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Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Esquilax Arcane

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    Yeah, can we not head into the direction of lulzy shit like female BJ with Xu Jing in his head? It was funny, but it isn't an idea that has legs for an entire CYOA. We're fragmented enough as is with two choices. This is why I really dreaded creating a new character again: I just didn't want another round of WE SHOULD HAVE PICKED TSUNDRABBIT/GOAT DOCTOR/PIG FARMER FUCK YOU GUYS!!! But I guess there's no way around it. :lol:

    Anyways, anything that we do will be more fun than sitting here arguing. I'm still in favour of soldiering on, but really, I'm sure that no matter what gets picked, we all want this show to get on the road.
     
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  2. Nevill Arcane

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    Changfeng is not important. Jing getting in contact with the underworld is, and we sought her out for this very reason.

    And now we are in (and precicely bacause of what we did for Changfeng, so it paid off, even if not in a way people expected it to). Even if we botched the attempt and got caught, we have proven our intentions. Once we get out of where they would stuff us, we'll have a way to use it to our advantage.

    The main character already has a solid group of friends that trust him with their lives. Yu, Fu, Cao'er - all of them would back us up no matter what we do. What we lacked were allies, a force that we can get behind if things get out of hand. I thought we'll do fine on our own, like our master does, but apparently, we can no longer ignore all the enemies we've made, especially since the secret police is among them. The underworld isn't where I expected to find these allies, but it would also be an interesting twist, going from an imperial hound to a rogue agent and a revolutionary in the same vein as Yu.

    I always was interested in what possessed Yang Xue to do what he did. Maybe we'll find out that way.

    There are plenty of intriguing opportunities that the new path opens.
     
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  3. RealDDc Learned

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    If there happens to be a lengthy rollback to whatever point back in the story, know what would be funny? If chapter two generally ends with the imprison of Jing somewhere in or about Youxia city. Rollback in eternity.

    Treave might be evil enough to pull this off.
     
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  4. MystiKnight Novice

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    Come, Codexia, come and unite under the one flag we can all agree on! Stop your arguments, your pitiful excuses, your eternal campaign to bring others towards a lost cause! Let us all come together in peace and harmony, and enjoy the golden nectar that is Female Bai Jiutain and ghost Jing!
     
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  5. Esquilax Arcane

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    Yep, somehow I have a nasty feeling that rolling back won't mean getting away scot-free. I'm usually the sort of guy who's inclined to think that everything has a price, and that thinking we can pick and choose what consequences we like and which we don't like picking toppings on a pizza is going to bite us in the ass. I have nothing to base this on - maybe treave is going to do just that - but I definitely have a hunch.
     
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  6. Fangshi Arcane

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    That would be kind of brilliant, also it would turn Youxia City into this CYOA's version of Shulgi or Theseus (just a place not a person). I can totally see the arguments, "Bro we can't go there, it is totally a Youxia city, WE WILL DIE...."
     
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  7. Nevill Arcane

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    Ghost Jing is not necessary, I like him alive and well. But female Bai Jiutian is a thing.

    And the best thing about it is that it can be retconned into the main story. Unless BJ's gender is plot critical for some weird reason.
    Indeed it would explain many things about BJ's behavior.
     
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  8. treave Arcane Patron

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    That'd be too spiteful, and not what I have planned. :rpgcodex:
     
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  9. Absinthe Arcane

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    Chanfeng is important. She's not just the key to the underworld or shit like that. She was the assailant in the prologue, she's been implicated fighting against the imperial court, and she has this sideplot with Xiaohou Yu. Her character and her dialogue have a unique importance in this story.

    I don't think it's that easy. If Jing up and vanishes when he was supposed to be there. Especially if it winds up being for a number of years (until Shun is Emperor and can pardon us). If he does that, I think a lot of these friendships get strained. It changes from the "trust him with our lives" to "I guess I trust him." Especially if we've been implicated doing shit this reckless and questionable. Opinions of a person can and do change based on his deeds and absence.

    I don't know how the underworld will open up, either. If Jing has to be released with imperial assistance, I think that could very much counteract the chances of an underworld infiltration because people ask "How the F%$# is he still alive after getting caught? How did he even get out? This fucker has GOT to have high up connections in the palace. We can't trust him."
     
