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Roleplay World Update Thread - Character Sheets

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Took sheets down while I made some small change to the database organization. ETA 30 mins

 

Sheets are back up with a new shiny url. 

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On 6/29/2019 at 10:18 AM, Ragland Tiger said:

Where is the rest of the database?

You mean the old one? There is a link to that in the Archive just below the active RP forums

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If I would request something to be added to the character sheets it's a powers and ability section, with the ability to type in much like Backstory and Personality areas, without having every word capitalized in the small box you type in instead. Maybe even add character sheets to a section on user's profiles so it's easier for users to find?

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Yeah I've asked for expanding Spells into a full Powers/Abilities list with a normal text box and edit controls, and I believe Jeric said it will be possible eventually

For now you can do what I'm doing, and put it in Backstory. Look at my profile for an idea?

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1 hour ago, Califorum said:

If I would request something to be added to the character sheets it's a powers and ability section, with the ability to type in much like Backstory and Personality areas, without having every word capitalized in the small box you type in instead. Maybe even add character sheets to a section on user's profiles so it's easier for users to find?

Part of this I can help with, though it's not ... intuitive. I'm hoping they can come up with a quicker process later.

If you go to your profile, and click the 'See my activity' button that's on the bottom right of the so-called 'cover photo', you'll be sent to a page of your most recent posts. On the left side is a big list of different 'databases' the forum uses. It's not sorted in any useful way, unfortunately. "Character Archive" is the old Everfree character database, some distance below that is 'Equestrian Empire Character Archive' which is the old EqE database. If you scroll about 3/4 down, there should be a 'Pony Roleplay Characters' entry. Click on the characters below that, and it *should* list all your character sheets.

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41 minutes ago, Fhaolan said:

Part of this I can help with, though it's not ... intuitive. I'm hoping they can come up with a quicker process later.

If you go to your profile, and click the 'See my activity' button that's on the bottom right of the so-called 'cover photo', you'll be sent to a page of your most recent posts. On the left side is a big list of different 'databases' the forum uses. It's not sorted in any useful way, unfortunately. "Character Archive" is the old Everfree character database, some distance below that is 'Equestrian Empire Character Archive' which is the old EqE database. If you scroll about 3/4 down, there should be a 'Pony Roleplay Characters' entry. Click on the characters below that, and it *should* list all your character sheets.

Yeah it does indeed list that information. Thank you. What I was saying there is that it should be listed at the top by awards, blogs, about me, and such like that.

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On 7/2/2019 at 4:41 PM, Califorum said:

Yeah it does indeed list that information. Thank you. What I was saying there is that it should be listed at the top by awards, blogs, about me, and such like that.

Characters actually listed on the profile as a box thing? Now there's a thought. I'd say users should be able to turn this off though if it's implemented 🤔

Not everyone RPs. Many don't

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3 minutes ago, Lektra Bolt said:

Characters actually listed on the profile as a box thing? Now there's a thought. I'd say users should be able to turn this off though if it's implemented 🤔

Not everyone RPs. Many don't

Yeah, that's a great idea.

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@Jeric

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  *Suddenly wheels in from Stage Left on a battered office chair, bunny ears flopping in the motion's wind*

Okay, so!  Are we capable of editing characters that were here before the revamp, into the new set-up how it is now?!

Like, Yo. Old page becomes New page. Cuz there ain't no Edit button on me page right now. If I have to completely redo into a whole new page... that's effectively doubling your content to save & keep track of. And we're kind of already unloading Full Clip character ideas into the database as it is.

 I'm functionally your Stress Test, Yo Bro!

 

  Characters don't get to edit their own bio pages! AND GIVE ME BACK MY WHEELY CHAIR!!

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1 hour ago, Widdershins said:

@Jeric

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  *Suddenly wheels in from Stage Left on a battered office chair, bunny ears flopping in the motion's wind*

Okay, so!  Are we capable of editing characters that were here before the revamp, into the new set-up how it is now?!

Like, Yo. Old page becomes New page. Cuz there ain't no Edit button on me page right now. If I have to completely redo into a whole new page... that's effectively doubling your content to save & keep track of. And we're kind of already unloading Full Clip character ideas into the database as it is.

 I'm functionally your Stress Test, Yo Bro!

 

  Characters don't get to edit their own bio pages! AND GIVE ME BACK MY WHEELY CHAIR!!

Edit old characters? No. You can still access them and copy and paste any details over to the new Character Sheets

On 7/4/2019 at 6:43 PM, Lektra Bolt said:

Characters actually listed on the profile as a box thing? Now there's a thought. I'd say users should be able to turn this off though if it's implemented 🤔

Not everyone RPs. Many don't

Will put on wish list. Adding a new tab to the profiles based on a custom DB would require custom changes which aren’t on the current roadmap, but I will circle back to this topic when the first phase of the RP rework is complete

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@Jeric

 So, if I want to update my ponysona or Draconequusona, I'll have to fully recreate it? 

 Because, feels bad. That would effectively cause the Archived Version to be obsolete and a redundant page on the Forum Server Doohickey Whatevers. Which could be space for someother entry! Or however it works. I don't get technology.  There an option to delete the older versions?

 

  ...and, been meaning to ask, dunno if this applies to the current topic or what. Does it have to be specific & dependent on MLP to be a character for the Character Lists? That is, if it's Completely Unrelated to the fandom & general topic of these here forums, can it still be thrown up as a Original Character?

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@Widdershins You have a lot of characters, so I just chose one.

