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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To vote, you'll need to be logged in to your account and simply select each person's name from the list under each vote and click submit. Please take note, while you can vote for the same person three times, only one of them will count. It is a maximum of one vote per applicant per voter that will be counted. If you'd like to learn more about each applicant, which you should, scroll down further to the Questionnaire Responses section.

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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?

EST, Mid afternoon to Late Night

Tell us a little about yourself.

I'm a long-term player to the game with a fairly good amount of experience and knowledge of the rules.

Why should players vote for you?

I can generally retain an objective point of view when it comes to the game rules and feel that helping newer players is fostering the life's blood of the game.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

Hands off until you're not. OOC should be fairly free to talk on until it starts getting into subjects that are causing obvious arguments. It should, as a general rule, be helping to foster a community rather than causing divides.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

It's an integral part of the game that needs to be enforced. There are a lot of moving parts within the game world that rely on it and failure to adhere to it ruins the game experience for everyone.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

Kind of a given, really. Be as disrespectful as you want in character to each other, but you should never be that way towards each other as players. We're here to play a collaborative game, not jump down each other's throats.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

PK helps to move stories, cause conflict, and potentially end issues within the game world. It's an inherently strong part of the oil that keeps the wheels turning, but should always require strong roleplay backing behind it.

Have you been RPC before?

Yes

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

Eastport / generally active ~ 9am-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'll go back to something Walldo said fifteen years ago to reassure a player when I was handling their restore case as a final bit of context,

"Well, Daljo is probably the most picky and nosy person on this RPC, i'd trust my investigations to him"

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 heads, 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.

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?

Pacific

Tell us a little about yourself.

I started playing Legends of the Jedi way back in December 2006. I developed a habit of playing for an era or so then not playing for 12-18 months, just long enough to forget almost everything. Essentially I've managed to find a way to play for fifteen years and still constantly feel like a noob. It wasn't until the 2019-2020 timeline that I started playing consistently.

I work full time Monday through Friday, but find plenty of time to play during the afternoons and evenings PST.

Why should players vote for you?

I can bring a fresh and fair voice to the RPC. I've always been a bit of a contrarian, I will definitely do my due diligence to see situations from other peoples perspectives. I am a level-headed person in general, almost to a fault really. I don't get angry or upset or passionate about something very easily, which will help me do things the right way when tensions are high. I've always enjoyed helping new players both IC and OOC, and would continue to do so as an RPC member.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

This feels like one of those situations where you should give a diplomatic answer, but the truth is I do not have strong feelings either way on policing OOC (unless we are talking about breaking rule14, ect.). In my experience people -generally- do a good job at policing themselves on OOC, and when they don't I personally have disabled OOC rather than arguing with other players about it. That said, rules are rules, and they are there for a reason. I would have no issue taking a more active role in watching that conversations don't go off the rails.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

Help IC is fundamental to the game. One of the best things about LotJ is that it feels like a galaxy to explore, there are always new things to discover. The experience just wouldn't be the same without the mystery kept in character. One of the worst feelings you can have in this game is when you know help IC got broken and sensitive information was passed OOC. It's totally deflating and breaks all immersion. I know there were discussions last TL about changing help IC, but I believe it should stay in place as it is.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

I take violations of rule 14 with the utmost seriousness. Unfortunately I have personally witnessed this the last two eras, it continues to be an issue. We need to be pro-active in ensuring these incidents don't repeat themselves or fester until there is a huge blowup like has happened in the past. Offenders need to be sufficiently punished, without exception.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

I firmly believe that PKs are one of the things that make LotJ what it is. It's how the game can make you feel physically; white-knuckle tense, sick to your stomach, pumped with adrenaline and unable to sleep. It's the memories you make; the victories you won, the characters you loved, the stories they told. Every second in LotJ is precious because it is finite. Actions have real consequences, words carry real weight. It creates an experience that you can't get anywhere else.

Have you been RPC before?

Yes

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

Randomly but my timezone is central

Tell us a little about yourself.

I have been a mostly active lotj player since 2008, while I have logged in before 2008 it was just general mud hopping. I have a good solid grasp on lotj mechanics I like roleplaying and pvping with others and I enjoy sharing the magic of this game with newbies. I am a very social person and that is the main reason I am here.

