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So recently I was thinking about how Balmung's RP hub is generally Ul'dah, more specifically quicksand and it's surroundings. The alley's partially too as well as obviously residents for events and more specific settings like taverns and etc. Are there any or can there be any other "locations" though for just general hubs?

 

I mean I know we can RP with whoever(typically) whenever at any spot so long as people agree to go in that direction. Obviously nothing is stopping anyone from saying "let's go to the hot spring in La Noscea" and etc moving there for the scene. However it feels like everything revolves around specific spots in Ul'dah. I know there's specific ways averting this like FC's, linkshells, or just basic RP statics and what not too.

 

Overall I'm wondering if we can spread out just a bit of RP, if not even to another map, possibly to more areas in Ul'dah or something. Like the only library we currently have atm is just the thaumaturge guild and the dungeons which are of course limited. When I think of going IC and just going to a hub, I feel like quicksand and around is the only source and after a while it feels like it's not quite a good fit for everyone ya know? I'm trying not to sound biased when I say this because it's not just a matter of me needing some tips or something, but think of it like this. Why would an academic go to the quicksand other than maybe a drink or to go to an inn or something? After days in and out of this, it starts to feel lackluster I guess... I had heard the cafe in La Noscea's culinary guild area had people RP'ing at employed waiters/etc or the drowning wench but I never see much in either. Then of course Gridania feels like it's barren to have any RP hubs. Does it all have to be condensed around and in quicksand Ul'dah? We have crafters, adventurers, academics, and all sorts of types of characters which I'm sure some just RP no matter where they are... However sometimes it just feels like no where else is openly available aside from predetermined FC's/LS's/Groups or just going to QS. Every so often I'll meet someone in the open world and maybe stroll by the alley but sometimes I just wonder what other settings exist for people who are immersed nearly 24/7, welcome walk-ups, and improv from the get-go.

 

EDIT: Also I'm aware not EVERYONE on Balmung roleplays and I'm sure not everyone cares to see it everywhere. I'm only asking for more potential variety/diversity, perhaps even a change with SB coming to make a new hub even. Or to spread it out just a bit more than confining it to Ul'dah's busy quicksand. I'm sure a little less traffic there could be welcome too as well as seeing open RP hubs somewhere besides there.

 

t;dr: Anywhere else that's an "open hub" besides quicksand and it's perimeter? Like maybe the thaumaturge guild could serve as one for more classy/academic types. The culinary guild in La Noscea for restaurant services and etc, the hot spring in bronze camp lake, or something in Gridania for general travelers to go to besides in Ul'dah?

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People RP at Bronze Lake all the time. I've also seen people at the Airship landing, in the Inn at Gridania, at Limsa at the docks, and more. Some people avoid Ul'dah and branch out. There just aren't a lot of them and they have odd hours so when people go looking for it they don't always find it.

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People RP at Bronze Lake all the time. I've also seen people at the Airship landing, in the Inn at Gridania, at Limsa at the docks, and more. Some people avoid Ul'dah and branch out. There just aren't a lot of them and they have odd hours so when people go looking for it they don't always find it.

Exactly, but a lot of it feels like it's not so much due to just those concepts anymore. Everyone's mindset just seems to be "I'd like to RP... I KNOW THE ONLY PLACE TO GO!" because it's more accessible and easier to get to.

 

I mean, take for example this picture below.

 

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It's not "quite" in quicksand, it's around the outskirts still which is fine but I see them there so often, sometimes with new faces in that same spot. They talk about how awesome they are, their recent challenges, challenging each other, how badass their weapons/armor is, just general awesome things full-clad-armored adventurers like this would talk about. I know they're probably their own thing but I have seen others join around with them and it feels like they created a nice specific spot for tough warriors to kinda have a "my sword is bigger than yours" battle so to speak. It kinda makes sense too in this location, out in the open town road area in front of everyone. Kinda puts emphasis on "you talk big, prove it!" kinda thing... They made that their own smaller hub just because and it's likely others could join it too of the same variety.

