Well when I say start off in a faction I mean have it part of their backstory, I don't know anything about the commonwealth I don't even know if there is much info about it out there but I from what I've heard it sounds like you would have to have your character born into the commonwealth, no Idea though if that is true, I would also like to note that my character would be a commonwealth bounty hunter which might have more of a chance of being able to be born outside of the commonwealth but I've got no idea.
Well, in that case, it would depend on how well written your backstory is, keeping your character as part of the faction and not the center of it. If it's a good story, the lore that comes with your character is also accepted and implemented.
- If you have applied and been denied three times in the lapse of a day, you must wait 24 hours before re-applying. This is mainly to make players review their apps and do mayor changes. there is a minor typo within the rules. i just thought i might point it out.
OOC - IGN: drjs2000 Gender: male Age: 19 Have you read the rules: yes Have you read the lore:yep RP Experience:I have a decent amount of role play experience and a vast majority or it comes from fallout role play servers. Fallout Experience:I have played all the way through fallout three three times now and one was a complete play through although it did not involve any DLC. Side note: i have watched a few lets plays and walkthroughs on them. Define Meta Gaming: To meta game is to use information acquired through out of context ,or out of player, means to your advantage ,or just to gain an edge within the role play environment. Define Power Gaming: To power game is to play as an extremely over powered character or to have an item that you have "acquired" that gives you a ridiculous advantage such as a stealth boy or to be able to survive a direct hit from a mini nuke.
IC - Name: James Arlington Gender: Male Age: 27 Race: Caucasian Appearance:Tall and blonde with a darker tan due to his times in the wastes wears gray pants with a brown duster Signifying Traits: James bears a scar across one eye and walks with a confident gait. He also has a robotic hand along with a robotic eye. Signifying Skills: James can hold his own in a fight weather it be in hand to hand or a shootout he is the go to for his friends. He has also managed to ,due to years of wandering, nearly become a master at navigating the lands of the wastes. S.P.E.C.I.A.L.'s: (40 points to distribute, maxes out on 10) Strength-7 Perception-7 Endurance-6 Charisma-4 Intelligence-5 Agility-6 Luck-5
RP example: He hadn't understood what he had been getting into... this was supposed to be a easy job in and out. little resistance. *labored breath* *sounds of struggle* James: Eli! i need pickup at the main entrance! the infiltration is a bust they knew we were coming! *static*
James: god dang it! Eli do you copy?
James: (muttering) what the hell?! why are the charges going off?!
*James slides to a stop, out of breath and cornered he is forced to turn and fight*
Bandit #1: this is the end of the line James!
James: wait... how do you know my name?
Bandit #2: why do you think your evac hasn't showed? *wolfishly grins*
*shocked intake of breath*
bandit #3: oh yes. you have been sold out, and we plan on making sure you don't make it out of here alive.
*another thunderous boom rattles the complex*
*as the fighting starts James quickly realizes that he is outmatched*
James (winded and straining to yell over the roar of the ripper): listen... I have the caps! Just let me go!
Bandit #2: We cant do that. you know too much!
*James rolls under a punch and manages to trip Bandit 3 who gets knocked unconscious*
James: just let me go! i intended to bring no harm to you guys!
*a Dangerously close explosion brings down the tunnel behind James*
*stumbling forward James gets caught by the ripper on the left side of his face*
Bandit #2: we will make you pay for the damage you have done!*spits on James*
Bandit #1: oh how slowly it will go. *grins*
*Roar of ripper*
*screams of pain*
*A sudden explosion blows out the ceiling behind the bandits*
* 3 silhouettes drop in behind the bandits and kill them with two quick plasma rounds*
Unknown stranger: this sector is clear, find the explosives and disable them!
*20 minutes later*
Unknown stranger: check the pulses of these three.
unknown stranger #2: this ones pulse is weak... but he is alive.
*a person walks in who James later considers as his savior*
Scientist: perfect. load him up and begin an immediate transfusion.
unknown stranger: but he knows too much about this base...
scientist: wipe his mind. leave only key things of his past... or implant them if needed.
