"Long live the king."
Rainbow Rocket Grunt
People of Play
- Join Date
- Dec 25, 2018
- Pride Rock
- Time Zone
So a couple of weeks ago I mentioned in the Discord that I thought it'd be pretty fun if I were to play through a normal scenario while all the colonists take on the names of Marriland members. For those who don't know what Rimworld is, it's a colony sim that's set in the distant future. You play as crashed survivors trying to scrape together an existence, to either prosper into a permanent resident of the planet, or try to tech your way up to building a rocket out of there. The great thing about this game is the sheer level of detail and variability. While you can order your colonists to get on with various jobs, how they interact with each other, and the events that affect them are all random, out of your control and are just things you have to deal with on the fly. I remember a while back on the old Fourplay forums, Mark did a similar thing with this but on the Sims, so that's the main inspiration for this. I've gotten a few volunteers already, but we'll always need new names as we get more colonists in future!
For this project I intend to post an update 1-3 times a week, depending on my free time and desire to play. Update posts will contain some write-up along with screenshots for major events. Before we get started though, there's a few important things that we need. Firstly, our three starting colonists, then our five reserve colonists, and then lastly names for both the faction and our starting settlement. Marriland users will enter the world in order of interest posts, but if we run out at any point then I'll start selecting forum names at random. If/when you do post your interest in being part of this, please state your preferred gender as the characters only fit into male or female. There is no purpose to this in the game beyond the romantic interests of the characters. It should be mentioned that since character preferences and social dynamics are out of my control, I cannot be held responsible for any accidental romantic (or abusive) relationships that occur in the game as a result of anyone's decision to participate.
As for the faction and settlement names, I encourage anyone to make suggestions, and I'll pick my favourite after a couple have been put forward. If we end up with multiple settlements, then I'll take my next favourite after the first. Also, it would be great to hear if people have a preferred starting biome. Take a look at the graph. I'll ban anything to the right of and including desert, just because they'll be way too hard. Especially if we want this to be an extended project.
With that said, I hope enough folk find this interesting! I'll put up the first update once we get a few volunteers!