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KresslackKresslack Florida, United StatesMember Posts: 6,693 @@ - Legendary Achaean
So I was recently attempting to explain to a friend what MUD's are and how Achaea is specifically. The thing is, it's a little difficult to explain to someone the experience that is a text game, like Achaea. The closest I could come is likening it to reading a good book; you visualize what you read as you read it. The difference being that with text games, you get to be involved in the outcome of the story and determine your character's actions.

I figured it's probably better to show than to say, so I've decided to try to put together some walk-through and tutorial/introduction videos just to go over the general features of Achaea, describe the world and environment, and just give people who might be intrigued something a bit more in-depth to reference in order to see if it might be something they're interested in. 

I've never done recording or anything like that, but I got it set up and will be working on the first video soon. That being said, I'm posting here to see if some people might be interested in joining in from time to time via Teamspeak/Mumble/Skype, or silently and just in-game to help explore and demonstrate how to play. I'll be doing this on an alt which will be created during the first video. 

Hopefully, this turns out to be something that is educational and informative, as well as beginner experience for recording these types to things for future projects.

Cheers. 
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  • KlendathuKlendathu Eye of the StormMember Posts: 3,178 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Good idea, make sure you use the HTML5 client though!

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  • KresslackKresslack Florida, United StatesMember Posts: 6,693 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Klendathu said:
    Good idea, make sure you use the HTML5 client though!
    Yep, it'll be done using the HTML5 client via the Achaea website. Eventually, if this goes well, I'll get into Mudlet, but first things first. Gotta keep it simple.
  • FaurFaur Member Posts: 163 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Remember to post links, kthnxbai
  • XithXith Member Posts: 2,602 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Make it a Siren alt.
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  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,409 Achaean staff
    That'd be great, Kresslack!
  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaMember Posts: 5,187 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    These sound great! I'll probably use them too, I have a non-Achaean friend wanting to try Achaea and anything to help is good stuff.
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  • AmarillysAmarillys Member Posts: 797 @ - Epic Achaean
    Is it bad that this thread made me giggle at the idea of playing Achaea on twitch?



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  • JukilianJukilian Member Posts: 1,579 @ - Epic Achaean
    Amarillys said:
    Is it bad that this thread made me giggle at the idea of playing Achaea on twitch?
    Why not?
  • AmarillysAmarillys Member Posts: 797 @ - Epic Achaean
     Jukilian said:
    Amarillys said:
    Is it bad that this thread made me giggle at the idea of playing Achaea on twitch?
    Why not?
    I can just imagine a lot of metagaming. Hey, Jukilian's up on twitch, let's go see what his character is doing!



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  • JukilianJukilian Member Posts: 1,579 @ - Epic Achaean
    He's raiding with Twitch on? Lol let's go listen to their party chat and strats!

    I could probably see that happening.
  • AmarillysAmarillys Member Posts: 797 @ - Epic Achaean
    See, that is something I didn't know...



  • JacenJacen Member Posts: 2,325 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Doesn't @Dunn or one of the A-team have a Twitch link in their signature for streaming raids? Not sure that he uses it, but I assume he did at one time.
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  • KresslackKresslack Florida, United StatesMember Posts: 6,693 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Jacen said:
    Doesn't @Dunn or one of the A-team have a Twitch link in their signature for streaming raids? Not sure that he uses it, but I assume he did at one time.
    Yes, it's here: 
  • KresslackKresslack Florida, United StatesMember Posts: 6,693 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Also, this might have to be put on hold as far as having actual narration, because apparently there's a lot of motherboard noise (that distinct buzz) that I don't think I can eliminate right now due to using a usb headset. Still fiddling with it.
  • DunnDunn Member, Secret Squirrel Posts: 6,324 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I haven't stream in awhile, but it's mostly because I forgot about it/have a busy schedule these days.


  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,409 Achaean staff
    @Kresslack How bad is it? I might be able to clean up the audio some, if not remove the buzz entirely. If you want, send me a sample file. matt at ironrealms dot com.
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  • AegothAegoth Member Posts: 2,977 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I can provide narration if you want. I'm a rather talented voice actor :D
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  • MayMay TexasMember Posts: 137 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Awesome idea! I generally tell my friends its an elaborate chat room, with a story tied to it.  
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  • KresslackKresslack Florida, United StatesMember Posts: 6,693 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Aegoth said:
    I can provide narration if you want. I'm a rather talented voice actor :D
    Wait, where's my "WTF" button?!?

    @Sarapis I'll get you a sample soon. It's not quite as loud as my voice, but pretty noticeable.
  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,409 Achaean staff
    Probably won't be able to help with that enough to be worthwhile then unfortunately. Getting rid of small background buzzes is one thing, but that sounds pretty severe. Still, send it over and who knows.
  • SuladanSuladan Member Posts: 193 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Kresslack said:
    Aegoth said:
    I can provide narration if you want. I'm a rather talented voice actor :D
    Wait, where's my "WTF" button?!?

    @Sarapis I'll get you a sample soon. It's not quite as loud as my voice, but pretty noticeable.
    Seriously though, if there's good video, but the audio sucks then somebody else could narrate. You could even script the it if you want them to say specific things at specific points.

    I think the whole idea has a lot of potential and I'm sure we can solve this if we work together.
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  • SarapisSarapis Member, Administrator Posts: 3,409 Achaean staff
    You'll definitely need to plan out a script that goes with video. Would be kind of a mess otherwise.
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  • KresslackKresslack Florida, United StatesMember Posts: 6,693 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Sarapis said:
    @Kresslack How bad is it? I might be able to clean up the audio some, if not remove the buzz entirely. If you want, send me a sample file. matt at ironrealms dot com.
    @Sarapis: Sent it just now. 
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