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
Arm isn't going to change, staff are entrenched and think they're doing the best thing and any criticism is just ungrateful trolls shitting on their great ideas. Shade was/is an awesome dude who was really receptive to feedback about the game, balance, bugs, etc and got things done really quickily. Even when there was a small pbase, the staff was running events frequently and with a good attitude despite there being kinks in it with crashes and item loss. I had close to just as much staff animated interactions in the short time I played Black Sands as I have my entire time on Arm.
I would play SoI if it was set literally anywhere else in middle-earth
Laketown is the most boringest shit
Yeah. The most boring location, in the most boring timeframe ... of the entire Middle Earth.
The zones are pretty fucked up there too. I will say staff was pretty pleasant to me but other players were practically non-existent. I saw, maybe, one other person my entire time there and they harassed me and threatened to put me in jail if they caught me selling something without a license.
skip SoI. Play HL. Basically the same thing (there's practically nothing Tolkien about SoI...), but with better code, more players, and decent staff.
I have a dwarf pc on SoI that I haven't touched for like...4-5 months. Just so painful watching my old hobby rot itself beyond recognition.
Like, the writings on the wall when the key staff members spend their mudding hours playing (edit: other muds) instead of..you know, putting effort into their mud.
RPIs are AIDS to me. I can’t even play them anymore without getting an eye twitch. They’re all just..sooooo bad and cheesy and gamey.
The last time I played Harshlands, I started in Trobridge and as an Agrikian. I even spent a couple days reading up on the lore and some of that shitty SCA like game world called Harn. lol. I probably should’ve just jumped in without reading anything. My need for making a character that actually belongs in the game world foiled me again.
I roll up my character. Get started, hook up with the Agrikians and was immediately appalled at 1) how little the person I was talking to understood the religion. 2) how the person I did talk to above them basically told me in a meta way. “I know they kinda suck, but I have all of the followers I need. We need to make them stronger with followers. Maybe you can kinda help them out with the lore stuff by nudging them in the right direction?”
Um, nope eye started twitching. I knew what would’ve happened. Two months later, the person I was supposed to follow would’ve died horrifically or got bored and then I’d end up being the leader and would’ve had to undo all of the two months of damage they did. Nope, been there, done that many times before; saw it coming. Got the T-shirt and burned it.
I just wanted to be a hunter for my first couple of characters. But after being mercilessly mauled with semi-permanent wounds I couldn't find anyone to heal and returning triumphant with a wolf skin that nobody would buy ... I gave up.
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
pinkerdlu: degenerates like you belong on a cross
Jan 25, 2020 22:36:38 GMT -5