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Magnus X

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    Magnus X got a reaction from Asterdai in What Tree Are You?   
    thanks Pample, thats sweet!

    Yoshi, you like yellow tomatoes. thats good enough for me!
    me, i like banana ketchup *chuckles chuckles*
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    Magnus X reacted to dst in New Avators For Approval   
    Umm...if you would post the image so we can actually see the avatars maybe I could tell you what it's wrong with them. If I would have the power to guess...I would definitely NOT be here playing the game but spending the tons of money I would've won from the lottery.
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    Magnus X got a reaction from Eon in Md As A Story   
    MD is already using Flash i believe. yes, i would want to see more animation myself. it would certainly look great but the servers wont be able to handle it, i think. we have lagging problems as it is but i think its more to do with the servers upgrading. im no techie so i could be wrong. in terms of MD's popularity, i see new players come in ever so often and people have been liking the simple yet awesome black and white atmosphere MD is known for so i dont think we really have a problem with that. thats how i got hooked in the first place . if we need to boost MD we'd have to support it by buying credits so Mur can spend more and continue making the machine that churns MD's awesomeness run better. i reckon.

    oooppss... i read your post again and understand now that you want to do this outside MD. well i think that would be cool. just dont forget to get a stamp of approval from the powers that be.
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    Magnus X got a reaction from Chewett in Md As A Story   
    MD is already using Flash i believe. yes, i would want to see more animation myself. it would certainly look great but the servers wont be able to handle it, i think. we have lagging problems as it is but i think its more to do with the servers upgrading. im no techie so i could be wrong. in terms of MD's popularity, i see new players come in ever so often and people have been liking the simple yet awesome black and white atmosphere MD is known for so i dont think we really have a problem with that. thats how i got hooked in the first place . if we need to boost MD we'd have to support it by buying credits so Mur can spend more and continue making the machine that churns MD's awesomeness run better. i reckon.

    oooppss... i read your post again and understand now that you want to do this outside MD. well i think that would be cool. just dont forget to get a stamp of approval from the powers that be.
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    Magnus X got a reaction from (Zl-eye-f)-nea in Sociology Of Md?   
    the king - subject, president - artist analogy is unsound. comparing a country's huge population and political and social complexity to the mini world of MD doesn't fit. and in real world, we do have censors - we have the freedom to do anything we want but it doesn't mean it'll get approved.

    Moreover, kingship is a monarchy, not a democracy therefore a king's wishes is the law of the land. so whats the issue here? is it the establishment of the kingship that you are against of? did you not imply that they were put into power unjustly? were they not elected by the masses? were they not chosen based on highest loyalty points to their respective lands? is it not only right that one should call upon their king's advice before undertaking a project or campaign?
    thats the root of the matter (not the inn ), is it not?

    MD is a reflection of RL, what do you expect?
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    Magnus X got a reaction from Kyphis the Bard in Sociology Of Md?   
    the king - subject, president - artist analogy is unsound. comparing a country's huge population and political and social complexity to the mini world of MD doesn't fit. and in real world, we do have censors - we have the freedom to do anything we want but it doesn't mean it'll get approved.

    Moreover, kingship is a monarchy, not a democracy therefore a king's wishes is the law of the land. so whats the issue here? is it the establishment of the kingship that you are against of? did you not imply that they were put into power unjustly? were they not elected by the masses? were they not chosen based on highest loyalty points to their respective lands? is it not only right that one should call upon their king's advice before undertaking a project or campaign?
    thats the root of the matter (not the inn ), is it not?

    MD is a reflection of RL, what do you expect?
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    Magnus X reacted to dst in Freed Credit Links Ban   
    Just one thing: it has happened before ( i remember having like 9 credits there when the links were suspended - that thought me to transfer credits when it was possible ) and MD lived...

    As being a person who uses only free credits...I don't like this more then you do. But...as I already said: I've learned to respect Mur's decisions.
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    Magnus X reacted to dst in No More Torch Competition For Allianceless Mp3S And Mp4S   
    As the topic name says.

    I have tons of reasons to be pro this idea but I want to hear your pros and cons.
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    Magnus X reacted to dst in Backwards?   
    Meh...I cant' believe it!!! Ok..now I can die peacefully...bug reports when there is no bug and double bug reports WHEN THIS HAS ALREADY BEEN REPORTED! USE THE SEARCH BUTTON FOR GOD'S SAKE!

    CLOSED!
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    Magnus X reacted to awiiya in Sociology Of Md?   
    I differ significantly on the following:

    You find fault with the system, I find fault with the individual.

    For instance, you say "Fixed authorities make limitations to our thoughts, and remove the freedom of ideas."

    The thing with authority is that each person chooses to follow their leader; no one forces anyone to become a citizen, and in truth there isn't anything physically limiting any one of us. Kings can't imprison non-citizens, and besides harassment (which is against the rules anyways), they shouldn't be able to significantly affect the game experience of any person not directly a part of their land.

    Instead of being limited by Kings and rulers, we are limiting ourselves by following them in the first place.

