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My thing is not really succeeding at content of my posts. I can paint a beautiful image and then struggle to push things forward, the people in my rp are very patient and havn't pointed this out. But still, sorry guys. I'm working on it.


I can help you with this, but one question that'd help immensely is knowing if you're acting as a GM or as a player.
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I can help you with this, but one question that'd help immensely is knowing if you're acting as a GM or as a player.


GM. At the moment I'm only part of one rp because everything else is either too big or has no one participating
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And pointless posts. It irritates me. Especially in OOc. If you're just going to say LOL, or add in your 2 cents that does not change anything Why? Why would you waste all our time and energy?
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Okay, this makes it slightly harder then if you were just a player, but that's totally okay. A lot of advice can vary wildly depending on what the type of rp is (i.e., is it a linearly told story rp, or a sandbox rp, etcetc) but a few general hints and tips can help.

If it's a story focused rp, having some ideas in knowing what you want to occur in the future can help pay off in dividends. Having a goal or general idea of where you want to take and lead the rp is important, as it'll allow you to write content foreshadowing these things and help give the content of the IC and your GMing some direction. With my own rp I often consider what I am leading my players to and where the story will be heading, thus I can create events and introduce new NPCs that'll help propel things forward and give my players things to interact with and react to.

And that's the most important thing: Interaction (and reaction). Think of what types of things can benefit your players' characters from an interaction viewpoint, and ideas can help stem from there. For a very obvious example, one of your players has a hotheaded character prone to explosive anger. Set up a situation that could capitalise on such a thing and result in them becoming angry. As the rp goes on and you get more confident, you can subvert these types of things too by offering situations that are slightly more unusual for those characters and out of the box, that goes out of the norm of expected reactions, which can help build their character's development in surprising new ways. Not only that, but knowing what the particular tastes and interests of your players are can help a lot as well, from the major to the minor. I had a player who was interested in music and fashion, and I incorporated that into the rp by offering short scenes of clothes/outfit buying and song performances etc. Another player was interested in wrestling, which grew into its own storyarc with the characters becoming embroiled in a wrestling match.

Finally, communication. Never be afraid of communicating with your players. The most amazing part of rping for me is that I get my inspiration for writing, and what happens in my writing from my players. Talk to them and ask them what they'd like to see or do. If you get stuck and need some help or suggestions, you can always ask them. It helps get them more involved and more invested in the rp. RP's are a group effort, and that includes every player making an effort to push things on and not just the GM. If you need any further help with main story/plot/rp progression, you can always consider having a co-gm who can help you make important decisions.

Hopefully this helps in some small way. I'm sure others here could also contribute some suggestions too!
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You lament people's preference for anime and their tropes within roleplays citing it's not realistic and then you say you have a seven foot tall lizard man character.*fucks a landmine*


Again, it's a superpower RP that character and all of the examples are located in, and even in that context he's suffered a great deal of chemical, mental, and ohysical changes as any human would in such a large change. The only real difference is that he survived the change. The others have done things that have no relation to their power and because of that fact are to be treated like how a normal human would be.

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This is very elitist.There are many thread scenarios that could operate very effectively in advanced where things like this would be entirely possible. Please do not so be so arrogant to think because you post in advanced that your opinion on what material belongs there (or is better left to free and casual) matters.


I will be the first to admit I am elitist. I'd much rather walk into the highest section available with high expectations than low ones, and whether people agree to my expectations really doesnt matter to me. What matters to me is if people meet my expectations or not in the roleplay I help manage. If they dont, I help them fix it so it does. I also keep in mind the examples I provided are out of context, so I provide no attempt to provide more as to justify my opinion to you (as I'm not here to argue). I came here to express my distaste for the anime obession (I myself am a fan, but I dont think it's a good source for everything), whether or not you agree is your opinion, and therefore it's not my right or concern to try and sway you in that. To answer your other question, I dont decide that. I'm a Co-GM, not the GM. I provide assistance in judging sheets. I dont make the final call.
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Pachamac said
Hopefully this helps in some small way. I'm sure others here could also contribute some suggestions too!


That did help! Thank you!
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Again, it's a superpower RP that character and all of the examples are located in, and even in that context he's suffered a great deal of chemical, mental, and ohysical changes as any human would in such a large change. The only real difference is that he survived the change. The others have done things that have no relation to their power and because of that fact are to be treated like how a normal human would be.I will be the first to admit I am elitist. I'd much rather walk into the highest section available with high expectations than low ones, and whether people agree to my expectations really doesnt matter to me. What matters to me is if people meet my expectations or not in the roleplay I help manage. If they dont, I help them fix it so it does. I also keep in mind the examples I provided are out of context, so I provide no attempt to provide more as to justify my opinion to you (as I'm not here to argue). I came here to express my distaste for the anime obession (I myself am a fan, but I dont think it's a good source for everything), whether or not you agree is your opinion, and therefore it's not my right or concern to try and sway you in that. To answer your other question, I dont decide that. I'm a Co-GM, not the GM. I provide assistance in judging sheets. I dont make the final call.


