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#28961 Offline Hatty Hattington

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Posted Sep 15 2012 - 08:35 PM

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Posted Sep 15 2012 - 08:49 PM

The off-topicness... it hurts...To make this post on-topic, I need more people to be in my anthropophagi plot. A mahiki user will turn cannabilistic (if a toa eating a matoran is considered cannibalism) and make himself look like a Blemmy. I need some adventurous Toa that follow the toa code, a phycyitrist/doctor (with egor-type assistant), a sneeky matoran that can spy on someone, and some matoran victims that nearly got away (only some NPC matoran will be eaten).PM me if your interested
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Posted Sep 15 2012 - 11:56 PM

Maybe the most informative post of the week. You're welcome.
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#28964 Offline Purple God

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 12:04 AM

So, what DID Takua have for breakfast?
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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 12:10 AM

Of course that's the first question you ask... the answer is Green Eggs and Ham. Obviously. I was going to make a master plot page for the 2012 year prelude on the BZPRPG wiki, but then I remembered that I couldn't copy/paste from my own personal documents because there's still more you guys don't know in them, and I was too lazy to edit that stuff out. :)
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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 12:33 AM

A relative of mine died a few days ago, so I won't be active very much for a couple of weeks. Sorry everyone.
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#28967 Offline The Lorax

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 02:26 AM

No need to apologise, Bordahk. :) My condolences.

Of course that's the first question you ask... the answer is Green Eggs and Ham. Obviously.

So are those pokawi eggs or infernavika?

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#28968 Offline Purple God

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 02:55 AM

Lorax, I love you so much.I assume a Matoran of Takua's standing would eat Powaki eggs.
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#28969 Offline The Lorax

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 03:02 AM

I agree, but I didn't know they were green.That makes two things that are green in the BZPRPG: rama blood and pokawi eggs. :D
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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 03:05 AM

Would Rama blood be a good sauce I wonder?
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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 03:13 AM

I don't imagine it would, no. But then, I've never tried it, so I can't say for certain.Maybe that acn be Sam-I-Am's next task - convincing someone to try green eggs and blood. "Would you eat them in the hive? Would you eat them to survive?"
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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 05:59 AM

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 08:18 AM

Hey guys, guess what?BZPRPG Episode 14. With Snipe interview. Has lots of Mark Bearer related stuff.Discussion here.
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#28974 Offline TuragaOfVirtues

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 10:12 AM

So umm, how do genetics work here? Like, is a Toa only born of other Toa, or what?
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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 11:05 AM

So umm, how do genetics work here? Like, is a Toa only born of other Toa, or what?

I would assume it's a bad idea to make babies with a being who isn't another of your own species, as in real life. Relationships are a different story though :P

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 11:30 AM

Well, technically, Matoran, Toa, and Turaga are all the same species...
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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 12:03 PM

So umm, how do genetics work here? Like, is a Toa only born of other Toa, or what?

Since bio-mechs don't reproduce like humans do and in canon they come into being fully grown, it's a futile effort to try to figure out what would happen. This RPG is just humanizing everyone. If you're writing a character as being related to another one, it's better to just start off where everyone has already been around for a fair while.

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 12:33 PM

So umm, how do genetics work here? Like, is a Toa only born of other Toa, or what?

Since bio-mechs don't reproduce like humans do and in canon they come into being fully grown, it's a futile effort to try to figure out what would happen. This RPG is just humanizing everyone. If you're writing a character as being related to another one, it's better to just start off where everyone has already been around for a fair while.

On the other hand, the BZPRPG FAQ states that 'ingesting food and reproduction' are bits of anthropomorphization to count as BZIII canon. So the question isn't totally irrelevant. That said, it's possible Nuju might have changed his ruling on Earth realism and whatnot...Making that a question that need not be asked after all.Personally, I would say it's up to the player (ie aging). But my advice should be taken with a grain of salt considering I'm not staff.

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 12:36 PM

So umm, how do genetics work here? Like, is a Toa only born of other Toa, or what?

Since bio-mechs don't reproduce like humans do and in canon they come into being fully grown, it's a futile effort to try to figure out what would happen. This RPG is just humanizing everyone. If you're writing a character as being related to another one, it's better to just start off where everyone has already been around for a fair while.

On the other hand, the BZPRPG FAQ states that 'ingesting food and reproduction' are bits of anthropomorphization to count as BZIII canon. So the question isn't totally irrelevant. That said, it's possible Nuju might have changed his ruling on Earth realism and whatnot...Making that a question that need not be asked after all.Personally, I would say it's up to the player (ie aging). But my advice should be taken with a grain of salt considering I'm not staff.

Let us just leave it at "somehow new Matoran/Skakdi/Vortixx/Whatver are made" and leave it at that.

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 12:38 PM

I believe having a pregnant character is possible with that's what you're all asking.
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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 12:48 PM

I'm very certain that Matoran, Toa and Turaga are all the same species, technically, and so reproduction is possible for them, with baby Matoran assumingly being the result. Skakdi and such would only be able to produce offspring with their own kind.. . .Now excuse me, I need to go renew my Brain Bleach prescription.

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 12:51 PM

Sorry, sir, but Tyler took the last of it a few days ago. You're going to have to wait until the next shipment.
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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 03:21 PM

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 04:38 PM

I have a Toa character with a history possibly involving his parents, so I want to know what the parents would be.

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 04:46 PM

I'm just not seeing why everyone have to make their characters more and more human when there are so many fascinating things that can be written about a non-human species. Most of what drew me to BIONICLE was the fact that the characters were sentient robots of sorts, except not quite. They are robots with squishy parts. I had never heard about anything like it, and I don't think I've ever seen anything that comes all that close either, apart from maybe Grievous in Star Wars.
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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 05:09 PM

Sorry, sir, but Tyler took the last of it a few days ago. You're going to have to wait until the next shipment.

