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Topic: Forum Games / [Game] Virtual Reality - Chapter 1.0: What Just Happened?

[Sorry about the holdup. More technical difficulties. Intending to post within nine hours.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Game] Virtual Reality - Chapter 1.0: What Just Happened?

[Would appreciate another couple of posts before I show more what’s behind the curtain…]

Nathan

More people are following me…

Am I a leader? I mean, most leaders don’t choose their position…

For now I continue heading through the narrow pass.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Game] Virtual Reality - Chapter 1.0: What Just Happened?

Nathan

The falls (this particular one, anyway) seem to fade out of existence. I reach a paw into the space where the shimmering water was, but it is truly gone. Noting that the ground below is flat and it leads away through a valley with the high cliff walls on either side, I tentatively step across and into the valley. Beyond is some kind of structure…a temple, maybe?

VA

…processing data dump…
…frame and skins adjusted…
…character information downloaded…
…tester information downloaded…
…game information downloaded…
…beginning topological scans of VR multiverse…
1% complete…
2% complete…
3% complete…
!CRITICAL ERROR! SIMULATION MALFUNCTION DETECTED! EMERGENCY TRUNCATION PROCEDURE #9066 COMPLETED!

. . .
. . . . .

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Game] Virtual Reality - Chapter 1.0: What Just Happened?

[The terrain: A circular flat clearing, with waterfalls surrounding and staggered by cliffs. The cliffs are so much higher that there is no visibility to the horizon, and I’ll tell you right now that they can’t be scaled. The characters slowly take over, yes. At the start it’s probably mostly confusion, but it’ll get much worse.]

Nathan

People continue milling about and talking. As more of them near the waterfall, the orange part narrows to let new colors join the stream. I would guess that each tester has an associated color, though as the colors appear rapidly I lose track of which one is who. The number climbs, and the waterfall starts shimmering, maybe even fading away to reveal what’s behind it…

[Next major plot event within 7 hours. Don’t worry about what’s behind it yet.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Game] Virtual Reality - Chapter 1.0: What Just Happened?

[The GM lives! (As does his Internet connection.) And he will post within the next 24 hours.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Game] Virtual Reality - Chapter 1.0: What Just Happened?

Originally posted by xxxstoner420xxx:

dude can i play

[Wrong thread. Try the sign-up one.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Game] Virtual Reality - Chapter 1.0: What Just Happened?

[His name could be Darius, far as Nathan knows. And something I want to emphasize: We have a long road to travel in the RP. Take your time with the game character takeovers.

Nathan

The hand…I forgot his name. But after getting my attention, he writes out a question, asking me what to do. “…what kind of leader am I?” But as I briefly think back over several games, I find instances where I – Tails – whatever, ran logistics and basically commanded a few different adventures on the field. “Well…maybe I am. Try to wake up the people who aren’t awake yet.”

Sam talks to me as well. “I think they are. I mostly have control of myself, but I’ve fallen prey a bit too.”

Everyone who’s awake seems to be milling around, doing their own things. But this clearing…the waterfalls seem to be obstructing any possible paths out. For that matter…is the water rising slightly? I can’t totally tell. I start walking around, watching the waterfalls. One looks different…and the water around here changes to orange all of a sudden. It’s definitely different.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Game] Virtual Reality - Chapter 1.0: What Just Happened?

[Realsirmark: For now, yes. Less so as the game characters start encroaching on the existence of the testers.]

Nathan

A voice near me startles me back out of staring at Brian. Someone…Sam, I think…is asking me what happened. “Well…based on what we heard from that blue nightmare that Darius is trying to eviscerate…” I pause to word it right. “The machine running the simulation is broken. We’re stuck on the wrong side of it. And we need to get out or some evil could befall us…she wasn’t very specific.” I glance around at the group again. A fair number of us are awake.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Game] Virtual Reality - Chapter 1.0: What Just Happened?

Nathan

As I look over the group (and hear that awful fairy tell us that we’re more or less stuck here) my sky blue eyes settle on a cobalt blue figure. There’s Brian…no, Sonic…no, Brian! Sonic…slowly I approach the hedgehog. Even though I’ve gotten more independent, he’s still my hero. …that’s not right. …that’s not me! But before I can stop myself, in a somewhat adoring voice I say, “Sonic…”

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Game] Virtual Reality - Chapter 1.0: What Just Happened?

[Gotteraka: It’s a fair representation. Just leave room. Over the extended course of the RP, the game character personality takeover will go from not all that bad to potentially obliterating forever the previous tester personality and memories. Not that I plan on that, but at the very end it’s going to be close.]

