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    Sharpwind got a reaction from Eon in Auras Implemented   
    I love the new auras !
    I can finally take down some enemy drachs
    keep up the good work
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    Sharpwind got a reaction from Manda in Auras Implemented   
    I love the new auras !
    I can finally take down some enemy drachs
    keep up the good work
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    Sharpwind reacted to Peace in No Sanctuary Day   
    We do have days of tranquility when everybody is safe from attacking. I was thinking if we could have a no sactuary day for the opposite reason.

    And if possible to have this just for mp5 if the new players feel threatened.

    Share ideas, thoughts, arguments if any.
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    Sharpwind got a reaction from Eon in Mp5 Only Features   
    I think it would be good to create some features only available at mp5, so that new players have something to wait for when coming to mp5
    and to avoid many of them staying at lower mp levels out of fear and stat grinding

    It could be even some of the already existing features such as being member of an alliance, citizenship, if ever implemented the linking of players and so on

    just sharing a thought
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    Sharpwind got a reaction from adiomino in Mp5 Only Features   
    I think it would be good to create some features only available at mp5, so that new players have something to wait for when coming to mp5
    and to avoid many of them staying at lower mp levels out of fear and stat grinding

    It could be even some of the already existing features such as being member of an alliance, citizenship, if ever implemented the linking of players and so on

    just sharing a thought
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    Sharpwind reacted to Sasha Lilias in Item Swapping   
    [quote name='Chewett' date='03 July 2010 - 11:01 AM' timestamp='1278154878' post='63249']
    Note:

    This topic came about after me telling her its alt abuse

    her response was

    RE:Alts?
    How is it?
    If Mur tells me off for it then I shall send it back.
    [/quote]

    I don't see why you have to bring up personal conversations. Is it helping you prove your point?
    I started this topic to see how many other people think that it should( or shouldn't be) called alt abuse.
    Im sad that you had to resort to bringing in a personal coversation as this has lowered my opinion of you now... though you probably won't care.
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    Sharpwind reacted to Sasha Lilias in Item Swapping   
    [color="#0000FF"]Recently I have been told, as have others, that trading items amongst accounts is considered alt abuse. Why?

    I see it like this:

    [list]
    [*]We bought coins by selling OUR creatures or in the MDshop with OUR money.
    [*]We then use those coins to buy items or to be used for other things e.g. Quests.
    [*]Items are created due to either your role or because you use the raw items, that YOU bought with YOUR coins or creatures, and used q wishpoint that YOU earnt to create the item.
    [/list]
    All in all I think it is silly that we are not allowed to swap our own items among accounts, when it was bought/made by our coins/creatures/trades.

    I may get grief for writing this but it is how I feel.

    Thankyou

    ~Sasha Lilias~
    (Please try to post why it should or should not be counted as alt abuse, rather than just saying yes or no.)[/color]
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    Sharpwind reacted to Sasha Lilias in Item Swapping   
    [quote name='Kafuuka' date='05 July 2010 - 01:31 PM' timestamp='1278336699' post='63432']
    Oh come on... you stated at first that others have already said that it is alt abuse in your first post. That 'personal conversation' is hardly personal and it's not like you've been less of an ignorant person in this thread than in that conversation. I stated two objections which you haven't even tried to refute; I refuted your premises and in return I'm told I should stay on topic? Worse you even explained why I actually was on topic.. and now you're trying to play the victim?

    At this point I am very inclined to believe Chewett when he says this thread is not about asking a question to the community and being open to debate. Instead you're aiming for confusion, enough so that you can, against all odds, say you didn't know what you did was wrong.
    [/quote] I have replied to both your comments and then said we should stay on the topic(Items)for I did not have anything else to say to your comments. I do not bare grudges and I do not carry things on.
    As for the personal conversation, it was one. I did not post it on the forums and I did not name anyone. I am not the only person that was against item trading considered as "Alt abuse". I had seen it in chat from someone also, THAT was the reason I made this topic, so that I could see if others were against the idea. Please try and get you facts straight.
    [quote name='Chewett' date='05 July 2010 - 03:42 PM' timestamp='1278344523' post='63437']
    I know you have issues with me telling you not to abuse alts, and me disabling your forum alts because mur explitely stated people were NOT to have forum alts, But please dont hold the fact that i have done what mur asked, Against me. Nor does your opinion of me matter to this topic at all. If you didnt relise i dont care how you all think of me, Im going to be myself and reap what i sow.

