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Patrick Curtin wrote:
My game-fu is sloppy, no one will ever mistake me for a rules-stickler, and none of my games could be played PFS style. But I am a fairly consistent GM, and I like to think I do a decent job of making sure everyone has a good time.
You're much better at rules than you give yourself credit for Pat.
And you're an awesome DM. :)
The. Female. Characters. All. Speak. As. If. They. Have. A. Problem. With. The. Language. And. Need. To. Speak. Very. Slowly.
I wasn't a fan of Liverpudlian Radovan, but I stuck with it and saw it through. It wasn't too bad, but Liar's island wasn't good at all (the narration, not the story... the story was great, I love Tim Pratt's work).
Female Oread Monk of the Four Winds/Kensai/Archmage 2/2/2
Nyxalia hands Cerpera over to the priestess and moves to join the others.
To date I have backed 89 KS Projects since Novemeber 2011.
So I have 16 projects that I backed over a year ago that I still don't have products for yet. Some are nearing completion, while others still have a way to go. Am I upset that some are taking longer than expected? A little. Do I care, as long as I gt my product in the end? No.
* All Months I give are the month the KS ended, not the expected release date. So some of those may appear to be longer than they actually are (take StSS for example: it's projected completion was August 2012, but it is one of the February 2012 ones since my spreadsheet only tallies when I backed them, not when hey're due to me).
Yeah, my 6am starts at work don't mesh well with my nocturnal nature. Subsequently I tend to subsist on 3-6 hours of sleep a night. Once a week I will extend this out a bit when my body just looks at me in disgust and won't let me go on anymore...
Alrighty, I know taig's been nice enough to link theses for me in the past but I thought I'd throw this one down since it's the last in my Shield Wall series.
And if you click on the linky at the bottom that says Sunderday (in purple) then you can see all of my other posts to date.
Mike's work is truly amazing! I eagerly await Fridays as I am always keen to see what monstrous creation he has made out of the random pics we throw at him (and as one who has thrown more than my fair share his way I am super interested to see how his vision take my mundane thoughts for the pic and transforms them into the perfection I've come to expect from him. :D
But of course you're quite welcome to stay for the regular blog as well. Mairkurion's occasional insights are worth the wait. :)
Thanks Orthos: :)
And I should thank taig for pimping my shields here. I have been remiss in my attendance of FAWTL for a while now but I should really be plugging my work more. :)
Not really my character doing anything for fun, but I had a character (an Azerblood Fighter) once named Jock McStrap. He was a serious character though, just had a strange name...
Also, my Magi generally use Arcane Mark when they run out of other spells. It's fun to see all of the dead bodies with my Magi's signature emblazoned on them. :)
Is there any word yet on the possibility that this might arrive in enough time to ship before the projected 21st of December date (ie. seperately to my Subscription shipment). It is my Birthday/Christmas present from my parents and since they are already annoyed that they won't have anything physical to give me on my actual Birthday (12th Dec) they are gonna be royally pi$$ed that they now don't have anything to physically give me on Christmas Day as well (and with the regular 2 week wait plus Christmas Delays it's now looking like I'm not going to get this until mid to late January).
I must say that asking for that kind of outlay literally a few days before Christmas, especially since the Shattered Star Minis are due out the next month is a massive ask. November was pushing it (it really should have been comissioned a few months earlier so that it hit us midway between the massive dollars of the Rise of the Runelords minis and Christmas) but December is going to be a killer for most people.
My other worry with this estimated ship date is the closeness to Christmas. My orders have gradually been pushed back over the past 6 months so that I often have my stuff shipping on or after the projected "should ship by" date. As an example, November's shipment only just shipped yesterday for me, well into the week after it was projected to have shipped by. All over Facebook I see mesages of Subscribers in the USA already reading their physical copies while I still have yet to get my shipping notification (literally getting it sometimes up to a week after reading those messages). Considering that it takes at least 2 weeks for Subscription shipments to arrive here (I have known non-Subscription orders to take less, but they are few and far between and I've never known a Sub to take less than 2 weeks other than once in the whole time I've been a Subscriber) and the fact that my order might not even leave the warehouse before Christmas the way my orders have been going lately, I honestly have no idea when I might get that shipment (other than my very hopeful estimation of mid to late January). I have previously asked if it is possible for International shipments to be processed first so that everyone will be getting their copies around the same time but it seems that notion has fallen on deaf ears (or my continued asking has been the cause for my gradual bump to further down the line). I have had some issues with the pre-authorisations screwing with the account balance on my Debit Card and slowing the payment down until I can put more funds into the account, but these problems are not my problems (if it was the fact of me not having enough in the account then I can understand that, as I have done in the past) and shouldn't be affecting when my order ships because of something that is out of my control.
You can call me a whinger all you want, but it is really annoying to see so many people already reading their copies when I have to make do with the .pdfs for 2-3 weeks. It is really starting to take the shine off that monthly package arriving when I've already read what I wanted to and moved on, many times not even opening the books when they arrive and simply shelving them.
Just my 2cp, take it however you want... constructive criticism or cry baby whining. :/
Ryan Dancey wrote:
Of course I see what you did there. But since your game is going to be a Sandbox MMO I only highlighted the part that was relevant to your game. OK, so maybe I will be able to go and do a Quest somewhere with my friends or solo. But as BlackUhuru said, "sure you might get killed by a player for one reason or another just like you will be killed by a Abyssal Paragon or Gold Dragon". Of course there's the chance that I'll get killed going to battle that Abyssal Paragon or that Gold Dragon, but that's my choice to go on that Quest fully knowing the danger. It's not however my choice to be attacked by another group for simply wandering through their territory, or because their Assassin's Guild needs to make their quota. That is not my idea of fun.I'm not saying don't include PvP as I know that people out there like it. What I am saying is that PvP needs to be kept to areas where it won't affect the gameplay of those of us who don't enjoy it. Have safe areas, let me simply skip to a Quest from the safe areas without the need to wander through some other group's territory, have in game warnings so I know when I've entered a PvP zone so I can backtrack. From your earlier comments it seems clear that every area (save the training area, which you said is only going to be available for a limited time, and Quests/Missions) is going to be available for PvP. Why do I want to be strolling down the street to go to the tavern and get a knife in my back and bleed out in the street while others simply walk past, hands on their swords praying that doesn't happen to them? I don't want to have to join a larger group to get the full benefit of the game, I want to be able to sit down with a couple of my buds from overseas and play a game, since I can't do that IRL, and still be able to get somewhere in the game.
PvP might be fun for some, but isn't fun for all. There needs to be more of a balance than what I'm seeing described.