Official 'Ask Dark stuff' thread! *Everything* Posted On: Jan 18, 2014 23:45:33 GMT 1
Post by DarknessDevouring on Jan 18, 2014 23:45:33 GMT 1
A.k.a the FAQ of this site.
FAQ = Frequently (commonly) Asked Questions.
Q: I was on the original PH. Do I have to re-create my character?
A: Was your character accepted? If YES: No, not really. Just put it in the 'creation' section for the sake of simplicity (so I don't overlook something). If NO: Yes, you do. Sorry!
Q: Why isn't everyone going to the Velvet Room anymore?
A: Because I find it highly irritating and highly unoriginal to have every single person go there.
Q: ...So... Who WILL go there?
A: You'll see when I introduce it.
Q: Can my character be married?
A: To get married in Japan, the guy has to be at least 18 years of age. The girl must be at least 16 years of age. If both criteria is fit, then yes. Feel free to. (Secret: One of my characters are married already).
Q: Max amount of characters?
A: Two, for the time being. I MIGHT increase this. We'll see. No promises.
Q: I want to make a Tactical Persona User!
A: Go ahead. I don't have any skills for those yet, though. Not stopping you, however.
Q: Can I marry another playable character?
A: If both persons agree, I see no objection. Refer to the question #4 "can my character be married" for more info.
Q: Why are you writing the number above the question?
A: Place-holder. Editing that later on. I call this one a half-question as it's getting removed and is more of a reminder for me.
Q: LOLOLOLOL IM GONNA GOD MOD AND SHIT!
A: I'm the closest thing this board has to a God. Oh and by the way? Banned. Permanent.
Q: What are Nikawa's King etc?
A: Admin/mods. No. You cannot be one of those.
Q: Can I haz admin/mod powerz?
A: No. I don't care if you've been a mod/admin in the past. I will handpick EVERY.SINGLE.ONE. Don't ask me to be one. You won't become one.
Q: What happened to the old PH?
A: The main admin there, Philemon, got this GENIUS.jpg idea to shut it down without talking to ANYONE for whatever damned reason.
Q: Is swearing allowed?
A: Private threads, go for it. Public threads, we try to keep the chat civil (a.k.a about PG-13. Stuff such as 'S.O.B' or 'sunnuva/son of a... and similar is fine).
Q: Can my character be racist?
A: Only if I'm allowed to join every single thread you're in just to beat the ever loving fuck out of your character every single time s/he attempts being racist. A.k.a no. No racism, no bigotry, no homophobia.
Q: What does bigotry/homophobia mean?
A: Bigotry is basically that you can't accept that people are different, a.k.a looks different (e.g you're white and as such cannot stand people who's African for example). Homophobia literally means "fear of two people who of the same gender who is dating". Note that this is a funny thing; most homophobic people are men and they fear gay GUYS but they never fear LESBIANS, because that's OH so natural. Not making that up.
Q: Can I call you something... Shorter?
A: I react to Dark.
Q: Can I contact you outside the forum?
A: For questions related to the forum? By all means. Contacting me just for chit-chat? I prefer keeping my relationship with everyone on the forum professional. However, that's NOT the same as saying I'll ignore you if you want to contact me.
Q: Can I make one male/one female character?
A: If you want two male characters, two female, two hermaphrodite, a male and a hermaphrodite or a female and a hermaphrodite, you're literally the only person who can choose what gender your characters are.
Q: ...Pardon the question but what's a hermaphrodite?
A: In Japanese, they're called 'futanari' or 'futa' for short. It's people who have both reproduction organs. Basically, women with dicks. I'm... Not making that up. By the way - yes, some of them have balls (literal ones), others doesn't. Why? Your guess is as good as mine.
Q: Will this thread get a new name once more questions are asked?
Q: I noticed that [Persona] is taken but is a True Persona. Can I take that one in the mean time?
A: No. If it's claimed, it's a claimed Persona. And what if that person is close to his/her resolution and is such meant to obtain that Persona? Two people can't have the same Persona. Tough luck.
Q: Can I add a custom back story to my Persona?
A: Depends on HOW custom. Complete custom is a no-go. Altering things (e.g adding stuff you've read that seems to fit in) is fine, but you can't make (for example) Hades your Persona and have him be a raging flamboyant fanboy of the Pokémon series, because... That doesn't even make SENSE, for starters.
Q: I was on the old PH. Do you still have my stuff or do I need to post it again?
A: I don't have ANY form of access to the old PH so you'll have to post it again. If I knew he was closing the damn site, I'd have taken a copy of everything! Again, if your character was accepted back then, it's probably accepted at once now.
Q: OMFG THIS SKILL SO BROKEN Q_Q
A: See where it says 'cooldown'? Exactly.
Q: WTF WHO CARES COOLDOWN SO GHEY Q_Q
A: If a skill got a 1 turn cooldown, there's two criteria that has to be met:
1: The next post must be at least 450 words.