Why should players vote for you?

You will get fair treatment from me. I take my job as rpc seriously. From channel policing to newbie help to restore case handling. I get a kick out of being helpful. I like to think im unbiased but we all know no one is completely unbiased. What you can trust is if I'm involved in a restore case the only thing I will ever say is I'm recusing, I won't even talk to the other rpc until it's over. Also as some have learned being friends with me doesn't give you a pass on rpc I will absolutely vote against my friends if I think I should. It has happened and will continue to happen. Finally I've been on rpc in the past where rpc didn't have to defend their votes and this past term we all did. we all discussed cases and every rpc gave their opinion. I wanna foster that and spread it. Vote for me and the next wave of rpc will be pushed in this direction.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

I don't jump on people immediately but when someone gets uncomfortable or 2 or more people start to go at it, I typically give 2 warnings then ill silence people who need a time out to cool down. The reason for 2 warnings is because in fairness the first warning can be ignored by accident for multiple reasons but there is no excuse for ignoring a second.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

If it can be asked easily ic then do it. This fosters player interaction. If it's a mechanic question or a newbie just asking questions ill answer and nudge them to ask icly. One thing i hate is tribal knowledge, But I won't breach the rules if I disagree.

Tribal knowledge is we all know x is the best way to level espionage past level 25 but we cant tell newbie this and we make him jump through hoops to find it. That being said I will 100% guide a newbie on asking icly and learning tribal knowledge.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

I very strongly support it. I am very aggressive about supporting it. We are all here for a good time.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

A very important one. No risk is no fun, also you need to get killed to earn those points for your future forcer.

Jokes aside pk is the basis of star WARS and I firmly believe rp and pk are not mutually exclusive and they can work in tandem I prefer to tell people this is not an RPintensive mud its an RPK mud.

Have you been RPC before?

Yes

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

Central Standard Time

Tell us a little about yourself.

I have been playing since 2004.

Why should players vote for you?

Players should vote for me due to the fact that I can be helpful to others like newbies and judge cases fairly and with an un-bias mind.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

I believe the rules should be followed and a pg-13 environment should be enforced, can't have new players logging on and seeing players insulting each other, which is more likely to drive them away.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

It would be followed unless it is a tier 1 level quest that someone is unaware of and needs exp in a class.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

No player should be insulting the other, no matter what they say to start a said argument, a rpc or staff member should handle it.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

I think pk drives the story, but I do tend to think that some players get a little trigger happy to see a pkill count in the score, I am guilty of this back when I started playing a few years on LOTJ so I would like to be given the chance to show others that justified pks are only tolerated and not for fun on the fly reasons.

Have you been RPC before?

No

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

Japan regular time: 6PM - 8AM EST, give or take.

Tell us a little about yourself.

Hello. Lotj has accepted me into its embrace about 2 years ago, and I've been going on ever since. I am a perpetual (some may say eternal) newbie, and I talk silly 50% of the time. I intend to divide that into serious talk for the RPC work, and the rest for casual OOC. 100% each way, because that's how percentages work.

If someone for some reason is interested in personal stuff, I'm a disgustingly tall Lithuanian who can't settle down. Currently in Japan, working in RnD for the automotive industry.

Why should players vote for you?

With my uptime, I'm most available throughout the night and absolutely capable to take care of support for non-US people. I also sometimes contribute to Mudlet and lotj scripts development, so more than happy to help out with anything technical. In fact, I'm quite interested in making the day to day lotj experience better in that sense, so I'd love to hear gripes of the random player so something can be worked out. I'm also guessing that the portion of players who don't particularly like me, would like to put me to trial by fire. All in all, my MO is to always say how it is, and admit mistakes if those happen. If that's not the kind of RPC you want, don't say I didn't warn you.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

Honestly, I never take it seriously. Some people do, however, and I tend to back away when that happens. I'm not perfect, however, and know how things can get heated without you realizing. Taboo topics like politics are no brainer, but in general I don't see the need to tape peoples' mouths as soon as the conversation steers away. Be a fair an equal contributor until things start to go out of hand. Ideally it's better to step in as a mediator before any silencing happens,

My weakness? 90% of the time I don't get what's being talked about because It's US stuff.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

It's immensely more beneficial to know how to find things by yourself rather than know that you can ask someone and they'll point you to where you need to go. That's my attitude in a nutshell. Tier 1 quests, for example. Absolutely fine to just tell people all they need to know straight away. But It's super important to instill the habit of discovering and figuring things out for oneself. As the saying goes: Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll make a million credits before getting caught by Klor.

