I am curious - what did you intend for your character when you were creating it, and where has that landed after the passage of some time?
Then: Kandra started out polite to the extreme (was offended by witnessing someone speak disrespectfully even about raiders), nearly silent, studious to the point of confidence (went so far as to tell a tester he was wrong when he told her she was wrong about a historical fact), naive/innocent/sheltered/oblivious (I had a lot of fun thinking of ways to respond to dirty jokes to reflect this, especially telling @Oceana
taught her some fun new words). Was centrally focused on helping novices (got pointed at for having trained every single novice who joined the arcanists in a year). She was very accommodating and attentive to whoever was speaking to her, as if she was a stockboy in a grocery store. She wore a sundress (preferably orange) and sandals or slippers. Had no desires to hold any position but did try to be a voice of reason to those who did.
Now: Polite and quiet are mostly out the window, but some customary things are still present, like greeting people with a curtsey. I was stunned by how many people those traits offended. Married to her new house enough that I had a moment of reckoning (@Aerek
you know what you did. It was still mean, but legitimate kick in the seat) with the whole never wanting to hold a position thing. Is wary and weary of people, rather than accommodating and attentive (exceptions, of course). Always has a bottle of rum in her mouth. The dress/slippers getup has been replaced by covering herself from head to toe, and even her hair isn't visible. I'd say the only thing that hasn't changed at all is the addiction to helping novices; I have the HoN position in a stranglehold.
All in all, I think my character has become the polar opposite of what I first pictured. Anyone else?
I always played her annoyingly perky, but there was also an inner mean streak that occasionally emerged when her temper frayed. As time passed there just became more and more opportunities for that streak to appear until it became natural.
I've watched her grow and become ambitious and then embittered with time. Roguedom suits her beautifully.
I do kinda mourn the loss of her adventurous dressiness though. I used to dress her up in all sorts of styles and do up her hair. Nowadays her wardrobe and colours are so limited.
He started out as a try-hard prim and proper scholar. He was pretty snarky and wanted so badly to be a leading class aristocrat. He was focused on learning -everything-, multiple languages, history, etc. Thennn he got to HR3 and started looking at house reqs. He wanted to complete every path. He'd do expeditions and history research. Eventually, he came upon combat requirements. He wanted to learn it like any subject. He and I guess, I never knew that he'd become a cold killing machine. He also didn't have a defined interest in a specific religion or following. Then he met @Morro who said during an interview that she suspected he would "find the razor." Meaning, he'd shave his head during the trials to join Lord Babel's preorder. He also discovered that Flair was his father. He and Flair didn't always get to spend a lot of time together so he really knows his father more from books. That changed him a lot. While he's still a bit haughty and entitled, he has a lot less patience for bureaucracy or the upper classes. Also, becoming a pirate changed him a bit, too. He's becoming a lot more wild and out there than I ever thought he'd be. I love it.
He started out as a try-hard prim and proper scholar. He was pretty snarky and wanted so badly to be a leading class aristocrat. He was focused on learning -everything-, multiple languages, history, etc. Thennn he got to HR3 and started looking at house reqs. He wanted to complete every path. He'd do expeditions and history research.
Then one day, he wandered off on an expedition and never really stopped wandering. And that's basically who Ahmet is. Someone free-spirited, who takes pride in his Freedom, an explorer, who expresses himself in whatever manner seems to fit the situation. Flowy, flexible, nonsensical at times, perhaps a bit insane, but who isn't nowadays?
I'm very happy with where Ahmet ended up, even though it's been a bumpy road to get here, through four cities and one over again, hell knows how many houses, and three or four pre-orders.
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That love soon might end You are unbreaking
And be known in its aching Though quaking
Shown in this shaking Though crazy
Lately of my wasteland, baby That's just wasteland, baby
Razzlo started out wanting to be Lucaine Pyramides come again, but over time he has begun to realize that he thinks Lucaine Pyramides was pretty dumb...and he does not really believe in fairy tale love stories anymore. There are some other changes too, but I am going to go hunting in game instead of going on about them...
She was extremely energetic and bright, very motivated to learn more and more and more from anyone willing to spend the time teaching and explaining. Wide-eyed is the best way I can explain her general demeanour when she was younger. Over time I realised that if I wanted to keep learning combat, Cyrene wasn't going to be the best place to stay. Not only that, but the taboo of being around Evil people, even in a city that was neutral, really didn't feel neutral to me at all. Saeva had some insanely awesome mentor/role model types (Melodie, Jovaras, Kaden, Chryseas) but it didn't take long before she started getting jaded and sobered concerning the world around her and she became much more withdrawn from most everyone. In time she decided that Mhaldor was the path that seemed full of truth and growth for her so off she went, at the expense of everyone she knew and cared for. She was scolded, showered with the disappointment of others, ignored, snarled at, shamed (Except for Kaden and Melodie ). And thus began the life of the bitter, quiet and determined Mhaldorian.
