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Gigaverse
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Postby Gigaverse » Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:55 pm

Blakullar wrote:
Gigaverse wrote:Sudden question:

What kind of RPing are you more oriented towards; character or nation RPing?

Character, but only because I've much more experience under my belt. I can do nation-RPing, but I haven't done much of it at all recently.

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Ashkera
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Postby Ashkera » Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:57 pm

Blakullar wrote:
Gigaverse wrote:Sudden question:

What kind of RPing are you more oriented towards; character or nation RPing?

Character, but only because I've much more experience under my belt. I can do nation-RPing, but I haven't done much of it at all recently.

I'm not entirely sure what "nation RPing" would entail, since I usually focus on clips of various characters, many of which don't appear more than once, in order to demonstrate the events happening at the "ground level."
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Gigaverse
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Postby Gigaverse » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:00 pm

Ashkera wrote:
Blakullar wrote:Character, but only because I've much more experience under my belt. I can do nation-RPing, but I haven't done much of it at all recently.

I'm not entirely sure what "nation RPing" would entail, since I usually focus on clips of various characters, many of which don't appear more than once, in order to demonstrate the events happening at the "ground level."

That's kinda the point of nation RPing: using disposable characters to portray the morality and activities by your nation/political entity. This also entails those army vs army RPs.
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token vietbong, born and raised in and emigrated from vietbongistan
Operating this polity based on preferences and narrative purposes
if i'm making fun of you, you're probably doing something unseemly to me
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vietbongistani and bonjourois (learning weebspeak at uni)

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Blakullar
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Blakullar » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:09 pm

Ashkera wrote:
Blakullar wrote:Character, but only because I've much more experience under my belt. I can do nation-RPing, but I haven't done much of it at all recently.

I'm not entirely sure what "nation RPing" would entail, since I usually focus on clips of various characters, many of which don't appear more than once, in order to demonstrate the events happening at the "ground level."

Where character RPing focuses upon a small cadre of well-developed characters and their experiences, nation RPing takes place on a far larger scale with (as Gig said) more-expendable characters to carry things out. Most region RPs are nation RPs, and of course there's the public (usually MT) diplomatic/military RPs you find on the likes of International Incidents.

Nation RPing is also (usually) much more competitive.
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Maljaratas
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Postby Maljaratas » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:15 pm

Gigaverse wrote:Sudden question:

What kind of RPing are you more oriented towards; character or nation RPing?

I prefer nation, mostly because I've never been good at character-based.
Blakullar wrote:
Ashkera wrote:I'm not entirely sure what "nation RPing" would entail, since I usually focus on clips of various characters, many of which don't appear more than once, in order to demonstrate the events happening at the "ground level."

Where character RPing focuses upon a small cadre of well-developed characters and their experiences, nation RPing takes place on a far larger scale with (as Gig said) more-expendable characters to carry things out. Most region RPs are nation RPs, and of course there's the public (usually MT) diplomatic/military RPs you find on the likes of International Incidents.

Nation RPing is also (usually) much more competitive.

Course it's more competitive!
I have found a couple of FT nation ones, in P2TM, along one long running series, plus the OMG2 regional stuff.
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Gigaverse
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Postby Gigaverse » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:17 pm

Blakullar wrote:
Ashkera wrote:I'm not entirely sure what "nation RPing" would entail, since I usually focus on clips of various characters, many of which don't appear more than once, in order to demonstrate the events happening at the "ground level."

Where character RPing focuses upon a small cadre of well-developed characters and their experiences, nation RPing takes place on a far larger scale with (as Gig said) more-expendable characters to carry things out. Most region RPs are nation RPs, and of course there's the public (usually MT) diplomatic/military RPs you find on the likes of International Incidents.

Nation RPing is also (usually) much more competitive.

Not necessary; but very impersonal they definitely are.
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Operating this polity based on preferences and narrative purposes
if i'm making fun of you, you're probably doing something unseemly to me
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Neonymphonia
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Postby Neonymphonia » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:19 pm

Gigaverse wrote:Sudden question:

What kind of RPing are you more oriented towards; character or nation RPing?


Character, undoubtedly. Nation RPing always struck me as rather dry.
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Postby Maljaratas » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:20 pm

Gigaverse wrote:
Blakullar wrote:Where character RPing focuses upon a small cadre of well-developed characters and their experiences, nation RPing takes place on a far larger scale with (as Gig said) more-expendable characters to carry things out. Most region RPs are nation RPs, and of course there's the public (usually MT) diplomatic/military RPs you find on the likes of International Incidents.

Nation RPing is also (usually) much more competitive.

