|The First of Two OOC Game Meetings|
|Related:||The other OOC Game Meeting|
Nar guesses it's just us, so Davendra, you have our undivided attention. But first the feature character announcement, "Tyrel will remain a staff NPC for the forseeable future. Due to problems with keeping an active player assigned to him, I feel this is the best way to move forward. This way staff can figure out collectively how he will respond. This also means that more IC interaction with the council will be necessary, and will increase the council's IC presence. I feel this would be best for the game. Now, on to the real reason, and since you're the only one here, you have the floor for suggestions or questions, Draventa."
Nar says, "And Fae, lol."
Nar says, "And sorry for the Davendra, I work with a guy named that, so I tend to get name dyslexic."
Nar repeats what was initially said: First the feature character announcement, "Tyrel will remain a staff NPC for the forseeable future. Due to problems with keeping an active player assigned to him, I feel this is the best way to move forward. This way staff can figure out collectively how he will respond. This also means that more IC interaction with the council will be necessary, and will increase the council's IC presence. I feel this would be best for the game. Now, on to the real reason, and since you're the only one here, you have the floor for suggestions or questions, Draventa."
Nar says, "And Fae, and Roslin and Nerissa. When I first said that, Drav was the only one here."
Draventa waves to Fae. "Well, honestly, "I'm not rping where Tyrel is, so the whole coubcil/King thing doesn't affect me. But I can say I that I have been rping here(The MUSH) for a while, and have noticed a dip(for me personally) in rp opportunities since the full war has started. I preferred the tension of a possible war, and the politicking that was there, as apposed to actual sides. I'm not sure if that's trying to be resolved through plot now?"
Draventa also realizes she's had a problem with another player, and that affects things,, so I'm trying to keep that in mind. :)
Nerissa nodnods about the first part. I do have a question about that, though, when Draventa's has been answered.
Nar says, "Well, we got a bit off track with the magic emergence story arc, which was intended to replace that tension by introducing an outside threat and seeing where the story goes between the warring kingdoms. Will they continue fighting? Will they unite for the commong good against the new threat? We are going to be getting that back on track. Regarding the player you're having an issue with, if there's anything we as staff can do to assist, please let us know."
Nar says, "Does that address your question, Draventa?"
Nerissa nodnods. "I was hoping that there would be a story arc in that direction… with the outside threat. Are there going to be more on camera big events with the outside threat?"
Nerissa grins. "Timing."
Nar punts that one to Dair.
Draventa's just trying to keep away from said player at this point. "I'm not trying to cause waves, Dair and I have talked. As for the question, mostly? I just want to be able to RP with everyone, ya know?"
Nar says, "And that's also a goal of mine, I dislike disjointed grids."
Faerinia says, "Hi, sorry, I got RL pulled away"
Nerissa says, "Just to throw the question out there before I get dragged away (I'm hoping this will be posted as a log), with Tyrel being a staff run NPC, do we submit a +request for an audience with the king? Horizon has been on low water rations for quite awhile, now, since the PC Tyrel wasn't able to address it before he disappeared."
Dair says, "There will be more events for the main story line. There will also be a bigger outside threat, we have a few possible outcomes as to how things will go but it will be determeined by the players through rp. This is to be done with the magic storyline. We are hoping that it will allow for a very nice good vs evil and man vs himself and man vs magic plots. I hope this answers the questions. To add… by doing this we are hoping to open up the grid, by creating a common threat, but we would like to do this through rp."
Dair says, "As for the Tyrel we are hoping that players will utilize the council and their head of house. The king would and can be used but we would rather see things go through the Voice of the king, the council and head of house."
Nerissa says, "Well, that's my point."
Nerissa says, "Harmon was trying to get a counsel with the King to discuss the matter."
Nerissa says, "It's part of a +request that I didn't want to go into detail on here that had to do with seeing the king to ask his advice on the situation"
Dair says, "We are address that and will move it forward. We had not heard that he was looking to contact anyone so we will work on getting that issue fixed. We also have pulled the old voice out of retirement."
