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— MONTHLY MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: FEBRUARY —



This month is going to be a little more chill compared to last month, with most of it dealing with follow-up's. But there are a few player plots and minor group adventure possibilities being made available!


» CALENDAR


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» ACTIVITY CHECK RESULTS


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» JOBS & TASK BOARD


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» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


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» REGAIN SYSTEM


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» FRAGMENTS AND CRYSTALS


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That's it for now! If you have any questions, concerns, or want things clarified, please comment to this entry.
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— SELENIUM 2017 DETAILS —



For its third year, we're going to do something different for Selenium. Instead of it being in the city, Theasthai is hosting the festivities. While most of the traditions are the same, the also have their own flair to it. And for those who were expecting previous iterations, fear not! While different, we've managed to keep the essence of previous events while giving it an interesting twist.


» WHAT IS SELENIUM?


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» EVENT DETAILS


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» POST-EXCURSION REMINDERS AND UPDATES


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And that's it! If you have any questions, feel free to ask here. You are free to use this post for plotting.
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— LAVIETI TRACKERS —



All right guys, we have three types of trackers for this event, but don't worry—they are not too complicated.

» EMOTION TRACKER


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» GHOST TRACKER


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» DOOR TRACKER


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— MID-MONTHLY MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: JANUARY —



What a busy month, eh? And a big start to the new year. For those who may not have heard, we had a whopping total of 54 applications this cycle. Not a record breaker (game opening had around 80), but it is the highest since then. And we unlocked another achievement by hitting capcha on our January Intro Post. While everyone can make their own, we have made an official Overflow post that you're free to use.

Now let's get onto what's for the rest of the month, including the upcoming excursion details!

» CALENDAR


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» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


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» STATE OF THE GAME RECAP


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» SELENIUM


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» EXCURSION #003: LAVIETI


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And that's about it. If you have any questions, concerns, or want things clarified, just comment to this post.
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— STATE OF THE GAME FOLLOW-UP —



Hey guys, Laena here! Last month I had posted an open forum discussion State of the Game to get as much feedback as possible as we head forward into the new year and plot arc of the game. There were a lot of good suggestions, as well as a few topics that were raised. So I wanted to gather the main important topics and have a follow-up feedback for anything else that may have been missed or brought up.

Again, thank you to everyone who responded, it was a blast to read and a lot of good ideas came out! I encourage everyone to look through here, and the first post, too, if there's something you'd like to add to those topics!


» FOLLOW-UP


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— PLAYER INTRODUCTIONS: JANUARY—


Hey everyone! 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.

So say hello and meet some new faces!
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— MONTHLY MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: JANUARY —



Greetings, all! Laena here, mostly back from hiatus. I would be completely off it, but as some people have heard, the night I got back from Christmas holidays, my desk kind of shattered and it was not delivered on time 8Da; So I'm a bit handicapped despite my impromptu set-up and that also means things are going to be a bit delayed. However, despite the rocky end and beginning, WE'RE INTO THE NEW YEAR WHOOOOOO! Gamewise, we're not starting with a huge bang, but things are getting locked and loaded.


» CALENDAR


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» ACTIVITY CHECK RESULTS


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» ACTIVITY CHECK CHANGE REMINDER


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» JOBS & TASK BOARD


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» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


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» NEW EMOTION TRACKER BETA TEST


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» ADMINISTRATION CHANGES


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» STATE OF THE GAME PRE FOLLOW-UP


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» UPCOMING EXCURSION


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» SELENIUM


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That's it for now! If you have any questions, concerns, or want things clarified, please comment to this entry.
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Greetings, everyone. This is your head mod, Laena, with an important announcement.

As some may have already heard, Dragon is no longer part of the mod team and is no longer NPCing Thras. Because he had contributed a lot to the game, it was a difficult decision but one that had to be made. However, while no longer a mod, Dragon is still a player of the game so please do not let these changes affect anything in terms of play.

We are currently undergoing a bit of restructuring in regards to the "mod" team. I will remain as head mod, however Bella and Ryoko should now be considered as helper mods. They'll still help me with important decisions regarding the game, but they should not be considered as "main" mods as they had been before. This is actually putting them back to what they originally signed up for, and it works better for them as well. Thus there are currently no openings for modding per se, but a few spots may open for helper positions, like helping update the Task Board.

