Post by Angelique White Wolf on Dec 23, 2008 7:56:46 GMT -5
Well after much thinking, I thought it be a nice to have a discussion about this. As Angelique's mun I feel she tries to be the best sire she can be, but problem is her childer aren't really around much to see it.
So that brings us to my question: What is it to be a good sire/childer?
Meaning, Are you always active and ready to listen to your childer. Are you powering up as much as you can as a childer? Do you ask for help when you need it? (You get the idea)
I just wanted to know what are your thoughts on this. Thank you ~Melly~ xxx
Post by Chloé Flannigan on Dec 23, 2008 9:08:46 GMT -5
I think it's got to be a good mixture of both IG and forum interaction. If the sire cares about childer being as powerful as they can be, a good childe would fulfil the sire's wishes; in saying that, however, the sire should help the childer to gain said powers as much as possible. So I really think a sire should be fully powered (or near it) if they care about powers IG so that they can help out with coins and things for their childer, and scrolls to help with charisma quests and whatnot.
I also think there should be a healthy relationship on the forum between sire and childe - plenty of posts to keep childe/sire updated on events in each others lives and interaction should the childe be in need of guidance, or if they're freaking out about something or other. Threads ought to be finished and not abandoned by either party. Of course it helps if both sire and childe are active, though I think a healthy relationship between the mun's behind the characters is also required so that if one should go MIA for a while, the other knows the reasons behind it and thus don't do anything rash due to inactivity.
Personally, forum role-play has nothing to do with the interaction of your character and their childe or vice versa. It's considered OOC, therefore wouldn't really have any affect on your characters themselves. Just because Seppuku doesn't appear in threads, doesn't mean he's being neglectful. I keep myself, and others, updated by means of conversational role-play through Y!M, for the most part. All in all, I don't think your activity on a forum should determine whether your characters have a good, healthy relationship or not.
As for being a good sire: it depends. Seppuku doesn't ask much of his childer - just work on getting stronger and more knowledgable about the City and be respectful. He will not pay for their powers, but he will inform his childer of how to gain them and what they do. His childer are left to fend for themselves and learn from their mistakes. He'll give advice, of course, and be there for them when needed but he will not hold their hand and the childe should understand this. He tends to take this into consideration when being a childe himself. Whether his childer and/or sire do this or not is completely up to them. This is just how he sees it.
If the player behind the childe is planning on being inactive for a certain amount of time, I would like to be informed beforehand. If their vampire does not have second-sight, I would be happy to vampsit to avoid deletion.
And I do agree with the 'healthy relationship between the mun's behind the characters' because it does help with my statement above. You should build up some level of trust OOC, but you don't have to be like BBF and all.
There... A comment from the peanut gallery. Now, whether it made sense or not...
Post by Chloé Flannigan on Dec 24, 2008 0:59:53 GMT -5
Totally made sense.
I should edit my post, too. When I mention roleplay (even if do say forum roleplay) I mean all roleplay, Y!M or otherwise. So yes, if someone isn't particularly active in threads but still interacts with their sire/childer via Y!M, I still consider that healthy roleplay interaction.