After sinking her teeth into Evil for a while, gaining a bit of a grip on what her role was and why she was there, Saeva now dances the line of bright and excitable once more behind all of the serious and dutiful forefront. She thrives off the joy of serving Evil and Mhaldor, she loves seeing those around her flourish and learn and she can't resist a good blood-soaking battle. (Unless I'm OOCly just over combat for the day hah! That happens too.) Now her ultimate goal is to just raise a bloodline of cruel, scary little babies.
On topic, if I ever really had a set role envisioned for who and how Tart would be, I've long forgotten it. She's definitely taken on a life (and mind) of her own, and is gracious enough to drag me along for the ride.
Now he is slow and brooding, thoughtful and arrogant.
His personality never really changed, but when he choses to act out did. He used to be more willing to jump into a fray of things. Now he likes to skirt around everything and try to absorb all the information about people that he can. He enjoys scouting out people before he talks to them, so he can have the upper hand by knowing their habits, and has become a bit more scholarly in his evilness rather than zealous, and less likely to find failure in defeat. He learned how to talk a bit more too, rather than pretty much insulting anything that talked to him, and he's become slightly less racist towards soft-skins because of his waifu.
It's been a really amazing transformation to see how his personality has shifted almost to it's own accord. I enjoy being the player that sometimes seems to forget I am the one playing. When Aepas talks, it's more like I'm reading a book and thinking "oh boy, what will he say next" as my fingers furiously type out his reply.
One thing I distinctly remember is that she was absolutely terrified of so much. She had a friend she idolized who played mind games with her and blew up her paranoia, and she got into some bad circles with gossip - add onto that that she'd gotten yelled at by Mhaldorians, and she spent a lot of her time hiding in Cyrene or in the CIJ estate.She was even afraid to get too close to Mhaldor during her novice tests.
Things started changing rapidly when the Cyrenian political sphere exploded at the end of Ariettie's reign, and she started doing some pretty outrageous things. Everything sort of built from there.
Fast forward to now and she's an ambitious Mhaldorian slave, determined to carve out a name and a place for herself, and developing something of a mean streak. All that old paranoia is gone, and while she's certainly an emotionally rich character, she's become quite hardened to things. Now she's the type who is determined to do what needs to be done, no matter the cost, largely because of losses she's suffered that she's attributed largely to hesitation.
She still hasn't figured out romance, though.
But then she got jaded about the ideals she served due to all the internal conflict and found ill-treatment from the man she loved and got married to. She got really angry and really sad, and she got really broody. When her parents took off in different directions (her mother to Hashan and her father to Cyrene), that become one of the more major turning points that I never expected would actually catalyze a lot of how she's become.
Now, Ruth is quiet, contemplative and closed-mouth a lot of the times but allows her loud and violent side to escape from her through different outlets. She's gotten a lot more zealous in the ideals she's accepted as life guides and she works with quiet determination to spread what she's found in service to Evil to those she interacts with on a consistent basis. Family is still very important to her. Ruth's odd love for flowers come from all the times she's spent with her Druid mother.
Then someone told me to contest for Leath-ri and I stumbled into politics, and found I liked it in this weird way. Alrena was zealous for a while, but recently becoming more moderate as her goals are shifting a bit. It is interesting to see that she's nothing like how she used to be, and she's still changing even now.
- With sharp, crackling tones, Kyrra tells you, "The ladies must love you immensely."
- (Eleusian Ranger Techs): Savira says, "Most of the hard stuff seem to have this built in code like: If adventurer_hitting_me = "Sarathai" then send("terminate and selfdestruct")."
- Makarios says, "Serve well and perish."
- Xaden says, "Xaden confirmed scrub 2017."
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Then I started getting into the Maldaathi storyline(which, for all of the Maldaathi's short comings, we had some pretty solid RP), which was a whole different world from my Ashtani main at the time, and that was that. Titty became my main and I decided I wanted him to be a knight, with everything the idea of Achaean knightlyness comes with(chivalry, respect, honor, blah) and that's what he's been the whole time.
Then, about 2 years of dormancy happened, I log in to no more Maldaathi, and that fucking sucked a lot, because Tittys entire character was build around serving and interacting with the house. It's been difficult at times, trying to steer this ship in a new direction, and even though I personally see achaean knighthood slowly dying away, I think it's pretty fun to still RP out those old ethos that we all built up.
