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How often do you take hits (damage) in rp freeform battles?

 
Javier Mendez's picture
Never, Im 8 foot tall 900 pounds of pure muscle.
10% (2 votes)
Never, I have uber ninja skills i can dodge bullets after the round is shot
5% (1 vote)
Never, I have kevlar under my skin.
5% (1 vote)
Never, i use my telepathic abilities. (*T* You feel the urge to vote for this option)
38% (8 votes)
Never, im just too good /e pulls his guns, takes aim, fires hitting you in the head.
14% (3 votes)
Never, My superior technology is too stronk /e checks his pda while playing his gameboy while updateing his Iphone
5% (1 vote)
Never, I use my mind link with my buddies to call them in to kills you!
19% (4 votes)
Never, I'm Australian, two things we loves it's fighting and Fightin' Round The World
5% (1 vote)
Total votes: 21

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Calliope's picture

(( Nothing here applies, of course.  I get the sense that you don't like rp freeform battles... :) ))

Javier Mendez's picture

(just some bad luck as of late, needed to vent a little. : )

Not pointing fingers or calling anyone out but just some of the things ive heard and saw this last week.

Sarah Gunsmith's picture

Where's option H) All too frequently?

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I demand an option for me being a machine from the future, going around killing many people for no reason, and to kill some brat, but ultimately fail! lol

There should be an option for 'All-Above'... Just... Yeeeeeeaaaaah...

*Middle Finger*

Javier Mendez's picture

Fixed for you and fox!

Miss Nibbles's picture

(( Um.. I'd pick the technology one... but I don't have a mobile data connected PDA or iphone.. or gameboy.. Just enough armor to make a tank's barrel shrink in inadequancy. :P ))

Sarah Gunsmith's picture

"Never, a cutscene starts and I start to disarm and disable everyone in the area and then field strip their weapons."

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Ardenn's picture

I did the Telepath thing exactly Once, and it wasnt actually intentional. Someone had a neat idea for triangulating Ardenn's position and I let them run it. I had no idea they'd come with a LOT of backup and caused the RP scene to go bonkers. I have to be a lot more careful with the telepath skills now, its easy to godmode by accident when you dont know someone elses intent.

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Rasta Effect's picture

Never....Never....or.....oh! Never.....

hm.... *votes* Never.....

Dirty Doc's picture

(( Never.. because Honeydew never fights. ))

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I love Trollpolltrolllolls!! But where's the cats?!

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Zhu two's picture

God bless you sir! You added the "Zhu" option :D! Allowing me to keep with my mantra of "Only way to play: Power Armor & Laser Beams!"

Thank you all for the fantastic learning experience!

(Too many good choices.)

I ain't Mike Jones, Keep my name out ya mouth, BITCH!

Kiako Lalene's picture

I think I've died more often than won a fight.

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Canni Belle's picture

 Never, Im 8 foot tall 900 pounds of pure muscle. short .. scrawny little girl .. looks at you just says .. " so?" 
 Never, I have uber ninja skills i can dodge bullets after the round is shot. .... kyasuka is the only real ninja .. anyone saying they are iz fibbin
 Never, I have kevlar under my skin.  ... see? i knew takin a baf was bad for yas!!!
 Never, i use my telepathic abilities. (*T* You feel the urge to vote for this option) *T* you will bring the kid all your orange soda and cookies
 Never, im just too good /e pulls his guns, takes aim, fires hitting you in the head... face .. not head .. it aint the same .. get it right
 Never, My superior technology is too stronk /e checks his pda while playing his gameboy while updateing his Iphone... *runz because that sounds like homework*
 Never, I use my mind link with my buddies to call them in to kills you! .. dun need help .. gonna keep coming back till i kill yas or ya tired of clonin me
 Never, I'm Australian, two things we loves it's fighting and Fightin' Round The World ... nuh uh .. thats reavers.. an yer a doo doo head

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

Khalil's picture

I've gotten to the point that its been really bad that I just walk away.  Get pissed off whomever but I play the game to enjoy it not get the skin ripped off my #($&#% in really bad freeform situations.  

