SimRTK Turns Twelve!

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How many years have you been playing SimRTK?

1 year (This is my first year)
5
10%
2 years
0
No votes
3 years
1
2%
4 years
6
12%
5 years
2
4%
6 years
3
6%
7 years
4
8%
8 years
7
14%
9 years
9
18%
10 years
8
16%
11 years
4
8%
12 years
1
2%
 
Total votes : 50

SimRTK Turns Twelve!

Postby Elysia » 14 Nov 2013, 17:17

12 years ago, on SOC, the first rules to SimRTK were posted by jzdman, with signups opening shortly afterwards. Back in those days, there were no skills, items, PT's, or duels, nor even much interest among players to be rulers (the game started off with two PC ones). From that, we've grown more and more until we are what we are today.

Happy Birthday, SimRTK!
May we celebrate many more years together!



I know we have run this poll before, but it is fun to see the results anyway...
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Re: SimRTK Turns Twelve!

Postby Elysia » 15 Nov 2013, 16:41

Awww, where are the comments about how your lives have improved since finding SimRTK? Or wasted time spent glued to the monitor waiting to see what happened in a battle. How about this one... Tell about how you found this sim.... I will start, so no one has to be the first!

I admit to being a very protective parent, and know what kind of creeps there are out there scouring the internet looking for prey. So, when my oldest son come to me about playing this online game I had to check it out myself.

I never intended to join. I just wanted to see what it was about. After he created his character, I laughed at his poor spelling, and often tried to correct him before he posted it. (His writing has improved vastly since then.)

Then my second oldest son wanted to play, too. So, I again watched to make sure he was safe, and laugh at his spelling as well. By the time he had finished, it was their bedtime. Well, that left me at the computer.... So I decided to read a bit of the role-play... I was surprised by how easily the story unfolded, how quickly it pulled you and made you care about these characters.

Before I knew it, I was posting a sign up for Elysia, the Adviser. Zeren was the first to contact me inviting me to join his lord, Zhou Ping. Sleep followed and in the morning, I had a message from Xian Zhu Xuande... Boy was I scared... What had I done? Apparently I had been banned.. as had both my sons. We had sent in our shared IP to an admin that was 'on break for school'.

Well, XYZ quickly deduced that I was the mother, and they were my sons. Neither boy played much, but I was hooked!! The oldest boy often pops by to play, but not his younger brother. SimRTK is one of the best things I ever became a part of, and the people are like family to me. <3 <3 <3

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Ping Tai . . . At the mercy of Gu Guang and Lady Shao
Lu Ling Qi . . . Daddy's little girl.
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Re: SimRTK Turns Twelve!

Postby Xeniphon » 15 Nov 2013, 17:10

I'm pretty sure its the fact that not many people are popping in to look over the site right now that people aren't posting too much. Once this place gets a bit more active I think we will see more people posting for stuff like this.

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I found this site while trying to scratch my strategy itch.... My eyes had started to lose what sight I still had and I could no longer easily play computer/video games of the strategy genre. So I ran a search for "strategy, roleplay, forum" and skimmed around. The only site still active (or even close to what I was looking for) was SimRTk.

As usual (I had been a member of many RP forums, primarily anime related, and was still a member of a few at that time) I did not imediately join but spent a lot of time reading over the rules and game centric threads like the map/game turns threads. There was a game well in the end stages (V2) so I took my time making sure that it was a place I would enjoy/wasn't run unfairly or by retards. So I lurked and read from about November of 2004 until, on March 22 2005, I finally decided that I had spent so much time lurking on SimRTK that I most certainly would enjoy it.

So I joined just as V2 came to a close and imediately began being involved in the OOC discussions between games. Anyone who was around at that time might remember my HUGE strategy posts that would come out once a week or so (particularly since I was a new player who had never played before). Ever since the strategy aspect has kept me around while all the other sites I have been a member of have died out, overworked me into burnout, the staff became/were arrogant cheaters, ect.... So I left all of them at one point or another while I remained here. I have been on SimRTK now for roughly twice as long as I have been on any other site, and I have every intention of staying!
Oh well, back to the drawing board...

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Re: SimRTK Turns Twelve!

Postby LukeYB » 15 Nov 2013, 17:29

Been here seven years now, on and off. Unfortunately I don't have a particularly interesting story, just found kongming.net because of a growing love for Dynasty Warriors/RTK and that lead me here. I do remember being somewhat confused by the concept of the game at first as I had no previous experience of forum-based gaming, so it took a while for me to really wrap my head around things. I remember my first post being awful (I'm guessing almost everybody's is cringe-worthy to them!) and it was Dong Zhou who helped me with my first few steps in RPing.

Other sims have come and gone and whilst all have generally been fun, none have matched the scale and reliability that this one has.
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Re: SimRTK Turns Twelve!

Postby Xe of Greed » 15 Nov 2013, 19:00

I think "Got interested in Dynasty Warriors and/or ROTK and found this through Kongming" is going to be the most common sort of story! It's how I found it anyway.
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Re: SimRTK Turns Twelve!

Postby LordSimaYi » 15 Nov 2013, 19:30

I found myself here a few months ago, I was really REALLY getting into DW/RTK at that point ( and also RP for some reason ), so i was googling some stuff on the 2 and i found Kongming.net!
From there i looked at eveything on the page and I saw SimRtk, curious of it I went to see what it was all about. And after 2 months of confusion over V6 here i am now. XD
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Re: SimRTK Turns Twelve!

