Lord_Of_The_LEGO wrote:Some may say that the MNPC rules killed the RP. Some say the retirement of 2/3 of the Gaming Staff did it in.
I, personally, blame Real Life(tm). Mike and I are going to college. Tony has a wife and kid. I sure a lot of you have school, or a job, or some other relationship. We couldn't keep both worlds going. Dametreos, of course, had to fall.
The MNPC rules might have limited the RP, but eased the duties of the mods who's task had become quite large and cumbersome. Players, don't blame the rules or the mods. Our responce, as mods, is: "YOU try managing the RP for a change."
But this is not time to point fingers. The new RP is designed for ease of play: us mods will have very little to do other than register new players. The players will also be a lot more free to do what they want.
Speak for yourself, Admin-boss-boy. I'm perfectly willing to be seen as the sun by which the Roleplay rose and fell.
It was a lot of things...
Timing was the biggie. Had Nathan and I retired at a different time- preferably a time when we WEREN'T 2/3 of the Roleplay on our own, it would have had less impact. Or had we not done it pretty much in tandem (but, that's what happens when you do plots together... and elitist as it may have been, we did plots together). Or had it not happened during a bad point in the schoolyear, some of the "second tier" (meaning no insult) Roleplayers might have jumped into the breach.
But none of that happened... and Dametreos fell asleep. I won't say dead, because there are still the odd posts on it, and I wouldn't rule out another "Forestman Christmas Special"- or whatnot- if nostalgia hits in the future, and I want to do some sort of reunion... but she's no longer the raging beastie she once was, and it is the job of this new Roleplay (which DOES need a name...) to be the main Roleplay.
And we'll see...
I still support the MNPC and other rules of the old Roleplay wholeheartedly. I don't blame them for Dametreos' death. And I look a little in askance at this strange new Roleplay (which, alas, I won't have time to join anyway...). But we'll see... if it works, and there are no problems, then I'll eat my hat and admit that maybe we overruled Dametreos too much.
Meanwhile... get a-naming!