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Player-Player RP Reward

Unread post by Darradarljod » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:08 am

In NWN I was a DM on a server that had a player to player reward tool. Over time players built a small pool of experience attached to a wand tool which they could then activate to reward other players an amount of experience from that pool to acknowledge their efforts and say thank you for good roleplay. It was a nice way to compliment other players.

Just remembered about it and thought I'd put it out there!
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Unread post by aaron22 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:46 am

i would be interested in forming a discussion on something like this.

tell me more about the wand. what was good/bad about it?
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Re: Player-Player RP Reward

Unread post by casadechrisso » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:00 am

The idea is good, but on my old server this quickly turned into something people felt obligated to do with everyone they just talked a bit too, after a fireside chat often the whole group was seen doing the use-item-animation for minutes because everyone tried to hit everyone after each RP so nobody has hurt feelings... it was a little awkward to watch.

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Unread post by chad878262 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:09 am

That worries me a bit because it breaks the immersion. I always find the RP to be reward enough itself. A simple tell "hey thanks for the great RP, had fun" is a good way to let someone know you appreciated it. If there is something extra special for you or your character the tell can be more detailed "Thanks for sharing some of your characters backstory, really intriguing story telling!" or whatever works well.

For me, while a bit of extra XP is all well and good, the unfortunate reality is it's very exploitable... I can envision a group speed grinding an area and every hour or so spamming the item to boost XP gain without any RP involved. Unfortunate, but still more likely than not. No real way to ensure it is only granted for true RP since it's relatively easy to use macro's to have your character 'talk' while grinding with other players.
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Unread post by samb123 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:20 am

Well, we already receive xp ticks for RP though. I don't think we all need an extra "cookie", so to speak. :P
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Unread post by aaron22 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:31 am

and who gets such a gift? me? i doubt it. but then, who?

and then i think the staff has appointed through rigorous evaluation some special players to fill this role. they are our DMs.

perhaps maybe we can look into a solid and extensive request form to fill out for a small bonus of xp to those that someone might deem exceptionally worthy of a little extra. this form sent to the DM team to evaluate and reward if deemed worthy of such a reward.
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Re: Player-Player RP Reward

Unread post by chad878262 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:46 am

aaron22 wrote:and who gets such a gift? me? i doubt it. but then, who?

and then i think the staff has appointed through rigorous evaluation some special players to fill this role. they are our DMs.

perhaps maybe we can look into a solid and extensive request form to fill out for a small bonus of xp to those that someone might deem exceptionally worthy of a little extra. this form sent to the DM team to evaluate and reward if deemed worthy of such a reward.
This requires more time from the DMs to review, evaluate and award. Prefer not doing something like that as if they are spending time on this, they are not spending time in game. Worse than that, brings (more) opportunity to end up with cries of favoritism, unfounded or not, which the HDM's/Admins then have to review... such as 'why was player X approved to give player Y XP, but the application from player A to award player B XP was denied?'

Seems to me more trouble than any possible benefit some might feel from getting a small XP bump.
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Re: Player-Player RP Reward

Unread post by KOPOJIbPAKOB » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:57 am

What I learned during my time here is that everything that is possible to exploit would be exploited. Indeed, the main users of this wand would be groups of grinders camping at xvarts, the people who barely RP at all during their "adventuring".
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