Ciel from Black Buter
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With each set I hopefully captured Luna's butterfly nature with the imagery of flight and how short one moment disappears if you don't treasure it, much like how a butterfly stops for one second then flutters away in the next.
Set one is Luna over at a sleepover with the other Senshis as this set reminds me of pyjamas.
Set two: Night-time Luna is glittering with the stars as she prepares to fly.
Set three: Summer has arrived and Luna needs to put her hair up in a side bun to prevent it from getting wet. It's a rare sight to see her with anything other than her hair down! Capture it!
Set four: Dolled up, Luna is at an onsen ready to relax. She usually does this after flying during the night.
Set five: It's the start of the school season and the school has allowed their students to customise the colours of their clothing so Luna has gone with winter wear knowing how cold it is flying.
Issue: Attempting to intice a capybara with chestnuts and crowns.
In this tranquillity people were swaying to and fro. But as I looked around me, it became one, ten, twenty people all collapsing to the floor sleeping, the crunches of the fallen leaves pierced the air like a knife. A sudden sense of unease came over me. Something was happening. I looked toward Sapphrya and Danmaku, to see if they were affected by this strange sensation but both mirrored my own expression.
Just as quickly we all summoned our own weapons, my eyes darting everywhere and on anything that I could see. The falling maple leaves that were clouding my vision, the darkness spreading thick like a fog, the feeling that time just seemed to pass by slowly almost like we were in a boss battle-
A loud rumble penetrated the air as we were knocked back as the ground rose and cracked, the shadow growing larger by the second slowly turned into red eyes and a roar blew everything away. Everything was a blur. Mobs fell into the void, flashes of Bogfish hurried in their groups as water rained from the sky.
“It’s Mawr!” Sapphrya shouted as she battled the wind. “He’s a ghost in the woods before he spawns! That shadow must have been him!”
“You what?” I cried out as I peeked through my weapon. The eyes gained a face...
“The NPCs. They were under a spell. He casts something similar to Alice’s ultimate. That’s why it didn’t affect- Watch out!”
The next thing I knew a huge scaled paw rose high. And I was right under it.
“Mattie!” Danmaku yelled dashing toward me.
How about talking about the server rollback?
About no section for player guild based events.
- Also would need clarification as well about what is meant by it. This seems to be confusing from your explanation.
-What are you asking from this or want to happen? (Asking for a thread that you would like to create, forum to change structure?)
Edited: was answered by someone else who gave examples and screenshots of what this looks like and I will talk to CM about this proposal. Will take time however to have this implemented if it gets approval. (Patch is the priority right now).
This isn't what I was asking about. I was merely saying that nowadays events from players were being done in a guild rather than for the whole community.
Your quote "Because I do love hosting events I wanted to make sure that this was best for me" seems to imply for your needs only. We do events for the community not for what's best for ourselves.
- I do not think you meant to word it like this but it did give the wrong impression.
I had event ideas that I wanted to share which was why I was asking so many questions that night. I wanted to see if this route was best for me is what I'm saying.
About different events and languages. On some events we work together such as monthly login event for senshi but not for other events. It takes cooperation and time for those types of events to be hosted.
- it is important to note that we are simply volunteers who use our own free time (when not busy playing the game, working behind the scenes, and doing real life obligations) to create events.
- it is unrealistic to have every event be translated and have all or some GM available to help with this. We have different timezones and real life obligations that affects when we can work together.
- if we do as you suggested then we will have fewer events and also reward process will be further delayed due to checking if every entry is valid and if people submitted in multiple locations for the same event which we already do
- if you recommend for all to be in one link with all translations in one event thread (this will make judging fairly difficult since we can't vote for entries we cant understand (example: writing events), and many more entries to judge (easier to judge 10 entries as opposed to 20+ when our votes can easily be spread out and possible revoting which further delays process)
- we have a set quota on what we can reward and how often
☆However, some events like Senshi events hosted by CM are translated in all languages
To be honest the third line made me speechless. It's clearly not unrealistic to do so. If a CM can get their events translated then you can. and other aeria games have had their events translated and a GM is hosting it. It's as simple as creating events earlier and asking them to translate when they can. You've mentioned it before, right? You're planning Halloween events and it's July now. Clearly you're able to get that event translated in two+ month time.
Alright fair enough, but it is a fact that some events cant well be translated into other games. Some can but not all. Which is why we do our research and consult with the CM of what things can be done.
