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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!
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[personal profile] simpathis2017-04-11 07:53 pm
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Zephyras Flower Festival 2017 Outline

— ZEPHYRAS FLOWER FESTIVAL 2017 —


Hey guys! The festival is right around the corner, so we're giving everyone the details ahead of time so you can plot things out with one another. It's a lot so try not to be too overwhelmed (you can completely partially blame Laena, she had a hand in this). But it's a lot of FUN things with a few little surprises.

» GENERAL INFO

Read more... )


» THE TRADITIONS

Read more... )


» PARTYING DOWN IN ELIOS LAND

Read more... )


» SPECIAL PEBBLES

Read more... )

» FLOWER VIEWING


Read more... )


» MAIN FESTIVITIES

Read more... )


» FLOWER KING AND QUEEN

Read more... )


» BACK IN VERENS

Read more... )


» TRACKERS

Read more... )

» WHERE'S ELIOS?


Read more... )

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PHEW. That should be everything. We know it's a lot, as this festival usually is one of our more robust ones. If you have any questions, please comment here!
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[personal profile] empevents2017-04-06 07:26 pm
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Player Introduction Post: April

— PLAYER INTRODUCTIONS: APRIL—


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] simpathis2017-04-01 02:21 pm
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Monthly Mod Announcement: April

— MONTHLY MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: APRIL—


» CALENDAR


Read more. )


» ACTIVITY CHECK RESULTS


Read more. )


» JOBS & TASK BOARD


Read more )


» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


Read more. )


» ZEPHYRAS FLOWER FESTIVAL


Read more. )

» EMOTION TRACKER: REMINDER


Read more )

» ON THE HORIZON


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 comment.
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[personal profile] simpathis2017-03-19 03:23 pm
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Mid-Month Announcement: March

— MID-MONTHLY MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: MARCH —



Mid to late month this time, but that’s okay! This will be short, but we have one very important announcement.

» CALENDAR


Read more. )


» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


Read more. )


» ON THE MODDING FRONT


Read more. )


» A BRIEF NOTE ON TAKEN LIST(S)


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] empevents2017-03-17 08:48 pm
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TEST DRIVE: APRIL

— TEST DRIVE: APRIL—


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 Saturday, March 25 and Applications (Canon | OC) open a week later on April 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!
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[personal profile] empevents2017-03-05 04:59 pm
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Player Introduction Post: March

— PLAYER INTRODUCTIONS: MARCH —


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] simpathis2017-03-01 05:18 pm
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Mod Announcement: March

— MONTHLY MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: MARCH —



No giant major events, but that's only because we're spreading it out to optional small groups instead!


» CALENDAR


Read more. )


» ACTIVITY CHECK RESULTS


Read more. )


» JOBS & TASK BOARD


Read more )


» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


Read more. )


» ST0306: THE COMPASS EXPERIMENTS


Read more. )


» RESEARCH ADVENTURE OPTIONS


Read more )


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That's it for now! If you have any questions, concerns, or want things clarified, please comment here.
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[personal profile] simpathis2017-02-22 12:45 am
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ACTIVITY CHECK: FEBRUARY

— ACTIVITY CHECK: FEBRUARY 1 - 28 —


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 February 1 through February 28. The deadline is Tuesday, February 28, 11:59PM CST.

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.

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.

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] la_sombra

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] simpathis2017-02-21 03:04 pm
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Mid-Month Announcement: February

— MID-MONTHLY MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: FEBRUARY —



More like late month, but fortunately not too much to cover! Well except to explain the thing that happened last week.

» CALENDAR


Read more. )


» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


Read more. )


» RE: SIMPATHIS'S APPEARANCE AND EVERYTHING ABOUT IT


Read more. )


» OTHER INTERESTING THINGS


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] empevents2017-02-16 02:13 pm
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TEST DRIVE: MARCH

— TEST DRIVE: MARCH —


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 Wednesday, February 22 and Applications (Canon | OC) open a week later on March 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!
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[personal profile] simpathis2017-02-01 06:14 pm
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Mod Announcement: February

— 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


Read more. )


» ACTIVITY CHECK RESULTS


Read more. )


» JOBS & TASK BOARD


Read more )


» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


Read more. )


» REGAIN SYSTEM


Read more. )


» FRAGMENTS AND CRYSTALS


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] simpathis2017-01-27 04:04 pm
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Selenium 2017 Details

— 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?


Read more. )


» EVENT DETAILS


Read more. )


» POST-EXCURSION REMINDERS AND UPDATES


Read more. )

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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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[personal profile] empevents2017-01-18 02:42 pm
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Lavieti Trackers

— 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


Read more. )


» GHOST TRACKER


Read more. )


» DOOR TRACKER


Read more. )
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[personal profile] simpathis2017-01-17 02:47 pm
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Mid-Month Announcement: January

— 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


Read more. )


» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


Read more. )


» STATE OF THE GAME RECAP


Read more. )


» SELENIUM


Read more. )


» EXCURSION #003: LAVIETI


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] simpathis2017-01-10 05:27 pm
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State of the Game: Open Forum Discussion Follow-Up

— 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


Read more. )
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[personal profile] empevents2017-01-05 12:09 am
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Player Introduction Post: January

— 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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[personal profile] simpathis2017-01-01 05:28 pm
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Mod Announcement: January

— 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


Read more. )


» ACTIVITY CHECK RESULTS


Read more. )


» ACTIVITY CHECK CHANGE REMINDER


Read more. )


» JOBS & TASK BOARD


Read more )


» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


Read more. )


» NEW EMOTION TRACKER BETA TEST


Read more. )


» ADMINISTRATION CHANGES


Read more )


» STATE OF THE GAME PRE FOLLOW-UP


Read more )


» UPCOMING EXCURSION


Read more )


» SELENIUM


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] simpathis2016-12-27 08:59 pm
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Important Announcement

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.