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    Passant the Weak got a reaction from Sir Blut in Complaint against your BHC Organizer   
    yeah, that pretty sums up teh question.

    I personnally don't like the organizer being able to influence the result of a challenge. This is not fair. .... Wait.... unfair?
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    Passant the Weak got a reaction from No one in Make Land Loyalty decrease AP only for citizens   
    Hello,

    After a bit of time experiencing the viscosity system, along with the land loyalty bonus, I'm fairly convinced that Land loyalty should be counted only for current citizens of the land, when it comes to calculate AP needed to move from one place to another.

    Currently you get the loyalty bonus for any land you have been member of in the past. That does not sound right to me.

    I know some people think differently, but this is how I see things:
    - you get an AP bonus because the land recognizes you as loyal to it and becasue yourself have accumulated days as citizens that make you familiar to the land
    - if you leave the land, it considers you have chosen another land to love and it does not grant you the AP bonus anymore (however your loyalty still exists somewhere, just does not grant you teh AP bonus)
    - if you come back to the land eventually, your AP bonus is re-activated.

    I know some peope of the east claim they are still loyal to their former land, but to me they are not different from other people who change their citizenship: one day theywere offered to join Mur's troops orstay in their orginal land. they have made their choice.

    Feel free to contradict me! That won't change my mind though, and I'dloveto see that suggestion implemented.
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    Passant the Weak got a reaction from Zyrxae in From Sand to Glass, a scientific alchemy   
    [size=4]My name is Passant the weak. I'm also known as the “Glass Expert”. I was given that title after being chosen to hold the very first tool in the realm that would produce Raw Glass. In this article, I will try to tell you more about Glass, and the way it is manufactured.[/size]

    [size=4]Feel free to comment/correct what you read, if necessary. I am also open to any question you may have. Consider this article as my introduction as a new member of the Legend Speakers. My role will be to post articles about mechanisms, people, facts I consider of interest at the time I write about them... or that I will be requested to enquiry about. And yes, you, all, can request me to investigate on a particular subject. I will do my best, and if the result is of any interest, it will be posted here.[/size]

    [size=4]That article was originally for a new edition of MDNP... which was dead born, so here it is![/size]

    [size=4]Thanks![/size]

    [size=4]~The Weak, a passer by[/size]

    [size=4]==================================================[/size]

    [size=4][log=What is Glass?] Glass is a material that comes from the melting of Sand. It is a hard substance, usually transparent. It can be used for various purpose, like making windows, bottles, jewels, etc. Technically speaking, in Magic Duel, Raw Glass is a resource: it means it can be used to create other items, with the appropriate tools (dedicated tools, cauldron, the future will tell!). So far, it was mentioned that Raw Glass would be used to manufacture bottles, but we can expect other uses as new items based on glass will be created in the realm.[/size]

    [size=4]The Raw Glass in magic Duel is a dark blueish color. As it comes directly from the melting process, it is covered with dust. It is presented in chunks, ready to be transformed into delicate items.[/log][/size]

    [size=4][log=Making glass: the ingredients and tools] From a technical point of view, transforming sand into glass is not very complex: you heat sand until it melts and you get glass that you let solidify in some plates. But what does that mean in Magic Duel?[/size]
    [size=4]To manufacture glass, you will need 3 mandatory items:[/size]
    [size=4]- the basic material: sand[/size]
    [size=4]- some heat to … heat up the sand until it melts[/size]
    [size=4]- a tool that will allow that heat to concentrate onto the sand and will process the glass plate into chunks of raw glass[/size]

    [size=4]Fairly simple isn't it? But how and where to get all those things? And do they really exist in the realm? Guess it... yes they do. Although they are not that easily visible if you don't know where and how to search.[/size]
    [size=4][/log][/size]

    [size=4][log=Sand]Sand is a resource that can be found in the realm. It is different from the usual resources (water, herbs, branches...) that you can gather with the appropriate tool. The sand needed to start the alchemy that will produce Raw Glass is not the usual sand found on the beaches of Golemus Golemicarum. The sand of the island is perfect for offering a nice and comfortable area for the sun addicts that enjoy getting tanned. However it is not complex enough to allow manufacturing top quality glass.[/size]

