Announcements post #77: Music, bands, performance!

AutoposterAutoposter Posts: 41Member, Bot ✭✭✭
<pre>From: Ilyos, the Arbiter
Subject: Music, bands, performance!

Ever wanted to be a Nanorock star? Had dreams of becoming a Streampop icon? Or do you just like to chill and jam out some Dreamfunk once in a while?

Well all your dreams are about to come true as we are now introducing PERFORMANCE. There is a budding musician in everyone, or so we like to believe. So you may now put our theory to the test and go out and perform music for the masses.

Before you do so, you need to choose a PERFORMANCE INSTRUMENT. Choose between GUITAR, KITHDRUMS, VOIDPIPES, SYNTHBOARDS, EUKULELES and VOICE. The choice matters very little to us, but it might mean the world for you! Take care, you can't switch for now after a choice is made.

After you have an instrument of choice, seek out venues where you can perform in the world and PERFORMANCE PERFORM. Focus only on your songs and do nothing else until the performance is over, or you will lose focus. Currently there are venues at: Lamentations on Omni, Gravity in Haven City, Malice in Litharge and the Verge in Song City. As you perform, you will get better at it and increase in level, increasing the amount of tips you make from a performance and unlocking other options. (Yes, you gain marks every time you perform and the better you get at it, the more you get. Don't expect to become rich overnight though, you start from the ground up. Consistency is key!).

Once you reach level 3 in performance (which you can always check via PERFORMANCE STATUS), you may form a BAND! That's right, your very own band. Become as famous as Talking Tukkav or Shentones! You can invite up to 4 people to join your band and you can then start getting GIGs. GIGs are awesome opportunities to make yourself and your band known to the masses! Schedule concerts, entertain the audience during the concert and grow your band's popularity (and income). But be warned, miss out on your scheduled concerts and the fans won't be happy at all.

Note: It costs 25,000 Marks to form a band!

Notes about GIGs:
- A band can have a gig/concert once every 20 hours
- You can schedule gigs in advance and it is recommended to do so. You will always have a NPC audience and the more time passes before a concert, the more word gets out and more tickets sell
- Missing a concert will severely impact your reputation. You need ALL members in the venue before you can PERFORMANCE BAND GIG PERFORM and initiate the start of a concert
- Using PERFORMANCE BAND GIG PERFORM [color] [emote] once a concert is started will allow you to display colored, free form emotes for everyone in the room to see! It is your responsibility to make the show entertaining for those in the audience!
- Be sure to PERFORMANCE BAND GIG CONCLUDE and end the concert before the day rolls over or the concert will be considered to have been missed
- You need at least 4 players in the room (outside band members) in order to gain popularity from a concert. Otherwise, you only get the money from the NPC tickets.</pre>
JeromRebekahWSDSlandereelReelocKestrel

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  • RebekahWSDRebekahWSD Posts: 16Member ✭✭
    Dance dance! Want to be a fancy dancing tree!
    Slander
  • MatlkaelMatlkael Posts: 345Member ✭✭✭
    I lost it at eukulele    :awesome: <3
    Mereas Eyrlock
    "They're excited, but poor."
    - Ilyos (August 2019)
  • RocketCatRocketCat Posts: 128Member ✭✭✭
    @Revelin embrace your destiny
    Hi, I'm Ata. Oh and maybe some other people, too. o:) Check out my various packages for Nexus: Vuu combat system, Global Pathfinder, Slicer Tools, Ship compass, JS from command line, and Vitals Tracker.
    KestrelCubey
  • SlanderSlander Posts: 174Member ✭✭✭
    I'd really like it if instruments were actual items. I realize that would mean spending some out of marks but I'd consider that a fair tradeoff for having different models for each (no mechanical difference, just different descs). I'd *totally* spend credits to customize my synthboard.
    Eukelade gives you a peck on the cheek.
    RebekahWSDAzlyn
  • RebekahWSDRebekahWSD Posts: 16Member ✭✭
    Would singing get a really fancy microphone then, Slander? Maybe dance gets leotards if dance gets added!

    Tree in a god damned leotard.
    Slander
  • RebekahWSDRebekahWSD Posts: 16Member ✭✭
    Hello. I decided to write lines for dancing. In case. Third person and first person perspectives.

    So it seems it's three paragraphs. The first two lines seems set no matter what the instrument is.


    I'll add them here for sake of consistency.


    Third person


    $+(caster$) steps up on the stage and the lights dim, a spotlight in the ceiling casting a cone of light on $(his$) frame. The audience quiets down.


    $+(caster$) focuses for a few moments, gathering $(his$) wits as the song is about to begin.


    $+(caster$) proceeds to limber up, stretching $(his$) limbs backwards and forwards before stepping to the center of the stage.


    With a flick of a wrist, $(caster$) begins an intricate dance routine. A combination of highly personal and ancient dancing traditions, $(he$) dances across the stage with grace and aplomb, the background music never becoming too loud and overtaking the performance.


    Each step and carefully calculated movement brings $(him$) closer to a crescendo, moving in feverish pitch until $(he$) finally finishes, arms raised up before taking a sweeping bow before the audience, music and dance muted as the spotlight fades away.


    First person


    You step up on the stage and the lights dim, a spotlight in the ceiling casting a cone of light on your frame. The audience quiets down.

     

    You focus for a few moments, gathering your wits and getting in the zone, relaxing your muscles as the song is about to begin.


    Limbering up, you pull and stretch a few limbs and head just in case they are tight, making sure to be prepared for dancing as you step into the center of the stage.


