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Feedback Poll: Do You Use The Chaos Timeline?

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Poll: The Chaos Timeline (25 member(s) have cast votes)

How Often Do You Use Our Timeline?

  1. Never (2 votes [8.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

  2. Very Seldom (4 votes [16.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.00%

  3. Only When Making A Character or Faction Backstory (8 votes [32.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 32.00%

  4. Quite Often Actually (8 votes [32.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 32.00%

  5. All The Time (3 votes [12.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.00%

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Jay Scott Clark

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Ya know. I've been thinking about how little I reference the Chaos Timeline recently.

 

When it comes to building new stories these days, for me anyways, most of the big and small timeline events are actually best left to the past. As far away from new characters or new groups as I can make them. Even the golden-oldy factions too. I'm not sure if it's the baggage, the shrug I get from new members, or just remembering to fact check everything as I build a new narrative. Heck. I forgot where we even keep the site's timeline for a moment today. And that's telling. Ha.

 

Anyways. So, I was thinking about making a suggestion to staff about condensing all of the timeline articles down into just one big one. Something like, "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... Stuff happened." ...Lol. But I decided against it as I wasn't really sure how the community would feel about *condensing* the articles. So I guess I'll ask you guys instead.

 

Poll time.

 

Or just comment below about how you feel these days about the usefulness of our timeline. Thanks! :D


Edited by Jay Scott Clark, 24 September 2019 - 07:34 PM.


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Valiens Nantaris

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I reference the events, but I'm not beholden to them, especially the space of time between said events.


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Kezeroth

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What is time?



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bansheeCupcake

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I tend to base how long ago events happened by it, ie the Eshan and Taanab invasions for particular characters of mine. Albeit very loosely as I don't age my characters with each update like some writers do. The only character of mine I've heavily based things around in regards to the timeline is Auburn, and that was mainly just how long ago the Netherworld event was.



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Tathra Khaeus

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Yes.

 

I think what came before matters and ultimately, building with the history of Chaos and aging my characters ect - it gives a frame of reference for the scale of things, the magnitude. And without that, none of this really means much for me.


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Kurayami Bloodborn

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If i were to make a new character then I would check to see what major things happened and see how that may have influenced them in some way. Outside of that I don't really check given that I tried keeping up with a set time scale on another site years ago, and few people ever aged their characters there even. It can be difficult to remember where you left off if you end up not posting regularly.


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Fatty

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I reference various events throughout the Chaos timeline mostly due to Darth Voracitos, having existed since the beginning I often look back to important moments in his life that also happen to correspond with important moments in the galaxy thus far. It especially comes into play with creating characters, NPCs, sometimes artifacts, species, etc., etc.. In other words, though I don't check constantly, I often find myself looking at it.


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Delila Castillon

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No, not really.


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I tend to base real life events off of the Chaos timeline


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Kaine Australis

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Very loosely. "Before X" or "Following the events of X" is about as close as I get.

I do enjoy that the site has an "official" year, even if my personal timelines are approaching Warhammer 40k 999M41 levels of complication.


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Scherezade deWinter

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I follow the major galactic events in order of happening and sometimes refer to them as X time ago. The speed at which the Chaos date moves forward doesn't suit me though as it's too fast, so I generally ignore that part.


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"Sorry, you do not have permission to vote in this poll."

 

WELL I NEVER--!!!


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Scherezade deWinter

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Sakoda Dathu You can only vote on this board with your writer account, not your character accounts :)


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Siobhan Kerrigan

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No, not really.

 

I reference some of the events detailed in it - Gulag Virus, Clockwork, Netherworld and Omega. That's it.

 

How much time has passed and how this affects character progression, aging and so on is something I determine myself.


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Darth Athora

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Only when making a character or some subs. I'd reference it more but the one event I had a huge part in was retconned, I believe. eyes Valiens Nantaris


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I do often, as I reference New Alderaan's existence in my threads based on the time line as when it were terra formed.


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Valiens Nantaris

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Darth Athora

Which one was that?


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Jay Scott Clark

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Thanks for the feedback peoples. As of this post 23 people voted. Which, is a smaller opinion than I'd hoped for yet, also rather conclusive and telling in it's own way. :P

 

Again, thanks for voting and I hope you have an awesome day.



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Darth Athora

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Valiens Nantaris I forget the name but the one with the big ass fleet battle that I basically lead.


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@Scherezade deWinter

 

Ah, that explains it. x)

 

I read all of the timeline and admit I found it a lil confusing and difficult to digest, that and it took me a little while to break myself of the mindset that this somehow meshed with the timeline/events of the established canon material though granted once I broke myself of that kinda thinking things became a lil easier to figure out.

 

I found it all quite fascinating, though due to how expansive and far reaching the events appeared to be it did motivate me to make characters that were far removed from any of them, mainly just so my characters could be legit ignorant of events that most folks are glaringly familiar with.


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