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    #46
    wow.... I get a system breakdown for a couple of days and of course, there's a whole discussion that kicks off while I'm fighting my old hardware and bad luck. Having read all the posts and giving it some thought I think I agree with Sillyn on the story. I think it's time the Ares gets on with a new mission, and one which is not pinned down on the present or the past of one or two individuals. It should be something the Ares as a whole is tasked with and requires all divisions to complete.
    On the issue of promotion I had assumed that because we have a Captain that is, as I understood it, an NPC because of the changes in captains and we didn't want another new captain, the promotion was so Josh had a character in the xo position so he wouldn't have to use the Captain's character as much.
    Reading through this thread I gather that it was not the case. Whatever the case i do agree any promotion should make sense rank wise and that we should have a playing character be XO. Who that should be i have no opinion on.
    One thing i do miss, which i got thinking about after Sillyn's remark on new players, is a clear and easily readable roster of players and their characters, and the roles of the players.
    I'm going to finish up gathering he pieces of my computer and get discord set up so i can join you there from tomorrow. In the meanwhile I'll be giving all the issues mentioned here some more thought.
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    #47
    I have a small post ready to go up at this time. Awaiting on Logical for a jp we composed.
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    #48
     –  Last edited by Kiflin; 1 Week Ago.
    wow.... I get a system breakdown for a couple of days and of course, there's a whole discussion that kicks off while I'm fighting my old hardware and bad luck. Having read all the posts and giving it some thought I think I agree with Sillyn on the story. I think it's time the Ares gets on with a new mission, and one which is not pinned down on the present or the past of one or two individuals. It should be something the Ares as a whole is tasked with and requires all divisions to complete.
    On the issue of promotion I had assumed that because we have a Captain that is, as I understood it, an NPC because of the changes in captains and we didn't want another new captain, the promotion was so Josh had a character in the xo position so he wouldn't have to use the Captain's character as much.
    Reading through this thread I gather that it was not the case. Whatever the case i do agree any promotion should make sense rank wise and that we should have a playing character be XO. Who that should be i have no opinion on.
    One thing i do miss, which i got thinking about after Sillyn's remark on new players, is a clear and easily readable roster of players and their characters, and the roles of the players.
    I'm going to finish up gathering he pieces of my computer and get discord set up so i can join you there from tomorrow. In the meanwhile I'll be giving all the issues mentioned here some more thought.
    Now that Three has created a discord channel Josh has begun some initial dialogue with me. However I think it's time that we consider a TS meeting so that everyone will be on the same page completely, and all our ships will sail in the same direction. For an operation like this to succeed everyone would benefit from clear communication and direction.
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    #49
    Now that Three has created a discord channel Josh has begun some initial dialogue with me. However I think it's time that we consider a TS meeting so that everyone will be on the same page completely, and all our ships will sail in the same direction. For an operation like this to succeed everyone would benefit from clear communication and direction.
    Just be aware I don't do Voice Chat. Computer is in the living room & alot of ambient noise.
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    #50
     –  Last edited by Kiflin; 1 Week Ago.
    Just be aware I don't do Voice Chat. Computer is in the living room & alot of ambient noise.
    Would you consider doing a meeting on Discord voice? You could run Discord through your cell phone. And you would also have mobility. If not we could still have the meeting in TS and you could hear everyone's take on ARES, communicate your vision, and respond via text chat.
    gEU33aB
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    #51
    Would you consider doing a meeting on Discord voice? You could run Discord through your cell phone. And you would also have mobility. If not we could still have the meeting in TS and you could hear everyone's take on ARES, communicate your vision, and respond via text chat.
    I get a S*** signal in my bedroom for.....ANYTHING internet related. As for TS, I've done text chat before in JSMs.

    What is everyone's preference? Discord, TS or No pref.?

    I want to at least put us in a general direction for Ch 5 & I'd love.....LOVE to hear your ideas.
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    #52
     –  Last edited by Kiflin; 1 Week Ago.
    I get a S*** signal in my bedroom for.....ANYTHING internet related. As for TS, I've done text chat before in JSMs.

    What is everyone's preference? Discord, TS or No pref.?

    I want to at least put us in a general direction for Ch 5 & I'd love.....LOVE to hear your ideas.
    Awesome Josh!

    Ok then upon reading your situation my vote is to keep it on TS, that way it's more in line with UFP policy.

    I'm free the rest of the week just let me know what time it will be. I am -4 GMT.
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    #53
    New JP is up with Logical, after that, I'll start figuring out when we can have a department meeting. It'll likely be on a Saturday/sunday and it will be on TS.
    Thinking on having it next week.
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    #54
    New JP is up with Logical, after that, I'll start figuring out when we can have a department meeting. It'll likely be on a Saturday/sunday and it will be on TS.
    Thinking on having it next week.
    Ok then. I will be prepared for either day. Saturday would work better for me, FYI.
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    #55
     –  Last edited by LogicalLeopard; 6 Days Ago.

    I think you are forgetting that the "MAIN" characters should be the "MEMBERS" who are writing. This isn't the "ARES CO" story. It is a story for the members to work together and weave a story with each other. We, the members, are not characters in YOUR personal story.

    I'm pretty much done, as I cannot continue to read what is going on.

    I apologize if this sounds like a rant, but it is my personal opinion as a long-standing member of ARES. So take it as that or brush it off as just that buzzing sound of a bee flying about.
    Okay, wow.....so I kind of have been busy in the last three days, and totally missed all of this. Here are just some of my thoughts.

    Silynn, you're an excellent writer, and I'll be sad to see you go, if that is your ultimate choice. I would encourage you to stay, and work from within to help improve the story. However, you're an adult, I'm presuming, and you have the ultimate authority over what you choose to do with your free time and your talent. I'm just saying that it would be helpful and worthwhile to people here if you stay, and more than that, perhaps become involved with the leadership so you can help steer the project where it needs to be.

