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Abbondio Rezzonico
@abbondio-rezzonico
07 Jul 2019 06:28:09AM
27 posts

ACS Journal: Tatiana's Farming for Fortune


QH Resources & Guides

Also the HUD save your progress only once every 5min, so if you log off right after doing something it may not be recorded, the safe way to do is to either unwear the HUD before you log off, or go to OOC and log off.

Imparo qualcose di nuovo tutti i giorni...
(You learn something new...)

Abbondio Rezzonico
@abbondio-rezzonico
25 May 2019 04:59:41AM
27 posts

QH Welcomes the Antiquity Crafting System (ACS)


General Discussions

Already had an encounter with a doctor, that was a wild evening in town; but looking forward to the butcher. I still have three single-sided (*hint* lol) pigs and a rooster waiting in the ice box. 

Abbondio Rezzonico
@abbondio-rezzonico
22 May 2019 09:37:47PM
27 posts

Game of Thrones ~ A Song of Ice and Fire


Book Lovers

I'm not much of a 'shipper' myself for anything, it amazes me all the more how people tend to lose themselves completely (and collectively!) over a series. Of course you want to see all and understand it, but seriously - when you see these people going crazy with armchair analysis and fortune cookie philosophy... Not to mention the air of entitlement of all these people signing a petition to demand rewriting a whole season because it didn't go as they expected. A-sto-nish-ing... 

This last season was a very nice closure of the whole thing, they could have muddled through to a ninth, but it's good they chose to end it. It kept me very alert all through, I enjoyed the episode build up towards the big battle against the dead. The whole epic zombie battle was deeply dark, but became almost a teaparty with the almost single-handed sack of King's Landing by the Daenerys. As the credits commenced, I couldn't help myself muttering: 'Well, that was uncalled for...' For all her brilliant and ruthless arrogance I found Cersei's ending a bit bland. The final episode really had some unexpected turns for me, I for one did not see that knife coming. But definitely yes on that last part, it might be the best conclusion of all to make: The dragon was right.

I never picked it up until earlier this year, over some months before the start of the last season I watched all seasons and it was for me very satisfying that this series was not a happy pleaser for the viewer - all the ones you liked went down horribly or unexpectedly. Most enjoyable.

Abbondio Rezzonico
@abbondio-rezzonico
22 May 2019 08:59:49PM
27 posts

ACS Journal: Tatiana's Farming for Fortune


QH Resources & Guides

Good picture, handsome couple of farmers, and glad to see you too had a glorious harvest of vegetables. I teased you enough about the wheat situation. You solved it with charm, but it will probably haunt you for some time haha.
As for the loans, Louis was already considering such. But yes, I would certainly consider expanding the services of the Banco Rezzonico for this. Already thinking about how to design such an enterprise to make it a justifiable ploy, perhaps with the option of paying off through a share in produce. It could make it interesting for me at least to invest in farms and entrepreneurs, and benefit the development in general. I will give this some more thought over time, we're not in a rush


updated by @abbondio-rezzonico: 23 May 2019 09:32:32AM
Abbondio Rezzonico
@abbondio-rezzonico
13 May 2019 06:59:24PM
27 posts

WANTED - Tenant Farmer @ Queen's Hamlet


Banco Rezzonico

This topic can be shelved for now, we had - above expectations - two applicants, who will both try out.
Known to and more than familiar with the Queen's Hamlet, we welcome Satoharu Nakamura and Candace Ducatillon.

Abbondio Rezzonico
@abbondio-rezzonico
13 May 2019 10:13:03AM
27 posts

Historical RP: Strengthening Connections


General Discussion

Spot on, Tatiana.

About the needs/wants point I dropped:
One can say many things about G&S, and is less mandatory in many things as you will get everything done with or without hud etc. But if you want better results you can use better tools and need to keep up high energy levels. It's the perfect example of wanting something over needing it.
Louis, I'm sorry to sound like a pessimist in this, as I am not, but: No matter how many needs you put into the hud, you still need people to want to do it and spend their time on it. For instance my needs for your hud are far less than you'd hope for any participant, because I simply am not that competitive (anymore) and just want to enjoy myself. First thing I'll do with that hud is testing that sobriety and getting as drunk as possible! :p

I think it's safe to say that we established the impossibilities of conversion. Users that lean to one or the other system, will perhaps dabble with the other for the sake of rp or community. I just hope that the ACS will remain as accessible in 'light use' as G&S is. For I cannot see myself using G&S ánd ACS simultaneously.

As said, I will support anything that is well thought through to enhance rp. It absolutely has a chance if you stick to period related stuff. But I fear you are putting too much on G&S. Let ACS be its own system, and accept that G&S is well established after a decade and progression. We, the foreigners/outsiders, that are a part of the 18th century community that -want- to dabble, will dabble :)

Challenges, quests and other ploys that are developed with use of a system, and not enclosed within - are indeed interesting. I think we have proven lately that with a bit of imagination and teamwork we can do this. I'm pretty sure that we'll continue doing this in future.

