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Oren Itanooren12/10/08 18:25View
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Her Bloody Tears [-Past Event-]Methias12/23/08 18:09View
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The EssexHeir Maelstrom12/29/08 04:23View
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Joint Round Robin Fic Anyone...?erinnic12/30/08 19:07View
God Was On Her Lips As She Diederinnic01/02/09 23:31View
Love and Betrayal - A New Beginningkessjuliesse01/03/09 13:46View
The Diary of Cody Woodhencodywoodhen01/05/09 21:35View
Missy's Story Part 6: Innocence AbductedMissy01/07/09 06:23View
Cursed BladeYannis_Martynov01/08/09 21:27View
Story Thread: Community Round Robin Ficerinnic01/09/09 23:25View
The demon withinCanly Fargis01/11/09 16:14View
Ziau- CoLA's Very Own CasanovaZiau01/13/09 02:09View
Twisted Attentionserinnic01/21/09 20:34View
Inspiration- music and roleplayZiau01/26/09 08:01View
Compilation! Where were you when it all happened?Ziau01/28/09 09:12View
The Clock Struck MidnightMalice Ashdene01/28/09 22:31View
With Precision- a poem by Kelly Welch A.k.A Ziau Jua.Ziau01/29/09 04:36View
Alisa's dicovery of a new world (character sheet + story)Alisa Draconia01/30/09 19:17View
The Shadow Stepper- Ziau the Enshadowed.Ziau02/01/09 07:26View
Krista Lemon arrives to the streets of Lost AngelsKrista02/03/09 00:09View
Back Story Upto the Excile of Rune.RuneCrimson02/03/09 21:59View
War with the Brood, war with the Coven, and the Pack.Ziau02/07/09 04:11View
-- Halcyon's Backstory --Halcyon Nacht02/08/09 00:22View
Planer/Exonar family (aka, Erinyse, Khalan, Viridian, Cummere, Selena)Cummere Mayo02/08/09 03:53View
Kit's BackstoryKit Ristow02/10/09 18:40View
Eyes in the DarkKeyla02/11/09 09:47View
Surfacing Part ILlyr02/13/09 22:21View
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Tama-Chan: A Cat's Story (Tamara's background)Tamara02/17/09 07:35View
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Dreamtime RevelationsWinter02/19/09 18:08View
Reaver-the echo of the BlackwindAntiZero02/23/09 00:43View
On the Origin of SpeciesTamara02/25/09 22:38View
ConfessionKit Ristow02/26/09 01:39View
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Malice, in a Different Kind of WonderlandMalice Ashdene02/27/09 18:07View
The Dark of InspirationKit Ristow03/01/09 21:42View
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Story About A GirlAesendria04/24/09 15:34View
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Going homeLudvig06/17/09 19:10View
'Ren in Japanoren06/18/09 23:11View
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Pre-fiction: How Kayteear got here.Kayteear07/15/09 16:43View
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The Haunter in the DarkShadow08/14/09 21:50View
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Why selling coffins is impossible in CoLAZiau08/23/09 04:14View
Paint it red!Ziau08/23/09 07:51View
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Ziau(( This poem is supposed to deliver an OOC message asshats. ))

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+Why Selling Coffins is Impossible
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By, Kelly Welch, a.K.a Ziau Jua♥


+Step right up, here, come take a peek
+I have here, for your enjoyment, every coffin you seek.
+There are large ones, almost suitable for living
+And some made of glass, if your appearance forgiving.
+I have small coffins, small enough for a dog or a cat
+I have coffins, yes coffins, and plenty at that.
+Such a box, a container, no need to be a complainer
+I have coffins, yes coffins, and plenty at that.

+Not interested you say, well I am not surprised
+But, let me amaze you, a blessing disguised.
+This coffin here, it works nice as a sofa or bed
+A nice resting place, whether living or dead.
+Luxurious coffins, for your dead diplomats
+I have coffins, yes coffins, and plenty at that.
+Not dead you say, no need to fret, or at all get upset
+I have coffins, yes coffins, and plenty at that.

