Advanced MML Tutorial: Loot Areas Feb 22, 2020 11:04:21 GMT -6
Post by Renathan on Feb 22, 2020 11:04:21 GMT -6
Loot Area Encyclopedia
Perhaps some of the most alluring roleplaying areas on the site are the ones known colloquially as the 'Loot Areas'. The Loot Areas are Advanced roleplaying areas that allow for loot obtainment based on luck that is augmented by character skills (and in some cases traits) as well as more mundane factors such as the tools utilized. Loot areas are heavily reliant upon their settings, and as such characters are required to be entirely within the setting in order to proc (make happen) loot rolls. All of the loot in Loot Areas is themed upon that area, and some of them even rotate depending on season or month! We will discuss the nuances of Loot Areas individually depending upon the area.
All loot areas have certain requirements that must be met while roleplaying (such as using the first post to show all of your information), these will be discussed below! If you have any questions about Loot Areas (short of how rolls work of course) feel free to direct questions to the Help Area of the forum. ALWAYS Number all of your posts in all Loot Areas. In some areas this 'numbering' will have to be restarted every so often, but that is individual to each Loot Area. Most loot areas will give a loot roll for every five posts as a general rule.
All Loot Areas are considered 'Advanced' Roleplaying Areas regardless of where they are, so Characters gain levels at 1:20 posts. Pets and non-character Draconics gain levels and loyalty at 1:5 posts. In these areas, pets can only be active in one thread at a time. Pets also cannot be in an advanced area and a basic area at the same time.
You may only have one thread yourself in any single loot area, but you can always leave your thread for a bit to go and roleplay with another person in their own loot area thread if they'd like to roleplay with you! In cases where you are roleplaying with another individual, you will need to divvy up loot together and agree. Please be polite with others when dividing your loot! In cases where you are roleplaying by yourself, any loot posted for you by a moderator during your roll is undisputedly yours!
Very rarely you may get a creature or pet encounter! However, if you have a pet/creature encounter, you will need to roleplay an attempt to catch it- it's not like other loot rolls where the rolled item is yours automatically. These do require roleplaying in character to attempt to get the creature to come with you! Most of the time if you are quiet, slow, and attempt to coax the creature you are trying to catch with soft words or with food, the creature will come home with you of it's own accord. Remember, until the moderator has let you know (there will be a note) that the creature has decided to go with you, you cannot roleplay the creature (it will be controlled by a moderator). If you ignore a creature, or scare it too much, it will run away! So do be careful.
You can choose to allow Creature Encounters or turn them off by Mentioning it in your first post. (IE: Creature Encounters = Off/On) Since some folks will not be interested in slowing down their experience to wait for moderator replies, or they may be far more interested in loot instead.
Every loot area is a little bit different, so there will be more in-depth explanations as the Encyclopedia gets into them. Happy Exploring!