If I was an enforcer and had the option of backstab or bash in a 1v1 situation, yes, if I thought I was hidden and they didn't know I was there, I would backstab them first in nearly all cases.
However, if we were hunting each other and I thought they might be starting their backstab? I would bash. Since it is an instant command so it would either put them into a wait state and disable their ability to backstab or it would put me on the ground, but in combat, and so still disable their backstab.
However, if it was a 3v1 situation, I would bash.
However, if I was already in combat, I would bash (since flee+backstab is twinky as hell).
However, if they missed their backstab on me, I would wait until I thought their wait state was about to come up, and then I would bash them.
You really need to consider all scenarios, not just the alpha strike.
^ from Brokkr on the GDB
Is fleeing and then backstabbing twinky? If it's so bad why don't they just put a cooldown on backstab like 5 minutes from when combat ends or something!
Post by thesandlady on Mar 11, 2020 11:10:29 GMT -5
While I was driving home from work today I got this strange feeling that I haven't had for a very long time. It was an urge to play Arm. I just couldn't shake it. It kept returning. I was an old familiar feeling I'd had so many times before. I kept thinking about what kind of class/sub-class combination I was going to make, what the name would be, what their background would be. Again, I just couldn't shake it. I kept telling myself "Self, you've been down this road before. You closed that door a long time ago."
So I get home, I start reading some reviews on the Mud Connector and then FINALLY I came to my senses. I read about how Tuluk is closed and that there is no overarching meta plots happening or any intrigue that doesn't extend to who stole Lord Fancy Pants lace underpants, or who's sleeping with whom. It was while reading a review that I realized that I Arm has 14+ staff members and if even a portion of those staff members were online regularly, being active in the game world by driving world plots or even minor plots, how much life that would breath back into the game.
I guess I'm just aching for something that doesn't exist anymore. And now I'm sad.
What are some good Arm alternatives? Does anything measure up to the fun some might remember back in the day when Arm had plots involving Nak & Tuluk wars, Defilers/demons/Hadon, EoTW, mantis invasions/Rusa Dragonsthrall domination, Skylle/kryl invasions, time travel, Elemental planes/gates/invasions, the destruction of Tuluk/Red Storm, etc? Because I realize that's what I'm itching for, not just whatever it is Arm has become.
Post by anaiahlation on Mar 12, 2020 8:16:10 GMT -5
When you realize that your first mostly queer woman pc in a long time who loves puns is a linguist subguild and very good wisdom making her literally 'a very cunning linguist' but there is no way to make this joke icly without stretching stuff. :<
This would cost us players, imo. We just had quite the series of threads on "Pointless/excessive PK." Going off IC evidence in non-crimcode enforced areas, the murderfest that takes place at present isn't very encouraging to see this happen.
While I certainly agree with him that removing crimecode is a bad idea, it's kind of funny to see their stances shift whenever it's convenient. One cannot help but notice that staff routinely contrives to have whatever opinion is necessary in order to disagree with players, even if they said the exact opposite last month.
In one of those recent threads mentioned by Shabago, we find him saying things like:
On the whole, PKs have been on a downward trend for the past few years.
...because on that occasion, that was the stance he needed to take in order to disagree with players.
So which is it, Shabago? Is PKing on a downward trend or so widespread that design decisions need to take it into account? You've said both within the last quarter of the year. I just think it's odd that anytime players have any kind of feedback, the staff response happens to be whatever basically translates into "nothing needs to be changed."
And what few suggestions are too innocuous to shut down on some pretense of concern for the game's well-being are waved off with a "we've actually been discussing that lately." I've heard this hundreds of times before. Nothing ever comes of it. "We're discussing it" is staff-speak for "I couldn't come up with a concrete reason to shut the idea down without looking like an asshole, so I'm just gonna lie instead." You are not planning a city-elf tribe. You are not debating the merits of opening more noble houses. You're just bullshitting the playerbase, and they probably know better, but have learned that it's pointless to call you out on it when a year later nothing has materialized from these supposed discussions.
Last Edit: May 23, 2020 17:26:17 GMT -5 by lechuck
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