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Abigyil

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    Abigyil reacted to protonix in Of Slacks Most Secret   
    Yes it's rather curious and frustrating being unjustly moderated isn't it?
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    Abigyil reacted to Adall in Of Slacks Most Secret   
    All you ever do is talk out of your ass, you really should try harder one of these days. This slack has never advertised itself as anything but what Fenrial posted. Sorry you broke the rules and someone actually cared to enforce them.
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    Abigyil reacted to Jah in Of Slacks Most Secret   
    It does say right in the OP that the Slack group is NOT "a place to wind people up, spam or attack people. We're a tolerant bunch, but don't push your luck."
     
    I suppose some people have claimed otherwise, but it isn't really advertising itself as a no-holds-barred troll-fest.
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    Abigyil reacted to Jihan in New Rules of Conduct (General Rules)   
    You agree that all of your communications within the Communication Channels are public, and thus you have no expectation of privacy regarding your use of the Communication Channels. Art+Craft is not responsible for information that you choose to share on the Communication Channels or for the actions of other users.
     
    I'm not sure I agree that it makes either conceptual or legal sense to declare PMs sent via an ACE service "public". A strict reading of this clause gives ACE the right to publish my phone number or address if I send my info to someone else in a PM.
     
    You agree that your use of the Service shall be lawful and that you will comply with the usage rules. In furtherance of the foregoing, and as an example and not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Service in order to:
        post, upload, transmit or otherwise disseminate information that is obscene, indecent, vulgar, pornographic, sexual or otherwise objectionable;
     
    "Objectionable" is a loaded term here; you'll have people claiming that anything they object to is objectionable, and they'll be right.
     
        defame, libel, ridicule, mock, stalk, threaten, harass, intimidate or abuse anyone, hatefully, racially, ethnically or, in a reasonable person's view, otherwise offensive or objectionable;
     
    You lost the track of parallel construction here. 'Offensive or objectionable' need to be adverbs like the other items in the list. And I again maintain that "objectionable" is too subjective to have a place in this document.
    Also, if this section is nullified by an exception in the in-game CoC, why not just move this over to the forums CoC and remove the need for an exception?
     
        real-world threats of any kind against others will lead to disciplinary actions;
     
    Another parallel construction failure; this needs to be recast as a verb phrase like the rest of the clauses. "You agree not to use the service in order to real world threats of any kind against others will lead to disciplinary actions" is a grammatical dirty diaper.
    Also, this clause uniquely places a duty on ACE to enforce this term by committing that an offense "will" lead to action, potentially creating a cause of action enabling a user to sue ACE if you fail to perform as committed. This is almost certainly a bad idea.
     
    I speculate that this clause was added to the document by someone other than the main author. Great care should be taken when second-guessing your experts.
     
        use the service to discuss anything about real-world politics or religion, these topics are inherently divisive and not part of the game experience;
     
    I understand the feeling here but there's a lot of grey area that'll lead to endless arguments- both among players, and between players and staff. Is someone who posts "MURICA!" on the fourth of July making a political statement? Is the guy who responds positively to him? What about the guy who says "take that crap elsewhere"?
    I think this clause would probably be better placed in a 'better civil discourse' document which offers guidelines in a 'we ask that you avoid' sort of context.
     
        attempt to obtain passwords or other private information from other members;
     
    "I can't ask you for your phone number, but if you want to volunteer it..." I understand the thinking here but I'm not sure this is the best phrasing.
     
        disrupt the flow of chat in chat rooms (including in-game chat) with vulgar language, abusiveness, hitting the return key repeatedly or inputting large images so the screen goes by too fast to read, use of excessive shouting (all caps) in an attempt to disturb other users, “spamming” or flooding (posting repetitive text) or use of any other methods to disrupt the flow of chat in chat rooms;
     
    "hitting the return key repeatedly or inputting large images so the screen goes by too fast to read" is redundant with "'spamming' or flooding". If you feel like there are bases that aren't covered by "spamming or flooding", revise it to "spamming, flooding, or scrolling".
     
        improperly use support channels or complaint buttons to make false reports to Art+Craft;
     
    Add text here to forbid spamming the queue with multiples of the same report or with gibberish reports.
     
        impersonate another person (including celebrities), indicate falsely or misleadingly that you are an Art+Craft employee or a representative of Art+Craft or any of Art+Craft’s partners or affiliates;
     
    This needs to be worded much more carefully or it will be read to forbid impersonation of Crowfall community personalities. If someone wants to try to pretend to be Jihan he should be free to make the attempt.
     