That dynamic of helping through hints rather than giving an answer straight away helps understand why IC/OOC separation is important.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

Super important and way too down the list. If you're breaking rule 14, it's not about the game for you anymore. And if it's not, it usually comes with a bonus of ruining someone else's experience with it. Just not necessary with all the wonderful times everyone else is having with lotj. Rule 14 = rule #1 in my blood pumping organ.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

PK's are great. Just how eras and timelines start and end, so do characters. That being said, it's where players get upset the most. There's a certain balance between your own satisfaction, keeping the story going and not denying the other person their closure. I do think people, especially newer players, should be more encouraged to reach out to the RPC to confirm their specific situation: Every perm is different and can be beautiful, if done right.

Have you been RPC before?

Yes

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

11:00am to 7:30pm Eastern

Tell us a little about yourself.

I've been playing LotJ since 2001-ish. I'm currently on my second stint as RPC (my first was all the way back in 2006). I'm pretty active on the MUD, both as a player and an RPC member, and I like to think I get on with folks pretty well! I'm a lawyer IRL and spend most of my days putting out fires for people -- so, basically, my job is also RPC (but I can't tell my clients to go read helpfiles).

Why should players vote for you?

I'd like to think I've been a good RPC this last term, and I'd like another one to keep being a good RPC! I enjoy helping players new and old with their questions, and I try to lend an important perspective in discussions around restore requests. Vote Nield!

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

LotJ is a community of players who have coexisted through many timelines. We're not all supposed to get along ICly (that's kinda the point), but we should all be able to get along -- or at least be civil to each other -- OOCly. For those few who can't, I think it's important to police OOC to keep the experience positive for everyone else.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

"Help IC" is what keeps the fourth wall in place. It's important, but I'm also not a fan of six people answering "help IC" when a newbie asks a question. Remember that we were all new once, and it takes some time to understand how the fourth wall does and doesn't work in a game like LotJ.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

My golden rule here is "don't ruin the experience for everyone around you". We're all here to have a good time, and we all put a lot of ourselves into the game -- players, RPC, and imms alike. I've seen what toxicity can do to this game when left unchecked, and, thankfully, we're in a much better place now. In the interest of keeping it that way, be nice to each other.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

PK and RP are inseparable in a game like LotJ. RP without PK is a MUSH -- an experience that very quickly loses its charm. PK is what creates stakes and gives players an opportunity to shift the power dynamic and move the story along. In short: I think PK is absolutely necessary. That said, I firmly believe that PK should occur as a part of RP -- not as an alternative to it. I've worked to uphold valid PKs and overturn bad ones this term, and I'll continue next term if re-elected.

Have you been RPC before?

Yes

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

Most days EST

Tell us a little about yourself.

I've been playing LotJ for nearly 2 decades now on and off. I enjoy story telling, working with others to build a story, and playing other RPGs. I DM a DnD game for some fellow players, and other friends in RL on and off. I play FFXIV, enjoy hiking and skiing, and hate hot weather.

Why should players vote for you?

I've seen a lot and learned a lot, and generally try to be helpful to players in noticing overlooked mechanics or correcting misinformation about mechanics when possible. I run various table games, so I try to approach things on the game as a DM, focusing on what's good for story and players, not just what 'wins the game'. I'm impartial and neutral on cases and rarely am involved in any perms that don't result in my own death so I tend not to be biased on cases.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

OOC rarely needs policing as players do a lot of it themselves, but when tempers flare out or things get to heated it is important for RPC to remember to step up and either shut it all down or silence the specific persons involved. People need to vent, but they need to respect the rules and ongoing story or other players even when they're upset or angry over an outcome.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

It's fairly straight forward. Outside specific exceptions for Tier 1 Quests, players are not to discuss IC events on OOC for the current ongoing TL. In theory, this helpfile is also why most people default to guiding hints instead of XYZ answers for tier 1 quest help too, which is a great thing to see.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

