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lnShane

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About lnShane

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    Minister of Construct/Magister of the Anvil/Gearwork Co-Founder
  • Birthday 02/08/1993

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    lnShane

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    Vashtan E. Rada
  • Character Story
    He has 58 years, but only the last 3 can be recalled. Not long ago he washed up out of the seas near Calastore where he was discovered by the locals. With no memory he started a new life, training on the high seas. Once ready he embarked on his own journey west, to the edge of the world, where he planned to found a bustling outpost.

    This got him into the trade business which led him all around the A'therian world to gather raw materials. Along his journey he discovered something oddly familiar. . .a people whose semblance was not unlike his own. Poor and oppressed, in a desolate land, with towering machines and innovative mechanisms. He did not like it there though. . .too much despair for one so full of hope. So he returned to the seas, welcoming the fresh ocean breeze that he had come to love, as he made the long journey home.

    But no sooner had he begun his work when he received an ominous message. . .war had come. So he joined the Itheri Navy and fought the cold powers that threatened to freeze the land and seas. These battles led him again to the far east, where he would be destined to fight alongside the Daggerlanders in protecting their lands of fire and industry.

    It would be a one way journey though, for he was much too old and inexperienced in the arts of war. He sustained serious injuries during the battle of Sablemarch and was left behind to rest and recover. But it was a slow recovery, and by the time he was well enough to even perform daily activities, the war was over; the icy powers defeated.

    So, unfit to travel, he looked for local work. Sablemarch, a bustling commercial town on the Daggerlands' coast was the perfect place for a merchanter, so he came into an agreement with Stoneharbor to set up shop selling small crafts supplies. Business was good, but he was not satisfied for long. He still yearned for adventure. During his time in Sablemarch he realized that his heritage did indeed lie in the Daggerlands, though the clouds in his mind were still thick as the smoke over Monas Roth.

    His ambitions led him to the big city, where again he looked on the poor, and could not help but want better for them. He studied the machines, he studied the architecture, and then he studied what memories he had of his travels across the world. He made designs for massive buildings blending grace and power. He surveyed the wastelands. . .the lava fields. . .and the great volcanoes, searching for strong foundations. He formed new friendships and prepared to burn his mark into history. . .at last, feeling at home.

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  1. Just wanted to let people know I'm still around!  Been busy coaching and getting into a new job this fall.  Also my laptop's hard drive finally finished dying. . .so could be a little while longer before I come back around.  Hope you are all doing great, and hopefully I make it back for the start of Horizons! :D 

  2. Sellt’s Diary 07/06/2017

    Again "less-experienced" was in quotes for a reason; just because I have not PvPed around A'therys much, does not mean I don't know how. I have played Minecraft PvP-games much longer than A'therys. I have played PvP games in general since I was 10, and have always enjoyed being the sniper at range. I understand strategy, even if the skill mechanics and tools used are slightly different. I have also been playing team sports since I was 4, and am still coaching them now, so believe me, I know about teamwork just fine. I was focused on helping my team the best I could, by setting up our range players to be able to actually hit the enemy, to which I got noobish pushback because they didn't want to take me seriously since I don't frequently PvP around here. I trusted that the close-range fighters would be ready down below with their thing, but hey, I guess I should have just put myself in charge of all of it and taken over! (/sarcasm) See, this whole fight was thrown together on a whim, and we had maybe 3 minutes to build defenses, so it wasn't going to be a proper castle or anything, but I didn't expect the team to be so bad at building that our own structure would get us all killed in just a few minutes. And I made up excuses with the team as we flamed our way out as is the A'therys tradition (The other team doesn't know how to count! They said they had 15 people but had 20 in their party! Why not make it a fair fight next time!). As for the RP-PvP comparison. . .I don't really know how well you are defending this point. . .You seem to idealize PvP as similar to RP, but in the end say that it tends to fall short the bigger you make it. RP and PvP can both be independent or team based. . .that's what a government is for, individually helping the team complete bigger projects. Yes there are always guidelines, and yes there are times when people joke around in both situations, but being new=/=being a joke. Too often this does not translate. I commend the individual towns/nations who have made it their goal to train up the newer players by sparring and giving tips, but that same respect and camaraderie needs to make it's way into the bigger group fights when players of many different backgrounds must fight together. The thread was meant to be about optional RP mechanics with no bearing on the PvP community what-so-ever. . .we just decided to hash it out about the state of PvP as well since all the memers and trolls from said crowd came out to play (and yes, I suppose there were a few that actually wanted to be constructive here, gotta give credit where it's due). Go right ahead, contact staff about ideas/hopes/goals you have for Horizons PvP, then we can hopefully see that dedicated PvP crowd come out of the shadows to discuss.
  3. Sellt’s Diary 07/06/2017

    Nah man, I kept trying to build until they had destroyed and taken every block I came with. As I said, that was the last time I joined in an organized fight. If I wanted to be their beasty, I would've been saying: "Wow! What a great bloodbath! Such fun!! We should do it again some time!" Not me.
  4. Sellt’s Diary 07/06/2017

