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LotC Community Meeting Minutes 01/22/17 01/23/2017LotC Community Meeting Minutes 01/22/17 [!] Arockstar28 opened the meeting. What’s going on with the forums? Tahmas: Tythus is handling the situation as we speak. It had been fixed earlier but as Tythus had other engagements, he had to step away. Thus, the attack resumed. Tythus will return and continue working on it later. There is no set time as to when they will be back up. Can I expect the possibility of a frequent mandatory purge of staff teams to fight stagnancy and people just doing jack****? - Jonificus Josh3738: These decisions are left up to the team leads. Some teams may be purged while others may not. Why is the map so big? Why was mobspawning turned on? Why do you still keep it on? - Combine Teegah: The map is large as that is what the community had requested. Mobspawning is turned as it contributes to; The minas economy. Killing mobs have a chance to drop minas. Items for Nexus crafting: Drops necessary for crafting certain items are only given by killing mobs. How much money do admins actually cut from the donations? Was Tythus’ college paid by LotC?- Chaotikal Tahmas: Admins receive nothing from the donations. Any funds collected from the server go back into the server. And no, Tythus’ college education was not funded by the server. Is there any other race being planned for the future? - Dewlox Lore Team representatives: No. 501warhead: When it comes down to it, the addition of races will only be considered if it is practical for the server as a whole. In order to implement new ideas that may be considered, it must be submitted the same way as any other lore - through lore submission and review of the LT. Axios storyline? Will there be a new race implemented/introduced in the next map? - Z3m0s RideTheSky: It’s going to revolve around a giant chicken. There are currently meetings ongoing in regards to the Axios storyline. The LT is helping with the process and things are still in the works.Things are not being written down or released as the need for confidentiality is necessary to ensure the community is introduced to it at the same time. What happened to the chapters of Axios? - Nug LeoWarrior14: The chapters of Axios were started by Benbo (the previous LT lead) but he has since left. RideTheSky: Benbo took all the documents concerning the chapters of Axios with him as he left therefore there is nothing left for the LT to build upon. Tsuyose wished to continue but seeing as how there was nothing, the Devs needed to remove it. How long does it take for a charter to get a response? - Adam_barnett Arockstar28: Ever has appointed certain GMs to handle charter distribution as well as stating that the times to obtain a charter will be shortened. However, they may still take up to a week to be approved. Who let a trial GM, not even on the war team, arockstar28, make a worldedit on sand during the height of fighting, in a laggy open field skirmish war claim, which inexplicably crashed the server? -Harold Josh3738: Present members of the war team determined that it would be an interesting dynamic to add to the war claim which unfortunately caused issues along the way. Gusmarzku: The idea of a bomb was requested by numerous people. 501warhead: The worldedit was not the cause of the crash. There are several mechanisms set in place on the server that prevent WE from interfering and crashing the server. Addition to previous question: If this was to happen, why were both sides not informed? -Harold Arockstar28: The underlying reason was it that the bomb was to be a surprise. Why did the warclaim get allowed to carry on? -Harold Gusmarzku: There was no reason to not continue it. As well, Admins and GMs came to the decision to keep going. Did the warteam agree that the war claim should be voided and redone? -Harold Gusmarzku: No. The war claim continued as by agreement with Admins and GMs, as stated previously. Did the warteam agree that this worldedit was even a good idea during the middle of the battle? -Harold Gusmarzku: Yes. Who made the decision to allow the war claim as valid, when staff incompetency was the main contributing factor to the crash? -Harold Josh3738: Once the server was back up, the war claim was still playable. Therefore, as the war claim was still playable, there was no reason not to continue and no reason to void it. Crashing during an open field skirmish is, historically, a voided war claim. Why was this one allowed? -Harold Josh3738: Once the server came back up, the server was capable of continuing its operations so there was no reason to void it. Why is the ET so large? - FuryFire RideTheSky: The ET is large as it consists of both actors and builders alike. Seeing as how the actors are trying to interact with as many players of the server as possible, time zones come into play. Recruiting ET members who can accommodate and create events for certain time zones is essential. At this time, the ET is looking for players in the Pacific time