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  1. Wizards Guide to invasion fighting

    Yes! Watching scrolling chat or trying to type is a sure way to die. A corollary of this would be to learn to watch your blue mana and red health bars below in the HUD. Far too many times it's either too distracting on the screen, or there are so many critters and people surrounding you that you can't even see yourself. Train yourself to focus on the bars in the HUD and ignore the screen when in crowded situations or any time you can't see your bars/numbers on the screen. Some other things to add from an invasion newbie's perspective: 1. Practice going around doing everything with your inventory window open. I never had mine open before I started seriously doing invasions, and I really hate it. It gets in the way of chat, it gets in the way of where I want to click on the map, it blocks things I want to see, and it is distracting in general. But it is a necessary evil because you really do need to keep an eye on your quantities of things you ran out of quick bar slots for, and for easy and fast access to gear or potions. 2. Another of the "obvious but it needs to be stated" things: Make your EL window as big as your monitor will allow. It helps immensely to see what's happening better when everything is bigger and wider. It also gives you more room to see around your inventory window and the scrolling chat. Close all your browsers and other activities to reduce lag. 3. During night invasions, I up the Gamma on the Video tab to lighten up the lay of the land. This won't help your perception any, but it is useful to see where you are at and what is around you. 4. Make an Invasion Item List. Sometime when there is no invasion going on, have a seat at storage and pull things out you would bring. Don't equip anything because the item list ignores that when you create it. Get some advice from experienced invasioners about what to bring and play with quantities and your emu to get a good balance. Use this HE to SR ratio calculator so you don't waste emu: http://www.paradoxcomputers.com.au/el/hesrtake.php?mymana=136&emu=0&mysr=90&calc=Calculate&myhe=0 This will not only save you time when an invasion is called, but relieve the worry of whether or not you forgot anything important (we all have done that).
  2. Banned

    The STX character has been unlocked and your IP unbanned.
  3. Control Rosto Prices

    I agree with kaddy, Vino, and revi. 1. If rostos were, say $1 apiece as Vino suggested (and I've been saying this for ages for this exact price point), I personally would buy a lot of them. Sell some in-game. At that price, I'd feel like I was getting bang for my buck and I'd be more active, more daring, and happy to go back for more. Many others feel the same way. Affordable rostos ==more active players and more shop-buying players. 2. NPC is not a bad idea, but as is I doubt it would happen (taking rosto sales away from the shop). Wonder if an NPC could be tied directly in to the shop to buy directly and get them right away? As to tinkering with the rest, not a bad idea. Wouldn't be my first choice but if radu does not want to adjust rosto prices, I can see value in these ideas. I just don't see rostos ever being NPC sold on their own with no ties to the shop. As to revi's idea for mini rostos for lower gear, that is also a great idea but doesn't help those of us past that point. Not saying don't do it, it's great!, but we still need a plan for the big guy rosto issue.
  4. I think this would be a very nice convenience and would like to see it implemented if bluap has the time and inclination.
  5. This is not, and never would be, a consideration in game design.
  6. Banned

    Here's the decision. After discussion with mods, and discussion with you, I decided you will remained locked and banned for one month from the initial locking and banning date, which was January 17. On February 17, you can post here asking for STX to be unlocked and unbanned. I don't know yet what I want to do about the other characters you are in possession of. I expect you to play and conduct yourself as we discussed - no more badmouthing and no more using EL as your income stream. If you truly do love EL, you will have the chance to prove it by playing like a normal player and acting like a normal person. If turns out to be too much for you, nobody is forcing you to stay here and we won't put up with a repeat performance this time.
  7. IP Banned

    Well if "you" had been the one banned, it probably would have been a different character that had been locked. "Lock"s are simply for characters while leaving the IP still open to play on. A "ban" is the IP itself so no characters are able to log on from it, even if the character itself is not locked. Regardless, I see no trouble on this character so it seems a safe gamble to unban the IP...plus it was 5+ years ago.
  8. IP Banned

    Hmm. Odd because your IP was banned quite some years ago when it was used by somebody else banned trying to circumvent his own ban (i.e. logging on from somebody else's house). I'll unban the IP but if trouble shows up from it or it turns out you are a prior banned person, I'll revisit the issue then.
  9. IP Banned

    No. That procedure doesn't work for the auto-ban for failed passwords issue. I see you are ingame anyway.
  10. IP Banned

    By any chance do you have any local friends who might have been banned that play or played? Also, if a whitelisting is called for, I can handle that.
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  13. IP Banned

    You triggered the auto-ban with too many failed password attempts.
  14. Wizards Guide to invasion fighting

    As an invasion newbie myself, I have a few comments. 1. Devote an hour or so to whacking at beavers. You can get one or two tokens this way and believe me, beaver tokens are invaluable. I won't leave home without at least one. I usually bring 3 'just in case" with me to invasions. Can't emphasize enough how wonderful and life-saving they are (not to mention reassuring even if you don't use it). Worth the time to kill some beavers if you are short of funds. 2. Don't be afraid to inch in and stay by a quick exit (a door to insides or map change). Get some practice and gradually ease in as your comfort level allows. Don't let people talk you into venturing further in than you are comfortable with because almost always you will find yourself suddenly surrounded or a new wave shows up. Take your time. 3. While Wizzy's advice is sound, it can be overwhelming to have a bunch of spells and potions you are expected to use that you aren't used to casting. What I do is pick one new thing and use that in an invasion. My usual fighting method (such as for dailies) is to cast restore, drink a SR. That's it. So I currently cast shield as my new thing to add. I'm strongly advised to move up to adding mana drain, too. Other than those few things, listen to Wizzy. I do everything he says here with these adjustments. He and Cher have taught me how to get to the point I'm at, and I never ever thought I'd come this far.
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  18. Susje char locked for posting ads in @@3.