2: It has to be a RP post. Not just a random post.
And no. Word count does NOT stack. So if you type 449 words in your next RP post, your skill is STILL on cooldown. Tough luck.
If you're unsure how many words you've written, this site is extremely helpful.
Q: Why is [name] a mod/admin but not me when I've been around here longer than him/her?
A: Simple. There's 2 people I'm making mods/admins from the get go. One is already introduced (blazingpersona a.k.a Sachiyo Ritsu's creator). Why? Because he's one of the three people with the most knowledge on the old PH (the other two being me and the other person I'm making a mod/admin).
Q: Can I post...?
A: ...Yes. I told you before. You're free to. No one is gonna stop you.
Q: Will you make events?
A: Yes. I have one in the making at the moment.
Q: Can I join it?!
A: Do it. It's open for anyone.
Q: What kind of event?
A: A New Day Is Dawning.
Q: ...I asked what kind, not the name of it...
A: And I told you what kind it is. A New Day Is Dawning.
Q: Is there a "level limit" before I can go to different parts of Dark Nikawa?
Q: ...But, the descriptions...?
A: ...Are there for fun. They mean nothing in particular. You got the same odds of encountering a boss-level Shadow in Sakiyama as you got in Kanzan. Same with low-level Shadows.
Q: Okay, I'm curious. How do you get your Persona Card if you don't visit the Velvet Room?
A: Once you have 10 RP posts, I'm making a thread for your character in Dark Nikawa. It's a private thread (the area is random) where you'll encounter a few Shadows (2-5; it'll be random). You'll have no means of harming it initially but once you've taken a few blows (or you've ran for long enough), your Persona will emerge and thus allow you to fight back.
Q: ...Why not just do the Velvet Room then? Sounds easier.
A: Reason is simple. If everyone goes to the Velvet Room, it gets highly... Unoriginal. Like mentioned before, certain people will enter the Velvet Room.
Q: What are the pros or cons of entering the Velvet Room?
A: Those entering the Velvet Room are classified as 'leaders' and gains a little more information about Personae and the Arcana Cards. They can share this information with their friends.
Q: Doesn't that mean that a leader is a lot more broken?
A: No. Whether they choose to share this information or not is up to them. Even if leader #1 doesn't want to, leader #2 might be overjoyed at the thought of sharing information with the rest of the team.
Q: What's the difference between a 'leader' and a... Non-leader?
A: The leader accesses the Velvet Room and gains a little more information about Personae (the one you have or the one a friend have). They're also told a little about their Arcana card (e.g Tower means that shit might be going downhill shortly).
Q: Can I be a leader?
A: Like with mods and admins, I'm hand-picking every single one. There's no way in advance to know if you'll be a leader or not.
Q: Great, then you'll just make the most popular people/the admins/mods leaders...
A: Quite the opposite. Just because you're the most famous person on the board doesn't mean you'll be a leader. Hell, you can have done 10 RP posts and I select you as a leader. It depends on how much I like the CHARACTER. Also, just because a character is original doesn't mean that one is ending up a leader. A generic character got the same odds as one with a backstory I've never seen before.
Q: What's your timezone?
A: Starting on Sunday (March 30), it's GMT+2. For the time being, it's GMT+1. In October, it changes back to GMT+1.
Q: How come you seem to RP a lot with blazingpersona?
A: Blazing and I were friends on the old Persona Heaven. Our characters met in a thread of his and before we knew it, we ended up RPing a ton together. Some time later, we added each other on Skype. Basically, it's just because we're old friends so we feel like RPing (and we usually have similar ideas).
Q: Does that mean we can't RP with you guys?
A: No. It just means that we might have a private thread once in a while. Anyone is free to RP with us.
Q: I have an Event Question... Once an Event is over, is it removed from the Event List?
A: Yes. Once A New Day Is Dawning is done, I'm removing it from the Event List.
Q: So, will the next event be event #2 or...?
A: No. The next event will be #1. Basically, the number is there to show in what order certain events will show up. E.g there's 5 upcoming events; the first one will be called event #1, the next one event #2 etc. Once event #1 is complete, event #2 is changed to event #1. You could call them queue order.
Q: Are private events affected by this 'queue order'?
A: They run on a separate queue order - this one is ONLY affected if a person is in 2 or more private events.
Q: Can I come with tips/comments/ideas to improve this site? No offense intended.
A: By all means! If you think of something I didn't (or I forgot to add), point it out!
Q: Can my character have a 'custom' story?
A: That's what's happening with Akinobu, given how that dude keeps fighting... If you want to have a 'custom' story (basically own story) for your character, go for it. I won't be the one to stop you as long as you don't break any of the regular RP rules (e.g God-modding).
Q: ...Aren't you normally God-modding?
A: No. I'm not. I despise it. The closest thing I'm doing to God-modding is having Akinobu (barely!) survive losing a bunch of blood.
Q: I have 10+ RP posts but no Dark Nikawa thread! What gives?