    The section on impersonating an employee should also be written to prevent falsely claiming authority as an advocate, moderator, friend of Todd's, or other privileged non-employee.
     
        post messages for any purpose other than personal communication, including commercial advertising or promotional messaging, referral codes, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or other commercial activities.
     
    Military troop movement orders are not "personal communication", and promoting  the vendors in my EK is arguably "commercial advertising". I would recast this along the lines of "advertise or promote any out-of-game service, scheme, or commercial activity".
     
        develop, distribute, or publicly inform other members of "auto" software programs, "macro" software programs or other "cheat utility" software programs or applications in violation of the applicable Terms;
     
    Remember that the context of this list is "You agree not to use the service in order to:" Nobody is going to use the service to develop a cheat program. Also, you'll need a policy clarification on this detailing exactly where you draw the line between smart keyboards and illegal macro programs.
     
        attempt to interfere with, hack into or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers for any of the Art+Craft Services;
     
    "hack into a transmission" has no legal or technical meaning. Did you mean "intercept"? Or perhaps "rewrite"?
     
        exploit the Game (or any part thereof) or any of the other Art+Craft Services, for any commercial purpose, including without limitation ( a ) use at a cyber cafe, computer gaming center or any other location-based site;
     
    Every place on Earth is a "location-based site". What are you trying to say with this language? And, why would you want to block gaming at internet cafes anyway?
     
          ( b )  for gathering in-game virtual, items or resources for sale outside the Game, other than allowed by Art+Craft;
     
    I think "other than allowed" should probably be "other than as allowed." Even then this communicates nothing useful. What ways are allowed? Also, this looks like a sharp pivot from your previous stance that you would make no effort to prevent out-of-game sale of Crowfall digital assets as long as such sales were not advertised through your service.
     
          or ( c ) performing in-game services in exchange for payment outside the Game;
     
    I'm questioning the reasoning on this one too. This prevents any kind of market for a character training service, kingdom decoration service, escrow services, etc which all add value to the game and to the game community. This language could be worked around by taking payment in VIP tickets and then selling the tickets (unless that's "other than allowed" under section B ) ; is that your intent? Or, well, what IS your intent here?
     
        interfere with the ability of others to enjoy using an Art+Craft Service or take actions outside of normal game mechanics that
    interfere with or materially increase the cost to provide the Art+Craft Service for the enjoyment of all its users;
     
    Killing me interferes with my ability to enjoy the service! I know you're using "enjoy" as a term of art here, but it might be better to simplify  "enjoy using" to "use".
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    Abigyil reacted to Adall in thedregs.net - Public Market and Hardcore/Political Discussion   
    Good day everyone!
     
    As many of you know a few of us have been hosting a slack channel where you can say and do as you please to not feel the cold hand of moderation that is foreign to many of us in this realm of online gaming. Our goal of course has been to do a lot more for the community than to just host a few conversations outside the official forums. It has been clear that the development team wants these official forums to be 100% focused on good old fashioned friendly discussion about gaming elements for Crowfall. They have also expressed a distinct need for someone to open a public marketplace for the trade of goods and services within game and outside of the game world. They have been clear they do not want this type of discussion on their boards. This is a problem, and sometimes you need to find the right solution.
     
    Today, I bring to you a new home for those who have felt these official forums just do not allow for the type of social environment we have grown accustomed to. We are also providing an open market forum for those looking to buy, sell and trade their goods and game services. We bring you thedregs.net!
     
    A Public Trading House -
     
    While we are offering an open forum for these trades to take place, we are merely hosting a meeting place for people to get together and deal with their goods and services. Consider thedregs.net like a large community center where people set up their own flea market booths for free! We are not attempting to reap any profit or be involved directly with any transaction. Please trade with care and remember you do so at your own risk! Further rules and boundaries for our open marketplace can be found on the respective forum.
     
    An Open Discussion Forum -
     
    This site will be a place where people can choose to be who they want to be and act how they want to act. We understand that this type of community may be foreign to some, but come here with an understanding that some of the best relationships are forged in the hottest fires. There are some basic rules posted at the top of each forum, and the rules do cover the entire website. We ask that you follow them, as they are not that difficult. If you want to have a heated debate that lasts for pages about some small change in stun duration to a skill, then by all means... no one will stop you. If you would like to expose certain actions of a rival guild or individual for the community to see, then feel free to start making enemies. We still do not understand directly why Crowfall will allow behavior in game that mirrors the old days of Ultima Online, Shadowbane or Darkfall Online, but are not willing to allow the forums to respond in kind. It seemed off to us, so we have decided to see if others would like to move to an offsite area that can allow these types of discussions and actions that made these old titles great!
     
