Alright, considering the escapades in Okotan Adventures, I'm going to rant now. Specifically to @Runa, @Toa_Vladin, and the rest of those playing this RP. Perhaps one of the worst staple rules of TTV RPs has finally proved to be a major issue, and I'm putting my foot down about it, and while putting my foot down will do little to nothing for the majority of TTV's RPs, maybe it'll convince someone who actually has a presence in the community to make a difference.
Specifically, this incredibly childish skirmish between @Toa_Vladin and most of the active players in this RP: the Killing of Mark.
Firstly, I'd like to make it clear that nowhere in this RP does it say that a player needs permission from another player to allow them to kill that character. Check the rules.
Secondly, 'I can't detect him' < 'I have created a superior character with far more capabilities and who is slightly overpowered; I am also a skilled player who knows how to fairly adapt the powers and limitations of the character that I wield to develop them further, and I am now in a position where I am going to kill another character whilst following the logic of my own character and the identity I have created for him over a very long time and restraining myself to the limited capabilities and weapons my character has, will carry out this assault and face the in-RP consequences for this deed.'
Which you don't make any less true with this following statement:
Arguably one of your most underdeveloped characters ad by far the most disappointing of the group, any other character of yours is a better character than Mark is. Vladin is very annoying and hypocritical, but it's part of his character and it plays well - Rena is hyperdefensive and snappy, but it's part of her character - Athena is vicious and irritating, but it's true to her design - and Ghabix is childish and rude, but it's who he's become. Mark hasn't become anything at all, but stayed a singular mass of problems, undefined character changes, and practically nothing shapes him, not even having his head beat into the dirt in front of the entire population of Okoto.
You've been presented with a very unique opportunity to release from your custody some unwanted baggage in the form of your most underdeveloped and pointless character, Mark, in return for unbridled developmental potential for all the rest of your characters. And this is how you responded:
Come on dude, it's an imaginary character in an RP which you have four other characters in. As a veteran of classic Bionicle RPs, this is beyond ridiculous. Such tomfoolery would be considered a candidate for booting a player from the game, back in the day.
Now that I've covered @Toa_Vladin's side of the issue, it's time to be a little less grating to the person who built and runs the RP.
I really don't understand why you did this. Nowhere in your own rules does it say that this curse to the TTV RPs holds power. Nor does it say it in the updated rules for all RPs to abide under:
Now I understand that the deed is done, but on the Fourth of July the entire RP and all others in this subforum will be shut down by the moderators, which will force you to remake the original and OOC topics to compensate, and to abide by the new rules mentioned here. Therefore, there's a way to ensure this sort of commotion doesn't happen again.
As a final takeaway from all of this, I used to e involved in RPs where the player count was massive and the types of players were ruthless. I used to crumble back as the more powerful characters stalked into the room and beat up everyone who didn't have a proper defensive player. I tried to break the system by cheating and metagaming, and it cost me quite a bit. But I eventually had to realize this is just a game, these are all imaginary characters, and if they're so desperately special to you, don't put them in a RP.
i mean no animosity to anyone involved in this RP, bu I plead that those of you affected by this nonsense will help to ensure it doesn't occur again - and I don't mean never have your character attempt to kill another, or even succeed. @Omega_Tahu didn't do anything breaking the rules, bending the rules, or any other misdeed against the RP format. He directly countered the scourge, and @Toa_Vladin defended said scourge. And here we are.