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Homebound City

Welcome to Homebound City!

A roleplay server that accepts all levels of roleplay, inexperienced or experienced. This server mainly takes place in the setting of a city rather than the high school where all types of people prosper such as types like rogues, hunters, and all different kinds of people in all races.

Our community offers the following:

All races are approved of! Custom races shall be described if necessary.

No character limit or word count limitation!

Combat uses turns not who types the fastest!

Active staff and active community. We go wild with all our different types of interests!

Color + Custom roles!

Events in RP~

Community takes part in crafting the lore of the server that is already built. People have their own plotlines to start up so you should give it a try.

A more balanced environment with the powers in characters! The power ceiling is much lower than other RP servers so enter in with an open mind.
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Ratings & Reviews

3.8
10 reviews
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tsumiikyu tsumiikyu
Reviews
My first home.
Lemme tell 'ya a little story! Homebound happened to be one of my first roleplay servers while joining Discord.

Honestly,, this has been one of the most precious servers to me. I have made friends who I can talk to, the character approval system isn't slack, and the staff are a lot better than they used to be.

Most of the bad reviews further in the past are written by people who didn't get the idea that WE DON'T ALLOW UNBALANCED CHARACTERS OR DISRESPECTFUL BEHAVIOUR. I say this particularly to the review before this one! Claudia's review! (Thank you for your clarification, Val.)

If you happened to read the response written by Valerie, this is not a veteran server. Whether you ARE a veteran or a beginner roleplayer, the staff are welcome to help you with improving characters and backstories.

I do admit the community is not as active as it used to be, and that our staff are slow in response either due to timezones or doing something they need to prioritize, but those are the only two problems I have. We might be small, but we're welcoming as long as you're welcoming back.

And, don't forget, greet us with a "Howdy!" when you come in. :)
160 days ago
2 5
Emilia~chan Emilia~chan
Reviews
System has definitely improved from the last time, however the system has gotten extremely restrictive. "Veteran" RP is apparently being unreasonably descriptive, and putting text in a format for dummies...
In comparison to the way the server was the last time, I can see many changes were made! Do I agree with them, sure, some of them. Does that mean I have no issues anymore? Absolutely not.
Let me paint you a picture: You're trying to create a character that seems fun to play. You make what you believe to be an interesting concept that makes some sense, and you want to play with it. Now, let me stop that thought right there, and tell you that the odds of that happening are slim to none. The power ceiling is very low, so you better make sure that it's not too daunting, or else you'll have the whole staff team grill you over making sure you state the already obvious facts about your ability, and I'm not talking about "water beats fire" (thank god).
The staff team will also *refuse* to separate the character and the player as two separate entities... Because that makes any sense. They will attempt to claim that something is active rather then passive, even though the character themselves have absolutely no control over when it does occur, but the player does.
They also require you to have two approvals. Now, I don't have much of an issue with this, given they are all active, however, this can lead to a lot of problems, *such as mine*. You can probably assume what that would be. No one wants to work with you.

Suggestion: I haven't seen people so uptight about things in such a long time. The way you approached this is really toxic. I can see it's more focused around a Veteran system, but I believe that the way it is enforced is just... extreme. For the love of god, don't do anything like that. It's terrible, and you lose people that way, I promise you. When you demand that *every* little detail be stated, it gets wordy and I know for a fact that some details you probably demand (mind you, I use that purposefully), are extremely pointless, and are just a reaffirmation about what has already been stated. Which brings me back to "making demands", that's *not* how you review sheets. You make "requests" and work with someone, talk to them, discuss things. What ended up with me, is that you talked in complete circles, which pissed us both off because we got the same things over and over again. It will not work out if someone does not stay committed. The whole process fails when someone crosses a line of mutual respect for someone's work. I will point a finger for this, because someone, in the middle of my own review (can't give names, TOS) literally said,"Your work is completely unoriginal". This is an instant way to get someone to stop working with you, *period*. There is no recovery from that. You lose credibility when this happens, and you have to seem like you know what you're doing, or else you end up with someone uncooperative and argumentative.

