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Problems recruiting?

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(I hope this is the right thread for this, it seemed like the most appropriate place!)

I've been a role player for probably about a decade now, maybe a little less. When I first started, I had the benefit of paying attention to others and learning for them. When I look back I've seen my ability grow from kind of pathetic one-liners to whole paragraphs of fleshed out posts with dialogue and description.

Now, I own and moderate my games (I'm such a stickler for organization. It's sad, really.) and I love it. I thrive on making and maintaining the wikis for my games, but I've noticed some problems.

Has anyone else had trouble recruiting? I see a lot of Star Trek advertisements and I know that my own aren't hugely successful through that. Has there really been that much of a decline in the last five or ten years? I know that there are some excellent fan fiction writers out there. I write and read on Ad Astra and some of it is just amazing, but why is there such a shortage of role players?

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I'm not sure. I'm always open to it, but it could be because Trek itself is largely on the decline. It's mostly holding on by loyal fans to the older series and the new Abram's movie, but that's just my guess.

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I'm not sure. I'm always open to it, but it could be because Trek itself is largely on the decline. It's mostly holding on by loyal fans to the older series and the new Abram's movie, but that's just my guess.

It would be great if the new movie (Movies? Aren't they making another?) helped reboot the franchise and increase interest in previous shows. I guess since I am a writer it is hard to understand why it isn't as popular anymore.

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Trust me, I know how you feel. I don't understand why writing doesn't take off more.

With the new movie coming out and some Trek games, it might see a resurgence. You never know.

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I am in agreement with you guys on this. I started writing, ir rather simming - a year and a half ago. Up until then I had not written anything creatively in approximately a decade. I had been thinking about writing for a long time but never taken the jump. I didn't consider myself a good writer having not done anything since school and I wanted something social where I could join in with other writers and just have some fun.

How I wish I had discovered simming sooner. I have grown considerably as a writer and even now I feel there is always more to learn. To me it really is the best fun and i love being able to explore the Star Terk universe my way. Through my characters I have explored so much, wrestled with every day issues, made friends for life. All whislt having more than a few laughs.

I wish more people would give it a try, there are plenty of excellent sims (games) out there for people to try and most of them are very friendly to new and inexperienced writers. I've even had people in the sim whose first language is not English but they like Trek and use simming as a way to not only have fun, but improve their English.

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