So, I thought I would have access to internet last weekend to publish the "Brethren Court leaves country RP" blog myself, but plans changed and I had Garland write one instead. He got some stuff wrong and (through no fault of his own) omitted some stuff I wanted to include in mine, so I wrote this to correct the record:
- The Brethren Court is not leaving this roleplay community entirely. However, our involvement in the community will vary based on how much we want to participate at any given time. Since we're not tied down by countries anymore, sometimes we'll be heavily involved, and other times we'll have other things on our plate, which brings me to my next point...
- Us leaving to form "our own roleplay community" is misleading, but not enti…
Me and a few of the other Pirate Lords made a decision. I figured I should make this announcement public so everybody understands what's changing in the Brethren Court. The change is difficult for me to describe without confusing people, but I'll try my best.
The jist of it is that the "pirate nations" of the Brethren Court are no longer a thing. These nations still exist, and they are still currently housed under one single guild, but the roleplay of the Brethren Court and the roleplay of its former nations becomes separate. The "Brethren Court" does not become involved in, for example, a war in which Haiti or the Ottoman Empire is invaded. Likewise, Haiti, the Ottoman Empire, the Netherlands and Russia do not get involved in the struggle …Read more >
Inspired by similar blogs from our British and Swiss friends.
- Pirate King - The leader of the Brethren Court. It is his job to keep his men safe from the disease that is "roleplay" by posting hot takes on the state of roleplay to various roleplaying community boards/chats/etc. Acts like he knows how to PVP/SVS well. Pretends to know what he's doing.
- Pirate Baron - Second-in-command of the Brethren Court. It is his job to make sure weak, harmless nations know their place in life by constantly reminding them that they're all puppets to the British government and that they have no merit as individuals. Assures people, whenever the Pirate King isn't around, that everything is okay and the Court will not dissolve into a state of chaos.
- Keeper of the…
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Note: This only concerns swearing in chat, not on pages. Swearing on pages should be left alone, as long as the author puts a warning on top like I did with this blog.
The changes in our wiki's rules about swearing in chat have been very... interesting, to say the least. We've never gone all in or all out, instead resorting to incremental changes; legalizing one word at a time via community votes. While this was all nice and fine back in the day, POTCO is long gone, and with it, most of our former community. I remember back in the day there were a lot of people on this wiki who I was barely acquainted with, but now I know every single person who frequents here very well; the community is tiny now.
Being a tight-knit community is just fine, b…
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Pretty much exactly what the title says. However, he won't be resuming his former title as Pirate Lord; his country will receive the same protections as any other housed within the Brethren Court, but I want future Pirate Lords to have to earn their way up in-game (more on that another time).Read more >