Re: OOC: Out of Character Chat.

Discussion of the feedback!

I do feel a bit of pride at the "well-written" bit big_smile I can kinda see where they're coming from, until some of the groups come together, we're looking at scattered pairs and individuals who aren't connected to each other yet. Naturally it feels really disjointed.

I don't agree with their take on backgrounds, but I suspect I know why there was a disconnect. We put our character backstories in a separate thread; I'm guessing they didn't get that? Also I think Judge #2 missed out on the part where Misty was compiling others' posts.

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Last year, the judges basically loathed the fact that we were forum aka message board. And/or URGED  us to attempt joint postings. (I don't like the idea of what I think joint posting is.) We don't do that here at Phoenix and I don't think we have the platform that.

So this year I decided to merge our postings to see if that would help...make them appear more like a joint post. Needless to say, I don't think it worked. I do have our number scores as well that I can share.

It was nice to know that they didn't completely trash our writing, but year...backstory IN ONLY TEN POSTS? Kinda lost me on that one.

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I would say they missed the point that the intent is to merge all the players into the same area, which Daniel is working towards. It's, I'm sure, why I even have access to a vehicle, to get my way over to everyone else. Outbreak is still fairly new, so that coming together hasn't happened yet.

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They most likely didn't give the RP a proper look over and just kept themselves to the thread Misty posted.

I mean this just says it all: "There’s multiple characters and this is a message board, but they all seem to be from the same contributor?"... Oh well...

I'll be interested to see what information the spreadsheet will offer and what the other RP's being judged are, to compare.

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Other than that it is nice to know that they thought our story flows well and that they like our characters.

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Yes, Given that fact that we don't do joint postings, if I had supplied a link to a thread (with multiples contributors), they would have only gotten a snippet of the plot and the story. Judges are to only read 10 posts. *shrugs*

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Just letting people know ... Episode 1 is where all the characters have grouped up and, therefore, the main story. I encourage people to post in that thread.

Episode 0 tells people how the characters have met each other and is a "prequel"/"side story" leading up to Episode 1.

Also, please keep all posts in the episode thread and not make new threads...

Hopefully, that clears up any confusion.

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Gotcha

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Got it. I am out of town until Tuesday but will post then if I don't find the time while I'm away.

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Sorry, just now saw your post about us being grouped up. I read the Episode 1 thread but didn't see my name or me tagged anywhere so assumed I wasn't with the group yet and have been waiting on Daniel to move my thread forward for a while now.

I'll re-read Episode 1 and try to get something posted.

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I did put you on the cast list on the first post for Episode 1 though ... Thanks for posting though big_smile

[...]
Calvin Ward ...................... Daniel Taylor
John Calloway .................... Elrood
Nicole (Cole) Fairchild .......... Misty Diamond
[...]

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Right, but that doesn't mean I know I was transported from where I left off to the van. lol  I had to re-read the text of the first post to see exactly how it happened, was easy, apparently, for me to miss.

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I'm still waiting for the ambusher to reply. Bit awkward otherwise.

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