fun"
    > contests. Rewards of the BHC should be appropriate to the contest being
    > run, Skilldamage is an exclusive ability right now and not to be given
    > out lightly. This contest in which participation was minimal and without
    > effort exerted by the players was undeserving of skilldamage as a
    > reward. Instead it was a contest in which you effectively set yourself
    > up to win again and receive additional skilldamage which is
    > unacceptable.
    >
    > You quoted that Mur asked you to run BHC's every X months. Do not do
    > that. The purpose of your role is not to run BHC for the sake of running
    > it. If that was the purpose it would have been an automated contest like
    > regular HC, running them statically merely means the number of
    > participants will slowly reduce. You could have the signup times be
    > delayed so that there is an adequate amount of participants each time,
    > and change the contest around. You might think to run small ones for MP3
    > or other specific mindpowers. The "main" BHC should be run rarely, once
    > for every 3 or 4 times that a smaller one has been run. This is your
    > role, but these are some of our suggestions for changes you can make to
    > try to help you so as to ensure you balance participation along with
    > reward and so that you can run contests of different kinds on a regular
    > basis.
    >
    > Quote: "My job is to throw the BHC, how the winners get the prizes
    > isn't my problem."
    >
    > Mur gave you permission to do what you want with the BHC. That means
    > doing anything within reason. It also means you are fully responsible
    > for anything you do. As BHC organiser it is your job to source rewards
    > and deal with the whole of the BHC accordingly. This means that if you
    > want a reward from us you must contact us, and get it approved before
    > announcing it. If you announce it earlier without our approval we may
    > deny it. We know the relative worth of all the creatures in MD whereas
    > you do not have access to this information. If you announce
    > items/creatures before our approval we shall assume you are giving them
    > out yourself. In addition, it is your job to give out the rewards once
    > we have given them to you. Before announcing a BHC you must email us the
    > details of any special rewards you want to issue that need us to issue
    > them to yourself and then await a confirmation of our agreements on the
    > details of it. For this reason we advise you provide us details more
    > than the 5 days prior to the event you emailed us this time. If your BHC
    > does not need support from us then you can run it as fast as you like.
    >
    > We also ask you (as we believe you have already been asked) not to
    > participate to win the BHC, we feel you should not participate to win as
    > you cannot fairly judge and be a member of the contest. People should
    > not be complaining about your authority in BHC, which they do have a
    > point to complain about if you are running in it and disqualifying
    > people. Although, in ignnus case, we did remove him from a location as
    > well, so we agree entirely with your action here. As was intended you
    > can still compete in the contest for fun and to make the contest more
    > challenging. If it is necessary we will, but we hope that in future you
    > manage the contest better so that we do not ever have to mechanically
    > implement it so that you physically cannot win the contest if you
    > compete in it.
    >
    > This BHC participants merely sat around and didn't fight to win, this
    > is ridiculous to happen in the BHC, it should be a battle of the best
    > fighters and not of who can sit in the Tribunal the longest. Do you
    > think it would be better if the fighting was more compact? Do you think
    > you could be given any tools to make BHC better?
    >
    > For your mismanagement of the BHCs to date, we have decreased your
    > Trust Points by 1 and we will be removing the skill damage awarded. We
    > will give you the rewards for the other participants as these issues do
    > not concern them and have not come about as a result of anything they
    > have done.
    >
    > In regards your enquiry about use of items during your BHC, we will not
    > be mechanically blocking their use. This gives you greater flexibility
    > to make the contest harder or easier or even just more or less
    > complicated for the participants. It is up to you to implement any rules
    > for your contests and to enforce those rules.
    >
    > The above email overrides everything Mur has previously told you, none
    > of what he asked holds greater than the above email. If there are any
    > issues with things you feel should be kept the same, please comment as
    > we would like your discussion on this.
    >
    > MD Council
  13. Upvote
    Metal Bunny reacted to awiiya in Resigning from BHC position   
    The clock is ticking Council. You know, even though ours aren't official or in an announcement, we keep trust points for YOU too. And you're running just about empty.

