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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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[personal profile] hardashell 2016-07-19 08:50 am (UTC)(link)
[Sorry, man.]


[He says, just in case, because clearly this telepathy thing is still too new.]

I went and said it out loud first, but uh... [Too far? Too not possible to hear? Either way, that was his mistake.]

This whole thing is still weird. If it's any help, you're practically halfway there.

[That is a complete lie, he is nowhere near the exit.]
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[personal profile] jammingwheyyy 2016-07-19 08:54 am (UTC)(link)
[Telepathy is hard especially when your mind is easily distracted. Kaminari probably wasn't making it any better when he was probably complaining nonstop in his head.

How do you filter thoughts when you're trying to communicate with another person just using your head?

You sure about that? Not that I don't trust you, but I seriously can't tell how far I've made. It doesn't even feel like I walked that long.

[Maybe he should've been the one being up on the platform giving instructions.... Not that he'd be any better]
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[personal profile] hardashell 2016-07-19 08:56 am (UTC)(link)
[Pfft... Well, Kaminari has a point.]

Err, not really. Hey, don't sweat it! It's just paint so far, so what else could go wrong?

[He says this too easily but really, that's because he's not the one getting trapped.]

You look ridiculous with all that paint though. At least the path forward's clear.
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[personal profile] jammingwheyyy 2016-07-19 09:00 am (UTC)(link)
[Kaminari's just going to give a loud groan. Anything can go wrong, you rockhead, especially now that his shirt's ruined.]

At least tell me what color the paint is? Maybe it's not as bad... [Or so he hopes...!! Anyways, he's going to go trust your word on that and start moving forward, pawing at the side to hug the wall as he moves. The little orb isn't doing much in giving a good view, okay.]
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[personal profile] hardashell 2016-07-19 09:04 am (UTC)(link)
[Give him a moment to squint and see from his view. You're really tiny, so it's hard to tell if it's red or yellow or b-- Oh.

... Oooooh.

And he ends up laughing out loud while his thoughts go along the lines of 'Wait, I think it's a rainbow. It really is a rainbow. Oh man, Kaminari looks--']

Just a bit of everything. [His inner voice doesn't quite sound the same as his actual voice, which he chalks up to never having to actually laugh out loud in his head. It doesn't quite work that way.]

It's fine! No one can see you except me anyway.
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[personal profile] jammingwheyyy 2016-07-19 09:11 am (UTC)(link)
[Are you effing serious--?! Rainbow is SO not his color!] That's not cool, man!!!

[He's giving another loud groan as he slumps his back. This was his favorite shirt, too... He's going to force Kirishima into going through the maze once he gets out. Which Kirishima may hear it through telepathy because what's filtering the mind?

When his hand reaches to a pathway that seems to be turning, he stops.
] Do I turn here? Is it splitting to two paths? Which way do I go?
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[personal profile] hardashell 2016-07-19 09:16 am (UTC)(link)
Not cool. I didn't mean to paint you!

[He can hear your thoughts loud and clear. He knows what you're thinking.]

Uh... left looks clear, but the path's longer. I can't tell what's on the right, but I'm pretty sure there's a trap in there somewhere.

[He starts, rubbing the back of his neck and sending the equivalent of a headscratch through his thoughts. Huuh.]

Your call, man. It's probably not that bad.
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[personal profile] jammingwheyyy 2016-07-19 09:35 am (UTC)(link)
[Augh dammit... This telepathy is intruding so much! Maybe he'll purposely start thinking of pretty girls instead if he doesn't want his mind read too much.]

Hey it's not fair that I wind up falling into more traps if you mess up! It's only fair, alright?? [Or buy him a new shirt.]

So... left? I can't see what's even there outside of this stupid orb. [He sure as hell don't want to fall into another trap, okay. If left's clear then he'll go down that way. Talk about being naive, though.]
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[personal profile] hardashell 2016-07-19 09:40 am (UTC)(link)
I'm trying here! I'm not exactly good at this planning thing.

