Silly things you'd been tempted to do on/for a MU*


  • Pitcrew

    Ever had one of those things that has nagged at you for weeks, months, years that you've been tempted to do on or for a MU* but never have? Maybe it's just silly. Maybe it's just too large of a project. Whatever the reason, what projects nag at you?

    For me, it's creating the worlds/lands of EverQuest in a MU* environment. Not necessarily to RP or even be public, but just as an act of world-building creativity, especially if trying to keep it as accurate to the game as possible.


  • Pitcrew

    Oh man I loved the original Everquest world.


  • Coder

    @firepuff said in Silly things you'd been tempted to do on/for a MU*:

    Ever had one of those things that has nagged at you for weeks, months, years that you've been tempted to do on or for a MU* but never have? Maybe it's just silly. Maybe it's just too large of a project. Whatever the reason, what projects nag at you?

    For me, it's creating the worlds/lands of EverQuest in a MU* environment. Not necessarily to RP or even be public, but just as an act of world-building creativity, especially if trying to keep it as accurate to the game as possible.

    I would say my biggest thing is being a hardcode backend developer.

    My end goal is to make the game engine as easy to use and build on as possible for people like you. But without input from people like you on what to improve on, we're not sure what to modify :)



  • Is this IC or OOC things?

    If it's IC, then my playgroup already has done some silly things, just for the lolz. On a game I'm currently playing, we send the local NPC gossip reporter 'Care Packages' full of random sundries ranging from candy to sex toys, depending on the mood and what she's been writing about. She was writing about cows and pirate strip clubs lately, and has a healthy interest in everyone's love life, so we sent her a whole leather-and-lace BDSM pirate stripper outfit with fun post-it notes explaining the contents in tongue-in-cheek ways.


  • Pitcrew

    @derp said in Silly things you'd been tempted to do on/for a MU*:

    Is this IC or OOC things?

    Both, IC totally counts. :D


  • Coder

    @firepuff I actually tried to get my gaming group into the EverQuest version of D&D but without having been in the world, it didn't really have much appeal to them unfortunately.

    I wish it was something I could find a TT for. I still occasionally play on timelocked progression servers, I love the original EQ.



  • On Shang: Random chick with a cart she'd wheel into the square every so often, offering a variety of bizarre trinkets, all of which would have been amusing to me personally, but would be effectively relevant to Shang.

    Example: diaphragm version of a portable hole due to all the 14-inch wangs flapping about willy-nilly.

    I had a whole list once upon a time, but alas, I forget all the other ones.


  • Admin

    @surreality If we're talking Shang then this thread will get taken over. :p

    For example I remember being in a room with three different versions of Hermione Granger. All of them roleplaying like it's totally normal.


  • Pitcrew

    I once ran a DND campaign using LOL characters. That might be a fun MU... >.>


  • Pitcrew

    Silly thing = Delaying sleep to RP with random strangers

    F U, random strangers.


  • Coder

    I once built a grid for a game that was supposed to be Watership Down based. It never went anywhere. I'm not sure there's much call to RP as bunnies.


  • Coder

    @tributary

    Just TS like them.


  • Pitcrew

    @haven said in Silly things you'd been tempted to do on/for a MU*:

    Silly thing = Delaying sleep to RP with random strangers

    F U, random strangers.

    One of my favorite people to RP with back in the day was a Brit who could largely only RP from work, meaning his RP schedule started at like, 4am for me. There were times I would nap, wake up, and then set triggers to where my client would chime at me whenever he'd pose so I could nap between poses.

    I point at being like, 16/17 at the time as my excuse. And I had graduated (GED ftw), so it's not like I was... screwing up anything other than whatever shitty job I had at the time? >.>

    Plus teenagers do stupid things.



  • @auspice Oh, please. I did almost exactly that within the past decade when a friend of mine was deployed overseas. :P

    For some of us, that form of stupid is a lifelong disorder.


  • Pitcrew

    @haven said in Silly things you'd been tempted to do on/for a MU*:

    Silly thing = Delaying sleep to RP with random strangers

    F U, random strangers.

    I did that just last night. I don't think I shut my eyes until 4am.


  • Pitcrew

    @surreality said in Silly things you'd been tempted to do on/for a MU*:

    On Shang: Random chick with a cart she'd wheel into the square every so often, offering a variety of bizarre trinkets, all of which would have been amusing to me personally, but would be effectively relevant to Shang.

    Example: diaphragm version of a portable hole due to all the 14-inch wangs flapping about willy-nilly.

    I had a whole list once upon a time, but alas, I forget all the other ones.

    This would be awesome. I don't play on Shang, but that's just amazing.



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  • Pitcrew

    I'm on the East Coast. For years all my partners were on the west coast. I saw the sun come up many a morning while still posing.



  • @firepuff I wish I remembered the rest of the list. It had some funny stuff on it. I was lucky enough to play with people who had a great sense of humor there much of the time, and there were some really snicker-worthy things.

    Also, pfft, @Arkandel! Shang totally counts, provided it's, y'know, still silly in the context of Shang! I realize there's like, no reason to not do silly shit there, but that's honestly half the reason it's ever any fun at all.

    I spent ages playing a whiny goth who got dropped in Shang with her whole (uber new age hippie) family who used to pose into scenes trying to get her mother off the 'phone' orb, after all, while she'd gripe about how she was sure she could smell the overwhelming reek of patchouli through the call; silly was so completely and totally a thing. My favorite random silliness from that character involved an ongoing prank war with a Drow with no sense of humor; silly was joy. Her grandest victory in two years of RP was making him laugh, and not just laugh, but laugh so hard he cried, and that was probably one of the best RP moments ever. So much <3


  • Pitcrew

    I created a spreadsheet of all the military forces in the Wheel of Time, as best as could be figured for Book 10 or whatever we were on by them, split out by what nation they swore allegiance to, where they were currently stationed, what type of soldiers (lancers, horse archers, heavy cav, crossbow, longbow, archers, pike, sword, Aiel, or Trolloc) they were, and whether they were professional soldiers or levies.

    In fact, I created at least 9 iterations of this spreadsheet, tracking the movement of forces from one nation to another as PCs moved their troops around.

    This was incredibly silly, and yet I still feel drawn to read through the spreadsheet again as I pulled it up to look over the troop types.


 

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