Questions On Background Items, Etc.

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Questions On Background Items, Etc.

Postby Fayne » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:58 am

So, I've been wondering if we can still request simple props or anything from our character's backstories. I know that since the Patreon account was made, physical features sucb as scars and such have been restricted to donation-only unless you get it through RP, but I was wondering if the same was true for items, especially if the item has no mechanical use or benefit. I ask because there's something I'd like to have for Arcangelo, but since I'm not exactly swimming in extra funds right now, I don't think I can actually donate on order to get it, not yet anyway (though I fully intend to begin monthly donations as soon as my finances allow). It's not the kind of thing I could ask a merchant for either, since it's supposed to be something very dear to him with sentimental value, and it'd be weird getting it from a merchant.
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Re: Questions On Background Items, Etc.

Postby qinweiqi » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:22 pm

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4859#p25923

I agree that a vendor doesn't fit, but I had an idea about a past npc when I read thus post (link above). The idea is: role play having lost said significant item now. In the future you'll probably be able to "get it back" via funding, gm event, rp reward or whatever; but in the mean time you can still make the item significant without actually having it on hand - sometimes people are most defined not by what they have, but by what they've lost. Anyway, just an idea I thought of when reading your post.

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Re: Questions On Background Items, Etc.

Postby Zoiya » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:25 pm

We still have merchants who do scars, and different merchants for items, if what you need isn't going to work for one of those, send me a PM on the boards or an email and I'll see what I can do.
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Re: Questions On Background Items, Etc.

Postby Orris » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:39 pm

I've gotten some items from alter merchants and then just assumed my character always had them as part of his history. A lot of my current outfit is this way. Is this wrong? I mean it's kind of hard to take it in character that I hand a merchant a canvas backpack and they give it back as a sun-bleached sailcloth duffel 15 seconds later. Is it completely IC and they're just using magic to transmute the item that quickly, or is it like I always took it: just a gray area where we look the other way as far as IC and OOC?
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Re: Questions On Background Items, Etc.

Postby Zoiya » Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:43 pm

If anyone has needed a prop or item from their past, I've always been happy to try to provide them. You can assume you've always had them and I will try to always tailor them so that they look the way you guys need them. This offer doesn't just apply to the OP, if anyone ever needs something like this - please contact me.
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Re: Questions On Background Items, Etc.

Postby Jirato » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:18 am

Just because something is a Patreon perk doesn't mean that's the only way to get it. I certainly don't want people to feel that they have to pay for stuff like that. If you need something altered or made to fit your character background, just send us an email with your story and we'll usually be glad to help. However, as is the same with the event prop support, please limit your requests to once per month, I think it was?
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Re: Questions On Background Items, Etc.

Postby Fayne » Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:38 am

Okay, thanks for the clarification. I was under the impression that the only way to get altercations to items or characters anymore was through merchants or Patreon. You guys would certainly be in your rights to do that, and I personally wouldn't blame you one bit for doing so, but I'm glad to hear that it is still possible to get these by asking nicely.

While we're on this subject though, could we get some tips on asking for feature altercations such as scars IC? Usually those aren't things that you just ask "Could you permanently deform this part of me here by grievously wounding me, please? Well, unless you're Taric. And which merchant would we even approach for those things? Oh, and is hair color unchangable, or one of those things that is likely only going to be changable through Patreon like hairstyles? (I may be wrong about that as well, but I think I remember a conversation being had about limiting the number of hairstyles available in favor of letting Patreon donators getting the option for a custom hairstyle)
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