Domingo the Honored Posted August 28, 2012 Report Share Posted August 28, 2012 I've never been much a player for walls of text when it comes to OOC argumentation, so I'll try and keep that up if I can. Short, sweet, to the point, all that. I offer only two choices; abolish or keep the rule. I feel any "I don't care" or "Change the rule/compromise" would be counterproductive, at least for now. It's been a while since the last preplanning vote and I (as well as its other detractors) have been living with it, but I don't feel I can sit by any longer. A while back, when we were complaining about the rule, we didn't have tremendous examples to back up our arguments, at least that I can recall. Now there are. For example, in a startlingly short amount of time the rule has been abused, which is something so easy to do and obvious; we've been pointing it out forever. Mara used the preplanning rule, as I understand, to buy herself all sorts of time before her on-going rolling. She would delay, stall, refuse to plan, do anything to abuse the rule so the other participants couldn't legally begin war. This is an egregious abuse, to say the least. We've also seen several recent wiped posts resulting directly from preplanning. Kankou was privy to a session and used it unfairly, and several users have begun unfair, non-coincidental militarization during preplanning to prepare for wars they only know about in an OOC nature. This is even more egregious, astounding, unfair, and abusive of the rule. This rule has been one of the most controversial of recent times in CNRP. It's narrowly stayed through several prior votes. That really ought not happen again. It's so painfully obvious how the rule is being abused, how people can't restrain themselves from getting unfair advantages from it, all that. The rule is so poor it just hands people OOC advantage on a silver platter, it's ridiculous. It ties up GM's and makes their already busy and difficult jobs even worse, because the preplanning rule just by what it is spawns arguments. There's no reason for it. Allow me to quote a current GM: [quote]17:06 <Zoot> arbitrating preplanning sessions is the worst, especially if the people involved are pig headed !@#$* and wont compromise on !@#$[/quote] Worst of all, the rule is delaying and possibly in some cases stopping war in CNRP. This alone should constitute its entire removal easily. Wars can't go on because people have to discuss their wars OOC first? That is [i][b]absurd.[/b][/i] First of all, it's unbelievably unrealistic. I know we have a lot of realism-based arguments in this community, but one of the most basic things that should be unchanged is the realistic expectation of truly surprising wars. No real nations ever have to go to nations they want to attack and plan it first. Second, some people's favorite part of RP is wars. The rule gets in the way for obvious reasons. It just needs to be removed. Let's review. Preplanning: [list] [*]allows delays/stoppages of war [*]is a miserably unrealistic expectation [*]restricts something naturally surprising and often spontaneous [*]fosters arguments over a simple point [*]hurts war-lovers and restricts their freedom to fight [*]is a pain in the ass for GM's [*]is a pain in the ass for everyone else [*]has a high potential for rewarding and easy abuse [*]is abused unbelievably consistently, without many exceptions [*]is one of the single worst rules to exist in CNRP recently [/list] So let's abolish it. Go vote. I leave you with this quote, I liked it: [quote]17:07 <ImperatorAzenquor[CoJ]> Death to Pre-planning! May it be consigned to the dustbin of history along with John McCain, Parachute Pants and Albania.[/quote] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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