 

Sure they could go into quicksand, have a drink, have the same discussions there or etc but they don't. Why? It's crowded in there, it's probably no place for full armored warriors to be lugging around swords and stirring a ruckus, and Idk.... They just made it their own. Can't it be possible for us to do the same? If not for all RP, maybe different demographics of players like chefs that want to serve people could have somewhere they can go to. Even if there's no customers, the chefs surely can make scenes with each other and RP together in their free time, bragging about recipes and etc. Or how about scholars discussing good books or magical techniques they've learned in the thaumaturge guild instead of always relying on the book store/library events? I mean I love those events but even the hosts of them get overwhelmed by how many RP'ers come to them and how few staff are available to help out. It's so much because things like going somewhere to find like minded individuals or similar characters is difficult to do otherwise.

 

There's so much untapped potential available, I feel like even the idea of just having a group afk in one area that all have RP tags or RP info in their search comment could even create a source or new hub area. If not hubs for specific groups, at least hubs of different settings to spread it out a lil bit. Even if it's all confined to just Ul'dah. I've heard people mention the spots you've said have RP but every time I go there, (and I've even stayed up at all hours of times for a week throughout each day in a weird sleep cycle I had lol), I see no one or just 1-2 people who aren't even into RP as far as I can tell. Rarely do I see someone afk there but that's about it.... I feel like it's possible to make a new or another hub, somehow.

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It sucks that Quicksand is the only hub, but at least it's appropriate there. Bronze Lake is a hospital, and the THM guild is a church. They're not really hangout spots.

I always thought bronze lake was more of like a relaxation area. There's hot springs and tables to set drinks on or soak your feet in. Then the lil bar area in that small house I think...

 

Thm guild... eh... I've taken it as the only library we have now lol. I mean I'm sure there's practices there for worshiping Thal but I could bank not every single book there is just about that or thaumaturge magic. Feels more like all the religious-like stuff was kept more to the back end of it. Makes me wish the arcanist or conjurer guild had some form of library though. Or even just a nice lil section to study around, I'd say Mhin Ketto's area in Gridania but sometimes that has events and it often feels like it's made to be a stage for events too...

 

The only other one I can think of that will happen will be Costa Del Sol when swimming comes out. I'm sure it'll get a bit of attention at least, I know it has a tiny bit but not much. That'd be more of a beach relaxation hub though than anything non-specific... Which is fine of course but it still sounds like it'd present the same issue of not spreading out all the condensed open RP.

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Yeah I am hoping that kugane become a big hub eventually. I mean the area is really pretty and its suppose to be seamless. So I imagine the outskirts rp in that area would be way better!

Good lord yes. I'm dreaming that Doma or Kugane will be filled with Au Ra tribes and honorable looking Samurai just walking the streets. Ninjas on rooftops too have to happen, imagine all the spies and fun that could happen there. Although that also feels like it'd be spread out a bit... Doma might have a nice small area that could be a good hub for traditional Au Ra, Samurai/Ninjas/Monks and just that general niche of martial arts/tradition.

 

Side note... I know I keep saying it'd be nice to have lil spots like these as hubs for specific groups but I also would still love to see t all spread out somehow to other locations. Even if it didn't serve a specific purpose or was for a specific type of RP character. I can't emphasize that enough here lol.

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It sucks that Quicksand is the only hub, but at least it's appropriate there. Bronze Lake is a hospital, and the THM guild is a church. They're not really hangout spots.

I always thought bronze lake was more of like a relaxation area. There's hot springs and tables to set drinks on or soak your feet in. Then the lil bar area in that small house I think...

 

It's definitely a medical facility. That's what "sanitorium" means, and why the huge majority of the non-staff NPCs there have something wrong with them - a lingering injury, a mental ailment resultant of combat...

 

...and why when Godbert shows up without invitation, none of the questgivers seem to know what to do with him, or how to tell him that this isn't a holiday resort.

