Vote for RPC

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The RPC (Roleplay Council) is a unique feature for Legends of the Jedi elected by the player base every three months. The primary duty of the RPC is to handle the process of approving or denying PKill restoration requests. Elected by the players for the players, the RPC are here to serve as a resource to everyone. They act as a method for players to ask for assistance in issues that should be concealed from the greater community and they assist new players with any issues that may arise.

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Questionnaire Responses

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Below are the players that have offered their time to help support each of you. Remember, you only get to pick three from the list. By clicking on the name bar below, you'll be able to see each of their responses for all of the questions that were asked.

Have you been RPC before?

Yes

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

GMT-4, 12 PM - 11 PM

Tell us a little about yourself.

I'm an artist, RPer, ex-forum RP writer, decent enough PVPer, am one of those people meme about always playing a forcer (which given the proportion of forcer time to normal time I have had...), and probably talk about myself a little too much. I live and breathe Star Wars, prefer diving into the nuances and psychology of Jedi/Sith RP, and watch MBTI/Psychology videos in my idle time.

Why should players vote for you?

I have been a clan leader multiple times, including being a major clan leader and being aide to a major clan leader. I have experience with dealing with people on a daily basis, and have an inordinate amount of patience for helping out new people with their problems or helping mediate to a point. I am also quite willing to engage in debate, explaining my point of view and going over other people's point of views, and frequently do so on the public discord. I've seen this in action on the RPC before over a particularly difficult and nuanced case and found it quite interesting and just an example of how thorough and meticulous and well thought out a good RPC can be. It's also worth saying, as I've seen some misconceptions about the RPC's role, is that RPC is voted in to help newbies, moderate the discord/OOC channel, and vote on restore cases. They have NO power to enforce rules (beyond silencing players on OOC/discord for Rule 14 breaks) and no power to punish players for breaking them, that is the IMMs' providence. If we do see any potential rule breaks, we forward it to the IMMs to investigate.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

I err less on the side of shutting down OOC and more on only intervening if people are getting insult happy and harassing others. I think it's healthier for a conversation to continue if it will conclude with a better understanding, and often what looks like will go poorly can end up with both parties being reasonable. I'd rather not silence others or the whole OOC channel unless someone has done something wrong or things are getting so uncontrollably heated that a time out for all parties to calm down is required.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

I find help IC a tricky area to balance. Put simply, the rule states sharing ANY IC information on OOC mediums is disallowed, and we as human players love to talk with our fellow RPers, share our points of views on certain happenings we've been through, explain and explore our character nuances, and essentially just bond over the game. It's hard to do if we have nothing to talk about. I also err more on the side of helping others find quests (which often are not as self-explanatory as you might think) instead of simply exploring. That being said, there are many things that can be found simply by asking on the talk channel in game, and I have not encountered a time where someone asking for the location of a feat trainer or how to complete a quest did not immediately get help from another player on Commnet 0 ICly. If someone wants to talk to me about what we should do or what we should plan for our clan going forward in the future (the more blatant OOC planning side), or tell me about an important update that happened that I need to be aware of, I have always encouraged them to tell me ICly, as attempting to only tell me OOCly leads to the eventual problem of acting on situations based on OOC knowledge and leaving an IC knowledge gap, or having discussion that could've been entirely had in game. There are certain things that just shouldn't be shared oocly, such as the secret Death Star dev, critical knowledge about where a target you really want is, and that you or someone is under attack so you can just happen upon them and rescue them. The more knowledge you know, especially the big secrets, is impossible to unlearn and even those not intentionally trying to cheat can still be influenced by them subconsciously.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

I personally believe in speaking the truth about problems that exist in the game and its culture, which while it can be viewed as complaining, it can also be viewed as raising awareness to problems that the public, or even the offending individuals in question, may not be aware of. I also believe in having a conversation with friends, or even with enemies, airing out grievances and seeking to have a better relationship moving forward instead of carrying a grudge for the next 20 years. My version of a conversation may be different than others' however, and I generally try to keep it civil even while angry (I can fail), and I have personally witnessed others goading or straight out attacking others and often getting away with it, the more nefarious couched behind gaslighting of 'I'm not angry, you're angry.' There tends to be a fine line between productive conversation and malignant lashing out, and the latter often hides behind pretending to be reasonable. I feel there needs to be a balance between healthy productive conversation and halting those who are out to make others' lives on this roleplay game miserable.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