Nathan

Sonic doesn’t seem to know. I guess that Brian is somewhere else. Angel Island Zone passes in a flash as I give myself over to the speed, wasting no time. I should be able to go back and replay games. But for now…I let everything go and live the experience.

The next time that I’m quite aware of what’s happening, I’ve just helped prevent Space Colony ARK from crashing into Mobius. Everything fades to black, like it should…but then it stays blacked out and I black out.

When I return to the land of the living, I hear the rush of water. As my senses start functioning again, I can tell that I’m still furred…still two-tailed…so the simulation isn’t over. From my best guess, whereas I – I mean, Tails (right?) – was about eight last time, the age is about on par with the most recent Sonic games, closer to ten or eleven.

There’s noise of talking…I know some of these voices from games. Once I open my eyes and pick myself up, I see an odd assortment of video game characters. Almost as odd as…no, wait. These are exactly the same characters from the thirteen sheets. Could these really be the other testers? Their speech seems to confirm the theory. I speak up. “Uh…hey, guys…any of you know why we’re here?”

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Game] Virtual Reality - Chapter 1.0: What Just Happened?

[I have a note to the players. Please delete all posts pertaining to the incident ~20 hours ago. The user who was causing the disturbance is no longer on-site and the disruptive posts have therefore been erased.]

[ Major plot development get! ]

VR Circuitry Engineer

This seems like a good idea, but who knows how long testing might take. What the…the electrical current! It’s coming in bursts! There must have been a malfunction at the electrical plant…I yell to the team to clear the area, then switch the current to the backup generator. An explosion from above, heard through the concrete ceiling, let me know that my worst fears came true: the portal had exploded due to electrical overload. With this development…they would become trapped. That virtual world would truly become their reality…

3rd Person Perspective

All the rest of the equipment powered down, and the data from the portal fused just before the explosion. So, the research team on the outside has no way of reaching the testers. In addition, when they wake up, they’ll now find themselves all together in their character forms, facing areas and enemies from their differing stories/games all together in one massive, conglomerated world. The way out? That will probably become apparent in due time…

[Go ahead and write your blackout sequence. When you wake up, it’s in a large, circular (r=~169m) clearing surrounded by separate and distinct waterfalls.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Game] Virtual Reality - Chapter 1.0: What Just Happened?

[Probably because the players are anticipating the main storyline starting pretty soon.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Sign-Ups] Virtual Reality {Sign-Ups Postponed Until August 15th 2013}

After research and review of posting tendencies, I have reached my determinations.

Originally posted by johnsmith321:

Name: John
Age: 6
Favorite video game character (that is, whichever character you want to play): Agumon
Description and location (game) of above character: He’s a dinosaur central to the plot of the story. Pokemon.
Sample abilities of above character: Well, he can bite people.
Other relevant information: The creators of the series have revealed that Agumon is the personification of consumerism in a socialist society with a benign dictator as the ruler.

The application is rejected, as are all further applications from this author. On a related note, any applicants from now on must have a good posting record if I go back and check it. Not necessarily a long one, but a good one.

Originally posted by MasterCheif987:

Ah, I can? Fantastic.

Name: James
Age: (Under 18) 15
Favorite video game character (that is, whichever character you want to play): Raul Tejada
Description and location (game) of above character: Raul is ghoul companion in the game Fallout New Vegas. For a physical appearance, I’ll just link you to his wiki page.
Sample abilities of above character: He’s a Ghoul, meaning that he can’t die of old age and is also healed by radiation. He is also a gunslinger, a fantastic repairman, and comes from the fallout universe where just about anyone can take several small caliber rounds to the gut and still be perfectly fine until they suddenly get die because one of the bullets decided enough was enough, if that counts.
Other relevant information:Nope.

Accepted, pending introduction of post-corruption characters. As said above, this will be around the 15th.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Sign-Ups] Virtual Reality {Sign-Ups Postponed Until August 15th 2013}

Nix the argument.

Originally posted by johnsmith321:

Name: John
Age: 6
Favorite video game character (that is, whichever character you want to play): Agumon
Description and location (game) of above character: He’s a dinosaur central to the plot of the story. Pokemon.
Sample abilities of above character: Well, he can bite people.
Other relevant information: The creators of the series have revealed that Agumon is the personification of consumerism in a socialist society with a benign dictator as the ruler.

Closer. Slightly. Though you appear to struggle with keeping up the standards of writing and appear to have no standards of maturity. So far I’m not convinced.

Originally posted by MasterCheif987:
Originally posted by Godzillasrabbid:

Stop.

Stop stop stop.

We are not arguring again and getting a shitload of posts removed by admins.

