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DeisTheAlcano from Uruguay Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Feb 22nd 2016 at 9:18:36 PM

I think it would make sense for Rex to want to help the police force. Unless they are too stuck up, in which he would continue helping on his own (and with the other characters). I don't know about Ruckus, making pranks would be the kind of thing he would do but I don't think anarchy is a top-priority for him.

FirockFinion THE SLORG! from The Red Desert Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
THE SLORG!
Feb 23rd 2016 at 1:09:56 AM

Well, got early work tomorrow so I gotta get out of here early. Not gonna be on too much tomorrow, but I should be able to post at some point later in the day.

@Ominae: You know you can have your character arrive at locations yourself right? You don't have to wait for permission unless there's some particular reason for their arrival to be delayed.

I didn't notice that the site ate my previous profile settings.
Ominae Organized Canine Bureau Special Agent
Organized Canine Bureau Special Agent
Feb 23rd 2016 at 3:03:15 AM

@Firock

- It's fine. I wasn't asking for permission. I'm giving peeps the headsup. grin

"Exit muna si Polgas. Ang kailangan dito ay si Dobermaxx!"
Korodzik Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
Feb 23rd 2016 at 4:37:15 AM

Statistics time

Well, it's time to summarize four months of the RP. Note that these data are current as of page 110, post #2750.


LENGTH. All the posts in the RP, in total, number 430,526 words.note  To put that in perspective, this is approximately equivalent to: the length of Cryptonomicon, Gone with the Wind, the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, or four first Harry Potter books; twice as long as Crime and Punishment or Moby-Dick; three times the length of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or One Hundred Years of Solitude. There are 2740 posts in the thread (I'm not counting empty posts consisting entirely of "whoops", "wrong thread", etc.), which gives us ~157 words per average post.

Getting through four full in-game days took us 120 real days and 370,267 words, which gives an average of one real month, and 92,567 words (approximately the length of The Hobbit) per in-game day. Assuming that both writing rate and in-game time rate remain constant, all thirty planned in-game days would take ~2.5 years in total, and contain approximately 2.8 million words' worth of posts (over twice the length of the entire The Dark Tower series.)

There have been 43 active players (i.e. those who made at least one post in the main thread) in the RP so far. For the purposes of these stats I'm counting the GM as a player as well.


SHORTEST/LONGEST. The shortest post in the entire RP (by character count, not by wordcount) is Cybersbe's "By marriage."; the second shortest is by Tojin, then come three posts by Ud the Imp.

The longest post is Ashe's introduction post, by ShoutmonZ. Then come, in order: Rick and Morty's intro by Locoman, three posts by the GM, and Kieri's intro. Intros tend to be longer than other posts; the longest post that's neither an intro nor a GM post is this one, by Locoman.


PLAYER OUTPUT. Here's where it gets truly competitive. The five players with the largest number of posts are AllHailThrall (314 posts), DeisTheAlcano (190), FirockFinion (187), FullMoon (176) and Ud the Imp (153).

The five players who wrote the most words are FirockFinion (64,147 words), AllHailThrall (43,186), Locoman (47,928), Ud the Imp (22,235) and DeisTheAlcano (22,094). These five players, in total, contributed nearly half of all text written in the RP. It's also worth noting that the top three player's output technically qualifies as a novel per the definition used by the Hugo and Nebula awards (over 40,000 words long.)

We know who wrote the most, but whose posts are the most verbose on average? Discarding any players with less than 5 posts, the players with the largest average word/post ratio are Locoman (371 words/post), SchoolYardBlues (347.6), FirockFinion (343), ShoutmonZ (286.1) and Yomegami (284.9).

The full player stats would take too much space, so here they are on Pastebin.

Feb 23rd 2016 at 4:45:59 AM

Ah yes, "Rick and Morty kill Pinocchio". As I recall, I wrote that one fairly late at night, which might explain... why it's kind of an insane premise. tongue

The fact that I can control two characters simultaneously does mean that I can have them engage in long conversations and such, boosting up the word count.

edited 23rd Feb '16 4:52:13 AM by Locoman

Syrika throwback from Earth...probably somewhere with Internet access. Relationship Status: I don't mind being locked in this eternal maze!
throwback
Feb 23rd 2016 at 4:52:17 AM

My goodness, Thrall. [lol]

Thanks for compiling those! It's cool to know all our stats. Now we have evidence for the Door Stopper tropes.

Currently writing something. Currently procrastinating.
Feb 23rd 2016 at 6:20:37 AM

Why do I have the feeling this rally's gonna end with us fighting a Humongous Mecha?

watdakstomp Knight from A secret underground bunker
Knight
Feb 23rd 2016 at 6:27:14 AM

[up] Maybe it's because there are a lot of places in fiction that use giant mechs.

