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by jimhabegger
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Cooperative storytelling rp?
Replies: 17
Views: 1359

Re: Cooperative storytelling rp?

If I keep playing, it will only be once or twice a week. If I play more than that, I’ll be spreading myself too thin. I’ve been trying to decide if I want to keep playing or not, because I wasn’t seeing any possibilities for me here, that aren’t better for me elsewhere. Now that might have changed. ...
by jimhabegger
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Cooperative storytelling rp?
Replies: 17
Views: 1359

Re: Cooperative storytelling rp?

Maybe a better way to say it is that when I played SoT I saw stories happening around me that I loved seeing and interacting with, from the very start, and for many weeks after that. I don’t seem to be able to explain the difference between those stories and what I’m seeing now, in a way that anyone...
by jimhabegger
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Cooperative storytelling rp?
Replies: 17
Views: 1359

Re: Cooperative storytelling rp?

This game is spreading me too thin, so either I need to quit, or I need to limit my playing to once or twice a week. Some discussions here have helped clear up some misunderstandings I had about my possibilities in this game. From my experience playing SoT I thought it was all about each player acti...
by jimhabegger
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Cooperative storytelling rp?
Replies: 17
Views: 1359

Re: Cooperative storytelling rp?

I'm looking for volunteers to deliver some messages for me to some players that I don't know how to find, or else help me find them.
by jimhabegger
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Cooperative storytelling rp?
Replies: 17
Views: 1359

Re: Cooperative storytelling rp?

A while ago I was reading the kudos thread, and I see that there might be many people acting out stories of their own, without continually breaking out of them. Now I’m regretting my depreciating insinuations about this game and the people playing it. I see a lot to like in the game, in the players,...
by jimhabegger
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Cooperative storytelling rp?
Replies: 17
Views: 1359

Re: Cooperative storytelling rp?

I’ve been thinking some more about what people like in this game, that isn’t better in some other games. I thought it might be partly the in-game chat rooms, but people could have those in other mmorpg’s if they wanted to. I don’t think it’s the stories, the graphics, the mechanics, the combat, the ...
by jimhabegger
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Cooperative storytelling rp?
Replies: 17
Views: 1359

Re: Cooperative storytelling rp?

Thank you. I was going to say that I've lost all hope now of ever finding anyone in this game who is acting out a story of their own, and who will not continually break out of that story for socializing and combat/leveling purposes. It’s been very hard for me to resist the temptation and the social ...
by jimhabegger
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Cooperative storytelling rp?
Replies: 17
Views: 1359

Re: Cooperative storytelling rp?

“Roleplaying” has widely diverging meanings in people’s minds, and I haven’t found anything in the UL documentation pinning it down to one meaning or another. I’ll give two examples. One common meaning of “roleplaying” is acting out stories. Another very different meaning of “roleplaying,” which has...
by jimhabegger
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Suggestions
Topic: Game improvements for non-FPS players?
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: Game improvements for non-FPS players?

Elmer wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:51 pm
Yea, there's quite a few of us who aren't battle types, definitely not alone.
I’m glad to know that. Thanks for telling me!
by jimhabegger
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Suggestions
Topic: Weekend Madness*
Replies: 21
Views: 1003

Re: Weekend Madness*

LOL! It looks like I have a common interest with some other players in getting people out of the chat rooms, because we can’t find enough people to play our game with us, but the game I want to play is very different from theirs. I’m looking for more people to act out stories with me, but they’re lo...
by jimhabegger
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Game Suggestions
Topic: Weekend Madness*
Replies: 21
Views: 1003

Re: Weekend Madness*

Now it looks to me like the chat rooms in Underlight have always been an issue for some people, from the very start. In researching the different meanings that “true roleplaying” can have, I stumbled across these comments about Underlight in 1998: Its a glorified chat room where you will usually fin...
by jimhabegger
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Game Suggestions
Topic: Weekend Madness*
Replies: 21
Views: 1003

Re: Weekend Madness*

Tentacle wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:26 am
... (such as your character being hard to communicate with) ...
:lol:
by jimhabegger
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Game Suggestions
Topic: Weekend Madness*
Replies: 21
Views: 1003

Re: Weekend Madness*

I'm not sure that other people's reasons for complaining about chat rooms are the same as mine, but it does seem to be an issue for some of us, and I don't see any reason not to try to clarify what the issues are, and what any of us might be able to do about it. The problem for me is not the chat ro...
by jimhabegger
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Looking for ideas for something I want to do
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Looking for ideas for something I want to do

