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[sticky entry] Sticky: TEST DRIVE: October

Sep. 18th, 2017 08:09 am
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Welcome to [community profile] empatheias' test drive meme. This test drive is to help interested players test their characters in the game's environment. We've included a few prompts that incorporate specific elements of the game, though you'll find all of them have a lot of leeway for players to get as creative as necessary. Before diving in, here are a few things we'd like to remind everyone about the game in general:

  • Date reminders. Reserves open Sunday, September 24 and Applications (Canon | OC) open a week later on October 1st. Apps will only be open for four days!

  • OC Reminder! Just a quick reminder that original characters are allowed. Those interested can also use the test drive. OCs do not need to be reserved.

  • Emotions are key! Empatheias' premise focuses on how anyone's emotions can affect their environment, be it big or small. While not every emotion will cause a reaction, significant ones definitely will. How much effect a character will have will ultimately be up to you, the player. Also, while we're giving a lot of leeway for the test drive, keep in mind that there will be some limits in the actual game.

  • Everyone has an amulet. All characters have a unique amulet that is specialized for them. It will contain all of their emotion drops and it serves as the network device. Remember, communication is telepathic. Otherwise, it works basically the same.

  • Assume the character is already in the game. Because "OMG WHERE AM I IS THIS REAL LIFE" threads aren't going to be very helpful in this test drive! Plus, those are going to happen in-game, anyway. So to make things easier, just assume that they've been around at least a week or so. Still learning the ropes, but not a complete "first day" experience.

  • First or third person allowed. Your threads can be in either first or third, but we'd advise being flexible about it. Remember, these threads can also be used in your application for samples! Reminder: We only require one sample and it can be done in either format. We have also made a change to our sample requirements, so look over the Applications page!

  • Transfer to in-game. If accepted, you can assume threads made on the Test Drive happen in-game if the scenario can reasonably fit. These threads do not count toward AC.

Now with that out of the way, here are some prompts you guys can work from!

Prompts )

For your threads, put the Character Name and the Canon in the subject line to help readily identify them. You're also welcome to use more than one prompt for respondents to choose from. If you have any questions or want to brush up on the game information, refer to the Game Information entry. Otherwise, tag around and have fun!
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Hello everyone! Every activity check will run throughout the last 7 days of every month, coinciding with the opening of Reserves.

If your character is a member of the Arehtei Committee, don't forget to comment to the separate activity check here!

While you're going through your activity, don't forget to use the survey on the Emotion Tracker if you find any particularly emotional threads!

All proofs must fall within September 1 through September 30. The deadline is Saturday, September 30, 11:59 PM CDT.

You can choose one of the following options:

  1. 1 entry + 7 comments.
  2. At least two threads totaling 10 comments.

Here are some clarifications:

  • You can use multiple threads for each option.
  • You count your tag comment, not the other character's (so 7-10 comments made by you).
  • Threads must be at least 2 comments long. No 1 comment submissions!
  • You cannot use threads made within your own entry for either option. All threads must be made somewhere else.

    • Exception: You can use multiple threads made within event/mingle entries without restriction.

  • Your top level comments in event/mingling logs are considered as one giant thread. Threads made in reply to other top levels are considered as different threads.
  • Ideally, all proofs must begin within the month to count. However, if necessary we'll accept threads that started within the last seven days of the previous month so long as the majority of tags occur within the current month.
  • All entries and threads that START during the last three days of the month will not count for this month's AC.

    • Exception: Any events that are held during this timeframe are excluded and threads started during these events can be counted.

  • Test Drive threads may be allowed as proofs under the following conditions:

    • Over half of your total AC is from in-game threads/posts.
    • A Test Drive thread was not used for AC last month.
    • You do not currently hold a strike.
    • You are not currently required to do double activity.
    • You are not currently required to do only half activity.

Anyone who is on Hiatus for more than three weeks is exempt. Do not try to use the hiatus as a way to bypass the Activity Check—we will notice! If you were on hiatus for at least two weeks of the month, you only need to provide half of the amount of proofs.

The list of those who earned a free pass during last December's AC can be viewed here.

If you do not have all of the requirements, you can get a strike if you at least have some proof of activity. This means you will have to completely pass the following Activity Check to clear it, or be forced to drop. Thus you can fail once and then pass the next round to have a clean slate again. However, you must have some proof of activity to qualify for a strike.

The following journals have a strike and must complete this month's activity check to pass:

[personal profile] bloodisthelife
[personal profile] friendrequesting
[personal profile] inthecenterfold
[personal profile] keichan
[personal profile] lifewithnoconsequence
[personal profile] luckyhood

Here are some copy/paste forms that you can use:

1 entry + 7 comments 10 comments

NEW PLAYERS/CHARACTERS: If you were accepted during the month of the activity check, you only need to give one link for this time only. If you have the full requirements, then go ahead and use the above form. Otherwise, use the following:

If you have any questions about any of this, feel free to contact us.


