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On Wednesday I got the notice that Order 3146974 had shipped out, and the tracking number. However, the tracking number isn't working - not from the link, not from UPS' website, not anywhere, and I haven't seen the package as of today.
One or the other wouldn't bother me, but both together have me a little antsy to know what is going on.
In attempting to figure out what is going on with the PFO kickstarter rewards not finding my address (a problem my buddy alerted me to), I discovered that I apparently have no active address listed.
Hoping you guys can help.
Doesn't seem to be a good solution - either you go too far one way (current system, my original solution), or too far the other way.
I have had a suggestion that has some merit, but the math is going to need testing. Heh.
In the meantime! Interested parties! Gentlemen! Ladies! Send me your sheets!
.. not literally. If I get actual bedsheets in the mail, I might start wondering about you all. ;p
Gunslingers have their own problems - you have to explain where such a character gained the necessary knowledge and what the heck he/she/it is doing in Sandpoint of all the places, but it's not amongst the classes I restrict.
At the moment, the Crafting system is under extensive retooling via house rule (I'm taking suggestions), and thus may get bent quite out of shape before all is said and done. If that doesn't bother you, have at ye.
There will be downtime, and I will let you guys make stuff as you have time, but the whole crafting thing will be very much experimental. I don't like the current system, and I've not had time to pull it apart and find the bits that need twisting to make it work. So everyone is warned. ;p
In truth, Paizo was not the first to give Rangers spells - I think that's a holdout from before.
Sorry about that, man. Better luck with the next one.
Thought as much. In truth, few MMORPGs really /are/ that kind of game - in order to do anything really epic, you have to have the group, and all the fun (and not so fun) that goes with that.
I can accept that. I was never good at some aspects of cohesive social structures (dealing with people who think it's funny to ruin other people's day, either directly, or by being passive-aggressive little *coughs* makes me very tired, for example), but I can accept that sometimes, you just have to... well. You know.
Seriously though, I haven't given up on this being fun yet, and I'm poking around the linked post - what'd you call it? The Nihimonicon? - for ideas.
The bolded section is exactly the kind of thing I was talking about when I mentioned my concerns, and the sentence that follows exactly the kind of thing I don't want to be forced into simply for the sake of being able to do stuff when my guild/friends/other like-minded people aren't around.
I am holding out for the Early Enrollment community setting the standards and keeping the gank-fest behaviour to a minimum in the belief that if it can happen anywhere, it can happen here - at least some of what I have been reading suggests there is a good chance of success.
but I think we may redefine PvP. It just might work, what the devs are proposing, to make it meaningful, to make it matter not just for you and me but even for those who enjoy murdering game characters and find their personal expression in optimizing their play toward only that end.
Okay, I admit it, the possibilities of this do intrigue me. Curiousity apparently kills little goblins too...
I am also concerned about the focus on PvP.
Basically, I'm a role player, not a PvPer. I play for fun, and 'fun' for me does not involve wondering if I'm going to log in only to get ganked and camped because someone thinks that's funny, or get ganked so someone can take a resource I was trying to gather, or... really, any one of a number of behaviours I have seen in other games; that kind of garbage is why I don't play on PvP-enabled servers.
I'm not what you would call a 'social' gamer - I like being able to talk to people, and help them out (and get help, if I need it), but I don't like feeling like I have to have a big group backing me up if I want to play the game by myself and just gather stuff, or wander around exploring (and beating on things, as needed).
My previous experiences with other MMOs suggests that MMO + PvP = epic gank fest, with the inexperienced or lone players getting the short end in all the ways I described above and a few others I left out, but I'm sure someone has experienced in the past. Right now, I'm getting the impression PFO is leaning heavily towards a place where that kind of thing happens, if not runs rampant, and that isn't really the kind of game I thought I was signing up for.
That having been said, some of what I have been seeing here does suggest that the community is not likely to go haywire and off-the-rails crazy just because PvP is involved, and that IS reassuring. But I am still concerned.
Excellent. Thanks for clarifying, Slap, Andi.
That leaves a multitude of options for Arms, Anvils and Hammers (no personal plumbing, please).
I should probably point out that we're all adults here, so far. You could accurately describe the humour as warped. ^.~
Now recruiting for Mumble/D20Pro game, starting in January.
I am planning to run Rise of the Runelords (Anniversary Edition), on Sundays, starting around 3pm PST.
I need one or two players - three at the outside.
We have plenty of d20Pro guest licenses, so those of you who don't have one, no need to worry. The client is, iirc, a free download.
I'm a roleplayer/story GM, not a ruleplayer - I've been known to defenestrate the book because coolness (of course, I'll do that for both sides, so be ye warned), and I've been known to be merciful. However, while I am not out to kill PCs, actions have consequences.
Actual Character Generation!
Assuming you're still reading this, and are interested, here's what you need to know to set up a character.
I'm using traits, and yes, you get two. One of them should be a campaign trait.
I do not allow:
Beyond that, if you want to play something odd, run it past me, and I'll take a look. I would prefer that characters start in Sandpoint, but they do not need to be residents.
Do not forget to note what feats/traits effect what, and to assign Favoured Class bonuses.
If you happen to have played through part of this before (or GM'd it), you are still welcome, on the condition that you are able to cram foreknowledge of events/encounters/monsters into a padlocked box and bury that box in an unused corner of your mind.
What I already have:
We're playing Carrion Crown, and we've gotten about to the point where we need to talk to this high-muckety-muck vampire - but we don't know how to get to him. So, we hire a guide and go traipsing down to talk to this guy in the hopes of learning useful stuff about The Real Quest.
While we're on route, we get into a fight. My character (a tiefling witch - the group's healer) is hanging out in back with our guide, who happens to be a dhampyr. My character knows sod all about those. So, when he starts griping about wanting to help and not being able to because there was a narrow walk way and everybody was in the way, she tells him to fly over there - can't he do that?
There was a silence, and then the entire group cracked up.
Our guide later managed to get himself killed all the way dead, and, because he'd been helpful and stuff, she decides, with the party's blessings, to Reincarnate him.
I was looking at running a Witch, myself - but if the group's too heavy on spellcasters, I have a paladin flailing about I could offer instead. Or full - not that I'd heard that last time I spoke to the Squirrel.
... okay. Hadda get that out of the system. So, I'll answer to Thorne irl, though it's not my given name, and I've been doing this RPG thing since 2e. I got in a little late, but I know what THAC0 is. ;p
I've been playing since that and also dabbled in WW, BESM, GURPS and a couple other systems that broke my head so that I've forgotten what they are. I've played enough Battletech to be dangerous, but I'd rather do role playing than strategy any day of the week.
Finding out that Pathfinder was going into MMO territory? Heck yes, sign me up for that! And in fact, I did - I'm eagerly awaiting updates (and my copy of the book *squeee!*).
... I could dress him up as a satyr, actually. But I'd need a pair of furry pants and hoof-boots, and I don't know where I would get those on such short notice. :/