Sandra's ClanBuilding Seminar

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'Welcome everyone =),' Sandra says.

'Looks like we'll be having a small group tonight. I'm going to ask that you forgive my slow typing today and bear with me.;),' Sandra says.

'What I'd like to do is make this fairly informal,' Sandra says,'I've got alot of ideas on how we can improve clan participation, as I'm sure that alot of you have ideas as well.'

Sandra says, 'But please lets keep socials to a minimum =).'

'First, I'm going to ask: What do you all think is the average number of members in a clan,' Sandra says.

Marcel says, '7.'

Elisa looks up into the sky and ponders.

'As many as i want =),' Bircoff says drunkenly.

'I remember it surprised me how low many were when the stats were posted,' Elisa says wistfully.

Marcel says, '2 active, 3 sometimes, and 2 who show up once a month.'

'We have 19 rp, and 8pk clans out there btw,' Sandra says.

Herbert says, quite melancholy, 'Probably somewhere around 7-9 yeah.'

'Why do you think its such a low number?' Sandra says to Marcel. 'You're correct, btw.'

'Because I'm GM of two clans in my third year and it seems to be the way it goes,' Marcel says to Sandra.

'Because so many people have divergent rps,' Elisa says wistfully. 'We don't fit easily into clans.'

Herbert nods his agreement with Elisa.

You nod solemnly.

'Partly, yea,' Sandra says.

Sandra says, 'Anyone else?'

'Whats the question?' Mitsukake says, overflowing with compassion.

'Because there is no incentive to join,' Herbert says, sad and melancholy.

Elisa says with a faraway look, 'And people don't promote their clans, so others just make new ones.'

'A clan hall hasn't got the appeal it once did,' Herbert says, voice filled with a quiet sadness.

'Sometimes that's because there's no strong clans to plan an RP around, to join later,' Juliana says curiously to Elisa.

''Why is the average membership of a clan 7-9?', was the question,' Sandra says.

'People get bored and make alts,' LadyDagger says.

Marcel says, 'One reason is that once a clan forms, it has a distinct image -- others pick that up, and the market becomes oversated.'

'*makes excuses*,' Dolan says.

'Then people stop joining,' Marcel says.

Sandra says to Marcel, 'That's a good one.'

Marcel says to Sandra, 'At a time, there were about 25 people who wanted to be Knights Templar.'

'I'll give an example of Marcel's,' Sandra says.

'Now there are like 5,' Marcel says.

'And me!' Juliana says, looking interested.

Judah nods solemnly.

'How many clans are there that 'help others' ? =),' Sandra says.

Marcel grins evilly at Juliana.. wonder what he's thinking...

Judah raises his hand.

'I woulda said because all 9 of those members are inactive, and nobody wants to join an inactive clan..' Mitsukake says.

Herbert says, quite melancholy, 'And peoples allegiances change due to OOC arguments and IC arguments so they hop clan to whoever is their friend that week and often join clans without considering why they are doing it.'

Judah sighs loudly.

Marcel says, '5.'

Bircoff says, slurring every word, 'None.'

'It's an easy reason to make a clan,' Sandra says.

Sandra says, 'Not a bad one by any means though.'

Elisa nods her agreement with Herbert.

Sandra says to Herbert, 'Unfortunately, yes, that does happen.'

'NPH, knights of legend, knights templar, angesley, bahan sopeh, and -- wait, that's just four, sorry,' Marcel says.

Mitsukake says to Marcel, 'Dert.'

Mitsukake coughs loudly.

'Six,' Marcel says.

'Rune knights,' Elisa says wistfully.

Marcel nods solemnly.

Juliana says curiously, 'A lot of clans seem to be like "Superduper Person and his friends" ... they always say they "help each other" but I don't feel welcome in someone else's group.'

You nod solemnly.

Marcel says, 'I'm counting clans that are formed with the purpose of help, though, not 'just' on the side.'

Dean nods his agreement with Juliana.

Marcel says, 'Whether they actually help is another story.'

Juliana nods her agreement with Marcel.

'Oh, then take dert off the list ;),' Mitsukake says.

'It's definately a trend,' Sandra says.

'Do we have members of any of those clans present?' Sandra says.

Marcel raises his hand.

Judah raises his hand.

'AND its easier a lot of times to help when not clanned because then people are less worried about OWING your clan a favour or getting help from a rival clan,' Herbert says, quite melancholy.

'Ex member,' Elisa says with a faraway look.

'Rune knights was listed right?' Cipherz says, voice full of loneliness.

'I'm in Templar!' Juliana says, looking curious. 'Or I was, and I will be soon.'

'Well, member if I can speak for my alt, that is,' Marcel says.

Sandra giggles.

Mitsukake says, 'I'm an NPH with an alt too..'

'I'm a rune knight :),' Cipherz says, looking very alone.

'Ok, lemme ask those of you that were 'founding members', I know a few of you are,' Sandra says.

Judah nods solemnly.

Marcel nods solemnly.

Sandra says, 'Why did you choose that theme for your clan?'

Judah raises his hand.

Marcel raises his hand.

Herbert fears even talking about his current clans goals.

Judah says very humbly, 'Keith and I left the Rune Knights to let more people learn those types of ways.'

'And that is what we kinda based it on,' Judah says, full of humility.

Judah shrugs helplessly.

'How many people take a person's clan into account when they ask for help?' Elisa says wistfully.

Judah looks self-concious.

'I do a lot,' Herbert says, quite melancholy.

'Where did the name Bahan Sopeh come from?' Sandra says.

Mitsukake says, 'I do, but not in the way your asking i think.'

'That's a good point...people just ask for help, and people give it,' Juliana says curiously to Elisa. 'What does a clan add to that equation?'

'Bahan - Watchtower Sopeh - Watchman in Hebrew,' Judah says, full of humility.

Soze looks up into the sky and ponders.

Sandra says, 'Oh cool =).'

Herbert says, voice filled with a quiet sadness, 'Well lets just say you are a Knight and a MERC offers to help are you going to get help from someone who you were told to kill last week?'

'For clans to actually mean anything, this is too friendly heh,' Soze says.

Judah says, full of humility, 'Not at all.. all we have in common is the word watchtower.'

'Yes,' Mitsukake says to Herbert.

Dean nods his agreement with Soze.

Sandra says to Judah, 'Lemme ask you something, then I'll stop putting you on the spot =).'

'Well that's whats wrong with clans in my humble opinion, no one counts there clan for anything,' Herbert says, sad and melancholy, to Mitsukake.

Judah says humbly, 'Ok.'

Soze says, 'Sometimes you get the feeling you need to brush someone off with an excuse if you don't really feel like helping too because else you are not "normal"'

'Why didn't you theme your clan more around its name's origin?' Sandra says to Judah. 'If that makes sense.'

'I get random people begging me for help even though I'm not in a helping clan,' Elisa says wistfully.

Mitsukake says to Herbert, 'I'm going to have to disagree, at least about the reference you used, there is such a thing as considerate enemies.'

'We are the watchers of Legend...' Judah says humbly. 'We will set aside our own needs when we see that people are in true need. We feel that we are based around the name... it is the reason that we picked it.'

'Yeah I understand that but I'm sure you know what I mean, people join a clan which is at war with another clan and yet they still bounce and flop on the members of the enemy clan, that is harldy good RP,' Herbert says, sad and melancholy, to Mitsukake.

'The more you make your clan's theme different, the harder it is to get people to join and to do the rp of it,' Elisa says wistfully to Sandra.

