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
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...

Ekphrasis
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 ! :)

Radfist
Radfist

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

ClassicCrime
ClassicCrime

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

mysecretid
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,

Loyheta
Loyheta

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

Peregrine_Falcon
Peregrine_Falcon

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

breetoplay
breetoplay moderator

@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.

Peregrine_Falcon
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.

Detton
Detton

EQ1 PVP server flashback.  

playerxx
playerxx

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

Esoteric Coyote
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.

http://imgur.com/xtkqIwg

ManastuUtakata
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

NCsucks
NCsucks

Step 1: Buy grenades

Step 2: Buy a flying mount

Step 3: Throw grenades at the ground.



samruck
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
WildarX

Welcome to Camelot Unchained

MesaSage
MesaSage

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

jauffins
jauffins

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

Siphaed
Siphaed

And this is why everyone associates "Thief[/Rogue] = Jackass" (with a little hyena tossed in).  Actually, can you picture a jackass making that "he ha" sound in constant repetition like a hyena?  Ya, that is what a Thief does every time they kill and t-bag someone. 

Loving the comic.


Also, wondering how much joy the artist got out of drawing the two nearly-naked Thieves in pink undies?  Admit it, admit the joy.

Liandreth
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.

Esoteric Coyote
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.

JonBuck
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.

Oleg Chebeneev
Oleg Chebeneev

So main hero is dead and "comic" is done? Thank god. I was afraid it will keep coming

MJ Guthrie
MJ Guthrie moderator

@Oleg Chebeneev Luckily there is sure to be the respawn feature that's in all MMOs, so we can enjoy Mo for a long, long time =D 

ManastuUtakata
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

Maggie_May
Maggie_May

Ah poor brave soul that is Mo, and all he likely wanted to do was kill some chickens and get to lvl 2......

EO_Lonegun
EO_Lonegun

Hahaha... that is why my undead rogue in WoW was always being attacked by Alliance players.

Shaddoe
Shaddoe moderator

Mondays are usually my busiest day of the week. I'm often a super ball of stress. But these last three weeks of comments have made it so much more enjoyable. Thank you for reading, enjoying, and commenting on this comic strip. You've made my Mondays something to look forward to.

Liandreth
Liandreth

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

ManastuUtakata
ManastuUtakata

@Shaddoe 

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

Shaddoe
Shaddoe moderator

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? :-D

ManastuUtakata
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

jsmooth1
jsmooth1

Sums up my first adventure into Vanilla EQ PVP

amoranth
amoranth

Oh man, so relevant. The reality of unmitigated gankboxes; nasty naked ninjas nixing newbs nonstop.

Nanulak
Nanulak

I feel your pain.

Getting back to work on my app to block their mom's credit card....;)

Omedon
Omedon

Next episode: Take 2, the PVE server!

Pandalulz
Pandalulz

I'm pretty sure that's how my first experience with AoC went. And then the second and third and fourth and fifth and sixth and seventh... and then I ragequit.