Sword and Bored: Teleport

I promised Jef that I would never publicly show the stick-figure sketches that he does for these comics before I draw them. And usually I understand exactly what’s going on in the sketches despite Jef’s saying that they are awful. However, when he showed me this one for the first time, I totally didn’t get it. It had nothing to do with the quality of the drawing; it had more to do with my ignorance.

I asked, “Is this a thing that happens in MMOs?” And he said that one particular MMO has this issue, and it’s hilarious to see how certain classes in that game handle it. That, of course, brings us to this week’s comic…

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digi_owl
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digi_owl

Loyheta Pretty much walked away from that game after finishing the PVE storyline and finding that future quests would take me into PVP zones. Sorry, but no.

digi_owl
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digi_owl

WildarX While offline, something similar could be pulled in Morrowind to easily level. This because skill xp was also level xp via some formula. So you basically had your character jump into a river, face a bridge pillar, and drop something heavy on the forward key.

BryanCo
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BryanCo

Watisthis  The game in question is ArcheAge.

Are you even aware that there are games you aren’t familiar with?

Watisthis
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Watisthis

I’ve never run into a game that has running XP for mounts not an ability for players to teleport others into PvP against their will.

Does the author even play MMORPGs?

WildarX
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WildarX

I used to play jokes on players that used me for auto follow, especially on raids.  I’d run them into a room or cell, step out far enough to let the door close then run away until the auto follow was out of range.  Occasionally I’d run them into a lava pit at let them burn.

WildarX
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WildarX

I remember leveling up swimming in EQ1 by finding a relatively safe pool or body of water, start swimming in circles and initiate auto run.  It was very useful to have an enduring breath item, but it was possible to position yourself just above the waterline as to not drown.  Let this run overnight and max out swimming.

Loyheta
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Loyheta

That is just perfect. Hahaha. I remember for the brief time I played Archeage and I went into that neutral zone with all the token vendors. That place was packed with people afk grinding their riding. I remember reporting them and then I got a message back telling me they weren’t doing anything wrong. Last time I cared in that game.

ZenDadaist
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ZenDadaist

Ekphrasis Damonvile  If you’re ever playing Anarchy Online and find yourself in a team with 2 or more Engineers, beware. It’ll probably turn into a beaconwarp tennis match with random other team members :p May the engi with the highest nanoinit win! (Well… until 18.7 which made nanoinit no longer affect teleport and grid nanos.)

ZenDadaist
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ZenDadaist

Snerk. Well, if levelling your riding is that long and tedious that setting it off afk is the preferred method, you may need to re-evaluate your game’s skill-up system. 
Mind you in a non-pvp zone I’m surprised you can just teleport random other players without their consent as a hostile action. Unless you can jump into their team and then use a force teleport mechanism? I dunno what game this is ribbing, so no clue :p

Ekphrasis
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Ekphrasis

Damonvile

I was the victim a couple of times with some cheeky friends. AFK for quick bio/drink etc. and I’d find myself at the highest point on the map, at the very edge/corner of the map, dead as you mention – or being the ball in a game of teleport tennis. All in fun of course.
Good times.