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    Sasha Lilias got a reaction from Mallos in An act of Kindness - Voting   
    Please read here for the nominations.
     
    When voting you do not have to go by the nomination entries. If you feel that one of the nominees has shown kindness and compassion to you, or to others, in anyway, then feel free to vote for that person.
     
    Voting will end one week from today.
    30/01/2015
     
    Good luck and fortune to the nominees.
     
    ~Sasha Lilias, Ghost of Fortune

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    Sasha Lilias got a reaction from MRWander in Route, trout, doubt   
    Pout about lout 
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    Sasha Lilias got a reaction from MRWander in Route, trout, doubt   
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    Sasha Lilias got a reaction from MRWander in How to add a background image?   
    The simplest one that I use is:
     
    <body background = (insert url)>
     
    Rather than faffing with "div" and "style"
     
    (For the whole page)
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    Sasha Lilias got a reaction from MRWander in How to add a background image?   
    I removed mine a while ago :)
     
     
    Ah, you learn something new every day. :D
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    Sasha Lilias got a reaction from Aethon in LHO Spells practically useless   
    Exactly. Whilst they are learning the very basics, learning the ins and outs of fighting, moving around, etc, then that is when we should be helping them. Not if they wish to rush through MP3 to get to MP4, without taking proper time to learn about what they're doing; that is then their choice. 
     
    Where is your proof to say this is rare? Right now I see TheTigerLady - 30AD and Asthir - 419AD. I think it's impossible to say what is or isn't "rare" as it depends solely on the person in question. As there have been few new players lately it makes it even harder to say.
     
    If active days, however, were raised, and it was to solely come down to this requirement, then it would encompass both the possibility of them making a rather (in my opinion) poor decision of rushing MP3 or if they decide to stay on at that level.
     
    Either way I would strongly recommend raising the active days bar to 100.
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    Sasha Lilias got a reaction from Chewett in spells should only work when targetting online players   
    Would you also like to not be able to be attacked when idle? As there's obviously no way you can prevent that either?
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    Sasha Lilias got a reaction from Vicious in Crafted Items should be 'personal   
    So after searching all the announcements, this is all I could find:
    [spoiler]
    Ann. 845 - [2009-05-04 21:13:47 - Alpha 8] - Permalink - Posted By Muratus del Mur 
    GOLD COINS are a new trading item. There is one single gold coin at the end of each MDShop branch with very high requirements. In total, someone could get 5 gold coins per shop reset, that makes them rare and valuable. This is a luxury item, it wont give immediate advantage and its trading value will allways depend on the "market", same as silver coins. (Now you can go wild and reset the shop :) )[/spoiler]
     
    Coins only have as much value as we give them. Allowing people to trade both gold and silver in any amount they like wouldn't have an effect on the market at all. If that were the case then notes, such as below, wouldn't be able to be exchanged.
     
    [spoiler]
    Ann. 1693 - [2010-12-04 02:46:24 - Stage 10] - Permalink - 
    Land Promisory Notes - Silver and Gold
    Kings can now exchange silver or gold to promisory notes by requesting this to contact@magicduel.com (Council). They will have to transfer the amount of coins needed to a character they will be instructed to (Postman or an other carrier account) and provide proof of their transfer (log copy). There are only a fixed number of acceptable values: 10 Gold , 20 Gold , 50 Gold, 40 Silver, 100 Silver, 200 Silver. for now NO OTHER AMOUNTS will be accepted to be changed to notes. These notes help for fast transfers of large payments but also hold a different importance, a big one. They will be marked as a promisory note of that land. They are official equivalent of the declared amount and are usable anywhere where silver is, IF the seller doesn't say otherwise (in case of war for example). They are accepted for official md auctions, payments etc. They will be named in a standard way, plus land signature/name and will be of item type "valuables" just like coins. This means they will stack same as coins in your inventory. If a citizen wants to convert his coins to notes he will have to address to his king because for now only the king can request such a thing (will be influencing land economy). Council could assing dedicated roles for a better management of such conversions if the demand requires it.
    -- Mur[/spoiler]
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    Sasha Lilias got a reaction from Vicious in Crafted Items should be 'personal   
    The categories for what the items could possibly fit are quite endless; it would really depend on how far you want to take this?
     
    Default :
     
    Considering that none of the current items are actually "default" (as that would mean that everyone began with them, when they don't) I think this is just a rather lazy title and should be the first to go.
     
    The current "default" items are pick-able, therefore I suggest items such as heat pebbles and bushies should be placed under such a name, rather than "default".
     
    ​Miscellaneous:
     
    This could be used for items such as empty box, mechanical heart and drop of blood. Items that aren't as easy to categorise. (Again I'd prefer this to "default".)
     
    Creature:
     
    This one explains itself really, though I thought I'd add it as every seems to have forgotten this category exists.
     
    Rare:
     
    Rare's should be preserved for a) items with rare abilities, such as kill, revive, heat to VE, etc  b) personalised items with that are able to be used.
     
    Creations:
     
    I personally think having a section named as above would be fitting, as it then shows others (especially newer players) what sort of items can be created to suit their own role. You could even take this one step further and have a pack in the MDShop which allows you to see the items used to make the creation.
     
    Enchanted consumables :
     
    Again, this really explains itself. Though, with that said, I would scrap "consumables" and just keep the enchanted category. Alcohol, cake, candy...it's all enchanted as they all give boosters. The only reason I'd say keep "consumables" is if you could then eat, say, an ordinary apple to the produce the resource "seeds" and such.
    Otherwise, as I said, they're all enchanted.
     
    Resources:
     
    This could have many many subcategories but I doubt that would be required right now, so keep that as it is.
     
    Common:
     
    Again, could have many subcategories but doubt it's required at present time. 
     
    Personal:
     
    Although I agree that created items could be classed as "personal", they are only personal to the one that created it. After it's been traded it's more of a keepsake or sentimental item. Yet you could say that about the ring's, autographs, etc. 
     
    I'd suggest any items containing the name of it's creator should be made "personal". Anything else be placed into "creations".
     
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    On a different note: before sorting out the whole item list, why not sort out things like trading in bulk? Resources are off limits of course, but silver coins? Gold? I can't really see a reason why an interface or even just a little extra box saying "Quantity" can't be integrated into the feature? 
     
    I think it's far more annoying having to transfer one silver at a time over and over than it is searching for a few individual items? Or is that just me?
     
    The little details are what shine through and make a game unique, at the end of the day. In my opinion anyway...
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    Sasha Lilias got a reaction from Aethon in Totem "mutation" ideas.   
    Being compressed under intense heat and then trapped in a timeless condition with no food, water or stimulus is never a good thing. And then to be yanked back out into reality again, without warning, at any time?! It's bound to leave anything with a brain in a rather rattled state!
     
    (If you disagree then I'm quite happy to help you test it on yourself!)
     