Herbert nods his agreement with Elisa.

Juliana says, looking curious, 'I think watchers over legend would be more like, keeping travelers from danger and evil things from happening.'

'I will always watch over others and help when I can and they need it, whether friend or foe... Right Marcel,' Judah says, full of humility.

'I dunno,' Sandra says. 'I think it depends.'

'Still, those you gain are worth it imo,' Soze says to Elisa.

'That's what I was thinking too,' Sandra says to Juliana.

'Oh yes, bahan sopeh are definitely challengers to the evil of this world, namely me and my buddies,' Marcel says to Judah.

Sandra giggles.

Judah chuckles politely.

Sandra says, 'Ok, time to put Marcel on the spot!'

Marcel gulps nervously.

Elisa snickers at Marcel nastily.

'About helping clans, i.e,' Marcel says. 'The templars in this case?'

Judah exhales a sigh of relief.

Sandra says, 'Well, sort of.'

Marcel says, 'For founding the Templars -, because the historical theme of holy knights protecting the faith and the people interests me, and because of the challenge in RP'ing anti-magic.'

'People were asking me to formalize Tancred's RP into a clan, and we did -- it's gone out of fashion since, but we're a few loyal happy oldbies sticking to it, and it'll get trendy again sometime,' Marcel says.

Marcel says, 'I can talk Circles too, but we're not a helping type of clan.'

Sandra says, 'I'm gonna pit your clans against each other.'

Marcel nods solemnly.

Marcel says, 'Fine wif me.'

Judah smiles at Marcel.

Judah nods solemnly.

Marcel says, 'Forgive me for the blatant crossplay of speaking for two characters, too :P.'

Marcel couldn't bring them both.

'What do the circles do actually?' Lelldorin says playfully. 'What do rp clans do actually? :P.'

Sandra says, 'Marcel's player is lucky enough that there is a character in a good clan, and one in an evil clan.'

Marcel nods solemnly.

Herbert raises his hand.

Herbert waits patiently.

Elisa says wistfully, 'Marcel's player is just schizophrenic.'

Elisa tickles Marcel.

'Ayup,' Marcel says.

Sandra says to Marcel, 'Can you tell me why one is more active or popular than the other?'

Mitsukake laughs with amusement.

Judah looks up into the sky and ponders.

Marcel says, 'I can say that it depends on what's trendy that year.'

Elisa says wistfully, 'Or possibly mpd.'

'Some seasons, so to say, it's been in fashion to do a historic type of RP, and then the Templars prosper,' Marcel says.

'Then it becomes hot to be villainish, and the Circles have a party,' Marcel says.

'Just as it was 'the thing' to be a vampire for a while,' Marcel says.

Herbert nods his agreement with Marcel.

'Rp!' Sandra says. 'There's the letters I was looking for.'

'Oh my god I have to say something now,' Herbert says, sad and melancholy.

Sandra giggles.

Sandra says to Herbert, 'Go ahead.'

Dashiva ponders Herbert's existence.

Cipherz smiles happily.

Judah sighs loudly.

Marcel waits patiently for Herbert to get his act in gear.

'Must be long,' Dashiva says, gibbering a little.

Herbert says, quite melancholy, 'Ok the problem with RP on this mud is people tend to confuse OOC/IC too often and you end up RP'ing to someone who cares little for what you are trying to achieve.'

Marcel says, 'That's an entirely different problem, if not a less important one.'

'On the other hand there are some EXCELLANT RP'ers around who are great fun but don't have the opportunity to gain anything for it,' Herbert says, voice filled with a quiet sadness.

Soze raises his hand.

'It all relates though,' Herbert says, quite melancholy.

Cipherz nods his agreement with Herbert.

'Yea,' Sandra says. 'I totally agree with you btw, but I'm gonna pull this more clan specific.'

Elisa doesn't know anyone ooc ;P

'Sandra should enforce rp with threat of deletion,' Dashiva says, gibbering a little.

Dashiva says insanely, 'I bet they'd rp [email protected]'

Dashiva throws his head back and cackles with insane glee!

Mitsukake whaps Dashiva across the back of the head - your ears ring in sympathy.

Kae says, 'That'd be our PR people's job :P.'

Dashiva says, gibbering a little, 'Uh oh.'

Judah crosses his arms across his chest.

Marcel inspects his fingernails. They're clinically clean.

'It's not so hard to find people who want to play and avoid ones that don't,' Juliana says, looking interested. 'Few people confuse my chars with my real person.'

'What about gm's enforcing rp?' Elisa says wistfully. 'I've thought about doing that, but I'm afraid I'd lose too many members.'

'Sandra's lesson #1:' Sandra says.

'If your rp is known, and it is a) liked, b) somewhat controversial, you are then a popular member of the community,' Sandra says. 'If you have a clan, your clan is then active, because of this.'

Marcel says to Elisa, 'I do that, sort of.'

'People might respect you more if you did, and you might draw more committed RP types,' Juliana says, looking curious, to Elisa.

Grunt nods his agreement with Sandra.

'I build RPs around a clan to join with the char, I wouldn't do that if I couldn't trust the GM or clan,' Juliana says curiously to Elisa.

Elisa says with a faraway look, 'I fear that the pool of committed rp'ers is too low.'

Soze says, 'There's a problem with that, if enforcing RP, it's kinda hard dispelling them without RP, which makes it hard one some types.'

Judah nods solemnly.

Grunt nods solemnly.

Sandra says, 'Let me back up just a sec, coz my husband called and interupted my train of thought ;).'

Marcel says to Soze, 'No, it's extremely easy to expel someone who just sits whining about eq on the clan channel, actually.'

Dashiva snickers at Marcel nastily.

LadyDagger giggles at Marcel.

Dashiva says, looking crazed, to Marcel, 'I'll remember that.'

'I'm going to use a sort of strange example,' Sandra says.

Soze says to Marcel, 'Ah, that's another story than lack of RP.'

Dashiva goes EEK! in distress.

'Not everyone has a loud and much seen RP, but if they just sit there and gripe, off they go,' Marcel says.

Dashiva says, looking crazed, 'Wrong lady.'

Sandra says, 'But you will see my point.'

Sandra says, 'Everyone remembers the Dark Enforcers, I'm sure.'

Marcel nods solemnly.

Herbert nods solemnly.

Soze says to Marcel, 'Someone who is active but not RP'ing would be hard for some types to expell.'

Dashiva raises his hand.

Judah nods his agreement with Sandra.

Dashiva was a dark enforcer.

Elisa says wistfully, 'With distaste, yes.'

Dashiva throws his head back and cackles with insane glee!

Dashiva says, gibbering a little, 'No not a old one tho =(.'

Mitsukake bonks Elisa on the head!

'I wish aginor and ronnie were still here,' Dashiva says, gibbering a little.

'When their rp was a strong one, so was the clan, correct?' Sandra says.

Dashiva bursts into tears.

'Yes,' Marcel says.

Judah nods solemnly.

Herbert snickers softly.

Mitsukake says to Sandra, 'It also helped when they had barabas crushing bones for them ;).'

Dashiva throws his head back and cackles with insane glee!

Dashiva nods solemnly.

'When it fell, again, so did the clan,' Sandra says. 'The two are tied rather well.'

'Many people 'copy' other people's RP basics,' Marcel says. 'It's not a bad thing.'

'It's called getting inspired :),' Marcel says.

Herbert nods his agreement with Marcel.

Lelldorin returns to being In Character.

Mitsukake nods his agreement with Marcel.

