What happens if you are not Virtuous?

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  1. Sir Frank

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    We have been told she is neutral but judgemental. She tells us if our actions match our words. Hence the watchers and the encouragement to visit often.
     
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    In the case of SotA, Pickpocket only works on players.
     
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    Well that rules me out then. Too bad now I can only be a good guy. :(
     
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    The "lady" behind the controls of the Oracle is probably an old dude... like the Wizard of Oz.
     
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    O dear you crushed Butner's fantasy
     
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    ...or did he
     
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    She reminds a lot of Planescape's Lady of Pain.
     
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    I definitely know the feeling. You can't even RP as a thief because there's nothing to do in cities unless you find a player flagged for PvP that is standing still long enough.

    The only stuff you can steal are stuff lying around on the floor; there's no skill involved beyond stealth.
     
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    That's what I have been saying all this time o_O Her human agents will come for those not behaving virtuously late at night while they are sleeping :eek: The next morning their friends and family will notice that they are behaving ...differently :rolleyes:

    Nah...that could never happen... ;)

    All hail the Oracle :D
     
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    She has red eyes. Red eyes.
     
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    One need not have bias to determine whether actions match words.
     
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    Then I guess all judges are biased, and never neutral arbiters?

    I don't know if she is biased or not. The bigger issue I'd see with saying she's neutral is it judges her by intention and not her action. I don't know whether I'd say spying on people or taking away their freedoms, or whatever else she's doing, is a neutral action.
     
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    So your opinion is its impossible to be objective?
     
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    Just making sure.
     
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    Youre voted off the island!
     
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    an few don't stuff it in a furnace... ;)
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    I think we should give serious consideration to these "watchers," and the Oracle's need to constantly and pervasively spy on everyone's behavior. Its a black and white, moralist, and extremely judgmental system.

    Watchers really remind me of nazi spies:

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    Next thing you know, the Oracle will be asking you to rat out your neighbors, and close your doors on anyone deemed "non virtuous."
     
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    I agree, I think such suspicions are quite justified. The Oracle could have even caused the cataclysm thus taking away the power of humans to self govern. We take the Oracle as some sort of helper by our assumption. Upon closer examination, it's examination of us could reveal something far more sinister at work, that looks upon humans as being less than moral when compared to it's own judgments.

    Surrendering ourselves to the game and thinking we can "RP" our way through it and achieve things could be our undoing, unless we can take off the masks of RP revealing our own true inner natures. We live in a world where invisible barriers exist based on the assumptions provided to us by alters of unchecked moral values dictated and evaluated as to their compliance by that same alter of assumed wisdom.

    A thing well worth questioning...
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    I used to routinely slaughter watchers, but there are so many that it became tiresome. Instead I have taken it up a notch and now secretly plot the Oracle's downfall.
     
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    not quoting anything here but if I'm right I recall Richard garriott saying that he was planning both virtuous and non virtuous paths with benefits and pitfalls to both
     
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