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About Odium174

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    Tree Puncher
  • Birthday 03/06/2003

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    Nowhere and Everywhere
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    Ruling the world!!! Mwahahahaha! ...I mean sports...yea, sports....

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    Aladar Viathrian
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    High Elven

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  1. Odium174

    The Player Type Analysis

    The Player Type Analysis From my experience, all 3 and a half years I have been on LOTC, there are two types of players. There are Public players, and there are Private players. I name them this because Public players are almost always more active on the forums, in-game chat, discord, etc. Private players are more likely alone or in small groups and are not nearly as active. These two types of players have very different characteristics, and quite a few people have at one time or another been both. Public players tend to be… Community/Nation leaders People who join communities often Friendly and generally helpful Able to shrug off things that happen to their characters Working to help their group Able to separate the character from the person Open people Accepting of everyone Why people stay online and join groups Responsible with power Average or upstanding characters Many other things Private players tend to be… Leaders of small and unofficial gangs Reclusive people People who ignore others or are an active hindrance Take what happens to their characters personally Self-promoting Unable to distinguish a player doing something to them from a character doing something to their character Closed off Part of an exclusive group that only accepts close IRL friends Abusive of their power Average or villainous characters Why people call the server “Toxic” and never play again Many other things If you notice, I am not particularly flattering towards the Private players. I believe that Private players are the people who turn others off of LOTC. The main reason for this is when Private players RP, they do so to gain something for themselves. Instead of for the experience or story. However, when Public players up, they seem to do so for the good of a group or just for the sake of RP. If you notice, many people say the server is “toxic”. I feel banditry, meta-gaming, and RP for personal gain are the causes. I have seen multiple people say, on different occasions, that they have never walked away from a robbery, admin abuse, or meta-gaming situation wanting to continue to play. Whatever the situation, no one should ever feel that way. When people feel that way one of three things will happen. The person will leave for a while and come back in several days and continue where they left off, if with slightly less enthusiasm. This will happen more often to a well-established player with roots in the community. That person leaves the server and never comes back, slowly this degrades the current and new player base, leaving the server populated with only criminal characters and without RP. This will happen most often with new players. That person decides to do unto others what was done unto him. He becomes a bandit and starts robbing/meta-gaming other players. This option is by far the worst. This option exacerbates that problem and creates a self-perpetuating downward spiral until everyone is hurting others to get ahead. This will happen to everyone who gets angry or annoyed at games of other people; another reason it is so scary. Now some people will discredit these as doomsday scenarios that will never happen. To those people, I ask: “How do you know?” The Butterfly Effect is a tiny shift that can cause a chain of events leading to a catastrophe. There are rules on the server that try to stop these events, but rules can only take the players so far without becoming hindering to roleplay. So the final steps come down to the players. Just saying “Be a better player” is far from reality. “What is a better player? Do I need to improve? Is what I’m doing wrong?” These are all questions that every player needs to ask themselves. This is not a black and white issue. I cannot objectively say “This player is bad and this player is good.” That just isn’t how this works. To say that it is, wouldn’t be wise or correct. So to summarize VERY basically: Everyone can make LOTC a much better -or worse- place. Try to do the former rather than the latter. Also, check out Bluee’s guide to Toxicity for some tips (https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/180006-bluees-comprehensive-guide-on-not-being-toxic/?tab=comments#comment-1691260)
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    Discord Verification

    Please answer the following questions to help us better track down the cause of a particular bug: **MC Names of all involved** Everyone trying to join the LOTC discord **Description** No one can get into the LOTC discord server because the /verify command won’t work. **Date of occurrence** Since the map change or before **In game specifications** I have tried on both personas, as have many other people. **Steps to Reproduce** 1. Log into LOTC 2. Type /verify **Expected Behavior** It should give a code to enter into the LOTC discord server. **Actual Behavior** A message appears that the command isn't recognized. **Additional Information** This has been a problem for some time, and no one has fixed it yet. **Error Message** “This command isn't recognized” (Or something very similar)
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    VIP Forum Ranks

    MC Name: Odium174 VIP Rank: Gold In-game screenshot of your tag and username:
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    Te shu Horen Monkey Business

    NORMAL APPLICATION : IGN: Odium174 Name: Aladar Viathrian Occupation: Smith Experience in Occupation: 40 years Anything Te shu needs to know: No Age: 15
  5. *These Posters hang through out Haelun’or* Mages Wanted! This is a poster from an eager scholar that wishes to learn the intricacies of magic. I would greatly wish to learn under a mage accomplished is Arcasnism, Mental Magic, or Transfiguration. Please contact me, Aladar Viathrian (Odium174) if you would do me the honor of teaching me.
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    Rangers of the Wild