'It was even before though,' Sandra says to Mitsukake. 'But Barabas rp'd consistently.'

Mitsukake says, 'I agree, marcel, stop ripping off aginor.'

Mitsukake ducks to the ground.

Dashiva says insanely, 'Anti-paladins.'

'They were cool,' Dashiva says, looking crazed.

Soze says to Marcel, 'There's a huge gap between being inspired and being copied.'

Judah nods solemnly.

Marcel honestly doesn't see himself as being an Aginor rip-off.

Sandra says, 'What I see lately is a fear in clans.'

Grunt nods his agreement with Soze.

Soze licks Grunt.

Dashiva says, looking crazed, 'Fear?'

Grunt raises an eyebrow inquiringly.

Elisa says wistfully, 'People are afraid to rp?'

'Not many people are willing to take much risk in their clan's rp,' Sandra says. 'The result is the number of clans that basically do the same thing.'

Judah nods solemnly.

Grunt raises his hand.

Soze points at Grunt.

'People are often worried about getting accused of harassment, at least when playing so-called evil characters,' Marcel says.

Judah chuckles politely at Marcel's feeble witticism.

'I'll comment on that in just a sec,' Sandra says to Marcel.

Judah nods solemnly.

LadyDagger says to Marcel, 'So when do you know if it is RP or harrassment?'

Marcel has a few comments too, when Sandra gets there.

Elisa says wistfully to Marcel, 'Because harassers gravitate toward evil chars.'

Grunt grunts, unsure of the topic, 'Me just agreeing no afraid take chances but smashum no evil either.'

Dashiva says, looking crazed, 'Heh when they said clan building I thought they ment building a clan hall.'

Dashiva snickers softly.

'It's RP unless they attack your rl player ;),' Mitsukake says to Marcel.

Sandra giggles.

Sandra says to Grunt, 'Ok =).'

'There is a simple solution to percieved harrassment,' Sandra says.

Sandra says, 'Everyone listen up, coz it's a rule I play by.'

Dashiva nods his agreement with Sandra.

Herbert waits patiently.

Sandra says, 'Everything is IC, until it's made known otherwise.'

Herbert nods solemnly.

Judah nods solemnly.

Dashiva smiles happily.

Marcel says, 'Ayup.'

Juliana nods her agreement with Marcel.

Cipherz nods solemnly.

Judah nods solemnly.

'It's not a difficult concept,' Sandra says. 'And it would get rid of a LOT of the fear.'

'This means I can hunt you all night long and scream RP the whole way,' Dashiva says, gibbering a little, to Marcel.

Soze nods solemnly.

Herbert says, voice filled with a quiet sadness, 'Thats why I have OSAY, OCHAT, OTELL commands.'

'And I can kill you every time you do and call it pest control,' Marcel says to Dashiva.

LadyDagger says, 'So if a char follows another and makes it almost impossible to enjoy playing your char it is RP?'

'There's nothing more fun than taking someone's OOC comment as IC and RP them into RPing back,' Juliana says, looking curious.

Dashiva cackles gleefully at Marcel - whatever he's going to do to him, glad it's not you!

Herbert says, voice filled with a quiet sadness, '(ooc) - which work nicely.'

'It's never RP without your consent,' Juliana says, looking interested, to LadyDagger.

Soze says, 'Basically I could care less what others think, if they hate my guts with one char, and love me with another, all it says to me is that I'm doing alright at RP.'

'And there is no fun whatsoever in suddenly being yelled at and accused of ruining someone's real life or whatever, so people need to yell stop please, too,' Marcel says.

Judah nods his agreement with Herbert.

Juliana says, looking interested, 'And people need to not mind too much if someone yells stop, either.'

Judah nods his agreement with Marcel.

Sandra says, 'I'm going to talk about something that I'm guessing most, if not all of you don't know about.'

LadyDagger says, 'That is part of the problem you ask someone to stop.'

'And they don't,' LadyDagger says.

Marcel's been accused of harassment twice this week, bear with him if he's touchy about it.

Dashiva lurks around Marcel ominously - glad he's not after you!

Juliana says, looking interested, to LadyDagger, 'Then it's harassment.'

Judah comforts Marcel.

Sandra says, 'Does anyone remember Agrippa?'

Marcel says, 'Yes.'

'Yupyupyup,' Juliana says, looking interested.

Elisa shakes her head.

Herbert shakes his head.

Dashiva says insanely to Marcel, 'Well of course you do oldy.'

Sandra says, 'Ok, let me explain Agrippa to you that don't then.'

Marcel says to Dashiva, 'Nah, I was level 3 when he quit.'

Dashiva says, gibbering a little, 'Eek.'

'How old are you?' Dean says to Marcel.

'On the mud?' Marcel says to Dean. 'Four years.'

Marcel says, 'By christmas.'

Dashiva holds up 4000 fingers.

Herbert waits for the story.

Herbert sits down on the ground.

'Agrippa could stir up a crowd like no other,' Sandra says. 'That boy could get even those that flat out refused to RP, to do so. And because of him, People wanted to RP with him, and it made clans back then pretty damn active.'

Dashiva looks up into the sky and ponders.

Elisa says wistfully, 'I think all I do is make people not want to RP.'

Soze says, 'Agrippa for president?'

Sandra says, 'He made the Hermetics, the good old hermetics, become enemies of like 4 other clans with a single RP ;P.'

'I beg to differ :),' Marcel says to Elisa.

Dashiva says insanely, 'Do you have logs?'

'Personally I think Marcel's doing that fairly well now, by involving the whole mud with the ongoing RP with Haley etc,' Herbert says, sad and melancholy.

Sandra says to Dashiva, 'They're in the old LTs.'

Dashiva nods his agreement with Herbert.

Soze grovels before Marcel.

Judah clears his throat.

Marcel is not alone to praise or blame for that plot. *cough*

Wixen has arrived from the east.

'Marcel makes me wanna jump up and go terrorize someone,' Dashiva says, looking crazed.

Wixen sits down and rests.

Sandra giggles.

Elisa giggles.

'Anyway to get back to my point,' Sandra says.

Judah says humbly, 'Marcel is a great one at that.. we discussed that earlier.'

Herbert smiles at Wixen.

'He made that clan that was quiet for so long, come alive again,' Sandra says.

'How did agrippa get people to RP?' Dashiva says, looking crazed.

Herbert says, sad and melancholy, 'He paid 'em.'

Herbert grins evilly.

Marcel will now go blush.

Sandra says to Dashiva, 'Well the particular RP was that he kidnapped his own children and was going to feed his daughter to the wolves ;P.'

Dashiva snickers softly.

Dean slaps Marcel with a salmon.

Judah goes EEK! in distress.

'Weeeee,' Soze says.

Dashiva says, looking crazed, 'And everyone jumped him for it?'

You nod agreement with him.

Sandra even jumped him for it.

Soze throws his head back and cackles with insane glee!

'That requires more than RP, though, it also requires basic mud skills,' Marcel says.

'?' Dashiva says, looking crazed, to Marcel.

'To -- well, stay alive in spite of all the jumping,' Marcel says.

'Yeah definately,' Herbert says, voice filled with a quiet sadness.

Sandra giggles.

Dashiva laughs with amusement.

Marcel says, 'No one would enjoy sitting naked in tara with a perma warning.'

Dashiva says insanely, 'He did?'

Marcel says, 'I doubt it, he had the skills to make up for his losses.'

Dashiva nods solemnly.

'No, pk was a bit different back then as well,' Sandra says.