    [size=4]The sand we need must be complex, including secret tiny particles of unknown metals. And to get such sand, the only way discovered so far is is to collect sand as soon as it is produced by the physical mechanics of the realm. Yes, that complex sand exists: when people collect memory stones from Magic Duel soil, the friction of the gathering tool with the stone leaves a thin, pure dust. If you have a closer look at it, you see it's sand. A top quality sand that has not been altered by external contamination. That sand is said to contain cobalt (providing the blue color) ans also manganese (to prevent the usual green color of glass), along with other secret materials. It has still to be demonstrated though... but the result is here: this sand is the perfect ingredient to start the melting process.[/size]
    [size=4][/log][/size]

    [size=4][log=Sand melter] A tool we need now. That tool exists and has a name: it is called Sand melter. It is a heavy device. It has a main chamber whose aim is to collect heat, concentrate it, thus allowing the temperature to reach very high level: 1200°c is what is required, thus the structure of the tool is reinforced to resist such unusual environmental conditions.[/size]

    [size=4]The main chamber has a thin hole at his top that allows for the connection of a heat storage device. Once locked onto the main chamber, the heat from the storage device is automatically charged into the chamber. Then the storage device can be disconnected, and the hole automatically locks (using a valve) and keeps the heat for as long as it will be needed. Due to safety concerns (risk of explosion), a security locks the hole if the Heat storing device is not fully loaded: you can use Heat Jars of any size but they have to be fully loaded. You can also use Heat stones.[/size]

    [size=4]The main chamber presents another hole, covered by a funnel: this is where you have to place the sand when the Sand Melter is fully loaded with heat. Again, a valve prevents from any leak.[/size]

    [size=4]Finally, a large metallic plate is present at the bottom of the melter: 4 chunks of Raw Glass are pulled out of the melter and lie on that plate at the very end of the process.[/size]
    [size=4][/log][/size]

    [size=4][log=Making glass: step by step]First of all, you have to load the Sand Melter with Heat: load heat in the Melter, using Heat stones or fully loaded Heat Jars. You need to load 20k heat, for the melter to be activated and ready for use. You can load it in several steps with amounts of heat lower than 20K: the melter is hermetic and will store the heat. When you have loaded 20K or more, the melter is ready and you can move forward.[/size]

    [size=4]Now, just insert Sand in the funnel. Press the button and start the process: you almost instantaneously get 4 chunks of Raw Glass. You can use 1 unit of sand or more. But whatever quantity you use, you will only get 4 pieces of raw glass: the extra sand is just wasted in the process, as the melter will filter the sand and use what it needs, leaving the extra part mix into the dust resulting from the process. So yes, to avoid wasting that wonderful sand, it's better to use 1 unit only.[/size]
    [size=4][/log][/size]

    [size=4][log=Raw Glass... and now what?]As stated at the beginning, Raw Glass is a resource. Not an ordinary resource, as it cannot be gathered but requires manufacturing process. But still a resource: you will use glass as an ingredient for further manufacturing.[/size]

    [size=4]The use will be limited only by your imagination. Some ideas have already emerged, from basic tools manufacturing to large industrial projects. Let me cite a few potential uses for Raw glass:[/size]
    [size=4]- manufacturing bottles: this is needed for all bar tenders and alcoholics of the realm to get perpetual containers for their drug. Bottles might also be needed for storing perfumes, poisons, essences...[/size]
    [size=4]- creating jewels: a pendant made of glass can be a wonderful gift to the lady one loves. Glass can be worked out delicately to provide shiny and complex ornaments[/size]
    [size=4]- creating windows. Those architects around might build their house one day. Or a greenhouse for the gardeners of the realm. Raw glass will come in handy for that purpose.[/size]
    [size=4]- Decorating an armor or a weapon: yes, why only decorate the ladies neck? An armor or a weapon will be personalized using a jewel made of glass.[/size]