    APPLICATION for RANGERS of the WILD OoC Information Minecraft Username: Odium174 Discord Username: RugRatRew#8956 Skype Username: RugRatRew (I am never really active on Skype) Nickname Preferred: Username Real-Life Age: 15 Preferred Pronoun(s): He/him Activity Level: 1-2 hours on weekdays 4-5 on weekends Main Character or Secondary Character?: Main RP Sample As Applying Persona: ”Well this is what you ordered” He continues hammering out the sword on the anvil in front of him, not turning around. ”If you don’t like it, take it up with the lead smith, my father.” He finally turns around to look at the belligerent man. The man was gone, and all he left was a note detailing the Rangers, to whom he apparently belonged. IC Information Character’s Full Name: Aladar Viathran Current and/or Former Titles Held: N/A Notable Connections Within a Nation or Other Organization: N/A Race: High Elf Sub-Race: N/A Sex & Gender: Male Birth Year/Current Age: 1650/53 Birthplace: Haelun’or Desired Rank: Ranger Envoy Training Known: Swordsmanship; linguistics; smithing Training Desired/Needed: Arcanism; Archery Character's For Wishing to Join the RotW: “I enquire about joining for the purpose of keeping balance in Atlas, and to explore the great land that the Rangers protect. "By signing this document, you agree to the by-laws above and any the Ranger-Master and Ranger-Captains deem worthy of adding. You agree to relinquish your former station if it conflicts with Ranger tenets, and swear to uphold to balance of peace and nature in our world." Yes, I do. Signed, Aladar Viathras
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    The Eternal College

    [[OOC]] IGN: Odium174 Discord [Optional]: RugRatRew#8956 [[IC]] Name: Aladar Viathrian Race: High Elf Age: 53 School(s) and Certifications applying to: Master’s Certification of Magical Ability in the Arcane; Associate’s Certification of Thought in Voidal Theory Magics known prior: None Are you interested in teaching, should you complete a degree?: Yes Do you accept the rules and regulations of the Eternal College and of Fi’halen?: Yes
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    [✗] Iylderi; Guardians of the Veil

    I have three things to say 1) This is incredibly amazing and detailed and solid to a T. 2) How long did that take to write? I mean Homer at this point would be telling you to slow down 😀. 3) Major +1
  9. IGN(s): Odium174 Age 15 Timezone EST Discord: RugRatRew#8956 What map did you join during?: Anthos Do you have access to a Microphone? Yes Average Daily Play Time? At least 2 hours a day, on weekends 4+ hours a day Have you held any LotC staff position(s) before? If so, for how long?: N/A Do you have prior history in any forms of moderation? I was trained and was a trial GM on a very old and currently non-existent MC server, I am a class representative, I supervise a discord server, I also help my friends resolve problems and disputes with other people. Why do you want to join the GM Team?: I feel that I have a lot to offer to the server and over my numerous years on LOTC I feel like I have the experience to help improve and assist the roleplaying community. I intend to help improve the server by enforcing the rules and solving disputes/problems, as well as voicing my opinion on future server development. Whenever I see someone violating the rules I prefer to ask them politely to stop, but if/when they refuse I wished that I had the power to keep them from ruining others roleplaying experience. | have also always been very interested in finding out all the details about a dilemma and making the best decision I can to solve it, which I believe is an important quality for assisting people as a GM. If I am accepted to the GM team I hope to work with the other staff to make the server better than ever! Have you applied for this position before and been denied? If so, link the application: N/A Anything else you want to tell us?: I know that I am not a very well known player, but I am a hard working and rule-oriented individual. I am also aware that I am quite young for a member of staff but I believe that I am mature for my age, and can make educated decisions. I really hope that I will get to work to make this community as great as it can be!
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    The Academy of Khronheim

    I heard that the leadership is changing and will be active again soon.
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    The Academy of Khronheim

    Initiate Application MC name: Odium174 Character Name: Aladar Viathas Discord (Optional): RugRatRew#8956 Race: High Elven Age: 52 Do you know any magic currently?: No Which subject do you plan to learn?: Fire Evo. (and others as they become available to learn). Do you swear to abide by the rules of the academy?: Yes.
  12. I believe that he would make a fine addition to the ET. His ideas were intriguing, and I whole heartedly agree with what he says are essential for a good event, especially options. +1
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    Tradesmen Guild [Recruiting]

    IGN: Sir_Fluffy_ IRP name and race: Aladar Viathas, Adunian DISCORD or if you are willing to get it: I will msg it to you What rank would you be aiming for?: Either Bodyguard or Hitman (trader possibly if I get training in smithing).
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    [Denied] [Actor] RugRatRew

    Of course I will do that as soon as I can! (sorry for the late response I have been sick all week)