    I'd like to share if I could some of my personal perspective on Ares and roleplaying in general with everyone.

    I've been in and out of text based roleplaying like this since around the mid to late 90's. I'd describe my writing style as competent. It's in the middle, or probably lower middle. I can string sentences and ideas together, but I am by no means close to cranking out a novel. Roleplaying, I've seen people who blow me out of the water, and people who seem like they could barely string a sentence together. But I've had to work with all of them, because the very nature of most of these roleplaying projects is that they accept a variety of people, even people from different countries where English isnt their first language. I remember one person from my experiences back in the day who was just the sweetest woman, but she couldnt spell three out of every five words right! But hey, she was doing her best. She wanted to participate, and since we were in sort of an open forum roleplay, she was allowed to and we all embraced her. Most of us. And I dont know what country she was from, what her education level was, or what her home life was like. I do know for a few hours she had some fun. We're all here trying to have fun, and many of us are trying to improve. Some of us have ideas that are more bizarre than others. But we kind of give and take, and try to make the experience good for everyone.

    It seems like Ares has always played fast and loose, since I've been here. Odd promotions, subtractions, and explanations to cover departures of roleplayers. It may not always gel well, but that seems to be the nature of the beast. Not that the nature cant be changed. But I try my best to roll with the punches, do what works best for my character and accommodate the experiences of others.

    In this particular chapter, since it was an Interlude, my understanding was that we were all going to do our on thing, because it was a gap between chapters. I was under the impression that we all didnt really have to participate at all. Which is why you really see Biiqs pop up here and there, and he wasnt even present for most of the story. As far as the Storm Family stuff at the end, I just figured that was some joint rping that everyone seemed to be satisfied with. And I didnt really mind it, because we had the freedom to do what we wanted RP wise, until the next chapter. I could have undestood that wrong, but that was my understanding.

    I'm probably rambling now, so if you're looking for me to come to a point, I'm not. *LOL* I guess allI can say is, we really have two choices, either try to work with each other a little more and be tolerant of each other, or find other places to use our talents. I prefer we all choose the former, but really, the latter is inevitable, because we're not going to do this for the rest of our lives. But while we're together, lets have a little fun, help each other out, and maybe inspire others to do what is a pretty difficult task - laying our skills and lack of skill out in public for others to enjoy or hate.
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    Okay, wow.....so I kind of have been busy in the last three days, and totally missed all of this. Here are just some of my thoughts.

    Silynn, you're an excellent writer, and I'll be sad to see you go, if that is your ultimate choice. I would encourage you to stay, and work from within to help improve the story. However, you're an adult, I'm presuming, and you have the ultimate authority over what you choose to do with your free time and your talent. I'm just saying that it would be helpful and worthwhile to people here if you stay, and more than that, perhaps become involved with the leadership so you can help steer the project where it needs to be.

    I'd like to share if I could some of my personal perspective on Ares and roleplaying in general with everyone.

    I've been in and out of text based roleplaying like this since around the mid to late 90's. I'd describe my writing style as competent. It's in the middle, or probably lower middle. I can string sentences and ideas together, but I am by no means close to cranking out a novel. Roleplaying, I've seen people who blow me out of the water, and people who seem like they could barely string a sentence together. But I've had to work with all of them, because the very nature of most of these roleplaying projects is that they accept a variety of people, even people from different countries where English isnt their first language. I remember one person from my experiences back in the day who was just the sweetest woman, but she couldnt spell three out of every five words right! But hey, she was doing her best. She wanted to participate, and since we were in sort of an open forum roleplay, she was allowed to and we all embraced her. Most of us. And I dont know what country she was from, what her education level was, or what her home life was like. I do know for a few hours she had some fun. We're all here trying to have fun, and many of us are trying to improve. Some of us have ideas that are more bizarre than others. But we kind of give and take, and try to make the experience good for everyone.

    It seems like Ares has always played fast and loose, since I've been here. Odd promotions, subtractions, and explanations to cover departures of roleplayers. It may not always gel well, but that seems to be the nature of the beast. Not that the nature cant be changed. But I try my best to roll with the punches, do what works best for my character and accommodate the experiences of others.

    In this particular chapter, since it was an Interlude, my understanding was that we were all going to do our on thing, because it was a gap between chapters. I was under the impression that we all didnt really have to participate at all. Which is why you really see Biiqs pop up here and there, and he wasnt even present for most of the story. As far as the Storm Family stuff at the end, I just figured that was some joint rping that everyone seemed to be satisfied with. And I didnt really mind it, because we had the freedom to do what we wanted RP wise, until the next chapter. I could have undestood that wrong, but that was my understanding.

    I'm probably rambling now, so if you're looking for me to come to a point, I'm not. *LOL* I guess allI can say is, we really have two choices, either try to work with each other a little more and be tolerant of each other, or find other places to use our talents. I prefer we all choose the former, but really, the latter is inevitable, because we're not going to do this for the rest of our lives. But while we're together, lets have a little fun, help each other out, and maybe inspire others to do what is a pretty difficult task - laying our skills and lack of skill out in public for others to enjoy or hate.
    I have several proposals I am currently working on presenting this Sat or Sun depending on what Josh decides. I'll send them to everyone once they are complete.
    gEU33aB
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    New JP is up with Logical, after that, I'll start figuring out when we can have a department meeting. It'll likely be on a Saturday/sunday and it will be on TS.
    Thinking on having it next week.
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    Sorry, what is TS again?
    Team Speak.
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    Going to put up the post where the Captain is informed Max's promotion is denied.
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