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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

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

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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

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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

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#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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Deltabot » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:30 pm

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If your application has been approved, but the character roster list hasn't been updated yet, should you wait for the update?
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Ember » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:14 pm

Motto: "I'm not psycho...I just like psychotic things."
Deltabot wrote:If your application has been approved, but the character roster list hasn't been updated yet, should you wait for the update?


You can go ahead and post. I'll update the roster later on tonight.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Rex Prime » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:59 am

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just out of curiosity, in the Autobot Frigate Guardian, Is the repair bay and medical bay are the same thing and is just refereed by the players in different ways or they are separate places?
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Ember » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:10 am

Motto: "I'm not psycho...I just like psychotic things."
Rex Prime wrote:just out of curiosity, in the Autobot Frigate Guardian, Is the repair bay and medical bay are the same thing and is just refereed by the players in different ways or they are separate places?


They're the same thing. Personally I tend to call the 'Bots' repair area the Medical Bay while I refer to the 'Cons' the Repair Bay. *shrug* But that's just me.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby #Sideways# » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:24 pm

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So... What if I told you that I made an application for Sideways that could actually work in the game...

*Puts on overly-reflective sunglasses*

Would you let me apply for him?

If not, I did just have an idea for Astroscope as a character.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Ember » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:23 pm

Motto: "I'm not psycho...I just like psychotic things."
#Sideways# wrote:So... What if I told you that I made an application for Sideways that could actually work in the game...

*Puts on overly-reflective sunglasses*

Would you let me apply for him?

If not, I did just have an idea for Astroscope as a character.


No.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby #Sideways# » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:27 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:So... What if I told you that I made an application for Sideways that could actually work in the game...

*Puts on overly-reflective sunglasses*

Would you let me apply for him?

If not, I did just have an idea for Astroscope as a character.


No.


Your reaction.

My reaction. < If you understand German, then I don't think that this will be well-suited for younger audiences.
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Rex Prime » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:11 am

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I know this is a G1 RPG, but..since Transformers: War For Cybertron was originally a prequel to G1, do the events in the game count in the RPG?
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Wreck 'n Rule » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:23 pm

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Was thinking about posting a dream for Steelhand while he's recharging if I've got some spare time, but I wonder;

If it's a dream, and thus not the real world, is permission still required to write someone elses character in it?
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Re: Questions about the RPG thread

Postby Insidious » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:44 pm

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Nah, since it's a dream, it's just your character's subjective experiences and interpretations of whatever character might appear in the dream. Since it has no bearing on a player's actual character, you're fine.
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