So, what happens to the current story in the 'home-base' Cid's Bar? Does that get put on hold while other threads are made? What about the people who may not want to do a 'sub-thread', and want to continue the story in Cid's Bar, which would mean interacting with *all* the characters that are still in the bar.
Well that's the thing with 'Cid's Bar'-- we started that thread without this kind of RPing in mind. So, yeah I'm still kind of wondering how we're gonna deal with CB in all the mini-threads. Right now, I'm thinking we might not even need CB as 'homebase' or a thread even, because one) the majority of the mini-threads would END in the setting of Cid's Bar-- because even if the main setting is the Sky Pirate Final Fantasy-esque universe, Cid's Bar is OUR group's mutual setting and two) if we wanted to have a huge event then we can announce it to everyone in THIS planning thread about it and then, everyone would be able to RP in that thread.
for example: Jyuuki's Birthday (All)
- Jyuuki's Birthday is the event's name
- (All) means anyone can get involved if they want
The 'All' threads would be like Cid's Bar but with a plot-line. Like! Currently in Cid's Bar we're about to have dinner via Ferrumo the Chef right? Well if we were using this
way of RPing we'd call the thread 'Initiation aka Dinner (All)
But I think it's better to keep it in Cid's Bar because we wouldn't have to go through the trouble of changing it to a mini-thread; we can use it as it is and RP normally. So forget what I said about moving your character to CB when you're done with your mini-threads, each thread will be SEPARATE in all aspects. While you're in Cid's Bar, you're not gonna be thinking about what you did in another thread-- each thread is each thread in itself.
It's sort of complicated even to me still, what with Cid's Bar being there and all... so if you had any ideas about how to deal with Cid's Bar being related with the mini-threads, lemme know. I'm still trying to find the easiest possible way or solution to deal with all of this XDD
I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be difficult, I'm just trying to get a clear understanding of what it is that you want to do here, as first you said that we could have the *same* character in different threads, rping at the same time (though I'm still unclear on how that works, as you would have to keep track of different storylines, and different times and dates *within* those storylines). And now you're saying that whenever we *complete* a thread *then* we can 'move' our character 'back' into Cid's Bar? So as I asked before, everything that's already going on in Cid's Bar would come to a standstill?
The time span between the mini-threads is to be understood chronologically.
okay for example:
The Girl's Night Out
thread would be of course at nighttime. The RPing would be done into a time-span of one night, thus the thread would end when everyone would most likely knock out and morning would come. That's one day
in your memory.
Now let's say your next thread is First Day of Work
, where it could be a morning and an afternoon. It's set chronologically AFTER Girl's Night Out because you started GNO -first- THEN
FDOW second. So basically, it all depends on the order of your threads-- if the GNO thread comes before the FDOW thread, you have to acknowledge whatever happened in Girl's Night Out
in First Day of Work
But really, you shouldn't HAVE to acknowledge what happens in your mini-threads with your other mini-threads. Each thread should just concentrate on ONE plot-line and the RP-ing should be done with each post concentrated on dialogue moreso than musings on past events.
To make it simple, I guess you can say that the mini-threads are kind of like filler episodes whereas your home base (in this case Cid's Bar
) is the main story/plot/etc.
@SB: Any objection if I post the rough outline we agreed on for my arc in this thread as incentive to get them posting so they can see what they'll be missing if they dont? I may not be much in terms of leader material, but I am able to spin a decent tale or two, IMHO.
I'd say just PM them your rough outline-- it'll get to them indefinitely.
We may even have a Cid's Past arc...it's sure to be interesting..... In fact, I already have a few characters in mind (No names, just personalities and some roles....)
Ooo! That'd be fun-- like how Cid met Shihna and Jyuuki or how Cid started his bar and stuff? That'd be interesting 8D
Oh and more on the 'Cid starting his bar' idea-- you can have your solo-threads if you want
. RP-ing yourself can be a way to give your character growth. :]