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Discussion Proposals on revitalising the board

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cpt_Buttersworth, Mar 13, 2020.

  1. Cpt_Buttersworth

    Cpt_Buttersworth Moderating the shipping lanes

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    Hello everyone,

    So I'm sure those of you that remain have noticed the board has slowed to a crawl and is essentially dead in the water at this point.

    It seems like a shame, to have come so far and built so much only for it to die with a whimper.

    Can we have an open & honest discussion on what may revitalise this space? We want to attract both new and old members/players, as well as encourage regular posting.

    Short of actually paying for advertising, what are some of the options we have?
     
  2. Josephus Miller

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    Something of a consolidation. Right now we have a lot of unfinished threads, and I think if we just have one or maybe two threads it would be fine. Maybe an event where we all make new characters and try to settle a new world? I don't know but I think everyone's just getting tired of making a story and being all alone in it.
     
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  3. Jakob Aragorn

    Jakob Aragorn No allegiance. No oath. No matter what.

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    For example, this is my sub-account (character) Jakob Aragorn. He's currently on his way to Nautilus to drop off some injured soldiers (Mars is too unstable and he doesn't trust New Tycho), but after that he would be free to assist with a colony mission. He has a small freighter, the Mobius, that can haul food and other supplies. It is also lightly armed.
     
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  4. HSAR

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    Perhaps a consolidation a good idea. Concentrate those who remain in a story that can be driven the way this board works best.
     
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  5. Cpt_Buttersworth

    Cpt_Buttersworth Moderating the shipping lanes

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    Okay, so a thread that unifies everyone, all the splintered factions & players into one thread to get everyone interested again?

    How would you like this thread to look? Some sort of existential threat? A big group journey into the unknown? Everyone's character hanging back sipping tea?
     
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  6. Josephus Miller

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    The second and third options sound good to me. We already had the first one with A Test of Strength. And also I want to develop my colony without facing existential threats.
     
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  7. Her Manus

    Her Manus Central VI of the Purgatory Nightclub

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    well as you all know i already stated my issue when i stopped participating, i think not much has changed about the issues there. A consolidation could help but the issue is see with that is that afterwards it'll split off again like it always does and like it really should be, but with the level of activity we have that is unsustainable. I also think we may have a problem with freedom. Everyone being able to do whatever the fuck they want makes it hard for me at least to really feel like i am writing inside the expanse universe,

    We are lacking two things in my eyes

    1. A streamlined story, we've just been trying to drive it forward somehow but everyone in another direct, consolidating all the threads would be goo for that, but we also need to plan ahead and have at least about 3-4 more threads laid out

    2. A strong "game master" so to say, i always prefer this because there is someone who makes sure that the story goes the way its intended to be. Right now whenever we had an event, especially after the rings opened everyone tried to do their thing and push their agenda forward, best illustrated by the sudden spark of independent nations that everyone was trying to build. We as players just had too mcuh power.
    It would be best if we ahd someone who was regularly available and who would work on balancing the whole thing a bit. Best would be someone who wouldnt participate themselves, just like a GM in DnD champaigns for example.

    I understand that that breaks the spirit of the board, but without any activity whatsoever the spirit is just dead.
     
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