Multiplay poll. When is the best time for you?

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I'd like another multiplay session ...

some time in the week before Christmas (Dec 17-24)
4
8%
some time in the week of Christmas (Dec 24-31)
17
33%
some time in the week after Christmas/ New Year's week (Dec 31-Jan 6)
8
15%
None of these times do much for me
3
6%
Any of these times will be good for me
12
23%
I really dislike multiplay days and won't be online regardless of the timing
5
10%
I'll respond with my answer and/or explain more below
3
6%
 
Total votes: 52
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Multiplay poll. When is the best time for you?

Postby Shar » Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:11 am

The staff are considering another multiplay day. Let us know what works best for you!
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Postby Thilindel » Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:10 am

I'd _REALLY_ like the frequency of multi days to increase! Once a month would rock. This morning there were 22 ppl on, 6 of which were full time AFK'ers.
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Postby Ambar » Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:33 am

Week before Christmas? Are you guys nuts! Thats the last minute wtf did I forget time of the year!

Week after, its over, relaxed, able to mud days!
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Postby Duna » Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:15 am

the 24th and 25th are great for me :P i'm off work both days, no kids, and will be absolutely alone with nothing to do but mud :P heck, multi play or not.. from the evening of the 23rd til i go to bed the 25th if anyone needs a shaman i'll be around :)
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Postby Corth » Wed Nov 22, 2006 6:30 am

With the pbase as it is, every day should be multiplay day. If only to make it possible for newbies to actually level.
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Postby Gormal » Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:13 am

I'm excited that I might get a shot to participate in this again. Hopefully, I don't get screwed with duty on the day its picked. Less than a month till I'm home woop woop!
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Postby Birile » Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:01 pm

I'm morally opposed to multiplay days and voted along those lines. :x
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Postby Lilira » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:04 pm

I voted the week before X-mas for a couple of reasons.

1) The week during, a lot of people are traveling to visit loved ones.

2) The week after a lot of people are still on travel until after the 2nd or 3rd, then its scramble to get back to work and kids back in school.

3) Not sure I'll be able to after Xmas and before New Years... and I missed the last one. :-(
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Postby Minofagal » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:35 pm

how about maybe doing two? once before and once after?
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Postby Arilin Nydelahar » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:50 pm

How about we have like one or two days set aside every month? Might work out.
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Postby Lilira » Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:41 pm

Then it wouldn't be special. :-)
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Postby ssar » Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:32 am

The week 31dec-6jan suits me best.

I second the ideas of:

1) having 2 multiplay events during Dec & Jan, and

2) holding multiplay events more often

Lookin forward to it!
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Postby Thilindel » Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:41 pm

Lilira wrote:Then it wouldn't be special. :-)


Altho I know Shev's prolly pounding his head workin on 2.0, to log on now with 20 some people on, playing the game is not at all special atm. :( It's nothing but frustrating since I like 1-2 hour zoning and the 1/4 population that are perm connected are also perm-afk.

Multi totally adds a new way of figuring out how to do stuff, creates excitement, etc. Fun fun! I don't really want multi to be 'special' as much as I want it to give me something to look forward to until the Shevster 'n Co. release 2.0!
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Postby Mertak » Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:48 pm

It would seem to me that in the week between Christmas and New Years, when the pbase may be down a bit with people travelling, would make a lot of sense. If it's going to be harder to get a group, then it's a better time to allow it.

I like MULTI, but I think it's true that if it happens to often, both the novelty will wear off and it might encourage people to not play except on the days they can plvl themselves. That having been said, I don't think that twice during the holidays would be too much. It actually sounds like there's a good bit of reason to have two.

Just my thoughts on it...

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Postby Kegor » Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:11 am

Each person should get to decide thier own personal multi day each month and petition for approval before doing so. If an imm is present to note the request to do so, then it should be noted on the god multi tracker board or whatever and granted for time requested, even immediately following.

Set times are better than nothing, but I really don't MUD by schedule. I think a lot of people with busy lives are this way too. This would be a solution for everyone to enjoy it. Lets say that 4 people really wanted to try to schedule thier own personal multi zone for a certain day. Or lets say you or for some freak reason your group gets in a jam and needs some CR help. Someone in the group could then use thier multi day (assuming they didn't use it already that month) to assist the group and lessen a sometimes horrible and much debated time sink issue of the game. If the CR aspect of the idea is not liked, it could be regulated by a time frame for requesting the said multi day.