Sep. 19th, 2017 08:27 pm
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Hello everyone! In light of me recovering from a stressful six-day work week and my tagging drive going kaput as a result of that, I'd like to toss a heads up here that I've called a tag break of a kind over Plurk. This also unfortunately affects my NPC threads (Sosyne and the ghost NPC in Point Coudia). I hope to get back on my feet in a week or two, but in the meantime I apologize to everyone who I'm currently threading with, NPC-wise or not.

That said, I'll still be around for mod-related matters, but might not tag back for a while. If there's any time-sensitive information you might need from me as a result of any potential backtagged threads, please do not hesitate to PM this journal or send me a PP on Plurk for Jade-related things, or sending a message to the mod journal for NPC matters.
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Hello everyone, here are your event details for this month. A bullet list will be down at the bottom for quick perusal.

The crystal in the observatory has been stolen in the middle of the night of the 16-17th. To recap, some people may wake up in the middle of the night to a thunderstorm. Once she’s been informed herself, Ledwika soon announces that the observatory's crystal has been stolen! Witnesses of the theft say that they saw crystal taken west of Verens, far off into the distance.

With the crystal gone, weather is going to be rather wonky in Verens for the next week or so. As everyone knows, the crystal is an important part of stabilizing the environment around the island, to protect it from the erratic atmosphere of the destroyed (yet recovering) planet below. Now that the crystal has been taken, things are going to be wonky. There will be no blue skies and clouds, but reddish orange during the daytime instead. The erratic weather will come and go, one hour rain, the next it could be small ice showers, then sunlight and moisture, the combinations are endless and won’t be the same from one area to another! This won’t be only limited to the weather, as flora and fauna will both be affected by the change in environment. For example, anyone in the forest might be able to spot some trees turning red and see its leaves fall… until the tree becomes green again an hour later and is sprouting fruit. Plants are also either growing wildly or even mutating into other kinds of plants. New hybrid fruit anyone? (You’ve got to think positively sometimes… even in the hard times right?) Animals across the island will be affected as well, since they sense something else coming. This is only the beginning and they know it. Expect animals to be avoidant and aggressive if approached, and this can include native pets that were adopted from the wild. Domesticated pets may just focus on the being nervous side of things.

And of course, the crystal being gone will also affect everyone’s emotions! People may suddenly experience a burst of a certain emotion: whether it's calm, anger, joy, fear, you name it! One could be chatting with their friend and talking passionately about music, when they suddenly start yelling at their friend for something very minor. One could also be crying because they're hurt or they're very upset, but suddenly start laughing and cheering as if they just won a million sylvs, and then they're back to crying ten seconds after.

For now, there is not much knowledge as to where the crystal was taken, beyond it being carried away to the west. There are rumours sprouting that the crystal was stolen by a device that was aimed down from an airship that circled above. Whether or not that's true is yet to be proven.

There will be no log for Part 1. This portion of the event will last until September 20th, so feel free to make your own posts for this part until then.


  • Crystal Stolen - The observatory crystal has been taken during the night of the 16th/17th.
  • Attack From the West - Those who witnessed the theft saw an Airship use some sort of device to steal the crystal from above and take it west.
  • Erratic Weather - The missing crystal has caused the protections around Empatheias to disappear, exposing the island to the strange environment more familiar to the planet below. Strange weather patterns of all types could occur in all sorts of combinations, examples above.
  • Flora & Fauna - The plants and animals are also affected, causing mutating plants and massive overgrowth to accelerated seasonal behavior. Animals are confused and aggressive at times, but mostly they seem on edge, as though there’s more to come.
  • Emotional Turmoil - Emotions will be extremely out of whack, causing major swings in how people behave and react to even the smallest of things. There are examples above.
  • Time Span - This portion of the event will last until September 20th, where a follow up and mission to explore West in order to retrieve the crystal will occur. The effects on the island will last until at least the conclusion of the full event.
  • No Log - Again, There is no log for this first portion of the event.

    If you have any further questions about the event, please feel free to ask them in this post!
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All proofs must fall within August 1 through September 30. The deadline is Thursday, September 30, 11:59 PM CDT.

You can choose one of the following options:

  1. Linking a thread of at least five comments in the Arehtei Committee meeting log.
  2. Linking a thread of at least five comments outside the log which discusses or implements committee-related activities (to be judged on a case-to-case basis).

If you do not have the required AC, the character will be removed from the list of committee members and you cannot rejoin the committee until the cycle after the next set of sign-ups. This means you can only rejoin the committee three months after failing committee AC. ICly, this means that the character will be asked to step down from the committee and would not be able to rejoin for the aforementioned amount of time.