So, today, we see a Titonus that is still doing the old school knight thing, he doesn't really do the PK stuff very much anymore aside from the random raids, damn near a dragon, he's the Mhaldorian Ambassador, a stickler to the letter of Mhaldorian laws, and, I'm not sure exactly why, but, I've been trying to work a little bit of "funny, joking" kind of stuff into his persona. It's pretty out of character for him, publicly, but I think that's just a projection of my own personality coming out.
Over all, I have complete player satisfaction with the character I helped create. Helped, because, while we all make the decisions for our characters, it's the players that we're playing with that give us the opportunities to make those, sometimes character defining, decisions. I mostly enjoy the playerbase that I surround myself with, and I want to say thank you, to all of you that continue to give me real life lols and wtfs. Achaea has been a great source of entertainment for me, for quite a few years now. So, thanks!
TL:DR 10/10 would play Titonus again.
Novak is totally different than how he had started off (despite me not being here very long) and I like how he's coming together. A lot.
At first, since he started as a Runewarden (now Sentinel) I was thinking about him being like a legit Knight (chivalry, respect, honor, blah, as @Titonussaid) except for being a bit cold and distant to pretty much everyone, with a love of killing things, building things, and reading things (was going to be a bit scholarly). Was exactly like this for probably an RL day until he saw a Sentinel in action.
Even his size (7'8"-7'9" (freaking huge human)) was partially based off of Runewarden class. Chose two-handed spec, so I'd think you have to be big to wield a bastard sword (though playing a small guy with some monster strength would be petty epic). That, I kept though. It's fun being on par with Trolls. Was thinking of even (hopefully) meeting a cool Troll player who I liked enough to (hopefully) have them take Novak as a son, so the explanation for his height is his Troll blood. Would need a human parent though, since he never reincarnated. Was always human.
Also Mhaldorian. Not Mhaldorian right off the bat, was going to wait until he was perhaps level 80 to start really thinking more and more about Mhaldor's Seven (was going to have him kinda be a drifter and learn about the cities and their histories and whatnot (scholarly (and I kinda wanted to learn a lot about all the cities before choosing as a player-character))) and then up and go and try to join.
Those of you that know Novak, oh, he's so much different than what he was going to be.
Novak is a.... I can't think of one word that would work. He's somewhat funny, if I say so myself, very social and helpful and friendly to absolutely everyone (even potential enemies). Also pretty cocky, smug, slightly narcissistic, loves fighting and killing things, nowhere near interested in joining a city or house, has quite a few piercings, bawdy (until people get to talking about him in a sexual manner. Then he's like a shy, blushing maiden trying to keep her virtue). Right now, he's walking around shirtless and flexing a lot. Weirdo.
And then there's Novak when he's with close, loved ones. Caring, compassionate, cuddly, and submissive in a way. Not long ago, he revealed his want to learn how to cook to only two people, one he's really, really, really close to and another who's a newer friend, but becoming like a brother in arms.
The cooking thing surprised me. Seriously. It's like @Aepas said, reading a book and anxious to see what he does next despite my fingers flying across the keyboard. He was talking about the types of crafters listed in CRAFTERWHO with the others, then I look up and read a few of their replies then all of a sudden....
You say in a deep, modulated voice, "Yea, same here, but not tailoring, thank you. Cooking is my next venture."
Never thought about making him a cook, but thinking about it, I'm very much interested.
Of course, he told them not to tell anyone. He's got a reputation to maintain.
Not a one of you know this IG, so his rep is still intact.
I love how he's coming along, can't wait to see how he is in the future.
At least I vaguely remember this being you
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important
I feel like this still holds true. She hates reading and writing and prefers to fight or at least play around with her sword and Shindo. Since lots of people don't really seem to take a shine to Katsuragi's broken Achaean and crudeness, she's becoming kind of a loner. It doesn't bother her since she's been alone for most of her life. It can make it a bit depressing to play her, though...
Zuko, initially, was a rather serious Sentaari monk. Pretty diligent, serious, and respectful.
Though respect is still one of Zuko's main values, I'v had to become less serious since most of Zuko's "career" revolves around the young. I like to make sure Zuko is interesting, and that I don't bore them. So I usually end up cracking jokes over standing there pensively if that makes sense.
To answer seriously, I started Trey with the intent to be the stoic Infernal. Over the years it developed into 'unparalleled weaponsmith' and then slowly shifted into 'rakehell noble'. I like where I'm at now. I think I'll stay.