OceanLake
 member, 995 posts
Thu 23 Mar 2017
at 19:15
Re: Why must it be so slow?
Then the others slow down for the slowest, and the slowest gets even slower so h/he can be the 'winning" slowest. Possible cure: Rule that, if a player doesn't post within X days, said player is NPCed. If player continues to be slow, seek a replacement. I believe RPOL has many more players than GMs.
horus
 member, 106 posts
 Wayfarer of the
 Western Wastes
Thu 23 Mar 2017
at 22:30
Re: Why must it be so slow?
icosahedron152:
Just eliminate Real Life, then we can game all day every day. :)


Hear, hear!  Reality is for people who can't handle a high posting rate! :P
icosahedron152
 member, 742 posts
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 06:39
Re: Why must it be so slow?
quote:
If player continues to be slow, seek a replacement. I believe RPOL has many more players than GMs.

As I said above, OceanLake, it depends on your genre. If you're playing dungeoneers, vampires, god wars or sex, sure, you get so many applicants you don't even bother to reply to the RTJs.

But if you're playing a game of intrigue in the court of Henry VIII, you'll be lucky if you can find five players in the whole of Rpol. If one of those five is slow, your choice is to play slow, or to play with four. If two of them are slow, you're scuppered.
willvr
 member, 1034 posts
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 06:43
Re: Why must it be so slow?
Just as much as genre, it can even depend on system. Getting replacements for older editions for DnD; whilst still not as difficult as some, is not nearly as easy as it is to get replacements for Pathfinder or fifth edition.

Having said that, it's in no way a five players in all of RPoL issue; but it is enough that I'm wary of booting someone for being slow. I'm also quite lenient if someone comes in saying 'well, I'll be slow, because I'm studying part-time, and can only get on with any regularity on the weekends'. What irks me is more the person who suddenly slows down with no explanation as to why. Or the person who logs in but doesn't post at least OOC 'sorry; I've had RL kick me in the ass at the moment'.
Shannara
 moderator, 3719 posts
 Keep calm, drink more
 COFFEE!!!!
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 17:39
Re: Why must it be so slow?
GMs, just remember that sometimes while you're worried about losing 1 player who's not posting, you may be losing 2 more that get tired of waiting if they're not part of the 'how long do we wait' decision making process.  :-)
ShadoPrism
 member, 1072 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Fri 24 Mar 2017
at 20:17
Re: Why must it be so slow?
I have a set 10 day wait period with a note that it can be extended Only if you tell me your going to be gone for X amount of time. Saves worry and baldness from the hair being pulled out.
ShadoPrism
 member, 1074 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Mon 3 Apr 2017
at 19:52
Re: Why must it be so slow?
Found an annoying little problem - concerning SSI - all kinds of information on how to get On it, but unless you get a job - Nothing on how to get Off it (with out going over the set limits on it and having to pay the Government X amount of money, usually the last months pay.)
ShadoPrism
 member, 1075 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Thu 6 Apr 2017
at 00:22
Re: Why must it be so slow?
Oh yeah, life is bad - Just been told I have a little under 3 weeks to Sell my old car before I can get a New car because my step dad is scared that SSI will punish me (take money from me) if I still have the old car when I get the new one (never mind the old car is worth around $600 and it would not push me over my limit on how much equity I am allowed to have.)
In essence I have to live with out any form of transportation for an unknown amount of time (as we have to go to Fla to get the new car). That is of course if I can Sell the car in the 3 week window I now have. From my experience it's not that easy to sell a car, especially an older make and model.
GammaBear
 member, 755 posts
 Gaymer
Thu 6 Apr 2017
at 21:08
Re: Why must it be so slow?
WHO PUTS A CAST IRON SKILLET IN THE DISH WASHER!?!?

*screams*
ShadoPrism
 member, 1076 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Fri 7 Apr 2017
at 00:33
Re: Why must it be so slow?
In reply to GammaBear (msg # 820):

People who don't know any better - I did it Once cause no one bothered to tell me why I should not. I also used soap to clean said skillets a few times cause all anyone told me was 'don't do that' but not Why. Once I knew Why I should not do either thing, I have not done them since.

This message was last edited by the user at 00:34, Fri 07 Apr.

ShadoPrism
 member, 1082 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Wed 3 May 2017
at 23:38
Paranoia taken to Far
I just inherited a new car (only has 9000 miles on it). But my step-father put a limit on me that I have to sell my old car before I can take possession of the new car. (note I am on Disability, which in the US means you have a resource limit of $2000, the more expensive car is not counted against that limit but the old car would be. Thing is the old car is a 1999 Buick and only worth at the outside $500 (according to the taxes I pay on it from last year), no where near enough to push me over the limit.)
Till that time the new car will sit in his driveway.
LonePaladin
 member, 581 posts
 Creator of HeroForge
Thu 4 May 2017
at 04:30
Walking on Broken Glass
I've caught hand-foot-and-mouth disease.