Here is the form for filling out AC:


Sep. 13th, 2017 09:11 pm
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Hello Empatheias,

This is Nil. I just wanted to apologize for my prolonged absence, changing my living arrangements and finding new employment took a longer than I had expected. Longer still to get everything lined up and finally have power and internet turned on since the deposits required were ridiculously high. But now that I have internet again, I'd like to rejoin all of you. If you'll have me that is.

With that said, Hokuto will begin popping up again. I will make a post for her tomorrow coming out of crystallization. If any of you would like to plot, I'd love to catch up on what I've missed.

Feel welcome to send me a Private Message through her journal or on plurk at [ profile] nil_nullity.

I hope you are all well and safe.
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 I can't believe I have to do this so soon after getting accepted, but I need to take a slowaitus due to a wrist injury. I can barely type (i.e. I have to type one-handed and it will have taken forever to type this) so replies would and will come at a snail's pace. I'll try and get better at using my phone with its swipe feature so my semi-absence won't be too noticeable.

I don't want to go on a full-blown hiatus, so I'm settling for this for now. Just a slowaitus. While i'm here, I don't mind plotting about the future with my chars. :) Rouge the Bat (Sonic the Hedgehog) and this lovely lass, Jyn Erso (Star Wars) could use some revving up. Post here if you want to plot, maybe? Can I do that here?

I'm hoping it'll only last a couple of days while it heals, but it depends on when my work can send me to their doctor, and it's currently Saturday, so... Yeah, couple of days at least and hopefully not months. Sorry. :( 

For anyone curious, this took 15 minutes to type. I don't mind tagging at all -- it'll just come slowly, and I want you all to know that.


Sep. 9th, 2017 11:25 am
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Hi, guys. Megu here. Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm taking a hiatus for one month. I've been feeling a little burnt out and on top of that, I've been having health issues as well. Honey Lemon will be on auto-pilot and I will be slowly going through her backlog when I can. Thank you for being patient with me.

I'll see you all soon o/
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Hey everyone! Due to mod availability, we've decided to post the introductions now. Please don't worry! We'll be back to our regularly scheduled usual timing come next month. Without further ado... player intros!

We request that everyone who has just joined the game to comment to this entry for your introduction. This is to prevent the community from getting over spammed and reduce clutter.

Feel free to format your introduction however way you want. Just be sure include your name, character(s), and any preferred method of contact. Come join the Discord server, too! Everyone would love to meet you.

So say hello and meet some new faces!
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Okay so I really thought about it and I know it's about the one year mark where Mikaela's been here in game but I don't feel his muse anymore. The same goes with Kairi and as such, you guys deserve a more active Mikaela and Kairi so this is it for me.

I'm still up for chatting up on my [ profile] indulgentsin at any time, but the same goes that if any of you have me added and you wanna drop me? That's totally alright. I had fun with all the threads you guys gave me and it was really honestly great!

Keep it real and have fun in the end-game things <3
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I thought I would try to stick around a while longer and see if I regained any steam for the game, since I've been losing it more and more, but I've decided to finally drop both Azuma and J as well, instead of forcing it. If I can I'll return but for now, I'll be dropping out of Empat completely. But if anyone ever wants to play anyway, my musebox is always open to anyone.

J's metal cat Áfonya is going to one Yuri Plisetsky, and Azuma's home goes to Sattsu, since he lives there part-time anyway.

Thank you for the past two years, I've had a whole lot of fun.
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TL;CR Meme

① Post with your character(s)!
② People respond with the CR they want all the deets on.
③ Tl;dr on character relationships. Gush about your feels. First impressions are cool, too!
④ Obligatory ??? step
⑤ Harvest all that sweet, sweet CR!
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Hello friends! Just a quick heads up that I'm canon updating Noctis to the end of his game! He'll be back in a few days, and because I know at least a couple people who are still avoiding spoilers...

Please let me know if you would like to avoid any Final Fantasy XV spoilers, and I will do my best to accommodate! Er, obviously there's no avoiding that he's ten years older, but other spoilers I can do my best to avoid or mark for! Thanks guys! c:
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Hello everyone! We hope that August treated you well, because we'll be having an eventful month this September.

Any signs of Dream Dust will be gone by September, and Empatheias will be immune to it thanks to those who helped out with the cure! It should be business as normal now… At least, until the next big thing happens.

We will be introducing some new things to the game mechanics these next couple of months, so please bear with us as there will be some changes. Hopefully, they're for the better! As such, we'd like to ask for everyone's cooperation and feedback with regards to these changes. Please don't hesitate to contact us through the confidential contact or through this post for any concerns.






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If you guys have any questions or concerns regarding any of the above, please don’t hesitate to comment to this post!