Information Terminator Roleplay - Announcement


Once more, TnB will be returning to the future war. A different future, perhaps, but the same war nonetheless.

I'd like to take a moment to make a quick statement on the previous announcement thread that spoke on the topic of HLNA's future, and I can assure that we still intend to move forward with that. That said, we felt that immediately touching back upon that setting was not the right play, but rather to innovate on something we feel TnB has successfully tackled before and to refine it using the perspective that a prior iteration offers.

While much of TRP 3's details are still closed doors, here is a little of what I can reveal:
  • The server will be utilizing the Eternity script created by TankNut and further developed by Drewerth.​
  • Great portions of the TRP branch of Eternity's development are entirely focused upon improving the gameplay elements of TRP, including it's S2K experience and weapons.​
  • The server's setting takes place in the remains of the eastern seaboard of the former United States, taking place around New York and New England in the year 2024.​
  • Plasma is being reworked to complement the use of ballistic weaponry rather than supplant it entirely.​
  • SkyNET will be adjusted to be able to fully commit to combat rather than committing to playing to lose; their armor being largely reduced to allow a more equal playing field that doesn't require one side to S2M unless under specific circumstances.​
  • The Resistance will be independent from the previous rigid military structure Tech-Com provided last iteration. This means you'll all be able to make whatever groups you want, when you want, and run them how you want, without the annoying restriction of the server revolving around a single military entity.​
Things like how Tech-Com & the main player group will be handled, how reprogrammed drones will be handled, what SkyNET drones will be seen at the start of the server, the script, and the lore of the setting are all things that will be revealed further down the road, as snapshots of TRP 3's development and server documents will follow this announcement in due time. Expect some threads in the next couple of weeks explaining the setting more thoroughly and how your characters will be able to interact with it in comparison to the last Terminator server.

Release date: TBA.

We're not going to give a straight release date right this second because we want to make sure every bit of the server will be functional at launch. While this might make some of you think the server's still pretty far off, don't worry: we'll be shooting some robots in the summer, that much is certain.

Ask questions below to your heart's content.
 

Cindy

I had strings, but now I am free.
Nov 29, 2015
7,498
BIG QUESTION;

Will this iteration be dabbling in paranormal type stuff?

Elaborate because I feel Terminator is the wrong brand of sci-fi for traditional paranormality- in both the superstitious/spiritual sense and the eldritch sense.
 

Cindy

I had strings, but now I am free.
Nov 29, 2015
7,498
nothing in particular. just minor grounded stuff, for atmosphere.

Are you mistaking paranormal for just general horror? Because we'll definitely lean into horror stuff like we did with the Reavers in the last TRP.
 

BoB (Best of Boxes)²

Avatar Machine broke
May 20, 2011
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Are you mistaking paranormal for just general horror? Because we'll definitely lean into horror stuff like we did with the Reavers in the last TRP.
Chiming in just on the same topic, I know some extra time fuckery was mentioned at some point. I would be interested to see some of that, but I guess we'll have to keep it pretty limited to avoid having to explain why the war doesn't just magically get ended. (Though I'm re-reading through the comics to get a fix at this point, and holy shit it really seems like Skynet sent back a small army at this point)
 

gungus

gungus
Feb 17, 2016
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Chiming in just on the same topic, I know some extra time fuckery was mentioned at some point. I would be interested to see some of that, but I guess we'll have to keep it pretty limited to avoid having to explain why the war doesn't just magically get ended. (Though I'm re-reading through the comics to get a fix at this point, and holy shit it really seems like Skynet sent back a small army at this point)
gonna elaborate a bit, but i think it will demonstrate what most of the team thinks on this:
 

Cindy

I had strings, but now I am free.
Nov 29, 2015
7,498
A question on the mind.

How close are we to seeing a release date confirmed?

We're looking for a July release- I know that seems a little far off but we're trying to make sure that we have everything we need fully developed for a successful Day 1. We'll be doing stuff in the meantime like RRs and also teasing content to keep you guys in the loop.

There's also the possibility that we might be able to launch even sooner depending on how ready we are but no later than July.
 

Belowthebelt

Member
Aug 19, 2011
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I propose streaming Terminator 1 & 2 prior to the launch to get people ready. I dunno how it'd work but I'm sure we've got some technical savy people here who can figure it out.
 

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