Judah nods solemnly.

Dean says, 'More wolf packing... :).'

Soze comforts Grunt.

'More running... :),' Herbert says, sad and melancholy.

Wixen cheers for wolfpacking

'So, in short: Keep your RP alive, keep it interesting, and by all means, keep it different,' Sandra says. 'People will be interested.'

'More pkillers ;),' Mitsukake says.

Sandra says, 'Maybe not everyone, but people will.'

Marcel says, 'And BE interested.'

Soze raises his hand.

Judah nods his agreement with Marcel.

Soze says, 'This might be a FAQ.'

Marcel says, 'No one can be the main character all the time, be a supporter for someone else's plot every second time too.'

'So please do not feed me to the wolves,' Soze says.

Soze licks his lips and smiles.

'Absolutely,' Sandra says to Marcel.

'Hehe, ok but just his one time ;),' Sandra says to Soze.

Judah claps for Marcel approvingly.

Judah smiles happily.

'I think a lot of people have trouble getting into other's plots,' Elisa says with a faraway look.

'I think it would be cool if people joined in on the current RP with completely different angles that would be fun,' Herbert says, voice filled with a quiet sadness.

'Why not raise the amount of available members in clans and lower the amount of clans?' Soze says.

Marcel says, 'A lot of people are afraid that they're butting in.'

Elisa nods her agreement with Marcel.

'Yeah fer sure,' Herbert says, sad and melancholy.

Grunt nods his agreement with Herbert.

'Simply because currently there aren't enough active,' Sandra says to Soze.

Elisa says wistfully, 'And sometimes they're treated that way too.'

'And sadly, a lot of people do get told that they are butting in,' Marcel says.

Herbert nods his agreement with Marcel.

Dashiva butts in all the time.

Dean says, 'It would be nice to raise the amount who can be in a clan.'

'Yeah, and I love it :P,' Marcel says to Dashiva.

Soze says to Sandra, 'That would make more active members in each clan.'

Dashiva grins evilly at Marcel.. wonder what he's thinking...

'Not really, not when the average clan has only 7 members, and probably 2 active ones ;),' Sandra says to Soze.

Soze says to Sandra, 'If statisticly you have 3-4 of 15 members active, and you raise the limit to say 30.'

'When that average goes up to probably 11 then so will the max limit,' Sandra says.

Soze says, 'You'd have 6-8 active players.'

Elisa says with a faraway look, 'Even USL had to go back to one clan.'

Dashiva nods his agreement with Elisa.

Marcel says, 'Then you get no real difference, because new RP image people start new clans anyway.'

Herbert says, sad and melancholy, 'I think some form of implemented code for promotion and benefit within clans would help a lot for those that need RP incentives.'

You shake your head.

Marcel says, 'Or attract more demanding people...'

Sandra says, 'I'm not knocking your idea, but lemme explain my feelings on that.'

'That's what I'm on about,' Soze says to Marcel.

Herbert nods his agreement with Sandra.

Marcel says, 'I know that my clans are low in membership when we're not 'trendy' because we do not give away free xp, eq, etc.'

Soze says, 'What's the point of joining a clan with 14 members if only the GM and you are active?'

Sandra says, 'I don't want to feel as though I have to bribe players to enjoy themselves in what they themselves have created.'

'Im just spittin out what i think every few seconds,' Herbert says, quite melancholy.

Grunt nods his agreement with Soze.

Marcel says to Soze, 'Easy xp :).'

Judah nods his agreement with Sandra.

Soze rolls his eyes, exasperated with Marcel.

Soze whaps Marcel across the back of the head - your ears ring in sympathy.

'Because maybe you could get people involved?' LadyDagger says to Soze.

'Trust me, it motivates lotsa people :P,' Marcel says to Soze.

'I think that the clan, their creation, making it work, is and should be the reward,' Sandra says.

Dashiva says, looking crazed, 'Hehe.'

LadyDagger nods her agreement with Sandra.

Soze shrugs philosophically.

'It's like this,' Elisa says wistfully. 'Lots of people enjoy rp, but if there are incentives for clans, then more people will have similar rps, which makes it more enjoyable for the whole.'

Dashiva is in a clan called chicks dig this, lotsa reward there.

Grunt nods his agreement with Sandra.

Herbert nods his agreement with Elisa.

LadyDagger bonks Dashiva on the head!

'I think a lot of clans do a good job of rp'ing with non-clanned people,' Juliana says, looking interested.

'If more people had the same rp it wouldnt be good...just half the mud calling them a cheap marcel rip-off, or whatever,' Mitsukake says to Elisa.

Dashiva nods his agreement with Juliana.

Juliana says, looking interested, 'But they don't do a lot of rp with each other.'

'But it is the differences that seem to make good RP...' Judah says, full of humility.

'And I'm not saying I'm doing well in this regard,' Elisa says with a faraway look. 'I've done more to try (mostly failing) to get people to pick up my rp, than fitting myself with them.'

'It's hard for people that are new to RP (which i am) to ge into it...cos lot's of people disreguard it ,,,,' Wixen says.

'Personality within RP goes a long way, there could be forty Marcel (types) around and they would ALL be slightly different and unique,' Herbert says, quite melancholy.

'And me, I just screwed it up :/,' Marcel says to Elisa.

'Lots?' Sandra says to Wixen. 'Or a vocal few? :).'

Herbert says, sad and melancholy, to Marcel, 'Sorry to (type) you man.'

Marcel is not unique, yanno, he's just a bully from hell.

Dashiva says insanely, 'We need a RP Q&A,.'

Dashiva could use some help there.

'But a cute bully,' LadyDagger says to Marcel.

Marcel giggles.

Soze says to Wixen, 'My personal feeling towards them is like coffee, if the don't like it, I pity them.'

Elisa nods her agreement with LadyDagger.

Grunt nods his agreement with Dashiva.

'We need an OOC channel for people to discuss stuff without using chat,' Herbert says, voice filled with a quiet sadness.

Judah nods solemnly.

Elisa nods her agreement with Herbert.

'Mabye RP will divide itself,' Dashiva says insanely.

'Its damn confusing using chat and not knowing whats RP and whats not,' Herbert says, quite melancholy.

Dashiva nods his agreement with Herbert.

Judah nods his agreement with Herbert.

LadyDagger nods her agreement with Herbert.

Dashiva nods his agreement with Herbert.

Elisa says wistfully, 'If people would choose chat/gossip with one ooc and one ic it would be great.'

Herbert blushes bright red.

'Need pl channel too,' Grunt grunts slowly.

Mitsukake says, 'I usually view chat as ooc, considering the main conversation on it is, the latest college sports game.'

'Lot's .. there is only a few people that have responded and i'm now happy to say that i'm mostly into rp stuff now and enjoying it a lot ,' Wixen says to Sandra.

Marcel says, 'Sadly, some people will take the ooc stuff to chat and the other way anyway.'

Soze says, 'Basically chat is OOC isn't it?'

'PK even,' Grunt grunts, clueless as usual.

'I thought gossip was for IC chat,' Soze says.

'That goes back to my 'everything is IC' thing,' Sandra says to Herbert.

'I wish I could turn off the singing and talking politics etc,' Elisa says with a faraway look. 'Especially pk whining.'

Marcel takes chat very IC.

Dashiva says, gibbering a little, 'Zalbag and the latest football game isn't very ic.'

'RP is great fun. Glad you've joined in =),' Sandra says to Wixen.

Marcel says, 'I ignore that entirely.'

