Sword and Bored: Newbie zone

We’ve all been there: Stepping into a new game is frightening and exciting at the same time. We don’t know what to expect, especially when other players are involved.

Just like stepping out with this comic strip, it’s a scary prospect. I’m glad you guys have enjoyed it so far. Jef and I have been working really hard to make it interesting and funny for you.

So far, the comic has just been about Mo, but now we get to meet our first player characters. Now that is a scary prospect.

Our friend Mo has stepped out of the tutorial zone and is ready to take on the open world…

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Veldan
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Veldan

I only just saw this, and it was pretty funny :D

But in reality I find it sad though, that people gank levelers who have no chance against them and then try to be as annoying as possible about it. And don’t even get me started on wardrobe systems that allow empty/naked visuals while still getting the stats of armor…

Peregrine_Falcon
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Peregrine_Falcon

breetoplay Oleg Chebeneev While I was joking, it’s funny because it’s true.
There’s always more non-PvP servers and there’s always more players on non-PvP servers. Not that there’s anything wrong with PvP, but there’s a reason why PvPers are always the minority. It’s called: their own behavior.

breetoplay
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breetoplay

Oleg Chebeneev Peregrine_Falcon This isn’t actually true (I just counted out of curiosity). There are slightly more PvE and RP servers than PvP and RP-PvP servers (134 to 112) in the US. In any case, WoW’s PvP isn’t actually open PvP; it’s two-way faction-based RvR.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Shaddoe 
…well, go ahead. Just remember to drill two opposing holes in the top of the helm instead of one at the back. <3

Ekphrasis
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Ekphrasis

Rite of passage.
MO is just an MMO infant until he’s been ninja ganked and had someone taunt and dance over his corpse.
That was my first experience in AION almost exactly but I’m pretty sure they wore clothes. Can’t recall though, I logged out immediately after the 3rd successive gang attack.
Most amusing/light hearted kills came from a hero in Atlas Park PvP (can’t remember the archetype or powerset) but after making a kill, would zone yell ‘BAM! RIGHT IN THE KISSER!!!’
(Didn’t find it funny when i gave it back to him though! )
Loving MO’s adventures, thanks for the smile ! :)

Oleg Chebeneev
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Oleg Chebeneev

Peregrine_Falcon They are more popular in WoW and there are more of them

FeveredDreamer
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FeveredDreamer

Sad reminders of my early visits to Darkfall.

Radfist
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Radfist

I lol’ed.  Also why I hate permastealth in PvP games, so cheap.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

MesaSage he needs the sword of 1000 truths! …and a bed pan

ClassicCrime
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ClassicCrime

this comic kind of reminds me of that mmos in a nutshell cartoon

mysecretid
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mysecretid

I find it funny that some posters complain about a webcomic created and offered for free. It costs nothing to view.

Don’t like it? Don’t read it. Simple.

Me, I like it, for the record. Thanks, creators,

mysecretid
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mysecretid

flatline4400 
Gankers and Wankers? Two in one!
Maybe those are their names? Ganker and Wanker, the 1337 Ninja Teeme (speelingh iz four scrubz, ya!)

Loyheta
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Loyheta

Should have done the panties in red… that way they could be the rouge rogues

Loyheta
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Loyheta

ManastuUtakata Oleg Chebeneev And the comic after that will be about spawning sneakily and running away from campers xD

Loyheta
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Loyheta

Cyroselle amoranth Awesome assonance!

Shaddoe
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Shaddoe

A sidekick… If you want to call her that… Is coming, but I don’t think pink pigtails is in her design. Why would I want to steal your trademark? U0001f604

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Zulika_Mi_Nam ManastuUtakata 
Sorry, can’t help you there. That’s the type of bed you choose, you’ll have learn to sleep in it I guess. As games I choose…or least the servers I choose on them doesn’t have that problem. :(

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Esoteric Coyote playerxx 
“I could totally do an panty ninja with them.”
So she raids the draws of the unsuspecting citizens of Ul’dah to get those? Naughty cat girl! o.O

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Shaddoe 
You’re welcome. Any chance of seeing a pink and pigtailed sidekick for Mo? >.>

Peregrine_Falcon
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Peregrine_Falcon

And yet people can’t figure out why open PvP servers aren’t more popular. :)

Detton
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Detton

EQ1 PVP server flashback.

