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Important Layonara Announcements / Re: Layonara upgraded to NWN 8193.20
« on: December 26, 2020, 09:48:56 pm »
Great job, Orth. Thank you.

The server has been ugpraded to 8193.20. Included with the updates are some bug fixes and features. I'll have the CHANGELOG up shortly.

Please update your NWN version to the latest stable which is 8193.20.

Important Layonara Announcements / Re: A new craft! Runesmithing
« on: July 25, 2019, 09:36:11 pm »
This is very cool, Orth. Great job.

Layonara Server / Thank you, Orth. Very much
« on: December 09, 2014, 03:57:52 pm »

Thank you, Orth. Very much appreciated.

Layonara Server / Welcome back. :)
« on: March 12, 2014, 10:47:45 pm »

Welcome back. :)

NWN Ideas, Suggestions, Requests / "....As for giving GMs a
« on: December 11, 2013, 09:51:56 am »
"....As for giving GMs a bonus...I can do all these things (well, not sure about the decoder ring), but the question is: Will the community support this?
We have historically not rewarded GMs with anything for being GMs. This blanket policy prevents any sort of grousing about GMs getting kickbacks or special things or faster advancement or whatever.  Last year when I gave out GM rewards, I did everything up-front and in the collective eye of the community so there would be no question.  Overwhelmingly, the community supported the idea, but there were a few who thought that GMs did not deserve anything else...."
As Dorganath explained, this just will not work. In addition, I will not allow it to happen. There is no way I am going to put the team in the position of defending themselves for "rewards" for being a GM or a member of any of our teams. This would be a disaster waiting to happen and in the end will harm the community, something we try very hard not to do. Being a GM is it's own "reward" and I do not want the community thinking (even subconsiously) that our GM's are being rewarded "unfairly". 
"....That said for death I would like to see the xp penalty removed from the third death in 30 minutes..."
I will talk to Dorganth about this and we will go from there. 
As a note, I did not have time to read all posts as I am heading to work, so if I didn't quote or reply to your input that means that I missed it as I was doing a quick scan of this thread. I will come back to this thread and try to keep up with your input. Thanks.

Layonara Server / gilshem ironstone wrote:I
« on: December 11, 2013, 09:38:35 am »

Quote from: "gilshem ironstone"&cid="2752208"

I also think the onus for contacting former players should not be on the Team alone, but on all the players that had contact with them over the years.  We, as players have a different perspective on how Layo has changed and should take it upon ourselves to capitalize on that.

I totally agree and thank you for your input on this important subject. There is only so much the team can do, we are spread very thin. We really need the community to help spread the word (far and wide) about Layonara and reach out to players that have quit playing and see if they may come back. The more the community can help us on this front the better the player base will become. Spread the word, please. 

Layonara Server / Re: Promotional Badges
« on: August 24, 2012, 09:54:39 am »
Very good job Minerva, thank you. :)

General Discussion / Re: orth checking in.
« on: February 02, 2012, 11:50:41 am »
Thanks for the update Orth. Good job. :)

Requests don't work really. Over the last decade (ish) we have requested numerous times, sometimes it works fairly well and other times it fails miserably.
 What I find interesting is that those that donate the most (and most consistently) are team members for the most part (GM Team, Project Team, Writing Team and MMO Team). Don't get me wrong we do have a few others donating as they can and every once in a while a member will step up and donate for a few months in a row; this is very inconsistent in general (with a few exceptions mind you).
 Overall, with two exceptions (and you know who you are--thank you) the teams listed above have donated well north of 90% of all costs over the last decade(ish). So overall, in general, donations do not work well at all and asking for donations does not work much better (indeed it places more stress on those that are already donating in the first place). In general terms I am speaking here, but I think you get the point I am trying to make.

General Discussion / One tangential point
« on: September 09, 2010, 05:49:20 pm »
Noted. I am going to lock this thread as this whole topic has gotten out of control and all sides need to step away for a while.

Development Journals and Discussion / Andrew's Songbook
« on: September 09, 2010, 04:46:21 pm »
Right... I think this has gone on long enough folks. This is ludicrious beyond the point of being outrageous. Enough is enough. I am sick and tired of seeing a few in the community destroy the fun and enjoyment for others in the community and for the team. Stop this non-sense right now!!


 You are twisting the facts and you darn well know it, you are the one that is making the illness what it is, not the team. You are retconeed completly because you and Shiff became far too much to deal with (time, attitude, manners, you name it and I could keep going) that it was not worth it for the team, the community or you the players.


 I am going to share a PM and then I will bring this private if you desire but you called us out and I am going to respond with this. What a complete waste of time this has been for everyone involved.....I will say this though, I am not going to waste much of my time on it as I have seen the attitude (and other things) displayed in this one and other threads (of which you know what I speak).


 ***This is from a PM to you and Shiff***


 Originally Posted by minerva

 Retconning player infection with varient a of the plague

Trya passed her con check at inhaling the spores of thru the gas. They never established a retroviral type infection in her lymphatics.

