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[personal profile] simpathis2017-08-16 06:12 am
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Mid-Month Announcement: August

— MID-MONTHLY MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: AUGUST —


We interrupt your IC anon meme to make this announcement. (Go and have fun there after reading this, though!)

We hope everyone is enjoying themselves in the event! Here are some dates to remember, an update on the ET, and the details for part two of the event.


» CALENDAR


Read more. )


» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


Read more. )


» YOU ARE THE BEST THING THAT’S EVER BEEN MINE


Read more. )
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[personal profile] simpathis2017-08-02 07:00 am
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Mod Announcement: August

— MONTHLY MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: AUGUST —


We hope everybody enjoyed Helisium! It was definitely a much needed break from the stress and how emotional June went.

That said, we have a bunch of announcements for you guys - including the fact that Empatheias is now three years old this month. Congratulations and thank you so much for being a part of this game! The game definitely would not have made it this long without your support and participation.

This post will have some important things that need to be addressed, so please take some time to read this.


» LAENA'S DEPARTURE


Read more. )


» CALENDAR


Read more. )


» ACTIVITY CHECK RESULTS


Read more. )


» ACTIVITY CHECK: USING TEST DRIVE THREADS


Read more. )


» IMPORTANT!! INTRO LOG CHANGES


IMPORTANT: Read more. )


» JOBS & TASK BOARD


Read more )


» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


Read more. )


» AREHTEI COMMITTEE


Read more. )


» LISTS MAINTENANCE


Read more. )


» POST SCHEDULING


Read more )


» SOMETHING WEIRD IN THE AIR AND IT'S NOT LOVE WE SWEAR


Read more )

If you guys have any questions or concerns regarding any of the above mentioned, please don’t hesitate to ask in this post!
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[personal profile] empevents2017-08-02 06:58 am
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Monthly Plotting Post: August

— MONTHLY PLOTTING POST: AUGUST —



We had a few requests for one of these, so we're going to try it out and see how it goes!

This post is for anyone to use for general monthly plotting. This is separate from any future event plotting posts and should not be confused with a CR Meme! It's more for basic plotting for the month and mostly to help those who want to organize something through the Task Board.

This post will be linked to all incoming applicants, so please do check again.


INSTRUCTIONS


Feel free to use the "Open Mingling Announcements," "Task Board Recruitment," and any other designated subthreads for better focused organization. Note: Any large scale group plots should still be posted to the OOC community proper.

For more general plotting, comment to the entry to create your own thread. Put your Name in the subject line.

If you have more than one character either use one comment for all of your characters OR use one top level and sub-levels for each character you have! This will reduce clutter on the post. If you do multiple sublevels, put the character's name in the subject line for easier identification.

Fill out the form and comment away!

Tip! If mentioning tasks, include both the task ID and a brief two-word blurb to easily identify (eg., ST0602 giant fish).

FORM


Post away and have fun!

Open Mingling Announcements | Task Board Recruitment
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[personal profile] simpathis2017-07-20 02:48 pm
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Mid-Month Announcement: July

— MID-MONTHLY MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: JULY —



Helisium is almost here, huzzah! Applications are also reopening HUZZAH! Third year is almost upon us HUZZAH!!!!


» CALENDAR


Read more. )


» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


Read more. )


» HELISIUM


Read more. )

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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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[personal profile] simpathis2017-07-02 03:50 pm
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Mod Announcement: July

— MONTHLY MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: JULY —



WE ALL SURVIVED THE ISLAND DIDN'T SINK—this time. But things aren't exactly "back" to normal, either. Although everyone will be able to breathe a little easier and deal with any consequences from their overloving actions, looks like things have been set up for future interesting things.

Also. Did you guys we're almost to our 3rd year anniversary? It's next month! Huzzah!


» CALENDAR


Read more. )


» ACTIVITY CHECK RESULTS


Read more. )


» APPLICATIONS REMINDER + IC OBSERVATION


Read more. )


» JOBS & TASK BOARD


Read more )


» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


Read more. )


» MONTHLY PLOTTING POSTS


Read more. )


» POST-EVENT DETAILS


Read more. )


» A ROOTED ISLAND


Read more. )


» HELISIUM IS STILL ON


Read more. )

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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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[personal profile] empevents2017-07-02 03:48 pm
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Monthly Plotting Post: July

— MONTHLY PLOTTING POST: JULY —



We had a few requests for one of these, so we're going to try it out and see how it goes!

This post is for anyone to use for general monthly plotting. This is separate from any future event plotting posts and should not be confused with a CR Meme! It's more for basic plotting for the month and mostly to help those who want to organize something through the Task Board.

This post will be linked to all incoming applicants, so please do check again.


INSTRUCTIONS


Feel free to use the "Open Mingling Announcements," "Task Board Recruitment," and any other designated subthreads for better focused organization. Note: Any large scale group plots should still be posted to the OOC community proper.

For more general plotting, comment to the entry to create your own thread. Put your Name in the subject line.