RE:Policing OOC. If a player is disrupt the game or other's enjoyment in a malicious manner, they'll be punished appropriately via silence from RPC or reports pushed up to staff for them to handle. The game is here for all of us to enjoy.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

PK is a key feature of LotJ's story telling, as players generate conflict working different parts of the storyline going on. Ideally, all PKs are a result of well built RP conflict between both parties, and the role of RPC should be to make sure that no rules are broken in commiting the PK as well as being reasonable to perform. Without PK, a lot of stories would stagnate as Staff is very hands off on pushing the story forward, and players usually can't compromise well without using PK to sort things out.

Have you been RPC before?

No

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

Eastern time, usually all day (work from home with lots of leeway)

Tell us a little about yourself.

I'm 38 years old, non-binary, I have a cat, I'm a flaming communist, I love nerd stuff, sci-fi, fantasy, video games (all forms of gaming really), writing fiction and designing. I play guitar, tinker with creative projects, read a lot of Dostoyevsky and try to gently prod people into interesting conversations whenever possible, heh.

Why should players vote for you?

I'm newer blood (have floated around LOTJ for most of its history, but in smaller capacities than I've ever played this era), I don't hesitate to question orthodoxy, if only to understand it better. I hate cheating and think that it's a privilege to be allowed to play in this community and if you're cheating or actively trying to wreck other people's game to enhance your own in selfish ways, you've really lost the plot on what LOTJ is and should be. I used to get salty about things like arrests and characters being tossed around, but I've learned to be more reactive to the changing game and still find ways to make my own fun where I can, which I think is a critical skill to enjoy the game and stick around. If elected, I promise to be available for questions, responsive to respectful inquiry, as fair as possible to all parties involved in disputes over character death and rule breaks, and doing my best to guide as closely as possible to spirit and intent of the game as well as what's best for all players when appropriate.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

OOC actions are going to happen, accidentally and sometimes even intentionally. I think OOC needs to be policed pretty rigorously and a healthy divorce from IC/OOC actions ingrained in the culture. Obviously you want to avoid hard boundaries as much as possible when it comes down to "how to play" or enjoy a game, but the way LOTJ is presented and thrives is as a living, breathing world people can become immersed in, and actions that violate the spirit of that separation are jarring and crummy and can really blow holes into a good time. I also think it's important to maintain LOTJ's cavalier attitude towards not meta/power gaming too hard when possible. Granting again that there are those who are cherished amongst us who do the min/max routine, but just for the sake of engaging new players where they're at, I find the "just go with it!" attitude more healthy.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

I think help IC is good where it's at, and I think LOTJ has a very healthy attitude around it, and related concepts like help explore. It's rare to see anyone flagrantly disregarding the divide to disseminate information that should be maintained in game, and everyone has a pretty healthy respect for why its important to keep up these boundaries. I think LOTJ is the best Star Wars gaming experience that exists, and maintaining a healthy population of storytellers and character actors has been paramount to that.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

Easiest rule in the world to follow, so it should be pretty strictly enforced and punished. We're all adults, none of us is getting paid by Disney to spend our time and creative energy here, if any people want to be toxic vibe killers, they can see their way out pretty fast imo.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

I could honestly talk for hours about the dichotomy between PK and roleplay and how I love the way that LOTJ has them smashed together so firmly in this horrible marriage of conflicting goals and methods. PK to me, as in killing a character permanently, is a means to end the story and involvement of another character in the game world. That's about the summation of my personal feelings for it. No judgments, no salt, your character either IS something or has DONE something to warrant a response that results in a plausible seeking of its death by an opposed character or organization. Whether it's being a member of a rebellion, a secret Jedi or a spy, ICA have ICC. I'm glad that people are encouraged to allow characters to live when possible, as it would seem a better way to generate more reactive storytelling and thus make the world more interesting, but there may be situations where it's just not possible for your story to go on in any reasonable way that maintains suspension of disbelief and the arcs of the other characters involved and you will die. It may be long before you were 'ready', but as long as no rules were broken there's not much to be done about it, aside from reflect on the implications that may have for your real life, heh.

