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Would you mind having your character killed if it was the logical IC thing that should happen?

Yes, I would not like losing my character.
No, I would not mind losing my character so.
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Postby antlan87 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:07 am

It would suck greatly if I lost Chen Yun, but so long as it was from battle, a duel, or self-sacrifice, then I played how I imagined him. I don't see too many plots that would make sense right now being used on him, but perhaps one day...
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Postby TGC » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:51 am

Oh, I forgot to state where I stood. I wouldn't mind being killed as long as it's logical. If I was sparred out of OOC sympathy, it'd only be easy mode... and I don't like the easy mode. ^.^
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Postby Lu Ying » Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:56 pm

its always gut wrenching to lose a good PC, but these things happen. Just gotta pick yourself back up and move on
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Postby RuffRydeR » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:01 pm

Yeah I'd mind it...=(

But if it has to happen, then what are you gonna do about it? She dies, she dies. =S

Stilll, I'll probably end up making the same PC with a different name anyways and maybe -2 or -3 in all her stats...Then again, I might get ridiculous rolls and have +5 in everything...>_>

I'm a very uncreative person...=(
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Postby Luo Xiao » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:16 pm

It could actually be cool to lose my PC if it's in a grand, dramatic fashion. Sacrificing himself to hold off the enemy long enough for his force leader to get away? That's awesome.

Accidentally tripping near the river, smashing his head on the docks and falling unconscious to drown in the waters? Not so awesome.

Even if you get captured by an enemy force and they put you to death, you typically get a chance for last words. That also provides an interesting way to send off your character.

So, for the most part, I don't have a problem with it. Although after I've had a character for a long time it definitely sucks to lose them (both from a gameplay perspective and an emotional one). Yes, I actually care about my characters. ;)
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Postby ann » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:27 pm

If the death is dramatic and memorable then I don't mind. If it's funny it's even better!
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Postby Georgie » Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:39 pm

I mind insofar as I always mind when my plans are cut short.

But I generally get over the stages of grief very quickly, and don't object to it.
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Postby Misfortune » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:00 pm

I meant to submit I wouldn't mind my character dying a logical death, but apparently I misread it and submitted the "yes I would mind" one. Eh. Like, Yen Ai, I'm all for IC themes, though I'm slightly more relaxed. Of course, for me character creation is something that I love to do so it isn't really damaging when one of my character's die. A more memorable death, the more fun I've had playing them. :)
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Postby raine » Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:26 am

Character death is a fun and rare event that one should savor, when handled correctly.
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Postby Aisha » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:55 am

I wouldn't mind if my character was offed, providing that there was all the IC motivation available and I had been given the opportunity to try and escape said fate (i.e. to plot/get away/negotiate) but, under certain circumstances, even that is not necessary.

I feel that there are ways in which characters can die which are very unfulfilling simply because of the nature of events and others which are more satisfying because it's a more of a "Yeah, they died for what they believed in/went down fighting" moment.

In other words: so long as it's dramatic. :D
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