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Another form of experience gain.

AsmodronAsmodron Member Posts: 2,788 @@ - Legendary Achaean
To those  whom detest the long hours of clicking a button, grinding away as they slay creature after creature, do you believe another form of xp gain should be introduced to Achaea? Something perhaps for the more serene type? The passive type? The "im going to gag if I have to go bashing again" type?

If so, what would it be? Would it be experience gained via a craft? Perhaps a system introduced that works on renovating and running your city's daily affairs  in an RP manner? Give in your idea!
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  • SohlSohl Member Posts: 569 @ - Epic Achaean
    It's called questing.
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  • AepasAepas Member Posts: 1,619 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I say you should be able to nominate people for outstanding RP, and give them a small XP reward for such a thing.
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  • AsmodronAsmodron Member Posts: 2,788 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited December 2012
    XP for class trade/utility skills!

    Small amount of XP for every correct concoction/transmutation made.

    Small amount of XP for every finished forged material.

    Small amount of XP for every Enchantment created.

    Small amount of XP for every pocket successfully picked!
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  • MayappleMayapple Member Posts: 33 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    The pocket picking makes sense. There's some danger there.

    Stay out of my pockets.
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  • AsmodronAsmodron Member Posts: 2,788 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Sohl said:
    It's called questing.
    If only Achaea had satisfying quests, or at least more in general :/
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  • BluefBluef DelosMember Posts: 2,176 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited December 2012
    Asmodron said:
    If so, what would it be? Would it be experience gained via a craft? Perhaps a system introduced that works on renovating and running your city's daily affairs  in an RP manner? Give in your idea!
    Well other IRE games give XP for exploration and questing, so I'd start there by re-working different XP bonuses for those, I suppose. 

    I also like the idea of Achievements in Achaea, but...Something...below honours line quests/kills but above newbie tasks.

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  • SiggeSigge Member Posts: 53 ✭✭ - Stalwart
    It's unfortunate that the coding is different, Achaea could grab a LOT of stuff from the other IRE games.
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  • NemutaurNemutaur GermanyMember Posts: 1,068
    Not every class has access to crafting skills outside of inkmilling. Gaining xp from crafting would only encourage auto-crafting anyway, at least you can die if you auto-bash.
  • BluefBluef DelosMember Posts: 2,176 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Aepas said:
    I say you should be able to nominate people for outstanding RP, and give them a small XP reward for such a thing.
    The only problem with this is that Achaea is already such a popularity contest. And what if you have been roleplaying for a very long time with a small group of people apart from Houses, Cities, etc.? For example, the Curia had some pretty cool RP but no one on the outside would know that. Same with @Favonius' crew of forestal Rpers a year or so back. Cool things happen in Achaea every day that no one knows about.
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  • SenaSena Member Posts: 3,957 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Experience gain (a small amount every month/serenade?) for any political position. City/House leaders, ministers, HoN, etc., with higher positions getting more experience.
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  • TreyTrey Member Posts: 4,724 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Level 2 Hammer... pleaaaaaase? I don't even know what it would do, I just want it. Add extra refines to items?

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  • LodiLodi Member Posts: 252 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited December 2012
    I've always wished there was a way to gain exp from emoting. The only problem is, people would just abuse it.

    I love the idea of some kind of hard-coded rewards for activities other than PVE, PVP. However, when it comes to the stuff that I do, its not really quantifiable like forging or wealth hoarding is. The reward is the respect you ultimately earn from your piers and the power that comes with it.

    Still, if the amount of hours I put into my work were translated into bashing time, I'd be dragon by now no probs. :)
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  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaMember Posts: 6,276 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Sena said:
    Experience gain (a small amount every month/serenade?) for any political position. City/House leaders, ministers, HoN, etc., with higher positions getting more experience.
    This would just perpetuate the current "old player" political hegemony. We really don't want that to be more persistent than it currently is.

    What I would like to see is like what @Delphinus mentioned - more interesting bashing, and potentially a dramatic increase in the experience yielded from fighting things significantly stronger than you.
    Lodi
  • AntoniusAntonius Member Posts: 4,807 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Hermaldo said:
    Have all the smiths forge something in honor of one of the best smiths, give him a custom item or level 2 hammer.
    There's no such thing as the "best" smith, unless you want to quantify "best" as "has the most free time they're willing to spend forging", which would be absolutely absurd.
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  • TanrisTanris Member Posts: 683 @ - Epic Achaean

    Delphinus' solution is the one I agree with. I disagree with just about all the others because:
    1. Will just motivate people to hang onto power (xp for positions).
    2. You should not need to be rewarded for roleplaying. You should do it because you enjoy it, and if you don't it will likely feel contrived and detract overall.
    3. The system would be gamed with friends just thumbsupping each other for not actually doing anything.

    More complex bashing is already an interesting thing. LHG for instance has the makings of something very cool, if that concept was just expanded on (obviously you could do this for lower level areas too, it'd not need to just be for dragon armies).

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  • MayappleMayapple Member Posts: 33 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I like the reward for RP nominations idea.  Yeah, the RP of those who didn't refine theirs may feel contrived and melodramatic.  It would be -hilarious-.
    LodiTrey
  • KatzchenKatzchen MhaldorMember Posts: 2,000 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Antonius said:
    Hermaldo said:
    Have all the smiths forge something in honor of one of the best smiths, give him a custom item or level 2 hammer.
    There's no such thing as the "best" smith, unless you want to quantify "best" as "has the most free time they're willing to spend forging", which would be absolutely absurd.
    Actually Trey designs custom rapiers and such, and RPs out that he's forging the person new weapons. So yes, you can do more! Of course a lot of time spent forging would be a requirement to be considered for the best smith, but it's not the end of it.


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  • SenaSena Member Posts: 3,957 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Mechanically, "best smith" is like "best at roulette". All you can do is get luckier than others or do it more than others. That doesn't prevent anyone from RPing otherwise, though.
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  • SasiyaSasiya Member Posts: 133 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Who said you had to be mechanically best at forging? In my opinion, the person that forged the most of a specific item is the best swordsmith or best armoursmith or whatever. So, yeah, whoever had the most free time they were willing to spend at a forge should be the best smith in Achaea.
    Sylvance
  • TvistorTvistor Member Posts: 2,895 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Strikes me as pretty boring, since forging just requires you to reflex a bunch of things and make sure admin knows you aren't AFK.
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  • SasiyaSasiya Member Posts: 133 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    That's what forging is.

    Boring.
  • TreyTrey Member Posts: 4,724 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited January 2013
    Sasiya said:

    Who said you had to be mechanically best at forging? In my opinion, the person that forged the most of a specific item is the best swordsmith or best armoursmith or whatever. So, yeah, whoever had the most free time they were willing to spend at a forge should be the best smith in Achaea.

    I've got the record best for a fair few things, and I turned off my forged item counter when I hit 50,000 rapiers alone because it was depressing me. I think I win either way.

    Edit: so where's this hammer?

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