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  1. This is where I was coming from, as well. And I thought that this was, more or less, the "universal standard" of how the back and forth between turns goes. The only usual variance (that rarely ever happened or was suggested) in it that I've seen is all players take a turn, then all enemies (if fighting NPCs), then players, then enemies, etc. Otherwise it's as you said, on a player's turn they roll to see if they successfully defended assuming they were targeted with an attack(whatever that may mean in terms of dodging, blocking, etc.) then emote said defense and follow it up with a potential attempted offense, finishing it off with a roll. Then it goes to the next turn and much the same is done again. The only time that rolls should add to that outside of freeform is, like I said, the ten seconds tops it should take for someone to type random and the quick "math" of which number is bigger.
  2. An interesting read with some fairly solid points and examples... I'm just curious as to why you think freeform rp is any faster than "vanilla" rolls (vanilla meaning just pure /random or last 2 digits or whatever, just no modifiers). Unless I'm misunderstanding you or have experienced freeform in a completely different way than you somehow, there's just as much wait time between turns with or without rolls. Having people type /random and seeing which number is higher should take no more extra time than maybe ten seconds tops. Beyond that, though, solid points with which I mostly agree. Coming from a FC leader that has worked with his company to come up with some sort of event system that stays away from character sheets, allows for the "fun chaos of the rng god", but also keeps control (to some degree) in the player's hands as much as possible. Its not perfect, but as you said, I doubt any system ever will be... including the "best" freeform.
  3. Time has come and gone and we have decided to open our doors once more to new recruits. As such, as of this post, our recruitment is open once more!
  4. August 24, 2019 Time has come and gone and we have decided to open our doors once more to new recruits. As such, as of this post, our recruitment is open once more! On the RP side of things, we have been running events both led by officers as well as members. Character stories are progressing and have every opportunity to shine through as the player chooses. Our leve system is still around to fill in the gaps between events for those that desire it, as well. On the PvE side of things, we have been getting together to take on extreme trials and maps as a group. Naturally, we're also getting together to take down hunts as they're called out or to run the dungeons for tomes or even to help fellow members get clears and experience. What we offer: Lore-abiding, organic, adventure-themed RP. We strive to stick to the lore presented to us by Square to the best of our abilities, citing sources in game, lore books, and interviews with the devs as evidence. Though the timing for the events (and perhaps even the general flow of them) are planned, what actually happens during the event is not required to follow a plan... and may go to unexpected places due to character actions. And, naturally, we're an adventuring company so the large majority of our events revolve around doing adventuring-type things. A place where every character and every player can make a difference. We strive to allow every character to have a chance in the spotlight. This isn't just the story of the officer core, but the story of every member of the company. The same can be said for the players behind the characters. While final decisions may be made by the officer core, it is always with the opportunity for any and every member to offer input. A company that dives into the PvE side of the game, as well. Self-explanatory here. Every single one of our members thus far enjoys the PvE aspect of this game as well and are very big on helping one another get through the content. Maps, extreme trials, tome grinding, hunts, mount farming (old and new)... you name it, we do it. What we are looking for: Active members that show initiative. We are a company that offers every opportunity for characters and their players to be a part of the family. However, we don't hand hold or spoon feed. If you're looking for RP to happen every night without initiating it yourself, you will be sorely disappointed. While RP may well be available, or players may well be willing, every night... it may not happen unless someone speaks up saying they want it. After all, as stated above, we love our PvE as well. Players that enjoy having a good time hanging out with others while playing pretend and beating up pixels for loot. So, if all of that sounds like something you're looking for, hop on over to our company site at blackgriffin.enjin.com at take a gander at our information threads in our forum. Should any questions arise, just poke Kaelen Tanner, Daphine Rysen, or Dravus Eligar here, on our site, or in game and we'll be happy to answer them. Happy hunting and see you in game!
