Um, not sure how my post brought on that last... but you know
while passionate, it's not really fair.
I mean, cool, you hate Thakria. So do I. They're all bastards
and such. But the Kodiak Wall was constructed after Springdale's
River Gateway, and our forts rival Thakria's.
We knew there was some ore problems, and I don't doubt there
was city in the land that didn't derive some benefit from them
knowing or unknowing.
Multiple CCCs as entourage were done away with, except for certain
professions a long while ago. They're killable, and the quests
can be done by anyone not enemied, I thought?
Abuse of HP powers is a long debate. Listen on one side or another
and everyone does it. It's just wrong depending on whose side you're
on, I guess.
Far attacking into stockrooms was an ability that bastardized the
Seer profession. It was a sought after change long before Esprii's
reign. Not to mention all seering guilds had to agree to it. Which
we did - by treaty many many times before it was coded out.
There are many Thakrian slayers. I've been told by mortals and Gods
that I'm useless, and the reverse by both, as well. If Sajora chooses
to allow one opinion to sway her, she needs a confidence check. There
are many, many more who would welcome her back. Some Thakrians, too, I
Thakria had the Sorceror's Guild... oooh look! The other cities didn't
think that was fair so the Necromancers were brought back!
Fact is, there are just too damn many guilds in the land. The Gods would
be doing us a great favour if they shut down some of them to concentrate
the player base a bit. But they like diversity - giving us a choice.
As far as the ore cheat being shut down, you should know that it was a
Springdalian who reported it to the Gods, who shut it off as soon as it
was known. Shame goes to anyone who used the bug without reporting it.
God favours and disfavours are handed out evenly. Fairly? No, the Gods
don't promise us fair. But the Gods notice mortals who put themselves
forward, negatively or positively. Make a mark and you'll make enemies
In summation, Eddy, I admire your passion, but I don't see any conspiracy.
The land benefits when we stop looking for excuses and start exercising
our skills instead of our pens. Springdale isn't perfect, but she grew
up strong on the backs of hard labourers and don't give me any more of your
shit fighters. Any city can do it - ANY CITY - because any group of people
who want something bad enough can make it happen here.
Written by my hand on the 22nd of Cloudburst, in the year 1174.