I've been playing for about two months or so. Picked a character randomly that I liked the general premise of and the name. Once I got in took a peek at their secrets and it was pretty cool. Nothing like "YOU ARE ACTUALLY A BASTARD NOBLE OR SON OF A GOD." But certainly a lot there.
I knew I would love it here when in my first GM scene that I just walked into, without any prompting from myself, the GM paged me some pretty pertinent information that only my character would know and really shaped the direction of my RP.
@Monogram I remember seeing those desks in the store! They're super pretty really. We really liked them and would have nabbed that kind, actually, but I needed a bigger/gigantic L for the project space. We almost caved on doing two of those with a table between in spite of that. They're seriously nice desks.
Received a ton of In Character information that had been largely withheld from my character, whether intentionally or accidentally is irrelevant. A series of clues scattered within the game world. Virtual dots cast into the wind and left to be found. Though as I began piecing those dots together, the puzzle started to make more sense. A lot more sense.
The MU Thing I Love? When you find yourself going to bed later and later because your mind dwells on those clues for so long. Then when you go to bed, you find yourself laying there filling the silence with thinking about your imaginary fun-times and those clues. Connecting dots to dots to dots with the little information that you already had available to yourself and you find it gives you a little wiggle of goddamn fun-terror at some of your theories.
I haven't felt this immersed in a game for a long time and it feels good. Gotta make sure I give the player who brought me into the fold a vote and another thank you. Are internet reach-around's an acceptable form of MU payment?
@surreality It's a monstrosity built of faux wood and bent aluminum. But it's at least better than the damn thing I had from Walmart that I'm pretty sure would fall apart if I so much as sneezed at it.
Besides, I am not putting what will eventually be a $1500 gaming PC on it.
But yes, doing stuff with my hands, there is a certain amount of catharsis to it. I've thought about doing the Bob Ross paint thing, because why the hell not. I've found when I needed a moment to chill the hell out, I'll watch Bob beat the devil out of his brushes and keep wondering why I don't do that myself.
There is one other thing I've noticed that helps me. Is simply asking a friend or two to do a simple RP campaign on Google docs. There's no sense of urgency, I can pose when I feel good about doing so and it's singular story between two people. Not idea that I have to worry about the ramifications or metaplot if I'm running something for someone else. It's rewarding in a way and right now it's comfortable. Because I still like writing, still enjoy writing, it's still hobby no matter how much I believe I'm not as good as I want to be at it.
And that is the greatest fault that I find myself struggling with, something I've talked to a few friends. And it reflects so hard on my life away from the computer. The desire to be 'good enough'. Just as I wonder to myself 'why would this friend want to talk to me when they have others?' is just as equal to 'why would this person want to RP with me when there are better people to do so with?'
My girlfriend applies to the theory of 'fuck them', because she, like @Ganymede is a brickhouse when it comes to that stuff. I don't know whether it's the doubt or the confidence that has me constantly wondering if it's me. Either not creative or interesting enough or bad posers or rife with grammatical errors.
I will never be good enough to be an author, I just want to be good enough for own thing.
Added note: I want to build a gym in my basement. I think lifting weights would be good for me to get back into.
More like "some sort of diet issue." I'm a proponent of eating a variety of foods in order to get proper nutrition, and when we eschew certain foods out of choice or circumstance we risk unsettling our body's chemistry.
Once you enable the plugin, you'll have to set it up.
Right click the mini windows and hit 'update channels'.
After that's done, right click again and hit channels and choose the ones you want to send to the window (likely all of them, you can shift+click or ctrl+click)
That should default send them to the mini window.
If it's still echoing in the main window, click echo to turn it off.
You can send pages and local OOC to there under the Other communications tab.
I've been testing it this morning. Seems like it also linkifies URLs.
To resize, the bottom-right of the window is a sizing block. Click it and drag to resize.
And enjoy. Seems like it grabs all colors and everything too.
EDIT: You may want to change the font as well; it starts out really small. I just set it to FixedSys at 9 like the core MUSHclient and off we went.