Have you been RPC before?

No

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

Central, my work schedule moves around a bit, but I'm not unreachable. I'm usually available 9am-2am

Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Zane. I am 33 human male. I've been playing LOTJ since around 05/06 around there. I try to be as respectful and encouraging as I can be.

Why should players vote for you?

I just kind of want to give back to a game that's helped shape me into the person I am today. Treat player with appreciation and respect and a general positive attitude without just saying yes to everything.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

As long as Ic/ooc rules are being followed, things are respectful and not getting too heated I think things are fine. If a topic being discussed heavily on OOC has an appropriate discord channel I think it should move there.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

It's a great idea to have a group of players designated to help players get the most out of LOTJ and their RP while staying in bounds of the rules. And it's a big mud so it's just great to have someone who can help players when possible.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

It's the bedrock for having a good experience on the mud. Everyone should be respectful of everyone's thoughts, feelings and just everything.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

I've never been too into PKing, but I understand the need for it. I view it as more a last resort, but really it's a case by case thing. A general in the Republic probably shouldn't be as blood thirsty as a General in the Empire. But the RP is what really should dictate the flow of PK.

Have you been RPC before?

No

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

Eastern Time Zone/Time Varies but Active

Tell us a little about yourself.

Hey gang. My name is Tweave, and I've been playing here on this wonderful MUD since I was an annoying eleven year old boy. I am now thirty two. I have grown into this community, and over the years the players here have become lifelong friends and family. I am pretty easy going, and I enjoy helping new players learn the MUD and try to help coach them. I have played almost every role in this game, aside from engineer (I salute you guys!) and likely will continue to play this MUD when I am old and in a rascal scooter.

Why should players vote for you?

Over the years, I have been on both sides of the fence as far as killing players is concerned. Most of my LOTJ career has been spent as a combatant, bounty hunter, or a pilot involved in a clan in some way. I have died countless times, and I have killed countless times. I have a solid grasp of the system, and think that I would be a good candidate to review and vote on cases without bias. I have never been on the RPC before, so it would be a good experience to see how things are done from their perspective.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

I am all for people having fun, and joking around. I tend to be quite active myself on OOC, bantering with my fellow players. I do not mind the cussing so much on OOC (I do it myself) but will not tolerate bullying of any kind. Jokes are one thing, but serious bullying is something that used to be a problem on this MUD and I have watched a few people go because of it. I will take a firm stance against it, but other than that I will let you all run young and wild and free! (Except you D2, I know you're old!)

What is your attitude towards help IC?

I am absolutely behind help IC. The only way for a player to learn and grow is to explore and make mistakes. Go out there and ask someone about that quest you are wondering about, or take a walk around and see if you can figure it out yourself. There is a lot of depth and culture to this game waiting to be explored.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

I am in full support of rule 14, and have watched some people very near and dear to me be bullied for years to the point that they left the mud. The atmosphere is much better here now, and people are held accountable. I will do my part to make sure that everyone is treated equally and with respect.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

I believe that PK is a natural thing in this game. Characters will be rolled, and characters will die. That is the cycle of the game. Each new roll is a different experience, with a different story. Without PK, the story would not drive in one direction or the other on the grand scheme of things.

Have you been RPC before?

Yes

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

Eastern

Tell us a little about yourself.

LOTJ related : I played LOTJ on and off for the last 4-5 timelines going back to somewhere around 2012. I've served on RPC twice and have filled a number of roles in various minor and major clans. I lean more towards the RP and Engineering class side of things but have been involved, tangentially or directly, with enough PVP over the years to be familiar with it.

Non-LOTJ related : I am in IT (SysOps Engineer) and hold some crazy hours which might explain some of the hours I am around LOTJ. I should mention this as well as I know it will influence some peoples votes: I am Canadian and love pineapple pizza. There I said it! Come at me (Bro equivalent pronoun of your choice.)

Why should players vote for you?

I am fairly knowledgeable when it comes to LOTJ and familiar with the games rules. I've been on RPC twice now and didn't screw it up and as far as I know didn't make any enemies during my term(s.) I spend a lot of time on discord (at least lurking) and while on RPC I put my bad cop hat on and enforce discord rules a lot more than I would while not on RPC term.