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It sucks that Quicksand is the only hub, but at least it's appropriate there. Bronze Lake is a hospital, and the THM guild is a church. They're not really hangout spots.

I always thought bronze lake was more of like a relaxation area. There's hot springs and tables to set drinks on or soak your feet in. Then the lil bar area in that small house I think...

 

It's definitely a medical facility. That's what "sanitorium" means, and why the huge majority of the non-staff NPCs there have something wrong with them - a lingering injury, a mental ailment resultant of combat...

 

...and why when Godbert shows up without invitation, none of the questgivers seem to know what to do with him, or how to tell him that this isn't a holiday resort.

Now that you mention it, kinda makes sense. Now it sounds more like a for of rehabilitation area, just more for calming the nerves and easing the muscles. I was picturing more of a hospital look when I heard a medical facility.... But anywho, without further derailing lol.

 

Even that sounds like it would be nice for medical workers of any field, even mages in the arts of healing magic. Every time I've been it's very few or none there ~.~;

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It sucks that Quicksand is the only hub, but at least it's appropriate there. Bronze Lake is a hospital, and the THM guild is a church. They're not really hangout spots.

I always thought bronze lake was more of like a relaxation area. There's hot springs and tables to set drinks on or soak your feet in. Then the lil bar area in that small house I think...

 

It's definitely a medical facility. That's what "sanitorium" means, and why the huge majority of the non-staff NPCs there have something wrong with them - a lingering injury, a mental ailment resultant of combat...

 

...and why when Godbert shows up without invitation, none of the questgivers seem to know what to do with him, or how to tell him that this isn't a holiday resort.

Now that you mention it, kinda makes sense. Now it sounds more like a for of rehabilitation area, just more for calming the nerves and easing the muscles. I was picturing more of a hospital look when I heard a medical facility.... But anywho, without further derailing lol.

 

Even that sounds like it would be nice for medical workers of any field, even mages in the arts of healing magic. Every time I've been it's very few or none there ~.~;

 

I hang around there on L'ohba, but it's mostly to idle because the only people showing up are level 1 ERP alts looking to get their rocks off, or non-RP FCs running a date auction to cash in on desperate people.

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Non-RP ones do that?..... What... Also wow, I kinda figured no level 1 alt would go through the trouble of going all that way. Figured they'd just go to the QS >_>;

 

I've always kinda wanted to see some hubs out in the shroud. I remember having a fun time once examining a hunter that was prolly just a player testing her dps on the striking dummy, but it turned into a cool RP session exchanging stories... She fell asleep at some point :c. Never RP'd again.... It's a shame because Gridania and the shroud is beautiful, plus the animals there make nice wild life and the rivers there for fishing or just sight seeing in general.

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If it helps, once SB is out I'm planning to run RP evenings at the Resistance hub(s) in Gyr Abania if possible (seeming we don't know how the MSQ will go after all, but I'm praying we at least keep one non Garlean raided Resistance hub. Or reclaim one in the MSQ).

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Part of me feels that'd be a great idea for opening into SB. It'll surely be a political area for any Ala Mhigan based lore and I know I'll be going there to further my studies in red magic etc. Though like most areas in brand new expansions, the political aspect might vary with RP a bit here and there. Plus of course it'd be a new area that would require certain story to be completed, as much as I welcome RP'ers to complete the story to better understand the game and current events.... It'd be harder for some to just casually meet and hang around. Props to you if you can keep it a constant thing though, even in Ala Mhigo(which I'm praying we liberate and make our base of operations or something at the very least... Where else are we gonna go in Gyr Bania ya know?).

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You know what's a good way to create a hub?

 

By consistently and reliably being somewhere. By making sure people know you're there. By getting a group and just grinding that shit out every. Single. Day.

