Re: Quick question for those who've been around a while.

December 08, 2017 01:57PM
Probably farther back than you care about but...

When I started playing CF (around '95), you could not con-die, clerics cast spells, offensive spells almost never hit, you could summon someone out of their guild, everyone ranked in Emerald Forest and Forest of Nowhere, and Galadon was the center of the universe. Oh, and if you cast a spell on a Rager, you got Unspeaked by spellbane (at level 15). And remember Pyraxian Boxing gloves? Torden sold them in Udgaard and they were like -15 hit -15 you could practice. You could quit anywhere in the game, and you could assassinate mobs. There was no level penalty for weapons (so you could Mangle in mud school with the proper loot...oh yeah, you could loot at rank 1). Anyway, I could go on forever.

But what changed the character of CF more than anything were a series of changes designed to do so around the turn of the century:

- Deciding that every HeroIMM had to write an area was not a change to my knowledge, but over time, this vastly expanded Thera. It made numbers FEEL like they were dropping even when they wern't.

- One day the IMMs decided to disperse everyone geographically, so they removed Galadon as a hometown (everyone was from Galadon at the time...because they wanted to be where the action was) I think that after all this work went into areas, they wanted people to go look at them and travel through them.

- Around this time, other things were done to de-centralize the action and players. For instance, Emerald Forest was then THE place to rank. From pixies to dryads to rangers. So they made rangers camo and autoassist everything else.

To give you an idea of the effects these changes had, here are two WHERE commands before and quite awhile after these changes with the same # of players logged on (about 60):

Pre changes:

<605hp 709m 399mv> whe
People near you:
Sligon Training Yard
Vaendil The Dark Temple
Jonathon High Road
(PK) Nebrevata The Dark Temple
Llulch High Road
Gothrim By the Temple Altar
Graaz Park Road
Aristophane Assassin's Bar
Erikk High Road
(PK) Sageth The Dark Temple
Kilgrymm Market Square
Xybrox Inside the West Gate
(PK) Aldez The Dark Temple
Serosasha The Bar of the Invokers' Guild
Sadreaz Mage's Bar
Sorgel Temple Square
Taezel Inside the North Gate
Cephius Vast Cellar
(PK) Graillius Vast Cellar
Qhedric Entrance to the Warrior's Guild
Vercyn Large House
Nlekorac Warrior's Bar
Teravon Park Road
Bjelkevig Large Intersection
Drahkmort Necromancer's Guild
Draghlish Warrior's Bar
(PK) Sheridan Market Square
(PK) Nariath The Training Grounds and Battlefield

Post changes:

<100%hp 100%m 100%mv 2200tnl (50.00%)> whe
People near you:
(PK) Skollius By the Temple Altar
Connor Butcher Shop
Thaeden Training Yard
Ecydlinoc The Training Grounds and Battlefield
Mogolid The Warriors' Bar

Other effects:
Before the changes people would actually auction off their spare items to the highest bidder...and there were frequently 5+ people actively bidding on items. It was a lot of fun...and you didn't have to sit around waiting for a crash to sell your stuff. You also got much more than the shoopies would give you. It's called an economy/community...and it didn't have to be coded.
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PBF PK Stats

Kez December 07, 2017 10:52PM

Pretty useless

Kstatida December 09, 2017 09:50AM

When was that? (n/t)

Kez December 09, 2017 02:42PM

2014? I'm one of the newer here (n/t)

Kstatida December 09, 2017 08:45PM

Quick question for those who've been around a while.

Kez December 08, 2017 12:58PM

Re: Quick question for those who've been around a while.

saagkri December 08, 2017 01:57PM

Roll new char, recall;get all pit;! Etc... (n/t)

demos December 09, 2017 10:44AM

Funny. I look in pits all the time. A habit from a bygone era. But, recently I did it with a level 1 char and there was a very nice hero set in there. Now, I'll never be able to break the habit. (n/t)

saagkri December 09, 2017 11:10AM

I got the Face Faces of Evil from the Hamsah pit once.

Matrik December 09, 2017 12:50PM

What drawbacks? I traded phylacteries to Zorsaul for one. Are you telling me I got screwed?? (n/t)

saagkri December 09, 2017 12:54PM

I was too low level to know for sure.

Matrik December 09, 2017 02:28PM

I know of another item that does that, but after a day or two IC, your HP return. (n/t)

saagkri December 09, 2017 03:42PM

Oops, double post. (n/t)

saagkri December 09, 2017 11:10AM

Yeah that's way back in time.

Kez December 08, 2017 07:42PM

Nice little break down

K-B December 08, 2017 10:18AM

might be interesting to rerun the analysis without the top 50-100

mcbeth December 08, 2017 10:54AM

Can do.

Kez December 08, 2017 12:01PM

+1. Might be more useful information for average player NT

frob December 08, 2017 11:25AM

I mean rerun for combos with less than 100 pk NT

frob December 08, 2017 11:27AM

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