So it's pretty obvious your karma determines what you become after each death, with humans at the top of the list (as the only creatures that can construct or use buildings), followed by animals (so far I've only seen people reincarnated as elephants), then various spirits (devas, then probably asuras, probably followed by pretas).
Mechanisms for getting negative karma are pretty obvious. Destruction, murder. Mechanisms for increasing karma are rather less so. After noticing that I was "feeling deva-like" after meditating one time, I set about trying to get positive karma but didn't get very far before I was killed. I'm guessing givings things to people, making friends, having sex, not really sure. Nothing really stands out as a good deed in this game. Giving things to other people is either pointless or serves to make them your friend, so you can recruit them and use them to cart around items; everything else is pretty neutral. Anyone noticed any kind of "positive" karma effects for doing anything?
well now, there certainly are actions you can take to boost karma. At the moment in fact, they may be ridiculously imbalanced.. if you knew exactly what to do, it would be trivial to repeat certain actions until you has some obscene stats.
I fully expect xade or someone will be there soon, at which point I'll have a slew of new issues to address.
I just attacked an Asura (evil, maybe that way I got good karma). I was a young tiger at the time so I died. I should've waited, liked the idea of being a tiger... Anyways, I've been reborn as a horse right away. My guess is horse is over tiger in karmic terms, since they're vegetarian..? or something. Also, I didn't go through hell, but straight to the world as a horse, so that's another hint that killing Asuras might be "good" for karma.
Post by Lynx Shaman on Jul 7, 2009 17:47:57 GMT -5
Are we actually stuck in the afterlife until a female gets pregnant and we happen to be on the same square as they are? I've been dead for a little bit now. Been eating pretty good, though. I keep finding meat on the ground.
Yeah, that was a bit passive aggressive. Sorry Rast.
The point I was trying to make was more along the lines of, the game is very much a work in progress from my understanding, so it's neither bad nor unexpected that there's not a great deal to do as yet. Conversely, admonishing people for doing what things they can is a bit untoward.