Tantus wrote:So the poll question is, as a player, how important is IC Housing to you. And if you were to run a city, how important you feel it is for others.
Could the focus of Gorean roleplay be revived, if there were only Caste and Social buildings on a sim.
IC housing and work/living spaces are very important to me because frankly a large portion of the gorean life in the series was "inside". You will find far more storylines about family dynamics, specialized caste practices and shops than you will about infirmaries, "scriberies", warrior halls, and aimless street meetings. I wasn't sad to see a few
sim owners stop building sims of huge caste buildings for scribes, warriors and physicians. There are still plenty of sims that cater to this limited idea of gorean RP.
As a sim owner I offered housing because it makes sense that a person would start their day in their home rather than rezzing in the street or in the middle of a "work" place where there might be an ongoing scene. It is not my business how they choose to spend their time from that point but I don't hesitate on knocking on their IC house or shop door if I need their services. What better place to find a slaver than his slave house and kennel? I can have a look around to see if I would want my slave trained there. There are plenty of opportunities for RP when you stop handling the issue OOCly by assuming that the person isn't available for RP.
I do understand your point Tantus to a point but I think the problem is that other players don't treat IC housing as IC
other than in raids. Raiders have no problem barging in the door or picking a lock but suddenly if there is no raid it is too much to knock or just open the door. I certainly intended to knock on your door as my neighbor to ask for a cup of sugar. Housing has existed on sims since I first came to gorean RP in 2008 so is this really the issue?
Sasi wrote:Too, we should be encouraged to go to visit other citizens in their houses, following their position and job. From my point of view, the issue is not so much about people who stay in their home, even not afk, but about those who think that these houses are private areas where they cannot enter...