July 6th..a long month.July 6, 2008
Essentially I was on the Ustream (see home page..the little live button) showing off for players. One of them asked me to try out a flying mount, and being that it might be a new player I decided to.
I flew off, and the mount fell out from under me. Luckily, I landed in water. Then, phone call time. I made sure Rikoo’s head was out of the water before I walked off to talk on the phone, but when I came back a few minutes later, he was but a corpse.
The people in the chat room didn’t give too many details, but some were saying it was a bug that did it, and that it shouldn’t count. I tend to agree, but dammit if quite a few people saw the death, which would solidify it as qualifying. I immediately logged out, without rezzing at the stone or anything.
So, he is dead. According to all rules, for at least 2 months. Now I can see that is wayyyyyy too long. I couldn’t stand not playing Rikoo for 2 months. He’s got too many things to do. So I have discussed it with Luper, my wife, and other players. The cool thing about this “Immersion Project” is that it IS a project, not a DIE-HARD set of rules. I mean, there ARE rules of course, but this thing has always been an experiment, or better yet, an art project first and foremost. If it is NOT fun, there is no point.
I thought of having a ceremony with as many players that would like to show up. At the ceremony they would chant for a few minutes or repeat after what my alt says. I have an alt parked there now. Then, I would simply log Rikoo in. While that sounds fun and a great role-play event opportunity, it might be hard to get going being that I play mostly during the day. Of course, I could film it and other could view it live on the Ustream site.
Either way, I need to get him back to action. I might just convince a powerful healer to go to the altar at QA and to perform a spell, rezzing Rikoo.
I have to get comfortable with the fact that death IS a part of the magic in Telon. The main reason there are heroes is because of this healing/rezzing ability some other heroes have.
Let’s say I learned my lesson. Perma-death feels great, but I can’t stand it. I’m only Raki, after all.