    Here you can post any "mutation" ideas you may have for totems and also discuss, debate and think about how totemizing may affect a creature in the long terms or what could be done with them, if anything at all. These are purely theoretical mutations to help provide ideas for the real thing. This is not to say that any of the provided ideas will be used. Please only post constructive criticism and real ideas, no "jokes". Anything off topic will be deleted.  
    My ideas
    Chance of creature mutation - Creatures would have x/y chance of being mutated into another form. For example: 1/2000 chance that a GG mutates into a windy or 1/100 chances that an aramor mutates into a dream joker. Note: I personally like the idea of an aramor mutating this way rather than via a WP, as they're considered rather worthless now and aren't worth the use of one wish. Chance for original stat mutation - Creatures would have a small chance of gaining or losing a % of their original stats. Note: This would only apply once for each creature. Chance for gained stat mutation - Creatures would have a small chance of gaining or losing a % of their gained stats; heat, age or won battles. Note: This could apply more than once for each creature. Chance for new resource 1 - Creatures failed to be brought back into reality and the totem burns up, forming "Creature Ash" Chance for new resource 2 - The ritual to bring the creature back to reality fails and the totem shatters, creating "Creature shards". Creature Ageing - Creature has a slight chance to either be reset to first stage or (if possible for creature) raised one stage. Creature unaffected - Creature returns to reality as it was before placed into the totem Creature totems that are turned into ash or shards could be used in the process to "fusion" one or more creatures together, to create something completely new. Or even items such as "Sticky goop" could be used to stick creature totems back together, giving them one last attempt at restoring the creature but with higher chances of mutation!
     
    Remember that this is something completely new! Ideas don't necessarily have to be ones that are already implemented elsewhere in the game!
     
     
     