    My creativity, my writing, is not limited in any way. If Yrhtilian (my King) were to tell me to stop writing, I wouldn't give a moments thought to leaving my current alliance. Perhaps by pointing the finger at those in power, you're trying to get around the truth: you, and no one else, is responsible for your creativity and productivity. Own that.

    Awi
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    Magnus X reacted to Jubaris in Sociology Of Md?   
    A number of topics were made how MD isn’t fun anymore, “doesn’t have its magic in Magic Duel”, etc. I guess most of you hated/disliked/was annoyed with them, cause “all they did were complaining” or such… Well I’m giving one of my analysis of MD (so you better hear me out or I’ll start slapping! ), from one of the numerous perspectives. I would also like to hear the community’s opinions about it after this is read (rather than the usual spitting).

    It’s not that I am trying to achieve anything concrete with this, but few thoughts fell into my mind which I saw interesting, and wanted to give them complete form, and possibly share it with you. Pointing out the real fun (at least to me) of the game, no matter the new features or such which are sometimes interesting and fun luxuries.

    Don’t know how much of you had Sociology in your classes, but I recently had a lesson about Culture and Personality, which just confirmed my opinion and gave it stabile form. Among many things, it says that a person, after accepting necessary amount of culture and social norms, beliefs (general principals), knowledge, really becomes a person then when he/she is emotionally motivated on creating new values, that only on this way the person becomes creatively integrated into the collective life of the community, avoiding traps of becoming “stripped-personality individual” (I translated the quote roughly cause my English vocabulary is still weak, I’m sure you get the point), becoming authentic and effective.

    I’ll get to that, which I think it is a main issue in MD as soon as I mention one more thing.

    The lesson also mentioned Conformists, they are in essence the people who don’t make anything new, “do not make waves” nor troubles, ones who are pleasing everyone, they follow the already established form of culture (in MD almost nonexistent, in my opinion) without individuality, who have their own opinions sometimes but in public opportunities do not agree with them . Those people can also be productive if they become active in the culture they represent, if they follow those norms in their creations (is it music, sports, science, philosophy) and with that they become integral part of the culture’s future.
    With that I pointed out that every person can have (SHOULD have) its function in the realm of MD (the original is based for RL -well… societies in general- , but MD is world in small. Most of alternative worlds are supposed to be that way anyway).

    The main problem I see in MD is that it suffocates those creative personalities at this period, in my opinion cause of many authorities that were made, not authorities that fought their way via influence and such, but by fixed conditions (all kinds of moderators, kings… all powers assigned by Mur to inspire some kind of automatism that went on totally wrong way).

    In my belief and according to the lesson as well, for person to reach that stadium of creation, it needs to have freedom (space to act… and such).

    Easiest (but not the only one!) example for me to show to you, are the kings. Leaders of communities, if any, should be made by their very own communities , step by step, whatever transition it consists of, even by force if enough power in one faction to do so, just like reality shows us, that is the whole point of a culture developed by the very people that are participating in that game and those that are supposed to be non affected by outer influences (creators of the game), that they make events happen on their own, and I think that’s what Mur originally wanted as well (please assure me that I am wrong here if so, in that case I have one extra illusion about MD, and in that case I’m packing my bags). With that fixed authorities made, you have few options – be dependent and follow a king’s (lack of) vision, with one naturally having some sort of limits and such (even that would be ok, but I don’t see any action on macro level in MD at all), or be an outcast, part of no-man’s-land doing absolutely nothing of interest regarding culture/art (which is the whole point of alternative worlds and books… of course this doesn’t affect the other group of people who are here to solve bunch of player made sudokus and such which I don’t care about on the level of game population, I mean I’m not trying to degrade them here, they’re cool, but I’m talking about the “RPG” in MD here at the moment)

    Fixed authorities make limitations to our thoughts, and remove the freedom of ideas.
    That’s why I look at Mur’s rush decisions on kicking the balance in its bottom by assigning authorities (especially the kings, since they are not meant to be objective) as… I have to go easy now so I don’t provoke “men in black”, and I’ll just say wrong – in my opinion.

    Now, look the period before such authorities, (of course game evolved in features since then, now it has much more possibilities in draining your mind but like I said that all that isn’t important but the very essence.) you had communities and people such as Khalazdad, Nelya with Blackthorn (number of you can hate him if they’d like, but I spoke with the dude, and he’s a genius) and tons of others everywhere.

    Tell me now, where do you see, not a creator, but a creator that managed to swim in this ocean of “order”?

    Nowhere.

    You have authorities with conformists on their throne not willing to let go of the privileges they have, and you’ll have status quo unless in a period of year or two Mur decides to change something like it happened with the RPCs (same psychology for them like now with current authorities, tho I wasn’t that much part of that RPC system to know or speak about it’s flaws, from this point it looks like it was “lesser evil” or even productive, but others can fill the space here.)

    Even further, every criticism isn’t treated critically but with level of hate for disturbing the status quo, most even considered as personal attacks rather than questions about the system.