+This is hard, I will tell you, to sell in this city
+For everyone is strong, beautiful and witty.
+When you are out, getting stabbed, slashed and bruised
+Your immortality will leave me not so amused.
+I watch you get shot, ten minutes later I say "DRAT!"
+Because I sell coffins, plenty of coffins, and plenty at that.
+No need to lie, or tell me anyone ever will die
+I have coffins, yes coffins, and plenty at that.

+I can't sell a single of these endgame pleasures
+Trash to you, while I find them to be treasures.
+Here in this city, no one dies, and it's rather annoying
+And every scene I see, with my heart, it is toying.
+No loss, all gain, from everyone that walks past me and my hat
+Forsake these coffins, plenty of coffins, and plenty at that.
+I grow tired of trying, never a rest for the undying
+I still have coffins, plenty of coffins, and plenty at that.

+What is this, you'll take one you say
+What is your name, you have made my entire day.
+Eianna, that's pretty, so just sign right here
+Thanks for your payment, take your coffin without fear.
+Umm, excuse me, not for you? Ugh no, I'm not into scat
+You'll need more coffins, yes coffins, and plenty at that?
+Ah, a killer you say, well lack of mercy does pay
+Because I sell coffins, yes coffins, and plenty at that.

+Oh welcome back, what was that, didn't work how so
+It's a coffin, it's the same for every country, no matter where you go!
+What, they didn't die? How is that my fault
+Nono, please god no, no need for assault.
+I don't want to refund you, but I have to, that is a fact
+Because no one ever dies in this city, erm, plenty of coffins, plenty at that.
+Here's your money, take it, please don't hurt me, don't use that elephant cock to squirt me
+I have coffins, fucking christ-HELP!, plenty of coffins, plenty at that.

+This is why it's impossible to sell coffins, here in CoLA
+No one can die, too many examples to show yuh.
+Let it go people, give in, no one lives without loss
+Take chances, don't play your character perfect, or act like a Final Boss.
+Because the salesman with the big hat and the coffins is as poor as a rat
+I have coffins, plenty of coffins, and plenty at that.
+It's not about money but about living, you need some bread when hunger isn't forgiving
+I have coffins, plenty of coffins, and plenty at that.
08/23/09 04:14
oreni've know quite a few people that have died. granted they have come back through role play, but jeez, do you expect someone to abandon an avatar that they have spent money fixing up and time roleplaying to level up?08/23/09 04:47
Ziau[quote=oren]i've know quite a few people that have died. granted they have come back through role play, but jeez, do you expect someone to abandon an avatar that they have spent money fixing up and time roleplaying to level up?[/quote]
Oh no, not at all, I am merely saying that perfections are a constant in CoLA. I RP Ziau as fast and strong, he has a weakness to psychological or magical attacks, but when it comes to physical, it's his game. The message is vague I guess, I am only saying that people need to lose a bit to gain a lot. And the loss is anything that you would come across as a win/loss situation. Be it an RP fight, an injury, attempting to do something in an RP, or even a plot your character may have. The gain would be a stronger more complex RP background, only a suggestion with fun delivery, nothing more, did you enjoy?
08/23/09 04:53
Kayteear[quote=oren]i've know quite a few people that have died. granted they have come back through role play, but jeez, do you expect someone to abandon an avatar that they have spent money fixing up and time roleplaying to level up?[/quote]
I actually know someone who died and played another character for a while, but the original char came to live again.
In this case, we could talk about coffin rentals :P

[i]edited for spelling[/i]
08/23/09 10:19
NequaelI onced inadvertantly killed a player, i brought my chainsword down on their stomach and they rped dying. They permakilled their character and started playing another one and held it against me oocly since, several people tried to save her, tried to heal her but she wouldn't allow it. Apparently i'm a huge dick because of it.08/23/09 10:54
ShadowWe had some girl come into the South Gate Sanitorium one night.. picked a fight with us, so we slaughtered her on the spot.

She then begged us for a Perma Death of her Character.

So.. I took her below, strapped her to a table, and very slowly, and very meticulously, flayed the flesh from her body with a small utinsle similar to a single slice cheese grader... while she was still alive. Removing 12 inch long strips of her flesh, one at a time.

After that was done, I proceeded to her Dissection.

