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  • Biography College, female, yes.
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  1. terra added a post in a topic: Tales of Symphonia   

    I know this thread is old now. But how can you guys like Sheena?! She sucks! :p

    My favorite character was Zelos, but I was too sentimental so [spoiler]I got Kratos back so that the whole father-son reunion could take place. Which turned out to be utterly useless when at the end of the game Kratos left to travel around with Derris-Kharlan and Lloyd just stayed on Earth and told Dirk, "I already have a dad here." STUPID.[/spoiler]

    Actually I was really unimpressed with all of my ending scenes. :( Other than that, though, I really enjoyed the gameplay and stuff like that ... Although my game did tend to slow down a lot during some of Genis' spells, like Cyclone.
  2. terra added a post in a topic: LashamaruChaos   

    [color=green]Hi LashamaruChaos,

    I'd appreciate it if you read the rules of OB, as well as the stickies at the top of the forum, in a little more detail. I know they're fairly long, but if you had read the stickies you would've seen that we have very specific requirements for any recruitment threads started in the Adventure Inn. Among them is that every new RPG include an extensive backstory that lets potential participants know what kind of things the RPG will entail. More effort in your posts in the Arena in general would be appreciated as well.

    I'm closing this thread; if you wish to start a more thought-out RPG, you can feel free to start a new one. If you have any questions, you can also PM myself or Arcadia.

    Welcome to OB :).
  3. terra added a post in a topic: Hiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm new!!!!!! Please talk to me!!!!!!!!!!!   

    [color=green]Hi Michiko,

    Welcome to OtakuBoards. Unfortunately, welcome threads are not allowed here -- we feel that if members simply begin participating, they will quickly become well-known throughout the forum, so that welcome threads are pretty much unnecessary. So, I'll have to close this thread.

    If you haven't had time yet, I'd really advise you to read the overall rules of OB, as well as the specific stickies at the top of each forum, before posting. I know they're long, but they will truly help you understand more about posting here.

    Also, if you wish to join an RPG, you should check the Adventure Inn, which usually contains many signup sheets for different RPGs. Again, reading the stickies should help if it doesn't make sense at first, or you can feel free to PM myself or Arcadia with any questions.

    Also, [b]Drizzt Do'urden[/b], while the sentiment is appreciated, please don't "play mod," as it can lead to some confusion. In the future please just report any posts that need attention to a moderator instead, which is easily done by clicking the handy link. :)

  4. terra added a post in a topic: Wolfs rain   

    [color=green]Hi vdguts8,

    Nobody will hate you if you mess up on your first RPG :). However, you should read the stickies at the top of the forum; there are several important points you seem to have missed.

    For one thing, RPGs are expected to have significantly thought-out backstories of at least a few paragraphs' length. You may wish to look at other recruitment threads for examples of this; you could add more detail on the wolves' trip to paradise, or something that gives members a better idea of what you're hoping for in the game.

    It would be appreciated it you improved your post quality in general as well. Typing with correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation is considered quite important at OB (though we try not to nitpick about typos as long as at least effort has been put in). Whenever possible, more detail is great, [i]especially[/i] in the RPG forum.

    Also important when creating an RPG is the rating, which you should've added in the title of your thread (that's why hopefully all RPGs have a rating like [PG13 - L] in their title). There is a sticky on the details of that, as well. Now that you've started a thread, you can pick a rating and PM myself, Arcadia, or Shy to change the thread title.

    Please add a backstory and improve the general level of detail in your post; again, I suggest you look at other RPGs as examples if you need ideas. If you have any questions feel free to PM myself or Arcadia.

    Thanks, and welcome to OB.
  5. terra added a post in a topic: Blood Fighters   

    [color=green]Hi Moonlight,

    Please read the stickies at the top of the forum. I know they're a lot of reading, but they contain a description of how RPGs work at OB.

    Basically, to begin an RPG you will need to put up a signup form and a backstory in the Adventure Inn, a subforum of this one. After other members have signed up for your game, you can create a thread in this forum, the Adventure Square, for you and the other participants to post in. We've found this creates more detailed and intensive games, fitting the very high post quality we expect here at OB.