I believe PK serves a smaller role than many often think. It is conflict and intrigue that often drives the story more, and I can sometimes be considered almost anti-PK as a result. I am completely for PVP, being a decent PVPer myself, but I find that the LoTJ community struggles with the area between complete peace and complete war. Either nobody is killed and nobody fights, or perms are flying left and right. Killing a player is the conclusion of their story, and if they are an important figure, then the conclusion of the story they are pushing across the mud. Sometimes there is no other way, but often I feel most players do not know of an alternative to immediately perming, and sometimes they are not even willing to entertain an alternative if they think they will miss out and ruin things as a result, or perhaps are concerned for immediate retribution past the 2 week rule (and sometimes rightfully so). I've been so invested in needing to win in the past and the adrenaline that comes with it that it has definitely blinded me to the often story-halting results of refusing to let the enemy have an advantage, and it has only been recently that I've even considered the overall state of the mud and pushing a story instead of simply pushing my own personal win: because the truth is there is no winning LoTJ, only the goals we set in our own minds, and our impact on the mud, no matter how large or small it is. If we impact only one person positively and the rest don't even know we exist, then we have 'won' LoTJ. I want the community to keep this in mind when they are deciding whether to pull the trigger, whether to release someone, and whether there is an alternative to perming and finding ways to further or change the RP. Granted, there are often cases where killing someone furthers a story, starts a war, causes a cascading event, and doesn't halt the story in its track. And of course there are the trolls who were clearly trying to provoke it anyhow and weren't interested in RP. Because if you were trolling and insulting the big bad hard from Comm 0 and got killed, well...ICA=ICC and you deserved the consequences of your actions. My opinions aside, I'm still voting on whether your character had a reason to perm, not whether you could've released them and furthered the story. I will also be scrutinizing cases closely where perm reason was invented.

Have you been RPC before?

Yes

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

Eastern

Tell us a little about yourself.

Hello! I’m a gaming nerd who loves rpgs, going to the movies and going to the gym(weird I know) I’m pretty laid back and like to see the mud grow and have fun With rhe players

Why should players vote for you?

I’m somehow who is passionate about seeing the growth and well being of the mud. I always enjoy seeing new people join our ranks and in turn they help bring others in and want to keep continuing that

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

I’m always one who believes that ooc is meant for the general entertainment of the base but also it’s necessary to step in if someone is being rowdy or if we new and newish players needing help and not sure which channel to go too

What is your attitude towards help IC?

Help ic is a bit of a balance because you want to keep the base engaged and moving in the story in terms of where is what but for someone who has never played it may be too overwhelming and In that case we should help

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

I’m a great proponent of rule 14 because it helps protect those who come here to enjoy the game and not be harassed and belittled which all of us should strive to game that brings everyone in and everyone can enjoy themselves

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

To me, pk plays a very important role to the story of lotj. It gives a heightened sense of purpose as you see figures sometimes most hated be and those who become hero’s and villains move forward

Have you been RPC before?

Yes

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

Eastern Time, 8am to 10pm

Tell us a little about yourself.

Hi! I'm Daljo (George), and I've been on LotJ since about 2004, with a mostly decade hiatus from around 2011 to June 2021. I served on RPC for three terms back in the late 2000s, and wrote the original draft of `HELP JAIL_GUIDELINES` in 2007 (changes 33) and advocated to see it enacted.

On a more personal basis, I'm a software developer working remotely from home, enjoy spending time with my two kiddos, and picking up various hobbies such as woodworking and letterpress printing.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/daljo628

Why should players vote for you?

I tend to be dispassionate when evaluating biases, and vote more strictly by the rules than my gut. I also strongly advocate for transparency and am opposed to the concept of 'unwritten rules' -- if something is important for folks to follow, it should be documented so that they can be aware of it.

I'm also typically quite sharp at tracking down the root causes of issues and am more interested in finding plausible explanations that synthesize multiple perspectives, rather than jumping to conclusions espoused by one side with limited knowledge of the full situation.

