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 (gone but not forgotten. RIP buddy)
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, I think 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).
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.
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