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I made a thiiing. http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=347970

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I made a thiiing. http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=347970
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skywalker

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As long as people actually submit templates soon lol
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I submitted a template. As I mentioned in my post there, it may not be a bad idea to add some emblems as a little incentive.

If I create an IC template to go with it, should I make a new post? I wasn't sure if I needed to or not.
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skywalker

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I submitted a template. As I mentioned in my post there, it may not be a bad idea to add some emblems as a little incentive.

If I create an IC template to go with it, should I make a new post? I wasn't sure if I needed to or not.
Hi! I'm not sure I've seen you around before.

Yeah, hm, I have some comments on that. Firstly, Audiowide really isn't a great font for other things than headers. It's just not super legible. But that might be a matter of taste I guess.

Yes, put it in several posts please.

Another question, how much lore do you want/need for a RP set in an original universe?
The more the better! How do you mean "original universe"?
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Hi! I'm not sure I've seen you around before.

Yeah, hm, I have some comments on that. Firstly, Audiowide really isn't a great font for other things than headers. It's just not super legible. But that might be a matter of taste I guess.

Yes, put it in several posts please.
Hi! If you know him, I'm Cayo's brother. I'm only in a couple RPs right now, but I'm kinda new.

Now that you mention it, I'll change that. I was almost done and then I had to finish it real quick. Wasn't thinking that one through much.

Thanks for the answer!
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skywalker

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A RP not based on any video game, book, tv show that kinda stuff
Oh I totally read "pokemon RP in original universe", that's why I was confused haha. It was very late, sorry ;)

@Cayo brother, okay then, welcome!

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A RP not based on any video game, book, tv show that kinda stuff
Interesting. What kind of genre though? Usually when people say 'original universe' they either mean a new region in Pokemon or a fantasy world. Care to explain what the setting is/will be?
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I made a thiiing. http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=347970
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I'm so glad to see this happening. No longer will new/prospective RPers feel worried by the use of CSS in other people's posts!

Another question, how much lore do you want/need for a RP set in an original universe?
That depends on the universe. I make a lot of RPs set in original universes (I think) and the lore really varies to fit the RP. In my original Reapers RP and in Fragmented, I had a quite a lot of law so people could understand and make sense of the world but in Gunpowder and my new Reapers RP less lore is required than compared to those two.

Speaking of which, Reapers needs some lovin' people! SUs need to be finished and anyone looking for a new RP should definitely take a look!

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Another question, how much lore do you want/need for a RP set in an original universe?
I think it's important to strike a healthy balance. You don't the player to feel like they should study and take tests to understand the lore, so going to deep and expanding too much can be a bad thing. In the OP nothing more than the information that is important to the start of the RP. A lot of lore can be added while the RP is going on, and this gives players the chance to have their influence on the RP, which most people like to do. An over abundance of lore and a lot of reading and remembering will turn people off.

So, I'm wondering, I've noticed that RP'ers write differently from traditional writers. People seem to use enters after every line of dialogue, color their dialogue or use certain punctuation signs in way that people don't use them traditionally, like putting ~'s in dialogue to signify an almost singing tone. How do you guys feel about that, and which do you prefer?

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I think it's important to strike a healthy balance. You don't the player to feel like they should study and take tests to understand the lore, so going to deep and expanding too much can be a bad thing. In the OP nothing more than the information that is important to the start of the RP. A lot of lore can be added while the RP is going on, and this gives players the chance to have their influence on the RP, which most people like to do. An over abundance of lore and a lot of reading and remembering will turn people off.

So, I'm wondering, I've noticed that RP'ers write differently from traditional writers. People seem to use enters after every line of dialogue, color their dialogue or use certain punctuation signs in way that people don't use them traditionally, like putting ~'s in dialogue to signify an almost singing tone. How do you guys feel about that, and which do you prefer?
I always do my speech in the traditional way, the extra spaces just feel weird to me. As for the rest of it though I don't really have any problems. I actually think it is sort of cool in a way that there's different language conventions applied to RPing.