    This is plain and simply about if you are allowed to abuse your alts, or whether we foroget about all the previous cases and allow you to.

    As i have said before, this will only be cleared up when Mur states the rules, Since everyone disagrees what the rules actually are.
    [/quote]
    As I said above I do not hold onto grudges. I even sent you a pm saying it was fine, to which you have not replied, and it is NOT just about me at all. Since when have I ever just done things for MY gain? I don't really care! I wanted to see if others care, which some of them do.
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    Sharpwind reacted to Kafuuka in Item Swapping   
    [quote name='Sasha Lilias' date='05 July 2010 - 08:18 PM' timestamp='1278353886' post='63457']
    I have replied to both your comments and then said we should stay on the topic(Items)for I did not have anything else to say to your comments. I do not bare grudges and I do not carry things on.[/quote]
    When did you comment on these objections then?
    [i]How do you plan on watching people whether they are farming creature age for themselves or for quest purposes?
    What do you have to say against a previous rebuttal: creating a good quest with nice rewards will bring fame and thus benefit towards your main.
    [/i]

    And you explained yourself why creature transfer and coins, which are by definition items, is the same: one can be traded for the other. Thus it was not off topic. Telling me to stay on topic for whatever reason besides me being off topic, is rude and generally a poor tactic.

    [quote]
    As for the personal conversation, it was one. I did not post it on the forums and I did not name anyone. I am not the only person that was against item trading considered as "Alt abuse". I had seen it in chat from someone also, THAT was the reason I made this topic, so that I could see if others were against the idea. Please try and get you facts straight.
    [/quote]
    Oh it was a conversation between two people, fine. If that makes it personal, then next time someone posts evidence of private chats about trades when someone is accused of theft, let's all say 'oh no, those conversations are personal,' and discard them as evidence. Would it have been different if Chewett had only said 'This topic came about after me telling her its alt abuse'? I don't think so.
    And I do make a considerable effort to get my facts straight. I've read your old posts each time before answering a newer one, to check if something was brought up before. What I notice is that you are sad and disappointed in Chewett, but do not hold grudges against him. You also find it necessary to say you don't hold grudges against me... why? It does not relate to your goal of seeing who considers it alt abuse.
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    Sharpwind reacted to Pipstickz in Item Swapping   
    This topic is ridiculous. Do we really need Mur to solve the problem? This is alt abuse, because without alts, you wouldn't have your items and coins.

    If you had just kept quiet, you could've avoided some of the consequences, but because you just had to see if you were in the right, you've gotten yourself into more trouble. I suggest that we all stop this pointless arguing and just close the topic, as it's clear how the community feels (16 to 7 with a couple who clicked the wrong button.)
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    Sharpwind reacted to Sasha Lilias in Item Swapping   
    [quote name='Kafuuka' date='02 July 2010 - 06:39 PM' timestamp='1278095960' post='63199']
    So if i log in, and "work" to recruit a dozen elementals, then wait for five months and then transfer them to another account, that should be legal. Of course getting elementals requires only patience and dedicated logging in every so often to 'check' upon them. But that's okay, you recruited them with the VP and VE that was yours.

    I seem to recall accounts with names ala storageA through Z being created the day CTC was implemented. And banned three months later for obvious reasons.
    [/quote]
    If thats what they wish to do, then yes. They recruited them so they are their own creatures. Whats the difference between selling them anyway? Except from you get profit from what you do.

    Anyway, I was talking about items, as you can see by the topic name. So lets pelase keep to topic
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    Sharpwind reacted to Udgard in Item Swapping   
    Meh.. accidentally voted yes when I wanted to vote no as well..

