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|Created Characters and You!~; Everything about your character you ever wanted to know!|
|Topic Started: Jul 25 2009, 12:37 AM (2,784 Views)|
|Post #1 Jul 25 2009, 12:37 AM||鬼OPEx|
Creating a Character!
Character Creation © One Piece Explore 2008 - 2012.
The first step to embarking on your journey is to create a character. The character template is located here. However, there are some very important rules that'll need to be taken into account before you start.
1. This is an AU (alternate universe) site so the canon characters never existed. Please do not attempt to recreate them or make descendants of them. You can base your character off of these characters though.
2. You are limited to a max of four characters at any given time. This number can never be raised though special conditions can cause it to decrease. As a note, these characters can not be in the same place as each other at the same time. They are never to interact.
These are just some of the more prominent things about creating a character you will need to know. In the following posts each part of the process will be explained in plain detail to help you create a character you will have fun RPing with and watching grow. Note, if you have any questions at all feel free to ask a member of the staff, we are here to make sure you have fun.
Edited by Sheena, Aug 12 2012, 05:30 PM.
|Post #2 Jul 13 2012, 11:32 AM||Bloody Isis|
What do I have?
Every single character ever created in OPEX has these things as a source of currency or power. These are found in the character application, and have dedicated topics to further explain their purpose. This post will serve as a general trivia for those who want a basic understanding of what your character has.
Trait Points - These help build special characteristics to define your character. Each character starts with  at character creation. By standard, a new trait is awarded every 30 DP. A list of traits can be found here.
Distributive Points - Distributive Points [DP] is the OPEx equivalent to experience points. It is directly used to improve the stats of a character. For more information on how it is used in advancing your character, see the post below this one.
Beli - The currency system used in the world of One Piece. Here at OPEx, each character begins with 5,000,000. Quite simply, anything with a price tag is paid for in beli.
Shop Points [SP] - These are earned via special events hosted on OPEx. They do not go on your character but instead are earned towards your profile. You can spend these at the general shop, located here.
Edited by Bloody Isis, Aug 12 2012, 08:31 PM.
|Post #3 Jul 13 2012, 12:03 PM||Bloody Isis|
Playing & Growing your Character!
Playing your Character © One Piece Explore 2008 - 2012.
Your character grows by going on adventures and gaining experience! Pop quiz, what do we call Experience here on Opex? That's right, DP! You can gain DP in two different ways.
1. The traditional way of going on adventures [Storylines] and receiving DP and Beli at the end.
2. Perusing the OPex General Store and your Store Points [SP] you gained from Events that are held every month of the year!
As said above, every time your character achieves 30 DP, they gain 1 point to be used for a Trait. Pop quiz! Where can you find our Traits!? That's right, right here!
In order to successfully leave an island, you must complete at least one topic there. After completing a topic on an island, you must then create and finish one topic in the ocean [OaS] as well before moving to the next island.
In order to advance from a Blue to another Blue, you should create a thread in the current OaS Blue and then in the OaS Blue you wish to enter.
In order to advance from a Blue (East, North, West, or South) to the Grand Line, you must have completed at least 2-3 Island Storylines, a [Rank Ni] vessel, a Log Pose which costs 5,000,000 and 50 DP.
Note: If your captain already has 50 DP, all crew members are allowed to go to the Grand Line [GL] even if they don't have the required 50 DP, nor have completed two-three islands.
Tidbits of Info
1. You can role play in more than one topic at a time, to a maximum of  per Character,  if you are NPCing for someone, and  for the entire account.
2. Unless DP or Beli is earned through NPCing for someone, the character who participates in a thread is the one who must take the DP that is rewarded.
3. There is a DP Cap - Yes, if you've earned 100DP or more on a character and you RP with them in the Blues, your character will earn less DP than one who has less than 100DP. The caps are located below:
Yes, those people who have earned more than 175 DP in the Blues will only be able to get a maximum of 3DP for a thread, but the same amount of Beli as those below them.
You can do flashback threads anytime and anywhere as long as you retain your RP limit. When you do a flashback thread, be sure that it doesn’t contradict any time line you made for your character.
Edited by Bloody Isis, Aug 12 2012, 02:40 PM.
|Post #4 Aug 12 2012, 03:56 PM||Bloody Isis|
Storytelling and You!
Storyline © One Piece Explore 2008 - 2012.
In general, every thread posted in the Roleplaying Section is considered a "Storyline" or [SL] for short. Whether it's just meeting up with a new crew mate, fighting an enemy, or solving a puzzle, all SLs help your character progress.
A storyline has no minimum or maximum length. It may be one post or ten pages. In general, however, there are a few guidelines to keep in mind.
Interact - Single-player storylines are permitted, but they tend to have a feeling of "fan fiction" more than actual RP. At least two players should be involved in a given storyline; even if someone is just NPCing for you.
Description - Try your best to paint a picture with your words. Write what your character is doing and thinking, as well as the environment in which they're doing it, as clear to the reader as possible.
Depth - Every character should seem as if they were a live person. Pale stereotypes or two-dimensional characters can exist, but they should be in the background. Any character that's used in the actual events of the Storyline should have a real personality. For examples of the above, please refer to here.
Playing as NPCs
Members now have the right to roleplay NPCs, either at large or in minuscule Storylines. You may request any member to assist you by running NPCs, friend or foe, in your Storyline. Essentially, they are there to make the roleplay a more interactive, rewarding, and positive experience.
NPCing nets you certain things besides just the joy of RPing with the masses, and having the time of your life. NPCing also brings you a special treat for partaking in these golden luxuries we call RPing. By helping a fellow RPer out and participating in their storylines you receive up to  DP that may be given to any character you own. That's for each storyline that you finish. On top of the DP, you also receive [X] amount of beli for your trouble, decided upon by a Mission Moderator, Global Moderator, or Administrator that grades the topic.
Story Arcs and Sagas
A series of Storylines that all share a common set of events or have a single goal in common between multiple crews can be combined into a "Story Arc". Story Arcs often have more significance to the world than a single Storyline. The determination of whether or not a group of Storylines can be considered a single Story Arc is up to the members involved.
A Saga, however, is a special event, wherein many individual Storylines or Story Arcs may all have similar objectives or objectives which are a means to an end. A Saga is created by the Admin, and any participation in it is usually determined by the Admin or Global Moderators.
When a Storyline is complete, the member/s involved notify a M. Mod or other higher authority to review it. Grading will typically yield DP and Beli. When the storyline is complete, please edit the topic of the post to read [Awaiting Review] after the original topic, or as an alternative, post it in here to be graded.
Please remain patient as you await review for your storyline. Storylines and Story Arcs will be reviewed in the order in which they were completed.
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