 

 

You know how the Quicksand got so busy? Because people were there. Aya waitressed. Warren and Crofte (edit - crofte, right? aghaghagh why am I so bad at names) stood at their pillars. For awhile the brass blade peeps were rping their thang, and they'd swing through. People were actively rping in Ul'dah, and they consistently stopped into the Quicksand. Their contacts would come in to rp with them. Word spread, and people came to expect that there would be rp in the Quicksand, and so it became a self-fulfilling prophesy.

 

You want a hub elsewhere? Do the same thing. Even when it feels dry and stale, even if you don't feel like it, you gotta have people there on the reg. It also helps if it's a place where lower level characters can get to without having to travel a huge distance, but hey, depends on what you wanna build and where.

 

 

 

But if you want my unsolicited advice, don't come to the community asking someone, anyone to make it a reality. Build it. Nothing is stopping you, man. Sky is the limit.

 

Just be prepared for the long haul.

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It'd be harder for some to just casually meet and hang around. Props to you if you can keep it a constant thing though, even in Ala Mhigo

Yeah, I get people being 'locked out'. I totally get that. But if I can get a handful of people enjoying that type of RP? I'm happy with that already, really. Doesn't need to be some huge ass hub to be successful.

 

Hells, one of my best RP times was from me constantly being in Coerthas Central Highlanders pre-HW. The Observatorium also wasn't considered a noob friendly place, but eh, the Ishgardians and folk interested in RPing with Ishgardians would find a way to get there. I'm pretty sure it will be the same in SB. So I'm not too stressed about it.

 

And all we did? Just RP there in the open, and people will come sooner or later. (that said I did notify people in several LSes about it, but that was about it.)

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Someone has posted /why/ the QS is the hub a few times before. I'll see if I can dig it up after coffee.

 

On a side note, I run a portable hub every month. xD

 

 

EDIT: Also I'm aware not EVERYONE on Balmung roleplays and I'm sure not everyone cares to see it everywhere. I'm only asking for more potential variety/diversity, perhaps even a change with SB coming to make a new hub even. Or to spread it out just a bit more than confining it to Ul'dah's busy quicksand. I'm sure a little less traffic there could be welcome too as well as seeing open RP hubs somewhere besides there.

 

 

In the other thread, I mentioned rping in Ul'dah, but you felt it wasn't specific enough. When I rp outside of the Goblet, I /do/ rp anywhere but at the QS unless I'm just looking to meet random people. I use the THM library, airship dock, and back alleys frequently (as well as Central and West Thanalan for that matter). Few rpers like staying in one spot. I'll also see people at the Coffer & Coffin, Baderon's bar in South Shroud, Costa (I prefer Wineport for date nights myself :P), and the Bismark and Aftcastle fairly often.

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But if you want my unsolicited advice, don't come to the community asking someone, anyone to make it a reality.  Build it.  Nothing is stopping you, man.  Sky is the limit.

 

Just be prepared for the long haul.

It might be a hard pill to swallow, but many players already have their agendas and story lines, and building a hub might not be ideal for their time. It's a nice thought, but you cant force people to play elsewhere, especially when many players already have places they frequent outside of Ul'dah. If your own experiences feel lacking because of this, talk with the other player and move your interactions elsewhere. 

 

If you want a new hub entirely, though, like Zhavi said - be prepared for the long haul if you work to establish that.

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You know what's a good way to create a hub?

 

By consistently and reliably being somewhere.  By making sure people know you're there.  By getting a group and just grinding that shit out every.  Single.  Day.

 

 

You know how the Quicksand got so busy?  Because people were there.  Aya waitressed.  Warren and Crofte (edit - crofte, right?  aghaghagh why am I so bad at names) stood at their pillars.  For awhile the brass blade peeps were rping their thang, and they'd swing through.  People were actively rping in Ul'dah, and they consistently stopped into the Quicksand.  Their contacts would come in to rp with them.  Word spread, and people came to expect that there would be rp in the Quicksand, and so it became a self-fulfilling prophesy.

