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  • GawiGawi WashingtonMember Posts: 73 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    While I know many people really like this retirement thing, I hate it. It means that people who yes might be dormant now, can't come back ever. I feel like I'm living in this fear that my friends are all going to up and retire on me. Even people who are not dormant have spoken of starting over, so many have talked about it, I HATE it. *mumblestupidretirementmumble*

    JemaineSiduriMononokey
  • GoryllinGoryllin Member Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    In regards to thread title. In Memoriam. I miss Phaestus.

    Message 18741

    Sent By: Phaestus on 2/22/15:36
    Well, thank you. I would only trade you for a really, really good barrel of ambrosia, too!
    KakotasAlinoe
  • TarausTaraus The Gypsy WindMember, Seafaring Liason Posts: 889 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Arditi Ixodes, the Singularity (male Atavian).
    He is 105 years old, having been born on the 20th of Valnuary, 600 years after the fall of
    the Seleucarian Empire.
    He has given up the adventuring life.
    He is an extremely credible character.
    He is not known for acts of infamy.
    He is a Consul in Ashtan.
    He is a Recruit in the army of Ashtan.
    He is considered to be approximately 110% of your might.
    He is a mentor and able to take on proteges.
    His motto: 'I will sing your fears if you sing my neurosis.'
    He bears the arms: Sable, three arrows in pale Argent within a double tressure of the
    second.
    See HONOURS DEEDS ARDITI to view his 4 special honours.

    bye


  • TreyTrey Member Posts: 4,338 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Taraus said:
    Arditi Ixodes, the Singularity (male Atavian).
    He is 105 years old, having been born on the 20th of Valnuary, 600 years after the fall of
    the Seleucarian Empire.
    He has given up the adventuring life.
    He is an extremely credible character.
    He is not known for acts of infamy.
    He is a Consul in Ashtan.
    He is a Recruit in the army of Ashtan.
    He is considered to be approximately 110% of your might.
    He is a mentor and able to take on proteges.
    His motto: 'I will sing your fears if you sing my neurosis.'
    He bears the arms: Sable, three arrows in pale Argent within a double tressure of the
    second.
    See HONOURS DEEDS ARDITI to view his 4 special honours.

    bye Felicia


    Faur
  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaMember Posts: 1,889 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Doesn't retirement mean a player isn't permanently leaving? Maybe they have every intention of reconnecting with the players they don't say bye to, in another character's life
    (Mhaldor): Herenicus says, "Apologies, I am in-and-out of hold with Verizon wireless customer service."
  • SkyeSkye The Duchess BellatereMember, Seafaring Liason Posts: 2,496 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited February 2016
    Retirement basically means you can't ever come back on that character again. It's suiciding except not because you're transferring OOC assets to an OOC pool so you can reroll an entirely different and new character. Even if you 'reconnect' with your old friends (which kinda defeats half the purpose of retirement), your experiences with that old character can't be equated to this 18 year old supernoob saying "Hi it's me again".

    Mind you, I'm talking about characters who basically just went dormant, not like, people who destroyed their character with social and political scandals. Even if you have lost interest in playing that old character, it doesn't change the fact that you played that role for long enough and invested enough to form bonds with other people. Especially if it's an Order. I think just throwing that away without a word is terribly dismissive of those relationships and the people who cared about that character and always looked back with fondness on those interactions. Did all those experiences mean nothing to them? I dunno really. 




  • IsrayhlIsrayhl Member Posts: 121 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Skye said:
    Retirement basically means you can't ever come back on that character again. It's suiciding except not because you're transferring OOC assets to an OOC pool so you can reroll an entirely different and new character. Even if you 'reconnect' with your old friends (which kinda defeats half the purpose of retirement), your experiences with that old character can't be equated to this 18 year old supernoob saying "Hi it's me again".

    Mind you, I'm talking about characters who basically just went dormant, not like, people who destroyed their character with social and political scandals. Even if you have lost interest in playing that old character, it doesn't change the fact that you played that role for long enough and invested enough to form bonds with other people. Especially if it's an Order. I think just throwing that away without a word is terribly dismissive of those relationships and the people who cared about that character and always looked back with fondness on those interactions. Did all those experiences mean nothing to them? I dunno really. 


    When a character has gone dormant for months and/or years, I see it like a job or a social group you once partook within. Does anyone reach out to the people they used to be co-workers with or used to socialize in the club with when they move to another location too distant to ever personally interact with them? 

    I wouldn't consider it as saying those interactions are not meaningful, but when someone has moved on with their life and those old interactions are no longer a part of them, they owe nothing to their old counterparts. It would be like throwing a 'going-away' party and inviting people they haven't talked to in years. It usually is awkward, both parties have moved on, and the nostalgia, while good memories, is short-lived. 
    Utianima
  • MelodieMelodie MhaldorMember Posts: 4,462 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Israyhl said:
    Skye said:
    Retirement basically means you can't ever come back on that character again. It's suiciding except not because you're transferring OOC assets to an OOC pool so you can reroll an entirely different and new character. Even if you 'reconnect' with your old friends (which kinda defeats half the purpose of retirement), your experiences with that old character can't be equated to this 18 year old supernoob saying "Hi it's me again".

    Mind you, I'm talking about characters who basically just went dormant, not like, people who destroyed their character with social and political scandals. Even if you have lost interest in playing that old character, it doesn't change the fact that you played that role for long enough and invested enough to form bonds with other people. Especially if it's an Order. I think just throwing that away without a word is terribly dismissive of those relationships and the people who cared about that character and always looked back with fondness on those interactions. Did all those experiences mean nothing to them? I dunno really. 