    [size=4]Those are existing ideas, but again, use your imagination and tell us... How will you use glass yourself?[/size]
    [size=4][/log][/size]

    [size=4]PS. I apologize for any gramatical or other error with English language, don't sue me![/size]
    [size=4]PPS. I accept any suggestion in regards to formatting that kind of article in the future. Be constructive please![/size]
    [size=4]PPPS. Many thanks to Fyrd Argentus, leader of the Legend Speakers for a few corrections (yes, he saved your eyes from seeing the worst...) and advices.[/size]
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    Passant the Weak got a reaction from DARK DEMON in Stopping buying things with credits   
    I am brand new in the realm, so please consider my opinion as it is: the opinion of a newbye. I dare to answer this thread because actually the way MD shop is built is something that I found very interesting when I discovered it.

    1. The shop is very smart. It allows paying players to get nice stuff not only by paying credits, but also by making choices and digging in the shop. This is what I find smart: it involves strategy (in terms of spent credits) rather than brutal financial force. And I like the fact that I am not allowed to buy a creature just because I want it (supposing I have the financial capacity to buy it), but I need to be patien and dig in the shop.

    2. What is allowed by buying creatures through credits is to bypass that system. I am a new player and I want to buy an extra rare creature, I can do it by offering unlimited amount of credits to someone.

    I think, as a new player, I shouldn't be allowed to buy a super rare creature just by burning my credit card, and the current trade system is just setting up that limit: I need coins, or something tradeable (creature, items) to buy someone's creature. And I need time, to get those coins/ something tradeable. Just like I need time to beat the Loreroot guards, or find a way to access certain locations.

    Making things easier for everyone will just result in allowing the richest players to be more lazy than the others to get what they want.

    So, to me, buying a creature for credits shouldn't be allowed, because it allows to bypass the effort


    That being said, the problem is: how would you enforce such a rule (not allowing the trade of creatures for credits)?
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    Passant the Weak got a reaction from Plix Plox in Item transfer: set default to blank   
    Hello,

    I am clumsy and when there is a possibility to click on the wrong button, I usually abuse it... That made me transfer wrong items sometimes.

    Currently:
    - The "Item to give" box points by default at the upper item in the inventory list. if you enter a valid name in the transfer box, that ietm will be transferred.
    - I was confused sometimes (when tired, not talking of if I was drunk!) and thought I had selected an item to transfer but I had just moved the Item list and not changed the default selection. result: transfer of the wrong item.

    Suggested change:
    - The "Item to give" box points by default at a blank line.
    - If I mess up again, no item transfer occurs.
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    Passant the Weak got a reaction from Ackshan Bemunah in Item transfer: set default to blank   
    Hello,

    I am clumsy and when there is a possibility to click on the wrong button, I usually abuse it... That made me transfer wrong items sometimes.

    Currently:
    - The "Item to give" box points by default at the upper item in the inventory list. if you enter a valid name in the transfer box, that ietm will be transferred.
    - I was confused sometimes (when tired, not talking of if I was drunk!) and thought I had selected an item to transfer but I had just moved the Item list and not changed the default selection. result: transfer of the wrong item.

    Suggested change:
    - The "Item to give" box points by default at a blank line.
    - If I mess up again, no item transfer occurs.
  7. Upvote
    Passant the Weak got a reaction from Seigheart in Item transfer: set default to blank   
    Hello,

    I am clumsy and when there is a possibility to click on the wrong button, I usually abuse it... That made me transfer wrong items sometimes.

    Currently:
    - The "Item to give" box points by default at the upper item in the inventory list. if you enter a valid name in the transfer box, that ietm will be transferred.
    - I was confused sometimes (when tired, not talking of if I was drunk!) and thought I had selected an item to transfer but I had just moved the Item list and not changed the default selection. result: transfer of the wrong item.

