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Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » The Vice Before Christmas - OOC

@takashichea
Well, save for the newcomers I know everyone here. 
Some of them are oldies who started RP-ing here about a year or so after I did.
I got to know others during my visit half a year ago.
The problem isn't that.
But how I will insert Keith here in a way which makes sense. As Vapovile response showed she's open to it so long I can do that.
Of course that'll be up to me.
First I'd need to find a good motivation for Keith to appear. Basically a "hook" for me to get there.
Unfortunately I'm still searching for that.
Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » The Vice Before Christmas - OOC

@Vapovile said:

@willyvereb: I don't consider this to be the official Christmas party, since we haven't really done any seasonal RPs prior to this one (we tried for Halloween, but that died).

Well, you can bet that no one else is going to host a similar party for Christmas so yeah, this is practically that.
Also to answer the second part of your sentence, we did. Years back I remember such events playing out for a few times. Though yeah, with mixed results.
 
@Vapovile said:

If you want to try and insert someone here, i'd like to see their "hook" for wanting to be part of this specific party, since my character isn't too keen on letting people she or anyone else haven't met into her house.

Well, I like to improvise so without much material at my hands this is kind of vague.
The vague idea is very much the same as always: Keith takes interest in something  and meets a few people in the progress.
If I don't find a good hook and storyline I'll be unlikely to appear.
Just giving a heads up if I do.
Overall I don't plan to upset your story much if any.
It sounds a weak excuse without throughly supporting it with the story but the rough objective is to have Keith appear, talk and maybe bug people some and then disappear.
Like I said I'd really need to get the gist of things and read material I can use as a hook here.
If I fail to find one or just don't have time then may as well take it as I never asked you about this.
 
As for paladin/Lacuna_Lynx, that's a good question.
Technically Altair knows him.
I also very briefly participated in one of your RPs.
Perhaps we can make up a story that the two of you met somewhere before. It isn't like the RPs cover every day and minute of your actions.
The problem is really that Lynx isn't that much of a people's person and his occupation doesn't leave much free time, either.
So it's even more unlikely for him to be present there.
Still, if I happen to find a "hook" somewhere then it could change.
Though unlike Keith there's almost absolutely no way for him to appear uninvited.
Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » The Vice Before Christmas - OOC

@Vapovile said:

@willyvereb: Well...the thing is that nobody has met your characters, so it would seem out of place if they just showed up to somebody's house they never met for this party, when they don't know the host or any of the guests. This really isn't the best topic to try and jump back into the forum with. However, if you're looking to jump into an RP, SamJaz's topic Flashmob would be a perfect introduction for new characters, and is open for anyone to join and isn't that far along. Sorry for rejecting them...i never thought this topic would get such a response xD.

That may be kind of the point, though. 
A new face in a free environment is the best I can ask for.
Besides this is technically the "official" Christmas party event.
Keeping any RPer out of this would be of bad taste.
There are many ways to insert characters here. You seem to exclusively focus on just one method.
Even if Keith would be uninvited there's a way to make that entertaining.
Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » The Vice Before Christmas - OOC

Alright, I may as well participate here.
Requesting approval for Keith MacKenzie and Lacuna Lynx (with my paladin account).
Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » Museum Hunt - part one - "A Hot Day"

@waybig1010101: Hm, checked it and currently I have not many things to do there.
I'll wait and if you'll allow it then perhaps enter with Keith in some other time.
Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » Museum Hunt - part one - "A Hot Day"

@waybig1010101 said:

@willyvereb:

I rather have all the characters have a struggle and I already planned things out with everyone's character in mind so i would just go forward with who is in right now.

I certainly won't prevent the characters to have their own struggle. Meddling with others' business is tasteless unless it intersects with an agenda of my own. 
Though I'd need to read up the whole RP before I can say exactly what would he do there.
My overall purpose is just to have Keith at various places so he'd develop a chemistry with the setting of the current Vice World.
Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » Museum Hunt - part one - "A Hot Day"

@waybig1010101: Do you have any issues with my character appearing for a cameo or such?
You already read my character profile.
Aside from hax Keith is within those parameters and as I said his role is going to be passive/cameo.
 
