Riot and protest RP feels empty. Not because the topic under protest is empty necessarily, but because one of the recurring ideas is that "mixers so vastly outnumbers Hall and Corpsec, that they could run them over if they ever organized".
I'd like to see that weight in a more tangible way when it comes to rping these types of events. I've been present for riot rp a fair number of times now, and except for one particulary event, they typically feel empty. And the reason is simple: Five or ten players - if you can even organize that many at once except when the devil shows his horns while wearing a assless chaps under a kilt behind a blue moon, just don't carry the weight of five hundred or a thousand. Especially on gold or green.
At present, I can't think of any way to help this without something like? The addition of numerous riot specific NPCs that pop up during an event.
Something that I can't see happening, and only with staff participation if it did.
I don't think "considering and rping" ampop does justice to the argument here. This is something I personally feel has to be seen. Five rioters vs two Judges and/or cadets? No. Five hundred or a thousand vs ten or twenty?
And what happens in these instances as they are now? Not much. Seems like it's frequently talked down or brushed off or ignored, etc. But these are major events many times, and should be cause for concern or some sort of response, no?
Like I said, I don't know how to address the issue tbh. Creating a crapload of NPCs isn't an option, but relegating it to the land of "consider and rp ambpop" is just as bad in my opinion, because no one does it, frankly.
Thoughts and ideas welcome.