She finally died, when I removed her heart, an hour later. She didn't live to experience the removal of her brain however. I had to cut her skull open with small, electric rotary saw. We then tried to feed her carcass to the Lycans in the Lost Wastelands, but they ended up just using it as grenade practice instead until there was nothing left.

...and yes, true story, this happened... and there really was a Player who willingly went through all this just for a perma death.
08/23/09 10:58
Madchen Kelberwitz[quote=Shadow]and there really was a Player who willingly went through all this just for a perma death.[/quote]
Not really surprising. I can think of at least one person who make alts just to have them perma killed.
08/23/09 11:02
Eianna CaleI came inside someone's character so copiously they exploded. The character permadied. I'd need some sort of coffin-bucket.08/23/09 11:16
DrucillaI might have a chainsword and a gun on Dru but she's no fighter. That's her weakness. She's strong (lycan with cybenetics is kinda a bit stronger than most) sure, but has little to no skill to back it up. But she's smart as anything and good with her tech which makes up for it.

Point is she's no perfect creature. And as Jiau is saying above there's too many peeps who are just all perfect and can do everything and nigh on anything to save their butts. Which is a shame as it makes me not RP with these people if I can help it as there is no chance Dru can beat them in a fight, outsmart them or get them with tech as they simply shrug it off. I don't mind losing and all but I like the possibility of being able to get out of things to be there, even if Dru comes close to an escape only to fail at least its then fun RP. Being blocked from doing anything too easily is just yawnworthy IMO

Honestly though if your char can do everything so well you are pretty much godmodding with it. Some people REALLY need to take a look at how they play things and pull back or remove some powers and skills.

However I don't think people should be dying or getting killed a lot more in any way as it'd just be a pain for people to make new chars all the time.
But nice to see some make alts above just to perma die with them, adds to the flavour if they are made just for that but not an essential part of things at all.

Anyway, i'm probably not making my points very well here as I am tired, but still I think they are in there somewhere
08/23/09 12:27
Jessica SusserWow Eianna.... that's mildly disturbing.... but hot at the same time o.o08/23/09 12:43
ZiauNo, it's so far off of what I meant though. If you want me to be honest, in a textual sense (or even a spoken sense), death is a direct ending of life. Now, when it comes to a spiritual sense death is never the end, and it's hard to draw a line, poetically, what someone can mean. WHAT I MEANT was that people never fail at anything, there are no repercussions, and I don't mean everyone, we will always have examples. But as a whole, in Dark RP, freeform RP, ANY RP, people seem to live a life where there are no mistakes, and if they have one it winds up being a planned storyline driven plot. My main message was for people to try something new, take a few losses, not necessarily die, but why not earn a wound or two?08/24/09 00:31
KayteearI'm currently one-armed... :P08/24/09 00:41
Ziau[quote=Kayteear]I'm currently one-armed... :P[/quote]
Like I said, there will always be people who don't, but watch someone RP sometime that does this and you'll notice it more often. I think RP is more interesting when someone is RP fighting and they randomly trip on the cement, sneeze and drop a cup of coffee while being a host. People make mistakes more than accomplishments, and in an RP world, the trend is the opposite.
08/24/09 00:48
MalachiTo support Ziau's intended message, I play a character that rarely does anything right. Miscalculations and downright unforgivable errors in judgment define who he is. As such, he's burned a lot of bridges, but stubbornly continues on with his unlife. And you know what, it's more fun than being successful.08/24/09 02:14
Missy*Laughs and totally agrees with Ziau and Mal*

I have said in other threads I'm extremely happy to play a very fallible, sometimes clumsy woman (like .. thanks Vixy and Macca for all of the disgusting things you've managed to land in my hair, on my BOOTS, down my back, etc. etc.), who, as a matter of fact, has a permanent internal injury that prevents her from ever bearing children. This single disability has provided me with a rich source of RP throughout my last year here and has informed a lot about why Missy is who she is. She tends to be a very nurturing sort, and her pain of never being able to bear children is something she struggles with from time to time.

As for the perma-death thing.. I completely understand why people don't permadeath RP their character and at this point in my CoLA life, I'd never consider permakilling Missy. However... there was a point in Missy's life where she was quite depressed and feeling isolated, and there was a day where she was captured and brought to the Tribe's yard for a bit of one-on-one attention by some of the members. She very nearly didn't make it. In fact, at the time that this was going on, I had made a determination that if she suffered one more horrible injury or didn't get to the hospital within the next RL 10 minutes, then I was going to RP her death. Her unrecoverable death.

