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  • XadenXaden Member Posts: 2,315 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Cailan said:
    We don't raid Eleusis I'm 98% sure
    We have a few times in the past RL year.

    But not often my any stretch of the imagination.

    Recently defiled a shrine or two in response to Rangor raiding - but didn't have the numbers (30) for an actual follow up raid 
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  • CailanCailan Member Posts: 143 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I thought we didn't because of Divine decree
  • AntoniusAntonius Member Posts: 4,917 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Cailan said:
    I thought we didn't because of Divine decree
    We've been told in the past to ignore them, apparently. Even if we hadn't, Eleusis always has ridiculous numbers, so raiding them generally isn't feasible anyway.
  • RangorRangor Member Posts: 3,252 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Antonius said:
    Cailan said:
    I thought we didn't because of Divine decree
    We've been told in the past to ignore them, apparently. Even if we hadn't, Eleusis always has ridiculous numbers, so raiding them generally isn't feasible anyway.
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  • VesiosVesios Member Posts: 243 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    random dumb idea alert, feel free to skip this if you want

    I know the topic's changed a bit, but regarding the Shield situation: I think it'd be neat if Cyrene fully embraced the idea of being a neutral place of higher learning, like the super-university of Achaea or something. 

    Cyrene's always been interested in learning and the arts, and combat could easily be considered an art form, so what if the Shield provided a way for third party militaries to practice things that don't really get much practice outside of live combat scenarios? Group stuff like compositions, synergies between classes, mock combat. Could be a good way for cities to get more people involved in raid defense as well since there'd be less pressure, especially if you could get entire raid groups into Cyrene's arena (I'm not sure if you can, actually). 

    An added bonus would be if the Shield stored all this information away in like a massive combat library or something. Class synergies, group curing priorities, etc. Want to test out a new multi-class wombo combo but nobody's raiding? Give the Shield a call. Can't figure out how to deal annoying afflictions in a group setting? Ask the Shield. 

    Would hopefully breathe some life back into the house, give them uniqueness on top of what they already have (this wouldn't necessarily conflict with their "protect Cyrene" identity) and establish them as a major center for learning combat, all in one fell swoop.

    I don't think it would even affect the big "don't bring conflict to Cyrene" ruling, because what raid group would want to destroy testing grounds they use and piss off the guys with the keys to a ton of knowledge?
  • ShirszaeShirszae Santo DomingoMember Posts: 3,251 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Honestly, the idea of opening things to people from other cities fits the Virtuosi and the Outriders far more than the Shield. I would definitely love it for those, just not so much for the Shield. 

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  • AhmetAhmet Wherever I wanna beMember Posts: 3,370 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    @Shirszae Ive asked around and its pretty much guaranteed not to happen any time in the near future :(
    Huh. Neat.
  • LiyaneLiyane Member Posts: 103 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Ahmet said:
    @Shirszae Ive asked around and its pretty much guaranteed not to happen any time in the near future :(
    This will never stop making me sad
  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaMember Posts: 2,377 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    High Clan it?
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  • OmorOmor Member Posts: 756 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent

    Last I heard the indefinite freeze was still active.

    Omor Ceberek - Targossas

    got gud
  • AereidhnaAereidhna DallasMember Posts: 682 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    I am a big fan of requirements that build on each other, contribute somehow to the purpose of the House (and by extension the city), facilitate interaction and RP between proctor and student, etc. I feel like our reqs pull that off for the most part, but sometimes it can still be a case of checking things off a list. 

    Laytron and Phelia have been amazing proctors for me because they truly interact and encourage me to improve with each task. They also share their own experiences and help Aerei grow. Assai has been pretty good about this as well. 

    I am a passionate geek when it comes to building community and structure and all of that. If I had any input/control over requirements for other Houses I'd push for more reqs that:

    involve new experiences for the student
    involve the student creating experiences for others (discussions, games, events, etc)
    focus on the student advancing primarily or entirely through projects that relate to what they're passionate about (theology, Divine lore, shopkeeping, combat strategy, exploration, etc)
    facilitate more interaction between students and teachers 

    and I'd completely ditch requirements that make you regurgitate the same bullshit everyone else knows/has regurgitated (like tasks where you describe a plant or tell how inkmilling works). Ideally the progression system would be more ordered but also mor flexible in certain ways by molding to the student's interests (within the bounds of the House's purpose).

    that would be ideal to me. Buuuuut I'm not in charge. Thankfully I feel like the Virtuosi are pretty much there for the most part and Prospero's order is getting there.
  • AereidhnaAereidhna DallasMember Posts: 682 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Re: Vesios's idea, the Ty Beirdd did do that. (Had an academy for non-beirdd people to study art.) Guessing it was nixed because Cyrene is pretty isolationist as well as neutral. But in the past it was one of my favorite things about the city. Sorry for any typos, on phone. Nowadays we invite everyone to perform at concerts but it's definitely not the same. I am grateful the Shield is always willing to train other Cyrenians. 
  • ZahanZahan ValhallaMember Posts: 203 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    This is how I see it:

    All kidding aside, it's hard for me to say which is better.  It would be nice to see more merit given for experience, though.
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  • KenwayKenway San FranciscoMember Posts: 1,130 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    That was spot on enough that I had to Google "ctrl alt del joining a guild" to make sure it wasn't actually about achaea... it's about eve online if anyone else was curious.

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  • BannBann Member Posts: 391 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I must be a really weird person, then. For the most part, I enjoy tasks and stuff. I've enjoyed progressing in my House(Vanguard, HR6), and while City progression has been a bit rougher(probs my fault), I'm up to CR3 there too. I grinded till I got Dragon too, which was basically my primary goal from jump. Now I can raid and fight to my own contentment, because I lose like .5% xp instead of 5% xp, and .5 is soooo much easier to replace, lol. The only tasks I don't really like are the ones that say 'Do x for y amount of years before you can be promoted to z.'

    The only real struggle I've had with getting advanced, as it were, is with Order stuff. But that's only been after the 'Do this do that get this done in x time.' stuff was out of the way, and people's subjectiveness comes into play. Not that I mind, it's just frustrating sometimes.

    I also came to Achaea from other IRE games, and despite that I've been glad for the little tasks and the House/City progression and other stuff like that. Achaea is a lot different than the games I came from, and I feel like they've helped me get used to Achaea and how it works than I would have otherwise.

    My bff also recommended that I'd enjoy Ashtan, and 10/10 would join again. The coms here are really chill, when I have questions they'll talk to me about stuff, even if I ask the same question a couple of times over the course of a few weeks because I have poor memory. I can basically do what I want, and I really enjoy that kind of free playstyle compared to others that are more restricted. What's that, you say? I can't bash these mobs because they're 'good' and we're 'good'? Shouldn't we be encouraging them to become stronger? Psh.

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