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Re: Mass Commision - Vilx - Multiple Children

Postby Thalar on Fri May 10, 2013 8:12 am

Jaibyrd wrote:I do not think there should be more than two per female due to their bodies needed to heal inbetween kids, plus the with low mana environment earlier in the colony's history, we should have been taking it s-l-o-w-l-y as to not risk the babies or the mother's lives. We want to increase our numbers, but not at the cost of babies and mothers, right?

This, and drow have fairly long time horizons. Even if we won't live such long lives up on the surface there is no rush. It is still a low mana environment, just slightly less precarious than at the start, so it's possible drow have a lessened fertility due to it. The newborn would need caring for, too, for several years after being born. In the current environment it would be difficult to argue for an increased amount of childbirths when the colony constantly needs protection, food and production of most things that enable the Tei'kaliaths to live in reasonable comfort.

Also, I think you should disregard the possibility of twins entirely. They're rare in the underworld, on the surface they would likely be even more so, or have an increased mortality as newborns. Taking multiple births (twins, triplets etc) out of the equation would simplify things, and I think you should do so even for ferals.

If you're going to commission Vilx my suggestion would be to have him re-enable the making of couples, and ask him if he can set the amount of children a character can have to 2. Asking him to make different provisions for character's race would likely involve more work for him.
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Re: Mass Commision - Vilx - Multiple Children

Postby Jaibyrd on Fri May 10, 2013 12:08 pm

Sounds good to me. I favor this plan and will pitch in as much as I can on my teacher's budget to do this.

So let's sum up, we want Vilx to do the following:

Open it up again so we can choose mates like we did in PtP2, but if possible allow for multiple mates? I for one would like to see that and I know many others would as well. That might get some older players back as that was a big complaint...

Open it up again so we can edit our kids (Boy does Shri need updating ^^; ) and now set the amount of children per character to two. If possible set a time limit so older couples can have two, but newer ones only one, like I said with the dates earlier, but that's no deal breaker really if its waaaay too much for Vilx. Trying to keep his sanity in mind here when coding all this, heh.

And possibly, just possibly, open it up so we can switch between playable characters only when the ship comes to dock at Ama'varde. This would be under the control of the GMs so they're not overwhelmed with people switching willy-nilly crazy-poo whenever. But personally there are times I'd like to leave Lua'nar at home (especially if she has two kids now) and let my secret feral character come out to play on the airship... *shrugs* But that's just a thought of mine, don't know if anyone else has the same desires as I in that regard and it can wait if not.

So, did I miss/forget anything?

I can get the ball rolling and ask Kern myself what the cost for such upgrades would be and see if we can't start a PtP upgrade funding drive or somesuch! We can do it! *bigsmile*
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Re: Mass Commision - Vilx - Multiple Children

Postby Jaibyrd on Tue May 14, 2013 1:25 am

So got a reply from Kern:

The problem isn't money, it's the time involved in coding something good enough that no one will find problems with it. I've forwarded your request to Valts.


So... I guess we'll see? *shrugs*
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Re: Mass Commision - Vilx - Multiple Children

Postby Jaibyrd on Tue May 14, 2013 4:50 pm

And now heard back from Valts via Kern:

Oh, wow. I guess gmail doesn't like long emails either! XD I'll type again:

I'm truly flattered that people would like to commission me! I totally didn't expect that! :)

And I really wish that money could be the answer to the time spent on Drowtales. :( Unfortunately, I don't think it will work. I can't even take unpaid time off of my work - there's just too much of it. :( My schedule has already been packed full basically until the end of summer. There will be 2 weeks of vacation sometime at the end of July/start of August (depending on how work gets done), so I hope to put in more quality Drowtales programming time then. But until that I'm afraid I'm stuck continuing as now - working for an hour here and there when the opportunity presents itself. :(

As for what they want, it's all already on the PTP to-do list. There are some minor changes over my plans (more spouses/children and the character-swap-time), but those are very small.


