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Welcome Stephen, Ian, Kai and Asad! Feel free to do some digging in the old and new threads and jump right in to any interesting conversation you find.

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| June 15, 2014, 12:15 am
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Welcome Stephen, Ian, Kai and Asad! Feel free to do some digging in the old and new threads and jump right in to any interesting conversation you find.

Staff Group Fun Fact: The staff group GC threads have never had fun facts before, but they may now be stuck with them.

It feels like entering Area 51.
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| June 15, 2014, 12:44 am
Quoting Stephen Boe
It feels like entering Area 51.

That's a fair description. It's like a combination of a lab full of grotesque secrets and strange experiments as well as a twisting and disorganized warehouse made of abandoned threads to hold these ideas when they are set aside. Overall, it makes Rainos' faction group look organized.
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| June 15, 2014, 12:56 am
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
That's a fair description. It's like a combination of a lab full of grotesque secrets and strange experiments as well as a twisting and disorganized warehouse made of abandoned threads to hold these ideas when they are set aside. Overall, it makes Rainos' faction group look organized.

Haha, well, I can't wait to work with, a whatever you guys are currently working on.
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| June 15, 2014, 1:02 am
Quoting Stephen Boe
Haha, well, I can't wait to work with, a whatever you guys are currently working on.

Try the ”New Rank System” thread. That's a nice, easy matter to sink your teeth into.
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| June 15, 2014, 1:21 am
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Welcome Stephen, Ian, Kai and Asad! Feel free to do some digging in the old and new threads and jump right in to any interesting conversation you find.

Staff Group Fun Fact: The staff group GC threads have never had fun facts before, but they may now be stuck with them.

Thank you, thank you! I am quite honestly honored to have been chosen. And yes, that's the first thing I did. :P
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| June 15, 2014, 1:59 am
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Welcome humans, we are the aliens known as admins.
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| June 15, 2014, 11:35 am
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BTW, we can remove Matt now?
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| June 15, 2014, 11:40 am
Quoting ~ Brick
BTW, we can remove Matt now?

I guess. We should wait for a majority consensus first, though.
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| June 15, 2014, 11:55 am
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Whoa, I've always wanted to come in here... Can't wait to absorb all this info...
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| June 15, 2014, 6:23 pm
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Um, it appears the group is set at anyone can join. You might want to change that Admins. :/
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| June 15, 2014, 7:56 pm
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Quoting Asad .
Um, it appears the group is set at anyone can join. You might want to change that Admins. :/

Got it changed.
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| June 15, 2014, 7:58 pm
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Quoting Stephen Boe
Got it changed.

Do you know why Ian, myself, and Kai are not admins? All the other new mods seem to have been promoted.

EDIT: nevermind.
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| June 15, 2014, 7:59 pm
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(I was thinking the mods would be mods and the admins admins. :P)
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| June 15, 2014, 8:11 pm
Quoting Kai Bernstein
(I was thinking the mods would be mods and the admins admins. :P)

There's not much point in being a moderator here - we don't delete comments, only let our own through moderation. Every now and again it's useful to snag or edit some HTML from this group's homepage, though.
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| June 15, 2014, 10:32 pm
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I love it when a new feature is incorporated into the gameplay. It's like getting an Operating System update.
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| June 15, 2014, 11:40 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I guess. We should wait for a majority consensus first, though.

We now have three in favor.
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| June 16, 2014, 12:06 pm
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Quoting Ian ...
Whoa, I've always wanted to come in here... Can't wait to absorb all this info...

It's been extremely active as of Friday. Don't worry if you feel overwhelmed by all of the "updated today" threads.
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| June 16, 2014, 12:07 pm
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Just so you guys know, if you ever hit the "Edit" button to look at stuff/add something to this group's homepage, just be aware that you will need to click "invite only" because it automatically deselects everything in that section and thus will be set to "anyone can join" when you hit continue.
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| June 16, 2014, 12:09 pm
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Quoting ~ Brick
BTW, we can remove Matt now?

Yeah, we should.
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| June 16, 2014, 12:29 pm
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What does NPC. Stand for?
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| June 16, 2014, 6:35 pm
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Quoting Asad .
What does NPC. Stand for?

Non-Player Character.
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| June 16, 2014, 6:37 pm
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Quoting Stephen Boe
Non-Player Character.

Oh, thanks.
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| June 16, 2014, 6:40 pm
Quoting David FNJ
It's been extremely active as of Friday. Don't worry if you feel overwhelmed by all of the "updated today" threads.

I know, it's absolutely crazy how much is going on, especially today.
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| June 16, 2014, 6:42 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I know, it's absolutely crazy how much is going on, especially today.

I know! We haven't been this since I first joined and Enalica and the BL were all being formulated!
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| June 16, 2014, 10:58 pm
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Quoting The Object of Legend

Welcome to the staff group all you elected officials!
Is it anything like you imagined?

No, everything seems really cluttered and unorganized. (OCD)
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| June 17, 2014, 6:40 am
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Quoting Asad .
No, everything seems really cluttered and unorganized. (OCD)

Haha! It's hard to organize here.
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| June 17, 2014, 6:41 am
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Quoting The Object of Legend
Haha! It's hard to organize here.

Hmm.

A list of top priority to lowest priority:
1. July RC
2. New rank system
3. Quests
4. Trading with coins and goods.
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| June 17, 2014, 6:44 am
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Can everyone please read the first comment in the "Quests" thread so that everyone knows what is going on. Also, please answer the question at the end of it.

Thanks :)
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| June 17, 2014, 12:26 pm
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BTW, the work list on the homepage needs to be updated.
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| June 17, 2014, 1:13 pm
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So, why is Harry here?
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| June 18, 2014, 8:01 am
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Quoting Asad .
So, why is Harry here?

Anyone?
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| June 18, 2014, 10:57 am
Quoting Asad .
So, why is Harry here?

Because we didn't want to kick him out
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| June 18, 2014, 11:20 am
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Because we didn't want to kick him out

oh.
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| June 18, 2014, 11:24 am
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Quoting Stephen Boe

Happy MOCiversary Stephen! :D
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| June 18, 2014, 12:50 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
Happy MOCiversary Stephen! :D

Thanks!
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| June 18, 2014, 12:54 pm
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Holy #@*$^#@!, there is a ton of threads here.
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| June 20, 2014, 2:55 pm
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Holy #@*$^#@!, there is a ton of threads here.

Welcome back.
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| June 20, 2014, 3:05 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Welcome back.

Just for the weekend :)
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| June 20, 2014, 3:07 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Just for the weekend :)

3-day weekend?

Anyway, cool that you're here.
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| June 20, 2014, 3:10 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
3-day weekend?

Anyway, cool that you're here.

Yeah, actually. The first week of camp has been staff training- area setup, boring training, etc, so we got out on Friday instead of Saturday.
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| June 20, 2014, 3:38 pm
Okay, this might not be the best time to bring this up, but when the Enalican UC is posted, can we encourage some people from other factions to switch? The Outlaws and even Mythron can spare some by this point.
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| June 21, 2014, 5:53 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Okay, this might not be the best time to bring this up, but when the Enalican UC is posted, can we encourage some people from other factions to switch? The Outlaws and even Mythron can spare some by this point.

Obviously, I'M for it, I don't know how OoL will feel :P
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| June 21, 2014, 7:39 pm
The race for next Rainosian faction leader reminded me of an issue that pops up every month or two here: the faction imbalance. Enalica is small enough that the loss of either Caleb or Thomas would critically damage it. We have a UC for Enalica coming up, but what if we go all the way: Flat-out say that we would like to see some people from heavily-populated factions switch to Enalica. Outlaws and Mythronians could easily switch to Enalica without causing major harm to their former factions. A few MOCs and comments about the option of switching could probably lubricate the process and give Enalica a few more members.
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| June 22, 2014, 3:03 am
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Enalica is small enough that the loss of either Caleb or Thomas would critically damage it. We have a UC for Enalica coming up, but what if we go all the way: Flat-out say that we would like to see some people from heavily-populated factions switch to Enalica.

Great thinking Gilbert. People often need a more than a hint. Sometimes a big neon sign is in order and this will be the perfect opportunity.
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| June 22, 2014, 6:08 am
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
The race for next Rainosian faction leader reminded me of an issue that pops up every month or two here: the faction imbalance. Enalica is small enough that the loss of either Caleb or Thomas would critically damage it. We have a UC for Enalica coming up, but what if we go all the way: Flat-out say that we would like to see some people from heavily-populated factions switch to Enalica. Outlaws and Mythronians could easily switch to Enalica without causing major harm to their former factions. A few MOCs and comments about the option of switching could probably lubricate the process and give Enalica a few more members.

Yeah, sounds fine to me. Older members won't fall for it, but newer ones probably would.

On another note, I'm off. See ya next weekend.

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| June 22, 2014, 8:15 am
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Off topic question, but should I be an admin? Age wise, I'm a few years behind all of you...and I wonder if I am holding LOM back. I am not the /best/ faction leader, and I constantly see my short-comings when it comes to my abilities. It's the sad truth, but I don't do all that much. Sure, I vote on the UCs...and I throw my opinion into the mix every time it's needed. As far as I can tell though, I am not adding that much to LOM... Thoughts?
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| June 22, 2014, 5:05 pm
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Quoting ~ Brick
Off topic question, but should I be an admin? Age wise, I'm a few years behind all of you...and I wonder if I am holding LOM back. I am not the /best/ faction leader, and I constantly see my short-comings when it comes to my abilities. It's the sad truth, but I don't do all that much. Sure, I vote on the UCs...and I throw my opinion into the mix every time it's needed. As far as I can tell though, I am not adding that much to LOM... Thoughts?

You hold your own, that much is for sure. If people forget that you're so young, that's an obvious sign that you don't act it.

As for contributing, you just need to make an effort. You don't have to come up with brilliant idea like Gilbert, David, and others. Just weigh in on current issues and try to give input. You also run a thriving faction, so you're doing just fine.



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| June 22, 2014, 5:10 pm
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Quoting Caleb R.
You also run a thriving faction, so you're doing just fine.

That factions basically runs itself. Who doesn't want to be a knight in shinging armor?
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| June 22, 2014, 5:13 pm
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Quoting ~ Brick
That factions basically runs itself. Who doesn't want to be a knight in shinging armor?

Everyone in any other faction but Nerogue ;)
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| June 22, 2014, 5:16 pm
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Quoting Caleb R.
Everyone in any other faction but Nerogue ;)

:P I suppose that much is true.
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| June 22, 2014, 5:16 pm
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Quoting ~ Brick
Off topic question, but should I be an admin? Age wise, I'm a few years behind all of you...and I wonder if I am holding LOM back. I am not the /best/ faction leader, and I constantly see my short-comings when it comes to my abilities. It's the sad truth, but I don't do all that much. Sure, I vote on the UCs...and I throw my opinion into the mix every time it's needed. As far as I can tell though, I am not adding that much to LOM... Thoughts?

Short answer: Yes.