I'm picky, and tend to make sure that I'm painting a comprehensive picture of the scenario when I handle a restore case, so we can judge based on the facts of the case instead of the respective biases of either the permer or permee.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

If someone's being particularly callous, I'd generally rather give them an individual timeout to cool their head, but only after having made an attempt to redirect -- for example to #politics on discord if that's a salient forum. But more broadly being able to vent on ooc is important for players to be able to do, as long as they can keep it civil and not attack others, or bring IC details onto OOC channels.

When in doubt, be kind.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

The distinction between in-character and out-of-character contexts is a critical one, with several tremendous examples being offered in the `help IC` helpfile. Part of the fun of LotJ is being able to have secrets and have them kept, without being kicked around the rumor mill via DMs on Discord. I understand that folks do have friendships with other players and will occasionally discuss IC concepts via OOC channels, but so long as it's information that each player already was aware of via legitimate IC means, and folks don't take IC actions based on information from OOC channels, I tend to be less concerned with that discourse.

My stance, the bright-line I tend to hold can be summed up in two points:

1) Never reveal IC details that other folks don't know via OOC channels, as this can spoil the stories that characters have spent weeks or months building up, and
2) Never take IC actions for anything other than IC cause, as this is how bad cliques form, which can ostracize new players and is incredibly destructive to the mud's community.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

If you can't be kind, be quiet.

I've been on the receiving end in years past of some horrible abuse, and inducements to self-harm from others on the mud. It's not something that's in any way healthy or constructive, and I've been incredibly heartened by the community's growth and eagerness to spiral towards positivity and encouragement over disparagement. Let's keep this trend and support each other in it.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

PK has a necessary role, and one we've seen the consequences in the past of it being overemphasized and underemphasized. Without permadeath and PK, the plot tends to stagnate. One person can hold a leadership position forever, long past the point where they may have lost their passion for holding it -- so they either squat it in perpetuity or retire, offering snark on commnet for months to come. Also, without PK there is no consequences for ill action.

Too much PK and it feels exhausting to constantly have to create new characters and they all feel shallow as you never have the time to really get deep into their personality and interpersonal relations.

While it isn't the RPC's job to determine the 'right' amount of PK, it is their job to determine whether the deaths that are brought about are merited and performed according to the rules. Some players are more eager than others to kill, some less -- and that's okay. We need both. But we also need both to be willing to abide by the same understanding so there's a solid common understanding of what is acceptable behavior and expectations, so that folks feel safe playing the game without getting whacked without cause.

Have you been RPC before?

No

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

10/11am-1am EST

Tell us a little about yourself.

Been in and around LoTJ since the 2013-2015 TL. I work in customer service IRL so I have an extensive background when it comes to conflict resolution and mediation. I also like to think I'm a genuinely nice person and am fairly easy to get along with. I enjoy trying new things and learning more about LotJ and what makes it run.

Why should players vote for you?

Sup Nerds, love you all. I'm Dantere, been gone for a bit, but I'm back now! Really enjoy the game and looking for other stuff to contribute back to the community. I like to think I'm a friendly and inviting person. I try my best and will do the same here. Good luck to everyone involved and hoping that we get the best RPC out of it, win or lose. 😀

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

I have no issues making sure people are following the rules in OOC and enlightening people if they weren't aware they were doing something wrong in the first place.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

Always happy to help anyone IC, I usually make characters that are the kind of people that teach their own and help others.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

I am in a large alliance in Eve Online, called Pandemic Horde. I have a role there as a Sheriff, which helps police their rules. I was called out by leadership at one point for policing people using the word r*tard, which is a slur towards those with disabilities.

I am a full supporter of treating everyone with kindness and respect, until they decide to be an asshole to other people, at which point I bring down the hammer.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

PK plays a training role mainly in my opinion. If you die fighting someone else, you can learn from what got you killed. It shouldn't be the be all, end all, but it happens, and all characters die at the end of the TL anyways.

Have you been RPC before?

Yes

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

Arizona Time usually all day

Tell us a little about yourself.

I've been here a long time, I've played mostly villains that people hate to provide conflict for the story of the TL. I'm loud and abrasive and annoying.