'I always used to consider chat OOC because how can a character in Tara say something IC to a person at Stag,' Herbert says, quite melancholy.

'You take rictor raggin on morphine about his team sucking, ic?' Mitsukake says to Marcel. ':p.'

'Okay, so this world is telepathic :),' Marcel says.

'Ok, lemme pull this back into a clans discussion. I think we definately need an rp thing at some other time soon tho ;),' Sandra says.

Elisa says wistfully, 'Sometimes it's hard to ignore, so I find myself slipping in between ic and ooc, which is bad.'

'No, I ignore it,' Marcel says to Mitsukake.

Soze nods his agreement with Sandra.

'GMs!' Sandra says.

Marcel says, 'What I say in any public forum is IC -- up here, and in tells, OOC.'

LadyDagger snaps to attention and salutes you briskly.

'Yes,' Grunt grunts slowly.

Judah nods his agreement with Marcel.

'Who's a GM?' Sandra says. 'I know Marcel is, who else?'

Mitsukake raises his hand.

LadyDagger raises her hand.

Judah raises his hand.

Dashiva raises his hand.

Elisa raises her hand.

Grunt raises his hand.

Herbert says, sad and melancholy, 'Heh for what its worth currently.'

Soze looks up into the sky and ponders.

Sandra says, 'Ooh lots.'

Soze raises his hand.

Marcel whaps Soze across the back of the head - your ears ring in sympathy.

Sandra says, 'Hm, who to single out next ;).'

Dashiva goes EEK! in distress.

Dashiva points at LadyDagger.

LadyDagger peers at Dashiva, looking him up and down.

'Me, pick on me oh great dark lord!' Mitsukake says.

Mitsukake grovels before you.

Dashiva cackles gleefully at Mitsukake - whatever he's going to do to him, glad it's not you!

'You win!' Sandra says to LadyDagger. 'What do you feel, as GM, your responsibilities to your clan are?'

Dashiva throws his head back and cackles with insane glee!

Dashiva says, gibbering a little, to LadyDagger, 'Gold running.'

Dashiva attempts to take cover.

'Watch it bub,' LadyDagger says to Dashiva.

Mitsukake laughs with amusement.

LadyDagger says, 'I feel that it is my responsibility to do the best i can for my clan.'

'To keep it together,' LadyDagger says.

LadyDagger says, 'To keep the people together.'

Sandra says, 'Ok.'

Dashiva mumbles, looking crazed, 'Dirty avengers.'

Mitsukake nods his agreement with Dashiva.

'I already told you watch it,' LadyDagger says to Dashiva.

Sandra says to Elisa, 'Your turn, same question.'

Dashiva says insanely, 'Just about as smelly as those templars.'

Wixen nods her agreement with Dashiva.

Dashiva snickers softly.

Herbert glares at nothing in particular.

Herbert looks serious.

Dashiva glances at Herbert and begins to twitch nervously.

'Well, recruiting, mediating any arguments, communicating with my members,' Elisa says with a faraway look. 'I'm also supposed to start any clan rps and be the focus of the clan's rp. But it is hard to do it alone.'

Juliana frowns at Dashiva.

Herbert nods his agreement with Elisa.

Dashiva goes EEK! at Juliana in distress - isn't Juliana an awful person for teasing?

'Yes my dear,' Dashiva says, gibbering a little, to Juliana.

LadyDagger nods her agreement with Elisa.

Juliana says, looking interested, to Dashiva, 'Templars don't smell.'

'It is hard to do it when your clanmates play alts all the time,' LadyDagger says.

LadyDagger peers at Dashiva, looking him up and down.

Dashiva says, gibbering a little, to Mitsukake, 'Do templars smell?'

'Ok, both mostly correct,' Sandra says. 'One imporant thing left out though.'

Dashiva cackles gleefully at LadyDagger - whatever he's going to do to her, glad it's not you!

Marcel says, 'I don't think it's *hard*, but it's often very little different from just doing stuff all on your own.'

Mitsukake nods his agreement with Dashiva.

'We unanmiously voted they do,' Dashiva says, gibbering a little, to Juliana.

LadyDagger says to Dashiva, 'Don't make me do it.'

'As GMs, you are the 'parent figure' of the clan,' Sandra says.

Dashiva says, gibbering a little, to LadyDagger, 'Do what.'

Elisa says wistfully to Marcel, 'I rp best with my interactions with others.'

Dashiva goes EEK! at LadyDagger in distress - isn't LadyDagger an awful person for teasing?

Mitsukake is papa titus to his clan..

'Dont do it,' Dashiva says insanely to LadyDagger.

'Exactly, it can be a pain to get your clannies to even log in,' Marcel says to Elisa.

Dashiva tugs on LadyDagger's sleeve imploringly.

'What that means is, you can also punish your members,' Sandra says.

Dashiva nods his agreement with Sandra.

Judah nods his agreement with Sandra.

Dashiva glares icily at LadyDagger.

Sandra says, 'Instead of leaving them as a name on the roster.'

'Which is hard to do,' LadyDagger says.

Sandra says, 'No, its pretty easy to do.'

Elisa nods her agreement with LadyDagger.

Dashiva says, looking crazed, to LadyDagger, 'Bah your hand never strayed from the whip!'

Soze cringes away from Marcel in mortal terror.

Sandra says, ''outcast ' ;).'

Herbert says solemnly, 'Can I bring up the subject of clan GM's who get no support and ask if anyone has any suggestions?'

'Outcast is dangerous, though,' Marcel says.

LadyDagger says, 'But then you're the bad guy.'

'It is emotionally hard,' Elisa says wistfully.

'I almost did that but the member left before i had to,' LadyDagger says.

LadyDagger says, 'But he tried to push me into it.'

Dashiva nods his agreement with LadyDagger.

'The Templars were accidentally disbanded because 5 people got purged,' Marcel says. 'If I'd seen that happen due to outcasting someone, I'd be quite mad at myself.'

Elisa ponders discussing an alt.

Dashiva nods his agreement with Elisa.

Sandra says, 'People view outcast that way because they don't want it to happen to them.'

'When I was Mercs Fuego attempted to start some RP and PK which is always dangerous but basically got laughed out of his own clan for it, sometimes it is hard to get the support needed to get your clan moving,' Herbert says seriously.

Dashiva says, gibbering a little, to Elisa, 'Want me to pick one for you?'

LadyDagger says, 'Then they shouldn't act like butts.'

Elisa giggles at Dashiva.

Wixen nods her agreement with Herbert.

'In all honesty, it's a way, the easiest way, for a clan's GM to keep their members active, and replace those that aren't,' Sandra says.

Judah says humbly, 'I remember all that went on when Asgaurd kicked Sibwarra out....*whistle* that was tough.'

Judah nods his agreement with Sandra.

LadyDagger nods her agreement with Judah.

Marcel says to Sandra, 'Yes, but it does require that you have new people to replace them with.'

Elisa nods her agreement with Judah.

Herbert nods his agreement with Marcel.

'If your membership is low, definately,' Sandra says to Marcel.

Marcel says to Sandra, '7 is the average, boot one, and you're in trouble if someone can't log in 2 weeks and get purged :).'

'If a clan gets too small, they start spiralling downward,' Elisa says wistfully. 'It is hard to get interest in your clan with only one active member.'

Herbert nods his agreement with Elisa.

LadyDagger nods her agreement with Elisa.

'That's when you try to figure out WHY you only have 7, and some get purged ;),' Sandra says to Marcel.

'I spent 3 years pondering that, educate me!' Marcel says with a chuckle to Sandra.

