MYTH: Imms don't care about players
This is simply not true.
Immortals give up their free time to work on the mud, and to try to contribute to it the best they can. To say that they don't care is simply rude, wrong, and hurtful. As immortals, everything we do is our attempt to make things better for everyone.
We do make mistakes, and we know that, and you know that. But call it what it is: a mistake. Going overboard with hyperbolic acerbic criticism makes it very hard to listen.
We often don't follow up directly to comments on boards, partially because boards are good places to present one idea, not respond and discuss severa l different ideas.
If you have an idea that you feel we haven't listened too, or that you'd l like a response to, I encourage you to talk to us personally. It's easier for us to be clear, and it's easier for you to know what we think.
I'm not sure if you all know, but we do have a room full of boards in immort-land, and it's part of the requirements of being an immort for us to read those boards, so regardless of how you contact us, we will hear you. But that's different from agreeing.
Sincerely, and with all her love for players intact,
My advice is - it's a game, jeez. If it really gets you frusterated, maybe you shouldn't play. Legend and other muds are here for us to relax and have fun, but lately it seems to be more of a chore for some people. You lost your stuff. Big deal. If I had a nickel for every soul who told me that their stat arrangement turned out better after they reequipped than it was before, well, dang, I could afford a pentium. :) Losing your stuff isn't all that big a deal, no matter how much time and effort you put into it. Most of the time it can be replaced, even those nasty hard-to-get items. After all, you are here to have fun. How much fun would you be having if you had your stats all perfect and you were too darn afraid to leave an inn for fear you'd lose your stuff? Sit back, take a deep breath, and if legend really frusterates you, maybe you should think about taking a break.
Im just waiting for pkill.
Snap out of it: Most seriously pkiller got all their stats/eq perfect. I dont play this for fun, i play this to be the best.
To be the best pkiller, to have the best char, to rule the mud.
And I know alot of other pkiller do so too.
So get pkill in, forget reimbush totally and I'll be happy as ever.
Like in RL your life is gonna suck sometimes, and noone will come jumping out from the sky and give you all your stuff back.
So if you loose your eq take it as a challenge, and if you gets through it then its just cool.
PS: if some imms or players dont like that i play this just to be the best you should realize one thing: This mud is online! If you want to controle something totally you shouldnt put it online ... of course you could site ban me, but I got access to over 200 different servers sop that would be kinda hard :)
PPS: if you borrow a piece of eq to someone else the other person should save with it and you shouldnt ... then you are safe ... might even get an extra item :) Of course it is illegal to keep the extra piece of eq
PPPS: Just ignore me .... still not sober :)
This is probably also the reason why a majority of players chooses to stay out of pkill.
And now don't tell me I am hiding as a guest, I have had enough of offensive and rude remarks thrown at me by pkillers to risk any more..
The very necessity of "hiding" is the best proof of the atmoshpere created here by some pkillers..mind you it,s just very small minority of them, but more than enough to make things stink!
Ok ive noticed somethings about legend that strike me as silly like its not very likly that a legendmud immort would go out of there way to fix little things that could, or would make a player happy to be here.
ill give you an example, one time (out of many) i was with another player that didnt know casting flying sword (or whatever its called) on a sword or dagger (in this case a staff) makes the item go poof when the times is up.
so the player casted it on her strung weapon, thinking it would just become normal and she could wield it again. after all there wasnt any mention of this in the spells help_file so she was just experamenting.
another player passed the room, then saw the floating weapon and mentioned that the item is going to disapear when the timer was up without wasting any time we asked an immort for help.(before the item poofed) so we could prove that it was really her item.
well when the immortal saw what was happening, she denied the player a reimbursment of either weapon, or coupon, leaving the player help- less do do anything. and what was the immorts reasoning? "why should i help you, i dont have to do anything" is what she told us.
even after calmly explaining to her that the player didnt know the spell distroyed the item, and there was no help-file mention of it.
Now i ask you, what would it cost you (as an immortal) to load a coupon and a staff for the player in question? NOTHING! Not a damn thing in the world.
Then you ask why we hate some of you?
Best leave the immorting to people that have realized that its the players that make a mud work.
PS feel free to email me or FLAME me or whatever at Densiva@mailexcite.com
Well, it is no fun when an item goes poof, but the rules clearly states that no reimburse would be done in such a case. And secondly, if they did it, they would be yelled at from every other side. Some would start demanding eq because "they did the excactly same thing a year ago", and because people would start cheating. It is sad, but true, that some players would do anything to cheat if they could. And every time the imms have changed something they have been called names, yelled at, and generally received rude coments for it...
So the rules seems quite fair to me....
And I would also like to ask why you hate the imms....Why would you ever hate anyone because of a game?
i dont thinks its a very good policey after all it wasnt her fault the item poofs after the spell wears off, its a codeing problem or an oversite on the part of whoever wrote the help_file.
besides, STELLA, i also think it wouldnt kill anybody to have given a reimbursment in this case, because we had proof and an immort saw it.
I think that if something is not a players fault then the Admin dept should take care of the problem in some way. you would get alot less hasttle then the immorts get here now.
I know what im talking about, im Head Admin at an very popular pkill mud, and i never have a problem fixing something that isnt right. or giving a reimbursment if i feel we made a misstake at some point.
Im also the one that takes all the heat if somethings changed and the players didnt like it, but i always try and be fair and I make it up to them in some way. and we dont have the Immortal/player relations nightmare you guys have on this mud. because to us, its just a game, its not like its costing us anything.
I THINK ITS TIME TO RETHINK YOUR POLICES HERE, Hello?
-Densiva(knows this will fall on deft ears anyways, but had to try)
Perhaps they are undermining themselves.
Like you accidentally shoot someone and kill em ... it happens sometimes.
Do you then expect god to come down from the sky and restore them??
I think reimbush should be removed totally. Its tough to grow up!
Thats the way it should be ... and some never make it.
Life sucks ... and then you die. Go pkill and you'll die even sooner -cackle- ... nah honestly i think people whine to much about it being to hard.
I think its to easy .. mayby i should change mud, but then again.
To learn a mud good you have to play there like half a year RL ... a long time. Some newbies have obviously not discovered this and think then should be able to do as good as an oldbie. Well you cant!
Somehow, if this would be as other changes have been, the whining would not stop because of logical arguments or anything, only when the whiners found something new to whine about. So I am sort of understanding why the imms choose not to reimburse the player.
"We have a NO REIMBURSEMENT policy. Under NO circumstances 1will this policy be violated or changed. Don't even bother asking".
Yes, we >were< a once very helpful staff, but many problems (you know who you are...) have popped up, and given us hell. We no longer tolerate it, and are very edgy.
Obviously, this cannot be the same mud densiva refers to in his posts?
Besides Fearitself wrote that long ago, and its his policy, not mine, or the people in my departments. ask anybody that plays there........ if you care enough to listen to the truth.
-Densiva (has never said NO to somebody asking for a reimbursment...EVER)