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Old February 19th, 2011 (8:36 PM).
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    Hmm.... They are not many good opened Pokemon RPs currently. I like good Journey ROs in the form of chapters. Maybe I should create one but I badly so want to be in 1. XP

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    Wind, I've seen a spoof RP like that before, but I think people quickly lost interest. Dunno why, really, as it seemed fun ^^ I think the creator didn't have a plot thought up though.

    As for the medieval RP, it sounds a bit big and complicated. But if you think you can make it work, you are welcome to try, of course.

    There are many RPs up, but most ones are closed it seems. But there are more journey chapter RPs now than some weeks ago *likes*

    But then, we'll make it known that there's a demand for more RPs like that... by saying it here ^^
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    Old February 20th, 2011 (3:46 PM). Edited February 20th, 2011 by Sabrewulf238.
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      I'm a bit nervous of trying to role play...

      I tried it once when I was a lot smaller, but it was on Neopets and wasn't very detailed. It was pretty silly actually and most of the time you got ignored because so many people were posting at once.

      I might give it a go though if I see something I like...

      edit: Some of these roleplay threads scare the pants off me....people write so much and so well. I'm not sure if I'd have the confidence to write like that. :/ I'd probably waffle too much. :(

      It would be nice to try and start though...develop my storytelling and english skills a bit while I'm at it..
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        Don't be discouraged. Waffling along on description and such is a good thing when it comes to RP'ing since the whole point is to paint a picture with words while moving the plot ahead. That said, your grammar's generally fine, so I don't think you'd have much problem writing an extended piece, no?

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        I'm a bit nervous of trying to role play...

        I tried it once when I was a lot smaller, but it was on Neopets and wasn't very detailed. It was pretty silly actually and most of the time you got ignored because so many people were posting at once.

        I might give it a go though if I see something I like...

        edit: Some of these roleplay threads scare the pants off me....people write so much and so well. I'm not sure if I'd have the confidence to write like that. :/ I'd probably waffle too much. :(

        It would be nice to try and start though...develop my storytelling and english skills a bit while I'm at it..
        You have to start somewhere :) There are many RPs that don't demand a whole essay or novel for each post. For instance, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon RPs here generally seem to revolve around shorter posts. I love to develop my English skills by typing longer posts though!

        Just, read the rules. At least one paragraph of 3-4 lines is necessary for the story in the RP to not be completely lost in all the dialogue. Don't make posts with a single line. But I don't think you would have any trouble with that.

        And don't worry, we aren't dangerous here~:3
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          I know somebody have noticed this and maybe posted about it, but there are a hell lot of Mystery Dungeon ones, and everything is explorers of something and something else. I won't be surprised with Explorers of Pepsi and Explorers of Coca Cola now, to be honest. People are running out of ideas, it seems.
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            It's not that they're necessarily running out of ideas. PMD RPs are very popular because the idea of playing as a Pokemon is appealing to a lot of people. As for the titles, well the games are really to blame. However, I do agree that the titles themselves can be a little lame and repetitive, along with the plots.

            I'd actually like to see a PMD RP that isn't centered around "You've joined a new guild set out to stop so-and-so".
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            As long as there is a demand for a certain kind of RP, there will be those kinds of RPs. Naturally ^^

            Don't be afraid of trying new things though.
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              As long as there is a demand for a certain kind of RP, there will be those kinds of RPs.
              Sadly, it's that exact kind of capitalistic attitude towards supply and demand which inhibit creativity and lead to more generic RPs.
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              Oh well, it's a good thing there are people who create new ideas and new RPs and dare to try them out :)

              But still, if people wants generic RPs (I know I like basic journey RPs still~) I see nothing wrong with letting them see the light. As long as they are not too plain or unorganized.
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                I have made a mistake in RPing. I have joined like, 500,00 (something like that :P) RPs.
                I don't know what to do - quitting some, I don't know which ones though - and I hardly know which ones I've joined
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                I have made a mistake in RPing. I have joined like, 500,00 (something like that :P) RPs.
                I don't know what to do - quitting some, I don't know which ones though - and I hardly know which ones I've joined
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                That's something one has got to learn ^^ A good thing might be to not sign up for several RPs at the same time. Wait and see how much time you have and if it feels ok, you can maybe join another one. Then wait again etc.

