LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, GUYS AND GALS,
Item Number 1
Currently, the RPGs board is set to automatically reset on October 4th, essentially doing what I did manually back in July. This will close all currently running RPG topics.
However, I realize that this is less than Ideal, so I'd like to put it to a vote:
Option A: The Reset proceeds as planned, everyone is allowed to remake/reset their RPGs as they wish. Remember that the intention of this was to make it simple for new players to join into RPGs, as joining an RP with 6-10k posts is incredibly daunting.
Option B: The reset occurs going forward only after an RPG topic reaches 5k posts, at which point any RPG will be given a 1 month countdown to when the topic will be automatically locked, allowing the GM to wrap up plotlines and continue on in a new topic (This could, obviously, be negotiated as well)
Option C: I'm sure a few of you were hoping option c would be to abolish the reset but that, as it stands right now, isn't going to happen. However, I could be convinced to extend the timer for another couple of months if, and only if, the GM's feel that not enough time has been alloted to play out their games.
As an Aside, you'll notice games that were started recently do not have the timer warning. The way I see it, if you're under 1k posts in your RPG, it's either brand new and can be reset in the next wave, or it's dead.
Item Number 2
The second Item on the docket is one I've been considering for a while now. It's a holdover from my Days on BZPower - RPG Contests.
Now back then, only the three RPGs voted on by the community would be allowed to have posted topics and be played - and while I think the system tended to lead to more fulfilling, if restrictive games, That's not what I intend here.
If there is support for it, I am thinking we do a vote either each month or each cycle. The winner of this vote would have their RPG pinned to the top of the board for the rest of the month/cycle. What this means is more visibility, easier access, and hopefully more players - since by that point you should have a solid player base who voted for you.
It's an idea, and I'm all ears for variations on this. The alternative would be to have a vote of the best/most promising/interesting RPG at the time to be pinned for a bit, but in that case there would be caveats (just to ensure that the Transformers RPGs don't win every single time)(Sorry not Sorry Maximus)
Let me know what you all think here. And while I'm at it, I want to point out that you may have noticed a slight uptick in the presence of Moderation here. We've been receiving more and more flags - which is good, and I appreciate the help from you playing, but I'd also like to take this time to ask that you all reread the rules of the Board. I gave a plenty long grace period during which you could all grow accustomed to the new rules and systems - If you aren't following them by now, You'll probably be hearing from us soon.
Thanks guys! And once again, give me any feedback you have!
Enjoy your Games,