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Let us begin with the main rules:
Rule 1: Do not act like a dick, do not call other tropers names OOC, and absolutely no personal attacks. Those caught doing so will be asked to stop, and there are no second chances for this offense. Those who do it more than once will be kicked out of the thread.
Rule 2: Play as your avatar. There is no need to ask me if your avatar is okay, unless, of course, they are absurdly powerful, have hit the categories that mean requirement to run it through me beforehand, and/or unkillable. That's where the lines are crossed. If you can't find a proper avatar for your character, then find a good way to describe said character.
Rule 3: Play fair. Unless your character has been established as powerful, do not make them very hard to defeat. And, even then, learn to adjust for the sake of others. No one will enjoy fighting a boss character that can only be defeated by twenty people when there are only three people present. Also, refrain from using attack(s) that can easily affect everyone whether they like it or not, and if you plan to do so, inform the other players beforehand. Boss Battles are (mostly) an exception to the rule, but, even then, players who do not wish to get involved have the right to not be affected.
Rule 4: If you plan to throw a Conflict Ball into the Arena, please do not hurl the Conflict Ball for no reason other than to ruin a moment, and tell the players around beforehand if you are planning to do so with no malintent whatsoever. And to make this absolutely clear, yes, Conflict Balls are allowed, but the player who intends to throw it must ask other players beforehand. The others, in return, must state if they do not wish to fight. The lack of an answer will always be taken as an agreement to fight. Conflict Ball events can be set as canon, non-canon, or semi-canon depending on what the players agree on. And, for any players who wish to not participate in the fight: it's best that you have your characters leave the scene, or at least move farther away/have defensive measures from the fighting going on to observe.
Rule 5: No lolrandom when there's a Boss Fight or any other big event if the player running it has made it clear that they do not want such things involved. By default, lolrandom, Conflict Balls, and other spontaneous actions are allowed. Only, and only when a player outright says that they do not want these to happen in their event/scene/boss/etc are lolrandom and other things prohibited.
Rule 6: There are certain characters that need my okay to be allowed in the Arena, including but not limited to: Those whose powers are more than enough to utterly and irreversibly wreck the setting; Super Weights above SW4; those with sizes over 106.68 metres or 350 feet (exceptions are allowed for Boss Battles, or if the size will only be attained for the purposes of interaction); anything to do with time; anything to do with the very nature of the Arena; anything to do with high-level Reality Warping; and anything to do with the Fourth Wall. Especially the Fourth Wall. Also, actions above Super Weight 3 are not permitted without express consent from the players one is interacting with.
Rule 7: When spawning in a character, please refrain from appearing in another character's private location (e.g their room, house, etc.) unless the character's player has allowed you to do so beforehand.
Rule 8: Whenever you plan a big fight or a dramatic scene (or whatever it is that you want other players to stay out of/join in/involve themselves), please try to inform the other players OOC first.
Rule 9: Be clear when you write actions, attacks, etc. Every detail counts. If an attack is not listed to be capable of Friendly Fire, then it will not be capable of Friendly Fire. If a move is said to be able to pass through a thin wall, then it will not be able to pass through a thick wall. We aren't playing mind games. Be clear when you write an attack or action unless the move deliberately has to be vague.
Rule 10: Please refrain from moment-ruining, and, if you are planning something, ask the players who have a moment or event running first before unleashing hell on them. If they do not agree, then unleash whatever it is you want to unleash to someone else. Note that this rule only applies to those that have explicitly asked to avoid lolrandom and other similar things in whatever it is they have planned. Do I seriously have to make this clear?
Combat: Still like the normal Play-by-Post games. One player attacks, the one attacked will determine what the effects of the attack on their character are (and if the hit is successful or not), reverse, and repeat. Do not auto-hit (wording an attack as if it has hit already), do not ghost (dodging practically all attacks headed for you), and never ignore an attack unless you are ninja'd, in which case you must edit in a reaction. If a player does not post for more than an agreed-upon length of time without warning other players of the delay beforehand, just act as if their avatar has vanished into thin air and move on. Also, this may be an RP, but abuse of Plot Armor is not permitted, as respawning is a feature of the Arena. No one's going to enjoy someone who doesn't die or at least get hurt in combat. Alliances are allowed, but just because you're friends with a fellow troper doesn't mean that you should never fight his or her avatar.