If you have more than one character either use one comment for all of your characters OR use one top level and sub-levels for each character you have! This will reduce clutter on the post. If you do multiple sublevels, put the character's name in the subject line for easier identification.

Fill out the form and comment away!

Tip! If mentioning tasks, include both the task ID and a brief two-word blurb to easily identify (eg., ST0602 giant fish).

FORM


Post away and have fun!

Open Mingling Announcements | Task Board Recruitment
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[personal profile] simpathis2017-07-01 05:29 pm
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Quick Heads Up

For those wondering, we're postponing the Monthly Mod Announcement until tomorrow so that it can have the details regarding post-event aftermath. Everything like the Task Board and ET will be updated at that time.

For those who have yet to tag in the event, no worries, you'll have time to backtag at your leisure as there won't be any random shake-ups.

Until then, we'd like to encourage everyone who can to submit to the Event Tracker survey!

See you again tomorrow!
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[personal profile] simpathis2017-06-23 07:32 pm
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Elios's Undying Love: Main Details + Plotting

— ELIOS'S UNDYING LOVE: MAIN DETAILS + PLOTTING —


All right guys, we gave the head's up in the Mid-Month announcement, it's time to share with everyone the full details regarding the event. Just a reminder that it won't start until Sunday, June 25 so this is basically so everyone can start plotting. This is also the last opportunity for those who signed-up to go down and help with the Elios ritual to change their minds.


» LOGISTICS


Read more. )


» DETAILS: ON THE ISLAND


Read more. )


» DETAILS: SAFE REFUGE


Read more. )

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And that should be it. Again, questions and concerns can be directed here. Feel free to use this post for plotting purposes, especially for those who are turning into "Love Walkers."
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[personal profile] simpathis2017-06-19 07:20 pm
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Mid-Month Announcement: June

— MID-MONTHLY MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: JUNE —



EVENT THINGS HERE WE GO!


» CALENDAR


Read more. )


» APPLICATION CYCLE REMINDER


Read more. )



» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


Read more. )


» ELIOS EVENT: QUICK SCHEDULE CLARIFICATIONS


Read more. )


» PRE-EVENT: CAAAAN YOU FEEEEL THE YAAAAN TONIIIGHT


Read more. )


» BAITING ELIOS


Read more. )


» HELPING PEROMEI, PIPHRON, AND SOSYNE


Read more. )


» MAIN EVENT: HEADS UP


Read more. )

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And that's about it! If you have any questions, concerns, or want things clarified, just comment here. A plotting post will go up with the main event details, but you're free to use this post for plotting purposes in the meantime!
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[personal profile] arehtei2017-06-11 11:59 pm
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NPC Team Update

Hi all, Skarme here. This announcement is a little difficult for me to write, but due to ongoing RL issues, I've decided to step down from the Arehtei and plot dev team. Since I have no other characters, that also means leaving the game.

From today, Sosyne will be taken over by Slip. Please bear with her over this transitional period as she adjusts to the role! Normal thread and scheduler response times should resume as soon as everyone is settled in. We're in communication for the duration of the handover, and I'm confident she will do the game justice.

Thanks for an unforgettable two years, Emp, and take care. I hope to see some of you around. o/
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[personal profile] empevents2017-06-09 11:46 am
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Player Introduction Post: June

— PLAYER INTRODUCTIONS: JUNE—


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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[personal profile] empevents2017-06-02 02:59 pm
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Monthly Plotting Post: June

— MONTHLY PLOTTING POST: JUNE —



We had a few requests for one of these, so we're going to try it out and see how it goes!

This post is for anyone to use for general monthly plotting. This is separate from any future event plotting posts and should not be confused with a CR Meme! It's more for basic plotting for the month and mostly to help those who want to organize something through the Task Board.

We plan on discussing more about how these plotting posts may work in the future, but that won't be until the Mid-Month Announcement. Until then, let's try this out and be ready to leave feedback later.

This post will be linked to all incoming applicants, so please do check again.


INSTRUCTIONS


Put your Name in the subject line.

If you have more than one character either use one comment for all of your characters OR use one top level and sub-levels for each character you have! This will reduce clutter on the post. If you do multiple sublevels, put the character's name in the subject line for easier identification.

Fill out the form and comment away!

Tip! If mentioning tasks, include both the task ID and a brief two-word blurb to easily identify (eg., ST0602 giant fish).

FORM


Post away and have fun!
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[personal profile] simpathis2017-06-01 03:30 pm
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Mod Announcement: June

— MONTHLY MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: JUNE —



Who likes plot? Because we're about to hit something big, so fasten your seat belts and hope the island doesn't crash by the end of it! Of frozen. Chances of freezing is higher.

REMINDER: We are closing the July application cycle to give us two months to tackle this plot event. They will reopen in August.


