You are a citizen in this futuristic world, and have the option of being any bot on the list, or a regular human. You live in UNAE, a nation covering the northern and western areas of what once was the USA, as well as all of Canada and Greenland. From there, opportunities are abound. You could visit a foreign country on one of our submarine trains, traveling beneath the ocean at the speed of sound. For lines with combat potential, join in one of the controlled wars in Death Valley, and slaughter NPC's under your own or my control. Stay at home and deal with the problems of the everyday, like love, loss, and life.
You are in a massive, world-scale RP as only an itty-bitty person. Try not to be too specific with locations, lest you render contact logically impossible. I will be GMing global events and fight requests for those of you thinking militarily. There are spying, espionage, and combat opportunities abound. All you need is to start it off, and people tend to get involved very quickly.
Our rules are simple.
Don't be hatin'.
Try to make fights last.
Read all posts made since your last.
Check threads often.
Post every day if you can.
Also, some things you should know:
Breedbots are neither necessarily pretty, straight, or nice.
Manbots are pretty much brainwashed slaves. They're totally happy about it, but they're locked where they're at.
Killbots have no sexual organs.
Sneakbots need really expensive clothing to be completely invisible, and are visible in all spectra aside from visible light, i.e. infrared.
Socibots require skill to pull off. More than I have myself.
Stopbots cannot activate the HALT drives of bots that aren't marked as criminals or malfunctioning. HALT drives, for those of you who are unclear, stop robots from moving once activated. They're also not that fast or strong, so they need the help of other bots to capture uncooperative rogues.
All I request for profiles is that you are literate and make it clear what bot type you are. The Sandbox is a blank canvas for chatting only, it's for being in any setting and doing any action. If we get >20 people joined, I'll make up some real rooms and we can chat RP. Until then, IC is here.
If you're joining, please post in here. It bumps the topic up and gets us more attention, not to mention gives me a notification so I know you've joined. The IC and Roleplay Tab don't give me notifications, and I may not see you if you don't post in here.
If you have any questions on ANYTHING, ask me. I'm always on chat, and you can reach me by PM on the off chance that I'm not.
For those who are interested, here is an extensive story of this world.
7.5 billion of the 8.2 billion populating the Earth at the time died in a week. Humans suffered the greatest percentage population loss of any animal that hadn't gone extinct. Those who survived were often sparse, in the countrysides, though some cities had been spared. New Orleans, Toronto, Chicago, Buenos Aires, Eastern Hong Kong, Dublin, and Lyon survived long enough for all missile launching posts to be rendered inoperable before they were hit. They became the new capitals of the World, and for a brief century, the Pax Eona, we rebuilt, reset the boundaries, and tried to scrounge what was left of our great cities, populated now only by dead men.
At the end of the century, the borders had been established. The United North American Empire, UNAE, had taken root in Canada, down to most of the states above the Mason-Dixon line, where their rule gave way to the United Southern Sector, or USS, whose rule extended down to Central American and partially into South America, the lower half of which was held by the Confederação da Baixa da Terra, CBT.
On the other side of the globe, most of Europe, excluding the British Isles, Denmark, and everything north of Germany, was under the control of La Nation du Régiment Français, the NRF.
Controlling native Britain and the above countries, as well as northeastern Russia and Kazakhstan, was the English Parliamentary, EP forces. The rest of Asia and the Middle East was under the rule of the Chinese Barbarics, whom had not organized into a stable government during the Pax Eona and still remained in turmoil, largely ignored by the stable governments. The continents of Africa and Australia, along with most of Indonesia and multiple other islands across the world, were left as nature preserves.
United States Divide
Map of the World
Key: UNAE, USS, CBT, EP, NRF, Neutral, Unsettled Chinese Barbarics.
At the end of the Pax, the leaders of the world realized humanity still had a very aching problem: underpopulation. This was hitting hard, with too many jobs to be done and not enough people to do them. Programs were encouraged, boons given, and aphrodisiacs subtly slipped into the water supplies, all in the name of raising the population. After 100 years of this, the number of humans on Earth was hovering at around 1 billion, when all agreed 3 billion to 4 billion would be required to run efficiently.
Centurion Companies, a massive trust of all the robotics industries in all Nations, came out with the first synthetic human in 2263. A genetically viable, partially organic, walking, talking, thinking, living, and most important, reproducing human-shaped cyborg. Governments ordered millions, and introduced them into the population immediately with full citizen's rights and housing. Before long, census reports marked in at an additional 1 billion humans in just 20 years. This was when production was slowed before things got out of hand, but Centurion was still going strong, developing new models all the time, culminating in the Alpha to Omega lines in 2312. At this time, the trust was broken up by international vote, and Centurion Companies became the name of the UNAE sector of the industries only. Each separate area took on a different name and style of robotics, Centurion in UNAE preferring the humanoid, reproductive model style of the Alpha-Omega lines, RobotaEuro in NRF favoring a decorative but sturdy variety, the MaximaForte of EP going with a simple "large and in charge" gunmetal type, the CBT company, Helio, leaning more towards gears and cogs, and finally the Eros Companies of USS settling on a rounded, traditional style of armor plates. Each company provides it's home country with military robots of the above mentioned styles, making each country easily distinguishable on the battlefield, and also provides regular Lifebots and Breedbots to the population. Only Centurion in UNAE produces the Alpha-Omega lines, being the home base of Centurion Companies in the old times.
Before long, bots were an integral part of society. Equal rights combined with surprisingly little racism made them into friends, husbands, wives. They made, and still make up, 40% of the population. It was too late, and by the time populations started reaching 2.5 billion, governments realized stopping the production of bots would be like genocide. Not that they had any desire to, seeing as some of the most decorated political officials were bots, and the first cyborganic Emperor had already come to power in each nation.
So the bots stayed. Some call it the next step in human evolution. Some call it no big deal. Some say it's the best thing that ever happened. And, as cannot possibly be expressed enough, some... call it hope.
Various skirmishes are currently taking place in areas set aside for warfare in Siberia, Death Valley, the Amazon Desert, and the Andes Mountain range. These skirmishes have taken the place of full-on warfare to limit loss of the already sparse population. Sides are allowed only 500 armymen, 20 combative bots, and a base. The goal of the fight is to be the last one with a surviving base. A destroyed base means disqualification if you have no captured base to replace it, and the game is only won when one side controls all bases, at which time all players, dead and alive both, are removed.
In home countries, life is continuing as normal. TV is being watched, sports being played, friends found, crimes committed, hobbies obsessed over, and families being made, by both humans and bots alike. They are untouched and unaware of the concerns of the government, and live only to support themselves. For them, the Pax Eona lives on.
The Cyborganic Underground Railroad refers to the illegal immigration of Alpha-Omega line bots to other nations. While humans are allowed to immigrate from nation to nation, robotic assembly is a closely guarded secret of each country, and thus cannot be spread. Most Alpha-Omega lines are content with remaining in the UNAE, but there are always a select few who wish to move. For these, teams of Stopbots and their assistants apprehend them.