“But...but...ibusoe!! What you don’t understand is you’re comparing earth slavery with zalanthan slavery. They’re totally different things. For one Zalanthas is a high-g world that alone means you can’t compare the two. It makes all of your earthen ideas of slavery moot.”
On the topic of playing a slave: Gladiators can be pretty fun if you're a low-playtimes player and wanted some interaction. (Low meaning 2-6 hours a week.) It depends on the population of the city. There's times when you have 0 interesting fans and other times when you have a ton of interesting people to RP with. You get a lot more "freedom" as a gladiator than you do your usual House slave, so... it's not as bad for interaction. Your schedule is generally: Spar a couple times a RL night if your trainer is on. The rest of the time either heeding calls from the master or being social out in town.
The usual Qwerty style including staff apologizing, moving the goal posts, straw men, and asking for more evidence of other peoples positions.
While everything you said is actually true. And kind of almost exactly what I myself have indicated by stating "Hey. I read all of that and I'll respond in my usual style." Something I'm certain "everyone" who read my previous posts have understood without clarification.
I would caution you from making a post like yours. It's up to you, sure. But in an intelligent, self respecting society what you posted is bad mannered. In my opinion. I mean, before someone even spoke, you've began degrading their points and arguments, by going straight for the personality. You're imposing a message that nothing I will say has merit, no matter what is it I say. And while it's your choice, it kind of shows the futility of having a reasonable discourse with you. Don't you think?
I hate judging people (at least over internet) but, please consider this a friendly word: anyone who spends this much effort on this game should really consider some other hobby. Life may be full of valuable goals then reach high numbers on a text-based RPI game.
There are of course levels of cheating on everything. For this game, about learning how a code works can be considered as cheating or effective way of training one in some guidelines, I dont know. I may be cheating in that sense. it depends on IMMs.
By the way, about morals.. Life is not all really shades of grey. There are whites and blacks ie. rights and wrongs. "but why do you cheat, it kills the fun" may not be true, but depending how you use it, it may make someone indecent, evil, immoral, inmature..
sneazy: Started playing with ArmSolo again. Mapping the zones against newer maps and chasm area mostly looks good. If anyone else is using it, I will make a thread and post results. Else, I'll keep doing my own thang.
May 24, 2019 6:47:54 GMT -5
mehtastic: Hi everyone. Back for a bit to catch up on how things have been and talk about Arm with a less angry and more mellow voice. Hope y'all have been doing well.
Jun 25, 2019 16:29:23 GMT -5
delerak: gonna hijack your thread to start a fight..
Jun 26, 2019 2:06:50 GMT -5
mehtastic: Haha. We actually agree more than we disagree, but I'm down to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of multiplaying in general.
Jun 26, 2019 6:05:09 GMT -5
thesandlady: Are the days of 250 unique logins a week long gone, or is there a chance Arm could get back to it's old numbers?
Jul 12, 2019 13:05:29 GMT -5
mehtastic: thesandlady I think those days are long gone at this point. People will say it's because MUDs in general are on the decline, but there are a few text based games that see slight growth. Arm's problems hold it back from player recruitment and retention.
Jul 13, 2019 13:23:07 GMT -5
delerak: arm can get the numbers back up. you need good leaders running clans for one which it seems arm is lacking right now.
Jul 24, 2019 11:52:44 GMT -5
mehtastic: Well, that's partly why I said Armageddon can't get back the 250+ weekly logins days that it used to have: because Armageddon lacks good leaders. I would argue that staff actively suppress leadership and don't give players ways to grow into such roles.
Jul 24, 2019 13:36:11 GMT -5