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Postby Cryhavok » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:22 am

Motto: ""It is all about pain.""
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As some have expressed concerns about questions being buried in the chatterbox, here's a topic for Q&A. If you have questions to ask related to the RPG that are not being covered in rules and guidelines thread or game notes thread - ask them here and we can gradually build a Q&A thread here.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Phaze » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:26 pm

Motto: ""All's Fair in Life and Death""
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Ok don't all rush at once i'll go first

I have a character in development hell he has basic stealth abilities you know reduced signatures on radar and scanners etc and a muffler on his engine to silence the engine note. Was just wondering what kind of stat penalty would be incurred using said extras as they aren't listed in the main help section as incurring a penalty. Any assistance would be grateful
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Cryhavok » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:57 am

Motto: ""It is all about pain.""
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Phaze wrote:Ok don't all rush at once i'll go first

I have a character in development hell he has basic stealth abilities you know reduced signatures on radar and scanners etc and a muffler on his engine to silence the engine note. Was just wondering what kind of stat penalty would be incurred using said extras as they aren't listed in the main help section as incurring a penalty. Any assistance would be grateful


That pretty much falls into the low end of Cloaking Device/Invisibility -> (from -6 to -12). Depends much on how you define said abilities.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Phaze » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:55 pm

Motto: ""All's Fair in Life and Death""
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Cryhavok wrote:
Phaze wrote:Ok don't all rush at once i'll go first

I have a character in development hell he has basic stealth abilities you know reduced signatures on radar and scanners etc and a muffler on his engine to silence the engine note. Was just wondering what kind of stat penalty would be incurred using said extras as they aren't listed in the main help section as incurring a penalty. Any assistance would be grateful


That pretty much falls into the low end of Cloaking Device/Invisibility -> (from -6 to -12). Depends much on how you define said abilities.

Ah thanks for clearing that up for me cry much appreciated
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Psychout » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:26 pm

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Are there any negative effects, travel sickness, etc. that we can expect as a result of orbital bouncing?
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Insidious » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:45 pm

Psychout wrote:Are there any negative effects, travel sickness, etc. that we can expect as a result of orbital bouncing?


It varies. Most Cybertronians suffer brief disorientation. I've seen players mention various side affects like disorientation and other "travel sickness" type symptoms afterwards and others have no effect at all. Just depends on how adjusted you want your character to be to the process.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Drop Bear » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:47 am

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This will be an awkward thing to ask, but I've skimmed over a couple of threads and I think I've found some characters that were somewhat lovey-dovey. It was...different.

Without trying to step on anybody's toes, is there romance in this game?
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Ember » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:01 am

Motto: "I'm not psycho...I just like psychotic things."
Blades wrote:This will be an awkward thing to ask, but I've skimmed over a couple of threads and I think I've found some characters that were somewhat lovey-dovey. It was...different.

Without trying to step on anybody's toes, is there romance in this game?


Well, there are all kinds of relationships in game. Professional and otherwise. So yes, there is romance in the game. Of course the choice to involve your character with someone else's should be a decision between both players.

Hope that answers your question.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Snowy » Tue May 22, 2012 10:00 am

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Well, hello. I'm a newbie here aiming to roleplay Swoop. Two questions.

1) Would this be an acceptable character for a new player to have? (new as in new here, not new to RPing)

2) His name in the roster links to a profile. How much of that information do I need to change and to what extent am I allowed to (ex. slight alterations to history or personality)

Thank you!
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Ember » Tue May 22, 2012 10:37 am

Motto: "I'm not psycho...I just like psychotic things."
Snowy wrote:Well, hello. I'm a newbie here aiming to roleplay Swoop. Two questions.

1) Would this be an acceptable character for a new player to have? (new as in new here, not new to RPing)

2) His name in the roster links to a profile. How much of that information do I need to change and to what extent am I allowed to (ex. slight alterations to history or personality)

Thank you!


Swoop is fine for you to play.

You should use the profile linked in the roster list. Don't make any changes to it only because it's been already approved. You'll just need to add a sample post.

On another note I've played him as not having any speech problems. So he sounds nothing like Grimlock.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Snowy » Tue May 22, 2012 10:46 am

Motto: "Never underestimate the power of insanity-- especially when it's mine."
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Ember wrote:
Snowy wrote:Well, hello. I'm a newbie here aiming to roleplay Swoop. Two questions.

1) Would this be an acceptable character for a new player to have? (new as in new here, not new to RPing)

2) His name in the roster links to a profile. How much of that information do I need to change and to what extent am I allowed to (ex. slight alterations to history or personality)

Thank you!


Swoop is fine for you to play.

You should use the profile linked in the roster list. Don't make any changes to it only because it's been already approved. You'll just need to add a sample post.

On another note I've played him as not having any speech problems. So he sounds nothing like Grimlock.

Thank you very much for the info! I'll get on that right away and post it in the new applications thread (I assume that's where to post it even though the profile itself was accepted)
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Ember » Tue May 22, 2012 11:21 am

Motto: "I'm not psycho...I just like psychotic things."
Snowy wrote:
Ember wrote:
Snowy wrote:Well, hello. I'm a newbie here aiming to roleplay Swoop. Two questions.

1) Would this be an acceptable character for a new player to have? (new as in new here, not new to RPing)

2) His name in the roster links to a profile. How much of that information do I need to change and to what extent am I allowed to (ex. slight alterations to history or personality)

Thank you!


Swoop is fine for you to play.

You should use the profile linked in the roster list. Don't make any changes to it only because it's been already approved. You'll just need to add a sample post.

On another note I've played him as not having any speech problems. So he sounds nothing like Grimlock.

