|2002/12/27 05:51:12 PST by Alex [0/0]
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Yeah, writing the script in a traditional way is more convenient, but we would lose some of the character depth advantages of RP'ing.
How about we write it in a traditional way, but offer people an option to sign up for the task of "Character Expert", or something like that, for each major character. If Kydran is my favorite character (I'm just saying this as an example), I may get to be an "Expert" on him. This would mean I'd ponder about this character in depth, develop an understanding for that character, and advise the script writers on how s\he should talk or behave in a given situation.
A "Character Expert" would be like a consultant into a character's background, motivations, appearance, style of speech, etc. (Like Andy Serkis for Gollum in LOTR:TTT, only in our case more script-oriented than performance-oriented.)
The communication can then take place on the forum, not necessarily in chat. The Story Advisors and especially Dev would, of course, have the last word on all creative decisions.
This would be the best of both worlds: the script-writers would be ready to begin their work, and character depth will be applied where there's interest in applying it.