Example: we have firework items and had to ask to obtain them to make 4th of July as realistic as possible.
I'm not sure what you meant by brush off comment. Your response had answers to the points you've made. I would need clarification on what you meant by this.
Placeholder means this is just in the process and will be modified as we (the team) and community improve upon this thread. After all, things are constantly changing and improving. What worked then may not work now. But I digress, it will be improved upon.
Though it may be delayed since we are working on gathering information about the patch. (Slightly off-topic)
I apologize ahead of time if I do not address all your points since it was a lot to read through. But I will try to address each point.
• Believe it or not we actually do the research and plan our events and things we need to consider. However, it important to note that not all ideas fit into this mmo since fps game events don't translate well into mmorpg events This is of course an example.
• Also I do not understand by creating guild events since we do not run events within a guild. If you are happy with your guild leader events then that's great but we cant host events within a guild since that can be favoritism. Guild events are private events that should not have GM nor CM involved.
-correct me if I'm wrong about what you meant by this statement
•Discussion was cut short since it was repeating the same things over and over that had no new information to contribute. I believe it is more efficient to have solid points that build on each other rather than repeat the same things that will get neither of us nowhere. We will both be wasting our time that can be better put into use into something that actually gets done.
• Reasons why not all events are translated is because the GM hosting the event is not proficient in that language and it will take an even longer process to translate every submission (if in forums) or translate in game events to people who do not understand.
- It is not efficient translating during an event especially when I receive PM from players in a language I'm not proficient in asking questions about event. That will only delay event and will not be fair to those participating. I could use Google translate but as stated time will be taken from event to translate whatever they are trying to tell me.
•Reason why we even have language bots for events is because every community (3) has their GMs who also run events. It will seem odd to not have a tag for each language. Just click on the role you are in and you should only receive tags in events you can do.
• We try our best to be as clear as possible but as you can see sometimes we cannot anticipate how players always think or will think. After all we are not mind readers but we do grant clarification if it is asked or if we notice confusion. Since we could easily simply ignore it (which technically we could), but that would be bad communication between both parties. We love community too much to ignore things.
• This thread was not meant to hurt your feelings. If it seemed that way,I apologize. It was meant to gather people's ideas who seemed to post a lot in suggestions and discussion channels. Which we both know can get quite cluttered with excellent ideas which can be forgotten or overlooked.
-this was meant to show that we take action based on feedback. It is more effective to take action than to say words you wish to hear and never take action.
Also thanks for your input and taking the time to address your points that had more information to contribute
PS. This can or may be a placeholder for now and will see if Google doc survey will be done in the near future. It was over the weekend when this was discussed
Also, will be busy with upcoming content that we will most likely be creating guides.
I wasn't actually expecting a reply so soon. I'll try to clear up misunderstandings with each respective point. It's difficult to answer each point without knowing which one you're talking about.
This was written to give players an idea in planning events. I'm well aware that S4 (is a third person shooter, not FPS), does not equate to Tws and I should have pointed out that I do have experience in planning mmorpg events as I was a GS for DMH. In earlier drafts this was mentioned but I decided to leave it out. I was expecting this.
I was merely pointing out that because there is no section for player made events, that these are done somewhere else so the "existence" of this thread is a positive for the CM/GM team. For people that are already doing events in a guild then it's good that there are some ideas to propose.
I'm not sure where this point is referring to.
It wasn't discussing the same things over. Points were made on the process and how they played out and the premise of when the event became a GM event. Because I do love hosting events I wanted to make sure that this was best for me.
At the bottom of your post you're complementing me with the comment but here you're saying I'll be 'wasting your time' in discussing it further. Please clarify which you mean.
Also you meant "get either of us nowhere".
This is why you have GMs that take care primarily for another language. For example, if Furval is hosting an event, she could ask a DE GM to check the German submissions and the same for the French ones. There's no need to do the whole thing herself.
(I'll stick these three together since related) Then the answer to that is simple. Ask them to go to a GM that is proficient in the language and ask them to answer for you.
...I'll ignore this one as it supports the above relating points.
Not sure if I should make a comment with this.
Your reply answers some of the points I've made. it does however, end on a bad note with the PS. I'm not sure what you mean with the placeholder and once again, you're brushing me off again.
I'm sad to say that's not quite right. When logging in through the launchers, the server name will be "NEW_Aetherion".
