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nik0tine
03-30-2006, 06:50 AM
Can we please get it out of the Writers corner? Perhaps we could have a forum specifically for RP'ing? It just clutters up the forum. It's not like it's artistic writing that is, you know, actually worth reading. I've always felt that it didn't belong there.

I just clicked on the writers corner a few minutes ago and I saw 11 RP threads in a row. It's getting ridiculously excessive.

Old Manus
03-30-2006, 06:51 AM
Why not just ban it entirely

Just to get that out in the open first, as it is abound to be sugested by some staff member

Sephex
03-30-2006, 06:55 AM
:shifty: Oh...not THAT kind of role playing... :shifty:

Behold the Void
03-30-2006, 07:07 AM
Being an avid roleplayer, I see no reason why we should restrict roleplays. I have been pushing for the ability to moderate roleplays more strictly, but at the moment they've been relegated to the Writing Corner and receive very little guidance or direction.

I feel we have no reason to ban roleplays. The common excuse is that tGA is what takes care of our roleplays, but having gone to tGA I've found that I don't really like the style of roleplay they do there which is more a bunch of people telling a story than an actual playing of a role, so to speak. That coupled with the sporadic forum death and rebirth and the difficulty to become part of the major storyline when it's been going on for so long and has already been established makes me feel that EoFF should at least be friendly to those who want to roleplay.

I am and will always be willing to moderate roleplay threads as necessary. It think there's a reasonable demand for them and I feel that they're a legitimate thread to have. However, until we choose to address the issue with any depth, that's how it will likely remain.

nik0tine
03-30-2006, 07:12 AM
I'm not necessarily suggesting that we ban roleplay. I just think we shouldn't have that many roleplay threads in the Writers corner all at one time. I think it takes attention away from the actual writing in there. I just think RP's need to go somewhere else.

Miriel
03-30-2006, 07:12 AM
Role playing threads in Writer's Corner = Signature threads in Artist's Forum?

It's ok when there's one or two threads devoted to these things but when there's one after another... eh. It just makes me want to stop visiting the forum altogether.

Behold the Void
03-30-2006, 07:16 AM
I would fully support a roleplay forum, but the idea's been broached several times and always been discarded. I may bring it up again in staff if enough people seem to feel this is a problem.

Xaven
03-30-2006, 07:35 AM
I agree with the idea of moving RP threads away from the Writer's Corner. Their presence unhappy-fies me. In addition, a role playing forum doesn't sound like such a bad idea.

nik0tine
03-30-2006, 07:44 AM
And with the amount of RP threads currently in the Writers Corner I think that an RP forum would be a pretty happenin' place.

The Summoner of Leviathan
03-30-2006, 07:53 AM
I noticed that there is a lot of RP threads appearing here, though in my opinion none of them are to my liking. I think staff should consider making an RP forum, maybe not as a fullfledge forum but possible a sub-forum in Artist's Corner? I mean there is a difference between RPing and creative writing, at least for the most part. I have read some of the RPs here, well skimmed, and most of them tend not to come close to anything I would consider as creative writing. In other fora I frequent (One focused on a singular plot and another a regular RP forum) I have come across RPs that are very well written, or posts, that just are phenomenal. I agree with Void why tGA would not suffice EoFFer's RP needs, for it is hard to join a RP that has been establish, let alone keep up with it. Not to mention the fact that they are heavily dependant on active posters, for it can be infuriating when waiting days for someone to post, for your character can do nothing or little until then.

Miriel
03-30-2006, 08:03 AM
Don't stick them in the Artist's forum. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v451/Emoticons01/blank.gif

Rusty
03-30-2006, 08:32 AM
I agree, they do need to be moved. I stopped visiting the Writers section because it's just cluttered with RPs. I want to read the poems and such and not have to sift through th RPs to do so.

bipper
03-30-2006, 11:44 AM
nik0tine has my vote,
:love: and heart!

Psychotic
03-30-2006, 12:40 PM
...don't we have EoEO for roleplay?

I roleplay a level 55 conservative. Soon I will find the ancient scrolls of "You hate America!" and ultimate power will be mine! Or at least control of Ohio.

NeoCracker
03-30-2006, 12:43 PM
...don't we have EoEO for roleplay?

I roleplay a level 55 conservative. Soon I will find the ancient scrolls of "You hate America!" and ultimate power will be mine! Or at least control of Ohio.
Can I at least have cleveland?

Psychotic
03-30-2006, 12:46 PM
Not until you cast away your pro-choice beliefs, my young Level 21 liberal friend.

NeoCracker
03-30-2006, 12:47 PM
But I never had a real stance on that Issue, is that good enough?

Pheesh
03-30-2006, 12:48 PM
tGA does have a seperate RP section. Maybe if you closed the rp threads with a link to tga then they can just move them there.

As for the currently running rp's you should probably just let them die out and stop other rp's forming while that's happening. It'd be a fair bit of work but you'd clear up your writers corner and then you could actually have a reason for calling tGA EoFF's rp affiliate other than the fact that there is an advertisment thread every january.

EDIT: I have seriously got to join that rp. *Makes Left Wing Agnostic.* Now to level.

Stay Essential
EE

Madonna
03-30-2006, 12:55 PM
It should be noted that if you do not like the main RP at tGA, there is an area specifically made for people to hold their own, whether it takes place in the tGA world or not. I seem to remember MercenaryX or someone running one for a bit, up until a server issue caused enough downtime to kill interest.

That said, [go to tGA] (http://www.thegamersalliance.net/forums/), kids! It's where EoFF traditionally gutterdumps all that crappy RP stuff. I wonder if all these threads would flourish if Unne and Shlup were still on staff here. :|

Flying Mullet
03-30-2006, 02:15 PM
All RPs should be banned from the forums, just like they used to be. There are 1,000,001 forums for RPing on the net, I'm sure eveyone can find one to their liking somewhere, from running a maritime dictatorship to having furry sex.

