Lusternian Divine AMA

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  • CrekCrek Member Posts: 240 Fabled
    Glom removed Serane. She just put herself back in. Twice.

    Not that that answered your question exactly.
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  • IsuneIsune Gods Posts: 459 Divine
    @Shaddus My opinion would be that Estarra would intervene for some kind of resolution. 
  • BreandrynBreandryn Member Posts: 1,521 Transcendent
    edited March 2017
    As someone who has clashed with and unpatroned key org divines in other games, I don't advise it unless masochistic. That's mostly a joke tho - Estarra seems to keep things in line here! I can't imagine seeing the sort of backlash from divine I've seen in other games. Admin here are just way above that sort of thing.

    I feel its shitty to do to the admin if done out of spite or because of a clash. They are just trying to play their role and in hindsight I've learned there are better methods for everyone to sort out differences of opinion about orgs.

    Roleplay wise, it can be awesome, though...if done right. There needs to be RP trust and delicacy but I've unpatroned a guild patron before as part of a big arc for my guild and it was super engaging.
  • HoaracleHoaracle Member, Gods Posts: 207 Divine
    edited March 2017
    I think a lot of this too falls on the fact that "patron" is just a very strange position, which is something we talked a lot about during the overhaul for the faction mechanics. 

    To expand further on @Ayisdra's question (and @Isune's answer), I think it is, and could be, entirely possible that a god leaves their original nation and moves to a different place. I mean, we have seen that twice with Elostian and Isune in Celest. It would require a lot of roleplay and Estarra's approval at the end of the day, but I can imagine it being done - despite whatever early development may have happened. 

    Re: @Shaddus, I agree with @Lisaera and Isune that if it becomes too rowdy, there will be some big-time intervention that happens. Because honestly, IC a God is pretty much omnipotent in comparison to mortals and OOC an Administrator has nearly so much power at their fingertips, and any sort of retribution from on-high would only lead to player dissatisfaction. Granted, I think something like it can be done, and done well, but we have very few examples in Lusternia's history.

    Breandryn said:

    Roleplay wise, it can be awesome, though...if done right. There needs to be RP trust and delicacy but I've unpatroned a guild patron before as part of a big arc for my guild and it was super engaging.
    I really like this part of @Breandryn's post, and I agree with it. However, I am not sure how much trust really exists between Patrons and mortal characters, given precisely the strange IC/OOC nature of the patron title (or even the roles of gods themselves).
  • BreandrynBreandryn Member Posts: 1,521 Transcendent
    Well threads like this definitely help build it. Sometimes it's easy to forget that everyone wants the game to be awesome, in the end. Players just have a much more micro view, while admin have the macro and remembering that helps, at least from the player side. It's so easy to villify those omniscient omnipotent admin, but it's important to be able to remember that they have a much bigger perspective of the game. On the other hand, a GM or GA may have insight into the details that a god doesn't have the time to notice. My best divine interactions as a leader have been with gods who recognise my strengths and insight into those I lead while also clearly conveying their IC stance to me, such as by giving hints at deeper truths I'm not yet privy to or by giving me a glimpse of the God's motivations. For me, personally, that seeds trust and makes the IC/OOC divide more clear.
  • AeldraAeldra , using cake powered flight Member Posts: 1,166 Transcendent
    @allgods I wonder about one thing in particular. How do you manage to keep roleplaying through different denizens at the same time with so many player needing things at once? I've seen it in some major events and given I sometimes struggle to keep my own RP line on track during the evenings... just how? ;)
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  • ShaddusShaddus , the Leper Messiah Outside your window.Member Posts: 7,805 Transcendent
    Just to clear the air about my last question, no. I'm not currently plotting to try and crusade against any of you, more curious as to whether if an org takes a path the patron disagrees with, how far along the org is able to go without outside intervention. 
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  • RancouraRancoura the Last Nightwreathed Queen CanadaMember Posts: 1,372 Transcendent
    On the vein of Aeldra's question, do you Godmin have universally-Havens-accessible logs so that you can determine how a mob you're possessing should act, or something like notes on each denizen's behaviour to reference?
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  • HoaracleHoaracle Member, Gods Posts: 207 Divine
    edited March 2017
    Rancoura said:
    On the vein of Aeldra's question, do you Godmin have universally-Havens-accessible logs so that you can determine how a mob you're possessing should act, or something like notes on each denizen's behaviour to reference?
    We have both actually. All our interactions as a possessed mob are logged (although, it is a one-sided conversation), and we also have a way to comment on mobs so we can write about their history/interactions. Often times, we forget about the comments part and just go on the logged stuff. 
  • PortiusPortius Likes big books, cannot lie Member Posts: 1,427 Transcendent
    Do you guys claim non-order mobs? For example, I'm assuming that Isune would frown on anyone else possessing Volucer, because he's pretty firmly attached to the character. But what about Master Quettle, Fraesic, or other mobs? Does people just grab them whenever, or is it mostly the same god every time?
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  • SaranSaran Member Posts: 1,718 Mythical
    edited March 2017
    @Serengods can we keep @Voyoma forever?

    Pretty please?

    Absolutely love the concept of an Ancestor-Ephemeral (unless I misunderstood stuff)
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  • XeiiXeii Member Posts: 242 Mythical
    @allgods How do IG languages work for Divine? Would You be able to understand players regardless of what language they use? 

    On the subject of languages, do Divine have native languages (besides Divine, of course) too? Differing tongues for every creche? 
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  • LuceLuce Fox Populi Member Posts: 2,474 Transcendent
    I'm pretty sure godmin can see inputs actually. Or at least, they can see what your client puts through to the MUD.

    That said @sciomore and dreamgods, During the Dreaming event, Hallifax developed encryption on our ooc clan. What was the havens reaction to that?
  • LynnieLynnie Member Posts: 151 Gifted
    @Weiwae was this the inspiration for your description?

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  • SilvanusSilvanus The Sparrowhawk Member Posts: 1,659 Transcendent
    To Everyone:

    What Traitor would you be? And/or, why would your character become a traitor?
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  • WeiwaeWeiwae Member, Gods Posts: 453 Divine
    Lynnie said:
    @Weiwae was this the inspiration for your description?

    He is in fact one of the six pictures I used to describe Weiwae!
  • LynnieLynnie Member Posts: 151 Gifted
    TIME TO FIND THE LAST FIVE
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  • SelenitySelenity My first MC to stay in Serenwilde Member Posts: 1,424 Transcendent
    Weiwae said:
    Lynnie said:
    @Weiwae was this the inspiration for your description?

    He is in fact one of the six pictures I used to describe Weiwae!
    One picture for each dot?
  • WeiwaeWeiwae Member, Gods Posts: 453 Divine
    edited March 2017
    LOL, no.  Just happened to be six pics.  But the six dots and "missing nose" did come from Krillin.
  • LuceLuce Fox Populi Member Posts: 2,474 Transcendent
    Hmm...Krillin, Sun Wukong, Turtle...is Weiwei just Dragonball?
  • OrdassaOrdassa Member Posts: 337 Master
    do all/have any divines watched what characters get up to in private in manses? (esp .when they do the funky monkey)
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