zone. The team is also large at the moment because it allows the ET to be stricter on what it is they want. Considering that the community is large, a large team is also needed. However, the ET management is in the works of sizing down the team. Seeing as how they have no quota, the need for activity is the primary requirement for ET and such is taken into consideration when taking on new members. Are donations keeping up with the monthly and yearly costs? -Wendigo Tahmas: The server is up and running, so yes. 501warhead: The Christmas sale helped exponentially with the revenue of donations. It should be noted once again that donations always go back to the server and that the Admins do not receive anything. A warm thank you is extended to anyone that helped contribute to the server during the holiday sale. Any plans to upgrade the server box/host or have you already? -Wendigo 501warhead: Currently the server has more than 64 GBs of RAM and is running very well. While optimization is being sought after, there is no need to place any more expenditure in upgrading. What’s the max run time we have with the current reserves of money (did the server need personal funds)? -Wendigo 501warhead: While personal funds have been used in the very distant past, they have not been for a long time now. Our current revenue of donations sustains our run time for the moment and donation savings maintain our run time into the distant future. As for the max runtime, that is unknown. Current and future plans going forward A) Bring in new players & B) Player retention? -Wendigo 501warhead: There is currently a project in the works to help integrate new players into their respective player bases. Getting to know the other players and establishing a sense of community is necessary for player retention. A majority of the players here have remained as they have established friendships and relations with other players. Therefore, catering to the newer players is essential. RideTheSky: The AT and ET are working on a project where a new player will spawn in, immediately be immersed into roleplay with a veteran member, and will essentially be introduced into the appropriate player base. In the past, this flopped as the players were all introduced to the human capital. So the prime idea is to showcase the diversity of the server to the new players and allow them to choose their own path. Future plugins? -Wendigo 501warhead: Integrating new plugins takes a lot of time and because of this, along with the possibility of the plugin failing, there are no announcements in regards to releasing new plugins. However, at the moment there is a fast travel overhaul underway as well as an instance dungeon plugin. There may be new skills being worked on, but it is uncertain. There are larger projects in the works that the server will be notified of in due time. Is anything being done concerning the voting websites? The information is outdated and some websites no longer work? -Wendigo Tahmas: It’s all Ski’s fault, blame him. Gusmarzku: I’ll do it. 501warhead: Tythus needs to configure the voting settings as the issue may lie within the registration on the voting sites. It’s up to him at this point. What benefits have been seen, if any, from emerging the LT and MT? - Cybermarzku Tahmas: The MT is now able to have more control and work more effectively with the lore pertaining to magics. The MT is also now able to vote on what magics they wish to see implemented. JaxOff: There is more cooperation between both teams but there is not a significant amount of improvement. Bokermon: With both teams being together in the same chat it helps a lot, communication wise. It’s not perfect, but it’s better. The MT now has more say in what it is they think will be an improvement/detriment to the magic found on the server. 1.8 pvp when???? - Flurgh Teegah: Just this past friday there was a meeting between the Devs and some PvPers discussing said issue. During this meeting, swing timers as well as plans concerning PvP were discussed. Also, there are currently three players on the server who have swing timerless weapons. These weapons were permitted during PvP combat and the Devs observed to see what the results were. The issue arises with the fact that, without the swing timers, there is a hit delay and no possibility of combos. Assassin of Awesome: Removing swing timers isn’t as easy as it seems. There are problems with it.
When are we getting rid of the two other inactive islands, that aren’t Tahn? - Kinslayer Tahmas: This is being evaluated. The activity as well as events done on the respective islands are always being monitored. It cannot be said when or even if the islands will be removed. This is to be discussed among the Admins. 501warhead: Removing the islands will result in less space for new settlements that wish to separate away from the main capital cities. However, the problem still exists that new players will find themselves on these inactive islands and only be confused as to where they are. More will be discussed.