     
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    Sasha Lilias got a reaction from VertuHonagan in Ideas to improve MP3 gameplay   
    [log=MP3 Discussion]
    [19/04/15 18:31] Chewett:At the moment we have removed story mode, and the tutorial is still present 
    [19/04/15 18:31] Chewett:You accept the cube from the shade, and begin MD 
    [19/04/15 18:32] Chewett:This is where everyone is now, the adventure stage. 
    [19/04/15 18:32] Chewett:However, we probably plan to remove the tutorial too 
    [19/04/15 18:33] Dark Demon: (brb) 
    [19/04/15 18:34] Chewett:If we are to do this, we then have no instruction on moving, the map, everything. 
    [19/04/15 18:34] Chewett:Which, could be problematic. 
    [19/04/15 18:34] Chewett:Are there any LHO's here? 
    [19/04/15 18:34] *Syrian*:me! 
    [19/04/15 18:34] Jester:pop-ups when you first enter a scene, instead of story mode? 
    [19/04/15 18:34] :*Nimrodel* raises hand 
    [19/04/15 18:34] :*Sasha Lilias* nods 
    [19/04/15 18:35] Jester:that'd probably be less confusing honestly, though less cool too 
    [19/04/15 18:36] Chewett:So, Mur previously wanted every LHO to pick a newbie, and guide them 
    [19/04/15 18:36] Chewett:I know even I did this for a period of time, but I dont think any LHO's continued to do this? 
    [19/04/15 18:36] Jester:I wouldn't mind doing that but it seems like scheduling would be an issue 
    [19/04/15 18:36] *Syrian*: (i havnt picked any specific one, i just offer help to everyone that might need it) 
    [19/04/15 18:36] *Nimrodel*:Didnt. Because first there werent many newbies. Some didnt understand english well. some found that there were any mp3s >> 
    [19/04/15 18:37] *Sasha Lilias*: (^) 
    [19/04/15 18:37] *Nimrodel*:And oh.. there was viscoscity too back then. 
    [19/04/15 18:37] Dark Demon:I did when I was back then 
    [19/04/15 18:37] Chewett:Sasha you werent a LHO during this period, did the things Mur asked to be done get written down somewhere and you read it? 
    [19/04/15 18:37] *Nimrodel*:werent* 
    [19/04/15 18:38] *Sasha Lilias*: (No, I was greeing with what Sy said as a rule of thumb.) 
    [19/04/15 18:38] *Sasha Lilias*: (*agreeing) 
    [19/04/15 18:38] *Nimrodel*:I did it for a few months if I remember correctly. Patroling the newbie path and the Paper cabin plenty of times. 
    [19/04/15 18:38] Chewett:If people are agreeing, please dont just use a ^, use a name too :) 
    [19/04/15 18:38] *Sasha Lilias*: (Apologies) 
    [19/04/15 18:39] Dark Demon:I recall Mur said that leaving stuff along the newbie path is useless 
    [19/04/15 18:39] Dark Demon:Instead LHO's should focus on specific newbies 
    [19/04/15 18:39] Chewett:Not useless. 
    [19/04/15 18:39] Dark Demon:and make them stay; be their mentors, make MD interesting for them 
    [19/04/15 18:39] *Nimrodel*:I also had a bunch of newbie adepts too whom I used to pm atleast twice a day even if they didnt respond for atleast three days if they were non responsive. 
    [19/04/15 18:39] Chewett:Mur felt that comparitively, while it did help, knowing and talking with people would help lots more 
    [19/04/15 18:40] Dark Demon:Honestly, Fang tried to do that a lot. Poor guy was mocked for it 
    [19/04/15 18:40] Jester:Fang would get mocked doing anything >.> 
    [19/04/15 18:40] Dark Demon:He overdid it though 
    [19/04/15 18:40] *Nimrodel*:I believe fang was never mocked for talking to newbies 
    [19/04/15 18:41] Chewett:I would agree with Nim there... Iv never seen someone doing that to Fang 
    [19/04/15 18:41] *Nimrodel*:he was mocked for all the other extras he did and claimed to do. 
    [19/04/15 18:41] Dark Demon:I meant he was mocked in general despite what he did, but anyway, lets stick to the discussion 
    [19/04/15 18:42] Chewett:Thank you for your feedback DD 
    [19/04/15 18:42] Chewett:But you are right, Stick to the discussion :) 
    [19/04/15 18:42] Chewett:The problems with the visc were solved by me, changing it 
    [19/04/15 18:43] Chewett:Were there any other issues raised? 
    [19/04/15 18:43] samon:That there are too few MP 3s 
    [19/04/15 18:44] samon:For them to train etc. 
    [19/04/15 18:44] Dark Demon:That can only be fixed by advertisment, I believe. This issue has been raised many times in the past, but a very important point to keep in mind is that MD is not ready yet for a huge influx 
    [19/04/15 18:44] Dark Demon:Advertisment may not be as benefiting as it would be, say 1 year from now. 
    [19/04/15 18:44] Jester:I have an idea that MIGHT help with that actually... 
    [19/04/15 18:45] Jester:we don't need more people to join, we need them to stay 
    [19/04/15 18:45] Chewett:Indeed jester 
    [19/04/15 18:45] Dark Demon:Both 
    [19/04/15 18:45] Chewett:For the moment, a couple players using and idling some MP3's work 
    [19/04/15 18:46] *Nimrodel*:is that allowed? 
    [19/04/15 18:46] *Sasha Lilias*:There have been a few questions as to whether that is "alt abuse" actually. I've offered a few times. 
    [19/04/15 18:46] Chewett:If you just idled one, per person, say each LHO had one, then thats fine 
    [19/04/15 18:46] Aeoshattr:Well... we're not using those alts for our personal gain. 
    [19/04/15 18:46] Dark Demon:I suggested that and was called for alt abused and shunned out 
    [19/04/15 18:46] Chewett:Then they have a set of "NPC's" to fight 
    [19/04/15 18:47] Chewett:DD, please remove the chip on your sholder. 
    [19/04/15 18:47] Chewett:Its not helpful to our discussion :) 
    [19/04/15 18:47] *Nimrodel*:Idling our mp3 alts in the same scene and stuff 
    [19/04/15 18:47] Dark Demon:I'm just saying I'll raise this point again if someone suggests it 
    [19/04/15 18:47] Chewett:I think that, for the longer term, thats fine. 
    [19/04/15 18:47] *Sasha Lilias*:Should these "NPC'S" all have common names so as players know it's a help account? 
    [19/04/15 18:48] Chewett:DD, I am suggesting it, It therefore is perfectly fine. 
    [19/04/15 18:48] Chewett:They could indeed Sasha 
    [19/04/15 18:48] *Nimrodel*:ok. So it will not be considered alt abuse if one LHO idles 1 alt so that young newbies can train. Agreed? 
    [19/04/15 18:48] Chewett:Or, these accounts could be purely managed by the LHO 
    [19/04/15 18:48] Chewett:To be perfectly honest, a number of players do this already for Asthir 
    [19/04/15 18:48] *Sasha Lilias*:I'd suggest accounts pre-created that may be logged into by any LHO. 
    [19/04/15 18:48] samon:What about a few accounts like the aramors in GG? 
    [19/04/15 18:49] *Nimrodel*:a number of more players would do it too if it werent a grey area and was pulled out to the white. 
    [19/04/15 18:49] Chewett:The aramors have issues as they dissappear 
    [19/04/15 18:49] Dark Demon:NPCs have also been suggested, but the opposing argument was that MD is supposed to be interactive and not single-player 
    [19/04/15 18:49] Rophs:Is it alt abuse? Maybe technically but it doesn't seem to be the type of alt abuse that would be punished for. 
    [19/04/15 18:49] Chewett:NPC's cant be used since they are coded to disappear once killed, per person 
    [19/04/15 18:49] *Syrian*: (i did raise the idea of having lho mp3 accounts some time ago, it wasnt really replied on) 
    [19/04/15 18:50] *Sasha Lilias*:If a list of "MD" mp3's were created and scattered over MD, LHO's could be given a list of log ins for them so they may be logged in all the time? 
    [19/04/15 18:50] *Syrian*: (just so they can be used and still have access to the live help system to recieve pms) 
    [19/04/15 18:50] *Sasha Lilias*:Though, that might mess with the Alt-checker? 
    [19/04/15 18:50] Jester:why does everyone keep bringing up problems from the past? its the day of the future, that was yesterday. 
    [19/04/15 18:50] Chewett:So say we have 5/6 idling alts with a couple different rituals, etc 
    [19/04/15 18:50] Chewett:Thank you Jester :) 
    [19/04/15 18:50] Chewett:We should promote this guy! 
    [19/04/15 18:52] *Sasha Lilias*:I don't think that these "LHO Alts" should be in just one place though. If they're scattered then it means MP3's will have to travel about and learn the areas. 
    [19/04/15 18:52] Chewett:These LHO alts should probably have some disctint names so we could watch them 
    [19/04/15 18:52] Jester:not too far away from each other though, maybe just around NML 
    [19/04/15 18:52] Chewett:And older MP3's should be discouraged from breaking/attacking them 
    [19/04/15 18:52] Chewett:Mainly since, they are designed for new people 
    [19/04/15 18:53] *Sasha Lilias*:NML and MB I'd suggest, Jester? 
    [19/04/15 18:53] Jester:give them special avatars so its easy to tell? 
    [19/04/15 18:53] Chewett:That sounds good 
    [19/04/15 18:53] *Sasha Lilias*:And perhaps they could be given an LHO flag or something? 
    [19/04/15 18:53] Assira the Black:These LHO alts could also be used for/in quests. Especially if placed in some harder to reach areas. 
    [19/04/15 18:53] *Sasha Lilias*:Then players will be able to see a list of these LHO alts. 
    [19/04/15 18:53] Dark Demon:"Wild bird". "Rebel priest". "Angry Knator". 
    [19/04/15 18:53] *Syrian*: (another problem is tha tif you give them lho wings and idle them, they may recieve pms over people who are online) 
    [19/04/15 18:53] Jester:ah yes, good idea 
    [19/04/15 18:54] Chewett:We wont give them wings 
    [19/04/15 18:54] *Sasha Lilias*:Yes, no wings. But perhaps and avatar and flag. 
    [19/04/15 18:54] Jester:their papers could have combat tips as well 
    [19/04/15 18:54] *Syrian*: (people were saying lho alt, so i thought tehy were implying doing so :P) 
    [19/04/15 18:54] Chewett:avatar and flag seems fair. 
    [19/04/15 18:54] Jester:what works against the specific ritual they're using, for example 
    [19/04/15 18:54] Chewett:Papers being configured too would be good 
    [19/04/15 18:54] Jester:hints I mean 
    [19/04/15 18:55] Dark Demon:and also maybe "Lonely archer" 
    [19/04/15 18:55] Jester:or why their ritual works... 
    [19/04/15 18:55] *Sasha Lilias*:LHO's could work together (in a hidden forum topic maybe?) to produce a good, varied set of help papers? 
    [19/04/15 18:55] Jester:would non-LHOs be able to help? 
    [19/04/15 18:55] *Sasha Lilias*:Actually, scrap that. No need for it to be hidden. 
    [19/04/15 18:56] Jester:I'd like to assist but Grido banned me from being an LHO >.> 
    [19/04/15 18:56] Chewett:I dont see why not Jester 
    [19/04/15 18:56] *Sasha Lilias*:Because as Jester said, would be good for outside help also. 
    [19/04/15 18:56] Jester:cool 
    [19/04/15 18:56] samon:I'll volunteer to help as well 
    [19/04/15 18:57] :*Sunfire* opens his eyes 
    [19/04/15 18:57] :Lintara pokes his nose 
    [19/04/15 18:57] *Grido*: (not even half here currently, but when did I ban you from being lho Jester?) 
    [19/04/15 18:57] *Sasha Lilias*:Forum topic should be created where we can collate information. 
    [19/04/15 18:57] Aeoshattr:I have a number of MP3 alts that I can idle around. Well, 1 at a time. 
    [19/04/15 18:57] Chewett:So, This idea can be worked on further, It would be great if someone can summarise that and make a topic 
    [19/04/15 18:58] :[Spell] Whispers of the past. [/log]
     
    A brief summary of what was mentioned:
     
    It was brought up that a lack of MP3's were a big problem for the newer players, as this ment they had no one to train on and were therefore discouraged/ got bored of playing.
     
