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Old 05/26/2010   #46
Celes Chere
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Really? That's sweet. :hug:

A male character. :>
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Old 05/26/2010   #47
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Sarah Kerrigan wrote: Also, I don't quite call the RP section dead. Yes, it only had 1 RP going, and yes, the section don't quite have a heck of a lot of members, but regular posting and discussion doesn't make the section dead, just small. I take offense to the use of the word "dead".
Well I hope you didn't take more offense than I'm sure my member did when you said no one (including you) gives a shit about ideas coming from my URPG. It's the internet, people are going to say what they want without regard because you don't have to look at them in the face when you say it, but I don't approve of putting any one or any one's ideas down. I obviously didn't mean to "offend" you by saying this place is dead, and I still stand by that statement. The section doesn't have any RPBs yet, before I came here the section only had Destrillian (and like 2 threads for discussion), and if the mod of this section has so much time to go around flaming and spamming, I can't see much evidence that this place is alive or even wants to be around.

I didn't want to come here to be honest. When I first joined as a favor to Shikaru I told him coming here would probably end in spam and flaming, and it did with him. I can put up with flammers and spammers and douches, but when people start bothering the members that wanted to come to this site I begin to get annoyed. So if my members want to continue this URPG, that's great, but I'm shutting it down on this site. We can go back to where we were or a new place, but I don't plan on sticking around here. The RP section is probably never going to take off if URPGs are looked down on and people can only really go with the one RPG that's up. But I wish this site the best of luck, and it was nice seeing you again Satsu, though I doubt you'll be joining us. I'm sorry for anyone who might have been interested in the idea, but if you do wish to join us on another site please send me an IM. Anyways, it was a... pleasure being here
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Old 05/26/2010   #48
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I did take part in a bit of spamming, but I didn't attack this thread. I deleted the posts that intruded on your RP and those who did spam weren't planning on doing it again. No one is stealing ideas from anyone else, by the way.

And yeah, I do have time for things other than just being some boring moderator because I'm also a real person with a personality and an easy-going one at that. As such, I believe that this drama you've brought up has been absolutely pointless. I spoke to a couple of participants in this RP and I can understand wanting to just relax and have fun with this sort of thing. At the same time, you can't let "spam" ruin your whole day. Laugh at it and move on. Like I did here, just have a mod delete annoying (or whatever you wish to call them) posts and move on.

It really is a shame you take the internet a bit too seriously, but go where you want with your RP, dude.
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Old 05/26/2010   #49
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Um, if my opinion matters at all then I really like having the RP here. I personally just think 'To hell' with anyone that doesn't like the idea and decides to make a big deal about it. But I also don't get into big arguements, I say let the moderators delete the annoying posts and we'll just do our thing.

So Slader, if you'd please give it another though, I'd really like to keep the URPG here.

Reanbell wrote: Really? That's sweet. :hug:

A male character. :>
Okay, I have three

1.) Hakuno
2.) Skyte
3.) Shiko
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Old 05/26/2010   #50
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2 - I LIKE THAT NAME WITHOUT THE T. Thank you, you were marvelous help! Now... I guess I will have to think of a last name on my own. >XD
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Old 05/27/2010   #51
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Sorry, didn't know you wanted last names too. But I'm sure you can come up with something great by yourself.
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Old 05/27/2010   #52
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Congratulations RPers you have been baptized by Jackface and endured. I am proud of the brave men and women who stood up.
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Old 05/27/2010   #53
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Slader wrote: Well I hope you didn't take more offense than I'm sure my member did when you said no one (including you) gives a shit about ideas coming from my URPG.
Yeah, that did seem a little more hypocritical than I would have liked. That would be my bad, and I should have chosen my words more carefully.

What I should have said is that new concepts created by an individual based on a fan-developed world originating from someone else's intellectual property, has very little chance of being plagiarised by a group of people who have a much greater preference to strive to create their own worlds and concepts from scratch.



I can't see much evidence that this place is alive or even wants to be around.
There was a metric fuckton of drama when the first RP was shut down, and if the RP section didn't want to be around the whole thing would have disappeared several months ago. Compared to that, this spamming problem is almost a non-issue.
It doesn't make it any more tragic, though. I am simply glad you weren't around to see it.



