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Unread 05-06-2004, 10:02 PM   #81
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the WOFZ RP hasn't started yet. How can it be looking for new blood?
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Unread 05-08-2004, 12:36 PM   #82
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Wow, this has become slightly spammy. Keep it to questions only please and if at all possible, try not to relate to D&D questions here. Paragraph roleplaying is different to D&D and not all users here have the experience and knowledge required to answer those kind of questions.

Also, if you have a question about something in particular, could you please write down everything you wish to know and maybe even who your question is addressed to. This way it cuts down on the amount of criss-crossing information.

Talk about current roleplays should be kept to individual threads or PM's. Not here.
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Unread 05-24-2004, 07:08 PM   #83
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Hmm. I'd just like to ask if permission is needed to begin a RP. It seems that if permission is not needed, that the place would be unneededly spammy and such. Just wondering.
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Unread 05-24-2004, 07:16 PM   #84
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You don't need permission to start an RP. However if you keep making RPs with no point over and over, just to spam up the place, you could be reported to a mod and banned. If you have an inteligent idea for an RP however that others want to join, there is no problem with starting your RP.
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DISCUSSION: GOD-MODING 'ROLEPLAYS'

I'm looking for peoples opinions and suggestions on such 'roleplays'. Should they be allowed in the 8bit roleplaying forums? Should I enforce rules so that these threads can go ahead but not be as spammy? Do you believe that these roleplays help filter the spam from other, more serious roleplays? Do you feel victimised for being a spammer in these roleplays? Overall, what more can be done to help people on both sides of these roleplays?

I'm looking for all opinions on both sides of the scale. Either you like them or you don't. I want to know your reasons for your opinion and your suggestions on how we can progress past the annoyance of debates on the situation.
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Unread 05-25-2004, 09:09 AM   #86
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God-modding roleplay isn't by means a bad thing, but it just doesn't fit in a serious environment. However, it is there because sometimes, even good roleplayers need a place to give off their steam. Thus, god-modding roleplay is an option even to the other people who follow the roleplaying rules judiciously. Though it gives off much anger and stupidity in a serious RP where everybody aren't raging Level 100 Wizard/Fighter/Cleric/Yadda yaddas, when placed in an environment when such things are allowed, those roleplays can be fun, a release of one's wanting for power that everyone knows and love.

Thusly, God-modding obviously doesn't belong in conventional RPs, but there are indeed some threads that are dedicated to beating the utter and complete crap out of the other guy using any means possible, which can help you blow off some steam. I never said, however, that it can be fun. Remember, in a god-mod thread, even the most vulgar n00b can win by saying 'omfg i pwn u with kamehameha lololololol!!111'. Just my two cents.
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The problem with god moddy roleplays is that it gets hard to wind down to a serious level of roleplaying afterwards (viz videogamerz2000 in Light's Warrior's Pirate RP).

Also, a friend of mine actually commented that he would not post again on NPF if he had the choice. I asked him why. He pointed a Calvinball thread to me and said, "You suck. This is the evidence."

And of course, I had nothing to say.

However, Calvinball is an isolated incident, I hope. We had god-mod threads in the past, and I had fun there. Freeform, yes, but still logical and creative. I don't think they should be suppressed outright... but they need control. Freedom, after all, is only meaningful within defined limits.
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Blowing off steam often requires a little thought and not just bold colored text in *'s. That's what I've found from most God-moding roleplays. I find a couple of lengthy paragraphs which get into the depth of my frustration help more than a:

*Shoots you in the head with a bazooka-cannon-thing* XD

Perhaps if I was to survey God-moding roleplays a little more carefully, whereas the users can still play their almighty character, but not just post one line full of 'lols' and 'omgs'. I don't intend to let posts run wild anymore. I'm not going to sit back and let a million threads be made with useless filler and hardly any plot. If this involves me talking with thread creators to find some kind of settlement, I'm all for it.
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Unread 05-25-2004, 09:16 AM   #89
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And of course, there is that.
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I agree and disagree. Personally, I don't have a problem with God-Mod threads, I just had a problem with how this one was handled. It stumbled blindly from random point to random point, cast aside many rules in the name of 'Fun', and generally didn't even do what it was supposed to, it just sort of crapped around and spammed it up. Not only that, but while it is against the rules to go over 100 posts technically, this thread could easily have been contained in one thread and not ended up spread all over the forum like it is now in 18 Threads O' Spaming... I would vote the Arena threads are headed this route as well if they aren't already there...

However I don't think this should mean they are banned 100%. Like Kazastankas said, a God-Mod thread allows even the most serious roleplayer to get their fix for "Ultimate God-Like Powah!!!" There was a God-Mod thread a few months back (In December or January if you want to look I believe) that I participated in and enjoyed, but we did actual Roleplaying there to a degree. Oldy McOlderson, the Cyborg-Mutant-Nano-Geezer is still one of my favorite characters, although I obviously don't use him in any serious RPs. It is all about some sort of balance. We didn't control each others characters, constantly fall in and out of character, or post one line battles. We did write paragraphs about how we demolished our foes, and survived our own destruction many a time.

Umm... I'm losing my point... But I hope that is food for thought. Not a total Ban on Free-For-Alls or God-Mods, but just a system of regulating them.
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