 

You want a hub elsewhere?  Do the same thing.  Even when it feels dry and stale, even if you don't feel like it, you gotta have people there on the reg.  It also helps if it's a place where lower level characters can get to without having to travel a huge distance, but hey, depends on what you wanna build and where.

 

 

 

But if you want my unsolicited advice, don't come to the community asking someone, anyone to make it a reality.  Build it.  Nothing is stopping you, man.  Sky is the limit.

 

Just be prepared for the long haul.

Do you think it's possible for 1 person though?... Kinda takes at least 2 to tango or RP so to speak xD. This sorta thing is definitely not an easy job, though I wasn't so much as asking for someone/anyone to do this for me either. This was more-so to ask where else people would like to see a hub form, for whatever purpose, for specific groups, or just to see another form of the quicksand spread elsewhere. Building it will take time and I can definitely do it, I already started by hanging in the thaumaturge guild often but again, it takes more than one I feel for this.

 

Overall, I agree with you entirely, it's just something I felt could be helped via knowing what the rest of the RP community would like to see and where too. Better odds of it happening/building if it's more than just me ya know? lol(I'm starting to feel like Raijin from FF8... ya know? LOL)

It'd be harder for some to just casually meet and hang around. Props to you if you can keep it a constant thing though, even in Ala Mhigo

Yeah, I get people being 'locked out'. I totally get that. But if I can get a handful of people enjoying that type of RP? I'm happy with that already, really. Doesn't need to be some huge ass hub to be successful.

 

Hells, one of my best RP times was from me constantly being in Coerthas Central Highlanders pre-HW. The Observatorium also wasn't considered a noob friendly place, but eh, the Ishgardians and folk interested in RPing with Ishgardians would find a way to get there. I'm pretty sure it will be the same in SB. So I'm not too stressed about it.

 

And all we did? Just RP there in the open, and people will come sooner or later. (that said I did notify people in several LSes about it, but that was about it.)

Fair enough, it's like Zhavi said, just has to be a constant to actually develop as a hub. I'd just love to get something started that'll be lasting rather than an occasional thing.

 

But if you want my unsolicited advice, don't come to the community asking someone, anyone to make it a reality. Build it. Nothing is stopping you, man. Sky is the limit.

 

Just be prepared for the long haul.

It might be a hard pill to swallow, but many players already have their agendas and story lines, and building a hub might not be ideal for their time. It's a nice thought, but you cant force people to play elsewhere, especially when many players already have places they frequent outside of Ul'dah. If your own experiences feel lacking because of this, talk with the other player and move your interactions elsewhere.

 

If you want a new hub entirely, though, like Zhavi said - be prepared for the long haul if you work to establish that.

 

Of course, and no one can be expected to force themselves anywhere either. However I know Ul'dah isn't just "a setting" anymore, some even new players (myself included when I transferred) just went there because that's just the place to go supposedly. It's kinda similar to how people RP on other servers but at some point they want a bunch of RP available to them rather than the little bit that even exist, so they end up moving to Balmung(though not now of course considering the server lock).

 

I'm not really asking people specifically "STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND COME OVER HERE", especially for those who already know how to branch out even if they start in quicksand and somehow end up in sea of clouds. No, what I mean to accomplish is just to develop a new train of thought other than "Eh, Ul'dah has RP, guess I'll head there". Definitely gonna need time but, well... my reply to her I feel applies here as well. There's definitely people besides myself who wouldn't mind another place they can just show up at, at any time and see at least a lil RP too. So I'm sure it can happen, it just is gonna need dedication and interest is all.... Besides just myself I mean >~>;

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You, and anyone who wants to help with this, would need to commit to being there every evening during prime time hours for quite some time. I think this is the thing that most people don't realize going in. You must contribute a goodly portion of your play time and stick with it for months to maybe get things to change. This is definitely not a "don't do it" post; it's a "just be aware" post. I have to do this with both Pop up RP and the Pizzeria.