Long answer:
- Age wise. True, but also more mature than many TFOLs around and much more reliable at that. And hey, you inspire the KFOL community! Sorry to point you out, but I'd say you're the star of all KFOLs. I'd say than in itself is important for LOM. To the community as a whole it shows that we won't turn people off just because they are young. We also show that LOM staff doesn't hold themselves up on a platform of "we are too good for you" but rather are willing to listen to the advice/ideas from younger people. No, you're not holding LOM back.

None of us are perfect in our abilities. Could you be better? Yes, I think we can all think of ways we could improve. I think you are very capable of improving, and a year or so from now you shouldn't still have these doubts. A few pointers would be:
1. More proactive in stating ideas about topics here. Even if you pick one topic, if you purposely think of ideas for it and post them, that would greatly improve your roll here than just UCs, yays, nays, and tidbits.
2. Be watchful if you need to come up with a faction mission for a UC.
3. Periodically state any such idea you have for LOM (future or present)


For my closing thought, I do believe that you are adding to LOM. Maybe not as much as your full potential at this point, but with a little more time spent in this group, you'll find yourself being able to follow right along with the planning/tweaking process we hve going on here.

Sorry for any typos, I'm on my iPod and the words are minuscule.

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| June 22, 2014, 5:29 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
The race for next Rainosian faction leader reminded me of an issue that pops up every month or two here: the faction imbalance. Enalica is small enough that the loss of either Caleb or Thomas would critically damage it. We have a UC for Enalica coming up, but what if we go all the way: Flat-out say that we would like to see some people from heavily-populated factions switch to Enalica. Outlaws and Mythronians could easily switch to Enalica without causing major harm to their former factions. A few MOCs and comments about the option of switching could probably lubricate the process and give Enalica a few more members.

Sure!

What is really needed though is a /cause/
For the other factions, it is mostly clear:
Rainos: Freedom and toughness
Mythron: Power (sort of)
Nerogue: Justice
Outlaws: Whatever you want
Enalica: ____

When Nerogue was made, I really pushed what the faction was about - justice. It sort of added a standard of morals in the game without claiming to do so.

Give the people a cause and they will join. Only claiming to be about something isn't enough - people need something to run with that should envelop all aspects of the person's character. When people join the game, they will indirectly answer this question, "What kind of character do I want my sig fig to be?" Enalica is the only faction that doesn't come with a clear possible answer to that question. And that, I believe, is the underlying plague that is and has been affecting Enalica.
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| June 22, 2014, 5:45 pm
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I've come to realize something.


That _____ for Enalica is meant to be "Exploration and Adventure".

Here's a huge issue.

The Masked is not even close to that. The Masked DOESN'T feet the faction. I have no idea why it took me so long to realize it, but I designed my character to fit Rainos. When I saw an opportunity to get become a staff member in LoM, I jumped on it. I didn't realize that The Masked is simply not the guy for the job.


Could changing my character help? If I killed The Masked in something REALLY dramatic (honestly, I'm not willing to let him go if it isn't super cool :P), that could somehow lead to the /cause/ mentioned. Then a new, more adventurous and ambitious character (It would be me, still, with a new character, just to clarify ;) ) could step in and take charge.
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| June 22, 2014, 6:03 pm
That's an interesting proposal. Part of me feels like the Masked is needed to stop Enalica from becoming /too/ peaceful. This issue also reminds me of my situation with Bartok - he's more gentleman than barbarian, so he isn't the most effective ruler for Rainos. I get the barbarian part from Steven's story, especially through Cedric, Bartok's antithesis. You could leave the Masked alive, wrap up the mystery of his doppelganger and reserve him for important events while using a more Enalican character for the bulk of your story. Alternatively, you could keep the Masked and play up the duality of Enalica - bright petals for peacetime, dark thorns for threats. Who knows - maybe putting more of the Masked into Enalica would give it the kick it needs?
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| June 22, 2014, 8:53 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens

Interesting. I actually have no plan for his doppelganger. I just throw him in when I need something to happen in a MOC. I don't think most people realize just how little thought I put into my story-line :P That will change though, starting with Quests :)

I like the idea of switching The Masked into more of an NPC role. That will allow me to introduce an adventurer.

Maybe The Masked could be the Mysterious Man pulling all the strings, forming alliances, planning battles, protecting the people, etc. Then I can introduce ____ to be the face of Enalica.
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| June 22, 2014, 9:22 pm
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Quoting Caleb R.
Interesting. I actually have no plan for his doppelganger. I just throw him in when I need something to happen in a MOC. I don't think most people realize just how little thought I put into my story-line :P That will change though, starting with Quests :)

I like the idea of switching The Masked into more of an NPC role. That will allow me to introduce an adventurer.

Maybe The Masked could be the Mysterious Man pulling all the strings, forming alliances, planning battles, protecting the people, etc. Then I can introduce ____ to be the face of Enalica.

I enjoyed the mask being the "face" of Enalica...it gave it a faker tone. But maybe introduce a second character, like you suggested, that has more adventurous spirit? Maybe's an advisor of the masked, who is constantly going on adventures.
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| June 24, 2014, 11:17 am
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ok, I might know how to get less outlaws. put that faction last in the list. Sean Thomas choose it because it was the one he read first. Maybe people choose that faction because they are lazy and don't like reading.
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| June 24, 2014, 8:00 pm
I'm sorry for my absences - a national competition in Kansas City has claims on my time through Wednesday. I'll be back after then, though!
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| June 24, 2014, 9:47 pm
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What's the PW for the NC? I'm having some trouble.
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| June 25, 2014, 6:24 pm
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Quoting ~ Brick
What's the PW for the NC? I'm having some trouble.

H, sorry, I changed it to leftblade .
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| June 26, 2014, 5:20 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I'm sorry for my absences - a national competition in Kansas City has claims on my time through Wednesday. I'll be back after then, though!

Good luck! What's the competition for?
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| June 26, 2014, 7:21 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I'm sorry for my absences - a national competition in Kansas City has claims on my time through Wednesday. I'll be back after then, though!

How'd your competition go?
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| June 27, 2014, 1:56 pm
Quoting David FNJ
How'd your competition go?

We lost, but at least we had a trip to Kansas City.
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| June 27, 2014, 7:53 pm
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Quoting Caleb R.
Interesting. I actually have no plan for his doppelganger. I just throw him in when I need something to happen in a MOC. I don't think most people realize just how little thought I put into my story-line :P That will change though, starting with Quests :)

I like the idea of switching The Masked into more of an NPC role. That will allow me to introduce an adventurer.

Maybe The Masked could be the Mysterious Man pulling all the strings, forming alliances, planning battles, protecting the people, etc. Then I can introduce ____ to be the face of Enalica.

When I joined Enalica, I (to be honest) thought a ninja being the leader was incredibly cheesy. I think you should make a flamboyant, reformed-pirate character to lead Enalica, and use the Masked as your personal character for questing. Please don't make him into another "Coordinator."
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| June 28, 2014, 1:53 pm
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I'm sorry to say this, but my computer is currently in the shop. Because of this I will have limited access to the internet, but I will attempt to stay up to date here.
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| June 29, 2014, 9:13 am
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
When I joined Enalica, I (to be honest) thought a ninja being the leader was incredibly cheesy. I think you should make a flamboyant, reformed-pirate character to lead Enalica, and use the Masked as your personal character for questing. Please don't make him into another "Coordinator."

Okay, that's really good to know. Perhaps The Masked might be hindering it's growth. Honestly, though, he's too much of a main part to just shove him to the side as a Quest character and not explain why he steps down. He would either HAVE to be the equivalent of Bartok, or I'd have to kill him. I see no other options. I do have my new character build though :)

Tell me if he looks like someone else or if there is a way to improve him. I like him, but I don't want to finalize with this unless I know he's perfect :P

http://images.mocpages.com/user_images/61417/1404054692m_SPLASH.jpg
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| June 29, 2014, 11:25 am
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Caleb, I don't know if I NEED to see it, but the last comment is kind of hard to see. I aso think that another character would be good, and it makes sense to have the Masked pulling the strings, but I like him more than any other pirate character. So maybe you could have a contact who you put in charge while you scour through the underworld of Enalica?
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| June 29, 2014, 5:09 pm
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Also, I am going to be in hospital for a couple of days, as I am getting surgery done on my foot. In a few months, I will be able to walk on my foot which has all of its bones :P I need to catch up on LoM, as well.
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| June 29, 2014, 5:11 pm
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Quoting Harry Wilkinson
Caleb, I don't know if I NEED to see it, but the last comment is kind of hard to see. I aso think that another character would be good, and it makes sense to have the Masked pulling the strings, but I like him more than any other pirate character. So maybe you could have a contact who you put in charge while you scour through the underworld of Enalica?

So put someone in charge while the Mask goes on a journey type thing?
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| June 29, 2014, 6:07 pm
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Quoting Caleb R.
So put someone in charge while the Mask goes on a journey type thing?

Yeah, exactly! Maybe you say you want to get underground information on corrupt senators or something.
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| June 29, 2014, 6:10 pm
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Quoting Harry Wilkinson
Yeah, exactly! Maybe you say you want to get underground information on corrupt senators or something.

I don't know. The Masked would need a really good reason to leave. I like the idea, I'm just not sure what reason it should be.
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| June 29, 2014, 6:12 pm
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I'd like to be demodded and have Mr. Cab take my place, please. Given my current schedule, and as you might have noticed, I just can't keep up with the activity here. I'd be better off as a normal player.
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| June 29, 2014, 7:32 pm
Quoting Kai Bernstein
I'd like to be demodded and have Mr. Cab take my place, please. Given my current schedule, and as you might have noticed, I just can't keep up with the activity here. I'd be better off as a normal player.

/I/ can't keep up with the activity here, but I see your point. If you're sure, we'll switch you out.
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| June 29, 2014, 7:43 pm
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Quoting Kai Bernstein
I'd like to be demodded and have Mr. Cab take my place, please. Given my current schedule, and as you might have noticed, I just can't keep up with the activity here. I'd be better off as a normal player.

Oh no! We have to kill you before you leave you realize...after all, this is top secret business;)

Seriously though, I'm sorry to see you go. I would beg you to reconsider, as we can try to optimize your responsibilities.
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| June 29, 2014, 7:45 pm
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Quoting Kai Bernstein
I'd like to be demodded and have Mr. Cab take my place, please. Given my current schedule, and as you might have noticed, I just can't keep up with the activity here. I'd be better off as a normal player.

Hm. Bai then, I guess.
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| June 29, 2014, 7:48 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
/I/ can't keep up with the activity here, but I see your point. If you're sure, we'll switch you out.

I know, but I literally haven't been able to do anything for weeks. The few times I could pop on, I was overwhelmed by the amount I had to look through. :P
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| June 29, 2014, 7:54 pm
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Quoting ~ Brick
Oh no! We have to kill you before you leave you realize...after all, this is top secret business;)

Seriously though, I'm sorry to see you go. I would beg you to reconsider, as we can try to optimize your responsibilities.