    Because you haven't started a signup thread, I'm closing this thread. But after reading the stickies and perhaps looking around at other RPGs to see what is expected from them, feel free to begin an RPG again in the Adventure Inn. Please do PM myself or Arcadia if you have any questions.

    Thanks, and welcome to OB.
  6. terra added a post in a topic: shadow dancer   

    [color=green]Okay ...

    [b]IrregularX[/b] and [b]The Pro[/b], please do not "play mod" (tell other members the rules). If you see a rule being broken, please report it to a moderator instead. When members begin playing mod, it may be taken the wrong way by other members or causes more chaos because it prevents us from doing our jobs.

    In addition, The Pro, you were incredibly rude to sky and I do not want to see you acting like that towards other members again.

    [b]Moonlight[/b], double posting is indeed not allowed, and you may wish to go over the rules of OB to understand a little better the kind of post quality that is expected. Actual roleplaying occurs in the Adventure Square, not here, so your first post was slightly out of place; also, your posts should be a little more lengthy and have more quality. (This goes for IrregularX and The Pro too, by the way.)

    [b]sky[/b], in the future when you begin RPGs, you may wish to include more of a backstory. Looking at other RPGs for examples of this might help you, or you can PM me if you have any questions. In addition, all recruitment threads and game threads should have a rating at the top of them; there is a sticky in the Adventure Square describing this requirement.

    All of you should be avoiding posting one-sentence posts, because these low-quality posts are often close to spam.

    I am closing this thread, though sky is welcome to try this RPG again with a more descriptive backstory in a new thread if she'd like. Please PM me if you have any questions.

  7. terra added a post in a topic: New Digimon Fanfic   

    [color=green]Thanks, Lady Asphyxia.

    Rage15112, I realize you tried to start an RPG based on this before. Unfortunately, you will not be able to get around the requirements for a backstory by posting it in the OB Anthology forum, as you now see. My advice is that if you'd like to create a collaborative story, you put in the effort required for the recruitment thread -- it's really not that difficult, and I'm sure you can handle it :). I'm closing this thread; you can use the other thread you started [url=http://www.otakuboards.com/showthread.php?t=42343]here[/url] if you'd like to pursue this (just please delete your last post to avoid double posting if you do so).

    Feel free to PM myself or Arcadia if you feel like you need help with anything.
  8. terra added a post in a topic: Yugi-Net   

    [color=green]Hi gohons daddy,

    Unfortunately, that is not quite the way RPGs work on this forum, so I'll have to close this thread. I'd recommend you thoroughly read the stickies at the top of the forum; though there's quite a lot of words, they are rather helpful and explain very specifically how RPGs operate here. You may also want to check out other RPGs to see how they work.

    Thanks, and welcome to OB.
  9. terra added a post in a topic: Akai'Teth (M-VL)   

    Name: Cerra Hayle
    Age: 16
    Gender: female
    Appearance: Cerra has wide blue eyes and extremely straight brown hair. She is slim and of average height, and dresses in light, neutral tones in practical but pretty dresses and tunics. She has a serene air to her, as if she would be difficult to ruffle, and that is true. However, if she gets angry, she seems to stand straighter and become more intimidating somehow, not in the least because of the evident ire flashing in her suddenly icy eyes.
    Personality: As mentioned above, Cerra is generally very calm, having learned to take many things in stride because of her life. She is very obedient to her parents and all that is expected of her.

    History: Cerra was born to an upper-class family and has always been surrounded by material things of the utmost beauty. She lives in the capitol city of her realm, Leaisha; her family name of Hayle is well-known throughout the city and even the realm. The Hayles were one of the first families to defend their goddess, and they continue to do so. They do not do so for religious reasons (instead, they merely wish to continue living under the goddess's protection), but they still are able to reap the benefits of Azure's blessings.