Not necessary; but very impersonal they definitely are.

For a lot of people they are. I believe that comes out in the name of 'International Incidents'
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Gigaverse
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Postby Gigaverse » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:29 pm

Maljaratas wrote:
Gigaverse wrote:Not necessary; but very impersonal they definitely are.

For a lot of people they are. I believe that comes out in the name of 'International Incidents'

This is why RPing isn't restricted to II. :?
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Student in linguistics ???. On-and-off writer.
MAKE CAKE NOT stupidshiticanmakefunof.
token vietbong, born and raised in and emigrated from vietbongistan
Operating this polity based on preferences and narrative purposes
if i'm making fun of you, you're probably doing something unseemly to me
capable of communication in (in order of fluency) oldspeak,
vietbongistani and bonjourois (learning weebspeak at uni)

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Blakullar
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Blakullar » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:29 pm

Neonymphonia wrote:
Gigaverse wrote:Sudden question:

What kind of RPing are you more oriented towards; character or nation RPing?


Character, undoubtedly. Nation RPing always struck me as rather dry.

I suppose it depends on the nation RP in question. Of course most II nation RPs will be bland, but that's only because nearly all of the participants are new to the RPing scene in general, so logically the quality will be rather low. I find a good nation RP will adopt elements of character-RPing as well: for instance, diplomats will be writing those messages of condemnation, and generals will be issuing orders to troops fighting in a war RP.

A long time ago, when Blakullar was still Blakullar, I was intimately involved in a regional RP that did just that. Let me tell you now, it was a blast - even though I wasn't very good at it at the time.
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Ashkera
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Ashkera » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:32 pm

Neonymphonia wrote:
Gigaverse wrote:Sudden question:

What kind of RPing are you more oriented towards; character or nation RPing?


Character, undoubtedly. Nation RPing always struck me as rather dry.

Huh. My issue with character RPing is that most of them don't seem likely to hold my interest, and making it far ranging enough for all sorts of plot twists stretches the boundaries of plausibility.

Makes me wonder what people would think of my most recent RP. It's hard for me to judge my own writing's quality.
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Gigaverse
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Postby Gigaverse » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:37 pm

Blakullar wrote:
Neonymphonia wrote:
Character, undoubtedly. Nation RPing always struck me as rather dry.

I suppose it depends on the nation RP in question. Of course most II nation RPs will be bland, but that's only because nearly all of the participants are new to the RPing scene in general, so logically the quality will be rather low. I find a good nation RP will adopt elements of character-RPing as well: for instance, diplomats will be writing those messages of condemnation, and generals will be issuing orders to troops fighting in a war RP.

A long time ago, when Blakullar was still Blakullar, I was intimately involved in a regional RP that did just that. Let me tell you now, it was a blast - even though I wasn't very good at it at the time.

Lesson learned today: character-RPing = cream, nation-RPing = not even necessarily the crop
Ashkera wrote:
Neonymphonia wrote:
Character, undoubtedly. Nation RPing always struck me as rather dry.

Huh. My issue with character RPing is that most of them don't seem likely to hold my interest, and making it far ranging enough for all sorts of plot twists stretches the boundaries of plausibility.

Makes me wonder what people would think of my most recent RP. It's hard for me to judge my own writing's quality.

To be frank, while nothing can be done about the first half of your first sentence, there sometimes doesn't have to be any major plot twist at all in character-oriented RPing - as far as I'm concerned.
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MAKE CAKE NOT stupidshiticanmakefunof.
token vietbong, born and raised in and emigrated from vietbongistan
Operating this polity based on preferences and narrative purposes
if i'm making fun of you, you're probably doing something unseemly to me
capable of communication in (in order of fluency) oldspeak,
vietbongistani and bonjourois (learning weebspeak at uni)

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Postby Maljaratas » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:49 pm

Blakullar wrote:
Neonymphonia wrote:
Character, undoubtedly. Nation RPing always struck me as rather dry.

I suppose it depends on the nation RP in question. Of course most II nation RPs will be bland, but that's only because nearly all of the participants are new to the RPing scene in general, so logically the quality will be rather low. I find a good nation RP will adopt elements of character-RPing as well: for instance, diplomats will be writing those messages of condemnation, and generals will be issuing orders to troops fighting in a war RP.

A long time ago, when Blakullar was still Blakullar, I was intimately involved in a regional RP that did just that. Let me tell you now, it was a blast - even though I wasn't very good at it at the time.

