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Re: Agent RP
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2009, 05:11:28 pm »
Unfortunately, in the place of each head, three heads sprang up, each shooting even bigger lasers.  The heads threw Xoa into the air repeatedly, shot, missed, and caught him again, only to repeat over and over and over again.  It was lucky for Xoa that they were horrible shots, but eventually if he didn't escape one would bite him to death at the least.

Small, furry, ratlike creatures swarmed the bottom of the sewer.  They began nibbling at the monster's feet.  They gnawed and gnawed.  It seemed at first a blessing, but then it became evident that they wouldn't stop.  They completely ate several of the things, and Xoa slowly descended towards the gnawing scavengers....
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Re: Agent RP
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2009, 05:13:58 pm »
Xoa pulled a plasma grenade from his belt. His armor obsorbed plasma so he was safe. He pressed the ARM button and dropped it.

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Re: Agent RP
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2009, 05:15:20 pm »
The exploding plasma killed several of the things, about three.  Of one thouand minimum.
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Re: Agent RP
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2009, 05:21:48 pm »
((ok, now you are just godmodding.We are talking about a high energy plasma explosive paired with small furry rat things and just 3 of them died? I think not.))

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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2009, 05:25:03 pm »
((Fine, how many do you think died?  I assure you that all 1000 did not die, that force of an explosion would kill you as well.  I doubt it killed enough to matter.  Also godmodding is NOT giving your character high power.  It's taking control over another person's character.  I could have a character that can take or dodge any shot and has enormous guns but if I didn't say "my character shoots your character, now your character is dead", it's not godmoding.))
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Re: Agent RP
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2009, 05:32:21 pm »
((That is not the definition of godmodding,what you have. Go read the freakin "how to RP" Thread or whatever it is.))

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Re: Agent RP
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2009, 05:35:27 pm »
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In terms of role-playing, it means the controlling of other peoples' characters, creatures, species or other creations. It also refers to the practice of being unrealistic in terms of fighting others - this will be explored more fully later. This is usually unacceptable in RP because it is the controlling of someone else's creation.
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« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2009, 05:38:17 pm »
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In terms of role-playing, it means the controlling of other peoples' characters, creatures, species or other creations. It also refers to the practice of being unrealistic in terms of fighting others - this will be explored more fully later. This is usually unacceptable in RP because it is the controlling of someone else's creation.
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« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2009, 05:39:42 pm »
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Be reasonable: you are about to role-play a story which may end in some form of combat, or maybe even start with combat. However you can’t assume that this is a "competition" that you can "win"; think of it as a cooperative storyline where you win by making the story as compelling as you can. Don't therefore assume that you will always win any combat. You are not invincible, and you certainly shouldn't be thinking of the roleplay in those terms. In space, or anywhere for that matter, you will find that the other people will have different weapons and different ideas on how effective they are. Hell, both of you are using fictional weapons in a fictional universe, so how about working out together how effective your weapons would be? This is essential to both avoid godmoding and to help the story out by avoiding petty arguments.

One very important thing to remember is that your character is not you, and you are not your character. Tempting though it may be to let your personality control your character, remember that the actions of a character are just being roleplayed. Other people might say or do things as a character, but this should not reflect on them themselves. Similarly, remember if another character insults your character, they are not insulting you.

Power and Strength in the fanfic universe are based on several things. The first and most important is respect. This is derived partially from other people's opinions of your race, and partially from the amount of time you've been around and contributing to the fanfic universe. Another important factor is the amount of effort you put into your detail, pictures, and your posts in the RP threads. The more of this, the better. Post in other people's threads, and not just your own, detailing diplomacy and the like - this will ensure that your race is more diplomatically active. If you can join an alliance, that's another way to be active. It's an established convention that new races have to spend time working their way up through the ranks of RP and get to the top through great contributions.
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Re: Agent RP
« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2009, 05:57:12 pm »
(( I have to go to bed. Post tomorrow morning.))



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Re: Agent RP
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2009, 06:00:50 pm »
((......at 6 pm? :o))

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Re: Agent RP
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2009, 06:05:53 pm »
((It's called time zones.))
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Re: Agent RP
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2009, 06:07:31 pm »
((Dur dur dur! I know that! >:( He's usually on 'till much later!))

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Re: Agent RP
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2009, 06:21:51 pm »
Look, I don't want to get involved, but....

Let's see what happened here.


... large trap consisting of genetically modified giant alligator like creatures.  They were disguised as his lair entrance....
... grating rapidly closed behind him.  The large creatures began coming from every direction, slowly and hungrily. ... shot lasers out of its eyes, ... lasers hit the grating, giving a small opening to get out through...

Ok, we establish the trap, and Garagan gives a way out. (Lazers out of organic creatures? NVRMND...)

... rushed headlong at the creatures ... plasma blades drawn, dodging the lasers. He cut the head off two of them... This attack decapitated... the creatures.

Glitch chooses to attack (ok, fair enough, that's his character)

... in the place of each head, three heads sprang up,... were horrible shots, but eventually ... bite him to death at the least.


Ok... running with the genetically modified thing, fine.

...creatures swarmed the bottom of the sewer...nibbling at the monster's feet....They completely ate several of the things, and Xoa slowly descended towards the gnawing scavengers....

And added danger (feeling a bit make-it-up-as-you-go here) :-\

Xoa pulled a plasma grenade from his belt. His armor absorbed plasma so he was safe. He pressed the ARM button and dropped it.

Ok, so he sets up an explosion. Ah, but what's this?

Attire:A stealth-black jumpsuit with helmet

No mention of armor, but I'll let it slide as simple mistake, since he allready mentioned the grenades :-\

The exploding plasma killed several of the things, about three.  Of one thouand minimum.

This is another problem. It is highly unlikely that these "swarming" scavengers would have that few casualties. If you had explained that they had manybe run away from the grenade, there might be more realism here, but it is still a very low number. Not all would be killed, but far more than three. The number would depend on the size of the room (scavenger density) and the size of the blast (destructive radius) if one wanted to get technical.


Garagan, I'm sorry, but you're technically godmodding here. To use your own quote

"Don't therefore assume that you will always win any combat. You are not invincible, and you certainly shouldn't be thinking of the roleplay in those terms. In space, or anywhere for that matter, you will find that the other people will have different weapons and different ideas on how effective they are. Hell, both of you are using fictional weapons in a fictional universe, so how about working out together how effective your weapons would be? This is essential to both avoid godmoding and to help the story out by avoiding petty arguments."

Glitch, also, try not to add any more upgrades to your armor without a story-based reason (has a friendly scientist upgrade it later on in the plot, for example). Plasma-absorption and basic armor qualities is most likely enough to get your character by for now  :)

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Re: Agent RP
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2009, 06:26:41 pm »
I agree with most of that, but by the dimensions of the room I was imagining, it would be impossible to create an explosion that caused significant casualties without also killing Xoa.
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