Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by Bootes

  1. Yea I agree, I stopped into Wind's Sanc the other day to check things out there again, only to be slightly affronted by that song ...

    Don't get me wrong I enjoy some of the music from the 50's, but The Doggy with the Waggly tail wears thin pretty quick.

  2. Humm, so your basically trying to build a Tank?

    The biggest problem that I see with the current critter is Other lifestealers, I mean this guy pretty much consolidates most of your creatures VE into itself and then forces attacks onto itself. So what happens when your opponent has even just a couple of lifestealers themselves.... Bam, end of first round you find all your creatures have lower VE then they should and this "Tank" has lost a significant portion of VE, most of which has just gone to bolster the Enemy...

    Won't say if this is a good or bad idea, but personally I think there is already too many Lifestealers in the game, especially considering the Vampiric Aura of the Necrovion critters... I'd rather see more abilities that don't involve VE constantly being exchanged...

  3. Ahh Fenrir, Akasha has been around since, like, the Beginning of the Game. Check the Old (and I mean OLD) AL's she's in some of the Early chapters. She was just absent for a rather long time.

    Still Some of the RPCs that are on the list are relatively new, I've been around about a year myself and there are some RPCs who joined after me.

    Edit: And to Watcher, Actually the Order of the list doesn't really have to do with Age, or Length of RPC service.... In Fact I have no Clue what the Order represents. However you are right that Akasha is an Ancient player.

  4. Well I suppose I can understand how you might feel this way, but the reality is you really shouldn't. Plenty of people who joined the game well after it's creation have found a place for themselves, it's really not so much a matter of having experienced MD from the beginning but of finding a way to express yourself creatively.

    There is no chance that all the things you might think of have been done by some veteran before you, there is after all infinite possibilities when you use your imagination (of course I can't promise that the Simpson's won't have done it before :unsure:.

    Remember everyone started out with nothing to go on, which goes even more so for the few people who were here at the birth of MD, what got people to where they are was some work, determination, and more than anything they just keep coming back regardless of if they have RPC or PWD status.

    And though there may have indeed be events which you may have missed there are logs of may of them lying about (and it sounds as though you are already reading up on those). Besides the future is sure to bring more and more Changes and Interesting things for years to come. Ideas come flowing in from everywhere, perhaps Most from Mur but Many creations and Events in MD have actually come from Players who thought of something to add and put their own effort into creating it.

    And Above all else, remember the Journey is it's own Reward. Don't rush yourself into trying to become something, let yourself evolve into that which you already are...

    (Ok I may have gotten a bit Cliche at the end there...)

  5. As I'm sure anyone who has gone looking for me as of late has noticed, I'm rather busy with real life and haven't been playing much.

    So I've decided it might be best to just declare myself on Official vacation, though I'll really be working on school.

    I'll still log on and check messages and such from time to time (at least weekly, probably more), but by and large I will be absent from the realm. This absence will likely continue until sometime in May, but I may get the itch to return sooner than that.

    It is my hope that this time awhile will make my return more worthwhile, and perhaps I will return with some new quests and others ways to contribute.

    If for any reason someone needs to reach me quickly you should use my e-mail: bootes@magicduel.com
    Messages sent via the forums of In-Game will be read and responded to, but I make no guarantee how quickly I will get around to such messages.

  6. I didn't mean the Territory for the Bonuses. I view it as more of a Balancing, Alliances within a Land may get a Bonus for being on Home ground, but you Also have the Disadvantage when on Another's Land.

    Besides all I was trying to get at is the Golemus was a suggested Compromise. Like I said I agree that claiming any of the Lands doesn't really feel Right for this Idea.

    Meh, I feel like I'm arguing, which Wasn't what I was intending to do here at all, so I'll just stop there.

