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    posted a message on The Realm of Saphriel | Serious Roleplay | Over 70 Plugins | Frequent Events | Medieval Fantasy | Great Staff | 1.12.1

    ----OOC Info----
    -Minecraft IGN: _Sheep

    -Skype name (Optional, for server OOC chat): I don't use Skype anymore, though I do use Discord (Sheep#5170).

    -Do you have any prior roleplay-related experience, if so could you give an example?:


    I have been roleplaying for approximately 13-14 years on different mediums, mainly on Warcraft III in the past and Minecraft servers in the most recent years.

    -Define Power-gaming in your own words:


    Powergaming takes multiple forms, but can be generalized as the following:

    • Directly applying an action to another’s character (usually only harmful actions are seen as powergaming, though it is definitely not limited to such). I however believe that powergaming in some cases is completely fine; for example, there are roleplayers I trust and know well enough that I do not mind if they force actions onto my characters.
    • Using skills, abilities or feats unavailable or otherwise impossible for the character within the world’s setting.
    • Any action that benefits a character unnaturally.

    -Define Meta-gaming in your own words:


    Metagaming is simply granting a character information they should not have knowledge of, or deciding their actions based on such information.


    -Define Role-Playing in your own words:


    Interacting with an environment through a character, a 'character' being the representation of something within the universe of the environment; it is not limited to sentient beings in the sense of the term, however it is generally is constricted to them as sentient beings offer more possibilities than, say, a rock.

    ----IC Info----
    -Character name: Ruka Evaliir

    -Character race: Human


    -Character gender: Female


    -Character age: 23

    -Character Occupation (optional, note you still must talk to the lord about loaning or purchasing any stall/shop for your character if he/she would have one. This more or less helps us to better understand your characters starting skill set):


    None / traveling huntress

    -Character description (At least one to two paragraphs describing your character’s visual appearance.):


    Ruka has somewhat long, wavy, slightly messy tamarind hair falling below her shoulders. Her sharp, penetrating green eyes most likely feature an uninterested, or apathetic expression, especially if meeting strangers . Somewhat slander, she stands at a mere 5'3", often the subject of amicable teasing by friends. Her brown leather clothing, though simple and rather rough in appearance and design, offers her warmth, through a layer of wool beneath the leather. Ruka also wears leather, fingerless gauntlet gloves. A strap diagonally crosses her chest, to which a recurve bow and a quiver are usually attached, along with two leather pouches: the first, small, contains a leather flask, a wooden tinderbox and a whittling knife. The second is used solely to contain a shawl. Light, tight boots are ordinarily present on her feet.

    -Character personality and traits (At least one to two paragraphs describing their personality traits and/or quirks.):


    She is generally untrusting of strangers, and quick to make an opinion of them. Whilst wary, she is however very quick to take a liking to people, particularly those playful or innocent. It is uncommon for her to speak more than a few words with those she has not befriended, if at all, and as such is usually seen as a quiet individual.


    Once a relationship has been established, she may begin amicable teasing, and will often display a smile. Very loyal to her friends, she will without hesitation cover for them, ignoring any harm that may befall her as a result. She prioritizes her friends before herself in all situations. If alone however, her survival will be her main focus, and so if she believes that fleeing or surrendering are the best options, she will not recklessly charge into her death.


    Ruka enjoys physical contact such as hugs and will attempt to use it as a means to display fondness. She may at times act as a source of comfort to distressed friends, though words aren't her forté. On the opposite side of the scale, she may be seen as cold or cruel if her loved ones are exposed to danger, offering no mercy to the source of aforementioned danger, showing no qualms about putting down others. She is however rather obedient, and will put her will aside when asked to by someone she trusts or respects.


    She cares not for wealth, prestige and fame, choosing to live a simple life off of the wild. She frowns upon disrespect towards nature or the hunt, though she will generally not act upon it. She loves children and will look out for them whether she knows them or not.


