How can we make RLTW better? OPEN SUGGESTION THREAD! Sept 12, 2014 8:27:20 GMT -6
Post by Ruppa on Sept 12, 2014 8:27:20 GMT -6
I think the suggestions made will make lostmoor a better place, i imagine lumi being a character that would use it a lot when she gets her business with creature sorted. However i would like to add, i cannot see a problem with someone adding a character just to be played there after all there is no real attraction to it as long as they were willing to play it for other people, i think if you dont want to do this then it should just be chars from rltw previous versions. I think it would be an option as well for current new chars for example my Ellaria to go to ask previous chars about rltw world and perhaps why chars now have crazy stuff from the great disaster.
I don't have an opinion either way, I'm just trying to point out where you may run into future problems. So with that said, I have to agree with Temp in regard to not seeing a serious problem with creating new dead chars for the sole purpose of rping in lostmoor.
The problem with requiring proof from someone about rping their char previously is that not everyone keeps records or they get misplaced, old sites get deleted, old comps die, etc. For example, some of you may remember my stallion Sage Warrior. I've been playing him ever since the very first rp I ever joined back in the early 2000's. I don't have a single shred of evidence he ever existed, no old posts etc. But I played him for over 5 years. If I had access to older versions of rltw I may be able to find something but I wouldn't be able to bring in my "main" character from back when he was originally created on a now deleted site called WildDreams. If I tried to bring Nynaeve or Allanon as a dead lostmoor character, I could have the chance of being denied because of lack of evidence. Also, if someone were really ambitious, they could just come up with a couple quick posts or something and now they have false proof that can get taken as evidence.
Whatever you do, you never want to make a rule you cannot regulate fairly and with certainty. People will find loopholes in every system if it benefits them in some way or helps them get what they want. Everyone loves a good gray area.
Now, regarding the worry that if creation of dead chars were allowed we'd suddenly be overwhelmed with more active dead folks than live ones; I say don't worry about it. Lostmoor, if I'm not mistaken, has to be a dead char interacting with the living. For every dead char that's being rp'd, there will be a living one right there in the same thread. If that's the case, there is already a governed balance between the two within lostmoor's very existence. If that's incorrect, or still leaves worry, then simply make a limit of one dead creation to every user. (or, hell, just do both) If they want to one day play a different dead character, their previous character's information must first be removed from the list of available ones. Replacing, but not alternating. The replaced character would then be considered as "moved on" to wherever dead people go (heaven, hell, the netherworld, etc) to never return to lostmoor again. (Maybe later on implement an expensive store item to summon them back to lostmoor temporarily, idk)
Again, I just want to repeat that I don't have an opinion either way. I probably won't be rping in there unless it becomes part of a plot or something so really it's up to everyone interested in the place and how new users/players can be included. Just want to poke holes so we can cover them before it causes some major issue one day.