[OOC] Random Thoughts and Leave Requests.   Posted by The Game Master.Group: 0
The Game Master
 GM, 5 posts
Wed 21 Mar 2018
at 00:09
[OOC] Random Thoughts and Leave Requests
Feel free to talk about anything and everything here. Also, if you're going to be AWOL for a while, please be a pal and let us know here.
Amira al Khayami
 player, 8 posts
Mon 26 Mar 2018
at 11:23
[OOC] Random Thoughts and Leave Requests

SO, I work 4 ten-hour graveyard shifts each week.  Saturday night through Tuesday night.  While I try to get on at least once during that time (usually very early Monday AM), I just can't guarantee it.

This week has been rough so far.  I'll play catch-up on Wednesday.
The Game Master
 GM, 27 posts
Mon 26 Mar 2018
at 12:42
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OK, have a nice early week!
Richard Lance
 player, 25 posts
Mon 26 Mar 2018
at 21:22
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Thank you for keeping us informed Amira.
The Game Master
 GM, 64 posts
Mon 16 Apr 2018
at 13:15
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Sorry for the delay, folks; my father got hospitalized with pneumonia on both lungs, so the weekend was all kinds of crazy. He seems to be better, though, and he should be able to come home by tomorrow, so I don't expect more delays this week on my part.
Malcom Fairweather
 player, 22 posts
Mon 16 Apr 2018
at 15:46
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Take what time you need. Family is a hell of a lot more important than RPOL.
Raalivoar
 player, 28 posts
Mon 16 Apr 2018
at 18:29
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I completely agree with Malcom. Good thing your father seems to go better. :)
Richard Lance
 player, 60 posts
Mon 16 Apr 2018
at 20:16
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Good to hear there has been improvement.

Are all the noncombatants on the bus at this point?

This message was last edited by the player at 20:19, Mon 16 Apr 2018.

The Game Master
 GM, 65 posts
Tue 17 Apr 2018
at 04:08
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The five guys you talked into helping are still outside, besides the other guys in the forest.
Richard Lance
 player, 61 posts
Tue 17 Apr 2018
at 05:10
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In that case I will wait for Taggart to confirm that the bus is operational and all we needed were the keys, which we have.
Ryland Bolt
 player, 55 posts
Wed 18 Apr 2018
at 01:44
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In reply to The Game Master (msg # 5):

Glad he's better, and no worries about the delay.
Richard Lance
 player, 63 posts
Thu 19 Apr 2018
at 06:00
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To be clear ... three people have just tried to talk to Taggart about what it is doing. It looks like it is tearing the ignition apart. Thus preventing our departure. Taggart has chosen to ignore these people.
Taggart
 player, 50 posts
 Ship True AI
 Chief Engineer
Thu 19 Apr 2018
at 06:11
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So far humans are shouting a lot, and as nearly as I can tell at most one person is anywhere near the cab of the bus such that they could be either watching what Taggart is doing, or talking to him in anything like a direct form of communication.
Raalivoar
 player, 30 posts
Sat 21 Apr 2018
at 07:10
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Don't forget to get my drone back please. :)
Ryland Bolt
 player, 57 posts
Sat 21 Apr 2018
at 08:24
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Taggart, three people have talked directly to you, they are asking you questions, and you are ignoring all of them. Including the one right next to you.
Taggart
 player, 51 posts
 Ship True AI
 Chief Engineer
Sat 21 Apr 2018
at 08:45
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As nearly as I can tell the only person in the cab of the bus with the robot is Amira, and she has yet to ask any questions of it.

The humans outside shouting have not yet managed to distinguish themselves from the background noise enough to register, that is a different kind of problem.
Richard Lance
 player, 65 posts
Sat 21 Apr 2018
at 09:04
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I do not want to gang up on you Taggart, but you are making communicating with your character needlessly difficult. This is going to be an issue if it persists into future encounters.

This message was last edited by the player at 09:07, Sat 21 Apr 2018.

Taggart
 player, 53 posts
 Ship True AI
 Chief Engineer
Sat 21 Apr 2018
at 09:16
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Oh, it is difficult, but don't try to presume it is needlessly so, that will be misleading yourself.
Ryland Bolt
 player, 58 posts
Sat 21 Apr 2018
at 09:31
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Taggart. There have been numerous posts of people talking to you. They might be right outside the door, or on the outside of the bus, but they were talking to you. If you continue to make it difficult to communicate with you, you drag down the fun for everyone else. If there is some IN GAME reason you are not able to communicate easily, you need to at least make that understood OOC so people don't get the wrong idea.

I can RP Ryland getting upset at you for not communicating, but if I don't know that it is an IC reason for being difficult I think it's an OOC jerk, and don't enjoy it.

On the other hand, if I know OOC that there is an IC reason for what's happening, I can still RP Ryland getting upset, but I, the player, am able to have fun with it as I know it's roleplaying.

PBP requires a bit more communication so people do not lose the fun. Since our communications are strictly in only one format. Normal communications are 80% non verbal, so we need to compensate for the discrepancy, by communicating more.

FYI: This post is intended as a constructive communication, not a scolding. :-)

This message was last edited by the player at 09:33, Sat 21 Apr 2018.

Taggart
 player, 54 posts
 Ship True AI
 Chief Engineer
Sat 21 Apr 2018
at 14:58
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I am not generally in the practice of making OOC explanations of what is better learned IC, as it ruins the experience for everyone involved.
Amira al Khayami
 player, 23 posts
Sat 21 Apr 2018
at 23:59
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Hey!  I can decide what will make or break my own experience, thanks!   In fact, I already know....

A lack of OOC dialogue encourages me to feel disengaged from the players and, eventually, the game in general.    I want to build the story with you, not in spite of you.

Amira is a non-combatant in a combat situation.   I've got very little to do but stay out of the way.   Taggart took the keys from Amira, right?   It would have been nice to interact with another player while they're out shooting at each other.