I am not at all opposed to the idea of allowing multi at all times (especially if it was a set number of characters such as 2 or 3), but I know the staff is very opposed to this idea, as are a few players. I think this would be a nice comprimise of regulating multi, so that every single person could enjoy it. Random regulated multi would stimulate a more active pbase, revive regular zoning, and hold us over on the long wait for 2.0. Not to mention change things in a most interesting way for everyone on any given day (even if the number of characters able to be used was limited).

Anyhow, just putting the idea out there (quite possibly in the wrong forum - but the topic inspired this idea). You get the general concept idea of RRM (Random Regulated Multi). The main reason for this idea, is that I'm still bummed I missed the last couple multi days I guess (and that I would not have changed any aspect of my RL plans to have had been there for that).

Just my 2 c.
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Postby Ifin » Sat Dec 09, 2006 7:48 pm

Can't wait for multi! I stopped really leading, since I hate keeping 10 people around waiting for those extra 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 people, but down to race through some zones on this day for those interested!

But I think the downfall of multi is that most people get ready just to massively xp their alts.

I think multi should happen more often too, but only for zoning purposes. If multi was to happen and people just use them for xp alt day, and zoning doesn't get done much on regular days, then that defeats the point of multi, since you can usually xp when you can't zone anyways.

So perhaps if imms have a change of heart, we can implement multi w/restriction, such as:

- you can only have 2 (or whatever #) chars at most on (so it doesn't get out of control)
- you can only bring your chars to red listed zones (so not just used to xp)
- group leaders using multi group have to do a public LFG and fill out slots w/non-multi chars first to zone (so it's not used for straight twinking)
- leaders would still abide by 1 bid/player (so it's still "fair" to all)

Like this it's just as if we had more people playing on the MUD.
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Postby Minofagal » Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:38 pm

is this still happening? any ideas on the date?
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Postby Shar » Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:35 am

We'll more than likely be doing 2 multiplay events. One in the week of Christmas and one the week after Christmas. Dates will be posted after they are confirmed.
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Postby Minofagal » Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:11 pm

woot! ya'll rock! thank you shar
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Postby Vipplin » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:01 pm

Running out of time... :) Dates! I need dates!
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Postby Shar » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:14 pm

Dates!

1) Friday Dec 22nd beginning at 11pm Est through at least Saturday 23rd 11pm Est with possible extension.

1) Friday Dec 29th beginning at 11pm Est through at least Saturday 30th 11pm Est with possible extension.
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Postby Gormal » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:16 pm

Damn you, I have duty on the 28th!
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Postby Vigis » Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:59 pm

Trade you Gormal. . .I'm visiting my mother on the 22nd....in Montana...in December.
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Postby Gormal » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:18 pm

Deal. Did I mention that on the 22nd I'll still be at sea? I fact, I won't even get to leave the ship until the 26th.
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Postby Jhorr » Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:31 am

Dec 28th is a Thursday, not Friday. Did you mean Fri?
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Postby Inames » Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:35 am

Woot! im available both days! ughh.... im sick

oh well gonna be my first multi day, i think ill pull through :) see ya all there!!!
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Postby Inames » Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:36 am

Woot! im available both days! ughh.... im sick

oh well gonna be my first multi day, i think ill pull through :) see ya all there!!!
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Postby Gormal » Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:25 am

Jhorr wrote:Dec 28th is a Thursday, not Friday. Did you mean Fri?


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Postby ssar » Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:55 am

Shar wrote:Dates!

1) Friday Dec 22nd beginning at 11pm Est through at least Saturday 23rd 11pm Est with possible extension.

1) Friday Dec 28th beginning at 11pm Est through at least Saturday 29th 11pm Est with possible extension.


On the 2nd line, I assume you mean:

"2) Friday Dec 29th beginning at 11pm Est through at least Saturday 30th 11pm Est with possible extension", right?


http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html

(Nice world timezone planner webpage.)


