It may seem like I’ve been dancing around Mooncrest without a sign of any other life forms, but it’s not. I’ve been taking photos in the wee hours of the night when everyone is already sleeping or gone to work. But I’m not innocent, I have spied on the others in this community, I’ve asked to take their pictures. And now I’d like to introduce you to a few.
I’ve been to a lot of ooc meetings before for ic reasons and for ooc discussion. I remember I used to go to a lot of them when I started rping on sl, and continued until the end of the ‘old’ days of roleplay sims and I learned things. I stopped going to them when the people leading the meetings were repeating information I already new, and the people leading/teaching were not teaching, they were just c/p notes taken by someone else, or they didn’t know how to ‘teach’.
The second day of my time on sim I was invited to the ooc healers class. I was hesitant a first, but I thought the only way I was going to get to know the community was to go to the community events. I’m glad I did. I learned more in Ashildr (mystybaker) ‘s first aid class for an ooc meeting about medieval first aid than I have in three years in SL Roleplay ooc classes.
Of course that’s not to say sim combat classes are not somewhere you learn things, in fact if you can get into your sims combat class do it, combat is the place where you will likely screw up majorly if you don’t understand a sims combat system.
I won’t give up too many of the things that Ashildr offers in her classes because then you wouldn’t need to go, but a few points that I think the incoming possible community needs to know about the sim healers system itself.
In class we reviewed two different aspects of healing and first aid, rp basics of first aid and healing for roleplay. And lastly details about each. I’ve left a lot out of her lesson below, simply because I think she does a better way of teaching, and I think any roleplayer should attend. Mooncrest is so fortunate to have such a good teacher with them. And so the two we reviewed :
►1) The divine side of healing
►2) the practical side of healing
It is important to understand that the different disciplines [cleric, shaman, druid, ranger medic, paladin..] will see injury and illness differently.(Ashildr, 2017)
1) Clerics, shamans, druids – will all say some sort of prayer/perform ceremony or ritual before and during healing. This is often times to call their deity, spirit, or elements to aid them, but its also thought to help cleanse space and bless the person before they begin to do practical healing.
2) We tend to stay away from magical potions (in RP) for healing. The reason is, we want people to RP together.
3) There is cause and reaction in play with healing.
4) Be familiar with realistic complications and realistic healing techniques.
All of these points are super important, and often now healers on sims rely on clerical healing, and forget the realms of realism within healing. I often too often see healers click their fingers and you’re healed. I’ve always since then resorted to playing characters that demand to be healed by a practical healer, because I love to see people to put together their knowledge of how to heal things naturally.
The class got to a point of questions so I pursued the question that can make or break a sim sometimes.
[2017/03/10 17:50] Ashildr (mystybaker): Any questions on the divine side of healing?
[2017/03/10 17:50] Alva: maybe both divine and the first one
[2017/03/10 17:50] Alva : can any of the classes resurrect characters?- with or without assistance?
[2017/03/10 17:51] Cora Zeami: Good question
[2017/03/10 17:51] Ashildr (mystybaker): Healers have the ability to resurrect but that would fall under the “Major” spells in our rules. Let me pass that to you
[2017/03/10 17:51] Alva: okay good to know ^-^
[2017/03/10 17:51] Siocritter (siobhan.bauhaus): May I interject from an admin point of view? Whether a character or not can resurrect is very much a character by character thing. Some healers can, some can’t, and yes it would be a major working regardless. Also, not only those classed as healers have that ability necessarily.
[2017/03/10 17:53] Niccia Straaf: wouldn’t recommend someone like Fay raising you though… she’d probably steal your soul or some such lol
[2017/03/10 17:53] Siocritter (siobhan.bauhaus): Yes, read the fine print
[2017/03/10 17:53] Siocritter (siobhan.bauhaus): I would also advise, just like with healing, always check with the player via a quick IM
[2017/03/10 17:54] Siocritter (siobhan.bauhaus): some may not wish to be, for whatever reason, so it would simply not be successful if you tried
[2017/03/10 17:54] Siocritter (siobhan.bauhaus): and now *goes back to sitting quietly* I’m done hijacking your class 🙂
[2017/03/10 17:54] Ashildr (mystybaker): Also, there is some benefit to joining a guild and ICly learning to resurrect.. but that doesn’t mean someone unguilded can’t do so. We all have our spells and abilities but within a guild, it (using the term loosely) would involve some sort of team work – e.g. being mentored ICly
I might mention above are two players (one is our admin) but two others were present I forgot to take a picture of Nicca, and Raz another player was there too, but she hid under her alpha simply because Raz is a big dragon, and would make you look at her leg or ass in the smaller than her classroom.