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Old 03-12-2008, 06:08 PM   #1
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RPEI, The New RP Standard

RPEI, a new standard in Roleplay.

We are going to the standard of RPEI - Role Play Enforced Intensively.

We welcome anyone to join this standard who meet the following qualifications. These qualification have been shown in some circles to provide a higher standard in Role Play Intensity and Enforcement of quality roleplay in the genre:
  1. Your MUD must be Roleplay Enforced.
  2. Your MUD must be 18+ age requirement.
  3. Your MUD must have standard roleplayable Guilds as found in D&D style gaming.
  4. Your MUD must have some form of Resurrection. Intense serious roleplay is found around death and re-immersion of a player into a game. You may have Permadeath, but only as a secondary result, if used as the first form of death, roleplay is squashed as is continuance of conflict.
  5. Your MUD must allow channels to deal with OOC issues AND these channels must have be tunable so serious immersion for most, if not all players, is possible.
  6. Your MUD must have standard Levels. Level distinction is paramount to good quality conflict and class distinction.
  7. Your MUD must limit the use of colors and other distracting banner type code.
  8. Your MUD must not have distracting OOC prompts.
  9. Your MUD must have a staff to deal with roleplay and game issues.
  10. Your MUD must allow PK, but only with serious roleplayable reasons to separate your MUD from a strict PK MUD.
  11. Your MUD must have some form of global communication with groups (Guilds, Clans, etc.) and person to person telepathy. This feature promotes and expounds interactive roleplay rather than promoting singular/loner style gaming.
Join the RPEI standard by mailing our quality control team that will review your game and if warranted grant you the coveted RPEI stamp of quality roleplay.

For more information on the RPEI standard and certification, ask in this thread or mail the control team.
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:27 PM   #2
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Re: RPEI, The New RP Standard

I don't mean to sound naive, but is this a joke or are you actually serious?
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:41 PM   #3
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Re: RPEI, The New RP Standard

I'm pretty sure its a joke. If it isn't, I'm sorry for laughing out loud.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:46 PM   #4
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Re: RPEI, The New RP Standard

If so, it should be under MUD Humor.
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:02 PM   #5
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Re: RPEI, The New RP Standard

Maybe it's not a joke.

New Worlds, you forgot to put in contact information. I'm interested in RPEI (pronounced ra-pay?) and am sad there is no one to tell me more.
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:40 PM   #6
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Smile Re: RPEI, The New RP Standard

It didn't read like a joke to me. I read through it because I like to keep up on things going on in the community. Knowing the new acronyms can be handy.

Our gaming world is planned to be more role-play then RPE, but less restrictive then an RPI, but many of the listed conditions in the OP's post would not fit our world.

I suppose we might have to fall under the RPEI2 conditions...
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:54 AM   #7
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Re: RPEI, The New RP Standard

That's great, You create a newstardard not disimilar to RPI because you don't fit into the RPI catergory and then claim you're the Quailty Assurance Team.

RPEI it just sounds hilarous.

So this standard isn't about Roleplay or its merit but the features you have inplace that in your opinon enhance roleplay right?
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:50 PM   #8
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Re: RPEI, The New RP Standard

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Maybe it's not a joke.

New Worlds, you forgot to put in contact information. I'm interested in RPEI (pronounced ra-pay?) and am sad there is no one to tell me more.
I've submitted your request to the RPEI Team. Someone will contact you with information on how to have your game certified.
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Old 03-13-2008, 03:59 PM   #9
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Re: RPEI, The New RP Standard

I'm creating a new standard called the USRPEI, which stands for "Ultra Sweet Roleplay Enforced Intensively!"

It's an improvement on the RPEI "standard" (sorry, I can't say that without chuckling a little) insofar as you can't allow in anyone under the age of 30, you're required to have at least 2000 levels, four flavors of ice cream in-game (no more, no less), and elves are strictly forbidden. Also, you must ban the Swiss from playing. Those neutral bastards can't be allowed to pollute the USRPEI standard. Let them go climb the Matterhorn and leave the MUDing to the rest of us.

The certification team is my dog Nixon. You send her a letter. She sniffs it. She barks once for "accepted" twice for "I smell a f-cking elf" and three times for "I have to pee now."

Once you've received the seal of approval, you will have the right to call yourself a USRPEI. Of course, nobody can stop you from calling your MUD a USRPEI anyway as, much like RPEI or RPI or RPG or MMO or MUD, it is not an actual standard, but you can pump up Nixon's ego by subscribing to it anyway (hint: soak your letter in beef broth before sending it for better chance of meaningless acceptance).
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(hint: soak your letter in beef broth before sending it for better chance of meaningless acceptance).
Might that not cause a lot of exciting barking leading you to believe your dog suffers from a urinary tract problem?
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:55 PM   #11
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I'm creating a new standard called the USRPEI, which stands for "Ultra Sweet Roleplay Enforced Intensively!"
Rats! Only two flavors of ice cream...

Foiled again!
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Rats! Only two flavors of ice cream...

Foiled again!
As it so happens, the USRPEI standards certification team provides a comprehensive package of design services to help you achieve and retain USRPEI certification. In this case, we would send out a team of consultants (there would be a cost associated with this of course) who would help you pick out exactly the right flavors of ice cream (2 in this case) to round out your current RPICI (Roleplay Ice Cream Index). We have one guy on board that does nothing but implement ice cream flavors into MUDs. You should see his Rocky Road implementation. It's delicious.

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Old 03-13-2008, 05:37 PM   #13
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Re: RPEI, The New RP Standard

(Incidentally, I hope you don't take my joking around too personally, NewWorlds. It's just that a standard established by the staff of a single MUD is meaningless, particularly when it comes with such seemingly random, arbitrary requirements, many of which have nothing to do with what the standard implies it is concerned with - roleplaying in this case.)
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:18 PM   #14
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Re: RPEI, The New RP Standard

I agree this is kind of silly. And you've deviated pretty far from what an RPI mud is. So it shouldn't even have RPI in the word.
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:05 PM   #15
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(Incidentally, I hope you don't take my joking around too personally, NewWorlds. It's just that a standard established by the staff of a single MUD is meaningless, particularly when it comes with such seemingly random, arbitrary requirements, many of which have nothing to do with what the standard implies it is concerned with - roleplaying in this case.)
It is good to see you caught on.
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I agree this is kind of silly. And you've deviated pretty far from what an RPI mud is. So it shouldn't even have RPI in the word.
Hahahahaha. This is a new low. Now someone cannot even have those 3 letters in an acronym - even if the three letters are not consecutive?

Does this mean non-RPIs cannot even call themselves "Not Role Play Intensive" since R P an I are in that phrase? Paradox!

You must work for the US Patent Office.
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Hahahahaha. This is a new low. Now someone cannot even have those 3 letters in an acronym - even if the three letters are not consecutive?

Does this mean non-RPIs cannot even call themselves "Not Role Play Intensive" since R P an I are in that phrase? Paradox!

You must work for the US Patent Office.
I'm not going to expect someone to understand my view on MUDs use of the RPI acronym. Especially one that probably doesn't play RPI's.
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Re: RPEI, The New RP Standard

Also. You shouldn't jump to conclusions on a forum. I never said he couldn't use the RPI acronym, but he's an acryonym and pawning it off as a hybrid of an RPI mud. Honestly it's silly, either it's an RPI or it's a normal MUD.
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Honestly it's silly, either it's an RPI or it's a normal MUD.
Can you define "normal MUD"?
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Can you define "normal MUD"?
Not an RPI mud.
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