A note about in-game pregnancy and child birth

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A note about in-game pregnancy and child birth

Post by Jirato » Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:14 pm

I just want to put this out there before anything develops. CLOK does not officially support in-game pregnancy and child-birth at all. You're free to roleplay how you want within act/emote, but if you choose to roleplay being pregnant, you will receive zero support from the GM team. We will not create any props or messaging to support this, we will not create a child for you, and all player characters are 18 years old and over, so you can't just make a new character and call it your child.

Child birth is a wonderful thing in real life. However, I feel VERY strongly that it is not appropriate for a MUD setting, and every time I've seen it attempted both in CLOK and other games, it has always ended poorly. Some players who have been around longer may recall a certain case where this happened in the past, but that was before I was placed in charge of the project, and I feel very strongly that this type of role-play is not appropriate for CLOK. We will not dedicate time and resources to support it.
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Re: A note about in-game pregnancy and child birth

Post by ydia » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:50 am

I agree.
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Re: A note about in-game pregnancy and child birth

Post by sona » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:54 am

Seen it done once or twice well, but yeah. Generally bad ideas abound.

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Re: A note about in-game pregnancy and child birth

Post by Rias » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:03 am

I'm not a fan of this stuff in MUDs, either. What occurred in the one instance we had in CLOK was a severe deviation from what the GM running the incident had told me would happen (loss of the child). Jirato's a better foot-putter-downer than I am.
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Re: A note about in-game pregnancy and child birth

Post by jilliana » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:14 am

I find that type of RP very interesting, especially if the female character is willing to take it the entire nine months and then do all the things involved to roleplay being a mother.

On the other hand, I would think that although undying women want to have kids, it'd be a no no for a variety of reasons. Being undying is definitely one of those reasons.

One thing I am fully in support of is fur babies. We need more of them!
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Re: A note about in-game pregnancy and child birth

Post by Fayne » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:20 am

Somewhat related: do canim have babies, or litters of puppies? Now that'd be both a humorous and entertaining result if a canim player decided to RP pregnancy.
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Re: A note about in-game pregnancy and child birth

Post by Jirato » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:22 am

Canims are humanoid, it would be no different than a normal pregnancy.
[GMCHAT Uyoku]: Octum is when the octumbunny comes around and lays pumpkins everywhere right?
[GMCHAT Rias]: Dimmes says "oh hai :) u need healz? ill get u dont worry thaum lasers pew pew pew lol"
[CHAT - GameMaster Rias would totally nuke Rooks]: Here's how elemancy works: The freeblegreeble and the zippoflasm have to be combined with the correct ration of himbleplimp, then you add the gargenheimer and adjust the froopulon for the pattern you want, apply some tarratarrtarr, yibble the wantaban, and let 'er rip!

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Post by ydia » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:24 am

I agree with fur babies. It would be cool if we could have pets. :)
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Re: A note about in-game pregnancy and child birth

Post by Jaster » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:32 am

You can, in fact, have pets.

You just have to give birth to them first.

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Re: A note about in-game pregnancy and child birth

Post by Acarin » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:34 am

Pets are out there. They've been auction items in the past and require a home to keep them in.

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Re: A note about in-game pregnancy and child birth

Post by Jaster » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:35 am

Acarin wrote:Pets are out there. They've been auction items in the past and require a home to keep them in.
Yea, that's what I meant.

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Re: A note about in-game pregnancy and child birth

Post by Fayne » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:35 am

Jirato wrote:Canims are humanoid, it would be no different than a normal pregnancy.
Yes, I figured. Maybe a little hairier and toothier than normal, though. *Shudders* It was more just a question for humor.
jilliana wrote:One thing I am fully in support of is fur babies. We need more of them!
ydia wrote:I agree with fur babies. It would be cool if we could have pets. :)
I do agree with these things though. Pets that could actually follow us around and not just sit in our homes all the time would make great RP tools. That's a subject for another thread though.
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Re: A note about in-game pregnancy and child birth

Post by Kunren » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:04 pm

Fayne wrote:
Jirato wrote:Canims are humanoid, it would be no different than a normal pregnancy.
Yes, I figured. Maybe a little hairier and toothier than normal, though. *Shudders* It was more just a question for humor.

sounds painful for the mother...
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Re: A note about in-game pregnancy and child birth

Post by Fayne » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:34 pm

Kunren wrote:
Fayne wrote:
Jirato wrote:Canims are humanoid, it would be no different than a normal pregnancy.
Yes, I figured. Maybe a little hairier and toothier than normal, though. *Shudders* It was more just a question for humor.
sounds painful for the mother...
Nah, these are Undying CLOK women we're talking about. They could get stomped on by a drakolin and all it would do is piss them off. Hehe
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Re: A note about in-game pregnancy and child birth

Post by preiman » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:31 pm

just a note, most people are not undying. Sorry to jump in with something that really doesn't have a lot to with the subject, but I see that assumption a lot.
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Re: A note about in-game pregnancy and child birth

Post by Fayne » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:37 pm

Oh, duh. I was still thinking of player characters, I guess I never even considered NPCs and children.

Speaking of, I think it's kinda funny how the reason we don't have child NPCs in CLOK is the basically the same reason they made children invincible in Skyrim: eventually some "evil" MF is gonna hack them up into little tiny pieces.

And before anyone says it, yes, I know we used to have at least one NPC child. And what happened to her? She was murdered, of course. Case proven.
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Re: A note about in-game pregnancy and child birth

Post by Jirato » Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:41 pm

Not even all player characters should be assumed undying. I know of at least two that aren't!

This thread doesn't need any more replies. I've put down my foot, people have had a chance to respond and react, now it's just going all over the place. Time to lock it.
[GMCHAT Uyoku]: Octum is when the octumbunny comes around and lays pumpkins everywhere right?
[GMCHAT Rias]: Dimmes says "oh hai :) u need healz? ill get u dont worry thaum lasers pew pew pew lol"
[CHAT - GameMaster Rias would totally nuke Rooks]: Here's how elemancy works: The freeblegreeble and the zippoflasm have to be combined with the correct ration of himbleplimp, then you add the gargenheimer and adjust the froopulon for the pattern you want, apply some tarratarrtarr, yibble the wantaban, and let 'er rip!

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