Valiant added a topic in Role-play DiscussionAdvent Destiny RPWe have discussed this on the Facebook Group. Let's expand upon that and work out a suitable setting for our canon role-play.
I understand that some of our members wish to continue their previous role-play storylines. I hear you. I would like to propose we embrace Sunrise's practice of having alternate universes. So we can have Advent Destiny: Endless Stargazer or Advent Destiny: Stardust Trailblazer. The onus is on the members find players, come to a consensus on the premise of the RP and, to a certain extent, have autonomy over the running of the RP.
The advantages of this include giving members more flexibility to choose the story and settings they wish to RP in, and making it easier for members to play their characters in different situations. At the same time, we can maintain a canon Advent Destiny RP that is an original storyline.
One big drawback would be stretching our membership too thinly over too many RPs. It is a concern but my opinion is that we won't know how things will turn out if we don't give it a try. If it fails, we learn from it and refine the system.
Thoughts please. =)
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Valiant added a topic in Role-play DiscussionColiseumOur members loved the Coliseum. It was one of the most, if the the most, popular corners of Advent Destiny. I found it quite surreal to see the concept of a battle arena come to life in the Gundam Build Fighters series. Seeing the characters dish it out in Gunpla Battle made me itch for a battle.
Anyone else similarly inspired and yearning for a match?
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Valiant added a topic in General DiscussionIntroduce yourself!Hey there! New to Advent Destiny and old-timers alike, pop in here and say a few words about yourself so that the rest of us can get to know you!
I'll start the ball rolling.
Valiant, founder of the SEED RPG and Advent Destiny. I'm a big fan of Gundam and to an extent, the mecha genre. My obsession with Gundam and writing spurred me to start a Gundam role-playing forum. Writing in my first love, but photography is my passion. I have many favourites when it comes to Gundam, so it is hard for me to pick. Rather, I'll give a brief detail of Gundam journey.
When I was young, I would pick up my dad's model magazines with pictures of Gundams. That intrigued me. However, my eyes were still veiled. Even my encounters of gunpla sets in the shopping malls did not result in an obsession, largely because I was too young to grasp the concept of building figurines. Why go through the trouble when you can just buy ready made toys?
My early experience of the mecha genre revolved around BattleTech, Patlabor and the super robot sub-genre. My first taste of Gundam came in the form of Gundam Wing. It was shown on TV back at a time before anime became a huge thing outside of Japan. I was hooked. I bought posters, cards, and created a Gundam Wing web shrine through coding raw HTML in Notepad. As it were for teenagers, that flicker was extinguished when I got into gaming and Star Wars. Gundam SEED was released before I entered university. With a lot of spare time and little to do, I gobbled up the series and wanted more. I plunged into research on the genre. And I've been immersed in Gundam since.
I also founded MechaBay, our sister site, that is dedicated to providing a high quality mecha database. I'm still a sysop on the Gundam Wiki but that encyclopaedia is in such a mess that it is almost impossible to clean up. MechaBay is sort of a reset to build a proper mecha database from a clean slate. A crowdsourced database like the Gundam Wiki has the advantage of sheer volume of content, but I believe that we can build up MechaBay a step at a time and come away with a polished site that is free of distracting advertisements. If you are keen to help, drop me a private message.
And with that, I look forward to meeting and getting to know our members new and old.
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Valiant added a topic in AnnouncementsGeneral RulesWelcome to Advent Destiny. It is a pleasure to see you join our community of passionate role-players. Please abide by our rules when using the website. These rules cover the the use for the whole site. Rules regarding role-playing are detailed under Role-play rules. We are here to enjoy ourselves so we would like to keep restrictions minimal, but at the same time, we need some rules to ensure a civil environment where our members can indulge in fulfilling interactions.
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Valiant added a topic in AnnouncementsWelcome to Advent Destiny!Greetings!
Advent Destiny is a role-playing community. If you are new to AD, you are joining us at an exciting time! For AD veterans, you can look forward to more of the good old times, but better.
For those of you who are new to AD, here's a brief step into our past. We went live as SEED RPG on 4 July 2004 with role-play set in the world of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny. Due to the limitations of a hosted service, we relaunched our self-hosted community as Advent Destiny on 1 November 2006. AD went on to become one of the most popular Gundam SEED role-play. The site was unfortunately hacked and the database corrupted beyond recovery in 2010, and AD has been on hiatus since.
The members remained in touch and some became very close friends. Recently, there has been renewed interest in bringing AD back. Aside from expanding beyond the Cosmic Era universe, there is potential to cover other genres and even developing original storylines.
Stay tuned for guides on how to start your role-plays!
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