||[Sep. 28th, 2006|01:11 am]
I've been doing too much thinking lately. Dangerous for me when I delve into the philosophical. Thoughts on the twin pairs of motivation and goals and of remorse and forgiveness have filled my head today. |
I think some people think remorse and forgiveness may be opposite sides of the same coin. Remorse to me would be wanting to make right an unrightable wrong which may or may not be forgiven by the one(s) wronged. The two aren't a Janus creature, two faces of the same being type thing, but more siblings who can be together yet still separate entities on their own.
As for motivation and goal setting, lol. Books have been written on those topics individually and together. I'm not tackling my thoughts on those today, but just maybe in a future post.
And for today's trivial topic, we go back to yohoho's puzzle pirates.
While I believed the people who talked about El Pollo Diablo, (aka the Black Ship - not to be mistaken for a devil chicken -- that was my lunch a few days ago so devilsh my stomach isn't right yet, anyway ...) some think The Black Ship just a game legend to keep sea battles fair and discourage ships attacking much weaker ships which is its purpose.
Well, I've been playing this game for around a year now. I've certainly heard of The Black Ship and talk of El Pollo Diablo in whispered tones, and even saw a game warning once saying something to the effect that attacking one more weak ship might get the attention of El Pollo Diablo, but I never actually saw the Black ship.
Tonight, I took a job with an inexperienced captain who obviously had been going after blue ringed (ie weaker) ships before I jobbed with him. The first battle I was in was against El Pollo Diablo.
One hundred ghost sailors against the 6 of us on this little sloop. Our ship was broken, and while we patched her up fairly well before getting to port, we ported right after that one battle. Well, any doubt I may have had about the legend of the black being just a myth is gone now since I can actually say I battled the ghost ship.
Some jobbing mission I had there. The greenie captain said there was no bootie to divide and "paid" with a promise of poe (the game money). I'm not holding my breath for it.
Ah, I can afford to take free jobbing missions. However there was a player whose name was still colored green -- a *real* greenie (meaning a new player who is just learning the game as apposed to most players whose names appear yellow) -- who I felt bad for. One of his first jobbing missions and he winds up both going against the Black Ship and then not getting any pay for the trouble.
Hmm, now that I think about it, if I had been thinking I might have slipped him some poe out of my own pocket. Oh, well, maybe next time, if there is a next time I'm jobbing on a ship with a greenie and we don't get paid.