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Social interaction in A Tale in the Desert?

MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 2,642
This game is about to start fresh for its ninth iteration in August, 2019.  Has anyone played it?  Is there a lot of roleplaying and social interaction?  If so, is it mostly of a friendly nature?

Thanks!

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  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657
    edited July 18
    To be played well ATITD requires social interactions.  It can be played solo but it is intended to have many social aspects.  You join multiple guilds for projects you are interested in like pyramid building, animal sighting, creating various hemp or grape strains for efficiency and flavor, art appreciation, and politics.  Group play is much more efficient.  

    Everything has to be built.  From your first flint knife and brick mold to the ultimate; pyramids and god idols.  The further up the build tree the more social it becomes.  

    Some projects are intended to create conflict.  Most are just friendly competition.  There is absolutely no combat or PVP.  But if you settle by an asshat?  Well griefing is allowed to a point.  That's where the politics come in. It's rare but people have been banned from the game by popular vote.

    The ATITD wikis are your friend.  

    Starting suggestion.  Start somewhere along the Nile fairly near a cross bridge.  You need water, clay, planting grounds and flint.  Pick up any and all blue stones about 18"/dia. that you find.  harvest every hemp plant(stalk w/yellow flowers) you find along water bodies but don't steal the plants someone else planted.  People will call out they've planted.  The seeds travel North for a good distance before growing.


    This it the only person I ever heard of being banned by vote.  I only played during 2 seasons long after it occurred though.  They still occasionally talked about Richter in game.
    https://forums.mmorpg.com/discussion/100220/a-tale-in-the-desert-iii-egenisis-sponsored-elitism-must-go#latest
    cas00022
    "I used to think the worst thing in life was to be all alone.  It's not.  The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone."  Robin Williams
  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 2,642
    OK, thanks.  Sounds interesting.  Is there a heavy grind element?
  • AkulasAkulas Member RarePosts: 2,536
    It gets too much social drama and GMs help their friends out (Spawn resources, bypass law system to implement things for their friends etc) but it's worth a casual look if you never played it before. 

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  • MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 2,642
    Akulas said:
    It gets too much social drama and GMs help their friends out (Spawn resources, bypass law system to implement things for their friends etc) but it's worth a casual look if you never played it before. 
    Ah, well, that kind of ruins things.
  • mea1987mea1987 Newbie CommonPosts: 1
    The open Beta is now live and free to play until the launch of the next Tale so now is the perfect time to try the game out! There's been a lot of changes and updates to the game and the GMs are certainly not corrupt now - it's a great community but you can also play solo if you wanted!
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