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Class Abandonment and PT

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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 12:34 pm    Post subject: Class Abandonment and PT Reply with quote

There was a post awhile back that said abandoning a class would include a reset of playtime so that the transition was something of a big deal, life-changing even, which required actual roleplay rather than just being a shift in mechanics.

It seems that the reset of playtime never happened or it isn't working as it should... and I think it would be cooler if it was.

It should be impossible for somebody to be a master of their new class in a week's time, but it happens pretty much every time. With piles of playtime, feats, stats and better than average equip it's entirely too easy to just zoom back up to max level without any actual consideration to the fact it makes zero sense from a rp perspective..

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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, even as a player who has changed classes several times and levelled from the beginning pretty quickly, I still don't disagree that there should be more RP. It shouldn't be, "So yesterday I decided I'd be a mage, and today I'm level 30. Tomorrow I'll be 40." I think a complete class change should require some RP... however, I also think it is difficult to police. I think at the moment class changing is built into the game to make it easier on players and immortals alike. Usually by the time a person is ready to class change, they have the PT to gain xp as quickly as they want. If not, they do have to deal with penalties. So that is already built into the game. At the moment, we don't have the immortal staff to determine if someone is going too quickly, has or hasn't put in enough RP, etc. And of course, there is the whole slew of enemies many of us having waiting for a weak moment, which encourages people to power level. However, I do think that risk is one that makes RP sense... If Xavien the High Priest of Bane decided he wanted to give up that life to be a wandering minstrel I'm pretty sure he'd be dead in a day, whether it was by his faith or the hundreds of people he'd probably wronged along his path to evil greatness.

Maybe there could be an automatic tax to those leveling a new class (if there is not already)?

I'll add: I struggle a lot with living one foot in modern SG and one foot in medieval SG. On the one hand, I miss when it took blood sweat and tears to earn HM and sometimes 30 days of PT. On the other hand, I like being able to more or less roll any class/deity/race combo I want because I have earned HM in the past and I understand that people now have things like kids and 70 hour work weeks. I struggle with playing outside the box, with coming up with concepts or alternative ways to play an alignment/class/race - but have had the most rewarding experiences IG when I've not played the cookie cutter, the quintessential or the archetype. I remember the days when you couldn't even stand peacefully in the same room with someone of an opposing faith/race without getting railroaded about your bad RP... and when arch nemeses get together for the greater good of killing klauth, I miss those days. When I'm sitting down for a religious/moral debate, I think thank god things aren't just black and white anymore. I think a lot of us who have been playing this game for 10, 12 or more years, struggle with the game we used to know and love and the game we still love now but are at times a bit uncertain about.
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I understood the change a while back. When you drop your class to relevel as a differant one, you don't loose your playtime, aka the road to autotax. But if you have a high, some might call extreme, playtime to your level, you gain a bonus on exp gains. However if you drop your class to relevel, that bonus is nullified. If there are people abusing it, or just RPing it horribly, going from warrior to calling yourself archmage in a day, you deserve to get your bottom spanked.
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That clarifies. Thanks Zathery. And yes - spankings for everybody!
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