Badshot

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    What Makes You Cringe In TF2?

    I got a contract for snowplow, not normally a problem. Except the fact that TF2 currently hates me for some reason. Here's the deal, I play on a snowplow map on a valve server perfectly fine no problems. Map changes so I exit and join a new server. This this happens "Your map cp_snowplow.bsp differs from the server." And I'm disconnected. I was just on Snowplow... After toying with it a bit to no avail (joining multiple servers) I quit and go play some WoW, I try again and it works again, I joined a server that had 5 minutes left, changed map and I exited again. Then it gives me the same message on a different server, so I know it wasn't because Snowplow just updated and the servers didn't have them yet. This really bugs me because I want to finish this damn contract.
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    World of Warcraft

    So I made a Draenai Priest. Spent 20 minutes killing bloodelves for this dead guys necklace. I think I killed like 50 of them just to find it. Priests are bad soloers...
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    What Makes You Smile In TF2?

    The first Gun mettle cosmetic I unboxed was an assassin grade el duderino. It looks nice on my heavy.
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    Avatars are now squares! Tell us your thoughts!

    Most of my avatars take up the entire box, so I'm ok with this. And you all know I'm Nanfoodle's summoner! I've just been busy...
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    Twitch Plays Dark Souls

    Then they attack their fluffy tail waifu, and all hell breaks loose.
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    Twitch Plays Dark Souls

    My god...
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    TF2 Trading

    You must have a demopan loadout to say that. I do however, so https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoolMBH-yco
  8. Copy and pasted from PF2, I typed up these hints and tips to help with future roleplays, some were added by other members of PF2 and their credits are still there. These will mostly apply to both Traditional and Storyboard styles for a forum based RPG, and have 2 sections for both the DM and the Players and 1 for Both. DUNGEON MASTERS (DM) Make sure you have your story built or at least mostly built before you create the recruitment thread If your story isn't formed long enough for you to think of the rest, your RPG could be halted while you think, and the Players will become bored of waiting, and possibly drop out. Don't make your story set in stone This will create tons of problems, you never know how the players will react to what you do, and can affect negatively. I find it best to build the crucial moments, the events that MUST happen for the story to progress, and leave the rest almost blank. I call these travel times, where Players can talk, develop their characters, talk to NPCs, or you can throw in a random fight to spice things up while they travel to their next destination. Don't center the story around your character if you have one When it comes to Storyboard styles, the DM will commonly have a character of his or her own to join the party, I have seen a few times of RPGs that are built for the DMs character, the others can become bored from this from feeling like they are simply tagging along. Think of possible outcomes and be flexible If you think of possible outcomes, it can ready you in case something happens that you didn't expect. Of course you can't predict everything, but it helps to be prepared. Don't be afraid to put your foot down It's your RPG, you lay down the rules and you enforce them, if someone starts to derail the RPG or starts to be OP, there's a few methods on how to deal with it. The only one who should be OP is the Final Boss. Simply point out in the recruitment thread that derailment or OP characters will be dealt with. This would be their first warning, so they can't complain about not getting one. Politely ask then to stop or simply tone it down a notch, either by PM or in the OOC thread. Give them a taste of their own medicine, be OP right back. (This may piss them off however, but they asked for it) Don't railroad unless it's explainable in-universe (Courtesy of Lord Umber) When you're pushing the players along, don't tell them that their characters, after learning something in the middle of the session, will now go, to the tavern. However, what you CAN do, is say that they were kidnapped during the night, and taken to the basement of The Neighing Pony. Why is this? because it's explained in-universe, having god tell you that you went here is far less fun than being kidnapped by god's minions. Don't make obscenely OP NPCs (Courtesy of Lord Umber) This includes bosses, you can make them really strong and guff like that, but they still have to be beatable, unless he's, I dunno, Future Superman. Don't overdo it (Courtesy of recentteen14) By this we mean don't give yourself too much work, 1 RPG is good enough, don't try two like Toki did. I may be able to run an RPG and participate in one at the same time but that's because I love this stuff and have no life. Be creative One of the worst things in an RPG is boredom, sometimes it can even be the RPG itself. I like to come up with interesting themes (commonly related to games) to attract attention. If you feel your players are getting bored mid RPG, don't be afraid to twist it up a bit. People love action, give it to them! Make the ending worthwhile It's the ending! I mean come on, this is the final battle, the best part! It's gotta be good, this is what they've been working towards, will the stereotypical villain be bested or will your heroes fail miserably and doom the world? Don't make it anticlimactic like that Secret Stash mission from BL2. I WANTED TO KILL THAT BADASS SKAG! PLAYERS Don't make your character OP (mostly a Storyboard problem, where characters do not have stats or rolls) This is the bane of RPGs, both Players and DMs hate them because they end things too quickly and make things unfair for the DM. If your character is capable of tearing apart a group of tough enemies singlehandedly in one fell swoop, they might be OP. Tone it down, at least for the RPG. The DM is the master of the RPG, so you play by his or her rules The DM is providing the RPG for everyone, he or she is allowed to deal with anyone disrupting gameplay. It's OK if your character is special, just don't make them obnoxiously special (Partial courtesy of Citidel) Try to make them fit with the setting if you can, or even the story or party if possible. Citidel's Tip One of the biggest hints/tips/ways to not be obnoxious is when creating your character, create it it to fit within the setting. Design your character around the story. Hell, if you can, design it around the party. Don't expect the gm to have to come up with some ridiculously contrived plot just because you want to play the long lost progeny of Galadriel and Sauron from that one drunken tryst. Respect the DM He provided the story, he can do what he wants with it, if you don't like it you can drop out. Notify the DM if you are going to be away and unable to post If this doesn't happen, the DM and the Players will have no idea where you are, and you may have to post for something to progress, resulting in a standstill. Don't drag things out This sorta applies to both, but when doing character development or conversations, if everyone else is ready to go, try to wrap it up, they're waiting on you. Try not to argue with the DM, UNLESS it's actually valid (Courtesy of Lord Umber) This has happened plenty, and EVERY SINGLE TIME, it's resulted in the session dragging like a guy having a butt race with a dog. it's not fun for anyone either, and usually only ends up with the GM disliking the player who started it. Rarely, have I seen the GM actually be corrected. Separate Player Knowledge from Character Knowledge (Courtesy of Lord Umber) Remember how the DM tells your telepathic elf that he's received a vision, which no one else can see, and ends up vomiting from the images? Wanna try and use that knowledge without asking said elf what he saw? You didn't separate Player Knowledge from Character Knowledge then. Player Knowledge, is what the Player knows, out-of-universe. Character Knowledge, is what your PC knows, and, as such, wouldn't know what YOU, the Player, know, such as an event that occurred and he wasn't there, and couldn't know because of circumstances. Be Prepared (Courtesy of recentteen14) RPGs can take a long time, my first RPG lasted almost a year (but that's because I'm slow to post, I like to take my time) and if you aren't dedicated you can cause some serious trouble for the DM by dropping out, unless you have a valid reason. Too many dropouts can quickly kill an RP. BOTH Don't be an ass... (Courtesy of recentteen14) Basically what it says... be kind to your fellow RPers, if they fuck up, give them some advice, not bash them and make them feel horrible. Use common sense (Courtesy of Lord Umber) Exactly what it says on the Tin. Don't rush People have lives, they can't post 24/7. I had this happen to me once, someone was asking my character something crucial, but I couldn't post atm because I was busy for a few hours, when I finally checked I find that he/she asked, moved on and figured it out anyway and pretended my character simply was being too slow to respond. Don't do this, give them a bit, if it's been a day then you can move along. This also applies to responding, unless you have what you're going to say planned, don't reply without giving a second thought, this isn't live, take your time to think of a proper response. Feel free to add your own tips, if I find them suitable I will revise/summarize them if needed and add them to the list.
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    Twitch Plays Dark Souls

