CSotRP [Discussion and Implementation]
I want to make one thing very, very clear before we move on. Please read this before posting.
This is the issue of power, which I'm sure many of you know of. Allow me to present an analogy. I play a lot of a games - everything from the PSP, the DS, PCs, whatever I could afford or download off online, my favorite genre being the RPG/MMO. Games are fun, however, there is one mechanic that you eventually realize. You play games to advance, to acquire new abilities, make more money, get better weapons, all in order to defeat "monsters" better. Eventually, at the end, you become so strong that everything dies in one hit, and then you realize...the journey is over. It was fun when you tried, when you had something to go through, but in the end, it means nothing. And that, I believe, is the central issue in many of the games in this genre, and that games like this most consistently update and grow in order to be successful and keep the players' interest.
So, that is precisely what it is in RP. I've been a member for on-going nearly four years. I was here when "OP stuff" were submitted, and I must admit, I was caught up in the rush before, but it quickly became mundane. So what exactly is the point if everyone can OHKO everyone? What if someone can cause a whole village to explode in one hit? Where, I ask of you, is the fun in that?
I can not change you nor your mindset. Only you can change you. If you keep seeing nothing but problems about the RP, or that someone is stronger than you, or that we mods are always trying to prevent you to get the power that you've always wanted, then I can't do anything about it. No one can do anything about it.
Now, with that placed aside, allow me to attack the central issues, one at a time. One at a time. We can't do everything at once, so we, as the community of the NB RP, need to discuss this over and come to a consensus. I will bring up some issues one by one from the previous thread, and please respond accordingly and in an organized manner on what we all should do.
I'll be honest, I missed the days where everyone knew each other and everyone could trust each other. I don't like the idea of mods or senseis always being so quiet about things, and you don't like it either. But that is what it is now, and the trust will take very long to build itself up again. Much of the staff have lost faith and to be honest, it's frustrating for me as well. I'll be frank. No one on the staff believes in this thread or that it will bring any changes. Only you can change their thinking.
Cast aside all biasness for now. All hate. All grudges. And then let us talk. Also, please suggest changes that are possible and reasonable. Not everyone will ever fully agree, much like politics, but we will have to do our best to please the majority.
♠ Custom Stuff ♠
I'm sorry to say, erasing custom stuff is simply not going to happen. Yes, this is coming from someone that owns no Custom Elements, and barely has any Custom Jutsus. It's not like I'm not up for the idea, and even if it happens, I highly doubt I'd submit any Customs, however, as Zero Kelvin said in one post, it'll simply push back the problem and not solve it. Also, having everyone flock to submit stuff and ideas that have already been submitted in the past isn't simply going to go well. There will be much arguing and rage over such a thing, so, let us stop talking about customs and forget about them for now. Remember, things are only important if you make them important.
I'm also not going to talk about CEs, or CWs, or anything. You can rage or be angry about the rules or such, but it won't change anything at all. I'm sorry. It's not like I'm turning a blind eye to you, but there is simply no way to satisfy everyone with such things. You must learn to let go yourself.
♠ Ninja World ♠
Ninja world is a big issue. Let us not speak of that right now. There were some great things proposed in the other thread, but the less we tackle now, the better.
1. Training System
This needs a serious revamp. As Typhon and some other senseis said, it's a rigorous progress, and hardly anything comes out of it. Many people actually end up leaving the RP because of this very reason. I can barely keep up with my training threads, as much time as I've already devoted to them and to be honest, simply asking people to do X jutsu and then Y reply really isn't beneficial for anyone. In the end, all they earn is the right to use jutsus that they probably don't even appreciate or fully understand.
Do any of you have proposals as to have new RPers "master" jutsus in such a way so that it is appealing, yet not so rigorous for the senseis and the students as well?
Originally Posted by Inch
2. Bio Ownage
Another issue brought up. What I propose is that a thread is created and consistently monitored every few months or so of active RPers and owned bios. I will create a thread, and all the active RPers that own personal bios and do not wish for others to create the same thing can post there, and I will compile a list of every character that someone already has a "right" to. However, this thread will be refreshed, say, every three months, and if the person that owns that character is not active in the RP anymore, and does not post back on that thread stating their ownership, then someone else may take it.
3. Donating a CJ Tournament
I posted that thread last night around midnight and went to sleep. I couldn't sleep. In fact, I was tossing and turning and then eventually picked up my PS Vita to play some games...
Okay, that placed aside, I was thinking much about this thread and then this idea came to me. Donating a CJ tournament.
How about a tournament is held every month, where participants that enter must select one of their CJs as a "prize". For example, I sign up and state that I'm willing to teach someone my custom jutsu of Facepalm. Excellent.
I'll give every person that signs up a number, put it into a shuffler, and then pair up random numbers against one another for a fun fight. It can be any type of fight, even 2v2, RP only, canon only, I'll let you guys decide on that, but in the end, the person who loses has to teach the CJ they entered to the other person. Or something like that. I'm trying to keep it entertaining for everyone, but you guys get my gist, yes? That way, everyone has a chance to trade around CJs and have fun.
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And your response. I'd like this thread as neat as possible because I want to present these ideas and possibly implement them. Feel free to discuss if necessary, but keep it respectful.