Hey y'all, I just wanted to note that I have updated the RP rules a bit to be a little more clear as some stuff about character creation was a little too vague before.
I also wanted to open discussion on people's opinions about:
as we don't really have any rules concerning those at the moment. How long do you think is fair to let someone be away before they become marked as inactive? I know some of us have busy lives and I'm sure we want to keep an active RP while not being overly stressful.
And how relaxed vs. how structured you all want the RP system to be. Should we have a minimum sentence requirement? Does anyone have an opinion on grammar rules? Again, we want to find a good balance that's fair for everyone, and I figured this would be the place to check to see if anyone has any thoughts/opinions/concerns/etc.
I'd leave the grammar thing ambigious, because I'd like to leave it as "AS LONG AS PEOPLE KNOW WHATEVER THE HECK YOU'RE DOING!
senfdy locked art teh caalm kat "me o samfy!!!1111!!!!!!11111!!!! yo"
For those who don't know what it meant, a loner named Sandy looked at a Clan cat and introduced himself. Very hard to figure out, right?
also it's less than a limit suggestion I'd like to do but let's not care about it rn
I think we should have at least 5 sentences/7 lines. By lines, I mean manually typing, not spamming enter so your post looks okay. The reason why is because people want detailed posts and replies. I'll take these as examples.
This is good:
Nightkit dived into the pile of red-gold leaves, sending splashes of them everywhere. He rolled his tiny, black body around the carpet of Leaf-fall leaves, making his dark pelt seem totally ginger. Nightkit surfaced and began to nibble on a leaf, before noticing his big brother Lightpaw about to go off for a hunting patrol. "Lightpaw!" he squealed, quickly darting towards the pale gray tom. Forget the leaf. His paws worked furiously and he squeaked "I want to go on a hunting patrol with you!" His eyes gleamed wishfully as he asked his brother, hoping he'd accept.
Not exactly seven lines, but it hit seven sentences, and nine with Nightkit's speech. Here we can tell that it's leaf-fall, Nightkit is black and in ThunderClan (as pines are evergreen, no trees in RiverClan and WindClan so there's only one Clan left) and he's playful, can't wait to be apprenticed, and has an older brother named Lightpaw.
Let's take this:
Mossflower's tortoiseshell fur blended into the night as she caught a frog.
Hm...Mossflower's tortoiseshell, she's in ShadowClan, it's night...yeah, not so much.
(Okay so let's make it a bit after sunhigh and we're on a hunting patrol. How about snakerocks is that good? And you're Cloudyheart, right?)
Dustwing went into a hunter's crouch and started to stalk a mouse, before hearing a hissing sound. "What was that?" It was... A VIPER!
Haha, NAH. OCC does not count in the 5 sentence rule I was exposed to, so technically this post should be three sentences long.
Sunpaw went to the fresh-kill pile.
She took a vole.
She ate it.
Sunpaw felt the flavor of it.
She liked voles.
Sunpaw went off to join the dusk patrol.
Entering doesn't count. Also, it's not detailed. Although it's trying to look like it, it's not seven lines because when eliminated it looks like this:
Sunpaw went to the fresh-kill pile. She took a vole. She ate it. Sunpaw felt the flavor of it. She liked voles. Sunpaw went off to join the dusk patrol.
I know it's five sentences, over it tbe, but it's only two lines long when it is not spaced out. So make sure you really ARE hitting that minimum!
also if everyone gets why I have these names i love you