Abbondio Rezzonico
@abbondio-rezzonico
08 May 2019 03:45:32PM
27 posts

WANTED - Tenant Farmer @ Queen's Hamlet


Banco Rezzonico

Hatsuka:

I am interested, as the Hamlet has been the sim I spend almost all my time for over a year. I'd love to add rp to that.

That is lovely news, which both I and the Duchesse have already been very equally happy about.
I shall contact you inworld with the details!

Abbondio Rezzonico
@abbondio-rezzonico
08 May 2019 03:44:25PM
27 posts

Fisher of the Month Challenge April 2019


QH Challenges

Oh, that is a nice surprise. I had thought someone would surpass my score, but not that there would be a trophy attached.  Do feel a tad guilty now, because my fishing is mostly done when new flavours for the vines are released; for the sake of the new fishing ploy I shall try to make an effort in fishing for more recreational purposes too. And also because our bank is very much enjoying a good deal of purpose in the whole QH fishing enterprise

Abbondio Rezzonico
@abbondio-rezzonico
06 May 2019 07:29:23AM
27 posts

Historical RP: Exploring Different Types of Roleplay


General Discussion

araya:

No the oposite ..i think people act like they have no privilage at all

Interesting, because it used to be so very different... haha
It would call for another discussion topic, something along the lines of 'Behaviourals. Follow the lines of History or Hollywood?' Wink

Abbondio Rezzonico
@abbondio-rezzonico
06 May 2019 07:27:07AM
27 posts

Historical RP: Exploring Different Types of Roleplay


General Discussion

I agree fully with Louis here, sandboxing and casual; with the difference that we (not the people... - the Rezzonico family) work with a historically accurate framework and take personal liberties in the details. 
Over the years I think I have tried most forms of roleplay in SL, but the combination above works best for me. Something to do and you can step in and out without much trouble, picking it up as you go along. It is the most relaxed way and ideal for a daily roleplay setting. 

Perhaps it is also best described as the least antagonizing for me, although that would imply that I hate roleplay. I do not - otherwise I wouldn't have lasted for so long. At the risk of sounding like old Cato: The courts were often an aggravating trial of endurance for me with the all-or-nothing-at-all-system. Either full blown event mode, where you need to keep up in a crowd, as well as plow your way through lag quicksand. Often with a scripted roleplay that nearly always failed, not only because of said lag and the subsequent recurrent crashes making key players just giving up halfway. I think we could have done a lot about it by setting limits to apparel, but everyone just liked it a little too much to walk around bedecked in prims and scripts. By the other end, the nothing-at-all, I mean the empty sims - no one around to do a regular rp that would actually develop a character and show some imagination or group bonding. It made it virtually impossible (no pun intended) to actually build up something. And what was going around often didn't surpass the style of copying films and even sitcoms. Although I can most certainly appreciate a good laugh, it does get old quickly when some duchesse repeats the same silly characteristics and quotes by the Comtesse de Vache [Let Them Eat Cake, French & Saunders] time and again; especially when that same person is a highly entitled twit with little clue about actual history - but that as a side note. *Cato exit*

Places with a casual, more daily roleplay, like we currently have in the majority are welcoming and therefore far less scary to new people. They can join in easily. The only down side may be that it does require more perseverance to actually make it work, because of a lack of strict structure. Still, when you do get settled in it is a far more enjoyable way of roleplay for most people. I do think we could do more in regards to settling more ongoing daily roleplay, as mostly we do tend to just mind our own business and interact only actively with friends and neighbours. 

Para-rp is just not for me. I either get bored waiting, or I come across a self-centered novel writer that reminds me why I do not care for it. My own sister, however, tries to interest me for GoT every now and then. She's really good at it and swears by the structure. She has good arguments, like the posting order that creates clarity and gives time for each player to think over everything instead of jumping to the next line. But I just do not care for the endless emoting and descriptions of the weather and fluttering dusty fluff in the corner of the room.
My main anecdote for rejecting it is that some years ago I was rp'ing in such a place and I got entangled in a scene with some guy who literally took his turns (and for well over an hour) not interacting but just contemplating the glass of wine in front of him. In the end I made by exit by standing up, taking his glass, emptying his glass, and throwing the glass into the fireplace with the words: 'Here, let me help you, you clearly have trouble with it.' I know it was bad form, but ever since then I steered away from para as much as I could.

PS: There's also the problem that everyone wants to be on the top of the food chain and no one wants to be a peasant (because why would you want to be treated like dirt on a daily basis)  - hm... Gor?


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