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The Spirit of the Law/Dev. Diary

Posted April 20, 2018 at 06:57 PM by Grim

Right. Now that we've had some time to talk about the letter of the law and how the new experience system is supposed to work, let's talk about a little about why it is the way it is.

There were a few basic complaints with the old experience system that we were trying to address.

One, whether you had a long, involved thread or a short one generally had very little to do with what you got out of it. When everything is stuck on basic one or two experience per thread...
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Now, doesn't this look ominous

Posted January 20, 2018 at 02:54 AM by Alexis Sapientia

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Just an FYI

Posted October 7, 2016 at 03:00 PM by Grim

If you're not watching Westworld, you should be.

Drawing parallels from it to things like Aelyria or WoW or other MMOs is easy and occasionally hilarious.

Plus, you know, it's a great show so far.
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Storytelling

Posted August 2, 2016 at 03:18 PM by Straylor Leonard
Updated August 2, 2016 at 08:17 PM by Straylor Leonard

Aelyria is a space for storytellers to share their worlds with one another. These stories might resemble Disney movies or a series of mind-boggling twists -- either way, this sandbox of is both our canvas and stage.

Whether you’re a long time Player lurking and stalking your favorite characters or a newcomer reluctant to join what may be a cult (spoiler: one of us, one of us), Aelyria is anything and everything you could ask for as a writer.

Sure, we are technically...
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Interesting Decisions

Posted July 29, 2016 at 12:22 PM by Grim
Updated July 29, 2016 at 12:27 PM by Grim

"A good game is a series of interesting decisions."
-Sid Meier

Sometimes we forget that this is a game. We're writing, right? It's a story, right? So everything should just unfold neatly like it does on the inside of our heads. Like when we're writing a story by ourselves.

The thing is. We're not writing a story by ourselves and for all that we have statistics and measurable data on what a character can and cannot do it's not written in stone that...
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