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Firefly Question

Post  dratliff on Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:22 pm

I know that we mentioned via email that we'd set up a FF sim to run while waiting for Phoenix to get going again, but now we have our old ones back and they seem to be continuing.

Here's the question, though: which is going to be the most newbie-friendly? Because I'd like to play (though Zombies and Wheel of Time are sorta on the backburner until we're permanent again), but outside of a couple of eps of FF and watching Serenity, I'm honestly not sure where to jump in or what to play as or anything else. Anyone up for helping the new kid?

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Re: Firefly Question

Post  Jason Andersen on Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:28 am

You don't need to know much besides what you already do. Firefly is a space western, and that's about all you need to know.

The Odyssey could use another hand, if you want to try yourself there. The planetside of Cydonia would be ideal, but Deb isn't running it yet (justifiably so, being a new mama and all).

What kind of character were you thinking about playing?

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Post  Ash on Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:52 am

Yeah, Jason's nailed it there. Cydonia was originally set to be the Firefly/Serenity entry sim for new players, but isn't going to start up again until the re-launch. Whereupon I will resume playing some of my favouritest characters with great joy! But until, then approach the sim leaders of the ones which are running, and see where you feel comfortable. As you know, folks like Jason'll help you learn the ropes. :-)

After we re-launch, we're going to be opening a new Firefly sim set on a busy 'Skyplex' (essentially a space station, but think mall crossed with truckstop in space), which will, I think, be more suited as an entry sim. Cydonia's one of my favourite sims, but it's very much a backwater, and less easy for new players to justify their characters being there.

Anyway, in addition to being a space western, it's worth knowing that one of the prominent themes in Firefly and Serenity is the apparently totalitarian government of the Anglo-Sihno Alliance, which the Independents faced off against. There're some good resources online on Firefly and Serenity's setting and backstory, including timelines and so forth. Let us know if you want pointers, plot synopses, etc. :-)

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Re: Firefly Question

Post  Silent Hunter on Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:48 am

Kvant could also do with some more hands; I hope we're newbie-friendly.

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Post  Admin on Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:42 pm

Yes Kvant could use more hands. Most of the crew (PC's) are mercs with a few other talents, so you can feel free to get the creative juices flowing and let Silent and I know if you want to join! Very Happy

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Re: Firefly Question

Post  Jason Andersen on Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:45 pm

Join the Odyssey! It's planet side at the moment and a prime time to jump in! Also, it's wicked awesome. And stuff!

Whatever you decide, there will be people there to help you along. Wink

Also, two thumbs up for SKYPLEX! Can't wait to have an Ice Planet!

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Post  Zuzutoo on Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:55 pm

When Skyplex is open I'll Bring Scarlett back as dockmaster if desired. Or she could just hang there. Her kind of place either way.
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Re: Firefly Question

Post  Mischa Brendel on Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:22 am

Jason Andersen wrote:Join the Odyssey! It's planet side at the moment and a prime time to jump in! Also, it's wicked awesome. And stuff!

Whatever you decide, there will be people there to help you along. Wink

Also, two thumbs up for SKYPLEX! Can't wait to have an Ice Planet!

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I must agree with Jason here: the Odyssey is wicked awesome! And as he said: people will be happy to help you to get things going.



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Post  dratliff on Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:38 pm

Well, from what I know of Firefly.... let's see. Of interest to me are the Companions. Also the Browncoats. Wink But I do like the idea of the children brought in, like River, who were trained to be like her. Or at least supposed to be (whether or not they were mentally stable is another question entirely).

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Post  Misty Taylor on Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:54 pm

Since I am in both of the mentioned sims, I cannot choose one over the other. (Although the Odyssey is wicked awesome to go along with the wicked GM!) But to choose the one that fits with what you want, maybe. Kvant is more military, with the Eagles of Warsaw... Odyssey is a pirate ship with colorful characters! Smile

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Re: Firefly Question

Post  dratliff on Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:47 pm

Hmmm. If I decide where I want to be, do I need to post a quick bio and whatnot?

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Post  Silent Hunter on Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:55 pm

dratliff wrote:Hmmm. If I decide where I want to be, do I need to post a quick bio and whatnot?

Yes, that's correct. PM it to me if you're joining Kvant.

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Post  Zuzutoo on Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:01 pm

For what it matters, Atlantis is about to set down on Persephone. We've had a bit of shake up in the crew and are certainly open to new players. It's mostly a mercenary boat dedicated to helping the downtrodden of the Rim worlds. We have an interesting mix of former Browncoats and Alliance just to muddy the loyalties of all. Just as an alternative. I'm not sure where we are at for the permanent site, but I'm getting interested in adding a new character to firefly worlds. Someday when all is settled, the Academy could certainly start up again to give folks more of the River psychic kids fun.
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Re: Firefly Question

Post  Mischa Brendel on Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:20 am

And there is of course always the option to create more than one character. Maybe not to start out with, but after some time when you feel like you've gotten the hang of it, you can always decide to create another character for another sim.



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Re: Firefly Question

Post  dratliff on Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:45 pm

What year are we playing in, in the Firefly sims? Out of curiosity.

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Post  Admin on Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:50 pm

dratliff wrote:What year are we playing in, in the Firefly sims? Out of curiosity.

As far as I can recall, all of the Firefly Sims ppl have posted here are all current, meaning 2500-something shortly after the time in which TV Show/Movie takes place.

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Post  Silent Hunter on Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:50 pm

dratliff wrote:What year are we playing in, in the Firefly sims? Out of curiosity.

2519 - after the movie.

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Post  dratliff on Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:43 pm

Right. I apparently have a 30 year old male registered Companion/bodyguard with some mild Browncoat leanings wanted by the Governor of Persephone for reasons I have yet to figure out and possibly by unscrupulous pirates.

Now to figure out where he'll fit in best. *liptaps*

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Post  Zuzutoo on Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:10 am

Atlantis is bound to set down on Persephone shortly if you want a nice escape. Being a companion with Browncoat leanings will not make you very popular with the adorable pixiesque pilot, but you would blend well with the rest of the crew.
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Re: Firefly Question

Post  Mischa Brendel on Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:03 am

The Odyssey is currently on Haven, but there are plenty of ways to get your character to that location which will fit nicely into the story.



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Re: Firefly Question

Post  Silent Hunter on Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:05 pm

Kvant is (on the other site) bound for Whitefall and on Hera in the current flashback plot. Also, Anna Maczarek is friends with the Governor of Persephone and I doubt she'd take on someone wanted by him - wouldn't get invited to any shindigs for a start.

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Post  dratliff on Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:04 am

Yes. I'm at a break in the background where he could either be chased to Haven by said pirates.... OR he could be on Persephone after the chase and looking to leave the planet again ASAP. Before said Governor knows he's there, preferably.

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Re: Firefly Question

Post  dratliff on Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:40 pm

On the other hand, I had another character pop up in my head who was slated to go after the Operative, but something from her past made her betray the Alliance. Not that she hates it and doesn't believe in it. She's just pissed off they created the Reavers. Which sort of ties into her minor mental instabilities.

Did I mention she spends her free time as an antiquarian, loves weapons (like, otaku level), and personally sees that anyone suffering needlessly wanting to die gets their wish?

Yeah. Sometimes, my brain does odd things.

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Re: Firefly Question

Post  Jason Andersen on Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:34 pm

Sounds like you have a character for the Odyssey and the Atlantis. Wink

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Re: Firefly Question

Post  dratliff on Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:22 am

Sounds like! XD

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