Hello, my IGN is bbbladerz. I’ve played Tak, Goblen Noblen, and Dael’ran Morgaine. I joined LOTC back in late March this year with the intent to join just some random minecraft roleplay because I felt like it. It’s been good times, funny times, sad times, bad times, etc. etc. I’ve met people who I’ve learned to dislike, and a hell of a lot of people I’ve made good friends with. This is more or less a hiatus post rather than a farewell post, though depending on how things go it’s possible it may be an indefinite hiatus.
My current and only living persona, Dael’ran Morgaine, was a resident of the nation of Llyria. And as some of you may know, other settlements declared war a mere few hours ago. Very recently, Llyria was attacked and raided. The way this raid was handled- and how the raiders played with the rules was, in my opinion, just downright wrong and unfair. I know how this post looks already- I lost a fight, so now I’m rage quitting the server due to one fight. Though, no, that’s not what this post is about as a whole. The most recent raid on Llyria was just a sort of wake-up call to something I like to call a repeating cycle in LOTC. I find a good place I wish to roleplay in, and then after investing time and plans into how I want a character to go (though of course I’m aware things won’t always go my way), it’s razed (i.e. the burning of ves) due to OOC and people who want some dank gamer clicks as well as bragging rights due to the nationalistic nature of their pure charter. LOTCs worst problem, from what I’ve seen, is the way OOC is handled in this server. From both the staff as well as the people making these OOC deals and such. You have a group of people from [Insert AveCharter Here] and they take a select group of people that want to get some dank clicks and stuff them in a discord, where they discuss of how they will pull the strings of multiple charters. For an example, see the burning of Ves. Not long after the killing in the Renatus court and the purge for Vesnians, I went to Haense. Haense betrayed us, and Ves was razed. This was all in the span of one day. An entire Nation, wiped off the map after a pathetic one-sided battle. Next, I call yoppl to the stand. I have to admit, my character, Tak, was a spy to a group called the Owynists. This is where I proposed the theory that yoppl was put into power OOCly as Emperor so that the Owynists could gain more power in the Empire. Of course, I was right. The Owynists, now known as the Caer Bann in Ves, is probably one of the worst topics of OOC I have seen. I say this from a critical standpoint, rather than calling someone out because I don’t like them. After couping Ves with their OOC group, you have them building their own tavern across from another person’s as well as another clinic directly next to the other person’s. Not to mention Hunwald, the mod, is shadow leading a portion of Ves as one of its Nation leaders from behind the scenes. Yes, I believe that the moderator Hunwald is a shadow nation leader due to his high pontiff character. If you attend a meeting with this guy, you’re going to see him on the biggest seat in the table, as well as calling all the shots and making all the announcements on the discord.
There’s always this cycle to LOTC that just makes it not worth the hassle.The core of this is OOC groups. I’m aware that there are groups out there filled with leaders and core players in several charters shadow leading and setting up the playing cards just right for their big plan. And in today’s case, that was Llyria. 42 blocks outside of the gates of Llyria. That’s seven seconds of sprint jumping- or just about. This was the distance needed to say that an action of two nations raiding citizens here was in fact, not a raid on Llyria. I am not afraid to speak my mind to the fact that I believe that despite them saying they were not affiliated- they were. Because like I said before, what happens in the roleplay/forums is different from what happens behind the scenes on discord/OOC.
You cannot go very far in LOTC unless you have the OOC connections as well as the manpower- that is to say, PVPers. Yes, despite this being a roleplay server, if you don’t have people with over 7 CPS, you’re going to get ganked by multiple charters that want a piece of that glory kill and those clicks.
On top of this, there are the way the rules are handled. I believe a lot of rules should be changed, because raiders and PVP goons will in fact bend these rules to fit their advantage so that the defenders have little to no fighting chance.
tl;dr for all those who are going to make a very dismissive response, especially if you’re on the receiving end of this. LOTC’s system can be abused for people with large groups, heavy OOC connections, as well as the ability to click really fast.
I’m aware this post is going to get little-to-no traction due to the nature of it, so I’m going to skip to farewells to those who I can think of from the top of my head.
Gaullia- Probably the first person I can remember roleplaying with since I got here. Really chill dude, and knows how to play their cards well.
ZachsSlayer- Man, you were like a brother from another mother for me on this server. You’re funny, talented, and really know how to cheer a guy up. Thanks for keeping it real.
Junar- You made me start saying ‘clown’ unironically, lol. Nah, but seriously man. You can get toxic at times to people you don’t like, but you know when to check yourself and aren’t a loose-canon goon who doesn’t play by the rules. You keep it fair and you’re honestly one of the chillest dudes on here.
BB00N- Really cool guy, it sucks your motivation for LOTC went downhill after Thyra died. I would have loved to roleplay with you more man.
Marsh- I only knew you for like, a week or two but getting into calls with you and roleplaying with you was really fun man. Wish I had the motivation to continue.
Substandard- Rp with you was enjoyable and you played and orchestrated your characters so well. You roleplay because you want to have fun doing it, and that’s honestly the purest way to roleplay.
Luv- Don’t let anyone get you down for who you are, and congrats on winning the art contest for skinning.
Starfelt- Thanks for putting up with me all those times at like 4 in the morning in those voice calls. You’re funny and reliable, and a good friend.
Boba- Roleplaying with you was a really good refresher from the usual roleplays I did on Tak. You’re an amazing artist and I hope you go far with that talent.
Sticky- Thanks for not taking what I did IRP into OOC, lol. You’re smart, mature, and one of the realest people on this platform. Thanks.
Asuno- You were honestly there for me in a time where I thought no one else was. Thanks for sticking by me, and keep Wren alive for me. You’re gonna go big with him, hopefully.
SweetyCeltic and Phoenix- You’re honestly one of the best friends a guy could ask for on a mineman rp server. Thanks for all the great roleplay.
LotsOfMuffins- A lot of the roleplay we had between each other is nostalgic when I think about it, and you give a very comfy atmosphere in your own way. Thank you.
Nina- You were one of the chillest and coolest people on this server and I think we connected immediately as friends. You chasing me down with an axe in Thyra was honestly some of the scariest ****.
Tyger- Take it easy man, I know you’re probably going through some rough times, haha.
Squakhawk- Honestly I wish we got the chance to roleplay more if our characters didn’t hate each other’s nations.
Mickael- Yo man, I know this post probably made it seem like I had something against you but honestly you’re one of the chillest guys on the server that I’ve met. Good luck with things down in Urguan.
GoldenGRIE, Malacathh, RockettheRabbit- You three were some of the best friends I made on this server, and I felt like we didn’t roleplay enough with each other.
And to those I didn’t mention, you know who you are. Thank you, and I’ll see you around.
Oh. And. _x_Hyperion_x_. I totally lied. It actually was Tak that stole the 20k minas worth of artifacts from Githaic Goldhand.