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Why I don't like playing TBRPGs anymore

Posted by Inferna Firesword , in BZPower Aug 19 2012 · 282 views

(Something of a rant ahead, with personal, recent references. You've been warned.)

I think it's not a secret that I enjoy(ed) RPGs here -- I have an entire quote block here immortalizing quotations in various games I've been in, for crying out loud.

My problem now, though, is that times are changing and I'm not changing with them, for good or for bad.

Anyone else remember the days that when you joined an RPG, you were always given a chance to counter another player's post with your own, assuming it was within the rules of the game? Or when if someone godmodded, practically half the players active at the time would publicly call them out, not just one or two GMs who did so privately so they didn't seem like they were picking on the player in question?

... exactly.

Overall, Transformers: Alignment was initially good but ... I'm not gelling with it anymore. What I've cited above are common instances in said RPG. Even the fact Basilisk and I have basically thrown the entire Decepticon faction into civil war isn't making it easier to tolerate this stuff. Especially since he's thinking about leaving the game.

I'm thinking about that too.

Because really, if my playing style doesn't fit with the majority, I'd rather not keep trying to use a fence as a dam. I'd rather just walk away.

I'm not saying I'm resigning from my post as Staff in Alignment, but I'm not far from doing so, especially with college approaching for me.

Thanks for listening. :)

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I'm not thinking anymore I'm afraid. I'm basically gone. There's a few upcoming RP's I'm holding out for.

.....Rome is burning.
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Just reminds me how I haven't actually had a fight in a TBRPG in forever (unless arguments between characters romantically inclined count?). Although I don't really RP here that much anymore, so that might have something to do with that xD. (Although, elsewhere, I have a plot character in the works who may need to fight... though, all those fights will likely be pre-planned and done in order to further that story arc... plus I get to pick on my little vampire a fair bit =u=)

But eh, I never liked the shaming when godmodding occurred. Like, some people are just new and aren't so accustomed to playing TBRPG's and might need some help here or there, rather than half the playerbase ticked off at them. I do miss, though, when other players would go out of their way to help people who could use it.

I kinda stopped RPing here because my style changed a bit, I grew away from all the fighting and violence that is prevalent in every RP here (And the RTS/Tabletop-esque ones aren't my thing, personally). That, and now I'm used to writing posts around 500ish words (Word limit for the game I'm in is 100, although I've been in some that demanded 1000, ha) which most BZPers don't do, lol. *that and I like doing romance plots because... the fictional drama is fun and makes some characters adorable x3*
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It happens to the best of us. That's why I do very little RPing at all anymore and just focus on moderating such things.
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Ninth Krayzikk
Aug 25 2012 10:34 PM
*Delayed Reaction*

Warning, my own little mini-rant incoming.

I agree on almost all of these points.

And it's not just new players anymore. I've seen players make the same mistakes over and over in different games when people have tried to correct the mistake in most, if not all, of them.

As for Alignment, I have no confidence in it's survival. Most of the player base (What little there was) is dead, the more active staff members have resigned, and the players that remain are almost entirely the inexperienced ones. The sole big plot remaining is the war-within-a-war mentioned above, and the players are all on one side, with me being the sole controller and player on the other side. Full of NPCs. Which pretty much means I RP it's defeat.

On the subject of RPGs in general, I think we're in what I like to call Quality Lull. Most of the good players from the past are growing up, and moving on, and the new ones aren't ready to replace them yet. There are some people in the middle, people who are bridging the gap. I hope that it will get better, that the new ones will yield new legendary players. I can hope.
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One question: if you are staff, do you not have the authority to correct them? Or am I confused about your position?

Anyways, I gotta feel for you; not getting a chance to reply is definitely irksome. However, I have not really seen it often, at least not in the RPGs I've been in; bionicle RPGs, that is.

I notice it gets like that by default if you have multiple players against one player.
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Yours Truly

Username: Inferna Firesword
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Astrology Element: Water
Zodiac Sign: Dog
Transformers Alignment: Decepticon
Current Location: WA, USA
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Nuzar the Pinapoconut : That is just plain cute! Kopaka's expresiion is priceless.



Turakii #1 Lavasurfer : Kitty ears for Mata: $6 apiece at Hot Topic

Shrink ray to make them fit in teacup: $200,000

Kopaka expression once he discovers what the others are about to do to him: Priceless



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-falls-


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Me: On a weird scale we're all normal, but on a normal scale we're all weird.


