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05/21/2019 06:32 PM 

[RP Advice] I Am The Better RPer (Competitive Admins)

I don’t know why I didn’t think to bring this up sooner, but it’s something I’ve noticed for a few years now, and I really wanna clear some things up and help stop the bullying and defacing.


I have noticed many RPers will compete over who portrays their character to an exact T or canon. It’s been on my nerves for quite some time, and now I am making this known. Many RPers, who portray the same characters, will compete and try to prove they are better than the other person. Sure, you may have a different way of portraying that character, but you will NEVER be the better RPer. Holding yourself high and mighty above all others just makes the others feel like they’re not worth their character choices.


I have had people point me out as the better RPer of my character choices, granted I do like that I am someone’s preference, but I HATE being told that I am better than someone else. I do not like being the cause of someone’s defacing. I just have a different way of portraying said character is all, I know my character well enough to portray them as their original selves to my own preference. Just because I prefer to portray as canon does not mean I am the better RPer.


Instead of competing over mirrors/same characters, build each other up. Make suggestions to the other and don’t claw their chests about how much better you are than them. I am not a better Noctis just because I try to stay with canon and use his original personality. I am not a better Noctis because someone prefers my portrayal. You should not carry yourself with such a high ego and belief that you are the better or best.


There ARE preferences, but there are NEVER better people than anyone. You can SUGGEST them on how to IMPROVE their role, and it is solely their choice on whether they take your suggestion or not.

05/02/2019 12:18 PM 

[RP Advice] Sexism Is NEVER Okay (Portraying Opposites)

I should have covered this a while back, but I myself have been a victim of partners who were sexist. Let me shed some light on this topic.


Essentially, a sexist RPer will basically shame you for playing a role that is opposite of your gender. They will tell women not to play male roles because they aren’t men. They will tell men not to play women roles because they are not women. I have met many partners who have also had this treatment, and it truly does destroy one’s self-esteem, causing them believe to they will never be able to be happy with their writing.


I have been told countlessly that I should not play my male roles because I am not a man. I have been told I should be playing a female Noctis because I am a female admin. Many times I have been told not to play male roles simply because I am a woman. I have fought against it for years, but there is a reason I chose to pick up male roles with female roles. When I choose my roles, it is not due to my gender, but rather due to my interests. How did I fight against this? I simply said to them “You say I should play a female role, yet I had you very convinced from the start that I am true to my roles.” because they truly had no idea I was female behind the muse, until we broke into Out of Character.


Males and females can equally play their roles, and can equally portray them so as long as they have the means and knowledge. You can be a female and play a male, as I am an example before you. You can be a male and play a female, as I have seen such success from one of my best friends. But the issue? there IS shaming among this. Many accuse men portraying females that they only play the role for intimate desires, whilst females go ignored and get called “natural” for playing male roles. This assuming NEEDS TO STOP, it is killing our partners and causing them to make early retirements from RP.


Paint a picture, how would it affect you if someone would say “You should play a boy character because you’re a boy” or “You should play a girl character because you’re a girl”? would it not bother you in the slightest that there are people who will speak like this to you? true that you should ignore them, but also do not let them get away with it. Stand your ground when approached by such and defend on why you chose your role. I chose to portray many male characters; Noctis, Ignis, Adyn, and Alphinaud to name a few on the Final Fantasy side, not because they’re all males, but because their stories interest me as well as their characters.


When you shame someone for their role, you are only proving that you are not a true RolePlayer, but among the reputation of toxicity that others are ever showing. You truly need to think about how your partners must feel when you relay this shaming unto them. Take a moment to give them a chance.

04/16/2019 12:07 PM 

14. Defying The King of Astrals, I Set My Own Fate

Note: A great friend and RP buddy of mine had inspired me to write this, based off our own RP


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He was through with being the King Astral’s pawn. He was done with this game of life that Bahamut bestowed unto him. The Lucis Prince, future King, was done letting the higher ups determine his fate. Bahamut had done nothing to stop outsiders from crossing into Eos, Noctis had felt heavily betrayed by the Draconian more than ever. He was going to set his own life straight, to challenge a Deity? what was he thinking?! 


