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#1 pennifuin

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 12:35 AM

For those who did not read it, in the summer, a merry band of fellows, myself included, had probably one of the most succesful and productive forum RP's to date. I think we all had an immensely fun time writing and starring in it (i know i did!) in case you have not read it, Brom the Storyteller and Ladywolf, have compiled it here:

The Ocean Strider's Voyage

This preceded the Irillion Update, and tells of our voyage and discovery of the new lands.

To cut to the chase, i think this would make a great .xml to include somewhere in the game, so that players can go and read it actually in-game. [pl library? tars ms library?] It gives some *real* game legacy, placing players of EL actually into the game history, not only in the sense that we were here and we played the game 'back in the day', but that we also added to it and participated in the stories that make up our Eternal Lands, as if we were actual residents of EL in times long past, i feel it would merge the boundaries between gameplay and roleplay/the el tales and legends. Players in years to come will say 'I remember Brom and Pennifuin, wow that was cool' and the New Bees of the future will say 'they were real players?? thats coolorz!!'

I think it makes sense that the current players should be written into the annals of the game, as we are a part of beta development, a part of the game itself at the moment. I have spoken to Brom and Ladywolf, and TTL and they all agree that this would be a good idea. Plus, its quite a nice piece of literature. :hehe:

dont know if Brom has brought this up yet?

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 12:57 AM

I totally agree with this (as Penn mentioned). It was my first attempt at forum rp'ing and I had a blast, and I know most everyone involved did too. It would be nice to see this made into a readable book in one of the libraries, f not on c1, then maybe on c2?

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 01:25 AM

I totally agree with this (as Penn mentioned). It was my first attempt at forum rp'ing and I had a blast, and I know most everyone involved did too. It would be nice to see this made into a readable book in one of the libraries, f not on c1, then maybe on c2?


plus, unlike alot of the other rp's it stay's true to el history and lore!

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 01:26 AM

Sounds like a good idea.( Hmm the only true history one, sounds like a challenge.)

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 01:29 AM

Sparhawk, try as you may, but that can never be topped. It was something that comes along once in the history of EL.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 01:32 AM

I was born in the year of the Sheep/Goat/Ram so i am VERY stubborn. Watch and be amazed.

(Really in my head im thinking "oh man this will never work....")

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 01:58 AM

This will be added in some form. Which form remains to be seen.

#8 pennifuin

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 02:27 AM

personally i dont think that keeping it as a forum thread or a page on a website/fansite is enough, i mean who wants to search through archive upon archive? theres no incentive to read it. If its something you discover in game, a secret for instance, then i think people would feel more inclined to get involved and read.

i did have an idea: The story could be split into sections. All hidden in diferent places. You have to find the first book/scroll/scrap, read it, then there would be a clue as to the location of the nex part of the story is. Would make a mini-game/treasure hunt out of it. Would it be possible to code it so that they can only be read in order? (so people dont just get random excerpts - even though that might be quite cool, mystery, spurring people to find out more...)

Edited by pennifuin, 13 January 2006 - 02:29 AM.


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Posted 13 January 2006 - 03:06 AM

This will be added in some form. Which form remains to be seen.


care to ellaborate?

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 03:58 AM

Yay, now everyone gets to see me as the bad guy! Well, sorta... :medieval: I do hope this goes through. I would love to see this in-game, and it would give incentive for others to roleplay more as well ^_^

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 06:16 AM

I for one, don't. Don't ask why, and if you know me, you should.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 10:24 AM


This will be added in some form. Which form remains to be seen.


care to ellaborate?


At this point, no.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 11:29 AM

this reminds me - I was proofreading that at one point... wonder if/why not I didn't finish.

As for not topping, I don't think that should even be a goal - we may never have a similar experience, so why cheapen it with comparisons? But it was grand. :medieval:

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 03:07 PM

I for one, don't. Don't ask why, and if you know me, you should.


i thought these forums were for structured discussion and criticism, just saying 'no' with no explantation didnt fall under these categories last time i checked, can you give us a reason please DS, jealous?

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 03:38 PM

That was probably one of the most fun RP's I was a part of, I spell-checked and worked over the thread version with Ladywolf's help and placed it on EL.net because we loved the story so much. It would not be hard to place it in the game, we could actually post parts of the story along the storyline path. For example, in Myandar a good portion of posts were made, then in Bethel where we landed, Then the tavern in Idolran where the battle happened, then the mad chase south to Palon Vertas, Ladywolf and I down in the Icy Draegoni Lands, the battle in Palon Vertas with Kendai, then finally how we all got home...Pick any dock and that would work. :icon13: Im all for it.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 05:53 PM

tip top idea brom

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 06:59 PM

I think Brom's idea is great. Only otherthing I could think of would be to take Penn's idea and kinda make it into a quest of sorts. Either way, I think it would be a shame not to add this into the game in some way. It's like letting history go unnoticed.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 10:14 PM

edit: Patience is aparently a virtue ^_^

Edited by pennifuin, 14 January 2006 - 03:18 PM.


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Posted 14 January 2006 - 03:36 AM

I just relized somthing, know one knows what became of Kat and I on our adventure together :ph34r:

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Posted 14 January 2006 - 04:23 AM

can we hear roja's view on this?



Penn, your enthusiasm is great but the more you push for it, the less it will appeal to the devs to put this on the top of their TODO list. Derin, who is head of storylines and quests, said he will think about what to do with it and that's as good as anything. Now just chill, let time take its course and we'll see what happens :ph34r:




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