Heh. Ok, put down the bong, folks, I’m talking about Gemstone IV, the online role-playing game!
Over in this thread: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=285240 I stumbled across a mention of it, and figured there’s gotta be more players around. So here we are.
Who else plays this?
For those who don’t, it’s a text-based massively-multiplayer (at least 200 at any given moment) online role-playing game, in a sword-and-sorcery type world. You get to make a character, train them as anything from a wizard to a warrior, and interact with other people’s characters and the critters and stuff in the game world.
It’s tons of fun.
I first found out about it many years ago, when AOL picked it up and started advertising. Played it for a year or two, then dumped it. Eventually dumped AOL too, but that’s a thread for another forum!
Anyway, 'bout a year ago I looked it up again just as they were ‘upgrading’ from Gemstone III (it’s just a number folks, same basic game). Took my trial period, and boom, I was hooked!
My main character is a bard, swings a sword and slings a song, and a master of magical items of all sorts. Based him pretty much on myself, and the character’s grown over the years into a couple other forms…
Also got a wizard, 'cuz magic is fun. Got me a cleric, and a thief, and a ranger, too, but don’t play them as much.
Er… yeah. Gemstone. So, who else plays? Whatcha like, what dontcha like, whatcha wanna like? Tips, tricks, secrets? How did you manage to quit playing?! q;}