Please just bare with me, some of those posts were before I had worked out in my head exactly what I wanted to do... you know how the creative mind works.. I get it, bad Shadowclaw. If you really want to spank me, go ahead... but not in the face, that's my money maker. If you're confused about anything read the first post and this one. That's what should matter right now, I wrote that after more thought. If you're still confused, read it again. Then if you still have a question, then ask. I'm going to have to go back again and edit things I've said to stop any further confusion. But bringing up all that stuff is just going to confuse people. If posters keep doing that instead of concentrating on what I'm saying now, I'll have to delete the thread and start it over or ask someone to clean it out. Its my fault and I'm sorry, I feel bad about it. I've been trying to go back and write over anything confusing I've said that contradicts anything in the first post (new), or what I'm saying now, so new people looking at it aren't confused. Its the new readers who will be confused more than anyone else.
The first goal of the RP is a "reboot" of the original DC comics New Earth timeline, starting before the modern Era. A lot of the crap that happened later on in the timeline that resulted in a lot of damage and chaos is going to be cleaned up.
I'm trying to find people who are familiar with the New Earth DC Comics universe. These people and myself will all work together to reboot the timeline. Ascia, you can't expect me or anyone else to know a lot of the timeline, and I'm current enough through reading about the timeline and summaries to know what to change. That's why a group is needed. Different people are often familiar with different parts of the timeline. Some people are current with the older stuff, some with the newer, some are spotty, some only followed a particular character or certain series... very few people know the entire timeline by heart including the new stuff. Those are hardcore DC comic fans. I've met a few online but I've never personally known any. One of those guys would sure be welcome in this project though.
One thing worth noting is since this isn't the original New Earth dimension, but instead a version of it existing in a different dimension, characters who crossed into the real New Earth dimension will have never interacted with this world, which is going to make cleaning up the timeline a lot easier. We just kick them out of the timeline.
Different characters have taken up the mask of heroes as they eventually retired or died, and their origins have been rewritten... as pointed out. I've already decided the group will choose which versions will be used from the New Earth timeline, provided they didn't retire because of old age earlier in the timeline before the Modern era.
(Lord Ming is expressing interest in the timeline, and I'm hoping others will as well.)
The second goal will be establishing who is going to play canons to ground the RP to the DC Universe.
Then when we know who we have to work with, the group can get started on brainstorming ideas for stories. The third goal will be writing out a basic plot outline with nonspecific desired outcomes, and some events leading up the current time frame.
After that, the rest will be up to the roleplayers, who will decide how they want to play out the story and who to work with. So while its not a sandbox where you can just do what ever you want, there will be a great amount of freedom and wiggle room for what you want to do in the story, as long as roleplayers communicate and work together.
At this point, some original characters will be allowed. I'm hoping people will actually be creative and not automatically go the hero route. We'll need civilians and lesser evil doers to help support the plot. I'll also allow one crossover character as well, as long as they're not in this world on purpose. I'm thinking that a certain power or technology when mixed with a sudden electrical surge would be a great way to be hurled into another dimension. So maybe someone who can create electricity from the X-Men Universe? Maybe Storm? I haven't spent much time thinking about this. *shrugs*