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Announcements / Staff Discussion Updates & Member Input
« on: July 27, 2020, 01:33:28 AM »
What's up guys gals and nonbinary pals, welcome to our new staff discussion update thread! We wanted to peel back the curtain a little bit and give you guys an idea of what's going on behind the curtain, and also get feedback from you guys about potential changes. Be it new plots we're coming up with, events, rule or game changes, questions you guys asked us, etc! Not every single thing will go here (like rule enforcement, for example), nor will details of our discussions, but the big stuff y'all should know about? Yes. If y'all feel strongly about liking or disliking something we're discussing, please voice it in this thread (or, if you'd like a bit more privacy, my dms are always open, as are the other staffers). We want to hear from you and make changes that excite you.

Speaking of changes, staff have been discussing two major things that would alter TNW in big ways!

-- Firstly, allowing steam power in the game. Right now we're leaning towards allowing it, and are discussing how to implement it in a way that keeps things somewhat restricted, while still allowing them to be in the game. This discussion came up after a question asked by Truce regarding if it would be possible.

-- Secondly, a new group with a new biome and plot with a new creature.

We have other ongoing discussions atm that we'll touch on later, but those are the ones we're most interested in getting feedback on.

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Character Adoptions / Badlands and Los Santos Leader Tryouts
« on: July 03, 2020, 07:26:12 PM »
The Badlands and Los Santos both are in need of leaders, as @wisteria. and I are unable to continue leading at the present time. Since this is happening at the same time and both of our groups are incredibly slow, double tryouts! To apply, just fill out the form below and start making threads in whichever group you're hoping to lead, there might not be anyone there now but once it starts getting active again, that'll change very quickly. Plus, we want to see that any applicants are really committed to the group.

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[b]TRYING OUT FOR BADLANDS/LOS SANTOS[/b] (delete the one you're not trying out for and these parenthesis)
[b]Username:[/b]
[b]Activity/Muse:[/b]
[b]Character Name:[/b]
[b]Short Character Blurb:[/b]
[b]Ideas/Plans You Have:[/b]

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General OOC / memes
« on: June 30, 2020, 02:27:35 PM »
guys let's throw memes at each other
gimme whatcha got gimme whatcha got

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OOC Discussion / Notice
« on: June 30, 2020, 02:16:30 PM »
Okay y'all probably could have guessed that this was coming, since I went on leave for a few days and it turned into two weeks. I've been trying to get the muse and motivation to get back into it since the weekend of the 20th, and it's just not happened. After giving it a lot of thought, I've decided to step down. There's a lot of stuff going on for me irl that I need to focus on, both good and bad, and I know that even before I went on leave I wasn't at my best. Los Santos deserves better than that, so I've decided to step down. @timothy is going to keep temp leading for the time being, and leader tryouts will be up at some point soon.

I had a great time leading, and wish LS all the best.

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General OOC / tnw slang
« on: May 18, 2020, 10:49:30 PM »
I love language right, and thinking about language, and talking about slang with my international friends... and I been thinking about tnw... so naturally, tnw slang
so like !! tnw-wide stuff, but also group specific stuff? ig a pre-existing term would be blackout, but ye!
I have. no braincells but I wanted to throw this thread down

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Announcements / new ca search!
« on: April 25, 2020, 01:16:02 AM »
hey y'all guess what, it's that time again! We're looking to grow the staff team, so anyone that's interested in joining head on over to the staff application board! if you already have an application, feel free to bump it, or make a new updated one. We'll only be looking at apps that are bumped/posted since this announcement. We don't have a date set in stone for when we decide, so get your apps in quick!

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OOC Discussion / survey discussion
« on: April 23, 2020, 09:10:22 PM »
ok lads so... survey ran longer than I wanted to let it, but I got two wildly conflicting replies so. of course I was hoping for a bit more feedback

one reply was from someone here that is very happy with the way it is, and said the thing that needed improvement was activity

the other reply was from someone that used to be here. that person wasn't really a fan of anything. chief problems were that the threads tended to revolve around Bub and Sel with little room for other ppl to reply, it seems like a Badlands copycat and the territory needs more details

I don't want to come across as defensive or even get that way at all, but I'll throw down a lil explanation as to why the threads seemed to revolve around Bub and Sel so people at least understand why
Spoiler: show
activity here is pretty bad. we all know it. I don't get muse from that, I don't get ideas, I don't get plots. all I got is stuff related to Sel's family so... I tend to focus a lot on that since that's the only area where she's developing most of the time. Is that what I want to be the case? No, of course not, but I'm working with what I got

as soon as I got that reply, though, I tried to make some threads that didn't have anything to do w Sel's family/development. Darky, Bub's roleplayer, has decided to leave the site so this shouldn't really be an issue anymore

as far as potentially changing the theme/territory, I'm not opposed to the idea. But I can't do it unless I actually have a clear picture on what people would be interested in seeing. this is one of those things where saying "this is what's wrong" doesn't really point me to what's right, but I'd love to hear suggestions, I really would