    Awi
  14. Upvote
    Metal Bunny reacted to Tom Pouce in Development Focus   
    Remove or lessen or put way of newby to lower viscosity

    Suggestions either:
    - either remove viscosity all together
    - make Energetic immunity stat conter the viscosity
    - make another way easylyavalable for newby to conter or totally neutralise viscosity
    _ make it so that one can easyly get citisenship of each lands at will, so his loyalty gain for each land counter viscosity and gain access to tools to make wealth

    Hight viscosity completely ruin some quests
    Hight viscosity make exploration of MD only avalable to players with citisenship to many lands or wealtly to have thea cups or other mean to get more ap

    Viscosity is one off the main deterrent for newplayers and even me with my small 105 active day having vote often, find it almost impossible to explore tribunal for exemple

    [color=#ff0000][b]Hee guys why put negative rep on that post? You dont like new players?[/b][/color]
  15. Upvote
    Metal Bunny reacted to Liberty4life in Development Focus   
    i would personally like to see "everybody can beat anybody" again, cuz atm combat is all about stats

    so combat system redesign is wut i say
  16. Upvote
    Metal Bunny reacted to De Mimsy Porpington in Development Focus   
    I'd suggest illusions be re-emplemented. I'm biased, because I'm an illusionist, but I think it would add a nice roleplay part to the entire realm. It could also add on to Seigheart's suggestion. There are already some illusion-like spells, but more could come with it (Mind Powers and such, although, this isn't necessary).

    Mimsy
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    Metal Bunny reacted to MRAlyon in Development Focus   
    work on skilldamage stat... I think it's good have got it... I love it... but i don't think it's correct that if you win the fight the opponent lose points on all stats... I would like see that the player that lose don't lose points on all stats but only on the ones that the player that won....
    example... I have got skilldamage and won against another player... I won the fight and get 0.36 of attack... why the player that lost should lose points on all stats and not only on the one that I gained... I think it's more balanced so... and maybe if a player with this ability attack another with this ability the skilldamage doesn't work... so players will be more motivated to partecipate contest and work hard to gain it... for me skilldamage is killing the game... more players stopped to play just because they continue to see their stats go down quickly and that they gained maybe in one month or more...

    and as BFH told... WE REALLY NEED TO FIND A WAY TO KEEP AND GET PLAYERS NOT CONTINUE TO LOSE THEM!!
  18. Upvote
    Metal Bunny reacted to Chewett in Development Focus   
    Work on citizenship, no one can become a member of a land without joining an alliance, and with all these takeovers and tools requiring loyalty its entirely stupid not to have some way of becoming a normal citizen.
  19. Upvote
    Metal Bunny got a reaction from Pipstickz in A story about frienship and betrayl   
    Beauty
  20. Upvote
    Metal Bunny reacted to Curiose in Return of story night   
    I am thinking of restarting story night so as to get some stuff going and to keep myself from gnawing at my hands in boredom.

    This time, there will be no prizes, no judges, just plain stories to share and entertainment of friends.
    The old rules will remain and I will do some digging for said old rules [such as that about content, and length] at another date as soon as I figure out if this is something people even want happening.

    Stories do not need to be fictional, they can be events that have actually happened or be fictional events with a realistic twist.

    Dates and times will be announced after I can do some thinking. I will need a host to help run the event for me so that it can go smoothly. hosts need not worry about finer details as I will organize everything myself in whatever time I have. They simply need to be able to attend the event for me in my stead.

    This may be subject to change:
    If someone wishes to hand out prizes of their own will, seperate of story night, you are free to do so. But my hands will be free of any disappointment some may receive in this case.

    Any questions or concerns are welcomed to me by PM in game or in forum.

    Thank you.
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    Metal Bunny reacted to Dragual in KONY 2012   
    [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc&feature=g-logo&context=G2736420FOAAAAAAABAA"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc&feature=g-logo&context=G2736420FOAAAAAAABAA[/url]

    Watch this and take action. Don't let things like this happen. This isn't spam, it's really rather important. Not just for the US but for the whole world.
  22. Downvote
    Metal Bunny got a reaction from Watcher in Legal Basis of GG   
    [quote name='Brulant' timestamp='1328113132' post='103101']
    So far I like it. It seems pretty fair, but I'm sure I'll find something to nitpick over if I read it enough.