If you look at the formatting of the page, it probably looked nice when you uploaded it. It no longer does because basically, the database broke. It was implemented with the older version of the forums, and when the forums were updated to the newest version, the database didn't play well. There's a whole new database, and while you can still use those characters, the formatting will be off, and as you said, they aren't editable. However if you ask an admin or RP staff member, I'm sure they can remove any characters from the old database if you don't want duplicates.

As for having characters unrelated to the fandom, there is a list of species available to choose from, but 'Other' is also available, so choose that, and then fill in the details of what kind of OC you want to have with details of what they look like, including pictures if you have them. They don't have to be MLP characters, that's just what the overwhelming majority of people make in this fandom. Just make sure that you stay within the forum guidelines.

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5 hours ago, Widdershins said:

I'm functionally your Stress Test, Yo Bro!

You're the stress test? Lol you have 30 characters, but they're fairly short in comparison. A lot of my main's information was literally deleted in the forum upgrade due to Other being deleted for everyone, and I recreated and upgraded all the information as it should have been within 24 hours of the new database going up. 

If I can do it, then I'm sure you can do it too

(though there's no way to tell if any of your characters originally had an Other field that dwarfed the rest of the profile like mine, since it was deleted for everyone)

34 minutes ago, Troblems said:

They don't have to be MLP characters, that's just what the overwhelming majority of people make in this fandom. Just make sure that you stay within the forum guidelines.

Actually, as of this writing it's not really possible to put up something unrelated to MLP:blush:

The Reality field is not optional, and you absolutely have to choose a pony generation. I brought this up when the feature was added. It's great, but means no non MLP characters are possible

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26 minutes ago, Lektra Bolt said:

The Reality field is not optional, and you absolutely have to choose a pony generation. I brought this up when the feature was added. It's great, but means no non MLP characters are possible

I wasn’t aware of that as my character was (I believe) the third character in the database, before realities were added. Poor Tranq is the guinea pig for character sheets, and has had way more edits by Jeric than she has me.

That being said, maybe you should check again...

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4 minutes ago, Troblems said:

I wasn’t aware of that as my character was (I believe) the third character in the database, before realities were added. Poor Tranq is the guinea pig for character sheets, and has had way more edits by Jeric than she has me.

That being said, maybe you should check again...

:LunaMCM:

Ouch I'm sorry that's happening to your character. It must be painful...... 

And yeah I see that, it's just been added recently as we were discussing it. There's an Other for Generation now :pinkie:🎉

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5 minutes ago, Lektra Bolt said:

And yeah I see that, it's just been added recently as we were discussing it. There's an Other for Generation now :pinkie:🎉

Be mindful that I've yet to release the non-Pony stuff yet so anything added to that DB that isn't pony related character is completely in a "create at your own risk" state. I'll take a took in this thread in a few weeks to check on it. For now I need to focus elsewhere or EqE will never reopen. ;)

 

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4 hours ago, Widdershins said:

 Because, feels bad. That would effectively cause the Archived Version to be obsolete and a redundant page on the Forum Server Doohickey Whatevers. Which could be space for someother entry! Or however it works. I don't get technology.  There an option to delete the older versions?

 

If I could light that old DB on fire I would. It has caused many Admins a lot of time that could have been spent on other projects. PM an Admin and we can remove anything you want from there .... eventually. I'm not being coy that I am trying to hyper focus on one thing right now so it will be some time before I even look at this thread. Presently I am answering questions here while other staff is pinging me on specific things they need done for events, while another staffer is asking about badges that they haven't received. 

 

I should be on medical leave. Forum needs things. Things > sleep. I think I am going to make a suggestion box form for sheet changes.

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8 minutes ago, Jeric said:

Be mindful that I've yet to release the non-Pony stuff yet so anything added to that DB that isn't pony related character is completely in a "create at your own risk" state. I'll take a took in this thread in a few weeks to check on it. For now I need to focus elsewhere or EqE will never reopen. ;)

 

I understand! I'm waiting for this actually, as I have been wanting to make a couple of non MLP humans as well.

Also excited for EqE reopening! :pinkie:

 

4 minutes ago, Jeric said:

I should be on medical leave. Forum needs things. Things > sleep. I think I am going to make a suggestion box form for sheet changes.

Oh no..... 

Please Jeric don't work yourself to death. We all love you and would hate for anything to happen to you :(

Hmm sheet changes though. Interesting 

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Yare yare daze, I suppose I cannot stand idle being a forsaken loremaster and all that. Someone has to dispel the unappetizing illusion of ungulate supremacy and pay homage to the old gods and their respective servants anyway.

 

 

The problem with mythological creatures is that they have affinity to certain elements by default. Their traits go beyond choosing a race in an RPG. A classic dragon should not be able to cast water or light magic and a pony should not be able to command an army of timber-born minions with nature being a mortal enemy of Friendship & Harmony and all that. In other words, mythological creatures are by themselves already character classes while original RP character classes are mere facultative occupations to them. I shall keep Pokemon and Path of Exile in mind while designing a prototype skill tree, but not to the point where one aspect can easily beat the other.

 

There is also a complete lack of lesser canon creatures that can pull classes off in a satisfying manner that does not leave one at a disadvantage against canon lol-so-random magic. It's time to correct this mistake. Canon magic must be explained and then sacrificed beneath the hollow gazes of blood-starved stars. False gods babysitting their chosen characters makes for a shit adventure. It's time to make fantasy grim again.

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