My life as a Krondorian Pathfinder: Progressing my characters story in Midkemia Online.
So, I have been playing as bobby a good month now and I must admit I am happy with his progress. Most of my short term character goals are now complete and while finishing off the last few goals I have in the short term it is time for me to start considering long term goals for him to work towards. The main goal in terms of numbers and statistics is to reach level 100 so that I can benefit from the bonuses that come with that milestone but today I am looking at the roleplay and status goals for my character to work towards in Midkemia Online.
As most of you may have realized by now, Midkemia Online is heavily geared towards roleplay even though all the mechanics of an MMO exist within the game. You are not limited by the constraints of graphical MMOs and you can pretty much play the game as you want. My initial set of short term goals were to learn my way around all of the villages and hunting grounds and gain rank amongst the explorer rankings, gain level 80 so that I can max out my two primary statistics for bashing and player vs. player, gain guild rank 3 through completing the tasks set by the guild heads and roleplaying my character as a soldier of the pathfinders to gain the Rank of Scout, learn how to PVP effectively as a soldier and get my character well known and hopefully liked within Krondor.
So far I have completed all of those goals I set myself asides from reaching level 80, which I am now only 5 levels away from, so what is next for Bobby? Well, Bobby is now 20 years old, having selected a starting age of 19 and playing for one in game year and being a human, he is starting to notice all the couples wandering around Krondor and wants in on the action, so to speak. Midkemia Online has the mechanics for characters to be joined together as husband and wife, but in order to do so you first need to develop a relationship with another character and progress it until you feel you are ready to get engaged. Once your characters have been engaged for a certain amount of time it is then possible to have a priest sanction the marriage and perform the ceremony to link the two characters. I must admit that when I first heard about this mechanic I was rather skeptical, what if my characters beloved is actually a guy in real life, what if he or she is actually teenager or my biggest concern… What happens if once I am in a relationship, my other half wants to get physical? According to the help files in MKO, all interactions and commands used in game are considered in character, but in these situations it is always a good idea to get to know the player as well as the character so that ground rules can be set in advance, but hey I am getting ahead of myself here.
in this image you will see my SCORE along with the HONORS line of the character belonging to the Order Head of my Sect. As you can see, she has achieved a couple of great Honors and is noted as taking the hand of another in Marriage.
There are a few girls that have caught Bobby’s eye in Krondor and at least a few of them has shown a little interest in return. Now in real life I am a married man and completely happy with my situation, and so what I am looking for in game is a character who I can get on with, will not want or expect any form of sexual roleplay and is at least 18 years of age. I do not care what the gender of the player is as long as the character is a female human I am pretty much happy. So my first long term goal will be to set up some roleplay with some of these fine specimens to test the water, and if Bobby feels a connection and gets a little reciprocation in the mild flirting’s I can begin to develop a rapport with player and character in order to gain Bobby a wife. Who knows, in future he may even have a child and after a period of time it is possible for another player to then create the character that will take over from your interactions through emotes and turn it into an actual character in the game thus completing your roleplay family.
Now that I have personal goals in MKO I also need a set of professional goals, now that I am recognized as a Scout in the Eagles Squadron of the Pathfinders, it is time to further perfect the skills I have learned so that I can become a Tracker and eventually a strike sergeant so that I can lead the army on raids into enemy controlled territory and recapture them for Krondor. There is always something to be done and with most of the information that has been collected on our enemies in the North changing regularly, there is always tracking, scouting and stalking to be done.
If you want to carve out your own hero, where better than in Midkemia Online? Give it a try, you won’t regret it.