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Post by straywolf174 on Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:05 am

Now that we're somewhat moving along, what do the few writers want to see actually be done with their characters? How can other people's characters help yours grow - or challenge them in a way that would move them in a different, more interesting direction? How can Ox perform as a Mentor to your adjuchas? How can Shinku act as a rival to your Shinigami? How can Ritsuka act as...um...a child to your whatever?

This is the place to discuss!

Post what you'd like to happen to your characters, and what relationships - if any - you'd like to start up. Friends, enemies, frenemies, rivals, mentors, teachers, rogue teachers!? It's all up for discussion. More people can join in and plot together - this way it's not just kept in pm's - because myself and others agree, plotting deserves a spot of it's own!

Don't be scared to post either. When it comes to writing, any idea is a good one. Just make sure the post is character-centric, and not some sort of letter to staff or comment that won't under any circumstance move the plot along for another writer.

Keep these three loose roles in mind when posting;

1. Can what I say be envolved by another writer?
2. Can what I say affect more than just my own character?
3. Will my character grow or change from such-and-such happening?
4. What paths will this open for my character? (and) is this what I want?
5. If it isn't exactly what I want, can it become something better?

And of course...

6. Is this roleplay-plot related?


Remember that both staff and members of the rp community are ready and willing to lend idea's and help you along, but first, you have to be willing to toss them to the wall and see what sticks. Sometimes ideas you may not fully want end up being really fun ones. For example, the whole baby thing? I hated that idea for my character, but I see her as much more interesting now that she has something to fight for - even if she's not queen anymore. Wink

Also side note: If you want to plot your character becoming a leader we highly encourage this and will give you the plot devices to work up to this. Make sure you pm myself and Setoku about this sort of post especially so we don't miss it in case one of us is busy with family or vacations (like I am now...dern surprise promotions...).


As always, let's get creative ~ !
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Re: RP Related: What do you want to see?

Post by Maximillion on Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:31 pm

I would like to see more underlings, as well as NPCs who currently 'run things' in the different factions, but who may (eventually) be replaced by characters WE (the Roleplayers of WoB) control.

For example: I intend to have some Captain characters, but I don't want to micromanage a bajillion Lower-Ranking Shinigami all by my lonesome. I burn out easily under those conditions, so it would be awesome if we could also make a point to create NPCs for each other (after asking what kind of NPCs the other person wants), to help move story along as we grow.
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Re: RP Related: What do you want to see?

Post by straywolf174 on Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:45 am

Maximillion wrote:I would like to see more underlings, as well as NPCs who currently 'run things' in the different factions, but who may (eventually) be replaced by characters WE (the Roleplayers of WoB) control.

Writing NPC's isn't everyone's cup of tea, but similar to wanted ads in normal roleplay boards, it broadens horizons and gets the creative muse going. I think that providing npc's for others is a wonderful thing - staff and other writers are free to do this. I can't say for others, but I especially love playing roles for other people's characters.


Maximillion wrote:
For example: I intend to have some Captain characters, but I don't want to micromanage a bajillion Lower-Ranking Shinigami all by my lonesome. I burn out easily under those conditions, so it would be awesome if we could also make a point to create NPCs for each other (after asking what kind of NPCs the other person wants), to help move story along as we grow.

As stated above, I'm very willing to write npc's as requested. Once we get more writers, I'm sure some of them wouldn't mind it either. Taking NPC's might even eventually come with an award system in place but that's a long way off. Just a side-idea springing there.

As far as the pm you sent me going further on this topic:

1. Having different leaders for different factions sounds awesome.
2. If you want to create this npc-leaders do as you wish, just make sure it's stated they are meant to be overthrown (even though tech. any leader can be overthrown...)
3. Sombre's transformation could closely into him being curious about Stray and Setoku - more so Stray's child. He's very unpredictable due to his unnatural birth and thus he could trigger that "artifact" you mentioned...hell, he might even be it! (He is technically an object created out of Stray and Youkai's essence anyway...ahem)

I'll message you the other pm worthy points once I'm done with my writing commission. Thanks for posting!
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Re: RP Related: What do you want to see?

Post by Setoku on Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:10 pm

NPC's are the bane of my existence. Eshilieth, Ivy, Sarah, Kurome, Fujita, an unnamed as of yet 11th squad Captain that hasn't been around since the start of the RP board... Ugh. Micromanaging that many powerhouses suck - And it would be nice for someone to take over it.... :D
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Re: RP Related: What do you want to see?

Post by Endo on Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:16 am

I'm new here, haven't even created a character yet, just started at the game, so I don't feel like I have much say.

Maximillion wrote:For example: I intend to have some Captain characters, but I don't want to micromanage a bajillion Lower-Ranking Shinigami all by my lonesome. I burn out easily under those conditions, so it would be awesome if we could also make a point to create NPCs for each other (after asking what kind of NPCs the other person wants), to help move story along as we grow.

I'd like to see many characters start as underlings in fact, and a thread of said characters to display/explain their rise to power (Bankai/Captain/Squad 0(if that's even possible at this point XD).

It'd not only create stories but it would hook a stranger on, and they'd develop feelings and connections to the character and ultimately try and join in on the RP with the character they read about as their Friend/Enemy/Mentor.

