Author Topic: Discussion thread for proposed karma changes.  (Read 6683 times)

Tisiphone

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Re: Discussion thread for proposed karma changes.
« Reply #250 on: July 08, 2017, 11:48:39 PM »
I'd still hope that they ease up on special apps restriction. The ones that dont involve abnormal use of karma. The mutation, the little oddities that could make things cooler, or complete a chara concept

In my dream world, these would be submitted like a normal character application. During character creation, you'd set a flag that would let you fill out another field - an explanation of what's different about this character, and what you need staff to do to make this happen, like removing your ability to speak, applying cannibal code, or changing your race to kank. These flagged applications would go into the normal approval queue - probably taking a bit longer for approval or denial because they may take higher-than-Storytellers to resolve - and the flag would increment a ticker on your account, so if they wish staff can restrict the number of these sorts of applications you can make in some chosen time period.

Then the request tool character application process would be reserved for role applications, higher-than-karma applications, skill bumps or changes, and the well-and-truly weird.
There is no general doctrine which is not capable of eating out our morality if unchecked by the deep-seated habit of direct fellow-feeling with individual fellow-men. -George Eliot

Dar

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Re: Discussion thread for proposed karma changes.
« Reply #251 on: July 09, 2017, 12:22:35 AM »
I'd still hope that they ease up on special apps restriction. The ones that dont involve abnormal use of karma. The mutation, the little oddities that could make things cooler, or complete a chara concept

In my dream world, these would be submitted like a normal character application. During character creation, you'd set a flag that would let you fill out another field - an explanation of what's different about this character, and what you need staff to do to make this happen, like removing your ability to speak, applying cannibal code, or changing your race to kank. These flagged applications would go into the normal approval queue - probably taking a bit longer for approval or denial because they may take higher-than-Storytellers to resolve - and the flag would increment a ticker on your account, so if they wish staff can restrict the number of these sorts of applications you can make in some chosen time period.

Then the request tool character application process would be reserved for role applications, higher-than-karma applications, skill bumps or changes, and the well-and-truly weird.

That would mean while this is under approval and work (no different then spec app), you'd be unable to play anything else and be between characters. You couldnt get this thing go through approval while still playing something else.

Tisiphone

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Re: Discussion thread for proposed karma changes.
« Reply #252 on: July 09, 2017, 12:49:39 AM »
True, but it would also take a lot less time, because it'd get more eyes and not require a parallel work process.

Still, if you don't like the idea, that's fine.
There is no general doctrine which is not capable of eating out our morality if unchecked by the deep-seated habit of direct fellow-feeling with individual fellow-men. -George Eliot

650Booger

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Re: Discussion thread for proposed karma changes.
« Reply #253 on: July 11, 2017, 06:50:04 PM »
have we heard when karma reviews will be reinstated?
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mansa

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Re: Discussion thread for proposed karma changes.
« Reply #254 on: July 11, 2017, 07:15:49 PM »
have we heard when karma reviews will be reinstated?

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