Some newer Players, when they come across a unique game like ROK II, still do not understand the fundamentals of how it is played despite the many explanations given. Again, ROK II is a Medieval Fantasy Text Role-playing Game that you create as the Author. Therefore, to separate writing from the game is like removing the game from itself.
ROK II involves many things but the main two that you will always encounter are: reading AND writing. This is thoroughly explained before game play takes place AND is part of the process but for some reason Players think they are being "Forced" to write or that it should "Be removed" to play… how strange. This may go back to this: Reading vs Comprehension where everything is being skipped over in the Start & Rules.
I wish I could write better and do much better when I do write in ROK2. I have some ideas but just do not know how to express them.
I feel the best way to become better at writing is to be good at reading. That might sound strange but as you read more and more the styles, words and descriptions authors use can stay with you and be applied to your own writing.
Ah, very good the hints to write in old English!
I was expecting that when I first was prompted to write in the medieval style but didn't have that at the time.
Even tryed to find something similar online but couldn't find.
I am lazy to write in old English but these tips make it easy to read and understand. Oh, if Shakespeare only used just these instead of his hundreds of apostrophes and ancient words.
That does not sound so difficult. I expected a chore, so have avoided those prompts because they are optional. I may even have a look at the FAQ on the topic.
I just use modern English so I don't confuse myself and end up writing something crappy. This is a great game and I like the angle that I can shape my own story.
We break from Being The Author: Writing In ROK II to share correct from way back when:
Today is: 25th May (GMT), in history on the 25th of May, 1989 AD the following event happened:
Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union