Post your RP [TRIGGERS]

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Symmetry, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. blubaugh?

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    i do what I can to get around it by approaching characters as tools or, more appropriately, lenses rather than people. my personal goal is to explore a concept that I’m familiar with through a different way of being in the world

    it’s kind of hard to explain since it’s an intuitive sort of thing but authentically constructing a character by taking into account what’s real life experiences create similar people to that character forces a certain amount of distance already. at the very least that works for me

    thinking of rp as a character centric thing is valid i suppose but thinking of it more as an interaction centric one may be really beneficial to overcoming some of my biggest pet peeves

    like the character should serve the interaction first, and then the interaction should serve to change the character

    or to put it simply as a goal statement

    ask not what the situation can do for your character, but what your character can do for the situation
     
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  2. Chiss

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    no
     
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  3. Doggo

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    I don't feel a microgram of pity for people who get made fun of for only playing a certain type of character all the time or only playing the extremes of the human spectrum

    None of it makes your character special
     
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  4. kingryan

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    memes in descriptions
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  5. Symmetry

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    People's failure to understand this is the root of like 90% of the problems with RP at TnB.
     
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  6. A Blaze of Glory

    A Blaze of Glory Subtlety is overrated.
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    Take it back.
     
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  7. Drewerth

    Drewerth nothing stops MY roleplay

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    When the Charlie vs Bravo drama is so bad that it's practically toxic on an IC and OOC level and it makes it hard to enjoy the server. So many IC issues turned into OOC ones. So many OOC ones turn IC.

    5/5

    :(
     
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  8. sneezing slug

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    not here, drew
     
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  9. Drewerth

    Drewerth nothing stops MY roleplay

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    Except it isn't. It's a serious problem that needs addressing.
     
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  10. sneezing slug

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    Needs to be addressed? Sure.

    On this thread? No.
     
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  11. shinzokk

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    this is the rp triggers thread m8... stop making a problem fellas
     
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  12. Nat Attack

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    when everyone in your squad is a 6'2 lesbian sniper ; _ ;
     
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    *The plate takes the 60 watt, as my own 60 watt melts the 800's head in 2 shots*
     
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  14. Robe

    Robe some fucking pog fuck

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    you know who you are.
     
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    when u flag skynet and find urself in the middle of an angry tirade from a skynet main player about how terrible techcom players are and how much they want to kill them
     
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  16. sneezing slug

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    the amount of times I've seen this, god.
     
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  17. Greene

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    When I'm trying to provide good s2k experiences but humans just keep running right up to me so I kill them

    what are you nerds expecting to happen, stop fucking doing it

    5/5
     
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  18. Nerdbird

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    what goes ON in trp?
     
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  19. sneezing slug

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    I'm trying to think of an HL2 parallel.

    You know when cop mains would go off in ROOC because rebels were supposedly being too slippery in the city? That.
     
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  20. Desrat456

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    This, but then a few vocal people complain when the big scary machines that is purpose built to kill people killed them.
     
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    Sometimes whenever a major roleplay event happens it feels like most players get sidelined while the "important" characters do the heavy lifting in HL2. It's easy to understand that admins have a lot on their plate to manage the scenario, but it still makes me scream when I deliberately put myself in a situation just to be denied the chance for character development.

    Granted it doesn't happen often as now, but it still occurs.
     
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  22. sneezing slug

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    Not just an HL2 thing. I certainly loved getting told to go S2K bots outside while a small group of characters got to do real roleplay inside of the submarine in that one event on TRP.

    It's pretty much a gmod staple.
     
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  23. Nerdbird

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    maybe it’s the inner cop main in me but 85% of the time, the complaining was justified but was quickly stopped after they had their piece and was moved on. i didn’t see any cops say “KILL ALL REBELS 67476733x99 BODIES” oocly at spawn cause an admin would’ve murked them
     
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  24. sneezing slug

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    literally skynet radio
     
  25. BMY

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    People who don't have the courtesy to type properly IC (I'm looking at like 4 regulars)
     
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  26. Chad

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    people who pretend to be afk so they don’t have to interact with your character but 5 seconds later they shitpost in gooc and walk off aimlessly to another corner
     
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  27. The Red Menace

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    "grrr i hate it when people don't roleplay at the standard i've established

    i must only be surrounded by brains as wrinkled as mine"


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  29. Robe

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    this is why we shouldn't mix s2k and s2rp scenarios. it muddles up the whole thing, establish a precedent beforehand and expect better results for both parties.
     
