So I got three comments from Skegonga and I decided that now would be a beautiful time to say something, as I haven’t for a while! So…what am I supposed to say? Oh! I explored some and got my new explorer ranking and I am soooo excited. It was about one or two weeks ago in the Griesly Manor. Unfortunately though, the entire populous near my ranking has been upity-ing up the scale WITH me, so I didn’t actually gain any rank points at all. Instead, Terran Master just kind of floated on down to me *sigh*. Still, I got it, and that’s fun fun fun! Besides that, not a lot has been happening. I almost have level 82. I’m VERY excited about that. Less than 10% to go maybe. I haven’t been finding enough time to do quests or hunt anything very nice as of late, just because I been out and busy so much. But besides that, everything’s well. Hmm…I’m not sure what to say now. Maybe I’ll leave and come back when something interesting happens. -Samakhulis
Over the recent months, I’ve noticed an increased amount of PK, especially in my area of allegiance. Of course, it is acceptable and allows for a bigger player-base. However, it seems as though much of the PK that occurs is due to spite and grudges. None of it, in my opinion, is roleplayed very well. As I’ve been working on my own MUSH, I read through the PennMUSH developers’ writings on roleplay, factions and things. And I have to say that they brought up some very good points.
From what I see, and from what I perceive, those factions specifically aligned against my own seem to know when our defenses are low and make gigantic and harmful attacks at those times. Correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s how it seems to be. Javelin, or was it Raevenos, or someone else..I don’t remember, said that factions and roleplaying should be best brought together with agreements by faction leaders. It seems a little backward from the way things are, and I admit that true underhanded playing adds a LOT that you would not have with roleplaying agreements. But the idea was this: HL1 gets together with HL2. House1 is enemied to House2. HL1 says to HL2, “I want to try a roleplay where our houses fight it out and do such and such” and HL2 says, “Okay..but make sure you do it around this time, because my members will be around then and you won’t have an unfair advantage.” And so it goes on and the house leaders make some sort of arrangement.
I really like this idea, simply because I’m horrible at PK. And it seems more enjoyable to me and I’m sure to others like me. I mean, I’m not into PK. I’m into roleplaying and monster-hunting. If I experience an unexpected and unfair attack by an enemy faction, well, it pretty well depresses me for days on end, because I can’t stand how I’m not that good at doing what I’m supposed to be good at doing (specifically DEFENDING Nature). So this idea of agreed roleplay between factions seems like a very nice idea.
Of course, I know most people will disagree with me, and even -I- might disagree with me, because, like I said before, underhanded and unannounced roleplay is so much more exciting than a planned out war.
Okay. I’m done! And it’s late. And I’m tired. And I don’t want to wait for the Fairy Garden to shut itself down (which it now does at 3:00am EST).
Oh..my. So, it looks as if I’m finally being ‘discovered’ here. Nixxe just found it and went crazy..well, I don’t know if CRAZY is the right word, but it was sure funny. So that makes four or five people now that have commented at all…maybe more see it.
So there’s this staircase in Pandora’s temple. And the railing disappears right up there at the top. And I discovered you can jump off..but it’s not very nice when you jump off. I was going to say something, but then I figured I’d get in trouble for saying anything AGAINST Her, so I didn’t. But this isn’t THERE, is it? I hope not. Because Mischief is trouble…and when you can’t get rescued because of mischievous kill rooms, well, praying is a HUGE hit on one’s experience. So I’ve been spending the last three months trying to get back up to where I WAS in my level. How annoying. How perfectly annoying. Still..it DID do some good because I’ve made about 25000 gold out of it all, which is really really nice.
I’ve been getting ideas about updating my affliction list. There were a few comments as to how nice it is to have. But I haven’t touched that thing for a VERY long time. So I’m not sure..it’s been so long in fact, that I’m not sure I can get everything there is to get.
Hi everybody (all two or three of you)! Are I crazy or what? I feel totally nuts. So I found some time to spend in the Realm, which has proved very exciting. Of course, hanging out with friends sure kills the hunting and harvesting and exploring time I like so well, but that’s to be expected and besides, I think I find my friends to be a whole lot more interesting.
Oh, I suppose you want an update on all my exploration activities and things. After all, nothing useful has been posted here since like March..except for the comic and the inspiration from Alynia..
