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Old 10-20-2003, 12:36 AM   #1
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Just thought I'd clarify a few things for those who may have read the most recent review of DragonRealms.

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Yeh, I tried out the free trial. Not too impressed. Mostly recycled stock classes powers and areas.
OK, I don't know where the poster got the idea that the areas were mostly stock, I certainly have yet to see any "stock" areas that looked like what I've seen in DR. As far as classes...well, some of the names of the guilds are the same as the names of stock classes (bard, the mage portion of warrior mage and moon mage, cleric, paladin, thief, ranger), and as he didn't say which guild he actually tried, I can't clarify about that guild specifically (you can only have one character slot with a free trial, and a month is not a fair amount of time to judge all 10 guilds, even with 10 character slots) but in the case of the bard, both mages, paladin, and ranger guilds, to call them nothing but recycled "stock" classes, would, in my opinion, be a compliment to the stock versions...especially to the stock bard classes. (mutters something into the air about glorified rogues)


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Combat is mob only, and tedious since there is no botting.
Pkilling is forbidden, correct, but controlled Character vs. Character is permitted via the challenge verb, or via something referred to as "consent", though that is not encouraged, as PvP is not intended to be a part of DragonRealms. Also, by botting, I assume he means scripting, and only AFK scripting is illegal, ATK scripts (such as scripts for travelling) are permitted, and used by many so they don't get carpal tunnel!
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Little in theway of RP from other players and the Imms dont seem to take note of the players.
Sadly, in the starting city of the Crossing, there often is very little in the way of RP, though outright OOC is frowned on. As far as IMMs go (or in the case of DragonRealms, GameMasters) let's just say you don't have to be able to take notice of them for them to take notice of you.
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In over 2 weeks of trying I was unable to get an Imm help me out and explain some things. No OOC channel to ask players for help... No channels at all actually, its lonesome.
Ok, I guess he never ran across an in-game GameMaster-sanctioned society called the Mentors. Their function is to help newcomers with such questions. Also, if he couldn't find any mentors available, he could have gone to his guild and WHISPERed to someone, asking them to help him with the basics, or said something aloud stating that he was totally new, and needed help. Also, there is one (supposedly) IC channel, but you need something called a gwethdesuan to access it.
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No recall function for new chars, first time I logged I got lost and died... permanantly.
Ok, there is no recall, however, there is a direction verb, IF you're in one of the two starting cities. As for dying permanently, during the first circle one gets five free resurrections, and after circling for the first time (it's circling, rather than levelling, BTW) one should get favors, usually upon attaining the second circle the guild leaders give a lecture about "it's time to seek favor from your god". This is a case where a newcomer can ask for help aloud without going into OOC.
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No remort function either so things probably get pretty dull if you ever max out your char.
As the experience system in DragonRealms works different from any of the systems present in other MUDs, I'd say it'd be extremely difficult to actually max out a character. Let's suffice it to say you need to gain experience in certain skills to gain guild circles, rather than experience in the guild to gain skill levels.


I hope that this little response has clarified some things for those that have read it, and that the information contained herein may help others who honestly wish to try DragonRealms.

from the player of Draconita, Bard of Murrula
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Old 10-20-2003, 01:20 AM   #2
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I like the way you replied to this person's review. You didn't just whine and moan about what someone said, and actually took the time to clarify things, and make it apparaent what was true, what wasn't, and what are alternatives to things they didn't like. Wish everyone was that good at what you're doing, good job.
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Old 10-20-2003, 12:53 PM   #3
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Thanks, I tried to keep it civil. I just got so sick and tired of negative reviews, that I finally had to post.
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Old 10-23-2003, 05:33 PM   #4
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I just got so sick and tired of negative reviews, that I finally had to post.
Isn't that usually the case, though. If people like the game, they dont want to stop playing to post a review.
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Old 10-23-2003, 11:26 PM   #5
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Heh, took me more time than I wished in order to write a response to a review, much less write a proper (ie well-thought out) review myself. No way am I going to write one of those "My MUD ROXORs" type posts.  
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