Posted by Elisa on 10/13
I believe that we need an RP room in the ooc area. It would be something
akin to the war room, a gathering place and site for a permanent board,
except related to RP matters instead of PK. People could use the board
to discuss a variety of topics relating to rp, but in an ooc matter, to
advertise your rp and find others to rp with, and to report rp that you
see others doing (hopefully mostly when it is good).
We are encouraged to report what rp we see to the LT, but most rp goes
unreported and unknown except to those who were there. I think this is
because writing a story for the LT feels more formal than simply posting
on a board. Most rp things that get in the LT are major events, rather
than everyday occurrences, and few characters bother to send in a
background story. I would be far more likely to post on a board when I
meet somebody new who I think is particularly interesting, or happen to
observe (no, I'm not spying) a chance encounter between others, than to
write a story about it.
An RP room will encourage RP on legend in two major ways. First, it will
help bring the community of rp'ers together, by providing a forum where
we can know who else is out there and what they are up to. Second, the
chance of having one's rp posted and remarked on, should encourage those
who do rp, to do so more consistently.
The Incorrigible Elisa
Saturday, October 06 2001, 10:16PM
On the one hand, sounds like a good idea, on the other hand
Does the warboard encourage people to pk?
Saturday, October 06 2001, 11:56PM
I think pk is blah in spite of there being a war board, not because it
doesn't work. Pk's problems go a lot deeper than anything a board can fix,
but I think an RP board and a room in the OOC might just help out. It's
a good idea.
Sunday, October 07 2001, 09:27AM
Yes, i must agree...a room for RP would be good for
messages and ideas not only for RP between individuals
but between clans as well. Sometimes it is difficult to
get ahold of your GM or other members to find out how your
clan handles others or how they handle you. At the least the
PK board lets others know when a good sized war is starting
and i feel the RP board could be used in a similar (not the same
since many RP clans dont pkil) manner.
- Jiriki's player
Monday, October 08 2001, 04:41AM
I like the idea and I think I would use an RP board.
Monday, October 08 2001, 07:27AM
A sorts of RP resource / discussion board is actually planned
for the OOC library update which will happen at some point or
Tuesday, October 09 2001, 04:35PM
How about sooner rather then later. I'm seeing
this RP board being like that Yahoo legend club
page. That legendmud page was great, until it
turned into a spot where people could find out
if the server crashed. This board will be closer
to home and I can totally see it being put to good
Thursday, October 11 2001, 11:18PM
This all sounds reasonable to me -- I'm in 'read-only' mode right now --
and will respond at more depth later. Please keep adding/commenting with
your thoughts on how this might be accomplished!
Saturday, October 13 2001, 05:09AM
That's a great idea, Elisa! I agree with Kaine, and would
also use a RP board. There's so many things happening daily
that others miss out on, merely because they weren't around
and such. I wish there was a board for when Malicious was
prego with triplets. I had -no clue- what was going on
then. Maybe this could be avoided with a board.