I think all alts should be registered. And given a band to wear around their arm. They are not equal to main characters. It says so in this book Main Kampf.
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"May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't."
(no, but sometime my curiousity gets the best of me and i ask if i know them by another player, Not because it will impact my rp with who they are currently on, more because i like to BS OC alot also. I understand and respect someone on wanting to keep it hidden for the fear that others will treat them differently IC if they know who is controlling the toon. My biggest offense is asking someone that i was real close to IC on Charlie Diesel, if i knew them, creating pressure for them to out all of their controlled toons. Since then i never ask.
See, I like to know who alts are just for me personaly. I don't metagame and treat the character any differently if i knew the player. However, knowing who the player is just gives me a personal idea on what way to come from when I talk to them. So basicly, No I don't really care just prefer knowing for personal sake. I usually keep it to myself who alts are, Secret or not.
(( I'm not trying to provoke you or start any agression, but here is what I saw and maybe it was misinterpretation. You don't care but like to know anyway so you "know" how to approach the person? You said you don't metagame this stuff, but would that not be considered a form of it?
I mean't approach the person OOCly.
Wanted to see where a few people stand before I gave my own input. I didn't vote, but I don't care who plays who. I firmly believe that RP is a way for people to express ideas and create new and fun environments. It drives me insane when people ask if someone is playing an alt, becuase in reality, why does it matter? Why does it matter, in any way, who plays what? RP is created by ideas of others for the enjoyment of all. I never ask (unless I'm being stupid.) and I love it when people create new characters.
To me, it's just a new blend of a person to interact with. It shouldn't matter who the person is, RP is RP, it should stay that way. It shouldn't be an OOC thing where you look on your screen and think "Oh that is such and such on an alt." because I believe that though we tell ourselves that we don't judge, we subconciously do so. It's human nature, it happens, I get it. Personally, for me, when I was told who was an alt it actually ended up ruining some RP for me, because I tehn felt like I was RPing with their other character, I didn't have a chance to engage the new one.
I also wanted to add in this little bit here. When I first started RPing in FE, I got a nice little piece of advice from someone who I wish I could remember. "RP is like writing 2.0, you shape it as it happens." and this got me thinking. When reading a stroy or a book, what fun is it when you already know everything? There's no point in trying to learn anything or find a new experience because, well, you already know everything!
I don't. It drives me nuts because I have a hard time keeping my own characters continuity in order. I do like to figure it out on my own, kind of a whodunit type thing but I won't outright ask someone.
I can scavenge trash... but this? This is rubbish! - Post Fall scavenger problems.
I like to know who plays which toon. That way i can talk with those people and if any of their other characters are needed in RP, i can inform them about that.
On the other hand i kinda like the mysterious feeling when i run into character, get a feeling i know the player despite meeting that char first time and then
just thinking about who it could be, or if it's a new player and i'm just being paranoid :D
I went with depends because imo this falls into such a grey area.
On one hand you got those just wanting to get into the immersion.. which was critical when i embarked on the manifistation of mixing rp with a cause near and dear to me, street children. Canni would have never survived if her players identity was not on a need to know basis in the begining. It was necessary for me to only be canni when I logged onto her.
Then you got the psychopath with 45 alts all stalking one/two person and all this one/two persons alts. This type not only needs to be banded but get a tracking device inserted so we can keep them contained.
One minute your calm, the next your shooting someone in the face, then your doing your chickendance. If that is not chaos I dont know what is - Aiid
((I voted 'Yes' because it looked lonely at zero.))
Despite of my expirience with alts,(before I had any as well)...Some people just used them to have an excuse of metagame such as : "I'm friend/daughter/son/father/mother/girlfriend/boyfriend/list goes on"....-Yet,since now I have alts as well,I just simply use them either to comunicate with others OOC-ly,either use them for crafting (Such as Big Jacob,my crafter),or just simply use them as RP-tool characters,in case of people needs them..-M-or,play them when I'm bored of playing my main character...
But as caring about people's alts?I guess it depends,mostly of the time I just manage to find out who's character's who,despite if I wanted or not to know....
I would rather not know who is playing who simply because it can be immersion breaking. Of course, with people you know well and play with regularly this doesn't matter so much because you are often playing in a bubble. That said I never try to hide who my own alts are, especially if there is a relationship between them, The Joe - Tuki - Miss Brown triangle for example.
Stick with me kid and you'll be farting through silk.
Voted it depends, because not many people like Vek, so I like to ooc a bit, to socialize
( I love Vek IC and don't like you OOC :D
Just kidding, sorry for the crude joke :D )
You're evil !
Well I said "Yes" Because I like to know who I am playing with. I personaly find there is more to RP than just the IC reason, I like the thought of just everyone playing and having fun and such, knowing who I am playing with means I can have a little OOC talk after and such, but at the same time I will never force someone, nor myself just go out of my way to be like "Oi mate my names Danny". I personaly if asked who I am, will just say "Ya man, It's Danny." But befor, I use to have my cousins are as I just said Brothers to people due to the fact we were brothers IC and therfore I felt saying cousin OOC would just confuse people, but anyway. thay use to come around alot more and such and we use to all have a Person to RP as on the same account. But meh, It's just me here now.....Ah well, theres my opinion anyway lads and lasses.
I like treating alts as totally diffrent people. Because alts are diffrent characters.However the past few days I've had people get ont heir alts then innocently talk to me and ask me leading questions to find out what I think of them. And then they get ont heir mains and act liek diffrent people and accuse me of their alt tellign them info so I get to repeat exactly what I just said. Again.Like it would make a diffrence.It's getting annoying.
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(( I recently made an alt and RP'd it just to see how people would react to a "new person" in the community. Kristie Bray is the name, Hope doctorin's the game. I was suprised at the amount of people who instantly went for the "who's alt are you?" card and it made me wonder what actual new people are experiencing. Instead of trying to guide these people, a part of us is instantly trying to analyze and figure out who the character is. I don't much like it and it was really getting old.
What you say I personally find really annoying at times in people's behaviour. I think there's no point to start pin-pointing and trying to figure what character is who's alt.
While I don't personally don't try figure alts purposefully, it's however usually unavoidable to realize at some point character being somebody's alt if you keep interacting and be influenced by other player long enough. I'll more often prefer to keep my mouth shut even if I found out who is who. :)
(( It was you! Awesome! I really enjoyed the role play with you. Thank you for this character. You are ready to join a secret clan of new-player or new-character helpers since you experienced it first hand.))
I experienced something similar once. I created a new char, I asked in help for RP players. I got contacted by some, who guided me to SRVO base in S1. When I came there, I met a person who was certain I was an alt of her friend... It became so ridiculous when she insisted that I just delogged disgusted. If that had happened to a new player we would have lost him.
And so, for Kristie, we won't see her again then?
(( See, I don't immediately assume someone is an alt unless too many things point in that direction. Like I've said before, I personally don't care who's who unless it involves a sort of OOC discussion, I'm better at communicating with others in all shapes and form. Everyone is different and that is one reason I like to know the player when I communicate with them OOC because I may already know their behavior and can approach them the proper way.
(( I don't actually log in much myself. If you'd like to RP, message me here, it's your best bet.
At the end of the day, for me it matters is that I sat down with you and we enjoyed ourselves on the terms that we like. That's why I voted yes, and with that said, I don't mind knowing who's who.
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