SDN Worlds 4 Commentary Thread VII

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Re: SDN Worlds 4 Commentary Thread VII

Post by Karmic Knight » 2011-10-18 05:38am

Siege wrote:This is as good a time and place to say this as any: I am very disappointed with the activity on the story front, or more precisely the - barring a few usual suspects - almost complete lack thereof.
In my personal defense, my lemmingism is working against me, and I want to actually be sure I've read the thread before posting any story posts. (That being said, I do have story posts written/in process).
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Re: SDN Worlds 4 Commentary Thread VII

Post by Simon_Jester » 2011-10-18 08:10am

At this point, I'd advise you to restrict yourself to storylines which have real potential to impact what you're doing- not many, if it involves stuff right on your borders. Though for the sake of player-player interaction you may want to consider something longer ranged and more subtle.

I've found that the best way to make sure you're not stepping on a player's toes is to just ask them. Works like a charm.
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Re: SDN Worlds 4 Commentary Thread VII

Post by Karmic Knight » 2011-10-18 08:44am

Simon_Jester wrote:At this point, I'd advise you to restrict yourself to storylines which have real potential to impact what you're doing- not many, if it involves stuff right on your borders. Though for the sake of player-player interaction you may want to consider something longer ranged and more subtle.

I've found that the best way to make sure you're not stepping on a player's toes is to just ask them. Works like a charm.
True enough, and I'm not worried too much about the stuff I'm currently writing to step on anyone's toes, unless the idea of galactic discourse has crashed mightily in the intervening 10 to 15 pages I have left of the thread, nothing I'm currently working on should ruin things, and if things in my neck of the woods has been relatively quiet, I'm just going to go and begin posting stuff and reading the backlog.
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Re: SDN Worlds 4 Commentary Thread VII

Post by Force Lord » 2011-10-18 09:34am

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Re: SDN Worlds 4 Commentary Thread VII

Post by Simon_Jester » 2011-10-18 12:21pm

Interesting, Karmic, though between my own tiredness and the slightly... off-kilter?... grammar, I'm having a bit of trouble grasping the nuances of your post at the moment. Some of it reads rather strangely.

Don't worry about it.

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Re: SDN Worlds 4 Commentary Thread VII

Post by Karmic Knight » 2011-10-18 02:50pm

Question: Do the Shoals between the Iduran Confederacy and United Sectors have a colloquial name?
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Post by Shroom Man 777 » 2011-10-18 03:48pm

Nope. Feel free to make one up. Part of the fun in the game. :)
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Post by Force Lord » 2011-10-18 04:00pm

I'd suggest you name it the Unknown Regions. :razz:
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Re: SDN Worlds 4 Commentary Thread VII

Post by Simon_Jester » 2011-10-18 04:21pm

Yeah, I wish they had a name; it would have made a bit of my Zebes writing easier.

That said, sector H-12 has been... kinda busy lately. Other sectors, not so much.
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Re: SDN Worlds 4 Commentary Thread VII

Post by Karmic Knight » 2011-10-18 04:28pm

So, which reads better:

“Welcome to TV2 News, your source of news this side of the Unknown Regions.”

or:

“Welcome to TV2 News, your source of news this side of the Horn of Space.”
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Post by KlavoHunter » 2011-10-18 04:55pm

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Post by White Haven » 2011-10-19 02:06pm

No longer sick, back at work, and Kiergy, you got some 'splainin to do...

Also, tag, anybody with a presence around the Eye, you've just seen a ridiculously unsubtle, ludicrously fast contact inbound towards the Eye of Sasha at very, very high FTL burn. The kitties, in particularly, would have seen it start that burn after arriving at their warpgate.
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Post by Force Lord » 2011-10-19 02:33pm

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Re: SDN Worlds 4 Commentary Thread VII

Post by Simon_Jester » 2011-10-19 09:13pm

White Haven wrote:No longer sick, back at work, and Kiergy, you got some 'splainin to do...