Caedmon says, "You can strike that <OOC> at the beginning. I keep forgetting where we are …"
Nar nods, "What Dair said. That said, if you want an audience with the king, we will arrange it through Caedmon, and set it up. Just give us a bit of time as we'll discuss it amongst ourselves as we don't want to have Tyrel giving 10 different answers. Also, be advised that actual audiences with the king are fairly rare, they tend to go through councils or the voice.
Nar says, "That said, we are also wanting to provide our players what they want, so in limited circumstances we will set up an audience."
Nerissa nodnods. "Tyrel PC and Harmon and I were trying to coordinate schedules just before the PC disappeared… so, Harmon and I should see Caedmon or make a +request?
Caedmon says, "I, however, will be happy to meet with people."
Nar would say meet with Caedmon.
Caedmon says, "In the past, that is what the Voice did."
Nar ^^ what he said.
Dair says, "Or just go through Caedmon who can fill us in. Caedmon is good at keeping us in the loop."
Nerissa checks to see if the +request is still open or not…
Nar nods, "We also put things in place so he can directly chat with staff without having to wait for a request."
Nerissa says, "Okay, I'm not seeing it in my +req any more, so I'll tag Harmon next time I see him and we'll track down CK."
Dair says, "We have gone through some changes but we are working on streamlinging things and making it so information is not lost. Our goal is to promote rp, allow players to run tps and keep an open line of communication with all of the staff."
Nar says, "OK, and regarding the head of house, if there isn't a req for that, resubmit it. I'll have Dair make that a priority to get fixed."
Dair says, "The job was cloesed as we were told it was being handled. Through Harmon and Tyrel. This will be fixed."
Nar says, "Any other questions, comments, suggestions, concerns?"
Nar says, "Thanks, Dair."
Faerinia says, "I want a pony?"
Draventa says, "Does that include places such as Rusltes Isle?""
Nar says, "OK. Steal one. But ICA = ICC :)"
Nar says, "As far as heads of houses, Drav?"
Draventa says, "Yes""
Caedmon suggests, "Talk to Aidan, Fae. Tell him that you won't poison him this time. He might give you a pony." :P
Nerissa chuckles at CK.
Dair says, "I will need to take thee days off next week from the game, I will only be logging in later in the evening but I will be here for the second meeting. I have to drive cross country for work."
Nar says, "If there's a MIA HoH, we want to know. Also, if a house seems to be dying, we may make it an NPC leadership for it."
Dair nods in agreement with Nar.
Nerissa says, "Oh, another question… are the other areas going to be opened for apping at any time? For people to make some more ambassador types?"
Nar defers that one to Dair.
Draventa states, "Rustles Istle has been closed off, there's no way for us to get more player…"
Nerissa has to go but leaves this window open so I can read when i get home. Please feel free to boot me at the end of the meeting.
Dair says, "At this time we will not be opening up the other parts of the grid to even characters who are ambassadors. For now we will reamin focused on the two main areas. This was done because we are a small grid and we need to focus on building the areas that we have. Perhaps in the future we will but for now we need to keep it to those two areas."
Caedmon says, "Also, yes, this will be logged."
Dair says, "Characters that exist such as Draventa, Avi and a few others will get rp still. We will make sure of it."
Caedmon says, "I asked about that when we were planning, so that people will know what we have discussed."
Caedmon nods. "Laniveer is far from Mobrin, but not unreachable, as Logen demonstrated. Someone might pay a surprise visit."
Caedmon says, "We have ships and we know how to use them. Ask the Kraken. :P"
Roslin says, "Or you can come live with me Drav. :)"
Nar knows that's probably not the answer you wanted, but we will make sure you're not neglected.
Nar says, "And if the population starts growing, then we'll start opening up more areas again."
Caedmon says, "As Dair and Nar noted, one of the options is that the kingdoms might unite against a greater threat. That is something to consider even before it becomes a reality. Peace is usually a process and requires interaction between the two sides. ;)"
Nar says, "OK, anything else?"
Faerinia says, "I'm just listening, no real questions atm :)"
Nar says, "Going once."
Nar says, "Twice."
Caedmon says, "I'm fine."
Caedmon says, "Thank you, everyone!"
Dair says, "We will have our next meeting on 9/16."
Faerinia says, "Thank you :)"
Nar says, "Gone :) Also, as a reminder I am always available for questions, concerns, comments. As is any member of staff."