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Postby Amelia Cross on June 6th, 2013, 7:19 pm

First, I must say that this idea is wonderful! I might be getting too excited over this, but I think it would be a good way to have the individual PCs interact with the city more! Not to mention, it helps build up the "realism" if one could call it that. After all, if you are constantly rebelling against "The Black Sun" it is unlikely for you to be living a good life amongst the city.

Oh, OH! And the possibilities it opens for threads :) Now if you see someone liked by a certain fraction, it gives your PC a completely different perspective on the events and how they react to the PC.

But a few questions couldn't help but find me.

1st.
If you, for example gain 2 positive points in the eyes of the Rising Dawn, doesn't that mean you'd get some minus points from The Black Sun? If that is true, would it apply to some other fractions?

2nd.
How exactly would one gain or lose points for a certain fraction? Does it have to involve members of the fraction? For example. If someone would want to gain some points from the Lark family. Should they have an NPC involved? Or does the "word spread" and they just hear that someone has done a good deed?

3rd.
Does gaining points get harder as you progress? For example, something that would get you 2 points from the standing 'neutral' gets you only 1 point once they like you?

4th.[this one is silly]
Will there be some small 'guidelines' given, to what is or what isn't exactly liked and disliked by the fractions? Or will the citizens of Ravok have to guess and pray for the best?


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Postby Elaine Spade on June 6th, 2013, 7:21 pm

I would only have one question.

Can a ghost please a faction? Or they don't care about him/her or they call a spiritist to deal with ghost?
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Postby Verilian on June 6th, 2013, 7:47 pm

Amelia:

1. Possibly, but only if the Black Sun knew about whatever it was you did. More likely, though, the Rising Dawn would rather you do stuff in secret. The most effective agent of the Rising Dawn would be one who is well liked by all factions within the city.

2. It really all depends on the thread. You could gain/lose points with an NPC, or you could do an action that (possibly inadvertently) benefits or hurts the faction and they hear about it. There are an unlimited number of ways it could happen, so that's a hard question to answer. Even doing something as being polite while shopping might earn you a point with the Nitrozian family, or whatever family owned the shop.

3. Hmm... probably. And I may increase the max amount of points if it seems to be going too slowly. But I wanted to make things realistic, and usually things like that take time.

4. Actually, that was a very good question. I hadn't thought of that, but yeah, I may put up some OOC guidelines for you guys some time soon.

Elaine:

Yes, a ghost can please a faction, or even be hated by a faction. Granted, many of the faction benefits don't help a ghost all that much.. but being hated by a faction would be a bad thing, even for a ghost.
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Postby Elaine Spade on June 6th, 2013, 7:54 pm

Hmm true... Thanks V! It's awesome, good job about it! ^^
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Postby Inoadar on June 7th, 2013, 12:45 am

Will I still be able to use the contacts I have established? I totally understand not going back through a thousand old stories to hand out points. I just want to be sure that the ones that have some connection to some of the factions you have named are still at my disposal.

I would list them, but then I'd have to kill you. ;)
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Postby Doros on June 7th, 2013, 2:38 am

I am planning to start in Ravok, and with a non-human character this is all very good to know. I think it's a much more realistic way to handle intelligence and politics, especially in a domain that has so much content on it, definitely a great step in the right direction. I also like the idea of being able to conceal your status with a faction from others, but I guess that there is always a chance some may find out about your actions, especially the more intelligence-oriented factions that may have spies everywhere. Maybe the intelligence skills could have a more practical use now in trying to feed those agents false information and whatnot. Anyways, this has great potential, I'm very excited about it!
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Postby Verilian on June 7th, 2013, 2:03 pm

Inoadar - Yes, you still have your established contacts. To date, you really haven't gotten that much benefit from any of them, so you're still in the neutral range. So things shouldn't change for you.
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Postby Verilian on June 10th, 2013, 10:17 pm


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Postby Irriari on June 11th, 2013, 2:49 am

Oh gosh, this is so exciting. :D
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Postby Verilian on October 31st, 2013, 2:48 pm



Well, if you can withstand the rattling.. here is a video. I'm too lazy to make another. But basically... I'm retiring my storyteller account. Life has become to busy for me. Busy in good ways, for the most part, but too busy to be a storyteller anymore. Anyway... so.. I'm not leaving Miz, but I am stepping down. I'll post something in my scrap later, if I find the time, but anyway, it's been fun everybody, and I'm sorry to anyone this may affect in regards to threads and stuff, but I gotta do what I gotta do. Bye bye (sort of).

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