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12/07/2019 05:59 PM 

[RP Advice] Forced Shipping (It Hurts Your Partners)

A topic I heavily need to cover, because this has happened to me more than I can count as well. My friends and I have had issues with partners trying to force shipping RolePlays on us, and I really wish to make some things clear.

Please, do not ever assume the partners you pick, will be into romance genres. It would take a lot of grit off if you take the courtesy to ask first, or even read their profiles to see what they do and don’t accept. Approaching your partners with “Do you want to do romance?” or “Do you do muse x muse?” is a good way to drive away a partner. It makes them uncomfortable, causing them to think you only want to RP with them just to ship your characters.

I myself have had many MANY cases, where my partners have only wanted to chat with me for shipping purposes. I don’t care if you want to ship, I just don’t want it to be the only thing you want from me. In the past, I have had to block many Prompto, Ignis, Lunafreya and OC makers due to this issue. The moment they read my profile and see I do not allow Romance genres, they no longer wish to RP with me and move on to someone else. 

You see... it really does hurt us, as your partners, if all you want from us is a Romance. There is so much more to RP than Romance, we are not here to fill your shipping fantasies, we are here to make stories and development. When you leave our chats or block us for rejecting Romance RPs, it makes us question ourselves and leads us to create rules that restrict Romance genres.  All we truly want is a story with development, and when you push us away, we begin to believe we will not find partners to build stories with.

Please keep this in mind the next time you ask a partner for Romance Genres. Not all of us want it, but a lot of us want a developmental story. Some of us are perfectly fine with shipping, as long as it’s developmental and not forced.

11/21/2019 06:04 PM 

[RP Advice] God-Modding (A HUGE “NO!”)

One of the main issues with RP now-a-days is God Modding. Many OCs are amped up with it. God Modding means a character cannot die or is constantly dodging being attacked or a direct hit. It’s absolutely inexcusable to over power (OP) your characters like this. Parts of God Modding also include using auto-hitting and instant death or instant kill. There ARE certain characters that ARE canon to these features, however, you cannot apply them as invincible.


There are rules against this, as it can change the RP into a chaotic debate on timely replies. For one; you cannot kill someone with a line that says “kills you” that would he considered instant death. You cannot continuously dodge an unavoidable attack like Heartless Angel but it CAN BE PARRIED if timed just right. For two; you cannot simply get up after a fatal blow. I see a lot of “the attack misses” lines or “gets up and attacks” lines in some spots. 


When you’re a canon character that has these features, you need to be mindful that the character does have limits too. Many bosses have a ranged level of their skills, but they are not to be increased in strength, leave them as they originally are. Keep in mind, invincible canon characters do too have weakness, otherwise we would be unable to defeat them. Respect the character and do not alter them.


Remember; God Modding has quite a list of features. But, canon characters who have these featured are also limited and do have weakness. Do your homework/research and do NOT ever God Mod, it creates an unfair playing field for those of us who simply want to have fun.

11/11/2019 01:28 PM 

[Noctis in Eorzea] The Secret Is Within His Blood

Noctis pants heavily as he has come subdued to one knee, only supported by his sword to keep him from keeling over. He slowly brings his gaze up towards the Garlean Heir. He snarls at the man, before the Garlean Prince caressed the Lucian’s jawline. His power was not that of Eorzea, and the display of their battle had piqued the blonde’s interest. Letting go of the Lucian, the blonde snapped his fingers, as a blunt force would meet the ravenet to the back of his head. 


Noct’s body fell forth, out cold as the Garlean soldiers carried his body, following their leader back to the Empire enforced walls of Ala Mhigo. He would later awaken, strapped to a table as he began to struggle to break free. After a few failed attempts, he glances around, seeing odd machines and noticing he had wires attached to him. Grunting in frustration, he toon a moment to gather his thoughts.. coming to realize this was the Garlean Heir’s plan.... to experiment on him and see what makes his powers so. He began to struggle once more, grunting and groaning as he tried to get one arm free.


Soon enough, the door opened as a scientist and the Heir walked in. The Heir smiling devilishly as the scientist places a mask upon Noctis, turning on a device as the ravenet started to fall asleep. The last thing he would hear, was from the Garlean Prince... “Sleep now... it will all be over soon...” as he watched Noct’s eyes close under the anesthesia.

11/09/2019 01:29 AM 

[RP Advice] It’s Okay To Take A Break (Break From RP)

I feel this topic is often ignored and not taken seriously enough. Partners will get upset over someone needing to take a break, so I’m going to cover this ASAP!


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Sometimes, our partners get overwhelmed with a daily grind in RP. Sometimes, they just want to stop for a while because they’re burnt out. This is perfectly fine! It’s good to take a break here and there. But, what isn’t fine? is that partners will get upset over needing a break. Some of us have busy lives and cannot keep up with the track.