Fun fact: When US and EU got merged, they called it "Global". :p
I wasn't referring to that. More like this. Although I was under the impression that it was the world rather than the star. I was actually hoping for some sort of server event rename at the time -shrugs-
There are many event ideas already available. Once you know where to look, it should be easy enough to think of an event such as from other games and past events. Communication and change is key if you’re going along this route and creating events within a guild is a good first step.]
Because I procrastinated actually posting, Erephyre you took my spot :C
So, I was discussing this with Legretta and Kuroneko Saturday night at length because I was genuinely interested in the process so I'm just going to outline some pointers to think about when creating an event. Why? I wanted something that was made public so everyone that *is* thinking about creating an event, should have a good foundation. Of course, this is with the premise that discussions on the planning be made privately. I don't know what info will be discussed or if info will be changed in this case.
So going back to Saturday night for me...
Having that discussion was absolutely great. Player made events seem now to just be within a guild having been dropped its own section in the old forums, and for those forums that had no separate section, it was made in general discussions. However that seem to have bred the idea that *all* event ideas will be used and this is clearly not the case. Kuro, I'm really glad that you did include the "not every proposal is going to be carried out". This is important to note.
But having that discussion cut short was disappointing to say the least. But I can't tell if it was beneficial because I stayed up just to discuss.
Getting down with it and what was said...
I mainly talked about the process which seems to be simple based on what I know of creating events. Don’t use this as concrete because things might have changed since I’ve done them and this is also based on… common sense?:
You create the idea -> propose it to a GM -> Discussions will happen and somewhere in the process a draft will emerge -> GM will propose the idea to the CM -> This part gets a bit iffy to me… CM will go to the PM to check whether prizes are allowed or you have a list of rewards to pick from -> proofreading happens -> Translation happens if needed (in which case for TWS, it’s not needed) -> And poof! An event is born. If I’m wrong, please correct me. This is also based on my experience so I'm pretty sure there will be some sort of variation on it.
Speaking of translations… is there any reason that these events that are currently happening don’t have a translation in all languages? We’re in one server and I personally don’t see a need for the bots that are specifically for @EN, @FR and @DE. As I’ve mentioned before, if I wanted an event that included and EU timezone, I’d have to learn German or/and French.
Added to this is people taking part in the event with a translation. Knowing this because of our small community, are they really needed?
Communication. Kuro mentioned that once the event is live the player won't have anything to do with it. And the reasoning was that "to allow the player to take part" Which also brings to light whether GMs are taking part with events with their main account and this logic absolutely floors me. I do not understand this logic. But that’s another topic.
Now that I think about it more, it didn’t really answer my question.
I cannot stress how important communication is. Since it looks like this lack thereof is the case, you need to be clear in what you say and to have the other person understand it. It's no good having said something to have it understood in a different way. If this isn't made clear you'll find difficulties later on in the process.
In fact there was an instance where this did happen here granted it’s Arc’s event but the clarification was needed whilst the event was live. What else to say?
Change. As mentioned, this is a "proposal". Do not expect that your idea will be translated over exactly into a live and working event. Things may not work out and that's absolutely fine. Subsequently this reinforces the fact that not every event will get the green light. Sorry DeadPigeon but you need to embrace this fact.
These are points to note on their own but have as many details as you can. You need to have a clear understanding of your own idea. Think about what will happen from all perspectives and the questions that may arise.
I'm not sure if anyone does think of this but how easy is it for the GM to collect entries? In my experience doing an event with Google Forms/Sheets is the easiest as it hides info that needs to be hidden and I can use the sheet directly to sort out the valid and invalid entries.
Forums is great too but the main issue that comes across is authenticating the account. It's good to allow players the opportunity to make amends to the entry and to ask players to change if needed. But this can be slow since these aren't used that often.
Now, this one is interesting to me - Discord. There isn't many TWS events that do use Discord and other games do include it. I don't particularly think of using Discord to host an event so including that in this thread is a good reminder.
There are a load of events in the past that you could look at for ideas. Think about what did you like about an event, what didn’t you like and put that in your event. Do you like the three tiered reward? Do you want a participation reward? Do you like having no tiers? Yes, this last one is possible but I usually only use it for very easy events that are simple.
Do you really want to create an event but have no ideas? Do you have creator’s block? Actually there are quite a lot of event ideas you could use.
Seasonal - A great source and an example is in 1d.