    A Political Realm -
     
    I have found many here have stated they don't see a need for a political forum or for people to be making enemies before a game even begins. I personally disagree with this sentiment. Now is the time to begin building friends and allies as well as enemies and rivals. Why do you think guilds spend time recruiting in pre-game fanfare? They want to build a community. We want to offer those communities an outlet to share their guild recruitment messaging as well as their thoughts on rival guilds. There are guilds who have come here that have rivalries that lasted more than a decade. These forums can not offer them a good place to duke it out while we wait for the gates of alpha, beta or release to open up. The tensions that build today will provide amazing fuel for the battles of tomorrow. We hope that thedregs.net will serve as a tinder box to help guilds light those fires!
     
    So please join us at thedregs.net!
     
    We hope you enjoy your time and find yourselves a better community experience and an excellent open marketplace!
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    Abigyil reacted to checkyotrack in thedregs.net - Public Market and Hardcore/Political Discussion   
    It's a well established fact that anyone who uses the term "hardcore" to describe their online activities is a chronic virgin.
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    Abigyil reacted to courant101 in Where's my Copper Badge?   
    July 23th 5:09pm : report of a badge color issue
     
    July 23th 6:11pm : answer from the executive producer
     
    July 26th 6:34pm : new badge available
     
    I wish all customer services were like that. 
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    Abigyil reacted to Jihan in Village/Stronghold relationship   
    I suspect that the price per usable building lot will increase as the size of the stronghold increases, which means that larger strongholds will only be price-effective for kingdoms which have filled all available parcel space and need to start using larger strongholds to increase density. That's just a guess, though, since we haven't yet seen any building lot counts for any of these parcels.
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    Abigyil reacted to Urahara in Village/Stronghold relationship   
    This is a Overview-list for the strongholds and their benefits:
     
             Stronghold                               Size                                       Capacity                                                             Price (2015 version)
     
    SMALL FORTIFICATION      200,000 square meters    a handful of personal shops and houses                                $30.00* USD
    MEDIUM FORTIFICATION    200,000 square meters    collection of personal shops and houses                                $40.00* USD
    LARGE FORTIFICATION      200,000 square meters    a small village and handful of personal shops and houses     $50.00* USD
     
    SMALL KEEP                       300,000 square meters    two small villages                                                                     $75.00* USD
    MEDIUM KEEP                     300,000 square meters    three small villages                                                                  $90.00* USD
    LARGE KEEP                       300,000 square meters    two mid-sized villages                                                              $115.00* USD
     
    SMALL CASTLE                   400,000 square meters    ???                                                                                          ???
    MEDIUM CASTLE                 400,000 square meters    ???                                                                                          ???
    LARGE CASTLE                   400,000 square meters    three mid-sized villages                                                           $800.00* USD
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    Abigyil reacted to headlight in How to Abuse Current Crowfall-   
    and people think we don't discuss crowfall in Slack. You're welcome.
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    Abigyil reacted to Caenth in Frequency of News   
    Tuesdays and Thursdays are game related news days, while every other Wednesday or so we have community/business related news.
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    Abigyil reacted to Jihan in Day/night Cycles   
    Realistically, if you're stumbling around in the glorious ambiance of night while I'm effectively wearing night vision goggles, I'm going to kill you and take your stuff until you realize that turning up your gamma is a better idea than being blind.
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    Abigyil reacted to courant101 in Servers   
    That's a really cool thing. Everyone from North America, Europe and I think Australia too can join the same campaigns with their main character.
     
    An image from an older news thread illustrating the servers architecture :
     

     
    Also, as we're allowed to switch from campaign to EKs, even if we are not in the same campaign than a friend, we can still meet in the same EK.
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    Abigyil reacted to purplestreak in What is a noble house?   
    Maybe noble house is a more fancy name for sub-guild? Really only thing I can think of.
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    Abigyil reacted to karetyr in Name this game!   
    That looks like a group of friends I want to play with.
     
    This isn't a real game. It's a fake, produced by Switch VFX, based out of Toronto. It looks pretty convincing, though. I think they did a reasonable job, if people are asking what game it is.
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    Abigyil got a reaction from JamesGoblin in Rangers: Animal Companions   
    The more I think about rangers having some kind of special pet related abilities, the more I want rangers to be able to warg. It would certainly help with the archetype's scouting role to be able hop into a pet bird and get a lay of the land by flying above it.
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    Abigyil got a reaction from JamesGoblin in Rangers: Animal Companions   
    @Arcahn You're quite correct. The idea behind this thread however is to give Rangers some kind of specialisation dedicated to the pet mechanic.
     
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crowfall/crowfall-throne-war-pc-mmo/posts/1176510
    $1.7 million Stretch Reward: Combat-enabled Pets!
     
