August 18, 2010
Stuck in NWF


Lorikeet sent the following report to TMN:

Sigh. So I was hunting in Northwest Forest, and it was rather busy. I showed my friends the safe cave, but I broke a couple of chains on the way, so I decided to go and fix my chains. Big mistake. As I crept south to the exit, a large number of creatures ran toward me and got me stuck. You see, Gaia doesn't think it's useful for healers to be able to get out anywhere they might get stuck. After the first creatures were successful, they called all their friends in to pile on. I didn't want to call a fighter to dig me out because then the hunters who were hunting there would have had nothing to hunt. So I told them to peel the creatures, and eventually they all disappeared. In this picture, you can see some of them were chasing a couple of healers who came to help.


Posted by Para at August 18, 2010 10:33 PM

Ok, first, I agree that healers need a countermeasure for this situation. Having said that:

1. If you could cad, this *particular* situation would not be a problem.

2. If you could purg, that would be a countermeasure for this *particular* situation.

3. A good Ranger could be in to you after killing maybe 3-4 critters and shieldstone the both of you out. (I think the latter is true, I don't use mine enough to be certain.) If not, a few more to walk you to the tree and out.

Posted by: Maeght on August 19, 2010 07:19 AM

Sure getting out with a ranger killing everything would be easy. I have one in the library I never use that would be just fine. The point was the people in the northern snell were getting experience on those things. Killing them all in 5 minutes would have removed their fun and profit. I don't think cadding would have done it, as the fighters were weaker. A purg pendant of course would have gotten me out. Cookie cutter players anyone?

Posted by: Lorikeet on August 19, 2010 03:09 PM

Killing them all is not what I meant. I hunt NWF almost daily and rescue there often. Most Rangers have family cats and quite a few have dogs. Plus they often have a ton of Darkus. Because of that they one hit most of this stuff. Not only that, but often it will be the walkthrough hit.

A decent Ranger would cut a line in and a line out, losing at worst a quarter of the critters.

It's not about cookie cutter characters. You're welcome to accept the challenge of foregoing some of the tools to make things interesting. But that does cut your options.

(And yes, healers should have another crowd breaker tool.)

Posted by: Maeght on August 19, 2010 07:57 PM

Hmmm, didn't we already see this post before?! Exchange many blue turtles for many kitties. Maeght makes a very good point. Train the tools supplied to you, or don't make a big deal out of not being able to get out of a sticky situations! Accusing others of being "cookie cutter" because they have trained the pendant is absurd! I am anxious to see a Lorikeet post with a subject matter other than her rodding, or being stuck.

Posted by: Anonymous Animosity on August 19, 2010 09:01 PM

Dear Anonymous Animosity,

You are most certainly anonymous, and have anomosity. Anyone can bitch anonymously. Why don't you take some screenshots of stuff and send them to thoomcare? Para has been asking for some. Then you can just fill it up with other items, eh?

Posted by: Lorikeet on August 20, 2010 12:53 PM

Not disagreeing that healers should get something to help with getting trapped, but a shieldstone would not have helped you get unstuck from all that.

Posted by: on August 20, 2010 12:59 PM

Shieldstone or something similar helps to not get stuck in the first place. After you are stuck, there is nothing to do.

Posted by: Lorikeet on August 20, 2010 01:45 PM

Lorikeet -

I noticed the majority of your posts on the Sentinel, and now Thoomcare, are focused upon yourself and your "specialized training." I just wanted to make you aware that by now we are all aware of your special abilities, and your strong views to anyone that is not trained "specially." Having said that, I hope you can stop bashing the non-special breeds and stop being overly defensive when anyone counters some your ruder remarks.

Posted by: Anonymous Animosity on August 20, 2010 06:37 PM

My dearest AnonAnim,

As you are apparently unaware, but those who know me and speak to me would actually know, I believe people should train however they want to, and towards the view of what is fun for them. I have never denigrated choices that others have made, and I have never said anything other than the path that I chose was less efficient, less effective, and more fun for me.

Perhaps if you came out from under your rock (or crevass, or wherever it is that you hide) you would note that healers as a group feel as though they have been left behind in terms of GM love. Whether it be added quests, or ways healers can engage themselves without having to stand around in town waiting for fighters, many of us (yes not just me) are quite disappointed at the obvious lack of interest in our various plights.

Clearly you don't fit in that category. If you consider my remarks rude, then I must say, you have a definite sensitive streak. I certainly wouldn't consider any of yours the same.



Posted by: Lorikeet on August 21, 2010 10:05 AM

I agree with Maeght and Mr. Anonymous.

The tools are available to you with relatively minimal training (yeah, yeah, you rank slow it takes too long, get the over it already) and there is no doubt you have or can acquire the coins necessary with ease. Really, grow up and stop bitching every time you get trapped and are helpless to get out because of your own choices. Keep the emo to yourself, no one else needs to hear it. You are incredibly vain to think the GMs are going to do anything just to help YOU when there are already plenty of tools available to you. Its just annoying to everyone else. I really hope Para stops posting your articles on this shit. Its ridiculous!

Posted by: NewMan on August 23, 2010 02:29 PM

I don't see why it is such a big deal to post something. I also don't see why it's such a big deal to not train certain tools. I don't see how getting stuck is a way healers get left behind considering everyone gets stuck. Even rangers get surrounded and die quite more often then ppl assume. Anyway, just have someone kill it and move to other snells to get experience or train cad/pendent.

Posted by: yaman on August 24, 2010 09:30 AM

Comments closed. Further discussion on the Clan Lord Sentinel.

Posted by: Para on August 24, 2010 07:41 PM
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