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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby Hawkwind » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:45 am

It is horrifically depressing to see 20+ people on and not one respond to a notify. Imagine a newer player doing so and promptly leaving the game for lack of engagement. Would a general respond-to-ALL policy be in order to foster a feeling of inclusiveness and welcoming?

I would bet that most people would be more upset at no replies rather than I'm around but busy, hope to catch you soon!
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby EltanimRas » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:35 pm

No replies + large groups of people in public places = ??

In other news, I sometimes wish there were an anti-kudos thread; it's probably a good thing there isn't. :P
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby tehkory » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:53 pm

EltanimRas wrote:No replies + large groups of people in public places = ??

In other news, I sometimes wish there were an anti-kudos thread; it's probably a good thing there isn't. :P

Individual differences in responding. Some people might view it as respond-if-available, others respond-if-online. People might view surrounded by a bunch of others, in-depth, in a public place to not really be 'available.'

And yes, yes, yes it is.
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby Real » Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:11 pm

EltanimRas wrote:No replies + large groups of people in public places = ??

I sometimes wish there were an anti-kudos thread; it's probably a good thing there isn't. :P


Hmm...seems self-explanatory...
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby EltanimRas » Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:38 pm

Real wrote:It rings to me as extremely pretentious to go calling characters out on forums.

Yes?

This is the random thoughts thread, not the good ideas one. :P
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby likui » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:34 pm

Real wrote:It rings to me as extremely pretentious to go calling characters out on forums.

Image

Sorry, couldn't resist. :D
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby Real » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:44 pm

...

A. I did not call anyone out, I inferred a connection.

B. If you're talking about the medical RP thread I said no names, but yes it is annoying to spend an hour in a room when you don't want to because someone is writing an essay instead of using treat.

C. (see above) If you want to reference a clever phrase with an image to be cutting, make sure you have your facts straight beforehand.
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby likui » Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:22 pm

Real, a thread titled "Random SOI Thoughts" in the Out of Character Chatter section of the forum is the last place I expect someone to take me (or themselves) seriously.

Scroll up. Note smiley face. Relax.
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby Hawkwind » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:14 pm

Guys, what if right, what if we made food wearable?
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby Alcarin » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:25 pm

Hawkwind wrote:Guys, what if right, what if we made food wearable?


This is brilliant.

But only if they let me prog it so that when thrown at another person, it is forced onto one of their wearlocs, with a check against the thrower's hide skill to make it not echo...

Surprise food fight, anyone?

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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby churchpunk » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:27 pm

Where did my character go and why won't anyone respond?


Edit: JK guys.
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby EltanimRas » Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:59 am

Real wrote:C. (see above) If you want to reference a clever phrase with an image to be cutting, make sure you have your facts straight beforehand.

I took that image as a prediction on what would happen if we made the thread. :P

More seriously, we used to have an opt-in feedback thread, but I'm not sure if the current IC/OOC policy would allow one.
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby EltanimRas » Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:39 am

tehkory wrote:
EltanimRas wrote:No replies + large groups of people in public places = ??

Individual differences in responding. Some people might view it as respond-if-available, others respond-if-online. People might view surrounded by a bunch of others, in-depth, in a public place to not really be 'available.'

Sometimes, I'm sure. Other times ... 12 people in a room together, and I get replies from precisely those 2 or 3 with whom my PC already has the closest relationships. So, I don't know? It comes across more like 'available for you'.

Not the end of the world, just a little something to grumble about. ;)
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby Sabrelon » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:02 am

EltanimRas wrote:
Real wrote:C. (see above) If you want to reference a clever phrase with an image to be cutting, make sure you have your facts straight beforehand.

I took that image as a prediction on what would happen if we made the thread. :P

More seriously, we used to have an opt-in feedback thread, but I'm not sure if the current IC/OOC policy would allow one.



I super loved the feedback threads. Is there a reason why we wouldn't be able to have one?
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby Hawkwind » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:51 pm

EltanimRas wrote:So, I don't know? It comes across more like 'available for you'.

Not the end of the world, just a little something to grumble about. ;)


This. Or rather not available for you.
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby EltanimRas » Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:24 pm

Sabrelon wrote:I super loved the feedback threads. Is there a reason why we wouldn't be able to have one?

Well, make it and see what happens? I'm too lazy. :P

Hawkwind wrote:Would a general respond-to-ALL policy be in order to foster a feeling of inclusiveness and welcoming?

You know, if this (auto-reply to notifies) were a thing in the 'set' options, I'd probably turn it on. I mean, just because I hate you* and don't want to RP with you doesn't mean I don't want you to know I'm online.

*Not you, Hawkwind. Or I think not you. Who do you play?**

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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby Songweaver » Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:30 am

I usually only notify if I am available or intend to be available in the near future.

My random thought: Sometimes, to get from Place A to Place B to execute Activity C which must be done or else Bad Thing D will take place ...

I feel like I have to run a gauntlet of hellos, where each incidental conversation could become in-depth depending on what's happening IG. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it can be frustrating and awkward sometimes when I need to get somewhere to do something. If I cross the path of four PCs and my average incidental interaction with each of them is 3.5 emotes, and the average emote takes only 2 minutes to complete ... that's still 28 minutes of awkward excusing myself roleplay in addition to traveling time and whatever else might slow me down.

Le sigh. It is what it is. I get why people spamwalk past others sometimes, even if I won't do it myself.
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby EltanimRas » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:04 am

Songweaver wrote:a gauntlet of hellos

Sometimes I use the palisade (or the east gate) just to avoid the town square / north gate area. Sometimes I feel guilty about it.
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby likui » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:58 am

EltanimRas wrote:Sometimes I use the palisade (or the east gate) just to avoid the town square / north gate area. Sometimes I feel guilty about it.


Very interesting!

A palisade-venturing lass dressed in fine silks and wearing expensive jewelry is here.
<****** / ^^^^^^ / ||||||>
You begin walking eastward.

It is pitch black.
<****** / ^^^^^^ / ||||||>
You draw a polished, iron longsword.

<****** / ^^^^^^ / ||||||>
You attempt to conceal yourself.
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Actually, I'm guilty of taking similar measures to avoid the crowds, too, when I'm busy and in a hurry.
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby EltanimRas » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:12 am

Well, I used to. :evil:
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby likui » Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:32 pm

Today's lesson in SoI:

The highlight command, while great for combat, doesn't necessarily highlight everything pertinent occurring in spars, such as motions to stop. :oops:
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby MrDvAnt » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:59 am

"To stare, big-eyed Narcissus, into some spring,
is beneath all human dignity."
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby AdamBlue » Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:17 pm

How much RPP does it take to become a wizard?
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby jdidds » Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:04 pm

AdamBlue wrote:How much RPP does it take to become a wizard?


Hehe. From the old SOI RPP system it was about 10 for white wise IIRC. Probably only Brian and his awesomeness could manage to get one of those.
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Re: Random SOI Thoughts

Postby EltanimRas » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:18 pm

Making Things For the Web: "Art is not born in a vacuum, but it's not born inside a tornado full of shrieking trolls, either."

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