    -Character biography (At least three paragraphs describing your character's history and experiences):


    Born in a rather small, secluded hamlet, she was raised from childhood to succeed the family's duties as the hamlet's protectors. She saw her older sister as an almost heroic role model, and was easily amazed by anything she did or taught her. It is whilst trying to be like her, that she dutifully learned all she was taught, treating every bit as being of monumental importance if she were to become as wise and strong as her sister.


    The inhabitants of this communist-like village were mostly composed of hunter-gatherers, and so all were expected to help sustain the foodstock. All children were taught about the regional flora and the basics of gathering, Ruka being no exception to this. Other skills were also generally taught, such as literacy, fletching or sewing, though not as great of importance as those required for their survival. The practice and use of a bow also begun at a young age, alongside tracking and hunting. Children were not however expected to actually hunt, or wield a hunting bow given their age.


    Ruka's early years were spent principally focusing on learning most of what was offered, leaving very little to no time for play. She did not mind this fact however, and to this day sees it as 'normal'. As she aged, she began pouring most of her efforts into the art of hunting itself, as she would be required to begin providing for the hamlet in a few years. It was in her early teenager years that her sister took her away from this place, for reasons unknown to her. What she did know however, was that she would be traveling with her, and so gladly followed.


    This voyage lasted but a few years, as they were eventually separated. It was not long after however that she met and befriended a slightly older man and continued her travels with him until her early 20s. He eventually settled down with a wife, and, not wanting her to be stuck in one place, told her to continue on without him. She agreed and resumed traveling, searching for her sibling as an added benefit.

    -Please give us a short RP response to these two scenarios. (At least one paragraph for each):

    You’re walking around the markets at around noon. There’s a lot of people around you, still gathering their items as they prepare to shut down their many stands. Suddenly you feel a gentle lifting of your coin purse as a child graces you and soon after they take off sprinting. You have been robbed.


    She slowly looks down to where her purse should have been, her eyebrows slightly lifting as her mouth opens a little, a tad surprised. She lifts her head back up, staring off into the crowd for a moment before closing her mouth, a tad saddened, though she does not chase after the child, thinking that they must have needed it rather badly.


    You’re heading back to the city through the woods when you hear a whining coming from nearby. Upon further investigation you come across a grey-coloured wolf that appears to have its leg caught in a bear trap. Around it is three smaller lumps of fur, obviously puppies belonging to the trapped mother. Without help, they’ll all die, but wolf skins are quite valuable too, not to mention that the nearby farms suffer quite a bit from the wolf population.


    A slight frown makes its way onto her facial expression, rapidly moving her gaze downwards to avoid eye contact with the wolf, lightly biting her lower lip, the wolf reminding her of her friend's own. She ponders for a few short seconds before deciding to approach it, her walking pace quite sluggish, trying to avoid agitating and stressing it further. Whenever the wolf would growl or show hostility, she would stop still in her tracks and wait, taking her time as she tries to makes sure it becomes used to her presence. Eventually within its reach, she continues with care and calmness as she reaches for the trap, which she promptly forces open. She would then follow the wolves with her eyes as they run off, shortly thereafter continuing on her way.**


    **I dislike roleplaying two parties in a given scenario, so I wrote the part where different actions are plausible based on what responses could be given in an assuming 'would' fashion.


    Extra notes (Optional, could include theme songs, pictures, etc.): Pictures can be found here. Note however that she was originally an elf, and so the pictures represent her with pointed ears. I chose to modify her to be human for this server, as she did not fit either of the elf races.

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    posted a message on From The Ashes Chapter 1: In the Footsteps of Thaer -|- Serious Roleplay -|- Custom Coded -|- Experienced Staff -|- Active -|-
    Quote from ExplorerEze»

    Yes ok. If I can on my iPad (copy & paste is just awful, Apple please fix it )



    Edit: Oh man, it removes all my spacing, text size, color and all of that. I'll see how I can bring my page 9 app here



    Edit it, click the "BB" button, Ctrl + A, Ctrl + C. Scroll down to the reply box and do a Ctrl + V, Post Reply. Done. :)

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    posted a message on From The Ashes Chapter 1: In the Footsteps of Thaer -|- Serious Roleplay -|- Custom Coded -|- Experienced Staff -|- Active -|-

    IGN: Varzkkar (most likely changed to “_Sheep” on the 11th)


    Do you wish to join our community Skype chat?: No, thanks.


