Here I am, over 10 years in Second Life and 15 plus years in virtual communities and I realize I have never delved into the addictive, crowd pleasing world of virtual role playing.
In a sense, I find that I can describe myself as a loner, so being in this highly regimented world of a virtual community, one that has strict rules and deadlines, goes against my very nature.
Yet I find myself yearning to develop such a community. Although I am a loner, I find myself drawn to places with large crowds, either to stay in the fringe or dance in the midst. I guess you can describe my where-with-all as “complex”.
So here I am, looking into other successful RP communities and even joining some (as the painfully shy person I consider myself – hanging out on the periphery).
Now I am staring to delve into the workings of their community, and what makes them tick, what makes them interesting, or not.
My findings –
I have a lot of work to do. I doubt I can do this on my own.
A good organized webpage I find, is essential.
Here are the sections I think we will need –
“Tell Your Story”
“IC vs. OOC”
That’s the easy part.
The hard part – A HUD for character creation and points
I have no idea. I need – I need help!
I have an idea forming in my head, it’s been used before, but I want it in Neverworld Grid, in Stilwater.
A post-apocalyptic world in which the good side and the bad side of town fight for resources… you need food and potable water, and shelter away from the acid rain.
And…maybe sometime have to fight to get this stuff. You need to align yourself with a posse in order to obtain these goods. Can you find love in this world?
I don’t want my characters fighting aliens or zombies.
They are going to fight the most cunning predator there is on this planet.
(pictures and more to come soon)