I'd suggest that you reframe your opinion to the context of your thread than the rather wide scoped attack it reads as. I suspect a lot of the things you have issues with could be entirely possible and logical in any thread with forms of superhuman abilities. However, it is entirely appropriate to be displeased with someone making a character that has no reason to fit into the constraints of the thread. I'd just prefer avoiding the broad generalizations when discussing these things.

Elitism isn't a badge of honor and I truly wish people would stop wearing it as one.
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People who say "it's just a hobby, not a job" to justify any kind of behavior. When your hobby involves just you, then you can do whatever you want. But, when your hobby involves other people, basic social norms apply no matter what the hobby is.
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People who say "it's just a hobby, not a job" to justify any kind of behavior. When your hobby involves , then you can do whatever you want. But, when your hobby involves other people, basic social norms apply no matter what the hobby is.


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I said this once and I'll say again, there's way too much anime on this cite and it gets so annoying. It's like people can't characters that are anything else except anime themed characters. I don't like anime with the exception of shows I was into as a kid just for nostalgia purposes, but the rest is just boring and uninteresting, and it's everywhere. Seriously people have some variety.
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I said this once and I'll say again, there's way too much anime on this cite and it gets so annoying. It's like people can't characters that are anything else except anime themed characters. I don't like anime with the exception of shows I was into as a kid just for nostalgia purposes, but the rest is just boring and uninteresting, and it's everywhere. Seriously people have some variety.


My first problem with this is that you're generalizing all anime as "boring and uninteresting". I won't dent that there's a lot of trash anime (and some would disagree with me about that), but to me, there's also a lot of trash Western/superhero/etc. stuff (and some would disagree with about that too). Anime, while it does not interest you, are appealing to a majority of people on this site, as I assume the biggest age group is 14-21 or something, and if I'm not mistaken, that's the age group that's most interested in anime. I'm not trying to defend it, since a good anime is far and inbetween (to me), I think a lot of the ideas the shows have are kinda interesting concept-wise, and thus intrigues people to combine this show they really enjoy with their hobby of RPing and blammo.

Unless I'm unaware of some hidden selection of shows, then I think that another reason people like anime is because there's a bit of a lack of more serious (for lack of better word) genres on animated shows on Western. Like, 90% of the animated things I see on TV are straight comedies. I think superhero stuff is more serious than most cartoons, but then there's the issue that some people such as myself either don't care for that, want something more than just "generic hero that's better than everyone else saves day" (which is ironic for me to say, since I just complained about you generalizing), or something like that. I don't know how to word what I'm trying to say in this paragraph without being an ass.

Anyway, back to the main point. There are some people who just rip off anime for their characters and their plots, but there are some people who like concepts or ideas from anime and thus would like to RP in that setting/whatever. I'm extremely confident that you have, do, or will do exactly that, but just with the things you yourself like. Anime is a big thing right now (to the dismay of some), and if you can't handle that people like something you don't like, then that's your problem.

I guess my "complaint" is people generalizing things further than they should. I'm like 99% sure "Anime" is not a genre, but a catagory for shows to be in and then be assigned genres.
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I dislike when people declare an RP dead after a day or two of inactivity.
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Punch their RP characters in the dick, then kill them.

That's why I'm sure to mention a one week posting window.

I can't and refuse to do that everyday,every other day posting stuff
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My first problem with this is that you're generalizing as "boring and uninteresting". I won't dent that there's a lot of trash anime (and some would disagree with me about that), but to me, there's also a lot of trash Western/superhero/etc. stuff (and some would disagree with about that too). Anime, while it does not interest , are appealing to a majority of people on this site, as I assume the biggest age group is 14-21 or something, and if I'm not mistaken, that's the age group that's most interested in anime. I'm not trying to defend it, since a good anime is far and inbetween (to me), I think a lot of the ideas the shows have are kinda interesting concept-wise, and thus intrigues people to combine this show they really enjoy with their hobby of RPing and blammo.Unless I'm unaware of some hidden selection of shows, then I think that another reason people like anime is because there's a bit of a lack of more serious (for lack of better word) genres on animated shows on Western. Like, 90% of the animated things I see on TV are straight comedies. I think superhero stuff is more serious than most cartoons, but then there's the issue that some people such as myself either don't care for that, want something more than just "generic hero that's better than everyone else saves day" (which is ironic for me to say, since I just complained about you generalizing), or something like that. I don't know how to word what I'm trying to say in this paragraph without being an ass.Anyway, back to the main point. There are some people who just rip off anime for their characters and their plots, but there are some people who like concepts or ideas from anime and thus would like to RP in that setting/whatever. I'm extremely confident that you have, do, or will do exactly that, but just with the things you yourself like. Anime is a big thing right now (to the dismay of some), and if you can't handle that people like something you don't like, then that's your problem. I guess my "complaint" is people generalizing things further than they should. I'm like 99% sure "Anime" is not a genre, but a catagory for shows to be in and be assigned genres.


