Both of those Templars were fairly old and really decent roleplayers. I'd interacted with them from a guild standpoint. This has the feel of one of those "I'm tired of playing this character but want to go out in style" endings, where the redshirts just got in the way.
Arm had 216 unique logins last week. 68 were new accounts.
That means Arm had 148 regular players log in this week.
I wonder what excuse they'll come up with for the drop in activity? It must be that Palm Sunday slump! The playerbase must be all Catholic girls considering how willing they are to take it in the ass from staff.
Last Edit: Mar 26, 2018 6:53:45 GMT -5 by mehtastic
"Pride will be your destruction." - Valasurus
"You are being an asshole in a very intentional way" - qwerty
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
My character was one of a band of three Vivaduans. Two warrior/healer types (I think) and one assassin/corruption type. Yeah, we were good buds. As it happened, we all fell on the same page of wanting to support the city. One guy revered the Templarate. Mine worshiped the AoD as a would-have-been soldier. So we were consistently working to make ourselves useful. And beginning to achieve a degree of acceptance too, after helping the AoD kill a mekillot, unplug the sewers, burn out wasps, and some other occasions.
Two of us were becoming competent fighters while the third was already kick ass from years in the Byn and before.
Anyhow, one of the Templars, an effete sort whose name I forget, was in a nutshell unhappy at the lack of respect from another Templar (Malikith). It came to blows on Caravan Road, and some (not all) of the AoD present pitched in on Malikith's side. Actually, among the AoD, only the half-giant was smart enough not to engage. The Vivaduans sheathed their weapons and stood apart.
I forget who ran, but both Templars were still alive. The effete one called us Vivaduans to his side using the Way, then eventually led us into the arena.
Malikith was there with the AoD. Soon a Red Robe shows up and orders us Vivaduans onto our knees. A short conversation ensues in which he basically inquires into who attacked Templars. I don't know about the other two, but I felt my character wasn't supposed to speak at that point and expected one of the blue Templars to state that we hadn't been involved. They didn't and the Red rushed off with typical staff minimalism. Oh well, life sucks, right?
So, the Templars leave briefly and the AoD there have had enough, planning to fight for their lives. They attacked the Templars when they returned. So did the assassin/corruption Vivaduan. Mine was thunderstruck, unable to mentally cope with the objects of his admiration fighting each other. He begged them all to stop, to no avail. The Templar-revering Vivaduan defended the Templars, pretty successfully and the AoD soldiers all perished.
Then Malikith turned his attention to us and confirmed we were to die too. My character, feeling utterly betrayed, finally decided that at least he could die fighting, and attacked, but the reverent one again defended them and he didn't last long, being zapped by his gem. Lay dying on the arena floor for quite a while but didn't get to witness much more. Eventually he was executed by his supposed friend. I think that guy ended up being executed too though.
So maybe Sirra is right. We were becoming a thorn to the staff, thwarting their stomping, paw-swiping mekillot with invulnerability spells and such, so they weren't unhappy to get rid of us (the AoD/Vivaduan amalgamation).
Last Edit: Mar 15, 2020 23:37:29 GMT -5 by explayer
Post by High Sun Freeze Gun on Mar 16, 2020 10:58:39 GMT -5
Templar not Malikith started throwing flame strikes in the street at Malikith after being told he was being charged for murdering a noble. AoD jumped in likely thinking these orders came from above, half giant didn't follow orders which was kind of amusing.
haha thanks. i had a great time playing him. just a shame Ratter comes back a RL month hiatus and ruined everything. i basically put Sahtuk to the test of whether he wants virtual money or an actual plot. He chose virtual money and I spilled a bunch of shit about how the Guild/Templarate work together to the entirety of Allanak in the arena that day before I died.
vex: Like, going backwards on the karma scale, or just plain having karma at all, wtf. Ridiculousness, is the fate of everything related to Arm, I guess.
Mar 26, 2020 22:05:40 GMT -5
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