Despair is still unfinished and is a work in progress. I thank you for all your comments, it helps me balance things out. Despair is about staying true to the definition of the word. Most NPCs have been through tough times and don't feel like talking all that much. They might even seem rude and unforgiving.
I am working on a read me stone that goes into your inventory that explains much more than what you might understand about our realm. Have you read all the posts here, as well? I have posted spoilers and info that explains where Despair is and where it is going. We have never been as close to completion as we are now.
Yes, I'm almost always there, and always listen to suggestions. I like having holiday bonuses, contests, and participating on all levels of the game.
Thanks again for helping me get Despair to where we all want it to be.
Hey, also if you can, please give me some of the quests that you think might need some direction for someone to complete them. When Despair first started, these were very cryptic and hidden. Npcs and henchmen did not know who to trust, and always watched their back when they spoke to strangers. That is why not much information was given out, and even why they might have seemed unfriendly and cryptic. Today's Despair is a bit more under control, a bit more relaxed and they are starting to 'warm up' to strangers a bit quicker than before.
I am adding these two additional paragraphs to help new players fully understand what is going on with Despair. They will be on the Welcome to Despair - read me stone that is on your toon (although the updates will not be on your stone at this moment).
As you travel around Despair know that the land has suffered great injustices from enemy armies and Undead creatures. Some of the roads and paths that were once common, used by all to travel from city to city have been trampled down, destroyed and removed to further spread chaos throughout the lands of Despair. Searching for these paths and roads might be a bit frustrating and difficult, but places that are hidden, not travelled to much or even known about anymore might contain riches and treasure that if everyone else knew about, would be long gone.
As you speak to npcs and henchmen throughout the lands of Despair, remember they have been recovering from war for quite some time now. They did not know who to trust, and always watched their back when they spoke to strangers. That is why not much information was given out to aid strangers in their travels and quests, and even why they might have seemed unfriendly and cryptic. Today's Despair is a bit more under control, a bit more relaxed and they are starting to 'warm up' to strangers a bit quicker than before.
Also, there are Demigod and God statuses, which require X and Y (two seperate levels of xp) as well as a particular amount of Acts of Heroism. More on that later. FYI