Today I want to address a little topic that I've been thinking about following the plethora of recent changes. Now that momentum is building, I wish to use it effectively for something that appears to have inspired some discussion in a lot of places around the site and its official chats recently: The Rulesets currently in use by the forum. More specifically, the mechanics implemented via and applied by those same rules, including magic, equipment, etc.
Now, it is clear that the rules are flawed in more than one instance, despite the enormous effort and time we have put into streamlining and improving upon them for years. That said, my perspective on this is just a singular one and I am often confronted with viewpoints that challenge my own in conversation with our members, often for the better. With this post, I wish thus to extend this same opportunity to the entire player base so that all of your ideas and suggestions for improving the current ruleset may be compiled and discussed within a single thread.
I want to humbly ask our players to raise suggestions for rule changes that have not yet been discussed in the suggestions subforum of the site, adjustments to currently used mechanics, improvements, balancing issues, things you would like to see added and so on and so forth. This can include anything currently used on FTRP (Excluding the Code of Conduct). It is important to note that every suggestion will be thoroughly considered for implementation based on the kind of feedback I get from people participating in this thread. I will not be discussing rule changes myself unless there is a need for clarification or to answer questions, but I would like for players to discuss and debate changes, if necessary or desired, and express agreement or disagreement. Obviously self-serving suggestions will similarly be met scrutiny. Please, and I cannot stress this enough, keep your suggestions as constructive as possible, not only for the sake of your fellow members, but also for the validity of your suggestion.
I want this thread to be focused on honest feedback, no matter if it has to be positive or negative in nature. Simply keep the suggestion constructive. In that spirit, please also make suggestions for how the issues you raise can be addressed or how additions and changes to the rules can be implemented mechanically, and in a balanced way. Staff is not omnipotent and we, too, are often at a loss on how certain things can effectively be implemented. Following that spirit, please respect the suggestions made by your fellow Players.
I very much look forward to what everyone has to say. I sincerely thank you for your time and your thoughts.
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