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Tomas Elliot
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PostSubject: Community makes the character! Sun 30 Mar 2014, 10:08 pm

Don't judge me I need the posts.

So, I was planning to ask people for help with this in the chatbox, but since I am GMT+1, which means that when I am here ready to chat, most people aren't (also I need the posts), I decided to make a topic instead.

Here is the thing: my mind is a volcano of ideas. When I like something (and I sure as hell like this place), my mind starts elaborating countless ideas, I start thinking about a lot of different possibilities for my character, the gender, the faceclaim, the personality, the character development. Problem is, I can only make one character, which means that, of all the many ideas that crowd my mind right now, I'll only be able to actually bring one to life, at least for the time being.

So I thougt: how about asking my new companions for help? I'll post here the ideas I had so far (mostly inspired to characters from KOF, BlazBlue and Disgaea, my favorite games), what I am asking you to do is to state which one you like the most, provide criticism, ideas to improve, and basically whatever you can think of in order to help me make up my mind and pick one! I'd rather this to stay as a discussion so that I can improve my ideas, rather than "The majority of people say to go with X", so I won't make this an actuall poll. Also, as this is something I am doing before even creating a character, asking people for their personal opinions, I felt it belonged here rather than in more strictly roleplay-related sections.

I'll use spoilers to avoid turning this post in an absurdly long wall of text: keep in mind that my plan is to create a Uchiha, and thus these ideas were mostly gared towards that; however, most of them would be very easy to adapt should I fail to obtain the required approval (*shivers at the mere thought*).

Rachel Alucard:
 

Kyo Kusanagi:
 

Shion:
 

Etna:
 

Mao:
 

So this is all: what are your thoughts on my ideas people?
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PostSubject: Re: Community makes the character! Sun 30 Mar 2014, 10:45 pm

I know this is meant to be well, and we should give our thoughts, but shouldn't it be about who -you- want to play as?

I mean, You're going to be the one writing and acting them out; so our choices could really back fire. Neutral What if you don't like the character, or how they develop? You don't really get to do em over, ya know?

In any case.

Rachel, evne though you're going to have to pick one animal to summon; Meaning you can't have both the cat AND the bat. One can be a non-combat pet, however.

She seems fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Community makes the character! Sun 30 Mar 2014, 10:50 pm

I personally like Shion just because he seems like he would be the black sheep of the Uchiha clan. The fact he looks like a girl would honestly make nearly any introduction interesting, unless people want to be smarty pants and say he's obviously a guy. The biggest reason of all is the fact you said he is controversial. I always think it is wise to test the waters a bit and explore your character just as much as they are exploring the ninja world. The fact much of his persona is left open ended only means you have a lot of room to do this exploration through missions, solo topics, and topics with others. There is much more to talk about rather than creating a character and then proceeding to ask; "hm...now what?" I think controversy is fun but that's just me. Plus he looks a bit more ninja then the other three.

Overall, like Cross said, it is truly you who must decide despite opinions we may offer. Just imagine yourself rping out the characters in separate word documents. Like give yourself a scenario and go from there. Once you do that, maybe you will figure out precisely who it is you want to rp with on a daily basis. Something else you could do is just wing it. I had not idea who I would create but once I searched around the internet for a few pictures and figured out my clan; everything else just fell together. Now Seika is one of my favorite characters I have ever RPed with due to the depth of her personality when in different scenarios.
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Tomas Elliot
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PostSubject: Re: Community makes the character! Sun 30 Mar 2014, 11:03 pm

Cross wrote:
I know this is meant to be well, and we should give our thoughts, but shouldn't it be about who -you- want to play as?

I mean, You're going to be the one writing and acting them out; so our choices could really back fire. :|What if you don't like the character, or how they develop? You don't really get to do em over, ya know?

Seika wrote:

Overall, like Cross said, it is truly you who must decide despite opinions we may offer. Just imagine yourself rping out the characters in separate word documents. Like give yourself a scenario and go from there. Once you do that, maybe you will figure out precisely who it is you want to rp with on a daily basis. Something else you could do is just wing it. I had not idea who I would create but once I searched around the internet for a few pictures and figured out my clan; everything else just fell together. Now Seika is one of my favorite characters I have ever RPed with due to the depth of her personality when in different scenarios.

Quoting you both as you made similar remarks. I understand full well that it is ultimately up to me, but as I said somewhere in the OP, this is not just a mere "I'll go with the one that gets the most votes" thing, otherwise I would have made it a poll. What I am hoping for is to hear the point of view of as many people as possible in regards of my ideas, because their remarks could help me improve them. For example, Cross' post about Rachel pointed out a difficulty that there would be with her, but it also provided a possible solution. That is the kind of stuff I need: after I have polished all these ideas with the feedback I get in this topic, I'll go with the one I like the most, however the likings of you people will also play a role for a reason you two didn't seem to take into account: appeal. If many people like an idea of mine for a character, my chances of finding people willing to roleplay with me will increase: furthermore, the mere fact that we are here talking will lead you guys to actually care about my ideas, which is no secondary aspect given that, as a newcomer, I was faced with the risk of not settling in this community, like it happened to me in my previous experiences. The people behind the characters are as important, in a RP; as the characters themselves, and those are the ones I want to connect with now.

Incidentally, I like Seika's suggestion about how to pick the character a lot. I will definitely do that, thanks Smile
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