Not all Shadows of Isildur staff were do-nothings. Just the ones who won the war of attrition to hold onto the server.
Also, as much as I love a good conspiracy theory, there's no way the current staff are the same as the old staff with changed names. And if Icarus/Hal and Kite were the same person (again, wrong continents) ... then I witnessed some very disturbingly self-abusive conversations on the wizchat
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
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
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