Keeping the FPL Alive
Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:23 PM
In the end we'll probably end up with a mix of the old and the new (more new, I hope), and by mixing the two it'll give whatever old ideas we had a new perspective.
Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:56 PM
Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:20 PM
I think perhaps a period of time during which the FPL is completely off limits might be in order. Six months? Three months? Just so that we get to a completely untainted creation and get off the ground first before anyone decides to bring back characters.
Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:48 PM
I agree with Psuedo's idea. Build a sort of foundation for the new site first using fresh characters, and then after the site has its own identity tweak fpl era characters to fit inside the new site if you wish.
Posted 31 July 2013 - 02:08 AM
You all give me headaches.
I would like for most things to be new but I imagine that everyone is going to try and bring their ideas from the FPL into the new place. I would like to see them ingrained properly and rebooted rather than just copied over verbatim. At least try to be a part of the new continuity. Like I'd be cool if Ivan wanted to bring Marjus Voyce over but I'd really prefer if he rebuilt him from scratch to better fit the new place's collaborative continuity. So not just copy/pasting his old character sheet but making "new" Marjus Voyce to better fit this new place. Like he'd have Marjus' essence but he wouldn't be the Marjus Voyce that appears in his current character sheet. That'd be cool with me, but like I said I'd much rather have people bring new characters, new ideas and new stories to the place.
Posted 31 July 2013 - 02:29 AM
Don't worry y'all, you can port your stuff over if you like, or create new stuff. All you have to do is not assume it's got the exact same structure as the old FPL. Remember, clean slate.
Here's an example, you can probably port over a superhero type with minimal hassle. I'm personally planning to create some super crook types as well.
But if you say this guy is a Sentinel, and then you imply/assume that the Sentinels are a world wide police force who administrate all the small teams as well as have their own A-Team, then at this point, that's probably gonna have to go through some scrutiny. You'll have to write up (or just port over) a bunch of fics to establish this setup. Once you do, it'll be hunky dory.
I think the only "rules" we have at the moment is that Khazan won't be our main locale and no "silly" characters like a ball of death or a voltron knock off or a sugar junkie hulk. Who knows, if this thing takes off and we get a lot of stories going, it might make sense to have a Nexus of All Realities type thing going, but at the moment, because we're going with a blank slate, that concept is a little too far out there, unless you're able to back it up with a bunch of fics).
Posted 31 July 2013 - 02:40 AM
We're starting with a blank slate and things are fairly low key right now. But I really don't mind if we grow to become fantastical. But let the growth be organic and natural. If what really works; if what everyone ends up wanting to do is low key Dresden/Potter/whatever stuff, so be it. But if we get a good writer like Mediaman showing up and he likes things grandiosed and is able to back it up with fics, then sure.
The thing is, don't worry about it too much guys. I think it's kinda sounding like the new site guys are saying "don't bother creating or contributing anything, because we got everything covered... erm, why are we letting you guys in again?". But that's not the case. All we're trying to say is, this is a clean slate. A new sandbox. You've got all this new freedom, so why not use it rather than arbitrarily limit yourselves with preconceptions?
Posted 31 July 2013 - 02:50 AM
It almost seems strange theorizing about things like this now. I mean, the site is a "blank slate" so to speak so talk of "we want this and don't do that but you can do this other thing," is really just speculation. I don't even know what my thoughts will be with all this stuff in the future let alone trying to control a site full of people. I'm inclined to take on a relaxed attitude and deal with continuity stuff as it's presented. Like right now I'd much rather prefer people bring new stuff to the table but if that's not the direction the site wants to go in so be it; I can adapt. That's the give and take of the new place for you and sort of what I meant by dropping your preconceived notions. There's going to be a bit of compromise and a bit of push and shove when it comes to establishing continuity. Like updatedude said it's a new sandbox and kicking sand at someone and knocking their sandcastle over isn't cool.
Posted 31 July 2013 - 02:58 AM
...kicking sand at someone and knocking their sandcastle over isn't cool.
Erm, yes it is. I mean, metaphorically, maybe not. But in actuality? Heck yes it's cool.
Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:52 AM
Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:36 AM
Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:37 PM
I'm personally letting everyone on my roster perish in flames. Becki, the Angels, Infinium, all of 'em. Murder your darlings and start anew.
Posted 31 July 2013 - 01:49 PM
I think you'll all have a good idea once you get in the sandbox.
Posted 01 August 2013 - 02:22 PM
I think we should have a launch party (fic/rp) for the new site to pump everybody up. That way we would enter the new era with a bang.
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