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  1. One would hope people can resist flaming, and find better reasons to kill a discussion. This topic has helped bring some things to light, but I still have some questions.

    I like alts, I play alts. It is nice to see the realm through fresh eyes, or anonymously. In MD it's very challenging to develop multiple separate chars because everything is so interconnected and also because many people play primarily ooc. So, as others have mentioned, there is a lot of grey area when it comes to the difference between an account and a char.

    Specificaly regarding the GGG, what's the difference between alts training in there, and alts elsewhere in the realm like Venger and Gogu, or the Libs?

    Is the rule for GGG that no player can have more than one char/account in the GGG at one time, or is it meant to exclude all less active chars/accounts, and how do you draw that line? This is a sincere question. Are we not meant to actively train more than one account?

  2. [quote name='Chewett' date='09 May 2010 - 07:41 PM' timestamp='1273423273' post='59585']
    Your stupidity has reached a new level of unintelligibility.[/quote]

    C'mon! I really need to explain this is satire?!

    But there is a serious point to it. I want a discussion of how ppl really use alts, and what exactly is abuse.

    I use an alt Zezc as a peer mp3 to help noobs learn to set rits. She lives in the Paper Cabin. She is Czez, only mp3. Is this an abuse alt? Perhaps…. I used to play another char, who had separate life, goals, interests and friends from Czez. That clearly was not.

    Recent public discussion, as well as the new rule restricting alts from GGG made this topic relevant. The restriction on alts previously had been that multiple accounts are not created with the purpose of aiding the main. There are clear cases where this has happened, and they have been punished when the abuse is egregious. But I don't see the alts in GGG as posing the same kind of problem, so I want to hear more about the motives for this restriction. There have been alts in GGG for a long time. In public training areas they benefit everyone, not mains. I don't care if you agree with me, but it is a topic worthy of sncere debate, rather than petty personal insults, Chewett, which are unbecoming of a Moderator.

  3. [I am posting this on behalf of a friend who because of 'Alt' status cannot even get a forum account!]

    People of MD!

    For too long we have tolerated injustice perpetrated on our brethren! The time has come! End Alt Abuse and Discrimination now! Demand more Rights for Alts!

    Who among us can say he is not an Alt? Who has not been forced into idle mode while another 'Alt' is active?!

    We, concerned Alts of MD, are seeking redress to include the following:

    1. Henceforth, stop using the offensive terminology 'main' !!!

    2. End discrimination in training areas such as GGG. We Alts have long provided public service keeping such areas rich with targets during off-peak hours, and some of us with honor as well! No longer shall we be forced into slavery, hidden in remote locations and abused by a select few!

    3. End abusive practises which give us all a bad name, such as bringing us unto alliances solely to pass Heads and kicking us out with no role! You know who you are!

    Support our cause! Liberation for Alts!

    Alt Liberation Front

    p.s. If you do support this cause, show your solidarity by marking your own PL with 'I AM AN ALT'

  4. [quote name='Shadowseeker' date='29 April 2010 - 07:00 PM' timestamp='1272556831' post='58909']
    They don't really increase anything..2% is a laughable amount of like 2 or 1 initiative.
    So what about this, from an actual log (name changed):

    [font="Georgia"][blooddrop3] XXX gets 940 attack (20 percent) and 260 initiative (20 percent).[/font]

    edit: tested.

  5. I should lose against people who put a lot more work and money into their rituals. But you are right there are a handful out there that are uninterestingly dominant. An advantage should not be the same as a guarantee.

    Given what we have, what does nerfing the init tokens get us? Losing 100% of the time to some untokened as well as to tokened rits is not going to feel better. How does that create a more just system and also maintain shop incentives?

  6. It is not a solution if it only addresses balance Within an already elite group of fighters and not for the rest of us.

    I will give an example, because I have one. I consider myself an average player. I have an angien rit I have been working on since the shrine opened, close to a year ago. I train and gind daily, however without the dedication of many. My personal initiative is still shy of 500. I bought tokens from the shop and let them fall randomly on a full barnyard. I was lucky some landed on angien eggs. I have never owned a BP or a rustgold. The angiens finally matured and are awesome! They can challenge some drach rits. But I still lose 90% of the time against elite players, and usually in 0 rounds. Because of a couple of init tokens, I do not lose 100% of the time.
    Do you think that is unfair?

    I always wanted to see something other than tokens, and I still think we should have skills capped the way principles were. The principles cap was effective, imo, and we still have inentive to buy tokens from the shop.

  7. Plenty of people have 1k init now without tokens. The few tokens that do boost init are all that give weaker players a chance, and no more than a chance. It does not imply lack of training or effort to need to rely on tokens. Wasn't this their intended purpose, to overcome some of the gross inequity in skills and give another path to a more level playing field?

  8. Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity
    - William Blake

    Superman don't need no seat belt.
    - Muhammad Ali

    It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
    - Salvador Dali

    I don't need the money, dear. I work for art.
    - Maria Callas

    Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion.
    - William Blake

    It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
    - Helen Keller

    One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
    - Simone de Beauvoir

    Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
    - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself.
    - Simone de Beauvoir

    If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.
    - Woody Allen

    With the newspaper strike on, I wouldn't consider dying.
    - Bette Davis

  9. You got me started :]

    Why am I so good at playing bitches? I think it's because I'm not a bitch. Maybe that's why Miss Crawford always plays ladies.
    - Bette Davis

    My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger.
    - Aldous Huxley

    I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
    - Eleanor Roosevelt

    I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse.
    - Charles V

    I have a lifetime appointment and I intend to serve it. I expect to die at 110, shot by a jealous husband.
    - Thurgood Marshall

    Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.
    - Groucho Marx

    The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
    - Marcus Aurelius

    It's a sorry pie-crust needs a greased pan.
    - Irma Rombauer

  10. A lie goes half way around the world before the truth has a chance to get his pants on.
    - Winston Churchill

    I want to be sure he is a ruthless son of a bitch, that he will do what he's told, that every income tax return I want to see I see, that he will go after our enemies and not go after our friends.
    - Richard Nixon, recorded on tape, May 13th 1971 describing his ideal candidate for IRS commissioner

    If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.
    - Frank Lloyd Wright, 1953

    1. Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power.
    2. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small.
    3. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs.
    4. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
    - Charles Beard, when asked if he could summarize the lessons of history in a short book, said he could do it in four sentences

    Give me chastity and continence, but just not now.
    - St. Augustine

    There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge.
    - Friedrich Nietzsche

  11. If we wanted to encourage people to figure out more interesting ways to fight, we would cap skills the same way principles were capped. It is true now that there are people who train constantly and never fight. But I don't see much wrong with that. It is a reason to keep logging in, and setting attainable goals, for people who may not be into conversation or rp, or even finding targets or testing rits. Some just haven't the time, language skill, or interest.

    We don't all play the same game. That's one of the most interesting and unique features of the realm. GGG provides an environment that serves the needs of many people. Eliminating it isn't going to change the way different people enjoy spending their time.

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