Page 34 - Up the Ladder, Down the Ladder

18th May 2017, 8:00 AM in XANA Awakens
Page 34 - Up the Ladder, Down the Ladder
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MagicMixture 18th May 2017, 8:00 AM edit delete
MagicMixture
I really don't know how aggressive players can get, but I've come across people that get more mad if you hurt a fictional animal than a fictional human.

During one of the games I was in, the villain kidnapped a person and fled on horseback. I got the "bright idea" to attack the horse, thinking it was a larger target so I could slow down the villain's retreat. The GM's girlfriend immediately shot down my idea, and the villain got away (he probably was supposed to though).

I would never hurt an animal in real life. I don't even hunt or fish, even though it's popular here. But in-game, I guess my moral compass was slightly tilted. If you dare hurt a random animal in-game, imagine the fury you would receive if you dare hurt your party member's animal companion.

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Andy: So how do we get down?
Taylor: There’s a ladder in the shaft now that the elevator went down.
Eric: Uh, if the scanners and Jeremie are on different floors, how do I avoid crushing Andy?
Taylor: There’s another ladder inside the rooms. It doesn’t go to the last floor though.
Eric: I go up after I make sure the mutt stays put.
Stein: You’re lucky Andy didn’t catch you yet. He gets a little aggressive when it comes to his animal companions.
Andy: Oh, so you’re fine with someone just taking your gadgets and doing who knows what with them?
Stein: . . . starting the procedure.
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Rastaba 18th May 2017, 12:42 PM edit delete reply
Rastaba
In this instance it isn't just a 'random animal'. It's explicitly an animal companion and a rather harmless one at that as it apparently was docile enough that he could carry it while at a full sprint and run. So yeah. Bad Karma for him. May all his romance character arcs end in sorrow!
Guest 19th May 2018, 6:23 PM edit delete reply
Well, the human character can be a huge jerk, but the animal at that?
the case you mention, for exemple, The vilain was a jerk and a kidnapper, but the horse? he was just doing it's horse life, minding his horse buisness. he have been trained to be mounted, when told to galop he galop.
Now, i personally don't mind attacking in game animals, but i do get why some peoples would (that is, of course if thoses peoples does'nt go slaughtering random neutral or good npcs).
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