                And you can look in the leftmost column in the board page to see what threads you've posted in. Those threads have got a little marker of some kind on the icon, at least they should have.
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                Are the any open roleplays right now (preferably Pokemon)? I've been stalking this place for a good few days though, but everytime I come around, it seems all the Roleplays I'm interested in are closed. Though the PMD roleplays seem fun, I'm more keen towards doing a journey roleplay, since it's been a looong time since I've even roleplayed a trainer (or roleplayed on a forum at all really).

                Maybe I'm just having bad luck? xD
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                There are RPs being posted every day.

                This seems to be open.

                You can ask the GM if this one is open.

                And this one, you can always give Doc a cookie and she might be happy enough to let you in. I've been a lazy player there lately /slaps self.
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                Looks like all the Pokemon in the second one is taken, so I'm assuming it's closed. If I knew Who enough I would try to bribe her, but it being my first roleplay in a long while, I'm not too sure. XD; I'll look over the first one though and see if it's to my interest.

                I would attempt making a roleplay myself, but before I do that I want to get comfortable with forum roleplaying again.
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                  Oh well, it's a good thing there are people who create new ideas and new RPs and dare to try them out.

                  But still, if people wants generic RPs (I know I like basic journey RPs still~) I see nothing wrong with letting them see the light. As long as they are not too plain or unorganized.
                  Of course, I wasn't refuting your statement. I was just remarking on what the people want isn't generally what the people need, if you can consider creativity a need. Take for instance, Coke. People want coke. The CC company supplies Coke. This, however, reduces the market for other carbonated drinks. Maybe the other carbonated drinks are better, but most people would rather stick to a tried-and-tested drink rather than try something new which has the possibility of being bland. So yeah, absolutely, people should dare to try new things, as you've said.
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                    I've estimated that my Journey RP would be completed by latest end of March. Hopefully it would be earlier, cos I can't wait to start my very own journey RP but I know I've too wait as I want my RP to be of quality and not rushed and not very well-planned. xD
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                    Sounds like you're putting a lot of effort into the new region and all. I'm looking forward to seeing that RP at last~


                    Another thing I've been thinking about. Don't you think we should have a Roleplay Of The Month or something like that? Might inspire people to put more effort up into their plots and posts.

                    There could be categories like Best Roleplay (overall), Best Plot, Best Game Master, Best Player and maybe Best Opening Post. And I guess all members who have posted at least once in the Roleplay Corner are allowed to vote.

                    Thoughts? This is only an idea, and it's up to you RPers to decide if it's even worth thinking about ^^
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                      Thats actually a fantastic ides RHCP.
                      Although maybe GMs shouldn't be allowed to vote on their own threads, just like a technicality or something.
                      And BinaryPeaches, my Plague Roleplay is open, just put up an SU and once I accept it [i'm normally pretty quick about that since i've been OCD about this site for about a month now] you can just start posting.

                      Its actually gotten a little insane, but I actually find that sorta fun though =P
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                        Those sound like great ideas!
                        It would at least stop a few RPs from dying.
                        So, yeah, that should be a thing.
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                        Yeah, we'd probably have to have a rule against GMs voting for their own RPs. But players should of course be allowed to vote for RPs they are in. But players and GMs can't, of course, vote for themselves.

                        Hm, we could make it like Member Of The Month, if you remember that? It doesn't have to be me making the thread every month. I can make the first one, maybe. The March one, I guess. And then while March is going, you think about which RP/player/GM you like the best and then at the end of March you put in your post with votes in those categories you have an opinion in, in the RPOTM thread (what a lousy abbreviation xD), or you put in it early and change it before the Voting Date, stated in the first post of the thread.

