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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!
pleaseforgiveme: by <user name="pixelatedstardust"> (e)


[personal profile] pleaseforgiveme 2016-07-19 03:43 am (UTC)(link)

[ While someone might have taken the bunny-whisperer ability there's someone else who is a lot less useful when it comes to animals. So much so that amongst a stampede of them as they run to line up in front of Gundam like a tiny furry army they manage to somehow bowl down a innocent bystander.

Leaving Mikan tied up in her own bandages on the ground, with a terrible fanservice CG that probably will get cut from the international version of this tag.
hamnation: (hear my law and tremble!)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-19 04:22 am (UTC)(link)
[That's a very familiar shriek, and Gundam comes across her while he's trying to seek out the missing bunnies. He quickly averts his eyes from the sight before he can be flustered, and he doesn't exactly have intentions of helping her up.]

You fiend! Did you frighten those gentle creatures? [He's just going to try to ignore the fanservice.]
pleaseforgiveme: <user name="pixelatedstardust"> (d)

[personal profile] pleaseforgiveme 2016-07-21 03:16 am (UTC)(link)
[ Rude. Not helping a girl up when she clearly managed to do this to herself to gain sympathy is like hella rude. ]

I-I didn't, I swear! I just fell and they got all tangled up in my bandages...

[ Surely there's at least someone around who feels bad for her. ]

I'm sorry! If you want to step in my to make sure I learn my lesson you can step anywhere but my face!
hamnation: (the evil eye never closes)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-21 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
[He remembers full well what happened in that previous trial, so he's not in a rush to spare her some sympathy or aid. At the same time... he knows that he is now in the same boat.]

What do you take me for, a noble wildebeest? I may not help you, but I am not about to trample you underfoot, either!

[He crosses his arms with an irritated sigh.]

After all, what are we now but another pair of sinners?
pleaseforgiveme: <user name="pixelatedstardust"> (b)

[personal profile] pleaseforgiveme 2016-07-21 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
[ She had... hoped that particular memory hadn't followed her here. People knowing the truth about her make it really difficult to get away with things. Back some time ago she had simply seen to it that those people who saw that side of her... disappeared. With a few extra needles in their body they didn't need.

Ah, but... Gundam is a friend. He was anyway. At least something someone like Mikan could almost think of like a friend. But she'd done something terrible right? And he probably blamed her for it. But he just didn't know what she knew.

At the same time... he knew things she didn't either.

I-It's okay, not helping is just another form of bullying that I'm used to! No one used to help me up before.

[ There's a strange sort of strain on her voice, but she seems to stop it by tugging hard on her hair. And somehow, just like that, she's back on her feet as if she never fell at all, rewrapping the bandages around her arms. ]

Oh? Are you saying you're the same as me now? [ Her voice has changed completely again, taking on a playful, but no longer uncertain tone. ]
hamnation: (a lowly human stands no chance)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-21 04:55 am (UTC)(link)
[She's on her feet so quickly, that not even his evil eye could pick up on it! And she's showing her true form again so quickly... How vile! Gundam remains on guard, while his dark devas tense up.

Still, he maintains his confidence in the face of the fellow murderer.]

Keh heh heh... You and I are not even in same league!

Of course, we have both stained our hands red. [He looks down at his hands for dramatic effect, and then he sharply looks back at her.] That is your one and only connection to one as fiendish as myself. You should treasure it!
pleaseforgiveme: <user name="pixelatedstardust"> (l)


[personal profile] pleaseforgiveme 2016-07-21 04:02 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Guess who remembers what you used to be like Gundam? Guess who's seen all those terrible things you've done that don't end with a silly little competition that ended in a friend's death? Mikan remembers it all, including her time on the island, and how even in the end no one stuck up for her. ]

The same league? We're both Remnants of Despair, just because you don't have your memories of what you did, I still remember~. There's always going to be blood on both our hands, don't you think so? I've been covered in it, but it just never comes off.
pleaseforgiveme: <user name="pixelatedstardust"> (n)

[personal profile] pleaseforgiveme 2016-07-21 04:02 pm (UTC)(link)
[ She starts to laugh, a chuckle at first, before it devolves into something that's fueled by despair. ]

M-Maybe you're right! I shouldn't expect anyone to be my friend, I'm just that low of a person. You should just step on me and write lewd things on my skin to show me how worthless I am....