Fortunately for me, and perhaps unfortunately for everyone else, I was dragged to the hospital (quite literally.. thanks Alissa!!!) and there in the ER was the one person who ended up changing my world and my life, both RL and SL. Arsene was on duty and after some involved RP with him and Damia, Missy ended up surviving and happier than she's ever been.

I dunno.. I support the choices others make with regard to their character, regardless of whether or not I'd make the same choices if presented with them. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes of a scene, if you know what I mean. I think though, that if people want to get the message that it's OK to make IC mistakes and to lose, then they need to first see examples of it, and then maybe they'll become more relaxed about it. I dunno. Or.. if you happen to be the victor in a situation, perhaps it isn't necessary to grind the defeated into an absolute pulp to make your point, as I have seen this happen too.
08/24/09 04:19
Kayteear[quote=Ziau]Like I said, there will always be people who don't, but watch someone RP sometime that does this and you'll notice it more often. I think RP is more interesting when someone is RP fighting and they randomly trip on the cement, sneeze and drop a cup of coffee while being a host. People make mistakes more than accomplishments, and in an RP world, the trend is the opposite.[/quote]
Yeah, yeah, I know... I understood... I personally like doing that kind of things. Some days ago I was wearing a cyber-arm and it went out of control. It finally exploded inside the neko den. An absolute FAIL. Other times, my char gets absolutely drunken and becomes quite unpredictable and clumsy... I guess you mean this kind of things that definitely makes RPs much more fun.

[quote=Missy]I have said in other threads I'm extremely happy to play a very fallible, sometimes clumsy woman[/quote]
/me nods at that


[quote=Missy]As for the perma-death thing.. I completely understand why people don't permadeath RP their character and at this point in my CoLA life, I'd never consider permakilling Missy. However... there was a point in Missy's life where she was quite depressed and feeling isolated, and there was a day where she was captured and brought to the Tribe's yard for a bit of one-on-one attention by some of the members. She very nearly didn't make it. In fact, at the time that this was going on, I had made a determination that if she suffered one more horrible injury or didn't get to the hospital within the next RL 10 minutes, then I was going to RP her death. Her unrecoverable death.[/quote]
aw! Did (we) the kitties really did that to Missy? /me grimaces in disgust (hehehe)
About permadeath... I'm considering death will come to Kay one day, but I want to leave the way to resurrection open 'cause I like my character so much.
08/24/09 10:39
agentlyseriaMine own two cents...

My main character, Juniper Lynagh, died more than 2 months ago. It was a totally unplanned event, just one of those "what if"s that happened.

A man, (one of Stryg's alternate personalities) pulled up a gun towards her head, and pulled the trigger. There was no godmodding involved, he made damn certain of it.

And instead of moving faster than a mach 3 bullet, she simply took the shot to her skull, falling dead right there and then, right in front of her father.

It was a beautifully tragic RP of a madman's random acts of violence, and the results which ensue from them.

For the past 2 months now, more than a dozen people have been working on ways to bring back my RP character from the grave. Some have tried recovering her souls (plurial) (successfully). Some have tried cloning her body (not-so-successfully). Some have tried simply animating her corpse (horrible failure, she was a mindless zombie roaming the streets for a week, until her father found her, put her back in a coffin, and incinerated the abomination against god which had become her daughter).

And what have I been doing in the meanwhile? New skin, new clothes, use an RP chatter, and put a new name on my CCS tag. I became someone else.

Death is not the end of a player. Death is the end of a character. And even after death... Things happen.

Juniper Lynagh
08/24/09 12:50
arsene_Braveheart[quote=Missy]Arsene was on duty and after some involved RP with him and Damia, Missy ended up surviving and happier than she's ever been.[/quote]
Luckyest day in my life ever...


