no moths here
definitely not a moth
just this skinny li’l twig and some unusually symmetrical leaves that’s all
That awkward moment when you make a post about your TSW blog having 100 followers and YAY contest…
And then someone’s like “Yeah not following that noise.”
I’m gonna’ say the Filth got ‘em. 8D
Murder in that case is justified.
In honor of reaching 100 followers, and in honor of the month of October being amazing, Texts From Agartha is going to have a small contest. There will be first-place, second-place and third-place winners. Read on to get the details!
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Any TSW player can participate. You don’t have to follow TFA, but it would probably help you stay in the loop.
WHAT IS THE REWARD?
I’m still working out the schematics of how I’m going to reward people. My basic idea is that I’ll reward in points or cash shop purchases, but I’m going to do a bit more research and update this section in big, bold print once I figure it out. There will be first, second, and third place prizes as well as an (admittedly smaller) drawing prize.
- First Place Prize - ???
- Second Place Prize - ???
- Third Place Prize - ??
- Drawing Prize - ??
WHEN IS THE CONTEST TAKING PLACE?
The contest will be taking place for the whole month of October. There will be a final tally of points on November 1, and winners will be contact/announced by November 5th at the latest.
WHERE DO WE SUBMIT ENTRIES/REPORT ENTRIES?
For the sake of keeping things neat and tidy, please submit all entries to TextsfromAgartha — even the entries that aren’t a text submission (I’ll explain this later). Any entry sent or reported to HelloSweetling or any of R’s side blogs will be ignored and will not be counted.
HOW DO YOU WIN/HOW DO YOU ENTER/HOW DO YOU GAIN POINTS?
This contest is going to be a little strange in that you can win either by achievement or by pure chance. The first through third-place prizes will be awarded to the individuals who have the most amount of points (more on what earns you points/point worth later). Each point you gain also gains you an entry into a random drawing. All totals and tallies will be completed on November 1st (likely at 12 AM PST Because R doesn’t seem to like sleep) and all winning parties will be informed and announced prior to November 5th.
In order to make things a bit diverse and fun, I’ve decided to award points to various activities around TFA or TSW. One point is equal to one entry, and there are definitely going to be some activities that yield a higher point count.
The current Activities List:
- A TFA submission featuring Jack O’ Lantern - 20 Pts
- A TFA submission featuring your own TSW art - 15 Pts
- A TFA submission with Andy’s Kittens - 10 Pts
- Suggest an Activity (and have it make the list) - 5 Pts
- A TFA Submission featuring a Faction Contact (Geary/Sonnac/Bong Cha/The Child) - 5 Pts
- Submit an entry to a TFA Weekend Challenge (The current one counts starting Oct 1st.) - 5 Pts
- A TFA Submission - 3 Pts
- In-Game Staff Spotting - 2 Pts. I’ll announce on My Personal Tumblr when I’ll be on, my general zone (London, Kingsmouth Town, etc) and what characters I’ll be using for that instance an hour prior (time willing) to getting onto TSW. This is so that people can find their way onto the appropriate server/request a teleport, etc. I would like a Tell message as well as a screenshot submission of our characters to TFA. I won’t publish the submission, but I will send an ask to your tumblr account to confirm that it counts.
- Reblogging this post (these count as soon as the post goes live, but likes don’t count) - 1 Pt
MY ONE MAJOR RULE: Don’t whine/pester/badger/ me because you don’t like the reward amount/think the contest is too hard/etc. This is meant to be a contest to celebrate my favorite MMORPG and to get TSW fans interacting/networking over silly, drunk-text versions of the lore/characters/player characters.. I’m mostly doing this for fun, and I’m figuring any prize — even if it’s not like…75 dollars worth of points (ahahahaha oh lord excuse theoretical me while she listens to her wallet cry) — is still more than what you theoretically had.
Basically, don’t be a filthy butthead, and don’t whine if you don’t win. I love TSW fandom dearly — y’all are such wonderful people, I swear — so I don’t see this being a problem, but if it becomes a problem I will have no qualms about shutting down the contest entirely.
All that said, feel free to ask questions! This contest goes live Oct. 1st (PST), but any reblogs from September 30 (again PST) will also count towards your points.
secret chamber of the pyramid - city of the sun god
srs tomb explorers
nevermind how the lore of this place made me cry a little
I look like a mission objective in the first one.
