So, I guess that might still be around?
I never paid attention to it before but I dunno, I'm kinda into the overall theme of it. I wasn't a huge tv show/movie fan when they were around so its more just like, I suppose, the overarching themes that look attractive.
I mentioned it to someone the other day that I was thinking about checking it out and got a 'noooo don't do it!' but they couldn't articulate what was wrong with it, because they had only heard from others that it a deeply flawed game (like TR-levels of flawed).
So I thought I'd ask the collective brain trust: Serenity: good idea or bad idea?
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I also missed the 'glory days' of Serenity MUSH where it was apparently a Firan-level disaster of shitty staffing and whatever else. (The thread this game had on WORA was /massive/.)
When I poked at it, 18 months ago or so, it...seemed fine? It's very /stale/ though, and it /feels/ stale. There were 40~ people on, and it never felt like anything was going on. And I assume the people left are all dinosaurs who have their own ships and can never fail any rolls or anything.
I and the friend who created there together got on a crew pretty easily, and the crew hooked us up with what seemed to be god-level weapons/armor. But...nothing really went on. I personally just wound up TSing a crewmate over the course of a few weeks, then stopped logging on. I don't think my friend played at all beyond the 2-3 scenes we had related to joining the crew.
It feels like what it is, a game way past its prime. If you want to go sandbox with some friends in the Serenity setting it'd probably work great. Not sure about starting there on your own and expecting there to be stuff for you to get involved in.
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The headstaff, Mal and Inara, effectively use the place to work out their weird, fucked-up marital issues, inflicting endless drama on the playerbase. It's also littered with semi-broken, Bad Idea Jeans code stuff, though that may have been fixed over the years, idk.
This is as short a summation of the 100+ page old WORA thread as I can manage. I never played there, but a couple of friends of mine had stints on staff, and they all carry the scars of its particular brand of insanity.
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The last time I talked to Mal, he promised me he was interested in cleaning it up. That staff had gotten away from him because he wasn't paying attention and that the game wasn't the kind of place he wanted...Needless to say, I am not playing there. So, you know, if you wanted to give it a try, you can, I guess, just you know, kind of accept that if you get screwed over by staff you shouldn't be surprised. Also, last I was there, we were back to 'The alliance needs to screw over everyone.' So if you play alliance, just be prepared to get yelled at if you're not willing to be a dick.
Edit: I did have fun, at least, on the game. I met good people there. But yes, you can get screwed over and that's not fun.
That game was way worse than TR-levels of flawed. Think back to the old Dark Metal days, when everyone was young and idiotic, that kind of stuff except with adults who should know better.
I have no idea what it's like today. For me, that game had inspired a hiatus from mushing that lasted for several years.
To be fair, I loved the setting and playing as the crew of a ship truly managed to capture the atmosphere I loved on the show.
I enjoyed it when it was more active and it was easy to ignore the staff's shit-fuckery. With the player base being smaller now (if I remember correctly) that's all but impossible. Cut my losses last year and have not regretted it.
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Chicanery. But fun space bullshit.
I played for a few months about six years ago, give or take a year. This topic made me decide to go have a brief peek at it again to see if it was something I'd like to visit again when time becomes an available commodity.
I just attempted to connect through a number of IP addresses, at times being directed to another IP address through that IP. After three or four IPs, I still find myself unable to connect. Strange.
That was one of the rare games where players would hide from staff if they came out to deliver 'plot'. Plot basically meant getting shot at, and having to do sickbay RP for a fucklot of days. I remember fondly a time when this happened at the Eavesdown docks. I was a newbie so I had no idea. I just saw everyone rushing into their ships and mocking those who didn't escape in time. Ahhh, good times.
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@faceless i guess it finally died.
It seems to be up?
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Yes, Serenity Mush is definately still running stable.
@AmishRakeFight yeah, I tried again a couple hours later and it worked. Thanks!
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The question is if the staff is stable yet.
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@wtfe That is the most important question, one I am not willing to test!
To answer the question of staff stability you have to see if Mal and Inara are still running the show. If they are then the answer is a resounding 'no'.
=[ Connected Staff ]==========================================================
IC Fanty fan 1h 10m Chief of Staff
IC Dobson Law 2h 42m RPA Coordinator
ADM Reaver Reav 3h 4m Newbie/CG Approval Admin
IC Wash W 8h 28s Newbie/CG Approval Admin
No idea who any of these cats are but here's a staff snapshot.
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So, according to MUSH/MUX list the game is down again as of this posting, and I've heard some really weird rumors as to why. Something about a staffer stealing the database (lol), then Mal and Inara having to dig up an old copy from really outdated backups? And another staffer locking the wiki somehow? My workplace's blocking software doesn't like Wikia anyhow, so I cannot see if the last one's true or not, alas.
I don't play at this thing and my friends who do aren't in the know enough to have any proper information except said rumors, but I'm super curious. Is this damn thing finally dead?
Ah. So Mal and Inara finally got what they deserved. Not something I say often, but this really has been a long time coming and I really do feel this is nothing less than what they are owed on a karmic level.
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Ah. So Mal and Inara finally got what they deserved.
They're married, right? I think they got what they deserved long ago :P