For Thras, we already have a replacement in the wings. Kat will be the new player and will try to retain the essence that Dragon had developed for the Arehtei. There may be some changes due to change of players, but nothing so drastic that it would be noticeable ICly. Dragon has done quite a lot for Thras and the development of Shaarnath, and it would be disrespectful to not continue it.

In terms of plotting, I will be working with volunteers from the Arehtei NPC Team. Because of how the game has changed, it just makes no sense for a mod team of any kind to not have them involved in future plots and events for the game as the Arehtei are important and their players need to know what's going on. Thus while I'll maintain my role as "director," they will be like plot devs and help shape the game's development and story. Please do not consider them as mods. They're really more like a think tank and will not be part of non-plot decisions. But we're keeping full transparency so players understand what the current situation is.

Thank you for reading.
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— ACTIVITY CHECK: DECEMBER 1 - 31 —


Hello everyone! Every activity check will run throughout the last 7 days of every month, coinciding with the opening of Reserves.

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


All proofs must fall within December 1 through December 31. The deadline is Saturday, December 31, 11:59PM CST.

Important! Given the holiday season, for this month only we are reducing activity requirements by half. The adjusted requirements are listed below and forms have been formatted to fit. As another little "gift," anyone who provides the original full AC requirements will earn one free pass to use for 2017. If for whatever reason you end up not being able to fulfill AC, forgot to post hiatus, etc., instead of a strike or risking expulsion, you can use the pass. You cannot use the pass if you have a strike. This can only be used once and it's only for 2017.

You can choose one of the following options:

  1. 1 entry.
  2. Threads totaling 5 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.

Anyone on the Hiatus page 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 half of the month, you only need to provide half of the amount of proofs.

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:

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[personal profile] explodewiththerage
[personal profile] ledbythewind

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

1 entry 5 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 ask in the provided thread or contact us privately.
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— STATE OF THE GAME: OPEN FORUM DISCUSSION —



Hey guys, Laena here! As mentioned in the Mid-Month Announcement, with it being the end of the year and at a turn of plotlines for the game, I figured this would be a good of a time as any to pull everyone in for a kind of "State of the Game" and open forum discussion of where to go from here. More importantly, I want to hear all feedback, suggestions, expectations, and just comments on how we can better design and develop events for the upcoming year.

» ROADMAP AND CHANGES


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» PLAYER INPUT


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— MID-MONTHLY MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: DECEMBER —



» CALENDAR


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» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


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» ACTIVITY CHECK REMINDER AND FUTURE CHANGE


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» UPCOMING EVENTS FOR JANUARY


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» STATE OF THE GAME: OPEN DISCUSSION


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And that's about it. If you have any questions, concerns, or want things clarified, just comment to this post.
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— TEST DRIVE: JANUARY —


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, December 25 and Applications (Canon | OC) open Sunday, January 1st.

  • 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!

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


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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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— PLAYER INTRODUCTIONS: DECEMBER —


Hey everyone! 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.

So say hello and meet some new faces!
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— MONTHLY MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: DECEMBER —



Things are going to be even more slow this month on the event side, so if there are any events players might like to organize, holiday-related or otherwise, now is the time! Laena has abandoned us co-mod ducklings or maybe shoved us out of the nest (/shiftyeyes) and so we are keeping things light to make sure we don't mess up catastrophically. Be gentle with us...!

As mentioned in the last mod announcement, Laena is on hiatus for the month, so if there are any issues that need to be brought to the mods, please direct them to Bella, Dragon, and/or Ryoko. We can be reached through the methods listed on the Mod Contact post!


» CALENDAR


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» ACTIVITY CHECK RESULTS


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» DECEMBER ACTIVITY CHECK


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» JOBS & TASK BOARD


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» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


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— AC DANGER LIST: NOVEMBER 1 - 30 —


Hey guys! It's before the end of the Activity Check, so we're throwing up a Danger List for those who have either not commented yet or had missing/erroneous submissions. Remember, you have until Wednesday, November 30 11:59PM CST to submit your AC!

If you know of a player on this list who is inaccessible please let us know! You can either serve as a proxy or we'll give them an extension to submit their AC.

If you decide that you no longer wish to be in the game, please use the Drop post. Otherwise, those who do not respond to the AC will be removed.

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If you have any questions about any of this, feel free to comment to this entry or contact us privately. If you are submitting your AC, please do so on the main AC post linked at the top of this entry! Those linked here will not count.