MU Things I Love


  • Pitcrew

    @roz So much this. This is why I've come back to RPing after over two years off.


  • Pitcrew

    When you get an idea.

    awesome


  • Pitcrew

    Watching the arc over time of some characters who started in really shitty places and have rolled with the punches, and consequences, and all of that to build something really freaking great. I love me a good redemption arc, especially when it's not a rushed sort of thing and happens over the course of months or even years, and just drags a bunch of people along for the ride.

    Love.

    It.

    So.

    Much.



  • @darinelle Wait. You mean to say that people play through Bad Things (tm) and mature as characters?!? Where the hell do you play?


  • Pitcrew

    @tinuviel Arx.

    And yes.

    All the time.

    I could list ten people without blinking twice who roll with the punches, take setbacks as an opportunity to learn, and keep growing as characters without bitching OOCly or accusing GMs of favoritism or arranging things OOCly to make it better. They just keep on truckin'.

    It's really, really nice.



  • It's easy to roll with the punches and mature as a character when you know that staff will protect you from real consequences and feed you all the best plots/RP that others don't get.

    That may not be the case here but in my experience most players are pretty much the same. We're all capable of the same things. The ones who 'perform best' are just the ones that staff decided to favor.


  • Pitcrew

    @admiral

    While I do agree that more folks can behave maturely and in a relaxed fashion than can't, I don't agree that it's always due to favoritism issues. I think that it's just that most people are not the awful beasts we make them out to be a lot of the time, and if you have high expectations, people tend to meet them.



  • @sunny said in MU Things I Love:

    @admiral

    While I do agree that more folks can behave maturely and in a relaxed fashion than can't, I don't agree that it's always due to favoritism issues. I think that it's just that most people are not the awful beasts we make them out to be a lot of the time, and if you have high expectations, people tend to meet them.

    Yeah it's a trust thing really, if an environment starts to feel like as long as they are chill they'll be treated fairly, people respond to that. Certainly the opposite is true, and it takes a long time for people to overcome their bad experiences and give a place a chance, but a lot do.


  • Admin

    @sunny said in MU Things I Love:

    I think that it's just that most people are not the awful beasts we make them out to be a lot of the time, and if you have high expectations, people tend to meet them.

    It's also observational bias. The people who get pointed at are the bad ones, but they are not typical cases.

    Also most people fly under the radar anyway. I don't just mean on forums like this (although there are way more active lurkers than posters) but in general.

    When I was playing A Moment in Tyme at some point I ran into this player and discovered she had been there longer than I had... and I had been there for years, I was staff, part of some of the same guilds as her characters... it's just that our paths simply never crossed until then.

    So not only do we not hear about good people but in some cases we only hear about the bad ones, which can form unfair - and incorrect - expectations.


  • Pitcrew

    @admiral said in MU Things I Love:

    It's easy to roll with the punches and mature as a character when you know that staff will protect you from real consequences and feed you all the best plots/RP that others don't get.

    That may not be the case here but in my experience most players are pretty much the same. We're all capable of the same things. The ones who 'perform best' are just the ones that staff decided to favor.

    When I say "In my experience" on Arx, it is literally impossible for me to "favor" everyone I GM for. In the last year, I've run 122 logged plots (at least), and that doesn't count even half the NPC-scenes, off-the-cuff GMing, and lore pieces I drop in random places. That's just regular GM plots. I won't say I don't have my favorite people to RP with or to GM for, but those aren't the only people I GM for by a long shot. And yet - I see lots and lots and LOTS of players who do this. While this particular post was calling out a handful of players specifically (known only in my head because I'm not going to point at them here), it happens quite a bit in Arx at least.

    I'm not perfect. There are people I like better than others. But I try really hard to spread plot love around.


  • Politics

    @admiral said in MU Things I Love:

    It's easy to roll with the punches and mature as a character when you know that staff will protect you from real consequences and feed you all the best plots/RP that others don't get.

    On games where I have staff authority, I tend to hand players who can roll with the punches and act maturely important matters. This is because they have demonstrated that they can roll with the punches and act maturely rather than point fingers.

    You can call that favoritism if you want, but there's a reason why I don't trust my cat to file important things with the clerk of courts. For one thing, the dog takes far less time.



  • @ganymede

    This. I can't upvote this enough!




  • Politics


  • Pitcrew

    At least twice in the past couple weeks, I've been in scenes that have been so compelling and so much fun that it's been like I blink and six hours have passed, but the RP has been so good that I've not even noticed.



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  • Pitcrew

    @stabeest said in MU Things I Love:

    At least twice in the past couple weeks, I've been in scenes that have been so compelling and so much fun that it's been like I blink and six hours have passed, but the RP has been so good that I've not even noticed.

    Me tooooo, and one of them you were there!!!



  • Sometimes an event scene can just be pure light-hearted fun and no one is a jerk and it's just a bunch of players sitting around genuinely enjoying the game and RPing about nothing doomy even when I inflict banjos on them.


  • Pitcrew

    @saosmash said in MU Things I Love:

    RPing about nothing doomy

    You clearly missed the part where Luca showed up without pants on.



  • @aria said in MU Things I Love:

    @saosmash said in MU Things I Love:

    RPing about nothing doomy

    You clearly missed the part where Luca showed up without pants on.

    Ugh, yes.