A Rant

Sep. 14th, 2011 10:48 am
[personal profile] paradoxrealm
Dear LRP community
Please cease with the wild speculations about the upcoming new game for which you have the sum total of one flyer and one teaser webpage of information on.

Here is a summary of the information you have:
There was an Empire.
It had a Queen as head, so technically a Monarchy, but that never stopped Queen Victoria.
The Queen is dead.
The Empire is broken.
You still exist.

There is no information about period setting, races, skills, advantages etc nor the background beyond that stated above.
There have been empires since the dawn of time up until late 19th century (and later if you believe evil dictators and Bond villains)

Wildly speculating on things you do not have enough information to back a solid basis on could be damaging to the game.
Remember 8 years ago when the pregame froth was going on about Maelstrom? How many people have you heard over the years saying that the froth then and now put them off playing the game? I personally have heard it far too often.

By all means look forward to it, and possibly suggest what you would like to shine through from Maelstrom to Empire, but please stop saying "it's going to be in *this* period" or "it's going to be human only" and other things similar.
You do not have that information.
The only people who have that information are the writers and they will not be telling you because you are not a special snowflake and therefore must wait until the information is released to everyone.

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Date: 2011-09-14 11:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bouteillebleu.livejournal.com
To quote a conversation about this on IRC about how much information there is about Empire:

09:48 < workmica> yes. They've given us the pancake base.
09:48 < workmica> the pizza base even.
09:48 < Bluebottle> and so far we know "it's a pizza" and perhaps "it may look circular" and "it has a crust"
09:49 < Bluebottle> I am trying to squash people's hopes and dreams and wild speculation on here in the hope that three months down the line nobody will be going "oh my god I thought this game would have PEPPERONI it doesn't have ANY MEAT WHATSOEVER OH MY GOD PD why do you even call yourselves PIZZA DECISIONS"
09:51 < Bluebottle> (especially if all the design blog says is "we're planning to go for a tomato base, there may be a variety of cheeses, toppings may include peppers and pineapple and mushrooms and also other things, and maybe even a hint of garlic sauce if you go looking for it" and just happened to say nothing about meat :)
09:52 < workmica> people will see peppers and read pepperoni, then complain that they were promised pepperoni.

The most impressively specific speculation I've seen so far on Empire was someone on Rule7 hoping to do "a hardcore Tolkien esk german level of kit orc group" - I've no doubt they'll find a system where they can, but I also don't know where they're getting that idea from the A5 flyer.

Date: 2011-09-14 12:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] delvy.livejournal.com
They are making shit up. We are used to it.

E2A - and the next person to say "german level of kit" gets me kicking their head in while dressed in my "english level of kit" while we show them photos of the less than good kit at some german events and ask them when the UK govt will give them 120k to run an event...
Edited Date: 2011-09-14 12:08 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-09-14 02:05 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-09-14 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarahlascelles.livejournal.com
Oh that 'German level of kit' thing really hacks me off! One event has some pretty costumes and suddenly all their kit is better!

Ohhh I could rant for ages but this is Little G's rant, not mine.

Date: 2011-09-14 06:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarahlascelles.livejournal.com
There's not even a pizza base yet, there's some unbaked dough :-)

Date: 2011-09-14 02:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] samharber.livejournal.com
I for one fully in tend to play an undead elven dragon who is a messenger of the gods.

I'm pretty damned sure that will be catered for in the setting.

Date: 2011-09-14 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eviladara.livejournal.com
Should I take that as implying you don't want an invitation to our hard-core 15th-century High Elf group then? ;-P

Relax, people just got shown a new shiny, of course they're trying to figure out what it does. How many times have we wasted endless hours in speculation over something that turned out to be COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from what we planned? ;)

Date: 2011-09-14 04:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] littlebus.livejournal.com
Okay, so I only read the first page or two on R7 but it seems to be mostly tongue-in-cheek to me of the sort where an event froth thread would start a day or two the event congratulating PD on their awesome flying monkey kit.

I assume that some people started taking the flying monkey "information" seriously and started objecting?

Date: 2011-09-14 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarahlascelles.livejournal.com
After page 2 the wankers got hold of the thread and its turned into 'wah wah wah I want wah wah'.
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Date: 2011-09-14 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] littlebus.livejournal.com
Flyers went out at the event and there is a teeny-tiiny blurb on the website. A discussion thread was started on R7 by a player.

Date: 2011-09-14 04:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ephrael.livejournal.com
Larpers in wild speculation shock!
They will be poking the metaphysics next! And wanting to buy, make and wear shiny things! And hats!

I'm expecting someone to run Not-Empire, made of all the wild speculations that were really far of the mark when it eventually starts.
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Date: 2011-09-15 06:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] delvy.livejournal.com
The event flyer detail on Empire is what is on the website. The "end of maelstrom" piece is not on the website yet, but you have all the new events details publically avalable already :)
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Date: 2011-09-15 08:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] delvy.livejournal.com
It will be more findable in due course. It had to remain hidden until the crew had been told that Maelstrom was ending on site, which a lot of them did not know...

The group who have been working on Empire has actually been a very small working party.

Date: 2011-09-15 03:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] littlebus.livejournal.com
Hopefully, this link: http://www.profounddecisions.co.uk/empire should get you there.

Date: 2011-09-15 07:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] samharber.livejournal.com
"PD is trying to do LT"

I suspect that a lot of this is from people who don't know Matt and Paul W's history with the LT.

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