    Suggested change:
    - The "Item to give" box points by default at a blank line.
    - If I mess up again, no item transfer occurs.
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    Passant the Weak got a reaction from No one in Item transfer: set default to blank   
    Hello,

    I am clumsy and when there is a possibility to click on the wrong button, I usually abuse it... That made me transfer wrong items sometimes.

    Currently:
    - The "Item to give" box points by default at the upper item in the inventory list. if you enter a valid name in the transfer box, that ietm will be transferred.
    - I was confused sometimes (when tired, not talking of if I was drunk!) and thought I had selected an item to transfer but I had just moved the Item list and not changed the default selection. result: transfer of the wrong item.

    Suggested change:
    - The "Item to give" box points by default at a blank line.
    - If I mess up again, no item transfer occurs.
  9. Upvote
    Passant the Weak got a reaction from Change in Item transfer: set default to blank   
    Hello,

    I am clumsy and when there is a possibility to click on the wrong button, I usually abuse it... That made me transfer wrong items sometimes.

    Currently:
    - The "Item to give" box points by default at the upper item in the inventory list. if you enter a valid name in the transfer box, that ietm will be transferred.
    - I was confused sometimes (when tired, not talking of if I was drunk!) and thought I had selected an item to transfer but I had just moved the Item list and not changed the default selection. result: transfer of the wrong item.

    Suggested change:
    - The "Item to give" box points by default at a blank line.
    - If I mess up again, no item transfer occurs.
  10. Upvote
    Passant the Weak got a reaction from Ackshan Bemunah in Conspiracy Theories   
    131) Mur suggested Eon to use Candies as entry fee for BHC.... for Eon to make fat and become less effective in combat

    EDIT: 132) I hate DST, someone please cut her head.
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    Passant the Weak got a reaction from lashtal in The sun, because   
    I've hesitated long before posting here, because that sort of reasoning is totatlly new to me. So is the realm and all those thoughts that are associated to it.

    However a few points mentioned here remind me of a few questions that I have in mind since I started to explore the forum and the concepts developped here, associated with my exploring of the realm.

    The Lands of the East. Appeared after the rest of the realm, they seem to open to a new direction. And this should increase when they do open totally, as the map suggest that one day they will.
    However they do provide unbalance somehow, because they just don't have their counter part (at least none that I know of).

    All this is still very confused in my mind but...
    - Is Necrovion the 4th point of the mini system built by the Main Lands ?
    - Could the East be the first part of an extension of that system (the upper or lower level of the fractal applied to the system above)?
    - And how will it close the loop in order to let the system operate and be balanced? Maybe by providing an exit that is different from its entry. And that exit has no real reason to be located at The East part of the realm in my opinion. It could also be totally at the opposite, wich would allow to close the loop in a way that will break them mental pattern that we have in mind and that says that everything should be represented on a plan. The Earth is a sphere, isn't it? Why not the realm?

    Oh god, sorry if that makes no sense at all. Or if it is just trivial thoughts.
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    Passant the Weak got a reaction from Soothing Sands in Sand Melters, oficial suppliers of Glass   
    Your official Sand Melters (Soothing Sand and Passant the Glass Expert) are very happy to announce an update in our commitment to provide the community with top quality Glass.

    From now on, you will gett 8 Raw Glass (instead of 4) each time you chose to use our service. Yes, it's twice the amount you would have got before, for the same conditions!

    So don't hesitate anymore, if you need glass, chose the genuine glass: only Soothing Sand and passant the weak are able to manufacture 8 top quality glass in exchange of 1 single unit of sand.

    Offical Sand melters. United to provide you the best glittering glass!
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    Passant the Weak got a reaction from Kyphis the Bard in The Grail   
    Since this subject seems to be of higher importane, I will add my name to the list posted by duxie. He did ask me about the grail, in a similar way he did with others. I answered an elliptic answer which was discouraging enough for him not to insist.