:P

What would that entail, optimizing my responsibilities?
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| June 29, 2014, 7:55 pm
Quoting Kai Bernstein
:P

What would that entail, optimizing my responsibilities?

Maybe we could divvy up the work better - assign two or three staff members to most issues instead of having everyone go at every issue, or even giving mods and admins different duties. Would you be comfortable monitoring your faction group and checking your faction's members' points once a month? Normally we aren't that busy here, honest.
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| June 29, 2014, 8:53 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Maybe we could divvy up the work better - assign two or three staff members to most issues instead of having everyone go at every issue, or even giving mods and admins different duties. Would you be comfortable monitoring your faction group and checking your faction's members' points once a month? Normally we aren't that busy here, honest.

That sounds pretty good...I guess I'll stay, then. :P
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| June 29, 2014, 8:57 pm
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Just a consideration here.

Even we want people to post their point cards, maybe we could give each player who does it within the month 2-5 extra points? It would speed things up.
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| July 1, 2014, 10:09 pm
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Quoting Caleb R.
Just a consideration here.

Even we want people to post their point cards, maybe we could give each player who does it within the month 2-5 extra points? It would speed things up.

Yes, good thinking, but it would have to be 2 points to elimination confusion. That way we can say it counts as a freebuild. People might try to get something out of it anyway, so this will just make it fair for everyone.
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| July 2, 2014, 10:30 am
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Quoting Kai Bernstein
I know, but I literally haven't been able to do anything for weeks. The few times I could pop on, I was overwhelmed by the amount I had to look through. :P
You don't have to look through everything, I sure don't. If the other admins have it under control, I don't stick my nose in and instead find an issue that is lacking attention.

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| July 2, 2014, 10:34 am
Quoting The Object of Legend
Yes, good thinking, but it would have to be 2 points to elimination confusion. That way we can say it counts as a freebuild. People might try to get something out of it anyway, so this will just make it fair for everyone.

Okay.
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| July 2, 2014, 12:39 pm
 Group admin 
So Sadon needs a son, and Sadon needs a wife?
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| July 2, 2014, 2:40 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting The Object of Legend
Yes, good thinking, but it would have to be 2 points to elimination confusion. That way we can say it counts as a freebuild. People might try to get something out of it anyway, so this will just make it fair for everyone.

I'm game.
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| July 2, 2014, 2:42 pm
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Quoting ~ Brick
So Sadon needs a son, and Sadon needs a wife?

Where'd that come from?
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| July 2, 2014, 2:43 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
So Sadon needs a son, and Sadon needs a wife?

Okay, this is the historical issue:

If there are grounds for royal succession to be contested, it will be. When two or more people vie for the same throne, wars can start. That's why kings and queens have tried so hard to have legitimate sons over the course of history - their countries can be destroyed if they don't.

Of course, a lack of sons doesn't have to be an issue. With care, a sovereign can deed his or her country to anyone, provided that most of the nobility agrees with the choice. This means that Sadon does not have to have a wife - he could have a husband or remain celibate if he wanted. Also, there is no reason that Mythron couldn't have a queen, so Sadon's heir doesn't have to be male.
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| July 2, 2014, 3:54 pm
 Group admin 
Hey guys, sorry I wasn't active much this week. Unfortunately I won't be able to come on for the rest of the week, so I'll be back on Monday.
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| July 2, 2014, 6:36 pm
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Quoting ~ Brick
So Sadon needs a son, and Sadon needs a wife?

No. I don't think we'll be taking down another Mythronian King for a very long while so we really don't have to worry about it.
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| July 2, 2014, 7:01 pm
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Quoting The Object of Legend
No. I don't think we'll be taking down another Mythronian King for a very long while so we really don't have to worry about it.

Yeah, we were buffing up Mythron a bit now weren't we? We wouldn't want to make more conflict.
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| July 2, 2014, 11:16 pm
Could an admin or selector give a yay or nay to this faction leader candidate, please?
http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=24211&topicid=97214
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| July 5, 2014, 6:46 pm
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I'm finally back!

I'll get to all of these threads tomorrow. I saw that the results for the June UC were posted, so that's good.

Tomorrow I'll also show you guys some of the progress on the LOM website via screenshots.
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| July 14, 2014, 11:50 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Could an admin or selector give a yay or nay to this faction leader candidate, please?
http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=24211&topicid=97214

Sure thing.
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| July 15, 2014, 6:10 am
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Quoting David FNJ
Tomorrow I'll also show you guys some of the progress on the LOM website via screenshots.
Wow! You really are making a website. That's incredible. Nice to have you back.

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| July 15, 2014, 6:18 am
 Group admin 
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Could an admin or selector give a yay or nay to this faction leader candidate, please?
Done.

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| July 15, 2014, 6:33 am
 Group admin 
Sorry for my inactivity as of late...with summer in full swing as well as my (seemingly) never-ending schoolwork, I've been quite swamped you they say. Hopefully things will lighten up next week, but who knows :/

I plan on coming here tomorrow for some things.
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| July 25, 2014, 10:15 pm
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As David said, the summer is in full swing....so I haven't been as active. Anyways, are there any urgent or priority developments that have taken place in my absence?
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| July 26, 2014, 9:10 am
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Quoting ~ Brick
As David said, the summer is in full swing....so I haven't been as active. Anyways, are there any urgent or priority developments that have taken place in my absence?

Yes, the faction leader boot camp group.
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| July 26, 2014, 9:36 am
 Group admin 
Incidentally, some joker is changing the main group name. If you see it screwed up, fix it please.

EDIT: And he knows how to hack adminship, I don't. Could somebody make me a mod again?
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| July 27, 2014, 2:41 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Incidentally, some joker is changing the main group name. If you see it screwed up, fix it please.

EDIT: And he knows how to hack adminship, I don't. Could somebody make me a mod again?

Done
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| July 27, 2014, 3:05 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Incidentally, some joker is changing the main group name. If you see it screwed up, fix it please.

EDIT: And he knows how to hack adminship, I don't. Could somebody make me a mod again?

It's happening in other groups too. Like The Fellowship of the Brick.
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| July 27, 2014, 3:43 pm
Caleb and/or Thomas, you've got a question in the main group about your faction,
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| July 27, 2014, 3:45 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Caleb and/or Thomas, you've got a question in the main group about your faction,

On it
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| July 28, 2014, 8:25 pm
 Group admin 
I have a confession. The reason for my slump in activity is due to a YouTube channel that I started. It's been taking a ton of my free time. Don't worry, I'll still be continuing my adminship with LOM, I just figured I'd let you guys know.
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| July 28, 2014, 8:28 pm
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Quoting Caleb R.
I have a confession. The reason for my slump in activity is due to a YouTube channel that I started. It's been taking a ton of my free time. Don't worry, I'll still be continuing my adminship with LOM, I just figured I'd let you guys know.
When you post some videos let us know via link :)

Oh, and could you check the boot camp group? That's where we are planning LOM UCs and such till the end of the year.

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| July 28, 2014, 8:41 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
Quoting Caleb R.
I have a confession. The reason for my slump in activity is due to a YouTube channel that I started. It's been taking a ton of my free time. Don't worry, I'll still be continuing my adminship with LOM, I just figured I'd let you guys know.
When you post some videos let us know via link :)

Oh, and could you check the boot camp group? That's where we are planning LOM UCs and such till the end of the year.

I'll check it out. Oh, and I've actually posted 8 :p
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| July 28, 2014, 9:00 pm
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Quoting Caleb R.
I'll check it out. Oh, and I've actually posted 8 :p

Oh! Link?

EDIT:
Never mind, I found the link on your homepage.
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| July 28, 2014, 10:11 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
Oh! Link?

EDIT:
Never mind, I found the link on your homepage.

That's actually my old channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB9n1Bjof1ofnNozB9D28AQ

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| July 28, 2014, 10:41 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
Oh! Link?

EDIT:
Never mind, I found the link on your homepage.

The newest video isn't typical, BTW. Watch my second and third most recent :P
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| July 28, 2014, 10:41 pm
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Quoting Caleb R.
That's actually my old channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB9n1Bjof1ofnNozB9D28AQ
Oh...I'll go check out your new one :)
Quoting Caleb R.
The newest video isn't typical, BTW. Watch my second and third most recent :P

Okay
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| July 28, 2014, 10:46 pm
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Quoting Caleb R.
The newest video isn't typical, BTW. Watch my second and third most recent :P

Nice work! That must take a long time to edit right? I don't have an account right now so I won't subscribe or like. (I haven't liked or subscribed to anything on youtube, so yeah)
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| July 28, 2014, 10:59 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
Nice work! That must take a long time to edit right? I don't have an account right now so I won't subscribe or like. (I haven't liked or subscribed to anything on youtube, so yeah)

Thanks :) Yeah, they take a while. Not nearly as long as stop motion though. You should make an account. You just need Gmail :D
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| July 28, 2014, 11:27 pm
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LEGO HAS COME TO KNOW LOM!!!

http://brickset.com/sets/4000015-1/LOM-Building-B

:P
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| July 29, 2014, 10:10 am
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Quoting ~ Brick
LEGO HAS COME TO KNOW LOM!!!

http://brickset.com/sets/4000015-1/LOM-Building-B

:P

WAAAAA!!!!
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| July 29, 2014, 10:21 am
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Quoting ~ Brick
LEGO HAS COME TO KNOW LOM!!!

http://brickset.com/sets/4000015-1/LOM-Building-B

:P

It's our staff building. We haven't invited you yet ;)
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| July 29, 2014, 10:44 am
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Quoting Caleb R.
It's our staff building. We haven't invited you yet ;)

So this is why the corporate budget has been so low lately:P
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| July 29, 2014, 12:15 pm
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Quoting ~ Brick
So this is why the corporate budget has been so low lately:P

Yeah, we were going to pay David for the site, but the multi-million dollar building took all the money :P
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| July 29, 2014, 12:19 pm
It's funny how everyone likes to make orderly factions. Enalica is being unified and cleared of corruption, the Outlaws are coming together with the Organization and Mythronians and Nerogues both treat their factions as the standards of perfection. Sure, they all have problems - Enalica's size and its history of failure, the Outlaws' chaos and inability to coordinate, Mythron's crime and corruption and Nerogue's growth pains - but they're all fixing them. Under my rule, Rainos has gone from being merely barbaric to being conflict-ridden and anarchic. If someone else had been in control, like OoL or FNJ, it would probably be altogether different: a united, proud nation not clinging to its primitive past but striving to mend its barbaric ways and become Mythron's equal.

I'm thinking about this increasingly often now that my time as head barbarian is coming to an end. It's hard to tell whether my policies have been more about making a good faction or more about proving a point. The answer to that question will probably influence my vote when Halhi, Thomas and Joe run for faction-leader next month, so I'll explain my thoughts and then ask for feedback.

