I see my first project ever has returned to the site - Playboy Life. It's been gone for a while due to rule violations.
That is why I'd like to ask for a permission to completely revamp the project. Write a better story, make it more grounded, remove useless characters. Make it more about Playboy and Dwayne and minimize my own shitty canon things like how Pegorino's son killed himself.
That requires removing all the current mission articles. A Complete makeover. Redux. For old times sake. Playboy Life was one of the first completed projects on this Wiki. It deserves better.
Sure but first I would prefer if you would inherit most of the content from the old infobox. It would be sad to see that go, kinda like revising history... Make the template on the page and I will remove the box when you are done.
I see you're the reasoning. While I don't mind people interacting with canon characters, it should be limited. Stories like that that try to add extra backstory are completely unnecessary. Having them be an ally or mission giver is pretty cool, but that should only be reserved for having them maintain their canon place instead of putting them elsewhere. Example: Having Trevor do things in Liberty City.
With that being said, is "After The Dark Scene" yours? I'm asking because I like some of the characters and was wondering if I could have Albert briefly work with a protagonist I have in mind. The events would take place mid-2012 in Los Santos.
Exactly, my stance on canon is similar in the sense that you can have them appear if its plausible but you should have to divert canon to fit your fanon like TREVOR AND TOMMY VERCETTI TEAM UP AND KILLED CLAUDE (an actual project I remember from this Wikia's shameful past) I use canonical chars myself but don't RELY on them to write, just use them as flavor.
The After Dark Scene, and most of my projects, I like to see as 'open source' and free to work and edit by others within reason. You can use anything I make in your own projects and edit some of mine if you'd like, but I like to have a little creative control sometimes (like don't kill my characters or make them do something out of character etc).
Heres a tip for writing Albert: he's an insufferable hipster who thinks himself a philosopher but is really pretentious and absurd. Luckily for you, TADS is set in 2013, so Albert is free for fanon in 2012 and needs some backstory anyways. Essential reading: Pulp Friction
P.S If yall wanna collab sometime just hit me up and we'll see, I don't have much free time but I can do a bit of writing here and there.
Sounds good to me, I figured Albert was like that because I spent some time reading his quotes and imagined he could think of a rebuttal to any statement that offended his lifestyle. I'm going to try an use his journalist occupation, but he's mostly going to be assisting the criminal protagonist with some theft. I kind of see him being loosely affiliated with said protagonist's boss as an informant.
Overall, I'm alright with most of the content on here, but there's a couple pages that seem out of place. I see the reason they are kept though, but this one just confuses me: Vladmir G. Demmir.
Anyways, I will look into using some of your ideas because I enjoy the realistic characters and storyline, something I lean more towards opposed to exaggerations. it reminds me of GTA V. Also, I'm glad we're clear on the role of GTA canon on this site, otherwise, it would be a complete mess of real canon characters being used in any scenario under the sun.
Hey, speaking of inactive users, do you think Undead Hero will ever finish Micheal Albright or GTA: Rush for that matter? I'm not saying that to be offensive, but I was wondering if I could use them or something. I've tried reaching out to him about "adopting" the characters, but unfortunately, I probably won't get a response.
They more than likely are never coming back anytime soon so adopt them if you want, but I suggest adding to them and not removing or otherwise rewriting portions of the original article into something non-genuine or character wise.