The blades of vengeances have fallen swiftly. The shinobi are no more as 'Absolute Justice' has returned...now, it is the Samurai that rule the Five Major Nations!
But at what cost? Have they become the very thing that they despised the most...? Heroes and villains seem to change roles every day, but one thing is for certain - we yearn for our freedom, for days gone by where we flew the skies unhindered.
Welcome to Year 4, aka, the current/latest iteration/timeline for NRP! This thread will serve as a neutral, informative way of providing you with quick information on the current state of affairs across the forum. This information is written from an OOC standpoint, but has valid, IC information that can be accepted and used as general knowledge without any prior roleplay needed. As the forum evolves and the story continues, certain things will change and update; summaries will be posted here.
Much the same, whenever players achieve big feats, those will be noted as well. Stay tune to this thread to remain up to date on the latest state of affairs across NRP in Year 4!
Yes it is, and that's a great question! We are a Naruto RP, and we have been - for the past four years, now going on five! We're simply trying a new approach. As per the new site story, Samurai have taken over, so expect some changes to be take place!
All your classic elements of Naruto are here, but with a twist.
You still play like a ninja, you fight like a ninja...
...except you're not the boss anymore!
"OKAY, THAT'S WEIRD...BUT WHY!? AND WHAT'S SO DIFFERENT!?"
Glad you asked! Across the years, we've seen our fair share of Naruto RP's, not to mention we've run our own (use being the staff NRP has been lucky to have since its inception. One of the most consistent problems we've seen is that all these villages and titles exist, but no one wants to fill them! And if they do, there's too many villages, so people get spread out, have no one to RP with, get bored, and quit. This isn't good.
Our solution is simple - erase the board, take it all away, and make you earn it back! With the Territory system, you can essentially control parts of the IC forum if you do things right. Pair that off with the story taking place now, where a revolt is now taking place, and you will have a successful restoration of your precious hidden villages on your hands!
Samurai are superior. Ninja life is abolished. The setting is little more futuristic, more steampunk like, much like how it was at the very end of Naruto, and even during the subsequent Epilogue runs they did.
"WAIT, DID YOU JUST SAY FUTURISTIC!?"
...hopefully your retained more than just that, but yes! Think steampunk - a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. We've moved on from mud huts and villages, and sandals and rice fields, and being old-school, countryside, farmer poor, people! WE STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM BUT NOW WE'RE HERE!
This means buildings are modern, and technology has moved on a bit. Think of televisions and monitors, radio equipment, and other gadgets, while still retaining some sort of retro, old-school feel. Oh, and NO GUNS!
Vehicles for the most part are non-existant. As are robots. Sorry...
"OKAY, WELL THAT'S COOL, BUT I MEAN, I CAN'T REALLY BE A NINJA, SO WHAT'S THE POINT...?"
Who said you can't be a ninja? The setting is different, and while hidden villages are temporarily unavailable, they can easily be retained and restored through some story role-play.
Ranks still matter. While they don't have importance in the hidden village sense, they do measure your skill. As such, all Factions are labeled in strength by their base ranks.
Professions are less about styles now, and more about function. As such, jobs will carry equipment and items and exclusive styles, but will also have systems so that payers can make money by performing IC acts that related to their jobs.
"...MAYBE I CAN GIVE THIS PLACE A CHANCE THEN. BUT WHY DOES IT SEEM LIKE THERE ARE MISSING PARTS...?"
You're on a good-question roll! Even though this site has been around for so long, it tends to change as different admins run it. The last group had closed the site down due to dwindling activity. Re-opening has thus become a task of redoing a good amount of data.
The good news is that once everything is done, we'll have a very advanced site on our hands! In the mean time, sit back, relax, and enjoy the RP, because plenty of goodies will be handed out as a thanks from us for being loyal members!