Everything about Illarion that fits nowhere else. / Alles über Illarion was inhaltlich in kein anderes Board passt.
Grundsätzlich: Ja. Wobei ja absolut nichts dagegen spricht, die Schatzkarten hier und jetzt anzugehen und die Schätze zu heben. Das selbe gilt für Tränke, bis zum VBU können sie ja uneingeschränkt genutzt werden.GolfLima wrote: "wertlos"
Yes³.Anon of D'Athen wrote:Will the weapons and armour be any different?
Will archery actually cause significant damage?
Will (chain) mail be a viable armour, rather than just something good for someone to use for rp?
macht nichts .... .... wollte es nur wissen kann das VBU trotzdem kaum erwartenGolfLima hat geschrieben:
Estralis Seborian hat geschrieben.
Alchemy!Estralis Seborian wrote:druidism 3.0
Sir Gnar wrote: Gheesh! I find that quite disturbing for the 99% of players who have rightfully collected them over the years. I thought it was quite obvious to tell what chars were overpowered with lack of IG time giving away their gem abuse and haven't seen any of those types in quite a long while after the ban hammer came down. Now that the gems are further balanced or will be, is it not possible to just inventory a players keep if they message you and replace them with the new ones? I know it seems a bothersome task but its nothing compared to tedious task we have gone through just to collect a few of them. I just think its a rather serious measure to the many longterm steady players. I mean why have i been holding these 3 damn bugged blackstones for 4 years after I heard the VBU was coming to change the world!
Sincerely, a concerned citizen
This kind of scares me. Not because I collect 100 fire swords or anything, I rarely get to the place of an "elite" char, but just because I feel like Illarion has lost some of its former 'charm'. I feel like our ig motives are becoming more 'guided' and this shouldn't be. I like Illa as a 'pure' sandbox game. Or maybe it's just because I don't like change, who knows? I feel things such as quests given from npcs and larger number of npcs in general, really aren't doing favors for this game. I don't want to feel like I'm playing a poor clone of WOW (I've never played wow so I might not know what I'm talking about). To me Illa is all about the rp and character development. Not development skill wise, although this is somewhat important, but story wise. I came to this game because it was different and no other game offered such rp immersion. I keep coming back because, as i think most of you will agree, those stories we tell with our characters and the stories we touch through them, become real to us. When we play illa we live through our chars, we laugh with them, become angry, and some of us are even moved to tears at times.Estralis Seborian wrote: The goals you'll have in this game will change; having 100 fire swords won't make you special anymore, maybe not even wealthy. Social aspects will become much, much more important...
Perhaps I should try to clarify my concerns... particularly with the direction the VBU quests appear to be taking.Is there any intention to involved comitted players with new or established characters early once the vbu arrives? Perhaps this would help create a closer community and alleviate fears of existing players, thereby offering stability during a transitional phase when you cannot be sure how active old players will be or how long it will take to establish a new player base.
I'm sorry, but I'm still not quite sure I understand what it is being asked. Hopefully something below hits on your concerns.Oxi wrote:Perhaps I should try to clarify my concerns... particularly with the direction the VBU quests appear to be taking.
Is there any intention to involve committed and current players in politics at an early stage in the VBU? Surely you risk alienating a sizeable proportion of players if you do not involve all groups in the development of such a key component of the game? If influence, at least initially, is derived solely from limited pool of staff that may not be considered representative of the current player base you will risk excluding players on the basis of timezones, language, and even historical perspectives. Surely now with the VBU in sight it is time to seize the opportunity to achieve that true roleplaying experience of giving any player the opportunity to shape the world around them.
The problem at the moment is that most of the GMs are extremely busy helping to finish off the VBU, and so are unable to get in game on a steady schedule. Many quest announcements can't be made any earlier, as the GMs simply do not have the time to plan that far ahead, or do not know how busy they will be on a given day. Some quests have been spur of the moment events, and so no warning at all has been possible. You can be fairly safe in the assumption that there will be at least one or two events a week, with one generally taking place during the weekend. Often, they will occur during the periods of highest activity, so as to involve the largest number of players.TiaSarah wrote:Agreed, I'm feeling a bit lost and bewildered by these recent quests. Mainly because they've all been held while I was at work, or not announced in enough time to give me a chance to arrange my weekend schedule around them. One of my favorite things about Illarion has always been the availability of the staff and their willingness to listen to the players. The GMs aren't just nameless, faceless bots hidden in a server room somewhere, they are players who love the game as much as we do. I hope that continues and expands with the VBU and that they don't forget this is our game too.
We are working on more transparency but a detailed information window for items might not be part of the VBU. However, this is not because we want to continue the "find out the hard way"-approach of the past. Manpower is limited. If anyone wants to give scripting a shot, this might be a good task.AlexHeartnet wrote:Regarding equipment, will the VBU have any kind of indication on how 'good' a certain type of equipment is and what its properties are?
ASAP. Within a few weeks.When!?