In Response
You literally failed to understand the more intricate parts of the ability to the fullest degree. You asked for clarification on questions that were already stated in the text, despite them already being as obvious as can be. But, let's just ignore that for a second, and lets talk about your actual responses:
- I never implied that I should be above the rules at any point during the review process. The fact that you got that astounds me. I didn't think my ability was abusive in any form. It had a very large caveat compared to most, and was quite different, despite the broad concept being sort of outlandish.
- I never claimed that I was denied for being interesting, I said I was denied for it being daunting, which is absolutely factual given you needed an entire staff team to ask questions about it that were already answered.
- ... You... literally just canceled out your own point. If the power ceiling wasn't low, there would be.
- Vague? You're high. It was quite clear what it could do. Get hit, copy ability. Sure, the concept might have been confusing, but *vague*? You're crazy.
- The player and the character are two separate people. The fact that you fail to see that astounds me. The character does as the player wants, but the player is limited to some sense of realism. They have to act, speak, and describe as that character, or however they want to write. They can't say,"My character's thing he has no control over, he does now." Regardless, something that triggers by itself is a passive by definition,
- You wonder why? Probably because you aren't competent. I was asked questions that lead in circles and asked things that were already on the sheet. Future reference, opening the sheet would answer many questions you have.
- Toxic
- Those were *your* words on my *previous* review.
- I'm sorry you feel that way, but usually being a genuine idiot doesn't really help with retention.
- I mean, when you asked me to list out *every possible thing* my ability was capable of copying, when it said,"get hit, copy", I assume you think everyone is an idiot, or you genuinely had no idea, both of which are concerning.
- Last statement also applies here.
- Demands piss people off. Asking them and making a few suggestions for how to make it more balanced can help and allows the player to make edits by themselves. As soon as you start to infringe on their work and put your own touch on it, you will get uncooperative people.
- Toxic
- False
- Toxic
- I would, actually. It's a medal I would love to wear with honor, considering I managed to confuse an entire staff team over "get hit, copy". I still laugh about it to this second.
- Like I said, cooperation gets lost when the same questions are repeated.

That's tough talk from you, coming from someone who appears not to care. Also, coming from someone who reviews their own server to try and negate a one star review *cough cough MOST OF THE STAFF cough*, sounds like your opinions are a little bias.
I request that you take none of the reviews previous to this seriously, as they are all currently members of the staff.
AND as for you Val, I'm concerned that Bio Managers such as yourself have admin perms when you act as toxic as this.
squidchips squidchips
Admin response
Hi, Val here, former head of staff and approval staff here at homebound. I urge you to read the following response before judging the server based on Claudia’s review. To put it in a tl;dr - Claudia was extremely rude, entitled and arrogant towards the approval staff and fought over every inch of balancing when we tried to have her balance her character to fit the updated balancing standards of the server. Claudia’s character did not fit in, and was too overpowered and when we challenged her on this and tried to help her balance it, we were met with constant insults, a metric ton of lip and when we finally got through it after 2 days of back and forth arguing, she called us nazis.

So, now I’m gonna rip this apart piece by piece. I’m going to remove parts that I don’t have any commentary on to shorten this up a bit.

“Let me paint you a picture: You're trying to create a character that seems fun to play. You make what you believe to be an interesting concept that makes some sense, and you want to play with it.”
A: What you want isn’t really considered. Everyone else has to follow the rules, so do you. If that means sacrificing a bit of your fun by nerfing your character so you don’t have a massive unfair advantage in a fight when RTK is the rule, not PTK, we’ll take that sacrifice.

“Now, let me stop that thought right there, and tell you that the odds of that happening are slim to none.”
A: There are many interesting and unique characters in the server. Your character wasn’t denied because it was interesting, or fun, or unique - your character was denied and rebalanced because it was overpowered.

“The power ceiling is very low,”
A: No it’s not. My main character is a 7’5” amazon with prosthetic legs able to shatter your ribcage with a single kick. The power ceiling isn’t low, but it’s not superpowers either. Your rize (power) was copying other rizes, so by default you had your rize slots capped to 1. To make up for that, you made a bunch of items that might as well be rizes including a pair of INDESTRUCTIBLE GLOVES THAT LET YOU AUTO-PARRY ANY MELEE AND RANGED ATTACK and a mask that not only filters the air from any sort of poisons and diseases, but also lets you see people using invisibility rizes and your only weakness was “powerful mages’ auras blind me when i have this on” which is a flagrant attempt to loophole the system because the “powerful mages” you’re speaking about aren’t allowed in the first place.

“so you better make sure that it's not too daunting, or else you'll have the whole staff team grill you over making sure you state the already obvious facts about your ability,”
A: As one of the staff who grilled you, you wrote a sheet that in the eyes of the entire team and onlookers was very vague and did not have the exact measurements we asked of you, which if we let you through with that - would have undoubtedly been used to loophole.

“The staff team will also *refuse* to separate the character and the player as two separate entities…”
A: Who controls the character? The player does. A master-class roleplayer can separate personal feelings from character actions, but homebound is not as you claim a “veteran rp” server, we have roleplayers from all ‘skill ranges’ here, and as such in order to make the playing field fair we need to hold everyone to the same standard. This system, as we’ve found, is the fairest.

“They will attempt to claim that something is active rather the passive, even though the character themselves have absolutely no control over when it does occur, but the player does.”
A: In meta terminology an active ability is something that triggers when the person behind the screen wants it to. We seperate actives and passives based on this and not based on character wills because as someone who’s been combat roleplaying for about five years now, I know that people like to get very competitive with these things. You won’t care about what your character thinks when your character is on the line and could very well be permanently killed.

