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  • TreyTrey Member Posts: 4,797 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Silvarien said:
    Aegoth said:
    The cure for cancer huh? Wish I know that 3 years ago!
    @Aegoth : I thought Necromancy users were immune to cancer due to being cancerous?
    TIL: I'm cancerous

    Edit: and when I diss you wouldn't want to answer this.

    Silvarien
  • SilvarienSilvarien ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent Member Posts: 577 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Trey said:
    Silvarien said:
    Aegoth said:
    The cure for cancer huh? Wish I know that 3 years ago!
    @Aegoth : I thought Necromancy users were immune to cancer due to being cancerous?
    TIL: I'm cancerous

    Edit: and when I diss you wouldn't want to answer this.
    @Trey : I'd say that I wanted to name my Achaea character Slim Shady, but then you'd label me as phony (as per Go to Sleep) via the Real Slim Shady song.

    I don't think even Tanris could kick Slim Shady's arse. That dude is out of his mind. And funny about it.
  • ShadizarShadizar ✭✭✭ - Distinguished Member Posts: 100 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I say market Achaea as a typing game for 80's and early 90's kids that slept through that one keyboarding/oregon trail class in school. When I first started playing I typed with my index, middle finger and thumb all while having to look at the keyboard periodically. Now I can correctly touch type about 80 wpm and I'm sure alot of the players here wouldn't even call that breaking a sweat!

    </sarcasm>


  • AerekAerek East Tennessee, USAMember Posts: 1,818 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    That's slick. I agree that the Achaean website is a little convoluted, with more than a few clicks to get to the places I want to be, and while I understand to need to appeal to whoever your primary base is, the new website always did feel like it was targeted to kids much younger than I think our average player is. (Granted, the fact that most of us are older than "gamer age" could be/is part of the challenge.)

    I guess when I think of Achaea compared to other MUDs available, I think "classic", "refined", and "professional". Despite Achaea's small size, I feel there's an element of professionalism and serious development present here that more closely represents competition-heavy graphical games than other MUDs of its kind, and so a sleeker, more streamlined website might speak to that.
    -- Grounded in but one perspective, what we perceive is an exaggeration of the truth.
    TvistorShirszaeSkyeTahquil
  • TahquilTahquil Member Posts: 4,374 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Also it gets rid of the video.
    NakariAntidasKeiTrevize
  • AepasAepas Member Posts: 1,619 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    On the website note: I'm not sure if I'm the only one that has experienced this, but sometimes if I go to the URL achaea.com instead of www.achaea.com it will direct me to play.achaea.com.

    play.achaea.com simply says "Log in" or "create a new character". I have a feeling that if anyone stumbled across that by accident they would be less inclined to actually play than if they stumbled across the real site and had a chance to read up on the game first.

    On that note, has anyone else ever been forcefully redirected to play.achaea.com? Maybe I'm just crazy.
    Replies the scorpion: "It's my nature..."
    Kasya
  • KasyaKasya TennesseeMember Posts: 657 @ - Epic Achaean
    You're not the only one, @Aepas. I browse incognito at work to keep my browser history clear, and I'm almost always directed to the play.achaea.com screen, if not the splash screen they have set up. 
    AepasAustere
  • TvistorTvistor Member Posts: 2,900 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Kasya said:
    You're not the only one, @Aepas. I browse incognito at work to keep my browser history clear, and I'm almost always directed to the play.achaea.com screen, if not the splash screen they have set up. 
    [spoiler] [/spoiler]
    KasyaShirszae
  • AepasAepas Member Posts: 1,619 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Kasya said:
    You're not the only one, @Aepas. I browse incognito at work to keep my browser history clear, and I'm almost always directed to the play.achaea.com screen, if not the splash screen they have set up. 
    Okay, glad it's not just me.
    @Sarapis can we do something about that, or is this one of those positive number generators?
    Replies the scorpion: "It's my nature..."
  • KotaruKotaru ✭✭✭ - Distinguished Member Posts: 30 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I just wanted to bring up a point I had read a while back about how it seems like nobody wants to reach out and help newbies. I like to keep the Newbie channel on and see what is going on with new people coming in, and sometimes I feel like I could respond to a question with more information than what the guide had answered with. However, whenever I have spoken up, I have then immediately received a tell from the guide telling me (politely) to let them handle it. Which makes me wary to say anything even when I have noticed a guide make a mistake about something. But at the same time it feels like it might bewilder a true newbie to see some yellow text talking to them out of nowhere so I don't like to just throw tells at random.

    I really wanna help people get into the game and enjoy themselves (and my character is going full novice aide/ambassador aide IC) but there seems to be an onus to 'leave them to be handled by someone else' or 'just tell them to read the scroll'.
    Shirszae
  • SenaSena Member Posts: 3,957 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    If the guide makes a mistake, you can send a tell to the guide to let them know. If you think a newbie could just use more information than the guide gave, sending the newbie a tell is probably best, even if some newbies might not know how to respond.
    Kyrra
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