As for permadeath, I understand the huge dramatic impact that a character perma death can have : this has the potential for a heart wrenching scene on the spot, and many great RP after that.
Similarly, there are characters I have seen dying several times, which removes a bit from the shock a further death could have. There is even a character that Arsene would have every reason to want dead, or even disabled for a long period of time but I just don't RP this because this character has been killed plenty of times and just walk up after 3 minutes of being down (NB : I am not criticizing at all this character's RP. I certainly am not someone to tell people what they should do. I'm just saying well.. What's the point in starting a RP which I know cannot lead anywhere but in endless reciprocal retaliation ? So I just basically ignore this character as much as allowed by the rules).
So, yes, people who have the guts to RP a permadeath have all my admiration.

But, well, I also understand that someone wouldn't want to lose all the sometimes huge amount of money put into an avatar. And coming back with someone which is the exact clone or twin of the previous one can get old quite fast.
It is also a bit disorientating at times to have to deal with names that are not those that get prompted in the local chat, especially in group scenes.
And then, there are moments in a character's life when you don't want to lose your character just now.
So, I hope if I say I'm not ready for permadeath these days, I'll get some excuses.
This being said, no one tried to kill Arsene so far (and, no, please, this is not a call for anyone to try...).

On the point of being faulty and not a 100% hero, I love playing a human in the middle of powerful lycans. I love to have sometimes arsene droping his glasses and not being able to see very well what's happening. I love to roleplay the fact that he has to take the stairs and arrive panting and late at the top of the building when his superhuman companions have reached the upper floors with an elegant and powerful leap. I think it both enhances my character and also underscores the others' superhuman achievements, thus resulting in more fun for them and me at the same time.
At least, I hope so.
08/24/09 13:20
Kaly_D[quote=Madchen Kelberwitz][quote=Shadow]and there really was a Player who willingly went through all this just for a perma death.[/quote]
Not really surprising. I can think of at least one person who make alts just to have them perma killed.[/quote]
Who might that be? >.> <.<


Yea, getting permakilled is fun. Its great fun watching people come up with creative ways to kill my alt characters, although most of the time they need some prodding before they realise that - yes, you're allowed to kill this person, he/she isn't coming back. Its also fun trying to be as descriptive as possible with the injuries and pain recieved, just to see how many ((OMG thats disgusting I feel sick))'s come up.

But Ziau makes a fair point.. I love RP fighting, but theres a growing list of people I won't do it with, simply because I post a nice long post describing what I'm doing, what traits my character has that might influence the sucess/failure of the attempt, and hints on how they could possibly avoid it, especially if its something that might cause a lot of damage... and in return, every post is /me avoids the attack, or dodges it and takes the most superfluous of damages, and in return totally stabs a knife at your head, it would be FUCKING IMPOSSIBLE TO AVOID HAHAHA.

Exaggeration, yes. But if you look at win/loss ratio, I'm one of the worst RP fighters in cola, probably, and this, and Ziau's point in general, seems to boil down to one main point which plagues a lot of people:

IT'S NOT FUN IF I DON'T WIN :( :( :( !!1!

So many people seem to not be able to have fun in their RP unless they win at everthing. Be it CCS, RP-fights, whatever. Sure, its good to sit back and go "Ah. I pwned them. I am king of all." but I can't really see how that stays fun when its all one ever does. I suppose, whenever I RP with someone, my goal is not to win, or to only have fun myself, I try and make sure that every person in the scene is enjoying the RP, some people might have noticed that, I don't know. Sometimes, that involves graciously being the losing side. There are some people who don't agree with that. Or at least, don't appear to.

On a side note.. poetry ftw. Ziau, I haven't seen any rapping in your RP in far too long, you need to bring it back. Preferrably around Chas, just to fuck with her limits.
<3 you chas.

(edit: Fixed my numerous typos. Coffee would be good.)
08/24/09 15:58
Trix/me enjoyed reading Ziau's art. Took it as a poem, with a bit of [i]licencia poetica[/i] there.08/24/09 17:04
ChasityDawesZiau is the REASON I have that limit. I do not rap *Cries* but yea it was awesomness in a can. or something. So is being able to tear someone's arm off with more of a reaction then "ow." I'm usually kinda lacking in my descriptiveness to not squick people out when I do things like that. I need to do more feeding RP. but i'm tired of being told I can't eat someone. so yea.08/24/09 19:27
Vance[quote=Kaly_D]Exaggeration, yes. But if you look at win/loss ratio, I'm one of the worst RP fighters in cola, probably, and this, and Ziau's point in general, seems to boil down to one main point which plagues a lot of people:

IT'S NOT FUN IF I DON'T WIN :( :( :( !!1!