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  30. Chiss

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    i would honestly be okay with setting a cap on the amount of people allowed to s2rp. 6 characters max, or something of the sort - if the limit is exceeded, it's automatic s2k. it makes it hard for people to read through how many emotes are coming at them when everyone's doing 4-liners to shoot a gun
     
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  31. A Blaze of Glory

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    "Group emotes? What do you mean group emotes? I'm special and I have to do my thing!"
    Repeat for every involved individual.
     
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  32. Klacer

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    When you're rping and then Scousers there.

    5/5 hands
     
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  33. Symmetry

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    I don't really buy this, those people "told" to sit outside are perfectly capable of writing their own story there. With a bit of creativity and initiative, even prescribed and mundane situations can be made interesting.

    Really, the problem is that people expect so much to be spoonfed, that when it isn't their turn they get upset. Nothing is stopping anyone from writing their own narrative, and in fact it's that type of initiative that leads to popular plot developments to begin with. They aren't all admin-driven.
     
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  34. sneezing slug

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    If people wanted to passive-rp or write their own story and make the most out of a mundane situation, they would probably do it in their own abodes, not while they're attending an event that's hyped to be really cool and intriguing to attendees.
     
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  35. Symmetry

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    Passive RP is a meaningless term. You write your own characters' stories, and every interaction should have the same weight as others. Events are only a backdrop. If it seems lackluster or dissatisfying, the problem is with you, not the event coordinator - there's no point looking on jealously at the development other characters are getting because every event is contextualised differently by every character participating. Encouraging equal participation for all characters only leads to railroady gunblob events, which frankly, only stifle creativity and nuance.

    Player initiative can drastically alter events, and it's usually appreciated and admired by the event coordinators.
     
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  36. sneezing slug

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    This is kind of an old vs. new generation clash as far as roleplay is concerned because most current era roleplayers aren't used to creating their own narratives beyond their own characters (or sometimes, the player's own) wants/needs/desires/ambitions/etc. @blubaugh? was pretty accurate with the "ask not what the situation can do for your character, but what your character can do for the situation" part, in that a lot of people see events and roleplay at large as the first part and not the latter part unfortunately. I'm sure you and I are more than capable of creating our own stories from little more than nothing, but that's not the status quo.

    And the event I referred to in specific also wasn't really a good place to try and sit down and create your own narrative since if you weren't inside doing the intriguing roleplay you were stuck in endless waves of S2K shot-botting, but I suppose that's the part where TRP differentiates from HL2.
     
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  37. Nat Attack

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    Sym, if you're not included in that small group then largely your character is physically being left out of that part of the scenario because you're in a different part of the map completely. You can't actively alter events if you're not physically present for them, and even if you were, in a gamemode like TRP if you start acting out against command, thanks to the milsim aspect, you're more than likely going to have your shit kicked in and not given that opportunity again.

    Sure, on your own you can initiate situations with other people but TnB is a collaborative writing studio. If the other people you are involved with are unwilling or unable to generate on-the-spot narrative decisions then you're screwed because if you do something that the others view as out of turn you're going to be met with a litany of LOOC jabbering about how you're retarded and should wait for the admins to say something instead of doing your own thing. Sure it doesn't really matter what they say, but if they're unwilling to work with you then you're just going to be roleplaying with yourself and that's not very interesting at all.
     
  38. Symmetry

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    Sounds like a problem with the community then.

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  39. Scouser

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    I came back after being banned from TnB for several years, knew like 3 actively played characters when I returned, and within weeks I was getting very much involved in the meat of big events (albeit during the Uprising where it was probably easier).

    Sure yeah you can't really do much about the TRP milsim aspect but moreso whenever this complaint was levelled against HL2RP I always got a little confused because I can't speak to this experience... ever. I didn't participate in every event that ever happened or anything but if I wanted to be involved I just sorta RPed. Maybe it's a product of me being on the server during the cold eventless weekdays? Idk wish I could give you any advice except 'just ask to be involved'.
     
  40. Rabid

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    TRP specifically:

    Being told you are playing a threatening antagonist only to be shamed and shit on in OOC by TC players when you actually try and live up to that because you didn't just walk into their guns like a retard and actually used your BIG ROBOT BRAIN to make them go "Oh balls" via pressuring or flanking them.

    Also someone already mentioned it before but those wonderful emotes where it boils down to "/ME QUICKSCOPES ROBOT IN FACE AND IT DIES DESPITE IT RUNNING WHILE ITS SHOT ONLY GRAZES ME."

    Its fucking boring, stop doing it. I'm already hoofing it across the map because I'm not allowed to actually maim anyone please don't try and murk me for the sixth time that day in one emote to show off how cool you are.
     
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