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The Free Company of King Louis’ Heart “Woe upon those who oppose our Prince!” Ser Basil ‘the Hangman’, during the Battle of Salvus Repentus. The Lions of Hightower over the white snow of the Hesseltine Mountains, on a red and gold field. In quick summary, the Free Company of King Louis’ Heart is a militant based in the land of Ponce. They owe their loyalty to the Prince Hightower of Ponce, in times of peace and during conflict which he is involved in, and are released from their vows to practice mercenary work when not required under the Hightower banner. Signed, Captain Peter Bedevere Chronicle of a Golden Heart “This heart once was alive.” - Abbe Onfroi, looking at the heart of King Louis, 1542. _____________________________________________________________________________ The Louisan Host charges forth to clash with mercenaries, hired by Salvus Repentus, outside of Peyran. C. 1521 Unknown At the end of the Duke's War, Louis Francis Hightower besieged the Republican stronghold of Peyran. Salvus Repentus, the pretender Republic which had claimed the King’s title, was an entity in chaos by the time the Louisan Host arrived at the walls. Ser David Lamppost was the first over the walls, followed by Ser Basil Bedevere and his Hangmen. The walls were quickly breached and fighting went to the streets. The day was won swiftly, Louis Francis was crowned on the battlefield without much pomp and immediately set forth to constructing his new state. The Hightowers had settled into the Republican senate building and utilized it as a base of operations for controlling their new subjects. After a year and a half of rule, King Louis Francis I called the condottieri, knights, and men-at-arms in his control together. The Condottiore known as Gianpaolo Gradic brought three stab wounds to the King’s chest. Chaos erupted in the court, with numerous sellswords turning their blades onto the King’s levymen and knights. The Sack of Salvus Novus had commenced. Ser Basil, and two squires, fetched the body of Louis Francis into an escape tunnel that had been mapped by the ousted Doge. Basil and his men fought to the docks, the Prince James I in their possession, and made it onto a ship. The boat was sunk by an Savoyard warship, which had been lurking in the depths prior to the coup. The body of King Louis was lost, but Ser Basil and Prince James escaped onto the mainland. Three days, a monk discovered the water-logged body and carved out its heart. The organ was later encased in gold, the stab wound that brought it to death claimed to be visible. He was identified by his crown, which had been sunk into his decomposing head when the ship met its violent, turbulent doom. For a lengthy time, the heart passed between clerical and scholarly hands. It was purchased from a defrocked friar, called Tomas von Bun, by the Prince James I following his arrival at the Johannian Court. Now, a generation later, it is in the possession of the Prince James II of Ponce. Many believe the heart to give its holder bravery. The relic is the prized posession of Ponce and before every battle, the Free Company will offer it a quick prayer. On Louisan Tradition: Prosus Condotierri “You’ll never get fame or riches, unless you do.” - Ser Beelzebub Basarab, to the company lined in the courtyard, 1554. _____________________________________________________________________________ The three Captains collecting taxes for the Prince of Ponce. C. 1555, Lady Anne Marie The Company of King Louis’ Heart is contracted by House Hightower to serve as its standing retinue. However, in accordance with the Prosus Condotierri military tradition established by King Louis Francis I, the three Captain have the ability to take on contracts of their own. When not in times of war, the soldiers of Ponce can be conscripted to other conflicts to draw revenue. When not at war under Ponce or performing a contract, the Company will serve Ponce and its people de jure. They perform the basic duties of protecting the land, enforcing the Lord Hightower’s Law, aiding the citizens and aristocracy, as well as manning the keep. As taught by the Duke of Furnestock, a close friend of Prince James II, the Rule of Three disallows for any abuse of power taken by an army. It effectively delegates ruling of the band to three equal captains, each with equal say, so that they can effectively yet wisely make decisions regarding its affairs. The reigning ruler of Ponce has the ability to veto decisions which he does not agree with and effectively rule the Company as its sole leader, in times of necessity. Though, this rarely occurs, as the head of state must deal with other matters. Accolades and Medals “The way to a man’s mind, is his head.” - Valentino the Rat, pinning an award to a recruit’s hat. _____________________________________________________________________________ The St. Everard Cross Awarded to those soldiers who have proven their bravery even in the face of bleak odds by rescuing a companion in combat. It is considered to be a great honor, as it denotes one's devotion to their cause. Medal of the St. Everard Cross 100 Minae Reward Gilded Sword The King James I Medal In ceremony, the recipient is awarded with this following a display of commanding excellence, including when a commander is fallen and impromptu leadership is taken. Often, the King James medal accompanies other awards, such as a promotion or minae