Steal from NPCs at night while no soldiers are in adjacent rooms. It can be hard to find NPCs that actually have anything to steal, but if you're not worried about the 1% chance of getting called out on bullshit, just hand something that weighs around 8 (about the weight of a bone longsword) to an NPC and then try to steal it back. Many NPCs will pick things up on their own, so you can even just drop it in the room.
Normally I'd consider this cheating, but the NPCs in the game have not been given enough things to steal. The entirety of Allanak contains maybe five items that you can realistically fail steal on after journeyman, and one cannot be expected to routinely train steal against PCs, both because it's obnoxious when someone does this and because it's just not something you can get away with more than a couple of times.
Sorry, I lol'd a little at this, but, yeah, considering how many criminal types are condensed into Nak, maybe it'd be a good idea to add more items to NPCs, like things hanging off belts, heavier items in inventory, etc.
Forcing PCs to practice steal on other PCs is just going to end up in unrealistic shitshow witchhunts.
Post by yourvisiongoesblack on Sept 15, 2018 18:59:44 GMT -5
*unless you're able to construct a valid IC reason for two PCs stealing from each other unawares, that makes sense within the context of the game, and isn't simply standing there with your buddy, taking turns stealing broadswords from each others' inventories.
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