We still do not have a firm and concrete date for release, but every day it IS getting closer, no matter the constant false hypes.
So I think it would be good for a Group thread to be set up where all groups and their members can jump in OOC to discuss their IC personas, plans, dynamics etc.
I write this to ensure that people understand that any inter group communications and interactions IC with the bedouins, is just that. In Character. In such interactions and communications I want to be clear not only to ourown members but to the whole NMS Group community that IC is IC, and stays in IC.
I ask that all members here in BC and elsewhere keep this in mind. OOC and IC are two very distinct and different areas of communication. IC is RolePlay OOC is 'heya man how's it going'. I never wish to see any m,ember of the BC mistake that simple criteria, and I hope that goes for every member of every other group within our great community.
For the past few weeks, I have been using IC communications across several other groups open comms channels to stir up some dynamics for our future roles in NMS. Also our Alliance threads to encourage those types of communications.
Myself and some of our members of the Bedouins, have worked hard this past few weeks setting up our ideology, our way of life so to speak, through some inter group IC public communications, and the outcomes by now should have set up a fairly solid base for our presence continuation in game, and sets our roles as a group for others to see, and for our own members and any future members to come.
In doing this I have of course communicated with other groups In Character, and tried to set up some IC dynamics. One such is our IC-RP stance against G.P.F. as this will add some goals for both of our groups in the future, in an RP setting I hope (I had to do this without OOC communication for it to develop thus far, so I hope nobody has taken any of this personaly).
And on that note I must add that OOC I have no animosity to it's leader nor it's members, nor for any other groups or their member of this great community. And I hope other groups and their members also see those differences between what is IC RP and what is OOC, and would encourage that differentiation be fixed in everyones minds before we do eventually go live.
I have enjoyed this emergant dynamic that has evolved from our brief IC communications with G.P.F., recently G.E.A.R. some communications with The Cephalon Consortium, and hopefully other groups in the future. I may or may not in the future set up a Thread for members to discuss In Character the various other groups as an RP exercise in it's own right, but for now I offer this thread open to any members or groups to discuss any loose or planned future objectives in the development of their future interactons with the other groups in terjms of any future Rp and inter-group dynamics to come.
Or Martin may widh to set up such a thread seperately where we can achieve this if he sees fit to do so. Btw, I did like the recent thread Martin did set up, that could be useful down the line.
In Character we as BC have said no to any federation activities as our ideologies do not allow for this as yet, whilst still seeing alliances usefull, we would in the future consider some form of input to something along the lines of a galaxy wide UN type meeting of group leaders at some point as was recently mentioned by GEAROperationNMS , maybe that also could be something that could be set up within the Galactic High Council area, as an IC version of this thread I am now typing in.
IC and OOC versions of an open thread in the Galactic Council area would be more preferable than having this thread here tbh, so Martins input would be welcome on this point.
Anyhow, that is all for now, your feedback (any and all groups and their members, until a proper set of threads can be set up) is welcome on this subject of our future dynamics and emergant gameplay. Keeping in mind we are talking a loose discussion, not any scripted or detailed plans of how one would act and interact, as that would detract from the term 'emergant'. But a loose understanding of where each group sits in relation to another, if they do wish to interact one way or another at all, some may not. etc.
I hope all forum members can keep their IC lives and OOC lives separate. I'm really enjoying the IC roleplay and would hate for it to go South because members take it personally.
The IC stuff I'm doing really brings me here everyday, keeps the forum alive for me, and involves me in some cool relationships and dynamics. My OOC feelings about you all are "what an awesome group of people for participating this deeply', especially in something that hasn't been released. I hope participating factions are setting up the RP element with a long-term goal of some exciting adventures and political misadventures within the game, and some OH HELL NO THEY DIDN'T in our RP world.
Huge rep to everyone on the Forums that participates in the RP world we've created. We're all making something special here.
Thanks sunlion for giving us this chance to speak up.