    We, the player, own the items, not our main, not our alts, that's how I see it. Of course, others might have different opinion, but I don't see any problem with it, really.
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    Sharpwind reacted to Sasha Lilias in Item Swapping   
    [quote name='Kafuuka' date='02 July 2010 - 06:14 PM' timestamp='1278094463' post='63196']

    That is not complete. I know there were at least two occasions on which large amounts of items were distributed randomly among players who were online or idle. There's no buying or earning there, just pure luck. Furthermore if you know how to solve the broken pattern puzzle once, you know how to solve it again; that's one free WP per alt. There's also the WP for days thing that might be implemented one day, that'd mean another WP per alt that can be acquired by logging in only.[/quote]

    The items are still yours, even if given to you by luck. The puzzle is very hard to solve but yes once someone has solved it once they can most likely solve it again, though alot of people solve it through luck. Either way the wishpoint is still yours because you earnt it.
    Then theirs the active days...so what if you only have to log in? You are gaining a reward because you are an active vet. I am sure there will be some sort of reward system in place, like with the vet medals.
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    Sharpwind got a reaction from Burns in Item Swapping   
    It's alt abuse

    If you allow item and coin swapping between alt accounts
    then one can create several alts and
    get Mur's promotion for new players several times
    vote for free credits several times
    Then bring everything on it's main account directly (coins) or indirectly (buying things from others from one account and transfering the item to the main and then either keep it or sell it back for coins)
    All in all if you allow item coin swapping between alts there are numerous ways to benefit from your main and of abuse

    I actually see no true reason to allow this other than abuse (If you want all things in one account buy them from that one)

    Edited for clarification
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    Sharpwind reacted to dst in Creature Species   
    The main idea was:drachs are drachs. They are strong. They boost a loot! They need to be "weaken" in some way. Besides...how many have Winds? They are more a collection crit.
    There are way too few crits in the game to have subspecies. Maybe in time we'll have them...

    Why are the archers 4? Because it is an attempt to "catch" the boost of the drachs. If it will work or not...I don't know. We'll see.
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    Sharpwind got a reaction from Atrumist in Knights Errant (Npcs Controlled By Rpcs)   
    Imagine something like the loreroot guards changing rituals every month

    What if there were four knights errant(one for each kingdom perhaps) controlled by four highly skilled in combat vets and set a ritual on them once a month that had a flaw
    (very much like Burns is doing)
    Every player would only be able to beat the ritual once and so learn a few more things about combat from the vets

    Naturally this all relies upon Mur to implement it and trainer vets like Burns, Shadowseeker and Lifeline to keep it running
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    Sharpwind reacted to MRG in Tokens   
    OK I AM NOT SHY OF USING THE SHOP, AS I HAVE NO PROBLEM SUPPORTING A GAME I ENJOY AND GETTING A NICE REWARD FOR IT.
    HOWEVER I DON'T THINK THAT THE PROBLEM TRULY LAYS WITH THE TOKENS. IT IS THE SAME OLD SCENARIO AS BEFORE!

    WHEN I FIRST STARTED, THE ULTIMATE RITUAL WAS A MAXED GRASSAN WITH 60K VE BEHIND IT, UNTOUCHABLE FOR A WHILE. THAT IS LAUGHABLE NOW! TIMES MOVED AND SO DID RITS, THEN YOU HAD THE SELECT FEW WHO HAD GOTTEN THEIR PAWS ON THE DRACHORN. THEY VERY SOON BECAME THE UNSTOPPABLE ELITE. NO MATTER WHAT YOU DID THEY WERE UNTOUCHABLE AND TO A POINT STILL ARE TO THIS DAY.

    WHAT IS NEEDED IS A BALANCE IN CREATURES, EVERY ONE HAVING A WEAKNESS AND A STRENGTH. MAKE THE GAME ONCE MORE ABOUT RITUAL MAKING AND IDEAS. USING THE GREY MATTER. GO ALONG THE LINES OF ELEMENTS, ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS STYLE.

    IF YOU WANT TO COUGH UP AND BUY TOKENS THEN YOU SHOULD GAIN AN ADVANTAGE, I DONT SEE THEM AS THE PROBLEM, ITS MORE THE CRITS THAT THEY ARE GOING ONTO HAVING NO BALANCE, THATS WHERE THE FUNDAMENTAL FLAW IS. YOU MAKE SOMETHING ELITE AND WITHOUT WEAKNESS, YOU MAKE A PROBLEM THAT WILL NOT BE UNDONE.
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    Sharpwind reacted to Aysun in Story Mode Pass-Times   
    With the recent removal of the Astral plane, and having newly entered the mp5 story mode where there's absolutely nothing to do, I had a thought. The astral plane was, as most will agree, one heck of an awesome thing. I would attest my discovery of the astral plane, which allowed me to see just how vast MD could be, to my staying here to begin with in some instances. With this in mind, I had a thought....

