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Said new player could start low, looking into said previous plot and then blackmail the blackmailer!


The possibilities are endless!

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Previously in this thread there have been discussions for major events to be logged and a sort of summarized history created and tracked. That said, I stand by my previous statement in that players should invest the time into reading old posts and threads if they want to get the most out of the game.

Look at it this way, you can jump right into an ongoing television series and after a bit you'll start to find your way around but there will still be a lot of continuity lost on you. Most people would binge the previous seasons to get caught up and I do believe that should be the case when joining an ongoing roleplay especially one larger in size where player actions will make up the majority of the world's shape.


I don't think it should be mandatory but then I agree that it should be encouraged as good practice. Especially for players wanting to make more influential characters.


There's certainly a mixed bag when it comes to this topic, but I've always been in stronger agreement with at least taking the time to read as much as you can through each post in order to gain a better understanding of the characters, their influences, as well as an overall feeling of the mood/setting, etc. Also, I find reading through (rather than getting a summary), helps a new player when it's time to actually write out a post because their character feels that much more embedded in the story as though they'd been there the whole time.

Summaries, however, are a great alternative to at least gain a basic understanding of what's going on, but for a player who might be serious about really sinking into the role, there's no substitute for reading cover to cover.
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There's certainly a mixed bag when it comes to this topic, but I've always been in stronger agreement with at least taking the time to read as much as you can through each post in order to gain a better understanding of the characters, their influences, as well as an overall feeling of the mood/setting, etc. Also, I find reading through (rather than getting a summary), helps a new player when it's time to actually write out a post because their character feels that much more embedded in the story as though they'd been there the whole time.

Summaries, however, are a great alternative to at least gain a basic understanding of what's going on, but for a player who might be serious about really sinking into the role, there's no substitute for reading cover to cover.


Rawk your back! I'm going to be making a SpaceCop. Come be my partner, crime fighting duo!
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Rawk your back! I'm going to be making a SpaceCop. Come be my partner, crime fighting duo!


Meh, you know me. Can't stay away for long no matter how many times my kids drag me back to RL ;)

And sure man, "SpaceCop" is my speciality.
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There's two of you to deal with now?

Damn, can't get away with nuthin'!
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There's two of you to deal with now?

Damn, can't get away with nuthin'!

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Clearly, we require a precursor to the greatest faction of Star Wars Canon. The unloved droids that fought against Republican tyranny without complaint, doing the best they possibly could, in accordance to a pure protocol.
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The urge...to nuke...so strong...
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The urge...to nuke...so strong...


Are you threatening me, Master Jedi?
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Please keep all comedic posts in here to a minimum, guys. There's a difference between banter and derailing a thread meant to constructively speak of interests regarding the PW project.
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There's certainly a mixed bag when it comes to this topic, but I've always been in stronger agreement with at least taking the time to read as much as you can through each post in order to gain a better understanding of the characters, their influences, as well as an overall feeling of the mood/setting, etc. Also, I find reading through (rather than getting a summary), helps a new player when it's time to actually write out a post because their character feels that much more embedded in the story as though they'd been there the whole time.

Summaries, however, are a great alternative to at least gain a basic understanding of what's going on, but for a player who might be serious about really sinking into the role, there's no substitute for reading cover to cover.


I think we absolutely need a log.

As much as we would like everyone to ideally read through everything, this is a Star Wars Persistent World on a large roleplaying forum. There is potential for huge volume here, and reading through an RP thread is not like reading a novel. It's an unstructured slog of mixed quality writing that only the participants in the RP are generally interested in reading.

Major events should (1) possibly be cleared with the moderating team, and (2) be self-reported to the moderating team. Things that change the state of affairs for the general population should definitely not be introduced without getting some level of permission or something. Last thing we need is some dip on a remote thread writing about how the Yuuzhan Vong showed up or something, you know what I mean?
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Y'all definitely sold me on lorekeepers.
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I think while not necessarily GMs there should be people reading everything as well who maybe report to the GM team, so that if anything dodgy happens it can be jumped on asap.

Rather than require retconning.
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I think while not necessarily GMs there should be people reading everything as well who maybe report to the GM team, so that if anything dodgy happens it can be jumped on asap.

Rather than require retconning.


Pretty much what every player of this can do.
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Good writing.
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Y'know what.

I offer myself as tribute to be a lore keeper. If we end up needing multiple. Given how most threads I'm in move at a steady, decent pace, with downtimes, I'm usually free. If a sample of my writing is needed, got thread links, plus my personal lore documents I wrote for an off site Persistent World.
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I would also like to volunteer myself as a lore keeper. I have plenty of experience working with persistent worlds, specifically with overarching stories involving 20 or more parties, and understand the importance of keeping the log current and complete.
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Lightsaber guns
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Lightsaber guns


This so much. Dual wielded.
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Considering that the setting is not centered around the early years of palpatines galactic empire, such weapons are not relevant or even seen as concepts. Sorry, @Phlegm.

Jedi in the era this persistent Galaxy starts are not in hiding.
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