Biography: James Arlington doesn't remember much of his past. only the fact that he was a information dealer and that he was rescued from a ruined building by a crazy scientist who replaced what he had lost,his eye and his hand, but he remembers very little besides that. he knows that his parents were killed by a group of ghouls who had gotten into their settlement, and that he ran away when he was twenty years old. so technically his life started when he woke to the crack of a gun. he had immediately noticed his keen sight in his left eye along with the awkward feeling of the robotic hand... along with the dead scientist next to him who had just taken his own life. on that man James had found a single note reading: who i am or what i did to you doesn't matter the only things that matter are that your name is James Arlington, i saved your life ,and you are my legacy. you will find clothes in the ocker against the wall along with money and food. i recommend that you head towards Manhattan... i hear it is a decent place. Sincerely: the scientist. and from there James began to walk using caravans and boats to slowly make his way across what is now known as the wastes of north america. and now Manhattan has been seen, the once bustling metropolis now rests upon the horizon. This is where James's story truly begins anew. sidenote: i can give a more in depth biography if absolutely needed.
alternate bio and RP example. RP example:and one completely irrelevant to James's past. it was the all to familiar crackle of gun fire that had woken Rob up. Rob: *snort, grunt**groggily speaking* what the hell?! Rich! Newman! get your asses up! Rich: *Yawns* Ill be out in five. *Newman sits up* Newman: Oh crap! Rich come on we're under attack! Rich: wh... what?! Rob: ya sunshine we are under attack. so get up and get topside now! Rich: Yes Sir!*hurriedly gets up but stumbles and trips on the blankets* Rob: Newman! get out there and tell me whats happening! Newman: Alright! *hurries out of the small bunker* Rich: Alright. I am ready to go! Rob:*over the radio* Newman hows it look? Newman: Not good! half the place is either shot up or gone and there are bodies everywhere. Rob: how many are friendly?!? Newman: A Lot of them are... looks like either plasma or energy rifles took them dow... oh. my god. Rob:what?! Newman: half of the town is gone... it just isn't there. no rubble no nothi* a gunshot is herd and Newman grunts* *static* Rob: Rich! you better be ready because i am leaving! Rich: no you aren't.*pulls gun on rob* Rob: *quickly draws gun and fires three blind shots, two of them hitting their mark* *Rich's eyes widen in shock* Rob: goodbye. *Rich collapses to the floor, dead before he hit the ground* *rob turns and walks out of the room sealing it behind himself* Rob: Time to get the hell out of dodge.
Biography: James Arlington was born into a small town somewhere near Manhattan and grew up as an only child. His mother died while birthing him and his Father was assumed dead after going missing somewhere in the wastes when James was eight. Soon after the death of his father James became a drifter in the town, never staying one place more than a week and always found doing something illegal. at about the age of twelve James was approached by a man who had offered him a great sum of caps if he could get into the mayors private chambers and acquire information on a recent expansion on the town. James succeeded and soon became part of the information brokering business. two years later James was caught hacking the towns security terminal and was ejected from the community and told to never come back. James soon found a dead bandit along with some food, weapons, ammo, and an assassination contract for the son of the mayor. So in desperate need of caps, James slipped into the town that night and shot the mayors son in his sleep, nearly managed to get killed while escaping, then started to head north east into the wastes. at the age of twenty James Arlington had gained a strong reputation through the brokering of information and selling of goods, he had made shop in several places but always kept on the move due to a constant hunt for him by local officials. at the age of twenty six James was set up and trapped within a bandit base by a close informant of his. he got cornered and attacked, loosing hit right eye and arm before the intervention of several unknown people. He woke up six months later ,mind wiped of all but key moments and false memories implanted, to find that not only had he slept past his birthday but he also had a robotic hand and eye along with the fact that the man who had saved him had killed himself weeks earlier in the chair next to him. on that man James found a note telling him that he was the scientists last experiment, his legacy, and that clothes and a few other items could be found in a locker in the side room. the note also informed James of a possible information lead on who had set him up that could possible be found in Manhattan. James soon after left the facility and headed to the city on the far off horizon... Manhattan.
Yo, if you're wondering why there's no news it's because we are rebooting the server, starting from scratch. We are sticking to Manhattan, and trying to keep things as similar to the original idea of a Fallout theme, but it will no longer be fallout. In essence, we are making a new project, recycling what we can, and finding a way to make it so your characters and applications can be adapted easily. Cheers!