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Kyphis the Bard

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  1. I'd personally like to see an extra option in the sacrifice menu that instead of gaining stats you could forgo whatever that stat gain would have been for the stat multiplier to instead be applied to the heat loss value. Manages the cost and reduction rate in one go. I also wouldn't let MP3 access it.
  2. On top of the above rewards, if we receive 6 or more quality entries my personal favourite will receive something very rare for me to release - A year 6 anniversary Aramor. The possibility of more bonus rewards also exists - the Archives are, after all, very important to me.
  3. Any of you have Borderlands 2 and not the vault hunter upgrade 1 on steam? Here is a code, first come first served: 4N85X-7IKH3-84DVK

  4. Thankyou Yeah, first thing I tried but no effect. It's weird, I could post in it not too long ago (about three weeks). FF has had an update since then, so it's probably just my browser being silly.
  5. Every time I click on Set your status > it loads as [object Object] instead of an interactive field. In other news, I'm a dad as of last Sunday. Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. (that's what I wanted to post in the mood panel)
  6. Hello People and Denizens of MagicDuel. It has been an interesting three years as one of the two leaders of the MagicDuel Archive Land. A lot had happened since 2014 within the realm, and I am glad to have been a part of it all - the expansion of existing lands and introduction of the A2050 tools, the arrival of many brand new inhabitants as well as older ones returning to build new legends, and the many, many quests and festivals that we see each year. While some periods in MagicDuel's history have been fraught with controversy, I have been happy to see the last few years lack such antics, although it is a shame that this may be due in a large part to the reduced number of new arrivals in the realm to bring fresh ideas, as well as the departure of some of our more... I shall say passionate players from being regularly active. In the last few years I have worked hard with darkraptor and many others to try and revive aspects of the MagicDuel Archive's as well as the broader realm. Both Aethon and Chewett have worked to revive the external MD Archive website, and it has been good to see new content on there. I have worked with a small team to revive the MD Paper, which unfortunately while we have most of the raw content due to significant delays at the start none of us have been able to find the time to finish editing. With many of your assistance we even managed to increase the ranks of the Archivist Alliance itself and begin laying the groundwork to reintroduce the Legend Speakers alliance, although again unfortunately enthusiasm for this has waned as other projects have arisen. Outside of our land, there has been much activity with exciting new resources and creatures being introduced, the total revamping of Necrovion, death, and other staples of the MD world, the attempts to revive the Torch Contest and create a new format for that contest, and even just today the opening of a brand new land! As excited as I am and have been by all these developments, I find myself now an observer, not a participant. My time in MD has, after nine long years, finally come to it's end. I do not mean that I will not be in the realm, as I intend to visit, and visit often, but I will be an observer, not an active participant. While I may help those who come to me for assistance with projects like writing stories for quests, no longer will I be running, organizing, or participating in such quests and events. The other realm calls to me too loud and too often. I've just received a promotion at work, my wife and I are starting up a business of our own on top of my existing work, and we are expecting a baby in July. So I think you can all appreciate that the next few years - and hell, the rest of my life even once things do settle down - is going to be a lot less focused on this realm. As such, and as discussed a few months ago with darkraptor and Chewett, I hearby abdicate from my position as Chancellor and MDA Land Leader. I wish you all the best of luck in the new year, and I look forward to having new and unexpected things to see each time I come to visit. Who knows - In a few years I may just return again to introduce a fresh mind to MD. ~Kyphis, Bard of the Path
  7. It's a shame to see you go, but you were a good friend and colleague while it lasted. Many blessings on where ever your journey leads you next.
  8. Results are now posted into the first post. It was a fun event, and a big thanks to the players who turned up to allow it to run, as well as Assira for posting a jumplink. Log from the event below:
  9. Due to lack of players this is now being run as classic trivia with individuals against one another.
  10. In what seems to be becoming a tradition, for the third year running we will be running a Team Trivia event. This year the event will be run slightly differently. Normally, the teams have taken turns answering questions - this year both teams will be given the same question and the first to reach the right answer will win. There will be three rounds of ten questions, which based on past experience means it will probably take an hour and a half to run. The event will be in the Index Room of Memories in the MagicDuel Archives, and will begin after 01:00ST on the 24th as soon as we have at least 6 players (minimum 3 to a team). Late arrivals will be accepted into teams, although it will limit how much of a personal score you can achieve. There will be two prize pools - The winning team, and the best team members. The winning team will receive 10 silver coins each. The player with the highest personal score will receive a Soul Weaver The player with the second highest personal score will receive a Bloodpact Heretic Archer The person with the third highest personal score will receive a Pimped Grasan Additional sponsorship is welcome. If you would like to be a part of this event, feel free to sign up here and begin planning teams, or just turn up at the appointed time. Just remember that teams will need to be even. Results: Ivorak came first with 14 points after a tie breaker, and received a SW creature as well as 10 silver. Syrian came second, narrowly missing first int he tie breaker with 13 points, and received a BP creature as well as 10 silver. Shammus came third on 3 points, sadly they had to leave early. They received a PG creature as well as 10 silver. MRF was the last to arrive and only scored 2 points, earning them 10 silver.