AGAIN.

I got it last year, who knows from where. Could've been from one of my kids ('cause God knows how many diapers I have to change), or one of them could've sneezed on me, or someone else's kid sneezed on something I handled. I may have caught it last week, or a month ago.

I'm going to have red sores and blisters all over my palms and the soles of my feet. It's painful to walk, and doing almost anything with my hands hurts. (Even typing this.) I'm tired, my appetite's down, I'm irritable. If this goes like last time, the pain in my extremities is going to last about a week.

AND THEN.

I get the fun of having the skin on my palms and soles PEEL for a month or more. There's a good chance that some of my nails will fall out (at least they grow back). I think I might even lose some hair (like I need that).

This message was last updated by the user at 04:30, Thu 04 May.

ShadoPrism
 member, 1083 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Thu 4 May 2017
at 10:27
Walking on Broken Glass
In reply to LonePaladin (msg # 823):

Oh ouch, I feel for you man. Till you mentioned this I had not heard of this condition. I just now read up on it and I started getting sympathetic pains. I hope it clears up fast.
LadyMer
 member, 81 posts
Thu 4 May 2017
at 21:53
Allergies
It would be nice if we could get some belated April showers to clear the dust out so I can breathe easily once again.
Isida KepTukari
 member, 136 posts
 Elegant! Arrogant! Smart!
Fri 5 May 2017
at 00:39
Allergies
Heh, I was glad for the April showers to stop in my area, because I couldn't even think about putting in bedding plants until the ground was something other than mud!

Also, my lawn guy that usually does spring clean-up on my yard, despite me calling ahead to book an appointment almost a month ago, has yet to touch my yard.  I mowed it once just to get things tamed, but despite repeated promises, he didn't show up again today.  I have out of town guests coming who I haven't seen in years.  I will not have a hayfield half-buried in leaves greet them!  So instead of relaxing tomorrow I get to do yardwork.  Yay.
Brianna
 member, 2120 posts
Fri 5 May 2017
at 20:55
Allergies
In reply to LadyMer (msg # 825):

Wish we could send you some - make that lots!  A town not far from here is apparently underwater, and ours is at serious risk of same.  Boards already taken out of dam at pond, ground is saturated, and we're supposed to have several more days of rain!
GammaBear
 member, 764 posts
 Gaymer
Wed 10 May 2017
at 00:46
Allergies
Testing. I have seen no activity on this site in several hours, and that's rather odd for a Tuesday.
Evil Empryss
 member, 1540 posts
 Insert witty and
 appropriate quote here
Wed 10 May 2017
at 00:49
Allergies
Finals week for anyone in college.  Well, in my area at least.
GammaBear
 member, 765 posts
 Gaymer
Wed 10 May 2017
at 01:06
Allergies
That could be it.
Rockwolf66
 member, 22 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 02:25
Gm poofing
Gah,

when you start a game with a character that you either find interesting or truely enjoy playing and then the Gm poofs. It's been since the 29th of last month since I last saw a GM in a game I'm playing in and they are not the first GM to poof and vanish.
OceanLake
 member, 997 posts
Wed 10 May 2017
at 17:16
Gm poofing
A fact of RPOL (irritating but one hopes the character can be recycled); one is grateful for GMs who keep at it.
Brianna
 member, 2121 posts
Thu 11 May 2017
at 20:46
Gm poofing
In reply to Rockwolf66 (msg # 831):

Do you mean Apr 29, or Mar 29?  If it's April, it doesn't take much for a GM, or anyone, to be gone that long - illness, their own or family, crisis at work, computer failure...
ShadoPrism
 member, 1084 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Wed 17 May 2017
at 02:06
Gm poofing
Good news, got new computer and monitor - annoyance Monitor box and add both state that the monitor has a built in speaker - It does not.
Ended up having to go out and buy a new set of speakers just to have sound on my new computer.
Mind you everything we got prior to the speakers cost around $1800 (Alienware Aurora R6 comp with Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics card - 27" monitor and brand new multi-capable printer, copier, scanner with extra box of ink )- only annoyance there, I have no place to set that up. Not that my cats mind, they love sleeping on top of the box.
tsukoyomi
 member, 89 posts
Wed 17 May 2017
at 03:15
Computer
Wait.. you bought all that.. and were going to suffer strawberry audio from built in speakers? what the heck?

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ShadoPrism
 member, 1086 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Wed 17 May 2017
at 04:16
Computer
In reply to tsukoyomi (msg # 835):

did not buy, was a gift from my brother. I don't have that kind of money.