Why should players vote for you?

I've been an rpc about four times before, I've been restored, had restored denied, permed, have had perms restored, voted for denies and restores. I'm intimately familiar with the process. I know what I'm doing and what constitutes good perms and bad perms.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

Everyone loses their cool sometimes. I've done that, I'm trying to be better at it. Warnings are the best. Sometimes a firm hand is needed though!

What is your attitude towards help IC?

Great for people that aren't newbies. There's a reason tier 1 quests and such are free to talk about, and it's RPC's duty to help newbies get a hold of the game.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

There's a line that is crossed when teasing becomes bullying, and we have to recognize when it starts to hurt people. We can only be so playful with insults before it's an outright mean thing to say.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

Lotj is a RPvP game at heart. Characters die. With good reason. The narrative needs this to continue the game, we're rogue-lite, our characters die. As a usual villain character I understand this more than most.

Have you been RPC before?

Yes

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

Central

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am Flek most of you know me, some of you don't. I have been around lotj since 06 and an active player since 08. I am disabled and keep logged into lotj 24/7, while not always watching the mud I have a loose eye on it when I'm awake and can respond at a moment's notice.

Why should players vote for you?

You should vote for me because I have an understanding of what you want out of this mud and how the rules work. I love helping newbies and explaining concepts in this mud and mechanics. In the past, I did have a reputation as a power gamer and exploiter but the truth is the code of this game excites me and I love figuring out how all the pieces and parts fit together.

You should vote for me because I don't play favorites you will get an unbiased RPC member at the best and one who will abstain if I cannot be impartial.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

Soft handed. I give out plenty of warnings and will silence/timeout individuals who ignore said warnings. I don't like the idea of taking away someone's but on rare occasions, people usually need a few minutes to cool off.

Sometimes people just need to stop and think. I'm no exception.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

I have a love-hate relationship with IC. I do believe in exploring the mud and learning all its secrets is part of the magic, but I dislike tribal knowledge being guarded. That being said we have a good system in place for players asking ic questions and finding out the answers. I try to always make sure players either know what they wanna know or get the ability to learn what they wanna know.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

Pretty straight forward. Don't be a dick.

100% proponent of rule 14, We have had this rule flat out ignored in the past and I'm happy to see that is no longer the case. We are all here to have fun, no one needs "thick skin" or should "walk away from the mud" we can all be nice and still be enemies in the ic world.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

It's integral it is what makes lotj lotj. I have been on pure RP muds before and while lotj does have strict ic rules PVP is part of the mud. Actions have consequences. Having said all that, get your ducks in a row. Show logical cause for your pk or don't do it. I won't find cause for you, you're ending someone's game when you pk them, it is on you to justify it.

Have you been RPC before?

Yes

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

JST/UTC+9, so EST evening to morning.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I'm Kbug, recently new player on LoTJ who dove into the game head-first a few years ago. I've been consistently active since, contributing to the community on the side with scripting, building and such. Author of the critically acclaimed @trebek bot on OOC.

Why should players vote for you?

I have a decent understanding of the rules and why they're there, game mechanics and the overall social dynamics.

I also represent the night time players, that being my prime active time. Having not messed up my previous RPC, I have reasonable expectations of responsibilities that the RPC role entails.

Oh, and @trebek.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

The rules on what is appropriate for OOC or not are crystal clear. That being said, people rarely intentionally break them, and a reminder works 9/10 times. If a few of those ignored I'm not against silencing the offenders or turning off OOC if things get out of hand.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

Like my statement last term, I'm a huge proponent of teaching people how to find information themselves. Not counting the tier 1 quest exception, I like to help people discover solutions to their IC problems themselves. Not only they become more self-reliant, they can apply the same solutions in the future which helps the game overall. I believe that's the core idea behind help IC- not work around the IC/OOC separation to phrase your question/answer to get the answer on a platter, but treat them as separate environments entirely.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

It just makes the game more enjoyable for everyone. It's a collaborative environment and the rule makes sure it stays that way. From what I heard about how things used to be, this is a 100% positive thing.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

Absolutely essential. It's what drives the story a lot of the times, and why the world feels more "real". Just as it is satisfying to get rid of your enemy, it's important to remember you're ending someone else's story. That's important to consider, so even if your perm is legal, there's always the incentive to consider the consequences of the overall story. I hope to see more of the good ones. That being said, I'm all about the rules, so if your perm is done within those, you're good in my eyes.