To reiterate for the benefit of those who follow this forum, you are all invited to participate in the IC thread 'The Dirac Beep'. It is premised to be an interstellar communications network that could allow personas in remote locations or even separate eras to communicate, debate, tell tales, exchange world views... etc. Qucxan angum ingan - 'among the stars'
-"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." - Robert A. Heinlein
Ooc forgive my intrusion. I honestly enjoy the conflict. My only fear is that mods will close us down.
In other words its true i dislike how are two groups have ended and im half tempted to say torche em boys. But thats not how my fictisional group works and thats definatly not how Daniel Kaiser would handle it. Although for a group of no second chances. We sure have panderd to your ways.
I feel like the bedouins are the test the G.P.F needs to show its True Colors. If i attack i am the bad guy but if ifind a better more strategic soloution i have proven my self.
I dont think ill give up on your group. As for my federation and the new Galactic Colony system both G.E.A.R and Guardians of the realm have joined me. So now its a game of keeping everyone happy. And theres alot of damage control needed for G.E.A.R
No worries, no intrusion ckightk this is a completely OOC thread for anyone in the groups to speak about the Rp aspects of heir gameplay and forum interactions.
We must ensure that any 'forum wars' (not to be confused with flame wars) are fictional and in character.
In other words don't take anything in IC communications as anything to do with Real life and real feelings towards one or another.
In our group we do not trust the GPF motives as roleplay, all these cries of war at every turn. It goes against what the group represents, so of course we have to speak out against what we believe is not right as an independant people just making their merry way through the galaxy. On the forum as purely an NMS fans, it is all just a bit of RP fun, so it should never get out of hand unless anyone starts to take it serious and personal. However having said that, I would bring in a moderator if I thought that line had been crossed and RP was taken as fact.
My point then is that so long as this iis kept in mind, then there will be no reason for mod intervention.
The choices I made as a player in this Rp was so that some dynamic could be set up whreby the RP elements could surface, ie in reality a group like the BC would not affiliate with G.P.F. based on overheard communications. So, I steered the group in the direction I did. If in the future the G.P.F. was to prove iteself over time to being fair and just, then that could change. We would not in fact ally with any other group of lawmakers that exist either until they had proven there just and lawfull aims. In an RP way that just makes sense for the group the way the group has developed it's Ideology. Hence we needed to break away and reassess.
I would be open to some form of involvment with a Council but not one led by any one member of any one group. Soemthing like what G.E.A.R> had mentioned whereby a spokesman from each group could speak for their group, sounds like something a Bedouin could work with.
So its all good and all In Character RP. I have brought all of this to attention over several posts now, and this thread so we can at the elast make that clear, and show some reasoning behind our choices, without going into detailed plans of our next moves, RP's etc.
Over the next few weeks (as we wait) I have plans for some RP between our group members who wish to be involved in order to just pass some time, that may involve discussion of each group in turn. I do this so we have a fixed point of reference as a group on our understanding (at this time) of each group on site. Again in RP not in reality.
This thread I created to ensure that everything is transparent to the other groups and the mods in our RP and dealings with said groups we do interact with at this stage.
It also could be useful to discuss any loose plans for future RP without detailing, also discuss any problems with direction, meta gaming etc etc.
On your last note, I don't see any reason RP-wise to be involved in a war, it makes no sense at this stage. Why would a lawfull group wage war just because another group did not agree with them. If you were indeed lawless hiding behind the law, I could see how that would happen mind. And, this is the direction my RP has taken in that regard. As the RP stands now, we are both clear that we don't trust you (fictionaly), and you are not happy in that regard (also fictionaly I would hope).
We go about our business and see how things develop, especially once the game goes live, where there may be more room and scope to bring this into a wider scenario.
For the time being The IC Bedouins have made their point, comunications will continue to be monitored, and we will go about our business.
In our group I will be trying to consolidate our group, backstory, aims etc in the meantime.
All just fun.
Any other topics related to group interactions, then any group or member is free to post them here.