    See this. . .this right here shows the extent of your elitist attitude. You assume that a "less experienced" PvPer such as myself needed more help with strategy and fort building than the rest of my team. You assume I wanted to be in that tiny box with the other team coming in. I was just about the only one taking what few shots I could at the enemy before they got below field of view from our battlements (which is why I wanted a higher vantage point to begin with), then we were surrounded because they were against our walls with no way to hit them. The chain-lightning forced us inside (I was one of the last few up top since I had actually been taking shots) and when I came down, there was a single entrance. . .not exactly my fault our party was so inept as to only leave one escape (throwing myself from the roof and taking more damage didn't seem like a great idea in the heat of battle). I tried to go for the exit and was webbed and slaughtered in just a few seconds, so it wasn't really by choice that I got trapped in that kill-box. As I said, the fight didn't exactly last very long, there's a video of it still somewhere. 1v1 maybe you can climb the ranks, but when it comes to team play, the more experienced players have rarely taken heed of a newer player's strategy/style. Finding a way into a group and actually having a voice is a rarity unless you personally know the group or have been around long enough to prove yourself to them. If it's for fun, why not let the noobs strategize occasionally just to see what they come up with? To say RP is the same in this matter is ridiculous, having personally been apart of one of the most inclusive RP groups, the Daggerlands Government. If a player was ever scared to take up a leadership role because of stiff-competition, we made sure they were aware of the other options. No one forced decisions on the newer players because we took votes and occasionally the ideas of a newer player greatly added to decisions and were worked into the finished product. Again, this is a community mindset that needs to change. Nothing about this is flame, this is stating my experiences as they happened; no need to start with ad-hominems as well now.
  5. Sellt’s Diary 07/06/2017

    I used to have fun, back during the Summer Rime after I first started I was on my own and figuring out my own play-style without anyone to tell me otherwise. Fights were extremely laggy though, but epic even so. I remember sniping from up in the riggings of the ships during the 60-man sea battle, watching things unfold below me. Something changed in the community though where raid/battle leaders and experienced PvPers seemed to decide there was a right and wrong way to PvP, they didn't let new players make their own mistakes. Ex: The one big group fight I participated in (Selukk outside the basin) I tried to run trueshot as I have always played it, building up a small tower for me to snipe off of over our hastily made battlements. My party destroyed it instantly saying that I shouldn't do that, so I ended up with almost no angle to shoot the rushing attackers. Once we were forced inside by lightning, I ended up first to die in the slaughter that followed, being a range player trapped in a tiny box. . .Point being, if I had been allowed to play how I wanted all along, perhaps I would've been knocked off the wall, but I also would have survived a lot longer that way. That was the last time I participated in "organized" PvP. The community is what made PvP elitist a long time ago. . .our player base now is the cause/result of that. If you can change my mind about these sorts of things in Horizons, then perhaps you could do the same for many others. Don't expect that will be very easy to do though as it is the community attitude you must change, not just the PvP mechanics.
  6. Sellt’s Diary 07/06/2017

    Minecraft was built as a sandbox game; this server is a sandbox experience. I have played this game long enough to know what I enjoy, and what I don't enjoy. Minecraft PvP does not do it for me, there are dozens of other commercial games out that I can use to get a better competitive vibe. Only kind in MC I still enjoy is the casual mini-game sort like paintball, spleef, or other party games. I play this game/server to relax and have fun, not to get uber-competitive and stress out over. Put extra incentives, exclusive perks/gear/activities/whatever as a reason to PvP. . .just don't expect everyone to want the same experience. If everyone got the same experience, perks, and gear, they would have little value and it would be pretty boring. . .variety is a good thing, remember that.
  7. Sellt’s Diary 07/06/2017

    That moment when people criticize you for listing optional aspects of the server such as exploring and call them boring. . . Honestly though, the PvPers in this thread went straight past memes and are just plain old trolls now with their strawman arguments (i.e. optional rp system=no more pvp, everything with a dice!). I get it, you think dice are cute, so just keep on dancing around each other with your little kitchen knives or roaming candles and pay us no mind. You don't have to use this system if you so choose, that's what "optional" means.
  8. Sellt’s Diary 07/06/2017

    @Destruct Problem is, PvP is not for everyone, contrary to what you believe. Not everyone is a soldier, because that is more of a profession. It takes natural talent and a desire to be better than the competition. Same goes for rp, not everyone is a writer/story-teller, some people see this merely as a game and find fun in just building, pvping, or even just exploring; lore can be boring for some people who prefer more tangible aspects. Yes, people need towns and places to call home, but they do not need to necessarily build their own, that's why we have always had pre-built capitols. As for the economy, that is different because we all must buy, sell, and/or contribute to it in some way, though developing businesses is a profession of its own. I understand asking people to try out something they may have never done before, but let's be honest here. . .I don't think a single RPer here can say they never tried PvP. If they choose RP it's either because they enjoy it more, or are better at it than PvP. Most of us have been here long enough to know our own tastes. That said: new plugin, new PvP. . .perhaps some will give it a try again for Horizons.
  9. Returning Player

    Oh look, someone else who joined during Bdubs! That makes 2 again now!! But yeah, things have been a bit busy irl lately as people are wrapping up school and changing into their summer routines, however development on the server hasn't been this good since the Summer Rime! Good time to be getting back into things and experience the changes, so welcome back!
  10. RotN, Event 2 Solution & Winners!!!

    Yeah, came down to that 50/50 guess, I also used the original storyline/character background to assume that Ahlanna would use a scepter since she had some relation to the Mages College, and they would therefore be greatly concerned about her disappearance.
  11. RotN, Event 2 Solution & Winners!!!

    Also Helghrian's wiki mentioned his drinking of wine . Fun event! Gratz to all the winners and even those who just came to explore and get some loot!!
  12. [Dungeon] The Crescent Depths

    Eyyyyy, made sure I didn't fall out of the world this week!!
  13. A National State of Emergency

    https://atherys.com/forum/index.php?/canon-lore/nations/aloreh/organizations/agents-of-the-gods Safe you say? It seems we may be on the edge of war, this is the age of uncertainty after all; there are always enemies about.
  14. I pledge allegiance

    A true king does not need to declare himself as king; the people will announce his coming for him.
  15. What is this heresy? Are you telling us the world is not flat?!?

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