    The following ideas were raised to try and solve the problem:
    LHO's to idle MP3 alts to provide new players with training dummies. LHO's to have access to special "LHO Alts". Al's would have easily recognisable names. Alts would have easily recognisable avatar. Alts would have a "LHO" flag. Alts should be spread amongst NML (perhaps MB also) to encourage travelling. These alts' would have pages filled with hints, tips and details to help MP3's learn. Help pages would contain collated knowledge from all those that wish to help and provide valuable information.
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    Sasha Lilias got a reaction from Aethon in Storm tears through MD   
    I think she had every right to, Rophs. She probably wasn't aware of the happenings within game (like many of us weren't) and thought it a good idea to start a discussion about it here. :)
     
    No need to apologise Mystic, you didn't do anything wrong. :)
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    Sasha Lilias got a reaction from Aethon in Ideas to improve MP3 gameplay   
    [log=MP3 Discussion]
    [19/04/15 18:31] Chewett:At the moment we have removed story mode, and the tutorial is still present 
    [19/04/15 18:31] Chewett:You accept the cube from the shade, and begin MD 
    [19/04/15 18:32] Chewett:This is where everyone is now, the adventure stage. 
    [19/04/15 18:32] Chewett:However, we probably plan to remove the tutorial too 
    [19/04/15 18:33] Dark Demon: (brb) 
    [19/04/15 18:34] Chewett:If we are to do this, we then have no instruction on moving, the map, everything. 
    [19/04/15 18:34] Chewett:Which, could be problematic. 
    [19/04/15 18:34] Chewett:Are there any LHO's here? 
    [19/04/15 18:34] *Syrian*:me! 
    [19/04/15 18:34] Jester:pop-ups when you first enter a scene, instead of story mode? 
    [19/04/15 18:34] :*Nimrodel* raises hand 
    [19/04/15 18:34] :*Sasha Lilias* nods 
    [19/04/15 18:35] Jester:that'd probably be less confusing honestly, though less cool too 
    [19/04/15 18:36] Chewett:So, Mur previously wanted every LHO to pick a newbie, and guide them 
    [19/04/15 18:36] Chewett:I know even I did this for a period of time, but I dont think any LHO's continued to do this? 
    [19/04/15 18:36] Jester:I wouldn't mind doing that but it seems like scheduling would be an issue 
    [19/04/15 18:36] *Syrian*: (i havnt picked any specific one, i just offer help to everyone that might need it) 
    [19/04/15 18:36] *Nimrodel*:Didnt. Because first there werent many newbies. Some didnt understand english well. some found that there were any mp3s >> 
    [19/04/15 18:37] *Sasha Lilias*: (^) 
    [19/04/15 18:37] *Nimrodel*:And oh.. there was viscoscity too back then. 
    [19/04/15 18:37] Dark Demon:I did when I was back then 
    [19/04/15 18:37] Chewett:Sasha you werent a LHO during this period, did the things Mur asked to be done get written down somewhere and you read it? 
    [19/04/15 18:37] *Nimrodel*:werent* 
    [19/04/15 18:38] *Sasha Lilias*: (No, I was greeing with what Sy said as a rule of thumb.) 
    [19/04/15 18:38] *Sasha Lilias*: (*agreeing) 
    [19/04/15 18:38] *Nimrodel*:I did it for a few months if I remember correctly. Patroling the newbie path and the Paper cabin plenty of times. 
    [19/04/15 18:38] Chewett:If people are agreeing, please dont just use a ^, use a name too :) 
    [19/04/15 18:38] *Sasha Lilias*: (Apologies) 
    [19/04/15 18:39] Dark Demon:I recall Mur said that leaving stuff along the newbie path is useless 
    [19/04/15 18:39] Dark Demon:Instead LHO's should focus on specific newbies 
    [19/04/15 18:39] Chewett:Not useless. 
    [19/04/15 18:39] Dark Demon:and make them stay; be their mentors, make MD interesting for them 
    [19/04/15 18:39] *Nimrodel*:I also had a bunch of newbie adepts too whom I used to pm atleast twice a day even if they didnt respond for atleast three days if they were non responsive. 
    [19/04/15 18:39] Chewett:Mur felt that comparitively, while it did help, knowing and talking with people would help lots more 
    [19/04/15 18:40] Dark Demon:Honestly, Fang tried to do that a lot. Poor guy was mocked for it 
    [19/04/15 18:40] Jester:Fang would get mocked doing anything >.> 
    [19/04/15 18:40] Dark Demon:He overdid it though 
    [19/04/15 18:40] *Nimrodel*:I believe fang was never mocked for talking to newbies 
    [19/04/15 18:41] Chewett:I would agree with Nim there... Iv never seen someone doing that to Fang 
    [19/04/15 18:41] *Nimrodel*:he was mocked for all the other extras he did and claimed to do. 
    [19/04/15 18:41] Dark Demon:I meant he was mocked in general despite what he did, but anyway, lets stick to the discussion 
    [19/04/15 18:42] Chewett:Thank you for your feedback DD 
    [19/04/15 18:42] Chewett:But you are right, Stick to the discussion :) 
    [19/04/15 18:42] Chewett:The problems with the visc were solved by me, changing it 
    [19/04/15 18:43] Chewett:Were there any other issues raised? 
    [19/04/15 18:43] samon:That there are too few MP 3s 
    [19/04/15 18:44] samon:For them to train etc. 
    [19/04/15 18:44] Dark Demon:That can only be fixed by advertisment, I believe. This issue has been raised many times in the past, but a very important point to keep in mind is that MD is not ready yet for a huge influx 
    [19/04/15 18:44] Dark Demon:Advertisment may not be as benefiting as it would be, say 1 year from now. 
    [19/04/15 18:44] Jester:I have an idea that MIGHT help with that actually... 
    [19/04/15 18:45] Jester:we don't need more people to join, we need them to stay 
    [19/04/15 18:45] Chewett:Indeed jester 
    [19/04/15 18:45] Dark Demon:Both 
    [19/04/15 18:45] Chewett:For the moment, a couple players using and idling some MP3's work 
    [19/04/15 18:46] *Nimrodel*:is that allowed? 
    [19/04/15 18:46] *Sasha Lilias*:There have been a few questions as to whether that is "alt abuse" actually. I've offered a few times. 
    [19/04/15 18:46] Chewett:If you just idled one, per person, say each LHO had one, then thats fine 
