serene mistwood wrote:
Violetta Daviau wrote:
chores / mundane things as a "by-product" to other things makes the entire play far longer.
No, chores/mundane things make me yawn. Perhaps I have a short attention span, or just don't have the time as you do in the few hours I can indulge in SL Gor weekly.
I surely do not want to convince you, play as you like it. What I mean though is that chores should not be played for chores only, but they can add flavor and depth to anything else.
Imagine the following scenes:
Preface: a warrior player and a kajira player enjoy some chat, IC chat. He is at the wall to guard.
Situation 1: He stands guard, she kneels, they speak.
Situation 2: He stands guard and cleans his sword meanwhile thoroughly, she kneels aside of him and washes her master's tunics or sews them while the two speak.
More than situation 2 I do not mean. I played the crafting of a furkini with a pewpewer labled person who came just back from a capture, with amnesia. Their band healer wanted to heal the amnesia with a cookie. My intend was not to craft the furkini itself, the chore was really of no matter.
a) I was OOC pissed at the poor healing play of the healer so I stepped in at all
b) My IC intend was to bring back the girl to her memories slowly (hoping it would work) by showing her her prior life, to show her how agile her fingers were at things she cannot remember currently, and so make her get blinks of memories, maybe break the amnesia over the days
On the next day (I was playing a GE PK cultist priestess), I fetched her and showed her how her fingers were skilled at fletching arrows while converting her to my twisted faith version in talks, 4 hours.
I punished a captured panther girl by gnawing on guttjuices soaked leather strips that later formed the whip I whipped her with, 2h, and the crafting itself was an IC punishment already.
I went with a kajira into a forest sim to hunt imaginary animals, my OOC intend: get captured. But no man came by so we hunted, then night came, we built a temp outdoor camp, cooked together and told stories at the camp fire... 8h
It is really not a "craft craft craft, done, what next?"
serene mistwood wrote:
As for a panther/female training a young wild tarn ( not a War tarn) - I believe it would be possible yes, and acceptable to me for a specific storyline. There is even a hint of this possible conditioning in the books.
When I had borne Talena home from Ar to Ko-ro-ba I had tried to teach her the reins of the tarn-harness and help her, at least with me at hand, to learn to master the brute.
In the whistling wind, as the need arose, I had called the straps to her. "One-strap!", "Six-strap!" and so on, and she would draw the strap. That was the only association between the voice of man and the arrangements of the strap harness which the tarn had known. The bird, of course, could not have been conditioned in so short a time, nor for that matter had it even been my intention to condition the bird, for I had spoken only for the benefit of Talena. Moreover, even if it had been the case that the bird had been inadvertently conditioned in that short of time, it was not possible that it would still retain the memory of that casual imprinting, which had taken place more than six years ago. Outlaw of Gor
The problem is, as someone has already pointed out, that we will then have lots of panthers wanting to become *Tarnswomen* - and the exception, which we admire, becomes the rule, which we don't. So, for me.. specific sim storyline with admin consent as an exception yes. New rule or behaviour change, no.
Here I agree with Serene. While I understand also Draco's point, the problem is really that we do not find just a limited number of exceptions that might be such plausible. It would become the rule as soon after like all would do what gives them RP benefits and kill their role restraints. And it would surely not only be panther girls, it would soon also be FW and slaves even to ride tarns.
We see that pretty much in GE / BTB main rule difference: Tarna was an exception in the books, yet GE is flooded with combatative FW, so called femlaws, but also combatative citizen women in the few cities GE actually has.
It is the same in RL. You maybe have a hand full of people that are well able to drive a car at 300 km/h without trouble on public autobahns/highways, but allowing that to all would increase the crash ratio tremendously, but as it is an all or noone thing, it gets forbidden for all.
As nice as it would be if all SL Gor would be as mature and experienced in RP, as Gorean, as many posting people here on the forums appear to be, it is just not the case, so being more restrictive in general will help more than it damages...