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[Unichat log --]
(10:39)ItsDuckKingKarl: GFDI
(10:39)ItsDuckKingKarl: algranon, retreat
(10:39)algranon: i've engaged their ranger...
(10:39)algranon: but i'll try
/replay ff 20
Fast-forwarding 20 minutes.
(10:59)ReverseTheStreams: Good kill! War elephant officially defeated.
(10:59)ItsDuckKingKarl: Not sure how much good that does us
(11:00)ReverseTheStreams: Just trying to build morale!
(11:01)ItsDuckKingKarl: I don't think that will help
(11:01)ReverseTheStreams: Okay, now is not the time. I'm going to see about rezzing the elephant. Dogfood thinks he got their berserker with bleed damage, so it's either 2v2 or 2v2-and-a-bit. We just need to focus!
/replay perspective south
Switched perspective to the south team.
(11:01)pwnz0rz: gdfi
(11:01)pwnz0rz: (god definitely [censored]ed it)
(11:01)pwnz0rz: (i dont mak tpyos aftur all)
(11:01)SonjaOfTheMoon: What are you talking about?
(11:02)pwnz0rz: god porn, duh
(11:02)pwnz0rz: also i..... dont think ill last until ep gets here
(11:03)EntropicPhantom: I can teleport in two ticks, pwnz! You'll be fine.
(11:03)pwnz0rz: ......yeah no that was my last hp
pwnz0rz (friendly berserker) has been slain!
(11:04)EntropicPhantom: [censored].
(11:04)SonjaOfTheMoon: We're on even footing, I think. He traded with his opposite number and pulled aggro until algranon got trampled.
(11:05)SonjaOfTheMoon: It was a hero's death (if my understanding of the game lore is accurate), and I'm sure he's off screwing meta in the afterlife.
(11:05)SonjaOfTheMoon: Shame about losing the elephant, but I think my catapult squad still has them pinned down.
(11:05)EntropicPhantom: Wait, they got back together!?
(11:05)SonjaOfTheMoon: Erm. Sorry, force of habit. :/
(11:05)SonjaOfTheMoon: We need a plan.
(11:06)EntropicPhantom: Do you think Revvie has necro?
(11:06)SonjaOfTheMoon: Probably. She's always liked experimenting with things.
(11:06)SonjaOfTheMoon: Probably. Her play has been consistent with a utility build, and if she had Paradox, we'd be down a priestess, not them.
(11:06)EntropicPhantom: What?
(11:06)SonjaOfTheMoon: Athena!
(11:06)EntropicPhantom: Right. Okay, so we're going to have a zombie elephant on our hands. You're lucky I love you, or I'd be groaning at you.
(11:07)SonjaOfTheMoon: I mean, the two aren't mutually exclusive. C'mon, let's go be bad[censored]!
[Unichat log --]
(??:??)pwnz0rz: this inst right
(??:??)SecundaSonja: Definitely not. This isn't how I remember this game going down at all, and Athena shouldn't be so far developed by now, either.
(??:??)SecundaSonja: Could we have the wrong coordinates?
(??:??)pwnz0rz: no, this is definitely the rigth time line
(??:??)pwnz0rz: but..... what i dont get is, the local me is supposed 2 mess w/ time and get dectected bypanacke
(??:??)pwnz0rz: thast not happening 4 some reason
(??:??)SecundaSonja: Well, regular Sonja can still give us some leverage.
(??:??)pwnz0rz: unless u conctacting her iswhat messed up teh timeline in the frist place..........
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[Unichat auxiliary records --]
Xenocartographer (Official Note): Lest you think other-Sonja had her [censored] together, either... I don't think anyone in this setting knows as much as they want their enemies to think.
Seabiscuit: Hehehe. I do really enjoy seeing other Sonja not being... I dunno, totally over powered, I suppose?~ I just think it's nice she has flaws and mistakes, too, hehe. edit delete reply
Arbiter: Okay, I have a question about Hades Realm. I hope it doesn't sound like I'm nitpicking...
Hades Realm is sort of like a real-time MMORPG, right? (Although seemingly one that doesn't allow nearly as many people to play at the same time.) The point is, from what I've observed, the game is pretty fast-paced. So how do people manage to communicate with each other in such a detailed manner in a purely text-based medium? You'd have to type inhumanly fast in order to communicate detailed information before it becomes obsolete. Or are they using some form of speech-to-text in order to replace voice chat? Because pwnz still makes a lot of typos, which shouldn't happen with speech-to-text.
...Or are people just naturally capable of typing a thousand words per minute and I'm the weird one? edit delete reply
Dellis: You have to consider the nature of text based games. MUD work exactly like that - you even have to type out commands to do actions in battle.

This can be offset by macros, to an extent, but it pretty much slows everything, so that developers USUALLY slow down "action time" in game (and that helps server load too). A "Tick" of in game time might come to take even five or six seconds.

In this view, taking the time to write three short sentences to someone else when not in battle might sound like wasting time tactically speaking, but are no more than five Ticks-actions. Since that applies to opposition too, it balances out.

Obviously, they refrain from doing so when in fight (we've seen happen that if I remember well, but I go from memory). There's a command to diagnose party member situations exactly for that reason.

On the other hand, I always sucked at MUDs. Can't type [censored], and I'm not a mothertongue. The things do not mesh well, my character ends up not doing anything while being pummeled on, or casting HIS INVENTORY TO THE GROUND instead of casting a spell. xD edit delete reply
Arbiter: Oh, okay. I guess I thought Hades Realm was a lot faster-paced than that, but now I'm not sure why. edit delete reply
KittenLicks: Bit of a nitpick, but didn't Xeno say it was more like a MOBA than an MMO? I -have- seen people play, for example, DotA without voice chat. Granted, the messages are more like:

'heal pls'
'gank top'
'mid mia'

But that wouldn't make for the most exciting story, now would it? :p

Building on what Dellis said, I have some experience playing MUDs, and the current one I play has enforced roleplaying, including during sparring (though not when fighting). You'd be surprised how easy it becomes to throw out a quick sentence every 20 seconds or so with some practice.

And don't feel too bad, Dellis, I can't count the number of times I've accidentally tried to >kill something that there was multiple of and attacked my mount or my ally. Then had to figure out an in character reason to have done something that ridiculous. :p edit delete reply
Xenocartographer: Dellis is right on the money here. Speaking of- omg it Dellis, omg it kitten edit delete reply