So it seems they were already planning on giving us such upgrades, he just needs to find the time! Well hopefully this summer we may see what we want in updates if all goes well...

Here's to hoping! *bigsmile*
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Re: Mass Commision - Vilx - Multiple Children

Postby choby40k on Wed May 15, 2013 7:16 am

Jaibyrd wrote:Here's to hoping! *bigsmile*

indeed!
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Re: Mass Commision - Vilx - Multiple Children

Postby laserkid on Wed May 15, 2013 7:39 am

Well, poking Vlix might be the best we can do... I suppose he is poked...
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Re: Mass Commision - Vilx - Multiple Children

Postby Jaibyrd on Wed May 15, 2013 10:13 am

laserkid wrote:Well, poking Vlix might be the best we can do... I suppose he is poked...


Vlix doesn't seem to be in the equation anymore, it's Valts that does all the coding now.
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Re: Mass Commision - Vilx - Multiple Children

Postby laserkid on Wed May 15, 2013 10:49 am

Very well... Pokes Valts. More moneys...very nice...yesh...((like Borat) BTW all, Reza is open to commission...add your OC to the PtP side panel and give Reza an economic hug today...
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Re: Mass Commision - Vilx - Multiple Children

Postby Jaibyrd on Wed May 15, 2013 10:59 am

laserkid wrote:Very well... Pokes Valts. More moneys...very nice...yesh...((like Borat) BTW all, Reza is open to commission...add your OC to the PtP side panel and give Reza an economic hug today...


Well he knows and he's been poked. He's also getting poked quite a bit by Kern it seems as well. ^^;

Heh, Starlitdragon is also open, I just commissioned her! *bigsmile*

Boy, I am tempted with Reza (I wish they'd pay teachers more!) ^^;
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Re: Mass Commision - Vilx - Multiple Children

Postby Finn MacCool on Wed May 15, 2013 12:52 pm

Jaibyrd wrote:
laserkid wrote:Well, poking Vlix might be the best we can do... I suppose he is poked...


Vlix doesn't seem to be in the equation anymore, it's Valts that does all the coding now.

same person as far as i know.
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Re: Mass Commision - Vilx - Multiple Children

Postby demonthault on Wed May 15, 2013 1:56 pm

laserkid wrote:BTW all, Reza is open to commission...add your OC to the PtP side panel and give Reza an economic hug today...


How to give Reza my money?
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Re: Mass Commision - Vilx - Multiple Children

Postby goblin6 on Wed May 15, 2013 2:22 pm

demonthault wrote:
laserkid wrote:BTW all, Reza is open to commission...add your OC to the PtP side panel and give Reza an economic hug today...


How to give Reza my money?


Paypal? That's how Kern does it. But you'll need his paypal account.
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Re: Mass Commision - Vilx - Multiple Children

Postby Jaibyrd on Wed May 15, 2013 2:26 pm

Contact Kern to commission Reza, and he'll forward you the paypal address for him.
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Re: Mass Commision - Vilx - Multiple Children

Postby Jonarus_Drakus on Wed May 15, 2013 8:00 pm

I remember when I got my commission from Reza... Totally worth it! Took a while for the rotation to update, but everyone can see Eh'rin at her best now!

But to the subject in point, I'm glad to hear we'll be getting some upgrades in the near future, hopefully the family system (in-system applying to families and accepting of applications, etc) will be included along with everything else.

And Jai, I know all to well the pains of a limited budget, I sooooo wanted to get an MA 'cameo' for Eh'rin (still do, if the opportunity comes up again), but I just don't have the income to support anything like that (The old Reza commission just came up at a 'lucky' moment).

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Re: Mass Commision - Vilx - Multiple Children

Postby goblin6 on Wed May 15, 2013 8:09 pm

About the kids, I was wondering if there's a possibility for adoption? Say both parents got killed in the line of duty, what happens to the kid? Sure, the kid will remain part of the family the parent is in, but why not make it official should the worse come to pass?
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