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  • KietKiet Posts: 2,149Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    and yet people still freak out at the idea of a siren being strong, lol.
    ShirszaePrythe
  • XadenXaden Posts: 2,081Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I personally like the choice they have to make; All the strength vs All the dick.
  • KietKiet Posts: 2,149Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Xaden said:
    I personally like the choice they have to make; All the strength vs All the dick.
    y u think this is a good comment
    HataruAnaria
  • KoganKogan Posts: 328Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited October 21
    At this point I'd settle for a relatively cheap artifact that allows for any of the stat templates regardless of race.

    Edit: To not be misunderstood. Something like this should not step on the toes of gem owners too much. As in the artifact would stay in your inventory and not be one time use and poof, but if you didn't own a gem and wished to go from strong grook to intelligent troll you'd either need to use a free reincarnation, buy a dagger, or buy a gem. Meanwhile gem owners could swap from strong grook to intelligent troll freely as the cooldown allows.
    Prythe
  • XadenXaden Posts: 2,081Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Kiet said:
    Xaden said:
    I personally like the choice they have to make; All the strength vs All the dick.
    y u think this is a good comment
    Here's how I reason out whether or not to post something that comes into my head:

    a) Does it amuse me?
    b) Do I think it will amuse others?
    c) Do I think it will add information to the conversation?
    d) Will it get me a snarky comment from some cunt?

    If it satisfies any of these criteria then I click post comment.
    Even better when it satisfies more than one.
    Accipiter
  • XadenXaden Posts: 2,081Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Penwize said:
    Xaden said:

    If it satisfies any of these criteria then I click post comment.
    Even better when it satisfies more than one.
    Hey, at least you're satisfying something for once, amirite?
    Gotta take your W's where you can get 'em :D
    PenwizeCaelan
  • FrederichFrederich Posts: 1,243Member @ - Epic Achaean


    Strength spec'd Sirens. 
    ExelethrilLucianus
  • AegothAegoth Posts: 2,170Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Nicola said:
    Popping in to say that I really loved that difference between the earth, belters, and martian folks in the Expanse, especially the Martian Marines on Earth and their training in higher gravity suits in case war ever came to a head.
    @Nicola where can I find the 2nd season for free? :(
  • DevranDevran Posts: 449Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Aegoth said:
    Nicola said:
    Popping in to say that I really loved that difference between the earth, belters, and martian folks in the Expanse, especially the Martian Marines on Earth and their training in higher gravity suits in case war ever came to a head.
    @Nicola where can I find the 2nd season for free? :(
    Can you Torrent? I have a spare invite to a private Torrent website that has everything you could want. Just keep a positive ratio and enjoy free shows. 

    *Disclaimer: Some of the older stuff or less popular things wont be available. Example, my mother wanted some obscure Sandra Bullock title I couldn't find there. >.>
  • AralayaAralaya Posts: 553Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    edited October 23
    Regarding the "big" term being used as proof that "It's a new continent bigger than meropis"
    A mighty Dalamyrr
    Part 6

    The Saga of the Worldreaver

    The attack by Bal'met, the Worldreaver - a being of immense power from the future - was the biggest event ever to happen in Achaea, and lead to the death of over a dozen Gods, the complete destruction of Shallam - one of Achaea's two original cities - and much more.

    .
    Not saying this completely disproves the continent theory, but they've used big to describe events that don't include new continents.


    Tecton-Today at 6:17 PM

    teehee b.u.t.t. pirates
    Tysandr
  • SenaSena Posts: 3,825Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Nicola did say "Bigger in terms of build and development time and scope", rather than size or room count.
    Shirszae
  • ThalakThalak Posts: 50Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    does this mean the gods are coming back to life?
  • AntoniusAntonius Posts: 4,200Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Nothing is impossible (we already saw Deucalion and Aurora returned at the end of the Bal'met stuff), but it's extremely unlikely. They were killed off for a reason, and those reasons haven't exactly gone away.
    Antidas
  • YselaYsela Posts: 80Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Whatever happened to that war/battle system tested during the Underworld event?
  • AntoniusAntonius Posts: 4,200Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Makarios decided he didn't like how it played out and wasn't worth implementing as a long term war system.
    Leviticus
  • CooperCooper IowaPosts: 4,103Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Ysela said:
    Whatever happened to that war/battle system tested during the Underworld event?
    It was not very fun, and was scrapped.