'I have a question that's the opposite,' Juliana says curiously. 'What if you're NOT a gm and you're in a dying clan? What do you do? It wasn't with this char, but with another one btw!'

Judah ponders putting signs up advertising Bahan Sopeh.

Dashiva pats himself on the back, since YOU didn't bother to congratulate him.

Soze raises his hand.

'Which is what my promotion thing was about before, simply a promote command would help a lot, sure it wouldn't do anything amazing but rewarding your good members would help I think,' Herbert says soberly.

Sandra says to Juliana, 'Pledge to someone or get them to pledge to you, so that you can rebuild it.'

Herbert cowers in fear!

'Well it seems the millions of circles illusions works,' Elisa says with a faraway look to Judah.

Marcel shakes his head.

'I don't want to be the boss, I just want my clan to be better,' Juliana says curiously to Sandra.

Soze pounces on the opportunity fate just offered him.

Marcel says, 'No, it's not the illusions.'

Soze raises his hand.

'It's people being tired of vampires for evil characters and trying out this season's trend,' Marcel says.

Elisa says wistfully, 'There is nothing more depressing than being the gm of a dying clan.'

Wixen peers at Marcel, looking him up and down.

'I'm just enjoying trying out my new RP of a surgeon whos NOT there to help everyone in sight,' Herbert says soberly.

Grunt comforts Elisa.

Juliana says curiously to Elisa, 'Being the member of one is worse, particularly when there's not even anyone to pledge to you, they're too inactive.'

Elisa says wistfully to Marcel, 'But I haven't seen more than just you being hellspawn.'

Marcel says to Wixen, 'That wasn't targeted at any particular people, it's just the way things go when people create new RPs.'

'You can be a helper oriented character and evil at the same time,' Herbert says seriously.

Sandra says to Juliana, 'Yea, that's a bad situation =(.'

'We require service of hell, not being from hell,' Marcel says to Elisa.

'Ooooooooh you're a templar,' Dashiva says insanely to Juliana.

Dashiva discreetly sniffs the air around Juliana.

'I'll use my own example this time,' Sandra says.

Sandra says, 'Most everyone here knows this alt, it's not much of a secret.'

'If I'm in a clan that's "dying" and I like the RP there, I will do my best to ping-pong against the GM and generally trying to make the best of it, at least those who are active can have fun that way, and in general, people who have fun tend to get more RP members,' Soze says.

Sandra says, 'Malia is Coven Gm.'

Dashiva nods solemnly.

Marcel says, 'A better one than I ever was too :).'

'That wasnt hard to figure =0,' Dashiva says insanely.

Dashiva flops about helplessly.

Elisa would join coven if it wasn't pk.

Dashiva goes EEK! at Elisa in distress - isn't Elisa an awful person for teasing?

Sandra says, 'She took the clan away from Jovette, because she felt that the direction the rp and remarks about the clan was turning, its members didn't want to be a part of.'

Marcel went pk to join it.

Dashiva cackles gleefully at Marcel - whatever he's going to do to him, glad it's not you!

Dashiva would join if he could be a woman.

Sandra says, 'The coven has this curse, I swear.'

Dashiva mourns his own inadequacies - you feel sorry for him.

Sandra says, 'If you join, you become inactive =P.'

Mitsukake laughs with amusement.

Marcel says with a chuckle, 'I'll second that.'

Elisa would join chicks dig this if she could be a man.

Dashiva cackles gleefully at Elisa - whatever he's going to do to her, glad it's not you!

Sandra says, 'So, I had an uphill battle.'

Dashiva says insanely to Elisa, 'You should join.'

Elisa laughs at Dashiva.

'Hey we have girls =),' Dashiva says insanely.

'What i did was this,' Sandra says.

'I think that GM need to make it a lot harder to join a clan ... say hey can i join your clan isn't good enufff .. and mebbe RP need to be rewarded more .. also i think that the GM of all the RP clans need to get together and talk about so,' Wixen says.

Marcel says to Wixen, 'The templars have done that for years, it does scare a lot of people away, good ones too.'

'Some LARGE plot =P,' Wixen says.

Herbert nods his agreement with Wixen.

LadyDagger says, 'It is hard to get members when your clan is never on and if you induct someone new they bitch like crazy.'

'I had a treasure hunt to get in my clan, but it was too hard and Hawklin dt'ed,' Elisa says wistfully.

Judah nods his agreement with Marcel.

'I think it's better than not having anything,' Juliana says, looking curious, to Marcel.

'I mailed all the members, and eventually got enough votes to take over theGMship,' Sandra says. 'I kept the inactive members on the roster while I built up active members.'

'I'm not changing it. We remain ever the elitist few :),' Marcel says to Juliana.

'I have had a lot of people stop seeking when they find out there is an interview process...' Judah says humbly.

Juliana beams at Marcel delightedly.

Dashiva says insanely, 'Yea thats another problem.'

Marcel says to Judah, 'I have templar applicants write up a formal application.'

'Then they most likely wanted their name in a roster, not to be part of a clan,' Sandra says to Judah.

'People asking who your alts are when you join,' Dashiva says, gibbering a little.

'Just out of curiosity, did jovette know you were trying that?' Mitsukake says to Sandra.

'There are a lot of people who just want to be in a clan, and don't care about which clan at all,' Elisa says wistfully.

Sandra says to Mitsukake, 'In this instance, yea, she did.'

Mitsukake says, 'Cool.'

Judah says very humbly to Marcel, 'Can I borrow that idea from you.'

Marcel says to Judah, 'Go right ahead :).'

Judah smiles happily.

'The Coven is up to 13 members now,' Sandra says.

'I'm not doing it for the circles because I've taken a more dictatorial approach for this clan,' Marcel says to Judah.

Judah nods solemnly.

Marcel says to Judah, 'Since we're evil people and all I can get away with being a jerk.'

'2 months ago, it was at 5,' Sandra says.

Dashiva goes ACK TTTHHHHHPPPPPTTTTT! all over Sandra - what a mess!

LadyDagger giggles at Marcel.

Grunt chortles with amusement.

Sandra says to Dashiva, 'I was busy, eh? ;).'

Dashiva says insanely to Sandra, 'Reminds me of the last few moments we had in DE...right before it poofed.'

Dashiva bursts into tears.

'Maybe i should try this evil thing,' LadyDagger says to Marcel.

Dashiva nods his agreement with Sandra.

Elisa says wistfully, 'If I did that I'd be down to 1 member.'

Marcel took the circles from 6 members to 14 in 3 weeks. He's still wondering how.

Sandra says, 'Now, some of them are still inactive.'

Mitsukake says, 'How did you do that? i dont see Rp things with coven, or anything involving them really...'

'It was like open heart surgeory,' Dashiva says, gibbering a little.

Grunt goes EEK! at LadyDagger in distress - isn't LadyDagger an awful person for teasing?

Soze winks suggestively at LadyDagger.

'One hall poofed at a time,' Dashiva says, looking crazed.

Elisa says wistfully to Marcel, 'You have a magnetic personality.'

'Now the DE is nothing more than memories =(,' Dashiva says, gibbering a little.

Sandra says, 'When I get people to replace the inactive, I'll definately do it.'

'The DE also got involved in a lot of harassment, that scares many away,' Marcel says.

Dashiva says insanely, 'Lilian wasnt ever active enough as it was *grumble*.'

Mitsukake nods his agreement with Dashiva.

'Good advice, keep your clan's path as clean as your own,' Marcel says.