The RP section is probably never going to take off if URPGs are looked down on and people can only really go with the one RPG that's up. But I wish this site the best of luck, and it was nice seeing you again Satsu, though I doubt you'll be joining us. I'm sorry for anyone who might have been interested in the idea, but if you do wish to join us on another site please send me an IM. Anyways, it was a... pleasure being here
The spamming was most definitely indiscriminate, as I'll have mentioned earlier and will always continue to mention. There was no ill-will directed towards anyone in the forums whatsoever, and I have to remind those who don't follow Destrillians that spamming went on over in that thread as well.

It's a pity that this has to be a side-effect of a little playing around, because to be honest we really have no intention of looking down on any decent, fun RP whether original or unoriginal. If they really wanted to haze you out of the RP section, they would have done it in the actual RP thread instead of just the Discussion.



I'm glad some of the players in this RP see a little differently, but I suppose it makes no difference now. I joined for something a little more casual and easy-going I could jump right into, something I could play on this forums that wasn't Destrillians. This was a perfect diversion from the extremely heavy, labor intensive RPing going on, which brings me to this:

Coldman9 wrote: I mean, c'mon, TWO DAYS. What's wrong with everyone, you have time to post here but not in the RP?
You have to understand one thing - the other RP is an entirely different bag of tricks which you can't compare with. The latest post is around 1,600 words. The largest post to date in Destrillians is 5,520 words. As of now, out of 81 posts, only 9 of them have been under 1,000 words. Collectively, the 12 members in that 1 RP aren't even finished with the 2nd story arc and there's enough to fill a decently-sized novel.

I personally believe numbers of members or numbers of posts or frequency of posts are absolutely useless when describing the quality of an RP, but if you want, there's a few figures to chew on.


We run Skype chats, MSN chats, often group chats that can draw on for hours. We simply socialise at times, but sometimes these conversations are just to clarify what's going on in the story and just to decide the next few posts and course of action. We offer "soundtracks" for listening to while creating RP posts, we draw fanart and place it in our sigs and avatars. We are a small, extremely tight-knit community within one RP. This is a level of dedication that I have rarely seen in other forums. If you ask any of them, they will tell you it will be a cold day in hell when this section dies.

As much as I respect Shikaru-Kuto and love to RP in the worlds he makes for us, this is something he failed to see, and something which started up so much of the hatred and flaming. Part of the reason why there was so much overreaction was that the RPers felt insulted after putting so much of their time and love into it and being told that their efforts weren't worth very much.

Admittedly, it brings back a bit of hypocrisy over "taking the internet too seriously", but everyone has their vices.

This is not RPing that can be maintained every two days. With the introduction of 2 new RPGs in this section (aside from this one) everyone is doing their best. But their best may be different from what you consider to be "best".



Sadly, this is the vicious cycle that happens when this RP leaves. It's essentially remaining the same people from Destrillians with another few from the forums, but this will more likely than not decrease rate of posting in RPs overall. If this RP had stayed and "endured" something this trivial (yes, stfu Mumble), then perhaps you yourselves could have turned this around.





I am very disappointed that it has come to this. I will probably not join a different website to RP this, but I am most definitely awaiting the restart for the Shinra Alchemists, Slader. I am totally in for that.
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Old 05/27/2010   #54
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I am just saying that despite our lovely baptism, they still stayed. I'm proud of these people. They are manly enough.
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Old 05/27/2010   #55
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They didn't.

Well, at least Slader didn't. The RP cut and ran. I hope some of the others stay.
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Old 05/27/2010   #56
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... helpful. =/
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Old 05/27/2010   #57
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I apologize for my actions, come on y'all no need to be sad. : /
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Old 05/27/2010   #58
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And like I said, I really hope some of these guys stay to RP here.

We could always do with more company.
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Old 05/27/2010   #59
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So... to Rp here.... Requirement number one is: Must have no life and be willing to sit for hours on computer chair daily.
Intresting
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Old 05/27/2010   #60
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You're all heart.

Besides, sitting for hours at the computer. Isn't that what so many people do already? If you haven't spent more than half an hour collectively for a sizeable RP post either you're a freak of nature or your post isn't really of adequate standard.

Especially if it's the ones the size of the ones Destrillians has.
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