  • DevranDevran Posts: 449Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    What I reckon, is that we'll probably not guess correctly. We might come close or touch on the right answer, but not nail it entirely. Either way, here are my favorite picks:

    Imperian merges with Achaea - Probably the most unlikely event, even if it is my favorite. Imperian was my first serious MUD. It will always be special to me, even if its dead. The fact that it's dead also makes this more plausible. There's no way they'd bring in that many new classes though. But it does fit the bill of 'Bigger in terms of build and development time and scope' than any release since Achaea launch.

    War system - From my experience across IRE, this is one of the hardest things to make. How do you make a system that lets the victor feel like they're conquering the enemy in terms of battle and land taken/occupied without making the losing side feel like they're being griefed back into the dark ages?

    Gods coming back - Unlikely, but god damnit I love gods. Gods are awesome. Gods are like one of the most interesting and unique things in all of the IRE games. They make everything better! Yay gods!

    Something something Starmourn - I don't see how you'd be able to cross the two universes, but it's a fun idea. Spaceships suddenly land in Cyrene and the aliens first experience with Achaean life is getting snuggled.



    Cailin
  • FaurFaur Posts: 148Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    As long as it isn't like the Jungle Inferno update from Team Fortress 2 (Yay, new stuff, but as an Engi main, boo on the Rescue Ranger nerf), I'll be good.
  • TruaxTruax Posts: 68Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Devran said:
    What I reckon, is that we'll probably not guess correctly. We might come close or touch on the right answer, but not nail it entirely. Either way, here are my favorite picks:

    Imperian merges with Achaea - Probably the most unlikely event, even if it is my favorite. Imperian was my first serious MUD. It will always be special to me, even if its dead. The fact that it's dead also makes this more plausible. There's no way they'd bring in that many new classes though. But it does fit the bill of 'Bigger in terms of build and development time and scope' than any release since Achaea launch.

    War system - From my experience across IRE, this is one of the hardest things to make. How do you make a system that lets the victor feel like they're conquering the enemy in terms of battle and land taken/occupied without making the losing side feel like they're being griefed back into the dark ages?

    Gods coming back - Unlikely, but god damnit I love gods. Gods are awesome. Gods are like one of the most interesting and unique things in all of the IRE games. They make everything better! Yay gods!

    Something something Starmourn - I don't see how you'd be able to cross the two universes, but it's a fun idea. Spaceships suddenly land in Cyrene and the aliens first experience with Achaean life is getting snuggled.



    I know, but.. Yes, please. 

    It would be amazing to see more done with the villages of the realm. Ways of gaining alliances (not influencing like Lusternia please), support on the battlefield, reasoning to hunt particular areas (although the inverse has draw backs), etc. Whatever this is, consider me excited to be a part of it. I missed the whole tsol'teth thing completely so this will be my first "big" thing in Achaea really!
    Devran
  • HataruHataru Midwest USAPosts: 472Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    edited October 24
    There's nothing really stopping people doing this with villages, though. I mean Mhaldor does it with Blackrock and Enverren, Ashtan does/did/not really any more with Thera, Good guys got Jaru/New Hope. We don't need system for it, but people are likely to complain more than they already do if there isn't one to back up any RP regarding it if it really spread.

    Edit that being said, a system that allowed tangible benefit and shut down whiners who don't think RP/history is a good enough reason to protect an area is something I'm totally down for.
    (Mhaldor's Next Top Model): Melodie says, "Get rekt scrubbbbb."
    (Mhaldor's Next Top Model): You say, "Scrubbbssss."
    (Mhaldor's Next Top Model): Trey says, "Austere was hangin' out the passenger side of his best friend's ride, apparently."
    Truax
  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaPosts: 2,164Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Hataru said:
    We don't need system for it, but people are likely to complain more than they already do if there isn't one to back up any RP regarding it if it really spread.
    CITY RELATIONS exists because otherwise people come up with shit reasons to defend: like, just being the same race as the Tsol'aa villagers, or Arcadians.