Have you been RPC before?

No

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

EST+DST/Mon-Fri 8a to 9p, Sat and Sun 10a to 2a...hours are subject to change.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m Kyri, and have been playing for a long while...like most of us. And, like most of us I’m still a newb about things! I love learning, but am afraid of change...again like most people. Growing up I really enjoyed Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, and 311, so that should give a hint at my age and personality. Talking about myself makes me nervous, so I don’t like this category.

Why should players vote for you?

I’ve never applied before, so I am untested. Vote for me if you want to experiment and try something new! I’m really just applying to try and break out of my shell a little.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

I leave ooc off because it takes away from the gameplay for me. That being said, I have seen little issue on ooc when I check the discord daily! I am certain it needs policed at points though, as people will be people...but, they’re just people so we can’t be too harsh.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

The IC OOC separation is what makes playing a role so much fun. Getting away from you and trying on someone else for me is half the point. By muddling the space between you devalue the magic of playing a role, so that distance between IC and OOC needs embraced! It’s important.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

To quote Douglas Adams, 2000 years ago we nailed someone to a tree for going around saying how great it would be if we were all nice to each other. That about sums up our interactions. This being said...keep the vitriol and anger IC. We are all all here to have a good time, and real life issues and opinions don’t usually help.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

The struggle is real. The hard times make the good so much better! So, PK serves as a way to keep things fresh, provide drama, and give people goals to work towards! That goal could be bringing down the empire one storm trooper at a time, or just trying to see your hunter through all three eras. PvP interaction is going to be involved in both of these, and should be valued as something that keeps it interesting.

Have you been RPC before?

Yes

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

2-5, both AM and PM, as well as most of the day on Saturady and Sunday.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I'm Old Man Ocerion, been around LOTJ for more than 20 years now, know the ins and out of this place like few others. I enjoy RPing, PVPing, and have found my taste for actually perming people has greatly diminished over the years.

Why should players vote for you?

The reason you should vote for me is very simple, I don't vote based off feelings I vote based off the rules. A little kickback to the older days when "Well would I have done that?" wasn't used to judge restore cases, I'm more likely to vote no, but I definitely vote yes where its called for according to the rules. I may not always remember to log onto my RPC character, if this last term is anything to judge by, but I am always around or going to be around soon.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

OOC itself has been doing better over the last few years, I see less and less reason to police OOC. I have only a few hard lines on it, and they're related to treating people like people. Do that, and I probably won't notice you. Fail that, and I will do something about it if no one beats me to it.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

Help IC is what makes the mud go round. So to speak. Its simple.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

This is an important rule to me, one of the most important rules. Everyone gets frustrated sometimes and loses their cool, and thats one thing but people who attack others because of who they are, thats not going to be ok.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

PK is the required consequence of RP, If you have only PK, you're playing some garbage ass godwars game. And if you have only RP, its a mush. Frankly I hate both, and thus I love LOTJ and its wonderful blending of both RP and true consequences. I strongly support PVP, and as long as the PK is within the rules, I strongly support it as well. Without it, the mud dies.

Have you been RPC before?

No

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

7pm eastern (Rotating schedule. Always awake around 7 though.)

Tell us a little about yourself.

I'm 35 years old. I am a veteran who is retired disabled. I have been playing LOTJ off and on for more than 20 years. I am an everything SCI-FI/Dark Fantasy nerd. I have played every role, from every position on this game. Some well, some badly. All with flair.

Why should players vote for you?

I have a wealth of knowledge and experience but more than anything I am fair and impartial. I have always been the person who goes out of their way to ensure new players have someone to help them learn to fly, or understand basic concepts of the game. Over the years I have had the pleasure of guiding dozens of players on the start of their LOTJ experience. Many have left but some remain. It is my hope that you will vote for me so I can continue to be there for our newer players in a more direct and formal capacity not limited to the clan I play in.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

Most OOC misconduct falls into a few fields and have to be approached a bit differently. Certain discussions need moved to appropriate discords especially in regards to politics. Direct personal attacks, insults, tearing down other players or staff members have to be stopped immediately - as well as any extremely bigoted remarks or slurs.

