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Achaean Regrets



  • AnedhelAnedhel Member Posts: 2,367 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Y u no post pictures of Papa Shango?
  • ShirszaeShirszae Santo DomingoMember Posts: 3,264 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    This thread has gone places...

    And you won't understand the cause of your grief...

    ...But you'll always follow the voices beneath.

  • SantarSantar Member Posts: 2,382 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Iuneos said:
    Awwwww dayuuuuuum he can bust cans? I WISH I COULD BUST CANS.


  • ExelethrilExelethril Member Posts: 3,352 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Iuneos said:
    Such a waste of beer.

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  • TreyTrey Member Posts: 4,797 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Saeva said:

    Not trying to say you're choices are -all- wrong, but they are all wrong.

  • HaliosHalios Member Posts: 471 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
  • KakotasKakotas Member Posts: 264 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I regret not leaving the Templars when I thought I should have and forever tying Kakotas to an RP based on Honor which will never logically be able to be broken short of some kind of massive ethos change somewhere down the line. I regret not tossing out two Acolytes I should have which caused major rifts in shallam. I regret not just simply qqing in Elysia that last time. I regret the fight with Pentharian that will never be resolved now. I regret being stuck as a Paladin when I should have switched to forestal when I had the chance. Most recently I regret missing the second great dream.
    (Blades of Valour): He just has that Synbios Swagger enough said.
    (Blades of Valour): Draekar says: "Synbios if sunbeams sparkle off that I'll kill you where you stand."

    (Party) Halos says, "Disbar?"
    (Party) Draekar says, "You know here we have disbar."
    (Party) Draekar says, "And over there we have datbar."
  • KaelanKaelan Member Posts: 6
    Kakotas said:
    I regret being stuck as a Paladin when I should have switched to forestal when I had the chance.
    Its never too late for a paradigm shift! In real life, people have crises of faith all the time; in fact, I'd say it's more unrealistic when a fictional character has belief in a precept that's utterly unshakable, because even most of the figures in the real world who have been recognized as champions of causes have admitted to periods of serious doubt in their life. The fallen/redeemed narrative is so compelling that it's even a trope all its own, and a valid path for character development at practically any point in a story arc.

    More importantly, roleplay always takes a backseat to fun. If you're not happy in Paladin/feel like your options are exhausted, a change is always justifiable, even if its not where you originally plotted out the character going.
  • KakotasKakotas Member Posts: 264 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Kakotas would have to somehow wake up with complete amnesia in order for that to happen. It's really hard to RP something like that when your kind of the rock on which many things are built.
    (Blades of Valour): He just has that Synbios Swagger enough said.
    (Blades of Valour): Draekar says: "Synbios if sunbeams sparkle off that I'll kill you where you stand."

    (Party) Halos says, "Disbar?"
    (Party) Draekar says, "You know here we have disbar."
    (Party) Draekar says, "And over there we have datbar."
  • AmarillysAmarillys Member Posts: 797 @ - Epic Achaean
    Pressure got to you and you run from your duty. You've been strong for so long and you just cannot take it anymore. In a moment of weakness you flee to the forests where you find a new sense of duty, love, and yes, even life. Watch out world, Kakotas 2.0 is here!

  • KaelanKaelan Member Posts: 6
    edited October 2014
    Kakotas said:
    Kakotas would have to somehow wake up with complete amnesia in order for that to happen. It's really hard to RP something like that when your kind of the rock on which many things are built.
    What if, rather than amnesia, it was dysphoria? There must be *some* decision he made at some point in his life that could be viewed as unsavory in another perspective -- ousting a potential heretic, executing someone who may have been innocent... If not, roleplay him making one: deliver an over the top sermon and have him go burn down some denizen village.

    It's quite plausible for someone with such an event in their past wake up one morning, even years later, and say "You know... maybe that wasn't the best choice." Over the next week, the thought turns in his head, a seed of doubt that starts causing him to question other things he's done in the name of "honor". It's very easy for such questions to spiral into a near obsession; it's something a lot of people who have experienced trauma go through, and can end up completely changing their personality.