                        And if you win a category, you'll get an emblem for your profile~ If an RP wins "Best Rp", then the thread can get a special title, like "Hack Of The Month" has :3 Hm, we've gotta make somebody make the emblems.

                        Oh, look, we've got it planned out 8D

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                        Yeah, we'd probably have to have a rule against GMs voting for their own RPs. But players should of course be allowed to vote for RPs they are in. But players and GMs can't, of course, vote for themselves.

                        Hm, we could make it like Member Of The Month, if you remember that? It doesn't have to be me making the thread every month. I can make the first one, maybe. The March one, I guess. And then while March is going, you think about which RP/player/GM you like the best and then at the end of March you put in your post with votes in those categories you have an opinion in, in the RPOTM thread (what a lousy abbreviation xD), or you put in it early and change it before the Voting Date, stated in the first post of the thread.

                        And if you win a category, you'll get an emblem for your profile~ If an RP wins "Best Rp", then the thread can get a special title, like "Hack Of The Month" has :3 Hm, we've gotta make somebody make the emblems.

                        Oh, look, we've got it planned out 8D

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                        Sounds like a good idea, but it could become difficult to manage. The problem with the old MOTM system was that it was difficult for anyone to agree on anything, and a lot of the sub-categories would end up tied between sometimes up to 5 or 10 members.

                        This is off the top of my head, but maybe you could try splitting the process into two parts? Maybe a nominations stage and a voting stage, just to try and avoid a dozen RP's getting one or two votes, and no clear winner. The nominations stage would see RP's nominated by members as usual, and would require the RP to be seconded by a different RPer to move on to the voting stage (this could last say a week or two). Then the voting stage would be between the limited number of RP's that have been nominated and seconded. This way hopefully, one RP will end up with a majority of the votes and a clear winner can be found.

                        Just an idea, take it or leave it :)
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                        Sounds like a good idea, but it could become difficult to manage. The problem with the old MOTM system was that it was difficult for anyone to agree on anything, and a lot of the sub-categories would end up tied between sometimes up to 5 or 10 members.

                        This is off the top of my head, but maybe you could try splitting the process into two parts? Maybe a nominations stage and a voting stage, just to try and avoid a dozen RP's getting one or two votes, and no clear winner. The nominations stage would see RP's nominated by members as usual, and would require the RP to be seconded by a different RPer to move on to the voting stage (this could last say a week or two). Then the voting stage would be between the limited number of RP's that have been nominated and seconded. This way hopefully, one RP will end up with a majority of the votes and a clear winner can be found.

                        Just an idea, take it or leave it :)
                        Sounds pretty wise. There would probably only be 3 categories though (GM, player and RP), since I don't really see the point of more (yet). But there are quite a lot active RPs now, so I get what you mean.

                        That could probably work, two weeks being the nomination stage and two weeks being the voting stage. As there are 4 weeks in a month 8D /smartness

                        Should the nominations and the votes go in the same thread or different threads?
                        I'd think different threads. When the nominating period is over, I'd close that thread and put up/approve the voting thread.
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                        Sounds pretty wise. There would probably only be 3 categories though (GM, player and RP), since I don't really see the point of more (yet). But there are quite a lot active RPs now, so I get what you mean.

                        That could probably work, two weeks being the nomination stage and two weeks being the voting stage. As there are 4 weeks in a month 8D /smartness

                        Should the nominations and the votes go in the same thread or different threads?
                        I'd think different threads. When the nominating period is over, I'd close that thread and put up/approve the voting thread.
                        Yeah I think separate threads would work best/would be easiest to organise.

                        As for categories, maybe something like best new RP, where only RP's that have opened in the past month or two are eligible?
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                          A good category, IMO, would be Best dead RP so that dead RPs get some glory (and possible revivation.)
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