Sandra says to Mitsukake, 'Lemme tell ya, trying to find a bunch of women pagan rp'ers wasn't easy =P.'

'A bad rep is death :P,' Marcel says.

Herbert says solemnly, 'And their members got multi'd while the other members sat back and watched.'

Juliana nods her agreement with Marcel.

Dashiva snickers at you nastily.

Mitsukake says, 'Clan really had no chance after aginor left.'

Marcel says, 'Nope.'

Soze tips his hat gallantly.

Soze stands up.

Marcel says, 'Get a reputation for being ooc or abusive as a clan, and you're done.'

Dashiva cackles gleefully at LadyDagger - whatever he's going to do to her, glad it's not you!

Marcel says, 'Unless that's what you want, of course *coughgrendelcough*.'

'Ok, who's in a pk clan?' Sandra says.

Sandra says, 'I'm going to get specific there for a min.'

Mitsukake laughs with amusement.

Dashiva was.

Dashiva bursts into tears.

'I am!' Juliana says, looking curious. 'Not with this char.'

Mitsukake raises his hand.

Marcel has been.

Dashiva grins evilly at Juliana.. wonder what he's thinking...

'I was born and will die in pk clans ;),' Mitsukake says.

Judah says, full of humility, 'I have to go.'

'Thanks for coming =),' Sandra says to Judah.

Elisa waves good-bye to Judah.

'I will see YOU tomorrow,' Judah says very humbly to Marcel.

Herbert says solemnly, 'I just die anyway I dont need a reason.'

Sandra giggles.

Mitsukake laughs with amusement.

'By akk,' Judah says humbly.

'If I don't see you first,' Marcel says to Judah.

Marcel winks suggestively at Judah.

'All even,' Judah says humbly.

Judah chuckles politely.

Judah returns to being In Character.

Wixen says, 'A problem i have with PK RP is that cos your clan is a "evil clan" and other is a "good clan" instead of Rping a fight .. you just get jumped .. that's not cool cos normally.'

Herbert says soberly, 'Craven was gonna go down today I swear :).'

Dashiva snickers at Herbert nastily.

'You werent even close were you?' Dashiva says, gibbering a little, to Herbert.

Marcel only fights when he wants to, for RP's sake. That's what pkok is for.

Herbert says soberly to Dashiva, 'He was on 80 hp i was on 267 and I attacked , he slayed me in 4 rounds :).'

Dashiva grins evilly at Marcel.. wonder what he's thinking...

Dashiva nods his agreement with Herbert.

Mitsukake laughs with amusement.

'You dont want me to attack you anymore? =(,' Dashiva says, looking crazed, to Marcel.

'We really must mud wrestle one of these days,' Elisa says wistfully to Marcel.

Dashiva cries on Marcel's shoulder.

'That's not RP?' Marcel says to Dashiva. 'Marcel thinks of it as target practice.'

Marcel grins evilly at Elisa.. wonder what he's thinking...

Wixen says, 'Normally somthing like "your DE, i'm Knights" die die die die .. there is not RP in that but the reason behind the jump is a RP thing.'

'I actually got alot of hate tells when I got you in alaska once,' Dashiva says, looking crazed, to Marcel.

Marcel says to Dashiva, 'Ack.'

Dashiva nods solemnly.

Dashiva says, looking crazed, 'People were like wtf.'

Herbert says soberly, 'People need to forget stats more i think, and get back to the wonder of the game.'

'Bleah,' Marcel says.

Elisa nods her agreement with Herbert.

'Fraegis got me,' Dashiva says, looking crazed.

Dashiva rolls around on the ground with laughter.

Wixen nods her agreement with Herbert.

Elisa says wistfully, 'And explore more.'

'How do players get other players to do that?' Sandra says to Herbert.

Dashiva looks up into the sky and ponders.

'Well,' Dashiva says insanely.

Mitsukake says to Herbert, 'Im a little slow...what do you mean by stats?'

Marcel says to Dashiva, 'I'm sorry about that.'

Dashiva says, looking crazed, to Marcel, 'I didnt let it bother me =).'

'By havin NO fears and paranoia about dying, by socialising more with the people around them instead of running about learning skills and killing mobs and by trying to have fun instead of panicking about mobs killing them or DT,' Herbert says solemnly to Sandra.

Dashiva nods solemnly.

Dashiva says, gibbering a little, 'I would enjoy just running around RP'ing all day, with no eq and dT's.'

'I agree with you there,' Juliana says, looking interested, to Herbert. 'Seems like everyone just wants to PD/SL, PD/SL, in mammoth groups that spam everyone like crazy.'

Dashiva flops about helplessly.

Dashiva nods his agreement with Juliana.

Marcel says, 'I love PD and SL, but I also love not being in PD and SL...'

Grunt says, clueless as usual, to Herbert, 'But since eq change some hurt badly by dt's.'

Herbert is guilty of leading those runs far too often of late.

Mitsukake nods his agreement with Marcel.

'I used to like them, now no one groups up except for them, and I am starting to resent them for it!' Juliana says curiously to Marcel.

Marcel DT'd last week and lost lots of old gear, it didn't kill him.

Herbert says soberly, 'If I see SL or PD again in the next day it will be far too soon.'

'I would love to go through pd once, and see all the little tidbits rufs has put in, without some group rushing and screaming :p,' Mitsukake says.

'And he even rp'd it,' Elisa says wistfully.

Dashiva nods his agreement with Mitsukake.

'We fixed ya right up, but that was cos I was being a nice lil huggable then,' Herbert says soberly to Marcel.

'Xp, xp, xp, what's it all for?' Juliana says, looking curious. 'So you can get more xp, xp, xp. Boooo.'

'I cant even read the room desc's anymore,' Dashiva says insanely to Mitsukake.

Elisa squeezes Herbert fondly.

'I didn't say I got no help,' Marcel says to Herbert. 'Ideally, a DT is a great chance to do the socializing thing.'

Elisa says wistfully to Herbert, 'You're still huggable.'

Dashiva peers at Elisa, looking her up and down.

Elisa says wistfully, 'Socializing is always better when you're naked.'

Mitsukake snickers softly.

Wixen giggles.

Marcel snickers softly.

'So, what if i gave you all a job to do this week?' Sandra says

'Definately I had great fun in that re-eq group which is what needs to happen more, people working towards a goal and havin fun at the same time,' Herbert says soberly to Marcel.

Grunt chortles with amusement.

LadyDagger giggles at Elisa.

'She has this fetish with pirates...*wink* just get all dressed up like one...and your in buddy,' Dashiva says, gibbering a little, to Herbert.

'Would you seriously attempt doing it?' Sandra says.

Dashiva nudges Herbert.

'Depends, but probably,' Marcel says to Sandra.

Elisa blushes bright red.

Marcel reserves the right not to start being like, uh, nice.

Herbert says solemnly, 'I would do it.'

'Depend on what is,' Grunt grunts, unsure of the topic.

Herbert says seriously, 'Doesn't depend I have faith.'

Herbert cowers in fear!

Sandra giggles.

'Here it is:' Sandra says.

'I guess so,' Elisa says wistfully. 'This isn't a terribly busy week.'

Mitsukake says, 'I think im gonna start getting liberal with my outcast command ;).'

'No pd/sl/at runs, concentrate on your clan, the ideas of your clan, and how to improve your clan,' Sandra says.

Herbert goes EEK! in distress.

'Ooooh,' Dashiva says, gibbering a little.

'Okie,' Marcel says.