» CALENDAR


Read more. )


» ACTIVITY CHECK RESULTS


Read more. )


» JOBS & TASK BOARD


Read more )


» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


Read more. )


» CRYSTAL THEFTS RECAP


Read more. )


» ELIOS: WHEN IS LOVE TOO MUCH?


Read more. )


» NEW TAKEN LISTS


Read more. )


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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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[personal profile] simpathis2017-05-27 05:48 pm
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IMPORTANT: MOD TEAM UPDATE

Hey guys, Laena here! As everyone knows, we've been asking for volunteers to help fill and replace members of the mod team in part to prepare my eventual leaving around September/October. Good news we have our final member! So to make everything official, I'm posting all of the new members and positions, including the ones already mentioned earlier.

On the Arehtei team, we have Callie as our new Daimonia! She had her first crash course into NPCing in the log between Daimonia and Elios, but she's game and has fit right in with the crew.

On the Mod team, we have Monica and now Slip on board to help Ryn and Ryoko! Some may remember that Slip helped in creating the Emotion Tracker surveys, and she'll be handling more of the technical heavy things along with the usual duties. Monica has also already been a big help for us and both are ready to go to work. Which is great for me since now I can just kick back and relax—kidding.

In all seriousness, looks like we have some good hands on deck, so everyone thank them for volunteering and let's all continue to work together to keep this game great! Because remember, it's not just the mod team, but also the players that have made this overly emotional game to the beastly child that it is now.

Plot updates will be posted in the June Mod Announcement, so stay tuned for those!
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[personal profile] simpathis2017-05-25 01:51 am
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ACTIVITY CHECK: MAY

— ACTIVITY CHECK: MAY 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 use the survey on the Emotion Tracker if you find any particularly emotional threads!


All proofs must fall within May 1 through May 31. The deadline is Wednesday, May 31, 11:59PM 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.
  • Test Drive threads are not currently usable for activity.
  • 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.

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] edealistical
[personal profile] foreverhalone
[personal profile] forsaken_taboo
[personal profile] helpsthemedicinegodown
[personal profile] nyantomforce
[personal profile] untiltheend
[personal profile] zephlyrt

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.
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[personal profile] empevents2017-05-18 02:10 pm
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TEST DRIVE: JUNE

— TEST DRIVE: JUNE —


IMPORTANT! Applications will be CLOSED during JULY! They will reopen in AUGUST.


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 Thursday, May 25 and Applications (Canon | OC) open a week later on June 1st. IMPORTANT! We are skipping the July application cycle. June applications will run through the 7th, apps are completely closed in July, and then reopen at normal schedule in August. There will be no July Test Drive, thus the next test drive is scheduled for the August cycle.

  • 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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[personal profile] simpathis2017-05-17 12:50 pm
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Mid-Month Announcement: May

— MID-MONTHLY MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: MAY —



Mostly just updates about current going on's, but there are some important updates regarding apps and AC, as well as welcoming new members to our teams!


» CALENDAR


Read more. )


» MOD & NPC TEAMS UPDATE


Read more. )


» JUNE APPLICATION CYCLE REMINDER


Read more. )


» ACTIVITY CHECK CLARIFICATION RE: TEST DRIVE THREADS


Read more. )


» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


Read more. )


» CRYSTAL THEFT RECAP + IMPORTANT UPDATE


Read more. )


» ELIOS PROBLEMS


Read more. )


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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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[personal profile] simpathis2017-05-01 05:38 pm
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Mod Announcement: May

— MONTHLY MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: MAY —



We have a few important announcements, including one regarding upcoming application cycles, so if you read anything on this post, at least read that one!


» CALENDAR


Read more. )


» ACTIVITY CHECK RESULTS


Read more. )


» JOBS & TASK BOARD


Read more )


» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


Read more. )


» MOD APPLICATIONS


Read more. )


» APPLICATIONS: NO JULY CYCLE


Read more. )


» FLOWER FESTIVAL RESULTS


Read more. )


» UPTICK IN CRIME AND WHAT'S TO COME


Read more )


» AREHTEI RITUALS


Read more. )


» DISCORD CHANNEL


Read more. )


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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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[personal profile] simpathis2017-04-18 04:49 pm
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Mid-Month Announcement: April

— MID-MONTHLY MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: APRIL —



Hey guys, your head mod Laena here mostly back and writing these things up again. Lots of things to discuss both mod and game fronts, so please read everything. Or at least the thing under IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. It's last so that all game stuff is handled first.


» CALENDAR


Read more. )


» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


Read more. )


» DISCORD SERVER


Read more. )


» FLOWER FESTIVAL


Read more. )


» OTHER ELIOS THINGS


Read more. )


» TIME FOR TEMPORARILY CLOSING APPS? (FOR EXTENDED PLOTS)


Read more. )


» IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING YOUR HEAD MOD


Read more. )


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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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[personal profile] empevents2017-04-17 04:19 pm
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TEST DRIVE: MAY

— TEST DRIVE: MAY —


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 Monday, April 24th and Applications (Canon | OC) open a week later on May 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!


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!