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Post by Hydre(Hydreigon) on Wed May 11, 2016 4:46 pm

Alright, so now that I've hooked the discussion with the title (and probably some insults)

Do we seriously, seriously, need to have Rap battles and Tournaments in Cruise, of all RPs?

I mean. Look. This is Cruise. Having talked about some staff members, it is literally considered to be FR on a boat, with some events, but aren't those events supposed to be like, ones that you could have on a regular cruise? Or corresponding to the plot of your cruise?

Say, if you're on a 'regular' sea, then idk, make the Cruise go near a school of Mantine, and have the RPers get a chance to dive with them? Or if it's a more esoteric one (flying Cruise for example), then have them encounter a couple of Altarias? The possibilities aren't just limited to 2 events, ya know. They are nice at the beginning, but once you went through Cruise after Cruise of them, they fall flat out boring, and cringey.

If you wonder how bad the issue is, then lemme say this : I'm on PS! for most of the day (unless I'm eating, or running an errand in town), and in the past 3 days, every single Cruise I saw in main had either of those 2. Overall, it'd be around 60% (yes I'm throwing this number randomly).

So. How about a solution, then? Mine is simply to ban rap battles on Cruise. Tournaments COULD happen, but instead, why not have something like a pokemon contest, if you don't want roleplayers to interact with the outside world? Or idk, a casino?

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Re: Cruise = Rap battle and Tournament

Post by Rocket Admin Lens on Thu May 12, 2016 5:05 am

Don't worry boy. I'm not planning to. Space is big, but it has no room for raps.
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Re: Cruise = Rap battle and Tournament

Post by Psychoreality on Thu May 12, 2016 5:10 am

Here's my stance on this. Rap battles and tournaments effectively remove the opportunity for people to join in on the RP, sometimes for upwards of 20 minutes at a time. I don't know why they exist. I don't know who popularised it. I just have to ask. Why? The Studio runs weekly rap battles, but they set an hour or so of time aside for it. In the RP room. there's just not time to allow 3 or so hours a day to be spent rap battling/having tournaments in Cruise. That's why the time limit for all RPs came into being.

In short, I support the banning of rap battles in Cruise, possibly also the banning of tournaments but that may be more acceptable if done in moderation with there not being an all-encompassing focus on it, so people can still join and have fun without having to participate in the tournament.
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Re: Cruise = Rap battle and Tournament

Post by Hydre(Hydreigon) on Thu May 12, 2016 5:40 am

People can join Cruise while there is a tournament or rap battle. They are basically, 'register and enter' "events", at least all that I saw. But while they run, no other event can happen, removing the point of having Custom be hosted with a doc

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Re: Cruise = Rap battle and Tournament

Post by Articuno on Thu May 12, 2016 7:13 pm

I think that these rap battles and tournaments are entirely the fault of the host. It is the shortsightedness that "there can only be one thing going at a time" that is causing this issue. While I do not approve of rap battles (nor gender/body swaps - like wtf? Are you serious?) as an event, the example doc I wrote does have an arena in it for sparring.

The issue is that while doing an 'event', the host believes that nothing else can be done at the same time. Therefore it encompasses the whole of the RP for that period of time, even though not everyone is participating in it. It would be easy enough for something like this:

Host: Sign ups for the tournament have now begun! As the participants write their names down, the -insert name of boat- has now passed -insert location-. And if you look to your right, you'll see some Wailmer spouting water. -Insert Wailmer fact-.

However, I think that sort of thing just doesn't occur to them. And as a result, we have what we get now.

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Re: Cruise = Rap battle and Tournament

Post by Lawful Evil on Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:19 pm

just gonna put my personal opinion here

i haven't bothered to watch a whole lot of cruises all the way through nor have i participated in many, but i'll agree with you, hydre: i think that rap battles and tournaments should be banned or reduce to a minimum.

first of all, they're too overrated. in nearly every cruise i see a tournament or a rap battle at least once. cruise really needs some variety in its events to keep it from getting as dull as murder mystery, with the cliche "lights go out" and the same bland plots present in at least one slot on every poll. cruise has recently started becoming more popular, and with popularity comes cliches- something that people who actively host cruise should try to negate.

a possible solution to this would be to make the events a bit more like kingdom: accept user generated events. now, we all know there would be an influx of "rap battle", "tournament" and "gender swap"s, but (depending on the host)you can always bold "no rap battles/tournaments/gender swaps/anything cliche or farfetched". it'd be nice to try and encourage users to be creative. obviously, this won't completely eradicate the problem, but it might cut down a bit on the over use of these particular events.

let me know what you think.
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Re: Cruise = Rap battle and Tournament

Post by Shiny Eeveez for Dayz on Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:55 pm

I think you are right bout the tournament part. Because Nearly EVERY GOD DAMN TIME I call for an Event on mine At
least, 2/3 people ask for one or a variant of one, and when we get something like a Pokemon Contest(usually my addition) No one joins, or I have to end the event. Like , Why do we need organized Tournaments, when most people go like "X Character challenges Y character to a battle (Y Character's User)". On the Rap Battle Part, I've really only gotten the suggestion once, but it lost. Honestly, both the Shitpost and such have made me stop hosting S.S. Eeveelution. But, of late, I have hosted it a bit.
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Re: Cruise = Rap battle and Tournament

Post by Kevinselvan on Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:49 pm

OMG so many people talking about my least favorite rp...YEAS!!!!

Ok cruise as an rp is meant, And only meant! for beginners.
When i say begginer i mean people who you would expect to do
/me does fireball in a dnd
or guess that the last shadow claw was used by that aipom..
They don't follow a plot, they are infact as free as they get.
That being said, how do you keep people like this instilled in an rp for more than say 5 mins?
The first thing that comes to mind is events.
Except..what events..
so the hosts go for the cheapest and easiest of the events...rap battles, tuorneys and how did everyone forget
The random plushies
no seriously..i see them all the bloody time...
like why???

Now take the begginer crowd and put it in a event like..say...The murder of a passenger.
How many do you think would actulally notice...
how many more do you think would use this as an excuse for overpowerness...
And lets not forget the countless people trying to just have fun with that one rp partner...

So in conclusion...
most hosts..if i am not wrong..do these so they could be safe...
because a certain host opened his cruise like

You were all in a boat
This is dead hour cruise people..dead hours
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Re: Cruise = Rap battle and Tournament

Post by Shiny Eeveez for Dayz on Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:10 pm

One more thing, One time, when I was new to hosting, Once my co-host (a friend) suggested a [ PRIMAL RATATTA ] INVASION, which was just a Level 200 Ratatta, the event was stupid, but really wasn't a big shitpost generator (surprisingly).
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