Postby Bradums » 15 Nov 2013, 20:36

Xe of Greed wrote:I think "Got interested in Dynasty Warriors and/or ROTK and found this through Kongming" is going to be the most common sort of story! It's how I found it anyway.


Yup.

According to my little birthday on the side there, it says I joined April 2005, even though I could almost swear it was longer ago. I started playing Kessen and Kessen 2, which the latter gave me a taste for the more dramatic version of the RTK story. After that DW4 introduced a wider range of characters, though still entirely unrealistic. And after THAT, I got into RTK8, which got me interested in the story itself.

After that, my friend (Kristof, here) told me to check this place out. We actually signed up on the same day, since we were hanging out together at the time. I had been involved in a few RP sites before, but nothing this immersive. SimRTK struck me with its similarity to the game. It really gave me what I wanted out of the game...to be my own character and play out a grand scenario within the setting with other people. From the stats to the RP, it was perfect for me.

Since then, I branched out to other sims to varying degrees of success. Some know me as Bei Baorong from V4, some know me as an RM from another sim, and some remember me as a ruler on yet another sim. Despite all my experiences elsewhere, and though I don't play favorites, SimRTK was the sim that started it all for me. That said, eight years after my first sign-up, I'm really looking forward to v6, and to playing yet another game for another few years with the rest of you guys.

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Re: SimRTK Turns Twelve!

Postby LukeYB » 15 Nov 2013, 20:40

Bradums wrote:I started playing Kessen and Kessen 2, which the latter gave me a taste for the more dramatic version of the RTK story.


That game is possibly the strangest way to start a love affair with RTK ;P
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Re: SimRTK Turns Twelve!

Postby Bradums » 15 Nov 2013, 21:25

No kidding :P

I assumed it was an entirely fictional novel until I got into DW and RTK, then I read the actual novel. I looked back at Kessen 2 with something akin to "WTFISTHISLOL?!"
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Re: SimRTK Turns Twelve!

Postby Xe of Greed » 15 Nov 2013, 23:15

Bradums wrote:"WTFISTHISLOL?!"


I believe it's the result of a cocaine and alcohol filled weekend write for a game :P

Edit: Alternatively, JAPAN.
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Re: SimRTK Turns Twelve!

Postby Sun Tang » 15 Nov 2013, 23:17

I think my story is similar to many who found this place by chance. I was at my first duty station and i wanted to find out if there was a new RTK game coming out by Koei, but Yahoo kept pointing up KongMing's archives. I thought it was great to see KMA even though i have not been active on it very much. I clicked the links on the page and was just browsing it until i hit the SimRTK link. That is how i found this place. :) Been active for all versions except version 4. I completely missed that one and i from what i have heard from people and read in the V4 archives it was interesting and fun but missed some marks.

I have spent many many hours of my life glued to the screen on this site, comparable to the years playing WoW. :lol:
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Re: SimRTK Turns Twelve!

Postby Alfred » 20 Nov 2013, 03:41

I found the site cause Id been active on a couple Anime/Sci fi forums, got bored with the BS rules, cheating staff, and the apparently ubiquitous cat girls. Googled Strategy Forum Game, got SimRTK, and figured what the hell =p I still have absolutely zero knowledge about the back story except from that comic with Cao Cao in a duck hat and Sun Jian in a tiger suit and the red cliffs movie x.x Tho I started watching the 2010 series to try and get some kinda back story.
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Re: SimRTK Turns Twelve!

Postby Wytwyld » 20 Nov 2013, 13:45

Been a fan of KOEI games since the NES. I spent months playing RTK, Destiny of an Emperor, Genghis Kahn, Bandit Kings, and Gemfire. Whenever a new game came out, I would pester my parents to get it. (That wasn't hard as my mom was a fan also.) RTK just happened to be the most common one released so I fould follow what the games had to say about the story.
I got my first big dose of the story from Dynasty warriors 2. There I learned more about the interaction between characters.
I had recently heard about an MMO version and went searching for it. I found out it was for Japan only, but found this site along the way.

I have also been a big D&D fan since 1995, but all of my players cared more about the stats and leveling up than the story. So I hope to do more RP intensive stuff here.
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Re: SimRTK Turns Twelve!

Postby t4lruum » 21 Nov 2013, 05:42

Oh my, already 12 years :D
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Re: SimRTK Turns Twelve!

Postby Kablizzy » 24 Nov 2013, 06:07

I remember how I found SimRTK. It began with me playing Magic: the Gathering Online with a friend (Fujin Akari), when she mentioned a game that she played in her spare time. I browsed the site, as I was a fan of Three Kingdoms China, and I registered shortly thereafter. This was Heroes of Chaos: China. I didn't understand what the heck I was doing at first. I quickly bumbled my way into Omdal's kingdom, which was basically SimRTK staff running a kingdom there. We were well on our way to winning when that version ended, and I had to find other places to play sims. I found HoC: Japan, SimRTK and DoJ (I think? Whatever Charlemagne ran), and just immersed myself. Afterwards, I went on to make HoI and develop and staff every sim out there (Except for WotD, and I only staffed SimRTK for a very, very short time). I've made some of my best friends here, and SimRTK is to thank for it. Even though SimRTK wasn't my first sim, it's been the most prominent, and longest-lasting, and everything that I've been involved in over the past ten years has been pretty much thanks to SimRTK. Happy 12th! Here's to many more!
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