    In my mind, at least, that's pretty strong writing. I'm not going to try to prescribe actions for your character, though. Just know that you should never feel trapped; there are many things you could do that won't leave an aftertaste of retconning in the rest of our mouths. :)
  • NimNim Member Posts: 2,015 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Look, we can arrange to have @Kakotas get some amnesia okay. Axe kick might have gotten nerfed or something but I'm still pretty sure it causes head damage, and if not we could get a sylvan involved, or someone with a thorough "break all of the limbs!" strategy. A kind jester might also be willing to help you, and frankly if you say you've fallen down some stairs, no one's going to question it too much.

    In fact, since you'll have amnesia, you don't even have to say what happened! You won't be able to! Mwahahaha!

    Er, I mean... we can help! :3
  • TibithaTibitha Member Posts: 742 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I volunteer to break your head and damn you! (Please dont fight back though)
  • CaoimhaenCaoimhaen TargossasMember Posts: 800 @ - Epic Achaean
    Not staying in Mhaldor longer. >.>;;

  • TharvisTharvis The Land of Beer and Chocolate!Member Posts: 3,107 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Caladbolg said:

    Oh, and my name is to damn close to Saladbowl, should have thought that one better and named my self after Sir Auroran's legendary weapon instead of Tidus'
    why not Lulu's? then Dragonknight would have a brother!
    Aurora says, "Tharvis, why are you always breaking things?!"
    Artemis says, "You are so high maintenance, Tharvis, gosh."
    Tecton says, "It's still your fault, Tharvis."

  • AntreusAntreus Member Posts: 131 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Regret not having applied for Celani yet so I can give the Thoth all of you deserve.

    A male voice is heard through the membrane, "Hey, girl."

    A male voice is heard through the membrane, "Are you an Apostate? ..because you just tore my heart out."

  • CaoimhaenCaoimhaen TargossasMember Posts: 800 @ - Epic Achaean
    edited November 2014
    Regret going occultist and wasting all those lessons. D: I sucked at occultist combat. Spent all those credits on traits reset and reincarnation because I was set up as a bladie. Then changed to monk and had to it all over again.  Then bought another reincarnation later because I didnt like how I specialized. Soooo much money wasted. :/

  • KayeilKayeil Washington StateMember Posts: 2,824 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Aalm said:
    I am Silvarien. I had to leave Achaea for a lot of solid reasons, and I cannot come back, also for a lot of solid reasons. I miss both most of Cyrene and all of Targossas. Towards the end, I tried to be a Cyrenian ally to Targ, which was at least at the time difficult. They allowed me to be ally, in the end, which I really appreciated. Both cities had a lot of very nice players, and it was nice to see a positive combat impact on Targ while being the hapless non-com I had always been.

    The other great regret I have is that I only fully understood that most of Ashtan and Mhaldor are actually really nice people. I always had a lot of trouble separating IC from OOC, because I am so inept at combat and kept being totally annihilated.

    tl;dr : I miss you guys, esp Cyrene and Targ. I hope you're all having a good time on and off Achaea.
    Aww, I'm sad to hear that.  :( You were always one of the nicest Cyrenians, and always up for a hug! I hope you're doing well!
    What doesn't kill you gives you exp.

  • KayeilKayeil Washington StateMember Posts: 2,824 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Regret: Buying a Talisman of Runic Affinity in auctions instead of an out of subs plot. I ended up trading in the talisman because my class is losing runelore, and it's so hard to find a plot to buy now.
    What doesn't kill you gives you exp.

  • KyttinKyttin Member Posts: 348 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    I regret not changing names long before I did.

  • CynderCynder Where the Red Pandas roam.Member Posts: 132 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Going Infernal class. Just, ugh.

    If you quit your class as a full member, you will lose all class skills and receive about half of 
    the lessons back. If you wish to go ahead with quitting your class and losing half of the lessons 
    you spent in those skills, then enter AGREE.
    4220h, 3632m, 20000e, 16400w 6 exkdb- 14:12:16.587 agree
  • XenomorphXenomorph Member Posts: 389 @ - Epic Achaean
    Halios said:
    Antidas said:
    @Halios just a side note, I was in the same position you were in with regards to old player habits being held against me. Anyone who remembers my first character would be the first to say that I rarely gave a rats ass about roleplaying, and was just another Hashani lolsnuggler for most of the time I spent playing him. Eventually I did something stupid and got him temporarily shrubbed, at which point I made Antidas. I'll be the first to admit that I still have some issues to work out, but I think its safe to say that most people take Antidas far more seriously and have at least a bit more respect for him than my previous main ever did.