A: I haven't gotten around to you yet. Once you have 10+, drop me a message and I'll send you there. Note that going there is by no means a must and you can easily have 500+ RP posts before you want to go there.
Q: Can't you just let me fight 2 Maya's and I'll have my Persona?
A: No. And just because of that, you'll fight 5 Gigas.
Q: What kind of Shadow will I fight during my initial trip to Dark Nikawa?
A: Anything except Death and boss-level Shadows. Note that all of them are 'tutorial' Shadows (if you will) so all of them are rather weak. They usually fall after 2-3 blows.
Q: Will those Shadows (e.g Maya's) always have the same weakness?
A: The 'tutorial' Shadows will be weak to... Right about any non-OHKO magic that there is, just to give people a fighting chance.
Q: Who's Persona Awakener?
A: Me. It's the account I'll use when you'll get your first trip to Dark Nikawa.
Q: ...How many accounts do you have?!
A: 3. Admin (I don't use this unless required), DarknessDevouring (main account) and Persona Awakener (support account, basically).
Q: Will your Persona Awakener also work as Igor in the Velvet Room?
A: Yes. I don't plan on making a fourth account just for that. *Chuckles*
Q: How long does it take for a Dark Nikawa thread (initial) to finish?
A: A minimum of 3 RP posts (from you) has to happen before you unlock your Persona. After that, at least another 2 posts (post 4 is essentially starting to fight back, post 5 earliest is finishing it all up).
Q: What happens if I hit a Shadow with a weapon I find in Dark Nikawa?
A: About the same thing that happens if you use a twig to attack a hidden boss in basically any RPG, ever; no damage.
Q: How do I get to Dark Nikawa to begin with?
A: Once you have 10+ RP posts, send me a PM with your character name. Persona name... Well, if you want to. I don't care. I'll then create a thread involving your character's name ASAP in Dark Nikawa. Have fun there! Note: Does NOT matter if you send the PM on this account or to my Persona Awakener account, but preferably here.
Q: ...Have you even gotten most of those questions?!
A: It's called thinking in advance.
Q: Will you separate the questions into different threads/posts later on? Like, Event questions in one thread/post etc...
A: It is highly likely though no guarantees at present time.
Q: This is my first time being on a RP site. Sorry if this question sounds stupid (as it's probably obvious) but can you give examples of what God-modding is?
A: Like the name suggests, it's people who breaks the rules by doing what's known as God-modding. Basically, you act as a God to get various benefits. Here's two pretty basic examples:
Person A and person B are fighting each other.
Person A uses a skill that - with no charge up time (meaning s/he can use it at once) - not only works as a OHKO (One Hit Knock Out) but also literally DESTROYS the opponent to the point there's nothing left of him/her and cannot miss.
Person B - obviously - thinks that's a load of BS and - while dodging the attack - loses his/her dominant arm as a result.
Both are examples of God-modding.
Basically, God-modding means that you use something so powerful (or just plain out STUPID) that the opponent/whatever doesn't have a chance to react back towards it.
Another example would be this (which has HAPPENED TO ME, I might add!):
Person A is eating a chocolate cigarette while watching through the window. He's been in... A lot of fights, to the point he's more or less "yep, screw this, you're dying," whenever someone attempts fighting him.
Person B enters and (without effort) takes the cigarette with the motivation "smoking isn't allowed in the school" (and he's about eight inches shorter than my character - go figure), then flirts with his girlfriend who "is totally interested in him" (...she wasn't) and mentions that if "he (my character) tries something, some basic judo would be enough to do him in". Fun fact: had he TRIED using judo against that character, my character (at that time) would probably crush his skull as a result.
Q: Is it a problem that it's my first time being on a RP board?
A: Not even a little. Anyone is welcome! Whether you're a complete newbie (never been on one) or been on 50 different ones in the past, everyone is allowed to join! The only difference is that if you're a newbie, you might have a couple of more questions than other people might have.
Q: [Name] is a friend of mine. Can I help him/her create his/her character and Persona/e?
A: Go for it. If you think you can help him/her out with it, do it! Usually cuts down the time required for his/her character and Persona/e to be accepted, too.
Q: Are there any particular rules (outside the RP) I have to think about when joining?
1) We don't tolerate racism, bigotry or homophobia.
2) If a person has a dysfunction (e.g dyslexia or autism), that one has it. If you bash a person about it, I'm banning you. No questions asked.
3) Be polite and help others out. Just because it's obvious for YOU how something is done, it doesn't mean it's obvious for everyone else.
Q: Why the hell should I abide by #2 of those?...
A: ...The main admin (a.k.a me) got Asperger's Syndrome. You insult me or anyone else with some form of dysfunction? Hey, look at that giant 'banned' button!
Q: WTF YOU DON'T HAVE THAT BECAUSE *angst angst angst*
A: Shut the hell up. I don't care for your drama. Either accept it or leave. Those are literally your two options.