I've been trying to come up w stuff to make the group more dynamic, and rn I was thinking trying to do more w the dogs? it's a small step but it's smth. I got that thread w the puppies up, but I wanna do more with them too

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General OOC / ask me (almost) anything
« on: April 18, 2020, 08:33:29 PM »
hi I'm bored so ask me (almost) anything
aside from personal questions

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OOC Discussion / LOS SANTOS CHOICE AWARDS FEB '20
« on: February 22, 2020, 06:44:44 PM »
howdy there y'all, welcome to the Los Santos choice awards that yes is highkey ripped from the one I put up in BL! I'd love to wrap it up by the end of the month, so the sooner y'all get your votes in the better! However, if we need an extra week that's fine.

Rules:
1. No more than 3 votes for one character per category (pick two, most likely to, etc). There's a lot of subcategories and the number of characters fluctuates, so this seems like the best way to handle it without leaving vast swathes of blank subcategories
2. Only 2 (three if the third is in a pick two category with another person) votes for yourself or your character are allowed (even if you have more than two characters).
3. Follow all BB rules
4. Try and include as many people as possible
5. Have fun!

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[spoiler][b][size=14pt]Pick Two*...[/size][/b]
[b]Cutest Couple:[/b]
[b]Most likely to get married:[/b]
[b]Most likely to be secret lovers:[/b]
[b]Resident JD and Veronica:[/b]
[b]Most iconic friendship:[/b]
[b]Most intense rivalry:[/b]
[b]Best Crackship:[/b]
[b]Least likely team up:[/b]

[b][size=14pt]Most Likely To...[/size][/b]
[b]Take over the Los Santos:[/b]
[b]Take over accidentally:[/b]
[b]Win the Hunger Games:[/b]
[b]Marry for love:[/b]
[b]Marry for money:[/b]
[b]Become a Starving Artist:[/b]
[b]Drive someone insane:[/b]
[b]Go insane:[/b]
[b]Bitch-slap someone:[/b]
[b]Be bitch-slapped:[/b]
[b]Get slapped by a fish:[/b]
[b]Adopt the entire group:[/b]
[b]Get thrown out by Sel:[/b]
[b]Die young:[/b]
[b]Die old:[/b]
[b]Battle a raccoon with nothing but a stick and wits:[/b]
[b]Drop everything and become a Hermit:[/b]
[b]Fight God and Win:[/b]
[b]Set the territory on fire on purpose:[/b]
[b]Set the territory on fire on accident:[/b]
[b]Win in a fight against Godzilla:[/b]
[b]Scream after being kissed in any way:[/b]
[b]Die in the most mundane way:[/b]
[b]Rob Sel (without realizing it):[/b]
[b]Rob Sel (on purpose):[/b]

[b][size=14pt]Official...[/size][/b]
[b]Mom:[/b]
[b]Dad:[/b]
[b]Parental Unitâ„¢:[/b]
[b]Weird Cousin:[/b]
[b]Child in Need of Protecting:[/b]
[b]Rebellious Teen:[/b]
[b]Cinnamonroll:[/b]
[b]Sinnamonroll:[/b]
[b]Sweetheart:[/b]
[b]Asshole:[/b]
[b]Hero:[/b]
[b]Villain:[/b]
[b]Nicest Smile:[/b]
[b]Biggest Dumbass:[/b]
[b]Smollest Bean:[/b]
[b]Cryptid:[/b]

[b][size=14pt]OOC...[/size][/b]
[b]Most likely to make you cry:[/b]
[b]Most likely to need a tissue:[/b]
[b]Most likely to be kind to their character:[/b]
[b]Least likely to be kind to their character:[/b]
[b]Official evil genius:[/b]
[b]Official weirdest:[/b]
[b]Official funniest:[/b]
[b]Official friendliest:[/b]
[b]Official parent:[/b][/spoiler]

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OOC Discussion / BADLANDS CHOICE AWARDS FEB '20
« on: February 22, 2020, 06:41:40 PM »
howdy there y'all, welcome to the Badlands choice awards! I'd love to wrap it up by the end of the month, so the sooner y'all get your votes in the better! However, if we need an extra week that's fine.