    Two things that may have already been addressed. (I can't remember, I just woke up.)

    1. I think it's vital that the judiciary does not have the power to decide how a law is interpreted for forever and always. If a law is unclear, it should return to the policy makers for clarification/reevaluation and not rest solely on that one case's precedence.

    2. Are there enough people in GG to populate such a system effectively? I honestly don't know. The way I see it now, you're going to end up with about 12 "leaders" and 2 "non-leaders" unless you have a person serving multiple roles, which is moving back towards monarchies.

    It's all well and good to pen an extensive, balanced constitution, but that's all worthless if you can't properly fill its shoes, yeah?
    [/quote]
    I like point 1, I'll keep that in mind.

    [quote name='awiiya' timestamp='1328141689' post='103125']
    Just wondering, I'm no GGan- when has a constitution this extensive been written for a group of... 10 or so active people?

    I would imagine that some form of organization really is helpful. But this? I question it. Does it really take this many words to organize such a small collection?

    I would, I think, form something far more loose and dynamic.

    Awi
    [/quote]
    [quote name='Pipstickz' timestamp='1328142730' post='103127']
    I assume that if it turns out unnecessary or unwanted, it can not be used. Though it is an awful lot of stuff, I agree.
    [/quote]

    As for everything else. Well, yes. But it's like I said before and Pipstickz pointed out, I'm doing this for practice.
    Also, I do believe that any legal establishment should be based on certain fundamentals. If I don't argue for that stuff.. you kinda leave open the way for egregious abuse. Also, I dislike the idea of having to serve a King I didn't choose, who is allowed free reign, without real accountability after or before the act of abuse.

    Also, I never specified the total number of participants. It's not like this is the real world, where you can have 2 houses of representatives filled with hundreds of people, whom each is chosen by thousands of people, in their respective sovereign states.
    In GG, it would mean that only GG people would get to propose and vote for laws.

    Also, grido said some stuff about the example of 5) in article 2. About all sorts of practicalities. Such as, what about the defendant, or the time it would take for a judicial sentence.
    I leave it out, because its not really relevant for the constitution (as a constitution should be basics only, where everyone agrees upon). And the practicalities could be decided upon later, in the form of law proposals. (Such as law nr. 12345: everyone has a right for an attorney. Or the right to remain silent, whatever).

    And so what if it's just 10 people?
    That just limits the size of the government, not as to how it should function.


    When you form something loose and small, much like the rules of MD itself, see what happens. You may argue that some kings have ruled well. But did all of them do so? At all times? Did everyone agree with the rules or do some people rage and scream? Do some point at the abuse of some kings and scream with fervour, only to meet with futility?
    What about the church of the Savellites? What about the GG civil war?
    Even if you can claim that they were chosen democratically (which they were not), then they were still [b]unaccountable[/b], which still holds open the door for tyrants.
    You may argue even further and say that Mur has instated the reputation points and that this is accountability. I scoff at this. How is a points system a good system? No reasoning was given and I see no merit on its behalf when compared to an actual system that I'm trying to argue for.
    for instance, the points are based upon Mur's judgement. Now, I'm sure Mur is great, but again, is Mur accountable or transparent? Is Mur a legitimate representative of our desires or of justice?


    I'll do article 3 some time tomorrow.. and let me remind you, practicalities are not there for a reason and examples are just that, examples.
  23. Upvote
    Metal Bunny reacted to Guillak in Your Musical Portrait   
    This is a simple game: get your musical portrait drawn by MD population. How do others see your character?

