2006-01-15 [xido]: [Firous] and [Pinkdonkey] have asked to help out here, and their ability to post, connect, and advertise will help me to consider them as WFR mods in the future. Please have fun and keep the good times rollin... Storytelling is the key to a good roleplay. I can expect that a comment on any Elftown open rp pages that may attract new Elftowners to the open rp market or Elftown Water Fountain would be helpful and even links to those pages would be helpful...
2006-01-15 [xido]: Any links or areas of this page should be creatively described not as simply 'Bob's Tavern' but as things like 'Bob's Devonshire Inn & Brothel', 'Sepia's Cloak and Dagger, the town collector of Rogue tools and Adventuring Equipment', 'Ambraldia's Shoppe of Magick and Wonder, a storefront and Mage Guild', etc. Make it more fun than just, 'hey, here's another wiki'. :) Good luck and thank you all.
2006-01-15 [Pinkdonkey]: I'll start next weekend as I doubt I'll be able to log on this week, due to all the work I've got ...
2006-01-16 [Firous]: I'll start tomorrow night...This will be fun!
2006-01-17 [Firous]: Well there's a start...more to come later! Like maybe tomorrow...thi
2006-01-20 [xido]: Good description, guys. Nice work. I have already done some PR work for this page and the fountain page.... So far so good. There will be a contest soon for the foutain page to design the actual ET Water Fountain for posting on that page.... Any other questions, just hit me up in a msg, k? Thanks, guys.
2006-01-20 [xido]: Could we start one more page based from here, something along the lines of the 'Guild House'@wiki? Somewhere where OUR guild, and any other guild in Elftown could potentially take up space and have a base in the community for recruiting and info? A great description like : Thieves' Guild? And Order of Mages? Circle of Knights? Set up shop in the 'Guild House'!!! ...or something... ;) Any ideas?
2006-01-21 [Pinkdonkey]: Done, though there's not problem if you want to alter it. I though it might fit better just after the description of the marketplace ...
2006-01-22 [Firous]: Nice...So you really like the discription? ^.^
2006-01-22 [Pinkdonkey]: Well you're the one that did most of it and yes I like it, I guess it's about time to get some players in ... Maybe set up a shop or two to make it more appealing ?
2006-01-23 [Firous]: I had to start...sorry.
2006-01-28 [Firous]: Go to places and advertise? Like other wiki's we're in. O what about the role playing for dummies wiki? People go there to learn and we could advertise it there so that they will have a plce to go.
2006-01-29 [Pinkdonkey]: okay ! I'll be back on next weekend ! :D
2006-01-29 [Firous]: see you then!
2006-02-05 [Pinkdonkey]: Must advertise ... text adventures : check, mood : check, comment in the WFR : check ...
2006-02-05 [Firous]: lol...yay! *Dying from tiredness* Yeah...later..
2006-02-05 [Pinkdonkey]: *gives medicine for tiring sickness* Don't die ! At least not right now ... :P
2006-02-05 [NamelessMerc]: *Watches page* Note-to-self: Start guild here soon.
2006-02-06 [Firous]: Ok...I'm better. Sleep is very good for you. I should do it more often. Well...I don't know what else to do until we get more people. I know! I'll get 'my people' to start posting! *Excitedly starts bugging people*
2006-02-06 [xido]: :D Very happy to see such productiveness
2006-02-06 [NamelessMerc]: <.<; >.>; How about a Guild specifically for mercenaries? *Puppy eyes*
2006-02-06 [xido]: absolutely... have at it. I command thee. x.op ;)
2006-02-06 [xido]: HUGE FAVOR TO ASK EVERYONE: Please check out the Elftown Water Fountain Design Contest for me, and see if you have any ideas, comments, or questions about it, so that I can have a sort of FAQ about it before it is opened.... when I have three other people's approval for the layout and format of the contest, it will be opened soon after... Thank you, and please msg me with these comments, etc. I would prefer to have them in my mailbox instead of on this page, or even that one.... send your words straight to [xido]....... awesome, thank you immensely.
2006-02-08 [iippo]: Just to cause confusion: does one have to give a link to the character if playing in here? I understood it doesn't have to be inside-WFR character..?
2006-02-08 [Firous]: No they don't. Just a indepth description is good. I just used the link to save time.
2006-02-08 [NamelessMerc]: Ditto. Describing Tethis in detail would have run me over for time. I was on a break in college at the time :P
2006-02-09 [iippo]: So basically one can edit "a mysterious young woman approached the potions booth" and so on?
2006-02-09 [Firous]: technically yes. Though I would like more description. But if you're not sure what you want your character to look like you can use something like that until they take off their cloak or whatever would make their appearances obvious.
