21
May
09

#112 – “The Bells, the Bells..”



I’d initially planned to put another page on the streets before this one, but with the kind of busy week I’ve been having, I simply couldn’t come up with anything that I was happy with. There were a fair bit of ideas of events or themes to play around with, but by large there wasn’t any idea solid enough that it could fill a page without just repeating what we’ve seen without any point to it.

Of course, this page itself wasn’t ready either, so it basically had to be scripted, designed and then produced just from a few loose ideas and possibilities. As a side effect, I actually came up with a few good ideas what I can do after it, so it’s not all bad.

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28 Responses to “#112 – “The Bells, the Bells..””


  1. 1 Schwarzenator
    May 21, 2009 at 17:28

    i’ll give it three, or let’s say four pages before something goes apeshit and Hani starts kicking ass in the cathedral

  2. 2 Raz
    May 21, 2009 at 18:22

    Left a typo in there, “few lose ideas” should be “few loose ideas”.

    Wonder what they’re going to be doing outside whilst waiting..

    Hmm..

    Oh, wait; they’d probably get into another fight.

  3. 3 WoWplayer
    May 21, 2009 at 19:34

    no… they will probably just have a tea party… with the guards and clerics and tiny will ride a kitten and they will use blood… oh wait… that is a fight lol

  4. 4 Nhani
    May 21, 2009 at 19:49

    I like the tea party idea myself, but would there be cookies? ;o

    • 5 Schwarzenator
      May 21, 2009 at 21:16

      one more reason for the heroes to turn in to the dark side. for they have cookies.

      • 6 Nhani
        May 21, 2009 at 21:32

        Only because they keep stealing them, the dark side bastards. But we’ll see who has the last laugh after I put the cookie jar in the smack middle of a minefield! /cackle

  5. 7 sylvanes
    May 21, 2009 at 22:03

    oww thats evil
    how can i steal cookies then ???

  6. 8 Messai
    May 21, 2009 at 22:16

    your embracing the darkside, use the force to lift up the cookie jar?

    loved Hani’s comment about Cenarius branching out

  7. 9 saila
    May 22, 2009 at 00:29

    disarment in the catedral that sould be an debuff ingame every time one enter there they disarms themself of there sword and that but well cant ask for that from blizzard.
    back to topic i relay enjoyed that joke tiny made.

  8. 10 Niko1291
    May 22, 2009 at 08:06

    Hmmmm i bet that the human sailor (from the start that took Te´s hand) will come with a gang or something like that and start a fight …

    hehe would love to see hani break more of his bones xD muhahahaha…

  9. 11 Udûn-Khadgar
    May 22, 2009 at 09:10

    Hmm, Tiny takes the ‘being a nature spirit’ part better than I would have expected from her. Seems she’s satisfied with it… And like Niko1291, I have the feeling that they will have to deal with more Stormwind villains while waiting… unless the horde has planned to raid Stormwind ;-)

  10. 12 Arafor
    May 22, 2009 at 10:29

    If you put the cookie jar in the middle of a minefield the drak followers would quite soon earn the achievement “Mine Sweeper”.

  11. 14 Messai
    May 22, 2009 at 11:10

    hard achievement to earn for me, i’m on a pvp realm and there’s always some horde waiting there till you do it and then when your on low health he kills you :p

  12. 15 saila
    May 22, 2009 at 12:27

    one question Mine Sweeper isent that what you call one that is disarming them? not making them blow up by running on them.
    and stop whit the join the “dark side” we have cookies, its as over used as it is. At least up here in Sweden.
    oh and one more thing as it was said i got the 1000 comment can i have an cookie?
    not an network one my computer have eaten enough of them as it is and also several evil one to.

  13. 16 Bancduese
    May 22, 2009 at 15:01

    Actually you probably made a good decision from a story-telling point of view to not have an intervening page on the walk from the harbor to the Cathedral. Not every step of the journey has to be shown and this seemed like a very smooth transition to me from water front to destination.

    Also this allowed you an opportunity to do some creative interpretation of the way visitors to the place are treated. I never really thought about it in terms of “please disarm before entering”, not even on my RP servers–but then again I mostly play priests and paladins so that may be why I never even considered it as a RP factor. So a question, do you have your characters remove their weapons on the way into the Cathedral on your (can’t for the life of me recall the name of the server you said you play on) RP server?

    • 17 Nhani
      May 23, 2009 at 00:07

      You can actually blame the disarming thing on a particular Paladin I ran across some.. I don’t know.. year or two ago? I can’t quite remember the context, but I do specifically recall him asking old priestess Moonfall to leave her weapon at the door upon entering. I thought it was a nice, albeit rare, touch – most people have no problem barging in fully armed or even with demons or undead in tow.

