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Social? Or Roleplay?
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This is a poll so that I can find out through a census on what you guys wanna do. This poll will be up for awhile as we get the members we had back into our group. Please vote honestly. Thanks!

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Posted 4/1/11
group wall = social

forum threads = unless a thread is specifically stated as an RP thread, they can be a mix of both. this would apply to the division threads. i hope that it can be what the members of the said division want it to be so that it can promote oneness and provide as a place to (i'm going to borrow ohlee's term) chill. members may rp lightly (from cleaning to stuffing their face or just break out in convos lolz)

heavy RPing = godai

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Posted 4/2/11
^---- She has good point ^o.o- (HI)
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Posted 4/2/11
I think Somilge hit it right on the head. I like her idea, it makes sense!
Posted 4/2/11
Jackpot! winner winner chicken dinner!
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Posted 4/2/11
I did like Mimi's Idea ! , pluse seans we are remaking the gotei , this will be new for the group !

I did like the group how it was before , but I must admit I do like new chages so im up to anithing !

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Posted 4/3/11
I'm all for the idea having a social section added to the group~~ :D
RP and social ~ woooot >3<
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Posted 4/13/11
Yay for rpg!
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Posted 4/26/11

Somilge wrote:

group wall = social

forum threads = unless a thread is specifically stated as an RP thread, they can be a mix of both. this would apply to the division threads. i hope that it can be what the members of the said division want it to be so that it can promote oneness and provide as a place to (i'm going to borrow ohlee's term) chill. members may rp lightly (from cleaning to stuffing their face or just break out in convos lolz)

heavy RPing = godai

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Ditto.
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Just a standard suggestion though, seeing as i'm only a 3rd Seat, and i dont know what good i have in persuading and all that.

The current requirement for RP is a bit over-extreme in my personal opinion, as in, having to sign up for classes before we can RP. From my own experiences, class includes students and teachers, (and fair enough that with the recent attack...) Ive been enrolled in them all, and not heard from about 95% of the class teachers, so i cant formally progress (i dont just go through the lessons otherwise id be done in 5 minutes and that wouldnt be considered "fair")

Now, of course, if i CAN just go through the lessons like a fast-food place, then fair play, ill do that... but taking in mind other views, id appreciate any views if i dont know what is happening atm (again, being 3rd seat, i dont get told anything lol)

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Being 3rd seat, it is your own responsibility to find out from your Captain about what's going on if you want to know what's going on. That being said, it is also a Captain's duty to make sure his/her division is always well-informed of any situation that is currently happening. It's all about taking the initiative.

Now, on the deal with the Academy classes. The reason we had these Academy classes was because of the lack of participation from group members. However, if group activity was always flourishing then I would not mind making the entire Academy Program optional and just purely for roleplaying purposes. Then again, this is entirely up to you guys. For 3 years, (give or take some months) I have ran this group I've noticed there's always been a sorta "trend" or "period" where everyone feels like roleplaying, so the activity in this group soars...then it declines into a "meh" period where barely anybody is ever on.

This Academy Program, which was invented by my staff officers was an attempt to kinda...lessen this trend and encourage some more posting and activity in a more sustained manner instead of "off and on, off and on". It was a brilliant idea, until issues like you mentioned in your post was brought up.

So, what do you suggest we should do instead?
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I dont suggest anything different, since if the Lessons were actually happening, then it would be a good chance to RP AND get to know people, since Captains are the teachers mainly. Might be an idea to make it all optional though if there are people who are a tad bit less active than others, since as i said in my last post... by the formal rules i read when i first ever joined, i had to get those lessons done to formally RP. And if i cant complete them, (and ive been in the group for well over a month), then it might be the same for other people, and another "meh" / low activity period happens again.

People enjoy RP, but putting a restriction / requirement to do it...and not having the tools to DO that requirement...isnt a good mix =P

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I get where you are coming from. The requirements are probably a little too steep the last time I checked... a couple meaningful posts and enrolled in a set number of classes depending on rank. So here's what I propose:

We make only the Role-Playing class a mandatory class you have to take in order to RP in the group. The class will teach you the basics of RP etiquette and how to RP. Depending on your already known knowledge and/or skill level in RP, this class may take some time to complete or in no time at all. Then after the RP Academy Instructor feels that the said student is ready, he/she will give a test of some sort to the candidate. If the candidate passes, he/she is in. If the candidate fails, then she or he will have to go through the Role-Playing Class again. The other Academy classes will all be optional and for your own pleasure and enjoyment.

On another note: I'm sure you and many others have noticed we have new captains and new slots that needs to be filled. So the chain-of-command is not stable at the moment, but will be once we have all the leadership slots filled.

What do you all think?

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That does sound interesting, and a good idea indeed. The point of RPing is to have fun, but we are meant to RP, not just ramble on just about anything since its all gotta be realistic to the actual topic we are RPing about, so maybe an addition to the RP class would be to ensure people have a basic idea for what the RP is about, for those that dont actually know what Bleach is about / the Gotei 13 for those not there yet o.o The test is also a good idea, since it also tests to see if the RP skill is bordering god-mod and so if they do, it gets failed so they can learn from it and thus avoid anything close to that from happening again. The other classes being optional would be a good idea, but of course, if the teachers were more there (like i said before, i understand the recent attack etc) then i would love to enroll in them all, and learn new ways (i myself love Kido, but i suck in swordsmenship RP lol) so for example, me joining swordsmenship would be good RP for me, since it would keep the teacher busy lol, but i may also learn something new in the Kido class.

New Captains, while obviously different, can be benefical too. We meet new people everyday, or close to... and so we learn new methods as well as new personalities. That way the group doesnt just head off in just one direction, but ends up branching off, making different possible routes, due to new people and their new and possibly good ideas being used to strength the group for the better.
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