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Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 5:22PM DimmerMeerkat said

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Don't forget OOC discussion about plots in advance can avoid a lot of unnecessary drama. In the case of the Twi'lek, if you had a slaver character who seems likely to draw your guild in to an rich story that could benefit the guild as a whole, it stands to reason that one might want to talk with the person behind the Twi'lek character. Discuss what her character would do, and ways to avoid killing off the slaver character right off the bat. For instance, maybe introduce some kind of blackmail, captive info, or bribe that could hold her character to keeping the slaver alive--begrudgingly of course. That, or recommend she participate in the plot with an alt.

Just from my experience, talking OOC about IC plans is always a good idea--save yourself some potential for OOC drama. The few times I've pulled over a few big IC surprises, I've had more negative reactions than positive. (Though oddly the most inclusive and entertaining plotline my Aion legion's had was the result of an IC surprise that was never discussed OOC... hm.)

Posted: Mar 2nd 2012 5:22PM deadborder said

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Great advice - it'd be nice if someone followed it for a chance.

Sadly, more often then not, RP events, both "closed" (or Invite only) ones and "open" (ie, anyone can attend) ones seem to be there to pander to a small group or even an individual, leaving everyone else with little to do but stand around and try to get a line in edgeways.

The other terrible one? When an event has been horribly pre-scripted and those involved with it won't tolerate an iota of deviation from their "fantastic" script.

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