 

Call me a dick but I'll just walk away *shrug ))

((likewise.....a whole lots of LIBERTY out there....about ready to go back to /pvp...see how many level 3 badasses there are then.

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Javier Mendez's picture

Yup. RP was so bad this Saturday that BB won't even retaliate just to avoid the bad RP...

Ardenn's picture

*Knows who that lvl 3 was and was laughing his ass off to see it sent to the cloner.... Repeatedly*

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Kiako Lalene's picture

The problem isn't that freeform RP is bad, it's just that a lot of people abuse it and refuse to lose.

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Engel's picture

 

My experience with freeform combat is good and I would not change it for any other type of resolving conflict. I am sad to hear you had bad experience, but I think people will refuse to lose in pvp / freeform / rolls / whatever if they don't want to lose. It has nothing to do with the liberty of the preferred combat system.

 


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/pvp is a big change in game "reality" agreed....I enjoyed it grealy some time ago...however....

We have compadres that have earned their cred through rp and not countless grind hours (on a CERTIAN toon, but have on others), they've proven their worth.  It's REALLY not that hard.  BE DECENT.  Treat people the way you wanna be treated, get treated fairly.  You sign up to a specific role, expect a certain payout.  It really isn't a mysterious thing!

 

However before anyone else says it...as soon as Rowdy gets off of maternity leave, there is gonna be major consequences as far as ...single life individuals and the consequences of taking them.  

I ain't Mike Jones, Keep my name out ya mouth, BITCH!

Agression's picture

(( Love this poll, resuming why I didn't freeform anymore. After three years in game, wasn't still able to win a single freeform fight because I was "too fair" when in PvP, there would be only a very few players in the RP community that could have beaten me. This wasn't fun anymore to be a weak CHOTA when I was kicking asses in PvP when people were just RPing that they were strong.

Anyway... I'm not in the game anymore so...

Rant off. ))

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Javier Mendez's picture

"win a single freeform fight because I was "too fair" when in PvP, there would be only a very few players in the RP community that could have beaten me"

This is how I felt this week. During the first month of BB RP I took alot of lumps. But felt javi needed to, after all he was just a street kid with a gun. But I made sure he learned from every death and lump he got. Now he knows when and when not to fight. How to use his weapons better, and safer and better ways to mule the weapons and drugs in and out of flagstaff.

But this week I felt like the victim. Getting killed by people I've never seen in a RP conflict. Why? Cause bullets hurt and I RP getting shot that way. I can't "sense" others people actions so I can't duck after shots are fires. I can't shoot someone in one direction...then turn in time to "block" a shot fired behind me.

This weeks RP made me wonder how good Charlie and molly would look in purple and white lol

Kiako Lalene's picture

Despite the fact that you've beaten Kiako several times.

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Ardenn's picture

This poll has inspired me to do something I was only jokingly thinking about initially.

Info on that later, I need to write up IC reasoning for it.

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Sarah Gunsmith's picture

We must have details! Answers even!

*shines a bright light on Ardenn and lets someone into the room with a german accent who won't stop asking "Is it safe?"*

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*Walks in and asks in a German accent* Is it safe?

*Middle Finger*

Joe Spivey's picture

((Reminds me... need to make an appointment with the dentist.

Stick with me kid and you'll be farting through silk.

Canni Belle's picture

 You do take alot of deaths kiako ..ok so your char is a total asspickle >.> but your always ready to take the consequences of because your a damn good rp'er. 

*mostly addressed to those that should be reading it but prolly isnt*

I used to keep a list on folks ive encountered that ignore the combat actions of others and/or make rediculous counter moves in freeform which I admit frustrates me when what i really wanna do is flag up and literally blow the smirk off their faces.  