The first reason I've driven Rainos into chaos is that it gives the faction a natural conflict that the players can build off of. Conflict is what makes a story great. That's why people like stories about apocalypses and monsters and all manner of horrible things that they wouldn't like to deal with at all in the real world. The second reason plays off of the first: the conflict and anarchy gives players more options. In this setting, they can be almost anything... as long as it's not a mindless drone doing exactly what authority wants because there is no authority. If they want to have their character follow instructions, they have to make up their own boss for it, because the king doesn't make the rules. Mythronians and Nerogues, on the other hand, have an easy answer: their governments respectively wage war on enemies like Outlaws and Rainosians and work hard to protect innocent people from injustice (which typically works out to the same thing in the end). In practice, Rainos' policies (or lack thereof) make some positive differences: Rainosians focus on such different goals as avenging their forebearers, tracking down a bandit army and ending the reign of terror of a band of fellow Rainosian mercenaries. Not once have their quests been barred or restricted by a king with other ideas... at least, I hope not.

Now I'm going to provide the opposite argument on my own.

Adding more conflict to a faction makes it more confusing and therefore less inviting to members who are confused as it is with all of the new rules of the LOM. Also, chaos and anarchy sound wrong to many people, who, in this game, see the horrors and monsters and decide that it would be safer to join another faction where they can choose their story's own horrors. Even the Outlaws have a stable, if disconnected, system. As for the ability to be anything, tradition is more forceful than a government's urgings: Rainosians come in two stereotypical types, warlords at the head of their own forces and lone warriors traveling with a few other people at most. Even though Rainosians are allegedly free, the war with Mythron's bearing in the faction's identity means that practically every Rainosian is a full-time fighter or raider whose choices typically manifest in choosing their priority of targets. To be honest, Mythron and Enalica may have the best options in terms of character careers with their civilian elements. In the end, Rainos isn't a land of freedom and opportunity (that would be Enalica) but a playground for warlords driven by its savage military culture.

Just writing this down has helped me collect my thoughts and see some of my errors. I'm not sure what the ideal version of Rainos would be, but I'll try to work a close approximation of it out as I flow-write a new description.

Rainos
The island of Rainos is a relatively-untamed country on the western half of the Lands. It has a king, a respected war-hero who won Rainos' struggle for independence from Mythron six years ago, but most of the power in the country is divided among the player-made clans, tribes, cities and petty kingdoms contained within the island. Although most Rainosians still have a disliking for Mythron fostered by two centuries of colonial rule, the country is recovering from its battle-scars and reaching out to other factions, notably the island kingdom of Enalica. For players, Rainos is not as developed or civilized as many of the others, but it is an excellent place for every sort of character from powerful lords with their own goals and armies to everyday, wonderful clansmen and women having adventures in the childhood of their new country.

If you've read through my reflection session, I thank you for taking the time. If I can further importune you, I have a few requests. First, the rank system takes precedence over these musings - please scroll down toward the bottom and let me know if there is anything to change with the degree ranks of any concerns about rank challenges, because I told a lot of people that we would have the new system up in July and tomorrow is the last day. Second, please let me know what you think of the above rant, the current pros and cons of Rainos and what Rainos could be like in general. Thanks!
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| July 30, 2014, 2:22 am
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I agree with the point you made about Rainos being best for warlords or warriors, rather than civilians. Most of your stories, and most of Asad's that have a story, use the civilized elements of Rainos like alliances, magicians, and armies, not the anything-goes warfare of Infy. I don't think Rainos loses any members from being chaotic, but it doesn't gain any members that want to make a detailed story.

I'm considering withdrawing from the FL race.
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| July 30, 2014, 9:20 am
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens

Heh. Soon, In My MOCs storyline, I'll be captured by mythronians, and sent to jail, soon to be executed. And then A rainosian helps me escape, and then I join The faction, Rainos. Sound good?
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| July 30, 2014, 1:12 pm
Quoting Freeling ++
Heh. Soon, In My MOCs storyline, I'll be captured by mythronians, and sent to jail, soon to be executed. And then A rainosian helps me escape, and then I join The faction, Rainos. Sound good?

Sounds awesome! Are you sure you wouldn't consider joining Enalica instead, though? I'm just saying that because it's pretty close to Rainos and it also needs more points and players - we'd love to have you in Rainos, too.
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| July 30, 2014, 3:40 pm
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
I agree with the point you made about Rainos being best for warlords or warriors, rather than civilians. Most of your stories, and most of Asad's that have a story, use the civilized elements of Rainos like alliances, magicians, and armies, not the anything-goes warfare of Infy. I don't think Rainos loses any members from being chaotic, but it doesn't gain any members that want to make a detailed story.

I'm considering withdrawing from the FL race.

I can understand why - Enalica would have a hard time without you. That would leave us with a binary choice, though: Halhi or Joe. Joe has a personality that fits better with Rainos, but he's less active and a little sarcastic with kids and Benhamin Eukatah. Halhi, on the other hand, is active and adapting himself to be less harsh and more understanding, but his stories tend to be flatter than yours or Joe's with a very basic right-versus-wrong theme to them. With two candidates, the differences are put into relief it's just a gamble.
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| July 30, 2014, 3:43 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens

They're vying for your faction, Gilbert, you'll have to make to final decision.
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| July 30, 2014, 7:08 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I can understand why - Enalica would have a hard time without you. That would leave us with a binary choice, though: Halhi or Joe. Joe has a personality that fits better with Rainos, but he's less active and a little sarcastic with kids and Benhamin Eukatah. Halhi, on the other hand, is active and adapting himself to be less harsh and more understanding, but his stories tend to be flatter than yours or Joe's with a very basic right-versus-wrong theme to them. With two candidates, the differences are put into relief it's just a gamble.
Being a founding Enalican is my main factor. Also, I realized I don't want to be faction leader enough to quit Enalica. I think either one of them could handle Rainos. I wish I could see Joe run something first, though :)

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| July 30, 2014, 9:26 pm
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jUST GOT HOME FROM WORK. wHAT HAPPENED WHEN i WAS GONE OVER THE WEEKEND? sORRY DIDN'T HAVE INTERNET AT MY FRIENDS HOUSE. And, sorry for caps. It was an accident and I'm too lazy to try to fix it.
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| August 4, 2014, 7:11 pm
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Quoting Freeling ++
jUST GOT HOME FROM WORK. wHAT HAPPENED WHEN i WAS GONE OVER THE WEEKEND? sORRY DIDN'T HAVE INTERNET AT MY FRIENDS HOUSE. And, sorry for caps. It was an accident and I'm too lazy to try to fix it.

Welcome back leader.
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| August 4, 2014, 7:28 pm
Quoting Freeling ++
jUST GOT HOME FROM WORK. wHAT HAPPENED WHEN i WAS GONE OVER THE WEEKEND? sORRY DIDN'T HAVE INTERNET AT MY FRIENDS HOUSE. And, sorry for caps. It was an accident and I'm too lazy to try to fix it.

We posted the new challenge, the new rank system and the landholding system,
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| August 4, 2014, 7:31 pm
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Quoting ~ Brick
Welcome back leader.

Tell me the NC PW.
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| August 5, 2014, 4:44 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Freeling ++
Tell me the NC PW.

I gave it to you, and then somebody changed it. I do not have it.
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| August 5, 2014, 5:08 pm
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Quoting ~ Brick
I gave it to you, and then somebody changed it. I do not have it.

Are you sure you changed it? The Last PW You gave me was themovingspy. And then I think You changed it again after I gave thomas or whoever the PW.
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| August 5, 2014, 8:11 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga Being a founding Enalican is my main factor. Also, I realized I don't want to be faction leader enough to quit Enalica. I think either one of them could handle Rainos. I wish I could see Joe run something first, though :)
Yeah, I don't trust Joe to get the job done, whereas there is no doubt that Halhi will. However I fear what Halhi would do with the faction.

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| August 7, 2014, 2:13 pm
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Quoting The Object of Legend Yeah, I don't trust Joe to get the job done, whereas there is no doubt that Halhi will. However I fear what Halhi would do with the faction.

I agree, though I think that with the rest of us here, Halhi would do fine.
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| August 7, 2014, 3:53 pm
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Sorry for not being active this week. I've been doing a crunch study week because I'll be away from internet Sunday-Friday.

So just a heads up that I won't be around next week (I may be able to come on here Saturday, but who knows) and I'll only be on minimally for the rest of this week.
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| August 7, 2014, 4:00 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
... and I'll only be on minimally for the rest of this week.
I completely understand.

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| August 7, 2014, 4:09 pm
 Group admin 
Work is a drag.
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| August 7, 2014, 7:56 pm
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Quoting The Object of Legend
Yeah, I don't trust Joe to get the job done, whereas there is no doubt that Halhi will. However I fear what Halhi would do with the faction.

He has Asad and Toa. Especially with Asad, I kinda trust Joe.
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| August 9, 2014, 7:05 pm
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We might need to demote Ian. He's been extremely inactive and has hardly done anything to help the group.
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| August 16, 2014, 10:09 am
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I'm back :D
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| August 16, 2014, 2:57 pm
Quoting ~ Brick
We might need to demote Ian. He's been extremely inactive and has hardly done anything to help the group.

Does anyone know where he is? Maybe something important came up.
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| August 16, 2014, 3:04 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Does anyone know where he is? Maybe something important came up.

Nope :/
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| August 16, 2014, 3:18 pm
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So, Joe McGill wrote this in a guild group.
Quoting Joe McGill
Gilbert and Asad, I know tis is a long shot, and pointless begging, but hear me out. I've put a lot of time and effort into writing my Rainos thing in the Boot camp, my UC cycle and my 2 or 3 speeches, and it seems wasted now Halhi's about to win. Once Halhi wins, could I have a small part in writing the LoM story? Just maybe suggesting some things to the staff? Failing that, could anything I've written be used please? Thank you, and sorry for probably wasting your time.

I think he's pretty bummed about presumably losing the election, especially since a lot of people seem to be voting on seniority or skill. What do you guys think about inviting a few of the interested members in the staff group? We don't publicize it, we don't give out any rank in the main group, but we let 1 or 2 people like Joe and Julia who are helpful and imaginative into the staff group. Sort of like how I got in here.

I get that we already have 12 members here, but I am the only mod who does anything for the staff group, and Freeling does little storyline planning.
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| August 17, 2014, 6:46 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga

I get that we already have 12 members here, but I am the only mod who does anything for the staff group

Offencee taken.
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| August 17, 2014, 6:56 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Asad .
Offencee taken.

OK, so you're here sometimes. But Stephen? Ian? Kai?
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| August 17, 2014, 7:28 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
OK, so you're here sometimes. But Stephen? Ian? Kai?

Stephen used to be, Kai voted for replacement.
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| August 17, 2014, 7:29 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Asad .
Offencee taken.

