BlueConover wrote:Sorry to buck the trend here and not jump on the "OMG THIS IS BULLSHIT AND SO UNFAIR!" Wagon.
The other side of the coin was all the ooc abuse and bullshit drama that gets flashed in ims and groups because of how bored a slave girl is.
People asked for notecards of rp from slave chores, so they knew that if they entered the tavern that the larma pies had been cooked and we could start eating them in the future,
that the desk had been cleaned but they missed the blood splatters in the corner so we can rp the itneraction of FAILING to actually do the chores.
These kinda rules didnt just spring out of now where they sprung from constant and regularly complaints and arguements about not having rp. not getting treated in a certain manner when they met their master.
Hell, I know one slave character that was aghast at how I did things because I didnt do them how she had been told she should be treated.
Ive had slaves bitch and moan about how Im abusing them because I dont whip and beat them half to death for an infraction but send them on a boring but informative trek for me.
Sometimes things evolve because its easier and less drama filled to do these things.
For ever enlightened smart and self aware submissve, you have a women that wont take any responsibilty for her own well being, AND causes drama threatening reports to LL for things done to them.
Life is a world of Grey. Not black and White.
If people can't figure out how to RP that the tavern has or has not been cleaned without requiring some RPer to exile herself from other people and manually RP out cleaning them, then I really don't know what to say to that. I mean, that's just dumb.
If I'm bored, I don't want to be given an NC chore. That isn't going to make me less bored. If I'm bored, what I want is for someone to RP with me. Like, a real live human that isn't a chore that I have to write down on some stupid notecard. If your slaves are complaining about being bored, chances are they either can't get anyone to RP with them or there's no one TO RP with them. In which case you need to do some work, dude.
Harlequin wrote:Just going to say that I've never seen a sim that had similar requirements. When we accepted shipments of cargo from Midian, I didn't have my people RP out every single small thing... because it's tedious. We'd do the fun stuff, and then either throw in things we missed for fun, or let others put something out there for us to roll with.
When you buy a slave goad from Cadence I absolutely do not stand alone in my workshop posting for 3 hours about building it. Why should a slave have to?
This all has me thinking though... I'm trying to start up the higher class tavern in Turia, and will need need NEED slaves to staff it, serve it, dance in it, get abused in it.
What can I do/offer to give RP, good RP, to those players, instead of just taking them for granted? Because I've noticed in most taverns the slaves "Serving" in it are either really poor, or are just going through the motions because they're treated, as we've said, like they're not real RPers.
I'm open to suggestions and ideas, because I want to make it a spurring point for RP for -everyone-. Except free women. The hussies.
I would love to see slaves out in the streets, trying to entice men into the tavern. You could also try holding events at the tavern to get people to show up. If there are people in your tavern, you'll often have slaves in the tavern, too!