  11. Chewbotta. A grim parody of Chewett's avatar, with various sights showing beneath the raggedly torn away clothes and rubber skin. The Chewbotta is a Morph Creature. The first form looks like an oddly posed, loose fleshed Chewett avatar. The second form has the Chewbotta gripping the face mask tightly, stretching and distorting it as it tries to rip it open. Upgrading from the second form to the third form is the morph step. There are at least XIIV versions of the final form of the Chewbotta. Sometimes, Lorerootian wood resides within. Other times Golemian mechanics. Some forms are the ornate stonework of the Tribunal, while others are filled with oozing liquid dust. Some forms sprout wings, and others tentacles. And sometimes... sometimes hiding under all that rubber... you might just find a regular looking person, waiting to help.
  12. I'm much more in favour of Ivorak's suggestion, but I'd like to refine it a little further... In line with A2050, which gives the playerbase more ability to alter MD's landscape and world, why not allow players with massive resources to use these for major projects?* Why not simply allow base materials to be used in some types of large projects, with a few major penalties and restrictions?: Resources can only be used in the place of processed resources of one level higher (raw in place of first level; first level instead of second level; etc) When useing resources that would normally require processing, they are treated as consuming x1.5 the maximum processing consumption before usage. When useing resources that would normally require processing, they are treated as requiring x2 processing time as well as x2 the time required to apply them to the project (Can be used for time critical sabotage) No processed resource with a chance for failure in its processing can be substituted in this manner No processed resource that requires other resources to process can be substituted in this manner The full stack is still consumed *I was initially going to write the above aimed just at people with huge stacks, then realized there was no need to restrict it to this - if someone had 10 pieces of lumber and didn't have time to be online to go and get it processed, but was at the project site already and really wanted to help contribute, why not let them?
  13. I recall from a long time ago, when resources got introduced, there was another reason for resources not to be split... MD is less about objects and more about the concept of an object. The number of the resources you have was not seen as representative just of how many of them you had, but of your current familiarity with the object. You can't hold two ideas of what an identical object is at the same time (well, you can but that's a discussion for another time) so splitting resources would not make sense. I'd write more on this, but unfortunately I'm pretty time poor right now. I'm sure someone else could write it up (dst might even have logs from those discussions)
  14. Noticed a bug on the forum when attempting to post a new reply too soon after your last response. In the text: New posts within a short time frame are limited. Please wait [#] seconds before submitting. The value for [#] is how long it has been since your last message, not the time remaining until you are next able to post.
  15. I actively track down and keep records of all the people I suspect of being alts. It's one of the things that keeps me around, because it amuses the hell out of me. But while I always figured Ary for a non-original account (just like myself) I never would have guessed just who they were. Not once. Bloody brilliant work good sir, I tip my hat to thee.
  16. More information is better than less, I'd be both surprised and impressed if Sunfire had already obtained most of the above information being requested. And even if they had, being able to verify it from a second resource is always valuable.
  17. Agreed. This feature does to a certain extent already exist, although you need to be willing to spend the credits to change your avatar regularly. It's certainly an idea I think is worth exploring.
  18. It's worth noting that while a lot of the people involved in the Paper are MDA members, it is not actually an MDA project, just one we are spearheading. In fact, the majority of content thus far generated is from non-MDA people :P
  19. Finally judging is complete and we can announce the winners! The Old - Unfortunately we only have the one entrant for this portion of the quest, so by default they take first place. Aethon Congratulations! The New - We had three entries for this category, with scores as follows: dst - 89 points Jubaris - 83 points Aethon - 81 points Congratulations to all the entries! Prizes are as follows: Aethon: 4 Christmas Points, Rustgold Drachorn, Santa Claus Scarecrow dst: 4 Christmas Points, Soul Weaver Jubaris: 3 Christmas Points, Two Pimped Grasans
  20. I've been wondering if it's possible for the Judges to get a christmas point as well - after all, their involvement directly contributed to the success of the event.
  21. Just a heads up, there is also this topic which is a little more active for poems.
  22. Frustratingly a grasan that has been given the correct name for resource production can still also become pimped, thus changing the creatures name and removing the ability to produce resources.
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