New member, and I already feel odd for making my first post in the form of a letter. For a long time I've hovered around this game. The website, the forum, helpfiles, player reviews, checking activity, etc. Just hovering. Creating a profile today and writing this post is the furthest I've gotten in years.
About me. I am old, yet I always lie about my age. I work as an hourly hospitality manager. I play early mornings, and super late at night (with two off-days). I also fill art commissions, illustration work, Freelancing, Advertising, etc. I'm a cartoonist, aiming for my Bachelors in Animation, but until then, I need to eat, live, and seek creative outlets.
I love MUDing and I typically prefer (active) MUDs where Roleplay is heavily enforced. Its my rule of thumb. My spelling is not the best in the world, nor is my grammar, and I always need to rev my engines before getting into character.
Observations, Sindome looks like a MUD that requires (and encourages) commitment, and while I am no stranger to that, I am a little biased when I honestly don't want to be. I have just concerns...cold feet, if you will.
Most of my questions relate to weither (or not) I should stick my head any further down this Rabbit Hole. Because when I find and partake in a MUD I really really enjoy, I sink my teeth into it, growl if someone tries to take it away, and chew till something stops squeaking. Cryptic, m'haps. But, I'm awkward and clingy...
Fun Fact: Last year, I left wonderful RP+PK MUD where I ruled a guild for two years...almost three~♫
Anyway, I need a nudge. Or several nudges. And hopefully no one will judge me for needing it.
Again, questions. And I'm going to skim-off as many as my reservations (and coffee) will allow me. I hope I'm not annoying, or insulting, anyone for it. I apologize if I do.
One thing that bothers me (mostly). The part I've read where: logging out/quitting in the game keeps your character in the game. But you go to sleep, where anyone may rob, or kill you for whatever reason suits them. I'd like some explanation on how to play with the sleeping/logout, because it feels more-so a hindrance then an asset...
On Death and Cloning, and general conduct in-game.
Now, I can understand Sindome's death and cloning process. It feels like it is treated as death in most other RP MUDs. Your body is fully reconstructed from the last moments you update your Cells in the system (minus your chrome). You revive its treated as if, from the moment you updated, the Clone of your Character is where you left off. Memories, etc, etc, etc. A lot of foras addressing that...
So, your Roleplay etiquette. I have read quite a bit on players simply running around killing other players? Regardless of it being possible in the game, cyberpunk or not, how is that so acceptable? I mean, can you NOT kill them instead, thus still making your point? That you're a big, bad, tough guy? I skim over the forums reading that.
I'm trying to understand, if the situation demands it, could the Player just beat a Player Character to near death instead? Again; Cyberpunk or no, isn't there some etiquette when Death for another Player, Cloning or Not, is so detrimental? I treat it as that everyone is heavily invested in their characters, so whats the hubbub?
If the SITUATION calls for it, I am ALL on board for it. But I'm hesitating even more because I waltz up to a thread (several, actually) regarding the fact...PK is amazing when coupled with RP. Conflict is IMPORTANT. But if I believed this MUD was a hack n' slash, I'd have looked somewhere else a looooong time ago.
As for interacting, I'd like a character that can interact in every level, so I can interface with everyone I can get my grubby paws on. How acceptable is such a role, and is it possible? There seems to be a divide, via class relations, when it shouldn't be that difficult for anyone to integrate. Should it? The Administrator's are so engaging with Players, even moreso then I've seen on any MUD. That just really tilts my scales there, though I wonder how much an Admin would help you reach your goals? I have IDEAS on what roles I'd love to play...how involved can I be, exactly?
But yes. Now that I'm here, just what exactly am I diving into?
~Wandering Bovine Samurai