Okay so one of those is older, but there is some content. I have some more planned for tomorrow, but I won't flood these boards with them until next Friday. Big thank you to anyone taking time to check out the new (less impressive) site.
I outline very briefly the different category of punishment and some pros and cons behind each of them. TLDR - I believe in non-permanent punishments and avoid using character based punishments. I think it promotes the best chance of converting problem players into productive players and dodges the issue that they're going to circumvent your bans anyway.
Short thread on encouraging roleplay, different methods, and why it matters. We had a brief discussion over here about it since I was curious about the Armageddon perspective because out of all games I have played it does the least to objectively reward players for roleplaying. You can find the Shadow Board discussion right here
With the new project "AthasMUD" and any project in general. Promote your game when you're about to release or when you've already released and are running an active community. Players do not remain players forever and even those that played Armageddon or Shadows of Isildur or Harshlands for a decade or more will eventually leave your game for real life commitments or a new experience. We all need to bring new players into the genre if we have to have players at all in the future.
So Optional Realities 3.0 has been launched. It's simple. It's back to basics. It's a community resource available to anyone interested. There will be monthly paid contests, there will be weekly articles, and Giller is currently working on updating the visual look as well. If you check it out, thank you. If you post, thank you even more. If you post a lot, I guess we can discuss the sexual favours I owe you.
[NOTE: All previous links will not work as they go to 1.0 and the lost database]
What I'm arguing is that there's not any valid reason to suddenly be worried that every single person in game is going to be killing you with a rageboner made of magick. People had perfectly good rageboners without magick
Jan 17, 2020 1:49:37 GMT -5
mehtastic: vex is Shalooonsh confirmed
Jan 17, 2020 5:17:45 GMT -5
grumble: The plot, and dick, thickens.
Jan 17, 2020 9:53:50 GMT -5
High Sun Freeze Gun: I'm finally done , people likr Triste make the discord unbearable
Jan 17, 2020 10:27:09 GMT -5
Jeshin: Who is Triste?
Jan 17, 2020 10:31:34 GMT -5
grumble: A hater, complaining about haters, who aren't really haters.
Jan 17, 2020 11:30:21 GMT -5
grumble: I mean, there's no hate to it. If a bunch of people come forward with complaints like these, you can't just blame the victims.
Jan 17, 2020 11:31:09 GMT -5
grumble: If, as an effect of being revealed, it drives people away from the game, it's not the truth's fault. The truth is the truth. If you don't like the truth, then change the situation to suit the narrative in your head.
Jan 17, 2020 11:32:28 GMT -5
Jeshin: I've noticed there is a habit of dehumanizing this board and people who bring complaints as haters, goblins, toxic, etc etc. Yet there is normally very little dehumanization here of staff or players. Or is there
Jan 17, 2020 11:45:15 GMT -5
grumble: Fucking dehumanize the world. We're all animals and we do dumb shit. There is nothing divine about humanity. That said, we have standards.
Jan 18, 2020 16:15:32 GMT -5
MartenBroadcloak: Speak for yourself Jesus. Don't force yer hippy ideals on me.
Jan 18, 2020 20:50:54 GMT -5
grumble: Why do you not bow, plebian?
Jan 19, 2020 15:27:29 GMT -5
grumble: *farts loudly*
Jan 23, 2020 3:35:08 GMT -5