Everything about Illarion that fits nowhere else. / Alles über Illarion was inhaltlich in kein anderes Board passt.
Yes, we all have encountered Damien on the library roof powergaming magic sometimeDamien wrote:Well, of some i heard, they actually WANT their chars to hide from other chars, and others just want to powergame witout being disturbed in general.
You shouldn't only get in game when you see someone you want to RP with is listed on the Online List. It also shouldn't deter you from getting in game if you don't see names you know. People should be getting in game to play their characters, not because someone else is online. It bothers me when someone shows up and says "oh, I was looking for you" just because they saw my name on the Online List and they know where my char hangs out.Qeewee wrote:Why are there so many people choosing not to show their character is online? Why is that even an option?
People often get more encouraged to get IG when seeing someone whom they enjoy RPing with IG on the online list, and I myself just get discouraged when something like just now; 6 characters are online and playing but invisible on the online list.; is the only thing showing on the online list.
And also, what's the point of new players not showing on the online list?
(I brought it up here and not with a GM because I want player opinions and not only GM opinions)
That's more or less why I posted this topic, I believe to stop hiding the characters would make more people log on and more interesting RP happen.Zahra Fiarai wrote: It did lead to more roleplay, which meant more experiences, more fun, etc.
If that's the case, couldn't the characters have to go through a name check instead, before they are played?Zahra Fiarai wrote: PS - I thought the intent of hiding newbies right away was in case of name changing and whatnot? Although I recall playing for hours and hours before my name ever appeared on the list with one of my other characters...
There is a place in the illapedia/wiki where you can post your characters profile under its race I believe, so I don't think that would be much of a problem, perhaps even making a site for character profiles offline and online not mattering could be done if this would be practicable. And this pretty topic is supposed to be kind of a imagination game about the online listS'rrt wrote:Just playing a little imagination game here, what if all players were hidden? The online list would only display the amount of people online, making it rather authentic to log in without knowing who's occupying the world and actually having to do some work to find them in order to RP (or simply bump into them triggering a spontaneous RP). Not saying this is something I would like to see implemented, just wondering if others share my thoughts.
EDIT: I do realize this would throw the character profiles out the window but there might be other ways those can be displayed.
As S'rrt said:Flux wrote:You're effectively saying "Yes, I know what I'm suggesting has been tried and tested and deemed obselete, but I wasn't there when it happened, so can we try it again please?"
Been there, done that, there's no problem to fix.
We're discussing things, not demanding change. Yeah, it's nitpicking but I know I learned something.