The Battle Issue

October 06, 2017 12:58AM
Killing a mage

In the old days, this was not too difficult and did effectively weed out players of lower skill. But, even with a large playerbase, the unskilled could still get a mage kill if they were patient enough. I mean, you could sit at an altar and eventually a mage would recall that you could bash. But, it weeded out the unskilled because no one has the patience to do nothing for hours on end waiting for the next step in their char development in a game where entertainment is the goal.

Today, the same process is weeding out very skilled players for the same reason and no longer serves it's purpose. Depending on your playtime, there may not be any opportunities to kill a mage in the lower ranks even if ranking slowly and working on your skills as you go. If there does happen to be a mage or two, the task essentially becomes "find and kill a specific mage who is likely expecting you to". Which is much too high a bar considering how many areas have been added since the old days. When I play a mage, getting killed by a rager wannabe is like a lightning strike and would only happen if they could 1) Be a thief 2) Be logged on without me knowing 3) Attack me while hidden between the time my flight fell and I put it back up 4) Have cheap shot 5) Not miss a single cheap shot.

I know that some people have ranked up a mage using a proxy and killed it with their rager wannabe character to pledge. So now the process effectively weeds out the low skilled and skilled players who don't cheat. But, low skilled and skilled players who cheat are good to go.

Once you have a hut

The main problem here is the recent trend to keep the village true to it's core ideals. Recently a char got dinged by IMMs for having too many non-mage PKs when compared to mage PKs. So, there's a focus on killing mages and not actively hunting others who used to be fair game (Empire, mage allies, potion drinkers, etc). With the low playerbase, this is cabal suicide. That's the only way to say it. I'll never understand how it makes sense with a low PB in CF (which people only play if it's overall entertaining) to actively intervene in ways that give players LESS to do when they log in. We have less time than we used to. There is more competition for our entertainment time. CF is not the social experience it used to be when RL friends played. There are fewer players. It's not rocket science.

The good news is that if you do kill a mage, I don't think you'll have a problem with induction with a decent backstory and maybe a recommendation or two.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/06/2017 12:59AM by saagkri.
Subject Author Posted

Is Battlerager Elitism still relevant?

frob October 05, 2017 03:14PM

My thought on joining the village.

xrus October 07, 2017 02:16AM

Current leaders are on allllll the time (n/t)

demos October 07, 2017 09:05PM

I've seen both of the leaders in the past two days, multiple times. Probably more than that but I don't remember everything. (n/t)

Frosty October 07, 2017 06:33AM

Re: Is Battlerager Elitism still relevant?

alansmithee October 06, 2017 02:16PM

Do you mastrubate while writing on dios? Since

mharldarn October 09, 2017 02:47PM

You are irony impaired.

alansmithee October 11, 2017 08:23AM

Look who got the butthurt here, our jew advocate! :)

mharldarn October 11, 2017 11:50PM

Do go see a physician about that localized pain you're feeling. It can kill you if it goes untreated. (n/t)

alansmithee October 13, 2017 05:10AM

Aren't you the guy that posted an image of his office with TP dispenser attached to desk? (n/t)

Matrik October 11, 2017 02:06PM

For the record, it was a loose roll of TP

HairyOrangutan October 13, 2017 07:54PM

Oh stop being envious

Kstatida October 11, 2017 08:28AM

I am Russian.

alansmithee October 11, 2017 09:01AM

Thank you

Kstatida October 11, 2017 09:09AM

Um, did I misread that? Anti-sematism isn't cool or appropriate. (n/t)

saagkri October 09, 2017 02:55PM

In Russia, we don't give a shit about jew jokes

Kstatida October 10, 2017 01:21AM

I meant anti-semitism and I didn't get the joke. (n/t)

saagkri October 10, 2017 07:37AM

It's beront understanding of wordplay in English

Kstatida October 10, 2017 10:51PM

It's so nice of you to translate from beront-speak.

Murphy October 12, 2017 03:01AM

So a jew supremacist? (n/t)

Matrik October 12, 2017 04:14PM

According to badboy (n/t)

Kstatida October 12, 2017 11:03PM

All native speakers, I suppose?

Kstatida October 12, 2017 03:03AM

These are translator's false friends. In beront-speak, "I'm sorry" actually means "Fuck you". (n/t)

Murphy October 12, 2017 04:16AM

Zet right, comrade, ill kill er lazt. Be my perzonal translator

mharldarn October 12, 2017 04:34AM

Romanian I wager :)

Kstatida October 12, 2017 05:08AM


mharldarn October 12, 2017 05:16AM

Lol. (n/t)

Matrik October 09, 2017 03:21PM

Re: Is Battlerager Elitism still relevant?

asker October 09, 2017 01:22PM

I thought my last Rager would be OP

Kez October 06, 2017 02:29PM

What was the build? (n/t)

xrus October 07, 2017 04:23AM

Frost HTH/flail HPM lol :) (n/t)

Kstatida October 10, 2017 10:53PM

The Battle Issue

saagkri October 06, 2017 12:58AM

It's not enough

frob October 06, 2017 07:38AM

Can you give give example of the elitism?

TJHuron October 05, 2017 06:36PM

here's two

frob October 05, 2017 07:46PM

mixed opinions

ellokraine October 05, 2017 04:05PM

So you say yes?

frob October 05, 2017 08:07PM

Re: So you say yes?

ellokraine October 06, 2017 07:31AM

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