What started me thinking about a PvE- only option might have been some concerns about popular demoralizing behavior. If so, I think I was really confused if I thought that anything I said in that thread was addressing that problem. That may or may not be a problem here sometimes. I haven’t seen any ...
by jimhabegger
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Suggestions
Topic: Weekend Madness*
Replies: 21
Views: 1003

Re: Weekend Madness*

(though especially lately, she's been in high demand teaching and politics wise, so she's basically had to be more a less confined to sancs in order to hear those reports/write those quests without significant interuption, for the majority of my play time) That makes me feel bad for you, but also g...
by jimhabegger
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Game Suggestions
Topic: Option to create a PvE only character?
Replies: 34
Views: 1512

Re: Option to create a PvE only character?

tl;dr; True pacifist characters have nothing to worry about from other players because they are protected by everyone else. Totally agree. A real pacifist can sit back and relax because everyone else would protect them. *Facts* Now I'm the one who has trouble with that. If the character is agreeing...
by jimhabegger
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Game Suggestions
Topic: Option to create a PvE only character?
Replies: 34
Views: 1512

Re: Option to create a PvE only character?

Maybe I was making a mountain out of a molehill with this topic ...

Anyway, thanks to everyone for your comments on this.
by jimhabegger
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Game Suggestions
Topic: Option to create a PvE only character?
Replies: 34
Views: 1512

Re: Option to create a PvE only character?

The social rules of Underlight will generally protect a true pacifist character. This would cover somebody like a Taroneh Afsoon from Lyra. They are usually protected by everyone and as such safe from pretty much any conflict. tl;dr; True pacifist characters have nothing to worry about from other p...
by jimhabegger
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Roleplaying Discussion
Topic: Looking for ideas for something I want to do
Replies: 5
Views: 507

Re: Looking for ideas for something I want to do

These are some random thoughts after reading some other discussions, and thinking some more about my issues here. In my first post I said that I'll be trying to learn to help provide a more friendly environment for players who aren't volunteering for PvP, and more generally, for players whose enjoym...
by jimhabegger
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Game Suggestions
Topic: Game improvements for non-FPS players?
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: Game improvements for non-FPS players?

Mzchievs wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:54 am
I hope we are welcome to be non FPS players, because I am not nor will ever be a FPS player. So really just wanted you to know, you are not alone.

Mz
Thank you! I needed that. :)
by jimhabegger
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Game Suggestions
Topic: Option to create a PvE only character?
Replies: 34
Views: 1512

Re: Option to create a PvE only character?

Going outside of sanctuary makes PVP possible, just like the real world where going outside makes it possible for someone to punch you in the face. Is it likely? In both cases, that depends almost completely on how you behave. If you are kind and courteous, you can reasonably expect not to be assau...
by jimhabegger
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Game Suggestions
Topic: Option to create a PvE only character?
Replies: 34
Views: 1512

Re: Option to create a PvE only character?

Yuritau, if you're talking about relationships between nations, then I agree with you that the real world really is like that. Is that what you mean? However that may be, I'm still not convinced that it's contrary to the intentions of the providers of the game to have some player characters who can'...
by jimhabegger
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Game Suggestions
Topic: Option to create a PvE only character?
Replies: 34
Views: 1512

Re: Option to create a PvE only character?

That's how society works, and that's what true roleplaying in UL is. ROTFL! The conditions that you want to be imposed on *all* players, no matter how much it ruins their fun in the game, are not like the real world at all. In the real world, the laws don't allow people to go all over town knifing,...
by jimhabegger
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Game Suggestions
Topic: Game improvements for non-FPS players?
Replies: 11
Views: 718

Re: Game improvements for non-FPS players?

As I've been saying, I hate fps, and I learned to love SoT without realizing at first that it's an fps game. I explained in my previous post how that happened. I played for many months without realizing that it's an fps game, and that the kind of storytelling rp that kept me coming back was not what...
by jimhabegger
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Game Suggestions
Topic: Option to create a PvE only character?
Replies: 34
Views: 1512

Re: Option to create a PvE only character?

The social rules of Underlight will generally protect a true pacifist character. This would cover somebody like a Taroneh Afsoon from Lyra. They are usually protected by everyone and as such safe from pretty much any conflict. This wouldn't be a blanket application to AoE just because you get too m...