Planescape: Torment is a phenomenal game. I always liked Fall-From-Grace, and this is a gorgeous rendition of the goodly succubus. No luck finding source.
It’s a real shame Planescape doesn’t get more love.
Starting a game of the “Temple of Elemental Evil”. Using the very impressive “Circle of Eight" Mod. Gonna do a NG Party made up of a Fighter, Cleric, Rogue, Wizard, and Monk.
Video game or pen&paper?
I liked the video game, just didn’t like how it was limited to level 12. If I remember correctly.
Still massively digging on Stonehenge. Is it super tacky to post scoreboards? Probably. Had some fun matches where I got to run with Thom, (you have to queue solo due to the event, but we’ve been lucky since we try to queue at the same time), one really painful one, one where one poor player I semi-know got perma-silenced and so he just put on a load of health and stood in the center and people actually shot at him like a decoy which helped us earn back second place. And for the last one I got into a match with Bella and Cri, and with Bella’s crazy heals I was able to get the most kills I’ve gotten AND run around the center like an idiot even though I was rolling DPS gear. (I did have ~9k health).
This build I frankensteined together is actually super duper fun, though, some people on the forums seem to feel manifestations are cheap. :( They’re pretty much the only way I know how to play SH, though I want to try DPS tanking it or support tanking it at some point. I made it in the hopes that I’d just be able to support more powerful DPS by afflicting, corrupting, purging and cleansing, but it actually has so many AoEs that it’s middle-effective at killing things too.
I’m not logged in at the moment but it’s the build pictured above in my chronicle; until I log in again, you can go there and look at it more closely or at my stats. As with all builds, YMMV - mod this to suit your playstyle, pick it apart and mock it, improve and share or use your hatred of it to make a 10 x better build. :
1. Arc Flash
2. Lightning Manifestation/
3. Out for a kill
4. Breaching shot
5. Electromagnetic mani
6. Sleight of hand
7. Clean up
8. Diamond grit
1. Bloodsport (3 second afflict, can stack, removed on glance)
2. Chain misery (Corrupt on chain)
3. Incision (afflict on pen)
4. Grounded (extra hit on purge)
5. Lightning in a bottle (adds purge to Lightning Mani)
6. Sudden return (extra hit on pen) (iffy about this one)
7. Gross anatomy (extra hit when an afflict expires)
8. Revved up (Chainsaw natural afflict does more damage)
My gear (mix of 10.4 and .5 from my tanking and dps sets):
Head and neck: AR/hit
Waist: Health/block (+ signet of salvation)
Occult: Health/crit power (semiuseless glyph but I have nothing better + signet of ablation)
Weapons are CR/CP even + CR.
+ Health Anima
+ choose PVP DPS suit
My concept on this one was:
Corrupt via chain, purge beneficial abilities via electro mani, lightning mani, and clean up, and cleanse via cleanup. Piled afflicts so that gross anatomy is going off a lot (bloodsport had the shortest expiration and applies on every hit so that’s why I chose it to trigger gross anatomy more, even though it doesn’t do a load of damage; I should test others, but lazy); grounded takes advantage of all the purges I have at various times. Breaching shot gives me a round where I’m penning a lot, triggering the passives and just doing a lot of damage especially if I have 2 manifestations down at once.
I parsed a few rounds yesterday and 30% of my damage was coming from Grounded, and 15% from Gross Anatomy, so those passive choices seem to have worked out. 18% was from my builder and the next highest was 13% from Lightning mani, to compare. I should parse more fights to see if this holds true.
Kinda contemplating shotgun turret + improved blasts for more weakens, but eh. Not sure.
I use this generally like this: Run in with Diamond grit. Drop an electromagnetic mani in the center. Arc flash x 2, breaching shot, lightning mani. Then run around like a headless chicken if I am still alive, spamming arc flash + ofak and manis when they come back up. Cleanup if I see afflicts piling up on the team. Run around the center even though I know it’s a bad idea in order to get more domination points, laughing hysterically all the way. (I know. I should probably stay on the edges more, but I got tired of getting snuck up on and shanked, plus people kept saying “fight in the middle.” So I fight in the middle and get mowed down by suppressing fire. Is hilarious XD.)
YES! I have started working on the giveaway art, before you ask….
some legends are told
some turn to dust or to gold
but you will remember me