REBUILDING PBASE

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REBUILDING PBASE

Postby zusuk » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:33 am

It has begun, the great pbase rebuild of 2k6. Mmail me if you're willing to commit a solid chunk of time to helping an individual newbie (sponsorship we'll call it... or apprenticeship). Don't want to do that? Well then mmail me with a tentative committment to outfit a newbie with low-mid level gear! The list of people has begun. The list of items has begun (thanks Osod). Also looking for individuals to find us TRULY new players (NO CHARACTERS ABOVE 30th, or new to Toril in the last 3 months). If you find a new player, get them in contact me with ASAP. This system is going to depend on co-operation and honesty from everyone! My contact info:
Zusuh/Zusuk/Zusul/Kimakemip
xamgibson@hotmail.com



LIST OF THOSE WILLING TO ROUND UP EQ:
*maedor olit alnir limaci silena doki karub radadarab axxizzeniz asaj
lanewni laileren laileres bopibbibblew
*unjei babo
*osod, urmm, molilen, ulawan
*pid/pidibeple/dhurn/dharn/kurrus/verzag/dargur/erarim/arizan/ravod
*ambar karikhan telina narra aerisia ariene alieshi tasira shalia jenlea
ilisa shalithasen keli
*zusuh/zusuk/kimakemip/zusul
*Azelrus Nenaga lahgen
*Ssissaz
*Rucha/Araka
*Nilan
*Elet/Zizzad
*malat/ akur/ malakwee/ lamas



LIST OF ITEMS AND CREDIT TO DONATORS

Osod (YES THIS IS ALL FROM Osod!!):
a dark rune covered hood
a heavily scarred shield
a tiny spider ring
a pair of silverish githyanki gauntlets
a sabertooth headdress
a gold charm bracelet
[6] a ring of protection from cold
a bracelet made from leaves of nightshade
[2] a sturdy pair of fire giant boots
a charred cloak covered with runic skulls
an amulet of the Goddess
an ivory-hilted longsword
an ogre shaman's juju bag
[2] an ornate golden earring
a deep red robe
some eyes of charming (illuminating)
some red war paint
glyphs of power tattooed around one eye
a pair of ice bear boots
a horned helm of Bloodstone
a spider shell mask
a bracelet made from leaves of nightshade
[2] a twisted metallic blue bracelet
a glowing mermaid pendant
a pair of blued steel greaves
boots of the templar knighthood
a runed hood of Stronmaus
a huge adamantium mace enshrouded with mist
a pair of platinum armlets encrusted with fire opals
[2] a shiny mithril torque

Zusuh:
a pair of gold plated gauntlets
a crescent shaped silken eyepatch
[2] a pirate's eyepatch
[2] a decorated leather eyepatch
a platinum earring with sparkling diamonds (illuminating)
long dangling earring
a pair of troll-hide sleeves
a pair of spiked obsidian arm plates
a pair of hezrou hide boots
a tightly sealed flask of glowing water
a leather wrist pouch
a ruby encrusted helm
a sparkling opal ring
a pair of billowing bright green pants
a cracked mithril shackle
a long minotaur slaving bullwhip
a ring of fire
a driftwood staff
a heavy spiked staff
a shiny crimson ring
[2] a copper stud earring (illuminating)
a suit of antiquated elven plate mail
a string of black diamonds
a glowing electrum ring (illuminating)
a pair of drider skin leggings
a cloak of raven feathers
[2] a suit of dwarven scale mail armor
a belt of iron bands
a yellow ring of chrysoberyl
[2] a purple earthstone ring
[3] a polished steel cutlass
[2] an amulet of rotting flesh
[2] a bubbling purple potion
a wicked looking morningstar
a long cloak of black scales
a black wooden quarterstaff
a handful of goblin excrement

Lahgen:
a pirate's eyepatch
a black iron helm with griffon feathers
a spiked yuan-ti tailpiece
a polished silver mace with steel spikes
a suit of leather armor streaked with blood
a ruby mounted silver diadem
a circlet of twisted redgold
a suit of crystal platemail
a black devil's horn

Ssissaz:
a pair of shiny golden boots

Rucha:
a delicate ivory mask
a skullport dagger
a pair of gold plated gauntlets
a clay pot of thick black goo
a thin vial of murky green liquid
a twisted metallic blue bracelet
a string of black diamonds
a tower shield emblazoned with an elven skull
a pair of spiked obsidian arm plates
a pair of black armor plated boots
a heavy golden torque
a torque composed of midnight mist
a band of ivory and gold

Evenshalee:
a decorated leather eyepatch
a tiny silver ring
a huge spiked steel-plated club
a pair of smooth batskin gloves
[2] a platinum earring with sparkling diamonds (illuminating)
a pair of midnight black gloves
a black cat burglar's suit

Elet:
A tattered silken sack
a circlet of twisted redgold
a wolfhound fur lined azurite cloak
a suit of flaming ringmail
an obsidian bracer with shimmering moonstones
a pair of shiny golden boots
a pair of mailed yeti hide boots
some scale vambraces covered in slime
a bracelet of corded red-steel
a tiny golden earring
a cloak of living spiders
a batskin eyepatch
a dull silver shield
a blue fire shield (illuminating)
[4] a heavy tankard made of pewter
a pair of traveling boots
a pair of boots of flowing water
a mask of tiny mushrooms
an onyx ring
a shiny golden ring
a pair of drider skin leggings
a pair of purple worm skin leggings

Edzay (rofl):
[20] a pouch of eternal pockets

Yarash (rofl):
A rathide backpack
[26] a buckskin pack





THOSE WILLING TO GO OUT AND FIND PEOPLE

zusuh/zusuk/kimakemip/zusul/ragruk
Tamitan the paladin is my main hitecible/illilel/alolas
Rucha/Araka
Eces Zib
Nilan
malat/ akur/ malakwee/ lamas



