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Engagement

NoatakNoatak Member Posts: 3
edited January 2015 in The Golden Dais of Creation
HELP MARRIAGE:
"Adventurers must be within the 30th level of experience or higher, and have at least 75 OOC hours of play (i.e., 3 days, 3 hours in STAT) to become engaged."

Personally, I feel that the time aspect of time here is unneeded. That is an awful lot of playing time, especially if your character loves someone as much as mine does! Perhaps that part could be removed, and maybe the level requirement raised to 50? Marriage and engagement is about RP, and shouldn't really be controlled. I know the idea is to not take it lightly, but I don't think that is a concern if both parties are already agreeing to it..

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  • AedinAedin ✭✭✭ - Distinguished Member Posts: 306 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    As I see it I vote no on this. I agree with @Skye‌ and believe that newcomers should focus on other areas mentioned above before going into all that.

    Plus 75 hours in game flies by quickly..
    TrillianaDracenTharvisCyla
  • HerenicusHerenicus The Western FrontMember Posts: 1,734 @@ - Legendary Achaean


    Also read:
  • NoatakNoatak Member Posts: 3
    Haha okay, was just a thought :)
  • JeslynJeslyn United StatesMember Posts: 482 @ - Epic Achaean
    It really does go by quickly, as someone whose character has gotten married already after being with her partner for five rl months! Which is a long time in Achaea! just enjoy the game for now, and don't get too caught up in relationship drama. I already know too many people who quit because their partner decides to leave them after a few achaea months of engagement. It truly is giving players time to think before getting engaged. :)
  • BronislavBronislav ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean MarylandMember Posts: 347 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Aerek said:
    Unfortunately, "Aerekt" is already under copyright, and any attempted appropriation, imitation, or unsanctioned usage will result in a cease-and-desist letter from my attorney. Refusal to comply will result in being Aerekt, or in extreme cases, Melodie'd when you least expect it.
    But Aerek is always Aerekt. Ask all the women he's been with.

    It's almost like Achaean knighthood is the new viagra. The new viagra that won't let Bron in. :frowning: 



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  • NimNim Member Posts: 2,015 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I spent like at least a year roleplaying unmentioned feelings, restrained awkwardness, and other stuff. Then I roleplayed hatred tempered by disappointment and admiration, slowly cooling into an oft violent, yet still often childish form of affection. That probably took another year maybe. I laugh at your petty notions of romance.
    ShirszaeJeslyn
  • AerekAerek East Tennessee, USAMember Posts: 1,818 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I'm inoffensive? @Skye‌, that's perhaps the nicest thing someone's ever said to me. :'(

    My place or yours?
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    BronislavTrilliana
  • SkyeSkye The Duchess BellatereMember, Seafaring Liason Posts: 3,054 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Sry, I'm required to wait until Melodie has started dating someone else first. And also you have to have dated someone else first.


    Melodie
  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaMember Posts: 5,084 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    @Skye my girl, always doing right by me.

    As for @Aerek, you're in the doghouse tonight.
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                     Wood floors they creak
                  Innocently down the stairs

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    My percussive feet serve cobweb headaches as a
              Matching set of marching clocks
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  • KadenKaden ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent Member Posts: 460 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Careful, Melodie. He might cite all the time he spends with the dog and get custody. :P
    TrillianaAstKerria
  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaMember Posts: 6,288 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    The verb "Melodie" as in to be "Melodie'd" has already been copyrighted as a term explicitly used to describe the act of running a ship into the coastline in an effort to avoid chops.

    So, find a new verb, shitbird.
    Trilliana
  • NoatakNoatak Member Posts: 3
    Ha! We've known eachother longer
  • JonathinJonathin Grand Rapids, MIMember Posts: 3,323 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited January 2015
    The way I see it, the reason the amount of play time required remains so high is because it's been that way for ages now. Yes, it's good for new people to focus on other aspects of the game, but I don't see why it has to be 75 hours. I don't see why people should be shoved away from textmatrimony for so long when it really doesn't take 75 hours of play time to get a good grasp of the game and organizational lores.

    Marriage is not like bloodlining and people are free to divorce if they make a mistake. 

    I'd be in favour of lowering the time limit by a third or more if not just going with the OP suggestion.

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  • JonathinJonathin Grand Rapids, MIMember Posts: 3,323 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    That's all well and fine, but people aren't actually losing anything physical except some gold. I can follow the logic that making poor choices that cost something to fix deters newbies from staying, but that logic doesn't or only partially applies because the cost is absolutely minimal and the only lasting effect is an honours line and a bit of character story. People don't lose experience or lessons for divorcing and it's 10k(?) to get divorced.

    I am with the argument a ways above about it keeping newbies from marrying those mudsexing every newbie at the arches.


    To be clear: I don't feel strongly either way. I'm just not convinced that the proposed arguments from players are strong enough to settle it outright on either side.

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  • ShirszaeShirszae Santo DomingoMember Posts: 3,263 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    @Jonathin You do get a line numbering the times you've been divorced in your honours, which costs credits and an artefact to hide. 

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


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

    Bluef
  • AstAst ✭✭✭ - Distinguished Member Posts: 77 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Bluef said:
    Achaea is like real life in two aspects:

    1. When you see a 18-19 year old engaged you mentally think in your most sarcastic voice, "Yeah.,.that'll last."

    2. Who you are at 18-19 isn't who you most likely will become and roleplay as consistently at age 30 or for that matter, who you are at 30 isn't who you'll be at 100+.

    I'm with @Caladbolg: Raise the limits, don't lower them! Heck, I'd love to see some cities even create intricate marital laws. Who you can marry, when you can marry, and real cultural and economic implications of marriage would be fun and it would make engagement/marriage more realistic. 


    That'd be amazing, and actually make me want to get Ast married, since I don't see much reason to outside of a few other roleplay perks.
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  • JonathinJonathin Grand Rapids, MIMember Posts: 3,323 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Shirszae said:
    @Jonathin You do get a line numbering the times you've been divorced in your honours, which costs credits and an artefact to hide. 
    It is 100% purely asthetic though. It does not hinder your gameplay in such a way that misusing or losing lessons would.

    My site will remain up, but will not be maintained. The repository will continue to have scripts added to it if I decide to play another game. Maybe I'll see you around in Starmourn!
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    Trilliana
  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaMember Posts: 5,084 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Mhaldor does not allow its citizens to marry at CR1, and when you do marry, it has to be a citizen or an ally of Mhaldor. I think you might need to have it approved by Sartan, too? I forget exactly.
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                     Wood floors they creak
                  Innocently down the stairs

                          Drag melody
    My percussive feet serve cobweb headaches as a
              Matching set of marching clocks
                The slumbering apparitions
              That they've come to wake up
    BluefAst
  • ShirszaeShirszae Santo DomingoMember Posts: 3,263 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Jonathin said:
    Shirszae said:
    @Jonathin You do get a line numbering the times you've been divorced in your honours, which costs credits and an artefact to hide. 
    It is 100% purely asthetic though. It does not hinder your gameplay in such a way that misusing or losing lessons would.
    But it is a permanent consequence nonetheless. Goes hand in hand with what @Santar said, at least for me.

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


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

    Teghaine
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