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    Dice Asheron's Call 2: How i single handedly threw a virtual world into chaos

    Anyone here played AC2 (Asheron's Call 2: Fallen Kings)? If you were on Frostfell Server, you might remember me as the Notorious Qix. I layed havoc and caused quite a stir in the server, and was sort of the Arch Villain of the server. I wrote an article explaining my actions:

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    Introduction


    Everyone knows that when you step into a virtual world, you can become any persona you want. You can even become multiple personas at the same time. This is the story of how I took this to the extreme when I played Asheron's Call 2.


    Before you proceed...


    Some portions of the story make ganking and griefing (basically harassing lower level players) sound fun. However I do seek not to promote nor encourage such actions; The story is a recollection how of how things were, and back then I possibly perceived such action as fun, but since then I've matured a bit and like to promote an enjoyable virtual environment for all.


    Fallen Kings


    Asheron's Call 2: Fallen Kings by Turbine Entertainment, released on 2002, was a great game. Though this article will not be a review of that game, but rather a personal recollection of my experience playing this game, which was the first MMORPG I ever played. A review of Asheron's Call 2 will be published in a separate article.


    Roleplaying


    I have a background of playing Table Top RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). This requires lots of acting and roleplaying, hardcore. So when I started playing Asheron's Call 2, I decided that I will keep the D&D roleplaying spirit alive and roleplay. Plus, I figured, I might as well role play since it is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. Not to roleplay would have been a waste of time (and subscription money). I did a bit of research and gathered that Frostfell was an unofficial roleplaying server, and thus begin my adventures in Dereth (The world of Asheron's Call)


    Alignment


    In Dungeons and Dragons, a character can choose to be one of several different alignments, from evil to good. My favorite alignment had always been chaotic good, and I opted to have my character follow that role. I rolled a human defender, and named him Ridley Freeborn (After the hero from the Dungeons and Dragons Motion Picture). I faithfully followed the role I had taken upon myself, defend virtue and justice. I joined a big and reputable guild (called Hellhawk) and spent a lot of my time helping others. I would help newer players with quests, loot, helped them find their way around Dereth and it's portal system, and otherwise organize guild activities. I had a pretty good reputation, and other players would turn to me if they needed a hand, and I also had no problems raising parties to face some more difficult and rewarding challenge. I had established myself as a leader type and that had kept me busy, until...


    Lex Luthor


    Something was missing in the game. As they say, every hero needs a villain. And there was no such villain in that server. And I am not talking about some NPC boss which is supposed to be hard to kill but you still kill him over and over. This was an MMORPG and I was hoping for a player rival. But since nobody stepped up to the challenge, it struck me that I should step into those shoes. I figured this would also be the ultimate exercise in roleplaying, having to be in constant flux between good and evil. And so I rolled my new character, Qix, a Lugian Tactician. Little did I know that soon things would spiral out of hand...

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    chronodev (or should I say... Qix ) , I googled a bit and found this about Qix in some old AC2 guild forum, which confirms the legend. thought you'd be interested

    Our CoC - Griefing

    Re: Our CoC - Griefing
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    I've been asked about pulling on enemies, like Black Hive and Blood of the Fold. Honestly, I still see it as using griefer tactics against griefers, and stooping to their level.

    However, there can be exceptions to the rules, ONLY with enemy allegiances. For example, someone said they pulled on Qix when he was portal-camping. Personally I don't think two wrongs make a right, but I also wouldn't honor any complaint by a griefer that you pulled on him when he was in the act of portal-camping.

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    Stormreaver, lvl 47 raider
    Stormwynd, lvl 45 mage-invoker
    Shatterstorm, lvl 45 missile-elementalist
    Swordstorm, lvl 31 bounty hunter

    Ahhh that was the best....

    Qix siting there camping the MA portal with his turrets.

    Then along comes Flint on his mount...

    Hey gurogs I got someone for you to kill...

    Qix..."Thanks for the XP"

    Flint..."One sec and ill get you some more"

    /tell people waiting on other side that Qix is dead and it is safe to come through...

    Muahahahaha

    Griefing is bad mmmmkay

    Lol
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    Ha Ha, thanks for the link

    Portal-ganking is against our CoC, and one reason that we declared guilds like Blood of the Fold and Black Hive to be KOS. However, griefing (ex: pulling adds on another) is also not condoned
    Blood of the Fold was my (Qix's) guild. It was actually a 1 man guild with just Qix in it Still you can see how the havoc Qix made caused my whole "Guild" to be declared KOS (That's Kill on Sight) by like all the other guilds on Frostfell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chronodev View Post
    Ha Ha, thanks for the link



    Blood of the Fold was my (Qix's) guild. It was actually a 1 man guild with just Qix in it Still you can see how the havoc Qix made caused my whole "Guild" to be declared KOS (That's Kill on Sight) by like all the other guilds on Frostfell.
    Out of curiosity, how did you come up with the name "Blood of the Fold" for your guild?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jared View Post
    Out of curiosity, how did you come up with the name "Blood of the Fold" for your guild?
    I named the guild after my favorite book from the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind.
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