Straywolf174 wrote:Writing NPC's isn't everyone's cup of tea, but similar to wanted ads in normal roleplay boards, it broadens horizons and gets the creative muse going. I think that providing npc's for others is a wonderful thing - staff and other writers are free to do this. I can't say for others, but I especially love playing roles for other people's characters.

So say I would want my character to rise to a position of Captain, would  the current RP Leaders facilitate my training and help along the way with NPC Hollows and Shinigami? Or would I have to sit and wait for another RP'er to free up some time to train up to my goal?
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Re: RP Related: What do you want to see?

Post by Setoku on Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:34 am

It varies. Depends on how active you are, how good your RP is, and how good you want the NPC.

You can't jump in claiming a certain class without the skill to back it up. Look at my guy, Setoku. He started out Vasto Lords, moved to 8 eventually, then Primera, and now he's the former god-king of Heuco Mundo.

Or my NPC Kurome. Long ago when I first set up the board he was a simple member of squad.... 11 I think. Then he became captain of squad 2 eventually and now he's plot bait only.

The point is, if you wanna get somewhere on here, you gotta show a willingness to learn, be decent in terms of RP imagination, both Story Wise and Battle Wise, and you'll be recognized and trained.
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Re: RP Related: What do you want to see?

Post by Endo on Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:03 pm

Setoku wrote:It varies. Depends on how active you are, how good your RP is, and how good you want the NPC.

Good, I'm glad to hear I could get some help along the way! Excited

Setoku wrote:You can't jump in claiming a certain class without the skill to back it up. Look at my guy, Setoku. He started out Vasto Lords, moved to 8 eventually, then Primera, and now he's the former god-king of Heuco Mundo.

The point is, if you wanna get somewhere on here, you gotta show a willingness to learn, be decent in terms of RP imagination, both Story Wise and Battle Wise, and you'll be recognized and trained.

I can't help but feel you skimmed over my post XD I claimed that I wanted my character to start out at a low rank so I could write his story of his ascension to power to captain rank

A question, I can't seem to find a valid character creation template, after reading what's been going on I don't know if I just haven't looked in the right places.
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Re: RP Related: What do you want to see?

Post by straywolf174 on Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:06 pm

Endo wrote:

A question, I can't seem to find a valid character creation template, after reading what's been going on I don't know if I just haven't looked in the right places.

Due to complaints we've made the templates "optional" but writing your own bio etc isn't hard. There's other characters with templates you can just copy (erase their info) and insert your own character's if writing down "Name" "Rank" is too much for you. I don't think anyone would mind - I get lazy with that sometimes too. Wink

As far as the low rank, you could totally do that. Ascension is a major part of the Bleach anime/manga.
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Re: RP Related: What do you want to see?

Post by Endo on Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:13 pm

straywolf174 wrote:Due to complaints we've made the templates "optional" but writing your own bio etc isn't hard. There's other characters with templates you can just copy (erase their info) and insert your own character's if writing down "Name" "Rank" is too much for you. I don't think anyone would mind - I get lazy with that sometimes too. Wink

So the templates being optional, does that entail I don't have to constantly update it as my character's story progresses? Or would that be too lazy to not do? XD

Also, thanks for the tip, will create a character today!!
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Re: RP Related: What do you want to see?

Post by Maximillion on Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:29 pm

My understanding is, while one could up and put their character in OPEN threads (or those tagged with their character's name) without a Profile, and without progress updates....they might be at-risk of clashing with those who are a little more strict (with themselves, sometimes others) about Character Progression, and/or having a Character Profile so they know who they are dealing with.

Naturally, nobody In-Character ("IC") will know your character's personal details, unless you - as a writer - indicate that their info is public knowledge. Having that profile, though, helps people relate to your character a bit better, instead of going "Wait...WhoTF is this person?!" and beeing a little leery about interacting with them.

But, amongst those currently active, you won't really meet any RP Snobs who will exclude you either directly, or passive-aggressively (only making Private/Invite Only threads), etc.
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Re: RP Related: What do you want to see?

Post by jetxtreme on Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:04 pm

As for Shinku's story, I'm rather fond of surprises. Although his current path is for revenge, he may or may not pursue his goal depends on the people that would influence him along the way. And I'm very thrilled to see more people jumping in on RP.

Right now though, I just need someone to improve my character's skills and strength in battle. Now how he would use that strength would depend on his mentor's influence.

I'm opting my character to be somewhat of a hybrid, highly skilled both in kidou and sword play.

If it's ok though, right now I need an NPC who would make a back story of training me in kidou while I'm at still at seireitei as a squad 6 member before I met Kurome, because I'm afraid I'd be put into question on using high end kidou spells without a story of learning basic kidou spells.

And hello there Endo! Hope I can meet you in RP soon enough.
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Re: RP Related: What do you want to see?

Post by Maximillion on Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:51 am

THIS GOES FOR EVERYONE:

IF you start a thread, and PM me what kind of NPC you want (squadmate, Zanpakutō spirit, higher-up, friend, foe, etc), I'll post soon after with a character I'll have generated for those specs.

Only the name and appearance will be my creation, though, all the other specs would be your choosing.

(However, when needed, I can play characters you've ALREADY created, such as your own custom NPCs
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