Monday, December 26, 2016

Season's Delays at RP sims- Prelude to Convergence

"I waded thru the apocalyptic waste, waited at night as the strange new creatures ate,, avoided the crazed lunatics that succumbed to the D13 Virus,, and finally made it to the city of Convergence.
   I knew they would take a little while to process me to live within this strange city, materializing from nowhere, mystical ,and terrifying creatures of myth within and surrounding,,, they would want to be sure,, careful.
   But I had no idea it would take days,, weeks! I guess I could,, dye my hair? clean my shotgun? I cannot wait to interview these city administrators and find out why they lock the gates for weeks.  I know the TV station where I worked is gone now,, but I will still end this log with, This is Candi with News 5 On Your Side, Reporting."

((The Convergence sim is one of a suite of RP sims that host elaborate rules and lore on the website. They seem very strict about their lore and restrictions and the number of warnings I received while filling out the complex online application, outnumbered the number of those who stopped to help me, 11 to 0. Undaunted I think it will be a fun sim,, a fun RP,  but all the mentors, application reviewers, processors, etc,, are gone on Christmas holiday and will not be back for a week. It makes you wonder, if they are not being paid, and they like the sim, wouldn't they be around anyways? if they are being paid just to keep them helping,, is the sim any good? I've never heard of a sim where they officially suspend letting people join, i should like to ask them,, if they ever let me in! ))


Monday, December 19, 2016

New Advances at the Caen RP Sim; Faster fun

World War 2 still rages on in the French area of Caen in this fun and simple combat sim. The VICE system uses physical weapons, firing tiny prims you can't see, which your weapon recognizes when you are hit by one, and PLOP, down you fall. The system was a bit quirky a year ago but they have a new improved method which does not need special bands and HUDs and active groups. The weapon places the proper band on your arm, all you do is touch the gun, tell it what side you are on, and away you go.
     The city is filled with flags, which either side must stand beside for 5 seconds to capture and turn it to your side's flag. The play is fast paced! When shot enough times to register 0 life points, you teleport to the home base, from where you can select any flag you still possess , and teleport there to begin again.  Much simpler play, much faster! The sim has plenty of roleplay opportunity too, with theaters, clubs, cafe's, office buildings, underground tunnels and railway stations, churches and Allied bases in the far woodlands. They have frequent team versus team scenarios, just speak with Elein Snowpaw, or the group 1. Armee Heer Wehrmacht, to set up an event.

     Oh! I was promoted! The SS Kommandant liked the way I ran messages during a recent attack, kept his car gassed and ready and typed his report, so i am now his personal secretary! I wonder if i get the pretty uniform he has, or this one still,, I do look good in black,,,

Somewhere in time,


((I have also played as the British Commandos side, both sides are fun to play, evenly weighted, the roleplay is up to you ))

Steampunk Holiday Greetings!

Youtube holiday Greetings from fellow Clockworks Steampowered Giraffe!