    I'm interested to see the level of community's awareness... what are your comments and opinions?
    I'm not nearly done, but I would prefer to continue with answering some questions, or hearing out someone else with an already established opinion about the subject rather than me making dozens of paragraphs with at the end, nobody reading it.
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    Magnus X got a reaction from Muratus del Mur in Conspiracy Theories   
    but tomatoes arent really vegetables, we are so used to thinking they are that we forget theyre actually frutis! dont be fooled! this is the cunning technique they employ to blend in with all vegetables. tomato is in fact a berry from the family nightshade! yes. you heard me right, "nightshade!" weve been brainwashed. the toxic but addictive fumes distorted our minds and opened it to subtle suggestions by the clandestine group that controls md. when was the last time you puffed some nightshade?! everybody did! we all did! and they tell us its all part of the story. how cleverly deceiving. now you know the truth. the truth...is..is..is....out there!

    break down the code, bring out the truth:
    [size="3"]muratus = mur atus = mur + tum atus = mur tumatus = 'more tomatoes'

    [/size]
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    Magnus X reacted to Jester in No More Torch Competition For Allianceless Mp3S And Mp4S   
    The main problem isn't being fixed, so it'd be nice to fix the side effects. Tell you what, I'll help you guys out. MP3 who enter Necrovion with a torch will be capped, for MP4 I'll think up more creative things.
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    Magnus X reacted to Fyrd Argentus in Conspiracy Theories   
    The following ideas might be true, but there is no evidence that they are. They are presented for your amusement - reader beware. Please add your own to this growing list.

    1. The Multi-Window alert is actually an advanced level spell used by certain players to prevent attacks on them, and to freeze players in place as they breeze past.

    2. The low-grade avatars you see in the shop were NOT selected randomly, but were chosen by a secret committee that is trying to guide your role-playing development.

    3. Alpha-zero is actually a code for, "I don't like your work".

    4. Your regen timer display is actually manipulated by an advanced spell used by certain players trying to prevent your use of bursts.

    5. There are only six real players in this game, and two are on vacation.

    6. This entire realm is actually an experimental project of the University of Romania's Psychology Department.

    7. Understanding of the rules is carefully monitored. When average comprehension reaches a certain index level, the rules are changed.

    8. See your ID number? There really are that many people who have joined MD prior to you, and they almost all are getting updates on your mistakes and screw-ups. Only those who remain active in the game do NOT get these updates.

    9. Mur is really Elvis.

    10. The game is NOT run out of Romainia, it is run by space aliens studying earth culture.

    11. The game is actually an attempt by islamic extremeists to undermine western productivity by drawing off the creative thinkers from the western work force.

    12. You're missing all the really good stuff - the party keeps shifting away from wherever it is you are logged on.

    13. This post was not made by Fyrd Argentus, but rather by another player of the same name.
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    Magnus X reacted to Jubaris in What Tree Are You?   
    Rowan - the Thinker / cat. and yes I think they got it right.
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    Magnus X reacted to Sharazhad in What Tree Are You?   
    [color="#2e8b57"][i]My initial answer to that question was Fruit-tree

    Jokes aside, Im a oak/wren.
    It pretty much sums me up[/i][/color]
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    Magnus X reacted to Jazira in What Tree Are You?   
    Ash / Snake Very accurate... I really wish other people *cough family cough* would understand that I"m not reclusive
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    Magnus X reacted to The Warrior in What Tree Are You?   
    Hawthorne/Seahorse
    not sure about: "Seahorses are so loveable too. Even better, they love being adored, and easily reciprocate affection."
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    Magnus X reacted to Mya Celestia in What Tree Are You?   
    [color="#8B0000"][font="Palatino Linotype"]Ash/Snake[/font][/color]
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    Magnus X reacted to Peace in What Tree Are You?   
    Hazel / Salmon.
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    Magnus X reacted to Sephirah Caelum in What Tree Are You?   
    Hazel - The Knower

    Edit: If you are born under the energy of the Hazel, you are highly intelligent, organized and efficient. Like the Holly, you are naturally gifted in academia, and excel in the classroom. You also have the ability to retain information and can recall, recite and expound on subjects you've memorized with amazing accuracy. You know your facts, and you are always well informed

    ............ok, *looks around* If you find it, could you please return to me?
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    Magnus X reacted to Mr Mystery in What Tree Are You?   
    Reed/ Wolf!
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    Magnus X reacted to Prince Marvolo in What Tree Are You?   
    Vine-swan

    and I'd like to add this to it:


    http://siemon.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2vhud1
    (for the sake of self-advertising )
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    Magnus X reacted to Nimrodel in What Tree Are You?   
    Ash/snake
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    Magnus X reacted to Kafuuka in What Tree Are You?   
    "The seahorse is the person you want managing your finances or handling your legal matters."

    I don't think anyone wants me to handle their finances; too left wing for that.
    "How's my portfolio?" - "The rainbow forests are growing."
    "That means I'll get a lot of return this year?" - "No, it means the trees are healthy."
    "So when will I see my money?" - "Err, maybe if you cut down some of those trees, make them into paper and print dollar signs on them?"
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