Perhaps. I am also going to post an OOC Note in there that it's halted until further notice due to Baleron's actions.
I have some bad news though. . . Our RP is Going to be Restarted
I went onto Baleron's profile page, saw that he was online, and he has DELETED the posts I saw where he was commenting about me. This also means he's had time to read the messages sent to him and I also sent him another PM basically saying goodbye. We can't do anything with the thread we have now because it's irreconcilably damaged. For that, I apologize.
As your GM/ST/DM, it is my job to run this RP and make it so it's exciting, interesting, and FUN. I want to make it CLEAR that if in the future, FOR WHATEVER REASON, there is an issue with something that occurs or you think "power gaming" is going on, things of that nature, you COME TO ME and tell me about it. We are ADULTS in this forum, we should be able to discuss things and get past them. But if you aren't that type of person, please let me know because I DO NOT
under any circumstance (other than a person being banned by the mentors) want another incident like this.
These are the PMs I sent to Baleron so that everyone knows what was said between us:
Okay something was brought to my attention. . .
We are in the beginning of the story, so tools that are used need to be of that level as well. We don't want anything that is too power gaming at this stage, and it's been brought to my attention that your post was a bit on that level.
If something is going to be used, it needs a flaw or big weakness. You listed your weapons and the flute was not mentioned, and it seems to be a powerful ability.
I know that i personally was looking forward to having Alexia experience some character growth during this fight scene, which has now been terminated by your action. The others weren't really allowed a chance to do something about it, like get in on the fight. Kineas posted he was fighting but didn't say he was killing them all. He left an opening for others to act. And #183 was having his "self actualization" moment.
So please, next time this occurs don't whip something out that thwarts the scene. What's done is done, we can't go back and fix it so we are going to run with it, but next time please keep that in consideration.
Well, who said the fight was finished? As part of any great Final Fantasy, many of the enemies that would otherwise be weaker or not a big deal are affected by something going on in the main storyline, making them tougher adversaries. I was hoping to have the slimes congregate once they realized they were in danger, and center their being around a piece of your metal artifact thing that had fallen down into the walkway. It was meant to be a surprise for fun, but since you were worried about the flute, I should tell you what I was planning, at least.
No one did. That is why Kineas referenced to there possibly being something else down in the waterway, so the scene could continue.
As for the metal fragment, that is my idea and the story revolves around it. Therefor I am the one who should be stating what it can and can not do. The metal is still a mystery to the cast for a reason. All the players know is that it needs to be embedded in each member and it can grant up to three beginner spells.
I am the ST/DM/GM, thus I don't have to divulge it's importance or true origin and power until the right time. It is my job after all to keep you and everyone else on their toes.
If you want to have the slimes congregate, then hint at it in your post or bring it up in the OOC and see if the others agree and like the idea. The whole point of the OOC thread is to talk about things to make sure it's an okay idea before it is done. I have no issues with the flute being used if it was your intention to scare them off into congregating, but next time I would appreciate a heads up so that way we are not going in blind. Because I am running the game, I can state how many there are and how hard they are to kill.
Besides, if you do something like this again, causing a group of things to move, the other characters may react and take the story in a direction you weren't anticipating. Thus the importance of discussion in the OOC thread. Later on it will be easier to put in surprises that are related to your character, once the story is established more. Right now it's the early stages and things need to be taken step-by-step in the direction I see fit.
So it was brought to my attention that your posts disappeared from the FF RP. Then I went and tracked down your history and found these posts on the doormat:
I PM'd you with what I did BECAUSE other people came to me about your post. You called it "artistic freedom" and I told you that it came off as "power gaming" thus why I spoke up.
Did I say to get out of my RP? OF COURSE NOT! If you were seriously having issues of this magnitude, that would lead to you deleting posts that are an Integral part of the story, you should have said something to me in the OOC thread or in a PM.
I will say this right now, I am very disappointed in your actions. I really wished you would have left the posts up and talked about what you were feeling in the OOC thread or PM'd me. We are adults, there could have been a compromise made and this isn't some PG13 forum. If you have a problem you speak up about it. As the person running this game, it is my job to keep the story running and everybody happy. More than one person had an issue with your flute post, thus why I brought it up. If I had known that me trying to discuss this with you would have made you turn tail and run. . . . . . . Honestly. . . . . I don't know what I would have done. . . . Frankly, your actions have made me completely speechless because I can't believe you actually did something like this.
If I had known you were feeling this way, I would have worked something out, but now that you've taken the steps to permanently erase what you contributed to the game, I don't know what to do because now the thread is incomplete. Your actions have spoken very boldly. Instead of speaking up about the problem, you simply deleted everything. I would have asked you to stay in the game if you had come to me, but now. . . I'm not sure.
I'm really disappointed in you and all of this has blown my mind away. . . . . . You should have at least had the decency to post something in the OOC so you wouldn't leave everyone hanging like you did and permanently damaging the RP.
I was willing to work this out with you, but you better go to the OOC ASAP and make a case for yourself if you want to stay in the RP otherwise we will have to figure out how to move on without you. . . Again, I will stress that we nor I ever kicked you out and you were a primary member of this team.
I noticed that you went back and deleted your posts where you speak of me in the doormat and have been online today. So I know that you must have seen, received, and read the last PM I sent you.
Here is the link to the OOC page where we start talking about you, so you know that this was brought to my attention and that we were completely stand stilled by your actions and didn't know what to do without you. I will be telling them today that you aren't going to be coming back, because if you were . . . . your actions would have been different: http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=71100.100
I'm sorry that this whole situation couldn't have been handled better. Again, if you had simply come to me instead of tucking tail and running we could have resolved this issue.
Good luck with your role playing experience here on Elliquiy. The others in the FF RP and I are most likely going to restart the thread to compensate for the damage that done to the IC thread.