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Introduction


The content of this thread will talk over a proposal brought up and talked about by a group of members of the W42 community, interested into taking a step away from the Player-Owned-Kingdom scene and publically announcing a form of roleplaying more in line with the Jagex Canon and NPC leadership over Player leadership.


We hope that this will explain the plan as clear as can be so that people can read it, declare their want to participate in this idea one way or another and hopefully feel more united into their choice for roleplaying in a Jagex Canon as a public entity instead of being shoved aside to the ‘private scene’.

Content:

The public Jagex Canon
How you can participate
Existing RP groups and Jagex Canon
Closing statement


By no means is this an attempt to render other people’s roleplay styles as illegitimate and everyone that is currently involved in the POK-scene is free to continue the way their roleplay groups currently roleplay. There will be even options offered for current POK based groups to join in with this ‘new’ way of roleplaying.


What you see is what you get; If you have no interest in this idea, are completely opposed to it or are here to derail/shitpost you are forbidden from posting on this thread. All your concerns are known to the group and we’ve hopefully tackled them sufficiently enough


Your post will be reported and removed for not following the OP’s thread guidelines if it’s deemed to not contribute positively to this idea.
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12-Aug-2019 08:25:40 - Last edited on 12-Aug-2019 08:33:29 by CrocoNuts

CrocoNuts

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The public Jagex Canon



Replacing the leaders of kingdoms and factions with the NPCs in the roleplay canon in an attempt to scale down player influence on the roleplay world. The rulers and leaders in Gielinor are all the ones assigned to those positions by the current state of the Jagex narrative.



Many groups have already rejected POK canons individually; this simply puts a name to the action many such groups have already undertaken. This initiative is to embed the way of roleplaying around Player-Owned-Kingdom roleplay as a public body within this roleplay community.

It is the intention to make this Jagex Canon include the following things:

Have a more lenient stance towards the use of high fantasy elements in a public scene.

Create a far less competitive environment for people hosting/creating RP on a large scale.

Less player created bureaucracy and power levels by removing players replacing NPC leaders/faction heads.

Still offer people to RP influential characters in the forms of noble families and guilds.
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12-Aug-2019 08:26:14 - Last edited on 12-Aug-2019 08:34:25 by CrocoNuts

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How you can participate


Indicate your support for this style of roleplaying being known as a public entity alongside W42’s already established Player-Owned-Kingdom style of roleplaying. It sends enough of a message to simply come to this thread just to post ‘support’. Make yourself heard amongst others showing that this something you can sympathise with.


After that it is simply a case of adapting to Jagex Canon with your way of roleplaying (or perhaps very little changes for you to flow into this) and see if it catches on with others.
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12-Aug-2019 08:28:18 - Last edited on 12-Aug-2019 08:34:42 by CrocoNuts

CrocoNuts

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Existing RP groups and Jagex Canon


The creators and supporters of this thread are more than aware that all roleplayers on this medium are fishing out of the same limited pool of roleplayers to keep their groups active, populated and appealing. We know that not everyone still present, lurking or retired will agree to this being a healthy initiative for the community.


Therefor this idea leaves currently established groups completely untouched. There is no general rule that states players can’t replace an NPC leader with a character of their own and nobody has the right or power to forbid people from doing so. Player Owned Kingdoms are a seemingly unique feature to this RP community and are still put into practise to this very day in an ongoing canon created by the players.


Player-Owned-Kingdom leaders and roleplayers in them are free to also offer Jagex Canon roleplay alongside their POK RP if they want to. They are not forbidden from simply adding the Jagex Canon based RP to their menu should they want to or if they are able to.


Even bringing over an existing POK-character is perfectly valid since you may have previously helped run the show in the Jagex Canon while the NPC ruler was absent or you’ll scale down your kingdom wide influence to a smaller one more fitting for a noble family. Timescaling your POK characters’ roleplay whilest roleplaying in the Jagex Canon might also be an option. You can develop a character outside of a POK scene whilest not harming the continuity of his/her regency over something in the POK scene.


If your character doesn’t classify as a significant ruler you probably have to change recognizing who the leader of a faction is.
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12-Aug-2019 08:29:14 - Last edited on 12-Aug-2019 08:35:19 by CrocoNuts

CrocoNuts

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Closing statement



If you like what you’ve seen so far, great. Go ahead and indicate your support on this thread so we can get the ball rolling together and hopefully make this an actual thing. Work to make the Jagex Canon a way of publically recognised and established roleplaying, mention it on your thread to indicate your stance and enjoy a more mellow state of the world as we calmly tag along with the story Jagex is putting out to us.


If you do not like what you’ve seen, I’m sorry. Again, please do not come on this thread to express that you are not supporting this threads’ idea. A lot of careful thinking went into this and we’re aware of arguments raised regarding ‘another community split’, ‘what is public and what is private RP’ and ‘infringing on other people’s narrative’. There’s sincere hope put into this idea to not have these issues come peek around the corner as people make an attempt to roleplay in canon operating slightly different than traditional. We respect and understand people for wanting POK RP and hope they can and will continue to provide RP for their scene.



Closing off with a thank you everyone who has worked behind the scenes on this idea. Now to spread the word and see if we can put this to practise and establish a more unified canon for new and old to RP in.



You may now indicate your support below.
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12-Aug-2019 08:30:31 - Last edited on 12-Aug-2019 08:35:46 by CrocoNuts

CrocoNuts

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Nika Anthrax said:
Support if no "OOC council".


We gotchu fam. No OOC council will be made! Absolutely not my intention at all and never will be with this initiative so no worries about that one haha.

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Also, thanks all for the support, both from posters and people reaching out to me through a personal message on Discord/In-game.


I will continue to campaign some more for this Jagex Canon and will leave this thread open for the rest of the month so that people can use it to declare their support for it. I'm happy to see that even old POK-leaders and even one current POK leader are thoughtful and supportive about this initiative. Maybe more will follow! We'll see. Not going to force anything.


Please do continue with your current ethics and behavior regarding this subject, it's going well and I couldn't be happier with how we all handled it. We all, as in both supporters and non-supporters! Thanks everyone.
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18-Aug-2019 10:20:15 - Last edited on 18-Aug-2019 10:27:25 by CrocoNuts

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