    When a character has gone dormant for months and/or years, I see it like a job or a social group you once partook within. Does anyone reach out to the people they used to be co-workers with or used to socialize in the club with when they move to another location too distant to ever personally interact with them? 

    I wouldn't consider it as saying those interactions are not meaningful, but when someone has moved on with their life and those old interactions are no longer a part of them, they owe nothing to their old counterparts. It would be like throwing a 'going-away' party and inviting people they haven't talked to in years. It usually is awkward, both parties have moved on, and the nostalgia, while good memories, is short-lived. 
    Usually the people who are missed like that aren't co-workers though, they're people who were meaningful in your social circle who very literally disappeared to say... raise a family, find a career, chased a boy/girl, whatever. And yes, in real life, you do have people in real life who leave your circle very suddenly whom you miss and wish they would have at least said good-bye.

    Sure, you move on, just as we all do here, but that doesn't mean it doesn't niggle at your subconscious for the rest of forever. I have real friends who did that and it still bothers me this many years later. I don't think it's crazy to think some text-ships meant something more than just that random co-worker you said good morning to every day.
    "You have had an extraordinary adventure, my dear. Extraordinary! One that few people could ever imagine. Treasure it. Keep it safe and secure, tucked away in some special place in your heart. 

    But... don't spend the rest of your days chasing a ghost."
  • JovoloJovolo EnglandMember Posts: 3,118 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Hate the sin, not the sinner.
  • MelodieMelodie MhaldorMember Posts: 4,462 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It IS an honours line, so even if the mechanic itself is mostly OOC-focused, characters will know about it, so I imagine it's a finality without closure. The other, at least, leaves room for doubt.
    "You have had an extraordinary adventure, my dear. Extraordinary! One that few people could ever imagine. Treasure it. Keep it safe and secure, tucked away in some special place in your heart. 

    But... don't spend the rest of your days chasing a ghost."
    HalosShirszae
  • TahquilTahquil Member Posts: 3,573 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Or with closure. "Left the adventurering life? Definitely not going to see them again."
  • GoryllinGoryllin Member Posts: 79 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I will say that I didn't realize how many of my old friends were still playing when I came back. And If I was coming back just because of retirement, I would have missed a TON of people in my goodbyes because I didn't realize they were still active and/or cared.
    KezKresslack
  • AegothAegoth Member Posts: 2,047 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    RIP Aegoth. Forever mourned
  • AquilAquil Member Posts: 269 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Aegoth said:
    RIP Aegoth. Forever mourned
    Too bad you're way too in love with holocaust bombs and Aegoth's notability of using said talent for me to believe this.
  • JinsunJinsun TN, USAMember Posts: 2,745 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Hyperlith said:
    Xinna said:
    ...when I stopped playing Terra...

    Mind. Blown.
    Bro what fucking rock have you been under lol
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    TreyAntidasAereidhna
  • HyperlithHyperlith San Fierro area, San AndreasMember Posts: 347 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Jinsun said:
    Hyperlith said:
    Xinna said:
    ...when I stopped playing Terra...

    Mind. Blown.
    Bro what fucking rock have you been under lol
    Would you care if I told you?

    UtianimaAereidhnaPrythe
  • JukilianJukilian Member Posts: 1,577 @ - Epic Achaean
    To be honest, only in a few places in the forums was that ever mentioned, so it's excusable.
    HyperlithUtianima
  • AesiAesi Member Posts: 1,209 @ - Epic Achaean
    edited May 2016
    Dannyl (male Black Dragon).
    He is 282 years old, having been born on the 13th of Lupar, 431 years after the fall of the 
    Seleucarian Empire.
    He has given up the adventuring life.
    He is an extremely credible character.
    He is not known for acts of infamy.
    He is a Sentry in Targossas.
    He is a Conscript in the army of Targossas.
    He is considered to be approximately 85% of your might.
    He is an Effulgent Prayer in the Divine Order of Aurora, the Lightbringer.
    He is a mentor and able to take on proteges.
    He bears the arms: Argent, a wyvern displayed sinister base Vert and a staff dexter chief Sable.
    See HONOURS DEEDS DANNYL to view his 12 special honours.


    Utianima
  • AileaAilea Member Posts: 77 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Personally, when I retired mine I did not say who I would become or where I would be going because I did not want to get bugged from my previous characters and any drama that came with them. 

    However that does not mean that I did not say goodbye to any one. I believe a few people received some form of a goodbye, there are still some individuals that I still speak to on an insanely basis, but strictly speaking I tend to follow what Ailea is doing at this point. 

    AereidhnaAziikLoalainePrythe
  • AesgarAesgar Member Posts: 330 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Bai @Dredrith and @Zaeka D:
  • IllarionIllarion Member Posts: 27 ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Oh wow really?  The only two people who were around and talkative when I bothered to log in.  :(   Godspeed @Dredrith, and @Zaeka
  • JovoloJovolo EnglandMember Posts: 3,118 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Goodnight, Carmain.
  • SobriquetSobriquet Member Posts: 1,411 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Hyperlith said:
    Xinna said:
    ...when I stopped playing Terra...

    Mind. Blown.
    You know Saltaern and Tenebrus were the same person, right? Right..?
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