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Ha, we'll see.. when i start sparring and such o.O


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Negative Shinigami Arc: After countless battles of intense reiastu build up over the years. A rift had formed or a crack in space that would slowly grow as the battles between shinigami's and hollows continued. Until one day the rift finally shattered and opened forming a portal that leads to a seperate realm a different version of earth. From this rift steps forth shinigami's much like our own except their uniforms were darker and gave off ominous aura's. Suddenly all throghtout the seireitei an heavy and evil spiritual pressure could be felt as if trying to suffocate and crush all those who lived within the seireitei. All captains and lieutenants gathered only to see on the walls shinigami's that looked like clones of themselves only to soon realise that unlike them they are negative versions of themselves aiming to conquer and subdue this realm to their will.

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So gonna respond to my post in the rp?XD
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About the game's layout. As of now:


Everything that happens in character will stay in one thread.

This means:

1 No different areas
2 No training area
3 No battle area
4 No separate Squad Barracks threads
5 To expand the 1st, no Hueco Mundo or Human World thread.

Why?

1,4,5: The overall story and actions must flow "smoothly". They can't be divided, because this doesn't feel natural. By dividing people to separate threads, due to their location, you get the advantage of knowing where they are, yet you divide your total human resources. This has been shown to decrease the willingness to interract with eachother, and it makes sense. Even if Squad 11 and Squad 3 Barracks are side by side in reality, if you make them 2 separate threads, people are most likely to not even notice eachother. Also, making a Hueco Mundo thread for example would make people lose track of what's going there, if people mostly roleplay in Seireitei, as is our case here. Generally, the golden rule is keep people together. The more concentrated people are, the more likely they are to interract and keep the game alive.

I know that many people have become accustomed to the popular "fashion" of roleplaying, that promotes many story threads. This though, as stated above, has shown to make people inactive, and I'm sure you can find such rps everywhere, dead after their first month top. Doesn't that show clearly that many story threads is the wrong way to go, yet most people don't realize it and adopt the method?

It's to be noted here, that 90% of the people here started their roleplaying endeavors together, in our very first game in mangafox, completely unaffected and not influenced by other rps. It was our first. Thus, we worked together, and instinctively created our own way to rp, a way that fits us the best, and that has kept us people together and the game running for 10 months, switching 3 different sites. VERY few rps can sport that.

All in all, this rp is much unlike the others, but trust me, give it some effort and you will be rewarded.


2: Training is also part of the story and what a character does. Training doesn't happen in a different planet and dimension, it happens in Seireitei, perhaps a few yards away from where people sip sake. People can choose to develop their characters during training, describing emotions or thoughts. People may choose to interract with other people who are training, either by commenting on them, or interrupting them, or butting in, or wait for them to fnish and then talk to them. All these are rendered impossible or at least, VERY hard to happen if training is in a different thread and it also leads to less interractions and lesser concentration of people ( remember the golden rule).

I can agree that it's easier to keep track of them, but a solid system has been set to keep track of training posts as it's now, that has worked for 4 months in my previous game flawlessly.


3 It goes without saying that battles, serious battles or sparring are fundamental for the story. Especially in Bleach, you can say that the entire story is a streak of battles. And when 2 people engage in combat, they aren't separated from the world, People can choose to come and see, to comment, to spy, or even to try and separate them. Getting battles to a different thread would only obstruct this.


All can be synopsized down to this: In this roleplay, we have experimented successfully with a different philosophy and layout, that is based on the rule: "Keep people together and keep things flowing fast and vividly if possible" This has ensured the game's survival, with very few dropouts. Give it a shot!

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I can relate to what you're saying, and fair enough i can also agree that you can do everything in one Forum...

BUT

for example, ive seen about 2-3 pages now filled with OOC (i think thats what the (( insert comment )) is.. ) which has nothing to do with the RP itself, and can confuse people. If Training has to be "proven" then i think the idea of a seperate forum for training purposes is a good idea...since you're training purely to get "better" while being able to keep track with what you've done without having to look through 600 pages of casual chat, fights, arcs, official stuff etc.
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@cactus: that's why you just put at the top Training post then pm it to hatake and there's nothing wrong with ooc since its easy for us to know whats ooc and what isnt' ))
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I can relate to what you're saying, and fair enough i can also agree that you can do everything in one Forum...

BUT

for example, ive seen about 2-3 pages now filled with OOC (i think thats what the (( insert comment )) is.. ) which has nothing to do with the RP itself, and can confuse people. If Training has to be "proven" then i think the idea of a seperate forum for training purposes is a good idea...since you're training purely to get "better" while being able to keep track with what you've done without having to look through 600 pages of casual chat, fights, arcs, official stuff etc.


Once again, keep the people together. By ooc, people stay in the group, instead of wandering away in youtube, or facebook or reading mangas. And sure enough, by staying longer, they will choose to interract sooner or later. Training can be easily "proven" by pming Hatake_Kuro with the page of your training, after your training. This way, he goes and checks briefly, and you are awarded the points. There's also an infrastructure behind this system between Hatake and me that you don't need to know, that makes the system very efficient and very unlikely to make mistakes. Also, I don't think that there's a need to go back to your previous training post to see what you did, when you are training for something, it means that you roughly have a plan for where this is going, and you also know the pace you will have it progress.

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@cactus: plus if its the whole privacy worrying about others knowing what you're training for. remember even if we read it..our chars in-game won't know anything about it since they won't have seen anything about it.
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Evidently, i don't know what to say... clearly things are done... differently, so i'll just put it bluntly and shut my yap for now, until a later date.

Having witnessed the whole range of RP groups, its hard to project ideas into a group that only favours one type of approach...so i'll just try it this way until a possible upgrade.. since we all know not everything stays in mint condition =P
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cactusito wrote:


Evidently, i don't know what to say... clearly things are done... differently, so i'll just put it bluntly and shut my yap for now, until a later date.

Having witnessed the whole range of RP groups, its hard to project ideas into a group that only favours one type of approach...so i'll just try it this way until a possible upgrade.. since we all know not everything stays in mint condition =P



Don't worry, just trust us, see how this flows and we'll help you as much as possible, whenever you face even the tiniest problem or confusion.
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That's why we also have to quote people when maintaining the roleplay so people know who'se being affected by your particular action in a post.
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I've thought up an arc specifically for my chars background after they become stronger

When Ren decides to bring Hasayo back to their previous life home they find that their kingdom is being invaded. Hasayo's mentor and former general had become queen after Hasayo and Ren perished. Later revealed the opposing force is a man who has claimed himself a king and has gained the ability to command hollows, hollows that he fortifies with a power making them capable of taking human hosts giving them strength. Hasayo and Ren definitely won't let this happen...
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