    [19/04/15 18:46] Aeoshattr:Well... we're not using those alts for our personal gain. 
    [19/04/15 18:46] Dark Demon:I suggested that and was called for alt abused and shunned out 
    [19/04/15 18:46] Chewett:Then they have a set of "NPC's" to fight 
    [19/04/15 18:47] Chewett:DD, please remove the chip on your sholder. 
    [19/04/15 18:47] Chewett:Its not helpful to our discussion :) 
    [19/04/15 18:47] *Nimrodel*:Idling our mp3 alts in the same scene and stuff 
    [19/04/15 18:47] Dark Demon:I'm just saying I'll raise this point again if someone suggests it 
    [19/04/15 18:47] Chewett:I think that, for the longer term, thats fine. 
    [19/04/15 18:47] *Sasha Lilias*:Should these "NPC'S" all have common names so as players know it's a help account? 
    [19/04/15 18:48] Chewett:DD, I am suggesting it, It therefore is perfectly fine. 
    [19/04/15 18:48] Chewett:They could indeed Sasha 
    [19/04/15 18:48] *Nimrodel*:ok. So it will not be considered alt abuse if one LHO idles 1 alt so that young newbies can train. Agreed? 
    [19/04/15 18:48] Chewett:Or, these accounts could be purely managed by the LHO 
    [19/04/15 18:48] Chewett:To be perfectly honest, a number of players do this already for Asthir 
    [19/04/15 18:48] *Sasha Lilias*:I'd suggest accounts pre-created that may be logged into by any LHO. 
    [19/04/15 18:48] samon:What about a few accounts like the aramors in GG? 
    [19/04/15 18:49] *Nimrodel*:a number of more players would do it too if it werent a grey area and was pulled out to the white. 
    [19/04/15 18:49] Chewett:The aramors have issues as they dissappear 
    [19/04/15 18:49] Dark Demon:NPCs have also been suggested, but the opposing argument was that MD is supposed to be interactive and not single-player 
    [19/04/15 18:49] Rophs:Is it alt abuse? Maybe technically but it doesn't seem to be the type of alt abuse that would be punished for. 
    [19/04/15 18:49] Chewett:NPC's cant be used since they are coded to disappear once killed, per person 
    [19/04/15 18:49] *Syrian*: (i did raise the idea of having lho mp3 accounts some time ago, it wasnt really replied on) 
    [19/04/15 18:50] *Sasha Lilias*:If a list of "MD" mp3's were created and scattered over MD, LHO's could be given a list of log ins for them so they may be logged in all the time? 
    [19/04/15 18:50] *Syrian*: (just so they can be used and still have access to the live help system to recieve pms) 
    [19/04/15 18:50] *Sasha Lilias*:Though, that might mess with the Alt-checker? 
    [19/04/15 18:50] Jester:why does everyone keep bringing up problems from the past? its the day of the future, that was yesterday. 
    [19/04/15 18:50] Chewett:So say we have 5/6 idling alts with a couple different rituals, etc 
    [19/04/15 18:50] Chewett:Thank you Jester :) 
    [19/04/15 18:50] Chewett:We should promote this guy! 
    [19/04/15 18:52] *Sasha Lilias*:I don't think that these "LHO Alts" should be in just one place though. If they're scattered then it means MP3's will have to travel about and learn the areas. 
    [19/04/15 18:52] Chewett:These LHO alts should probably have some disctint names so we could watch them 
    [19/04/15 18:52] Jester:not too far away from each other though, maybe just around NML 
    [19/04/15 18:52] Chewett:And older MP3's should be discouraged from breaking/attacking them 
    [19/04/15 18:52] Chewett:Mainly since, they are designed for new people 
    [19/04/15 18:53] *Sasha Lilias*:NML and MB I'd suggest, Jester? 
    [19/04/15 18:53] Jester:give them special avatars so its easy to tell? 
    [19/04/15 18:53] Chewett:That sounds good 
    [19/04/15 18:53] *Sasha Lilias*:And perhaps they could be given an LHO flag or something? 
    [19/04/15 18:53] Assira the Black:These LHO alts could also be used for/in quests. Especially if placed in some harder to reach areas. 
    [19/04/15 18:53] *Sasha Lilias*:Then players will be able to see a list of these LHO alts. 
    [19/04/15 18:53] Dark Demon:"Wild bird". "Rebel priest". "Angry Knator". 
    [19/04/15 18:53] *Syrian*: (another problem is tha tif you give them lho wings and idle them, they may recieve pms over people who are online) 
    [19/04/15 18:53] Jester:ah yes, good idea 
    [19/04/15 18:54] Chewett:We wont give them wings 
    [19/04/15 18:54] *Sasha Lilias*:Yes, no wings. But perhaps and avatar and flag. 
    [19/04/15 18:54] Jester:their papers could have combat tips as well 
    [19/04/15 18:54] *Syrian*: (people were saying lho alt, so i thought tehy were implying doing so :P) 
    [19/04/15 18:54] Chewett:avatar and flag seems fair. 
    [19/04/15 18:54] Jester:what works against the specific ritual they're using, for example 
    [19/04/15 18:54] Chewett:Papers being configured too would be good 
    [19/04/15 18:54] Jester:hints I mean 
    [19/04/15 18:55] Dark Demon:and also maybe "Lonely archer" 
    [19/04/15 18:55] Jester:or why their ritual works... 
    [19/04/15 18:55] *Sasha Lilias*:LHO's could work together (in a hidden forum topic maybe?) to produce a good, varied set of help papers? 
    [19/04/15 18:55] Jester:would non-LHOs be able to help? 
    [19/04/15 18:55] *Sasha Lilias*:Actually, scrap that. No need for it to be hidden. 
    [19/04/15 18:56] Jester:I'd like to assist but Grido banned me from being an LHO >.> 
    [19/04/15 18:56] Chewett:I dont see why not Jester 
    [19/04/15 18:56] *Sasha Lilias*:Because as Jester said, would be good for outside help also. 
    [19/04/15 18:56] Jester:cool 
    [19/04/15 18:56] samon:I'll volunteer to help as well 
    [19/04/15 18:57] :*Sunfire* opens his eyes 
    [19/04/15 18:57] :Lintara pokes his nose 
    [19/04/15 18:57] *Grido*: (not even half here currently, but when did I ban you from being lho Jester?) 
    [19/04/15 18:57] *Sasha Lilias*:Forum topic should be created where we can collate information. 
    [19/04/15 18:57] Aeoshattr:I have a number of MP3 alts that I can idle around. Well, 1 at a time. 
    [19/04/15 18:57] Chewett:So, This idea can be worked on further, It would be great if someone can summarise that and make a topic 
    [19/04/15 18:58] :[Spell] Whispers of the past. [/log]
     