THOSE WILLING TO SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH PEOPLE

ifin/ifinien/ifinein/ifinian/hartor
zusuh/zusuk/kimakemip/zusul/ragruk
Azelrus Nenaga lahgen
Rucha/Araka
Eces Zib
Nilan
malat/ akur/ malakwee/ lamas
Raspor



OFFICIAL NEWBIES

Murilon/fereg [below 30th]
edzay, zezep, zellas, zazah, alinun [under 3 months]
Asmaria [very newbie]
razax and evenshalee [under 3 months]
Phalastar xadin kazie [below 30th]
Hudar [very newbie]
Nehok [below 30th]
Maneris [very newibie]
Tehez [very newbie]
Gelron [very newbie]
Zaves [very newbie]
Piplag [very newbie]
Vigon [new here, use to play Homeland]
Erun [very newbie]
Xisskas [very newbie]
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Postby kragt » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:39 am

Could setup an adopt-a-newbie program where each newbie is assigned to a mentor. The mentor could help the newbie out with guidance, perhaps donating an item to them every 5 levels, and taking them on light runs (things like underdark, AV, jot, brass etc). If you really want to get the player hooked then you need to give them a taste of what the end game is like before they burnout on the levelling treadmill.
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Postby zusuk » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:47 am

yep.. i wanna give items out as a reward for leveling and/or time spent on the mud... keep the ideas coming too... i'm just trying to lead the charge, but it doesn't mean my method is perfect :) i appreciate everybody's help.. getting a better response than i expected
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Postby Gurns » Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:50 pm

kragt wrote:If you really want to get the player hooked then you need to give them a taste of what the end game is like before they burnout on the levelling treadmill.

I don't know if my interpretation of this is what you really meant, but it touched a nerve. So, sorry if I'm mis-interpreting this, but

rant on

I would suggest that, if you really want to get a player hooked, you don't convey the attitude that the only fun to be had is at the end game. The attitude that too many players express, the attitude that the only way to have fun is to do the hardest half dozen zones and that's it, would drive me away if I were trying start here. Who wants to wait that long?

And it's a completely biased attitude/perception. There are hundreds of zones that aren't high end, and a lot of us have had a lot of fun in many of them over the last 12 or whatever years. Zones that are interesting and challenging for those of lower level and less playing experience.

And I'm talking about true low level stuff, not stuff "like...jot, brass". You may be bored with Split Shield, but I remember how great it was the first times I went there. I remember noticing and appreciating the atmosphere in Westfalls, one of the first zones where that happened for me. There are plenty of other zones, with plenty of other reasons to like them.

None of us started out at the high end. So why did we stick around? It sure wasn't the idea that "This game is really boring now, but if I stick around for a six months, I'll be able to ...." No, we stuck around because we were having fun. There's plenty of fun at the low end if you're a newbie and haven't done it a dozen times before.

rant off

So, to end on a positive note, my suggestion/idea is this. If you want newbies to stick, show them how to have fun now. Which means remembering where and why you had fun, back when you started, and sharing that with them.
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Postby zusuk » Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:08 pm

Hey Gurns.. you think we should have another category of helpers? Perhaps "those who will lead mid-level zones" ?

I understand what you're saying... I loved any zoning I did because of the environment of a bunch of us adventuring together and getting to split booty when its done...

It's kind of off topic, but since there is a clear player base problem, maybe disabling race-groupping restrictions could help stimulate things? I wanted to help a grey elf the other day and couldn't do much more than drop some items on her and tell her to please send me tells with problems.
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Postby Lilira » Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:21 am

Zusuk.

Perhaps is you do a who (race) when that happens and drop a tell to someone of about the same level and match them up. Or even who (class)?

Just a thought.
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Postby zusuk » Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:16 pm

Yeah.. but we have no real new people to actually pair up... any ideas how i can bring new people to the MUD? i logged on other muds, but that's not very successful and may be morally wrong :P

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yeah i actually went on some other MUDs trying to find people and i just ended up pissing people off :P

I think it was Lilithelle who had the idea that someone who's a good artist should combine with someone who's a good write and we should have some TorilMUD themed comics that're really funny and entertaining linked to the MUD...

Anybody interested?


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i need someone to help hand out items... mwrite me plz :)

please those who have volunteered to help, check out the list of the newbies at the bottom of the original post to see who to help out!! i'm doing my best to keep everything updated
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Postby Raspor » Mon Feb 06, 2006 3:03 pm

Sign me up for spending some quality time with the noobs plz
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Postby zusuk » Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:58 pm

awesome! hey i haven't gotten any new newbie names from anybody... if anybody has names and want their noob friends to be listed, please let me know!
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Postby Pril » Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:36 pm

zusuk wrote:awesome! hey i haven't gotten any new newbie names from anybody... if anybody has names and want their noob friends to be listed, please let me know!


Gormal's a noob, and a friend. :p
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Postby zusuk » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:51 pm

OK, so Akur gave me this idea last night... we go on forgotten realms websites and forums and advertise... so we'll see how that goes... please feel free to help me here

i went to wizards forums and posted a brief and friendly advertisement, let me know if you find any other website
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Postby malakwee » Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:39 am

Yeah I have signed up with www.sorcerers.net which is another fansite for AD&D and the the Forgotten Realms

Would be worth a try to attract some players from that end to join the mud.
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Postby zusuk » Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:40 am

ayight, i'm giving this a break...

e-mail me if anybody needs my help:

xamgibson@hotmail.com

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