  5. August 24, 2019 Time has come and gone and we have decided to open our doors once more to new recruits. As such, as of this post, our recruitment is open once more! On the RP side of things, we have been running events both led by officers as well as members. Character stories are progressing and have every opportunity to shine through as the player chooses. Our leve system is still around to fill in the gaps between events for those that desire it, as well. On the PvE side of things, we have been getting together to take on extreme trials and maps as a group. Naturally, we're also getting together to take down hunts as they're called out or to run the dungeons for tomes or even to help fellow members get clears and experience. What we offer: Lore-abiding, organic, adventure-themed RP. We strive to stick to the lore presented to us by Square to the best of our abilities, citing sources in game, lore books, and interviews with the devs as evidence. Though the timing for the events (and perhaps even the general flow of them) are planned, what actually happens during the event is not required to follow a plan... and may go to unexpected places due to character actions. And, naturally, we're an adventuring company so the large majority of our events revolve around doing adventuring-type things. A place where every character and every player can make a difference. We strive to allow every character to have a chance in the spotlight. This isn't just the story of the officer core, but the story of every member of the company. The same can be said for the players behind the characters. While final decisions may be made by the officer core, it is always with the opportunity for any and every member to offer input. A company that dives into the PvE side of the game, as well. Self-explanatory here. Every single one of our members thus far enjoys the PvE aspect of this game as well and are very big on helping one another get through the content. Maps, extreme trials, tome grinding, hunts, mount farming (old and new)... you name it, we do it. What we are looking for: Active members that show initiative. We are a company that offers every opportunity for characters and their players to be a part of the family. However, we don't hand hold or spoon feed. If you're looking for RP to happen every night without initiating it yourself, you will be sorely disappointed. While RP may well be available, or players may well be willing, every night... it may not happen unless someone speaks up saying they want it. After all, as stated above, we love our PvE as well. Players that enjoy having a good time hanging out with others while playing pretend and beating up pixels for loot. So, if all of that sounds like something you're looking for, hop on over to our company site at blackgriffin.enjin.com at take a gander at our information threads in our forum. Should any questions arise, just poke Kaelen Tanner, Daphine Rysen, or Dravus Eligar here, on our site, or in game and we'll be happy to answer them. Happy hunting and see you in game!
  6. Over the past month or so we've accumulated a few new members. In order to take the time to get to know everyone and let things settle a bit , the leadership has decided to temporarily close our recruitment. As such, we will not be accepting new members into our company. We do not currently have a fair estimate as to when recruitment will open back up. However, during this time, people are still welcome to submit applications on our site and, once we open up recruitment again, we will go through the applications in the order that they were submitted.
  7. August 4, 2019 As another month has passed (more or less), it's time for another update. Our members are still very much enjoying all the expansion has to offer and are starting to get back into the swing of things with regards to RP. Our events are beginning to get posted again and our leve system is refreshed for members to be able to RP between officer-led events. We've been digging into the PvE side of things with a little more effort as of late, as well, forming in company groups to take on EX trials. We will start doing company-run map nights, as well, in the near future... as soon as people get their gatherers leveled or wish to purchase the maps off of the marketboard (a quarter mil is a bit steep of a price). Over the past month or so we've had a fair number of new recruits sign on to our ranks. As we are a company that believes in making every effort to be inclusive and welcoming of all of our members, we are going to close our recruitment in an effort to that end. As such, as of this post, our recruitment is currently closed to new applications. Our recruitment will likely open up again sometime in the future, but I can't give any fair estimates at this time. That said, people are still welcome to visit our company site and read up on what we're all about. The applications are still capable of being filled out and, once our recruitment opens again, we will see to them in the order in which they were submitted. Happy hunting and see you in game!
  8. August 4, 2019 As another month has passed (more or less), it's time for another update. Our members are still very much enjoying all the expansion has to offer and are starting to get back into the swing of things with regards to RP. Our events are beginning to get posted again and our leve system is refreshed for members to be able to RP between officer-led events. We've been digging into the PvE side of things with a little more effort as of late, as well, forming in company groups to take on EX trials. We will start doing company-run map nights, as well, in the near future... as soon as people get their gatherers leveled or wish to purchase the maps off of the marketboard (a quarter mil is a bit steep of a price). Over the past month or so we've had a fair number of new recruits sign on to our ranks. As we are a company that believes in making every effort to be inclusive and welcoming of all of our members, we are going to close our recruitment in an effort to that end. As such, as of this post, our recruitment is currently closed to new applications. Our recruitment will likely open up again sometime in the future, but I can't give any fair estimates at this time. That said, people are still welcome to visit our company site and read up on what we're all about. The applications are still capable of being filled out and, once our recruitment opens again, we will see to them in the order in which they were submitted. Happy hunting and see you in game!
