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  1. ThatGuyBoom

    Minionland RP

    Welcome, one and all to the Minionland RP! It has been talked about for quite a while, with multiple forum posts and in-game discussion, but here it is! This will be the Official In Character(IC) Post area for the Minionland RP! If you want to write about your town, kingdom or nation and the things it is doing, this is the place! I hope for everyone involved to have fun:D ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Story Prologue: Game Details: Player List: Rule List: Other Information:
  2. ThatGuyBoom

    Roleplay resurection

    I tried writing one, but It may have glitched out into oblivion for whatever reason. But, discord's Up! https://discord.gg/2BsSMmY! Come here for all your RP Needs:)
  3. ThatGuyBoom

    Roleplay resurection

    Oh boy, just saw this. will start the thread rn!
  4. ThatGuyBoom

    Roleplay resurection

    I like that Idea. Maybe a measure of industrial-orientated buildings/builds within a nation could show economic strength. And about buying tanks and the such, In-Game Companies such as Minioncrafter's Suriv Industries may become much more viable to amass large armed forces. I like the "Paused" Idea for groups away for a bit, but making sure that a system like that isn't used as a kind of shield will be vital. I guess abuse would be under rule 1. I agree with Xed's opinion, this would be an interesting idea once minionland closes its doors for good. But, I'm gonna throw out some quick notes about that idea: 1) Minionland is right around 1 & 1/2 years old now, and many of us are very attached to the builds we've done there. We've made stories and lore for them and this is an extension of that viewpoint. 2) as someone with a couple of years worth of experience of managing servers, I can tell you that modded servers are a pain to effectively run. they gobble RAM up like there's no tomorrow and both buying a physical server or renting one from a server provider is expensive, especially for one with enough ram to effectively run mods. It's not totally out of the question, but we would need to really figure that out. The basic server I got for 6 months cost me 60$ to rent for that long, and it has 2.5 gigs for memory. However, on another note, I have been working on starting up an official discord server:D It will have lots of channels, and could take the place of the OOC forum post easily(since discord is much easier to communicate with than forum posts). also, for those who want to make a flag for your nation of choice, use this link!
  5. ThatGuyBoom

    Roleplay resurection

    Oh yeah, it would also allow us to make some cool flags for nations other than banners. Here's the Northern Kingdom's(Or as it's called in NS, Imperium Norius's) flag, done in the traditional 3:5 ratio.
  6. ThatGuyBoom

    Roleplay resurection

    PART 2: ok, so now the forum isn't bugging out, let me finish this off: I Propose we make 2 forum posts that would host the RP(IC and OOC respectively) in the basic NS fasion. But, since this is minionland, there will be some added twists: 1) World map A new, revamped world map would allow us to effectively draw borders of nations. Rhe ways we do this are pretty open, the best ones IMO are: - Use an online map editor(Mapcharts for example) and color in an RL world map - Create a custom map using software drawing tools and marking out nations - Hand drawing a map(maybe not this) A new map would also allow for some new cleaner borders, and we can either shrink/expand the distance between builds to change how the world works. 2) Minionland Builds Count! this one's a fun one! although it would be a forum where the main action happens, Minionland is where we build our nations/kingdoms up. how? well, let's say Ryno wants a new tank army in the RP or Xeredek wants a new flotilla. they would have to make a minionland equivalent for it to exist in the RP. so, hard work in-game is rewarded! But, since it's in an RP post, we can take liberties with how to scale we need to make the builds. speaking of scale and such... 3) We Are Free from the shackles of MC's limits! want a tank that can move? or a boat that floats? how about some real magic(Since you all love your magic), or firing cannons, or even making kingdoms and empires actually the size of kingdoms and empires instead of 2 cities and some squat villages(COUGH*thenorthernkingdom*COUGH)? We can do that here! no longer do we need to worry about how MC's and the server's limits would affect the RP, and we can go into detail about the details of our places in ways we couldn't even imagine, or be bothered to build! The Rules would be simple: 1) No trolling, god-modding, and the likes. 2) The OP's ruling is word rule of god, mostly. if it seems unfair or unreasonable, speak up. 3) Don't jump forward in time too much, keep it at 3 weeks forward at most. 4) Don't position yourself to be a world superpower FROM THE START(this one may be a bit controversial, but hear me out. In most RPs, starting world powers are non-player nations and usually are the one who starts the story off and develops it in certain ways later on. However, if you grow stronger enough, later on, to take them on, go right ahead. at the most, be a regional power in your relative area in your cardinal direction/land mass. sometimes its much more fun to play as a small guy with some interesting ideas around them.) 5) When expanding your military/infrastructure, don't go in huge leaps for no reason.(Don't created an extra 1,000,000 soldiers without putting the effort to get them, with factories and barracks and the such). you are on the honors system, so don't take advantage of that. 6) OOC is kept in OOC, and IC is kept in IC. So that's what I got so far. Stay tuned for such things as Starting World Powers, the Map issue, and more! And please suggest more ideas and the such:)
  7. ThatGuyBoom

