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  1. Couldn't find any sim I liked after being back in SL after looong as all of you mentioned some stuff that bothers just about everyone. Kinda seen people be IC on general sims in beginning of SL but not roleplaying just being casual as whatever character but usually it went like 'hi person, how old are you' and they went 'i'm 30 but this character is 40' or such (I did as mine was very different from me but that's kinda how lots of people started - made a concept character who would have an excuse to travel sims so mine was a post-apoc war reporter). Serious RP sims were more detailed and people did usually use a totally different background than concept one. However, that teen grid thing might be some reason and hell, teens were in SL since start just not 'officially' and always run into pretty mature kids but since it became official it might be why everyone went all weird on regulations plus LL is consolidated now like doesn't have EU locales so all's USian laws. Can't blame people being wary but that just *****e to other players when they're treated patronisingly (don't mean kids should be - just that some love treating them this way, nor should anyone be exposed to anything beyond their own or their guardians limits). The NPC thing's probably biggest reason - RPs became smaller player wise (old CoLA had one sim and now it has ... uh ... dunno, had 4 last I looked but was dead while being jammed like tuna in a can in ye old times) so ... you don't have variety of folks - if you disliked someone officering in your class, role or whatever, you could shrug and stick to another group. All would have their own plots and they'd vaguely intersect on theme so probably had less micromanaging so players had more freedom to create. On the other hand ... it also stopped those who brought a gun to a sword fight or a detailed train model to a wooden block group as someone said above - they would just be shrugged at and ignored because they'd lose special factor. Having a concept world and plotting within the frame of it like dunno ... Tolkien did with Nordic mythology (extreme example as both would make different RPs ... and hm, mythological ones set in specific area of folk tales without every creature possible could be fun ... something like Xena and Hercules telly shows crossovers) . Also - seen another extreme when looking into newer RPs - OOC and IC divide is grand but seen some games requiring no OOC contact between players ever (meaning - private one off whichever site or sim) which I guess is kinda to curb the cliqueness which's not plot mandated or whatever but strikes me as a copy of a turn-based game where you wait your turn to advance and win as someone mentioned and you absolutely will not go outside that Healer role by asking Archer if they could be ready to potentially shoot you in battle by accident. That post went on long but SL's got weirder than I remembered it. Also all furries disappeared (never my subculture but always had those avatars out and about ... or South Park ones).
  2. It is kinda same in any RP community - heard all war stories about WoW lol. Was on SWtoR and boy it's been fun - one eventful night everyone argued about 1) vegans, 2) feminists, 3) bdsm and something I muted but forgot. Livejournal had bad-rpers-suck community which is dying but absolutely seen all there. Did try some SL RPs but ran away fast for the very same reasons you mention; me and my husband kinda liked villains hence heard it became impossible to even be vaguely ICly negative. Alsoooo ... it's same game masters everywhere as we ran into same folks a lot (and they probably were same ones who ran an LJ RP long ago). Can be amusing for ... a month like some weirdo black comedy if you avoid speaking to anyone ever besides general chat and it is impossible if you need to ask for someone's black list or about a scene. Pure ERPs are not my thing (unless it is some ... dystopian goverment forcing you to dance vertical tangos; not that ERP lacks anything - it's genre for me - would say same about comedy but never seen that on SL RP ads) but heard some still are not that affected as others - potentially when great minds meet and plot - it might be more than all skin rubbing bits (I'm not good with synonyms lol). Did not go Thursday as planned but will take a look tomorrow and eh, nice sims are nice for sake of oogling and photoing plus seems loads of people like RP writing and sure there's forums or IRC (okay, not much on IRC now ...) but SL gives a nice visual benefit. Never done RP as a kid so skipped all LARPS and tabletop meets (my area had loads which ended in sightseeing IC crawls lol. Kid!me thought it boring) and any place could be re-vitalised with enough interest really.
  3. Will check that out on Thursday - do not mind few people around at certain times just not dead silence ... though this might fit theme. Premise sounds intriguing (they have no website so I assume you are part of a retrieval crew for a space ship). That is ... actually the best phrase to describe all what went on in various RP circles . Read about one which started drawing so many restrictions that in the end you couldn't make any negative characters. I don't ERP but plenty do so 'purity' also applies with the increase of 'your kink is ew and you are a bad person ... never mind if it is characters' either!' . Am sure plenty fit and like popular ones mentioned and even thos which have admin wars leading to all players being treated like children in a school.