Tyra was not confined to the lower level guest chambers of the Temple of Rofirein. She therefore had no visitors there and any journal entries should be removed. If the player does not want to remove them then Tyra was incarcerated for some public offense and the entries adjusted to reflect that.

Tyra was never aboard the Mew's Gull and never met or interacted. She has no personal knowledge of the Erilyn Barons or their family. The player has no knowledge of the properties of the powder or bath oil provided to her there.

The character has no skin lesions secondary to any varient a plague infection.

The player has no knowledge of the underground tunnel complex in Erilyn.

The character has never met Baroness Imjam, nor any of her court or staff. Samples of her blood are not in the possession of the those NPCs working toward the cure.

Deliveries were never made by anyone associated with the cure to Tyra's tower or the Twin Dragon or the Leningard Arms. No messages were passed.

The characters son (real or adopted) never contracted a form of pox only found on Voltrex. The character has no reason to reseach such an ailment

or make contact with those who might know it well.

The characters of Andrew and Tyra were never in the wards of Blackford castle when there was an important personage also there under strict guard

Given that the character Tyra was never infected, the character Andrew also was not infected with a milder mutated version of the plague. He too has no skin lesion from said varient.

The characters never went to North Point for investigation of a possible plague infection and therefore have no knowledge of the Sisters of Rebirth (or Moonriver's) involvement in the NPC cure group.

They may if they wish RP taking the child there for investigation of a illness and reconfigue their role play to some other illness that was cure able within reason of the game. This was not and never was the plague.

If you have any questions regarding the editing or direction of information please ask for clarification. If other players ask about events please direct them to Rowana or myself to avoid miscommunication

What I have to say about the retcon. I don't like doing them. I have 3 characters that have lost 1/2or more of their story to retcons when Storm left.

In this case it is necessary because frankly the most important thing in a relationship is trust. Clearly both players had no trust in me or where events were taking their characters. After the way events played out I have no trust that the players/characters will not revert back to previous grievences and make additional headaches for myself and other team members over the same material. Its better its gone and all parties can move.

You could rewite CDT entries to reflect some mundane illness(es) if that makes it less burdensome or in the case of private journal - place a note for GMs to disregard certain events.

A copy of this will be placed in each character's profile so GMs may have easy retrieval of information.


Layonara Server / Re: New Project Writer member / welcome Link092
« on: April 10, 2010, 08:11:06 pm »
Welcome aboard. :)

General Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Leanthar
« on: April 10, 2010, 10:48:59 am »
Thanks folks. :)

Ask A Gamemaster / Re: Lore: Druid Epic Spell - Mummy Dust
« on: April 05, 2010, 09:12:31 pm »
Totally agree. Game mechanics allow it but it is not how druids should act. A big asterisk is certainly appropriate in this case.

LORE Ideas, Suggestions and Requests / Re: Concept Art
« on: April 05, 2010, 04:00:13 pm »
Shiff, one thing I have noticed is that IE 8 does not display images correctly on LORE (that is the only site i have found doing it so far though) correctly. They are squished and that may be what you are talking about. If you leave the page and come back you will see the true image.

LORE Ideas, Suggestions and Requests / Re: Concept Art
« on: April 05, 2010, 11:00:52 am »
For various reasons we do not want to display the full size images. Most notably because we have a book coming out with the artwork. I am fine with the reduced size and it shows people the art at least. If they want to full size they can buy the book when it comes out, totally their choice if they do that or not though.

General Discussion / Re: You Will Be Missed
« on: March 19, 2010, 01:20:40 pm »
I'm sorry I missed this post.
 I'm sorry to hear of his loss and my heart felt sympathy and condolences go out to his family and friends. It is always tough to lose a loved one.

LORE Bugs / Re: Spelling and Punctuation Errors
« on: February 15, 2010, 09:17:42 am »
Thanks Milt.

General Discussion / Re: New Quest Trailer!
« on: February 04, 2010, 05:13:30 pm »
Not to change the subject of this thread, but since the video has been deleted I suppose it is okay.
 I would like to strongly suggest that anyone that has used copyrighted material on YouTube (or anywhere for that matter) that you delete that material/video/music/text (what have you). You are asking for trouble in your life at some point in the future, and it is not the type of trouble you will want to deal with; that is for certain.

General Discussion / Re: Oxes. How many should Layonarans be allowed?
« on: January 24, 2010, 12:22:45 pm »
My 2 cents is that if we had game systems in place that allowed and expanded businesses, cycled items out of the economy via coded systems (for instance), other than basically just RP then yes, more than one would be acceptable. But in reality they would only be used for hauling craft items for a fairly small community (things considered).
 Don't get me wrong, I hear and understand what you are thinking, but we just don't have enough coded "business systems" in place to encourage and in fact remove said 'items' or the influx of gold and crafting results/raw materials this would cause to flood the market. In a perfect world, or the medieval world, then yes, I would agree...right now though, it would not be a good idea for the player base as a whole.

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