      I’ve tried to keep in tune with it from time to time, but I scarcely ever visit the Cathedral, nor the madhouse that Stormwind generally is. (And let’s face it, last time Nhani Moonfall visited the Cathedral, she wasn’t only carrying around a few concealed throwing knives for protection, but was also escorted around by a heavilly armed bodyguard)

  14. 18 Weertangel
    May 22, 2009 at 20:05

    te’len letting them alone is just a oppatunity for trouble, or they could go visit the orpanage(or however u spell it) witch would give some nice interactions also :)( high elf kidds taking off with Tiny for example;)

  15. 19 saila
    May 22, 2009 at 23:55

    am playing on [The shatar] if you was wondering Bancduese
    and if you was asking Nhani then i actual cant remember if she ever have reviled it.
    oh btw goes at the same name here as in game.

  16. 20 Nhani
    May 23, 2009 at 00:24

    Oh and I play on Earthen Ring EU; have been since World of Warcraft hit retail over in europe, more or less. Seen some of the best and worst of it throughout the years.

    It’s kindof funny thinking back and recalling that my picking server between Earthen Ring and Argent Dawn (the only two roleplaying servers they had back then) was decided by a dice throw.

  17. 21 Messai
    May 23, 2009 at 04:47

    RP looks fun but afraid to try it because to much lore reading required and i don’t do well over a BBQ(i get flamed for not knowing)

    but maybe i drop by to observe how it really goes down there :o

    • 22 Nhani
      May 23, 2009 at 10:42

      I think one of the first things you might notice about roleplaying realms is that they aren’t really that much different from non-roleplaying ones – the percentage actively roleplaying tends to be.. well.. a minority, to be frank. I’ve gotten the impression it’s slightly worse on older realms even, because of a larger amount of people who either had a falling out with roleplaying or who feel that since they’ve always been there, they have a right to be disruptive whenever possible. (I’ll admit I might be wrong though)

      As for knowing Lore.. let’s face it, most people don’t have the inclination to obtain and plow through a large amount of novels and sourcebooks and/or wowwiki and then try to distill it down to remove contradictions and end up with a plausible sum (by contrast, I didn’t do it because it was ‘necessary reading’, but more because I found it fun). I’ve seen plenty of characters that just run with what little they know and play it fine since they get the overall theme and are just young. Then of course, there’s the other kind of people.. the ones who play characters such as WH40k Space Marine paladins, I-am-actually-a-drow-from-Forgotten-Realms Night elves, both Bram Stoker and Vampire – the Masquerade type vampires and the whole plethora. (Yes, I’ve seen all the examples mentioned)

      Of course, then there’s plenty of people who have simply been around since forever and are sulking, bitter folk who dream of past glory days. I’d count myself among those.

      There’s plenty of nice folk still around though. Albeit you might have to be able to stomach Stormwind run across most of them.

      • 23 Ilyara
        May 23, 2009 at 14:25

        Earthen Ring got hit fairly hard when it was placed in the Cyclone battegroup. We had a rash of transfers following that and it’s when, to my recollection, world RP died it’s final death.

        Before then, to a lesser degree over time, ooc interaction was taken more seriously and most people would interact with you with some degree of RP if you struck up a conversation.

  18. 24 saila
    May 23, 2009 at 11:15

    all knowledge from wow i had was from warcraft 3 i bought it just for the sake of lore and the expansion so i could get an hang on it then i went to wowwiki after playing on an normal server for an year and read simple lore roughly 1000 word i think and some more fun.
    then i was on taking my race i was not sure but i ended up picking dreaia as they arent from here so to say so it was easy on that part and more hard on other.
    then i ran back to wowwiki and read all i could fond about dreaie one page then i was ready to go.
    half year later i finally got some RP addon and everything went so mush easier.
    oh i forgot to add this line on my last comment [The shatar EU] i don’t know why it happens i usually end up forgetting about the fact that here one can be from both EU and US.
    that was all i think.
    oh and Nhani RP isent gone they are simply hiding from the OOC and loler kids that come to the RP server some where near the Burning crusade expansion. and swept across like an plage.
    they arent showing them self, why? well let put it like this open RP (RP on the go not plained or anything) usually gets frowned on by the lolers i dont know why. have happen myself an few time so i have gone to hiding playing inside my guild.

  19. 25 Messai
    May 23, 2009 at 11:17

    @ WH40K Space Marine Paladins i bursted out laughing, you ma’am are awesome XD

    but glad to know that i don’t have to do much readings :)

    thanks for sharing :)

  20. May 23, 2009 at 16:12

    Goldshire, Capitol of the Lesbian, Dragon, Vampire night elves.

  21. 27 Weertangel
    May 24, 2009 at 01:09

    looks like its worth to go try a RP server as soon as i have the patience to lvl another char again. but to say RP i dead? na, even on my server(Frostwisper EU) u have some rpérs just to set a mood sometimes ;)

    and space mariine paladins??? lol~! just o imagine something like that makes me smile big time!

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