Thanks!Leta wrote: ↑Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:21 pmWe want to strike a balance with starter XP and silver. Being able to purchase everything you desire in the first OOC month is not ideal for a non-MUSH game. We need there to be something to work for, and we want RP and PC engagement to be required to get it. On the other hand, we don't want the financial challenges to feel so oppressive they keep you from telling your story. Do we want a character to have a fancy, fully-furnished multi-room phome early and easily? No. Do we want a character to be unable to buy a pint or try cooking a new recipe in Queen's kitchens? Also no. Bumping the starter XP for new characters by about 12k was our recent attempt to adjust. We welcome further recommendations to tweak the balance!
For me (personally!), if there aren't other ways for me to actively grab money as a noble, I'd take significantly less XP and have delayed skill/stat improvement in exchange for easier silver. I like lots of character development/change and long arcs, and my favourite roleplay is generally prop-heavy and focused on activities with other people, but for now, it feels months away, and a bit like watching all the other kids play on a cool castle gym from the other side of a fence I can't climb. I did purchase wealth a few times in chargen, but it burned up pretty quick, and I still don't feel I have much to show for it.
I (also personally) don't play MUSHes (no shade if you enjoy them), because that's true - I do need something to work for. It's more that I can't see any way to work for it right now, and need some tips.
I'm excited to be doing a book, though!
This, too - Julea has more weight than I do because I play a noble, so I have a more difficult time affirming that I don't want a huge phome full of beefy male butlers in diamond codpieces (like, one, maybe), but it is genuinely just the desire to add a bit of personality to my little niche, and feeling restless because I'm unable to burn off enough creative energy.Julea wrote: I'm not looking to set up a PC mansion for my PC or have everything at once. If anyone has seen my PC's place, it's pretty run down. I purposefully have only planted a couple of basic crops that suit it being winter and her being poor. The decor matches her being poor. And even trying to customise things like the plants, and animals to reflect her being broke and create an enjoyable and detailed environment that supports and enhances RP... and have also have the items stack nicely too (this is important to me) is .. and well, it's expensive at 25s a pop.
It's a room with keywords that you 'say', not a shop, but I think Ghed's clarifying policy about this - I thought you could come in with a couple context-specific outfits too, but you can only have one starting outfit. But would 100% commission PCs to make my context-specific clothes like a court gown or wilderness riding/hunting garb and keep the economy active; just unable to participate in that economy atm.Asking on visnet questions often had mixed results and not always with the correct answer. At one point I was told I could buy extra things in the tutorial for free/cheap and to make sure to set up a summer/winter wardrobe before hitting the grid. I searched through chargen a few times but never did find that store.