    And also because RP with villages has to be two-sided/mutual. Cities don't just impose their will on the villages -- the villages and their (ICly) living, breathing, thinking denizens have to agree to mutually want each other's support. If CITY RELATIONS doesn't show a village as allied with you, it means they don't accept/want your help.
    (Mhaldor): Herenicus says, "Apologies, I am in-and-out of hold with Verizon wireless customer service."
    Shirszae
  • MercerMercer Posts: 6Member
    Kayeil said:
    Makarios, the Meticulous says, "Safe to say it is not something that will be guessable."

    Not Azatlan/Therophage.

    Nicola says to Zulah, "In fact, the biggest release in Achaea's history will be happening before the year is out."
    Nicola says to Melodie, "Bigger in terms of build and development time and scope."
    Nicola says, "And bigger than Meropis."
    Makarios, the Meticulous says, "Bigger than the last three times its been said."
    One active God or Goddess per city and at least one major RP quest/event every RL year would be worth more to the game than ten new Meropis's.
    EhenePrythe
  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaPosts: 4,565Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Pretty sure you can't wave your hands and make volunteers appear. The latter bit already happens, and usually more than once a year!
    "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."
    Hataru
  • MercerMercer Posts: 6Member
    Melodie said:
    Pretty sure you can't wave your hands and make volunteers appear. The latter bit already happens, and usually more than once a year!

    Agreed, it takes more than a hand wave.

    In the entire time I've been playing Achaea, I have never seen more than three Gods active at any given time (three being the absolute maximum). I have yet to see a major RP event/quest such as apparently used to happen in the "old days".

    Something about the system clearly needs to be changed. A mud as big and powerful as Achaea should not be having these kinds of problems filling God roles and a lot of things feel outright broken without even a modicum of divine support. Fixing whatever is wrong would be, in my opinion, the single most terrific thing that could happen for the game.
  • MathildaMathilda Posts: 564Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    The Black Wave 2 event can still be considered recent-ish, I think, weren't you around for that? :o

    Also, godmin volunteers are usually faced with many thankless tasks. In addition to that, players are not only thankless, but they will also berate you for doing your job (making things happen). I would love more God roles filled, but I also understand why there aren't a lot of volunteers.
     <3 
  • AntoniusAntonius Posts: 4,200Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Mercer said:
    Melodie said:
    Pretty sure you can't wave your hands and make volunteers appear. The latter bit already happens, and usually more than once a year!

    Agreed, it takes more than a hand wave.

    In the entire time I've been playing Achaea, I have never seen more than three Gods active at any given time (three being the absolute maximum). I have yet to see a major RP event/quest such as apparently used to happen in the "old days".

    Something about the system clearly needs to be changed. A mud as big and powerful as Achaea should not be having these kinds of problems filling God roles and a lot of things feel outright broken without even a modicum of divine support. Fixing whatever is wrong would be, in my opinion, the single most terrific thing that could happen for the game.
    The number of active God roles at any one time has declined over the years, but so has the size of the playerbase so it's not that surprising that the number of volunteers for God roles has dropped. Personally, the longer I play the less appealing taking on a God role is; partly because I realise how unqualified I am, and partly because my character becomes a bigger and bigger investment that I'd be leaving behind.

    There have definitely been periods with more than three active Gods in the past though.
    Prythe
  • KietKiet Posts: 2,149Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    You've been playing like a RL year and you've already had a really big event that spanned many months and several smaller events. There's also been at least 4 active gods at some point  in the past year lol, possibly even 5. It does no one any good to deal with weird hyperbole about how things never happen.

    Also, again, most cities can function just fine without an active patron.
    HataruShirszaeTruax
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