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Cantina / Re: Roll Call - How active are you?
« on: 05/11/18, 07:26:16 PM »
Cyone.  Please stop.  None of what you're talking about is the purpose of this thread.

And what you're writing (on that particular off-topic subject) isn't helping those of us already feeling alienated and/or frustrated and/or alone.  In fact, its making it worse. 

I'm happy for you that its that easy for you to find RP with.  I realize you don't believe me, or I guess others here, but its not that easy anymore for some.

So please, if you want to continue to lecture us on what we're not doing or what we're not trying - please start your own thread. 

And that's the last I'll say of that.




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Cantina / Re: Roll Call - How active are you?
« on: 05/11/18, 03:28:16 PM »
Im sorry, Cyone but I think you really missed the mark with thinking the latest "drama" is what is "pushing" anyone out of anything - nothing's been blown up.  I get what you're saying, but I think you missed the point of what others are saying.

No one's talking about anything's death or demise.  Our RP numbers are down and have been for a very long time now.  This isn't news and it didn't just happen this month, or even this year.  Just as the game's numbers have been down (which is why they united servers). 

We've had all of maybe three active Sith roleplaying at all (regularly) in the last year and then some.  That isn't an exaggeration or guesstimate of time.  As one of those Sith who've been regular and active since launch, in this community - trust me, its something I've paid close attention to :).

Makes perfect sense to me that Jaade put the poll up not only to find out how many are left in our small community, but how many actual storytellers are left in the community.   

Because without storytellers you really don't have much of an RP community that RPs.  I've been a part of guilds and communities with no storyteller - its pretty dead.  RP revolves around *only* bar/cantina type RP and rarely is there a plot of any mention to be found.  It takes storytellers to give people plots and events to participate in, to color and fill the IC characters daily conversations when they go to those bar events and conversations just interacting with other Rpers.

So its quite important to know just how many storytellers are around in this community, and who they are.

And I am not one of them.  I know that about myself.  I suck at it.  I didn't grow up with tabletop gaming so its never been a mindset I could take on easily.  I didn't get into creative writing in school, so its not something I have a lot of tools for.  I can roleplay within a scene or plot given to me - I can be a great actor (IMO of course) in another's movie.  I'm just no good for coming up with actual story plots to involve others in.

I've tried - I keep trying - I just come up with zilcho nada!

But I am around - though not in a daily or even weekly sense anymore.  I'm not playing the game at all and except for a few days after new content is released, I don't play the game at all.  I don't like this game - it isn't fun.  Mechanics suck and the storyline is just as bad now.  I have no faith in bioware or EA at turning anything around as they've not showed yet they are able to do that with anything else they've done so far. 

But I don't stay around for the game anyway.  I stay around for the RP.

And I agree with Sera's post 110%.  This place has changed in the last year or so and it hasn't been for the good.

There have been very few plots to participate in, over the last couple of years.  As a whole in the community.  There have been less community events Sith side in that time and less Sith RP *at all* to be had to the point that there's almost none and has been next to nothing for over a year.

I've logged in for any events I could participate in, however far apart they were.  But outside of that I've only logged in game for scheduled RP one-on-ones, and Dancer's Palace.  And I've taken a break from that as well these last couple of weeks.

I've craved more reasons to be able to login and see anyone around Sith Side to get RP going with of any substance.  But it doesn't appear and I can't make it happen myself.  I'd love to be able to. I WISH I could.  But writing plots doesn't come from wishin'.

So I'd love to see RP events and would love to jump in with both feet.  I really hope things pick up again and people get more open with what they are doing.

But the serious lack of any RP activity to participate in and lack of plots to talk about - along with, as Sera stated, "become so frustrated and dismayed with some of the behaviour I've witnessed directly and indirectly in the community, how people are treating other people. lack of flexibility in rp, lack of proper, respectful communication" - has me questioning if the people left are people I can trust enough to RP with, anymore.

Again, like Sera stated, this isn't a pointing finger and blaming.  Its a response and explanation of my own head right now and why.

I hope it turns around.  I hope I continue to have reasons to login and find more RP to join in with.  Only time will tell that.

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Outside Realm / Re: All good things...
« on: 05/03/18, 11:11:59 AM »
As one of the "oldies" left around here - you will be hugely missed Iaera.  You're presence (either partial or fully involved) has been a wonderful thing for our RP community and certainly for the Jedi faction as a whole.  And I do hate that its been drama that has made your final decision for you; even if I totally get it and am not at all surprised.

I 100% understand your post and had come to some similar conclusions about this community in the last year myself and find myself now evaluating my own presence in it and what I want (if anything) from this place next.  I quite understand the need to re-prioritize this place and deciding that its time to move on.

I wish you all the best in all the things.  I hope you con't to enjoy roleplay in your life as a stress RELIEF in some form or fashion as it serves you best.  And I hope one day our paths will cross again.

And if you choose to try again in the future I know you'll be welcomed back.  And if I'm still here then Karmic would love to buy Iaera a round of tea for her return - one of the very few Jedi Karmic actually respects.

Be good to yourself.  Live long and Prosper.  May the winds ever be at your back.  <3

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nevermind - misunderstood question :)

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Nevermind - cancelled signup.

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BTW - Same start time as Palace night?  I'm figuring so just checkin!