2006-02-11 [xido]: right. Mysterious is cool... but description is great. Even 'a cloaked figure, wrapped in shadow that seems almost magical in appearance because of the way her features are hidden, walks slowly into the marketplace, being careful to stray from the sight of those in authority' is better than 'a mysterious figure lurks in the shadows'. I'm sure the details I am shooting for are apparent. ;) But yes, no WFR char is necessary, nor a real character link. We should however, have a portion of the page designated to character and user names. I typically put this between dividers just below the setting description, before the rp section. (ie, Dtalk/Gea - [xido])
2006-02-11 [Firous]: I like the top one
2006-02-11 [Pinkdonkey]: Okie dokie :)
2006-02-11 [Pinkdonkey]: Hope you don't mind that I put your name up, saves time and editing :)
2006-02-11 [Pinkdonkey]: Oh I haden't noticed ... thanks for pointing it out ! Of course you can fix it !
2006-02-12 [xido]: Looks good. [Mordigen]'s Guild link added at the bottom link section. All links look good now. Would it be productive to list all linked wikis/building
2006-02-12 [Pinkdonkey]: Well there's already some posts above so it's logical to post just underneath in my opinion ... We can allways ask them to post in between if they haven't understood, that's what this place is for right ? Helping n00bs de-n00b themselves! I don't think we need to list all links on another wiki right now, but maybe later on if it gets a bit crowded ... Though organising it now could save time later on.
2006-02-12 [iippo]: I'd go against the Market Venues -list, unless you also want people to roleplay on that page. The more pages, the more confusing it can get.
2006-02-12 [Pinkdonkey]: by the way, I've seen your announcements about the Elftown Water Fountain Design Contest, I'll be glad to help even though this week is a rather full, it's holiday time in a week so I'll have plenty of time.
2006-02-12 [Pinkdonkey]: On second thought, I agree with iippo. I remember that i already had trouble understanding what a wiki was when I first arrived, confusion should be as low as possible... Or maybe we can make one but for the mods just so we can see more easily what's going on ?
2006-02-12 [NamelessMerc]: Well you could always section the page up, make one part into the guild house etc.
2006-02-12 [xido]: true, true... all good points. do as you see fit. cool beans, in my opinion.
2006-02-14 [Firous]: ^.^ If we need to clear up space later on I will do it no problem. I don't mind doing busy work on Elftown.
2006-03-08 [lost_adonis]: Hay Firous is on vacation for a week, just thought you would want to know...
2006-03-14 [Firous]: I'm back! And happy that I am...I need a vacation from my vacation... @.@
2006-03-17 [Pinkdonkey]: Hehe welcom back, not much ahs happenend around here ... it'll be nice if there were more people here
2006-03-17 [K'jesrya]: might I join you in the market?
2006-03-17 [Pinkdonkey]: Of course, you're welcome !
2006-03-18 [Firous]: Yay!! Would K'jesrya know Raine already?
2006-03-19 [K'jesrya]: nope...i don't think so, unless they have met somewhere else
2006-03-19 [Firous]: alright...just thought I'd ask. ^.^
2006-04-22 [iippo]: Keywords please! X_x *was typoing this page for half-an-hour, trying to find it*
2006-04-26 [xido]: What keywords would we want to use, and how do you type them in the box, with commas...?
2006-04-26 [iippo]: :O My notes page takes like 5 minutes to load, so I don't like going there, I'll have a heart attack! // No need for commas, space is enough to separate.
2006-05-04 [Pinkdonkey]: Hey, haven't had much time on Elftown recently, it's nice to see that this place is alive and thriving =) . Well anyway I put in "Marketplace", "Roleplay" and "WFR" as keywords, couldn't think of any others ...
2006-05-05 [xido]: Good choices... I would like Open RP, too, but since it is two words, no worries.... any others, guys? ;) I know how you feel, iip. My notes page is a disaster area gone horribly wrong.... so I made my roleplays instead.... and even that page is a mess.... and not updated at all... ;P Oh well. x.o)
2006-11-06 [Akayume]: oohhh...I wanna join! ^^
2006-11-06 [Kuehne]: once i get my character approved.. I think i might join in.
2006-11-06 [NamelessMerc]: Join anyway. You don't have to be an approved character of the Guild to RP here.
2006-11-08 [Firous]: nope...this is for anybody. Go ahead and start writing. ^.^ The more the merrier!