    Because of the Hayle history, most of the family becomes militant servers of Azure, physically fighting members of other realms and regulating the residents of their own as well. Cerra was slated for this life as well and began her weapons training soon after she learned to walk. However, her career path changed when it was discovered that she was an excellent creator of Heaven's Weave. Her parents gave the appropriate thanks and sacrifices to Azure for blessing their daughter with this gift, and wanted to withdraw her from military training immediately. Cerra asked to continue at least some of her lessons, though she agreed that making Heaven's Weave should be her primary goal for the rest of her life.

    Cerra's current life consists of weaving the fabulous material for about eight hours a day in a room filled with other clothmakers. Like many of them, she has been taught her craft since she was about six, and she has several good friends among them. Unlike most of them, however, she also attends lessons for two to three hours a day in the bow and arrow and defensive tactics. She has never participated in actual combat but likes to feel like she could, were it really necessary.

    Cerra's three brothers all entered military service for Azure; one, her elder by three years, died six months ago. Her two younger sisters are currently in training; none of her other siblings have the gift of creating Heaven's Weave. Her parents are retired from active service but remain involved in finding rebels within the realm and tapping potential recruits.

    God: Azure
    Realm: Leaisha, in Ru'ke-Whim
    Magic/Weapons: magic
    Weapons (max 3): Bow and arrow; a typical bow and arrow, though her parents have had hers painted a pure white and decorated with accents in golden paint so that it looks like her home city itself. Cerra also has a similarly decorated shield, made of a light copper. It is so light that it cannot deflect very heavy blows, but she can carry it easily.
    Spells (max 6): I'll come back to this.
  10. terra added a post in a topic: Why doesn't anyone sign up for my RPG?   

    Like Balmon mentioned, the fact that Metalicon's summary consists of one really long paragraph is pretty deterring. Also, the sentences don't really flow together, and feel a little awkward. Personally, if I read something aloud and it doesn't feel like something I could've just said in normal conversation, I know that my writing was awkward. Good writing is very important to some people. For example, I'm not overly interested in science fiction, but with an amazing description someone may still be able to pull me into a science fiction RPG.

    Also, you should keep in mind that sometimes people just don't sign up for RPGs that are very deserving. It's just one of those things. Like Legault said, sometimes people just aren't interested in the particular subject matter you chose. Also, around this time many people are going back to school and feel like they won't have as much time online as they usually do, so that may be a factor as well.

    I do feel like stories in general should have a plot like eternity suggested. However, I feel like sometimes telling the whole plot in the RPG recruitment thread may make members feel like they won't have enough freedom in the actual game. It sort of depends on how structured you want to make your RPG.
  11. terra added a post in a topic: Prophecy [ PG - SL ]   

    [font=Trebuchet MS]Elanna was panting slightly by the time she arrived at the hills; they'd been a little further than she expected. She trekked up one of them among all the other peering citizens, ducking between couples and sliding seamlessly past the bigger folk so that she was almost at the front of the crowd, which was barely being held back by a line of implacable, uniformed troops.

    But when Elanna saw the thing looming up behind them, she stopped her jostling and just stared.

    The dragon was much more impressive than those featured in her grandparents' tales. It looked as tall as a three-story house, perhaps even taller when it reared up on its hind legs, which it was doing right now. And it also happened to be roaring, a noise that made the entire crowd cower back simultaneously and cover their ears, even the king's soldiers. Its scales were a dirty green that were surprisingly beautiful when they caught the light, which they did now as the dragon lashed forward with its entire head and neck, forcing the group of soldiers in front of it to scatter. Elanna winced as it effectively headbutted one of the soldiers, denting his shield and throwing him backwards into a nearby tree.

    "Oh my God," Elanna gasped, pointing. "There's someone over there!"

    The crowd seemed to hear her as one, as heads turned and more outcries were heard. Elanna squinted at the two men who looked like they'd come out of the forest to stand without the comforting line of soldiers between them and the dragon. Oddly enough, they looked familiar ... and she realized that one of them was Imric, the priest she'd been travelling with. And the other looked vaguely familiar as well, though she couldn't place him.

    "What are they doing over there?" Elanna muttered to herself, maneuvering through the crowd in their general direction almost subconsciously. She kept watch on the the dragon at the same time. It looked like a group of soldiers had recovered and were in formation, moving towards the impressive monster with their swords drawn and their shields up. She hoped upon hope they would be able to do something about the thing ... though now that she thought about it, she didn't want to see it killed, either.

