Cess's positioning, I'm not accepting that just because someone's new they should be ranked low. It's true we aren't exactly familiar with his character as the others, but joining late isn't a reason to labeled low. If you look at the subtitle, this list is heavily influenced by how well people think you're RP'ing the character, and frankly I completely disagree with Cess being in need of more character then he already has. Sure he could if he wanted to, but at present I'd go as far as saying he ranks up Arrin in terms of character. (Just hasn't had much to develop it)
@Kelas: While no ones actually mentioned her, she's up there on my list, largely due to Amari
I'm sorry, but there's no way you're telling me Arrin is more developed then Isotov. Regardless of what Phoenix says Irina's pretty much been around for the last 3~4 chapters solely to make Isotov interesting, coupled with his legion of NPC's building on Isotov's story, he'd possibly rank above Kelas if they hadn't all been self directed monologues. I'm not saying he's a bad character, but he doesn't seem to have to much going for him, other then Tessa. He's progressing nicely, but not as well as others.
As Cynthia said, this isn't about originality, if she wanted to play Morrigan to the book, that's completely fine, not being original is no reason to be ranked down, since I can nearly attribute every character here to a character from a book/game/anime.
I just don't agree, she used to be interesting before Katie came along and you transferred your attention to Katie and Isotov. You can generally tell if a character is interesting or not based on how many people are willing to go around talking to them (Eg Helios) Interesting is not necessarily two people liking eachother. But if you asked around, I'm pretty sure most responses to Esphyr would be "Meh, she's nice." Interaction with others is pretty much limited, (recently to only Damian and Aiya).
She's developing slowly, but an interesting character isn't defined by how much of her past you reveal. If that were the case, Helios would be above Esphyr easy.Frankly with all things considered I wouldn't think that she ranks much different from Kamilla.
Katie's a tough one, since she's been introduced as a plot device, and has character. However alot of her actions don't make sense. And alot of her actions aren't subtle at all, the just pop out of nowhere. Maybe it's the slow paced timing of this RP, but it's been half a week since she met Isotov. Take a page out of Tessa/Arrin.
I'm going to move her up to above Cess, and am willing to listen to any more arguments to her being moved up. But Snowy, you seem to be one of the biggest offenders of support whoring, whether this be coincidental or just your RP style I don't know. But once you find one character you like, Esphyr/Katie just stick to that one character, ignoring everything and everyone around them and going out of their way to interact with just one person.
I think your main issue though is activity, no I'm not saying you're inactive (this time, though I may think it). But you controlling Esphyr, Katie, Headmaster and now Helenos is fine for plot development but hardly sufficient to develop the former two into interesting characters. If you're going to say that you're not inactive and that you're on enough then I won't argue, since it's partially true, it's just not enough to develop them properly IMO.
Annoying is my forte, so thank you. I'd like to see you try and develop a character when they've been mind-wiped, don't know their own past, and half the group ignores her.... though I suppose Esphyr and Katie have the last one in terms of effect.
Henceforth I will be requesting people provide at least 4 sentences of arguments for a rank up/rank down. While I'll still read a one line request, I honestly doubt I'll change the list much without actual reasoning now.
Edited by Kanami, 12 June 2010 - 05:59 PM.