Ah, wellp.... I was thinking of doing this very thing a bit later down the line. Was going to work out Quincy and Vizard too. In any case this lines all the way up with my desire to break things more and more as time goes so I’m all for this.Fluxarc wrote: ↑Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:22 pm
The MAV-VERSE (Humor me...)
The idea is a longform narrative with interlocking story arcs which will build into a mythology unique to MAV. I think people want to be part of something big and layered, and this would do that. It's cool to have spars and the occasional interdivisional event, but establishing a cannon major plotline that develops continuously over multiple arcs will provide an immersion that I think will help bring in newcomers and keep veteran roleplayers interested.
This isn't to say there couldn't be other events outside of the main narrative, but the main story would be cannon MAV, and others would be non-cannon, just like you've got the main arc in Anime and then the filler arcs.
Roleplayers would be free to create their own character arcs within the main narrative, the only rule being that the story points fall in line with the larger roleplay narrative.
To keep things interesting, we could have a codex of sorts, a timeline-y thing, where we track all the events that form the core story/mythology of the site.
We could introduce new races, new dimensions, create our own interpretation of the bleach universe, unique to MAV. I'm thinking we call it the MAV-VERSE... or something.
It's a big idea, and one that will likely take a good long while to fully form and really sink in, but once it does, I think it will go a long way in setting MAV apart and keeping things steadily interesting.
Though as far as designing new races go I’d very much like it if a handful of people contribute to this. If we can get a group effort going here (even if it is small) I’ll do whatever is possible to support this idea in full. Part of the process would include updating the CBS to accommodate and that takes a bit of time
Edit: Two additional thoughts here...
First it should be “MA-Verse”... for branding purposes.
Secondly... if this gives me an excuse to more formally introduce Stands (no not dolls) into the BleachVerse I’m all for it.
Edit again: It just occurred to me as soon as I hit the submit button that creating new races actually wouldn’t be all that difficult nor complicated if we made a template.
For the most part all the races follow the same scheme.
Specific Weapon (Shinigami, Arrancar, Quincy) or Item (Fullbringer, Bount)
First & Second Stage Weapon/Item Release (Typically, Fullbringers and Quincy kinda mess that up)
“Magic” Abilities (Kidou, Cero, Quincy Spells, etc.)
Anything else I missed.
To an extent if we define the rules for races before hand I could just make it to where creating a new race is as simple as... well... just do it. The worry of having races be unbalanced against each other while still ultimately allowing for a significant degree of creative flexibility without need for review or seeing if x,y,z is broken or not would be possible. Though there could be a more “involved” process for anything that may want to bend the boundaries of the pre-determined outline. What do you think?
At the end of the day that lines up with my efforts to expand freedom in the RP, which in this case could extend to one’s freedom to create new races even.
Well the wiki still exists and I am very much still an admin there and can share admin rights over on the wiki if you’d be willing to try and revive that. Not sure if the ease of use thing has been improved over the years, though personally I’ve never really had much of an issue... could help people learn it but with a template it’s really just a matter of fill in the blanks. Anyway if you have alternatives I’m equally open to that as well but you’d have to make any alt options apparent to me.Potato wrote: ↑Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:27 amAn errant and perhaps unjustified input as I haven't had the chance to look through the current state of Bleach RP here yet, but having a codex would be a great idea for any type of collective storyline forming here. I do remember the attempt at a wiki for BA, which was neat, but failed due to unfamiliarity and inconvenience of the platform for most from what I have seen.
Starting such a project with the forum still in development is a gamble nonetheless. It can be more efficient as the story and the forum can grow together to be integrated better. On the other hand, there are only a few individuals who can be working on the project, so it will take longer, and some might have to quit prematurely and all efforts could be for nothing.
Just my two cents,
That aside there’s only one “collective storyline” but it’s not yet in the spotlight. It’s more something I’m building on in the shadows still right now, but a couple of my posts reek of impending...something.