 

(and you are welcome to help at Pop up RP. xDDD )

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You, and anyone who wants to help with this, would need to commit to being there every evening during prime time hours for quite some time. I think this is the thing that most people don't realize going in. You must contribute a goodly portion of your play time and stick with it for months to maybe get things to change. This is definitely not a "don't do it" post; it's a "just be aware" post. I have to do this with both Pop up RP and the Pizzeria.

 

(and you are welcome to help at Pop up RP. xDDD )

 

Idk why but this came to mind when I read the middle of your post lol.

 

DALE: Listen! I've never been able to say this in my whole life, but as of 2 p.m. yesterday, I am a taxpayer. And I demand $36 worth of service. I know the chain of command, starting with your supervisor, Franklin Thomas, all the way up to the under-intendent of Transportation, Edward Dibble, whose daughters, Pat and Ellie, played ladybug soccer with the daughters of the President of the United States. And I'm not afraid to make some phone calls. I'm your worst nightmare. I have a three-line phone, and absolutely nothing at all to do with my time!

 

 

Wish I had the clip instead but yeah lol. The matter now is where would be a nice location to divert RP to for any such purpose. Specific or nonspecific, it'd also be nice to see where others are interested in seeing it besides QS as a "main hub" so to speak.

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There's a lot of neat places that are often overlooked throughout Eorzea, I feel. There's a nice little 'tavern' in Wineport complete with seating. I have Graeham head there now and then to purchase and sample wine. It'd be great if more people got into the habit of doing just that.

 

I also recall there being a small tavern in Vesper Bay - it's not very big, but it'd be a great place for people to meet. Ideally for something other than just drinking/talking. I always set my character up for being willing to head out and tackle a mercenary contract with a fellow adventurer or two but...so few people actually seem to want to get out into the wider game world - unless it's for the sake of a pre-planned event.

 

It can also be rather hit and miss. Even if somebody does show up, their style of RP may not be compatible with one's own. I imagine that plays into why there isn't more open world RP.

 

Back on the server I played on in WoW it wasn't unusual for a zone to be bustling with activity if it became relevant to a canon plot point. I was hoping that the same would occur during the lead up to 4.0 due to the rising tensions with Garlemald, yet for the most part the area surrounding Baelsar's Wall is very quiet; even when it comes to more military leaning characters/FC's.

 

I'm hoping that 4.0 will provide a bunch of places well suited to combat initiatives and more easy going RP in the form of taverns and the like. Perhaps Kugane, unlike Ishgard, will actually have seating? One can hope!

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People tend to group up and go make their own open world RP. A hub is...nice, but honestly, the culture of the server seems to lend more to finding your circle, and then finding all the RP you want within that circle -- and the other circles that intersect it. If one does not yet HAVE a circle, then the largest hub is the Quicksand. Outside of the Quicksand, there are several temporary, repeated hubs that come in the form of different weekly or monthly events (Grindstone and other fight clubs, social events hosted by various FCs, as well as the pop up RP initiatives -- among other things!). 

 

Balmung seems to have gone beyond the custom of traditional/conventional hubs. That, and with social media more prevalent than ever, a lot of people take to those platforms to make their contacts and find groups that are right for them. Those options tend to be more fruitful than the hope of cultivating a new hub after hours and hours of presence and effort that not everyone may have the time for. If someone someday decides to do it, great! That would be super awesome -- but so far it looks like the alternatives have been winning out.

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Idk why but this came to mind when I read the middle of your post lol.

 

DALE: Listen! I've never been able to say this in my whole life, but as of 2 p.m. yesterday, I am a taxpayer. And I demand $36 worth of service. I know the chain of command, starting with your supervisor, Franklin Thomas, all the way up to the under-intendent of Transportation, Edward Dibble, whose daughters, Pat and Ellie, played ladybug soccer with the daughters of the President of the United States. And I'm not afraid to make some phone calls. I'm your worst nightmare. I have a three-line phone, and absolutely nothing at all to do with my time!