  9. Regarding fantasia, devs were asked if they were canonically part of the game: So, at least for the time being, fantasias are not actually supported by lore. They are simply meta items.
  10. July 10, 2019 Another month, another update! We've survived the expansion! Beautiful and enjoyable, and we're still looking for more to join us in enjoying it. I've decided that, while there is a hint of laziness to it, there really isn't any point trying to reword something that is still pertinent. As such, as it hasn't changed any: What we offer: Lore-abiding RP. We do our best to stick to the lore provided to us by SE through the game, lore books, and various other media (lore panels, fan fest, etc.) with regard to our characters and our events. Organic RP. The large majority of our RP is unscripted. What happens is a consequence of the choices made by the characters during the RP. Adventure-themed RP. Our company theme is adventuring and we delve into all aspects of the word... be it through our leve system, treasure hunting, or other contracts. Slice of life RP. While certainly not our focus, it is still something that happens. After all, adventurers can't be adventuring every single minute of every single day. Down time between jobs often lends itself to character building through tavern nights, beach parties, or various other sporadic RP. A place where every character makes a difference. No one character is in the spotlight in this company. We strive to make the company compatible to all stories that enter it, allowing every member to share their story with us and lead us through their tale as well. A place where every player can make a difference. We believe in the idea of a company made by its members, not by the officers. Every member counts and the leadership is constantly asking for feedback and suggestions on how to improve everything the company does. A company that loves to do PvE as well as RP. We have weekly map runs for the loot and money. We often get groups together to run dungeons and raids, old content farming for mounts and the like. (PvP happens, too, but to a far lesser extent. Generally, though, if someone asks... they'll likely get a few bites of people willing to join in for some PvP) What we're looking for: The obvious, for one. We are looking for players and characters that fit into all that was listed above in what we offer. Players that show initiative. We are looking for players that actively seek to be... well... active. Seeking to join in and start RP. Looking to form groups for various content. Even leading their own events should they desire. Players that join in the hopes of being spoon fed RP and PvE will be sorely disappointed. Fun loving individuals that just want to hang out with other nerds and do things in this game together. What has changed is we've added a new rank to our company. As the lore, right now, does not allow for non-Scion/WoL characters to travel between the First and the Source, we've added a <First> rank to our company. This is a rank that signifies characters that are native to the First. After all, the zones are massive and beautiful... and we want to RP there. Should the lore open up a bit more, we may adjust the ranks once more. Our doors are still open as mentioned above, so if you're looking for a place to call home and for friends to hang out with while enjoying the new content in the expansion, perhaps consider joining us. As always, please visit our company site at blackgriffin.enjin.com for more detailed information about how things run in our company. And should you have any questions, seek out Kaelen Tanner, Daphine Rysen, or Taldric Goldencrest in game, on our company site, or even here on the RPC. Happy hunting and see you in game!