I just have yet to see any anime that interests me and I've know a lot of them. I know that superheroes are generic at first glance but the history and the meanings behind each hero is what makes them so beloved, and they don't get enough respect in my opinion, anime has tons of respect sometimes to the point where you get idiots who are Weeabos who just ruin it. Also I'm a comic book fan and there are plenty of non superhero comics. As for animation, the west has movies. I know a lot of people like anime on this, but the Guild is not specifically an anime role-playing website and it makes it less inviting to people who aren't interested in anime
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My problem is when people use anime themes in more realistic settings that are more grounded.
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My problem is when people use anime themes in more realistic settings that are more grounded.


As a roleplayer who does use a lot of anime-themed pictures for my characters, I agree with the statement above. In Roleplays such as High School games and the like, the anime pics can be used properly. However, as you stated, Alien, in the realistic settings like Dystopian and the like, then Real life pics are preferred and should be used.
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I just have yet to see any anime that interests me and I've know a lot of them. I know that superheroes are generic at first glance but the history and the meanings behind each hero is what makes them so beloved, and they don't get enough respect in my opinion, anime has tons of respect sometimes to the point where you get idiots who are Weeabos who just ruin it. Also I'm a comic book fan and there are plenty of non superhero comics. As for animation, the west has movies. I know a lot of people like anime on this, but the Guild is not specifically an anime role-playing website and it makes it less inviting to people who aren't interested in anime


I disagree that anime gets more respect than superheroes. The marvel movies and the Nolan batman movies have made superheroes legitimate now. I can walk into a room of people and say I'm a fan of superhero comics there is a good chance I can find someone who at least gets what I'm talking about. If I walk into a room of people and say I watch anime I get weird looks, and people assume you are a "weeaboo". Yes there is a lot of shitty anime, just as there are a lot of shitty comics or movies. I agree there is a bit of over-saturation of a certain type of anime here, specifically magical school and shounen style anime, but that is by no means representative of anime as a whole as you seem to imply it is.
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I disagree that anime gets more respect than superheroes. The marvel movies and the Nolan batman movies have made superheroes legitimate now. I can walk into a room of people and say I'm a fan of superhero comics there is a good chance I can find someone who at least gets what I'm talking about. If I walk into a room of people and say I watch anime I get weird looks, and people assume you are a "weeaboo". Yes there is a lot of shitty anime, just as there are a lot of shitty comics or movies. I agree there is a bit of over-saturation of a certain type of anime here, specifically magical school and shounen style anime, but that is by no means representative of anime as a whole as you seem to imply it is.


Let's be honest the term weeaboo was created for good reasons, I used to be really into anime but then those dumb asses completely killed it for me, for me anime, sonic the hedgehog and Twilight have the worst fan bases of all time. Also I'm a DC fan and Batman is my least favorite hero, so not a lot of the heroes I like get a great amount of respect. My whole point is that anime has over saturated the Guild in my opinion
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Let's be honest the term weeaboo was created for good reasons, I used to be really into anime but then those dumb asses completely killed it for me, for me anime, sonic the hedgehog and Twilight have the worst fan bases of all time. Also I'm a DC fan and Batman is my least favorite hero, so not a lot of the heroes I like get a great amount of respect. My whole point is that anime has over saturated the Guild in my opinion


I've done this every time you've complained about this...

But I've done genre counts. For the first two pages on Casual I've counted 6-9 Anime based threads (some with more tenuous connections than others). There were 7 superhero/X-men type threads. There are 5 Star Wars themed one. That doesn't seem that too out of bounds.

Anyway, that point aside... in text a lot of the 'anime stuff' has the potential to take on an entirely different style than it's source material since it lacks the visuals associated with it. A lot of is taking settings and reusing them. There are very few threads that I feel that are so hardcore one way that it'd be hard to throw one character from one into another with minimal tweaking and having it work just fine.

You are just as bad as the anime fans that you complain about. You've just become a superheroaboo. I frankly think you are doing your issue way more harm than good with your bi-weekly rants on the matter.
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If Anime has 'over-saturated' the Guild, that's because it's what people want, we don't stop people from playing what they want (except for where we've made rules regarding the morally abhorrent/Google objectionable) and introduction of anime themes into an RP is at the discretion of the GM. This community is voluntary, we don't put a gun to someone's head and tell 'em what to play. So perhaps there are a lot of anime roleplays, but that just means a lot of people happen to like it. That goes for high schools and any other themes that people deride and decry the presence of.

Just pointing that out.

And if I might add something that grinds my gears, it's people that complain about other people's RP's that they aren't even involved in.
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