Consent is not to allow something to happen. It is to allow the graphic depiction of something to happen. You can refuse consent for graphic mudsex or torture and still hit the highlights. Jeshin likes it up against the wall. He's quick on the first romp, better staying power on the second. He has no idea what he's doing so if you moan he just does that the rest of the night. Tressy tress is an eager beaver, no really her beaver is eager. She moans a lot, it backfires on her, she fakes it in the end but it's believable. <--- you have seen a ftb sex scene I have forced this upon you.
Torture could be like
Jeshin would laugh really evilly, he's all about monologuing but does little actual torture-y bits. Fingers, ears, threatens the eyes. You wind up blind. Thug who was imprisoned doesn't talk, he's a guild man and he never sells out! He curses Jeshin and his bullshit act, when he's finally released blind he picks up a job as a street beggar and spy of whispered secrets.
I got an argument yesterday that some players would rather assume consent than have their immersionz damaged by an ooc asking for consent, and the related replies.
I dont agree, but I imagine this view is held by more than a few.
Oh, definitely. I've heard that argument before, and have begun to suspect that the Venn Diagram of "people who don't want to have their immersion ruined by a simple OOC message" and "people who use Armageddon as a form of escapism" is a circle.
Post by purgpurgpurg on Sept 20, 2019 7:18:28 GMT -5
Consent lists aren't the solution for whatever the problem is this is assuming. Things get really muddled. Graphic depictions of violence and torture and sexual themes are fantasy tropes invoked to give the setting a better grounding, but let's face it: most of the people playing the MUD can't write decent fiction, let alone decent torture/sex emotes. God help them trying to do both at once.
Thinking about this from another angle: if this somehow disenfranchised isFriday from playing flirty big-titty assassins that always faded to black because someone fingered his consent sheet minutes, that would be a real travesty and I think the game would lose more than it gained.
Personally, don't like the idea of "consent" on an RPI text-based game.
Like, wtf are you planning to do that is so graphically written that I need to give "consent"?
Just how descriptive do we need to get?
Are you arguing that sexual and torture RP isn't necessary in game designed around fostering character-driven plots? Because I'd be inclined to agree.
Sometimes dropping support for certain types of RP is good, because it helps refocus your game around other types of RP. On the other hand, there's the argument of "let players do whatever they want in private", but at the same time, if some players were in private places less, some more shit would be going down in public, and isn't that what you want in an RPI?
qwerty: But again. You cant control it. Cant prove it. The nagging suspicion will ruin your gameplay. I just try not to worry about it and react to the gameworld events as if there is no ooc influence. Doing anything else makes for a really shitty experience
Sept 5, 2019 13:01:26 GMT -5
qwerty: You cant stop people from talking ooc. And if people talk ooc, it's bound to happen that they cooperate ooc. Or ... or not. But you wont know and therefore, you'll suspect. And this suspicion will kill the game for you.
Sept 5, 2019 17:46:21 GMT -5
qwerty: 4/5 times someone rages against staff, staff had nothing to do with it. It's just number one suspicion people go to.
Sept 5, 2019 17:47:19 GMT -5
mehtastic: Ignorance is bliss.
Sept 5, 2019 17:50:44 GMT -5
delerak: I recently accused staff of some nonsense. They showed me the log and I felt embarrassed. It's hard to shake the paranoia of days gone by when you were slayed by staff for going afk and using a script to forage wood.
Sept 5, 2019 18:32:02 GMT -5
jkarr: look east. near: agafari forest. far: agafari forest. very far: the ghost of halaster is here grinning evilly
Sept 5, 2019 22:30:43 GMT -5
mehtastic: I posted it on the Discord server a long time ago, but unfortunately I don't use Discord much anymore. If you can get a Discord invite you can get the code, probably.
Sept 26, 2019 19:33:50 GMT -5
qwerty: ask jcarter. I think he's giving it away
Sept 27, 2019 17:34:42 GMT -5
mehtastic: I am back on Discord. If you want a copy of the code dump, join the shadowboard Discord and ask, or DM me: meh#0490. Feel free to DM if you feel addicted to Armageddon and want help detaching yourself from it, too.
Oct 10, 2019 9:01:42 GMT -5
Oct 20, 2019 3:19:39 GMT -5