2006-11-08 [Kuehne]: cool
2006-11-08 [Firous]: Yay! If I had more time at the moment I'd write...I'll be back in a couple hours! ^.^
2006-12-05 [xido]: [Firous], [Pinkdonkey] and [NamelessMerc], all of you for your help and contributions to monitoring and moderating WFR Guild-sponsore
I am currently doing some WFR Formatting and realized that I had no clue how I would format these Open RP areas, since they are not 'official' Guild pages.... Any ideas? I also have some more keywords on that page... ;) I would also like the link for the Fantasy RP Guild to be replaced with the Wiki Fiction Roleplay link at the end of the page, though the on at the beginning can stay if you think it works better than this one... I can't say that the marketplace is either fantasy or scifi, but I haven't yet seen any Scifi characters here to disprove that theory....
Thank you everyone!
2006-12-06 [Firous]: .......uuuhhh.
2006-12-06 [NamelessMerc]: The only improvement would be a nice picture / banner for the top of the page =p
Aside from that, I'll take the thanks and agree that we need more people! I might just link up a new adventure from here, maybe get some interested people for mercenaries =D
2006-12-07 [Kuehne]: need someone to play a mercenary?? I have your girl.. Josie is all about killing for the bucks.
2006-12-07 [NamelessMerc]: Well I'll set up that nexxt week at some point, however you'd do well talking to Tethis about joining up to his outfit first.
I can use the excursion as a test.
2006-12-23 [xido]: A banner would be perfect. I did a contest for the Elftown Water Fountain, as you know, and that was helpful and fun (but a pretty big job). At least this time, we are not lost on how to run the contest or make badges for the winners, but it is best done over a period of only a few months.
And of course, [Kuehne], join in at will, and yes, The Knights of Tethis are always looking for fresh meat. XP This is an Open RP Area, so feel free to post as you wish.
Firous and Merc, what would you say to a house rule (rule of the House, WFR), of players being able to powerplay in Open RP Areas, so that this wiki then becomes more volatile for dynamic action...? It is easily moderated with ET's wiki features, and would make for a lot more interesting tales.
And, of course, THANK YOU. I love having volunteers around, even if it is simply to have a presence in the wikis. Many people are getting more busy as time progresses, and I fear some may leave again soon.
I am glad that the Guild has a remaining presence, even if it is to comment on the pages and keep watch. Of course, feel free to advertise! I have done all I can for the Open RP Area pages, posting them in all the links sections for important Guild pages. Advertising and networking is the key ingredient in bringing in new people and storylines, I have found.
2006-12-23 [xido]: "iippo: :O My notes page takes like 5 minutes to load, so I don't like going there, I'll have a heart attack! // No need for commas, space is enough to separate."
iippo, could you see WFR Formatting for me, and tell me if I am overdoing it with the commas in my listed keywords? I did the same thing with my keywords for all Dragons - Biology, Sociology, and Magic pages... I thought they required separators of some form aside from spaces. If that is so, it will be difficult to do some words (composite words, like role-play, for example)..... I think.
2006-12-23 [iippo]: The reason you don't need commas (I think, not know here) is that even if you search for a short word, the results will have even the words where the shorter words are in. For example, if you wiki search for "poke" you'll find everything that has "poke", "pokemon", "poker" or any other word with "poke" in it as keyword.
But with things that have several ways to type or many forms, like "roleplay/role
2006-12-27 [xido]: Excellent, thank you, iippo. :D
2007-01-02 [NamelessMerc]: Alright, I've drafted a rough mission for the Knights, whch will be 4 kinghts including Tethis and a volounteer. I'd assume at this point that it's most likely Josephina, but she'll have to address Tethis before he'll notice her.
Also, [xido] I'm not a fan of powerplaying uness it's for a purpose, like moderating or something to that effect. Allow someone to powerplay and the rp goes out of the window as they get consumed with showing how cool and unbelievable their character is. At least that's my experience.
2007-01-02 [Hiuko]: There is only one purpose to powerplaying and that's if the person who's making the story want to introduce an opposing npc that will only be there for a brief moment to say "Stop this silly quest." because no one should be able to even hit said guy yet.
2007-01-10 [Hiuko]: There I added a bit of character interaction to the story.
2007-01-16 [NamelessMerc]: By the way, Tethis hasn't ignored K'jesrya, he's simply trying to avoid some sort of scene. However, feel free to have her get angry if you want =p
2007-01-16 [K'jesrya]: ok...she wouldn't...she
2007-11-18 [Hiuko]: Cibunky's silence is starting to scare me. Is he still alive?
2007-11-19 [Firous]: I know huh... I tried to talk to him earlier but it didn't work so I went to the tavern. ^.^
2007-11-19 [Hiuko]: Oh well... bye
2007-12-29 [xido]: Sorry y'all. I love to RP too, but life is hectic again.
I wish the best to all of you, and hope that this page continues to be a central open RP area for the Guild and Elftowners in general. ;)