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
psyxypher: I'd be ashamed of myself if my bad experiences stopped you from /at least/ trying.
Mar 27, 2020 0:15:17 GMT -5
psyxypher: Though, I would like an alternative to Karma. I've come up with a few.
Mar 27, 2020 0:15:36 GMT -5
nile: not arm does a lot of call outs for crafts etc...tough to be one as your subguild but it shouldn't be your main focus either. i also tend to find them just useful for coins etc really...that said, not arm is far more accommodating if you want shit done
Mar 27, 2020 2:44:44 GMT -5
psyxypher: Would be nice if when you use the Craft command to see recipes you could make, that you could piece together what other ingredients are. Right now I'm flopping between trying for another character or seeing if I can weather this out.
Mar 27, 2020 15:08:04 GMT -5
psyxypher: Both sound like pretty terrible options, to be honest.
Mar 27, 2020 15:08:17 GMT -5
vex: If you aren't having fun with it, do something else. Why waste leisure time, on something not making you happy? It makes no sense at all.
Mar 27, 2020 15:36:32 GMT -5
psyxypher: Mainly 'cause I'm worried my next character will be even less fun....but you're right.
Mar 27, 2020 17:26:41 GMT -5
psyxypher: Is there a board for ideas you'd want to add to the game?
Mar 28, 2020 18:52:21 GMT -5
nile: use the 'idea xxxx' command
Mar 30, 2020 4:22:28 GMT -5
psyxypher: I like having all my crazy ideas in one place. And getting feedback.
Mar 30, 2020 21:51:53 GMT -5
explayer: You can't count on the staff to read GDB threads. If you want a record of your ideas, submit them one by one using their request tool.
Mar 31, 2020 3:16:47 GMT -5
psyxypher: Again, I want some feedback from players before I put the ideas in.
Mar 31, 2020 9:22:24 GMT -5
explayer: Yeah, good luck with that. The GDB hates anything that isn't proposed by the staff.
Mar 31, 2020 13:01:21 GMT -5
vex: They also hate anything, that IS proposed by staff.
Mar 31, 2020 17:45:33 GMT -5
vex: Basically, the GDB is a shitchute spectacle of the worst kind, and you should respect yourself more, than to actively seek their opinion on anything.
Mar 31, 2020 17:47:28 GMT -5
vex: And you can pretty much count on them censoring, just about anything you post, that upsets one of their discord sluts, too.
Mar 31, 2020 17:49:32 GMT -5
psyxypher: I gave up on Arm a /long/ time ago. Like, sometime around Hasan's death, to be precise.
Mar 31, 2020 22:59:08 GMT -5
jkarr: did u run with hasan back then
Apr 1, 2020 9:57:56 GMT -5
psyxypher: Not at all. I was a turbo-noob back then.
Apr 1, 2020 15:09:36 GMT -5