    A brief summary of what was mentioned:
     
    It was brought up that a lack of MP3's were a big problem for the newer players, as this ment they had no one to train on and were therefore discouraged/ got bored of playing.
     
    The following ideas were raised to try and solve the problem:
    LHO's to idle MP3 alts to provide new players with training dummies. LHO's to have access to special "LHO Alts". Al's would have easily recognisable names. Alts would have easily recognisable avatar. Alts would have a "LHO" flag. Alts should be spread amongst NML (perhaps MB also) to encourage travelling. These alts' would have pages filled with hints, tips and details to help MP3's learn. Help pages would contain collated knowledge from all those that wish to help and provide valuable information.
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    Sasha Lilias got a reaction from Dragual in Ideas to improve MP3 gameplay   
    [log=MP3 Discussion]
    [19/04/15 18:31] Chewett:At the moment we have removed story mode, and the tutorial is still present 
    [19/04/15 18:31] Chewett:You accept the cube from the shade, and begin MD 
    [19/04/15 18:32] Chewett:This is where everyone is now, the adventure stage. 
    [19/04/15 18:32] Chewett:However, we probably plan to remove the tutorial too 
    [19/04/15 18:33] Dark Demon: (brb) 
    [19/04/15 18:34] Chewett:If we are to do this, we then have no instruction on moving, the map, everything. 
    [19/04/15 18:34] Chewett:Which, could be problematic. 
    [19/04/15 18:34] Chewett:Are there any LHO's here? 
    [19/04/15 18:34] *Syrian*:me! 
    [19/04/15 18:34] Jester:pop-ups when you first enter a scene, instead of story mode? 
    [19/04/15 18:34] :*Nimrodel* raises hand 
    [19/04/15 18:34] :*Sasha Lilias* nods 
    [19/04/15 18:35] Jester:that'd probably be less confusing honestly, though less cool too 
    [19/04/15 18:36] Chewett:So, Mur previously wanted every LHO to pick a newbie, and guide them 
    [19/04/15 18:36] Chewett:I know even I did this for a period of time, but I dont think any LHO's continued to do this? 
    [19/04/15 18:36] Jester:I wouldn't mind doing that but it seems like scheduling would be an issue 
    [19/04/15 18:36] *Syrian*: (i havnt picked any specific one, i just offer help to everyone that might need it) 
    [19/04/15 18:36] *Nimrodel*:Didnt. Because first there werent many newbies. Some didnt understand english well. some found that there were any mp3s >> 
    [19/04/15 18:37] *Sasha Lilias*: (^) 
    [19/04/15 18:37] *Nimrodel*:And oh.. there was viscoscity too back then. 
    [19/04/15 18:37] Dark Demon:I did when I was back then 
    [19/04/15 18:37] Chewett:Sasha you werent a LHO during this period, did the things Mur asked to be done get written down somewhere and you read it? 
    [19/04/15 18:37] *Nimrodel*:werent* 
    [19/04/15 18:38] *Sasha Lilias*: (No, I was greeing with what Sy said as a rule of thumb.) 
    [19/04/15 18:38] *Sasha Lilias*: (*agreeing) 
    [19/04/15 18:38] *Nimrodel*:I did it for a few months if I remember correctly. Patroling the newbie path and the Paper cabin plenty of times. 
    [19/04/15 18:38] Chewett:If people are agreeing, please dont just use a ^, use a name too :) 
    [19/04/15 18:38] *Sasha Lilias*: (Apologies) 
    [19/04/15 18:39] Dark Demon:I recall Mur said that leaving stuff along the newbie path is useless 
    [19/04/15 18:39] Dark Demon:Instead LHO's should focus on specific newbies 
    [19/04/15 18:39] Chewett:Not useless. 
    [19/04/15 18:39] Dark Demon:and make them stay; be their mentors, make MD interesting for them 
    [19/04/15 18:39] *Nimrodel*:I also had a bunch of newbie adepts too whom I used to pm atleast twice a day even if they didnt respond for atleast three days if they were non responsive. 
    [19/04/15 18:39] Chewett:Mur felt that comparitively, while it did help, knowing and talking with people would help lots more 
    [19/04/15 18:40] Dark Demon:Honestly, Fang tried to do that a lot. Poor guy was mocked for it 
    [19/04/15 18:40] Jester:Fang would get mocked doing anything >.> 
    [19/04/15 18:40] Dark Demon:He overdid it though 
    [19/04/15 18:40] *Nimrodel*:I believe fang was never mocked for talking to newbies 
    [19/04/15 18:41] Chewett:I would agree with Nim there... Iv never seen someone doing that to Fang 
    [19/04/15 18:41] *Nimrodel*:he was mocked for all the other extras he did and claimed to do. 
    [19/04/15 18:41] Dark Demon:I meant he was mocked in general despite what he did, but anyway, lets stick to the discussion 
    [19/04/15 18:42] Chewett:Thank you for your feedback DD 
    [19/04/15 18:42] Chewett:But you are right, Stick to the discussion :) 
    [19/04/15 18:42] Chewett:The problems with the visc were solved by me, changing it 
    [19/04/15 18:43] Chewett:Were there any other issues raised? 
    [19/04/15 18:43] samon:That there are too few MP 3s 
    [19/04/15 18:44] samon:For them to train etc. 
    [19/04/15 18:44] Dark Demon:That can only be fixed by advertisment, I believe. This issue has been raised many times in the past, but a very important point to keep in mind is that MD is not ready yet for a huge influx 
    [19/04/15 18:44] Dark Demon:Advertisment may not be as benefiting as it would be, say 1 year from now. 
    [19/04/15 18:44] Jester:I have an idea that MIGHT help with that actually... 
    [19/04/15 18:45] Jester:we don't need more people to join, we need them to stay 
    [19/04/15 18:45] Chewett:Indeed jester 
    [19/04/15 18:45] Dark Demon:Both 
    [19/04/15 18:45] Chewett:For the moment, a couple players using and idling some MP3's work 
    [19/04/15 18:46] *Nimrodel*:is that allowed? 
    [19/04/15 18:46] *Sasha Lilias*:There have been a few questions as to whether that is "alt abuse" actually. I've offered a few times. 
    [19/04/15 18:46] Chewett:If you just idled one, per person, say each LHO had one, then thats fine 
    [19/04/15 18:46] Aeoshattr:Well... we're not using those alts for our personal gain. 
    [19/04/15 18:46] Dark Demon:I suggested that and was called for alt abused and shunned out 
    [19/04/15 18:46] Chewett:Then they have a set of "NPC's" to fight 
    [19/04/15 18:47] Chewett:DD, please remove the chip on your sholder. 
    [19/04/15 18:47] Chewett:Its not helpful to our discussion :) 
    [19/04/15 18:47] *Nimrodel*:Idling our mp3 alts in the same scene and stuff 
    [19/04/15 18:47] Dark Demon:I'm just saying I'll raise this point again if someone suggests it 
    [19/04/15 18:47] Chewett:I think that, for the longer term, thats fine. 
    [19/04/15 18:47] *Sasha Lilias*:Should these "NPC'S" all have common names so as players know it's a help account? 
    [19/04/15 18:48] Chewett:DD, I am suggesting it, It therefore is perfectly fine. 
    [19/04/15 18:48] Chewett:They could indeed Sasha 
    [19/04/15 18:48] *Nimrodel*:ok. So it will not be considered alt abuse if one LHO idles 1 alt so that young newbies can train. Agreed? 
    [19/04/15 18:48] Chewett:Or, these accounts could be purely managed by the LHO 
    [19/04/15 18:48] Chewett:To be perfectly honest, a number of players do this already for Asthir 
    [19/04/15 18:48] *Sasha Lilias*:I'd suggest accounts pre-created that may be logged into by any LHO. 
    [19/04/15 18:48] samon:What about a few accounts like the aramors in GG? 
    [19/04/15 18:49] *Nimrodel*:a number of more players would do it too if it werent a grey area and was pulled out to the white. 
    [19/04/15 18:49] Chewett:The aramors have issues as they dissappear 
    [19/04/15 18:49] Dark Demon:NPCs have also been suggested, but the opposing argument was that MD is supposed to be interactive and not single-player 
    [19/04/15 18:49] Rophs:Is it alt abuse? Maybe technically but it doesn't seem to be the type of alt abuse that would be punished for. 
    [19/04/15 18:49] Chewett:NPC's cant be used since they are coded to disappear once killed, per person 
    [19/04/15 18:49] *Syrian*: (i did raise the idea of having lho mp3 accounts some time ago, it wasnt really replied on) 
    [19/04/15 18:50] *Sasha Lilias*:If a list of "MD" mp3's were created and scattered over MD, LHO's could be given a list of log ins for them so they may be logged in all the time? 
    [19/04/15 18:50] *Syrian*: (just so they can be used and still have access to the live help system to recieve pms) 
    [19/04/15 18:50] *Sasha Lilias*:Though, that might mess with the Alt-checker? 
    [19/04/15 18:50] Jester:why does everyone keep bringing up problems from the past? its the day of the future, that was yesterday. 
    [19/04/15 18:50] Chewett:So say we have 5/6 idling alts with a couple different rituals, etc 
    [19/04/15 18:50] Chewett:Thank you Jester :) 
    [19/04/15 18:50] Chewett:We should promote this guy! 
    [19/04/15 18:52] *Sasha Lilias*:I don't think that these "LHO Alts" should be in just one place though. If they're scattered then it means MP3's will have to travel about and learn the areas. 
    [19/04/15 18:52] Chewett:These LHO alts should probably have some disctint names so we could watch them 
    [19/04/15 18:52] Jester:not too far away from each other though, maybe just around NML 
    [19/04/15 18:52] Chewett:And older MP3's should be discouraged from breaking/attacking them 
    [19/04/15 18:52] Chewett:Mainly since, they are designed for new people 
    [19/04/15 18:53] *Sasha Lilias*:NML and MB I'd suggest, Jester? 
    [19/04/15 18:53] Jester:give them special avatars so its easy to tell? 
    [19/04/15 18:53] Chewett:That sounds good 
    [19/04/15 18:53] *Sasha Lilias*:And perhaps they could be given an LHO flag or something? 
    [19/04/15 18:53] Assira the Black:These LHO alts could also be used for/in quests. Especially if placed in some harder to reach areas. 
    [19/04/15 18:53] *Sasha Lilias*:Then players will be able to see a list of these LHO alts. 
    [19/04/15 18:53] Dark Demon:"Wild bird". "Rebel priest". "Angry Knator". 
    [19/04/15 18:53] *Syrian*: (another problem is tha tif you give them lho wings and idle them, they may recieve pms over people who are online) 
    [19/04/15 18:53] Jester:ah yes, good idea 
    [19/04/15 18:54] Chewett:We wont give them wings 
    [19/04/15 18:54] *Sasha Lilias*:Yes, no wings. But perhaps and avatar and flag. 
    [19/04/15 18:54] Jester:their papers could have combat tips as well 
    [19/04/15 18:54] *Syrian*: (people were saying lho alt, so i thought tehy were implying doing so :P) 
    [19/04/15 18:54] Chewett:avatar and flag seems fair. 
    [19/04/15 18:54] Jester:what works against the specific ritual they're using, for example 
    [19/04/15 18:54] Chewett:Papers being configured too would be good 
    [19/04/15 18:54] Jester:hints I mean 
    [19/04/15 18:55] Dark Demon:and also maybe "Lonely archer" 
    [19/04/15 18:55] Jester:or why their ritual works... 
    [19/04/15 18:55] *Sasha Lilias*:LHO's could work together (in a hidden forum topic maybe?) to produce a good, varied set of help papers? 
    [19/04/15 18:55] Jester:would non-LHOs be able to help? 
    [19/04/15 18:55] *Sasha Lilias*:Actually, scrap that. No need for it to be hidden. 
    [19/04/15 18:56] Jester:I'd like to assist but Grido banned me from being an LHO >.> 
    [19/04/15 18:56] Chewett:I dont see why not Jester 
    [19/04/15 18:56] *Sasha Lilias*:Because as Jester said, would be good for outside help also. 
    [19/04/15 18:56] Jester:cool 
    [19/04/15 18:56] samon:I'll volunteer to help as well 
    [19/04/15 18:57] :*Sunfire* opens his eyes 
    [19/04/15 18:57] :Lintara pokes his nose 
    [19/04/15 18:57] *Grido*: (not even half here currently, but when did I ban you from being lho Jester?) 
    [19/04/15 18:57] *Sasha Lilias*:Forum topic should be created where we can collate information. 
    [19/04/15 18:57] Aeoshattr:I have a number of MP3 alts that I can idle around. Well, 1 at a time. 
    [19/04/15 18:57] Chewett:So, This idea can be worked on further, It would be great if someone can summarise that and make a topic 
    [19/04/15 18:58] :[Spell] Whispers of the past. [/log]
     
