I like the idea of a blank slate mostly. All the trappings of a character acquired via gameplay as much as possible. I know people see a two-way street of character affect the world as much as the world affects the character. But I think doing is more important than the philosophy of being (the trap is set...)?
He may show up with an alias called 'Doing' now.
I'm guessing that the Pit Fighter thing and alpha will occur together, with the 'pit' area being a limit for most accounts (until someone discovers a way to glitch through the walls), while alpha players are free to walk outside to stab one another in the face. Minimum viable expectations and all that. Anyway, by making Pit Fighter online rather than offline, they can use it as a stress test on the server and as a way to gather combat data.
Ryan Dancey wrote:
So, this idea of a magical academy that puts politics aside and teaches various types and styles of magic to whomever can afford tuition and manage not to get expelled? Yeah, that makes so little sense that no one has ever come up with such a crazy trope before. When Absalom was approached with the idea of building the Arcanamirium, the city leaders told those old guano-flingers to shove off. Such an University is Unseen within the pages of Terry Pratchett's satire of fantasy tropes, and that series of novels about a wizard's boarding school failed horribly.
It's really starting to sound like the PFO theme song might be "I've Been Workin' on the Railroad". I mean, who would want to build a diverse, complex, and quirky world when we can just get down to the business of making a new Murdersim Online?
That old 'Pit Fighter' announcement has already served it's intended purpose: To entice a few more people to pledge by making them think there could actually be something to try within the same year.
As it stands now, I figure both 'alpha' and 'pit fighter' will happen around the same time, serving as a glorified stress test for a week or a few just before the launch of EE. So-called alpha pledges will get to run around and randomly murder one another, while everyone else literally gets dumped into a pit with some rusty daggers with which to randomly murder one another.
Pax Morbis wrote:
If it's both, there's at least one solution.
Sure, vampires and other horrors, let's go to Transylv... er Ustalav.
At least the vampires are mostly honest about what they are, unlike those Razmiran 'priests'. If you're gonna wear a mask all the time, at least make it of organic matter so you can keep hanging with the homelies.
That must have set off a spree of truly beastly crimes. How long ago did you get out of prison?
Not in the US, or haven't lived here long? Casual violence is just entertainment, while naked people are the debbil. Just ask the MPAA.
Leroy Jenkins is a real-world televangelist with a 'laying on of hands' gimmick to his faith healing charlatanry. The Leeroy Jenkins WoW character was named after him because he was a paladin, but for them 'lay on hands' actually works.
As to bannable names, I'm thinking they're more along the lines of Captain Capricious and Admiral Arbitrary.
Lord of Elder Days wrote:
Just what I was thinking...
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do you have to use one from the pre-approved paizo library of images?
On this forum, you have to select from the avatar library. You can sort the avatars by the number of people already using them and pick something uncommon so it's less likely to duplicate a regular here. You can even find a cool hat like this one, if Eris feels like it.