However, the vast majority of OOC infractions are newer players just learning the boundaries of IC/OOC. These people need guided and coached. Not punished unless they blatantly ignore the rules.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

IC help needs to be provided through help files or encouraging them to redirect the question ICly through their clan or other characters they encounter / public comms. I think help ICly falls largely on the player community within the game and the community seems mostly willing to help and over willing to help newer players because we all want a larger pbase.

Help is abundant. We must merely direct the players on how to get it through the game. Afterall, these learning interactions icly can drive their story in many cases.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

Confession time: I at one time was a terrible violator of this rule. I was an impetuous youth and for anyone doing the math I started playing here when I was 14. I have actually been on the wrong side of a ooc mute that lasted for nearly half a year.

The reality is some people take the game way too seriously. They - I - then took that out on players or staff because I disagreed with a decision or something. (I honestly cannot remember what I specifically said or to who that got me muted those years ago.)

If you are causing the loss of enjoyment in the game for even one other person because of OOC then you are destructive to the game at large.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

PK is what drives much RP. It also causes players to behave in expected ways rather than with reckless abandon. A person with nothing to lose has nothing to fear. A person with nothing to fear will behave differently than people who have fear and most people IRL have fear. PK creates this fear ICly so that your characters behave in more realistic and reserved fashion. (To a degree. We are still rushing into battle constantly sometimes.)

PK is ESSENTIAL to the LOTJ ecosystem. Yet the reason for it - in the end - is to DRIVE RP. Therefor roleplay in PK should be maximized as much as possible with the goal of giving people a good ending. PK drives RP and should therefor lead to RP even at it's conclusion. Everyone wants their death scene. Getting shot in the back of the head on the street without a word is quite anti-climatic.

Have you been RPC before?

No

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

5pm EST to 2am EST usually. WFH means much more, 2-3 days a week WFH

Tell us a little about yourself.

I have been in the game since 2004 or so, and been mostly a hermit on the OOC side of the game. You may not know me OOC, but many of you likely have known a character I played. This TL I have been a bit more social especially on discord. I tend to play unique character ideas for fun rather than go for mechanics in modern times, but I used to be one of the main soldiers in every war doing plenty of PvP.

Why should players vote for you?

I have no real OOC biases so you can count on me to vote on what is right rather than who people might have been. I've moderated many discords and have no problem helping new players. I work hard to help newbies in game whenever possible, and on OOC if I have the channel on or see it via discord. I'll be an RPC you can rely on to help with mechanics and be fair with restores/OOC moderation.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

I feel that policing OOC is about individuals rather than the channel itself. It feels like in modern times, OOC is a lot tamer than it has been in the past. I would love to maintain that and make sure those who cause the issues get their timeouts.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

The separation of OOC and IC is what makes LotJ a good game. It allows us to fully immerse, and the only exception should be helping new players with some basics. 

Help Explore is often thrown around, and honestly it's a toxic thing to say to someone. We should be able to guide people or tell them to get help ICly. Helping people in the game is something half the MUD seems to get up and do, and if a newbie is in a clan (as they should), they can get that help usually.

Staying IC is what makes the game enjoyable to me and to many others. If we break the mystery for every little thing, it becomes less fun. I do personally think there is too much restriction in some ways. People asking questions on OOC shouldn't be so quickly shot down. Don't see why mechanics and current major events should be so carefully tiptoed around. No one is having their immersion broken or secrets exposed when you give things on OOC that are literally on news, changes, or other ways to be found. Just help people rather than being all "ASK IC OR LOOK AROUND NEWS". We're mostly all adults here and I think we can tell the difference between "So-and-so plays a Sith Lord and is planning to take over the Republic" and "Yeah there are a few clans you can join, they are blah and are listed as blah". 

