Oh man, String Theory. Insert 'now that is a name I have not heard' image. I played Meredith Gordon there for a little while! The second Meredith...that is I think there was one before me? Again, it was awhile ago. Still fond memories of that game.
Along similar lines, this ancient-ass list of WoD MUSHes I found recently is kind of hilarious. The ad copy is amazing.
Last info: 12 Oct 1995, from TSC
Address: gilean.solace.mh.se 7373
Location: New Orleans, LA, USA.
STILL not open yet.
New Orleans...the city shrouded in mystery. No other place in America commands such intense curiosity as the Big Easy, a city of parties, of laughter, but of a darker side, where criminals are local heros, and the police is known for its terrible brutality. From Mardi Gras to the Jazz Festival, N'awlins is steeped in centuries old traditions of work, play, and music. Experience the history, put your finger on the pulse of American's most amazing City.
City of Darkness
City of Darkness is a Storyteller MUSH unlike any other. Its setting is Manchester, an industrial city in the north-west of England and a place of many extremes. City of Darkness is at melandra.cs.man.ac.uk 2000, connect to the guest character, take some time to read our -extensive- news files and find out all about us. There will be extensive changes to the MUSH starting in June and characters with extensive RP before that point will have a much better position in the new MUSH which will replace the existing one.
Dripping from the sewer grate above your head, a brownish, syrup type substance slides down your cheek as you start awake... wondering... "where the hell am I?" A rat skitters accross you foot and you jerk it back, splashing sewer water up onto your face. You look around in the dim light shining down from the sewer grate above, long, cylidrical objects lay in piles above the water line and below... tatters and trash flow in the murky slime.
The light from above is blocked and you look up to see what happened... but you are greeted by a face only... well, even a mother wouldn't love this thing. "Well, my precious little gravelly bit of human flesh... what do you think of my little... cupboard?" the sounds come out of the hole in the face that resembles a mouth... four claw-like fangs protrude from it's lips in a hideous smile.
It walks away bringing the light back to flood the crawlspace you're in... you look off into the darkness, shivering, cold, hungry... and a pair of red eyes stare back at you from the din. "Welcome... to Pittsburgh... Monsignor..."
And the world goes black...
That actually happened every time I logged on there. (Like 90% sure I played a pro-wrestler ratkin on Dark Gift.)
GarouMUSH can be found at "cesium.clock.org 7000". There is a guest character, appropriately named "guest" with password "guest". If you're interested in what we have to offer, feel free to come by and take a look around. Garou is a roleplaying MUSH centered around the lives of the werewolves at a rather large Sept in eastern Washington state. A primer document is available for anonymous ftp from "ftp.cygnus.com" in "/pub/garoumush.guide.txt". One of the players maintains a WWW page at "http://nyx10.cs.du.edu:8001/~whartwel/garou.html".
I kind of love that GarouMUSH clearly didn't want anyone actually playing there.
First of all, the staff of TrinityMUSH would like you to know...we all MUSH naked! Just kidding...seriously, TrinityMUSH is set in the Durham/Raleigh/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina in the year 1999.
Oh man, so much personality!
Veil of Seduction
A quaint office located in a seemingly highrise with windows that show the downtown area of Charlotte, NC, the location and home of Veil of Seduction. It is layed out in a deco design, keeping to the basics of black and white. There are a variety of pictures hanging from the walls displaying different aspects, bars, resterants, and seedy sides of things. You get the feeling of enrapturement as you gaze out the windows, something sultry lies behind it all. Something that wraps you within its fingers and snags the spirit from your body. The Veil Of Seduction is something we must all pierce, are you willing to venture through the veil and into the gates of intrigue?
The only thing I remember about VoS was that an Amy hung out in the OOC room, looking to make custom rape victims.
@tragedyjones Everything's still there, it's just not visible because of some issue that is exceedingly unlikely to get fixed (given that Mechanipus is dying). If you click on "view source" all the content is still there.
@tanyuu said in Looking for an Artist, actually willing to pay...:
@nightshade said in Looking for an Artist, actually willing to pay...:
What I'm saying is, you can sit on your high standards and never get your work off the ground, or you can get the wheels turning through imperfect means. At least this is my personal experience, and what worked out for me. I suppose your mileage may vary, but I hope this perspective helps someone.
For certain situations, I'd agree, if it was due to circumstances, the client, or because it's something an artist feels is a good deal in other ways. What I often see is where it's someone pricing themselves below minimum wage out of the idea that 'this is normal'. Work can be cheap and fast, cheap and good, or fast and good, but it can't be all three at the same time.
Oh, I completely agree. The last sentence is also why I don't worry about underpaid work affecting professionals. A client will get burned if they expect that to work, and next time will understand why it's worth paying a professional.
Yes, people price themselves below the worth of their work, and I think part of the reason is the confused connection between self-esteem and financial reasoning.
I suppose there's a reason why undercharging and dumping prices is a reality of the business world: it works. If someone shows up in the market offering same quality for lower prices, they're suddenly taking all your clients. But they can't viably continue to provide that kinda quality for that price, nor will they want to. So these things are a blip on the radar and should be regarded as such. It does suck when it happens, but the market is dynamic and shit keeps changing.
This can be a thing if we're talking, say, retail. It's one thing to dump prices when you're selling extra stock of a mass-produced item, or when you're trying to stand out from listings in retail. If I remember right, a retail store bought those items at manufacturing cost, so if they sell below the retail price, they still make their money back.
Actually, this is a thing in so many other areas of business and industry, like outsourcing production to China, helpdesk or programming to India, etc. However, the balancing of fast/cheap/good still applies - you get what you paid for and have to work with less than ideal results, most of the time.
However, for a personal commission, there's no way to spread the cost of an item around. If I draw someone's OC, I can't really sell prints of it, or sell it to someone else as a cover for their magazine.
No, but unlike retail items, you can use your past work to leverage future work. "I've already drawn 50 OCs, as you can see. I can easily do this, but my price is so and so." Of those 50 OCs you might have 10-20 who bring you more business through word of mouth.