Seriously what I witnessed today fucking blew it all. I was excited to play my new character with the group and get some freaky rp going and all that was there was people fucking initiating on you bois left right and center and then making unreasonable demands. what????
Well, it wasn't fear-inducing. It was very in-your-face, I'll be honest. Yeah, I do want good fear in RP, but it's like a jumpscare. You shouldn't put yourself on a pedestal and announce how you guys are all cannibals or whatever. There's fear from stuff like in movies, but that has a different sense to it. We put ourselves into the protagonists shoes, but when it's something like this, well, you need to try to find out how to scare someone in a realistic manner. See, you wouldn't just go into a dark basement alone with some creepy music playing, right? In horror movies, the protagonist most likely will. However, when trying something like this, you want to try to steer clear from having the people know where or what the threat is.
I really do appreciate you guys are trying, but it does take a bit more to really get people afraid. Not knowing exactly who or what the threat is, how you deliver certain events, and many more is essential to getting someone afraid. A good example are the guys who were playing cryptic text-to-speech over the radio with ambiguous threats. However, some people have been captured, but not much has been discovered to my knowledge of them.
People will know if you are a threat if you wear creepy clothing or sound mad easily in game. They won't know you're a threat if you treat them like a friend. There's a lot of subtlety that's required. I'd be willing to talk some more about this kind of stuff with you guys to help some brainstorming.
I believe with something that is really fear inducing, honestly, steer away from telling people OOCly and making an official group. Official groups, whether you believe it or not, people will use them to metagame. They always have. It's unfortunate, but there were some flaws.
@Kain how are you supposed to do it? The only reason we announced it was because of all the lies and metagame that we got right from the beginning. What are we supposed to do? How are we supposed to make a group of cannibals who doesn't get shit like this thrown at them? The way we planned it was never how it turned out. One person streamed it all and the next thing we knew, we were getting told that we were eating people without them evening knowing ICly that we were like that.. It just doesn't make sense and it is not worth the stress or the time.
Dont worry boys and girl! We will get them next time!
Okay the jokes aside for now.. It was fun! And its such a shame it was so short lived but oh well! But Im sure we can make new characters that can be interesting! I believe in us! Woohooo! Thank you everybody for the great rp
@Kain I dont think you have seen me play.. Dont teach me about fear. I have made many people scared shitless. Its just goes to a point where you kinda give up