When an restore case comes up *i do not care who you are* all I care about is if the perm was legit and within the rules. I may <3 you a lot and talk with you on discord but there is a hard line when it comes to RPC responsibilities and friendship. If you're looking for an insiders view of what is happening in the RPC courtroom you won't get it from me.

I am also of the very firm belief that those who run for RPC (or are on RPC) should not be in positions of high level IC authority such as clan leaders or big movers or shakers. I hold this view as it adds an extra level of disassociation from what some might consider a conflict of interest. This way I am never put in a position where if a restore case comes by that directly impacts a clan that I am actively running I cannot be accused of trying to influence voting towards my clan.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

As The Offspring song goes - 'You gotta keep em separated.' IC and OOC should not mix. If current IC stuff starts creeping into OOC related channels (in game or discord) those conversations should be shut down and the participants asked to move along.

OOC channels should also follow the rules outlined in HELP OOC, conversations should be kept PG-13 and if people keep pushing the envelop warnings will issued and/or potential channel muting can be applied. If it escalates RPC will send it up the chain for the IMMs to review.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

In game actions cause in game consequences (IGA = IGC.) If you do something IC own it.

I also believe that happens in IC stays IC. It is never personal and hurt feelings should never extend to the player behind the character. We're all here playing a roleplaying game and while things may get heated we're all just playing roles in a space fantasy opera.

While I cannot claim to be a perfect angel in regards to this it is a standard I try to maintain.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

This is a great rule. I'm not entirely sure why anyone would have an attitude counter to what Rule14 tries to enforce. However we're also all human and slip ups sometimes happen as no one is perfect.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

PK provides two things (off the top of my head) to LOTJ :

1. Era/Timeline story progression - sometimes people need to die to move plot and story further. It isn't the ultimate solution but it is one option for story progression

2. Consequences to peoples in game actions - PK stops some people going full tilt annoying all the time. If there is a real chance at them losing a character it can give pause and force people to reflect on how they act IC with other people.

Have you been RPC before?

No

What timezone/hours are you usually around?

1500-2300 eastport

Tell us a little about yourself.

Enough of you have bugged me to run so here goes. I'm Zach. Been here since 2010ish. Just got back from about a 4 year hiatus, during which I changed a lot. I'm not the 15 year old shithead that someone of you remember me as. I honestly don't like thinking about who I used to be that much.

Lotj is a big part of my life. It means the world to me. I've made so many friends and memories here, and I try really hard to make sure the Lotj continues to grow so that there can have a similar experience. I guess y'all see RPC as the next logical step for me to continue that path.

Why should players vote for you?

I dunno, y'all told me to run so hopefully that means you actually want to vote for me. I know the rules pretty well and am not afraid to listen to someone who knows them better. I've studied both philosophy and law and am always willing to hear every side of an issue before drawing conclusions.

I have a lot of experience in this game and genuinely enjoy sharing it with others.

What is your attitude towards policing OOC?

Personal attacks are a no-go, as is breaching the IC/OOC barrier. Politics can be a grey area but I'd rather err on the side of let's just not.

I also help moderate a 2500 people discord about ancient Greek philosophy, so I'm no stranger to making sure things stay civil.

What is your attitude towards help IC?

I *hate* IC/OOC metagaming. I've blocked people on discord before when they wouldn't stop DMing me about IC stuff. It completely ruins the game for me. I hate it when I hear about other people doing it too.

That being said, I've been known to toe that line when it comes to helping newbies. I try to nudge as gently as possibly because I do believe that they'll learn better when they learn on their own, but sometimes I just need to be explicit with IC info(mechanics, quests above tier 1) to make sure they don't give up and leave. Do with that as you may.

What is your attitude towards Rule 14?

I see you guys as family. I hate seeing people be mean to each other. I try my best to defuse and deescalate but sometimes people just need a timeout.

Describe the role you think PK plays in LOTJ.

One of my favorite things about LOTJ is how well we balance RP and PvP. I think the rules we have are solid, but sometimes need a bit of arbitration.

I've been on about every side of every kind of perm imaginable, and I can empathize with losing a character you care about out of the blue for reasons unknown. But I do think it's a good system, and I look forward to working with it.

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