reward. It is representative of King James I as the greatest leader of Salvus, having effectively governed diplomatically, militarily, and stately. Medal of King James I New iron set of armor 150 Minae Reward Victoria Salvus Repentus The Victory of Salvus Repentus is symbolic of the conflict in which King Louis Francis I conquered the pretender state of Salvus Repentus, ruled by a Republican Doge. It is awarded to a man who shows significant skill in combat in which he successfully kills ten enemies in a single battle. At its central is the bust of King Louis Francis I Hightower. Medal of Victoria Salvus Repentus A gilded set of armor 250 Minae Reward Hierarchy of the Free Company “The colors of a man's tabard should match those of his friends..” - Ugluk Proverb _____________________________________________________________________________ The uniform of the Free Company is the colors of Ponce, gold and red, complete with the cape of King Louis Francis I. Men are allowed to don their personal arms, in small manner, upon their cape. Furthermore, they can display their accolades and medals upon their breast. Men are expected to keep their armor, weapons, and uniform in clean order. Hierarchy and Payment “They key to a man’s heart is his chest. And his coin purse!” - Saint Thomas Denims III, delivering messages. _____________________________________________________________________________ The Ponceau regiment charges forth in the Battle of the Gorge. C. 1593, Joseph Frederick Horen; Duke of Furnestock To sufficiently fund itself and give incentive to its swords, the Company uses profits gained from contracts outside of Ponce to supply a regular wage to its soldiers. Pay varies depending on basic rank and often acts of note earn a raise. Captain - Wage varies based upon contracts taken by the company. The Captains make decisions for the company through voting, however in the absence of other Captains they make act alone. Often, Captains are chosen from the ranks of the Company or from the Prince of Ponce’s knights. Adjutant - 200 Minae every Saint’s Month. The Adjutant is the delegation of the Captains to the rankers. All serjeants are expected to maintain a Company supplied steed and a lance, so that in combat they make up the cavalry. Ranker - 100 Minae every Saint’s Month. Rankers make up the vast majority of the order and often are found as infantry. Standardly, they make use of crossbows and longswords, pikes, or any assortment of short-arms. Valet - The valet is equivalent to a recruit. He receives no pay, at first, yet will soon be promoted following a sufficient amount of time within the order (usually one Saint’s Week). Special Ranks “Why are you so special?” - Old Captain Nathan to a bug-eyed recruit. _____________________________________________________________________________ The Company of King Louis’ Heart charges forth, its red banner pitched in combat. C. 1590 While the main duty of all Louisans is to serve the Company, a select few have specific roles in the order based on their particular set of skills. They receive no pay bonus, but are often given gear which pertains to their specific role. Standard Bearer - The standard bearer is charged with bringing the banner of the company into combat and ensuring it remains pitched, in the valorous position against the wind, for the entirety of the battle. Should he fall in combat, the soldiers should retrieve the banner to keep morale and momentum! Surgeon - The surgeon is charged with the tending of battlefield wounds and homefront illnesses. Whenever harm befalls the Company’s men, he is there to aid. Quartermaster - He who is charged with the supplying of all men. The quartermaster manages the armory and supplies each man with his gear. Prior to battles, he is expected to make sure everyone is readily equipped. Purser - The purser is charged with the funds of the Company. When a soldier earns a raise or when all soldiers require payment, he must supply them with such. Furthermore, if the Company is going into a new venture, he will be responsible for garnering funds. Signing up for the Company (APPLICATION) “Yah you like that?” - Piero Gradic asking onlookers if they are interested in his enterprise. _____________________________________________________________________________ Men scramble to speak with their local Free Company recruiter in Johannesburg. C. 1584, Unknown. You’ve followed a trail of posters for this mercenary company to a nearby tavern. Many men gather around a table and you wait in line. A recruiter stands before you, he claims a strange pair of spectacles and a Hightower tabard. What’s your given name, man? (MC and RP): (Skype): How many years’ve you got?: Did your pap teach you any craft? (Nexus trade, if any): He adjusts his spectacles and looks you up and down.
(There would be a large poster hanged on the entrance of a tavern in Oren) It reads: Mercenary For Hire! Looking for a strong guard to protect yeh in yer travels?! Or someone that will do work for you? Well here is Uhjha'k a big Kha that will do anythin' for mina! He is extremely good with tha sword and knows how to blacksmith, mine, and even leather-work. This young Kha will keep yeh protected during your journeys and no one will dare to mess with yeh! If yeh interested in Hiring this Kha just read the directions below. (OOC) I will do almost anything from crafting and blacksmith to fighting, list your offers down below if you want to hire me.
