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  1. This. This is pretty much the source of RPer disagreements and drama. As soon as a RPer has evidence that another RPer has done something "bad" they don't even question it. I have seen this over and over and over again throughout my years of RPing. People will talk about it in a private channel they have with their friends or guild chat. They are free to gossip about any number of things that might actually be untrue if they had only dared to talk to the person for clarification. And it's so universal too! Who HASN'T gossiped to their friends or guild at some point? It's the difference
  2. This. This is pretty much the source of RPer disagreements and drama. As soon as a RPer has evidence that another RPer has done something "bad" they don't even question it. I have seen this over and over and over again throughout my years of RPing. People will talk about it in a private channel they have with their friends or guild chat. They are free to gossip about any number of things that might actually be untrue if they had only dared to talk to the person for clarification. And it's so universal too! Who HASN'T gossiped to their friends or guild at some point? It's the difference
  3. I'm sorry, but I fail to see what your point is. If you dislike the topic or see no reason then to say "It is what it is," then I also fail to see what value you have to the discussion and why you choose to stay. "People don't think" is the answer to many of life's questions.Which is not good or bad really. People are not omniscient. What one may not notice, someone else might. This is the part I was responding to. Why do people prefer it? There isn't an answer really. It's personal preference. Often times, people don't think about it. They just do it. If you fawn
  4. You assume that the attempt at answering curiosity is a matter of really caring or getting worked up over it. Seeking knowledge for something one does not understand does not mean that one is getting worked up over it. I've come to the part of the conclusion that there is no real "origin" but I am now curious as why people -do- prefer it for combat or otherwise roleplay. "People don't think" is the answer to many of life's questions.Which is not good or bad really. People are not omniscient. What one may not notice, someone else might.
  5. Maybe you guys should take the RP combat discussion to a new thread? I know it relates somewhat but 'Whether or not you should talk OOC to come to a decision on a combat RP' is not anything like 'Future tense is used primarily in RP combat.' On topic, 'would' is being made into a mountain from a mole hill. You might find you have a lower blood pressure should one stop worrying about such silly things. I guess there are two types of people: those who are bothered by it and those who really can't be bothered to care. It's exactly the sort of people who aren't going to get worked up ove
  6. I've already addressed this in the opening post, as some people do it outside of just making sure that they're not taking away the other roleplayers' agency. They use it for everything. These are cases were someone is going to do it. There's no ifs, ands or buts. There's no other person that would be there to say "NO YOU CAN'T WALK DOWN THIS STREET I HAVE AGENCY OVER THIS." It's just seeing... "She would go to the store and see if there were apples in stock." She's going to go to the store. There isn't a reason other than habit. If it isn't to prevent godmodding then t
  7. The annoying part is that every winner and runner up is from a Japanese player. I find that rather suspicious. Especially because the styles to be voted on were presumably picked by the Japanese Devs. If you look at the page, there isn't a single non japanese entry :c Let's be honest. Thinking that non-Japanese tastes are going to be strongly catered to in this game pretty much IS the "Final Fantasy" Just to put things in perspective though... There are more non-Japanese subs than Japanese. No clue on China or Korea. I see this point but it bugs me. Esp
  8. I don't see what's wrong with it, tbh. Yes, beauty is subjective but if someone describes their character as 'beautiful' I picture the western societal idea: average weight with curves, pore less skin, no under eye circles, no blemishes, no unsightly moles, a nose that isn't too long but isn't pugish, full lips, symmetrical features, and optionally: a light touch of make up. In particular, flawless complexion. I'm on the fence on just how subjective beauty is though at this point in my life. There seems to be cultural differences for sure but a lot of factors for beauty seem dependen
  9. Sometimes just offering to help is helping. There's not really a specific thread that tackles this specific issue. The closest we get is the thread I linked. Perhaps if there was a thread or a guide that better called attention to the fact that there are folks from rising RP communities who would like to become more involved. On one hand there's the mindset that getting involved is rude and controlling. On the other hand, it also makes the RPC feel very 'hands off'. Have fun shouldering the responsibility all by yourself/selves. I wonder if we could meet in the middle?
  10. Hmm. There are some good points in here that I had not considered, particularly RPC's history. I apologize for being insensitive. With admin input being a definite no for this, and some good points in that direction besides, I think there is a lot more we could be doing to help new RP communities spring up. I do feel that aid is needed in that situation, even if many of you feel that it 'isn't up to us.' Many of the folks who have created the communities in my OP are new to RPC or were at the time. It's a high expectation to expect someone who is completely new to the site, and the RP
  11. Why even have Balmung and Gilgamesh then? The RPC had to decide to choose these servers for their respective RP communities. They did not foresee the possibility of these servers not being enough for the entirety of the FFXIV RP fanbase. There has to be a server that is 'decided' upon in the absence of designated RP servers. The RP community is not big enough to where this becomes a matter given up to each individual server. If your aim as a RPer does not require populated, open world RP and only really look for it among one or two RP FCs and/or linkshells then there is nothing to dis
  12. I still think the first step would be collectively designating that Beacon Target #3, though. That way we can say the "Big Three" RP servers are Balmung, Gilgamesh, and... let's say, for the sake of argument, Faerie. It's not much improvement, but it'd centralize the new RPers (and possibly attract some migrants from other servers) a lot more than just having the Big Two and then some possible RP scattered across the four winds. This is basically what I am getting at.
  13. There's no "plan" currently. I just wanted to open discussion on this. I'm not planning on organizing anything. This is basically a continuation of a discussion from another thread: http://www.ffxiv-roleplayers.com/showthread.php?tid=12737&page=4 The OP asked I move it to another thread and I finally got around to doing so. I guess I don't imagine such an event as being a mass-exodus of alts, but rather, a gathering of non-Balmung/non-Gilgamesh that are spread out, combined to make one, more consistently active server with the benefit of their total numbers.
  14. I don't have any intention of leaving Balmung. I am quite happy where I am. I definitely would not suggest that folks from the existing RP servers pack up their bags and move. That would be a train wreck. What I do mean is that FFXIV has a growing playerbase. I definitely feel that there has been some migration from WoW to this game over the past little while. However, only being on the first expansion with Balmung and Gilgamesh having very little room for new RPers, there is very little room to grow. The number of newcomers to FFXIV who have not had a chance to get into Balmung is not
  15. TL;DR: I have no intentions of leaving Balmung nor am I encouraging or suggesting that current Balmung/Gilgamesh residents leave for a new RP server. I am also not planning on organizing this. I am opening discussion to see what the community thinks about a server for non-Balmung/non-Gilgamesh folks to organize on. By now everyone is aware of how hard it is to get into Balmung. Balmung is currently the most populated server, not just in the NA groupings but in the entire game. It's extremely common for RP servers to end up being the most populated servers in any given game though.
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