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Should we rebuild Silvaria or leave it the way it is?
Rebuild the dream completely. Looks, layout, avatars, the whole deal.
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Rebuild the dream only slightly, maybe new avatars and a few new textures, but leave the layout and major components the same.
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Leave the dream where it is and work more on how we run it instead.
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Everything is perfectly fine how it is.
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Work on absolutely everything. Dream, how we run it, how we RP, everything.
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Davisus



Joined: 28 Feb 2011
Posts: 18
Location: Ideeho

PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:48 am    Post subject: The big dream issue  Reply with quote

Now, I really hope I'm not coming off as rude, but if I am... well... here we go then.

The dream is dead, entirely. It usually comes down to either Rowen, Seifer, Vakor, or myself just sitting around AFKing. Now, I know people are busy with real lives, but really, I'm fearing Silvaria isn't going to get up again.

I've noticed how hard it is to get everybody on at once to do something large and interesting. I understand it's difficult to find the time and schedule for this sort of thing, but still, this is what's killing the dream in my opinion. Nothing big goes on often. And when it does, it's not very well planned and it ends a bit too quickly, or it never ends at all because an important player in it can't be bothered to get on and finish it.

Second, as much as I love Silvaria's current look and everything it has to offer already, I seriously think it needs to be redone somehow. Not the layout, which is just fine, but maybe it can be edited to have a bit of a different look? I've always loved Silvaria's theme, it stands out in what I'm beginning to see as a wave of similarity between dreams, the style is becoming all too common in other places, and Silvaria stands out in that regard. That's definitely a good thing, but the thing is people are attracted to new things, redone things, shiny things, that sort of deal. At least from what I've seen. I understand the majority of you are far more busy than I, but still, I think we should all pull together on this one. We need something new to start it all off with two, a big plot that opens up places for new characters to have a reason to be around.

New members are very scarce, and current members are disappearing, either out of Furcadia entirely or to leave for other dreams which are far more active for one reason or another. Silvaria is by far my favorite dream and the first dream I became a part of. I'd very, very much hate to see it continue on this path. So, I made a poll, which you can all vote on to see if we should redo things or just change our direction a little, or a lot.

The bottom line is, we need to get more organized and refresh what goes on here. Daily character-to-character RP is all well and good, but if nothing happens, or if something happens and is never finished, it leads to slow time and people are far more fickle when it comes to dreams than I'd prefer they were. A dream alteration isn't necessary, but people getting together and doing things absolutely is.

I'm not going to point fingers at anyone, because really I think we're all to blame, especially myself. I know I'm guilty of being lazy and missing things. But if we get more organized and actually show up and go into roleplays, I really think the dream will be revived.
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Bluehawk



Joined: 13 Mar 2011
Posts: 34

PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What exactly is Silvaria? And why are you here?

This is not a question that I am asking you. I don't believe that it is my right to question what the purpose behind someone's motivations are. I want you to think about it yourself, However I do know from my experience with this dream that Silvaria for me is not so much a place for me to role play, but a place for me to meet my friends, and to develop my character. I have been with this dream for a long time, and have no intention of either seeing it changed on a massive scale, or having it wiped out.

I have held the position of 'co-rah' I suppose for quite a number of years even if it hasn't been my official title until recently. I think that what you need to consider is the reason for lack of roleplay, or interest.

I want to join a dream, because it's flashy.
Because the avatars are updated frequently.
Because there are characters I don't know.
I can do the 'day-to-day' RP that is frivelous with 'new' people.
These people have ports and draw art...
This dream has a forum that is really active...
This dream has a 'ooc' room so I can always find RP...

I don't think that these are any reason to be motivating a dream or a roleplay. There is a reason that this dream with its outdated dream model, and unique 'flavor' has lasted a lot longer than even the greatest dreams with 45+ people. The lack of interest comes from a constant need to be 'stimulated'. These are the people that try to force a role-play with two 'perfect' characters, because they like to have something to 'do', or attempt to spawn something 'new' from two perfect characters.

There is nothing stopping you Davisus from creating your own role play within the space of the dream. You have the power of emit. Even if you go against what Seifer would consider 'ok' you can still create a RP that in the moment is something fun, and even something 'grand'. I'm not saying abuse your power of emit... But don't be scared to have a little fun Smile I do things that Seifer wouldn't approve of frequently. Don't tell him that! =D

Anyway, calm down Razz

This is nothing compared to where Silvaria has been! Make Silvaria what you want it to be. If you want to create an advanced RP, do it.
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Seifer Swordshadow
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Joined: 27 Feb 2011
Posts: 78
Location: Louisiana

PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have the time right now, or the remaining stamina to compete with either of you in a show or words, or a big, flashy long-winded post.
So I'll get right to it.
You are both right on several points.
Dav, we do need a massive spark to the dream, yet I, as we all know, cannot... CANNOT, afford to spare time to redo the dream. Unless we're all going to pool in and totally redo it that way? I don't see it happening..
I know I'm a killer procrastinator and that I often ignore things I shouldn't, but with the way things are, it would take me far too long to do it alone...

Blue, you are right, it is fine as it is... demolishing it could very well ruin the "magic" this place has gathered up all these years. I've often taken pride in our ability to still attract people despite the dream's rapidly showing age...
For now, the two of you shouldn't be getting into any arguments.. Such would be counter-productive. We just need to work this out patiently and slowly... starting with seeing how this poll goes...
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Obsidian



Joined: 12 Aug 2011
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So...

I really don't have an opinion on whether or not anything should be changed, since I just got here, and I kinda like the look of the dream

but

if you decide to change stuff, I'm pretty damn good at pixel art.

Just sayin.

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