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This is your chance to let us know what you would like to see on Resonance!  

 

At Resonance we are always evolving and looking to improve your RP writing experience. So this is your opportunity to make suggestions without judgment! We only ask that the suggestions be constructive and in keeping with the game premise and our target audience (namely older writers). So NO, we wont start allowing Pokémon characters and NO we wont switch to rapid fire style posting :P . But perhaps you have wanted to see a race on here, or a setting, perhaps there is a style of sitewide plot you would like to see implemented, or more canons or badges, a forum module, more active twitter or tumbler, whatever it might be. Please try to give a little explanation to your idea so we can fully understand what you are going for - just post your ideas below. 

 

We cannot promise we would implement all ideas but we can promise all ideas will be considered. Thank you as always for being such a tremendous collaborative writing family. We love growing with you and look forward to your thoughts!!

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Put your character in the following situation: you are walking down the street when a huge werewolf appears, tearing apart pedestrians ahead of you.  Which of the following describes your actions?

  1. You pull out your weapon and charge in, using your exceptional abilities to defeat the creature.  You feel no real fear - this is all in a day's work.
  2. You rush in to try and protect others even though you don't stand a chance.  It is the right thing to do, but ultimately you are vanquished.
  3. You run and hide, hoping that the monster doesn't find you.  You would be torn apart, and the debilitating fear quashes any notions of being a hero.

I imagine most people would fall into categories 1 or 2.  You see a foe and now your character has purpose.  There is nothing wrong with this, and there are many interesting motivations to be had from a hero.  I imagine that few people would choose 3, however (correct me if I'm wrong).  In the past I would have chosen 1 or 2.  I'd have lots of fun describing in exquisite detail the kind of John Woo antics my character gets up to in defence of the innocent.  Nowadays, however, I am a 3, through and through.  I think of shows like The Walking Dead, or films like Cloverfield and Jurassic Park.  These are tales of ordinary people in extraordinary situations.  They are scrambling to survive, and the audience can identify with that struggle.  I don't find I can identify with a fearless warrior trained in seventy kinds of martial arts with super powers coming our of their rear end.  Playing a super powerful fighter generally becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, because the solution to every problem is combat.

 

Will Tennessen is an example of this goal.  He doesn't have a tragic backstory or a dark secret.  He doesn't spend his days fighting monsters or leaping from rooftop to rooftop.  He is unremarkable, with a slight drinking problem.  He is scared and he is fragile.  He is flawed.  I'd like to see more characters like that.

 

P.S. - This is not an attack on anyone's character or writing style.  If anything, it's an observation of my own style as it's changed through the years.  I went from playing a combat-centric special snowflake to an average guy over the course of 17 years.

 

 

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