Thank you very much for the info! I'll get on that right away and post it in the new applications thread (I assume that's where to post it even though the profile itself was accepted)


Yes. Just make sure you post the profile and the sample together.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby #Sideways# » Wed May 23, 2012 11:25 am

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Even not-newbs can have questions!

Right...?

Do I have to apply for NPCs like actual characters? With Sample Posts and everything?
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Ember » Wed May 23, 2012 12:02 pm

Motto: "I'm not psycho...I just like psychotic things."
#Sideways# wrote:Even not-newbs can have questions!

Right...?

Do I have to apply for NPCs like actual characters? With Sample Posts and everything?


There's no need to apply, but it'd probably be a good idea to post a request in this thread.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby #Sideways# » Wed May 23, 2012 12:33 pm

Motto: "If the ends justify the means, then life is just about as meaningless to you than the cause you think so highly of."
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Ember wrote:
#Sideways# wrote:Even not-newbs can have questions!

Right...?

Do I have to apply for NPCs like actual characters? With Sample Posts and everything?


There's no need to apply, but it'd probably be a good idea to post a request in this thread.


Ah, so Cry saying "Sure, as long as they don't interfere with your posting." means that I can go ahead and post with Overbite and Skalor?
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Ember » Wed May 23, 2012 12:49 pm

Motto: "I'm not psycho...I just like psychotic things."
#Sideways# wrote:
Ember wrote:
#Sideways# wrote:Even not-newbs can have questions!

Right...?

Do I have to apply for NPCs like actual characters? With Sample Posts and everything?


There's no need to apply, but it'd probably be a good idea to post a request in this thread.


Ah, so Cry saying "Sure, as long as they don't interfere with your posting." means that I can go ahead and post with Overbite and Skalor?


Yes. As long as they don't interfere with your regular posting. See, I changed it up!
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby #Sideways# » Wed May 23, 2012 12:55 pm

Motto: "If the ends justify the means, then life is just about as meaningless to you than the cause you think so highly of."
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Ember wrote:
#Sideways# wrote:
Ember wrote:
#Sideways# wrote:Even not-newbs can have questions!

Right...?

Do I have to apply for NPCs like actual characters? With Sample Posts and everything?


There's no need to apply, but it'd probably be a good idea to post a request in this thread.


Ah, so Cry saying "Sure, as long as they don't interfere with your posting." means that I can go ahead and post with Overbite and Skalor?


Yes. As long as they don't interfere with your regular posting. See, I changed it up!


:D

Thanks. Just what I needed to know!
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Drop Bear » Thu May 24, 2012 3:52 am

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Pretty much staying with NPCs here, do you treat them like your regular characters or do you post with them as you see fit?

I've been looking at a few characters that I like, but just don't know if there's enough to 'em to play 'em on a constant basis. It's a weird thing to say, I know, but it's what I've found with some Transformers.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Insidious » Thu May 24, 2012 5:13 am

Play them as you see fit. That's the upside to an NPC, you can dabble around with them more leisurely, because otherwise they'd just be sitting idly on the character list with no one giving them any attention. At least you're doing something with 'em, yah? :D

The downside, naturally, is that someone else can come along and apply for them if they want to take them on full-time.

Still, a good deal overall. Especially if you're not sure if a character clicks with your muse or not.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Drop Bear » Thu May 24, 2012 5:41 am

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Insidious wrote:Play them as you see fit. That's the upside to an NPC, you can dabble around with them more leisurely, because otherwise they'd just be sitting idly on the character list with no one giving them any attention. At least you're doing something with 'em, yah? :D

The downside, naturally, is that someone else can come along and apply for them if they want to take them on full-time.

Still, a good deal overall. Especially if you're not sure if a character clicks with your muse or not.

All righty. I like this answer a lot. And I fully understand surrendering them to anyone wishing to taking them on full-time.

Thank you, kind sir. :)
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Deltabot » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:47 pm

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Alright, I've got a question concerning the conditions in general quarters. Do the usual, generic quarters have computers in them? Or is it just Captain's quarters? I'm wondering if a character could have searched the web and accessed databanks while in their quarters.

Also, since data pads are the equivalent of paper documents, is it possible to draw on them? Could you draw and doodle on a data pad instead of writing stuff on it?
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Cryhavok » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:03 am

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Deltabot wrote:Alright, I've got a question concerning the conditions in general quarters. Do the usual, generic quarters have computers in them? Or is it just Captain's quarters? I'm wondering if a character could have searched the web and accessed databanks while in their quarters.

Also, since data pads are the equivalent of paper documents, is it possible to draw on them? Could you draw and doodle on a data pad instead of writing stuff on it?


A military frigate like the Guardian or Ultrax could be compared to SSV Normandy SR-2 of Mass Effect 3 in terms of layout. Captain and officer or two may have private quarters, the rest of the crew have to share living areas. There are no private computers for the crew but there should be several public computer access points within the lounge and crew quarters. So, yeah - characters can access various networks from these terminals within limitations generally associated with military.

Datapad is a mere display. TFs can control the datapads directly with impulses sent by their brain modules, thus they can 'draw' or 'write' on the pads - they just don't need their hands to do so.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Vulkan » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:21 pm

Am I aloud to make post with open responses? I.E my last post leaving it open for anyone to reply to it?

Also where would I go requesting anyone available in that topic to reply?
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Insidious » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:58 pm

Vulkan wrote:Am I aloud to make post with open responses? I.E my last post leaving it open for anyone to reply to it?

Also where would I go requesting anyone available in that topic to reply?


Up to you. You can target your post to a specific character or, as you said, leave it open.

As to your second query, you can make such a request in the chatterbox if you want, but the players around here are pretty good at picking up on a character/location and weaving in if they can, so it's usually not too much of a necessity.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Vulkan » Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:55 am

Ah, alright. I`ll just write up some mad scientist shticks in the meanwhile.
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