ARISE LOTC !
Its been a while since i wrote about how things were better in the past and how the server shifted to a wrong path. Before i begin let me make clear that i dont mean to offend or create hate among the community. Sure i will be hated by many, like the powerfull people up top and thats certain in my opinion. When I joined back in 2015, at first i thought that this server would be a disappointment. Many servers “claim” that they are unique and have good features etc. Guess... I WAS WRONG. The ONLY unique and true rp experiance in mc community was LOTC. Honestly what other server could ever hope to compete with this one, Thronecraft or Castia? (ATTENTION! This reference is only used as an example ! ) PLEASE....NONE COULD. Lore rich world, races with skills and attributes, a real economy that mattered, factions, monsters, magic, professions and many others things. Ofcourse my character had his arms choped off emediatelly by a maniac..., but lets get back to the point. Nexus was the beating heart of LOTC. Now LOTC is a body without a heart left to rot little by little, all for the sake of pure “rp”. Tell me isnt it a huge mistake to completely wipe out the mechanical aspect of LOTC and leave the typing one? Am i playing a game or am i typing online on an rp chat website?
Nexus mattered a lot and because 2 people and some of their friends wanted it gone, it was removed. Ofcourse they have the right to do as they please with their authority, i simply cant tell them what to do as a VIP coal member. But why attempt a democratic community vote ? The percentage i heard about wasnt even half. I even attempted to find out the true percentage, but i never got an answer. I truly love the server and even if i have the option to just leave as others did, here i am trying to bring it back to glory. Others have already started attempting to create a server similar to LOTC of the past (Axios, Vailor). They are wise. Those features of the past made LOTC a colossus in the rp category of servers. I wont say that im fully possitive of how things were in the past, surely though they were better. Let me talk about some of the problems of the past years since Atlas.
With the removal of nexus the economy came to a halt. It became POINTLESS. Whats the purpose of a farmer? To produce food. Food that would feed the mouths of a factions residents. Guess though what all these feudal societies( apart orcs) did. The became communist. FREE FOOD FOR ALL. Public farms...IMAGINE, if that was proposed in a feudal medieval society of the past. To those LOTR fans out there, imagine Gondor having pelenor fields made in to public farms...IN A FEUDAL SOCIETY. It would make a great sequel though. The bolsheviks of middle earth rise up to form the United Middle Earth Communist Republics. Do you see now my point? How in rp do the factions excuse or legitimise this decission? They cant.... How many times did you have an annoying and stressfull “rp” experiance with someone? I once rp combat an orc, after chopping her arm off the person playing her, insisted that he could continue the fight. The female orc successfully managed to even reload her small crossbow....please...serious? Thats what the mechanic aspect can shield the player from. If it was pvp the outcome is simple without drama. I dont propose removal of rp combat at all, but none can deny how annoying and chaotic it gets most of the times. How can a hafling defeat a olog with a punch(roll)? You might say “Hey we got mechanic combat” no you dont. Racial skills and attributes gave the realism of the mechanical combat. Is it fair if a human has the same health and mobility as an olog or a wood elf? NO its not. Is it fair if a lord has the same quality armor as a lowly thief? No, as it isnt fair when overpowered items or overgrinding individuals allowed to exist in the server. There was an attempt to slow the grinding before axios was over, but instead looking to improve nexus people tried to wage war against it. Why give in to hate than question the problems and solve them?. Instead a HUGE step backwards was made. Is LOTC still unique in the rp server community these days? In my opinion no. BE AWARE admins !!! Servers like TaleOfBanners https://www.planetminecraft.com/server/tale-of-banners-4161378/ (ATTENTION! This reference is only used as an example. I am not a part of or seek to advertise TaleOfBanners) might be a huge problem for LOTC in the upcoming months ! Upvote this now and show your love and support for a TRUE LOTC. We can make the server unique again with the right decissions !!!
Make your voice be heard !!! Sometimes you got to go back to step forward. Onwards for a new era ! For a GREATER LOTC !
With utmost respect,