    Since story mode is, for the most part (and for those who take it seriously and do the 24 hour wait period), extremely dull. Nothing can be done or affected in MD save messages and the mood panel. When we are in story mode, we become, in effect, ghosts. Why not take that to the next step and allow those who have long wait periods in story mode access to something similar to the astral plane? They cannot interact with those normally in the land (ie not in story mode) but can still roam here and there. Perhaps even a location message in the chat could be triggered about a 'wandering soul passing through' or something to that extent. To take it even a step farther, perhaps those in story mode can only speak to others in story mode, or only those of their mp level in story mode that share the same location.

    These are just my thoughts as I wait within story mode myself. I feel a need to be more productive than it is currently letting me, and I think it would be interesting to have this alternate means of existence within it.

    Again, this is just a rough idea that probably needs some fine tuning should some think it interesting.
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    Sharpwind reacted to Fyrd Argentus in The Lay Of The Ggg   
    This story is true, if not totally consistent with the facts.

    The Lay of the GGG
    by Fyrd Argentus

    The Golden Globe Gazebo is, the subject of this song,
    And how the GGG did rise, and how it did go wrong,
    Why some found life there in a win, and others sought to end,
    What they saw as a mortal sin, so sought our wills to bend.

    When MD Realm was new and all, first sought to find their way,
    The elder players were on top, the younger they did slay.
    The agony was fresh and new, no end they saw in sight
    But some young men their plight did rue, they said this is not right.

    A Brotherhood of Dark was formed, in need of a physician
    In secret places they conspired, to better their position
    No more would they be kicked and beat, no longer they would heed
    They would not serve as veteran's meat, they would no longer bleed.

    The Brothers found their secrets dark, of war and of technique
    That would their fighting spirit spark, and change their status bleak
    They learned it fast and had to grin, as veterans came to fall
    But all downtrodden wished to win, so sought to learn it all.

    All who came to GGG, the Brothers did protect
    The place of ritual pretend, and battles to elect
    And so the beaten and the broke, came to the GGG
    For they were safe, 'till "burst" they spoke, no further need to flee.

    But then the Brotherhood did yearn, to seek a higher place,
    Their lofty status they did earn, they pushed a higher pace,
    So left they then the GGG, the others for to run
    For better still they sought to be, and share their secrets, none.

    New Warriors now had their own chance, to teach their creatures well,
    In GGG they could advance, their numbers then did swell,
    For without GGG their life, was toil without hope,
    The Veterans gave them only strife, and hung them on a rope.

    And then the Children even came, to grow up straight and nice
    They never sought to play the game, of fighting cats and mice.
    You see they sought a life of ease, their creatures won them praise
    To garden grasans if you please, and winderwilds to raise.

    One among the Veteran crew, saw trouble on this road
    So many players lived and grew, but never grief had toed
    They did not understand the lore, the Brotherhood had taught
    Their fighting skills it seems were poor, their power served them not

    So up a step he offered all, a place to learn to fight
    Puzzle wars and ritual, to tackle and hit right
    He said the GGG was bad, to fight the phony way
    The GGG would drive all mad, to grind away all day.

    But not all sought to raise them up, for loved they their position
    They did not care to see young pup, advance in their ambition
    So each tore down the GGG, for different stated reason
    And sought to make the warriors flee, and said the place was treason.

    The cat was first, she loved a fight, to make all others hate her.
    To hold her back from any fight, was opposite her nature.
    And Chaos brought in all the jerks, who crashed through GGG
    Scattering all the careful works, hitting all that they could see.

    But arrogance then came to town, the daddy of all boasts
    Who bluntly said he'd shut it down, and murder all the hosts.
    He said he'd teach them better forms, at willow's shop, you see,
    If you'd crawl to him like baby worms, and sit on daddy's knee.