    I seriously can't decide if you are truly this obtuse or just play it on EL. Asking about the length of the lock is NOT what revi was referring to. Do you not read what you post? Anyway, at this point, it's indefinite. Can't say we missed this nonsense ingame.
  19. Susje char locked for posting ads in @@3.

    So far it has been.
  20. Banned

    All of your posts over there are now gibberish with just random letters strung together. Regardless, it seems you believe that because you like EL, you should be allowed to continue on as you have been doing for your profit (while hurting EL) but will just keep your mouth shut wherever you think you might be seen. Does that sound about right?
  21. Banned

    Personally, I'm wondering if you would "love" EL as much if you weren't making a real world dollar profit from it. All I see is a whole lot of sweet-talking, you are clearing out your posts on unofficial, and the playing you did do was to make more profit on the black market $$ side of things. I wonder if you'd "love" EL so much on a self-leveled character and no buying/selling. All this brings to mind all the people who got themselves locked and/or banned, swore on whatever they consider holy they are so so so sorry and simply love EL and MUST have their beloved character(s) back, and then when I foolishly return them, they promptly turn around and sell that "beloved" character for real world money. I am seeing a lot of people who consider EL to be their personal real world money supplier and that is their game-play style. When this is restricted or taken away from them, they are "bored" and the complaints and insults start. Every requested "improvement" or "update" is to make $$ sellable drops better or more sellable gc. Invasions are criticized if a certain amount of real world dollars aren't attained during one. It is clear that a large portion of the people purchasing the extremely high-leveled characters consider them a $$ investment and use them to farm to sell the results outside of EL. And then of course the cries of "EL is boring". Seriously? (I have also briefly discussed with you how this seriously skews game dynamics, which is another issue all in itself and not related to your ban, but still worth mentioning. You do not seem to care about that, either.) So against this backdrop, I see your behavior: coming online simply to "play" to get more to sell, buying/selling characters and storages, and constantly criticizing and insulting the game, the game creator, the moderators, and picking fights with certain players. Bashing even worse in outside venues, be it Whatsapp, Skype, OL, Unofficial forums, etc. - all the while abusing EL to make a $$ profit from it. I still have a very strong suspicion you have been coached in what to say and how to come across. It's a bit too miraculous of a change of heart - literally overnight - to take seriously. So I'm thinking you will be locked/banned for a month at the least. I will ponder it more, discuss it with the mod team, and consider your actions during that month. Ideally, I'd love to say, "Okay, sure you can come back, on a normal self-leveled character, don't be a jerk, and no profiteering off of EL's back". However, of course, we can't control that, don't really even want to control that, and the manpower hours that would be needed to even try would not be feasible or desirable. I'll say it again, and this goes for everyone - if you don't like EL, nobody is forcing you to stay here. One game just can't please all people, we know that. But don't stick around to be a jerk and ruin it for everyone else. And most of all, don't stick around to be a jerk and rub salt in the wound by abusing EL and those involved in it by not only trying to make a buck off the very game and people you despise, but trying to force/bully game changes to help that along.
  22. Banned

    It's not just unofficial. Also I am sure you would love to delete all your bashing - so "next time" you can say, "Show me one previous occasion!" Again, how stupid do you really think we are? (I know, I know, rhetorical question as you think we're very stupid, clearly.)
  23. Banned

    Why now and not all the other times you were warned/locked/banned for the same issues? You say the same thing every time. Guess what. We're at that point. Enough. You don't play anymore. You just log on to your bought character to buy or sell other characters/stuff and toss your insulting snarky comments into @6. You might join an occasional invasion you might happen to catch but that's it. And we all know the headaches you caused as Adko. I don't believe you learned a darn thing but are saying what you were advised to say (hi kaddy).
  24. Banned

    Here's the situation. We as a collective group (both mods and players) are completely fed up with your constant EL, mod, player, and radu bashing every single time you log on. To add to that, you do nothing but abuse EL by buying and selling characters and storages and reselling for personal rl $$$ gain. You are a net drain on the game financially and psychologically. You are a negative advertisement for the game and we are tired of it. And don't even think to play dumb and say, "I said nothing bad". We aren't stupid and I am pretty sure we have a good enough grasp of the English language to know what you are implying with your imagined innocuous comments. We also see much of what you post publicly elsewhere. This has been going on for years. Simply put, if you don't like it, don't come here. And especially, don't abuse us in the process for your own personal monetary gain.
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