Regarding gang-ups and posses: the defending player is the last to react. For the aggressors, do not take more than one action unless the defending player has already reacted. Multiple actions are unfair and not sportsmanlike.
Environment/Setting: Despite the continuity, all damaged and/or destroyed parts of the landscape will be reversed after a random period of time or after a huge battle. Also, NPCs are not present in the Arena, although flora and fauna native to the setting are allowed to appear. These will be controlled by the players who made them appear. Places where inactive characters reside are regarded as Safe Zones and cannot be destroyed, although fights within the Safe Zones are allowed. Damaging them is also fine. Completely destroying them, however, is not allowed.
Also, the settings connected to the main area will only be changed after obtaining the consensus of at least four players. This may turn to a vote, and the results may take up to a week to be applied. Each new setting requires a serviceable map. I strongly suggest for newcomers to read the Discussion's original post to be updated.
Edited by SymeSynth on May 19th 2019 at 12:49:37 PM
If the plot isn't as convoluted as the one in V4, I might be interested.
It'll mostly lack a plot in the beginning, but grow more complex as more and more characters enter the fray. If the other players back in V4 or V5 join in, they might be able to apply some of the continuity back there to this, since a high majority of my characters who have appeared in the fourth Arena will make a return in both V5 and this spinoff.
For the sake of avoiding lockouts, I will list the most important events and plot points in the Discussion page.
edited 12th May '15 10:04:11 PM by SymeSynth
You can count me in, then.
I'll give it a shot, but I dunno how well it'll go thanks to aussie TZ. I'm not Archive Binge-ing every day.
Alright. I'll open the Discussion page soon. :)
And here you go!
edited 13th May '15 3:04:00 AM by SymeSynth
The Arena is now open. Join in if you wish.
@Inceptiond: Ahem. 1: My thread didn't have a plot, it had many different threads of continuity, each tied only to its affected characters, and I never so much as followed them, much less officiated or condoned them, and 2: this thread was made for the people to whom those threads of continuity belong. If you don't want convoluted plot, you are quite literally in the wrong thread.
The Ent will in, hopefully
Sounds like fun. I look forward to it.
Team Isaac returns! Yeah... I'm in too.
As am I... when I get home and can actually participate.
I'll tell you right now that I'm planning on using DID more often now, to develop him a bit more.
edited 13th May '15 5:15:47 AM by DevilPsyco
...am I invited? Oh, and Ichigo/Psyco, are your guys keeping their memories? It'd be terrible if they forgot everything.
For mine, some of them remember everything, but others remember nothing. But there's a reason for that, and there's a way to help them remember. But until then they'll likely go back to how they were before coming to the Arena.
Just in case you want to know, Masc is one of those who will remember everything.
edited 13th May '15 5:57:54 AM by DevilPsyco
Sacred, you are welcome to join in. There's no need for my permission. xD
This sounds like fun. For clarification, I'll be joining as Snake right after the events of MGS 3.
Could you tell me the Amnesiacs, Psyco? I hope Riko Jr. and Psycho Ness still remember... Oh, and Ninten/everyone Shadow has made friends with. He's quite solemn right now.
edited 13th May '15 6:00:33 AM by SacredSpirit123
I think that this will be fun... I promise to avoid the livers, blah, blah, blah... So yeah. I'm in, if I am allowed.
Again, there's no need for my permission. Join in if you wish.
Can't tell you all of them yet, but here are some.
Psycho!Ness is someone who's forgotten everything, which is quite dangerous considering what he was like before mellowing down.
Rico Jr. still remembers.
Ninten and his friends still remember everything, but only thanks to Queen Mary's power.
Mimi and Dimentio remember.
Pseudo Porky has forgotten. Again, pretty dangerous...
Jade Devil remembers.
For the rest, you'll have to wait and see.
edited 13th May '15 6:06:41 AM by DevilPsyco
Count me in. Dunno if I'll let all my avatars keep their memories though.
I am also in, though I won't appear often in the next two weeks due having tests coming. After those are over I will appear.
edited 13th May '15 6:47:26 AM by RobotTophat
Here is my farewell to the old V4, in song.
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