This particular topic has been brought up in the past and now it's being brought up again for debate. Though I am addressing you all as role players specifically (because it's your input I'm looking for), this discussion is not limited to you only. I would like to ask that anyone who responds to this responds to it with an open-mind. The RP Arena has been placed under Fun and Games for quite a bit now because, well, it is fun and can be looked at as rather un-serious to some people. However, to other's, role playing is as serious as writing a story (which posts count for) on KHV, and means a lot to them. An argument has been that role players would reach premium too fast if all role play posts counted and the flip side of that is that people who consider themselves a KHV [role player] and nothing else won't ever reach premium which is just as unfair. A compromise being discussed currently is this; The RP arena would regarded as more than spam, and more as something belonging in the creativity corner/original works (as it is story-telling and CAN be just as intense or more) and posts would count in this section. HOWEVER. Moderation on roleplays would become a lot more strict. I would be enforcing the rules a lot more when it came to literacy and would probably re-write the rules a third time to make sure that posts counted for a REASON. (It wouldn't affect most of the RPers who take it seriously enough to put content into their posts.) For all who did not want to step up their posts, or just do it for fun and don't take it very seriously, there would also be a 'Light Role Play' subsection in which posts DID NOT count and rules would be lax. If a role play was posted outside of this section that was composed of one-liners and no effort, it would be forcibly moved to the 'Light' section. Spoiler: Regarding OLD/EXISTING threads Also, this would take into effect as a fresh start. All of your posts made thus far in this section would not count, unless you contacted me personally and asked me to move your RP OUT of the 'Light' section and into a post-counting one because you feel it was up to par. Upon reviewing the RP, I would either move it for you and your posts would count, or I would tell you that it didn't meet standard and direct you to the (probably rewritten rules). Spoiler: Regarding NEW threads Along with that, making new threads, you are free to post them wherever you want so long as you're following the rules in that specified section. Summarizing, the question is, what would you guys as the KHV RPing community prefer? Posts counting with a 'semi-lit/light rping' section where things would be the same for those who want it? Or things staying the way they are now, with the exception of the Discussion and Extended section (where RP posts WILL count)? Posted in the role playing section for a reason. I'm asking the role players. |: Please Vote on the poll and present a reason below for consideration with staff.