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TezcatlipocaTezcatlipoca Posts: 20Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
Will you commit to using rpwho for 1 week and seeing what happens?  Let's make RPWHO relevant and bring some quality RP to achaea!

Also, how do I make a poll?
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  • JonathinJonathin Retirement hole.Posts: 3,313Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited April 2015
    not that anything will come of it, but I'll accept this challenge.

    My site will remain up, but will not be maintained. The repository will continue to have scripts added to it if I decide to play another game. Maybe I'll see you around in Starmourn!
    Tutorials and scripts  The Repository

  • MishgulMishgul ROTHERHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMPosts: 5,314Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    i have rpwho on for several irl months. I rarely see people on it when I am about. I tend to just randomly poke people anyway.

    -

    One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important

    As drawn by Shayde
    hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succurrere vitae
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  • KhaibitKhaibit Posts: 371Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Alright, I'm in


  • SarathaiSarathai Posts: 2,139Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I turn it on if I remember anyway.

    Would honestly like to have some sort of CONFIG RPWHO ON/OFF toggle.
    - (Eleusis): Ellodin says, "The Fissure of Echoes is Sarathai's happy place."
    - With sharp, crackling tones, Kyrra tells you, "The ladies must love you immensely."
    - (Eleusian Ranger Techs): Savira says, "Most of the hard stuff seem to have this built in code like: If adventurer_hitting_me = "Sarathai" then send("terminate and selfdestruct")."
    - Makarios says, "Serve well and perish."
    - Xaden says, "Xaden confirmed scrub 2017."



    ShimiMorkadoSelira
  • MultonMulton Posts: 118Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I'll do it! And I promise to RP with anyone else with RPWHO on who comes up and says hi!
  • MakaelaMakaela Posts: 353Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited April 2015
    There is an rp who?

    I just randomly check qw pick random name sense them. If they are not in a city (as in standing in I try to ro with enemies) I am enemied to I try to RP with them if they are I bash instead or do something else.

    Shimi
  • SkyeSkye The Duchess BellaterePosts: 2,778Member, Seafaring Liason @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I'm on RPWHO most of the time as is.


    Herenicus
  • AutioAutio Posts: 7Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    I'm in.
  • KlendathuKlendathu Eye of the StormPosts: 3,059Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Klendathu's always on RPWHO. It's a sad state of affairs that we need RPWHO, but them's the breaks.,


    Tharos, the Announcer of Delos shouts, "It's near the end of the egghunt and I still haven't figured out how to pronounce Clean-dat-hoo."
  • MakaelaMakaela Posts: 353Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    How to get on RPWHO?

  • KlendathuKlendathu Eye of the StormPosts: 3,059Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    RPWHO ON

    Tharos, the Announcer of Delos shouts, "It's near the end of the egghunt and I still haven't figured out how to pronounce Clean-dat-hoo."
  • TezcatlipocaTezcatlipoca Posts: 20Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Sarathai said:
    I turn it on if I remember anyway.

    Would honestly like to have some sort of CONFIG RPWHO ON/OFF toggle.
    Yes please to this @tecton @sarapis please please
    Morkado
  • TectonTecton The Garden of the GodsPosts: 2,506Administrator Admin
    Sarathai said:
    I turn it on if I remember anyway.

    Would honestly like to have some sort of CONFIG RPWHO ON/OFF toggle.
    Yes please to this @tecton @sarapis please please
    No objections at all! I'll add it to the list!
    TezcatlipocaMelodieSarathaiQuisse
  • VayneVayne Rhode IslandPosts: 1,897Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Honestly, I've found RPWHO largely useless. It has generated very few interactions for me. Maybe no one likes me is all.
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    TristynBluefMorkado
  • KezKez Posts: 646Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Vayne said:
    Honestly, I've found RPWHO largely useless. It has generated very few interactions for me. Maybe no one likes me is all.
    I'm not sure how it works, honestly. Look at the list, see a name, and... what? Are they hoping someone will waltz up to them and initiate something? That's weird. Do they already have a plan for what they want? It's damned intimidating. Are they expecting a player-run event, or just the random stuff you do with the random people you meet? Why not just do the random stuff with the random people you meet...

    Rather just meet someone and threaten to eat/cook them. Works every time.
    VayneTrillianaOceana
  • TristynTristyn Posts: 125Member ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Vayne said:
    Honestly, I've found RPWHO largely useless. It has generated very few interactions for me. Maybe no one likes me is all.
    Really do like your character, I just usually don't have many reasons to talk. :(
    Focus on results and you'll never see progress. Focus on progress and you'll see results.
  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaPosts: 4,864Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited April 2015
    Yeah. I guess that's the big downside of RPwho - while it says you're up to roleplay (though personally speaking, I don't find using the who necessary), that doesn't really give a context on why you're randomly bugging them. If I have a reason to bug someone I want to talk to, I just do it, whether via tells, letter, or sneaking up on them and scaring the bejeebus out of them.

    RPwho by itself doesn't really give me an actual reason to bug people. :disappointed: 
    "You have had an extraordinary adventure, my dear. Extraordinary! One that few people could ever imagine. Treasure it. Keep it safe and secure, tucked away in some special place in your heart. 