Culture - We all live in different places and it’s obvious that we all celebrate events specific to that country, Kuro’s Fourth of July being an example.
Anniversaries - A GMs birthday may be happening so an event like ‘The cat is out of the present bag! Kuro’s birthday is this month!”
Others - You do have events that are unique. His ‘Weapon Costume design contest’ event is another example.
Kuro, your event ideas are showing something positive. And I really didn’t mean to use you in so many examples but you are a cat and it’s easy to tease.
Overall I do think that the existence of this thread is a positive. Although by the looks of it, it looks like it was made on the spot. To the GMs, I’m not really bashing you, it’s an observation due to the time and the work that went into creating this thread. Of course, I wouldn’t know if you had originally wrote it on Docs or any other platform or talked to a CM about it.
I still reiterate my point that you’re actually looking for “event ideas” to which the reply was to shove this thread in my face and to discuss it here. Which was rude.
So of course my response is to write this adding along all the tips to make it relevant.
The alternative would be to have a multiple choice question and ask “What would you like to see more of? Art? In game? Discord? Forum?” From there you could use the votes and still be hitting ‘what the community wanted’.
Art might be the one with more votes.
So, as a GM I’d be thinking “okay, art. It’s July right now and what happens in July?”
Well, you have summer so… a ‘draw Furval having fun by the beach’ in a pen/pencil only event or a ‘design a summer set for Furval’ because Furval is naked. Furval the GM, or Furval the mascot? You decide.
On second thought, does that mean Kuro is naked too? Having a cat aesthetic and all.
In the UK, graduation from university is happening. In which case the art event could be your memories of education, or teaching a Furval new ~~tricks~~ lessons with some sort of screenshot event where you're in your terracottage and you can edit said screenshot with other pictures to make it look like a classroom setting. This is from the top of my head.
I really am interested and am looking forward to the events that do get credited as a cause of this. Feedback about this is important and Phan, if you’re still reading this right to the very bottom, I really am grateful to you in making events for the guild. Not many people do think about getting feedback with their guildies about events that have just happened and when I did mine, I only thought about how to improve it when I did plan on having an event that was similar to it.
I'm actually in debate as to whether a GM will use the ideas I've mentioned in the post. As much as I would dislike that I didn't mention all of the events I had in mind. And this post isn't meant to submit those ideas.
I do have other reservations though since I’m a big stickler to have good communication so I can only hope that with this there will be more events happening.
Aetherion is the name of the world of TWS. There's only one server and that's the Gemini one, you're right. We had another server before and then the servers were merged. So now when you download the game, the client will be in the language you picked on the site.
Basically when you press 'play now', your browser will download the downloader which should be at the bottom or you can press control+J and then open the file location. I'm a bit hazy on it since I haven't needed to redownload it, but click on the setup file and it'll start downloading the game. At this point it'll ask you to put the game in a location you want and this by default will be called "TwinSaga". When it's done you can click on the launcher. It'll download some things but once it's done, you can start playingt he game.
'_US' is just for the setup files.
PS I only played with the US client so I'm not sure on what the server name was there.
To that person that turned my admiration into something I was not looking for. You have my heart, my kisses, bites and much more.
I think +20 is enough since it's a bit of a waste to level it to +30.
Since you're having trouble with targeting, you could press control till you see the target you want.
Play as Pala or Cleric since they have heal. You can hold off on defeating Nerokas though till you get a higher level if you want.
Awe, such a fitting word
Never realising it
Much to my concern
Always remembering you
Keep in touch
Under the blue sky
-points to patch notes-
From the top of my head...
Level cap at the moment is 80
Cannan class was released
A bunch of other dungeons was released (mainly for higher level) but the lowest I think is Senshi Terriority (lvl 60) is released where Band of Brawlers is so you can farm a bunch of senshi... and one of those higher level dungeons drops an item that you need to make a new skill...
New achievements came with the level increase...
Don't know what else rip. Samurai is not released yet...
Aeria ID AngelicKohaku
Doesn't Nalani look a bit like Alice from SAO's Alicization arc?
Edit: Since I have to redo it...
I have no idea what what said but only that you're quitting? Well, have fun in other games /o/
Welcome to the home of the amazing pug, Yuuki. It may be a bit sparse, but it's very warming -nods- It's furnished with some of the senshis so you're not alone
Have some privacy with our bath
And finally rest in our double sized bed, Duet included o3o
I am a poor pug with mismatching furniture qwq