  11. July 10, 2019 Another month, another update! We've survived the expansion! Beautiful and enjoyable, and we're still looking for more to join us in enjoying it. I've decided that, while there is a hint of laziness to it, there really isn't any point trying to reword something that is still pertinent. As such, as it hasn't changed any: What we offer: Lore-abiding RP. We do our best to stick to the lore provided to us by SE through the game, lore books, and various other media (lore panels, fan fest, etc.) with regard to our characters and our events. Organic RP. The large majority of our RP is unscripted. What happens is a consequence of the choices made by the characters during the RP. Adventure-themed RP. Our company theme is adventuring and we delve into all aspects of the word... be it through our leve system, treasure hunting, or other contracts. Slice of life RP. While certainly not our focus, it is still something that happens. After all, adventurers can't be adventuring every single minute of every single day. Down time between jobs often lends itself to character building through tavern nights, beach parties, or various other sporadic RP. A place where every character makes a difference. No one character is in the spotlight in this company. We strive to make the company compatible to all stories that enter it, allowing every member to share their story with us and lead us through their tale as well. A place where every player can make a difference. We believe in the idea of a company made by its members, not by the officers. Every member counts and the leadership is constantly asking for feedback and suggestions on how to improve everything the company does. A company that loves to do PvE as well as RP. We have weekly map runs for the loot and money. We often get groups together to run dungeons and raids, old content farming for mounts and the like. (PvP happens, too, but to a far lesser extent. Generally, though, if someone asks... they'll likely get a few bites of people willing to join in for some PvP) What we're looking for: The obvious, for one. We are looking for players and characters that fit into all that was listed above in what we offer. Players that show initiative. We are looking for players that actively seek to be... well... active. Seeking to join in and start RP. Looking to form groups for various content. Even leading their own events should they desire. Players that join in the hopes of being spoon fed RP and PvE will be sorely disappointed. Fun loving individuals that just want to hang out with other nerds and do things in this game together. What has changed is we've added a new rank to our company. As the lore, right now, does not allow for non-Scion/WoL characters to travel between the First and the Source, we've added a <First> rank to our company. This is a rank that signifies characters that are native to the First. After all, the zones are massive and beautiful... and we want to RP there. Should the lore open up a bit more, we may adjust the ranks once more. Our doors are still open as mentioned above, so if you're looking for a place to call home and for friends to hang out with while enjoying the new content in the expansion, perhaps consider joining us. As always, please visit our company site at blackgriffin.enjin.com for more detailed information about how things run in our company. And should you have any questions, seek out Kaelen Tanner, Daphine Rysen, or Taldric Goldencrest in game, on our company site, or even here on the RPC. Happy hunting and see you in game!
  12. This, by far, is likely the best advice. People tend to get super flakey when interacting outside of their own circles. The best way to remedy that is to put yourself into a circle with which you can regularly interact. Find a group of people with which you can build a story and truly develop your characters together. With that, you get the likely added benefit of making decent friends ooc as well.
  13. June 10, 2019 Another month come and gone... time for an update! I feel as though copy-pasting the bulleted list from the previous post is a bit cheaty, so I will instead say that you should definitely take a look at it. It's easy, just scroll up a liiiiittle bit. On a more serious note, we are all excited for the upcoming expansion and all of the changes it brings. New zones to (potentially) roleplay in, new glamours, new dungeons, new raids, new classes, new races. Exciting! We are still open to new recruits joining the fray. So, if you are eager to join a lore-abiding, organic, adventure-themed roleplaying company. Consider giving us a try. Our most active hours are generally from about 6:30 PM CST to 10:00 PM CST, though we do have members that hop on throughout the day. We pride ourselves on being a company made by its members, not by the few people in power that are able to promote and kick members. Every character that joins our ranks has a chance to shine and share their story. The only catch is that the player needs to make it happen. We are not a company for people that expect to be spoon fed RP. PvE-wise, we've been enjoying our weekly map runs in an effort to get some gil accumulated. We also delve into raids and dungeons and the like as a group, especially here lately with the moogle tomes event! A note to be made regarding the mixture of RP and PvE, and the upcoming expansion: As I'm sure will be the case with a number of companies and individual players, a small drop off of RP will most likely happen for the first few weeks of the expansion within our company as our players focus on consuming all that there is to do. Once players start hitting the new level cap and the like, RP will likely shoot back up again (and will hopefully include the new zones, lore willing!). So, if you like what you've read thus far and think it might be a good fit, I encourage you to hop over to our company site for the full spread of details on how we operate: http://blackgriffin.enjin.com . If you like all that you see, toss up an application and we'll get with you ASAP. If you should have any questions, seek out Kaelen Tanner, Daphine Rysen, or Ryuji Akagane in game, on our site, or here on the RPC. Happy hunting!