    I wonder if they beat this, they'll do NG+ and just keep going.
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    Game of Horses - An Interest of Checks

    Oh I never intended to dominate it, just sorta manage it. I'll run games and so can others.
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    Twitch Plays Dark Souls

    I can't wait for anarchy to start again, watch how often they die. Oh god how are they going to beat the Bed of Chaos...
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    World of Warcraft

    Made a Night Elf Druid on Sisters of Elune, so far I'm kinda liking the class.
  13. The bough of corruption from the WoW night elf tutorial. Haven't played anything since last night sooo...
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    Hardhat[Random Video 2]

    So that's how sniper makes so many of those.
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    Twitch Plays Dark Souls

    Or the painting guardian church.
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    Twitch Plays Dark Souls

    Jesus Christ, I think they heard all the doubts of the internet and are taking it seriously.
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    Game of Horses - An Interest of Checks

    I was just gonna make some more help threads then get a game going, but go ahead.
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    Roleplay 101

    It was hilarious though.
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    World of Warcraft

    Im downloading the game now (all 30 gigs of it, jesus christ) Gonna start a new one and see if it's still worth it, get used to it again you know? Also I felt I cheated because I haven't level capped naturally. Anyway if everyone is on a certain server let me know and I'll make it there, all my others are on Sisters of Elune I think because rp reasons.
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    Fun stories

    Playing Thief (the new one) and I'm being chased by a guard, I can't get rid of him quickly enough without alerting even more. So I did a perfect 180 trickshot arrow straight into his face, and he dropped dead. I was honestly surprised I pulled it off, even walked up to him and looked at the arrow.
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    Hello

    Hello fellow medic. I don't exactly main medic, but I am a good one, or I think anyway... As you can tell from my title I am Best Changeling.
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    Post yer desktops

    Not enough icons. Still not enough icons.
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    What Makes You Smile In TF2?

    I finally got that damn Doomsday milestone and got the hat, fucking bugged carrier kill achivement... Also is it bad I didn't figure out that the one pipe it told me to push someone into was the big pipe thing a little north of the rocket till I looked it up?
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    What Makes You Cringe In TF2?

    I got a guy on my friends list who has never heard of scrap.tf or backpack.tf or any trading site. He commonly asks for unique weapons, which is better than him asking for my stranges which he used to do. Upside: He over pays, he payed me a strange tribalmans and a unique amby for a blackbox last time, and once gave me a vintage ubersaw for something. Downside: I feel kinda bad that I'm just going along with it.