A while back there was a rp called .hack//sign, not sure if any of you remember it. I was thinking how dope it would be if the rp was brought back to life. The first time through was pretty fun. Then everyone got occupied and it got buried. So, just for shits and giggles, why not?
When Satou started the rp a while back it was a highschool setting. I find highschool settings to be less convenient. So in Retribution why not a college setting? Your roommate can either be a NPC or one of us, that's if the other player agrees to room their character with yours. Everyone will live in the same dorm on different floors or the same floor, doesn't matter. In all, there will be five floors. This way it will be easier to communicate with each other. The rp is based in Haoki, the name of the college. Havent given much thought to the city's name, but does it matter?
Before I type any info, go here....hack
It knows a lot more than I do. But to those who knows the series well, I guess you can consider my information a brush up:
.hack is an anime-series where all the drama, the trouble, the carnage is all based inside the most popular virtual reality MMO known to the .hack inhabitants, "The World." Downside is...the game has some real-life consequences. For instance, out of the blue, someone might fall into a coma or something, and as a result the entire internet may be shutdown for a period of time. It is known as Pluto's Kiss. Almost 99% of all things in the .hack universe is connected to The Net which was infected by Pluto's Kiss for 77 minutes. During this time all kinds of bs happened man. Planes started crashing, trains were derailed, telephone communication was shut down. Picture living in 2010 without anything electronic...yep.
(My bad Satou I kinda stole this lol.)
Game Terms: Quick list so newcomers to .hack don't get confused
Root Town: Just a town. It has shops, guild bases, and a quest center. Mac Anu(Delta) is a city by the water. It looks like a small town one might find in Europe with a river running through it. Dol Dona(Theta) is a town hidden in a valley. The inhabitants are in touch with nature and it clearly shows. Breg Epona(Sigma) is the most advanced city with things like elevators and railways. It is held high in the sky by large support pillars. Its tall buildings almost resemble a modern city. Lumina Cloth(Omega) is home to the Arena. It also resembles a modern city but it's always night here.
Chaos Gate: A gate that leads from the Root Town to a Field. It goes to different Fields by using a combination of three Keywords. They can aslo be used to transfer servers.
Keywords: Used to activate Chaos Gates. They are usually just random words such as: "Sunny", "1000 Oaks", "Moonlight", or something like that.
Fields: Anywhere outside the town. Fields can be things like caves, temples, deserts, plains, or the the like. Each combination of Keywords leads to a slightly different Field.
Steam Bike: "The World" takes place an a universe where steam is the main power source. Players can ride on motorcycle-like bikes in open Fields or Root Towns to get around faster. Dungeon areas like caves or temples won't allow Steam Bikes.
Grunties: They are NPCs that manage guilds. They tend to look like the Guild Leader.
Servers: There are different servers. Each one has it's own Root Town and different level Fields. Delta - 1-50, Theta - 51-100, Sigma, 101-150, Omgea's Chaos Gate does not lead to Fields.
PK: Player Killers, those who kill players for fun and to steal items
PKK: Player Killer Killers, those who kill PKs for justice or revenge
Arena: a Player vs Player arena where both players consent to fight
No need in posting the role-playing rulez, since everyione knows them, I'm sure.
Jobs: (MMO character classes)
Adept Rogue: Uses 3 types of weapons as well as magic. Not really specializing in anything. (example: Haseo from G.U. uses daggers, a broad sword, and a scythe)
Harvest Cleric: Weapon - staff, uses healing and support magic.
Steam Gunner: Weapon - bayonet, can use both long and short-range attacks due to the blade attached to the gun. Special attacks are long-range.
Tribal Grappler: Weapon- fists, a hand-to-hand fighter
Blade Brandier: Weapon - sword, uses average-sized swords to deal medium damage quickly
Shadow Warlock: Weapon - grimoire, uses offensive magic spells as well as enfeebling the enemy
Lord Partizan: Weapon - spears, the use of acrobatics makes combos easier
Twin Blade: Weapon - two daggers, not much of a heavy hitter, but quick with long combos
Macabre Dancer: Weapon - folding fan, uses support magic for party members and enfeebles the enemy, also knows a little offensive and healing magic
Flick Reaper: Weapon - scythe, deals medium damage, long swings can hit multiple enemies
Edge Punisher: Weapon - giant sword: deals heavy damage with slow swings, can easily break through shields
You can only have one character. However, your character will split in two. You will have your MMO character and your real-world character. So it works for everyone who wanted more than one character.
Name: Dehachi Itsuku
Weight: 155 Ibs
Mid-length brown hair and brown eyes. He wears a short-sleeve red vest with a black t-shirt underneath. A black neck strap and black fingerless gloves. He wears black bondage trousers with detachable straps and eyelets, and black and white chuck taylors. He has multiple piercings in both ears and multiple tattoos that runs from his neck to both arms.
Personality: He is very open about what thinks about people. He usually don't hold grudges against people unless it is necessary. A bit of a trash-talker while online. He sees his life as a "why not?" and do whatever, whenever.
Biography: Dehachi has been a very avid gamer since he was a kid. Most the time, his parents are off with their work and he is left there with a TV screen and a computer. Most to all of his computer games could never add up to the game his parents got him for his birthday...The World. He never had a taste for virtual-reality games, but this one definately dug him a grave.
"The World" MMO
Job: Flick Reaper
Personality: Though he is quiet, he has an "I don't give a fuck attitude." However, when it comes to PKers, he'll often times go on a blood spree. He has faith in those he party up with and believes in strategy.
That's all there is to it. Remember the website at the top of the page, it'll tell you what I couldn't. If there is anything you need help answering I'll do the best I can. More information can be found in Satou's old topic...other topic