Crying unfair advantage is common when /pvp is suggested yet its ok to completely screw everyone over by simply typing out how you want the conflict to end and expecting the other person to just stick their thumbs up their asses and accept inevidable loss to mr/ms superstronk badass? Really? 

The first time I seen a freeform fight i thought to myself ..how the hell do they decide who wins and why is that person acting like a pirate/dragon/conan/borg/cowboy/spiderman?

Hellooooooo ... this is Fallen Earth.. what are you playing? 

Then I seen it done correctly and went oooh ok now i get it.. but yeah tbh this doesnt happen often .. and almost never with certain people and im not even talking about the usual level 5 no one ever seen before but knows what time of day your bowels move and prefered brand of tp. I mean known chars that seriously need to take a step back and think about how often they win and how seldom folks wanna get into conflicts with them any more. 

Those I see accepting a fair share of losses will notice their hits take me down quickly...shes a kid ffs not the antichrist and my adult toons are not going to be near as squishy. 

Adults canni respects will always have the upper hand, they know the business end of the waifs shotty is nothing to take lightly but they also know how to make her put it down and yeah ..lol ...sometimes (usually) that means a trip to the cloner. 

The really good ones can even make her apologize.

It all comes down to this .. if you cant manipulate her ... then your doing something wrong because shes a character I purposely made have strengths and exploitable weaknesses. Its called balance and I wish the nitwits would figure this out ..or get some self esteem.

I have it .. which is why I am perfectly fine with a character that loses alot of battles.. this is not real life. 

The ones that are just so damn speshul that they need to make up for it with an unbeatable "phear me naow" character tend to find me evading their inevadable bullshit and laughing at them while i ride into the sunset on grampa wolf.

RL sucks sometimes .. deal with it in a way that dont penalize others. 

Even the most legendary villian whos very name still inspires spine tinglies took his losses and went out of his way to make sure everyone else was having fun and doing ok in ooc /tells. Oh and guess what? I bet i dont even have to say his name for many to know exactly who I mean.

Same goes for our legendary justice dealers.

Being consciences of others and willingness to put lots of actual face time into your character is what builds rep .. not some concocted story. 

Like Rowdy said .. its not a mystery. 

 

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

Cell'z's picture

I forgot who this was from but i think this all can be avoided by just communicating in PM's and stick to ONE ACTION PER EMOTE.  Also give people REACTION time, when you fire at someone, your turn is over, wait untill EVERYONE has a turn, then you can continue, what i find the most frustrating is when a fight starts no one gives anyone turns to react, and i don't shoot b/c i don't even know whats going on, and by the time i know whats going on the fight ended with people walking away pissed b/c they could not do anything b/c no one let them do anything. 

What i think i am going to do the next freedom fight i get into is right when it starts tell everyone OOC stop, then explaing what i mentiond above then tell everyone to continue and have fun and i think if everyone does that it will remind them and conflect RP can be much more fun for everyone invovled.

Fear cuts deeper than swords. (Game of Thrones)

Javier Mendez's picture

Words can not grasp the irony of this post.

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Edit:

I forgot who this was from but i think this all can be avoided by just communicating in PM's and stick to ONE ACTION PER EMOTE.  Also give people REACTION time, when you fire at someone, your turn is over, wait untill EVERYONE has a turn, then you can continue, what i find the most frustrating is when a fight starts no one gives anyone turns to react, and i don't shoot b/c i don't even know whats going on, and by the time i know whats going on the fight ended with people walking away pissed b/c they could not do anything b/c no one let them do anything. 