 

 

 

Wish I had the clip instead but yeah lol. The matter now is where would be a nice location to divert RP to for any such purpose. Specific or nonspecific, it'd also be nice to see where others are interested in seeing it besides QS as a "main hub" so to speak.

 

I would suggest either the Aftcastle or Carline Canopy as more probable than any open world location. From what I've heard, RP /has/ picked up at the Aftcastle, Gridania is lagging behind.

 

Pop up RP is a monthly event that in essence creates an RP hub in the open world for an evening. We've used places such as Wineport, the Coffer & Coffin, Fallgourd Float, and Tailfeather and we get a pretty good turn out. Except at our February event (and our upcoming beach party), PuRP is nothing more than "come and hang out" BYORP, just like pick-up RP you'd find at the Quicksand.

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In all honesty, I see RP regularly whenever passing through the Drowning Wench or the Carline Canopy during East Coast prime time hours. (I've been doing a lot of MSQ lately, oops.) I think capitalising on the existing presence and making an effort to yourself be there, to include walk-ups, and make it so people are more likely to say "yeah, I'll come back next time I'm free" to themselves, would be a very worthwhile endeavour.

 

I consider the Drowning Wench my "hangout", but I haven't been there in a while long because I've been too shy. :'I Need to pester my friends and get me a wingman to lurk with.

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People tend to group up and go make their own open world RP. A hub is...nice, but honestly, the culture of the server seems to lend more to finding your circle, and then finding all the RP you want within that circle -- and the other circles that intersect it. If one does not yet HAVE a circle, then the largest hub is the Quicksand. Outside of the Quicksand, there are several temporary, repeated hubs that come in the form of different weekly or monthly events (Grindstone and other fight clubs, social events hosted by various FCs, as well as the pop up RP initiatives -- among other things!). 

 

Balmung seems to have gone beyond the custom of traditional/conventional hubs. That, and with social media more prevalent than ever, a lot of people take to those platforms to make their contacts and find groups that are right for them. Those options tend to be more fruitful than the hope of cultivating a new hub after hours and hours of presence and effort that not everyone may have the time for. If someone someday decides to do it, great! That would be super awesome -- but so far it looks like the alternatives have been winning out.

If anything, I'd love to spread it out enough to where people can just walk along roads and find groups/RP every so often in their travels. Something that kinda helps the world feel a bit more alive. I may just end up doing an event to call out specific types of characters to meet in a spot and try to keep it ever present. Just broadening the "circle of none" or making a 2nd one would be my goal here.. or create known circles that are open to general areas of RP discussions.

 

Idk why but this came to mind when I read the middle of your post lol.

 

DALE: Listen! I've never been able to say this in my whole life, but as of 2 p.m. yesterday, I am a taxpayer. And I demand $36 worth of service. I know the chain of command, starting with your supervisor, Franklin Thomas, all the way up to the under-intendent of Transportation, Edward Dibble, whose daughters, Pat and Ellie, played ladybug soccer with the daughters of the President of the United States. And I'm not afraid to make some phone calls. I'm your worst nightmare. I have a three-line phone, and absolutely nothing at all to do with my time!

 

 

 

 

Wish I had the clip instead but yeah lol. The matter now is where would be a nice location to divert RP to for any such purpose. Specific or nonspecific, it'd also be nice to see where others are interested in seeing it besides QS as a "main hub" so to speak.

 

I would suggest either the Aftcastle or Carline Canopy as more probable than any open world location. From what I've heard, RP /has/ picked up at the Aftcastle, Gridania is lagging behind.

 

Pop up RP is a monthly event that in essence creates an RP hub in the open world for an evening. We've used places such as Wineport, the Coffer & Coffin, Fallgourd Float, and Tailfeather and we get a pretty good turn out. Except at our February event (and our upcoming beach party), PuRP is nothing more than "come and hang out" BYORP, just like pick-up RP you'd find at the Quicksand.

The last one sounds more akin to my goal here lol. I'll have to check out Aftcastle more often when I get back in game.

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