Normally 9:00PM P.S.T.?

Can more players attend if we start an hour earlier?

Yes, normal start time for DP is 9 PST time.

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I'm in - though I don't know how smart this is going to be... having Karmic watch Pehn in a fight...  :rage: :aww: :nuu: :darkside:

She may close her eyes.  (HA like that will help...)

BTW - Same start time as Palace night?  I'm figuring so just checkin!

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The Trading Floor / Re: Squiggly's WTB things
« on: 04/08/18, 04:51:51 PM »
FYI Squigg - Those Decorations aren't on sale, those are the regular prices that have always been up for them.  There's always been a few pages of decorations that have stayed on the market.  And that's what you're seeing now.

So get them this week or not - but they won't be going up in price (Unless its a mark-up decoration sale... instead of a SALE lol).

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Events and Occasions / Re: The Race through Roche
« on: 04/04/18, 08:00:43 PM »
Does the chatroom log? *blinks* 

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Events and Occasions / Re: The Race through Roche
« on: 04/01/18, 11:51:33 AM »
I would love to be there and have Jessak throwing a spectator event with betting set up. However I'm not sure if I can make it. We'll see.

Aww Karmic would totally show up to that event =D

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Events and Occasions / Re: The Race through Roche
« on: 03/31/18, 05:55:47 PM »
Karmic signing up to listen'in and cheer.... may not make it to the finish line but i'm gonna try =D
(Not joining the Field'dough - Karmic is not a pilot.)

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Cantina / Re: 5.X Patchnotes, Updates, Guides, etc...
« on: 03/26/18, 06:35:34 PM »
*cracks knuckles* Time to put my money where my mouth is.

And get all the things I don't have ...  :grin:

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Cantina / Re: Character Faceclaims!
« on: 03/21/18, 09:30:32 AM »
This is probably pretty obvious but just in case its not...

See Avatar and Signature for my "faceclaim."  :grin:

(In case you can't tell:  Angelina Jolie)


edited to add:  Just face claim.  Body is really more like Tina Turner's  :aww:

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Outside Realm / Re: the last jedi [spoiler city]
« on: 03/08/18, 10:23:39 AM »
Now I like the scene itself...

My attempt at an explanation WAS to make sense of the "they cut it - there's a reason."  Whether I agree with it or not.

Mucho has been made about the lady in the armor by diehards (Phasma) but for movie goers like myself - she's just that "a lady in some cool armor."  She's not a cool character to be flushed out, she's a shiny Stormtrooper Type D.

That's it.

So to me - the logic of "this doesn't add much to the movie other than make another long speech scene in front of a bad guy supposedly waiting to kill you", makes sense.  It slows down an action fight scene with dialogue that just repeats the point of the whole movie (and many people feel those points were already iterated enough ad naesum).

I like it because I like the characters and actors and thus like any additional interaction between them to add more "stuff".  But I can still see several reasons why they felt this "added nothing really" in making decisions of what gets cut.

Also, making the lady in the armor more human just makes it less of a badass fight/accomplishment to then kill her.  Keeping her behind the mask as a literally faceless Tough Captain of the Empire, keeps her scarier.

Darth Vadar was never less scary than when he was a weak old man.  Think about the different feel of all the movies if they showed the weak old man's face in IV instead of waiting for VI.

As much as I'm like "cool more Finn!" i'm also like "yea this doesn't really serve a need" I get it. 

But I never had a need/desire for Phasma (Or Bobba Fett) to be flushed out.  They are background characters in the movies that have no story until Disney makes them have one.  Sounds like they decided not to make more out of Phasma than her 2 bit part in the movies, no matter what the Legends may have done with her.  Suddenly taking this "random shiny mask" character and giving her more meaning than she has anywhere else in the movie - suddenly feels like a merchandising strategy for me, and not a story decision. *shrugs*

NOW - if they did it just to bring her back as a half-stormtrooper droid later on; well then I'd change my mind and wish they'd have killed her off.

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Events and Occasions / Re: Return to Rishi - Indie Night V3
« on: 03/07/18, 08:00:00 PM »
Keep in mind it doesn't need to be an adventure so much as there needs to be a group discussion point to not be a cantina night. Doesn't have to nearly be so heavy, after all; Zakuul night rarely had adventures as did not War Room.

Actually - Both those nights had hosts/hostesses that worked pretty regularly to make sure there were topics of discussion, people who wanted to talk.

Not every week. But there were scheduled topics and a clear "leader" of the event (at one point entire guilds).  Zakul had a specific purpose and people were bringing plots forward to discuss as well.  There was more direction in the game (so we had a clear goal) AND more players than now too, so more grist for RP.

THere WERE weeks where nothing was discussed (quite a number of them), and those meetings usually ended in 45 minutes or less, and that was the end of it.  When there was no "new topic" on the table, it was over and people left.  Not many hung around to free chat afterwards, unless something specific had happened.

Same thing at War Room.  When guilds and people had plot to present, we had topics.  We even had several "speakers". 

But there were weeks nothing much was discussed - meeting was over in an hour, unless people just liked rehashing the same argument we had the last few weeks (popular among the Sith especially lol), people didn't stick around after for chats.

They were never free-chat gatherings, they were meetings with a purpose.  And the weeks it had no purpose, then it was called early.


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