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  1. On 10/27/2020 at 4:34 PM, Chewett said:

    Is there a suggestion about what I can do with the various people (new and old) getting stuck with technical issues and the ridddles/etc?

    Iv ported some of the older accounts out that didnt know how to progress because I didnt want them stuck forever.

    Its all ablut the attitude. An older player thst returns to see whats new, chat aith old friends, etc, without any real intention to play  would find the island frustrating.

    A real player old or new that wants to discover the island secrets will find it fun challenge.

    We need to decide this ancient issue about making things convenient for old vets that no longer have the enthusiasm to actually play, or to keep things even harder for them.

    The way i see things should be, the island should have different ways for old and new. If a vet becomes stuck there, porting them out is a way to hide from the issue. Instead, we should put ourselves in their shoes and see if the issue is real or just caused by lack of interest.

  2. I think the island is automated enough to be able to take newcommers to the mainland via multiple ways. What you describe has nothing to do with the island  but with the realm in general being based on accoubts that are not on the island.


    If you ask me to chose between moving newcommers where old accounts are, or allowing old accoubts to access the island , i prefer the island as it is, because it offers a good amount of single player activity. 

    Sad to say but single player activity is the only thing that can fix such times, not putting remaining active accounts in same scene.

  3. 8 minutes ago, Chewett said:

    What does this even mean?

    Probably he means this is just an other ideea that will never come to life. A common missconception due to the huge volume of ideas in md in general.

    About "normal" alliances, i think it depends on the occasion, its past, its official vulnerabilities, etc. This could be a tool for a well planned passive storyline, or disaster. Either way, change brings motion, and motion keeps things interesting :)

  4. land loyalty is indeed a much better stat for this, its something added long after the initial loyalty one.

    If chew does the voting thing he was talking about, then maybe these can be combines. Allies with a different entrance mechanism will only be able to kick out members or leaders by majority vote, totally eliminating traditional loyalty stat (just from these)


    I think that sounds ideal, at least in some cases, 

    @Chewett ?

  5. every backdoor into an ally will come with benefits and sacrifices.

    Thinking about how to do this, will bring up important concepts and ways of using a25. For example, i think such a backdoor could benefit from a global counter, to prevent it being used too often, or maybe a check for the ally state, to work only if ally is disbanded...things that do not exist right now, but i will code them, and/or document how its done.

    Alliances and guilds should have such backdoors, at least in my opinion.


    Someone asked, what if i have 100 woodcutting but i am in GG, does that make me a lr citizen? well... that would not be ok, but if you could get lr citizenship, and ally membership, at a cost...lets say it costs you your woodcutting skill to  do this, OR, you keep woodcutting skill but lose all other similar skills? 

    The one not joining via an invite, should sacrifice something for this.

    This is intended as a sabotaje tool, or for someone that is rejected by that group but fits from a technical perspective with it.


    My problem is...how to distribute the info on how to access the backdoor? to kings of opposing lands?


    ps. i am aiming for a self balancing mechanism, not for chaos. Consider such ways to join allies, limited to large time intervals, or by sacrifice, i hope they will be used to conclude tensions that have no way to manifest otherwise. I learned much from past events, disbanding allies without dedicated tools, but by actual treason, is much more hurtful.

  6. 8 hours ago, Chewett said:

    Would you like me to stop the current work I am doing with alliances in favour of you doing this? Currently I have paused MD work while you worked on NPC talk but you have not spoken to me about this.

    The last we talked about alliances you were happy about the changes I was going to make and I had already started modifying the DB for the changes.

    I agree some alliances/guilds should be able to be taken over so if your tools are useful to my work I will be able to use them. I am not sure if my plans for how they can be accessed will work with your changes as I do not know what your changes are.


    Make the tools if you want but please speak with me in the future when you know I am working on something.

    i don't think that your plan and mine are in conflict. The one you do is something that applies in a more official way and to all, and the one i am talking about is more of a quest, and totally different to each. A backdoor, because thats what i called this, is something secret, hidden, by definition :)


    Go on with your plan, mine will hapen over time, one ally at a time.

  7. I am about to do something crazy, but you can influence my plan here. 

    I want to create an automated way in for all, or some, alliances, that will consider only things that are relevant for that ally. For example, Woodcutters guild should have such a backdoor for anyone with the right woodcutting skill.

    War alliances should have a backdoor to allow in people based on their land loyalty.


    You can suggest or demand (depeding on your tag and role) actual setups for this. This will also be a way to infiltrate and disband, but also to revive disbanded guilds.

    I will use this opportunity to enhance and extend the a25 tools to allow such a thing, because everything will be implemented via a25, so it will be adjustable by a25 team if needed.

    If you do not agree to this kind of thing, make your voice heard BEFORE i start.


  8. hi everyone,

    I need some testimonials type of texts, like for example what means MD to you, or how you would explain what md is to someone that has no clue. They don't need to be positive, but should make someone intrigued and curious.

    If you wish to help me with this, you can post here (if you want them signed by you), or send them to me in private (if you wish to remain anonymous)



  9. Touching words.

    Nothing is meant to last forever, that includes also you, me, anyone, not just "a game". From my perspective, i see MD as a place where people come, learn, evolve, get frustrated, revives their curiosity, they make friends, etc.. its a place, disguised as a journey. At some point in life, every such place you encounter teaches you a lesson, then you leave with what you learned. You go on, and the place opens its gates for an other one and so on. 

