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Siberys

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Lorelei said:
But yes, I know it's not going to happen, but that wasn't the point. The point was to make people realize that they don't actually want true standardization. If they did, then they wouldn't be advocating this one. A lot of people feel like they lose out on taking the road that I'm proposing, thus betraying themselves and proving that they are not people that I would like to play with. They weed themselves out by posting. Rubes.


Hi. I'm not sure how my advocating the proposed system automatically excludes me from wanting POK's out... but, alright.

Which I guess (finally) brings me to the main point: getting rid of POK's.

Despite potential indications to the contrary... this is an idea I would get behind. I honestly don't care that much about having a pretend crown. I got my start in the private RP days, and even though I was terrible back then, I think it's still my favorite era in RSRP. I'm a huge advocate of story, and I really liked your examples on the Temple Knights and Wizard's Tower. Eliminating POK's would make a significant amount of toxicity evaporate with a snap of one's fingers. It sounds like a great solution.

It's noble. Maybe a little idealistic.

And that's exactly why it wouldn't work - for reasons you've already outlined.

I second your opinion on the 'power game' mentality. Power is a natural human desire. People want to be in control, they want things to go their way. That's just human nature.

As such, it's likely that most would turn down the notion of POK erasure. We might not admit it, but the allure of control is just a bit too tempting.

(cont.)
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29-Apr-2016 17:46:21

Siberys

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(This post and one above continued from previous page.)

So, yes, I'd like a return to plot-focused RP, but it's just not likely to happen. So, instead, I'm making do with what we can change. We might not be able to kick out the notion of a POK - but we can at least try to make it agreeable, rather than an object over which tempers flare*

**;DR? Let's agree to disagree? :P

P.S: Genuinely sorry to hear that past community interactions have proven unpleasant and strenuous. Generally, I've found that taking breaks has personally helped me - need a little hiatus from the shenanigans every once and a while. Maybe eventually it won't be necessary anymore? I guess we can dream.

Fin.
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29-Apr-2016 17:56:47

Siberys

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Forgot to address something. Woops.

Lorelei said:
The sense of fantasy never disappeared. The main setting is fantasy. There's a literal war between gods being waged, but you don't see kingdoms taking sides. You don't see recruitment drives or meetings about it. Because that plotline doesn't interest most people on W42, so they don't acknowledge it, even though it's a part of canon. Our canon deviated from main canon years ago, and it's probably never getting back on track, because people don't want it to be.


Actually... there's this.

The Kharidian Caliphate partook in the event during the Desert Storm arc, when the Heart came out. There were also some planned events in Misthalin, but due to the recent issues surrounding that, I believe it's being NPC'ed. I do think more POK's should take a role in the event, though (such as Asgarnia sending troops to aid the Saradominist faction).
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29-Apr-2016 18:59:52

SaeWhen
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I feel like it's neither here nor there. You could standardize things, but there will always be people (like myself) that just **** off and are here for the fun of it and nothing more.

So yeah, go for it, I guess?

Edit: I'm so helpful, aren't I?

01-May-2016 12:09:16 - Last edited on 01-May-2016 12:14:23 by SaeWhen

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