Here’s a typical example of his wit, ability, and rule-following:
“Gwain says to A lanky, violet-skinned male air genasi ‘Not the bees. not the bees’
Gwain says to A lanky, violet-skinned male air genasi ‘They’re in my eyes.'”
This is, on a “roleplay-enforced” MUD with lots of help files saying specifically NOT to act OOC, IC…to keep them separate, to stay in character…sad. But hey, that’s typical for him.
In the OOC sense, and in the dumb, unfunny, irrepressibly drab and awful sense.
If you should play the otherwise mostly pleasant and welcoming game known as Forgotten Kingdoms, and happen to run into this…ummm….player?…I think the proper response, in character, to anything he says could very well be this:
“Tell your men to set torches and prepare to fire the buildings.
I will not.
That is an order. You will do it or face charges for disobeying your superior officer.
It is an immoral order, and by articles of war I am not bound to obey it.
Well, you can just explain that at your court-martial…after your men are placed under my command.”
I believe this review of the unfortunately-ubiquitous character known to me as “Git Without An Interesting Name” sums up why Forgotten Kingdoms has fallen from 4th to 9th in a recent “Top Ten MUDs” list:
Ok, so if you’re attacked by a zombie and it rips one of your arms off, admittedly that’s not good. But you can do one of two things: You can be a Debby Downer and think “Oh, no…I just lost one of my arms to a zombie attack, and it didn’t even beat me to death with it”…OR, you can think positively. I mean, it’s up to YOU to decide whether your arm sockets are half empty or half full.
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