EDIT: As for fighting, I have a far better chemistry with spiritual/magic opponents so if still you want to set up an enemy against me they're better to be those.
Though if you really don't want me to use my abilities the best form of enemy are pure fighters in which case Keith has more was to avoid combat and just focus on whatever is in his mind.
My aim isn't to bust through the pyramid but to add a slight extra "dimension" to this game.
I'll discuss anything which may have an impact on the plot before I do them,  if such things happen.
So don't worry.
Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » [Reboot Profile] Keith MacKenzie - The Azure Warlock

@Kuma_From_Argentina: Yes, struggle is very important because without anything on the stake a story becomes boring.
One should also honor the opposing player(s) which I very much neglected with the old Keith. to be fair, he was written less like a protagonist/main and more like a villain in the background.
He was very much an eldritch abomination who just happened to act human. He was an enigmatic force which none of the characters and especially none of the players could properly understand.
His purpose was to induce this feeling of hopelessness as something which knows far more than you could is gradually coiling around you.
So the guy with whom you occasionally talk with was actually a thing that the most terrible beings in cosmos were watching with plain dread.
He wasn't supposed to be powerful but with his level of competence the difference in strength was usually just an afterthought. I made this struggle of his against the Counterforce just to avoid making him too overwhelming at every front. It was a method of me making excuses to "dumb him down".
Writing for him was still rather problematic because within certain limits he could still do everything he wanted. I had to pull my punches almost every time, even when Newdeath got to throughly BS levels of power his methods were just a show compared to what horrors I was holding back with Keith.
"Rocks fall, the world dies." With Keith's level of knowledge I could've literally made a chain of events that'd be effectively this.
Even when his time travel was limited to 1 second he could abue that power to such level it could've been practically enough to handle anything by just creating temporal clones and various paradoxes.
So yeah, the main problem with Keith was indeed that he was too versatile.
I was testing my creativity and tried to imagine what would happen if a man could get to know everything.
What kind of monstrosity would be formed during the process?
Result was Keith. At least how he did turn out to be.
 
 
My initial idea was something less extreme. though I'm almost sure you wasn't active when I first made my bio and practically all traces of that are gone by now. 
Maybe you can see it in my history/background story part.
And a refined version of this will be what I plan Keith to be.
Think of a comic book inventor character with the addition of magic. Not quite like Dr. Doom because he certainly lacks the ambition or the straightforwardness of him, but perhaps that's the best aproximation I can give.
A toned down Doctor Doom with a serious trickster streak. He won't hate you, he will not directly make people suffer and certainly has no plans to conquer the world. He's a scientist in spirit and sorts of a magnificent bastard.
Also unlike the previous Keith, he would have a heart. His current objective is something very personal and this vague search for knowledge and power is actually just the result of it. He does challenge the entire world with his wish but he does not want to overturn the universe if he could avoid it. But by all means his wish seems to be impossible and Keith puts his hopes in seeking every bits of knowledge and the moment he finds just one method he'd blindly follow through with it regardless of the consequences. 
 
Anyways, I know you're writing for comics and one time I'd like to read a story you helped to make. But this is also why I'm surprised on your single-tracked take on characters. 
What you describe is the typical formula but present it like that would be the only one.
Characters indeed should not be capable of everything and neither should be that with mine. On the other hand your description of it is rather constricted and really isn't like how it's done when written. Either in stories or in forum RPs in general. every character needs a theme and powers defined to them. And as usual humans learn more from failures than succeses thus making your character infallible is one of the blandest options you can take. On the other hand the abilities of these characters aren't set in stone. Do you think Magneto had all these uses for his power at the character's conception? Of course not. Neither they are always employed. fictional powers fluctuate a ton depending on what the plot dictates. Similarly there are "author saving throws" where a situation can be salvaged by invoking them. My trump cards are pretty much this. Every RPer has these. some of them invents them prior while others develop these on the spot. I'm the former and this way at least they flow with the story and don't seem like complete asspulls.
Also you keep forgeting that play-by-post forum RPs are no videogames. Some level of competition does exist but they should never be taken above the aim to write an interesting story. So what if a player has certain powers he keeps secret? It means he'd almost never use them. Not to mention the fact that if they're secret you shouldn't have a reason to plan with them to begin with. Because you don't know them. Simple as that. 
You also seem to forget one of the key elements of forum RPs, it doesn't matter what you do, no matter how great it is, unless the opponent lets you. You may write something which can put a character into corner but it isn't something set in stone. It's up to the other player to decide if your actions were effective and if yes by how much. A level of honestly, common sense and even honor is preferable but it still leaves you with tons of mobility. The purpose is to write a fun story. Not that you can beat up somebody's character.
Winning can feel good but remember you only won because the other players let you. Be more proud in how the story turned out than anything else.
Remember this fact and know that I also hold the same views.
Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » [Reboot Profile] Keith MacKenzie - The Azure Warlock