    Now Mur above was silent still, he took no vocal stand
    He said no word, to show his will, as lord of all the land
    But note that all the children are, still safe from Veterans' wrath
    And all are taught to gently spar, by teacher in a bath

    So now those who most need to learn, to stand up in a fight
    Continue to their power earn, with ritual "not right".
    And no more Warriors can be found, in GGG or Park
    They do not bleed in no-mans-land, instead they work in dark.

    Like Brothers then of old they toil, their practice they pursue
    For Veterans make their blood to boil, the thought of them they rue
    They grind their weapons and work as one, and wait for their big chance.
    When tables turn and Veterans run, their day of sweet vengeance.
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    Sharpwind reacted to Fyrd Argentus in Stop Ggg   
    GGG might be the worst thing to happen to MD, but all you multi-year veterans have failed to provide an alternative. Right now all a new mp5 can do for combat is go to GOE and get thrashed by angiens and drachs on steroids, wander around the empty lands, or go to GGG. It took me 3 weeks to find 180 victories outside of GGG - that's fewer than 10 per day.

    If you ancient whiners would create something worth doing instead of trying to tear down the only thing left, we wouldn't think you're such ####'s.

    I tried to create an alternative - and got no support. Burns is at least trying, I give him that, but fight club is just as artificial as GGG. What have the rest of you done to keep MD alive, rather than tear it down?
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    Sharpwind reacted to Fyrd Argentus in Stop Ggg   
    @Burns - I liked your argument better when you seemed more concerned with people learning to fight....

    Personally, I learned combat at a faster RATE at MP4 where the field was more level and the chances of success made fighting more likely to be fun.

    MP5 is a different game -- learning tricks, learning players, hit & run, hide, recon, adapt to the ever-changing rules, trade up. And of course, the longer you stay the more you get sucked into and appreciate the non-combat parts of MD.

    We've finally touched on the root of the matter above - no influx of new MP5. I've said before that blaming the GGG and attacking it is only hurting the situation. We need to find a carrot, not a stick.

    @Burns - Bravo for fight club -- Boo! for terrorism. (So you're human too, eh?)

    http://magicduel.invisionzone.com/topic/7383-the-lay-of-the-ggg/
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    Sharpwind reacted to Atlas in Mp5 Only Features   
    If an mp3 or 4 spends 51 creds to get that rusty in the shop they should be allowed to use it
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    Sharpwind reacted to Kafuuka in Mp5 Only Features   
    The only thing that'd convince me to bother getting enough xp to move to mp5 would be a shot at getting past mp5, which is advertised as 'the ultimate fighting level'. Limiting creature usage is a good way to dumb down and hence limit preparation during pre mp5 of new people; it won't bother me but I don't see how it will do any good to the new people. Limiting spells which can be used for fighting but are not limited to it, hardly makes sense: it is the ultimate fighting level, not the ultimate spell casting or general coolness level.

    Frankly, why should people even be pushed to become mp5? I am not a threat to balance on mp4, nor is mp5 the sudden balance maker. There's three dozen threads on how mp5 is unfair towards noobs to prove me mp5 is not balanced. You either like fighting and progress naturally to mp5 or you have nothing to offer to mp5. Furthermore, the people who are into bullying and powergaming, are going to be annoying on any level; either they succeed or they complain.
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    Sharpwind reacted to Burns in Mp5 Only Features   
    You're picking the wrong things, it wouldn't make sense to only have mp5+ as citizens or allies, that's something pretty common.
    What i think should be limited is spell-casting abilities, e.g. mirror, guardian, invisibility, other army are some advanced magics that could be allowed on mp5 only, other stuff like movelock, attacklock, give vital, no armor, weaken are by far less advanced spells and could as well be allowed on mp4 imo.

    Some armors, mostly Medusa and Sun God, could be restricted for MP3/4, since they are advanced gears, too.

    I would even consider restricting creatures, but only in useage, not in owning, e.g. mp4 being unable to use angiens or drachorns, mp3 unable to use trees and birds.

    There's tons of things that can be restricted, but taking away features like land affliation would be pretty annoying for the few newbies who are already interested in a land, and not much of an incentive for the lowlevlers to move up at all.
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    Sharpwind reacted to dst in Death Ray   
    I doubt someone helped him without being asked. So no need to pity him.
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