    A brief summary of what was mentioned:
     
    It was brought up that a lack of MP3's were a big problem for the newer players, as this ment they had no one to train on and were therefore discouraged/ got bored of playing.
     
    The following ideas were raised to try and solve the problem:
    LHO's to idle MP3 alts to provide new players with training dummies. LHO's to have access to special "LHO Alts". Al's would have easily recognisable names. Alts would have easily recognisable avatar. Alts would have a "LHO" flag. Alts should be spread amongst NML (perhaps MB also) to encourage travelling. These alts' would have pages filled with hints, tips and details to help MP3's learn. Help pages would contain collated knowledge from all those that wish to help and provide valuable information.
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    Sasha Lilias reacted to Aethon in "Washing the taint" - Wishpoint quest   
    Ritual of Self-Renewal
    Intro
     
    Sometimes we become lost. An instance in our lives  may change our circumstances, causing us to veer from the path we once believed to be the correct one. 
     
    An example of this would be losing a loved one, one that we held dear to us. Such a loss can lead to "rituals" of self-destruction like drowning emotions in alcohol, becoming angry and hateful at all reminders of the person, sometimes even at the deceased one, thinking them selfish for leaving you and causing you such pain. But the most common reason of all? Sorrow.
     
    Sorrow, when allowed to overwhelm us, changes us, whether we mean it to or not. This could be through loss of appetite, depression, quietness; all of these change us, lead us on a new path
     
    Ritual
     
    This ritual is one of self-renewal after loss, removing sorrow before it overwhelms.
     
    For this I am going to use an example, a ritual of self-renewal I saw when I first arrived. Molquert's "Fat Tuesday".
     
    Now, this came in two parts - the rather sombre procession and the merriment of drinking. I will explain the "ritualistic" sides of both.
     
    Procession
     
             A procession like Molquerts allows us to remember him and relieve our sorrows, whilst being able to support and comfort friends and/or family going through the same bereavement process. 
    Walking through an area - often one that held meaning to the deceased - brings back memories we might have had of them there. Remembering the times they were happy and alive. Walking in a group allows people to show support to one another, helping those that struggle to remember the deceased or their times of joy. This gives people the strength to stand back up, brush themselves off and fight through the feelings of depression and loneliness, as they remember the good and understand they are not alone, that they have people there to help them if they need it. 
     