*Offense.
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| August 18, 2014, 11:26 am
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HALHEES TRYIN TO TAEK OVR THE LOM HE ALREDY TOOK OVR THE TOP COMMENTS IN THE CREATURES/HISTORY TOPICCCC





EVERY1 RUN FOR UR LIV3S



HE'S GONNA K1LL US ALLLLL
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| August 18, 2014, 11:47 am
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Quoting Freeling ++
HALHEES TRYIN TO TAEK OVR THE LOM HE ALREDY TOOK OVR THE TOP COMMENTS IN THE CREATURES/HISTORY TOPICCCC

EVERY1 RUN FOR UR LIV3S

HE'S GONNA K1LL US ALLLLL

He won the Rainos election.
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| August 18, 2014, 11:49 am
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Quoting Freeling ++
*Offense.

I know. The word is moderated.
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| August 18, 2014, 12:06 pm
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Quoting Asad .
I know. The word is moderated.

No it's not, actually. Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense Offense
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| August 18, 2014, 12:18 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
He won the Rainos election.

SEE!?!?! HE'S TAKING OVER
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| August 18, 2014, 12:18 pm
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Quoting Asad .
Stephen used to be, Kai voted for replacement.

Hai.
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| August 18, 2014, 12:23 pm
All hail Holly! One for one and free for all! Random gibberish!
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| August 18, 2014, 2:05 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
All hail Holly! One for one and free for all! Random gibberish!

RANDOM PIC OF ME MAKING A CRAZY FACE AND FLEXING WOOOOO

http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b505/Freeling16/0810141847e_zps886c013a.jpg
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| August 18, 2014, 5:19 pm
Have I ever told you that I have bigger biceps than you? I just don't brag about how I can lift a quarter ton very often.
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| August 18, 2014, 5:28 pm
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Someone has been impersonating me in the Neat Chat, and left very crude comments under my name. I have since deleted the conversation and wrote a speech asking them to surrender.
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| August 18, 2014, 5:41 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
All hail Holly! One for one and free for all! Random gibberish!

*Bows*
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| August 18, 2014, 5:43 pm
Anyone object if I invite Halhi?
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| August 20, 2014, 1:46 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Anyone object if I invite Halhi?

Nope.
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| August 20, 2014, 3:35 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Anyone object if I invite Halhi?

Nosirree.
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| August 20, 2014, 3:39 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Anyone object if I invite Halhi?

Nope
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| August 20, 2014, 9:39 pm
 Group admin 
I assume that Gilbert invited you since you've joined. Anyway, welcome to the team Halhi!
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| August 20, 2014, 10:40 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
I assume that Gilbert invited you since you've joined. Anyway, welcome to the team Halhi!

Thanks! I agree with Stephen's description earlier about this group :P
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| August 20, 2014, 10:44 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting Halhi 141
Thanks! I agree with Stephen's description earlier about this group :P

Yay, you're here!
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| August 20, 2014, 10:51 pm
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Quoting Freeling ++

Yo!
just alphabetized the creatures comment. Feel free to copy paste it into the thread if you want:










--Creatures--

http://lands-of-mythron-royal-archives.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Creatures

Dragons:
Flying beasts that breath fire. There are two types of dragon, the fire dragon, and the frost dragon, fire dragons are seen pretty much at any point of the map, but frost dragons restrict their territory to the cold regions such as Bodus.

Eor (Pronunciation=Yo-ur):
The Eor is a cross between an eagle and a boar. But with a twist. Instead of bone-like tusk, the Eor has golden tusk (Yes its "real" gold). How this is possible, we still do not know. The Eor was often killed by poachers and is now near extinction. It lives in mountains, and anywhere with tall trees.

Fire-toads:
Fire-toads are small, reptilian predators which live in the tropical undergrowth of the southern lands. They are capable of breathing fire to hunt their prey, and are popular as pets among explorers and the wealthy.

Giant Spiders:
Giant spiders are massive arachnids that can range from the size of a horse to that of a small elephant. They roam the dark swamps and forests and are usually also seen in caves and abandoned mines.

Giants:
Giants are towering beings usually possessing superhuman strength, and often special powers. Not much is known about the Giants who roam Mythron, except that they like to steal livestock for food, and occasionally they attack settlements that are build too close to their home. They are usually peaceful creatures unless provoked.

Growlok:
 Growloks are huge, brutal warriors usually found in desert areas, where they lie in the sand waiting for prey. They are hunchbacked and very strong, though not very smart. 

Kraken:
Strange Sea creature, capable of devouring whole ships.

Mammoths:
Mammoths are massive elephantine creatures and one of the largest animals in Mythron, they are typically hairy with a sloping back and sometimes they have four long curved tusks.

Morgols: 
Prowling in abandoned mines and tunnels, they prey on any adventurers or travellers who come close to them. They are blinded by the sun so do not go outside unless necessary. They live in small houses made of mud and stone and are carnivores and cannibals. They are dangerous and are best avoided. 

Narslog: 
Narslogs are huge sluglike beasts that inhabit deep tunnels and caves. They are blind, relying entirely on their sense of smell, hearing, and touch to find their prey. They have two sets of feelers, a large mouth lined with razor-sharp teeth, and a pair of tentacles for ensnaring prey. Their tentacles are covered in tiny spines covered in a venom that can temporarily paralyze an entire limb. Narslogs use these to disable their prey and drag it helplessly into their waiting mouths. 

Scrindil:
Huge reptilian creature, with many razor sharp teeth for ripping and goring their prey. Extremely dangerous.

Sea serpents:
Fishermen and sailors have reported sightings of these mysterious aquatic beasts

Stone giants:
Huge stone-like beings, Legend says that they are the guardians of the mountains. Although not much is know of them, adventurers every now and then will report encounters.

Trolls:
Distant cousins to the Yetis, they are big and strong, but slow and dull-minded.

Wargs:
A bigger, and more ferocious form of wolf.

Yetis:
Snow creatures, very dangerous and strong.

Zila Lizards:
Big lizards with many teeth. Dangerous.


--Races--

Arachneyans:
Man-arachnid tribes that live in caves, forests, and deserts. They are not well known to people for they mainly leave their habitats at night as most humans fear their differences, they are all born with eight legs two like normal arms like that of humans and two like normal man legs, the remaining four are located on their backs and can retract to give the look of only having four limbs. They fear larger bodies of water as most of them can't swim, they also stay a safe distance from cities and towns as they feel safer away from them, they have been known to be friendly to the few humans who have actually seen them and are mostly vegetarians. They also aren't known to wear armor due to their armor like exoskeletons.

Cyclops:
A member of a race of savage one-eyed beings. While Cyclops used to be huge, now they're about the size of an average human, but stronger.

Dwarves:
Short, bearded, half man-like being. They are very strong and hardy. They have great endurance.

Elves:
Just your typical elves. There are not many left in the land today. The Title of Elves also classifies for Dark Elves, Wood Elves, and so on.

Grers:
Grey humanoid creatures. Very strong. This race is often sold into slavery for their incredible strength. They make superb warriors.

Halidra (Plural: Halidran):
Known for: Living in clans from 10-100. Typically they live in huts and roam the lands, attacking whatever they think they can beat. They typically have brutish swords, and light armor for traveling quickly. They are very very fast (about twice as fast as humans and Orcs) and are extremely agile. They also have incredible sight and smell. They are natural hunters.

Humans:
Just your typical Human

Ilbren:
Small, a bit shorter than Dwarves. Typically smart, sneaky, and agile. Not warriors, and are often peaceful, keeping to themselves.

Minotaurs:
Strong half man-half bull creatures. Very dangerous.  They are quite aggressive. Quick to anger, impatient and often times competitive.

Orcs:
Strong Creatures. They are very fierce in combat. Dangerous.

Sandrins:
A reclusive sand species, their villages can be found in the midst of most deserts. They usually wear turbans, and have wrappings around their skin and face, with grey skin.

Skinchangers- Some races can assume, or transform into great animals, or beasts whenever they wish, although it is pretty rare. 

Taksils:
A diverse group of reptilians, about the size of a human. Most are uncivilized and live like animals despite their intelligence. They are extremely agile and certain species possess toxic venom.

Ughan:
 Ughan are fierce tribal warriors usually found in jungle areas. They fight best in groups and largely rely on their chief in battle. They see through a dark patch on their head and have no other senses, meaning that they cannot feel pain.

Vampires:
People afflicted with an unknown disease have been drastically changed into vampires. They are evil, they sometimes come out at night to feed on people's blood. They also have a heightened vulnerability to sunlight and fire. There is said to be a clan of pure blooded vampires in the unclaimed lands.

Werewolves:
Lycanthropy is a disease which permits people to transform in to a werewolf. Werewolves are wolf-like humanoid creatures with razor sharp claws and a set of large teeth. Some people think that Lycanthropy is a blessing, but others think it is a disease. People who have mastered this disease can transform each day at will.


Most races can be changed into vampires or werewolves except for Minotaurs, Taksils, and Cyclops.
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| August 24, 2014, 10:32 am
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Quoting Halhi 141
Yo!
just alphabetized the creatures comment.

That is a great improvement indeed! Thank you.
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| August 24, 2014, 1:28 pm
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Idea:

To recognize senior members publicly, we give everyone with over 100 points a special, but still recognizable, version of their faction banner.

Thoughts?
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| August 24, 2014, 4:26 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Idea:

To recognize senior members publicly, we give everyone with over 100 points a special, but still recognizable, version of their faction banner.

Thoughts?

A lot of people have been getting to 100 recently...

I honestly don't care. I would rather have a clan banner than a specialized faction banner on my page. I just don't think it would be worth the time.
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| August 24, 2014, 4:35 pm
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Quoting Asad .
A lot of people have been getting to 100 recently...

I honestly don't care. I would rather have a clan banner than a specialized faction banner on my page. I just don't think it would be worth the time.

There's still only like 10 people... That's like 3% of the group's members...
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| August 24, 2014, 5:18 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
There's still only like 10 people... That's like 3% of the group's members...

Oh. there must have just been a mad rush then.
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| August 24, 2014, 5:23 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
Yo!
just alphabetized the creatures comment. Feel free to copy paste it into the thread if you want:

dank ye
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| August 24, 2014, 6:46 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Idea:

To recognize senior members publicly, we give everyone with over 100 points a special, but still recognizable, version of their faction banner.

Thoughts?
Idea: very cool
Problem: no time. Who is going to do the work and make these banners? To give us some time, 300 points would be much more prestigious.

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| August 24, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Idea:

To recognize senior members publicly, we give everyone with over 100 points a special, but still recognizable, version of their faction banner.

Thoughts?

I kinda like it, but once a lot of people get to 100 it wouldn't really make the banner so special anymore.

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| August 24, 2014, 8:38 pm
How about a banner for 100 points, a GIF for 200 and a brickfilm for 300? Actually, I'm with Asad on this one - it would have to be a really special banner for me to be interested.
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| August 24, 2014, 9:42 pm
I just realized that this is my last day. I must abuse all my powers before they are gone forever!
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| August 24, 2014, 9:44 pm
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Quoting Asad .
A lot of people have been getting to 100 recently...