We already had that before.

Now stop being so shitpicky.

Yes, do this. I actually want to sign up for this when sign-ups reopen.

You’re free to pre-apply.

Originally posted by Hyped:

Favorite video game character (that is, whichever character you want to play): Agumon
Description and location (game) of above character: He’s a dinosaur central to the plot of the story. Pokemon.

I thought Agumon was from Digimon.

I believe that’s correct, to the best of my knowledge.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Game-related] FGF Achievements

Originally posted by TailsTheFox12:

Recommendations for RP Genre achievements:

Drop in the Bucket – Host/GM/OP an RP of at least ten pages/250 posts.
Cool Story, Bro – Host/GM/OP an RP of at least twenty-five pages/625 posts.
In for the Long Haul – Host or participate in the entirety of an RP of at least fifty pages/1,250 posts.
Writer’s Secret Society Member – Host or participate in the entirety of an RP of at least 100 pages/2,500 posts.

Originally posted by FGF_Achievements:

@Tails: The problem with those achievements is that they encourage spam. I already made one like that and got rejected by Jask. So, I think that’s not gonna happen, sorry. :(

Amendment:

Earning said achievements require the approval of three FGF regulars who are in the RP, much the same as regship requirements.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Sign-Ups] Virtual Reality {Sign-Ups Postponed Until August 15th 2013}

Originally posted by TwistedCakez:

Late Sign

Name: James Turelli
Age: 16
Favorite/Played video game character: Jak
Description and location (game) of above character: Sandover Village (Jak and Daxter 1-3)
Sample abilities of above character: Daxter to use as weapon. Mastery of fist-to-face combat. Variants of guns. Can change to Light Jak when enough light eco is obtained, and Dark Jak when dark eco is obtained.

Projected acceptance in ~10 days, on the 15th, which is basically when I reopen everything. Well, yes, accepted. Delayed, if you will.

Originally posted by Serefin:

So, anyone know where the person playing Vinyl or the person playing Duncan are? We kinda need them to start…

No clue. People get marked ‘idle’ after long enough.

Originally posted by johnsmith321:

ok i sign up i wanna be a dragon

I’ll be fair. Go back and get the application form then fill it out. If you can do that, when the 15th comes I’ll consider you for a potential player. But that form has to be pretty dang impressive and I expect perfect grammar and spelling in light of the mess on the game thread. Until such time that I give you a pass, you’d be better off finding another RP or trying to start one of your own.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Game] Virtual Reality - Chapter 1.0: What Just Happened?

[Eh…have a bit of catching up to do.]

[Behemoth: As said, we’re in our own games at the moment. Beyond that…well, I’ve already committed to not writing summaries.]

Nathan

I step into the light.

Changes take over, though there’s a peculiar sensation I can’t quite pin down…it’s not pain…I don’t even know. But whatever it is…as I start feeling shorter, more fuzzy, and can almost sense the tails…I black out.

I wake up and open my eyes just before something speeds by me. It was blue…not something, someone! “Sonic!” But he’s already way ahead. Come to think of it, can he even talk? Right now we’re in the old-school games. I can talk, but I don’t know if he can. Taking only a couple minutes to get accustomed to my new form, I rush after the cobalt hedgehog.

Through natural hill and toxic factory, ancient ruins and bright cities, mountains and pollutants, and even a mechanical fortress I follow Sonic. And the Special Stages, but those things are trippy. It’s…what I’m supposed to do, I guess. Not that I don’t like it. I love the rush of the wind through my fur, the feeling of flight, and just living on the edge of danger.

Then we finish Metropolis Zone, and I realize what comes next. I don’t know how to fly a plane! But to the Tornado we go, and I admire the biplane for a bit. Then Sonic points into the sky to get my attention. Apparently I entirely forgot that Robotnik was getting away. I run to the plane, praying that instincts will see me through.

They do.

I get Sonic to the flying battleship, and even into space after that. He finishes up at the Death Egg and we fly around together, me in the plane and him in Super form. Then we rest, relax, and mostly time just passes until a fateful day not too long afterward involving Angel Island and a gullible echidna.

So there we are, at the start of Angel Island Zone. Finally I realize something which I entirely forgot. I poke Sonic. “…Brian…?”

[Pigjr: I leave the choice open whether you want us to be playing together or not. Might be interesting. Though the data corruption I intend to take place in less than 12 real-world hours anyway.]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Game-related] FGF Achievements

Recommendations for RP Genre achievements:

Drop in the Bucket – Host/GM/OP an RP of at least ten pages/250 posts.
Cool Story, Bro – Host/GM/OP an RP of at least twenty-five pages/625 posts.
In for the Long Haul – Host or participate in the entirety of an RP of at least fifty pages/1,250 posts.
Writer’s Secret Society Member – Host or participate in the entirety of an RP of at least 100 pages/2,500 posts.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Game] Virtual Reality - Chapter 1.0: What Just Happened?