    [b]~ Rules ~[/b][list]
    [*]By entering the game, you gain access to the list of all other participants.
    [*]You assign a single tune (YouTube link only) to all participants you know, including yourself. Choose the song that you think best portrays the participant. Anything is allowed: don't hesitate to put up songs in other languages than English, purely instrumental pieces are even strongly encouraged; the music itself is more important than the lyrics in my opinion (although they are supposed to be related). Avoid putting the music that participants are using in their papers ...
    [*]Wait for others to do the same ...
    [*]... and enjoy your "musical portrait" by listening to the songs that have been chosen for you. All songs are anonymous, so you don't know who chose what for you!
    [/list]
    That's it.

    [i]Rewards:[/i][list]
    [*]You get to know how people view you, in music!
    [*]To be happy, surprised, disappointed, etc., and hopefully to have fun.
    [/list]
    You won't get any shiny thing, and I kindly ask any potential generous sponsor NOT to propose any reward. In this game, you just receive as much as you give.


    [b]~ What if there are participants I don't know? ~[/b]

    Stalk them, find them, meet them, talk to them, (R-)play with them, learn about them! By entering the game, you should be ready to go meet all the people you don't know yet, young or old.


    [b]~ How to start ~[/b]

    To enter the game, just go to Awiiya's way, check the Oak Log, and say "Musical Portrait". Everything has been made automatic in the clickie. It is just a matter of typing a short description and copy/pasting the link of the song, just like with the mood panel. Note that for storage limitations reasons, all fields are limited in length—use the "share" links of YouTube if possible.

    Warning: the first time you activate the script, you are automatically added to the list of participants. This means that your name will appear in all participants' list, and the interface will invite them to assign a song to you. Don't do it unless you're really willing to participate. There is no "give up" button, but I can remove you manually from the list of participants if necessary.

    Under the list of participants and songs you have chosen, you will find the list of anonymous (unless they are "signed" ... Well you can try to guess) songs that have been assigned to you, which obviously is empty the first time you activate the script. You can see your own list, but not that of the others. For each song, you can leave a short comment in return for the person who chose it for you, and it will appear next to your name in his/her list of participants.

    The clickie has been well tested, but if you notice anything strange, don't hesitate to tell me!


    [b]~ I can see everything ~[/b]

    I have access to all data obviously, and I can find who submitted what. But I won't spend my time monitoring everything, I don't have time for that. That said, if you find some inappropriate or badly unpleasant content, just tell me and I'll remove the content, or even the participant. If it is serious, it will be forwarded to the appropriate MD authorities.

    Please keep it enjoyable, I don't want it to become another reason for bickering ...


    [b]~ Many thanks to ~[/b]

    Brulant for discussing the initial idea, Burns for discussing the final idea, Chewett for answering all my questions on MDScript, Awiiya for allowing the use of his clickie, MD Council and Rendril for allowing the use of consequent data storage, and all people who helped testing the clickie (your entries are still there, btw)!


    Now go and have fun! There might be a second part in a couple weeks.


    Edit: YouTube links only, and I finally use multiple storages as Council and Rendril allowed me.
  24. Upvote
    Metal Bunny got a reaction from Dragual in Legal Basis of GG   
    [b]1) [/b]Article 2: The power of the state is to be divided, to prevent tyranny and safeguard the sovereignty of the individual that has been entrusted to the state.
    2.a: The first branch is the executive, they hold the power of the people and must ensure the safety of the sovereignty of the individual.
    2.b: The second branch is the legislative, they hold the will of the people and must pave the way of the state and impose limits to safeguard the purpose of the state and the sovereignty of the individual. (this means I am promoting collectivism and order)
    2.c: The third branch is the judiciary, they hold the reasoning of the people and must arbitrate and deliberate upon what is right or wrong. They curb the other powers and must ensure order on the basis of reason. (so if the people democratically decide to impose a tyranny, the court must rule this as stupid and say no.)
    2.d: The fourth branch is the press, they hold the scrutiny of the people and must remain decentralized to ensure the prevention of the possibility of collusion or corruption of the other three powers. The state holds the obligation of protection, but not of regulation of this power.