The man of a million outdated references
FullMoon feeling blue from Surface Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
feeling blue
Feb 23rd 2016 at 7:04:01 AM

I'm not surprised in the least that Thrall beats everyone cleanly when it comes to post count tongue

I'll take my spot as a top 4 poster and almost top 5 most wordy player.

AllHailThrall For the Horde! from Hoenn Relationship Status: Longing for Dulcinea
For the Horde!
Feb 23rd 2016 at 7:20:53 AM

Well, I don't have a life. evil grin

Although I was not expecting to have double the number of posts as the 2nd place person...

edited 23rd Feb '16 7:22:14 AM by AllHailThrall

The wisest man is he who understands that he understands nothing.
Feb 23rd 2016 at 7:24:57 AM

I am decidedly amused that I managed to be the fifth most generally wordy player despite not being here that long.

FullMoon feeling blue from Surface Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
feeling blue
Feb 23rd 2016 at 7:31:31 AM

The fact that you haven't been here for long means that the more wordy your posts are at the beginning, the higher your word/post ratio would be so it's not that surprising overall tongue

Also I've been waiting a long time to use that latest pun =V

AllHailThrall For the Horde! from Hoenn Relationship Status: Longing for Dulcinea
For the Horde!
Feb 23rd 2016 at 7:37:38 AM

Well, to balance out the fact that I have twice as many posts as Deis, my posts are way shorter. I'm really bad at post length, I often feel like I'm rambling so I always feel like I have to get to the point.

I don't know how other posters do it.

The wisest man is he who understands that he understands nothing.
FullMoon feeling blue from Surface Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
feeling blue
Feb 23rd 2016 at 7:45:42 AM

I often feel like my posts are too short because I'm never what I could add that wouldn't be just padding the post needlessly.

In fact, from the most active players here who have been here since the beginning, I think Deis and I have the worst word/post ratio tongue

DeisTheAlcano from Uruguay Relationship Status: Drift compatible
Feb 23rd 2016 at 7:48:17 AM

That's actually true.

Feb 23rd 2016 at 7:48:33 AM

[up][up][up][up] In hindsight, I probably should have seen that pun coming from a mile away.tongue Good job with it, BTW. [lol]

edited 23rd Feb '16 7:49:01 AM by JamesShields

Feb 23rd 2016 at 8:00:56 AM

So how goes Day 5 The Break Day so far? Other than the Evil Dorito joining and apparently Marcus has caused Xenophobes to appear.

FullMoon feeling blue from Surface Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
feeling blue
Feb 23rd 2016 at 8:12:31 AM

Adding on to the trivia, using the post count in the pastebin and doing some looking around at my posts (prior to the ones in the latest post), Sans has done 7 puns in 35 posts, translating to a ratio of exactly 1 pun for every 5 posts tongue

AllHailThrall For the Horde! from Hoenn Relationship Status: Longing for Dulcinea
For the Horde!
Feb 23rd 2016 at 8:26:19 AM

For what I recall, Ben has went Hero 22 times. He's turned into Heatblast four times; Stinkfly and Diamondhead three times; Four Arms, Wildmutt, Wildvine, XLR8 and Ghostfreak twice; Grey Matter, Upgrade, Cannonbolt, and Spellicorn once, and poor Ripjaws still has yet to be turned into.

edited 23rd Feb '16 8:27:52 AM by AllHailThrall

The wisest man is he who understands that he understands nothing.
Feb 23rd 2016 at 8:30:32 AM

Maybe there'll be a water-themed day at some point?

AllHailThrall For the Horde! from Hoenn Relationship Status: Longing for Dulcinea
For the Horde!
Feb 23rd 2016 at 8:33:22 AM

You've probably notice I've suggested one on numerous occasions: a beach break day, an underwater day where the characters are turned into water-based forms, a pirate day...

edited 23rd Feb '16 8:34:15 AM by AllHailThrall

The wisest man is he who understands that he understands nothing.
Syrika throwback from Earth...probably somewhere with Internet access. Relationship Status: I don't mind being locked in this eternal maze!
throwback
Feb 23rd 2016 at 8:35:18 AM

The mention of Upgrade brings to mind that we still have failed to have a Rexgrade thing yet.

Currently writing something. Currently procrastinating.
watdakstomp Knight from A secret underground bunker
Knight
Feb 23rd 2016 at 8:37:12 AM

On the topic of what place we land in on the number of posts. I probably land in the last place slot.

[up][up] Firock already said that, that was on his list of days that most likely were going to happen.

edited 23rd Feb '16 8:38:14 AM by watdakstomp

The man of a million outdated references
Syrika throwback from Earth...probably somewhere with Internet access. Relationship Status: I don't mind being locked in this eternal maze!
throwback
Feb 23rd 2016 at 8:41:16 AM

[up]You're at least fifteen places away from last place, actually! You have thirty-five.

Currently writing something. Currently procrastinating.

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