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Newbie Killer Notes

[ 20] Tynian: To mortals: Re: DEATH to newbie killers!
Sun Oct 21 15:35:34 2001
To: all

The following note was posted to Immortals. I have removed the 'Immortal' information.

I have clearly stated on the idea list and elsewhere that attracting and retaining new players is essential for TFC's welfare. I invite you to read two idea posts, and particularly my annotations: Qithlorien: with recent pk modifications, and Orpik: Online statistics (try 'idea last 10'). The annotations summarize important sentiments.

If an Immortal notices a PK of someone that is levels 10-14, and a god+ is online, bring it to their attention.

God+'s: If, in your opinion, the killers are "professional" newbie-killers, feel free to kill them. I regard such PKs to be in direct
opposition to my goal of bringing more players to the game.

FYI, I killed WarMachine and Magus this afternoon. They teamed up and killed a level 10. An mstat of WarMachine yielded a well-armored dual- class with <lots> in svs, which told me all I needed to know.

I became vis and explained on gossip why they died, and that their corpses were up for grabs, free of any protection (they both recovered their stuff). This raised questions as to whether other newbie-killers had been slain. My stance is that it is a game of russian roulette. They may be caught or not. In addition, since we cannot tell the difference between "true" newbies and others that have a newbie character, it will be assumed that all newbies are 'true' newbies.

Those that have been preying on lower levels have experience. I contend that their harrassment, which is in direct contrast to my goals, is not 'fair' or 'right', so I am not entertaining any complaints from these newbie-killers.


[ 21] Tynian: Followings and newbies
Sun Oct 21 16:20:42 2001
To: all immortal

I expect all followings to make an effort to answer questions from new players, and provide reasonable assistance to them. This does not necessarily mean that you must equip every newbie that comes along, but it is expected that you will help them become oriented and acclimated to the game, and give guidance in the various aspects of the game.

This charge goes beyond alignment. As a player, it is incumbent upon you to do what you can to foster interest in the game among those that are just starting. Give them a reason to stay when things get rough.

Conversely, followings that contain newbie killers, aid newbie killers, or act against newbies, are acting against TFC's best interests, and will be treated accordingly.

I will assume that both newbie-friendly and newbie-hostile actions taken by members of a following are sanctioned and approved by a following's god. As such, your god will ultimately be held responsible for your actions as a member of his or her following. It is in the god's best interest to correct newbie-hostile activities within their following, before I (or another god+) has to take punitive actions against god and following.


[ 22] Tynian: Newbie-killer slain
Sun Oct 21 16:22:24 2001
To: all

Ilisam, follower of Okk, was slain for newbie-killing.

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