lanyara wrote:It should also be noted that PO Glorfindel has tried to play an old evil (but weak) character. I do not know what has happened but I assume he has given up on it.
Yes, I had an old "weak" character who was first a satho and then a thief. I gave him up, because of a few things, none of which has to do with the character being 'weak':
a) The character was flawed because I made a few very wrong decisions, which made the character a burden to play RP wise (getting locked out of your single city you still could access is not a great idea
b) The char left the sathos because I could not agree neither IC nor OOC with the dreadmaster of that time (that was 10 years ago, mind you).
c) Becoming a thief was a good idea at first, but I found myself not being able to actively steal from others, which is a major hindrance
(meaning, I felt so bad about
it that I had to stop ).
d) I managed to lock that char up RP wise a few more times.
e) The biggest problem: I found it annoying to keep Glor and the other char separate and I found myself having to invest a lot of thinking on what the char currently knew. With one char it's easy to track, with two, it's possible, but it wears me out quickly. So one char it is.
On the contrary to what you claim Lanyara, you can be a very effective weak evil char. For example, the char you mentioned managed to be a satho cleric nobody knew about for ooc years. He was walking around, making friends, behaving like a normal person and only if you watched closely that was odd about them. Very odd if you paid real attention. I don't think, that there were more then 5 people outside of the sathos that were aware who my char was till I left.
If you have a weakish char and go all out and say 'hey, am a satho', of course you'll get yourself being torn to pieces. You can't expect to stand ground against a big, seasoned warrior while yourself you only barely know how to handle a sword.
Who says you have to declare you are a cleric? who says you can't work "evil" of any kind from the shadows? Who tells you to reveal yourself openly, no matter what kind of non-good you're up to ? The 'evil' side is always going to be less people then the good side, the common cattle will be always neutral/good. Thus, only the strong can dare to reveal themselves as what they are and be seen commiting those atrocities. The rest may have to do it in secret
And as Lumi said in another thread, good tactics play a better role then one may think. Not to say there are no flaws, am sure there are, but ... I don't think it's as easy to blame everything on the game as you currently do, Lanyara. Sure I have my own gripes and things I believe changing, but it's never that easy as you make it.