    Looking again at the dragon, wondering how such a thought could have entered her mind, she noticed something slightly odd about it. Though it appeared that no soldier had yet touched the thing, there were already marks along the dragon's back that vaguely looked like sword wounds.

    She forgot about it as she found the end of the boundary of soldiers, at the edge of the small forest bordering the trees. Consciously trying not to think about the repercussions, Elanna began running through the forest towards the dragon, Imric, and the other man.[/font]
  12. terra added a post in a topic: The Ultima Tournament!!!! [PG- LV]   

    [color=green]Okay, I think I'd like to step in here and make a couple of comments.

    One thing you should know is that in the Adventure Square, [b]staying in-character as much as possible is very important.[/b] This means asides like "Are we doing this right?" and "Am I dead?" are discouraged. Entire posts of OOC (out of character) discussion are not allowed, as is clearly stated in the sticky at the top of the forum. So, your discussion over who won and whether or not one of you was killed should not have occurred here at all. As Dragon Warrior is apparently your appointed judge for the tournament, he would have the final say on who won or lost.

    Secondly, in most (though I suppose not all) RPGs on this board, [b]god-modding is not allowed[/b]. That means that in most cases characters cannot choose to kill each other. Battles on this board are usually judged by an unbiased third party, in this case Dragon Warrior. After a certain number of posts, the judge would decide whose overall post quality was better, and that person would be the winner of the spar and possibly be allowed to do a killing post. However, slitting someone's throat in the middle of a battle is usually considered unfair.

    Thirdly, [b]I will not tolerate any kinds of threats[/b] (I'm referring to this: "We'll see who would actually win in a sword fight when I actually spar you in real life next time I go to your house."). You may be kidding, you may be best friends in real life and both know that this is a joke, or you may not. Either way, this is completely inappropriate for the OtakuBoards. This is, after all, a game, and its primary purpose is fun. Threats are not fun, even joking threats, when nobody else knows if you're joking or not.

    Finally, [b]Deimos[/b], I've asked you before to please avoid posting one-sentence posts. You should also know that ignoring moderators' warnings can possibly result in a ban.

    I'd advise you guys to please read the stickies at the top of the forum. Though they're generally more in reference to storyline-type games than spars, they still outline the general rules of the forum. Also helpful is looking at other spars as examples. Though not many are currently going on, there is one [url=http://www.otakuboards.com/showthread.php?t=41766]here[/url].

    Unfortunately, if the post quality does not improve and OOC comments do not stop, I may have to close this thread. If you have any other questions on the operation of battles at OB, please feel free to PM myself or another moderator with them.

    Thanks, and welcome to OB.
  13. terra added a post in a topic: Plumber Bros. Inc. [PG]   

    Lucca strode out of her interview, spinning her Wondershot on one finger before tucking it back into the holster. The interview had, of course, been a snap. Just as she'd expected. After some excessive elbowing between the two men whom Lucca immediately guessed were brothers (the matching red and green outfits sort of gave it away), the green-outfitted one had shot off some question about the positron acceleration of extra-tiny nuclear particles. Apparently he'd read her resume. But not closely enough -- Lucca had actually written the original paper on that, and she and Luigi had gotten into quite a discussion about it. Well, as long as you could still call it a "discussion" when it was mostly one-sided, as Lucca did tend to go on when she got onto one of those subjects, but after hearing about half of her exposition on it, Mario had jumped out of his seat and said she was hired. Mostly, she guessed, to prevent having to hear the other half of her lecture, but still, it had gotten the job done.

    She paused for a moment, surveying the other candidates for the job, feeling superiority that her part for the day was already done. As she did so, something she had originally mistaken for a pink pillow lying on a chair hopped out of its seat and headed for the interviewing room. Lucca's eyebrows narrowed in curiosity; the creature brushed past her and she resisted the urge to reach out and pick it up and give it a big snuggle, because it looked almost too soft and inviting to resist. She was distracted, though, when she looked up from the pink bubble and spotted a very familiar face.