Mullraugh posted a topic in Inactive GuildsOOC stuff: THIS REGIMENT WILL NOT BE FULLY OPERATIONAL UNTIL THE RELEASE OF 5.0 ON 6th AUGUST. UNIFORM SKINS CAN BE FOUND HERE: Light Armour Medium Armour Heavy Armour A wee bit about myself: I'm actually a Dragoon in the Canadian Forces (I operate LAVs as a Recon Soldier, in layman's terms.). If you're looking for legitimate, quality military RP, you've come to the right place. Now since I'm lazy and don't want to train nerds how to fight, I've created a Private Military Company that aims to be operational as much as possible. This means your character (can be an alt if you really want to join), will need prior service in some sort of military or guard force under his belt. The Regimental Motto is at the very top of the scroll you just read, under the fancy "Regiment Du Neufgart" letters and golden fancy-looking border things. YES, we hire women, but only if you Mulan it and pretend to be a dude the whole time (which will be hard considering you need facial hair to join). I am basing this regiment loosely off of the Swiss Guards that King Francis I of France used. Mercenaries have been used by governments for ages and ages, so this concept isn't something new or far-fetched. You literally just hire us under a contract and we'll fight for you under the guidelines set in the contract as if we were your own men. You don't have to worry about the classic "mercenaries fight for whoever has the most money" stereotype, either, since everything is set in stone by the contract. Cleos Jorrel is the Commanding Officer. Contracts will be made and signed in-game as an item (book), and copied so both I, and yourself have a copy. The contract will be administered to the members of The Regiment most likely through skype or whatever, so that they all know what they have to do and where they have to operate. You don't just have to use our services as a bonus unit in war, either. We provide armed guard for palaces, mansions and even towns or cities if need be. The regimental salute is to slam your fist to your chest, and in a deep voice say or shout; "Ava Neufgarten" This group will be as professional as possible, too. I won't tolerate any shitposting or memes in here or the server, ESPECIALLY in-character- even as a joke. You get a sweet uniform, too. Made by yours truly. Below are the applications. If you have ANY questions, please ask. APPLICATIONS (copy-paste). Answers will be written in normal text, not bold/italic/underline/strikethrough, size 18, on the line(s) UNDER the questions. ((Applications may be referred to In-Game/In-Character as a means of starting/ending a contract, demoting someone or kicking them out. For example: "You signed in your contract that you agreed to the Code of Chivalry. There is no excuse for what you did!", or "It says on the contract that we were to work for you until 5 Suns Smile, 1571. Unless you start a new contract, we will be leaving that day.")): JOINING CONTRACT ((In-Character Information)) Surname: Given Names: Age: Gender: Race ((all are accepted)): Do you have prior military experience?: Do you understand and accept the terms of Unlimited Liability? (Yes/No): Do you understand and accept the Regimental Code of Chivalry? (Yes/No): Do you agree to remain professional and maintain a high standard of positive Dress and Deportment at all times, on or off-duty? (Yes/No): What are the Regimental Colours?: Describe, in your own words, what Regiment Du Neufgart is and does ((make it short.)): What is the Regimental Motto?: Who is the Commanding Officer of the Regiment?: What is the Regimental Salute?: Sign and Date: ((OOC Information)) Add Mullraugh on Skype with the message "Add me to The Regiment chat." ONLY IF YOUR APPLICATION IS ACCEPTED. I don't care about anything else. Just act mature as humanly possible and you've got the job. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The following may also be done in-game. Just send a bird to MULLRAUGH if I'm online and we'll have a face-to-face chat. Please note that The Regiment may decline any contract if it is deemed unwise or if it's literally a death trap. I.E. You want us to assassinate the Emperor of Oren or something stupid like that. HIRING CONTRACT ((In-Character Information)) Surname: Given Names: Are you Nobility/Royalty? (Yes/No): What type of contract is this? (Guard, Military, Other ((OOC: we may be hired for illegal things such as assassinations, aiding in open rebellion, etc)): What are your affiliations? (Who/What do you work for? Nation, House, Army, etc): What do you want Regiment Du Neufgart to do for you?: Where will this take place? How long will the contract last? (Maximum of 1 Saint's week. More contracts may be made once this one is expired. Just give IRL dates.): How much will you pay? (Up to negotiation. Don't expect it to be cheap, though. 300 Minas would be considered low.): Will you provide Food and Accommodations? (We'll need to build a camp on your land if not.)(Yes/No): Do you know and understand that Regiment Du Neufgart will 'not' assist with any unlawful actions?(Yes/No): Do you know and understand that Regiment Du Neufgart serves itself and this contract only; not yourself, your superiors or your subordinates? (Yes/No): ((The following are to prevent being seen as an enemy element when not under a contract. Regiment Du Neufgart will remain politically neutral and hold no grudges or prejudices when there are no current contracts against you.)) Do you agree to remain friendly or neutral to Regiment Du Neufgart after this contract has expired? Do you understand that Regiment du Neufgart may sign a contract in the future where The Regiment must fight against you?(Yes/No): Do you understand that if Regiment Du Neufgart must fight against you, once the hostile contract is broken, The Regiment resumes Neutrality?(Yes/No): Sign and Date: