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Re: Player Status

Post by Tortus » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:30 am

Hello everyone!

Recent events have led to the realization that for various reasons I'm in need of a time-out from FK.

It's been nice being back and seeing all the great additions to the game! It's exciting to see how it keeps growing year after year, and to see the new people coming still.

I don't know how long I'll be gone. My present situation in life isn't really suited for a serious engagement in role-playing games, and I'm moving into a phase even less suitable.

Thanks for everything. I will you all the best in life!

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Re: Player Status

Post by Harroghty » Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:59 pm

We look forward to welcoming you back some day. Best of luck.
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Re: Player Status

Post by Dapher » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:04 pm

Due to real world experiences, it does not look like I will be making a return anytime soon. It has been swell and I intend on returning one day in the future. But between new love, work, and no home. I have no room for FK :(
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Re: Player Status

Post by Lathander » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:12 pm

New love is over rated! Old love, now THAT is something!

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Re: Player Status

Post by Aldren » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:41 pm

Stay safe and enjoy yourself, brother. See you soon.
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Post by Selveem » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:04 am

Lathander wrote:New love is over rated! Old love, now THAT is something!
I recommend the movie "Innocence."
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Post by Xryon » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:05 am

Hey folks,

I'm not actually back, but I wanted to pop in and say that I survived boot. Graduation was today, thank the gods. I am very happy to be done, and never have to do that again. Next up is AIT up at Ft Lee, then on to Airborne. I may or may not be about at AIT; only time will tell.

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Re: Player Status

Post by Siria » Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:52 am

I realized I haven't been playing much recently. Maybe some of you noticed that too. Well, unfortunately I don't think that will change soon since work and other stuff keep me pretty busy. However if you need me/want to play with me: just send me a pm and I'll make arrangements.

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Post by Peverell » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:06 am

Hey everyone,
Sorry for dropping off the grid. As a few people know, my life pretty much fell apart last summer. But I'm doing alright now (apart from having no money and living in a small room in a shared student house, ha). I don't have much free time so I doubt I will be able to devote the same amount of time and energy to FK that I did at the beginning, but I might try and pop in now and again. Looks like lots of changes have been made over the past year.
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Re: Player Status

Post by Briek » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:14 am

welcome back Pev sorry to hear you've had troubles, good to hear your on the up

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Post by Gorwin » Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:08 pm

yay wb pev. missed ya bud.

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Re: Player Status

Post by Yvonne » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:31 am

Save for a few scattered hours here and there, I haven't really been on FK for quite some time now... have been moving house etc and generally just having a lot of my free time taken up with other things. However, on the offchance that anyone needs Yvonne for anything, do just send me a PM.

Keep on having fun you lot, and I look forward to (eventually!) experiencing some of the changes that have been happening lately thanks to the awesome behind-the-scenes team.
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Re: Player Status

Post by Larethiel » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:56 am

Hey there,

Tentatively...I'll be around more often :D Especially as my anual big excavation was cancelled *sad* No skellies for me :( So expect to see me around more often till September's fieldwork and vacations and then hopefully the rest of the year *muffled protest of tied up and muted graduation paper in one corner*

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Post by Dapher » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:30 pm

Xryon! Congratulations! I know it is a little late, but welcome back to the real world! Hope to hear from ya soon man.
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Post by Mele » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:16 pm

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>.o We're moving on Tuesday, shouldn't be any disturbance in the force more than a day though, but just in case, have a stink-eye kitten in a raincoat and remember me fondly.
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Post by Aldren » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:12 am

Taking a short break.
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Re: Player Status

Post by Lylena » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:22 pm

I'm moving today. Not my typical 1 day move somewheres else in the Valley, but out of state (yay)! I don't know when I can safely say I can rededicate time. Miss teh muds, hopefully back on here soon!
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Re: Player Status

Post by Tarven » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:38 am

Well, due to recent events, and a feeling of dead-ended RP, partially because of rumors of system changes, I think I'm going to be taking an indefinite break from FK. I could make a new character, but as someone pointed out to me, I'm too focused on mechanics right now, and not enough on the RP.

While ultimately, the blame for this lies within myself, for allowing it to be so, I will also say that I feel that this is in part because of a majority mindset that I've encountered, in that PvP combat is the goal, and not a last resort. As such, everyone tends to try to make the strongest characters they can, so that they can be the bully, and not be bullied. Myself included.

I find this to be an incredibly sad thing. FK is a game with a rich and engaging RP environment. Conflict RP doesn't /always/ have to lead to PvP, though I admit it should be an option. In MMOs these days, PvP seems to be the overwhelming goal as well, and sadly, I see that influence, as much as a "Do it for me" mentality creeping in here. In the last couple weeks, I've seen some outrageous things happen, that I cannot wrap my mind around the IC justification of, over items.

I will also admitt to my part in the fault of thinking I could manage to play a class commonly regarded to as 'broken'. In most things, FK does a good job of balancing the classes, as per SRD. Thieves, however, /do/ need a lot of work. But part of this also lies within policy. It is patently unfair that fighters get lots of attacks, clerics can heal, and wizards can throw spells, but thieves can't sneak attack. I would say that the policy of 'there must be enough RP' would be fine and fair, except for the fact that I have seen people metagame in abhorrent ways in order to win in PvP. The only advantage that thieves have is planning, and surprise.

As I told someone else recently, thieves should not, in any way shape or form, be able to walk up to a fighter, poke them in the chest, and expect to walk away unscathed. That's just daft.

Nor should a thief expect to face a fighter, and be attacked first, and expect to win.

But what should give a fighter pause, before attacking the thief, is the idea that the thief will run away, stalk him, and find him in his room at the Inn next week, or next month. Or maybe when he's off fighting a mobile, or whatever. Essentially, when his pants are down.

But that's not the way things work around here. I understand it, and I understand why, but I think there needs to be some other solution or fix. Game balance means equilibrium, not, 'all classes except that one over there'.

And perhaps some things are being done to fix them. I don't know. All I know is, I'm tired of ICly and OOCly being treated like a punching bag. I've done as much running away as I'm willing to ICly, so I guess now I'm doing so OOCly.

I wish all of you who remain here the best. There are a lot of bright people, and great RPers around. But please, for the sake of the game, remember that it's an RP Mandatory and PvP Restricted game. Don't make -every- RP about figuring out how you can bait the other person into PvP.

It just makes it look like you've got a small epeen. Jus' sayin.

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Re: Player Status

Post by Briek » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:42 am

Hi everyone

Apologies for my absence over the last five days or so, been away in the south west celebrating my birthday with friends.

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Re: Player Status

Post by Pakur » Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:38 am

/Ragequit rescinded.
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