He summons Bahamut to face him, using the very Ring of Lucis. He sneered up at the Draconian “It ends here, Bahamut....” he growls. His hands balled into fists as he materializes his blade to his hand “NO MORE WILL I BE A PAWN IN YOUR GAME OF LIFE!” he roars. The Draconian gleamed down towards the Lucian mortal, he knew this day would come.. but never suspected so soon. Bahamut wields his blades wings to his back, pointing down towards Noctis as each of the blades began to hurl towards him. 


Noctis lets out a battle cry as he starts to leap up to the edge of the blades and run up them, warping respectively from one blade to another as they were raining down towards him. He was determined to take his life into his own hands, no longer wishing to convey to a calling.

04/15/2019 08:30 PM 

[RP Advice] Literate vs Illiterate ( Identifying)

There is one thing a lot of people don’t realize. It’s Literate and Illiterate RolePlay. There is a difference between the two but the stereotype is far from the truth.


These are common misconceptions about Literate and Illiterate. The RolePlay community has crafted a very toxic version of the two. So much, that people are being judgmental over both parties. Below, are the following stereotypes of the two parties.


Literate

They’re extremely judgmental and are complete grammar nazis. They discourage you over a single typo and think you’re not worth their efforts. They’re super picky and always type in multi-para or novella and love to intimidate their partners with how perfect they are.


Illiterate

Non-judgmental, always welcoming. They love messing up and sometimes purposely do it just to get a laugh. They’re complete freaks and are sloppy with their writing, they care not whether they use one-liner or semi-para. They’re an abomination to the RolePlay community.


The above examples are the stereotypes, something that definitely needs to have awareness raised. The next section, I have constructed the truth. Below are what Literate and Illiterate TRULY are. Look at the difference, they make a lot more sense.


Literate

This means you take your muse seriously and follow their chosen characters thoroughly. It means you don’t make up stuff just to play a character to your preference. Literate means “I take my character seriously, I do not adjust their original design and I know my character well enough to play them as they are meant.”


Illiterate

This means that you don’t even care if you’re playing your muse accurately or not, it means that you play them how you see them. You don’t like canon so you make up something completely different from them. Illiterate means “Oh, yeah, this is just how I portray my version of my character. I know them, but I don’t like how they’re originally designed. I’m going to portray them the way I feel they should be, because it’s how I see them.”


Hopefully this helps to clarify these two parties, I wrote this because a friend of mine had recently brought up the topic. Take care and I hope you all have a better viewpoint!

04/10/2019 12:56 PM 

[RP Advice] OC Designing (Know The Lore)

Here’s one I need to cover since I myself was guilty of this in my earlier years, lol


Designing an OC for a lore isn’t always easy. In fact, it’s a whole lot harder than it looks. When you make an OC for a verse/fandom, you have to know the lore itself. You can’t mash things together on the fly and hope your OC is accepted, but you can borrow materials off the lore in order to make it work out on a moment’s notice. 


I am doing the impossible, combining two fandoms in order to construct one OC. Given I know both of the fandoms, I am taking pieces of the lore from each and applying them to make my OC concrete but not overbearingly powerful. I have set limitations on his abilities, respectfully, involving both lores. However, his overall foundation is for Final Fantasy XV. I have been working on him since 2017 and he is far from ready for his first public debut, I have only tested him with a few friends via trial and error on his development.


If you’re working to make an OC for the Final Fantasy fandom, be sure to know which lore you want to use, being the franchise itself has quite a few different lores to it. Borrow materials from your favorite titles, but keep in mind not to over power them stats wise.


Example


This character is a Summoner like Yuna in Final Fantasy X, but they can also use Summons as their only means of combat. They do not use magic abilities or spell casting, but they can use a backup of a sword like Paladin class from Final Fantasy XIV.


A structure like that will not work, stats wise. But you can construct a perfect foundation with usable stats like this example below.


