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Yea, you knew this was going to happen. Sorry it took this long for me to pull the trigger. But you know how it is. It's newer easy. However I did give you my word and my word is law. So here it is. I quit. I quit not just this game but most likely this forum entirely.

The reasons for this are twofold. Firstly and far less importantly it's the pacing.

You see, I have not failed in life. On the contrary I have been quite successful. What I mean by this is that I have achieved educational and skill excellence which allows me to have a high paying job that only takes 8h per day 5 days per week. The remaining 16h each work day and 24h each weekend day are mine to do with as I please. All of them. No exceptions.

And whilst some of that is going to be wasted on sleep, grocery shopping and other frivolous activities that still leaves a solid chunk of many, many hours each day absolutely free. And in the age of the plague which prevents me from going out more than absolutely necessary and thus partaking in most of my regular fun time activities what I please I please to spend most of that time roleplaying.

That just isn't going to happen here. You people seem to have so little free time or desire to play that quite honestly in the months since I came to this forum I haven't gotten 16h of playing done TOTAL. Let alone filled up a single day.

That just isn't ever going to work for me.
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Far more importantly however it's how you do things here that I can't enjoy. I tried to explain this to you but you either don't get it or you refuse to. And it's not that I tried to change your mind either. I know I can't do that. But at least I wanted you to understand WHY I am unhappy. And I still do because maybe than you will see why I absolutely have to leave.

So for the sake of education and posterity I'll try another go at explaining what to me roleplaying is all about.

You see, roleplaying is not about chatting with random strangers on random topics on a chat program. That's what chatrooms are for. Roleplaying is also not about writing texts and posting them up on a site to be clinically read and responded to by others as if I was filling out paperwork.

What roleplaying is about is sitting around a virtual table/camp fire with your friends chatting, hanging out and generally having a party centered around the common connecting factor of an active game. The actual in character posts be they one line sentences or multi page novellas are just a small part of that. A part that intertwine with that banter organically and inseparably and indeed stems from it in an inextricable way.

And the pacing is irrelevant to this. You can have one message every couple hours or days or hell years. You can spend a couple hours once a week on a session. Or you can spend 15 minutes via SMS (anyone still use those?) or on IRC exchanging some quick chatting every time you take a break from work. Or anything else. What matters is that the feeling is there. And here it isn't.

Indeed what you do here in the way you split in character posting from the general hanging out and banter is the exact opposite of that. You are taking something that is fun, enjoyable and altogether wholesome and turning it into something that's empty, clinical and cold. It removes all the social aspects from the game and frankly all the fun.

Back in the good old days me and my friends would newer have even imagined someone would with a strait face say "this site is not for chatting but for roleplaying". And if someone had the statement and the person making it would have been considered plain and simply insane.

Indeed we didn't even have separate threads for the two. We would just have one game thread that would be filled with continuous chatting about the game interspersed with the occasional random tangent, side chat and of course in character post. The later serving both as a means of advancing the game, showing off to our friends how good we can write and making the things already discussed previously canonical.

And the thread was always moving. When ever someone posted anything IC his post would be annotated with out of character explanations and detail. People would respond to it. They would ask questions, plan their next move out loud or just give commentary. We would sit there chatting about how we should proceed, figuring out clues, generally discussing the setting or hell just giving each other compliments on our writing. And in the end of the day all that lead to this exciting and ever moving feeling of "Yea dude. What you wrote was cool. Now let me one up you with something even better."

And that to me is how it should be. That is the roleplaying I enjoy. Not this... what ever it is. Frankly every time I post I feel as if I was writing an essay for school. Only I don't even get a grade for my trouble.

So that is it. I quit. Again, sorry for delaying you for this long. But now you can carry on with your game. And I hope that you can enjoy what ever it is you are doing now that I am no longer here to bother you.
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If that's how you feel, I'm sorry to hear that. Don't twist our words though. We never said the site wasn't for chatting, just that discord is much better suited for it. We offered a more convenient place for chatting. You didn't take it.

Bye.
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@ChevIn other news I'm not quite sure what to do at the moment Should I do whatever, go train with our frost demon friend, or just wait for the next story post?
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@ChevIn other news I'm not quite sure what to do at the moment Should I do whatever, go train with our frost demon friend, or just wait for the next story post?


At this point it's time to find someone to interact with or train. Whatever you decide.
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My next post is going to be bigger/take longer than originally anticipated. Don't wait up for me...
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@Chev

I know I haven't been around for much, but, when should I have my guy pop in.
I don't wanna cause a narrative snafu.
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@Chev

I know I haven't been around for much, but, when should I have my guy pop in.
I don't wanna cause a narrative snafu.


I'll think something up. Already have a few ideas in the works :)
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Thanks!
Also, you set up a discord for this thread, right? I tried to click the link you posted, but it gave me an error.
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Thanks!
Also, you set up a discord for this thread, right? I tried to click the link you posted, but it gave me an error.


Sent you the link :)
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. . . does this mean I'm fired?
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only on fridays.
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. . . does this mean I'm fired?


Nope. Your still on as CO-GM
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I'll post tomorrow if no one else does. I'm just going to do some basic ki training.
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