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16 October 2002 @ 06:18 pm
Why do I get the feeling that I'm going to end up quitting FR sometime soon..?
Le Peacheasy ®peacheasy on October 16th, 2002 06:48 pm (UTC)
So what is FR and why do you want to quit?
Marianneresplendentposy on October 16th, 2002 09:17 pm (UTC)
Feudal Realms, it's the mud I play. It just doesn't seem as fun as it once was, though recently things have gotten moderately interesting. I just have this feeling that something is going to happen that will make me stop playing and not want to come back... I said a long time ago that I didn't think anything would ever turn me away from the game completely, though I'm beginning to doubt myself more and more...
Le Peacheasy ®peacheasy on October 16th, 2002 09:50 pm (UTC)
Fun fun, I used to play Trade Wars - but too many people started cheating, sigh!
Vickiemelopene on October 17th, 2002 01:25 am (UTC)
Sounds awfully familiar... *pokes miss posy*
Richcpiseco on October 17th, 2002 01:22 am (UTC)
what might be turning you away?
Marianneresplendentposy on October 17th, 2002 03:18 am (UTC)
I've just been steadily losing interest, I think...

A week ago, my day would be spent logging on, checking notes, practicing a few skills like strangle or blindness dust, standing around Stonegate center until I got bored, then going back and practicing skills again. Every once in a while, I'd find someone to roleplay with, but the majority of the time I just felt like there was nothing to do.

I'm not sure if it's me that's changed, or the atmosphere that's changed, but I'm just beginning to feel like this isn't for me... The majority of the players are either focused on leveling or pk'ing, and could care less about who my character is. And those few good roleplayers that I do see are not normally the sort that my character interacts with, and so I usually end up just standing around by myself.

Maybe I don't try hard enough... I know I say that I want to see more roleplaying, but I rarely take the initiative to show that I am interested in it. I never go that extra step and make standing in the center square actually seem exciting, rather than me just idling around motionless. I guess I'm just starting to wonder if it is even worth trying...
Richcpiseco on October 17th, 2002 09:19 am (UTC)
I asked because I wanted to know if I was alone in this boat. I'm glad I'm not.

I don't think I, personally, would ever leave. But I'm going through the same things you are. Nowadays, I sign on...sit in Riverdale Manor...and..do nothing. I read the notes. I talk on LChat. Maybe I'll try to have some PK fun, but that always turns into some OOC issue about "he did this and rule Number X clearly states..." So that aspect has lost it's appeal.

But I know what you mean about the RPing. RPing is my reason for playing there. It's hard, however, to find someone you can get into an intense RP session with...very hard, I think. I mean, there are a select few RP'ers out in the game whom are good. But not all of them are going to match your character, so that narrows the choice of people you can RP with even more.

I remember when I first was introduced to FR. It was my first mud. I swear, I loved it to death. I would sit at work and count the moments I could get out and log on. Yes, I actually did that, heh. I mean, the way the whole thing worked was amazing to me. Real people breathing life into characters, with all the cool goodies added (spells, weapons, etc).

Now I know I've lost that kind of magic I used to see in the game. I'll never feel that about FR again because it's just not possible. When you know everything inside and out, you've heroed, and there's nothing going on...what do you do then? It's become routine.

I think it's gotten to the point where I'd give my left text-based arm for someone to RP with. I would really love a reason to stay signed on the MUD for more than 5 minutes at a time.

And if you leave, you'll be missed. I assure, Dionae already is and your presence in your morts will be as well. I hope you find that place that might give some rebirth of that MUD magic FR used to have.
kenthar on October 16th, 2002 10:25 pm (UTC)

Don't quit!!! We all love you!
Vivinusvivinus on October 19th, 2002 08:44 am (UTC)
There's a reason for everything.
As I always said when I played; The atmosphere is unappealing. The game consists of power hungry people leveling characters together which just makes the staff make leveling harder- Which in turn makes leveling for the self-sufficient harder, and the player killers that complain about every PK unless they win. The Role-play is scarce, and if it comes around, then it's liable to .. Suck. I've always been a fan of Role-play, but I've never been into over-dramatic scenerio's where the people indulged in Role-play are egotistical and have the whole scene revolve around their character.

But I don't want to preach about everything bad in Feudal Realms.

It could also be the fact that you yourself aren't necessarily changing, but your views are. Maybe a revelation of sorts? You see the same thing day in and day out, maybe the only thing that changes is the characters and every now and then a new person comes in, but becomes just as warped as the rest. You want change, something different- More exciting, new, something to hold your interest? But the only thing that can do that is a new MUD, and there aren't any other MUD's out there like FR, where you know everybody, and you know where everything is, and what to do, and you feel ontop, so there is nothing you can do except making something happen, or finding something else.