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I always do my speech in the traditional way, the extra spaces just feel weird to me. As for the rest of it though I don't really have any problems. I actually think it is sort of cool in a way that there's different language conventions applied to RPing.
If there is anything that made me genuinely want to kill you it's you forgetting punctuation in dialogue
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If there is anything that made me genuinely want to kill you it's you forgetting punctuation in dialogue
and MI and I are ready to strangle you for your extra spaces so I guess we're all even ;)

skywalker

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I always do my speech in the traditional way, the extra spaces just feel weird to me. As for the rest of it though I don't really have any problems. I actually think it is sort of cool in a way that there's different language conventions applied to RPing.
No offense, but the way you are doing it isn't really "traditional". Maybe in a word processor with indents for every new paragraph, but with plain text on a forum it just gets crowded. If you check out the most well written fics over at FF&W, you see that pressing enter is considered the best way. Especially before every new dialogue. It's just easiest to read on a forum where there's no automatic paragraph formatting. And definitely looks the best imo.

As for colored text... I'm not a fan haha. But I'm not gonna stop people from doing it, as long as they don't use some color I can't read on my bright PC style. Just like with css formatting around IC posts, it's just another way to add some uniqueness to your character, I guess. Which is a cool thing with RPing opposed to traditional fiction writing, even in forums, from what I've seen.

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Another question, how much lore do you want/need for a RP set in an original universe?
The OOC, from a purely objective perspective, is an advertisement which is meant to draw players in your RP. If potential players looking through it for the first time are faced with endless walls of text of lore, not all of them may feel obliged to read any of it, even if it's interesting. Instead, the readily visible content about the setting should be encouraging them to join. If you have lore up there that's related to what kind of role the players will be taking on, and it's not of a daunting size, then the potential players are going to read it gladly and enjoy it too, if it's well written and concise (where and if possible).

Before the RP, if you feel like writing additional lore for your setting, you could always do that and keep it in a pad, with-holding it from the thread or otherwise putting it in a section where it is clear it's "Not Must-Read Content". Players who want to read more can go there, and players who don't feel like reading more will know that that section contains additional info that they can read at a later time.

Bottom line; the lore that the players can build upon is always good lore. The other kind of lore can easily be put IC for the players to enjoy with their characters already made. There is a middle ground somewhere in there, of course.

Personally, I appreciate the effort of the creator writing additional lore for an original setting. I enjoy reading more about something that piques my interest, and I like it as it shows the level of devotion the GM has for his/her setting.


So, I'm wondering, I've noticed that RP'ers write differently from traditional writers. People seem to use enters after every line of dialogue, color their dialogue or use certain punctuation signs in way that people don't use them traditionally, like putting ~'s in dialogue to signify an almost singing tone. How do you guys feel about that, and which do you prefer?

Depends on the character of the RP itself, if it's a relatively serious theme with a more collected and dedicated type of writing, then I'd rather it was like reading a book. If it's a more lighthearted and casual RP, I don't mind anything that makes the post a bit more interesting

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No offense, but the way you are doing it isn't really "traditional". Maybe in a word processor with indents for every new paragraph, but with plain text on a forum it just gets crowded. If you check out the most well written fics over at FF&W, you see that pressing enter is considered the best way. Especially before every new dialogue. It's just easiest to read on a forum where there's no automatic paragraph formatting. And definitely looks the best imo.

As for colored text... I'm not a fan haha. But I'm not gonna stop people from doing it, as long as they don't use some color I can't read on my bright PC style. Just like with css formatting around IC posts, it's just another way to add some uniqueness to your character, I guess. Which is a cool thing with RPing opposed to traditional fiction writing, even in forums, from what I've seen.
Just because people in ff&w prefer the other way also doesn't mean the method I use is any less "traditional". The actual writing convention that they teach in our schools is "start a new line". I don't think either method is exactly incorrect though, I just consider one the technically correct one the "popularised" one.

The popularised method kind of feels clunky to me, but lately I do find myself considering switching to it just because so many of you dislike the other way. It's difficult for me to break habits though xD

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Just because people in ff&w prefer the other way also doesn't mean the method I use is any less "traditional". The actual writing convention that they teach in our schools is "start a new line". I don't think either method is exactly incorrect though, I just consider one the technically correct one the "popularised" one.

