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Lady†Ria

Lady†Ria

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*, Please see Additional comments.

1) c) Theyíre fine as they are*

2) B *

3) d) Timeís irrelevant, it needs to be discussed with the group *

4) a) *

5) a)

6) a)*

7) Vote Witheld, please see additional comments

8) c) *

9) Depends on the definition of freelance. Iím prone to say C), then.

10)
b) Agree, especially powerful ones like Mahjarrat
c) Somewhat, powerful races can be used in public groupís RP plots

11)
b) I like them, as long as they offer varying types of RP
d) I donít like them, we should have NPC rulers*

12) c)*

13) *
c) Religious orders
e) Guilds
f) Simple peasant RPs
g) Other (GANG WARS)

Additional Comments:

1) Hoh boy. I hope you are ready for this mess.

Blacklists are not a good thing for the community. They're horrible. They're a nessacery evil, though.

Why do I say this? They're a last resort. In the past they were used for bad roleplayers, which isn't good. We should help bad roleplayers learn, as trying as it is to our collective patience, it makes us stronger to do so.

That said, there is a difference between "bad roleplayers" and "bad people who roleplay." People who dox a former clan member and a rival clan leader in their public chat, people who send personal pictures of body parts of someone to their family, should not be allowed in the community. Let alone should the people affected by such need to roleplay with them.

Those are the only kind of people on my blacklist. It exists to give consequence, where Jagex's authority ends. Am I proud to have a blacklist? No. I was on the recieving end of that for the entire time of my tenure in the Worshippers. That was a blacklist for convienence. And it was angering, at the time.

"But why not use the ignore list Nat lol"

Because the ignore list does the same function. It stops someone from chatting with you. And thus, rping with you. That said, should it apply to a whole group? No. If that person is a group leader, it's a grey area.
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10-Jan-2017 22:25:52 - Last edited on 10-Jan-2017 22:48:29 by Lady†Ria

Lady†Ria

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2) World Antagonism

People like antagonists. It's hard to have a plot without some sort of antagonist. That said, World Antagonism is extremely iffy. People get bored of the same antagonist over and over. It starts to get annoying for them, even as the antagonists themselves don't realize it.

The Worshippers were this way, regrettably. After a yearlong plot in Varrock, and trying to do more the following year, people lost interest. Then they didn't just lose interest, they found the Worshippers an annoyance and hinderance, going as far as to not acknowledge them to ignore them.

Did it stop us? No. We were having fun antagonizing, and eventually the idea hit me "Hey, we'll do a little world event, people who want to rp with us can, those who don't can ignore it." So we had caravans for a few weeks to advance to the end of the plotline.

On track, people get tired of antagonists. There's only so many times a Dragon or a Demon can attack Lumbridge before the Lumbridge group decides "I'm kinda done with this, how many Dragons are there to send?"

When antagonism is tied to a plot, whether it's external from the PoK involving a few, or internal, involving the clan, it's easier to stop when people lose interest. Otherwise, you have an army of grouchy defenders more prone to dislike what you're doing.

3) Time is irrelevant.

Planning fixes the problem stated above. I once had to deal with someone pushing the 24 hour notice rule, rallied up the clan who had dropped a night of drinking or planned shopping trips around this, for the group to not show up. For three hours. We kept waiting, and finally a few people come. We were so angry from waiting so long for this, we took no crap, and creamed them. People do not want to deal with an invasion to begin with messing up plots. They really don't want to then be pushed to go to a battle they weren't supposed to have time for.
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10-Jan-2017 22:26:04 - Last edited on 10-Jan-2017 22:59:38 by Lady†Ria

Lady†Ria

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4) If it is ignored due to a blacklist for the reasons I listed above, sobeit. Nothing should happen.

Otherwise, there are always circumstances at work for something like that to be ignored.

6) As is, it spans five years of a not-so great story. New players are somehow expected to know all of this, and that certainly isn't good for them to know in addition to RS lore. Which leads to my other opinions.

7) One ooc month = a year makes sense, but has it's problems. For one thing, the wedding I have planned icly. To make the planning feel so much busier, it's all real-time planning. They wanted to get married as soon as possible, given Nova is pregnant, and that was the first weekend available. There's only so many RPs you can do in a week to cram for an event.

That said, those big, twenty year timeskips are bad and the people who do them should feel bad.

8) It depends on the event. Some things ICly make sense to be invite only, and thus, the event needs to be a little exclusive within reason. Some things don't. Is Joe Schmoe from Misthalin going to come to investigate a Druid's death friday? (name dropping my own event shhhh) Probably not. Wouldn't make sense.

11) A POK has a duty not to host constant rp for it's members. It has a duty to establish an RP of the ruling class, and foster the growth of guilds, soldier groups, and peasant RP under it. I feel Asgarnia does this well, and has done this well, so I roleplay there. That said, I'd prefer NPC rule for reasons of lore, and ability for new players to understand.

I spoke with a couple of newer roleplayers in an Asgarnian sub clan, and they dislike how complex 42 lore is, in addition to RS lore. Where does one end and another begin? In addition, Asgarnia now has Big Blue, Big Red, and Big Bird sitting around it. How do we rp around that? I don't know yet. We're all going as we can to figure it out.

12) Continued
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10-Jan-2017 22:48:57 - Last edited on 10-Jan-2017 23:24:45 by Lady†Ria

Lady†Ria

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For a while, I thought a revision of space to the F2P Area, or just Asgarnia as people suggested was a good idea. It seemed it, at least. I was running Asgarnia then, and would have been willing to step down to allow something like that to take place.

Unfortunately, it not only didn't happen, but I sat and thought about it. Why would I be happy if it was Asgarnia, as many people seemed to nod in agreement with? Most of my characters are/were based there. I had a Gu Warrioress, came from the East to Sarim. A Noble Mage, who studied in Asgarnia. A Grey, who lived in Asgarnia. An adventurer who went all over, but considered Asgarnia home, and then a bunch of assorted, Asgarnia focused Knights.

I'm concerned that other players have roots as deep as mine are in one place. Saying "Okay let's move all PoK rp to Asgarnia..." Would the Lansings, as rooted as they are in Misthalin, pack up bags and go? Would the Vekon? The Aerendyl? Because I know the Renderra and Grey are very focused in Asgarnia, and probably wouldn't move to a whole new city.

No, what I'm going to suggest is the same radical concept I did a few years ago. We switch the PoKs to NPC leadership, and maintain OOC leadership there to organize plots, roleplays, events, and more.

I already have IC explanations for my characters with any semblance of power to step back. Especially considering Big, Blue, and Bossy is sitting on Falador's first throne Jagex gave us. If people are willing to do this, I'm more than ready. But I want the PoK leaders to agree on it. The leaders, not the clan members, not their advisers. This needs to be something people want, and they want to put their support behind, or it won't happen.

But I feel this approach is what we need for the community, since too many of us get a little too into character when it comes to power and like to think it carries over OOC.
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10-Jan-2017 23:24:57 - Last edited on 10-Jan-2017 23:36:16 by Lady†Ria

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