Wouldn't have used it if you weren't such a freak.

I'm just not seeing why everyone have to make their characters more and more human when there are so many fascinating things that can be written about a non-human species. Most of what drew me to BIONICLE was the fact that the characters were sentient robots of sorts, except not quite. They are robots with squishy parts. I had never heard about anything like it, and I don't think I've ever seen anything that comes all that close either, apart from maybe Grievous in Star Wars.

See, you're speaking subjectively, though. There are a lot of RPers who feel the same way as you, but at the same time, there are a lot of RPers who have always been drawn to the more social, human-like elements of Bionicle that weren't really touched on in the canon. There's a balance somewhere, but the point of having a balance is that both sides are pretty much equal, so...-Teezy

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 05:15 PM

I abslutely LOVE the idea of the biomechs eating and getting drunk, but reproduction; that's too much. I guess that places me in the middle of this discussion
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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 05:47 PM

I think it makes sense.Even in canon. In the canon, they were created. But the Matoran didn't know how to do that, do they relied on higher brings to do it.If the Great Beings were smart, they would include a backup method for bringing new members if the species into being. Why not reproduction?
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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 05:47 PM

Reproduction can happen in the BZPRPG. Just try to avoid asking the how and the why, and we'll be fine. :P Personally I try to avoid it, but since many characters this year have backstories related to families and etc., reproduction will certainly remain a part of this world at least until the start of next year.
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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 05:51 PM

Reproduction can happen in the BZPRPG. Just try to avoid asking the how and the why, and we'll be fine. :P Personally I try to avoid it, but since many characters this year have backstories related to families and etc., reproduction will certainly remain a part of this world at least until the start of next year.

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 05:52 PM

Reproduction can happen in the BZPRPG. Just try to avoid asking the how and the why, and we'll be fine. :P Personally I try to avoid it, but since many characters this year have backstories related to families and etc., reproduction will certainly remain a part of this world at least until the start of next year.

So are you saying that this stuff might be outlawed next year? Not that I'm against it, just curious. :P

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 05:53 PM

Sorry I haven't been around much. I now have cross country practice until 4:30 five days a week, though I have to hang around school until 5:30 when my sister's volleyball practice ends. Plus there's meets most Saturdays, which are in the morning and if my first one yesterday was any indication they take most of the day to recover from. Plus there's the added workload of sophomore year, which isn't pretty. As such, most of my highly limited free time is spent trying to get as much rest as I can. And it only gets worse when cross country ends, as that's about when soccer starts, which is even more time-consuming...So yeah. I'm busy. I'll still try to post when I can, but it's going to be even less than usual - which is saying something. :P I do apologize to the groups I'm part of - specifically the Daedra, Horde, and Mark Bearers - but that's just the way it goes, I guess.And in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night.
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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 06:00 PM

Yay, the staff are back to normal!I still think that reproduction is over the line. I mean, they're cyborgs; 85% robot
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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 06:01 PM

Yay, the staff are back to normal!I still think that reproduction is over the line. I mean, they're cyborgs; 85% robot

Where are you pulling this number exactly?

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 06:07 PM

Yay, the staff are back to normal!I still think that reproduction is over the line. I mean, they're cyborgs; 85% robot

Where are you pulling this number exactly?

I've heard that 150% of all statistics are made up on the spot. xPBut meh, I honestly don't mind. This is the BZPRPG, it's going to deviate from canon just because we aren't Greg.

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 06:13 PM

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 06:13 PM

Well, I read somewhere in storyline and theories that glatorian are 15% mechanical and 85 organic and that MU beings are basically the opposite of that; can't find the specific thread that says the exact figures for matoran though.Changing the subject: Is Takua an Av-Matoran in-game? And are there any other Time Slip Av Matoran among the population?
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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 06:15 PM

Yay, the staff are back to normal!I still think that reproduction is over the line. I mean, they're cyborgs; 85% robot

In the BZIII, it's more like 85% organic. Biomechanicals are basically treated as humans in armor for realism purposes. I mean, if their constitution was the same as it is in canon, then people would have to develop a comprehensive biomech anatomy accounting for movement/injury/whatever. So reproduction can make sense.

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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 06:40 PM

Frankly, I do wish people would treat things with more of the alien atmosphere that make BIONICLE interesting. The fact that some otherwise excellent roleplayers (*cough*Tyler*cough*) seem to think Mata Nui is basically modern day Earth with Human wearing funny hats has been something that irks me for a while now. Coming up with a compulsive biotech anatomy actually doesn't sound so bad.
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Posted Sep 16 2012 - 06:47 PM

Frankly, I do wish people would treat things with more of the alien atmosphere that make BIONICLE interesting. The fact that some otherwise excellent roleplayers (*cough*Tyler*cough*) seem to think Mata Nui is basically modern day Earth with Human wearing funny hats has been something that irks me for a while now. Coming up with a compulsive biotech anatomy actually doesn't sound so bad.

That sounds like way too much work for a head staffer with no formal training in physiology. To write, or even approve, such an anatomy from scratch would be something that'd only cause more disputes and more problems on this subject between players. It's far more practical and fair for the sake of the game to use human biological structure as a baseline for characters' bodies. I think I've said several times why this is my stance, but if you guys need me to go over it again, I can go find and copy/paste my points once again... Bottom line is that we're not going to invent a new anatomy for BIONICLE beings. But I agree that Tyler's characters wearing coats and scarves is rather silly. :P

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