Joined: 30 Sep 2013
|Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:14 pm Post subject:
|I think the problem with making areas 'for xp' is that, when you go into a dungeon it should have a reason to actually get through the whole dungeon. think the design philosophy of the dungeons was flawed from the get go. Too mob focused not dungeon focused. Mopbs probably shouild have granted a moderate amount of xp and gold and loot, but with the end of each dungeon granting either great loot, massive amount of gold or xp.
As for random rp, the problem I always felt with well like the random 'plots' given by avatars is that they had all the depth and significance of killing goblins at the goblin fort. People liked them but they were just irrelevant. There was no potential follow up. But if you allow for follow up then its yeah great.
Have Raveena (to use a player no longer here but well remembered) get randomly attacked by Elven Nationalists pissed of she got her elf race back but still refuses to put the elven stick back up her rear. Gives her something to chat about later and maybe she can follow up by hiring drow assassins to slaughter every elf in shadowgate that dares call her not a real elf.
But if they attack her, she kills them and hears their "Not a real elf at heart" speech, but then, can do absolutely nothing afterwards. Then it just leaves the bad taste of an unfinished plot imo. And those are the worst. Worst than no plot at all imo.
Speaking of which you guys nee dto implement som e sort of 'handover' policy that lets an avatar take over and wrap up a plot when the presiding avatar has vanished for two weeks or more.
Like with Loki's cracked God plot, would have been nice if Nienne could have stepped in two weeks later and said "Okay lets see, I'm just going to make some rolls here to see how you guys do and okay done, you manage to kill the cracked God butit shatters in the processes and the pieces are ferried away into hiding my the nameless. And you are unable to find out where they all went. Okay you can move on"
Because I'm pretty sure Loki vanishing in the middle of that is why House Rilinath went inactive.
PM me in the forum here when you want me on to RP or dungeon dive. The forum will automatically notify me by e-mail. Then my e-mail will send me a text message. Then I will get on likely within minutes.