Posted by Daer on 11/24
I know I have talked about this before, but I feel that it is
necessary to get this opinion out into the open one more time
since many things have happened since I last talked about this.
As far as I am concerned, the unwillingness of the PR department
to ever change coupons is a mere laziness. A well thought out
system could be devised to prevent people from constantly
changing their coupons, while still giving the option to those
that are willing to work hard for getting them changed. For
example- I sent a proposal of an RP situation which would be
a major undertaking and involve lots of preparation, which
would change the RP situation for my character. It has been
suggested to me that were my RP situation to be reversed
that I should just roleplay my couponed items as items
worn in mockery of what I once was. My problem is that I
have 22 coupons and that is a little excessive for mockery
To be told that I must start gathering twenty-two coupons
all over again just to change my RP situation (which I have
been playing for over a year now and am very bored with),
really frustrates me. I have tried to reason with people
and be very polite, but if this mud is going to be so
static, then I don't see how it could continue to be
enjoyable for me anymore to spend my time playing
I think the PR department should revise its stance on this
issue because it restricts roleplay, which is one of the
main reasons we get and value coupons, because it allows
us to personalize ourselves.
Ideally every person could be trusted with stringing his
own equiptment if he had a coupon, and could change the
value of this string at any time deemed necessary for
adequate roleplay, but because people would abuse it
and probably treat it imaturely, it wont ever happen.
Oh well, i've said enough
Monday, November 17, 11:35PM
well...never being able to get many coupons myself, and probably not RPing
as much as I would like to...but I do agree with Daer about the coupons
I don't know if only old farts like us two think so...but there's bound
to be more people out there that agree. Well, that's about as much as
I have to say as well...peace
Swatch the Old Fart
Tuesday, November 18, 07:55PM
Wednesday, November 19, 08:26AM
a) I fail to see why strings are necessary to rp. I've seen some extre...e
..extremely rp'ed characters without a string to their name.
b) the "restringing" application thta daer mentions would be incredibly
time consuming. Almost as much as redoing 22 strings
on a semi-regualr basis. Moreover, deciding "who" deserved strings being r
..would be incredibly time consuming
c) strings as orignally designed were on the spot creations. you got waht
you wanted AT THE TIME. coupons were made as a device to allow folks to
think over waht they wanted first. granted, coupons are now a commodity
unto themselves, but that's beside the point. "changing" a string
violates the whole premise of strings
Wednesday, November 19, 08:31AM
-sigh- I meant to say that a "redo" string application process
would be incredibly subjective.
- rus, who didn't get much sleep last night :P
Wednesday, November 19, 07:47PM
Redoing a string takes a little bit more than 2 minutes to do.
I fail to see what is SOOO ghastly about that. If it is
then give the players the option to set the value of a
string to anything they want on any item... So you
dont have to waste your time. If players start to misuse this
privaledge, people can report them and they can have it
Yes, strings are not essential, but neither is magic. neither
are druid skills..etc But they sure make the game a lot more
Wednesday, November 19, 07:57PM
Oh one more thing. The thing I submitted was an RP event. I guess
no one really wants to do them anyway. I should have known
better. Rp just takes too much time!
Wednesday, November 19, 11:45PM
yes, redoing a string takes 2 minutes.
redoing 22 strings takes 44 minutes.
Thursday, November 20, 12:21PM
After you've statistically perfected your char with eq
and all th ewhois lines, ect the way daer has, and know pretty much
the whole mud, abou tall he has left to do to his strings
, excuse me , to hischaracter is string items.
Heck he already has more than most people ever have, and
he's done a lot around here for a lo tof people.
and you say you want rp on your mud, and you're
ignoring one of the better ones you have here.
Thursday, November 20, 02:11PM
44 minutes once a year isn't a bad thing if you ask me :P
not like everyone is constantly busy either
Monday, November 24, 01:37AM
So you are suggesting that players can change the descriptions of their
strung items once a year? What if you have multiple strung items and don't
change all the ones you want to at the same time? Are the immortals
supposed to keep track of who gets strings changed? While it is a nice
idea and all, it does not sound very feasible to me - there is likely
someone out there who would want to change their string once a month...
Monday, November 24, 04:25PM
I never said anything about changing once a year as a policy
I was saying that I have had mine for a year and a half and