  7. I'm pretty sure this was discussed earlier in the thread, but IMO everyone pretty much agrees with that sentament. It's just that if we HAVE to choose from a homeland of one of the existing lands golemus is the only one that makes sense due to the ocean. Ideally the CB's homeland should be something like "Open Waters" it's really up to Mur if it can be something like that. (Keeping in mind that most of the reason why alliances have homelands is for the territory based effects)

  8. Hehe, I find it a little Odd that I'm already on the list as a Horoscope writer even though No Body has really talked to me about it... B)

    I'm happy to Consult with the Horoscopes (I know quite a lot about Symbology and Astrology myself), but I have plans for a rather elaborate spin off on this Idea that I'd like to focus on. At least That I will Focus on whenever I get the chance, probably not untill I'm done with this Semester of School.

    The idea I'm working on is a System on Astrology specifically for the MD world. Clearly events in the AL have taken precedence over this, especially things like the Sun beginning to move. However I do have a fair amount of background on the Subject and plan to move it forward eventually.

    Once I get that done I'll likely want to put Horoscopes for that in the Paper. Like I said, I am perfectly willing to help with Horoscopes until that happens (and even after that if needed).

  9. Having Recently gotten an iPodtouch I've thought about this as well, and it Should be possible.

    The problem is is that most mobile devices can't handle Flash (Though Technically they should be able to) and so you can't just play it through the Browser... at Least I haven't Found a way.

    Still there's probably a Way to Adapt the Game to function on such Devices, but this of course take a fairly considerable amount of Time and Effort...

    If MD was available as a Application for such devices I think it would gain quite a bit of Popularity though.

  10. You know I support you Moon Worshipers. Our Long Winded discussions (Mostly My Fault) in the Hall of the Sun Balcony shall Forever mark a Period of my Life here in this Land.

    It was Indeed a Shame to See Penelope go before her Dreams were Realized, she was Ever so Passionate about the Moon... I recall a Time when I did not believe there was a Moon in MD (for I had never Seen Evidence for one), Penelope was Quick to Silence me when I told her as Much....

  11. Humm, Humm, Some interesting Ideas some of you Have...

    It fells a bit Taboo for me to Post here, but I can't help myself... I just have to Share some thoughts.

    First I'd like to say I appreciate every Idea and Theory that people have posted here be it based in Philosophy, Imagination, or Astronomy. More than Likely a bit of all three Will be needed in the End.

    Now I'd like to Share some Thoughts and Observations of my Own, though not Directly Related to my Current Quest, just Some General Food for thought.

    To start, I'd like to go into a Bit of History.

    Far back in Time, so much so That there many be None who live that can Recall it, Nightfall was a common Occurrence in MD as was the Appearance of a Moon. Of course we Cannot say for Certain if there Existed a Night/Day Cycle like the one We are all Accustomed, but I believe we can Say with much Certainty that there was Indeed such a Cycle. However, for some Unknown Reason and at some Unknown time, this Cycle was broken...

    Now as Far back as Modern Records go (Not Quite two Years ago) we Find evidence that that Sun Never Moved. Indeed this was the Case when I first found myself in this Realm. It was During this Time that I published my first bit of Research entitled "The Sun that Never Sets" (You can find the Original copy here in the Forums, and a slightly Modified Version in the Archives). While I cannot be Certain that my Theories from that time still Ring true, I do still Believe that they Offered a good Explanation as to why the Sun behaved the way it did back then.

    Even more Recently, just After Khal returned to us as the Grey and Wodin learned you do not have to battle a Shade to Weaken it, we Saw the Miracle of Movement from our Sun. It was not quite as We expected though... While the Sun does indeed Move across the Sky it never Sinks below the Horizon and this Eternal Daylight persists.

    That is the Shape of the World now, as it Was when I first began to Notice these Odd Documents...

    There are Still many Things we do not Know, and may Never know for Sure....

    Is MD a Flat World with a Dome of the Heavens plopped Above it?
    Do we Live in a Spacious Solar System? Is that System Centered on Us, the Sun, or Something Else?
    Are the Heavens in MD ruled by Magic, Gods, or Physics?

    All of these are Very Good Questions, and it may Well be that there are Specific answers to all of them. Personally though, I feel that these Questions tend to be Answered by Beliefs, by Bias, by What we are Familiar with, or by what Fills us with Wonder.