I honestly don't care. I would rather have a clan banner than a specialized faction banner on my page. I just don't think it would be worth the time.
Do you have a clan banner? No. This would replace the regular Rainos banner.
Quoting David FNJ
Idea: very cool
Problem: no time. Who is going to do the work and make these banners? To give us some time, 300 points would be much more prestigious.
I will. I'm just going to modify the existing banners. I can take care of all the mechanicals.
Quoting Stephen Boe
I kinda like it, but once a lot of people get to 100 it wouldn't really make the banner so special anymore.
In 1 1/2 years, how many people have reached 100 points?
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
How about a banner for 100 points, a GIF for 200 and a brickfilm for 300? Actually, I'm with Asad on this one - it would have to be a really special banner for me to be interested.
You realize it's just copying some HTML for you, right? I'm doing all the work.
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| August 24, 2014, 9:47 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Good point. However, still not sure whether or not to support it. If so, I like Gilly's idea of the GIF and brickfilm.
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| August 24, 2014, 9:50 pm
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Quoting Stephen Boe
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Good point. However, still not sure whether or not to support it. If so, I like Gilly's idea of the GIF and brickfilm.

That's called sarcasm :P (Unless you want to make brickfilms- I don't).
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| August 24, 2014, 9:54 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I just realized that this is my last day. I must abuse all my powers before they are gone forever!

My head just screamed no like Luke Skywalker when Ben Kenobi died.
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| August 24, 2014, 10:01 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I just realized that this is my last day. I must abuse all my powers before they are gone forever!

Last day before you leave for college?

How long do you anticipate being gone from MOCpages? 3 months? A year?
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| August 24, 2014, 10:03 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Quoting Asad .
A lot of people have been getting to 100 recently...

I honestly don't care. I would rather have a clan banner than a specialized faction banner on my page. I just don't think it would be worth the time.
Do you have a clan banner? No. This would replace the regular Rainos banner.
Quoting David FNJ
Idea: very cool
Problem: no time. Who is going to do the work and make these banners? To give us some time, 300 points would be much more prestigious.
I will. I'm just going to modify the existing banners. I can take care of all the mechanicals.
Quoting Stephen Boe
I kinda like it, but once a lot of people get to 100 it wouldn't really make the banner so special anymore.
In 1 1/2 years, how many people have reached 100 points?
Quoting Gilbert Despathens
How about a banner for 100 points, a GIF for 200 and a brickfilm for 300? Actually, I'm with Asad on this one - it would have to be a really special banner for me to be interested.
You realize it's just copying some HTML for you, right? I'm doing all the work.

I like the idea. 150 points could make it a bit better, but other than that I'm all for it. I agree - after a while, even the active builders stop posting (night reaper, for instance) meaning that 100 or 150 points isn't that common
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| August 24, 2014, 10:36 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I just realized that this is my last day. I must abuse all my powers before they are gone forever!

We'll miss you :(
Stop in for 1-2 comments every once in a while at least

I wish you the best in your college endeavors!
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| August 24, 2014, 10:43 pm
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On the topic of banners, I made a couple variations of the Enalica banner. They're on the homepage now- which ones do you like/despise?
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| August 24, 2014, 11:07 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
On the topic of banners, I made a couple variations of the Enalica banner. They're on the homepage now- which ones do you like/despise?

My favorite is the anchor, least favorite's the shell.

Would it be possible to get a sextant or a ship? Those might look good.
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| August 24, 2014, 11:36 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
I just realized that this is my last day. I must abuse all my powers before they are gone forever!

It's been great knowing you over the last year! (even if we used to get into big arguments every other day :P)

Good luck in college! Like David, I hope you'll be able to stop in and say hi occasionally
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| August 24, 2014, 11:37 pm
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Last day before you leave for college?

How long do you anticipate being gone from MOCpages? 3 months? A year?

Last day before I give Halhi the keys and walk away from admin-ship (although I checked and I have until noon tomorrow to make a big deal of it). You get me for a couple more weeks before I leave, and I'll be back about 2.5 months after that. Then I leave again after New Years' and have about six months at college with a week or two of spring break somewhere in there.
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| August 24, 2014, 11:56 pm
Quoting Halhi 141
It's been great knowing you over the last year! (even if we used to get into big arguments every other day :P)

Good luck in college! Like David, I hope you'll be able to stop in and say hi occasionally

Dispute is one of the best pillars of friendship I know. I'll keep in touch, don't worry.
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| August 25, 2014, 12:07 am
Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
On the topic of banners, I made a couple variations of the Enalica banner. They're on the homepage now- which ones do you like/despise?

The wheel is my favorite. Can you do it in reddish-brown like the actual brick?
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| August 25, 2014, 12:10 am
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Quoting Halhi 141
My favorite is the anchor, least favorite's the shell.

Would it be possible to get a sextant or a ship? Those might look good.

Ship, no, not for free and looking decent. Sextant, hmm...
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| August 25, 2014, 12:41 am
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
The wheel is my favorite. Can you do it in reddish-brown like the actual brick?

I could. It might blend too well with the background.
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| August 25, 2014, 12:42 am
Goodbye, all!
Goodbye, arguments, discussions and brilliant plans!
Goodbye, sneak previews of the story to come!
Goodbye, staff group!
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| August 25, 2014, 1:02 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Goodbye, all!
Goodbye, arguments, discussions and brilliant plans!
Goodbye, sneak previews of the story to come!
Goodbye, staff group!

NOOOOO!
Don't leave! I'll mis you!

But seriously, good luck, may God lead you.
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| August 25, 2014, 1:09 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Goodbye, all!
Goodbye, arguments, discussions and brilliant plans!
Goodbye, sneak previews of the story to come!
Goodbye, staff group!

Bye... :( :( :(
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| August 25, 2014, 5:31 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Goodbye, all!
Goodbye, arguments, discussions and brilliant plans!
Goodbye, sneak previews of the story to come!
Goodbye, staff group!

I'm actually in tears!
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| August 25, 2014, 5:42 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Goodbye, all!
Goodbye, arguments, discussions and brilliant plans!
Goodbye, sneak previews of the story to come!
Goodbye, staff group!
Good bye, you were a great leader. You have left an indelible mark on LOM.
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| August 25, 2014, 6:07 pm
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Looking through old threads to find Enalica/Nerogue ammunition.

You guys planned the BL saga stupidly fast. Wow. I see why you needed "freeze breaks" :P
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| August 26, 2014, 11:19 pm
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So, Freeling is mad at me. If he bans me when he becomes admin again, could one of you fine gents restore my rank? Thanks in advance.
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| August 29, 2014, 10:02 pm
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Why is Freeling not in LOM right now?
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| August 31, 2014, 4:05 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Why is Freeling not in LOM right now?

Because he's too stubborn to rejoin
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| August 31, 2014, 4:46 pm
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Okay, so for my LOM season finale, it will feature 4 *full* builds - 3 at around my usual quality, one at Black Hammer Inn quality.

The story, also is divided into 4 good-lengthed sections. However...for various reasons (I really want this to be my most popular MOC and posting the best build second and posting 4 MOCs in a row kinda distracts from the centerpiece) I want to post it all in one page. Would it be acceptable to clearly divide the sections of the story/the builds and post it as 3 freebuilds and a MBC (since that's what it would be if I separated them)?
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| September 3, 2014, 9:53 am
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Quoting Halhi 141
Okay, so for my LOM season finale, it will feature 4 *full* builds - 3 at around my usual quality, one at Black Hammer Inn quality.

The story, also is divided into 4 good-lengthed sections. However...for various reasons (I really want this to be my most popular MOC and posting the best build second and posting 4 MOCs in a row kinda distracts from the centerpiece) I want to post it all in one page. Would it be acceptable to clearly divide the sections of the story/the builds and post it as 3 freebuilds and a MBC (since that's what it would be if I separated them)?

This has been the rule for long UCs, etc, for all of LOM. No. One post on MOCpages=one freebuild/uc/whatever. Four posts=three freebuilds & MBC. Sorry.
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| September 3, 2014, 12:03 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
This has been the rule for long UCs, etc, for all of LOM. No. One post on MOCpages=one freebuild/uc/whatever. Four posts=three freebuilds & MBC. Sorry.

Okay, that's what I was thinking - I guess I'll still post it in one post and just get the 4 points. Just to make sure, MBCs don't have to be built in just one month, right?
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| September 3, 2014, 6:27 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
Okay, that's what I was thinking - I guess I'll still post it in one post and just get the 4 points. Just to make sure, MBCs don't have to be built in just one month, right?

No, I'm almost certain they don't.
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| September 3, 2014, 7:35 pm
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Quoting Gilbert Despathens
Goodbye, all!
Goodbye, arguments, discussions and brilliant plans!
Goodbye, sneak previews of the story to come!
Goodbye, staff group!

You will be greatly missed!
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| September 3, 2014, 8:32 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
Just to make sure, MBCs don't have to be built in just one month, right?

Nope, you could work on it for 3 years if you wanted to :)
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| September 3, 2014, 10:00 pm
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I'm picturing holding Mod elections every 6 months. Next one happens in November?
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| September 9, 2014, 12:15 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
I'm picturing holding Mod elections every 6 months. Next one happens in November?

I'm good for a new one in November - but only for Mythron and the Outlaws. No one else from the other factions is on enough, or we already have a good mod for it.

I don't think that many new candidates will pop up every six months. We only need to hold elections if we need replacements.
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| September 9, 2014, 4:28 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
I'm good for a new one in November - but only for Mythron and the Outlaws. No one else from the other factions is on enough, or we already have a good mod for it.

I don't think that many new candidates will pop up every six months. We only need to hold elections if we need replacements.

Well, on the other hand, what about people like Joe McGill? Sure, Asad's doing a good job, and if the Rainosians see that they'll keep him in office. On the other hand, it'll give new members at least a chance if we hold them for all the factions.
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| September 9, 2014, 5:19 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Well, on the other hand, what about people like Joe McGill? Sure, Asad's doing a good job, and if the Rainosians see that they'll keep him in office. On the other hand, it'll give new members at least a chance if we hold them for all the factions.

I definitely don't want someone like Joe as mod.
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| September 9, 2014, 6:13 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
I definitely don't want someone like Joe as mod.

Fun fact: you're currently just as helpful on staff as David and I. Before you joined, most of us thought "I definitely don't want someone like Halhi on staff".

Something to think about :)
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| September 9, 2014, 10:35 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
I don't think that many new candidates will pop up every six months. We only need to hold elections if we need replacements.
I agree with that, though it might not be all bad.

Pros- It keeps the mods accountable to the group members.

Cons- Too many elections would just cause chaos and confusion throughout LOM.
In an election people are put against each other, and some may grow bitter toward their rival and their rival's supporters.
Each time a new mod comes to the staff group, they have to learn what to do.
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| September 10, 2014, 6:43 am
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Well, on the other hand, what about people like Joe McGill? Sure, Asad's doing a good job, and if the Rainosians see that they'll keep him in office. On the other hand, it'll give new members at least a chance if we hold them for all the factions.

Joe can't seem to handle no well...at all. No way.

