18-10-17, 07:40 PM
(This post was last modified: 18-10-17, 07:41 PM by canceli.)
They should really be separated because neither aren't the same. Virtual reality is bringing a person into a... well, a virtual reality. A person arriving into another world where game-like mechanics work is litrpg; Wandering Inn etc. They seem like two very different genres.
We have both a VRMMO and a LitRPG tag. LitRPG generally uses any sort of RPG style mechanics no matter how they manifest in the world.
My first fiction, a story about a Demon, a Princess, and how they tried to live happily ever after: The Demon and the Princess
Looking for stat screens and apocalypse? A New Leaf
explores the (mis)adventures of Treant as he fights tooth and bark for his life, with a bit of comedy in between.
The problem is, some of the writers don't seem to get that, so they add both tags in.
21-10-17, 06:02 AM
(This post was last modified: 21-10-17, 06:02 AM by Tanaka Tomoyuki.)
And what exactly is the problem with that? It just happens that their VRMMO story also falls under the LitRPG category because obviously their VRMMO has RPG styled mechanics.
21-10-17, 06:43 AM
(This post was last modified: 21-10-17, 06:44 AM by Lone.)
(21-10-17, 06:02 AM)Tanaka Tomoyuki Wrote: And what exactly is the problem with that? It just happens that their VRMMO story also falls under the LitRPG category because obviously their VRMMO has RPG styled mechanics.
I believe Canceli's point was about people whose story does not involve VRMMORPG, having the tag.
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21-10-17, 07:38 AM
(This post was last modified: 21-10-17, 07:43 AM by Tanaka Tomoyuki.)
Then perhaps that is better told to those specific writers rather than raising the topic here and demanding that the tags be separated when they already are? That sounds more like a problem on the individual level (e.g. a writer labeling his story both fantasy and science fiction when there isn't much science in his story). Unless he's asking a question to confirm if they are different and separate?
It's like saying Xianxia is Wuxia (there's not a tag for Wuxia here), so most of the people believes that every chinese fantasy falls on Xianxia.