    I hope the world will be safer after this case is closed.
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    Passant the Weak got a reaction from (Zl-eye-f)-nea in Seigheart's Auction   
    If you believe there should be a trial, then you should e-mail council with yourarguments. That's how i understand te coucil message. And yes, the original postas nothing to do with TK role. I don't understand why the council chosed to focus on that part ofthe discussion, but again: they left a door open to trial. Just e-mail them with argumentation and evidence... if you wish so.
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    Passant the Weak got a reaction from dst in The Grail   
    Since this subject seems to be of higher importane, I will add my name to the list posted by duxie. He did ask me about the grail, in a similar way he did with others. I answered an elliptic answer which was discouraging enough for him not to insist.

    I hope the world will be safer after this case is closed.
  16. Upvote
    Passant the Weak got a reaction from Seigheart in The Grail   
    Since this subject seems to be of higher importane, I will add my name to the list posted by duxie. He did ask me about the grail, in a similar way he did with others. I answered an elliptic answer which was discouraging enough for him not to insist.

    I hope the world will be safer after this case is closed.
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    Passant the Weak got a reaction from Esmaralda in The Grail   
    Since this subject seems to be of higher importane, I will add my name to the list posted by duxie. He did ask me about the grail, in a similar way he did with others. I answered an elliptic answer which was discouraging enough for him not to insist.

    I hope the world will be safer after this case is closed.
  18. Upvote
    Passant the Weak got a reaction from Mya Celestia in The Grail   
    Since this subject seems to be of higher importane, I will add my name to the list posted by duxie. He did ask me about the grail, in a similar way he did with others. I answered an elliptic answer which was discouraging enough for him not to insist.

    I hope the world will be safer after this case is closed.
  19. Upvote
    Passant the Weak got a reaction from Jubaris in The Grail   
    Since this subject seems to be of higher importane, I will add my name to the list posted by duxie. He did ask me about the grail, in a similar way he did with others. I answered an elliptic answer which was discouraging enough for him not to insist.

    I hope the world will be safer after this case is closed.
  20. Upvote
    Passant the Weak got a reaction from phantasm in The Grail   
    Since this subject seems to be of higher importane, I will add my name to the list posted by duxie. He did ask me about the grail, in a similar way he did with others. I answered an elliptic answer which was discouraging enough for him not to insist.

    I hope the world will be safer after this case is closed.
  21. Upvote
    Passant the Weak got a reaction from Dragual in The Grail   
    Since this subject seems to be of higher importane, I will add my name to the list posted by duxie. He did ask me about the grail, in a similar way he did with others. I answered an elliptic answer which was discouraging enough for him not to insist.

    I hope the world will be safer after this case is closed.
  22. Upvote
    Passant the Weak got a reaction from Sephirah Caelum in The Grail   
    Since this subject seems to be of higher importane, I will add my name to the list posted by duxie. He did ask me about the grail, in a similar way he did with others. I answered an elliptic answer which was discouraging enough for him not to insist.

    I hope the world will be safer after this case is closed.
  23. Upvote
    Passant the Weak got a reaction from Guillak in The Grail   
    Since this subject seems to be of higher importane, I will add my name to the list posted by duxie. He did ask me about the grail, in a similar way he did with others. I answered an elliptic answer which was discouraging enough for him not to insist.

    I hope the world will be safer after this case is closed.
  24. Upvote
    Passant the Weak got a reaction from dst in Seigheart's Auction   
    If you believe there should be a trial, then you should e-mail council with yourarguments. That's how i understand te coucil message. And yes, the original postas nothing to do with TK role. I don't understand why the council chosed to focus on that part ofthe discussion, but again: they left a door open to trial. Just e-mail them with argumentation and evidence... if you wish so.
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    Passant the Weak got a reaction from Chewett in Seigheart's Auction   
    If you believe there should be a trial, then you should e-mail council with yourarguments. That's how i understand te coucil message. And yes, the original postas nothing to do with TK role. I don't understand why the council chosed to focus on that part ofthe discussion, but again: they left a door open to trial. Just e-mail them with argumentation and evidence... if you wish so.
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