So a few new places opened up (mostly islands) such as Lothos, Meropis, and some island south of Meropis. I managed to go to Lothos a while back and also was able to complete my attestation of the Marque of Unquestioned Seaworthiness (or whatever it’s called when you complete it). So yeah..now I can sail and everything, although nobody’s let me yet.
Maybe someday I’ll buy my own boat and be happy sailing all by myself.
As for quests, I discovered how to find the Skolef in Green Lake. It’s some wierd tentacle creature that can wrap you up and pin you against the wall. Nasty. Anyway, it’s Green Lake and that’s all you get for finding him. But either way, he’s really cool.
Anything else of note? Not really. Actually, there IS some things such as Kongregate and how much I like it. But that’s OOC and irrelevant.
OH! Another OOC-ish thing. Did I mention PennMUSH? I think I did..however, I’ve discovered a TON more on how to develop stuff. In fact, I discovered a whole website with a bunch of examples and tools and I can break them down and find out how things work and…well…things like that. I’m loving it!
Loreen? She’s well. Have I mentioned Loreen? She’s the BEST Xorani gal a little fairy like me could ever dream of. All my friends like her too, I think. I hope…
Anyhow, I think that’s it for now. Maybe I’ll also include PennMUSH tools and tips here. Or not..but maybe I will. Still I want to keep some of my ideas to myself, y’know. But with the amount of support (or lack of, I should say) I see online, SOMEBODY’S got to have SOMETHING on that whole system. And it might just have to be me if I can’t find somebody else.
Okay. I’m done. Take care, ya’ll!
I freaked myself out! While searching on lore about the Ka’ahlen Swamp in Xhaiden Dale, I saw my name pop up on a Google search! Well, I’m one to try and follow directions and not give away quest solutions, so I went in to the link to see what I had given away. Turns out it was just a hint that the quest described existed. Whew!
Anyway, big news!! I’ve killed my first grizzly! I’m so excited! Actually, they aren’t that bad, except when they take a bite of your head. Now THAT hurts. I’ll have to go back in the logs to see how much one of those types of attacks hit for. I don’t quite remember. But it was something around 600-800hp. A lot when they’ve already worn you down to 1200hp total. And they’re a little quicker than you might expect. Probably 110-120% faster than I am at regaining balance as an Atavian. So they can hit two times to my one every once in a while.
Eww…it’s almost Mayaween (obviously to correspond with Oct. 31) and there is festivity decor to be sold in New Thera. Well, I bought a jack-o-lantern and a scarecrow for my grove. Well, the scarecrow is going to last through the holiday, but the pumpkin is only good for 5 days, meaning that it will decay before the actual holiday rolls around. So I’ll have to buy another. Anyway, I was just resting to regain endurance here while typing this out and I saw the jack-o-lantern grin dark and wickedly. Even though it didn’t move. Freaky. I suppose waiting around in one room for a long time will cause things like that to happen.
Okay, update – I turned 31 about 6 months ago, and I’m on level 75 (Almighty) and 55% through it. Wow! I may hit 80 pretty soon here, in which case I will gain stability while flying! I can’t wait. And I’m 1606 lessons in to Groves, which means I have 130 left! I’ve never gotten this far in a skill before. I haven’t gotten my hypercure yet, but it’s coming soon. I mean, 8.5 lessons per regular credit = 16 credits to trans in groves, with a few lessons left over! Woo! And I can probably get 2 credits per day if it is a good day, and one if it is slow. And on top of THAT, there’s October’s lesson bonus of one lesson per credit-lesson conversion, meaning that each unbound credit is worth 9.5 lessons! Which doing the math again, comes out to 14 credits instead of 16! A HUGE savings of 2 credits worth. Haha.
I’m thinking…I have a spreadsheet I use to budget my Achaean bank account. Maybe I should attach that somehow. Put it on a public drive somewhere or something. It’s really useful, actually. I have categories for lesson credits, artefact credits, housing, credit sales, mounts and general spending. Plus there are a few columns to allocate where free or unallocated credits will go (if I win or buy one not from either the housing, lessons or artefact funds). It’s not perfect, but it’s really quite useful, as I know that I can’t just pull all the gold from my bank account and spend it frivilously on lessons. I used to, and I still don’t have any artefacts. Of course, the way to do artefacts is to buy them online, but I don’t want to do that just yet. I don’t have enough stupidity to waste real money on that sort of thing.
Okay. I think this is getting long enough. Ta-ta for now!