The Player Famine.

Discussion in 'Approval & General RPG Discussion' started by JinnSato, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. JinnSato Registered

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    Me (And many other players) Have noticed that there has been a shortage of players in many of the RPGs. Some people think that we need less RPGs to fix this. I don't What I propose is to actually go out and convince people to play. No not on Hype. But in the real world. Ask people you know will post. Get them interested. Get them playing. Do whatever it takes to save the RPGs.

    Who's with me??
     
  2. Charlie No-One iamamiwhoami

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    I just think the RPG's are going through a rough spot all together. It really pisses me off when people blame it on the amount of RPG's we have. That isn't the case. If people wanted to join a particular RPG then they would and that is what they were doing. The interest in the Marvel or DC RPG is down because people want to play other scenarios. By limiting the number of RPG's people can choose from (I'm not saying this is what happening, although I do see a situation like this budding) does not solve the problem.
     
  3. Andy C. Repent, Harlequin!

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    The only real problem with the sheer number of RPGs is that is stretches thin the amount of time a player will spend on any one game. But that shouldn't really be much of an issue if the player is really dedicated.

    Anyway, I really don't have an answer one way or another on how to get more players to join. I'll do what I can to sign up some of my friends, but can't really promise much.
     
  4. Lord Doom the hero Hype! deserves

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    That WOULD work if people weren't such ***** to the newbies and didn't scare them off. Also, why can't we have an RPG based on OTHER comic book companies instead of just DC and Marvel?
     
  5. Harlekin Business

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    We can't? :confused:
     
  6. Catman_prb Sad Clown

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    Make one? :huh:
     
  7. Lord Doom the hero Hype! deserves

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    I was told that it would not be a good idea to make one since most people are not familiar with other comic book companies. If I had someone with relative fame and respect to help me make one, I probably would.
     
  8. Johnny Blaze Freethinker

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    Meh, if it's well thought out and organized you don't need some one with "fame and respect" to help.

    The only real hurdle to overcome is to figure out a way to intertwine all these Indie characters into one single universe. Given some comics, that would be damn difficult to do too.
     
  9. Obi-John-Kenobi A black-ass Batman

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    Actually, Jinn and I were going to create an RPG where you could play as ANY comic book character. Sorta like the movie and video-game RPGs.
     
  10. twylight One And Only

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    Sorry, my fault. :csad:

    I'll remember to put my make-up on before I come here in the morning...:csad: :csad:
     
  11. Lord Doom the hero Hype! deserves

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    I think you look good even without the make-up, Twy.
     
  12. Harlekin Business

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    Have you ever even seen her with(out) make-up?
     
  13. Eddie Brock Golden Domer

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    It's nice to be nice. But saying someone looks 'good' without knowing what they look like is pretty extreme.
     
  14. twylight One And Only

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    Well, suggesting that me wearing make-up when I come here in the morning would make a difference is pretty extreme too. o_O

    So..maybe he was playing along...
     
  15. simonz43 Registered

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    I got my friend to get an account just for some of the RPG's here. So no its your turn...people
     
  16. trustyside-kick The Marine Marvel

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    That is a good idea, although I do not think it could help solve anything. Enhance the RPG community a tad bit? Sure. I recall SuperFerret, in the Pokémon RPG, mentioning to ask his brother if he wanted to join in but other than I have not seen others make such actions.

    I for one? Cannot really contribute. Although my brother does view these forums, the RPGs are not his cup of tea. And when it comes to my circle o' friends? I'm the only comic fan. But again, good idea to help a bit.

    I do not recall any crucifying taking place within these RPG boards. I do not know if it has been occurring in the newer RPGs, but what incidences are you referring to? There have been quarrels and such with some people I guess one would classify as "newbie", but none that come to mind are anything that stops them from joining or scaring them off after they join up.
     
  17. Karem-Knight Registered

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    I think that the RPG's have taken a turn for the worse in terms of popularity but, it's slowly rising back up with the new RPG's coming around.
     
  18. Saved SynTheMerc

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    It's simple. We just have too many.
     
  19. simonz43 Registered

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    I dont think it is that we have to many, we just dont have enough who appell to a mass of people, or maybe some people have accounts on the hype who have never RPGed, and they may love it, we just got to start encouraging it more...
     
  20. Charlie No-One iamamiwhoami

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    We don't have too many.

    The quantity of the RPG's has no affect on how much people play. Before this huge boom, the rate of play was starting to decrease anyway. People lost interest in the bigger RPG's and wanted to branch off. They did but the interest still didn't rise.
     
  21. simonz43 Registered

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    Agreed, and Charlie, I love your avatar :D
     
  22. shark087 Guest

    I agree I have recently bought an RPG game from a friend and am having trouble attracting new users, also got a lot of major annoying users.
     
  23. Spike_x1 Get off my bandwagon!

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    There's also the possibility to not encompass all Independent characters, but for example, an RPG could be made that just concerns Image Comics' superhero line, which has Savage Dragon, Invincible, and Astounding Wolf-Man in it (I don't think that Spawn's a part of their official superhero line, though).
     
  24. Blacklight Revamped and Renegade.

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    Spawn is officially Image property as well as Todd MacFarlane's property. Why can't we just let the Indy comics characters into One Universe in maybe Season 4 or 5? Or just an RPG for Indy comics? I really want to play Spawn.
     
  25. JinnSato Registered

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    Well me and Obi-John have come up with a good idea to play as any comic character. I won't say much. But we have a great idea so that everything will fit into the same universe.
     

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