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Kam

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August 10, 2018 --- PWIPE!
« on: August 10, 2018, 10:13:34 AM »
August 10, 2018

         (This is the pwipe announcement you've been waiting for.)



   On Monday, August 27th at 6AM UTC (system time) you will all be
   deleted.

   The game will remain locked to mortals until Friday, August 31st
   at 11PM UTC.

   A larger post with the details of the terrible things we've been
   up to will follow in the coming weeks, but we wanted to provide
   this announcement now so that you all have time to quit your jobs,
   go AWOL, drop out of school or leave your husbands, wives and
   children behind.

     There are some things you should know so that you can plan
     appropriately:

     - PK damage will remain at 60% for now, maybe forever.
     - The rules regarding multiple characters from one connection
       will change as follows: TWO (2) characters will be allowed per
       IP provided that both characters have matching e-mail
       addresses associated with them. Attempts to circumvent this
       rule will be met with immediate deletion, no question.
     - Character sharing is still very much against the rules.
     - Druids will suck less.
     - Class item sets will be very different.

   Again, more details on these things and much more news to come,
   stay tuned.

   Also, as ever, we expect you all to turn muderous and bloodthirsty
   to herald the end of the wipe but we ask that you wait until we're
   a bit closer to the day (ideally until Friday, August 24th) before
   starting in on one another. There will not be any of the usual
   enhancements supplied until then and asking beforehand will likely
   end with a personal pwipe just for you.

Thanks for playing.


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Re: August 10, 2018 --- PWIPE!
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 10:26:54 AM »
What about ppl with multiple IP addresses?  Are you saying they are allowed to multi 2X the number of IP's?  Bad idea, very bad idea.  You are killing the social aspect of Arctic; players no longer required to work together to achieve a goal.  Forget personal politics or game knowledge:  The best coder wins the game!
« Last Edit: August 10, 2018, 10:31:03 PM by muddeer »

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Re: August 10, 2018 --- PWIPE!
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 12:23:24 PM »
Best coder wins has been the game for the last 2 to 3 wipes, perhaps more. Oligo's client server setup goes back much further.  This is an attempt to curtail that, methinks.

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Re: August 10, 2018 --- PWIPE!
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 09:27:56 PM »
Well, hopefully proxies are still illegal, thus limiting two characters per player online.
« Last Edit: August 10, 2018, 10:28:31 PM by muddeer »

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Re: August 10, 2018 --- PWIPE!
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 11:43:30 PM »
@Muddeer - "Attempts to circumvent this rule will be met with immediate deletion, no question."

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Re: August 10, 2018 --- PWIPE!
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 07:21:19 AM »
Being able to multi will certainly bring me back to the game. This is something I have wanted to try forever but lacked the knowledge (and balls) to try it.

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Re: August 10, 2018 --- PWIPE!
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 03:56:26 PM »
I think this 2 chars per person is a great idea. Now a 4 man clan should theoretically be able to do 100% of content in the game which opens the game up considerably for smaller groups.

I also recommend limiting pk groups to 8 characters as well. Larger clans like RISE have legit had 25 people show up to pwipes in the past and I doubt anybody wants to be attacked by 25 people playing 50 chars lol, 60% damage reduction not going to help much against that. I doubt those numbers will return but who knows, under new game leadership it could potentially happen.

Also thank god for druids getting some love, it has been a long time coming since the healing cloud nerf. Any word on mages getting love too?


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Re: August 10, 2018 --- PWIPE!
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2018, 09:48:21 AM »
two characters sounds great.  two people with a little bit of game info should be able to legend a shaman (if one is willing to roll a throw away cleric) which should in turn open up enough content that more people will be able to start leading zones and carrying others.

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Re: August 10, 2018 --- PWIPE!
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2018, 09:52:53 AM »
TWO (2) characters will be allowed per
       IP provided that both characters have matching e-mail
       addresses associated with them. Attempts to circumvent this
       rule will be met with immediate deletion, no question.

I hope I type my second character's email address correctly :p
« Last Edit: August 13, 2018, 09:59:47 AM by gnua »

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Re: August 10, 2018 --- PWIPE!
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2018, 10:26:44 AM »
I'm excited about the wipe.  I probably don't have any idea how much work you all put into running this show, but I do appreciate it. 

I do have a question about the Two Character rule... 

My brother and I frequently play together in the same room.  Does this new rule prohibit that?  Has this always been against the rules and we didn't know it?

I understand the intent is to prevent abuse of multi-ing, and I imagine that's pretty difficult.  Does anyone else have friends nearby that they play with?  On rare occasions, we've had 5 or 6 friends sitting around the same table playing.

 

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Re: August 10, 2018 --- PWIPE!
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2018, 11:44:37 PM »
My brother and I frequently play together in the same room.  Does this new rule prohibit that?

While the new rule does explicitly prohibit that, for short term scenarios that are pre-arranged with an immortal level 34+ (Greater God/Overseer/Overlord) some exceptions can be made.

Attempts to abuse this kindness will result in terrible, terrible, terribleness in its place.

Basically, if that's the case, just give us a head's up before you all log on so we don't go deleting you for being jerks, since there's no coming back from that!

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Re: August 10, 2018 --- PWIPE!
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2018, 02:09:22 AM »
My brother and I frequently play together in the same room.  Does this new rule prohibit that?  Has this always been against the rules and we didn't know it?

I understand the intent is to prevent abuse of multi-ing, and I imagine that's pretty difficult.  Does anyone else have friends nearby that they play with?  On rare occasions, we've had 5 or 6 friends sitting around the same table playing.

 

even if u have 10 ppl in the same room... im pretty sure u all get different ips per pc... unless i m wrong


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Re: August 10, 2018 --- PWIPE!
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2018, 09:57:00 PM »
even if u have 10 ppl in the same room... im pretty sure u all get different ips per pc... unless i m wrong

i thought the different ip's were only visible on the "non-internet" side of the router

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Re: August 10, 2018 --- PWIPE!
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2018, 07:14:27 AM »
My brother and I frequently play together in the same room.  Does this new rule prohibit that?

While the new rule does explicitly prohibit that, for short term scenarios that are pre-arranged with an immortal level 34+ (Greater God/Overseer/Overlord) some exceptions can be made.

Attempts to abuse this kindness will result in terrible, terrible, terribleness in its place.

Basically, if that's the case, just give us a head's up before you all log on so we don't go deleting you for being jerks, since there's no coming back from that!


That's reasonable.  We'll let you know.  Thanks!

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Re: August 10, 2018 --- PWIPE!
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2018, 07:39:20 PM »
I implore, and I know I speak for the silent masses when I ask this.   Upon wipe, please, let kender be mages. I can see absolutely nothing that could possibly go wrong with this.

I am actually serious.

Jason