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  10. MystiKnight Novice

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    treave, things don't always go to plan ;D

    And besides, you are the King of Trolls and the most masterful master of spinning despairingly evil tales to troll the Codex. Money says you would have suddenly got the urge to do exactly that.
     
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  11. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Easy, we make our breakout a bloody mess that fucks up a lot of guards. At that point, no one can judge our street cred: Okay, this dude rescued outlaw pirates from a hundred-man army, is one unorthodox and immoral fucker, and just assassinated the head of the Secret Police. Yeah, he's cool."
     
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  12. kazgar Arcane

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    Hoorah!

    We now have clarity, savescum or continue, we've dodged the TPK, we have the abilities and wits to deal with what goes ahead of us. (well the character does, us as a collection of people participating in a game i'm less sure of)

    FORWARD!
     
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  13. Fangshi Arcane

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    I would say like any good DM treave is certainly not vengeful, he does not punish us, he just gives us the rope with which we inevitably hang ourselves.

    He does not need to trap us or trick us, we will screw it all up again anyway on our own (though I must say it is fun to be a player for once and not the person writing the adventure).
     
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  14. Esquilax Arcane

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    At this point, we are a bad motherfucker and a renowned outlaw, I'm sure of it. We're in too deep, we're a legit gangster. We're 2 legit, in fact. 2 Legit 2 Quit, even.

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    Indeed, by soldiering on like true bros instead of :popamole: (we already reloaded lalalalala can't hear you) we will save ourselves from a far worse fate than the one that truly awaits us in the event of a rollback. We must suffer now so that we might save ourselves from an even worse fate. Face it Codex, Gangster Xu Jing is your salvation!
     
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  15. Nevill Arcane

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    Is there anything more misguided than questioning our friendship with Guo Fu and Yu? Yu have promised us his life, if we ever have need of it. And as for Cao'er, she had already lost us once to the Maniac. Was her reaction when she found us again 'I guess I trust him?'. Didn't think so.

    The next chapter is supposed to happen in a year, so 100500 years of imprisonment are also unlikely.

    The arguments are getting weirder and weirder.
     
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  16. Esquilax Arcane

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    To be honest, I'm not even that upset at the prospect of a rollback. Whatever we go with, it sure as shit beats arguing!
     
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  17. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    Let's move onwards then, so that I can forget the horrible butthurt that was the solo assassination. Sphere diplomacy is nothing compared to it.
     
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  18. Esquilax Arcane

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    I dunno man, I rather like to think of Sphere Diplomacy as the Gold Medal of Codex CYOA fuck-ups - it's the standard by which all subsequent fuck-ups were compared to. It's the benchmark.
     
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  19. MystiKnight Novice

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    Le sigh. I think with Esquilax's vote, my conditional kicks in and we take the rollback. While I could withdraw the conditional, fuck that. One of the first things I posted here was 'Roll with the punches', so whatever. Let us all scream together when the future comes and we must cry,

    "NO FUCK MAN THATS GONNA BE A YOUXIA! DONT TOUCH THAT SHIT BRO!"


    That is unless treave actually brings up a legit Female BJ option. Then fuck everything, female BJ for great justice.
     
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  20. Baltika9 Arcane

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    treave, where are the votes at right now? Are we going forward, or poparolling backwards?
     
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  21. Nevill Arcane

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    Let me show you just the tip of the iceberg of possibilities.

    We all remember that scene from about two updates back:
    Now, imagine this scene with Bai Jiutian:
    It fits the story like a glove! It also explains the sudden challenge back at the tournament!

    Young Mistress Bai would be such a perfect twist.
     
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  22. Esquilax Arcane

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    Uh, I didn't flop. I still want to CONTINUE. But I'm just saying that no matter what, I'd rather move on, though of course I prefer to keep going post-assassination.
     
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  23. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    the consequences were probably worse back then but I just didn't get at all why someone would vote the solo assassination when it was so clearly the bad option. I can't remember what I voted in sphere diplomacy but I do remember that it wasn't that clear.
     
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  24. Esquilax Arcane

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    It was pretty clear there. It even said SPHERE DIPLOMACY in the option itself. You know it's bad then. :lol:
     
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  25. Nevill Arcane

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    It's not fair to say that. Back then it wasn't a meme. :D
     
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