Halhi changed after he lost to Ian, Joe, nope.
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| September 10, 2014, 10:26 am
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Quoting The Object of Legend
Quoting David FNJ
I don't think that many new candidates will pop up every six months. We only need to hold elections if we need replacements.
I agree with that, though it might not be all bad.

Pros- It keeps the mods accountable to the group members.

Cons- Too many elections would just cause chaos and confusion throughout LOM.
In an election people are put against each other, and some may grow bitter toward their rival and their rival's supporters.
Each time a new mod comes to the staff group, they have to learn what to do.
I think the cons outweight the pros here. A middle balance could be we don't have elections any sooner than 3-6 months since the last election, and we won't have any unless mods are inactive.

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| September 10, 2014, 10:32 pm
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Quoting David FNJ I think the cons outweight the pros here. A middle balance could be we don't have elections any sooner than 3-6 months since the last election, and we won't have any unless mods are inactive.
Clearly. That's reasonable. Since mods don't usually (Thankfully) have a lot to do in the main group, though, how can the average member know whether or not they're doing their job?

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| September 15, 2014, 5:13 pm
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So yeah. A Lot has been going on recently. I'm just glad that everyone has been keeping the group alive.
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| September 15, 2014, 8:19 pm
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Quoting The Object of Legend
Quoting David FNJ I think the cons outweight the pros here. A middle balance could be we don't have elections any sooner than 3-6 months since the last election, and we won't have any unless mods are inactive.
Clearly. That's reasonable. Since mods don't usually (Thankfully) have a lot to do in the main group, though, how can the average member know whether or not they're doing their job?
I think the inactivity would be here, so they would know because they should be checking the staff grou fairly often. They would get clues if they start to see their names being mentioned because of inactivity.

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| September 15, 2014, 9:19 pm
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Are we of you having trouble with your activity bars? Mine hasn't updated since the crash.
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| September 16, 2014, 5:58 am
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Quoting The Object of Legend
Are we of you having trouble with your activity bars? Mine hasn't updated since the crash.

Yeah.
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| September 16, 2014, 8:16 am
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Quoting The Object of Legend
Are we of you having trouble with your activity bars? Mine hasn't updated since the crash.

Yup...
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| September 16, 2014, 10:59 am
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I can't tell if anything is going on...uug.
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| September 16, 2014, 11:32 am
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Quoting David FNJ
I can't tell if anything is going on...uug.

It's so annoying. Hopefully, it will be back to normal soon enough.
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| September 16, 2014, 11:43 am
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What do you want to do about the Mythron/outlaw mods? Hold elections, or just automatically appoint Julia and Cab?
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| October 2, 2014, 6:00 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
What do you want to do about the Mythron/outlaw mods? Hold elections, or just automatically appoint Julia and Cab?

I'm leaning towards appoint...
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| October 2, 2014, 6:18 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
I'm leaning towards appoint...

Hold an election, for everybody.

You guys might not like Joe, and Asad does a good job. Nevertheless, he will be mad if Julia gets a free ride and he doesn't even get a chance. So will several of our KFOLs, who don't have a chance of winning, but still want to try.

We already know who will win almost all the elections, anyways. The way I see it, this can't do much harm, and will make members feel a lot more influential.
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| October 2, 2014, 6:28 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Hold an election, for everybody.

You guys might not like Joe, and Asad does a good job. Nevertheless, he will be mad if Julia gets a free ride and he doesn't even get a chance. So will several of our KFOLs, who don't have a chance of winning, but still want to try.

We already know who will win almost all the elections, anyways. The way I see it, this can't do much harm, and will make members feel a lot more influential.

But we just HAD an election. We are only doing this because we haven't seem Kai or Ian since they joined this group and we see other likely candidates more suitable to replace them.

I don't care is someone gets angry just because someone gets to come to the staff group "freely" because it isn't really freely - we see something in them that we believe will be valuable to the group as a whole.

Asad just got here, and he isn't just about to get kicked out because of an election....

I'd rather people strive to stand out and take initiative without a prompt or foreshadow from us to get them going. They should be mod material before election time I'd say.


But if we want to do the election, that's definitely fine by me, I'd rather just appoint and replace the vacant positions.
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| October 2, 2014, 6:46 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
1. Guild Wars
- allow guilds to come up with mini contests amongst themselves and a rival guild (sort of like a 5-on-5 MOC-off).
- entries might be 2 points, but the winning guild gains, say, holdings, coins, or maybe character points.
This sounds like actually a lot of fun. This would be good for a time with no pressing UC.

Quoting David FNJ
2. Dragons
- Emerging of dragons, dragon attacks, or dragon hunting, anything with dragons

3. Sea exploration and a mysterious sea monster

Meh. These are personal-story things, really, not something we can tell the entire group to do. Besides, these would be tough to do with a logical aftermath.
Quoting David FNJ
4. Time of peace where factions try to gain dominance in certain areas of trade (basically build a lot of holdings and then incorporate market shifts in terms of supply/demand). Peace can be as long as a year need be
Yes, with plenty of RCs. Probably do this after November's UC, and last until April (post-MA).

Quoting David FNJ
5. The Tourney
- Year where it is all centered on teams (sort of like MAs except it will be two months and 16 categories are released at the beginning of each month, each with a one month deadline)
- Have prizes for multiple categories and you have 2-3 months to complete in as many categories as you'd like
Sure. 2 months is a bit long, though, if you don't know if you're winning.

Quoting David FNJ
6. The year of the outlaw...

Get OoL in here!

Quoting David FNJ
7. The Family
- a look into the past where people show how either their character (or character's parents grew up (stages like early childhood, teenage, young adult, and present) So at least four challenges worth right there

Idea is fine, but more like one RC. For one thing, I'm one of the few humans older than 23 :P

Quoting David FNJ
8. The perils of famine
- where for a realistic amount of time, food is very scarce...
How can we make this appealing to 13-year-old boys?

Quoting David FNJ
9. The Wizard chapter
- where magic gets out of hand....

10. The Ice Age
- Oh yeah

11. The awakened Beasts
- monstrous creatures wreaking havoc on small towns and villages...forcing people to head to the cities. It is time for the brave few (aka every member since we are the noticed minority of the population of the land) to go on those epic perilous adventures into the heart of dangerous and unexplored parts of the land...
These are all apocalypses, right? I also like the idea of an apocalypse (thoguh we'll need more story than "The Magic apocalypse!" "The Ice Apocalypse!" :P)

I think we decided that The Big One would happen 2015/16. After resolving his story in LOM by December, I'm sending my character sailing south next spring/summer. He's going to discover a long-lost empire from some ancient apocalypse, then accidentally summon the same thing onto LOM. (I might even pull a ANikin/Vader! >:)This'll probably be around August 2015. From there, we do 4-6 UCs relating to the apocalypse, and wrap it up with the great victory and the demons expelled.


So duh, this is long-range. I very much want to base my personal story leading into this, and I know I build projects slowly. I want to give myself ample time to lead into this. Also, for something this epic in scale, we'd want to start planning several months ahead anyways. Think of this as advanced warning :)

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| October 2, 2014, 6:59 pm
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Quoting David FNJ
But we just HAD an election. We are only doing this because we haven't seem Kai or Ian since they joined this group and we see other likely candidates more suitable to replace them.

I don't care is someone gets angry just because someone gets to come to the staff group "freely" because it isn't really freely - we see something in them that we believe will be valuable to the group as a whole.

Asad just got here, and he isn't just about to get kicked out because of an election....

I'd rather people strive to stand out and take initiative without a prompt or foreshadow from us to get them going. They should be mod material before election time I'd say.


But if we want to do the election, that's definitely fine by me, I'd rather just appoint and replace the vacant positions.

So what you're saying is we should go back to "mod by merit" and forget about one per faction? OK, I'm fine with that. That way we leave the door open for, say, a stand-out who already has a good mod, and we won't have do-nothings.

Yeah, I'm fine with appointing.
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| October 2, 2014, 7:05 pm
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I'm with FNJ - I don't want Asad to be replaced when he's by far the best mod here.
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| October 2, 2014, 7:40 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
I'm with FNJ - I don't want Asad to be replaced when he's by far the best mod here.

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D;D:D
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| October 2, 2014, 7:55 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
I'm with FNJ - I don't want Asad to be replaced when he's by far the best mod here.
Yes, no doubt about that.

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| October 3, 2014, 7:24 am
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Quoting Asad .
I think we need a more obvious desert. Maybe a drought to expand a desert somewhere?

Just draw more on a map. Or set an RC there.

Or you build a few mocs set there :P
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| October 3, 2014, 6:19 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Just draw more on a map. Or set an RC there.

Or you build a few mocs set there :P

Oh. I don't know how to edit the map.
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| October 3, 2014, 6:23 pm
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We are really running a skeleton crew....It's basically David, Thomas, Asad, OoL, Halhi, and myself.
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| October 3, 2014, 7:46 pm
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Should we look into demoting the inactive mods?
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| October 3, 2014, 7:47 pm
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Quoting ~ Brick
We are really running a skeleton crew....It's basically David, Thomas, Asad, OoL, Halhi, and myself.

Honestly, most of the time it's more like me, David, Thomas, and Asad
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| October 3, 2014, 8:12 pm
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Quoting ~ Brick
Should we look into demoting the inactive mods?

Definitely Kai and Ian. Probably Ian too I guess?
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| October 3, 2014, 8:15 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
Definitely Kai and Ian. Probably Ian too I guess?

We have two mods named Ian?
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| October 3, 2014, 8:27 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
Honestly, most of the time it's more like me, David, Thomas, and Asad

Well, at least Ool and myself are still here to judge. The mods are completely inactive and Free is gone. (And he probably isn't coming back)
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| October 3, 2014, 8:28 pm
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Quoting ~ Brick
We have two mods named Ian?

I think he meant Stephen. The problem with that, though, is that there aren't any better candidates from Nerogue.
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| October 3, 2014, 8:31 pm
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Quoting Asad .
I think he meant Stephen. The problem with that, though, is that there aren't any better candidates from Nerogue.

Oh yeah, that's what I meant, and sadly that's pretty much true for all the factions.

Enalica: Jaton's active but not a good mod
Nerogue: David? I like Stephen way better though when he's active
Mythron: I guess Julia although I haven't seen her around lately. If not, I guess Zach
Outlaws: Mr Cab, easy
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| October 3, 2014, 10:25 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Just draw more on a map. Or set an RC there.

Or you build a few mocs set there :P

Eh, no place specific challenges in the future when possible IMO, I didn't like the Santuario one much (maybe because I don't like jungles)
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| October 4, 2014, 12:18 am
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Quoting Halhi 141
Eh, no place specific challenges in the future when possible IMO, I didn't like the Santuario one much (maybe because I don't like jungles)

On the other hand, a decent number of people seemed to like it. Also, and I am seriously pumped about this as an Enalican, Santuario is getting a unique, community-created aesthetic of temperate jungles and live oaks like nowhere else. That's exactly what I'd hoped Santuario would become, something like the SC Lowcountry, New Orleans, and the Carribean in culture and landscape. Besides, it's setting up a really solid foundation for the Tourney, so we don't have jungle and snow in the same in-story spot (pet peeve from last year :P)

Maybe I'm the only one, but I like how the builds are turning out.
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| October 4, 2014, 1:07 am
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Quoting Halhi 141
Oh yeah, that's what I meant, and sadly that's pretty much true for all the factions.

