☆★ The Hitchhiker's Guide To The NarutoBase RP Galaxy ★☆
✮ THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE NB RP GALAXY ✮
✖ INTRODUCTION ✖
➔ RPG stands for Roleplaying Game, though we just shorten it to RP most of the time, and as the name implies it just means that you play a 'role' within a specific provided context, in this case the Narutoverse. No one is obliged to RP, everyone is free to decide whether he or she wants to do it or not, and the only purpose it has is just to have fun. Our RP system is something we are particularly proud of. Not only is it unique and has been part of NB for years, but in the end it even transformed into a community within a community. But because it isn't always clear to newer members how it works, this guide was made.
➔ First thing you need to know is that almost all RP related stuff is done in the NarutoBase Roleplaying section. Second important thing then is that the system is divided into two main branches. The first branch is what we call Regular RP. This type of RP is the most straightforward and easiest one to understand. The second branch then is the Battle RP and is the most complex one of the two. When we talk about RP, in most cases it refers to the latter type, the majority of this guide is also dedicated to explaining this type of RP. Especially the index at the bottom of this post is very useful.
✖ REGULAR RP ✖
➔ Regular RP is quite simple as it isn't bound by any additional rules nor do you need any kind of requirements to participate in it. The bottom line of regular RP is that you make threads where you create your own context, place, stage or environment and play a 'role' that matches the thread. This type of RP is always done in Konoha Town. People use it to post bio shops, recruitment threads, schools, academies, resorts, weddings, even history classes and courthouses. As you can see even non-Naruto related RP stuff is allowed to be posted. Because of this Konoha Town can in fact be considered as some kind of an NB RP metropole. In the end it comes down to saying improvised stuff like this:
➔ Battle RP revolves around, as the name implies, battles and is always located in a Naruto based context. Pretty much all the other RP sections are somehow focused on this type of RP. Even Konoha Town is often used for battle purposes. You make biographies, train to learn the shinobi skills, create your own jutsu's and start fighting alone or in group with other people. Everything else in this guide from this point on is solely meant to explain all the aspects of this type of RP.
► Postcounts form the core of our RP battle system. Everything is, directly or indirectly, related to it. Your postcount determines your rank and thus also what and how much you are able to learn. Higher-ranked RPers have the potential to learn more than lower-ranked ones and the more you learn, the stronger you will get. This is also explained in the Battle Ranks thread.
► Battle Ranks (Overview):
Genin: 50 posts - 300 chakra/350 health - E + D Rank Jutsu's - 1 Basic Element - Basic Ninjutsu
Chunin: 200 Posts - 500 Chakra/600 Health - C Rank Jutsu's - 2 Basic Elements - Taijutsu
S-Jounin: 550 Posts - 700 Chakra/750 Health - B Rank Jutsu's - 3 Basic Elements - Genjutsu
Jounin: 1,050 Posts - 800 Chakra/850 Health - A Rank Jutsu's - 4 Basic Elements
S-Class: 2,400 Posts - 1,000 Chakra/1,000 Health - S Rank Jutsu's - 5 Basic elements
Grim: 30,000 Posts - 2,000 Chakra/2,000 Health - Man of Love
► Battle Ranks (Explained):
When you reach 50 posts, you automatically become a genin and can start RPing. At this rank you can be trained in max one element of your choice. Besides that you can also learn normal ninjutsu. As a genin you can learn max up to D-rank jutsu's (this applies to all shinobi skills).
When you reach 200 posts, you automatically become a chunin. At this rank you can be trained in max two elements of your choice. Besides that you can also start learning taijutsu. As a chunin you can learn max up to C-rank jutsu's (this applies to all shinobi skills).
When you reach 550 posts, you automatically become an S-Jounin. At this rank you can be trained in max three elements of your choice. Besides that you can also start learning genjutsu. As an S-Jounin you can learn max up to B-rank jutsu's (this applies to all shinobi skills).
When you reach 1050 posts, you automatically become a Jounin. At this rank you can be trained in max four elements of your choice. As a Jounin you can learn max up to A-rank jutsu's (this applies to all shinobi skills).
When you reach 2400 posts, you automatically become an S-Class. At this rank you can be trained in your fifth and final element. As an S-Class you can learn max up to S-rank jutsu's (this applies to all shinobi skills).
When you reach 4300 posts, you automatically become a Sannin. At this rank you can also learn fuuinjutsu, if you're lucky that is as, unlike skills like genjutsu, taijutsu etc., you need a special permission to be taught this. As a sannin you can learn up to Forbidden rank jutsu's (this applies to all shinobi skills).
When you reach 8000 posts, you automatically become a Kage. As a Kage you gain the privilege to submit your own Custom Elements.
When you reach 10 000 posts, you automatically become an unofficial Sage. At this rank you can also learn kinjutsu, if you're lucky that is as, unlike skills like genjutsu, taijutsu etc., you need a special permission to be taught this. As a Sage you gain the privilege to request a Sage Mission if you finished all your basic training. If you succeed in this mission, you will be given your own sage title and then you can submit your own Custom Clan.
When you reach 30 000 posts, you automatically become a Grim. This is mainly a cosmetic title and was introduced to honor the member Hellsbadass (aka Grim aka Man of Love) as the first person passing the 30 000 posts mark.
Note: The rank bar will automatically appear under your avatar when you reach the necessary amount of posts.
✖ HOW TO START RPING?
► Step #1
First read everything that was written above so that you get an overall idea of what RPing now exactly is on NB.
► Step #2
When you have at least 50 posts, you can post a biography in the RPG Biographies section. Then just wait till the bio is approved (see the Biographies post of this guide).
► Step #3
When your biography is approved, search for a sensei, a person with an orange name, who can train you in the Training Grounds section (see the Training post of this guide).
► Step #4
When you think you learned enough, you can start battling in the Battle Arena section (see the Battling post of this guide). You can give battling a deeper dimension by becoming a member of an official RP village and take on other villages in the Ninja World section (see the Ninja World post of this guide).
► Step #5
Finally just repeat this process. The higher your rank becomes, the more things you can learn, the more biographies you can make and the more stuff you can add to these bios. You can give your bios a more personal, unique touch by creating custom jutsus, elements or clans and you might even become an official Sage (see the Customs, Custom Elements and Custom Clans & Sages posts of this guide)!