dilanski wrote:This is the sad part of Ragnablok. There's a certain Melancholia to ending a decades worth of storytelling. Sure Nehelenium has grown into this big unapproachable monster of years of discarded plotlines and abandoned ideas. But it's still been massive, and I don't think you can say it wasn't ambitious. It reminds me of the beloved episodic TV shows that kind of just ended when the ratings dropped. Sure they'd go out on a bang, and they likely didn't have even a seasons worth of fresh ideas in them, but it was still sad to see them go.Kastrenzo wrote:I've decided to get out early.
I'm worried there won't be a push to make something better afterwards.
Ah, the age-old truism... Why not both?Quantumsurfer wrote:Why does it need to be non-kanon? There's already a kanon reason why both "the end of the universe happens and is reborn anew" and "the universe continues on as it always has" can happen simultaneously. Trying to keep them separate is kind of a waste of time, in the end. These guys over here are part of Post-Ragnablok A, Those guys are Pre-Rangablok K, blahblahblah. The payoff isn't so much in the Reward for Completing an Apocalypse, it's in documenting the process of one of many Apocalypses.
Keep it simple. This is just one way in which the universe ends. Time and Space are broken in the BrikVerse anyway. In one moment, an Empire rises. In another, no one has ever heard of it.
You know, this whole thing is about starting anew, a fresh take on BrikWars, but doing the same old shit anway with no intention of ever stopping. There's a massive dramatized countdown involved... and New Years isn't really too far off... To fill the apparent and justified need for story/action/glorious combat, wouldn't it be a better idea to treat each year like a season? Give the 365 days of Ossum we just had a name, maybe a theme song, then sacrifice it to the Ghost of BrikWars Past with a massive forum-inclusive shebang. Then you move on with your lives and do it all over again.
Ragnablock should absolutely happen, and yeah it's probably going to be at least slightly more significant than your average combat, but at the end of the day we're merely continuing a tradition of gratuitous violence and community fun.