So many people seem to not be able to have fun in their RP unless they win at everthing. Be it CCS, RP-fights, whatever. Sure, its good to sit back and go "Ah. I pwned them. I am king of all." but I can't really see how that stays fun when its all one ever does. I suppose, whenever I RP with someone, my goal is not to win, or to only have fun myself, I try and make sure that every person in the scene is enjoying the RP, some people might have noticed that, I don't know. Sometimes, that involves graciously being the losing side. There are some people who don't agree with that. Or at least, don't appear to.[/quote]
This.

Sadly, i fall under that category, that's why i hardly CCS these days - I somehow don't like to hit the ground. Being it ruining my overall appearance, simply hating to lose or pride ... i don't know.

But then again, sometimes i ask myself if i really want to play a defeated when i am getting pwned by a group of foreign players with countless RP limits in their picks - Wouldn't it be unfair that they are allowed to rip your arms off but having themselves such limits like *No ripping limbs off* ?
08/24/09 20:25
ZiauI draw my inspiration from Parrapa the Rappa, and Swat Kats.08/25/09 04:38
AlissaI found a lot of times Alissa's actions didn't have permanent consiquences was because no one tried. Its a real shame that after she lost her leg it got regenerated, I wanted to rp as a one legged chick.08/25/09 05:39
KhoryThat's true. There's a lot of people who godmod healing. And it can be frustrating seeing hours of work go for naught when some random person walks by and waves their magic healing hands, fixing everything.08/25/09 06:31
arsene_BraveheartI have seen that too, but... healing is like combat : it's something the healer is trying to do to someone else's character.
So it is subject to rule #11 : if you don't feel comfortable with what the person does to you, politely IM him/her and tell her. It could be even faded to black or even have a GM called on this if need be.

As a Doc, I always start my mdical RP by an IM to the patient asking him/her how much he/she wants to be healed. And, should he/she wants to keep some disabilities, I often propose him/her a choice of crusty crippling wounds, with lavish details on the short term and long term effects...
And I must say that, in my experience, few people chose to go out of the ER room completely healed, unless their wounds were really moderate.

As for me, I have been healed "too much" too... but it was when I was relatively new to CoLA and had not realised yet that I could oppose the ideas of someone else when it came to my character. I would probably have done lile the others and kept some "souvenir" of particularly nasty wounds.
08/25/09 07:35
MissyYeah. I worry about godmodding healing all the time. I have found IMs to be a healer's best friend, honestly. Any time I take a blood sample or take a pulse, or an x-ray, or just a simple exam, I'm IMing asking the individual on the table what I'm gonna find. Surprisingly quite a few of them say you're the doc.. you tell me. I am uncomfortable with that.

To be perfectly honest, I find that patients are far too placid. They don't react to the RP sometimes, particularly if they are unconscious, and I can find myself struggling to advance the scene because I feel like I'm trying to cope with a dead weight (hahah... that works on a few levels) counterpart. Not all the time.. no.. if it happened all the time, then I'd hang my stetheoscope up and look for a new line of work, say... fashion consultant or something :P But seriously, I think that there can be FAR more interaction by the person on the gurney as a general rule. Just because you might not be conscious and speaking, there is information your body can be giving to the doctor and healers trying to help you. And if you don't agree with the methods involved, such as limb regeneration (I'm not trying to single you out Alissa, but rather just use the example you gave already), no matter how awesome the RP was, then don't RP that your leg re-grew. IM the person and say you don't want it to work. I betcha that person will actually find that refreshing!! Imagine.. a doc tries to reattach a leg (or something) and it doesn't work.. what personal angst must s/he carry around each time she sees the patient that was failed on the streets? I know for Missy it would be a source of pain. And in a good RP-enhancing way.
08/25/09 07:53
Kayteear[quote=Missy][...] if you don't agree with the methods involved, such as limb regeneration (I'm not trying to single you out Alissa, but rather just use the example you gave already), no matter how awesome the RP was, then don't RP that your leg re-grew. IM the person and say you don't want it to work. [...][/quote]
I've done it before. It's not too difficult unless the healer godmods too much
As you are stating, when Kay lost her hand, everyone rushed trying to regenerate it... My reaction used to be kinda "/me feels how the pain vanishes, but it does no seem the hand is growing back" or something like that. I also played skepticism about the possibility of growimg limbs, and the whole arm was getting worse as time went on. Further tries to fix it back worked for a while, but it was rotting itself. Thanks god someone ate it... even though I almost had to beg for someone to do so in the CoLA chat :P HAHAHA
08/25/09 09:55
Missy[quote=Kayteear]Further tries to fix it back worked for a while, but it was rotting itself. Thanks god someone ate it... even though I almost had to beg for someone to do so in the CoLA chat :P HAHAHA[/quote]
Ew. Who would eat a rotting limb? Even an RPed rotting limb?

