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Postby Slaidh » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:49 pm

Sorry for feeding the troll, guys. Should have known better.
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Postby KianTheArcher » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:55 pm

No worries, Slaidh. That's why I stopped arguing with him. It's pointless.
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Postby Acarin » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:02 pm

[quote=Slaidh]Sorry for feeding the troll, guys. Should have known better.[/quote]

Apparently expressing an opinion is considered trolling.
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Postby Zoiya » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:07 pm

Let's keep it positive guys. We're all adults here.
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Postby Acarin » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:09 pm

Thanks Zoiya.
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Postby Skjotur » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:31 pm

These are cool ideas, including the retribution for defacing a totem. I don't think it's going to lose its properties the instant someone touches it with an axe or something, t's not an intricate mechanical communication station and the animal spirits are using it like a camera to see what's going on. All the totem does is draw the attention of the animal spirits to the area. Ruining the totem isn't going to make them suddenly go away or ignore what's happening to it.

The animal spirits aren't going to be too scared of a human or too worried about casualties to send feral beasts after someone who is performing a violent and destructive act against the spirits or nature. You can trust a Dunwyr on this.
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Postby Skjotur » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:30 am

I was thinking earlier while leaving a message for someone, what about totems being able to be used as something like a limited version of the post office, for those who can't or won't use the regular post office. It wouldn't be as good, much less convenient, but still useful for notifications.

So say I carve my totem, and I place it in a hidden grove. I could set it to be discoverable by commune. So other druids could do something like COMMUNE TOTEMS and it would say,

You briefly come into contact with the following totems:
A carved coyote totem in the Grove of Mysteries area (whatever, just as an example)

Then those druids would know where my totem was.

Anyone who knows where the totem was could go there, and while holding an item, tap the totem. That would make a slight connection to the item, maybe only items made of plant or bone or animal hide would work, and add it to my notifications as long as it remains in the same room as the totem. So I log in sometime later and do COMMUNE TOTEMS and it would show after the list of totems:

You get the feeling there is something for you at your totem.

I would then know to go to my totem's location and check what has been left there for me by someone else. Once I pick it up (or anyone else does) or it is somehow moved from the room in any other way, that connection is broken and it wouldn't notify for that item anymore.

I know it's complicated but I thought it was a cool idea, just wanted to throw it out there.
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