Sorry for not responding sooner - I tend to avoid this board because the
incessant whining gets to me.
As for your post - shall I bore everyone with a sad tale? That I learned
Avalon is a pitiless place full of sadistic animals?
Or instead, that I learned the value of perserverance, the fun of being
brothers-in-arms, the love of a beleaguered guild and city, the value of
loyal friends and city-mates.
But, I do get your point. I believe that the worst aspect was that small
players (as I was then) didn't get to learn combat. Dunc's newbieleague
is a terrific idea for that very reason.
I got into some bad habits. I don't care about dying. Why should I? I've
known little else. Threats don't matter a damn, and the bonds against me
make me laugh when i think that some 80-odd of them were made when I was
a day or so off of LW.
But my inability to fight now is my fault alone. I decided early on that I
couldn't win a fight and stopped trying. So much for perserverance!
Of course, I could be opting for passive resistance *grin*
All in all, did it affect me? Sure. But that's Avalon. You aren't born here
with any guarantees. I happened to be born during a Stones War. So if I learn to
fight now and turn into the biggest, baddest, most evil bitch this world has ever seen
then Thakrians will know who to blame when I crush them to dust.
Or not *grin*
Written by my hand on the 15th of Hindyear, in the year 1079.