Post by signifyinmonkey on Oct 8, 2019 3:58:15 GMT -5
I think the Byn is the same two part balancing act is almost always has been. On one hand participants want adventure, or mercenary work, or skilling up, or really tight paired rp. On the other, more contracts is almost always better.
I've had mixed feelings about some of the experiments which have gone on in the Byn in the past. I loved Koman Locke as a player and hated playing with him because my pcs didnt match his unit. I tend to like when the Byn is huge, like when Raul was LT, with four halfgiants and three sergeants.
I get the feeling a couple veteran players have their noses in a snit over something, but same as it always was in the Byn.
Among recent Sergeants, Cilla stood out a year ago. Still don't understand why the staff killed her off so blatantly with gith arrows, unless she had requested to go out in style. It was sad how the Byn basically fell apart, with character after character leaving, after she died. Some of them stated it openly, they had only stayed on for her.
More generally, it would be so easy as a staff member to keep the Byn hopping and happy. It's a bro clan, they're not difficult to please. Whipping together a set of rooms connected to a collapsed area in the sands for them to explore, for example, with some petty treasure at the end if they exercise their wits at all and a templar to hire them to do it. It'd be possible to give them some new event or adventure every RL week without breaking a sweat as a Storyteller, except for the solid wall of "no" from above. Alas.
Last Edit: Mar 20, 2020 3:16:01 GMT -5 by explayer
nile: the only apoc drama be on an arm drama website. lol
May 16, 2020 20:30:49 GMT -5
nile: almost guarantee arm staff are LOVING this. hahaha. long as the game is good fun it's all a bit irrelevant. but the anti-arm crew giving the arm staff some sense of schadenfreude based purely a forum for whining made me lol
May 16, 2020 20:32:52 GMT -5
nile: Also, been playing Arm again on an alt account (omfg their ban was easy to get around...and tbh i have more fun in apoc)
May 16, 2020 20:34:00 GMT -5
vex: Bans are irrelevant, and pointlessly antagonistic. The only game I play, where staff address problems with aggression, bans, and down talk, is Arm. The rest have realized, all that results in, is a bitter player, more inclined towards "revenge" play.
May 19, 2020 19:20:02 GMT -5
vex: Better to incentivize ideal play and behavior, than try and fail to intimidate and leverage empty threats, because nobody is intimidated by an angry elf fetishist on the internet, and there are virtually no threats a player can't circumvent, easily.
May 19, 2020 19:23:36 GMT -5
baobob: Arm turned to condemnation, punishment and vengeful retribution against players pretty hard long, long ago. Never turned back.
May 22, 2020 20:17:04 GMT -5
dotto: is this game still even operating
Jun 6, 2020 10:25:56 GMT -5
Lizzie: i didnt know about apocalypse till today, and im probably not going to ever give it a shot after seeing the last few posts in that thread
Jun 8, 2020 3:04:14 GMT -5