can we have a zone without a gimick?

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can we have a zone without a gimick?

Postby Gura » Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:23 am

just a thought
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Postby Pheten » Fri Nov 21, 2003 10:06 am

Sure, write it.
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Postby Dizzin » Fri Nov 21, 2003 11:36 am

Orcish hall of plunder is actually the first new zone in over a year to not have a gimmick. Was kind of refreshing.
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Postby Yayaril » Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:26 pm

8)

What's Seelie's gimmick?
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Postby Ashiwi » Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:28 pm

The gimmick's kinda like bringing out the good china and pizza rolls for guests though, isn't it?
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Postby Todrael » Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:35 pm

Yayaril wrote:What's Seelie's gimmick?

Prism proc and many times expected HPs.
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Postby Mitharx » Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:50 pm

A large giant stands here looking completely ordinary.
A demon stands here and it's nothing out of the ordinary.
A fat man is eating a pizza.
A lich is being undead.

Mobs for the new zone! How do you create a themeless zone?
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Postby Todrael » Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:54 pm

Themes are fine. We were talking about gimmicks. Things that are done apparently solely for the sake of being 'different'. Personally, it's my opinion that things that are 'overdone' (found in most zones) are that way because they work so darn well.
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Postby Pheten » Fri Nov 21, 2003 5:04 pm

shrug I love gimmicks, if you want to call them that, yay lets go to another boring zone with nothing special about it?.. what prompted this thread again?
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Postby Mitharx » Fri Nov 21, 2003 5:05 pm

Is there a zone w/out a gimmik now?
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Postby Hyldryn » Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:29 pm

A gimmick is what? Useful eq, lots of xp, or quests? Or other things like: mazes, portals, !tele, !summon, mob procs, mobs with alot of hp, mass classed mobs, lots of rogue mobs, lots of casters, wraithforms, rare loads, random rewards, nakedness, gatehouse fights, single file fights, and stuff like that?

The only real gimmickless zones would be those xp grids we all love to do. However, I would say there are enough xp grids to support 100x the current mud population.
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Postby kiryan » Sat Nov 22, 2003 6:13 am

i thoguht gura was the gimmick
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Postby Yayaril » Sat Nov 22, 2003 11:31 am

Todrael wrote:Prism proc and many times expected HPs.


Mobs that have procs are gimmicks? Then please don't make a zone without gimmicks, because they are what make the zone amusing.
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Postby Jegzed » Sat Nov 22, 2003 2:11 pm

Did Drider Caverns qualify as having a gimmick then? :)
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Postby Gura » Sat Nov 22, 2003 5:45 pm

Yayaril wrote:
Todrael wrote:Prism proc and many times expected HPs.


Mobs that have procs are gimmicks? Then please don't make a zone without gimmicks, because they are what make the zone amusing.


zones like that make luck >> skill imo.
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Postby Yayaril » Sun Nov 23, 2003 9:03 am

8)

If you say so, Gura.
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Postby Mitharx » Sun Nov 23, 2003 9:19 am

Wouldn't a zone with no gimick be the gimick for that zone?

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Postby Yayaril » Sun Nov 23, 2003 1:25 pm

8)

One hand clapping sounds awfully similar to a tree falling in the woods with nobody around.
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Postby Dalar » Sun Nov 23, 2003 3:50 pm

Zones with gimmicks:
Avernus - Garden sleep proc of time wasting
BC - pathing rings of stupidity and boredom
Seelie - Half the population can prism.
SPOB - gotta be naked
Erlan reward - 1-2 hours of pointless slaughter only to be killed by forka who either suddenly gains 100+ damroll near death or was changed during our fight (not surprising, we saw Shargaas watching us)
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Postby Mitharx » Mon Nov 24, 2003 6:41 am

Ahh, so you just want a straight out us vs mob thing . That would work. Might be kinda easy or boring tho.
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Postby Sylvos » Mon Nov 24, 2003 4:06 pm

Don't they call those zones EXP zones?
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Postby belleshel » Mon Nov 24, 2003 4:49 pm

Dalar wrote:Zones with gimmicks:
Avernus - Garden sleep proc of time wasting
BC - pathing rings of stupidity and boredom
Seelie - Half the population can prism.
SPOB - gotta be naked
Erlan reward - 1-2 hours of pointless slaughter only to be killed by forka who either suddenly gains 100+ damroll near death or was changed during our fight (not surprising, we saw Shargaas watching us)


I like gimmicks, especially if there is a way to counter them.
Done right you don't see many prisms in Seelie.
SPOB is just a cool unique zone.
BC - kinda a tiamat like zone, test of toughness.
Avernus - !Sleep gear should work against proc.
Erlan - fun the first time, silly after you've done it once, but neat for the first run.
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Postby Gormal » Mon Nov 24, 2003 6:03 pm

Mitharx wrote:A fat man is eating a pizza.


Hi Nuk.
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Postby thanuk » Mon Nov 24, 2003 7:12 pm

Gormal wrote:
Mitharx wrote:A fat man is eating a pizza.


Hi Nuk.


bloodninja: I can no longer resist the pizza. I open the box and unzip my pants with my other hand. As I penetrate the gooey cheese, I moan in ecstacy. The mushrooms and Italian sausage are rough, but the sauce is deliciously soothing. I blow my load in seconds. As you leave the bathroom, I exit through the front door....
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Postby Gormal » Mon Nov 24, 2003 8:37 pm

Please add Thanuk to my list of Sojourner's I want to meet. (Are are we Torilites again?)
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Postby moritheil » Wed Nov 26, 2003 7:58 pm

Jot? Brass? AP? (well, it does have a 'gimmick' but it's the standard one for FP and Astral as well, so you could argue that's standard for a planar zone.)
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