Originally Posted by SaintBass
Anyone else here watch "How I Met Your Mother" (great show btw)? That's definitely a Barney Stinson-esque line right there..
2) This is Permadeath. If you are defeated, you take the time to mail your stuff (coin, pots scrolls) to an alt, or kinnie, log out and delete that character... if you have become attached to that character, you can simply pull him/her from the kin, but he/she will be dead to us and subject to great mocking.
3) This is Permadeath. However, LagWallofDoom and scripted events are not death, they are plot devices.
Based on my own experiences and RL situation, I'd vote to exempt lag/crashes, wall of doom, scripted events and the less easy to define RL emergencies. It'll be quite a while before the scripted stuff will come into play, but the comp crash issue is something that, unfortunately, is all too common for me right now. I'm not saying that I wouldn't join without that exception in place, but after it happened once, I'd probably have a hard time continuing. Not to mention, what if I'm tanking GB and my comp dies? Suddenly we're looking at a wipe. 6 characters dead because of a non-game issue. I feel bad about the inconvenience to the rest of the group when that happens in a normal situation, but that'd just be a horrible feeling if (perma)death were on the line. I am gonna be doing a fresh windows install very soon tho, so hopefully the stability issues I'm having currently go away.
4) If you die during an instance run, you may petition the Gods (everyone else present during an instance run) for the chance for a rez, then you have a 20% chance (/roll with a result of 80 or better) to either get a rez or release and continue the instance run.
On the instance runs, I think I'd tend to either fall to Halvr's & Overt's side of the argument (defeat=death) or go the other way and exempt deaths in certain instances with the replacement of some large penalties. The >80 roll thing just doesn't seem right.
5) any thoughts on the kin size question? I don't know if we should limit it to 6, but I think we should get six at the minimum. Should we expand the discussion beyond the hunter forums? Should we see if any others from our respective kins wants to join?
eh, it's a preliminary draft, but it's looking inevitable that "ballslapingest" is gonna have to find a spot in the final version one way or the other.
What do you guys think of that? Should I incorporate the word "ballslapingest" in there somewhere?