Half-Dragon: Seems like everyone and their archnemesis has a legacy. Me? I don't even HAVE an archnemesis, let alone a legacy. Does that make me shallow or just really lucky?


Akaku: I like to pretend everything is going well whilest in reality its nothing short of the apocalypse.


AlchemyFox: All love is tragic... Unless you're Shakespeare. Then it's just plain "Whaaaaaat?"


Dalek: I guess I can blame this confusion on your being knocked out with smoke. You are currently in a cell, with LK in the cell to your right, Tahu01 in the cell to your left, and Turakii in the cell to the right of LK's. I turned on Tahu01, knocked you all out, and stuck you in these cells. Now I'm gonna hold you all for a ransom of 500,000 widgets each.

Smeag: WHAT! I WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS! *BURSTS INTO COMPOUND* WHO WANTS A PIECE OF ME?!?! *PROCEEDS TO KNOCK OUT ALL THE GUARDS* *SMASHES HEAD THROUGH NIKI'S* CELL* I'M HERE TO RESCUE YOU!

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Necro: A lie is just a great story that someone ruined with the truth.


Varderan: Violence makes the world go around.


Along with pretzels and assorted hair products.



Kagha (about something I told him from LST): ... DEATH?



Amph's gonna die?

*runs into basement, pulls out hammer, and runs after Inferna*



Kagha in KG: Anyway, curse you all and your stupid fast-moving RPG. ><


(My personal statement) "Interjection: Silence, meatbags!" - HK-47

Mangai (in my profile): @ Personal statement: Oh, yeah! HK RULEZ

Too bad I never played KotOR, or its sequel XP

Me (in his profile): Actually, that quote came from a MMO trailer that follows KOTOR II. =P


Mangai (in my profile): CARKITALL

Oh, well, now I have proof that I am unawesome for Zar. Thanks! :P

More Quotes

Alex (in KG): YAY-*Choughhackwheeze*


Necro: Wait.


If guitars are universes, and I play with and own multiple guitars, does that make me a God?

KNEEL BEFORE ME


Alex (in Starscape): an era when Natsirt claimed to be guns

King of Shadows (in Starscape): BEST ERA OF ANYONE'S HISTORY ANYWHERE


Peach 00 (in PM): Always loved the Song of Double Time on Majora's Mask. Watch, we'll figure out somebody on the planet has an ocarina and is the source of why the year is going by so fast. :P


Myself (in an AIMRPG; as Toa of Psionics Kalima): "Who's he?"

Akaku (in the AIMPRG; as Toa of Undeath Akuji): "He ... He is part of everything ... He is the age in a being, the disease in a society, the bullet in a gun... He is what gives this world balance. He is the one who looks after the fallen, and either sends them to the pit or the realm of the great beings ... He is among all of us, even now, especially in my kingdom ... especially in me."

Why Inferna Shouldn't Play Rpgs

Rockhound (in the BZProvince Discussion Topic, fighting Xom and Kagha over my character): We really should get all three of us together and brawl it out. Winner-date-'Ferna. :P


Kagha (in KG): Lol, Xom, Inferna can only have so many romantically involved characters. XD

Rockhound (in KG): Says who, Kagha? :P

Xomeron (in KG): If by "So Many" you mean Infinity. In BZProvince, she had four people chasing after her character at once! My character included.



HN (in KG): OOC: Inferna, I am not going to IC six guards all fighting two people. xD
And Inferna, wouldn't that mean that you're fighting Mark? o_o; Do you want me to take Mark.
OR ARE YOU GOING TO USE VERT BECAUSE YOU'VE INJECTED THE SERUM GASP GASP GASP GASP.
..
-i didnt give Inferna an idea I DIDNT I DIDNT-
-in denial-

Me (in KG): OOC: Thanks for the ideaaaa.[/singsongvoice] :evilgrin:



Me (in KG): OOC: Hint to HN: Don’t give ideas to the evil genius co-Moderator. :P




HN (in KG): OOC: ZOMFISH I SEE WHERE YOU’RE GOING WITH THIS INFERNA
O_O
YOU ARE GENIUS. XD




Akaku (on AIM): (If people are flirting with you in RPG's again, I will note I now fully reserve the right to yell at them XP)

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