2007-03-26 [Emporer Sensi]: I am here.
2007-03-27 [Sins to Virtues]: Ehhh RP council, wtf?
2007-03-27 [xido]: Yes, indeed. ;)
Feel free to join and/or help out with any of the Elftown Clans for now, and more will be done as a full Council later, when all Clans have at least one member and at least one Representative for the Clan. So far, I have seen some great work on the Elfin Clan, Dwarfin Clans, Draconic Clan, Tauric Clan and a few others.
Join whichever you please, and feel free to help with writing and media (like pictures and stuff) for your Clan. The RP Council will work on three specific projects until future notice:
- Elftown Creature Marathon
- The Creature_List
- The Official Elftown RPG-related Contests (mentioned on the-roleplay-initiative, along with the initiatives of the Wiki Fiction Roleplay to create and maintain a working Creative Writing and Anachronism Guild of Active Wikipages)
Any other issues or questions can be forwarded to [Keyurg Kirosake]. ;) Thanks, all.
2007-03-27 [Emporer Sensi]: Ok, so as not to disrupt the good working order of this fine wiki. Is my wiki a "Clan" Or do these clans you speak of centered only here?
2007-03-29 [Emporer Sensi]: I got some dead ones too...*kicks* Ya, dead.
2007-03-29 [Estantia]: actually it's because you have role-player in your interests list...
2007-03-30 [Sins to Virtues]: oooo =D
2007-03-31 [xido]: Sensi, please remind me, which wikipage are you referring to? All Clans are listed on the Elftown Clans page, and represent the factions of the Representative Poll, <poll:73926>.
Dead wikipages are okay. Sometimes they revive. Others simply do not.
2007-03-31 [Sins to Virtues]: I made it the like 2nd week I started on ET, and it lasted about a year or so.... Then splat... Then i tried making things more interesting and i think by that time everyone forgot every thing and just sorta left it..
2007-04-02 [xido]: Loos of interest and dropping members tends to be one of the largest problems with RPing on Elftown. Some day we will come up with ways to retain more members for longer... But for now, that is only an idea.
2007-04-02 [Estantia]: that would be more useful than dividing elftown up into clans...
2007-04-02 [xido]: If you would like to volunteer a solution, the Council is always open to hearing your thoughts and concerns. There is no division that cannot be networked and connected. I have no solution to propose at this time. My solutions are finding their way here. At least this page gives us a platform to discuss these kinds of things.
2007-04-02 [Estantia]: We actually discussed this on the forum for a bit, that dividing up elftown into clans and imposing rules on people wouldn't make it too popular for all the people who don't particularly role-play, plus all the people that don't understand the relationships between clans and cultures would bring the system down, imagine the effect of playgans amongst the pagans. The system might work better in a SOLELY rp-based site, but on elftown it would simply encourage discrimination from those who don't understand and a whole lot of fuss from those that do...
Did anyone understand that?
2007-04-03 [Sins to Virtues]: umm, i'm lost lol
2007-04-03 [xido]: I am sure that creative people out there will find ways to network and connect in new, fun ways, to beat this concept of separation where there is simply an ordered platform for new ideas. As for imposing rules, each Clan is being given the opportunity to make its own rules, not the ones laid down by one single person. That's the beauty of it.
I can only hope that this becomes more apparent in the future.
2007-04-03 [Estantia]: yes, creative people wll, but you're forgetting that there's a lot of people on elftown who aren't creative... and they'll ruin the ideas.
2007-04-03 [SilverFire]: Ah the ever optimistic defeatest approach. 'Someone'll ruin it, so let's not even bother trying'. That's a fairly hefty insult you're waving around there, and I'm sure everyone you personally thought was uncreative would disagree with you. Not that I'm suggesting RPing should be forced on every ETer, but I think you're doing a lot of Elftowners a great misjustice with your generalisation
2007-04-03 [Sins to Virtues]: ok sooo how do i get into these clans lol?
2007-04-03 [Estantia]: I never said not to bother trying... I was saying that the original idea may need to be altered in order to make it work in a way that works for everyone, not just the very avid rpers or the semi rper's or artists.
I wasn't talking about a majority either, but you have seen how even a minority can ruin it. I don't want that to happen, so preparing for it in advance to make the idea more adaptable would be better.
(I'm not meaning offence to anyone, but I always end up taking the role of debater for the unrepresented side, and to be fair, I probably didn't express myself quite right)