    Standing in silence at the deceased one's grave allows for the time to say "goodbye", showing your final respects and giving time for those last floods of sorrow to escape.
     
    Both of these together allows for the person grieving to understand that whilst they might be gone from this world, they are never gone from our hearts of heads; lending some comfort to the situation.
     
    The Wake
     
           A wake can be one of pure respect, remembrance and a final time to release for those grieving or it may be a merry one with songs, games, dance and alcohol. Both of these are fine to do, it depends on the people involved: both what the living want and what the dead would have wanted.
     
    Dancing, drinking, partying, these all raise the spirits of the mourners, allowing them to remember the deceased through happiness and laughter, helping to push out those last few drops of sorrow.
    Again, this fortifies the knowledge that they aren't alone, that there are others around them that are going through the same process, giving the person the strength to fight on, not just for their sake...but everyone else's.
     
    "Conclusion"
     
    Although this process doesn't work for all, the "What to do" remains the same :
      
          Mourn >> Remember >> Rejoice
     
    Ruminating on thoughts of sorrow will lead to destructive actions and consequences, so it is essential to be happy, remember the good and surround yourself with those of similar feelings so that you can support each other and know you're not alone. Sadness is normal and expected, but don't allow the sorrow (deeper feelings of sadness) to destroy you.
     
    Doing this at any stage of sorrow, the beginning or 5 months in, will help you to find the correct path again. Though, the longer you leave it the harder it becomes. It won't be easy but determination is the key.
     
    (This is more of a generic "ritual", using the Fat Tuesday as an example. Hope that's allowed? :S) 
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    Sasha Lilias reacted to Aethon in Emotional Connections   
    Hello there!
     
    What follows is my first quest created, so try not to judge me too harshly! :D
     
    We all know what emotions feel like and we all know what they look like, at least...on a person. But emotions can be triggered through seeing or smelling something that stimulates an old memory, this can be consciously or subconsciously. This is thanks to the amazing part of our brain called the limbic system, also known as "the emotional brain", and human conditioning to associate through sight and smell!
     
    We can also flip this on it's head! We often associate certain objects to our emotions. For example: when upset people can crave chocolate - due to the body recognizing that chocolate can make us happy - because of the tryptophan levels in it being used by the brain to create serotonin!
     
    Anyway, enough of the science lesson though and down to the task at hand! 
     
    For this quest your task is to recall 4 different emotions and draw an object that you associate to each one. You should also provide a sentence or two about what it is that makes you associate the two for each emotion.
     
    You could draw a bar of chocolate, a horse, a carrot or even a toilet? Who knows what you feel when sat on a toilet! (Though we probably don't want to know...)
     
    This could be an association you yourself feel or it could just be a generally associated object and emotion, e.g Tombstone >> Sadness.
     
    Where to post
     
    Please post all entries here on this thread.
     
    Judging
     
    All entries shall be judged by myself and two others. We will be looking at if you've made a good connection between the emotion and object, how well it's drawn and more subjective reasons such as is it funny, is it cleverly done, etc.
     
    Winners will receive
     
    1st: Wish point + Tear Filled Cranium + 3sc
    2nd: 10th Anniversary Aramor + 8sc
    3rd: Imperial Aramor  + Teleport to PC Stone  + Random item + 8sc
    4th/5th/6th: 5sc
     
    Closing date
     
    All entries should be in from one week of this post (MD Day 125) no later than 23:59 ST
     
    Good luck and have fun!  ^_^
     
    Sponsors for extra prizes (4th, 5th, 6th, etc) are welcome!
     
    Current sponsors
     
    *Syrian* - WP (1st), Teleport to PC Stone (3rd)
     
    gonzalocsdf - 5sc (2nd & 3rd), 2sc (4th, 5th & 6th)
     
    *Sasha Lilias* - Imperial Aramor (3rd)
     
    Muratus del Mur - 3sc (All participants), Random item (3rd)
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    Sasha Lilias reacted to Aethon in Storm tears through MD   
    As there is a topic for it already, I'll throw out my opinions here.
     
    I loved this!
     
    It was great watching the players create their own story, methods, applying them and, most importantly, working as a team! It's exactly what I hoped for when I joined. It certainly sets it aside from many other games that I've played. :)
     
    Although it may not be my place, I'd like to thank the following for their extra hard work in making this plan come together and succeed!
     
    Assira the Black,*Syrian*, Aeoshattr, Marvolo, Rophs, Lintara, JadenDew, Miq, *Sunfire*, Draconas and StrongWilledLegna.
     
    Apologies if I spelt any of your names wrong! :D Thank you again for the awesome experience and here's to the hope of many more! :)
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    Sasha Lilias got a reaction from Dark Mystic in Storm tears through MD   
    I think she had every right to, Rophs. She probably wasn't aware of the happenings within game (like many of us weren't) and thought it a good idea to start a discussion about it here. :)
     
    No need to apologise Mystic, you didn't do anything wrong. :)
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    Sasha Lilias reacted to Rophs in Storm tears through MD   
    It's best not to break the 4th wall (at least in public) when a little Magic happens in the MagicDuel.
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    Sasha Lilias reacted to Dark Mystic in Storm tears through MD   
    My apologies.
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    Sasha Lilias reacted to Syrian in Aeo's stuff   
    i am groot
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    Sasha Lilias reacted to Blackshade Rider in Can you see my hounds?   
    well I have been informed that its causing to much of a problem and is completely unfair. so then here is what ill do. Lania and Eagle Eye keep their places. since Z and Aeo failed to put their hand in the drawing those are invalid.. that brings Assira to 3rd..
     
     
    I am not saying they were stolen Z.
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    Sasha Lilias reacted to Blackshade Rider in Can you see my hounds?   
    I like many of them. It seems that every time I make a quest there is always a problem. And for that sorry. These are the last quests ill be making. Hope every one enjoyed them. Thanks.

    Im not going to argue any further with any of this.
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    Sasha Lilias reacted to Aeoshattr in Can you see my hounds?   
    Though I did send you a in-game note about this, I feel the need to voice out my concern.
     
    I genuinely did not see that you required my hand to be in the photo, so indeed my bad there.
     
    But seriously... you could have just told me (here or in-game) that my entry was invalid because of that reason - I spent quite a few hours drawing that and for it to be excluded because I didn't include my hand in it (like you can see pens, my earphone cable, messages dedicated to MD... etc.) really seems flippant and I feel like I wasted a lot of time and effort on this entry and that my time and effort were not even important enough for you to let me know I am wasting them (considering I posted my progress pictures over a few DAYS.)
     
    Though I might sound a bit acidic, I do not mean offense. However, you might want to revise your quest etiquette for future quests.
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    Sasha Lilias reacted to JadenDew in Unable to Recruit More Crits   
    Yay~! *recruits a whole forest of trees*
     
    Thanks Chewy for the quick work!!
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