Herbert says solemnly, 'Hehehe sure.'

Dashiva says, looking crazed, 'Watch someone DT now.'

LadyDagger smiles at Sandra.

Marcel sees no real difference.

Elisa grins evilly.

Dashiva wiggles his bottom.

Grunt grunts, clueless as usual, 'That what me already been doing so ok.'

LadyDagger nods her agreement with Marcel.

'With all our alts or just the chars here?' Elisa says wistfully.

Marcel says, 'Our GM alts.'

'I only see a difference because I was planning on redemption this week,' Herbert says seriously.

'But probably be great with our non-GM alts too :),' Marcel says.

Juliana nods her agreement with Marcel.

Sandra says to Elisa, 'If your alt is in a clan, go for it.'

Kae says, 'I have a question that's kinda related.'

Elisa says with a faraway look, 'Almost all my alts are in clans.'

Kae says to Sandra, 'If I may :).'

'I wanna see advertizing, LT articles, board posts, little rp thingies, all kinds of good stuff,' Sandra says.

'Sure,' Sandra says to Kae.

'People often tell me -- and my morts --,' Kae says.

Kae pats Marcel on the head.

Dashiva snickers softly.

Kae says, 'That they need help on how to RP.'

LadyDagger giggles.

Dashiva beams at Marcel delightedly.

Dashiva nods his agreement with Kae.

Herbert nods his agreement with Kae.

'Would there be interest in scheduled RP seminars where we swap ideas, rather than have someone actually lecture?' Kae says.

Dashiva tugs on Kae's sleeve imploringly.

Juliana says, looking interested, 'Lirra does good lectures on how to RP sometimes.'

Dashiva nods solemnly.

'Coordination, inspiration, socializing ooc?' Kae says.

'Definately,' Herbert says soberly.

'Yes, but they're electures,' Kae says to Juliana.

Grunt nods his agreement with Kae.

Elisa says wistfully, 'To get people who like rp together.'

'I'll gladly host parties and conferences for rp workshops, but I don't want to sit here and tell people how to RP,' Kae says.

'I constantly ask marcel what to say/do in a given RP sitiuation,' Dashiva says insanely.

Dashiva says insanely, 'For help.'

Marcel grins evilly at Dashiva.. wonder what he's thinking...

Dashiva cackles gleefully at Marcel - whatever he's going to do to him, glad it's not you!

Herbert says seriously, 'Trying.... trying is all that matters as far as I care.'

Kae says, 'I'd love to help us help ourselves.'

Kae says, 'But I'm not a good LECTURER :).'

'I don't think there is any "how" in rp'ing,' Elisa says with a faraway look. 'You just have to jump in and do it.'

'It's hard to rp to when you always have that party pooper,' Dashiva says, looking crazed.

'I TRY to RP where I can but it's understandable when people slip OOC sometimes,' Herbert says solemnly.

Sandra says to Kae, 'Hehe me either, unless I'm yelling.'

'That's different,' Kae says to Sandra.

'I have already started an RP but my clan is always on as alts ,' LadyDagger says to Kae.

Dashiva cowers in fear of Kae's wrath!

Kae can be quite a bi... *cough* ... meanie.

Dashiva says insanely, 'Err.'

Dashiva cowers in fear of LadyDagger's wrath!

Sandra says, 'The only 'how' in rp is to get over the fear ;).'

Elisa nods her agreement with Sandra.

LadyDagger says to Dashiva, 'Yes i am talking about you!'

Grunt grunts slowly, 'Me have hard time go ooc stay rp most time no matter just do.'

'The backdraw of my workshops is timing, we're talking day hours on weekends :P,' Kae says.

Dashiva pets LadyDagger lovingly.

Kae lives on the other side of the planet than the MUD.

Elisa says wistfully, 'Or to get over the idea that some people are good at it and know something others don't.'

Dashiva snickers softly.

Herbert says soberly, 'People think they have to roleplay EVERY detail at first and stats a stumbling start that people dont get over.'

'Yea, that's part of fear,' Sandra says to Elisa.

Mitsukake says, 'Heheh im scared of Rp, and so many people give you the "your butting in, go away" response, that i dont think ill ever stop fearing rp ;).'

Herbert says solemnly, 'Its easy enough to start off with just a style and a basic background.'

Dashiva nods his agreement with Mitsukake.

Mitsukake says, 'The "you stink, go learn to rp" response does not help either.'

Marcel says to Mitsukake, 'That's the most pathetic thing people can possibly do.'

Dashiva nods his agreement with Mitsukake.

'I butt right on in,' Sandra says to Mitsukake. 'Lookit how Malia acts =P.'

'Someone asks you where you from you say England, I grew up in...... and I do this thing.....' Herbert says seriously.

'I get it all the time from some people,' Dashiva says insanely to Mitsukake.

Dashiva points at Elisa.

LadyDagger nods her agreement with Sandra.

Elisa says with a faraway look, 'Or start out as a child and let your personality and history grow.'

Marcel says, 'I always get told that Nottingham is not a starter town and Hell has been ripped out :).'

Herbert nods his agreement with Elisa.

Marcel ignores everything, lost in his own little world.

Dashiva laughs with amusement.

Sandra giggles.

LadyDagger giggles.

'But you're here to keep the memories alive and well,' LadyDagger says to Marcel.

Elisa says with a faraway look, 'People forget I was a street urchin until around level 45.'

'Hell is a frame of mind :),' Herbert says seriously.

Marcel says to LadyDagger, 'I plan to do a lot worse the coming week.'

Marcel winks suggestively at LadyDagger.

LadyDagger smiles at Marcel.

'I better hope so,' Dashiva says, looking crazed, to Marcel.

Grunt chortles at Marcel's feeble witticism.

'And you want to help name my children?>,' LadyDagger says to Marcel.

'Im getting bored already!' Dashiva says, looking crazed, to Marcel.

Herbert says seriously, 'That teddy thing earlier was awesome fun.'

Marcel dares y'all to stop him or something.

'Ok, I'm going to turn off my log,' Sandra says. 'Ya'll are gonna do that project for me this week, right? I'm gonna see lots of stuff?!'

Marcel says, 'Right.'

Herbert nods his agreement with Sandra.

Elisa laughs with amusement.

'Though I'll refrain from spamming the LT more than I already do :P,' Marcel says.

Sandra giggles.

'The Marcel weekly?' Dashiva says insanely.

Dashiva ducks to the ground.

Mitsukake says, 'Yes master sandra!'

Sandra says, 'That includes me btw, I'll also be doing the same with my clanned chars.'

Marcel says to Dashiva, 'It's called "the conspiracy" :P.'

'Don't worry, I'll spam it plenty for you,' Elisa says wistfully to Marcel.

Dashiva snickers at Marcel nastily.

'Hmm,' Cipherz says, rather lonely.

Grunt snaps to attention and salutes you briskly.

'Im in,' Wixen says.

Marcel beams at Elisa delightedly.

'Thanks for the time.. but me crashet,' Cipherz says, rather lonely.

Cipherz waves happily.

'Guess what you get to do,' LadyDagger says to Dashiva.

Marcel waves good-bye to Cipherz.

Cipherz returns to being In Character.

Sandra says, 'I'd be a hypocrite if I didn't do my share too =).'

LadyDagger grins evilly at Dashiva.. wonder what she's thinking...

'And please remember Herbert is always in SL so if you see him moping about this week you know why,' Herbert says seriously.

'Me?' Dashiva says, gibbering a little, to LadyDagger. 'ACK.'

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