Post by Rin Minatsuki on Feb 23, 2013 14:46:59 GMT -5
On one of the Bleach sites I used to rp on long ago, we actually had a mod who would make hollows and Arrancar who were just kinda like encounters. So, if you had a thread almost anywhere within reason, this mod could pop up with a certain level character and just kind of make things exciting.
So it could just be you and another human chit-chatting in Karakura, when suddenly this mod pops in with a certain kind of level hollow and starts attacking the two of you. Of course you could use hollows from the actual anime / manga and just give them stats, you don't have to give them a history or anything, just stats and powers.
So, maybe you could hire a mod who could do something like this? And it's just a suggestion to keep the site fun.
That could be cool. Would the mod usually keep posting as the hollow until they were defeated, or do the other RPers take it from the first post?
I could see it also being annoying though, for people who don't want their threads interrupted. So we'd have it so that the encounters can only happen in open threads of course...
Idk who would have time to do it, but it doesn't even have to be a mod. If their sole duty is to post as the hollows, it wouldn't take up much of their time. I can guarantee that the current admins/future staff may not have time to do something like that, though. xD
But yeah, if anyone wants to volunteer to do this, I'd be cool with it. o.o
Post by RUKIA KUCHIKI on Feb 23, 2013 14:57:03 GMT -5
You could make up an account strickly for this purpose and than ANYONE who wishes can go about playing the hollow. BUT like Hash said I think maybe having a sign-up thread. Anyone interested in having a possible twist happening with an attack or something post here. Than we could let anyone who wishes to do the hollow post they are taking certain threads and there ya go.
Like example: Sana posts she doesn't mind a sudden attack in her thread.
Ulqui decides they want to play the hollow and thus claims that thread,. It would be like that for each one. Hopefully this makes sense.
Post by Yoshio Akuun on Feb 23, 2013 14:57:08 GMT -5
This does seem like a concrete idea because this could help with training up characters also. Or would you deny that factor? I would be curious on that factor and such but does seem like a pretty good idea.
Post by Rune Yasuhiro on Feb 23, 2013 14:58:04 GMT -5
well it could be a spread out duty too .-. everyone could suffer and take turns. get like 3 to volunteer and have them on a schedule. and if they find out early they can't do it change the schedule up a bit.
its not a bad idea at all really. could definitely keeps things going if they were slowing down in a thread.
Post by Rin Minatsuki on Feb 23, 2013 15:04:03 GMT -5
They would rp as the said hollow/arrancar/what ever until the battle was finished. I just thought it'd be a cool way to keep threads spicy. I mean I know people might hate getting their plots diverted but you know, shit happens? I just thought maybe you could have one or a couple people doing this, and all they would need is a hollow, describe its appearance, some stats, and a power really.
@sana: Well, it'd be stupid to sign up for a random encounter. I mean the whole point of it, is its supposed to be random. So, I guess if like Hash said, someone has an open thread than your susceptible to an attack. But see, just because you have an open thread doesn't mean your necessarily going to get attacked. It should be as random as you can make it so you never really know if your going to get attacked or not.
@ruko: It doesn't really need to be a schedule necessarily, but their could just be one account created that one or three people could share, which the sole purpose of that account is to just go into peoples threads with an hollow/arrancar/etc to attack someone. Like I said, it should be random, you don't need to pop into just any thread. A volunteer could be just kinda glancing over a thread and seeing its going slow, so he/she just thinks of a quick character and pops in. Just to keep it fun and exciting.
Also it'd be nice if you got a few points for it, it doesn't have to a huge amount of points. Also, it would only be logical that in threads with multiple characters (more than two) that maybe they received one stronger hollow or arrancar, or a couple hollows that are around their level. Well, its really for who ever is running the random encounter to decide really.
Not only hollows either, I think if someone wants a more substantial opponent, people could make up Togabitos, who have higher class/level potential.
I could make a NPC hollow/togabito sign up thread, combined with where people can request an attack (though requests kind of eliminate the element of surprise that could be exciting to some people). And the template for the NPCs would probably be race, stats/class, and power/techs.
Well I had something typed up, then you people decided you were QuickFinger McSpeedPoster. ._.
Looks like the majority is in favor, though honestly I don't see the point of controlling an NPC cause, well, it's an NPC, and people who have PC Hollow or Togabito can do the same thing. Then you run the risk of whoever does decide to volunteer for it wanting to keep the character and there for not want them to die.....
Maybe I'm seeing more problems than y'all, but hey if this shit can be set up in a way with structure and become something solid then I'm game o.o
Post by Rin Minatsuki on Feb 23, 2013 15:14:38 GMT -5
Well see the whole point of the random encounter is you creating random characters, who run a good possibility of dying, and maybe even a possibility of killing off someones character if they want their character to die that bad (who knows). So the whole point of creating these arrancar, hollow, togibto, what ever, is that these characters that are being created are just throw away characters that don't have a huge amount of thought put into them.
Well, we'll make it clear in the thread that you cannot develop these NPCs in any way. Like they can't earn stats, or do anything besides hop into threads and most likely end up dying or running away to do the same thing later.