    People always wished to expect from MD an end, while it has no end. Just think of the concepts..i started coding it when i didn't knew how to code, i put in it things i discovered through my life, and so did many. Such a "place" has no way of reaching an end, its not designed to do that. All i hoped was that over the years i build enough of MD that people _passing through_ it will find sufficient for their journey, not to trap them inside and promise them a conclusion that is not their. Each one finds its own way through, the difference is made by what they gather during this journey, in their mind, soul and life experience.


    I am the only one truly trapped in here, and as long as i live, Md will live with me, opening its gates to whoever is attracted by its mysteries.


    Wish you well, I hope it was a fruitfull journey, and as long as you don't self-destruct your account, it will always be here for you if you miss it.

  10. thanks for the clarification everyone.

    I was worried there was no interest.


    Sadly i did what i could with the interface, the things left will be done slowly over time. The radical change had to be done asap regardless of cost/outcome because the old one was based on things no longer functional. Also there was no way to keep the visual goodies of the old interface, and the new one is designed on different concepts..i expected this will not be easily accepted but i still believe everything its on the right track, just takes time to perfect and people to adapt. 

    The new interface some hate so much, its something that i thought will never happen and md will die due to it, so..i am glad it is how it is.

  11. 1 hour ago, Chewett said:

    MD is not massively active atm, lots of people didn't like the interface as it was quite buggy/hard to use due to the firefox issues and the bottom menu being wonky and left after the birthday rather than experiencing the "boost" we normally receive after it.

    The lecture coins announcement was made longer after those that did not enjoy the new interface left or became highly inactive. So, what you are saying is that its simply a numbers issue? Not enough people to put things in motion?

  12. Something is not working right and i try to understand whats going on. Except Chew-Steno coin, i have none on the list. Are you not interested in the available menus, or is it a lack of communication or don't know the "what to do next" part?

    Ofc its possible that not everyone would see this initiative as useful as i do, but without eliminating all reasons, i can't tell. Help me understand please from your own perspective, why the lecture coins thing was seen initially with great feedback, but nobody wants anything, even if its free/sponsored,

    ..maybe i can improve things?

    The student should look for the teacher, not the other way around...i just can't believe there are only teachers in md but no students :))


    ps. i didn't apply for any myself yet, due to lack of time, its a super busy period for me and i don't want to be the one that is not taking this thing seriously, but whats your honest reason?

  13. 16 hours ago, Chewett said:

    I can do a second one if @Muratus del Mur is happy.

    in this case i would prefer to finish the voting on the other private topic, then sponsor a coin (or more) for a25, i am sure Steno will understand what i mean soon.

    Normally i would have wanted to have these initial coins distributed to as many different people as possible, but considering the lack of candidates, its ok to have multiple per one. Mdscript is a good start for programming in general, but a25 might be of more interest.

  14. this is valid for everyone, send me by email at mur@magicduel.com who the parties involved in the lecture are, and the subject/summary. If this comes from the person offering the lecture, i will need to double check with the one receiving it, to confirm they are happy about it. If it comes from the person receiving the lecture, i will award the coin to the one giving directly.

    I will try to keep a score synced with your "menu" too, thats why i want a very short summary, so i know where in your menu it fits.


    Here is the list of the current documented coins. I remind you that after the first 100, these will be recycled and each coin will keep its own history.

    I will probably do a more automated system, but for now manual management will suffice.





  15. To avoid this topic going dead due to my lack of time, i need someone to help me create and maintain a list of menus, like an assistant. The assistant will not have access to reviewing private lectures, but eventually he/she might also help me maintain a list of given and transfered lecture coins (excel, shared doc).

    Anyone interested, post here, i will pick one person. The assistant will also receive periodic rewards for their activity, as usual.

    Thank you

  16. 23 hours ago, Eara Meraia said:

    will you also provide an opportunity to have these conversations in a private places, like sunny bedroom. I can imagine that some people would prefer to keep the content of these lectures private (especially in my field of work). 

    anther question: can people suggest their own topics they want to have a lecture on? 

    of course, you can go via any form of chat, or sunny bedroom you prefer, as long as you provide me a way to see you had that discussion and you are not just rewarding sponsored coins to friends. I will not have time to actually read what you talk, but i will just have a glance to see if the discussion is about the inteded topic, and then i will ask both teacher and student how they considered the lecture.

    This form of verification is just with these first coins, later on you will be free to exchange or trade them totally private, but now, in the beginning, is important they are received for actual value, so they will be used for actual value later.


    22 hours ago, klatdees said:

    If I don't think that I have an hour's worth of shareable things to share, does that make me a bad MD player?

    Then you fall in the category that has a lot to listen. This is not about bragging who has more to say, its about honest and valuable knowledge exchange. If you have nothing to share, but you are also not interested in anything current or future "menus", then probably yes...but if you just have nothing to say, yet you do wish to learn more, then you are a "good" MD player....if you wish that sort of classification :)


    On 6/14/2020 at 11:52 AM, Ungod said:

    I'd like to share some info, but since it's not from my work, but just topics I've been reading on for a while now, I'm not sure I qualify. What I'd like to present is information on herbalism (our relationship with plants, general uses etc) and religion (outline, comparative studies, purpose etc). 

    It is risky to allow non-professional opinions into this, however, there are countless fields that could not possibly have "an expert" , and some people that are simply enthusiastic about a more abstract subject, could have a lot to share about it. Like you saw, i put on my menu "Python" even if i just learned it last week, but i put it on the menu because i think i have valuable things to say to a _beginner_. 

    You can join with whatever you want, but in such cases, i will be extra careful and will review the info more indepth, to decide if its worth a coin or not, because that coin will mean you ere entitled of someone elses "hour". So yes, join, if you think you have valuable stuff to say, otherwise, join as listener to someone elses topics, i will sponsor the coin to the teacher anyway.


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