Besides, 11 or the 14 top threads in the Writer's Corner are RPs. They're spamming it up!

Resha
03-30-2006, 02:22 PM
Resgs clicked apprehensively on the Feedback thread expecting more spam. Suddenly, it struck her that the suggestion actually made sense. Bursting into tears of rapture, she stealthily made a post to show her agreement.

Then someone popped up and shot her. The End.

bipper
03-30-2006, 04:17 PM
Alright administrators!

The forum community has grown and we cannot function in the limited space you have given us! The density is too great, and there are tensions sparking between our minorities. Poets fighting Roleplaers, EoEo vs the world, brother fighting brother! Answer the cries of your denzians! If you ignore these cries much longer, the uprising peasents will only gain power and revolt! I smell bloody massacre a brewing!

humble peasent,
Bipper

Mister Adequate
03-30-2006, 05:04 PM
*Sneakily slinks away from the area of Resha's corpse, unscrewing a silencer. Sneakily.*

Yamaneko
03-30-2006, 05:43 PM
Every time we give you guys an RP forum it ends up dying a horrible death within months.

bipper
03-30-2006, 06:19 PM
What kinda of retensive oppretion is this!

Yams, you lost my vote. Next time we vote for admin, my vote is going for... somone else! :mad:

Viva la nik0 revlution!

Flying Mullet
03-30-2006, 06:22 PM
Well he got my vote so there. :p

These forums don't need no stinkin' role playing. Go take that rubbish elsewhere! :aimmad:

bipper
03-30-2006, 06:25 PM
<b>t rubbish</b> :aimmad:

yes, rubbish - that is why I would like it seperated from the distiguished writs of the intellectually adept! But why oppress, when we can seperate. The segragational issues in the middle east are miniscule in comparitson to this!

Bipper

Flying Mullet
03-30-2006, 06:29 PM
It's not oppression if they have no rights.

bipper
03-30-2006, 06:35 PM
You would deny them rights!? They are posters too! They signed up hard, and many people were banned for our rights! Let not thier accounts die in vain!

Roll players! Grab your dice and roll like never before! Tonight, you fight for your forum, you roll for your future, you score for your freeedommm!

:rolleyes2

The Summoner of Leviathan
03-30-2006, 06:44 PM
If they got rid of RPs here it would not be that big of a deal for I still have other places to go.

Like Flying Mullet said, there are plenty of RP sites to be found online. *points to sig*

Flying Mullet
03-30-2006, 06:55 PM
That's right. Take your filth elsewhere! :smash:

Hawkeye
03-30-2006, 07:50 PM
What's all the commotion about?

childroland
03-30-2006, 09:02 PM
Ok Writters corner is the worste place for rps because I write in poems and things all the time but you can't ever find them through all the rps, but I think you should create a role play area and place them there because I join most of the rps myself. A lot of posters like rp's so it is probly not the best idea to terminate them but perhaps instead create an area for them.

nik0tine
03-30-2006, 09:57 PM
This is the first time I think I've ever been taken seriously in feedback. Actually, this might be the first time feedback has ever been taken seriously. Something is abrew.

Perhaps instead of creating an RP forum we could just move them all to the X-2 forum. Nobody would know the difference. They don't read the threads anyway.

The RP's that are currently active in the Writers corner could stay, but I'd be happier if they were dispersed at random to other parts of the site. That would be ideal.

bipper
03-30-2006, 10:49 PM
I would write glorious poetry fit for the muse of the Gods, but I am afraid it would get rolled by roll play :cry: See mullet, your faction's oppresion reverberates infinatly through out our foura matrix! You are direcly oppressing me! Your own dolphin friend!
*cry*

Bipper

Flying Mullet
03-30-2006, 11:02 PM
If someone role plays then they don't have rights, aren't sentinent beings and I don't care.

Mister Adequate
03-31-2006, 12:09 AM
If someone role plays then they don't have rights, aren't sentinent beings and I don't care.

Of course you don't care. You can't bring yourself to care about anything since Yams ate your lol. Some of us do care.

Like me. I couldn't tell you what side I fall on here (Probably something improbable, like the side of a tessarrect), but my stance is very firm and I demand it be attended to by the staff!

rubah
03-31-2006, 12:14 AM
I'm going to skip over most of this posts and mention something that seems very true to me.

The best sort of RPing is the spontaneous kind.

When at MH, an RPG site, RPs were restricted to a specific forum, I found I lost my desire to be in any of them. But, occasionally, a friend and I would do them right in the main discussion forum, and we got away with it because everyone loved us etc.

Forcing them in a forum is stifling, I think.

Being forced to explore the forums to find the best ones makes it a little more fun as well as realistic. It makes it harder to keep them in track that way, so it probably wouldn't happen, but it seems very true.

childroland
03-31-2006, 12:17 AM
Still they are all pretty much in writters corner. I have only seen like two not in writters corner.

-N-
03-31-2006, 12:55 AM
RP threads are an eyesore. And Behold The Void smells like cow manure!

Behold the Void
03-31-2006, 01:02 AM
Neel cannot compute the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow!

Anyway, I would be in support of a roleplay forum, but I don't necessarily think it to be required. Furthermore, I would not in the least support a banning of RPs. EoFF is a big site and the likelihood of getting a group together is fairly good here. Furthermore, an open RP rule allows for a bunch of different RPs that we might not otherwise see on sites without a lot of people/that possess more restrictive roleplay rules.

black orb
03-31-2006, 02:00 AM
Roll players! Grab your dice and roll like never before! Tonight, you fight for your forum, you roll for your future, you score for your freeedommm!

>>> lol..