Tantus wrote:Can we agree a paragraph in SL is 850 characters(without spaces), before a viewer cuts to the next paragraph. It gives you a definition for semi-para(anything less than 850 characters), double and triple paragraph emotes!Qingwen wrote:In my original reply I asked what you meant by "good ol'Gorean roleplay with a slave or two", and why that would be considered downtime (if that is indeed how you meant it). I've played the mistress role plenty of times too and I know how demanding roleplay with a slave or two can be. I've also led storylines for a group - not a whole lot different.
It is just that, recreational roleplay. I would personally see it as downtime if my character was involved in it.
DarbyDollinger wrote:TL;DR any of that.
We roleplay with different perspectives. If I was to respect everyone's assumed background, then I'd have to accept BTB'ers from Torvaldsland being the fierce warriors they all want to portray. Likewise for assassins, for warriors, and just about anyone strapped with a sword. Either you will understand why I would post a 'lol' to this, or you won't.
Tantus wrote:IC'ly, my character is calculating enough to know this appointment would cause him more issues than solve them. So he ends it there. He'd need to be an idiot to say 'You're hired! Go out there and start pissing people off who're all going to run back to me."
Tantus wrote:I do infact roleplay with slaves too! And those I encounter have no issues in how I roleplay with them. However, during a time-limited IC meeting I prefer not to have extras in that session roleplaying about themselves.
I totally agree there should be a balance. Through my observations, it tends to swing towards inactivity than any leadership at all. People only want the tags for a list in their profile, "I've been the Head something of this city and the Chief whatever of that city" Then spend the remainder of their tenure inactively.
If an IC leader needs to make a choice, it should be the sim over his slave or FC. As harsh as this sounds, when people make the wrong choice their sims fall apart soon after.
Tantus wrote:My problem with scribes now, are the amount of them carrying around Gorean Campus certificates. When it all started, Janice(?) had a focus on IC/OOC separation for the purpose of roleplaying trials. Which is all well and good, except now so many of them are using their OOC certificates as IC accreditation.
And then you have the 'wandering magistrate/advocate' with GC certification to back them up.
Tantus wrote:Anyway, I'm all for NC paperwork in roleplay. I know many cities are becoming paperless now, but it takes away from roleplay. It shouldn't all be about slave papers, when you can keep records of debt, trade inventories, taxes, city budgets etc etc. But all of the focus of paperwork always comes back to slave papers, because cities don't have the templates or the initiative to push their scribe roleplay further.
Another reason slaves are a nuisance!
Sasi wrote:Glaucon, you had yet to convince me how I can express the humiliation that my slave character, formerly a FW of high red caste and and high station, feels in some situations... In 2 lines of dialog with 2 or 3 words of facial expression, sorry, but I don't know how to express, when she is given a command, which is truly demeaning, how she experiences humiliation, how she struggles (or is she troubled?) why she feels that way, how she performs the command, why she perform the command instead of rebelling, the way she performs it (properly, badly, horribly, perfectly, etc). There are also the motions of her body, the way her face betrays her emotions at complying to her owner's instructions, etc etc...
Sasi wrote:Let's tell that if the scene occurs in a public area, even if my partner and I are the only players, there is an environment to create with NPC people around.
Qingwen wrote:[When playing slave role, sadly, we get a lot of that, uninteresting fluff in between when the FM and FW players are waiting for their epic RP to start, at which point slave is sent to do chores so she doesn't overhear (and cannot participate).
Qingwen wrote:All roleplay is recreational - if I'm burned out by a long stint of some demanding role, personally I go do something entirely different. I'm not a good writer when I'm drained.
My concern would be that - lacklustre RP. When playing slave role, sadly, we get a lot of that, uninteresting fluff in between when the FM and FW players are waiting for their epic RP to start, at which point slave is sent to do chores so she doesn't overhear (and cannot participate). This may be a possible explanation why you're not seeing sterling performances from slave characters. Would you feel enthused and energised if constantly sent from the scene to RP with a virtual bucket and mop? If anyone did that to me in a scene then came back later for IC recreation, I'd toss em NPC slavegirl #5 and wish them a pleasant evening.
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