We have a relatively small player base that is currently supplemented and made richer by being able to play multiple characters. As of right now, we have one truly active Order member to give confessions to, three active Physicians (all in different time zones - so specific players probably only really see one Physician for the majority of the time that they are playing, whichever one it is), only a few Reeves, only a few Knights, etc. If needing to do things like... get treatment at the hospital, go to confession, talk to a Reeve, talk to a Knight, or even order something from the Merchants, there are very specific characters that people are going to have to speak to. Sometimes repeatedly, and sometimes on every single character they have. So, I guess my questions are these:- Should we add a familiarity warning when a player is RPing too much with
someone their alts have a relationship with already?
Approved, posted to bug board for implementation.
1) How much is too much?
If one of my characters goes to a large group RP and ends up in RP with someone's alt there for 3 hours (say, mass at the church, or a party with the Troubadours), and then another one of my characters has to go talk to someone about an order, or go to confession, or go do something else that is completely unrelated that happened to be at that activity my other character attended earlier in the week - is there going to be a relationship warning even if my first character didn't even really interact at the mass or party with them - they just happened to be in the same room?
2) Is there going to be a rollover? How often?
3) What kind of penalties are going to come with this relationship warning?
4) Certain types of characters (Physicians, Order, etc.) are rare, and might be the only ones to go to within a specific time zone - is one alt going to have to forego treatment or forego confession or forego specific type of RP even if a person desires to do it, to avoid this warning?
5) It is currently allowable to have two different alts in the same guild (help alt does state that multiple alts may be in a single guild). So, that means that, theoretically, they could be roleplaying with their own GLs for a significant amount of time on two different people out of necessity, since, well... they are their GLs.
I suppose none of my questions matter if it means a significant amount of time - like, a lot a lot. As RP with alts should ride in different circles, in general. But... some people are simply hard to avoid, based on their positions in game.