Rules:
1. No more than 3 votes for one character per category (pick two, most likely to, etc). There's a lot of subcategories and the number of characters fluctuates, so this seems like the best way to handle it without leaving vast swathes of blank subcategories
2. Only 2 (three if the third is in a pick two category with another person) votes for yourself or your character are allowed (even if you have more than two characters).
3. Follow all BB rules
4. Try and include as many people as possible
5. Have fun!

Code: [Select]
[spoiler][b][size=14pt]Pick Two*...[/size][/b]
[b]Cutest Couple:[/b]
[b]Most likely to get married:[/b]
[b]Most likely to be secret lovers:[/b]
[b]Resident JD and Veronica:[/b]
[b]Most iconic friendship:[/b]
[b]Most intense rivalry:[/b]
[b]Best Crackship:[/b]
[b]Least likely team up:[/b]

[b][size=14pt]Most Likely To...[/size][/b]
[b]Take over the Badlands:[/b]
[b]Take over accidentally:[/b]
[b]Win the Hunger Games:[/b]
[b]Marry for love:[/b]
[b]Marry for money:[/b]
[b]Become a Starving Artist:[/b]
[b]Drive someone insane:[/b]
[b]Go insane:[/b]
[b]Bitch-slap someone:[/b]
[b]Be bitch-slapped:[/b]
[b]Get slapped by a fish:[/b]
[b]Adopt the entire group:[/b]
[b]Get thrown out by Cat:[/b]
[b]Die young:[/b]
[b]Die old:[/b]
[b]Battle a raccoon with nothing but a stick and wits:[/b]
[b]Drop everything and become a Hermit:[/b]
[b]Fight God and Win:[/b]
[b]Set the territory on fire on purpose:[/b]
[b]Set the territory on fire on accident:[/b]
[b]Win in a fight against Godzilla:[/b]
[b]Scream after being kissed in any way:[/b]
[b]Die in the most mundane way:[/b]
[b]Rob Cat (without realizing it):[/b]
[b]Rob Cat (on purpose):[/b]

[b][size=14pt]Official...[/size][/b]
[b]Mom:[/b]
[b]Dad:[/b]
[b]Parental Unitâ„¢:[/b]
[b]Weird Cousin:[/b]
[b]Child in Need of Protecting:[/b]
[b]Rebellious Teen:[/b]
[b]Cinnamonroll:[/b]
[b]Sinnamonroll:[/b]
[b]Sweetheart:[/b]
[b]Asshole:[/b]
[b]Hero:[/b]
[b]Villain:[/b]
[b]Nicest Smile:[/b]
[b]Biggest Dumbass:[/b]
[b]Smollest Bean:[/b]
[b]Cryptid:[/b]

[b][size=14pt]OOC...[/size][/b]
[b]Most likely to make you cry:[/b]
[b]Most likely to need a tissue:[/b]
[b]Most likely to be kind to their character:[/b]
[b]Least likely to be kind to their character:[/b]
[b]Official evil genius:[/b]
[b]Official weirdest:[/b]
[b]Official funniest:[/b]
[b]Official friendliest:[/b]
[b]Official parent:[/b][/spoiler]

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OOC Discussion / s/hp interest thread
« on: February 16, 2020, 11:12:05 PM »
ok so LS is pretty slow, we all know this we roll with it that might even be something we like. cool, I can work with that. but with chill activity I end up wondering who to promote, esp when ik part of the appeal can be that it's a chill place w v little pressure to post. but for those of you who want more responsibility and recognition, I made this bad boy so I know who actually wants it and don't end up. promoting someone who'd Rather Not

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[b]Username:[/b]
[b]Character:[/b]
[b]Muse:[/b]
[b]Desired Position:[/b]
[b]Backup Position:[/b]

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OOC Discussion / choice awards planning
« on: February 02, 2020, 09:56:28 PM »
ok this is super rushed but tell me abt what categories and rules you wanna see for the choice awards!

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OOC Discussion / GUIDE TO BANDANNAS AND TITLES + REQUEST AND TRACKER
« on: January 27, 2020, 01:34:39 AM »
Note before we begin: this thread will have references to violence, gore and death.

This is something I've been meaning to make for a while it's arguably a year late but shh, I've just never gotten around to it because motivation, time, muse, etc. But wow for once I'm actually feeling up for it so heeeere we go.

This thread is to serve as both a guide to the more confusing aspects of the ranks and as a tracker/sign up thing for acknowledgement. If there are any other related questions about the ranks, feel free to toss them down below!

