Shadows of Isildur: Laketown RPI


jcarter: "Every game gets boring after awhile of playing it" is such a milquetoast statement Dec 24, 2018 11:11:37 GMT -5 *
jcarter: No one is debating that. But there is difference in quality and 'fun factor' of games, and longevity, which impacts how people depend on how to spend their time. Dec 24, 2018 11:12:54 GMT -5
jcarter: It's fine if you find the game fun and interesting. Great for you. But the majority of people do not find combat that is a simple text-based random number generator + skill modifier to be interesting or satisfying. Dec 24, 2018 11:15:48 GMT -5
jcarter: The proof is in the pudding. Do you see a long line of people coming to play Arm for its code? lol no. Dec 24, 2018 11:16:48 GMT -5
boopsie: Yes, but it doesn't change the fact that those who are in that line are getting scared away. That's what I'm trying to say. Dec 24, 2018 19:50:15 GMT -5
lyse: That's because there are two metagames being played. The staff one which is "Just RP, be interesting, things will happen." then player one, "I have to be 'good' before I can play my character." Staff doesn't like or want the player meta, they're actively Dec 25, 2018 10:22:07 GMT -5
lyse: discouraging it. They've tried to close the gap by changing the guilds so that players already start out kinda 'good', but it hasn't fixed the underlying problem of people wanting to grind and feel that sense of accomplishment. By actively discouraging Dec 25, 2018 10:25:48 GMT -5
lyse: those players, they've alienated a large part of the playerbase. The code is boring after a while, but at the same time, people are so hung up on it that it's become inseparable from RP. I guess they thought "If we make it so you don't have to grind people Dec 25, 2018 10:30:38 GMT -5
lyse: will RP more." That's just not the case, because basically RP is simplistic too, because people will always revert back to the simplistic code. Dec 25, 2018 10:31:31 GMT -5
Prime Minister Sinister: merry christmas you salty fucks <3 Dec 25, 2018 21:07:52 GMT -5
boopsie: I'd pretty much say that what Lyse just said is all true. I don't see much point in continuing what I was saying, since they hit the nail on the head. The only thing I'd add is the point that change doesn't come easy in Arm. Probably because those old Dec 26, 2018 6:46:53 GMT -5 *
boopsie: players want to protect their 'game'. It just creates more issues, really. They need to be less protective and learn to adapt so that they can actually continue to have a game. Dec 26, 2018 6:47:28 GMT -5
signifyinmonkey: I like Lyse's point about the waiting metagame. How many people left because they had waited some number of years to play a nilazi, drovian or sorceror, and then faced those options being removed? Dec 26, 2018 17:51:34 GMT -5
shakes: Looking at the GDB posts ... "OMG my special snowflake isn't being treated as special as I deserve!" Jan 8, 2019 15:51:05 GMT -5
jkarr: lol Jan 9, 2019 22:51:47 GMT -5
anaiahlation: I left again, this time for arx. Anyone who hasn't tried it yet and wants to make a northerner of any stripe, i am playing a northern oc and am up for creating ties. Jan 15, 2019 21:09:35 GMT -5
shakes: I can't believe people are still talking about why mages aren't scary on the GDB. Seriously, the whole playerbase was TERRIFIED of newbie dwarves with a store-bought hammer, but they can't figure out why nobody is scared of their karma gick? Jan 18, 2019 17:15:13 GMT -5
shakes: It's the permadeath, stupid. :) Jan 18, 2019 17:20:18 GMT -5
jkarr: ^ Jan 19, 2019 3:25:07 GMT -5
faroukel: whats the discord link again? Feb 22, 2019 16:01:05 GMT -5