    Roleplay resurection

    Oh, it's an RP post! I better throw my hat into the ring... This is the start of Boomie's incomprehensible tangent on how to treat the server RP Hello, It's me, the one who somehow started this mess a long time ago! So when the RP first started, it was mostly between me and Lert to justify building certain things, and It acted as a sort of rivalry/cold war sort of thing. But then came others and the same way we did it originally was gonna work. Problems ensured, and the RP mostly died. Fast forward to now, and I have had some experience RP-ing nations on nation-states(which is a very fun game/community for those who like that kind of stuff), So I'm gonna do a long-ish post analyzing the Old RP-system we had, its flaws, and a proposed solution that would probably work well for everyone! I hope. maybe? I guess we'll have to see... The Problems: The RP idea in minionland is not a new thing and has been around since the early days after the server was opened to the public. It has evolved over the months, however, taking new forms depending on the desired experience the organizers wanted. In its current form(As I've seen with many of the past/current participants), it has taken a much more serious and militant state, with expanding armies and imperial ambitions all around! This playstyle, however, has led to problems in-game for many people. "What are these problems?" you may ask?(You may also ask "Where have you been?!?! it been like 2 months, why show up now?". I also wonder that.): 1.) The world is small, and not everyone wants to be a part of it! this one's pretty easy: The RP seemed to suck in many people, and some of them who were not originally part of it had a negative view of it. One of my biggest regrets on the server is being unkind and rude to other players while "In Character", and I have trodden carefully with RP related stuff since then. People want to expand their empires past their borders, but it leads to real and negative conflict with other players. 2.)"Why is your navy in a lake?" This one is kinda self-explanatory: many of us have awesome builds, like tank armies, massive battleships, powerful cannons and fearsome air-forces, but they are either placed in a completely useless position(IE, the northern kingdom's navy as well as Walkurias), can't work("My tanks won't move an inch, no matter how much fuel I put in!") or maybe even both. Even more so, there have been arguments over what constitutes a piece of military equipment(Whether it is in a functional or decorative state), which later led to OOC tension between players. for the RP to work in a serious state, we need to thoughtfully address these problems. 3.) Maps, and the many dots upon them! The world map in minionland is less of a landmass and more of some land painted on by a 5-year old. This has lead to problems with dictating how to deal with borders. for most builds, your border ends at your build, but with nations, the rules warp and bend. we need to deal with this as well. ok, so the main problems boil down to(in goals to achieve): - Creating a separate area to do RP things that excludes those who don't want to take part of it to avoid conflict, but also accounts for their builds on minionland. - Dealing with disparities between views on how certain builds add to the RP, along with the limitations in-game MC presents. - Dealing with the inconsistencies of the minionland map, with keeping location consistency in check. But, the biggest one with overlaps with the 3 main problems: -Dealing with creating a set of rules that prevent problems such as god-modding, but also leave plenty of creative wiggle room. There are also lesser problems that I see, but it's probably me just coming over from NC RP-ing. so, I Guess this is where I post my idea! Yes past me, this is where we post the idea you had. So before I get started, a quick disclaimer: THIS IS NOT A DEFINITE THING, JUST A SUGGESTION! If you don't like the idea, please speak up, let your voice be heard! I want the RP to live again, and hard-nosing an idea that people don't like will not do that well! so, go away and critique! The NS Approach: In Nationstates, an RP is conducted over 2 forum posts, an In-Character Post(IC), and an Out of Character Post(OOC). -an IC post is where events, policies, interactions and decisions are written by the contributors. The jumps in time usually last around 2-4 weeks on average, and it allows for longer, diplomatic talks between players without needing to be in the same discord. -an OOC post is where a person signs up for the RP by filling out a form with basic info(Nation Name, population, army size, location, ETC,) and waiting for the OP to approve/deny the forum, as well as a discussion area for what should happen next, future plans, basic questions for OP, and behind the scene interactions and communications. This system works very well for large and small RPs alike and allows for people across the globe to contribute without the worry of timezones or coordinating with other players in person. It is actually a lot of fun, and if the OP is fair and just in their ruling, it can be very interesting the stories that can be made.(END OF PART ONE, NEW POST SOON!)
  8. ThatGuyBoom

    Cake Feast on Thanksgiving?

    I quite like this idea. I second Bunyan's build off idea, cause whats thanksgiving anyway than a segway into Christmas?
  9. ThatGuyBoom

    Official RP thread Creation Ideas

    Ok... this Thread has been Derailed just a bit. It would probably be best to eventually get a discord conversation going about this topic. IDK when, but being able to do discuss thinks civilly may be in our best interests.
  10. ThatGuyBoom

    Official RP thread Creation Ideas

    Booya indeed.
  11. ThatGuyBoom

    Official RP thread Creation Ideas

    The rules more have to do with effective world building, and making it so someone can't pull the equivalent of those playground fights where someone yells "I GOT A SUPER SHIELD YOU CANT KILL ME". One of this server's greatest strengths IMO is that people not only want to tell stories with their builds, but also interact with others to create a dynamic and ongoing history, and there are many examples of how people tell their end of the story. I just think it may be good to make a set of rules we all decide on, so people are all on the same page when it comes to those interactions.
  12. ThatGuyBoom

    Official RP thread Creation Ideas

    Hey everyone! It seems that the server RP is starting to develop quite well, and It may be a good idea to not only create a thread specifically for it, but also some rules to follow, so we don't end up spoiling other player's experience. I've done it before, it ain't fun:( So, what do you all think of this? any rules we should put in especially? please, give some feedback. the more, the better.
  13. ThatGuyBoom

    Custom advancements to guide (new) players in minionland

    I think it would be a great reward to when you visit one of the places, you get their banner as a reward. might be a nice addition to an exp reward.
  14. ThatGuyBoom

    Imperial Defense Project

    The Northern Kingdom, as a nation of expert gun and cannon crafters, can say "That's one big gun." I hope that we can continue a positive relationship, and would also like to offer a trade deal to your empire, in the form of a small stockpile of northern shells. they make large booms, I make sure of it.
  15. ThatGuyBoom

    The Southern Covenant Navy expands

    The Northern Kingdom sends its congratulations to the southern covenant and it's people for such a large accomplishment. The covenant has yet again proven themselves as the premier builders of warships in minonland. and as our boat to gun ratio is too low for our comfort, it may be in our best interests to discuss some form of deal between our nations. Until then, I'll make my bunker have an extra layer of concrete. Or 2.
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