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HC Tervuren
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Canon Catastrophe

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For years the W42 community has endured multiple split canon issues that have torn pieces of the community from the bulk canon. As a result, what is left of the fractured community is a few tiny cliques that tend to have plentiful out of character tension. Due to hug box bubble Discords where toxic gossip stagnates, nothing progresses. In fact, everything seems to move two steps forward and ten steps back each time a split canon arises from these same repetitive "inactivity" spiels offered as an excuse to the very clear out of character spite for and between specific unnamed individuals.

Each and every time, the issue is covered here in the forums. Likewise, each and every time forum mods are used as a meat shield and figurative Gestapo to silence any and all negative reaction and fallout inevitable when you blacklist an entire group, shove them beneath the rug and rewrite their stories they have worked on for so long.

This time, a group has not just rewritten the storyline of a character and group, but years upon years of work since the beginning of the W42 community. Kandarin has never undergone a successful split canon situation and has always continued on playing its story along, much unlike some other groups that have unfortunately been toxicly destroyed and the slate wiped clean of their work due to various reasons cherry picked by the powerplayers.
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Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

15-Jun-2019 12:47:02 - Last edited on 19-Jun-2019 14:23:20 by HC Tervuren

HC Tervuren
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Not only this, but community leaders (self-appointed or otherwise) have stepped up this past week to wipe clean the slate of Kandarin and begin their own narrative of the large POK despite their own core values and guidelines taught to others screaming counter to every action they've taken.

The same people supporting this action are the same people who have done this in the past. Not only are some of them community leaders, but they are also in control of the entirety of W42's mainstream canon outside of Kandarin. This offers them ultimate authority to do as they please so long they all agree with one another, and have the ability but not the integral right to essentially blacklist and ignore all attempts to counteract their adamant decision.

The problem with this is that the solution offered is one unacceptable for any of the 36 people in the Kandarin POK. Not a soul in the POK is interested in a new narrative written for them, overwriting any and every existing plot, storyline and action leading up to the point. Not a soul is interested in losing their well-built character(s) played for nearly 10 entire years to a narrative dictating they died. Not a soul is interested in their hand-crafted families having private RP locations raided and plundered. Not a soul is interested in a split canon.

For years I have candidly argued against the existence of split canons. They inhibit all roleplay opportunity between split groups, and therefore slice pieces of the community in half. This time, a very large section is being torn away under the virulent illusion that the group is inactive, when in fact it is the contrary with plentiful people speaking against it.

Purchasing bonds or paying real world money for RS membership is not a factor to prove activity. A forum icon is not a factor to prove activity. A thread posted on is not a factor to prove activity. They are excuses to make destructive decisions for personal gain.
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Tervurens
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I love canines!


Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

15-Jun-2019 12:47:12 - Last edited on 18-Jun-2019 18:04:24 by HC Tervuren

HC Tervuren
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A solution needs to be made. I offer no seamless solution but am hoping to provide the medium at which to discuss one, as the individuals causing the problem hide behind forum CoC to avoid negative feedback as much as humanly possible. This is the only correct way.

Should there be new community leaders? New guidelines? Should split canons be banned (yes)? At this rate I have no idea. Typically, these threads never work and are flamed into oblivion.

For this reason: please avoid personally targeting individuals and please remain civil.



Please discuss.
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Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

15-Jun-2019 12:47:16 - Last edited on 18-Jun-2019 18:03:47 by HC Tervuren

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RiDaku said:
Metagaming: Taking advantage of knowledge that you know, but your character doesn't. Perhaps your character is leading an army, and you catch wind that there is to be an ambush where you're going. While it might suck for you that you cannot fairly do anything about that, if your character doesn't know, you're going to have to stay the course and deal with it. Or perhaps your character has been wounded in a small skirmish and PM your pal telling him to help you out. Now, if your character isn't capable of long distance telepathy, then it's metagaming.

Extensive Powerplaying: This refers to writing far beyond your own character. For example, controlling what NPC civilians do in another player's event, how another person's units behave, asserting your own actions as more important over another's, or refusing to acknowledge the weight of another player's actions. Seriously, this will ruin everybody else's fun in an interaction - If everything revolves around you, why bother writing with other people?


RiDaku said:
Take action against rule breakers: A healthy server starts with you. If someone you see is breaking rules or otherwise engaging in behavior not conducive to fun for everyone, investigate why. As mentioned with blacklists - sometimes an individual may have to be a little harsh because someone else never learns. That doesn't mean apparently toxic behavior will always be justified, though.
Kristian
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Vekon
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Tervurens
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I love canines!


Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

15-Jun-2019 12:47:21 - Last edited on 15-Jun-2019 13:36:32 by HC Tervuren

HC Tervuren
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RiDaku said:

As a whole; these are the basics to prepare you.

Nobody needs permission to kill your character. An OOC mechanic, the Character Death Courtesy has emerged into the community, at least with the more text-centric roleplay. It offers the player who is victim to a kill-move to let the killer inflict a crippling, or incapacitating blow with permission; rather than end the life and story of the character. Regardless of what is said, no, your character doesn't have to resort to killing. (ransoming, crippling, abandoning, or listening to pleas of a yield are perfectly fine for most.) And also, no, the courtesy is just that, not a rule but something to ask to be polite and have both players leave the situation happily.

Obversely, anything violating Jagex's rules in any roleplay, cannot be roleplayed in any sphere, whether it be public, private, or sandbox.

Blacklists or exclusions are not allowed, unless someone cannot conform to the rules of a public setting. In this case, just ignore them.
Kristian
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Kandarin
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Vekon
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Tervurens
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I love canines!


Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

15-Jun-2019 12:47:27 - Last edited on 15-Jun-2019 13:38:57 by HC Tervuren

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