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.
 

TheGr8Spade

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Dec 31, 2018
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That seems- well, quite insane all things considered, especially given that a normal nuclear blast doesn't leave much of an actual crater, and the same for one even placed right on the ground, are we talking Skynet just burying Tsar Bombs all over?
bob please give us a ten page essay on how the real geography should be just for the admin team to reject your effort
 

Cindy

I had strings, but now I am free.
Nov 29, 2015
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It’s intentional hyperbolism for the sake of fiction. Saying the bombs were big enough to cause craters allows us to play around with geography in a unique way that we otherwise would not be able to do- in the same way that HLNA’s map has reduced water levels to match its setting despite that reality having a long list of massive ecosystemic/geological/meteorlogical consequences.

We could probably go the extra mile to explain it IC somehow but the OOC reason is just that it’s cool tbh.
 
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Sinclair

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BoB (Best of Boxes)²

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It’s intentional hyperbolism for the sake of fiction. Saying the bombs were big enough to cause craters allows us to play around with geography in a unique way that we otherwise would not be able to do- in the same way that HLNA’s map has reduced water levels to match its setting despite that reality having a long list of massive ecosystemic/geological/meteorlogical consequences.

We could probably go the extra mile to explain it IC somehow but the OOC reason is just that it’s cool tbh.
I was getting some real Death Stranding flashbacks was all, seemed like a lot of places were getting just removed from being in the pool of places to be from or whatever. Is this the immediate aftermath of JD or were the subsequent strikes that started trying to eliminate strongholds that popped up or make the terrain easier to control? This seems like we'd still have some pretty significant fallout, something we'll be working with in server a lot or is this iteration mostly going to focus on one region for the time being?
 

Cindy

I had strings, but now I am free.
Nov 29, 2015
7,498
I was getting some real Death Stranding flashbacks was all

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In all seriousness, we have an entire continent to ourselves (and more if we wanted to go off-road to other places) so I really don't feel we're in any way constricted. As for whether these were from JD or post-JD I'd probably say a mix of both?

Nuclear fallout is def something we wanted to take into account I think ( skylion skylion pls verify), or at least a lot more than we did last iteration.

As for the region we are in as of our server's mainstay setting we'll most likely be in the New York area/New England states/east coast overall, but that can change depending on what we want to do for our maps/story.
 

Cindy

I had strings, but now I am free.
Nov 29, 2015
7,498
Admins causing weather events: Rain will force you to stay inside to not get much radioactive fallout onto you, which would cause long term 'Injuries' for your char. That'd be something interesting imo

yall get on my case for the death stranding stuff but then charles c here is just trying to bring DS's timefall into TRP............ smh
 

erkor

Level 60 Combine Worgen
Nov 27, 2019
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watch me do it bitch

im gonna make it rain and mark down the names

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in 3 months time some1s gonna have stage 2 soft tissue sarcoma
 

popo

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Sneezing slug is going through a death stranding phase everyone just smile and nod
 
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A crater filled with water, good for catching radioactive fish.
Sadly I'm not sure Lake Meredith can fill that entire crater lmao. Still, hearing that exploring the entire US is on the table is fun. Even if Pantex be boom boomed.

I do wonder though, is there any plans to show off any of the changes/new stuff on the script before the server launches, such as the Plasma weapon rework?
 

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