Oh, and thanks for running these events, admin!
And count my vote for "possible extensions" happening mightily ;)
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Postby Shar » Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:13 pm

yeah! Friday. Sorry :)
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Postby Gormal » Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:20 pm

Sweeeeeeet.
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Postby Diel » Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:53 pm

I think it's a trap. Someone set us up the bomb.
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Postby Shar » Sat Dec 23, 2006 1:07 am

Multiplay day started early. 8pm EST ! So if you are one of the people who loves it, log on and use it! :)
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Postby Jhorr » Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:00 pm

Can we extend multi through Christmas? :)
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Postby Gormal » Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:00 pm

I wish I could multiplay real life right now. 36 hours awake and counting. I should get to sleep in the next 11. Can't wait for the next one!
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Postby Thilindel » Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:01 am

Thanks tons for xtending this. I had to work til 3 so this is great way to unwind!
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Postby Shar » Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:58 am

Multiplay Weekend will end on Tuesday Dec 26th at 12:00 am EST. Thats Midnight EST, or ... when Christmas ends for the timeclockally challenged folks out there (like myself!)

We hope everyone has had and will continue to have fun and we'll see you for the next multiplay event very soon!

Happy Holidays TorilMUD!

(edited due to stupidity)
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Postby Sarell » Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:34 am

That was great fun, I killed all my characters at least once.. several twice trying out funny things...

Thanks Oztic for all the reses, looking forward to making more corpses next multi! :)
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Postby Minofagal » Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:09 am

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Postby Ambar » Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:22 pm

I was too busy with holiday prep to take advantage of this one :( This is the drawback of being the gramma that muds I guess :(

On the plus side my roast beef was perfectly done
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Postby Latreg » Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:46 pm

well i smited myself a couple of times too, Did a bunch-o-resses for others. It was fun, I played hard and burned out after a while, got 2 more characters to zoning level, like I still won't have to play cleric all the time anyway. I really think it helps increase your skills when you go back to playing one person.
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Postby Jhorr » Tue Dec 26, 2006 6:02 pm

Multi was great fun. I got a few more alts some exp and I conducted a feasibility study to see if I could actually zone by myself.

So I equipped 10 alts (Warrior, Anti, Cleric, Bard, Necro, Rogue, Ranger, Enchanter, Elementalist, Illusionist - average level 47.4) with semi-respectable kits and trigger sets and trekked off to TTF. After about 90 mins and about 5 deaths (thanks to a couple psi mobs and a wraith priest), I made it to the first fight for EQ. Doomed to spank to 4 casting mobs (3 of which were wraiths), I recruited the help of 2 guildies who each brought a few alts to stretch the group to 15. We failed twice to win the fight for the flower ring and then I had to leave.

Normally, after 2 hours, a group of 15 should have been able to easily complete the "TTF-3". We walked away with zero.

Conclusion: While multiplaying makes exp easier and more fun, it doesn't necessarily translate to zoning. In fact, judging by my experience, more mistakes happen while multiplaying in a zone which makes the group more prone to spanking.
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Postby torkur » Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:08 pm

That was great fun. Thank you for extending it for those of us stuck working a ton during Xmas. :)
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Postby Disoputlip » Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:18 am

Mabye use MoTD in game.

-Multiplay has begun.
-Multiplay is over.
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Postby Shar » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:25 pm

Multiplay Weekend will end tonight, Jan 1st 2007 at 8pm EST.

Hope everyone had fun again and we'll see all your chars next go round :)
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Postby Gormal » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:37 pm

Thanks for the fun Shar, I enjoyed it! A few people toyed with zoning as many chars and were pretty succesful. Most of us did exp though since its just so ridiculously efficient.
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Postby sok » Thu Jan 11, 2007 4:12 am

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!! i got caught up in the holiday season and forgot about the mud. I missed the mutli sessions :(. can we make every 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th tuesday of every month a multi-able day?
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Postby Drogga » Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:02 am

Im suggesting Multi-days every quarter of the year... means we have multi day after every 3-months for say 2-3days?...:P well just a suggestion. VETO!
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bump..... bump!

Postby Drogga » Wed May 16, 2007 7:57 am

come on.... i need a multiplay day like now! heheheheheh!
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Postby Thilindel » Wed May 16, 2007 5:24 pm

Sounds like a needed plan

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