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

It's a hugely important rule. The lack of enforcement on it is why I was a hermit with no OOC contacts for about a decade or more. I may not be 100% innocent of always having followed it, but I think it should be enforced strictly, else the game reaches a level of toxic it did before. This includes staff. IMMs/RPC should have an even stricter adherence to this rule..

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

PK is important to LotJ. Mortality is what keeps things fresh. I think weak Pkills are dumb and bad for the game, but if you have a back-and-forth with an enemy where it makes sense to pull that trigger? Good. I'm of the opinion that interaction and a living game driven by players is important. When the IMMs have to step in to spice up the game, that's a failure on various ends. Death is a part of the cycle of characters. Actions should have consequences, and there should be risk to being ambitious. On the flip side, killing every thief you can find like a giant mob of players thirsty for a kill is cringe. Stop killing every little spice that is added to the game the moment you feel the smallest justification. Kills are a valid path, but do the work to back it up.

Have you been RPC before?

No

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

AEST Usually from like 9 am till 5 the like 8 till 12 at night on and off.

Tell us a little about yourself.

So I am Refter. Been around this game on and off since 2003/2004., I am one of the few Australians in the Pbase. I know we have had a few coming in of recent months which has been a good thing. Dad of two little girls. Just enjoy the star wars universe alot. Love having a chat on OOC from time to time as well.

Why should players vote for you?

So I have been a long time player with periods of high activity and lower activity levels. I am always happy to chat and answer people's questions on OOC. I think i would bring a fair and balanced opinion to the table in any matters that might come up. Definitely want to make sure that we continue the strong presence of the RPC in being there for the players of the mud.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

I am ok to keep OOC going as long as its kept sensible. Definitely know the limits on what is able to be said and what not. More than happy to call people out if they step over the line.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

I think I find myself drawn to devoting game time to helping newbies and always enjoy answering peoples questions especially during the lower activity times when I seem to be on.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

There is no place for people to attack each other on OOC or discord. I think we should ensure that this is nipped in the bud if it ever starts. I believe that maintaining the PG-13 standard is key to what makes LOTJ a great place to be.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

I think PK's are a key part of the game. But would love to see people taking a more RP approach to some situations if possible to further enrich the overall experience.

Have you been RPC before?

Yes

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

EST, Weekdays

Tell us a little about yourself.

I've been a player at LotJ for almost 20 years, and play a wide range of muds and TTRPGs and MMOs and other games. As an experienced player and gamemaster, I tend to focus on story and fun over rules and meta. My current job affords me a lot of time to be available on LotJ during the day as I work from home, and my weekends tend to be less available due to activities around my area in the southeast US.

Why should players vote for you?

I enjoy helping new players and have extensive knowledge on most all mechanics of LotJ and a lot of the lore of Star Wars. I'm also very familiar with the rules, and understand them. Also I'll bring back helpfile of the day to highlight those often overlooked commands and helpfiles players always seem to miss.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

OOC does not need heavily policing so long as people properly use the channels available. IE politics stay on the channel in discord, people aren't making personal attacks, and people aren't venting about current or relevant IC events on OOC. I'm willing to trust adults to be adults..

What is your attitude towards help IC?

This rule is pretty straightforward and oft overlooked but largely followed and understood. Players, including myself, often speak of items, mobs, and things but we generally never discuss locations of these items in OOC. Questions about them tend to result in answers such as 'Feel free to ask ICly for help with that from your clan or on zero'. Current timeline matters and related things do not show up often in OOC, but refer back to policing OOC. It's a quick way to get ooc silenced and staff involved in regulating things.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

We're human, and as such all prone to getting upset when we aren't getting our way. How we handle that is a mark of character, and resorting to being rude or offensive is not a great look for anyone. Also a quick way to get silenced. Players should do their best to remember that while they may not be happy with IC events, the IC characters are not their OOC player and not redirect their feelings of IC things onto the OOC player. Be polite, be nice, or be quiet.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

PKs are a story tool for players in LotJ. The deaths of some characters can spur movements in stories and plots. At the same time, poor perms can grind these to a halt. It's important, in my opinion, to not only legally perm a player when you decide to kill them but to make sure that in doing so it will not harm the overall plot. Sometimes letting a player escape can be better for the story than just killing because you meet all the requirements and have IC justification.

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