Example


This character is a Rogue class from Final Fantasy XIV, but they can undergo training to get in the Kingsglaives in Final Fantasy XV because they also dual-wield and are able to use elemental fusion like Ignis.


These are considerable stats, to say the least. They’re within the same classification but one point up us using the elemental fusion implementation from 15. But, you still need to take caution on how far you take your melding. You do not want an overpowered OC that is constructed on abilities that do not merry together within Final Fantasy itself. Lore and customization are not the same, they’re completely different.


It is important to know your lores when designing OCs so that they can fit snug into their fandoms. Without taking lore into consideration, all you’re doing is throwing an OC into a fandom like a goldfish in a tank of piranhas.

04/06/2019 10:36 PM 

[RP Advice] Crossover Content (Expanding Your Muse)

We’re all familiar with contents of crossovers, and there is nothing better than a “what if...” idea when crossing one character into another verse!


Let’s start with the obvious; Crossing Over Content. It’s something video games and TV shows alike have been doing since as far back as I can remember! You guys remember the crossovers Disney held with House of Mouse and Club Mickey and Playhouse Disney yeah? that’s if you were around back then. But yes, Disney is one of the original starters of crossover content. They would cross over Aladdin and Hercules, Kim Possible and Lilo And Stitch.


Most recently, Final Fantasy XV became a game for crossover content as well; Assassin’s Fest, Terra Wars, Final Fantasy XIV. Crossover content is everywhere now a days, as for RPers? don’t ever be afraid to expand your muses and cross them into other verses. As a Noctis RPer, I crossed him into several other verses and he is rather accepted among others.


Some of the first crossover content I remember, aside from Disney, is Cartoonnetwork’s shows. They would throw in Dexter into The Powerpuff Girls, it was quite the surprise honestly. Granted it was a small cameo, it still crossed their shows over. Final Fantasy Dissidia is probably the BIGGEST area of crossover content ever. They take characters from the other titles and face them off in an almost unending battle to keep the realm alive. Their teams are even composed of different titles.


Crossover content is fun, but it’s ultimately up to YOU whether you want to engage in it. Don’t pressure anyone to crossover with you if they don’t want to do it.

04/05/2019 10:15 PM 

[RP Advice] Relationship Matters (RolePlay is Not Real Life)

I actually meant to cover this earlier on in my segments, but I feel it really needs to be taken seriously now. It’s something that I’ve seen in the last 15 years growing ever so problematic.


First and foremost, there is NOTHING WRONG with having RP relationships. HOWEVER! it is a completely different story if you treat the RP relationship as if it is actually you dating the character. This is something I see going on and off throughout the different fandoms, and it really needs a reality check. I have had such cases myself, where the Admins behind their characters have fallen for me when I am, indeed, taken for real.


Many make RolePlay accounts for the purpose of hoping to get themselves a bf/gf. They see the reaction that fictional characters get and believe if it works for a fake person, then they become that fake person and it will make things work for them. This is far from true, it has happened to me several times. A Zexion had asked me if I wanted to be his gf, I told him I was taken and he didn’t have the best response to that. I asked him “Why did you make a Zexion if you’re not even going to RolePlay?” and he, not even kidding, said this to me “Because I wanted to get girls.” and I blocked him immediately.


I have seen it happen to my friends as well, they fear people like this because they hide behind fictional characters. It is NEVER okay to use a ploy to get yourself a date, in fact, it only shows people that you can’t handle a real relationship. Mind you, if you are using a fictional character to score a real relationship with the Admin of your partner, then you don’t have a place within RolePlay at all.


Use a fictional character for RolePlay purposes, not relationship goals. Congratulations if you actually do get a real date out of it, but it is pretty low of someone to step. RolePlay literally means “Role” and “Play” in which NOTHING IS REAL, it is all pretend, acting. Acting is the very marvel, very soul of RolePlay. Please do not ever use fictional characters for something like this.

04/04/2019 11:02 AM 

[RP Advice] Patience is Precious (Impatient Is Intolerable)

A few friends of mine, and myself, have had this very issue with users being impatient. I truly need to cover this because it seems no one else will.