Another thing i want to bring up is reactions, is a bit OP when you shoot someone in the face, in most cases they are dead right away, and it just get's dumb, and people do not like it, b/c they do not have the freedom to decide for themselves what happens to them, the best way to go about it is, /e fires at his face area. Let the person decide, where the bullet hit, If it ether did hit him in the face or you missed and it grazed past him but did not hit him, is not upto you what happens to them is up to the player what happens to them. The only case this will not apply is if you snipe someone from afar then PM them I hit you here with my sniper rifle, then that person will react, or even better tell him/her i aimed for your face and shot, let the person decide if you actually did hit them in the face. And believe it or not you could of missed the shot and the bullet could of veard of course and totaly miss him, if you want to take into account the wind speed and velocity. If you do take that action PM the person back the bullet grazed my face or whatever else you decide, b/c the wind was blowing at 15 MPH to the east, that makes for much more detail RP in a gun fight and you could make it go longer, and prove to other people how good of an RPEr you are.

What i think i am going to do the next freedom fight i get into is right when it starts tell everyone OOC stop, then explaing what i mentiond above then tell everyone to continue and have fun and i think if everyone does that it will remind them and conflect RP can be much more fun for everyone invovled.

I hope this helps and did not bore you to much.

Have a nice day :)

Fear cuts deeper than swords. (Game of Thrones)

Mostly i try real hard to avoid combat, there's only been a few fights Pyrok's actively participated in beyond running like hell for cover when he thinks bullets are gonna start flying (some people think it's kinda funny to watch him do it). Most recent experience with freeform/emote based combat was... bad. I barely had any time to react, if i wanted a proper action in I had to basically cross my personal threshold for godmodding - which is probably pretty low, but when i have to emote 'reaches over, grabbing your pant leg and setting it on fire' i'm kinda going 'ok, RL? My hand would probably get stomped on. Hard. Real hard.' I lost that one. Throat slit, and then shot in the head without any real time to react to it. (also had my collar yanked off post-mortem in an attempt to perma-death Pyrok but that's a different issue)

So, I avoid it, run if I can't and if I can't do that, well... I'd try to RP it fairly.


For the sake of full disclosure, people (who I remember) that Pyrok's fought non-flagged:

Nylan Bredh - Draw/loss? Pyrok had several managable - for a clone with nano-manipulation voodoo - gunshot wounds. Nylan was at the very least sporting some new sword wounds, and maybe deaf from excessive chucking of flashbangs. There were no emotes done, just alot of Pyrok ducking from cover to cover, and Nylan shooting a lot of wild gunshots. Wounds were agreed upon after the event.

Milo - Loss. Throat slit/headshot combo. Not a fun fight, nor frankly a fair one.

Milo (Round two) - Draw via mutual disarming/disabling. This one I played by Milo's style of freeform, worked out better. Pyrok still owes him a gun barrel.

I can scavenge trash... but this? This is rubbish! - Post Fall scavenger problems.

Bottom line for me is this...if you don't want to take what you give...then you best flag up. I am DONE with people that just pop up out of no where and decide they hate me. (alts of other people that got whooped by Badgers or their friends). If you dont have the stones to build a relationship with me ooc or even rp, all ensuing battles will be /pvp. This is my philosophy and mine alone....any other Badgers are free to battle as they see fit as always.

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henerkin's picture

Never, I live with ghosts near a hunted lake in Park City, no one ever bothers me there. Last shot I fired was on a prairie chricken for dinner. Last shot I took on a human or clone was 3 years ago.  

On a more serious notes, I did both emote fights and /pvp and I fele either way the OOC communication must be set and both parties must agree on what is plausible and what is not. I learned that from my own mistakes and paid with the ooc drama it created when I gunned down a few people my clan was a war with. I don't suggets doing that unless there is real good communication between both sides before it happens.

Overall tho, I am more a partisan of puting your money where your mouth is. If you are gonna play a badass, you gotta be willing to invest the time building the character as such in game, not only in stories. It also comes with the fact that you will be challenged and there is always a bigger/better fish espacially in setup like FE. That's why I prefer the /pvp combat when it comes to that. 

Either way you like it, emotes or pvp, winning all the time is boring, losing all the time sucks. Just enough of both makes it fun.

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