    [b]2) [/b]Argumentation:[spoiler]
    Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. This is mostly due to the process I described earlier, in which the person with power will appropriate to him or herself that power and internalize it.
    Face it, we don’t like to lose or leave out on power, even if we know it is the right thing to do. For we are creatures to whom power is the ultimate tool of obtaining individual happiness, which is of utmost importance to us.
    As such, we have no real incentive to stop gathering more power and as we internalize this power more and more, we will have made power into its own goal, subjecting ourselves on a higher basis than others.

    As stated earlier, the goal of the state is to provide happiness, in the form of order and protection.

    But protection and order cannot come if an older generation has difficulty releasing power onto the next, for reasons described above. If that is the case, then unrest and eventually chaos may ensue.
    To prevent this, power must be limited in the sense that it is obvious and permanent. Once power is limited, it is far easier to remove that power and to transfer it onto another.

    As for the division of power, this is simply to prevent collusion and conflicts of interest. The division is made such that accountability remains an issue for all involved in the political factor. If there is no accountability, then there is no pressure or incentive to abide by the people’s will. Once you deviate from that unrest and chaos may ensue once more.



    Reasoning a:
    The executive is there, because someone has to do it. It’s an obvious branch, but it’s mainly a branch to ensure that it can and should be held accountable to the other branches in order to ensure maximum democratic mandate. It is this branch that has the greatest potential for abuse and should thus be isolated, in order for accountability to come to the fore.



    Reasoning b:
    The legislative is there, because it’s a direct way of showing the executive branch of what the people exactly want. By creating this branch and letting it direct, or limit, the executive branch, you will replace a lot of personal ambitions and motivations with the will of the public, which is what the state should do. If there were no legislative branch, the executive could simply do as it desired, without accountability to the people.



    Reasoning c:
    The judicial branch is there to arbitrate each case and each suspect by the law and test them with reasoning and keep the executive and legislative independent.
    If this branch were to not be independent of the executive, the executive could, as an example, steal from a citizen and then say that they didn’t actually break a law.
    If the judiciary was not independent of the legislative, then the legislative could vote for a silly rule and implement a law that says that all humans should be the property of the Bunny Empire, and then immediately call it constitutional and force the executive to abide by the law.
    Naturally, the branch is here to ensure that the two other branches don’t lord over each other.



    Reasoning d:
    In some cases it is possible that despite the division of the branches, they still work together in secret. Where instead of the above examples, where you would have one branch still being tyrannical, if there were no judiciary, there would now be two (Hungary) or even all three branches working together in order to remove accountability, so that they may pursue their own ideals and preferred policies.
    The press is the last stand, and is the last possibility of the people to show their will and desire.
    Some may say that de facto, not much changes if you put it in the constitution.

    I argue however, that the moment something is law, people will internalize it more and give it more respect. By enshrining it into the constitution, the entire state internalizes its importance and is thus more likely to respect its boundaries.
    But, by instating also that they should remain decentralized and protected only and not regulated, you ensure that each individual may protest peacefully in any way they so desire, whenever and however they so desire. To allow this ultimate expression of the sovereignty of the individual is paramount to the success of the state, for if there were none, then the opportunity for the individual to express their desire and thusly for the state to act upon it, would be smaller, which would mean less happiness and more unrest.
    (This article also implies freedom of speech btw... in case you didn’t understand my babbeling).[/spoiler]
    In summation; if we don't do this article, tyrants may become a reality and the people and the individual sovereignty of the people will be oppressed.

    [b]3)[/b] Intended effect:
    No more kings, no more dicatators, no more tyrants. Rule by the will of the people.

    [b]4)[/b] Examples:
    President Bunny wants to invade.. I dunno, the air or something, and the judiciary says it's stupid and removes him, the press applaud the action and the legislative pass a law that ensures that nutjobs don't get to be president.

    [b]5)[/b] Implications and consequences:
    It would mean a republic by popular will. A real consequence to this could be that for example:

    - Legislative passes a law that makes murder a criminal act.
    - A GG citizen is murdered
    - President (or General or whatever) collects evidence and testimony and pursues and prosecutes the suspect.
    - Judiciary then decides if the suspect is guilty or innocent.
    - if innocent, the executive pursues and prosecutes other suspects
    - if guilty, the judiciary sentences the criminal and the executive jails/fines the criminal.

