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Empatheias Events ([personal profile] empevents) wrote in [community profile] empatheias_ooc2016-07-18 02:08 pm
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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 Monday, July 25 and Applications (Canon | OC) open Sunday, August 1st.

  • OC Reminder! Just a quick reminder that original characters are currently 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!


• Prompt A: How about giving the emotions a try?

• Prompt B: Refer to the Task Board and choose a task your character may be interested in taking up. For this prompt, you could have your character ask for help, already be in the middle of the job, or react to it in some way. Perhaps they were an unfortunate victim or want to create a job countering an existing one. You could even have a prompt making a job request. Creating jobs for the purpose of the test drive is absolutely doable.

• Prompt C: How about giving the amulets a go? Start a telepathic conversation and see how it works. Remember, the amulets are sending out the owner's thoughts so might want to be careful about how the stream of consciousness goes...

• Prompt D: EVENT SPECIAL. Feel free to check out Light of Helisium beach party and use the prompts from there! It ranges from standard fare beach fun to the major highlight of the year: Verenthian Warrior. It's like the extreme Ninja Warrior obstacle course but with a twist. There are also giant crabs that may or may not be set loose. Alternatively, maybe you'd prefer the masquerade side of things. A chance to pretend to be someone you're not and perhaps find romance.

• Prompt E: IT'S A BUNNY INVASION! Driven out by the gophers that have swarmed the fields, the bunnies have turned toward the city for food. And as luck would have it, many of the farmers are also transporting their crop to the city storehouses for safekeeping due to aforementioned gopher problem. One of the wagons carrying large crates full of carrots and lettuce has turned over, and those bunnies are just swarming all over the place. Oh, but you can't kill them. The Wildlife Society is encouraging more humane methods. They are: crates made out of cushions, pillow traps, carrot costumes to act as bait, and a special ocarina that is said to help attract the rabbits. The ocarina may or may not help depending on the tune played and may actually make them angrier.

• Prompt F: There's a new popular game in town where two people work together to get through a specially designed maze. One person goes through the maze while the other is standing on a platform above, using telepathy to give directions. The catch? The maze is completely dark and the one going through it only has floating ball of light to help illuminate their path. The one giving directions has a clear view at least, so it's up to them to get their partner out. What makes the maze "fun" is that there are various "traps" and obstacles in the maze. Nice partners will help their friend avoid them. The trolls, however... Well if they'd like to see their partner get splashed with paint, hit with pillows, or have random costumed "creatures" pop out to scare the crap out of them, that's an option, too.

• Prompt G: Make your own! It could include fake explosives and/or jars of hot wax.

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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YELLS BACK hello!!

[personal profile] omaru 2016-07-18 11:55 pm (UTC)(link)
[ For a moment, she almost does mistake him for her brother, but seeing that he's not doesn't make her any less friendly. ]

Really? This place's that desperate for workers that they're willing to hire random people from the street?
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hello!! our whole cast pretty much shrieked when we saw you...

[personal profile] hopedout 2016-07-19 12:25 am (UTC)(link)
Well, that's pretty much what the task board is.

[ To let random people on the street take on jobs for sylvs, essentially. His lips tug into a rather calm smile. ]

But, yeah. I'm assuming you're new, right? I'm Hinata Hajime, by the way -- if you need help with anything, feel free to ask me.
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aww i'm glad i could make you all happy! i recently played the game and decided to dust her off o/

[personal profile] omaru 2016-07-19 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
Yep, that's right. I'm Komaru Naegi, nice to meet you, Hinata-kun!

[ He looks about her age, anyways. ]

So, the task board's like having a job, then?

[ Having been imprisoned for so long and then thrust into a post-apocalyptic world, she's pretty much out of tune with the world. ]
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[personal profile] hopedout 2016-07-19 12:43 am (UTC)(link)

[ He thinks that maybe she might be related to him since that's not a very common last name. Maybe he should ask -- but only after answering her question. ]

Ah... that's right. There are some places that give out more permanent jobs, but the task board's always nice for other things. By the way, I know we just met so this might seem strange but you don't... happen to know someone by the name of "Naegi Makoto", do you?
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[personal profile] omaru 2016-07-19 01:12 am (UTC)(link)
I see...

[ Thanks to the incident, she's never experienced actually having a job, so she decides to herself that she'll work one while she's here...just nothing as embarrassing as modeling wedding gowns. At his question, she doesn't seem to find it strange, but rather, she seems a bit confused as to how he knows of him. She never thought she would see the day that her older brother became popular. ]

Yeah, he's my big brother. Let me guess...you know of him as the one who defeated the mastermind back at Hope's Peak, right?

[ That seemed to be the general reason why people knew him in Towa, anyway. ]
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[personal profile] hopedout 2016-07-19 01:55 am (UTC)(link)
[ He had a sister? That's surprising. Thoughts that he keeps to himself as he shakes his head. While it's true that he did that -- that he beat Enoshima Junko, and all that. ]

Ah, no... I know he did that, but that's not how I know him. Actually, I've met him and he helped me and my friends out a lot.
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[personal profile] omaru 2016-07-19 06:08 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not surprised, since he's a part of Future Foundation.

[ Komaru's noticed that joining the organization has changed her brother significantly, so she doesn't think too much of Hinata's words, thinking that it was because of her brother's occupation that the two crossed paths...which is somewhat right but not exactly on the mark. ]

I'm sure he's helped a lot of people during The Tragedy.
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[personal profile] hopedout 2016-07-19 07:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Y-- Yeah...