Also, tag, anybody with a presence around the Eye, you've just seen a ridiculously unsubtle, ludicrously fast contact inbound towards the Eye of Sasha at very, very high FTL burn. The kitties, in particularly, would have seen it start that burn after arriving at their warpgate.
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Post by KhorneFlakes » 2011-10-21 12:44pm

Okay guys, my story update is finally ready, after constant writers block and interruptions, plus creepy internet voodoo.

I'd like permission to edit it though if it proves to be slightly funny in terms of wording. I also want to edit the first Taiidan post, as it didn't com out and I want to avoid a inconsistency situation where the old stuff, despite now being unused, is still around.

Is that alright? Or should I take this up with you?

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Post by Shroom Man 777 » 2011-10-21 12:45pm

It's alright man. You could link to the first Taiidan post in your latest post, if you wish.

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Re: SDN Worlds 4 Commentary Thread VII

Post by KhorneFlakes » 2011-10-21 01:07pm

Shroom Man 777 wrote:It's alright man. You could link to the first Taiidan post in your latest post, if you wish.

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Re: SDN Worlds 4 Commentary Thread VII

Post by Simon_Jester » 2011-10-22 12:52am

Karmic, I confess to being confused about what's going on in your posts. Could you give a quick rundown of the players involved, what they're trying to accomplish, and where they're doing it?

EDIT: By "players" I mean "in-game people involved in the action in significant ways," not out-of-game players.
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Re: SDN Worlds 4 Commentary Thread VII

Post by KhorneFlakes » 2011-10-22 05:45am

I agree with Simon. What the heck is going on?

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Post by Force Lord » 2011-10-30 12:45pm

Akhlut's out? Damn. The asteroid of real life strikes again. :(
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Re: SDN Worlds 4 Commentary Thread VII

Post by Simon_Jester » 2011-10-30 03:13pm

A lot of us are to some extent involved in college, which means activity over the fall slumps compared to the summer. This year it's worse than the same time last year; the MEH war has occupied a lot of creative attention for those of us involved in it, reducing opportunities to interact outside of it. For those not involved in the MEH war, there's just not much going on.

Plus, times are tough, people have to work pretty hard in a lot of cases, that makes another dent in people's time.

People who've been out of the game for three or six months have more trouble getting back in than those out for one, or two, as well- witness Akhlut's own post.

So yes, we're looking at a slowdown here. I'm hoping it'll pick back up, because I would be sad to miss out some of the opportunities for awesome and wackiness that might arise. But that hinges on the feelings of some among the player-base.
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Re: SDN Worlds 4 Commentary Thread VII

Post by Akhlut » 2011-10-30 06:33pm

I might try to get a few one shot posts in from time to time, but I've just started a master's program, I've got a 3 year old to raise, and I'm far, far behind on what's going on in-story. I might try to get a few posts in from Captain Djangles, since there's story there, but it's really self-contained.

But, like I said in the participation thread: there's simply too much to do in all spheres concerned for me to come back to this full time like I was 6 months ago or however long it's been.
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Re: SDN Worlds 4 Commentary Thread VII

Post by Simon_Jester » 2011-10-30 06:54pm

Yeah, sure.

Anyway, it's not like there's no room in a game like this for casual semi-participants who can occasionally glance at the thread, make popcorn comments, or write a two or three paragraph minipost on something that strikes them as funny. I'd rather have a dozen of those lurking around than Big Empty Spaces, as long as the semi-participants aren't idiots or trolls like CN was.
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Re: SDN Worlds 4 Commentary Thread VII

Post by Kartr_Kana » 2011-11-02 05:01pm

Forcelord, just read your most recent post and I'm a little confused as to the timing. It starts out reminiscing about something that happened 31 years ago and then at the end it says the character served Enduvos for a century, before he had to turn against him. Which leaves me wondering which time is correct?
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Post by Force Lord » 2011-11-02 09:29pm

The character (Viso Fredon, who is currently General Secretary of the Centralist Party and member of the Triumvirate) reminesces on how the Centrality's Lost Century ended 31 years ago, and remembers what happened during the height of it, around 3310, when Enduvos took power. Yeah, sci-fi medical tech FTW.
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