@Kuma_From_Argentina said:

@willyvereb: If he has "vague" powers then he can have any power.

Is impossible to balance a good RP challenge if one of the players has a swiss army knife and the others one tool each.

You can plan on challenging stuff ahead. Your character, as he lacks any noticeable weakness and has "vaguely" defined powers I dont know what the hell to make of him when it comes to creating threads. What's the point of planning an RP with challenges if a character can raze through everything without sweating. Because "vague" is just a another term for "I have any power I need" You can try to tell me your character wont be like that, but until I see well defined powers I wont allow him in my threads.

I want to save me the headache of knowing that most of what I can put as a challenge will be ignored or overcome without a hint of struggling.

And that's my final word on the matter.

Um, did you actually read my profile?
Because the bolded text implies you didn't. Or at least you did not read it with sufficient attention.
 
As for what to make of him? Nothing, really. Roleplaying is a story shared between many players. The play-by-post nature of these means that no single player has authority over the story. It's formed by a good deal of unexpected factors.
This kind of RP-ing also requires a level of trust. It's kind of shocking how harsh and bitter you appear to be here. What do you make of me? Galenbeta? Let's not joke here.
If you can't even trust my words then how will you trust on whatever I write down in my profile?
Seriously, you're contradicting yourself.
Personally I feel that summary did a better job to explain Keith's abilities than that long-ass power list I did for my old bio.
The point of these profiles is to give players a general idea of what to make of a character.
My old RP profile did a poor job in that, IMO. I'm actually kind of emberassed with it.
No matter how fun the character was, my profile only told that he's this and that multiversal whatever manipulator with tons of different abilities.
BOOORING.
 
That being said I of course will be detailing my abilities, most of them.
Otherwise people will get confused when I bring up their names, which is no good.
Like I said the point of these profiles to get a player who's unfamiliar with the char a general idea who is this guy.
Plus a fun read on his history which I hope won't be anywhere as tl;dr as Newdeath's bios were.
Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » [Reboot Profile] Keith MacKenzie - The Azure Warlock

@Kuma_From_Argentina: Keith's abilitie were vague in the previous game, too.
The difference was only that I couldn't ever finish the bio with such a long-ass list.
Here, I try to limit him according to his setting/surroundings. 
Keith doesn't just throw around his ability for no reason and certainly doesn't like to be used as a "miracle-machine".
So even if theoretically he may have the means to solve an issue quick, he prefers to be an observer.
There's also a plot point soon to be revealed which sets him sternly apart from the oh-so-mighty multiversal conqueror.
 
Then again, as I implied, it's the best to see this character actually in the game before any kind of judgement.
Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » [Reboot Profile] Keith MacKenzie - The Azure Warlock

@Kuma_From_Argentina: Not unless ND returns.
The point of Keith was always to have a competent and gifted man working in the shadows.
He has resources and isn't afraid to use them.
Besides, making your character more powerful or a "master manipulator" is no solution.
It didn't work for ND.
It won't really work for anyone. 
The point of this character is the execution, not what kind of awesome stats he has.
Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » [Reboot Profile] Keith MacKenzie - The Azure Warlock

@Kuma_From_Argentina: There'll be some detail on that of course but don't expect it to be as exhausting as it was with my old profile.
The point is that what powers Keith have are secondary compared to how you play.
Generally if somebody roleplays well against Keith they are rewarded in their efforts.
Whether you are a godlike warrior or a mere pedestrian.
Actually if you're powerful Keith will be both interested in your abilities and may thinker on ways to overcome the difference in strength by some sort of trickery if it'd ever come to a fight.
Remember, this is Keith MacKenzie.
 
