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Edward Batten

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READ THIS FIRST! ((OOC))
« on: September 28, 2011, 09:43:21 PM »
Note: It is with great regret that I feel the need to make this post, but recent developments OOCly between certain player(s) (who shall not be named here) have left me with little choice. Anyone who feels that what is written here in any way impugns the way they play their characters may feel free to continue reading posts in this folder but will henceforth not be allowed to post in this folder. Anyone not willing to abide by the regulations written below WILL henceforth be ejected from my character's story without warning.

1. The following rules/regulations apply to any and all players/characters who are a part of Batten Industries as 'employees' and/or are affiliated with the characters named hereafter: Edward Batten/Ranger, Kyle Pontius/Zulu, In Wolf's Clothing/Spartan.

2. This folder and its contents are for the enhancement and contribution to the stories of the above named characters.

3. NPCs listed within this folder are the sole creation and intellectual/creative property of those who have originally created them. Those wishing to use them in their stories WILL adhere to the boundaries within which they are described, or else their posts within this folder will be deleted without notice.

4. Any player's character stepping outside the bounds of their character's place within Batten Industries, if they be so employed, will be written out of the story or will be ejected outright without notice, depending on the circumstances of the story.

5. Rule 4 applies to those that are not 'employed' by Batten Industries but are otherwise affiliated with the characters and NPCs indicated above. Some interpretation, based on the circumstances of the story, will be taken into account, as with rule 4.

6. Rules 4 and 5 apply to both post and live roleplay interactions.

7. IF you have a question about ANY of the above listed rules, PLEASE do not hesitate to ask me via PM or privately if I can be found on RDI's live chat. I do not mind questions at all when it comes to my characters.

I am deeply apologetic to the community at large for having to create this post. I am willing to accept any and all whose intention is to participate in this storyline, and I realize that many wish to do so, as this is a good story and it seems to be well-liked by many players here on RDI. (This is not a statement of ego, but one of acknowledgement to the many that have told me this in their own words.) I have enjoyed the IC interactions with all players involved with the story up until this point, but to put it bluntly, there seem to be players that wish to use this story to pull their characters into the spotlight, and are unwilling to accept any interaction in this storyline that does not put their characters at center stage, and I am not willing to compromise my characters or plans for their story simply to accommodate for someone else's need for attention.

To any and all new players who wish to participate, please do not take this as a statement of needing to 'apply' to post in this folder in any way. this story is meant for anyone to participate freely within; however if your intention is to use this story to boost your character's standing on the site as a whole, rather than contributing to the story, please move on, because this is not the place for you.
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Edward Batten

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Re: READ THIS FIRST! ((OOC))
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2011, 10:15:33 AM »
Once again, I wish to apologize to all and sundry for the above post. I realize it might make me sound like an @sshole, and really I'm not trying to be. Unfortunately it has come to my attention that a certain party has been complaining that I'm not willing to let them do whatever they want with my story now that they're involved, and I have no desire to be associated with anyone like that.

If you wish to become part of the story, by all means any and all comers are invited and welcome. But please don't come into the story, become a part of it, and then try to immediately leverage yourself into a position of importance that you haven't earned.

This concludes my rant on this subject. You may now proceed with your criticisms, complaints, and/or applause as you see fit.

P.S. By the way, if you have a problem with me and/or my style of play, come to me about it first rather than complaining OOCly to others behind my back. That's just outright disrespectful.
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Brian Ravenlock

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Re: READ THIS FIRST! ((OOC))
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 10:40:02 AM »
Actually, you needn't apologize at all. And more so, thank you for being direct and to the point. It's refeshing, and I look foward to what you, and yours have coming down the line.
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Re: READ THIS FIRST! ((OOC))
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2011, 11:10:13 AM »
I'm fairly new to reading this story folder.  I would like to echo Brian's sentiments here. There is no need to apologize for laying down ground rules for other players that wish to participate in your SL and use your setting as a backdrop. I wish more people would do that! I also wish people were better about respecting the boundaries/ground rules of their fellow roleplayers once they are laid out.

