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How do you 'progress' in the game?
Commonly asked, answers captured.

[+][OOC-Chat] Auslander(Guest) asks, "How do you 'progress' in the game?"

[+][OOC-Chat] Fresh Prince of Withmore: Money.

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: power.

[+][OOC-Chat]'s chicken says, "Influence"

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: relationships - connections

[+][OOC-Chat]'s chicken says, "Roleplay"

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: if you're speaking "mechanically", see "help UE"

[+][OOC-Chat] Tadrakyn Eldarflower: Much like real life, in other words.

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: but your UE is *not* the thing which - hang on, I wrote something about this on TMC forums. I'll paste a link.

[+][OOC-Chat] Auslander(Guest) smile

[+][OOC-Chat] Auslander(Guest) smirks

[+][OOC-Chat] mag: UE isn't worth a damn when the whole world is plotting against you. 

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal [to Auslander(Guest)]: I wrote this in answer to someoe who asked o TMC forums about making the transition from hack-n-slass "roll"-play MUDs to roleplaying games. They asked about "progress" in terms of how experience was granted. Other games have other ways, but this covers Sindome:

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: hope it helps

[+][OOC-Chat] mag: and the whole world is plotting against you. Because paranoia works;

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal [to Auslander(Guest)]: also check out the two links found via this search:

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal [to Auslander(Guest)]: and this

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: that's a lot, and you may have seen some of it already BUT

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: they really show how this game works and what to expect of it and how to spend your gameplaying effort to bring your character alive and "succeed" in whatever way means "success" for the character you create

[+][OOC-Chat] Auslander(Guest) says, "I see..."

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal [to Auslander(Guest)]: it's so fucking fun!

[+][OOC-Chat] Auslander(Guest) asks, "Are there any scientists or researches or spies?"

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: yes

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: many

[+][OOC-Chat] Auslander(Guest) asks, "First things first, what do I recommend I do?"

[+][OOC-Chat] Auslander(Guest) blushes

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: I reccommend you create a character who you're not that invested in. Not the one you hope survives a year, but someone you can run around with and experience the world and not cry over if they mistakenly jump on a ganger's sword and permadie.

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: I didn't start that way but you could.

[+][OOC-Chat] mag: I didn't start that way but you should 

[+][OOC-Chat] Auslander(Guest) says, "I love learning by doing, I just don't want to break RP while learning the ropes"

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: on the other hand, I was so cautious with my character when I started that it took me weeks to have the brass to start any shit

[+][OOC-Chat] mag: so many things i would have done differently.

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal [to Auslander(Guest)]: hehe, then don't break RP.

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal [to Auslander(Guest)]: consider this

[+][OOC-Chat] Fresh Prince of Withmore: I learned the hard way with me first char.

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal [to Auslander(Guest)]: your character is as noobish and clueless as a Withmore immigrant as you are as a Sindome player

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: means, easy to roleplay

[+][OOC-Chat] Auslander(Guest) says, "gotcha"

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: learn by acting it out

[+][OOC-Chat] Auslander(Guest) says, "My first char could suffer from brain damage or something, or be young or naive"

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: people have done that

[+][OOC-Chat] Fresh Prince of Withmore: If you're bad at this kind of thing, make your char low int.

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: on the other hand, in my opinion, adolescent characters are severely overdone

[+][OOC-Chat]'s chicken says, "Yup."

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: an adult character can be naive too without being stupid.

[+][OOC-Chat] Auslander(Guest) asks, "What about senile characters?"

[+][OOC-Chat]'s chicken says, "Oh god."

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: un-fun for everyone else, unless you can do it well ad do it right.

[+][OOC-Chat] Auslander(Guest) says, "Ah nvm"

[+][OOC-Chat] Fresh Prince of Withmore: Not enough Middle-aged characters.

[+][OOC-Chat] mag: You are trying to find an excuse for something. Just don't. People won't give you any more or less slack because you are retarded , dumb , brain damaged or whatever. 

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: seriously though, if you're a good roleplayer, you can make anythig work

[+][OOC-Chat] mag: Go with clueless. That can change over time.

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: you have plenty of motivation for asking questions ICly.

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: in fact

[+][OOC-Chat] mag: i think most players started out clueless and learned over time. 

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: players who've been here for years and years and know EVERYTHING will roll clueless immigrants and ask about everythign

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: it's good RP

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: it's a built in motivation

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: it sandbags the established characters who might sympathetically give you all kinds of IC info

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: which you could then use to your advantage (betray)

[+][OOC-Chat] Auslander(Guest) asks, "Heh, while I'm in guest mode, where's a good place I could go to watch?"

OC: Evald says, "probably Drome/Fuller Street, south of the immigration area"]

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: probably Drome/Fuller Street, south of the immigration area

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: if anyone's there.

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: actually, even if no PCs are there, the bartender at the Black Drome Bar might talk to you

[+][OOC-Chat] Auslander(Guest) asks, "I assume the bartender is a puppet?"

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: but you might as well do this with a real character too - you don't have to put much into it. Real PCs can do a lot more than guests

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: maybe puppeted, maybe not, depends on GM availability and interest. He has some autoresponses too which... well, I can't say.

[+][OOC-Chat] Auslander(Guest) chuckles

[+][OOC-Chat] Auslander(Guest) asks, "I seem to be a little lost, are there commands to aid in navigation?"

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: aha

[+][OOC-Chat]'s chicken says, "Because I listened to Red Blues album from the forums I always imagine him with Arnold Shwarzineger's accent."

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal [to Auslander(Guest)]: in the room you see "exits" - they may be directions (n, s, w, e) or they may be doors (out, up, etc)

[+][OOC-Chat] Auslander(Guest) says, "Yea I got that bit, I've played muds before"

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: oh

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: navigation means, maps?

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: find out ICly =D

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: that's something you can't easily do as a guest. I really suggest making a character, even if it's just s tryout. Won't take 10 minutes.

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: another advantage of having a real character, no matter how invested in her you are, is, other PCs are WAY more likely to interact with you.

[+][OOC-Chat] Auslander(Guest) says, "k"

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: we don't generally abuse guests but we don't generally hire/fondle/feed them either

[+][OOC-Chat] Seenal: or teach them to fish

[+][OOC-Chat]'s chicken says, "Yeah I find it a little hard to RP with guests..most of them don't respond when I do either."

[+][OOC-Chat]'s chicken says, ":~;"

This was such a perfect set of responses that I felt it was worth posting for future linking.

Thanks to Woe, Tad, Mag and Seenal for helping the guest out.


Prince, too. Thanks.