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Re: New level: heretical

by tjh (Curate)
on Jul 17, 2002 at 16:12 UTC ( #182485=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to New level: heretical

We may need someone more skilled in the nomenclature to assemble a negative (dark side?) heirarchy for the fallen.

Anybody have a list spanning from just below initiate on down to ... (anti-saint|whatever)?

Might it include titles like Fallen, sinner and/or possessed?

Will we need to create our own definition of evil as opposed to existing ones?

Will the release of 6.0 inspire us on crusades to crush or convert the heathens, or should we leave that to the laity?

Regardless, we should never forget our own guidance.

"Say 3 hail Larry's and use 4 Stricts..."  lol

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Re(2): New level: heretical
by FoxtrotUniform (Prior) on Jul 17, 2002 at 16:38 UTC

      Anybody have a list spanning from just below initiate on down to ... (anti-saint|whatever)?

      Might it include titles like Fallen, sinner and/or possessed?

    I'd think "Fallen" would be about right for level -10 (Fallen Angels, etc). How's this for new levels?


    The trick is ordering the severity of things like blasphemy, idolatry, heresy, and so on.

    The hell with paco, vote for Erudil!

      Ack! You've lost 5 XP. You have -100429 until level Antivroom.

      Confession: It does an Immortal Body good.

      FoxtrotUniform writes:

      Level Title

      -1 Unbeliever

      -2 Offender

      -3 Sinner


      I wonder if it as good idea to create a career path for vandals? And put "vandal" in there BTW... :-)


      Well, ++ for effort, but your proposed names would need some reconsideration. Problem is that "unbeliever" and "infidel" are synonyms; as are "offender", "sinner", and "transgressor"; as are "heretic" and "blasphemer". "Fallen" refers to pretty much everybody.

      I would propose a taxonomy with fewer levels. How about
      Level  Title
      -1 Benighted
      -2 Sinner
      -3 Excommunicant
      -4 Witch
      -4 Troll
      Hmmmm... A Possible down-side to this whole idea is that it gives persons of a certain anti-social inclination something to strive for. In effect, it rewards undesirable behavior.

      Maybe what we need is something like:
      Level  Title
      -1 Penitent
      -2 Excommunicant

      ...porque es dificil estar guapo y blanco.

      I'd vote to replace 'Offender' with 'daemon' ;)
      This only serves to promote negative XP. I can see people creating accounts with the intention of reaching these levels. This is something we should avoid.

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