I had this idea for a while and wanted to know if there's user support for it to happen as it would take a considerable effort to plan out and make it happen.
What do you guys think about reworking events and integrating them with the RP side of the forum?
01. How it would work?
At first, in-game events would have traditional parts happening in-game (such as they are now) and parts happening on the forum, requiring players to RP. If there's enough interest, we could have entire event chains in this template.
02. Why would I want that?
When you write out your character's actions, not only can you give it a life of it's own (personality, looks, everything) but you can also interact with your friends and with NPCs in ways that are pretty much impossible in-game.
Think about completing event missions with friends, reacting to their reactions and truly working as cohesive groups that depend on each other, achieving your goals in new and creative ways instead of just clicking buttons for pre-made choices!
03. I hate RPing and I don't want it.
This is an alteration to how events work, NOT CONTENT. As with every Event in game, it's completely eligible. If you don't want to do it, just don't and it won't alter your game in any way.
04. I like events as they are, what about me?
Not all events have to be this way. We can have both traditional events that take place completely in-game, and other events using this new template.
05. Can I do anything while RPing?
Within reason. If your in-game character has the bloodline Vaporia, for example, you'll be required to use the jutsus that are tied to that (i.e, not using stuff from other bls/etc, as you wouldn't in-game) and that you actually have on your jutsu list; however, there's no reason to limit the number of jutsus you can have tagged, for example.
The intention of this isn't for it to become an OP fest where people can shoot lightning out of their butts, but rather have the chance to resolve events in new fun ways that aren't limited to what can be coded.
06. Who would judge what's good or not and run the events?
The events would be run by the event team, as they are now. The only difference is the medium they would use. If you're interested in joining, please send us an application, which can be found on the forum.
07. I'm still confused as to how we would act this out.
There's several good examples of RP missions in our abandoned RP part of the forum; while it wouldn't be exactly like that, it can give you guys an idea of how it could be. This is just the base idea, but if there's enough approval we'll start putting a real effort into making it juicy.
Please feel free to make comments, ask questions and give suggestions!