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Old 06-29-2002, 09:34 AM   #1
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We all have them; the lazy players who sit at the Fountain all day, socializing or bitching or just idling. So, what are the top 10 excuses for not playing the Game? Here is a couple, to start things off:

1. I like to explore slowly, so I always will have areas to look into.
2. I'm a jester, that's my rp!
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Old 06-30-2002, 10:01 PM   #2
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Worse: people that join a guild just so they can talk to even MORE people.

I only joined so I could talk to them since they're never at recall.
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Old 07-01-2002, 12:35 AM   #3
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You make socializing sound like a bad thing.

Someone's a jester on FR...supposedly, he doesn't really do much jesting though, but more than sitting around.
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Old 07-01-2002, 02:11 AM   #4
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I have one who just sits in a temple chatting though occasionally he does roam near the temple and kill a few fidos. He's been hanging around for about six years and I pick on him.

His excuse when I ask him is "but, I'll get killed!" Duh.

The picking on part is the funniest though, cause I've dubbed him our 'statue' and he has pigeons for friends. He plays along too which is neat. Hmm, a perma-script to create pigeons to fly around and land on his shoulders. Hmm, white blotches.
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Old 07-01-2002, 03:12 AM   #5
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Some people come to muds to "chat" with friends rather then to really play the game.
Just like they come to IRC to chat.

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Old 07-01-2002, 03:57 AM   #6
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In some of the more fun RP MUDs I've played, sitting and talking (to the right people) can make you a very powerful political figure .
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Old 07-01-2002, 10:25 AM   #7
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Oh jeez, i'm tired to hell of those types.

I think the number 1 reason they dont move is that they're scared of getting their asses handed to them.

On a mud I used to play on, we had a kid who never used to leave the clanhall, like ever. I'd tell him 'You ought to get out more, get some sun'

He'd say 'It's dangerous out there'.

One day, i got tired of hearing it so I replied 'It's not much safer in here' and attacked him. Suffice to say, he got out more after that.
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Old 07-02-2002, 06:13 AM   #8
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eh,well, my excuses to do NOT play are such :

1. Im talking to imms about the probs I have with building.. Most usual reason, althought it takes least time

2. Im online somewhere I dont have normal client,just telnet.

Besides that,there aint too much of other reasons...
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Old 07-02-2002, 04:25 PM   #9
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What about:

"I already killed a mob earlier"

*grin* I like them
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Old 07-02-2002, 06:49 PM   #10
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I never realized there was such a strong sentiment against players who opt to hang out and socialize around town square. I do it all the time with one of my characters, a bard, because, well, she's an entertainer.
So long as you're staying in character while you socialize, why would such behavior be considered "not playing the game"?
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Old 07-04-2002, 12:26 AM   #11
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Oh if it's ROLEPLAY chatter, i'm all for it. Love that stuff to death. I just don't see how getting info on how to get answers to science homework is in character on a Wheel of Time themed mud.

If they were singing it, perhaps... <imagines terrible songs of gasseous masses>
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Old 07-28-2002, 03:44 PM   #12
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Cool

I am a mud owner? When do i have time to play?
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Old 08-05-2002, 11:15 AM   #13
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I think I agree with TheDemonMaster, yet I don't.  As the owner of an admittedly very small mud,
I still have fun with it.  You'd be amazed how surprised a player is when they finally kill that Goblin
Raiding Party, and it regroups, then comes back for round 2.     That's when it is all worthwhile.
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Old 08-05-2002, 02:09 PM   #14
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Well I have to say, I work with DemonMaster and we are still in a beta type phase where we are open to players and still getting alot kinks ironed out. The imm staff all work hard but we do try to lighten the mood so we don't go bonkers (or are we already?)

Now where did I put that pipe you love DemonMaster?

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Old 08-25-2002, 11:02 PM   #15
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What MUD?
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Old 09-05-2002, 03:02 PM   #16
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"My character is a pacifist, so there is nothing for him to do."
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Old 09-05-2002, 08:15 PM   #17
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How about :

"Ive already maxxed out (level wise) 3 characters already and explored the entire MUD"

Usually I point them to here or TMC and suggest looking for something with a larger amount of rooms (forgot which one it was, but did see a MU* that boasted over 250K "orginal" rooms)
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Old 09-06-2002, 02:11 AM   #18
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Would I make fun of someone who asked the mud for answers to science questions?  Yes.  Does it annoy me, entemper me, or do I have any reason to restrict people from doing such with their time?    No.  If my friend and I are playing Monopoly and he wants to talk about school, I don't get ticked off and throw the money at him.

I can understand why an older player might just sit around.  I can really understand why an imm would.  When you've been somewhere a while, know the directions to every area by heart, and everyone knows (if not likes) you, all that really matters on the mud is how you interact with the other players.  And, on the muds I play, there's no rooms traveled per minute requirement to use the global channels, IC or OOC
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Old 09-06-2002, 05:42 AM   #19
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From what I've seen, people who sit around bitching are newbies 99% of the time. THey've discovered how hard actually playing the game is, and just aren't in the mood for it. So instead they wander around the main town, buy as much alcohol as they can afford, sit drunkenly in the town square and blab on until they get silenced.

This annoys me IMMENSELY because the whole point of having an environment where you can do so much is, well, doing so much. If you wanna sit around and be dumb, go on IRC and at least do it with other people who want to do the same. Leave the MUDs for those of us who actually MUD.

Ahh.... Writing angry forum posts gets the aggression out, doesn't it? I feel so relaxed now...

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Old 09-13-2002, 02:34 PM   #20
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Angry

well... if you want one good reason to sit around and avoid playing.... it'd have to be that you just got royally whomped upon by the "rabid ferret" in RoD... my feelings being that there's no reason to rush back to get killed AGAIN (twice already for me) by a feral rodent...

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