    "Frog!" Lucca exclaimed, bounding across the room. She was ready to pull him into her arms for a big hug, but he seemed a little too ... amphibious for that, so instead, she settled on a very vigorous handshake. "What are you doing here?"

    "Lucca, what a pleasant surprise!" Frog said, returning her handshake with equal vigor. "Hast thou applied for a job at this fine establishment as well?"

    "You're going to work here too?" Lucca said, grin spreading over her face at his familiar formality.

    "Indeed! Verily, 'tis a small world!" Frog said, and a loud *ribbit* escaped him from his excitement. He covered his mouth embarrassedly, cleared his throat slightly, and tried again. "I mean, indeed, it's a small world."

    "It really is," Lucca said, ignoring the interested looks from the other people in the room, who seemed to be wondering at the reunion of a gun-toting teenaged girl and a frog in armor. "What have you been up to since, er, the old days?" She wasn't sure quite how else to put what she really meant, which was "the old days during which we attempted to save the world by travelling millions of years into the past and thousands of years into the future, battling side by side against monsters whom we thought might take our lives."

    Frog seemed to understand, as he simply nodded and said, "Oh, you know, this and that. This job seems an excellent choice to me; after all, there aren't overly many jobs that are well-suited to a knight who also happens to be a frog."

    "True," Lucca agreed amiably. "As for myself, I've finally turned eighteen, and my dad thought I should go out and give the real world a shot ... you know, see what it's really all about." She sighed lightly. "I hope he's doing all right without me. But you know him, he just shoved me out the door and said that as long as I kept safe and maybe visited him after everything was over, he didn't care what adventures I got into. A supportive guy, really. Strange, though," she said thoughtfully, "Crono's mom was just the same way ... You'd think they'd be more worried about us, I mean, we were only kids. Something in the water, maybe?"

    Frog nodded gravely, though he didn't quite seem to know what she was talking about.

    Lucca shrugged, deciding it was all in the past anyway. "I'm glad you're here, Frog," she said, sitting down in a chair to wait for the rest of the interviews to conclude so she'd find out what would happen next. "It'll be so nice to start working like a real adult, and having a friend for the ride makes it even better!"
  14. terra added a post in a topic: I don't get it   

    [color=green]Hi Misenki,

    If you haven't already, you may want to check out the stickies at the top of the forum, which explain in some more detail what the Adventure Square consists of. "Recruiting other players" refers to the Adventure Inn, in which you can post a signup thread that gives a general description of what your RPG will be about and asks if other members would like to join in the game with you. Looking at other games that are already in progress, or other recruitment threads, might help you understand the process more as well.

    RPGs here are generally not as free-form as "The World" is, though if you wanted to start an RPG that was like "The World" that would be all right as well. I have moved your thread to the Questions/Suggestions forum because threads like this are not allowed in the Adventure Square itself.

    After reading the sticky threads, if you still have questions, feel free to PM myself or Arcadia.

  15. terra added a post in a topic: The quality of RPGs currently in The Arena   

    I'm not going to get in on the argument between Siren and Balmon :p. Frankly, that scares me.

    I will, however, agree with this:
    So I think just blaming new members is an unfair statement to make.[/quote]
    I think so too. It's true that new members sometimes do not read rules, but some of them do. This has probably been brought up before (and will be again), but Arcadia's second post or something was the recruitment thread for Laeth E'Thae, which was nothing if not well-executed. In the same way, I have definitely seen older members practically deliberately break rules. (Heh, the most common one is the "don't play mod" rule but others get broken too.) Perhaps it is less common for older members to post poorer signups because hopefully Arcadia or I have PMed them about poor signups if they did post them to begin with, but that just means that as new members they may have been at similar levels as the new members now.

    I also thought for a short while about asking James to change the system so that Arcadia or I would have to approve every recruitment thread before it showed up. However, I decided that would be too much work and be pretty much ridiculous. The Square has the potential to be a lot less fun if we try to put too many restrictions on it, because of the range of types of visitors we have to it as has been mentioned before.