Okay it’s obvious, RP has died down quite a bit. But I think we all have received at least some sort of enjoyment from it. However something I kind of want to hear from you guys is, what did you not like about RP on the server, specifically the forums and episodes. I don’t mean this to be negative, or demeaning towards anybody. I just want to reflect on the time we’ve had, and analyze the cons and see if there’s ways we can RP better and put more fun into the game.
There were a few things I did not like.
People taking control of episodes that were not started by them. Specifically stretching out parts of episodes that didn’t need to be emphasized, or more unrelated to the main topic or purpose of the episode.
Then, something I am to blame for a lot, not writing enough, or changing my mind too often. I realize I’ve disrupted quite a bit of stuff most notably the great tournament episode. To be completely honest I should have just continued Roklavia. It was going pretty well.
Another thing. Some episodes tended to be extremely drawn-out, and I’m talkin about diplomatic and Military episodes. The drawn-out episodes tend to start out an interesting fashion, then take on a repetitive pattern that is a chore to read. Why turn your story into a 200 reply episode, when it just sounds like a history book, or a childrens historical fiction novel. It would probably be a lot more enjoyable to read as a shorter segment of a history book, AKA your lore pages.
My last issue. Attention to detail. Is your story easy to read? Is your story enjoyable to read? Is your story full of robotic characters that only are there to serve a purpose, or do your characters Drive the story and take it in unexpected directions? Do you see what I’m getting at?
Yes I’m being critical here. I’m sorry. If all your characters do is talk, negotiate, fight, and do other Valiant and diplomatically important things, are they really alive or are they only there so that the plot can go on? Does your character have a bad habit the other people notice? Do they have flaws or strengths that constantly affect the plot? Do you ever give a visual description of how they look, or describe what they hear feel see taste or smell?
Does your RP character article ever play a role in any episodes you write? Or did you just put a bunch of random characteristics together and never used them?
You see what I’m getting at here? I’m just hoping in the future we’ll have more interesting characters, with traits and personalities that we either love or love to hate.
Once again, I don’t mean to be overly negative, I just think it’s important that we recognize what we didn’t like, see other people’s perspectives. Please comment yours
Ps: Also I think we should have less isolationism and more interaction. Idk if its the same for anyone else, but including someone in a story is Kinda like giving them a piece of candy, its nice and makes the person feel appreciated and included. But if they take too much candy, aka write more than they were offered, it can kinda look greedy or inconsiderate, unless the giver is ok with it.