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Old 01-07-2007
 
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The Blizzforum RP Boards have always had been a little dead, of course, when I was here. Its always struggled from dead to half-dead. Yet, I dream of a future where they're are multiple active Roleplaying games, and when I actually do something . Like WB RP Forum, jackass took everything .

Anyways, I want to know if any idea you have for improving this forum :P.

NO stupid Ideas plz.
 
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Well, I used to be a member of anoter forum that had an RP board and they did things a little different. In order to start a new game, one could not just post one up. One had to send the story to the mod of the board and get it approved before posting it. Also, they only had maybe 1-2 games going on at a time because they lasted for so long.

Also, the stories we did there required more than just a 2 paragraph reply. Our responses ran for about a page and a half on Microsoft Word.

So, since most of the "dead" comes from the crappy games that people post (myself included) why not make it so no one can post one until approved by a mod.

Another suggestion would be, along with the IC game thread we make an OOC game thread for each game where people can discuss their characters, ask questions, come up with solutions to a problem, etc.



Just a suggestion.
 
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I like that, Meghan. Do you think we should also make it so that all RP's are closed RP's, with sign-up threads and the works? That way, you would know how many people were playing. On the downside, you wouldn't have new characters jumping into the fray, equaling a less stimulated, less fluidic, and less dynamic RP. But it would remove the need for quick explanations (when people jump in not knowing what's going on), plus you wouldn't have to deal with noobs jumping in and screwing up a good RP.

Also, what about a Standard Ruleset for the forum itself? Something which carries the basic, core principles of RP'ing - No godmodding, flaming, et cetera. We could allow RP makers to broaden the ruleset by adding more, depending on their RP. Also, with Mod approval, the RP maker could even remove a rule or two for a particular RP - given he/she has a specific and legitimate reason.

Finally, I say we have a massive RP dedicated to training noobs into becoming better RP'ers. Something in which it's completely open, only the Standard Ruleset applies, and it's everyone does their own thing. We can have the Mods/Experienced RP'ers act as trainers - using their characters (or not) to gauge and guide the newcomers. It would help noobs alot more if they were shown what and how to do it, not just simply told.

 
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I'm sure the lack of people was partially due to the fact the BF database regularly pwnt itself.

I've also been getting piles of spybot warnings whenever I pop into this forum, though that may just be my computer committing digital seppuku.
 
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I like the occ thread about each rp game.

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I'm sure its not only the initial lost of interest and activity on the RPG Forum, but the members as well. It just feels awkward not to roleplay for 6 months and survive that period. For some reason I just don't know...

Suggestions, well not much I can offer since I wasn't here for a few months or so.
 
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I thought it was pretty clear, but it would be a thread where people could discuss current games and or characters and offer any advise/critics (Similar to the RPG Development thread). It's a good idea, but I would like to see it combined with the RPG Development thread. One reason is to cut down on the stickies, and hopefully so people don't just ignore the current one.

Along the lines of Stickies, can we cut back on them? "Magic and You" can be destickied, or combined with "Rpg Forum Rules and Guide." The offline thread can be discarded all together, even if people posted there the best way to announce your absence is with a Private Message to the game's creator. I'd also like to see the contact list go since Private Messages and IRC are more then adequate, and if people really want contact info they can ask for it (further more if someone wanted to announce contact info it can be done be editing the profile).

Now here is where I'm going to present some really wacky ideas so brace yourselves. First let's not compare ourselves to WB. If WB's board is alive then I'll take death any day of the week. Sure they have a lot of RPs, but has anybody taken the time to read them? Well this may come as a shock, but one BF game is easily worth 10 WB games. Their stories are clichéd, and the characters are painfully flat. These are not role models so let's move away from the twisted mess of half-baked ideas that is WB. (Best thing to happen to this board? We got rid of Geno, that's right I said it.)



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Okay, let's brain storm for a second. We have a problem with a lack of members (which isn't really a problem we have plenty of members) and you want to close the borders for all new blood. Has it occurred to anyone that this elitist attitude is what drives people away? Xeo, and mixx are great example of two people who are eager to post, but this inner circle attitude is exactly what prevents them from doing so. (Sorry if that sounds hostile, but I’m only criticizing the idea since at least one person threw support behind it. That and I’m a bastard.)

Okay this brings me to my next three suggestions.
1. Stop attacking those who you consider "noobs" and simply lead by example.
2. Spend less time bitching about how this forum is "dead" and redirect that energy into your games.
3. And this is the craziest thing of all, take a little responsibility for yourself and stop relying on the mods to fix everything. That means if you want good RPs make good RPs, instead of complaining about bad posts make good posts and don't make the mods do unnecessary and tedious work.

But if you go with the mod approval route, and I'm sure you guys will, do me a favor and change graphics up top to include some Nazi flags.

 
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I agree with Doom. He's arguements are both enthusiastic and well thought-out.