In terms of raw power he's  about at a level where a generously strong attack of his can blow up a detached house.
In terms of hax it's left vague even after I finish the profile. Some abilities will be known pretty well, others remain as trump cards Keith may never use.
And some vagueness is left in order to support my freedom as I write him.
He knows a lot of things but then again he subtly uses extensive paraphernalia to get the results he does (I'll usually mention these during the RP) so sabotaging his techniques is rather plausible.
Keith "fights" by constructing an effective trap with many layers of magical effects.
And yeah, he still switches bodies like the old Keith did.
Though the mechanism has a key difference in it which I'm of course going to elaborate on later.
Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » Give The RPG Character Above You A Date....

@SamJaz: Technically this is yet another one of those "follow-up" games where you have to choose a date for the user/character who posted just before you.
Granted, it may be a bit difficult to find for Keith, given you haven't even seen his rebooted version in the RP.
As a "punishment" I give you another suggestion, this time for Altair:
 Akira Acura (Hitsugi no Chaika)
 Akira Acura (Hitsugi no Chaika)
...Good luck with that.
Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » Associate a trope with the Rp character above you

@ChronoWolf: Time to resurrect this thread, too.
Starting with your time-manipulator Arthur:
Reset Button
 
You appear to have something along those lines
Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » How do you picture other characters?

@SamJaz: Not bad images for Lynx, even if I prefer the more gritty ones.
Speaking of which, do you wish to continue that Dream Combat match against Altair?
 
 Cavaler ... after hundreds of hours of grinding:p
 Cavaler ... after hundreds of hours of grinding:p
 
 Luna
 Luna
 Gale
 Gale
 Elias
 Elias
 [Free Pick]
 [Free Pick]
Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » Official Look Thread

 
 Keith MacKenzie
 Keith MacKenzie
Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » Give The RPG Character Above You A Date....

Alright, this section clearly needs a bit more casual activity here.
So yeah, partially because of this I've decided to resurrect this thread:

@SamJaz:

For your main character:

 Rin Tohsaka
 Rin Tohsaka
Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » [Reboot Profile] Keith MacKenzie - The Azure Warlock

@SekiryuuteiDxD said:

@willyvereb: The point was more the Azure, because we had the Azure Bullet Witch, Azure Magic Knight, and now Azure Warlock

More like you guys have the Azure Warlock back but yeah, I see your point.
Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » [Reboot Profile] Keith MacKenzie - The Azure Warlock

@SekiryuuteiDxD said:

@willyvereb: It was like Vice Mecha Heroes or something

Azure magic users are awesome

I have one two you'll find it if you click my mini bio

I don't really use azure magic or anything, just a certain azure-colored artificial plays a vital role in Keith MacKenzie's life and one of his most defining traits.
My specialization, if there would be any, is technomagic, artificial lifeforms and controlling spirits/demons.
Post by willyvereb (5,943 posts) See mini bio Level 17

RPG » Grim Pirate Mordred & The Painted Badger - BIO

@SekiryuuteiDxD said:

@SamJaz: Wait your Taylor?

Guess the style threw you off, but yeah.
That was widely known to old Vicers since SamJaz also admitted it.
 
Anyways:
@takashichea said:

@willyvereb:

Oh, I must have did. I don't know you well since I was more of a wiki editor. I'm sure you find out many alts you have.

My mod tools don't have an IP search system as advanced as the mods in Naruto Forums. We have to write down IPs by hand. I can't really help you out and find out how many alts you have. I'm sorry about that.

@SamJaz:

That's cool! I seen your Taylor Alt in the Vice Awards one time.


That isn't a lot compared to mine.
Little confession time since I just found my old quote:
@willyvereb said:
@Asune: Yep, and like 10 other alt-accounts as well. Probably even more.
Here's a short list on a few I admit being:
willyvereb
paladin
Crusader
Apollo
Kaine
Vino
The_Black_Knight 
Validimus
Company
Association
Doctor_V  EDIT: added links for your convenience:p

11 and I think I kept a few more hidden.
One of them is Alicia_Aegletes
I suddenly don't remember the rest.
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