  14. June 10, 2019 Another month come and gone... time for an update! I feel as though copy-pasting the bulleted list from the previous post is a bit cheaty, so I will instead say that you should definitely take a look at it. It's easy, just scroll up a liiiiittle bit. On a more serious note, we are all excited for the upcoming expansion and all of the changes it brings. New zones to (potentially) roleplay in, new glamours, new dungeons, new raids, new classes, new races. Exciting! We are still open to new recruits joining the fray. So, if you are eager to join a lore-abiding, organic, adventure-themed roleplaying company. Consider giving us a try. Our most active hours are generally from about 6:30 PM CST to 10:00 PM CST, though we do have members that hop on throughout the day. We pride ourselves on being a company made by its members, not by the few people in power that are able to promote and kick members. Every character that joins our ranks has a chance to shine and share their story. The only catch is that the player needs to make it happen. We are not a company for people that expect to be spoon fed RP. PvE-wise, we've been enjoying our weekly map runs in an effort to get some gil accumulated. We also delve into raids and dungeons and the like as a group, especially here lately with the moogle tomes event! A note to be made regarding the mixture of RP and PvE, and the upcoming expansion: As I'm sure will be the case with a number of companies and individual players, a small drop off of RP will most likely happen for the first few weeks of the expansion within our company as our players focus on consuming all that there is to do. Once players start hitting the new level cap and the like, RP will likely shoot back up again (and will hopefully include the new zones, lore willing!). So, if you like what you've read thus far and think it might be a good fit, I encourage you to hop over to our company site for the full spread of details on how we operate: http://blackgriffin.enjin.com . If you like all that you see, toss up an application and we'll get with you ASAP. If you should have any questions, seek out Kaelen Tanner, Daphine Rysen, or Ryuji Akagane in game, on our site, or here on the RPC. Happy hunting!
  15. May 6, 2019 Time has gotten away from me once more! We are still here and doing our thing, and still open and looking for new recruits. What we offer: Lore-abiding RP. We do our best to stick to the lore provided to us by SE through the game, lore books, and various other media (lore panels, fan fest, etc.) with regard to our characters and our events. Organic RP. The large majority of our RP is unscripted. What happens is a consequence of the choices made by the characters during the RP. Adventure-themed RP. Our company theme is adventuring and we delve into all aspects of the word... be it through our leve system, treasure hunting, or other contracts. Slice of life RP. While certainly not our focus, it is still something that happens. After all, adventurers can't be adventuring every single minute of every single day. Down time between jobs often lends itself to character building through tavern nights, beach parties, or various other sporadic RP. A place where every character makes a difference. No one character is in the spotlight in this company. We strive to make the company compatible to all stories that enter it, allowing every member to share their story with us and lead us through their tale as well. A place where every player can make a difference. We believe in the idea of a company made by its members, not by the officers. Every member counts and the leadership is constantly asking for feedback and suggestions on how to improve everything the company does. A company that loves to do PvE as well as RP. We have weekly map runs for the loot and money. We often get groups together to run dungeons and raids, old content farming for mounts and the like. (PvP happens, too, but to a far lesser extent. Generally, though, if someone asks... they'll likely get a few bites of people willing to join in for some PvP) What we're looking for: The obvious, for one. We are looking for players and characters that fit into all that was listed above in what we offer. Players that show initiative. We are looking for players that actively seek to be... well... active. Seeking to join in and start RP. Looking to form groups for various content. Even leading their own events should they desire. Players that join in the hopes of being spoon fed RP and PvE will be sorely disappointed. Fun loving individuals that just want to hang out with other nerds and do things in this game together. Our doors are still open as mentioned above, so if you're looking for a place to call home and for friends to hang out with while enjoying the new content in the upcoming expansion, perhaps consider joining us. As always, please visit our company site at blackgriffin.enjin.com for more detailed information about how things run in our company. And should you have any questions, seek out Kaelen Tanner or Daphine Rysen in game, on our company site, or even here on the RPC. Happy hunting and see you in game!
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