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But if you go with the mod approval route, and I'm sure you guys will, do me a favor and change graphics up top to include some Nazi flags.
The mod approval is to keep threads like "Think of a good name for my RPG game" from popping up everywhere.

This forum could be fleshed out and made great again, like it was back in the days of PvR if people would consider what they are posting and how long a game could last. Posting a game based on a 2 hour long movie won't last very long because 1) it takes away the imagination and 2) everyone already knows what is going to happen so they don't join.

As far as the Nazi flags, well that's just ridiculous. AO Forums does things the way I've suggested and not only do they get newbies joining and learning all the time (it was the first place I joined an RP and learned alot from them) but their games last longer, are well thought out, and are enjoyed by all. I don't see it as being a Nazi. I see it as a screening process. It is a mods job to clean up a mess if it occurs, like spam and such, so why not make Eido's life a little easier and just bypass the cleanup and go straight to the "yes" or "no" button?
 
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Note: I've established the spyware problem is probably just my computer going nuts.

As an on-topic thing, I've always thought that having a subforum dedicated to workshopping and developing RPG ideas, intrest checks, ooc threads, advice threads/aricles, and all the other stuff that is RPG related and needs a place to go but shouldnt be clogging space in the forum itself.

Also, Moderator approval usually tends to simply slow things down at best, since the people that post RPs that have maybe two sentences of desription are usually the types that don't obey regulations well anyways.
 
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PvR was never a 'great' rp. Sure it was fun but most people just posted nonsensical bullshit. We have some great rpers but not a lot of commitment possibly because there are so many damned rps. (I'd like to take this time to apologize to Doom for not posting in his rp before I continue, I didn't have the time to post I do now when he was pming all the planning info. (any chance I can catch up and join in?... bah I'll send him a PM))

Anyways the problem is that half the rps are the standard, grab a katana and stab shit rp. And look cool with cliche's whilst doing it. While the others are too complex for the people who sign up for the zombie and cop vs alien/robber/indians/nazi's/zerg/whatever rps. It's hard for people to make the jump from "Robby wheeled around the corner, blindly firing behind him to hold back his pursuers. Jumping, somersaulting midair and springing off the wall he gracefully mounted the chainlink fence ahead of him. Kicking the grate off the nearest sewer he dove in and waited for (insert someone elses character here) to come rescue him." to some of the posts that Sterling and Doom did in rps like Vampire the Masquerade and doom's latest rp. (Or for that matter some of the posts in Crimson's last rp before another typical Crimson dissapearance (Pixels, Meghan, etc.)

There are really only two suggestions I can give:

1) Limit the amount of rps, thus forcing the newer rpers to read the posts of the older more accomplished players. This is how I got 'decent' at rping (personally I think I suck still but people seem to think otherwise)

2) Be patient: I know its fun to flesh out an entire year in an rp in one day but multiple back and forth posting only hurts the game as it takes away from the quality. I wish we still had Masquerade just so people could read Sterling Rat's posts. He didn't make many but every single one had me amazed...
 

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Alright after reading your guys posts I remembered what the situation here was. Like what Killer-Pengiun said in some sort of manner; there's too many action RPs that involves and revolves solely on action, blood, gore, killing, fighting and the lack of a fine developed RP. Not all of us are technical experts on actual weaponries (thus I never joined any one of those RPs) and fighting is not all that indepths.

Also there has been a rise in crappy politics. Too many of this and that, not even of the original thing. Adventure-based RPs tend to be confusing for members if people aren't specific enough and aren't thinking of using their imaginations to expand and continue the story. At least that's what I think, but what we need is something new or attracting to someone's interest for commitments.
 
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Thanks for the ideas and keep them flooding in.

The OOC thread is a great idea, it would clear the clutter in some of thread. Not only that, but allow a discussion about the story and which direction to go, further, it would be helpful to the lazy bastards who don't know what PM's are.

Well, Meghan your suggestion for an approval system is noted. But im a bit apprehensive about implementing such a system at this time. It just, the majority of threads that we have is two. I want to get the forum a bit more "active'.

Doom, the approval system doesn't mean "OMFG NAZIZ." It would shut out crap like this,
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Oy vey, me make it? Christ, I may be a decent RP'er, but I figured a mod would take that up. Give me some time, then - I'll need to research the most common rules found in all RP's, both in BF and in other forums...

...great, just what I need, a forum-based homework assignment...as if I did my normal homework...

 
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Oy vey, me make it? Christ, I may be a decent RP'er, but I figured a mod would take that up. Give me some time, then - I'll need to research the most common rules found in all RP's, both in BF and in other forums...

...great, just what I need, a forum-based homework assignment...as if I did my normal homework...
Homework will give you a great foundation for the future, :P. Besides, I have enough trouble doing my own hmwk, Ap Calc Ab, Ap Chem. .....And im failing one of those.
 
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