#1 Posted by agent ace (378 posts) - - Show Bio

Now, you can not get anymore immersive then RPGing. When in the mood, you can almost feel like you have been imported inside the Vine universe, feeling that your actually fighting and interacting with other Viners, and then your little bubble gets popped by immersion breakers. In my opinion Immersion breakers are always there to ruin your fun, but there is one breaker I would like to see go, and that's when your character is in two or more locations at the same time.

Let's say Agent Ace is eating his favorite comfort food in L.A, but in the Chicago thread, he is also drinking his favorite beverage, this sometimes bothers me. Wouldn't it be more fun to finish your meal in L.A? I think it will also add more challenge to the RPG community. Imagine, your character facing some assassins in Chicago, and your characters uncle or loved one is in danger in New York, knowing that, before you can try to save your loved one(s) in said location, You have to defend and defeat your foe in your current location before traveling to the next, it actually adds more thrill in my opinion.

So, what are your thoughts?

#2 Posted by lagoon_boy (10962 posts) - - Show Bio

I completely agree alt.

#3 Posted by Rumble Man (11118 posts) - - Show Bio

Bilocation is a superpower, not a common trait

#4 Posted by lagoon_boy (10962 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rumble Man: And everyone has it? I think it would add more fun if this would be adopted (Adapted?) in the Rp's.

#5 Posted by Rumble Man (11118 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagoon_boy: Not everyone should have it, lest the more human ones (being two places at once simultaneously should be a power). The only reason I see for being two places at once is at different times.

#6 Edited by lagoon_boy (10962 posts) - - Show Bio

@Rumble Man: That's my point, characters that does not possess powers that enable them be at two different locations at the same time should at least consider it. It just breaks the immersion for me when a mercenary who only has peak human attributes is destroying a foe in an abandoned warehouse and at the same time drinking mojitos with his buddies in a hotel.

#7 Posted by Vrakmul (23849 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a good idea in theory, but this isn't dungeons and dragons where everyone's under the purview of a game master (or game masters) who can keep track of where everyone is. And plus, ridiculously high end locomotive powers are very common, ranging from extreme superspeed, to hypersonic transporation vehicles, to out and out teleportation.

#8 Posted by QN5 (224 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vrakmul said:

It's a good idea in theory, but this isn't dungeons and dragons where everyone's under the purview of a game master (or game masters) who can keep track of where everyone is. And plus, ridiculously high end locomotive powers are very common, ranging from extreme superspeed, to hypersonic transporation vehicles, to out and out teleportation.

There's that right there. And there's also that this sentiment here also seems to be under the assumption that all interactions are taking place at the same time. In fact, you could have two different groups of people doing stuff, even in the same place - say, New York, and one  set of interaction could be taking place during the day and the other at night. Same thread, different times.
#9 Posted by lagoon_boy (10962 posts) - - Show Bio

@QN5: That's actually a very good point. What I do want to clarify is that, what I mean by this is, if it is taking place at the same time I hope rpg'ers would at least consider it.

@Vrakmul: Oh, by no means am I implying that it should be a rule, I simply would like to see some consideration taken.

#10 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

Immersion is an issue with me, I have problems getting into the mood for my characters.

#11 Posted by lagoon_boy (10962 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite: Like how?

#12 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagoon_boy said:

@Decoy Elite: Like how?

Just can't get into how a character should act so I can't write them well.

#13 Edited by lagoon_boy (10962 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite: I have the same problem, and when I actually do get into character, I get derailed and the character suddenly seems to have multiple personalities. Try basing your character(s) personality from a movie character. I try to base Agent Ace's personality as close as I can with Frank Martin's (Jason Statham) personality.

#14 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagoon_boy: Eh, I already got the personalities set, it's just all about the mood I'm in. >.<

#15 Posted by _Creed_ (4654 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite said:

Immersion is an issue with me, I have problems getting into the mood for my characters.

I just eat alot of syrup and hit my head hard o_o

#16 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@_Creed_ said:

@Decoy Elite said:

Immersion is an issue with me, I have problems getting into the mood for my characters.

I just eat alot of syrup and hit my head hard o_o

I'd try that but I'm not writing Creed.

#17 Posted by lagoon_boy (10962 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite: Oh. How many alts do you have?

#18 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagoon_boy said:

@Decoy Elite: Oh. How many alts do you have?

Too many, at least 2 pages worth.

#19 Posted by lagoon_boy (10962 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite: Really? Didn't know you were almost on Sha level. Speaking of alts, how many new faces here are actually alts?

#20 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagoon_boy said:

@Decoy Elite: Really? Didn't know you were almost on Sha level. Speaking of alts, how many new faces here are actually alts?

I am nowhere near Sha level. O.o

The Knightfalls are the main big time people that aren't obvious alts.

#21 Posted by lagoon_boy (10962 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite: 2 pages worth? How many pages are Sha's alts then? O_O

How about, Creed, and The Hunter? They're new faces for me. I think your the only original account I've seen so far.

#22 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagoon_boy: Well it's two pages in word counting passwords as well. Also they're not all for RPGs.

I remember Hunter being around and Creed is Creed's main as far as I know.

I'm the last person to be asked about who's an alt though as I'm horrible at telling most of the time. >.>

#23 Posted by lagoon_boy (10962 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite: Creed's at the perfect moment to have his time with the Deadpool theme, Mikepool (If I remember his name correctly) would have never allowed another merc with a mouth character.

#24 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagoon_boy: Mikepool is The_Assassin IIRC.

#25 Posted by lagoon_boy (10962 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite: Really?!?!

Mikepool, the pioneer of the Deadpool thingy right?

#26 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagoon_boy: Yeah, I think so. You'd have to ask him to be sure.

#27 Posted by lagoon_boy (10962 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite: Man, I have so much to cope up with.

#28 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagoon_boy: It's like you got frozen in time and now you have to deal with the future.

#29 Posted by lagoon_boy (10962 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite: You mean like the alternative ending for evil dead?

#30 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagoon_boy: Yes, but with more alts.

#31 Posted by lagoon_boy (10962 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite: Even more confusing!

#32 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagoon_boy: Just scream at the sky and it will get easier.

#33 Posted by lagoon_boy (10962 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite: Lol!

#34 Posted by lagoon_boy (10962 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite: Also, have you heard? Longshot's active and his using an alt.

#35 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagoon_boy: Yeah. I'm glad to hear it even if I don't know who his alt is. :)

#36 Posted by lagoon_boy (10962 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite: Guess will never know.

#37 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagoon_boy: "will" don't you mean we'll? :P

#38 Posted by lagoon_boy (10962 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite:

#39 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@lagoon_boy: Oh, me.

#40 Posted by lagoon_boy (10962 posts) - - Show Bio

@Decoy Elite: ROFLMAO!!! Ahahaha, that made me laugh more than it should have.