Land of NoR (LoN), a Second Life RPG, has been working on an improved combat and RP system meter. The one in use is called WARPS, standing for Weapons and Role Play System. In July use of the experimental XRPS version of WARPS started. There are several changes being tested and several questions have come up.
If you have not noticed, going into SPAR (/9 spar) forces a save of meter stats. That is important to know as the meter only saves every so often. A SL or viewer crash or other forced relog can possibly force your meter back to the last saved status. Going into spar and back to combat status does a save and reload of meter stats. Continue reading →
Yeah, yeah… not the Bloodlines kind… the Role Play kind, not that Bloodlines doesn’t RP. I’m just writing about a broader group. In several of Second Life’s role play communities vampires are a major part of the role play. Advanced role players often like a back story to fill out their character. So, playing in Second Life’s various role play games one is likely to meet vampires with wonderfully written character histories. In combat RPG’s (Role Playing Games) it is important to understand the relationships these histories imply. It can keep your character alive. I’m not a big vampire fan. I’m more into the Kate Beckinsale and Hugh Jackman type Van Helsing side of things. But one must know their enemies.
New information and interesting questions were features of Saturday’s town hall meeting for SL’ers play LoN (Land of NoR – SLURL). Luxa Budan and Mystyka Gray were the moderators speaking for LoN. For those interested in RPG’s and what makes the successful ones tick, this reveals some of the thinking going on inside.
The Massive Dark RPG - Land of NoR
Luxa said, “Now there is a poll up on Land of NoR Forum to see what kind of future you would like to see for the sim configurations. Merge the continents or no. If you haven’t yet, take the time to vote.” Suggesting that they are planning on joining or in some other way changing the configuration of NoR’s continents. The poll is in progress be sure to vote. So far the idea of separate but joined by a land bridge is the most popular by about 2 to 1. They also say NoR is on a sim freeze mostly because of the LL devaluation of sims. So, no new sims are planned for anytime soon.
Free LoN Groups to End
Luxa said, “Also to regulate the people spamming the chats and to cut down on general asshatery we are going to make the groups fee based to join. The lindens will be supplied back to the community through SL’s distribution system for groups. Certain members of staff will have the ability to invite legitimate people into the groups. Naturally if you are already in the group you will not have to pay to join.”