    But... don't spend the rest of your days chasing a ghost."
  • AereidhnaAereidhna DallasPosts: 657Member ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    I like RPWHO, I am just usually not super available so I haven't used it yet, but was cool to see the list grow this week! I will give it a try soon.
  • NimNim Posts: 2,015Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Adding a short message to RPWHO might be cool.
    AereidhnaMorkado
  • VayneVayne Rhode IslandPosts: 1,897Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited April 2015
    Kez said:
    Vayne said:
    Honestly, I've found RPWHO largely useless. It has generated very few interactions for me. Maybe no one likes me is all.
    I'm not sure how it works, honestly. Look at the list, see a name, and... what? Are they hoping someone will waltz up to them and initiate something? That's weird. Do they already have a plan for what they want? It's damned intimidating. Are they expecting a player-run event, or just the random stuff you do with the random people you meet? Why not just do the random stuff with the random people you meet...

    Rather just meet someone and threaten to eat/cook them. Works every time.
    In seriousness, I agree with this general sentiment. I also think it is hard for people in different factions to just initiate conversation under that pretense. While many may be able to make the transition naturally, other might find it more difficult, especially when you have never contacted the person before and you just strike up a conversation out of the blue fishing for something.

    I usually flag myself when I am in a public place or scope out others that are flagged in public places. I then go there and strike up general conversation and see who bites, whether it be the flagged person or someone else. Again, sometimes it's a flop and I slink back to Hashan, and other instances this, despite this being one of the more organic approaches I can think of, does not work merely because I cannot access that public place or would not be welcome there.
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  • KasyaKasya TennesseePosts: 657Member @ - Epic Achaean
    I'm a bit terrified of RPWHO, because ideas that develop organically are much easier to run with for me than spur of the moment. Achaea is a very fast-paced game and so you don't get a whole lot of time to determine how to react. And I may or may not freeze under pressure. 
    JeslynAereidhnaTrilliana
  • TezcatlipocaTezcatlipoca Posts: 20Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    http://rpgens.tumblr.com/miniscenario Don't be terrified.  I think a polite msg to people with the flag is good etiquette. Honestly if you took the time to flag yourself for roleplay wouldn't you enjoy recieving such a message?  I think another idea is to use a character background generator to come up with ideas for possible conflicts or elements of your own history to delve into.  For example, I used this generator for some basic ideas and plugged in some names in this thread and got some fun ideas:

    @Melodie and Tezcatlipoca are reincarnated lovers only they don't know it yet.

    @Kez and @Kasya taking care of a group of orphaned snowy owls.

    @Tristyn is hired to spy on @Vayne.

    etc


    Halos
  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaPosts: 4,864Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    http://rpgens.tumblr.com/miniscenario Don't be terrified.  I think a polite msg to people with the flag is good etiquette. Honestly if you took the time to flag yourself for roleplay wouldn't you enjoy recieving such a message?  I think another idea is to use a character background generator to come up with ideas for possible conflicts or elements of your own history to delve into.  For example, I used this generator for some basic ideas and plugged in some names in this thread and got some fun ideas:

    @Melodie and Tezcatlipoca are reincarnated lovers only they don't know it yet.

    @Kez and @Kasya taking care of a group of orphaned snowy owls.

    @Tristyn is hired to spy on @Vayne.

    etc


    In actual seriousness, I've done this sort of thing before... it's actually 100% how everything between Mel and the Nihilists happened. I knew Morro a bit OOC, we got to talking about cool things, and eventually made cool things happened with several players. Cool things that actually got the attention of a few Divine, in the end (even if not very favourably!)

    I'm definitely not against the concept of OOC messages, but I don't know if RPwho was instituted as a way to say you're open to OOC messages, even if about roleplay opportunities. That seems sort of paradoxical? I'm not sure. Maybe I'm just looking at it too closely.

    Anyway, I'm not against giving this (the OP) a try for a few days and seeing what happens!
    "You have had an extraordinary adventure, my dear. Extraordinary! One that few people could ever imagine. Treasure it. Keep it safe and secure, tucked away in some special place in your heart. 

    But... don't spend the rest of your days chasing a ghost."
  • KlendathuKlendathu Eye of the StormPosts: 3,059Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
     I think a polite msg to people with the flag is good etiquette. Honestly if you took the time to flag yourself for roleplay wouldn't you enjoy recieving such a message? 


    Ugh, no! The whole reason I use RPWHO is to avoid the need for (OOC) messages asking if I want to RP.

    Because Klendathu is mortal head of Vastar's order, I believe it's incumbent on me to RP. I remember people having their credibility docked for infractions of RP rules, if this still happened, perhaps there'd be no need for RPWHO.

    Tharos, the Announcer of Delos shouts, "It's near the end of the egghunt and I still haven't figured out how to pronounce Clean-dat-hoo."
  • KuyKuy Posts: 1,497Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Rpwho is good because it creates a sense of welcoming in players who might otherwise be intimidating to younger players or new RPers. I like it. I should rpwho on more often.
    [2:41:24 AM] Kenway: I bet you smell like evergreen trees and you could wrestle boreal mammals but they'd rather just cuddle you
  • TezcatlipocaTezcatlipoca Posts: 20Member ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Ah sorry @ Klendathu  I should keep in mind not everyone has the same personality.  I know for myself I appreciate it only because sometimes I am in the middle of something like for example right now I am trying to come up with my background, description, history, etc so that I have a better concept of my character and I am good to go when the opportunity strikes!  Also still a lowbie so I am working on city tasks and stuff.
  • KlendathuKlendathu Eye of the StormPosts: 3,059Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Don't want to be open to spontaneous RP? RPWHO OFF. When you're done with your task, RPWHO ON. Simples.

    Tharos, the Announcer of Delos shouts, "It's near the end of the egghunt and I still haven't figured out how to pronounce Clean-dat-hoo."
    Kyrra
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