[He's not dumb, but when you think of planning, you think of people like Midoriya or Yaoyorozu or maybe even Todoroki. In fact, their faces even pop up in their thoughts to indicate what he was thinking.]

Yeah, left looks fine. Wouldn't your quirk be helpful when it comes to seeing though?

[Because electricity and all. Have a mental image of a glowing Kaminari, which looks more like some sort of weird caricature drawing of a kid's. Don't ask why he can imagine the rest just fine and Kaminari as a five year old's art.]
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[personal profile] jammingwheyyy 2016-07-19 09:53 am (UTC)(link)
Dude, you and I both know I can't go using my Quirk whenever and all I want. And what the hell's that image, why can't you get a better picture of that! [It's so dumb and stupid. of course nothing is as dumb as his "wheeyyyy" self though.]

But yeah, those three would be great at this. How come we didn't get them to try this game out? [Not all of them are here in this floating island is probably an obvious reason, Kaminari.

Anyways, he'll keep walking slowly. One bucket worth of paint splashing onto him is already enough, he doesn't want to fall into another trap...

Much to Kaminari's luck, there's a jump scare trap with a stupid creature coming up at the end of the long path. At least it's right around the corner, so Kirishima isn't technically lying there!
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[personal profile] hardashell 2016-07-19 10:05 am (UTC)(link)
[Dammit, stop reading his mind!!]

I can't help it! The brain just thinks what it does. [Ugh, maybe it's a good thing he's not... idek Mineta or something. That must be a nightmare to live in. Kirishima's brain is a constant stream of normal things like new workout plans and friends and Kaminari in rainbow paint.]

You think we're allowed a do-over? Or do we have to finish this round first? [Will Kaminari survive? Stay tuned.]
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[personal profile] jammingwheyyy 2016-07-20 06:43 pm (UTC)(link)
[GET THAT IMAGE OF HIM IN RAINBOW PAINT OUT OF YOUR MIND, MISTER] Ugh, seriously, stop thinking about the stupid paint!

[Kaminari, you should probably remember that if you point it out the mind will just focus on it...]

Is there a time limit to this? Maybe it's either I find a way out or we reach the time limit...

[Anyways, he'll jump with a "whoa!" when the second trap triggers, but it doesn't hit him or anything. Anyways, he'll just keep moving along...]

...Am I there yet?
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[personal profile] hardashell 2016-07-21 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
I told you, I can't help it!

[Ugh, trying to think of something else. Something else. Something-- Oh look, it's wheeeeey Kaminari in rainbow paint.

... He tried.]

Uh, not sure but you should be-- [... Wait, where the hell is he?]

... Where did you last turn?
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[personal profile] jammingwheyyy 2016-07-22 09:02 am (UTC)(link)
[Wow that image is super rude, he doesn't look that dumb! or did he? gawd...

And did you just lose his place...
] Don't tell me you lost track!

[Here's another grown from Kaminari's side. He's gonna make sure you hear his despair in your head too.]
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[personal profile] hardashell 2016-07-22 09:10 am (UTC)(link)

[Yep, he lost track. There's a bit of backtracking there, trying to figure out where Kaminari is but...]

Did you by any chance make a wrong turn when that second trap come out?
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[personal profile] jammingwheyyy 2016-07-29 10:18 am (UTC)(link)
Dude, are you serious? How the heck am I gonna get out of here now, then?!

[Okay, okay. He can't be stuck in this maze forever. He's got things to do! Anyways, he'll just use his Quirk in hopes he can get Kirishima's attention.] Hey, you see me? Right here?

[He'll wave his arm as he's a glowing human light bulb at the moment. Yo. Hey. Look over here!]
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[personal profile] hardashell 2016-07-30 04:22 am (UTC)(link)
[He waves right back-- before wondering if Kaminari can even see him or not. His mirth might feel familiar through the link, warm and sunny, as how his emotions seem to manifest when it came to this place.]

Yeah, I can. Okay, you definitely went the wrong way. Go back, man. It's not that far to the right corner.

[Don't die of traps while in there.]