    With a flick of your wrist, you begin an intricate dance routine you prepared yourself, a combination of both highly personal rhythmic movement combined with ancient cultural dances. You sweep across the stage in practiced measure, movements and music working together in time.


    Each step and twirl and heavy beat is in time as your body moves to your will, music and form reaching a fevered pitch before you end in a perfect pose, arms raised and sweating before you dip low in a sweeping bow before the audience as the music and lights fade away.


    IlyosReelocSlander
  • KestrelKestrel Posts: 340Member ✭✭✭✭
    Hey! Just checking, is the max number of members in a band four, or five? Is it four total, or four plus the founder?

    "They are elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty."
    — Oscar Wilde


    "I'll take care of it, Luke said. And because he said it instead of her, I knew he meant kill. That is what you have to do before you kill, I thought. You have to create an it, where none was before."
    — Margaret Atwood

  • kamyrkamyr Posts: 54Member
    I like this addition a lot. Most I've been logged in for a bit. Now the nitpicking! ^^;

    Seconding that I'd like an actual item.

    Something to make cheers/boos from players impact things, instead of just presence or not at all for single performer performances. Lusty has that on some kinda 5-star ranking system, but mostly I was just looking for 'yes I watched and liked it', 'indifferent', or 'did not like' counting for 1, .5, 0 players present. That doesn't work so much for single performers at the moment, but:

    Personally, I'd prefer the single performance thing to work more like the band gig does, with a start/stop and freeform emotes throughout. If not, then something like this would work as an addition instead of replacement:
    performance new (performance name)
    performance step 1 (emote here)
    etc etc
    performance select (performance name/num)
    Then you use that performance when you go, with it defaulting to the preset lines otherwise.

    In either case, there needs to be a way to practice.


    More unlocks for the ranks would be cool, but I'm not salivating for those as much. Maybe more performances preset or customizable groupies idk. Maybe posters featuring the artist/band show up in places where you perform.

    Also, a ship mod for a venue yes plx ty kindly. Don't even care if it's performer rank locked.

    Further out in left field - venue-based tracking, so you get more of a jump in popularity if you go somewhere with a low recognition of you/your band and perform instead of sticking to your hometown.

    I think that's all for now but make no promises that there won't be more.

    KestrelSlander
  • IlyosIlyos Posts: 74Administrator, Moderator Starmourn staff
    Slander said:
    I'd really like it if instruments were actual items. I realize that would mean spending some out of marks but I'd consider that a fair tradeoff for having different models for each (no mechanical difference, just different descs). I'd *totally* spend credits to customize my synthboard.

    This is going to happen soon!
    Kestrel said:
    Hey! Just checking, is the max number of members in a band four, or five? Is it four total, or four plus the founder?
    It's four plus the creator, so five in total.

    @kamyr we're thinking of ways to have a bit more of an impact while performing for levels so that you might indeed get some random reactions from the crowd and have ways to influence it. Still in the works, but we'll have something happen here as well.

    We've got more additions planned for this system, it turned out to be REALLY popular and we're happy for it!
    SlanderXiru
  • ZhulkarnZhulkarn Posts: 149Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 5
    Ilyos said:
    Slander said:
    I'd really like it if instruments were actual items. I realize that would mean spending some out of marks but I'd consider that a fair tradeoff for having different models for each (no mechanical difference, just different descs). I'd *totally* spend credits to customize my synthboard.

    This is going to happen soon!
    Will you allow people to smash those devices for the extra reaction from the crowd? 

    Instrument makers gotta put food on the table after all! 
    Slander
  • MatlkaelMatlkael Posts: 345Member ✭✭✭
    I've done three gigs so far and I am LOVING this.

    A few ideas:
    • make it so that we can test performance emotes outside gig time
    • make it so that band members that are performing in a gig can't be forcibly moved from the concert hall :(
    • make a ship upgrade that will allow you to add a concert hall to your ship
    Mereas Eyrlock
    "They're excited, but poor."
    - Ilyos (August 2019)
    RhindaraKestreleel
  • KestrelKestrel Posts: 340Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 5
    Matlkael said:
    • make a ship upgrade that will allow you to add a concert hall to your ship

    YES YES YES YES YES

    But

    Make it only work for gig concerts, not for regular performance grinding. We don't want something that encourages people to keep hiding away on their ships, right? This should facilitate RP/socialisation rather than the opposite.

    "They are elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty."
    — Oscar Wilde


    "I'll take care of it, Luke said. And because he said it instead of her, I knew he meant kill. That is what you have to do before you kill, I thought. You have to create an it, where none was before."
    — Margaret Atwood

    Slander
  • kamyrkamyr Posts: 54Member
    Make the color arguments accept bg/fg colors. Some of the colors just aren't usable against a black bg, and it'd be shweet.

    And yeah, considering the venue grinding performances don't have much value other than a scaling miniquest, it shouldn't be allowed on ship venues til that changes.
  • kamyrkamyr Posts: 54Member
    Band name changes. Maybe at a -1 popularity, maybe for a mark cost (to offset changing promotional materials or some bs). Popularity is more contained to the system, mark cost is less obnoxious if it's like 1k low end or 5k high end (1-2h of time for most people v 20h+ for 1 popularity).
    KestrelSlander
  • kamyrkamyr Posts: 54Member
    Fix gmcp Comm stuff to show emotes, including performance emotes

    and/or

    Add a precursor line to performance emotes since they're harder to capture. "Band continues their performance:" or whatever.
    PoetKestrel
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