Firsanthalas got a reaction from Watcher in Diposing Yrthilian As King Of Golemus Golemicarum
A couple of questions spring to mind in regards to this issue.
First of all, whats the point in having a crown, if you can't make unpopular decisions?
Second, people talk of deposing the King, but don't really go into details on what will be done in his absence. It also appears that at least 2 or 3 individuals are using this as an opportunity to promote themselves to that position (even if not in name).
Thirdly, this whole situation seems to be yet another mess that involves Real Life issues.
I know that someone mentioned before that RL issues do affect people, BUT its supposed to be a game. People play games and sports everyday, crush their opponents and then manage to go to the pub and have a drink with each other. Its not unheard of you know. The actions of a person in character are not meant to be those of the player. Indeed people will often play characters with completely different morale values and personalities from the real person. You can 'play' the villain, without being a villainous person. At least that is the way things should be.
I would encourage all parties involved to sit down OOC and discuss what happened. Then try to work out some kind of a compromise and get things back on track. I don't think that any party here is in the right as such. Mistakes have been made by all and personally, I think it would be better if all concerned tried to work it out so that future animosities and complications are avoided. I appreciate that is most likely easier said than done and that you most likely have spoken to each other, but at least consider a compromise. At the end of the day I don't think that Golemus is being served by this at all.
After the situation with Loreroot a while back there was a lot of bitterness and resentment. That is still there to be honest and it serves nobody, either within or outside of Loreroot.
I am sorry, but I do not think that people are acting in the best interest of Golemus here at all. To me, it looks more like personal battles, revenge and attempts to seize control or power. Neither of those things will result in anything good for the land of Golemus or its people.
This is just the view of an outsider looking in, without all the pieces or answers. Take it as you will.
Firsanthalas got a reaction from (Zl-eye-f)-nea in Phantasm's Question
Personally, I find questions like 'Whats for lunch?' to be much more pressing. I can't do anything about what happening in the beginning and when the end of the universe comes, I probably won't be around. If I am, well I won't have to worry about it then either will I?
But what I'm having for lunch could determine many things.
Ohh and Einstein was wrong, see signature below
Firsanthalas got a reaction from Jubaris in HC and RPCs
Its just my opinion, so not indicative of RPC sentiment.
However, I feel that RPC participation in the HC is not a good idea. We aren't supposed to spend time doing quests, we are supposed to create quests afterall. So why should we be devoting hours and days to the HC? While it may be technically allowed, it doesn't make it right does it?
I'm not talking about adjudicating or mixing things up here either. Moving people that are hiding out in remote areas, is not participating, but collecting heads is.
Furthermore, RPCs using their power(even if you argue that it has nothing to do with your status or abilities as an RPC)to directly affect or determine the outcome of a HC seems wrong to me also.
Firsanthalas got a reaction from Sparrhawk in Should Lightsage be allowed to return?
I'd just like to say that there is no such thing as a victimless crime. Its easy to think that nobody suffers from things that might seem trivial at times, but that simply isn't the case. I feel that the HC in general has been mired by Lightsage's actions. Even when he wasn't cheating he has pulled some stunts in his time.
Although it isn't a rule, MD is a game and enjoyment is part of it. When our actions result in other people's enjoyment suffering, we damage the game for everyone. We've seen more than one debate lately about the actions of people and the effects on the game and others. We can't have a situation were people are above the rule of law. It just causes upset and encourages some to continue along those lines and others seeing this will either follow suit or question why they bother to try and play fair.
You could say that Mur is a victim here too. He has been more than fair I think. He has given multiple warnings and it seems that his good nature was just abused.
I won't pretend to know the solution or the correct course of action here, but I feel as has already been said, if Lightsage is to return, then the punishment should be creative. Letting him return as a new character has no guarantee that he won't just continue where he left off.
This is not a case of doing the crime and doing the time. There has to be recognition of wrong doing and a willingness to try not (or inability) to re-offend.
Firsanthalas got a reaction from death ray in New ranking system and recruitment
Due to recent changes in the alliance I have updated the ranks within the alliance.
Apprentices will be potential recruits. A member of the alliance of Guardian rank or higher may mentor someone. After a month this person will be assessed and either allowed into the alliance, their apprenticeship will be extended or they will be refused. Therefore apprentices won’t be in the alliance proper. Anyone seeking to join must apply via the recruitment thread and gain a mentor.
A person can only mentor one person at any one time.
Firsanthalas - First
Mya Celestia - Second
[b]Recruit - Mentor[/b]
Darigan - Firsanthalas | Rockistah - Shemhazaj
(For the moment the ranks are not very relevant due to the small size of the alliance. As the alliance grows, those currently in the guardian rank will be moved to Elder rank. Their service has been long and committed and they deserve to be rewarded for their efforts. Otherwise, length of service is not an entitlement of rank.)
(This system is open to change in the future.)
Edited to reflect recent changes