    Have you read and agreed to both the rules and the lore of the server?: Yes.


    What is the definition of “Powergaming”?:


    Powergaming takes multiple forms, but they can be generalized as the following:

    • Directly applying an action to another’s character (usually only harmful actions are seen as powergaming. Do note that many exceptions exist to this “rule”. For example, there are roleplayers I trust and know well enough that they can completely bypass this and do anything to my characters, which I would not mind).

    • Using skills, abilities or feats unavailable or otherwise impossible for the character within the world’s setting.

    • Any action that benefits a character unnaturally.

    What is the definition of “Metagaming”?:


    Metagaming on the other hand is more straightforward; it is simply granting a character information they should not have knowledge of, or deciding their actions based on such information.


    What is the definition of “Roleplay”?:


    Interpreting an identity through a filter of, but not limited to, values, emotions and thought processes, which together constitute a “character” within a predefined world.


    Who can use flymod, X-ray and other such clientsided mods?: Anybody, would they wish punishment to eventually befall them.


    When are you allowed to cause the death of another character?: Any point in time where they have granted explicit permission for the act.


    When are you allowed to speak out of character?:


    Though not explicitly written, it is shortly hinted that it should be in the case of a “must”, therefore only if absolutely necessary.


    Do you have any previous RP experience, Minecraft or elsewhere? (Optional):


    Many years of roleplaying / hosting roleplay games on Warcraft III. Multiple years of Minecraft roleplay. Quite a bit of Skype roleplay here and there, as well as a tiny bit of forums roleplay. Overall, somewhere between 11-14 years of experience.


    Character Information


    Name: Ruka Evaliir


    Age: 57


    Race: Elf


    Physical description:


    Ruka has somewhat long, wavy brownish hair falling below her shoulders, which her long ears protrude. Sharp, penetrating green eyes most likely featuring an uninterested expression make her an easily identifiable Elf. She stands at a mere 5'3", below the common heights for her race, often the subject of amicable teasing. Her brown leather clothing, though simple and rather rough in appearance and design, offers her warm and protection against grazes and the likes one is likely to encounter whilst living in the wilds. Her shirt does not features arms, likely to get in the way of shooting the bow. The rest of the body is however fully covered, leaving no skin to display. Ruka also wears gloves, fingerless, covering up to her knuckles. A strap diagonally crosses her chest, to which a handmade recurve bow and a quiver are usually attached, along with two leather pouches: the first, small, contains a leather flask, a wooden tinderbox and a whittling knife. The second, slightly larger, is used solely to contain a simple brown cloak. Light, tight boots are ordinarily present on her feet.


    She usually does not wear her cloak, but may do so in some situations, such as sleeping under the rain.


    Screen capture of your skin (I recommend uploading to imgur and posting link here):


    Skin

    Picture


    Biography: Rewritten main basic biography for this server: Google Doc


    What is your character’s main goal? (Motivation): Explore the world.


    Strengths (Both physical and personality):


    Ruka is physically fit. Her legs in particular are conditioned to running.

    Some knowledge of plants*: read the bio. Can be retconned.

    Cares a lot for those she sees as friends.

    Staring.


    Weaknesses:


    Socially inadept:

    • What would be common sense to most can very well not be for her
    • Can be seen as rude or impolite by many

    Can care too much for her friends, easily leading to her downfall.

    Can be naive; prone to manipulation.



    What is your character's personality?:


    Quiet, she enjoys staring at others, whether they like it or not. Generally apathetic and closed off to strangers, getting to know her may prove difficult for some. Acts of kindness speak to her better than words can, and she will be quick to trust an seemingly affectionate individuals, perhaps a bit naive. Once she gains an opinion of someone, Ruka will largely keep to it: a bad impression will have a lasting effect, with much effort required to improve it. On the other hand, she will readily protect those close to her, even if sacrifices to herself have to be made.