Nate Woodard
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Nate Woodard

I chuckled a bit at “u ded m8 lololol”.

JonBuck
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JonBuck

Esoteric Coyote I’ve leveled Rogue up to 16. The Assassinate ability is both awesome and funny. I mean, you can use it to jump on the back of a small bat in midair and stab them in the neck.

Zulika_Mi_Nam
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Zulika_Mi_Nam

Esoteric Coyote ManastuUtakata Zulika_Mi_Nam …Perma-stealth builds are there…

Esoteric Coyote
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Esoteric Coyote

ManastuUtakata Zulika_Mi_Nam GW2 does it a bit better with having a timer, a reveal debuff, and allowing it in combat.  Perma-stealth builds are there, but have constant up keep to stay in stealth, and still have reveal debuff to prevent them from going right back into stealth after attacking.  And this seems fair to me.

Esoteric Coyote
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Esoteric Coyote

playerxx Hmm I just got the coliseum pants in FFXIV.  I could totally do an panty ninja with them. I meant to show them to my husband, as I got a good laugh. They are basically a black pair of panties with to small leaf shaped plate pieces on them, and some metal socks.  Not my character, I just stole it off google images.  FFXIV has panty ninjas.

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Zulika_Mi_Nam
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Zulika_Mi_Nam

ManastuUtakata Zulika_Mi_Nam I am not aware of another type of game environment other than that depicted.

Esoteric Coyote
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Esoteric Coyote

Siphaed I love stealthy stabby classes.  I’m playing a ninja right now in FFXIV, and love it.  Something about being speedy and deadly is just so awesome.  I used to be an asshole rogue though, or druid.  Like before WoW made diminishing returns I used to sap people till they logged out if they bothered me or another person on my faction.  Or corpse camp them and cannibalize their bodies.  But that was a long time ago, back when WoW was first released.  I like to think I grew up since then.

Esoteric Coyote
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Esoteric Coyote

dirtyklingon RIP

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

Greaterdivinity Emergent gameplay! Noobs are content!

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

flatline4400 Ace and Gary as ninjas!!

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

amoranth Awesome alliteration!

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

Oleg Chebeneev ‘Keep coming’ is how comics get better.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Greaterdivinity DeadlyAccurate 
…well those with tiny brains who think they where being clever, I gather. :)

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

WildarX 
….

playerxx
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playerxx

If you can’t beat them, join them! underwear ninjas look sexy.

NCsucks
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NCsucks

Step 1: Buy grenades
Step 2: Buy a flying mount
Step 3: Throw grenades at the ground.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Zulika_Mi_Nam 
For those who can’t see the forest for the tree, stealth is not the issue here. Rather the game environment depicted that allows certain players to abuse stealth in the process.

samruck
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samruck

Damn Mo, told you to stay away from Revival MMO! Now they will pee, poo on your corpse then end it with sweet raep.

WildarX
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WildarX

Welcome to Camelot Unchained

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

jsmooth1 wolfyseyes 
Wait…you don’t mean you eat ground Chocobo meat? :(

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Oleg Chebeneev 
The corpse run is next week. So look for a very much alive main hero coming to a M:OP strip soon! Thank you for caring. <3

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

Shaddoe Watched  your podcast today. Good stuff. :)

Walpurgisnacht
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Walpurgisnacht

MJ Guthrie Oleg Chebeneev Maybe in the next one he can be a ghost at the graveyard.

Liandreth
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Liandreth

Shaddoe Thanks for making them! I share them with my kids, who are MMO players as well, and they love them too.

MesaSage
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MesaSage

Clearly Mo is underequipped.  He needs to get out his credit card and purchase some lockboxes.

jauffins
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jauffins

breetoplay 
LOOOOOOOOOL

jauffins
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jauffins

Oh no! It’s Redridge Mountains all over again!

jauffins
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jauffins

Oh no! It’s Redridge Mountains all over again!

Liandreth
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Liandreth

Siphaed “Also, wondering how much joy the artist got out of drawing the two
nearly-naked Thieves in pink undies?  Admit it, admit the joy.”
Heh, I would think that’s a given.

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