*shudders*
08/26/09 04:36
ZiauYou have to look at things this way, and this is just me. You have a select group of people who RP their character and they BECOME that character. Just in the shower the other day I was going through Ziau phrases out loud in a VERY terrible Russian tinted accent. We all fantasize about their abilities, but I always wondered if I was the only one that could fantasize about my character's pain as well. I have dreams and visions about Ziau getting impaled, left to bleed, his head bowed and his dripping crimson making pretty patterns under his hunched frame. I get these ideas where Ziau is in a snowfield and there are wolf tracks where his human feet had walked, and he is on all fours with a Spetsnaz officer pressing a pistol to his forehead and waiting for that will filled moment to pull the trigger and end him. When Ziau has died a few times, I came back because no one dies, which is the theme of this idea. I am not saying I hate it, it was a quip at how our community is, as well as an offering to sometimes just let bad things happen. But, in any case, when Ziau has died I will roleplay by myself in the middle of their scene around my body, about how Ziau goes through the circles of Hell. The Tribe killed me once and I spent three hours in two circles and no one was really RPing anymore, they were just standing around and watching me post. Roleplay is an art, writing is an art, and people here for RP know that it's not about animations or poseballs, or how good your avatar looks, it's about your art and how you depict yourself.08/26/09 04:50
Kayteear[quote=Missy][quote=Kayteear][/quote]
Ew. Who would eat a rotting limb? Even an RPed rotting limb?

*shudders*[/quote]
A mad infected
08/26/09 11:12
Amy GuisseI can relate to this. I see it a lot, it's one of the most frustrating things ever. Powergaming. The act of playing ones character as if it has no weaknesses and purposefully not playing out said weaknesses if they do exist. I think what a lot of people don't realize is that RP is RP is RP is RP. You lost a CCS fight? So... RP it. You won the CCS fight? Fantastic. RP it. In idea, people flock to CoLA to RP and RP alone. In practice, we all know that is very different but the best we can do is push the idea.

Same thing with RP fights though, I mean, just because you -are- RP fighting doesn't give you the right to outright powergame. Your character would get hit, it would get hurt, I mean lets all be serious here. None of the players in CoLA are heros. This isn't a single player game, none of us have the luxery of being the best, the one and only that will rid the world of all evil. I'm not saying that everyone should just role over and die, but RPing your weaknesses as well as strengths is easily twice as much RP as only RPing one or the other. I don't know why someone would pass that up...
08/26/09 12:30
Missyrole over and die...

I LOVE the double entendre here.. not sure if you meant this to be as such, but the play on words here caught me eye!

As to the rest of your astute observation and post, Amy (my well-remembered captor and torturer), I heartily agree with everything you have said.
08/26/09 13:49
Amy GuisseActually, that was a typo... Cause I'm retarded and can't spell

I'm actually just going to leave the post as it is, despite typo's or other such imperfections due to my laziness and lack of care.
08/26/09 14:15
Kayteear[quote=Amy Guisse][...]role over and die[...][/quote]
Wow! With your permission, I'm adding your typo to my signature...
08/26/09 15:05
Amy GuisseYeah, I don't care. I just fail.08/26/09 21:01
ZiauI lol'd.08/26/09 21:09
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