Well, I always referred to it as a shift because I expected gravity to have something to do with it. It could explain why everything is changing in states and behavior. It's a very good idea. It could even further explain why the air (or so much of it) could ever possibly be pushed to the bottom.
I'm getting psyched about our little party striving to invent a way to actually survive in and explore this f*ucked up place. Not that it wouldn't be a non-stop horror.
I haven't a single clue how this is going to go down, haha. Or how we're going to work looting and scavenging.
I like that the story dictates that the characters would more or less be together, not wandering all over a giant world disconnected. I think this would make for interesting rp. Each action one character makes, each statement, would have critical impact on the other characters.
Although this also would demand, I guess, that the members be especially involved and current with the story since characters couldn't just go dormant for periods. Events and decisions would be hinging on moves and reactions.
My work schedule is pretty chaotic - definitely can't spend hours every day, or guaranty that I could be looking and responding throughout each day. But who could? Yet I could see it being frustrating to various people at various times. You post some awesome twist and want the other characters to react and you keep checking the RP, but end up having to wait a day for a response. I guess, though, that this is the way this works. Some of the other stories I thought about joining, though, seem to be developing continuously, thousands of posts in the OOC, etc. Probably a pace I couldn't keep up with at all times.
Well, they could, but it would probably mean in characters believing their friend is dead and drifting around some shop window. Probably not great for group morale, but no, not all characters have to be restricted to the group. Some can be separated and attempting to survive on their own, I have canonical characters such as this, coming in groups of three and two. Some characters can be introduced to the group later, or never reach the group at all. (Though that still doesn't mean that their actions aren't recorded in the universe and just cancel out; something that someone misplaced is still going to be misplaced, or could cause someone to stumble upon this later?)
I really love your thoughts about this story...
I've been developing this for three or four years now and am doing all this out of frustration, hahaha. I love this story.
I thought I should mention for anyone else reading this, again, that I'm as new to this as humanly possible.
I don't mean to scare anyone away and should have mentioned that this would very likely be a pretty casual RP.
It's an Eco Survival-Horror.
If I'm doing something wrong, somebody should let me know; and if you're interested, let me know that too.
As for characters, I'm sorry I don't have a whole lot to offer in the races department besides human.
Though, you can be any kind of human you could imagine.
When I first began writing Enter Occlusion, there were machete-wielding hall monitors and astronauts who resorted to violence to return to Earth after witnessing the events, scientists working to find a reversal or "cure" for the water to return to its initial state, definitely bandits and raiders, and a surprising amount of introverts- people who avoided the outside world in the first place outnumber most of those who were ever expected to survive a K-T Event because they stayed inside anyways.