    According to Mur's standard, this would still be a land rule and as such, the king, now replaced by the executive, has the [b]right[/b] to jail the criminal.
    No need for that non-transparant and unaccountable Council, no need for Mur, no need for anyone to [b]intervene[/b].
    We would have taken care of our own problem, in the way we think is best, this saves time on council and mur's side and makes us happier.

    What's not to love?
  25. Upvote
    Metal Bunny got a reaction from lashtal in Legal Basis of GG   
    [quote name='Brulant' timestamp='1328113132' post='103101']
    So far I like it. It seems pretty fair, but I'm sure I'll find something to nitpick over if I read it enough.

    Two things that may have already been addressed. (I can't remember, I just woke up.)

    1. I think it's vital that the judiciary does not have the power to decide how a law is interpreted for forever and always. If a law is unclear, it should return to the policy makers for clarification/reevaluation and not rest solely on that one case's precedence.

    2. Are there enough people in GG to populate such a system effectively? I honestly don't know. The way I see it now, you're going to end up with about 12 "leaders" and 2 "non-leaders" unless you have a person serving multiple roles, which is moving back towards monarchies.

    It's all well and good to pen an extensive, balanced constitution, but that's all worthless if you can't properly fill its shoes, yeah?
    [/quote]
    I like point 1, I'll keep that in mind.

    [quote name='awiiya' timestamp='1328141689' post='103125']
    Just wondering, I'm no GGan- when has a constitution this extensive been written for a group of... 10 or so active people?

    I would imagine that some form of organization really is helpful. But this? I question it. Does it really take this many words to organize such a small collection?

    I would, I think, form something far more loose and dynamic.

    Awi
    [/quote]
    [quote name='Pipstickz' timestamp='1328142730' post='103127']
    I assume that if it turns out unnecessary or unwanted, it can not be used. Though it is an awful lot of stuff, I agree.
    [/quote]

    As for everything else. Well, yes. But it's like I said before and Pipstickz pointed out, I'm doing this for practice.
    Also, I do believe that any legal establishment should be based on certain fundamentals. If I don't argue for that stuff.. you kinda leave open the way for egregious abuse. Also, I dislike the idea of having to serve a King I didn't choose, who is allowed free reign, without real accountability after or before the act of abuse.

    Also, I never specified the total number of participants. It's not like this is the real world, where you can have 2 houses of representatives filled with hundreds of people, whom each is chosen by thousands of people, in their respective sovereign states.
    In GG, it would mean that only GG people would get to propose and vote for laws.

    Also, grido said some stuff about the example of 5) in article 2. About all sorts of practicalities. Such as, what about the defendant, or the time it would take for a judicial sentence.
    I leave it out, because its not really relevant for the constitution (as a constitution should be basics only, where everyone agrees upon). And the practicalities could be decided upon later, in the form of law proposals. (Such as law nr. 12345: everyone has a right for an attorney. Or the right to remain silent, whatever).

    And so what if it's just 10 people?
    That just limits the size of the government, not as to how it should function.


    When you form something loose and small, much like the rules of MD itself, see what happens. You may argue that some kings have ruled well. But did all of them do so? At all times? Did everyone agree with the rules or do some people rage and scream? Do some point at the abuse of some kings and scream with fervour, only to meet with futility?
    What about the church of the Savellites? What about the GG civil war?
    Even if you can claim that they were chosen democratically (which they were not), then they were still [b]unaccountable[/b], which still holds open the door for tyrants.
    You may argue even further and say that Mur has instated the reputation points and that this is accountability. I scoff at this. How is a points system a good system? No reasoning was given and I see no merit on its behalf when compared to an actual system that I'm trying to argue for.
    for instance, the points are based upon Mur's judgement. Now, I'm sure Mur is great, but again, is Mur accountable or transparent? Is Mur a legitimate representative of our desires or of justice?


    I'll do article 3 some time tomorrow.. and let me remind you, practicalities are not there for a reason and examples are just that, examples.
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