Originally posted by Gevock:

Because I have to go work in a few minutes and don’t have time to whisper all of this to you. Flagging posts and not responding to them is the best way to deal with problems others are making. You do not acknowledge them or give them the attention they want and they will leave.

[Thank you much. Had I been awake during the conflict I would have made much the same point. That’s about all as much as can be said and done – or needs to, for that matter.]

[In order to help prevent another such occurrence, I’m quoting this in the rules and adding 2.3 to the Rule-book: I will respond to potential new players at the earliest convenience; no player should. ]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Game] Virtual Reality - Chapter 1.0: What Just Happened?

[Go on ahead to OoT. I already know that there’s some dispute about the series’ chronological order as it stands.]

[For later readers: There was a bit of a mess which covers the next couple pages. But it gets better. – TTF12, 12 hours post-bellum.]

 
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[In response to a few things: ]

[Cents: Yes, you feel pain. Right now, though, it’s just a mimicking of the sensation of pain and no real danger to you.]
[Pigjr: This is why I’m glad that so many players went with series. Move on to STH2.]
[Serefin: Yes, since the partner is an extension of your character in the RP.]
[Godzilla: To say to you, much as I mentioned above: When the time comes that you finish one game, do the next.]

[I’ll write up an henceforth-example post of my own in a bit.]

 
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[We’ll assume that Duncan has arrived. Now here is the next event, which is clearly not copied from the first instance.]

VR Briefer

I approach the table with the thirteen applicants seated at it. They already know most of the details they need to for now – the chips will provide further instruction – so I tell them to just have a good time and to contact the support team if anything is going wrong. I also tell them that they should not expect to see each other until much later on – they would start at the beginning of the game, or the first title their character was in if a series. A lot of time and money has gone into this, so we need the initial test to succeed if the media is to pick up on it. I guide them to the portal room and then go to one of the monitoring stations.

VR Engineer #1

Everything is clear, so I give the team controlling the electric current the signal. I watch as one by one, the kids disappear into the light on the center of the platform, which changes to reflect the character’s main color. Then I watch as my screen flickers on…seems I was assigned the monster-trainer-battler-person…it’s an interesting game, but boredom starts to come pretty soon. Fifteen minutes later I, and the rest of the support team, rotate. Now I’m watching a hand. Oh, joy…the goings-on pick up interest, though.

[Expect the next major event within four and twenty hours. Until then, play your games individually!]

 
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Topic: Forum Games / [Game] Virtual Reality - Chapter 1.0: What Just Happened?

[The previous VR matter, which I’ve briefly discussed with Squid at his request, is best put this way:

Originally posted by Pigjr1:
…there have been rumors of another VR testing facility starting right now, but no cold, hard facts.

[The old RP is happening at the same time as this one. Please do not edit prior posts. Hope this clears things up.]

Nathan

The talking goes on. I was going to continue conversing with Brian, but he seems to have been distracted by other conversations. For now, I don’t push the matter. I’m pretty sure that I’ll get to talk to him; one thing I do remember from the information is that all the players are getting together for some kind of fight.

[I will move the plot forward in about 24-28 hours. Also, there are some expected problems with my internet connection. From the 7th to the 10th don’t expect any posts from me; though I’ll make every effort to make sure you don’t get bored.]

 
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Nathan

Someone says my name, causing me to jump a bit in my seat. By a glance, I locate the speaker. “Oh…hi…” At another glance, I see a familiar flash of blue on his character sheet. I breathe a bit easier – out of this crowd of people I don’t know I’m most inclined to trust…Brian, as the sheet relates. Letting my ice-blue eyes return to meet his, I say, “Yeah, I’m a Tails fan. Have been for as long as I can remember. How about you with Sonic?”

 
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Nathan

Ten…eleven…twelve…I continue watching the others enter and observe their groupings and habits. As for myself? I’ve stayed pretty quiet and out of the way. But people have been taking the character sheets. Maybe I should too.

Rising a second time, I cross the room to the board. I glance around – peer pressure normally doesn’t bother me, but to my knowledge Sonic fans are often thought of as fur-loving freaks. Could be different among the gaming elites here (myself included), but I’ll not take that chance now. I unpin and take the sheet about Tails, feeling vulnerable in the knowledge that everyone could be watching. Then I turn to go back to my seat, assuming that I’m not interrupted.