The popularised method kind of feels clunky to me, but lately I do find myself considering switching to it just because so many of you dislike the other way. It's difficult for me to break habits though xD
Don't get me wrong, I know very well that "start a new line" is the proper way :) but that's when you can actually make your text easy to read, like in a word processor. On a plain forum post, you don't have that so the most elegant way is to "start a new double line" sorta.

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Don't get me wrong, I know very well that "start a new line" is the proper way :) but that's when you can actually make your text easy to read, like in a word processor. On a plain forum post, you don't have that so the most elegant way is to "start a new double line" sorta.
Fair enough then.

As I said, if you all really find my posts that difficult to read I'll make an effort to switch to the method everyone prefers. After all, I like to make my posts enjoyable for others to read if I can. It will take some time to break out of old habits though.

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to be honest, i find the white line after every line of dialogue to be extremely irksome, haha. it breaks the cohesion of the dialogue for me. of course white lines are necessary to separate paragraphs and avoid walls of text, but after every line in a single dialogue i find it really annoying. ( ´ ▽ ` )ゞ also because the RP post ends up becoming more white than actual text, and make it seem like there is very little 'body text' to a post, if that makes sense.
i didn't realise this was actually the regular way of writing in RPs however, so i apologize if anyone found my posts so far annoying to read. still... i'm not about to change it much either ( ´ ▽ ` )ゞ if anything, i might try playing around with the aforementioned indents to signify conversation and make it easier to read, but otherwise, i don't know. sorrynotsorry
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skywalker

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Fair enough then.

As I said, if you all really find my posts that difficult to read I'll make an effort to switch to the method everyone prefers. After all, I like to make my posts enjoyable for others to read if I can. It will take some time to break out of old habits though.
to be honest, i find the white line after every line of dialogue to be extremely irksome, haha. it breaks the cohesion of the dialogue for me. of course white lines are necessary to separate paragraphs and avoid walls of text, but after every line in a single dialogue i find it really annoying. ( ´ ▽ ` )ゞ also because the RP post ends up becoming more white than actual text, and make it seem like there is very little 'body text' to a post, if that makes sense.
i didn't realise this was actually the regular way of writing in RPs however, so i apologize if anyone found my posts so far annoying to read. still... i'm not about to change it much either ( ´ ▽ ` )ゞ if anything, i might try playing around with the aforementioned indents to signify conversation and make it easier to read, but otherwise, i don't know. sorrynotsorry
Oh, no, don't worry! You write in whatever way you are the most comfortable with :) how you write is not as important in this section as what you write, after all. I'm sorry if I sounded like my opinion was an universal truth. Obviously there are people (like Nagi) who prefer denser posts, just like some prefer heavily css'd ic posts and some prefer to sleep naked 8)

Look at all this discussion. We could totally fill an entire forum with in-depth threads on topics like this (and some silly).

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Fair enough then.

As I said, if you all really find my posts that difficult to read I'll make an effort to switch to the method everyone prefers. After all, I like to make my posts enjoyable for others to read if I can. It will take some time to break out of old habits though.
well you know how I like to yell at you when we JP and you do that, haha

I mean, yeah of course if you're writing a book or something then do the format of

Paragraph end
{indent}new paragraph start

That's how I do all my writing normally, but because of the way the forum translates it (ESPECIALLY without the option to do a proper indent at the start of a paragraph) I do

Paragraph end

Paragraph start

it just seems like the natural way to do it here, haha

but that doesn't mean you can't do it other ways obvs
unless you're one of those people who puts dialogue from multiple characters in one paragraph. don't be one of those people.
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unless you're one of those people who puts dialogue from multiple characters in one paragraph. don't be one of those people.
Hahaha biggest pet peeve here! Especially when JPing and someone writes much more densely than I do.

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Oh, no, don't worry! You write in whatever way you are the most comfortable with :) how you write is not as important in this section as what you write, after all. I'm sorry if I sounded like my opinion was an universal truth. Obviously there are people (like Nagi) who prefer denser posts, just like some prefer heavily css'd ic posts and some prefer to sleep naked 8)

Look at all this discussion. We could totally fill an entire forum with in-depth threads on topics like this (and some silly).
That's a really cool idea, perhaps someone should make that happen.
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