One of my good friends often asks me if he can take a break. I happily let him take breaks, until he is ready to pick up where we left off. My friend and I don’t always need to RP every day, sometimes we just like talking to each other. He knows I will not get upset if he needs a breather from RP. I always leave the decision to continue, up to him entirely.


If your partner requests to take a break, why get upset? They simply want time to take care of themselves. Dropping an RP if your partner needs a break, is quite rude as well. You only make yourself look like the bad guy if you fail to respect your partner.


Please respect when your partners ask for a break, it will not ruin anything in progression. Simply respect your partners, and patiently await their return.

11/06/2019 12:48 PM 

A King Puts His People Before Himself

Lightning cracked across the sky, as the rain poured down in a deluge. Parts of Angelgard were scarred and broken, yet the island itself remained whole. A battle had taken place, carnage and debris would give any wandering eye a surprise. In the midst of it all? the chosen King laid, beaten and battered from the battle that waged upon this island. 

His garbs.. stained and soiled, many of his Arms embedded in the ground around him. Ashore across the way in Galdin Quay and even across Altissia, many citizens were watching in worry and awe. What had happened? a clash between the chosen King and the Lord of Astrals; Bahamut. He never told his retainers he was going to take on Bahamut himself, he felt that he should be the one to put a stop to the cycle. Yet, no one knew if Noctis had survived this fight, his retainers watched on with utter worry.

10/23/2019 11:33 PM 

[RP Advice] Before You Chat; Read First (Profile Bios/Abouts)

I know it’s been long since I wrote one of these, but this one came upon clarity tonight for me. It’s shocking just how many RolePlayers, and Non-RolePlayers alike, simply assume things with the person they chat with.


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It is rather important to read the profile of a member before chatting with them. Vice versa, it is also important for YOU, as a member, to fill out your Bio/About so that others do not assume they can do anything they wish with you. As harsh as that sounds? it’s completely realistic! If you have an empty Bio/About, people will think you have no boundaries, no limits, they will ask questions you may not feel comfortable on answering. But, first and foremost, you truly do need to read someone’s so you have a clear idea as to what they are looking for, or what their interests are.


In my case, when someone chooses not to read my profile, they automatically assume I am into Yaoi shipping. I am not afraid to tell someone that I do not do it, but if they had read my profile from the start? they would have known prior that I am not into that. I have had to block MANY members who try to ship their characters with Noctis, or OC makers who try to convince me to play the father or brother of their OC. I DO have it listed in my profile, that I do not do any of that. If you have a question? the answer is already provided for you if you simply take the time to look at my Bio/About.


You only look like a fool if you do not let members know you have boundaries and limits. It does not hurt to let others know why you are here and what you are looking for in the Amino. I also advise that you also tag yourself as 18+ if you are that type of person, underaged members need to be considered as well.

07/13/2019 11:37 PM 

[RP Advice] Real Life Happens (No Need To Be Sorry)

I truly need to cover this, because I am seeing this more and more from people. Something needs to be said and eyes need to be opened.


I am beginning to see that more and more of you are apologizing for what happens in your real lives. Apologizing because your partners are waiting for your replies. Well, I have come to tell you, that you do not need to apologize for anything that happens in your real lives. Many of what happens outside of the internet, are things we have no control over.


I used to constantly apologize to my partners, for things I had no control over in my real life as well, because I didn’t want to make my partners wait for my replies. Many of my partners have reassured me that they will wait, others have indeed dropped me for what I cannot control in my life. Of course, when I was dropped, it made me feel like I was not worth their time. Many friends made me realize, that those who drop you over real life, are those who are impatient and choose not to understand.


No one should ever have to apologize to their partners, for their real lives. Many of us have health ailments are are working extra hours just to make ends meet. There are those who are still in school as well and are unable to make timely responses. Remember; Patience Is Precious, understand that your partners do indeed have lives outside of the internet, and not everyone can reply on a timely manner.


As much as the lot of us love consistency, please do NOT expect it. Times have indeed changed since the early 2000s. Be patient with your partners when they have real life holding them, not everybody has free time like you do.

06/15/2019 01:50 AM 

[RP Advice] From Open, To Selective (Trust Lost)

I am seeing an increase in Selective RPers, myself included, and it’s truly sad. I am here to cover exactly why many are doing this.


Within the RP communities we join, we join with this excitement that we will find amazing people to interact our characters with. We join because we’re happy to see other people that share our interests. It makes us happy to see there are others like us, to see others that have a liking for RolePlay just like us. When we find those people, our hope and wish is to interact with them and create a story.