    Ruka does not care much for words. If one were to insult her, she would not react to it or try to defend herself. On the other hand, she will actively seek to protect herself from harm were actual hostility be shown to her, whether that be through fighting or running, whichever she deems more appropriate.


    Ruka is meant to be a unique individual, but not one of utmost importance. Were she part of a book, she would be a side character, or perhaps a companion.


    As such, she scores a -2 on the Mary Sue test, 6 without de-suifiers. She’s been my main character for nearly as long as I’ve started roleplay (give or take a few days or weeks). I’ve not much else to show her as a non-overpowered character, so these words of mine will hopefully suffice.


    Bonus Language: Wild Elf


    Character Traits (up to 7 points worth):


    Ranged Weapons Proficiency - 1

    Ranged Conditioning - 1

    Keen Hearing - 1

    Fleet II - 2

    Cross-Country Runner - 1

    Thick Skin I - 1

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    posted a message on What would you do if you woke up with the person above you ?
    Why hello there. You've probably mistaken me for somebody else!
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    posted a message on Is the above avatar Good Or Evil?
    Probably good. Unless you're a psychopath who uses a cat appearance to fool people into a feeling of safety, at which point you devour them.


    ...Probably good, yeah.
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    posted a message on Is the above avatar Good Or Evil?
    I'll say good.
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    posted a message on Would You Attack The Above Avatar
    Hmm... I don't have any reason to attack you.. For now, at the very least!
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    posted a message on Is the above avatar Good Or Evil?
    Good.
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    posted a message on Middle School Minecraft Club server
    Unfortunately, Java on 32 bit systems can only have 1GB of allocated RAM. This means that on your current computer, you should be able to handle at most ~12 players.

    Here's a thread I found with Google that explains how to modify the allocated RAM of a Minecraft server.

    https://forums.bukkit.org/threads/assigning-more-ram-to-a-server-guide.1432/
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    posted a message on Middle School Minecraft Club server
    Assuming this is a local server, your internet connection speed does not matter in most cases (most routers have a 100mbps internal connection speed).

    http://canihostaminecraftserver.com/

    This website is fairly accurate in telling you how many players you can run. Generally, you want ~256mbps upload speed per player (but then again, this most likely does not matter for you).

    Once again assuming 100mbps download/upload on local, the website suggests that atleast 2.5GB of RAM is required for 30 players. Of course, this might not be entirely accurate depending on the machine, but it still gives you a good idea of what you need. RAM might not even be the problem: The computer may be too old or not powerful enough to process the information from 30 players. I'm somewhat knowledgeable on the subject, but there are users on here and other forums who know way more than I do, so I'll leave this to them if your problem is indeed not related to a lack of computer memory.


    If you need to find out your RAM:

    Assuming Windows (I believe just about every school uses Windows):
    1. Open the Start menu
    2. Right click on Computer
    3. Select "Properties" at the bottom of the list
    You will find "RAM" or "Memory installed" somewhere on this page, most likely in gigabyte. Do a simple x1024 to find out the value in megabytes.



    Quote from SilverDapple

    I'm assuming you mean 0.81 Mbps because no ISP is the world has every reached that speed. -snip-


    Business lines easily offer much higher than 100 Mbps, up into the Gbs, so yes, it has been achieved. Google "Business line upload speed" and you should find a few.
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    posted a message on Whats disturbing about the above profile pic?
    The hammers.
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    posted a message on Try and type "Minecraft" with your eyes closed!
    To Minecraft or not to Minecraft, that is not the question.

    You shall Minecraft.
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    posted a message on The Above Two users are battling, Who's side do you join?
    Agreed, I shall join the fish as well and fight you!


    This fish knows the meaning to everything. OP.
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    posted a message on The above avatar is your pet...
    I'll make sure you grow up to be faithful and obedient, little dragon!
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    posted a message on Is the above avatar Good Or Evil?
    Your eyes do not seem evil, therefore you are good.

    This is the best logic there is.
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