I was about to make a post in the BD section of the forums when I noticed from my FtRPG console that I had already learned the prerequisite token for my class (Thaumaturgist). So, I went back to the main forums page to choose other tokens to learn. I selected five tokens in total from the list (everything possible for me excluding Marker). Then, when I go back to make my aforementioned post, this happens:
I glance at my FtRPG console, and see that I am learning nothing. Curious, I take a look at the available tokens left for me to learn, only to find Marker (the only one I didn't choose). I thought maybe something was wrong with my browser, so I closed it and started it back up. Coming here again, it was still the same situation. Then, I browse down to my token list and find that I've instantaneously learned the five tokens I had chosen.
I'm pretty sure this wasn't meant to happen. Just thought I'd bring it out.
Feb 1, 2006 24:17
Actually, it probably is
I do not know much about this situation since absolutely no one cares about FtRPG anymore, but you probably just had back-logged learning.
Most people either stay steady with FtRPG or do nothing at all. If you do a little, do nothing, and then do something again, all that time you spent doing a-nothing counts toward your learnitude... or at least, that is what I am guessing.
A glance through your tokens list reveals that no two tokens were learned at the same time, which would have happened had there been an error. Since everything was in fact learned at a different second marker, you just found a way for people to snap-back into FtRPG!
Of course, long periods of inactivity do not actually make you learn more. You are learning much less tokenage than you would have had you actually done stuff all that time, so stop thinking that you know a way to cheat the system, you people (you know who you are ).
Also, this probably only happen in such succession for you since you have almost no techniques. When I went on an FtRPG drought one time, it still took me a good week to learn a new token since I have, like, a ton of techs. That reminds me, I haven't screamed at people for not combining techs in a while, so I'll meet my requirement and do that now.
Stop learning a bunch of tokens and leaving them uncombined. No one ever uses lone tokens anyway; put them into something useful. And stop learning a flood of tokens you'll never use. Learn frickin' Combine and Cross, people! Could it be that I need to make yet another combining token other than Cross in order to get people to friggin' do something with their tokens other than pile them up, which I repeatedly state slows down the learning process as you are not supposed to have stockpiles of them?
Feb 1, 2006 24:28
I think my stock is low but the requisites sometimes require you to relearn a token already used in a tech. So thats what sometimes gets me.
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[Edited by boyachi on Feb 1, 2006 24:30]
Feb 2, 2006 17:24
On that last point...as of now while posting I have 26 tokens.
For me, one concern is finding the right time to use FtRPG stuff. After all, the actions have to be somehow related to the post. Sure, there's "Bloodery Pubbery", but I don't have much of an idea of how I would begin in there. Another problem is my apparent aimlessness in tech-learning. Right now, I don't have a solid idea of what I want my techs centered around, whether some sort of original character or...something else. I do have a list of techs I plan to learn, but they're seemingly generic.
Annoyingly enough, the tokens I do plan to combine together to create those techs seem to be all over the different classes that I'll have to jump through. For the four-token techs I want to get, I have at least one token for each, some two, a few three, and only one all four.
* uses Tetra to get a little bit of everything *
class changes to Mentalist
draggy1234 uses Tetra
Feb 2, 2006 18:55
Muh-huh... you just deleted your class change post and reposted your Cross post to get more action in, didn'tcha?
Well, if I may critique your learning, it seems that you are learning general, non-roleplaying sorts of techs and more general, social techs. Well, the names, at least. I dunno what's up with punishment. How is increasing your own defense punishment? That's like, one hand guarding with other hand slapping... Hmm, I guess that would be difficult to name.
Just lookit me. Do any of my techs make sense? Of course not! I got Earth and Mints and Frogs and then this thing! * uses GargoyleForm on draggy1234 * It is mostly about just making as much stuff as you like to do in RPGs. Don't make a particular theme; make all of them!
'Sides, be a little more free about jumpin' to other classes. More classes you become, the more variety of tokens you get, and all of 'em have value.
MintMan uses GargoyleForm on draggy1234
Feb 2, 2006 20:24
Actually, in my previous post I got an error from trying to do too much at once, and then when I fixed it and posted, it apparently already changed my class beforehand.
My tech Punishment was...situational to when I created it. I don't really want it now, so I'm waiting for an opportunity to arise when I can hit someone for some reason or another, combining more tokens into it so I can at least change the name.
Anyways, that lecture was enlightening.
(Fabricating something is a major RP action? I would have thought that only techs and token actions would fall into that category. )
Seriously, though, I'll probably end up copying the post into my Word file so I can look it over long after the topic sinks beneath others.
Also, to the main point of this post, since I made my above reply, I had selected some tokens from my new class to learn. When I came back, I found I had already learned all five of the tokens I selected again; they were 4 regular tokens and Cross! My last RP action with actually using a tech was about a month and a half ago (I checked), and I was still learning something else at the time. I seriously doubt that, even with the other posts I made in the time frame, that I would have that much back-logged learning to obtain a total of 9 tokens plus Cross in a few days, including the penalties I must have gotten from having so many tokens. Of course, maybe I'm overestimating how long it takes to actually learn something...
Feb 2, 2006 20:50
I dun know man, but I'm jealous. Nine tokens. I'd settle for a couple quick learns, just enough to get me out of Adventurer. I decided to finally move past the mage path and do something a little more... sneaky, but I had to re-learn Strike and then get the prereq Steal (although I could've changed first, I wanted to actually be able to steal finally- I didn't pick it up first time 'round, silly me).
Fabricating is sort of a major action. You should be able to do something with the item you fabricated, but I don't think you can fabricate and then do some totally unrelated thing, like Smiting someone, for instance. As for BP, it shouldn't be that hard to start. I'm throwing puppies for crying out loud. Just slam a lot of caffinated bevereages and make it up as you type. But seriously, do it. I hate having the last post in an RP, it makes me feel like a loser for killing it.
* To add to his already near-critical Mountain Dew, sugar, and adrenaline buzz, eats CatNip * [Edit- Hear that? That my friends is the sound of an exploding heart. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a monitor to clean.]
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