House Olik is a fancy way of saying the Olik Family.
It also refers to me, Bob. I can be found on IRC sometimes where I am known as zmobiebob.
I've roleplayed for about 7 years, most of it in a strange game called Nationstates where I was frustrated because game mechanics didn't allow for a consistent standard of roleplaying (anyone could invent armies and there are no rules as to "who wins" or what nonsense is allowed). I found Battlemaster and it was everything I wanted and haven't turned back since.
I believe strongly in separating OOC (out of character) from IC (in character). If I didn't, the Oliks would be much more powerful - Elerik especially, since he's broke all the time. But Gauihu, now head of the family, is a major pain in the butt and wants to hoard the family wealth. I love the character interactions, any interactions, so long as there is communication and interest.
I sometimes roleplay on this forum, usually in commentaries to newspapers and in writing newsletters like Abington First and the Abington Account. However, I do post a lot of OOC things, and I try to mark it as such when the context might not be clear, but I don't always. So far, if I post in-character on the wiki, I am doing it from Gauihu (by far the most political of my characters) perspective.
OOC, I try to get along with all players. I believe players should cooperate to tell a good story and have fun, not compete. I am wary of powergaming in the form of a player trying to win. I am wary when things happen without accompanying roleplaying - such as an execution of a character, or an entire war. It's no fun when the chief "roleplaying" is dead silence. Even if you're trying to emphasize not communicating with another character, you could post a roleplay like "Your messenger never returns" or "Your letter is returned to you unopened." Just to keep the roleplay going, you know? I don't particularly believe a roleplay must be "paragraphs" long, but it should be there as something in addition to the game mechanics actions. Otherwise all we're really doing is clicking on links.
Useful Wiki pages
Testing some more. Seems I can edit this... or can I?
OK, can still edit this. Some more. I can edit it a lot apparently. I just can't edit anything else. Very annoying. Maybe I can just have the Abington Account and stuff moved to my user page. No, no. That's no good. Gr.House Olik 20:59, 19 August 2007 (CEST)