Posts: 2440
  • Posted On: Sep 11 2013 5:49pm

Dear TRF,

Zark here. What's going on Zark? Oh not much, just the fact that I've been BIPOLAR for 23 years and nobody noticed until 15 days ago. Good news is, these past 14 on anti-pyschotics have been literally life changing, and I hope you guys will understand now why I used to disappear for months at a time. My disappearances would happen whenever I'd hit a particularly bad depressive phase, so I am really sorry for leaving all those RPs half finished.

But enough about me, lets talk about YOU. YOU used to be a member of TRF. YOU used to like writing Star Wars fan fiction. YOU stopped, for whatever reason. Got too busy, grew out of it, whatever. I did them all, multiple times, and I get it. Which is why this e-mail, seriously though, this e-mail has been sent out with absolutely no expectation that any of you will come back. I have to assume the possibility that TRF is dead, but I DON'T WANT IT TO BE.

Do you?

I IMed Titus a day ago, told him about my bipolar, apologized for being a 15 year old mentally unstable tosser at times, and he mentioned to me AS IT HAPPENS that he hasn't given up on us, that his real life workload is crazy but still, STILL, he's been working on TRF5 in his off hours.

And guess what. Except for the backbone and a few discussions we've been having about how best to migrate the forums, I present to YOU, former TRF member, The Rebel Faction 5.0 ALPHA.

Account registration is currently not 100% active as of yet. Technically you can create an account, but verification e-mails never go out. If you really want to save your name, make one and Titus or I will activate it eventually or fix the e-mail thing, but please don't flood the server with activation requests. We're still hard at work back there! (and by we I mean 100% Titus so far)

I've got plans. Do you? Did you? If you come back to TRF 5.0, here is what you will see:

Blaster fire
Huge wars
Huge space battles
The Cree'Ar
The Gree

And that's just a taste of my first RP idea! I don't even know what Ankh and Irtar are cooking up, let alone what Beff or Omnae are capable of! And they're all coming back. All of them. I'm bipolar, I'm super fucking manic right now, my body is biologically designed at this moment to resuscitate this dying brand that has meant so much to so many of us over the years. TRF saved my life.

I want to give back to it. To you.

So come on down, check out the new digs! There will be e-mails sent from this address (which is hooked directly into my primary gmail, which some of you have), so feel free to reply with ANY questions you may have. I will do my best to answer them, and failing that, I will ask Titus or Ankh.

No pressure, no expectations, no guarantees. But I'd really hope to see you guys at least pop in to say hello once the board is fully functional. At least give me that. Anyway, here's to 10 more years of MAKING YOUR BID FOR THE GALAXY.

Arix "Zark" Askrima
king o al jediz
Assistant to the Regional Titus
The Rebel Faction

come with me, and you'll be, in a world of pure imagination
Posts: 837
  • Posted On: Sep 12 2013 3:06am
Zark! It's great to hear from you. All of the potential formulations of this sentiment that I can come up with sound unintentionally dismissive, but I am genuinely glad to hear that you've been diagnosed and are managing your condition. The more you know, and all that. Plus I watched a Stephen Fry special on bipolar disorder about a week ago, so I'm pretty much an expert now :p .

But on to the business of fun!

In a word: yes. TRF5 sounds exciting, and I've been trying to decide for a few weeks now if I wanted to complete my unfinished stories, in nothing else than as a way of saying "goodbye".

Now, off to harass Omnae and see about that thread we were working on the last time I ditched this place . . .
Posts: 2440
  • Posted On: Sep 12 2013 3:49am
SMARTS. I need you for Force Wars Act 1.

gtalk/gmail: or (both connected)
AIM: zarkekan
Skype: michael.molta
Posts: 837
  • Posted On: Sep 12 2013 3:50am
Good, because I was thinking about butting in on that anyway.
Posts: 2440
  • Posted On: Sep 12 2013 4:20am
I NEED Omnae too. OMNAEEEEE. Omnae Omnae Omnae. Did it work?

Seth would be a bonus, but its Seth, so.
Posts: 2440
  • Posted On: Sep 12 2013 1:15pm
I fucking see you, motherfucker.

gtalk/gmail: or
AIM: zarkekan
MSN: zarkekan
Skype: michael.molta
Posts: 4195
  • Posted On: Sep 12 2013 1:17pm
What up, Gingerbutts?
Posts: 421
  • Posted On: Sep 13 2013 7:38pm
I hate to rain on this parade, but hey. So what's the expected release of TRF 5.0 post-beta and such?
Posts: 2440
  • Posted On: Sep 14 2013 12:47am
Alpha is right now, Beta in a week or two. And Beta will be open. In the meantime, Force Wars is closed right now but when I finish my intros it will be open to everyone. Act 1: Republic v Empire, Act 2: Gree v Cree'Ar (Ahnk and I, plus whoever else), and Act 3: Jedi v Sith.
Posts: 2440
  • Posted On: Sep 14 2013 12:48am
Also, it turns out I can hold a tune now because of the meds, but I've never had voice lessons so I'm raw and terrible.

All karaoke, I could never focus enough to learn an instrument before, but I'll be picking up guitar shortly.