Servants: Paid or Not?

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Servants: Paid or Not?

Post by Harroghty » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:25 am

There are currently a number of humanoid minions available for purchase in the game. Currently, these are either fighting minions (very rare intentionally) or they are slaves (rare because they are really just flavor for a part of the game world). What do people think about there being also some humanoid minions who are more like servants? They would not be meant for combat (lower-level, generic class, no default armor), but would be an RP-driven choice for minion without the RP stigma of a slave.

Is there an interest in these? Should they be restricted to PCs of a certain level or some other qualification? Should they have a program which requires that they be paid on a time-table (maybe every in-game month or quarter or something).

I am looking to do something with the old dwelling minions that just sit there and steal oxygen.
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Re: Servants: Paid or Not?

Post by Lirith » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:01 am

I like this. There have been a few people I can think of who had one of the slave minions to serve in this purpose that might have chosen something more like this if they’d had the option.
I don’t know how popular they will be, but it’s a good option to have available.
I think they should need to be paid, maybe a few warnings (or requests from the servant to be paid) before they pack up and quit in disgust.

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Re: Servants: Paid or Not?

Post by Enig » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:32 pm

I like the idea a fair bit. Minions are great, but slaves tend to push one pretty heavily towards evil. As a thought, it might be nice to allow higher ranking members of various organizations, chiefly faiths, to be able to hire/requisition lower ranking NPCs, ie. a prelate might be able to 'buy' an initiate to follow them around taking notes, etc.

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Re: Servants: Paid or Not?

Post by George » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:15 am

I like this idea very much! Thank you.
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Re: Servants: Paid or Not?

Post by Jarah » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:34 am

I like this idea as well. I can see wizards getting research assistants and such. I also think they should be paid. They could send their person tell "Hey sonso, it's payday. Pay up by tomorrow or I'm going to work for someone else!"

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Re: Servants: Paid or Not?

Post by George » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:55 pm

This gave me a picture. You log in and your unpaid employee is just standing there with its arms crossed and tapping one foot. Servant: Ahem.
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Re: Servants: Paid or Not?

Post by Amira » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:55 pm

I do like the idea and I am for having to pay them. After all if you don't, they are really just slaves. It would be a nice rp option.

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Re: Servants: Paid or Not?

Post by Harroghty » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:20 am

I have a version of these live for testing with some folks. More to follow.
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