    You will Undoubtedly Find that my own Beliefs lead me to think in Terms of Physics, a Sun Centered Solar System, and generally a Modern Astronomical Approach. However I feel that there are many ways to View the Same thing, and that Often there is not just one right way.

    As long as you've Accounted for the Observed Facts any Theory is fine. It doesn't matter if you think there is a Giant ball of Super Heated Gas, Multiple Domes with different "Brightnesses", or Even just the Great big Beaming Smile of an Angian up there.

    *Ahem* Sorry that went a bit Long, and feels like it got a bit Preachy towards the End, but maybe It inspired you a little. Tha'ts all I hope.

  12. Lets see... Creature Wise I'd like a Wind Dragon or a Santa. I need them both to "Have them All" or at least all that are available at the moment...

    More than that I want some cool Astronomy Related Spells... Which really means I just need some Good Ideas and to catch Mur in a good Mood... (Preferably a Super-Power Giving Mood)

  13. Personally My Cold Turkey Symptoms have progressed thusly...

    1) Started to Reply to Thread's I hadn't look at in a long time
    2) When I realized we were in for the Long Haul I began to distract myself by studying Calculus (Truly these are Dark Times)
    3) Tried playing other Online games... they paled in Comparison
    4) - The Present - Now I sit with a glass of wine, slowly sipping the loneliness away whilst I periodically scan the forums...

    What will the Future Hold if MD does not re-enter our Lives soon?

    Some say Sleep filled with Troubled dreams...
    Others predict hours of Web Surfing...
    And a few, those precious daring few, Consider re-entering the Real World and interacting with Folk in the Manner of old... Face to Face

  14. Humm, haven't checked this Forum in awhile...

    I agree with Grido about your drawing, Syerthrix.

    Agnus Dei, I love your little Goblin guy, and the Lady is Sexy. The Flame Guy does feel a little Cartoony, his head Bugs me as Well. Overall Nice work though.

    Also, from posts I have read Mur make... MD is intended to be very Black and White. Something about letting your imagination having some room to play with adding color and Such. Similarly that is why so few places have animation. The Idea is that MD is very like a Book where you create the world yourself rather than have it crammed in your face. Well Mur put it a little better, but you get the Idea.

  15. I generally agree with the Above posts.

    Alliances should have some actual community behind them, as well as a good notion or idea to back them up. And honestly I think that is how (at least the Non-Land based Alliances) have been formed thus far.

    I have seen too many Threads pop up of people saying "I have a great Idea for ____ Guild, anyone want to join?" and NONE of these have gotten anywhere. If you want to start an Alliance you should talk to People in the Game first, not hope people who read the forums (Not everyone who Plays the game reads the Forums) decide to jump on board with your Idea.

    Another thing (More of a Peeve of my Own), is that almost every Alliance Idea I see is an Assassin, Mercenary, Cut-Throat, ect. style of Alliance. Everyone seems to have the Idea that an Alliance should be geared towards taking over MD somehow, or that all Alliances should have a Battle Theme.

    In my Opinion Alliances should have some overarching Goal, or Goals... and I mean More than Just Mayhem and Destruction.

    One of the better Ideas I've seen of late is Cryxus's Pirates (Crimson Blade or something). On the Surface the Pirates are similar to the Battle theme, but I really liked that Cry had the Idea of taking it further to Exploring the Seas and Actually having a Ship, Not to mention that I had heard and Seen his plans (and he had a Crew) long before anything was posted on the forums.

    I think there are plenty of Ideas that can be Incorporated at various levels, it's just that many of the Better ones would take some Planning and a Lot of patience. I'm sure that if you can come up with a Good idea, even if it doesn't seem to quite Apply to the current State of the MD World, as long as you stick with it and work at it you might start something truly special.

    Just Some thoughts.

  16. I like the new layout over all, but there's a few small things that bug me.

    The animation on the Left Side, it looks great, but I'm not sure why you have to rollover it to start it.

    The General Info page is also rather weak... I think it would be a better to have that text on the Homepage and just not have a special Section for it.

    Love the new Screen shots (I'm Immortalized as having Revised something about the Moon now :))

    And for those who didn't know, the Music is the same great little tune that it was before.

  • Create New...