I prefer that version of nation. Pure nation is extremely boring.
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Postby Gigaverse » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:51 pm

btw Blak, I just rep'ed to the wiki's new thread
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MAKE CAKE NOT stupidshiticanmakefunof.
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Operating this polity based on preferences and narrative purposes
if i'm making fun of you, you're probably doing something unseemly to me
capable of communication in (in order of fluency) oldspeak,
vietbongistani and bonjourois (learning weebspeak at uni)

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Postby Neonymphonia » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:04 pm

Oh yeah, also, I finished my (almost) all-in-one national factbook!

As in, barring minor edits and additions--which I will have to be very parsimonious about due to the fact that I have only some 50 characters plus spaces of room left--my factbook is done! :lol: :lol:
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Postby Maljaratas » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:16 pm

Neonymphonia wrote:Oh yeah, also, I finished my (almost) all-in-one national factbook!

As in, barring minor edits and additions--which I will have to be very parsimonious about due to the fact that I have only some 50 characters plus spaces of room left--my factbook is done! :lol: :lol:

You figured out the character limit?
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Postby Neonymphonia » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:17 pm

Maljaratas wrote:
Neonymphonia wrote:Oh yeah, also, I finished my (almost) all-in-one national factbook!

As in, barring minor edits and additions--which I will have to be very parsimonious about due to the fact that I have only some 50 characters plus spaces of room left--my factbook is done! :lol: :lol:

You figured out the character limit?


Yes. 90,809 characters, spaces included.
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Postby Maljaratas » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:25 pm

Neonymphonia wrote:
Maljaratas wrote:You figured out the character limit?


Yes. 90,809 characters, spaces included.

Mind putting that in the factbook thread where you initially asked?
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Neonymphonia
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Postby Neonymphonia » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:32 pm

Maljaratas wrote:
Neonymphonia wrote:
Yes. 90,809 characters, spaces included.

Mind putting that in the factbook thread where you initially asked?


Okay, good idea.
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Postby Maljaratas » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:36 pm

Neonymphonia wrote:
Maljaratas wrote:Mind putting that in the factbook thread where you initially asked?


Okay, good idea.

Oh and your factbook looks quite amazing. If only I had the time to read it... :(
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Postby The Great Devourer of All » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:52 pm

Gigaverse wrote:Sudden question:

What kind of RPing are you more oriented towards; character or nation RPing?


All of my recent RPs have been nation-based, but I'm planning to develop at least one of my characters in the near future.
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Postby Maljaratas » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:57 pm

The Great Devourer of All wrote:
Gigaverse wrote:Sudden question:

What kind of RPing are you more oriented towards; character or nation RPing?


All of my recent RPs have been nation-based, but I'm planning to develop at least one of my characters in the near future.

Grand Admiral Tross by chance?
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Postby The Great Devourer of All » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:57 pm

Maljaratas wrote:
The Great Devourer of All wrote:
All of my recent RPs have been nation-based, but I'm planning to develop at least one of my characters in the near future.

Grand Admiral Tross by chance?


He'd tell you that it's Overseer Tross now.
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Yymea wrote:We would definitely be scared of what is probably the most scary nation on NS :p


Multiversal Venn-Copard wrote:Actually fairly threatening by our standards. And this time we really mean "threatening". As in, "we'll actually need to escalate significantly to match their fleets."


Valkalan wrote:10/10 Profoundly evil. Some nations conqueror others for wealth and prestige, but the Devourer consumes civilization like a cancer consuming an unfortunate host.


The Speaker wrote:Intemperate in the sea from the roof, and leg All night, and he knows lots of reads from the unseen good old man of the mountain-DESTRUCTION

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Postby Maljaratas » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:59 pm

The Great Devourer of All wrote:
Maljaratas wrote:Grand Admiral Tross by chance?


He'd tell you that it's Overseer Tross now.

Overseer doesn't sound as cool :p
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Postby The Great Devourer of All » Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:12 pm

Maljaratas wrote:
The Great Devourer of All wrote:
He'd tell you that it's Overseer Tross now.

Overseer doesn't sound as cool :p


'Cool' doesn't matter when you're obliterating the Domination's frontline defenses like a badass.
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Yymea wrote:We would definitely be scared of what is probably the most scary nation on NS :p


Multiversal Venn-Copard wrote:Actually fairly threatening by our standards. And this time we really mean "threatening". As in, "we'll actually need to escalate significantly to match their fleets."


Valkalan wrote:10/10 Profoundly evil. Some nations conqueror others for wealth and prestige, but the Devourer consumes civilization like a cancer consuming an unfortunate host.


The Speaker wrote:Intemperate in the sea from the roof, and leg All night, and he knows lots of reads from the unseen good old man of the mountain-DESTRUCTION

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