[ If there's a bit of unease in his voice, it's because, well. Komaru probably doesn't know that his brother kind of. Um. Betrayed the Future Foundation. Hmm. Best to leave that alone and hope that she doesn't notice the slight drop in his voice. ]

It's nice to see someone else from our world, though. There's already a bunch of us, but - it's best that we stick together, right? Did you need any help with anything?
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[personal profile] omaru 2016-07-20 05:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, that's right.

[ Trusting as always. She had a tendency to get attached to anyone who seemed to be even the slightest bit reliable, and even now was no exception. It was just as he said, after all; it was better for them to stick together, even if this was her first time meeting them, and Komaru didn't really want to be all alone while she was here. ]

Hmm...not at the moment. I've only been here for a little while, but I think I've got the gist of everything? [ This place has been peaceful so far, so she feels as though she can actually take her time in exploring everything instead of constantly being on the move to avoid Monokumas. It's...refreshing, and it reminds her of the days before The Tragedy where she used to be happy with her parents and Makoto, and she doesn't want that to change. She's not yet getting her hopes up, though. ] But you said there were others from our world here? Who are they?

[ People she probably won't recognize, she's sure, but she still wants to know. ]
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sdr2 spoilers!

[personal profile] hopedout 2016-07-21 05:10 am (UTC)(link)
[ Hinata, of course, while he doesn't easily trust people due to having issues with that on the island implicitly trusts Komaru's words. She seems kind and gentle -- kind of like Nanami -- and honestly, he just senses her honesty. Whether that's due to his talents or perhaps just plain instinct, he isn't all too certain of which.

Regardless, he nods; that much is a relief. ]

That's good. If you have any questions later, though, I wouldn't mind answering them.

[ He's good at the chit-chat, after all; it's the reason why, when he thought he didn't have a talent, people said he might have been the Ultimate Counselor. ]

But yeah. Granted, a bunch of us that are here are former Hope's Peak Academy students... but everyone's really nice. [ There's something in the way he says it that makes it sound like he's leaving himself out in regards to the whole "Hope's Peak Academy" student, but that's primarily because he is and isn't in a sense. Or well, he never really, truly, considered himself as one. ] Most of them are from the 77th class - Komaeda Nagito's the Lucky Student, Nanami Chiaki is the Ultimate Gamer, and Sonia Nevermind's the Ultimate Princess. There's also Kirigiri Kyouko, who's in the 78th class... she's the Ultimate Detective.

[ He presses his lips together as his gaze shifts, looking downcast. ]

And... Enoshima's here. You've probably heard about her if you know about the Tragedy -- but in this world, she's alive.
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sdr2 spoilers and drae spoilers on my end

[personal profile] omaru 2016-07-22 06:24 pm (UTC)(link)
[ There's two things that runs through Komaru's mind when she hears "Hope's Peak Academy." The first is that the people Hinata's mentioned attended the same school as her brother, Fukawa and even Togami, and with the exception of Kirigiri, they were their seniors. She can only assume that Kirigiri is familiar with her brother, but she doesn't know for sure if she's one of the survivors who joined the Future Foundation along with him and Fukawa, or if she's one of the classmates who didn't survive, which brings her to the second point - she's reminded of the tragic mutual killing game that her brother informed her about when she spoke to him over the laptop, which makes her sad, and the mention of Enoshima only makes her even more upset. ]

Y-Yeah, I know of her...my brother mentioned that she was behind the school killing, too... [ And that if it weren't for the fact that she had been killed, she would have had to go through the same ordeal as well. The fact that she's alive in this world only makes Komaru scared of what would happen next if Enoshima was to find out that she was here as well. That Servant seemed to know that she was related to Naegi, and he forced her into that terrible game so that she could "become hope," so she doesn't know what Enoshima might have in store for her. ] Uu...

[ She may or may not be sniffling now. ]
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[personal profile] hopedout 2016-07-24 04:27 am (UTC)(link)
[ Hinata's own expression drops a little as he tugs at his arm with quite some discomfort. He doesn't know what to say to that, considering that, well, he'd dealt with mutual school killing as well even after she's dead. But she doesn't need to know that. ]

D- Don't worry, though...! We'll all deal with her. All of us have deal with Enoshima personally, so we know what she's like -- and how horrible she really is.
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sorry for the late tag!

[personal profile] omaru 2016-07-25 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
[ Part of her wants to help - it's just the kind of person she is - but she's never dealt with Enoshima before. She's dealt with her remnants, so to speak, the Warriors of Hope, but they're not exactly Enoshima even if they were influenced by her. If she tries to do something to stop the mastermind, she'll either end up getting in everyone else's way and being a burden to them, or falling right into the girl's traps. ]

Then...I'll leave it to you guys. You all know her better than I do, so...there's not much I can really do, huh?
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no worries!

[personal profile] hopedout 2016-07-25 05:58 am (UTC)(link)
That's not true.

[ Hinata shakes his head, wearing a rather thin smile. ]

I'm sure you can help out -- at the very least, you can be informed with the rest of us.
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[personal profile] omaru 2016-07-26 04:04 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I guess you've got a point.

[ Though, she doesn't see how being informed can really help...but she's always been so quick to count herself out. ]