   The difference between Worms and Grunts
Stated simply: Worms are the prisoners of the Badlands, made to do the tasks that no one in the higher ranks want to do. They lack the protections of grunts and typically there are no repercussions for hurting them. They aren't given any sort of marker to designate them as part of the Badlands. Worms often work for the chance to become a Grunt, or to escape whatever debt or other hold the Badlands have on them. Grunts are members of the Badlands and given necklaces to designate them as part of the group. Some Grunts are given bandannas. Grunts are entitled to all of the protections that being a Badlander grants, such as not being pushed around by other members or not having any harassment from other groups go unpunished. Typically members join as Grunts unless they do something against the Badlands (or the roleplayer wants to start as a Worm). Worms can work their way up and Grunts can be demoted.

   The difference between having a bandanna and not having a bandanna
Roleplay wise? Grunts with bandannas get no better or worse treatments than ones that only have the necklace. It's a bit of a status symbol, showing that they've proved themselves in some way and are loyal to the Badlands. The only real perk is that those with bandannas are considered more for promotion, though it is not a requirement. Grunts that only have a necklace can be promoted without a bandanna and have until the next meeting to earn one (which I'd arrange with the roleplayer immediately). Promotions are still earned through ic activity and contribution.

   How to earn a bandanna
It's not actually that complicated. Typically bandannas are passed out to those that seem to be promising Badlanders. Loyalty to the group, capable in a fight (or willing to learn/in training), or willing and able to heal members that get hurt. Usually Cat will do an interview with a character if they think that char shows promise, or some sort of opportunity for them to show off their combat skills will be provided (battle trainings and raids rarely are just a coincidence). These are not the only ways, but they're the main ones. It's a matter of a character displaying in one way or another, they're cut out for the Badlands. I'm working on making these more accessible, since I know the bandannas haven't had the best implementation. This thread is one of my solutions.

   How to earn the titles
The titles are a bit different than the ranks and necklace/bandanna. They each have their own markings, come with their own perks/responsibilities, and have their own requirements. You can read about them in the guide, though I'll also be laying out the requirements here.
   The Brand
      In short, it requires blood: both spilled by the member getting it (in defense of the Badlands or in one of their attacks), as well as spilling an enemy of the Badlands' blood. The enemy can absolutely be an NPC, though just some random guy off the street won't work unless the guy had malintent.
   Enforcer
      Enforcers are given to anyone Cat trusts to follow and enforce their rules. Typically given to HPs and/or people that listen to Cat and won't shy away from whatever the necessary punishment for rulebreaking is. The most abstract title with the least specific qualifications.
   Medic
      This title is given to anyone that proves themself capable of taking care of the injured and sick of the Badlands. Basically they gotta be seen in action, be that taking care of someone or doing a training.
   Raider
      Given to anyone that has attended at least three raids and led at least one.

   Hey Bryne I think my character counts for one or more of these
Awesome! Normally I look for a specific post I can point to as a reason for a character to get a bandanna or necklace, eg a post of a character being badass in a raid or learning how to fight, but strictly speaking it doesn't have to be that way. I've included a form below to request things, as well as requesting the necessary events to qualify! Would you rather talk it out in DM? Shoot me a message! Have another idea for how to get a bandanna? I'm all ears! If you're working towards a title that requires a bit more time and effort to get (such as branded or enforcer), feel free to track your character's exploits here! I know I can't always keep track of who's done what.

Please note that sometimes a chars' other ic actions may delay a bandanna even if they might otherwise get one. Only a delay, I don't think I've ever permanently blacklisted anyone from getting it. In addition to that, some things may not be quite enough to nab one, but I'm more than happy to work with you to get y/c there!

Code: (gimme a bandanna) [Select]
[b][size=12pt]Hey Bryne hit me with that BANDANNA[/size][/b]
[b]Character:[/b]
[b]Have they done something to earn it yet?[/b] y/n
[b]If yes, what?[/b]
[b]If no, what would you like them to do?[/b]
[b]Other:[/b]
Code: (gimme a title) [Select]
[b][size=12pt]Hey Bryne hit me with that [TITLE][/size][/b]
[b]Character:[/b]
[b]Evidence/Reason:[/b]
[b]Other:[/b]

The forms aren't great and I'm not sure if they have everything that I need but I'm tired and deteriorating fast

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OOC Discussion / choice awards planning
« on: January 24, 2020, 04:11:47 PM »
ok y'all my lazy ass finally stopped procrastinating! hooray
basically the title lol
what rules do you want to see?
what categories?
so on and so forth

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Helping Hub / the Badlands and Los Santos' relationship?
« on: November 24, 2019, 07:50:32 PM »
pasting this from discord bc I'm lazy ty Truce for replying there
since I'm rping both the leader of the Badlands and of Los Santos, I wanted to ask what sort of relationship people would want to see in the two groups? Currently Sel and Cat Do Not like each other but both are capable of putting aside their personal dislike for the sake of diplomacy... or if ppl wanted that whole thing could blow up and there could be some rivalry or even conflict

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