Coming Soon: Arx, After the Reckoning


  • Pitcrew

    @Aria Aaaaaaaahm. Be cool? The game's only taking apps for roster PCs while staff is on a break until August. However, there are a ton of characters on the roster. If you pop on at some point and have particular types of PCs you like playing, people will generally be able to help point you at some suggestions on the roster.

    If you app, ask about the @randomscene command, cause you'll have access to a two-week window where you can basically collect a nice amount of newbie bonus XP.

    Probably one of the hugest strengths of the games is the depth and mystery of the lore and metaplot, and IMO it does benefit from not sharing OOCly the many secrets you'll come across ICly. (This was hard for me. I am used to games where literally every log gets posted.) Arx actively sets up its systems and structure so that you only have OOC access to things your character would have IC access to/knowledge of, so I think it works out better when you lean into that.

    There are dangers on the game from both NPCs and PCs, but it looks like you've been around the WoD block, so you probably won't have the adjustment shock I did coming to realize some of the PVP elements. ;) (That said: those elements are pretty carefully controlled. Players are not given leeway to go murder whoever they want just cause. I say that as someone who's been pretty critical of some of the PVP structural setup and advertising both on this forum and to staff directly.)

    Whatever character you pick up will have family and/or org connections, so utilize those! There's a pretty strong welcoming vibe on the game, helping to acclimate new folks instead of giving them a hard time for getting a title wrong or something. There is an Info channel that I lurk in wait on that is great for asking questions after you have an approved PC.

    Okay! Those are some things I feel like I'd want to know coming in. Speaking with the experience of having at one point done the opposite of some of them and redirected.


  • Pitcrew

    @Roz said in Coming Soon: Arx, After the Reckoning:

    There is an Info channel that I lurk in wait on that is great for asking questions after you have an approved PC.

    For real, Roz is quick draw with the info. I frequently tell people that if they have questions, to not hesitate to ask and that if I don't know the answer, I'll get it from someone who does. That is Roz.


  • Pitcrew

    @Faceless said in Coming Soon: Arx, After the Reckoning:

    @Roz said in Coming Soon: Arx, After the Reckoning:

    There is an Info channel that I lurk in wait on that is great for asking questions after you have an approved PC.

    For real, Roz is quick draw with the info. I frequently tell people that if they have questions, to not hesitate to ask and that if I don't know the answer, I'll get it from someone who does. That is Roz.

    I'm competitive.


  • Coder

    To add to Roz's advice: Don't be afraid to ask for help; it's an original theme, and almost everyone feels a little lost and confused at first when they're dropped in the deep end. Other players (and the staff) are usually willing to assist.

    I mean, now I think I get the theme pretty well, to the point that I get asked for help by other players both ICly and OOCly. (Even if I have basically an Evernote of Crazy, which is the digital equivalent of a Wall of Crazy with string connecting all the maps and pictures and clippings.) But when I started, I spent the first month and change having to flail at Apostate in a panic every so often when people cornered Aislin to ask about thematic things, having to page him going, "Uhm. What the hell is an X, and have I ever heard of it ICly? Help!"


  • Pitcrew

    ....thanks to autocorrect, I just accidentally asked my friend if he would like to "Play at Sex, maybe."

    FML.



  • @Aria Autocorrect is quite possibly the devil. But that's a good one.


  • Pitcrew

    @Aria I mean, just keep it out of public rooms and it's fine!


  • Pitcrew

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  • Pitcrew

    Totally off topic but I thought of it because of the auto correct thing.
    A couple of days ago my phone auto corrected mess to merp ... I am pretty sure that means it just rolled on the fumble chart and lost an arm.


  • Pitcrew

    @Aria You missed the important part, what was his answer?


  • Pitcrew

    @KDraygo -- He laughed and asked if it was a Freudian slip.



  • Upgrade to latest version of evennia and merge should be done, and the game's back up. Let us know if you have any weird problems. Things look all right so far.


  • Pitcrew

    @apos -- I did not get my usual summary of bulletin board posts when logging in.



  • @aria Yeah some of the permissions are wonky and Tehom is looking at it. Along similar lines, if a command has seemed to vanish, let us know, since it would be related to the same issue.


  • Pitcrew

    @apos - Yeah, just saw the conversation on Info and started contributing there.


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