Once we are open, we connect and communicate. We hope that we form friendships with the other admins we meet, as our partners. But with being open, also comes risk. As we are set to Open, we risk our characters being subjected to story materials that we do not want. But, being Open also introduces us to very admirable writers, those who love to be challenged.


I myself have felt this way when I was Open, but, things did turn as I progressed with RP over the years. I became Selective with whom I chose to RP with. You may wonder why, it’s because many that I met when I was Open, had used RolePlay to abuse my characters. Open For RolePlay had lead many of my characters being abused and forced into acts that I cannot mention. Therefore, I have become cautious about whom I let my characters interact with.


When you make yourself Selective, it means you are limiting yourself for the protection of your characters. Experience leads to this decision, and it affects everyone differently. I’m NOT saying it’s a good decision to go to Selective, but if your experience with partners pushes you thus far, then consider YOUR well-being as well as your character’s. You want their safety, and your own, and if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable with a partner; LET. THEM. KNOW.


If YOU feel you need to pull yourself away from being Open, to Selective, please bear in mind that it does limit your interactions with others. I understand you have been hurt from experiences with partners, but please, use Selective within reason. If you come across a new partner? ask them about how they portray their character or how build their OC is. The most you can do is say “I’m sorry, but we won’t work out as RP partners.”

06/08/2019 07:15 PM 

[RP Advice] I Have Anxiety (Coping With Partners)

This is such a huge topic I need to cover, I noticed a majority took notice of my old Tumblr post. It is true; I am a roleplayer with anxiety.


A lot of voices are silenced, because many do not understand. Anxiety is not to be taken lightly, or as a joke. Anxiety comes in more ways than one, and sometimes? symptoms are not even present. This disorder does not have a strong enough voice, this I know, but that is what I am here for.


I have 3 anxiety disorders myself; Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I don’t always display it, but attacks themselves are extremely unpredictable. I have had anxiety since I was 3 years old, so basically I’ve had it all my life. I’ve learned to manage it over time, because I know it will never truly go away.


Social Anxiety deals with being around people. Crowds of people can be overwhelming for someone, even a small group of 3 can be a huge trigger. Even online, people may become overwhelmed by the number of messages they receive. This part of anxiety almost never has symptoms displayed.


Panic Disorder deals with the fight or flight response. When faced in an overwhelming situation, one either responds with aggression, hostility, or they just want to get the heck out of there. For me, personally, it causes me to want to run, cower, or hide. Behavioral changes are more apparent with this one, what you really want to look for in a panic attack? eye movement, hyperventilating, loss of balance.


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder deals with traumatic events in one’s life. This is probably one of the worst of them, dealing with flashbacks. Now, it’s not just flashbacks, but a simple every day item can bring a harmful memory to them. I will not share personal information, but I will say that events in my life had given me this result.


RolePlay gives anxiety sufferers an outlet, a freedom from their burdens. Just let your partner know if you have anxiety and need them to be aware of your triggers. Not everyone is going to tell you though, and not everyone will admit they do. Anxiety itself causes us to bottle up because we fear we will be judged and ridiculed.


I am a RolePlayer with anxiety disorders. And I am proud to share my knowledge with you. Please do not judge your partners if there is something that makes them uncomfortable, let them know you will listen, you will support.

05/21/2019 06:32 PM 

[RP Advice] I Am The Better RPer (Competitive Admins)

I don’t know why I didn’t think to bring this up sooner, but it’s something I’ve noticed for a few years now, and I really wanna clear some things up and help stop the bullying and defacing.


I have noticed many RPers will compete over who portrays their character to an exact T or canon. It’s been on my nerves for quite some time, and now I am making this known. Many RPers, who portray the same characters, will compete and try to prove they are better than the other person. Sure, you may have a different way of portraying that character, but you will NEVER be the better RPer. Holding yourself high and mighty above all others just makes the others feel like they’re not worth their character choices.


I have had people point me out as the better RPer of my character choices, granted I do like that I am someone’s preference, but I HATE being told that I am better than someone else. I do not like being the cause of someone’s defacing. I just have a different way of portraying said character is all, I know my character well enough to portray them as their original selves to my own preference. Just because I prefer to portray as canon does not mean I am the better RPer.


Instead of competing over mirrors/same characters, build each other up. Make suggestions to the other and don’t claw their chests about how much better you are than them. I am not a better Noctis just because I try to stay with canon and use his original personality. I am not a better Noctis because someone prefers my portrayal. You should not carry yourself with such a high ego and belief that you are the better or best.


There ARE preferences, but there are NEVER better people than anyone. You can SUGGEST them on how to IMPROVE their role, and it is solely their choice on whether they take your suggestion or not.

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