“They also require you to have two approvals. Now, I don't have much of an issue with this, given they are all active, however, this can lead to a lot of problems, *such as mine*. You can probably assume what that would be. No one wants to work with you.”
A: No one wanted to work with you because you were arrogant, entitled, constantly insulting the people trying to work with you and generally being the least likeable human being on the planet and there were several occasions where the staff team wanted to mute you or ban you because you were that insufferable. For anyone reading this, we asked her a question because something on her sheet was vague and the response she gave us was “reading the sheet usually helps”, as if we hadn’t read the fucking sheet in the first place.

“Suggestion: I haven't seen people so uptight about things in such a long time. The way you approached this is really toxic.”
A: Have you looked in a mirror recently?


“I can see it's more focused around a Veteran system, but I believe that the way it is enforced is just... extreme. For the love of god, don't do anything like that.”
A: You didn’t look very hard then. It’s not. We just don’t let people like you walk through with overpowered characters to ruin the experience for everyone else.

“It's terrible, and you lose people that way, I promise you.”
A: The only people we lose because they don’t agree with the system are people like you and people who can’t be bothered to put any effort into balancing. Good riddance to both. Everyone else usually gets through between five to ten minutes, maybe more if we have to wait for another approval to get on. You had to wait two days because you were too busy being entitled to answer the questions properly, drove off people wanting to help you and got yourself muted.

“When you demand that *every* little detail be stated, it gets wordy and I know for a fact that some details you probably demand (mind you, I use that purposefully), are extremely pointless,”
A: Any detail we ask for isn’t pointless. Instead of arguing or sassing, you could just answer with the detail.

“and are just a reaffirmation about what has already been stated.”
A: If multiple people had to ask you to restate something more concisely, it wasn’t stated concisely enough.

“Which brings me back to "making demands", that's *not* how you review sheets. You make "requests" and work with someone, talk to them, discuss things.”
A: Yes it is. You balance the character to meet the server’s rules and balancing standards, or you don’t get approved. We made requests of you, and every time we did, we got sass or you trying to haggle. Reppy told you 10ft on your invisibility-sight-night vision mask when he was the only one willing to work with you and you immediately started making demands of him for 15ft.

“What ended up with me, is that you talked in complete circles, which pissed us both off because we got the same things over and over again.”
A: Maybe if you weren’t being a bitch to the team the whole time and answered the questions concisely without lip, things wouldn’t have dragged on for two days.
“It will not work out if someone does not stay committed. The whole process fails when someone crosses a line of mutual respect for someone's work.”
A: The moment you got asked the first question you showed you have no respect for the staff team by constantly backchatting. So in a way, you’re the one who caused the whole process to fail. Good job!

“I will point a finger for this, because someone, in the middle of my own review (can't give names, TOS) literally said,"Your work is completely unoriginal".”
A: That was me. I called you out because your power was literally just copying other power, and your character follows the same backstory that at least 20 other characters in the server follow - depressed edgy emo teen who witnessed something traumatising in their past.

“This is an instant way to get someone to stop working with you, *period*.”
A: Your entire conduct during approval was a great way to get people to stop working with you. 7 members of staff threw in the towel and said “fuck this, she’s too much of a bastard”. That’s a new record! Would you like the certificate in landscape or portrait?

“You lose credibility when this happens, and you have to seem like you know what you're doing, or else you end up with someone uncooperative and argumentative.”
A: So, you? The only one who lost any sort of credibility here was you, by proving that you are uncooperative and have zero respect for the server’s balancing rules, as well as zero respect for the people genuinely trying to help you (wild, rev, reppy) by constantly back-chatting and insulting them.

Good job.
And now that you've submitted this review which is filled with blatant nontruths in an attempt to damage the server, the most likely course of action is you're going to be banned, though that's up to a vote. I wouldn't have hope though, your conduct and behaviour over the past two days have been so vile and repulsive that I doubt anyone is going to defend you here.
164 days ago
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Reviews
Yasss
Wtf this server is amazing, there has been some good moments and some bad, I love the server! Good job everyone
164 days ago
3
Drake of Roses Drake of Roses
Reviews
Fun and great community few issues
The low power ceiling can be a bit annoying to some people, but the point of that is to allow everyone to be on the same level in fights. My only issue lies with the standards for equipment making it to where it can't really be all that strong, even when it's realistic.
squidchips squidchips
Admin response
Drake, "realism" doesn't matter when you make an overpowered drone that can barely be hit and can withstand gunfire. It didn't get denied because it wasn't realistic, it got denied because it's overpowered.
266 days ago