Pokemon dungeons:Realm of the secret ring recruitment
The one thing that I found is an idea from a friend,except I've taken it further.
Well there's a magic ring in this world,and the pokemon in the game have to get it,what's the big twist:certain people have to tell you when you can do things,but my idea will base on the fact that you can be allowed to use abilities when you want to(as in you don't have to run it through me first)! And because of that you have to chose no legendaries,I'm not sticking to the original pokemon either. So pokemon like piplup and turtwig are allowed. The idea to me is a great one that will allow you to play as you please as long as you follow the rules.
2.when chosing your abilities they have to be for that pokemon
3.only for players in game
what good are you:
And if you hae any pproblems please post.
Backstory to game: A mysterious new pokemon who had planned to destroy all life forms
has come by after an 1000 year rest to seek it's magic ring. It was a pokemon that looked like Arceus in every other way but color, it was named Arceus Nega, and was said not to need life plates like Arceus did. It's hp was negative, getting lower and lower. With this ring they think that he can take Arceus's power and become the original creator of the pokemon world once again, Arceus Mega, which is a really golden arceus looking dragon pokemon.
Objective:Get the ring before Arceus Nega does. You'll have a time limit for the people who want one. They'll be other quest afterwards and more pokemon members and I have created. Now get your pokemon on!
Posted on 2010-10-05 at 11:24:24.
Edited on 2011-01-21 at 10:18:57 by pyroboom
Don't get angry, Pyro... in all honesty, getting angry doesn't do much more than stress a body out, you know?
That said, I know it can be frustrating to put up a recruitment thread and/or start a game only to have it languish with little interest shown in it beyond your own... It's happened to all of us from time to time, I'm sure and, yes, it's frustrating. Like I said, though, getting mad about it doesn't do anything to pique interest or draw in potential players. So, instead of letting the anger and frustration get to you, why not channel those energies into something a little more productive that could possibly go a little further to "selling your concept," so to speak?
After having reread your intro post, here, I've come up with a few thoughts, ideas, suggestions that might help you do just that...
Flesh out your concept a little bit. Give potential players some more info as to what the backstory is where your game is concerned and/or maybe a hint of an idea as to what some of the goals are... Throwing some details like that into your initial recruitment posts will often serve to inspire those who read it inasmuch as they can come up with better character concepts and/or motivations... Or, if you're looking for more of a roleplay light/battle-heavy pokemon arena kind of thing, specify that.
Speaking of Pokemon, I can honestly say that I hadn't seen very many (if any) calls for folks to sign up for any sort of Pokemon RP, hereabouts until recently... The fact that this particular recruitment isn't drawing much interest may just be the result of there not being a very big "market" for pokemon based games at the Inn.
Given that, there are a couple of options to entertain, there, I think... You can A) get some of your RL friends (or friends from other sites you frequent) who play pokemon to join the Inn and "boost the marketbase," B) write up some other posts to drum up interest in pokemon amongst the rest of the Innmate population (Got any ideas for "new" pokemon of your own? Write them up and post them in the Personal Creations forum), or, C) maybe abandon the Pokemon idea for the time being and try another concept... You know, maybe try a reboot of your 2012 idea? Give the recruitment a re-write, flesh it out a bit, etc, and see if you don't get some new nibbles.
(And before I even type this one out, let me assure you that, in no way is it intended as a "slam"...) Work on your writing skills a tad... I can tell you've got plenty of thoughts and ideas going on in that head of yours and your enthusiasm to get things going is definitely evident; however, I have to admit that your intro post, here, seemed a bit "jumpy" and, as a result, lost a bit of its coherence as a result... The post looks a bit more like a "freewriting/brainstorming" session than an actual "call for players"... the ideas are all there but they seem to be kind of willy-nilly where presentation is concerned... Take those "brainstorming" ideas, give them a little "sort and polish," and then re-post and see if you at least get more folks stopping by and commenting (if not joining).
I'm sure that your Dad can help you out where the writing is concerned... he's a fairly decent writer himself, you know, and it couldn't hurt to ask for his help here and there, could it? Heck! Ask any of us here, for that matter! We may not all be as readily accessible as your dad might be but I can practically guarantee that there are more than a couple of us who would be glad to offer some guidance and assistance if you'd ask and/or accept.
Anyway, Pyro... like I said, none of this is intended to belittle you, make you feel bad, or anything along those lines... just trying to help out, if I can.
Posted on 2011-01-19 at 18:37:29.
Edited on 2011-01-19 at 18:47:15 by Eol Fefalas
Give me a little time to review the pokemon, its been a few years since I have watched, or played pokemon. I will have a reply to you before monday. Probably tonight, but cannot make any guarantees as I am in the process of moving, and work full time.
hey pyro chill out man. You know that virtual table top game ive been working on? Still waiting on players. Sometimes its just a real life situation holding things up. Real life affects us all at times. I do think Eol is right. You should try another style or maybe try to get 2012 started back up again. If you need help, I will HELP you but not do it for you.
I also want to thank Eol for taking the time to type out praise, encouragement, and suggestions for Pyro. I "Applaud" your effort!
Dad and Eol, I tried a few of Eols suggestions except for that, and now I realize maybe this game should be, in my own words, "Stopped". Get ready for an Earth's battle because 2012 is coming back baby!
...t'weren't nuffin'. Like I said, that's kind of why we mods are here, isn't it? Maintain order (such as it is) on the boards and in chat is on our list of responsibilities, of course, but, since the Inn is such a great place we don't have to actually do much of that "policing for trouble" kind of thing... soooo, top priority for us, I guess, should be helping out the other Innmates where, when, and how we can, right?
Anyway, sorry to see this one didn't take off for you, pyro, but kudos for closing with grace and not "giving up" all together. Best of luck with the 2012 revival... remember, too, that patience pays great dividends, dude.