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Octavia Melody

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I know this one is totally full of personal bias, as there's nothing I hate more then a bad, overpowered, or cliche OC. Even so, I thought the idea might have so merit, so I'm posting it. Should an admin have to check an OC or new character out before they start posting? It would certainly help keep the number of garbage OCs to a minimum, but at the cost of possibly hurting some people who actually thought their OC's were good, like a shocking number of red and black alicorn, friends with the mane 6, saved the world a dozen times, OC owners.


I'm on an anger-fueled rant at this point. What do you guys think?
« Last Edit: August 11, 2015, 12:54:30 am by Octavia Melody »
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*Realises I have a red and black OC*
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In all seriousness, I have had some experience with RPing, most of the time I don't even bother mentioning about OP OC's. What we are trying to make is a fun RPing community and having a filter could go against what we are trying to do. I suggest that we just post in the character thread stuff like no Mary Sue's, no OP characters stuff like that. That way people won't feel as though they are rejected after posting a bio, all we can do is hope that people use common sense and actually listen so then we won't have any issues.

To be fair, I'm half a sleep so take my 2 bits with a grain of salt if you wish
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*Realises I have a red and black OC*
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In all seriousness, I have had some experience with RPing, most of the time I don't even bother mentioning about OP OC's. What we are trying to make is a fun RPing community and having a filter could go against what we are trying to do. I suggest that we just post in the character thread stuff like no Mary Sue's, no OP characters stuff like that. That way people won't feel as though they are rejected after posting a bio, all we can do is hope that people use common sense and actually listen so then we won't have any issues.

To be fair, I'm half a sleep so take my 2 bits with a grain of salt if you wish

Right, right. I'm pretty sure the guidelines already say no Mary Sue's, so hopefully we're good there. I get what you're saying in general as well, I just wanted to be sure. As for your own OC, my list is only a problem is the character is like, all of them. While that particular color combination might be a bit hard on the eyes, yours is a little more mellow, so that's not een really an issue; Broadshield passes my standards. XD So yeah, I guess that settles that topic.
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This is a valid idea, and I love when users are willing to give feedback. However, at this point in time I feel that doing such a thing would be a bit unfair. Not everyone is a great OC maker, it is true. But just because they don't excel at the character creation process, it doesn't mean they should be rejected, particularly if they tried their best.

We want this forum to be a place where people can be creative, without being stifled by restrictions that were created out of fear that we might have to deal with an overpowered OC. If such an character is created and makes it so roleplaying is no longer fun for other members, an admin will step in and intervene. Until then, however, I think everyone's OC should be given a fair chance.

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This is a valid idea, and I love when users are willing to give feedback. However, at this point in time I feel that doing such a thing would be a bit unfair. Not everyone is a great OC maker, it is true. But just because they don't excel at the character creation process, it doesn't mean they should be rejected, particularly if they tried their best.

We want this forum to be a place where people can be creative, without being stifled by restrictions that were created out of fear that we might have to deal with an overpowered OC. If such an character is created and makes it so roleplaying is no longer fun for other members, an admin will step in and intervene. Until then, however, I think everyone's OC should be given a fair chance.

Right, I totally understand. I just wanted to throw the idea out there, I don't care if I look like the bad guy, someone has to.
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