Enalica: Jaton's active but not a good mod- faction,doesn't have anyone else, so we keep Caleb.
Nerogue: David? I like Stephen way better though when he's active- yup, though he never seems to find his way here.
Mythron: I guess Julia although I haven't seen her around lately. If not, I guess Zach-agreed.
Outlaws: Mr Cab, easy- IDK what we haven't already done this; KAI asked for it a week after he became a mod.


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| October 4, 2014, 6:21 am
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Quoting Halhi 141
Enalica: Jaton's active but not a good mod
Nerogue: David? I like Stephen way better though when he's active
Mythron: I guess Julia although I haven't seen her around lately. If not, I guess Zach
Outlaws: Mr Cab, easy
I'd keep Stephen for now. See if it was the activity bar problem that kept him away. Just reply to some of his comments and tell him to get back over here. If that doesn't work, demote him.
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| October 4, 2014, 7:13 am
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Quoting Halhi 141
Honestly, most of the time it's more like me, David, Thomas, and Asad
That's true. Sorry, I can't be more help. I try to fill in the gaps when I see them.
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| October 4, 2014, 7:17 am
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Quoting The Object of Legend
Quoting Halhi 141
Enalica: Jaton's active but not a good mod
Nerogue: David? I like Stephen way better though when he's active
Mythron: I guess Julia although I haven't seen her around lately. If not, I guess Zach
Outlaws: Mr Cab, easy
I'd keep Stephen for now. See if it was the activity bar problem that kept him away. Just reply to some of his comments and tell him to get back over here. If that doesn't work, demote him.

David's less active than Steven.
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| October 4, 2014, 10:20 am
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
On the other hand, a decent number of people seemed to like it. Also, and I am seriously pumped about this as an Enalican, Santuario is getting a unique, community-created aesthetic of temperate jungles and live oaks like nowhere else. That's exactly what I'd hoped Santuario would become, something like the SC Lowcountry, New Orleans, and the Carribean in culture and landscape. Besides, it's setting up a really solid foundation for the Tourney, so we don't have jungle and snow in the same in-story spot (pet peeve from last year :P)

Maybe I'm the only one, but I like how the builds are turning out.

Jungle+snow in the same story spot = exactly why I liked the Tourney last year. A place like Mythron or Rainos is far more diverse than Santuario, where a place with no trees is seen to be out of place (as if clearings don't exist)
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| October 4, 2014, 10:40 am
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Quoting The Object of Legend
Quoting Halhi 141
Enalica: Jaton's active but not a good mod
Nerogue: David? I like Stephen way better though when he's active
Mythron: I guess Julia although I haven't seen her around lately. If not, I guess Zach
Outlaws: Mr Cab, easy
I'd keep Stephen for now. See if it was the activity bar problem that kept him away. Just reply to some of his comments and tell him to get back over here. If that doesn't work, demote him.

I haven't seen Stephen anywhere lately other than one comment in the main group. Heck, I've seen Kai far more often than him over the last month. Even before the activity bar problem...I think...
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| October 4, 2014, 10:42 am
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Quoting Halhi 141
I haven't seen Stephen anywhere lately other than one comment in the main group. Heck, I've seen Kai far more often than him over the last month. Even before the activity bar problem...I think...
Really? Now that's surprising. I think trying to get him back is still worth a shot though.
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| October 4, 2014, 10:47 am
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Quoting The Object of Legend
Quoting Halhi 141
I haven't seen Stephen anywhere lately other than one comment in the main group. Heck, I've seen Kai far more often than him over the last month. Even before the activity bar problem...I think...
Really? Now that's surprising. I think trying to get him back is still worth a shot though.

Yeah, Stephen hasn't even been active in the Gnomes, whereas Kai has...somewhat. And yeah, I agree.
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| October 4, 2014, 10:51 am
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Quoting Halhi 141
Jungle+snow in the same story spot = exactly why I liked the Tourney last year. A place like Mythron or Rainos is far more diverse than Santuario, where a place with no trees is seen to be out of place (as if clearings don't exist)

If we held the Tourney in Bodus, OoL would be furious, because maybe 20% would try to be correct. Right now, sure, a lot of people will blow off the guidelines, but just as many will have built in Santuario before and will have a general feel for how to make it look like.

As I said, maybe it's just me. I just like the idea of having such clearly-defined cultures for each city.
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| October 4, 2014, 10:36 pm
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Changing the subject...

Quoting Halhi 141
Hey, I thought we were all in agreement that it's your job.

If not...

I'm too busy with school!
I have a big Lego project I'm working on!
I'm in the MO's!
I don't feel like it!
[fill in other excuses]


I get the feeling our point system isn't working out as well as Gilbert had hoped :P None of us like doing it, that's obvious. More pertinently, personal scorecards really take a lot of time to review. You have to look at every single scorecard, even if many haven't changed since last time, and new players without scorecards fall completely through the cracks.

Proposal:
We say that by the 15th of every month, you make one post in a dedicated topic, and list all the builds with points for that month. When you get more, you edit your post for the period. On or near the 15th, someone just has to read through what's listed, update only those people's points, and be done. Anything after that goes into the next month's updates. I think this would work a lot better. What do you think?
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| October 4, 2014, 11:00 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga

I get the feeling our point system isn't working out as well as Gilbert had hoped :P None of us like doing it, that's obvious. More pertinently, personal scorecards really take a lot of time to review. You have to look at every single scorecard, even if many haven't changed since last time, and new players without scorecards fall completely through the cracks.

Proposal:
We say that by the 15th of every month, you make one post in a dedicated topic, and list all the builds with points for that month. When you get more, you edit your post for the period. On or near the 15th, someone just has to read through what's listed, update only those people's points, and be done. Anything after that goes into the next month's updates. I think this would work a lot better. What do you think?

I say keep scorecards and do something similar to what you said, but a bit simpler. Points are updated at the middle of the month. On the first time that someone posts a build during each point period, they just say that they've posted something and link to their scorecard. Then we just need to look at their scorecards and update it.

Pretty similar to what you said, just a bit simpler.
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| October 4, 2014, 11:11 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
If we held the Tourney in Bodus, OoL would be furious, because maybe 20% would try to be correct. Right now, sure, a lot of people will blow off the guidelines, but just as many will have built in Santuario before and will have a general feel for how to make it look like.

As I said, maybe it's just me. I just like the idea of having such clearly-defined cultures for each city.

My point is that it's too restrictive. Maybe like 1 jungle-based place is okay, but when every single entry has to be in a jungle setting, that's just boring and repetitive for people like me who hate jungles. I far prefer a place like any of the other factions where you're free to build in whatever style you want.

Honestly, the strict environment style might contribute to why Enalica isn't able to get as many members as the other factions. Sure there's a few people who like the jungle/island style, but then they also have to fit with the faction in terms of story/ideas...
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| October 4, 2014, 11:14 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
I say keep scorecards and do something similar to what you said, but a bit simpler. Points are updated at the middle of the month. On the first time that someone posts a build during each point period, they just say that they've posted something and link to their scorecard. Then we just need to look at their scorecards and update it.

Pretty similar to what you said, just a bit simpler.

You're right, that idea's better. I say we do this one.
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| October 4, 2014, 11:36 pm
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Quoting Halhi 141
My point is that it's too restrictive. Maybe like 1 jungle-based place is okay, but when every single entry has to be in a jungle setting, that's just boring and repetitive for people like me who hate jungles. I far prefer a place like any of the other factions where you're free to build in whatever style you want.

Honestly, the strict environment style might contribute to why Enalica isn't able to get as many members as the other factions. Sure there's a few people who like the jungle/island style, but then they also have to fit with the faction in terms of story/ideas...

I might be wrong, but I didn't think we made anybody build only in Santuario. There's fighting in Rainos, diplomacy in the capital and Hadran. Or you can do what Bombin Ben did, and just do a city or an interior scene. There are options :)

Pescado has generic villages, Orfdor has snow/vikings, Santuario has thick forests and rainforests, Worsan has rainforests. I don't see where you got that we're the most restrictive... :P
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| October 4, 2014, 11:42 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
I might be wrong, but I didn't think we made anybody build only in Santuario. There's fighting in Rainos, diplomacy in the capital and Hadran. Or you can do what Bombin Ben did, and just do a city or an interior scene. There are options :)

Pescado has generic villages, Orfdor has snow/vikings, Santuario has thick forests and rainforests, Worsan has rainforests. I don't see where you got that we're the most restrictive... :P

I was talking about the Tourney.

And see, all of those are restrictive in terms of environment, aside from maybe Pescado.
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| October 5, 2014, 12:37 am
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Quoting Halhi 141
I was talking about the Tourney.

And see, all of those are restrictive in terms of environment, aside from maybe Pescado.

How about we say the Tourney is based in Santuario, but some of the events are being held in Rainos, where terrain is more conventional?

As opposed to Mython, which has... Oh yeah. Generic forests and villages. :P
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| October 5, 2014, 10:28 am
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
How about we say the Tourney is based in Santuario, but some of the events are being held in Rainos, where terrain is more conventional?

As opposed to Mython, which has... Oh yeah. Generic forests and villages. :P

Mythron: forests, mountains, grassy plains, deserts. Cities, towns, villages, hamlets...

Santuario: jungles, villages
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| October 5, 2014, 10:47 am
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Quoting Halhi 141
Mythron: forests, mountains, grassy plains, deserts. Cities, towns, villages, hamlets...

Santuario: jungles, villages

Enalica: forests, mountains, clearings, jungles, swamps, snow, sand. Cities, towns, villages, hamlets, native camps...
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| October 5, 2014, 3:13 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Enalica: forests, mountains, clearings, jungles, swamps, snow, sand. Cities, towns, villages, hamlets, native camps...

But not in Santuario.
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| October 5, 2014, 3:14 pm
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Quoting Thomas of Tortuga
Enalica: forests, mountains, clearings, jungles, swamps, snow, sand. Cities, towns, villages, hamlets, native camps...

What Asad said
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| October 5, 2014, 4:10 pm
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Well guys, I'm back. Sorry about my absence, my parents wanted me to start off the school year strong. Now as I am nearing the end of our first quarter of school I have dusted off my LEGO and am anxious to return to building. I am truly sorry about being gone for so long. I never meant to become so inactive. Now I am back and ready to resume my role as an active member of this group. After exam week (Next week) I can come on the computer every day for an hour. During that hour I will be active on MOC. Apart from that, any free time that I have will be reserved for building. I will try to have a couple of MOCs up within a week. Sorry about my long absence, and its good to be back.
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| October 5, 2014, 4:15 pm
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