As stated above, the premise is Final Fantasy VII themed world. The main town that people will start out in, is a town named Midgar. It is a rather dark and gloomy place now thanks to Mako pollution (the planet's energy is called Mako, and it is being harvested by generators on the borders of the city). However, people live there in peace and harmony for the most part, save for a group called Avalanche which intends to take down the people running the place, the evil corporation known as Shinra Inc. These people are greedy and have no care for the other people so long as their goals are met and money lines their pockets, so to speak. Most everyone hates them but will not oppose them directly, seeing their large military power. However, since Avalanche's uprising, people have started to see hope and have started to gather together to see what might be done to free the world from the tyranny that Shinra holds.
The sides that can be chosen are as stated:
Avalance: Avalanche is the group of "terrorists" that are attacking Shinra, attempting to dismantle it from its power and bring it crashing to the ground. Ultimately, these people will succeed, it would seem, but Shinra is not prepared to go down without a major fight. People who are on this side carry any weapon of choice but do not have the normal military gear. They are a force to be reckoned with but work together or as a small team instead of having a platoon of soldiers to work together with.
Mercenaries: These people are freelancers that focus on getting jobs for profit. Some are honest, some are not. These guns-for-hire can be hired by either Avalanche, Shinra, or another third party to perform certain duties. They can carry any weapon and can specialize in them and most commonly work alone. A dangerous force to reckon with on the wrong side of the equation or if you breach contract with one.
Shinra The mega-corporation that runs everything in the present world. They have a massive military to boot and are not afraid to use it. Off branches include SOLDIER, a special weapons group much like Avalanche but geared for war against the "terrorists", meaning that they use unique weapons and work in small groups to accomplish tasks. They are HIGHLY formidable.
Another off branch is the simple soldier group. These soldiers are not so highly trained as to enter into SOLDIER itself, nor are they infused with Mako energy like those in SOLDIER. They are common soldiers, though some of them outshine the others. These outshiners are your characters in this specific place.
The final offbranch is the "Jenova hunters". These are a highly specialized group that are not really going after Avalanche. Instead, they are formed after some time into this RP and will hunt down another threat... PM me and we'll talk about approval for this particular group. There are certain guidelines that I will need you to swear to.
Followers: PM me for details on this one. The followers are mysterious and garbed in complete black, often with a number on their hands. They serve to follow one person...one person who is supposedly leading them to the rebirthing of the world, as some put it to the groups that encounter these strange people. Other players beware, such beings that are not simply following but also doing orders are HIGHLY dangerous, often with magic powers and extreme specialization with a weapon. Battles are to be taken with an extreme level of focus.
Right then, come on in and choose your group and class. When there are enough people, I will attempt to set up two forums. A discussion forum for our group as well as the main RP itself. All members are welcome! COME ON IN!!!
Rules, of course, are these!
No godmodding or powerplaying! NO rape! NO characters under 18! Gory descriptions in battle allowed, but do NOT kill another RPer's characters unless permission is given by said player (special cases are followers, again, PM me for details). DO NOT spoil any part of the story if you have a special place in it. Failure to comply with THIS rule will have you blocked from thread access...providing that such a thing is possible? I'm not too sure on that one...
IF there are any other suggestions for rules, PLEASE PM ME! THANK YOU AND PLEASE COME ON IN! JOIN THE DARK SIDE! WE HAVE COOKIES!