Runt wrote:What if the Assassin is hired IC? What if, ic, he's told that this man wants these people dead for some seemingly valid reason.
Is it fair game then to tell the Assassin he can't continue his rp just because of an ooc issue between the other players? Maybe it would be better to rp out the hit, then get with a sim Mod on the "parents" sim to see if there's just cause to invalidate the death. Or, maybe that's just lame and no part of this should be rp'd because the entire reasoning behind it is ooc based and not rp.
They ended up stating in their limits that any rp surrounding this ex-son player won't be honored because its all for ooc reasons, and they said if an Assassin shows up to kill them they're going to IM him and let him know that they won't honor it. Although I can understand why they'd do it, I'm just not sure I agree with the "dig your heels in the dirt and refuse to rp" methods.
Vylixan wrote:A lot of good Assasins want to know the reasons and if they suspect an OOC reason they won't do the kill.
Kylar wrote:BC Roleplay 101. Day 1, Class 1, The Client Meeting.
We discuss the Client Task very very early on in BC training. It is stressed to the Candidates that they will come across OOC reasons for being hired and that they MUST IM the Client and ask if the subsequent Assassin rp will be IC. If not, the window is closed and the client is laughed out of the sim. I have had many rp stories invalidated by sim owners because the rp that has been presented to me has/was based around OOC motive. Remember Telnus anyone, when Judas was invalidated there after spending several weeks hunting? If only he knew then, that the entire story was OOC based, he wouldn't have wasted his time.
To answer the original question, we do ask. However, we can be lied to. We can only go on what is presented to us IC. Top tip to potential Clients. Be SLECTIVE in your killer. Chose one you know, not one you just bump into.
Crow wrote:I can't speak for all assassins, but can tell you how I work. If someone claims to have IC valid reasons they will have to show me the logs as proof. If they can't I won't accept.
Shjade wrote:Crow wrote:I can't speak for all assassins, but can tell you how I work. If someone claims to have IC valid reasons they will have to show me the logs as proof. If they can't I won't accept.
Does that mean you won't accept contracts based on IC falsehoods?
Scenario: I'm planning to steal the homestone of Somewheresvilletownburg. I could use a distraction for this. Hm. An assassination attempt on the Ubar would probably fit the bill. So I look up an assassin with enough skill to make a reasonable attempt at the job - an amateur would get caught or killed too quickly to be of any use to me - and hire him to take care of the city Ubar. Why do I want him dead? I know he has plans to exile me soon over a personal disagreement and would rather have him removed from his position of power before that can come to pass. There is no such disagreement, obviously - it's a lie - but it's a lie to further IC goals rather than OOC drama.
Assuming other factors don't put you off the job (it's too hard, not enough payment, etc.), would you just refuse it on grounds that you can read my mind and know I'm lying to you or what?
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