Why the lull? (Poll)

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Are you logging on as much, and, if not, why not?

Poll runs till Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:50 pm

I log in... like, lots. Shuddup, Snarf, you n00b.
8
9%
Nope, I'm not logging on much because... (choose reason below)
15
17%
I'm still enjoying what's left of the nice weather. BBL.
2
2%
Work, work, work... and it sucks, but not in a good 'sucks' kind of way.
11
12%
I'm not in the mood to RP/not feeling the RP lately.
11
12%
There aren't enough DM plops going on, and I like plops. I mean, plots.
4
4%
The players I enjoy RP'ing with are away doing other things.
23
26%
I'm playing other vids, drinking, making babies, or otherwise.
9
10%
I spend all my time on BGTSCC's discord channel, because I enjoy OOC spam.
2
2%
Prefer not to say/This poll needs more options/Polls suck.
4
4%
 
Total votes: 89

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Re: Why the lull? (Poll)

Unread post by Tekill » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:07 pm

Server wipe. :twisted:
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Re: Why the lull? (Poll)

Unread post by Steve » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:27 pm

Tekill wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:07 pm
Server wipe. :twisted:
And level 20 max limit!!! :twisted: 0:)
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Re: Why the lull? (Poll)

Unread post by Bobthehero » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:29 pm

It's just one terrible idea after the other...
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Re: Why the lull? (Poll)

Unread post by Azroth » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:36 pm

some are hurt and won't come back.
others are just not having fun here anymore.
and over there we have others just wanting to play newer games.

Lose one you may lose about a few more.

point is, there is many reasons for it.
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Re: Why the lull? (Poll)

Unread post by Snarfy » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:42 pm

Bobthehero wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:29 pm
It's just one terrible idea after the other...
... I've got some too, just you wait!

Roll back all the new classes, lets go vanilla style!
Also, implement a script that deducts XP for anyone injecting modern day references or orc/drow love into their surface RP.
Also, also, implement a script that fires a "hammer of the gods" spell at any paladin who parties up with any toon of evil alignment! (unless it's Bob. He's a'ight)
OHHH, alsooooo, make it so that attractive head models for tieflings are only accessible if they have a + charisma modifier... like, they can only pick a remotely attractive one after they hit 12 CHA.

So many ideas, so little time. :dance:

(JUST JOKES)

But, seriously... umm, yeah, I got nothing.

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Re: Why the lull? (Poll)

Unread post by Bobthehero » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:46 pm

Snarfy wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:42 pm
(unless it's Bob. He's a'ight)
Snarfy wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:42 pm
(JUST JOKES)
:cry:
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Re: Why the lull? (Poll)

Unread post by Arcane » Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:43 pm

DM for my guild unfortunately had to retire which put a long pause on an on-going plot that was running.

Beyond this, I'm personally burnt out with videogames. As much as I like gaming, they're too much of an unproductive time-sink.

NWN2 is pretty much the only one I bother with now and I barely touch it as is.

The slice-of-life style of RP bores the crap out of me after a while with a level 30 character.

Don't really have the time and inclination now to make alts.

I've seen this happen on many PW's though... Activity and interest has a way of ebbing and flowing. The whole factor of NWN2 being an old / limited platform needs to be accepted too.

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Re: Why the lull? (Poll)

Unread post by V'rass » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:42 am

Been too busy on a different server and will probably remain so given the exponentially increasing pile-up of disasters that are occurring there at the moment IG heh. Also most of those i knew are no longer around it seems... only a handful of those i rp'd with are still around to my knowledge and most of those are not on much at all these days. :(
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Re: Why the lull? (Poll)

Unread post by Snarfy » Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:07 am

V'rass wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:42 am
Also most of those i knew are no longer around it seems... only a handful of those i rp'd with are still around to my knowledge and most of those are not on much at all these days. :(
"The players I enjoy RP'ing with are away doing other things" does seem to be the prominent theme, according to the poll :| It's a viscous little self sustaining circle, when your pals don't log on, then you don't log on, and when they do log on... you're not on, so they log off, and visa versa. Only thing you can do is give it a go once in a while, and hope you luck out(I found RP twice tonight, and both instances were fun... who knew? ;) )

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Re: Why the lull? (Poll)

Unread post by AgentOrange » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:38 am

So make new friends. Spread out your game.

I figure if I'm bored, it's because I'm being boring.
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Re: Why the lull? (Poll)

Unread post by Necromantis » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:24 pm

The main reason, for me, is because I can get more done in a 4 hour Pen and Paper session than in the 2 years it takes for an extremely minor plot to come to it's end on this server, with basically nothing gained from it. I'm doing three such games per week now (being a DM of one), in various settings, and it's scratching my RP itch.

On occasion, I visit the one or two old faces I still know on this server, and try to get a sense of what's going on.
Besides that, I manage the Zhentarim guild here, answer every single message received on a daily basis, meet with potentials, promote people based on what they do, and try to give the active players something to do or focus on as best I can, and that's pretty much all I -can- do.

There's no real progress to be had, and if there is, I'll probably sooner see the Time of Troubles.
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Re: Why the lull? (Poll)

Unread post by Hoihe » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:35 pm

People who are on when i get on are:

Grinding
In random spots I can't justify my character going to (random interiors, inside BG).

I drop off.

If I see 2+ people in DA/CK/FAI boulder, I stick around.


As for progress, I'm happy with the current state of affairs. Affords stability and enables focus on interpersonal matters over random grimdark/dark fantasy being forced day in and day out.

Was a time I took a break because people were far too focused on being dark and "gritty" before. I'd rather us not go back to that.


Seriously though, what caused people to stop going to FAI/CK and instead to go to random taverns that make no sense to go to alone? >.>
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Re: Why the lull? (Poll)

Unread post by DaloLorn » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:20 pm

Hoihe wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:35 pm
Seriously though, what caused people to stop going to FAI/CK and instead to go to random taverns that make no sense to go to alone? >.>
Maaaaybe it does make sense for them to go there? (Heck, I have several characters who would have great excuses to go to any given tavern alone...)
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Re: Why the lull? (Poll)

Unread post by Hoihe » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:46 pm

DaloLorn wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:20 pm
Hoihe wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:35 pm
Seriously though, what caused people to stop going to FAI/CK and instead to go to random taverns that make no sense to go to alone? >.>
Maaaaybe it does make sense for them to go there? (Heck, I have several characters who would have great excuses to go to any given tavern alone...)

It's easy to justify passing by the boulder, the entrance to CK or for my character, the statue in DA at any random moment.


It's very hard to justify going to that EXACT tavern at that EXACT time when these EXACT people are there.

That feels metagamey to me, and I fear being called out on appearing somewhere like that. It takes far too many coincidences at the same time for it to occur, and is injustifiable.

Running into someone at a crossroads as they take a breather, at the entrance of a place that sells potions of Heal, or in the public square of a village? That's easily justifiable without having to fear being called out.

I may have once spent 30 minutes debating back and forth whether it is worth risking being called out for metagaming people being inside a tavern or not.
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Re: Why the lull? (Poll)

Unread post by Wildsheep » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:08 am

The inability to find people to RP with was often my biggest issue.
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