We RPers all want one thing; to have fun. But MANY seem to forget, that some of us hold RolePlay accounts in more than one site or community. Many also forget that we have real lives to worry about. We all live in different time zones and everyone has different lives we live.


I myself have had my run-ins with impatient partners, who beg me for replies and constantly asked if I was ignoring them. It seems many fail to understand that my real life is not the same as theirs, I am not always available. It is why I have a warning about my health and daily activities on my own profile. I always ask for a window of time to be given, for personal reasons and being a multitasker. I happen to be active on 3 different places as Noctis. Which means my response time varies depending on where I answer replies on.


Impatient people will get peeved if you make them wait for so long, yes I get it you are eager for a reply. But, it would not kill you to be considerate of your partners who run on an entirely different time of freedom. Many of your partners have school, many have work, and many are managing their lives on a tight schedule. You cannot hold your partner responsible for the time their real lives take up. But you also cannot hold them responsible for having other replies aside from yours.


There is a difference between someone purposely ignoring you, or being inactive in general. It is disrespectful to your partner if you ask them for a reply when they are going through a hard time. It is rude to ask for a reply by spamming their messages. It is completely irritable and inexcusable to threaten to delete your partner over something they cannot control in their lives.


You need to give a window of time for response, because not everybody can work on your time. We all have different time zones, we all have different lives. Consider that your partner just may be busy at the time of your RP session, don’t beg for a reply. Patience is key to a well-paced story.

03/26/2019 09:49 PM 

[RP Advice] Never Hate The Admin (Character Dislike)

I’m starting to see this make a comeback and I do not like it.


It should not matter what character the Admin chooses to muse. Your dislike for a character should NEVER pertain to the Admin themselves. I see many RPers upset that their character choices are hated upon the community, and are never given a chance simply because someone has a strong dislike for that character. Please remember, there is a real person on the other side of the screen.


Back when I was musing KH characters, I was called Mary-Sue a lot for musing Xion. Not many would interact with me because of my choice of character. I love the character deeply but many did not, as a result; I had hate mail and told I was weak and that I should stop RPing or change characters. Nonetheless for a short time it did strike me, until I spoke up and told people not to hate me for my character.


Do not take your dislike of a character, onto the Admin who is portraying them. Not only is it immature, but it truly knocks down someone’s self-esteem into making them think they’re a bad RPer altogether. Instead of flashing your negativity onto them, simply encourage them into their muse, no matter how much YOU dislike it. Their muse means everything to them and for many, that muse you dislike is how they got their start into RP.


If YOU dislike a character THAT much to where you take it out on the Admin, then why are you even a RolePlayer? your dislike for a character should not equal your dislike for the Admin, simply put. You need to ask yourself how you would feel if someone took their dislike onto you as an Admin for your choice in character. I myself have characters I dislike, but never would I address it to the Admin.


Please think about this the next time you are approached by a character you dislike. If you don’t wish to RP with them, kindly tell them, don’t make them feel awful about their choice.

03/19/2019 02:24 PM 

[RP Advice] Recolors Are NOT OC (Designing OCs)

Seeing some recolored characters on AniRoleplay reminded me of this topic. I see it all too often actually. Something needs to be said.


We all know how hard it is to make an Original Character, but part of that design should NOT include recoloring a canon character. I should know, I used to do this myself until I got better at drawing my OCs. Recoloring is a good start for editors and OC makers, but it cannot be THE solution. Upon designing, instead of recoloring, just use the face of another character that resembles your idea of your OC.




With practice, you CAN eventually come to the results of making your own face.


I highly encourage you pace yourself though. I myself have messed up countless times when I was making my OC’s face. I did recolors in the beginning, transitioned into editing, before honing my abilities and improving myself so I could put my own face to her. If you truly wish to put a face to your OCs, practice. You need the patience to do so, you cannot just give up because it didn’t turn out the way you wanted it, it is part of learning how to do it.


Recoloring doesn’t paint the face of your OC, it simply changes the face of an already existing character. 

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