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Re: READ THIS FIRST! ((OOC))
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2011, 05:02:10 PM »
Got no problems with this here. Sorry, you had to go through this, Edward.

I've been dealing with a similar issue in regards to Raye's recovery and have finally said "enough is enough." My stance is it's my character, work with me, but don't hound and harass me. I don't need the stress.
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Dacomas Aldurus

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Re: READ THIS FIRST! ((OOC))
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2011, 05:15:13 PM »
Not involved in the story, but no need to say you are sorry for having to put this up. Sometimes you have have to add certain rules like this to get the point across to some players that this is your story that you are allowing people to join in.

Some people just have the feeling that no matter who's SL it is, that they have the right to use it how ever they wish. Good luck with the story that you and others in this folder are trying to create.

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Re: READ THIS FIRST! ((OOC))
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2011, 06:57:27 PM »
Like everyone else has said, don't apologize for setting up a frame-work. Your story, your rules. We're playing in your sandbox.
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Edward Batten

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Re: READ THIS FIRST! ((OOC))
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2011, 09:26:23 PM »
It's been brought to my attention that certain people seem to think that, when it comes to live roleplay withing RDI's live chat settings, I do not respond to people greeting my character(s), and this problem has led some people to comment that I must just be a...well, due to censorship guidelines used here, I'll go with the word 'jerk.'

I understand the perception, folks - really, I do. Just let me assure you, this is not the case.

IF your character greet or addresses one of mine (and I do have several) and doesn't get a response, PLEASE feel free to send me an IM. Most likely, because I tend to be doing many things at once either in chat or in the background where you kind folks can't see, it's likely that I missed your character's attempt to interact with mine, and simply need to have it pointed out to me.

Don't be afraid, I don't bite. Not hard, anyway, and if I did notice and haven't posted I'll be nice enough to tell you I'm in the midst of doing so rather than being a douche and snapping your head off. I will play with any and everyone, I am not an elitist @sshole, and no one is beneath me, I promise.

Thank you for your time, and once again feel free to comment and/or complain as necessary.
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Brian Ravenlock

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Re: READ THIS FIRST! ((OOC))
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2011, 10:38:58 PM »
It seems I am beneath you.. Literally, right here!

Curse your Leetness!
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Re: READ THIS FIRST! ((OOC))
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2011, 12:55:43 AM »
::crawls out from under the rock she has been hiding beneath forever:: I haven't been around lately to tell you ...you are awesome! Keep up the great work with your SL and tell the haters to kiss off.
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.
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Re: READ THIS FIRST! ((OOC))
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2011, 01:55:26 AM »
What's really funny about that is I was going to tell Raven to stop hating on my 133+|\|355.

 +stoopid+

In all seriousness, they're not haters (those referred to in my last post), they just don't know any better.

I see so many people on this site that rock, and I have no doubt that at least a few of those calling me names where I can't see or hear (or so they think...hahaha) are among them. But don't make stupid assumptions, folks - when you assume, you make an @ss out of you(rself), not me.

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Darkmere Alcar

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Re: READ THIS FIRST! ((OOC))
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2011, 01:02:13 PM »
Don't worry about the haters. I know there are a few here that aren't big fans of me, and I don't worry about them or the ones that remain behind the scenes.

Just keep doing what you are doing and have fun with it. The more attention that you give to it, the more the haters will talk. Best to just overlook it and ignore it.
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Re: READ THIS FIRST! ((OOC))
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2011, 06:26:04 PM »
You mean there are still people that don't know the scroll can be hard to keep up with for some players?

Darkmere Alcar

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Re: READ THIS FIRST! ((OOC))
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2011, 06:35:37 PM »
Some people have the " Me me me" attitude.
Royal flames will carve a path in chaos,
Bringing daylight to the night
Death is riding into town with armor,
They've come to take all your rights
Hail to the king, hail to the one
Kneel to the crown, stand in the sun
Hail to the king