    I know it shouldn't be necessary to start over entirely to get people to stop holding old habits against you, but unfortunately, thats what the vast majority (myself included, on occasion) of the player base will do. If its a serious issue for you, you might consider doing the same, and earning a new reputation for yourself before anyone knows its you.

    As for the pastebin, I remember when that went up a couple weeks before Tvistor and I left, but I unfortunately cannot remember who it was that wrote it. Either way, sorry that you saw it and that it was written at all.
    There's a strong difference between people having an OOC chat in skype or whatever as friends, as Carmain suggested, and people blurring those lines OOC/IC.

    I'm not complaining about people recounting the days events ingame in a skype chat. I do that myself, everyone does.

    But to personally evaluate, judge, and comment on other people in a blurred OOC/IC fashion in such a medium is incredibly damaging and out of order.

    It's really kind of ironic that the entire direction of that pastebin was the feeling of such dismay with the state of an IC organization that people felt the need to threaten to leave en-masse to the admin in order to evoke the kind of change they felt was needed.

    I understand that Aepas, You, and Carmain are reflecting on an overall result, which a lot of people think is positive, but honestly, I don't understand how some people can be so hypocritical as to complain so much about leadership and cliques, and then in the same breath develop one of their own in turn and perpetrate the same things they perceived others as doing to them.

    I've literally never talked to Xeno in an extended OOC fashion. We've sent some tells back and forth about life and stuff, but nothing like a group skype chat that we converse on regularly. Then when I came back to activity the first time, I was told by Tvistor and others that the reason I was being treated so harshly in Mhaldor was because "they think you're just like Cain," to whit he sent me logs of 4-5 people in an ooc skype chat discussing -my- character. This is wholly inappropriate and ridiculous.

    This was 2013. Not 2006. This was also not purely in an IC sense. It was mostly OOC. Tvistor was level-headed and reasonable enough to admit he didn't like that I was being perceived so negatively without a solid justification, but he was really powerless to do anything about it.

    This has been a recurring theme for a long time now, and why I've floated between inactivity and activity. One can only take so much bullshit before they just get sick of playing and log out. Everyone keeps suggesting I go to Ashtan, or Eleusis, or Targ, but honestly, the whole point of me changing was to start RPing -more-, not less.

    Halios has only ever been a Sartan loyalist. He decried Keresis, and even had a distaste for Apollyon/Shaitan due to the seeming upheaval of structure in Mhaldor and the sycophantic power-grabs that occurred.

    Switching cities now that Sartan is back would be like deciding he was suddenly a Jester who liked pretty flowers and cupcakes baked in Cyrene.

    I'll leave you with this as a strong reminder of why judging things off the words of others is damaging:

    I hope that my late response on this precise subject won't be considered thread necro. If the admins permit, I'm going to give you the only forum comment that is of a serious note, and not to humor anyone. From the time this started, to the time I chose to leave Achaea for reasons irrelevant. I just wish to give you my sincere and honest assessment on the opportunity that was posed to me, and being more humble and selfless than anyone who said otherwise would ever dare to admit they were wrong to an astonishing degree. 

    But it don't for a moment think this is about me, nobody would even entertain gods truth that I have no ego, and that putting others first was a vision I so passionately wanted to protect others, and forever sacrificed everything and will never return again to any serious commitment ever again. I'll gather my thoughts now, and I want you to know the truth about everything. The toptic is serious because it involves players being mistreated. 
    I -am- the Cataclysm Switchblade.
  • TarkorTarkor Member Posts: 14 ✭✭ - Stalwart
    I regret only my dormancies. Though they couldn't be helped at the time (and in the future), there was always something that I had to leave that was going well.

    Friends, Offices, Organisations.

    But in the end, we all come back at some point, pick ourselves up and start again.
  • JozlynJozlyn out of here.Member Posts: 1,086 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    @Jinsun‌ It's our common connection! I get it.  <3 Take care of yourself. We could always talk music or even sports or I dunno animals?  I still like you, Jinnie. 
     yes, sir.
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