    Tame wild creatures to act as your companion, and craft magical figurines to summon to them to your aid! These Combat-ready pets are built as an extension to the mounts system, and will be useful for ALL archetypes -- they are not limited to a particular class or playstyle!
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    Abigyil got a reaction from JamesGoblin in Rangers: Animal Companions   
    I did like how guild wars 1 handled pets. For those that didn't play it: pets were equipped as a skill, taking up one of your limited skill slots. (You had ten) You also had to spec for it, putting points into beast mastery. This left you less points for dps, traps, ect so it balanced out. It was a great system, I just wish more games used it.
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    Abigyil got a reaction from JamesGoblin in Rangers: Animal Companions   
    Didn't the fantasy ranger archetype/class originate with D&D to begin with though? Seems to me the ranger+pet thing has been with us since the get go.

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    Abigyil got a reaction from Vitalized in Rangers: Animal Companions   
    The more I think about rangers having some kind of special pet related abilities, the more I want rangers to be able to warg. It would certainly help with the archetype's scouting role to be able hop into a pet bird and get a lay of the land by flying above it.
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    Abigyil got a reaction from freeze in Kickstarter Comparison List   
    2015 comparison list, also made a few minor corrections to the kickstarter list in the op.
     
    Contributor (2015)
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    Allows you to post on the Crowfall forums!
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    2015 exclusive: Warhorse summoning figurine
     
    Allows you to post on the Crowfall forums!
    Digital copy of Crowfall (retail $50)
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    2015 exclusive: Quarterhorse summoning figurine
     
     
    Silver (2015)
    6 months VIP membership
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    2015 exclusive: Nightmare summoning figurine
     
    Access to Alpha 3
    Allows you to post on the Crowfall forums!
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    Access to Alpha 2
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    A cottage for your personal kingdom
    Exclusive stronghold (Small Fort 2015) for your personal kingdom
     
    Allows you to post on the Crowfall forums!
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    2015 exclusive: Nightmare summoning figurine
     
     
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    Exclusive stronghold (Medium Fort 2015) for your personal kingdom and a starting title of Knight or Lady
    5 bonus tax-free parcels for your personal Kingdom (5 total)
    Access to expanded colors for Guild Heraldry creator
     
    Access to Alpha 2
    Allows you to post on the Crowfall forums!
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    Copy of Digital Soundtrack
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    2015 exclusive: Quarterhorse summoning figurine
    2015 exclusive: Warhorse summoning figurine
    2015 exclusive: Nightmare summoning figurine
    A cottage for your personal kingdom
     
     
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    Access to Alpha 1
    2 years VIP membership
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    2015 Sapphire Avatar Frame
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    Access to an expanded selection of symbols in the Guild Heraldry creator
    Two cottages for your personal kingdom
    Bonus tax-free parcels of land for your personal kingdom - 10 Total
    One cathedral, dedicated to the god of your choice, for your personal kingdom
    Exclusive stronghold (Small Castle 2015) for your personal kingdom and the starting title of Baron or Baroness
     
    Access to Alpha 2
    Allows you to post on the Crowfall forums!
    Digital copy of Crowfall (retail $50)
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    2015 exclusive: Quarterhorse summoning figurine
    2015 exclusive: Warhorse summoning figurine
    2015 exclusive: Nightmare summoning figurine
    Access to expanded colors for Guild Heraldry creator
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    Abigyil got a reaction from JamesGoblin in EK As A Raid/Dungeon   
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    Abigyil reacted to courant101 in Surveys during the tests   
    Surveys could give relevant information to ACE during the tests, in addition to the other bug reporting and suggestion tools.
     
    With hundreds of testers in Alpha 1, surveys could help to build up statistics about players' satisfaction of a certain game feature, art style, update, combat mechanic, etc.
     
    I think that the testers would also be more inclined to give feedback if it's in a format that is easy and quick to fill.
     
    example : 
     
    Connecting to the server :
    1) no issue
    2) multiple attempts failed
    3) crash
    4) other : 
     
    Ranged vs. melee :
    1) unbalanced, melee players have an advantage
    2) unbalanced, ranged players have an advantage
    3) balanced
    4) other :
     
    Character animation :
    1) very satisfied
    2) satisfied
    3) not satisfied
    4) other :
     
    Kind of a low cost tool to have a general idea of what the players feel could be improved. Could be sent by email.
     
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    Abigyil got a reaction from Tyrant in 2015 Badges available for KS backer   
    Just noticed you can remove your badge now:
     

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    Abigyil got a reaction from courant101 in 2015 Badges available for KS backer   
    Just noticed you can remove your badge now:
     

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