Post by Rosen Stele on May 26, 2015 12:42:19 GMT -7
So this suggestion is in regard to the little rewards thread. The only thing i could really come up with reward wise was maybe to create plot archs that built on specific character's backstories. It may be something that's already on your mind, but something that I have done on past sites is reward detailed backstories with pulling creatures, events, and characters from players' backstories into threads that push/test/grow that character. It makes for a very personal experience, and helps other characters bond and understand one another. They probably wouldn't be very long. One or two threads maybe, but should probably be classified as major events so that more than just the one character is present. This would also give the members the feeling like their character is integral to the story.
Basically, every character gets their few moments of being the most important character on the forum. Just a thought. I know things like that can get out of hand, but if it's something you feel inspires you, I know I would get a kick out of it.
As a non self-serving example, I could think of a cool story to focus on Midnight's Vamp character. Perhaps his maker tries to turn a bunch of people in some town or something like that and has an army of vamps and Soul teams up with people like Jace and Kasna in order to take him down. Soul knows more about his maker than anyone, so they would have to rely on him.
That is a wonderful idea! It's something I've done before to a minimal extent in the past, just throwing in the odd thing now and then, but the larger plots were always run by the member so as to not step on anyone's toes. Others running big world affecting plots (or smaller scale ones) is still always an option of course, but I will keep this nearer the top of my idea list.
Post by Rosen Stele on May 26, 2015 12:57:03 GMT -7
The way I would do it (in the case of Soul's example that I mentioned) Would be to start vague and let him build the codex for the event himself. See what things Soul has to say about his creator to others and then use that to flesh out the character in your own mind. I know it's kind of hard. In my case, I trust you entirely with any aspect of my characters' back stories. that's part of being a good RPer. You could have people post an addendum to their profiles listing things that you can and can't use to effect them. That would protect the integrity of their history, but also give you more freedom with certain things. I know as a DM i like to make alterations as time passes for past acquaintances they may not be on the same ground when they meet again. Anyway, just a thought.
Post by Rosen Stele on May 26, 2015 13:04:01 GMT -7
Perhaps another way would be to approach midnight (again using my previous example) and ask to appropriate a specific part of his backstory, but not tell him what. He will expect something but also be surprised. You could use what you know about the character from his backstory and then fill in the blanks yourself.
Hmm that sounds very interesting...,but usually with me I have to rp the character a bit longer to try to think of a past and stuff like that. And though his creator was part of some army....it would be intresting to see if his maker is on the inside of Lady Amula's plot to take ovr more land from the creatures and rid them of this earth without knowing that enemies ly within her own army....as far as Soul's maker goes...and then my other character Isis could be on the side of good.....and later on meet up with Soul and his new friends...and then in turn try to tell lady Amula without the lord killing them all...since he is more ambitious in killing every creature regardless of good or evil statues..which in turn could get lady AMula in the way of wanting to protect the ones that are on there side...then again this is only a big plot idea I have inside my head....
though if this isn't what you meant as in a plot thing then I might be confused on your examples...lol...then again my mind here has been running a million miles a minute and no ones been on to help me gt theses thoughts outside my head.....that and with my own plot ideas for my own site...if more damn people would join it...and give my s**t a chance rather then being picky asses....want this egyptian plot in the air so badly I'm going mad from it.lol.
You're certainly more than welcome to start gearing toward such a large plot there Midnight! Don't need myself or any admin to run it for yah. Everyone's already able to interact and change the world as you please! So long as it doesn't break things of course; working within the bounds of the world is the only necessity.
And I know you're frustration! I know I haven't been posting as often as I should, because of all the site updates I've been doing. Going to get something for yah tonight though
lol I know....that's one reason why I asked Rosen to be the lord...lol....with high ambitions.
And it's ok I complain to much hehe I just been like bored....I been working myself to death so the need to relax is high plus the puppies not letting me sleep much...they wake me up at 3 5 and 7 in the morning before I got to work and it's like"omgggg just shut up" got rid of one the other day kinda sad since I wasn't here to say goodbye..and some people are looking for an other puppy....told mom I want to be here most of the time even when someone comes to take Soul....his very dear to me....an other reason why I named a character off him. I saved that puppies life...he would of been dead if I haven't of came home when I did and give him mouth to mouth because he was still and not moving. So he kinda makes me cry thinking about when someone comes to take him. I want the person to take him to keep his name because he means so much to me....I've lost a lot of animals and I wasn't about to bury a baby puppy...
Well maybe Amula will just have to get something going without her hubby! He's a very busy man and she's a capable woman... I know you have an open thread. I've been keepin' an eye on it and if no one joins was going to throw in an random NPC encounter for yah. Just haven't had the time.
Sad but happy story! I'm sure the pup will have a great home thanks to you.
Back to Rosen's idea though, is a good one and something I'll keep more at the top of my thoughts when makin' further missions.
Post by Rosen Stele on May 29, 2015 12:43:46 GMT -7
Sorry I have been busy. I will make the character tonight. I don't realize I was setting you back. I was honestly putting it off because of the plot indent I plan to make would be more impactful with more members, but I will get started on salvare tonight
hehe thats ok.I know you been busy and could of forgot about it so it's fine...and I used to be the center of attention for plot ideas back in the day I even used tp have site fans that would come to my site just to read the rps going on there....*sigh*those wore the days.
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