  4. Does anyone here know an RP sim which is set in modern times or eventually one with setting not older than 19th century? Will take any active place with an interesting premise BUT one which is not rooted in fantasy genre. Would also love some supernatural and horror elements but fitting within sci-fi tropes. To elaborate: - Fantasy bits are okay but am looking for a place without every possible race and class under the sun. Would be grand if they fit sci-fi tropes; for example - mutants who evolved after humans who had been experimented by the government. - Wanting an immersive setting that has a tad bit of a mystery such as a small town which seems too nice, a cult whole world loves which in reality is vile, world post apocalyptical event, humans struggling to accept alien refugees ... etc. - Horror I am into is usually ambience and psychological such as dystopias, conspiracies, brainwashing and all similar genres. What I am very not into are vampires, werewolves, elves, angels or demons. However, would not mind them in sci-fi frame such as vampires having an odd virus which government deals with or angels and demons being just different species from another dimension. - Would be keen on Adult sim but not sex oriented. A hud which regulates game but is not overtly combat centred would be a plus. Para or semi-para RP style is my favourite to read and write as well. Missing Mile from ancient SL times would have fitten or Celar Proper which never had been an RP but sim design was based on mystery. Pleasantville (the one which had cave systems) might have worked but never have been there long enough. As for other media examples: Silent Hill and The Secret World check out in games category for me while In The Flesh, Bedlam, Aliens (BBC 3 television show), Torchwood, Doctor Who (UNIT parts), Primeval, Utopia, AHS: Asylum and Black Mirror match as television shows. Books are a bit harder but something like 1984, Hunger Games, In the Company of Shadows series and Inherent Gifts (it is the odd one out as it is about a world where slavery is legal due to humanity developing ESP powers - those with physical ones become slaves in some countries. Series follows a doctor who aids the rebels) would do. The only film I can come up with is Franklyn. As for RPs I checked and was meh about: - City of Lost Angels - used to play there and faction RP is not for me. Would fancy one centred a role such as scrap gatherer, waiter, secret agent, cleaner and so on. - Convergence - premise was nifty but also too much fantasy elements for me plus it seems not very active and the build is kind of dated. They focus more on the class and faction play which is not my cup pf tea. - Crackden and Deadend - they are the most active but looking for a different feel. - Outbreak - considering this one but it seems to be dying. I do not like zombies but would be willing to give it a go. Tl;dr - an RP where darknes lurks, world is bleak and new government rules a poor, small town ... with a tragic mystery.
  5. We looked at rental parcels as well - in case it is an awesome region and has a plot for sale nearby. Turned out pretty much as you say plus when we given up on areas pleasing to us and just went with performance, zone and overall no-casinos-1k-script-clubs-bot-fun-factories-etc. rule ... only Horizons lands applied. Bay City, Nautilus, Nova Albion and related regions sometimes had better architecture but ... parcels for sale were in laggy spots. The 8k parcel was an error or the owners read my post and realised they listed it wrong but could have been all those Google Adsense blocking protests that affected it (as absolutely everything on our connection was). Did buy a nice 1024 (yeah, standard) and 703 plot (again, standard) in Horizons for 20k (17k one was the lowest and was unfortunately situated). Since it was 10k each plus both of us being in a group where we donated 512 tiers to - ended up okay and if we sell it for 10k when wishing to leave (I assume those will go down) - still would be fine. Paid quarterly subscription which is 6 pounds per month (but you pay for 3) and then 30 a top of it. Not the cheapest but if you consider the fact that it is a server and one we can sell for 15 pounds - it will do. Anyway, thanks for advice as without reading the forums would not know what to look at.
  6. To be fair, I don't mind prim builds and it was stupid generalisation on my part as seen gorgeous ones all the time till 2008 - like former artilleri sim. All the parcels I seen for rent were with neighbours who just made dumping grounds nearby and yeah - we might just end up with skybox over a land but wanted to ask anyway . Did look in a similar manner as well - looked at old landmarks to see if anything in area was for sale but most nice builds were gone and neighbours seemed to just make sandboxes round. Yep, I know that anyone can move in and build a giant, glowing mushroom even if I find a nice plot - on one hand, that's grand as everyone does what they like, on the other it selfishly offends my eyes. We would not mind one bigger plot up to 2048 in size and would commit to most themes unless it is said giant mushrooms just even potentially having money to spend on parcel over 10k - it feels like losing money. Probably will end with skyboxes but will look through forum as well, so thanks for link and reminding me as sans landmarks, done so with marketplace and the whole rent / buy section to scope full areas.
  7. Have been looking for a parcel to buy with my husband and we found precisely one area fitting half of our requirements and we looked for hours on the map (that is not long - I know, but asking for recs as maybe someone knows anything). We want to do a modern fantasy themed small street but could be urban or just houses or ... just anything at this point. We are looking for: 1) Two parcels next to each other and preferably 512 to 1204 but we could take on a 2048 one as well. 2) Modern area where people did not abandon it - themed sims where there is a mock-town design seem to be gone (old Topgol, anyone?) so would do with anywhere that neighbours use mesh for architecture and houses have a small bit in common but would settle for just mesh as we seen places that seemed to exist in 2005. 3) Land price is not inflated so up to 10k Ls for the deeds - preferably up to 5k individually and 10k all together. 4) Prims seem to have been more or less standarised so would go with defaults by Lindens as we have a house on private land and just looked for mainland parcels. 5) Yes, looked at Horizons and Bay City - one parcel at 8k but it was next to some particly, glowy, toxic mushroom thing (as in no division between those). Would be grateful for any possible leads. Thanks!