|2021/03/25 05:26, Velgular:|| |
|I played off and on for many years, took long breaks due to work and lifestyle, but I am definitely not a normal player... I'm a huge pussy in MUME, biggest weenie ever. It's just because I enjoy lowbie solo XP when I'm relaxing on a lazy rainy day, and I really like equipping my lowbie with stylish eq that randomly comes up in shops. I spend a lot of time walking around checking shops for cool eq and trading or giving away eq that I find. To the 100% accurate point above, I was always one of those naked three-mobdeath characters that never had a copper, until the eq changes that made it more available and popping in shops. LOL I like mining, too! I never touch PK or think about it, I just autospamflee tf back west, and idgaf because I literally just told you I'm the biggest weenie ever.
I tried MMapper a few weeks ago for the first time ever, and that changed everything for me. It's still MUME but it was like having a completely new sense (like touch, taste, sight, smell) come online. Maybe I'll even try PK sometime, and I feel that way due almost entirely due to how MMapper has changed the game for me. I'd like to be able to bank some of my precious eq and cheddar in Bree or BM or something, and run off to try some PK. It would be fun to be able to have a 'garrison' set of eq and a 'field' set of eq. But without something like that, I will just keep autospamfleeing as far west as the game will let me go, because I'm not willing to risk the shining piece I got in a lucky trade from a generous benefactor or the ruby ring I luckily found from a shop and bought with gold I got from mining for like 3 RL days, because *I'm the biggest weenie ever*. I like the 'new' equipment, though. I always wished MUME had more cool eq for me to collect.
One thing that seems different these days and which I could see driving off (new) players is the etiquette of XP. There are a number of players that will steamroll right past you in an area you're actively XPing, and kill- and loot-steal. This has always been a thing to some degree, but it is remarkably more common nowadays I think. I never had an issue with players for example running past me into the spirit castle outside GH to get to the ghost/chest first, or that area with robbers and pit/passage and thugs and sarcophagus at the end. But I definitely do now. A couple of times my spidey sense was tingling and I imagined some players are scripting XP, but that's the sort of 'open secret' thing that I would never find out about since I'm just a lowbie solo XP weenie, so who knows. And I was thinking maybe there are actual new players (amazing idea, the ad campaign) and we have a cultural transmission problem, but I'm an optimist in the general case and so it's more probable those people know exactly what they're doing and do not give a fuck at all. On the other hand, shit seems to pop SO much faster these days, it's not like there's a line forming to do quests. Sorry, I typed a lot, I'm high.