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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!
pulsepistols: (With your hands on your hips)

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-19 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
[Welp. She was hoping for far more emotion shenanigans. But she can certainly take high pitched screaming, falling over and firecracker noises! Maybe she just needs to up the surprise factor next time... Food for thought!

While she can't resist giggling at poor Lance she's at least quick to offer him a hand up.]

Sorry love! You took a right impressive spill there. Here, let's get you back up on your feet.
stick_u_in_a_wormhole: (lllllllladiez; and dudes whatever)

[personal profile] stick_u_in_a_wormhole 2016-07-19 09:22 pm (UTC)(link)
[Huff huff Lance is SO MAD and SO ANNOYED and DEFINITELY NOT GONNA FORGIVE YOU EVER -- oh wait hey it's a pretty girl nevermind. Have a grin and a wink as Lance reaches up and takes the offered hand.]

I guess you could say I...fell for you, huh?

[Drop him, Tracer. Nobody would blame you.]
pulsepistols: (And the void would be calling)

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-19 09:52 pm (UTC)(link)
[Right. Dropping him. No regrets-- Okay no. She'll help him back up, and try not to laugh at him again but... Nope, okay, she really can't help it after a line like that.]

Wow, you could say that! Bit too cheesy for my tastes though, love.
stick_u_in_a_wormhole: (we're gonna bro it out)

[personal profile] stick_u_in_a_wormhole 2016-07-20 01:51 am (UTC)(link)
[Lance is going to sprawl on the ground and scowl for a moment before he's helped up again. This time he'll wait until he's standing firmly on his feet and he's brushing dirt off his clothes to say anything.]

Are you saying you're...laugh-tose intolerant? [Have some fingerguns, while he backs away a little bit, just in case she decides to knock him over again.]
pulsepistols: (It's just a jump to the left)

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-20 12:44 pm (UTC)(link)
[She will recall back and floor you again Lance. Or she would if she wasn't trying to hold back more laughter. Trying. And definitely failing.]

Augh, that's rubbish! [Though it can't be that bad if she needs to duck her head down for a moment to avoid breaking into a giggle fit... Oh. Oh! Her eyes light up and she gives Lance a smirk.] Well, I guess this is my pun-ishment for giving you a fright.

[Eeey! Have a fingergun right back.]
stick_u_in_a_wormhole: (what is a doki)

[personal profile] stick_u_in_a_wormhole 2016-07-20 08:32 pm (UTC)(link)
[Lance is seriously considering being offended by the laughter when -- oh. Oh wait. That was a pun. She's cute and she can make hilarious puns!]

Marry me. [Lance, no, damn it.]
pulsepistols: (With your hands on your hips)

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-21 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
[Oh man, he really is a barrel of laughs. She takes a breath to calm herself just a touch though, following up with a shrug.]

Ooh, sorry love. I just don't have the time for something like that. Cheers!

[And just like that, bwoop! She's gone. Not completely of course, there's definitely still the telltale sound of her giggling. If Lance looks up he might spot her on a nearby rooftop peering down at him.]
stick_u_in_a_wormhole: (that's how magnets work???)

[personal profile] stick_u_in_a_wormhole 2016-07-21 05:07 am (UTC)(link)
[He'll look up eventually, but first he'll do some extremely hilarious and undignified squawking and looking around frantically. There might be some flailing involved too, before --]

Woah! How'd you do that?! That was awesome!! [At least now he seems interested in Tracer's abilities, rather than in awkwardly flirting with her?]
pulsepistols: (And the void would be calling)

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-22 10:15 pm (UTC)(link)
[How offended would Lancer be if he found out he's probably one of the funniest sights Tracer has seen since coming here? 'Cuz it's true.]

Thanks love! It's all thanks to this cracking piece of technology right here, my chronal accelerator. [Walking to the edge of the rooftop and motioning to the glowing blue bit of tech on her chest.] Helps me keep my own time in check!

[SEE GET IT she doesn't have the time, she can control her time- Ok, bad inside pun, but it's totally what she was going for.]
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[personal profile] stick_u_in_a_wormhole 2016-07-23 12:32 am (UTC)(link)
[Eh, he might, but more likely he'd be used to it. He's usually the funniest thing in any given situation.]

Chronal accelerator? That is so cool! [Lance is...standing on his tiptoes now, trying to see it better, but. Well. She's on a roof.] Uh. Can't...see it too well, but....I'm assuming it's cool?
pulsepistols: (With your hands on your hips)

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-23 12:58 am (UTC)(link)
Cool doesn't even cover it, love. It's absolutely wicked!

[Bwoop. She vanishes again, this time on the next rooftop over. Another blink and she's standing down the path from Lance, grinning from around a corner. One last blink and she zips behind him, hands on hips to give him a good look at the accelerator strapped to her chest.]

Really helps with getting around. And with a big place like this a little help goes a long way.
stick_u_in_a_wormhole: (that's how magnets work???)

[personal profile] stick_u_in_a_wormhole 2016-07-23 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
[By the time Tracer reappears next to him, Lance is a little tottery on his feet from whipping around to see where she's bwooped to next. He'll wobble back and forth for a moment, then shake his head hard.]

So, uh. How'd you get something like that? Is that...standard procedure for everyone who ends up here?
pulsepistols: (It's astounding)

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-23 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Friend made it for me. Back home, before I got here that is. I'd be a bit worried if they were the standard though!

[It's bad enough she had to deal with chronal disassociation, let alone anyone else.]

Anyway, if we're gonna swap stories we should probably get to names first. Call me Tracer!
stick_u_in_a_wormhole: (that's how magnets work???)

[personal profile] stick_u_in_a_wormhole 2016-07-23 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmmm, so you got to keep your cool tech, but we -- I mean, some other people didn't. [Very interesting. He's also still staring at her chest, but for once it's not for flirty reasons.] Pidge would love to mess with that thing.

-- oh, right. I'm Lance. "Tracer" is a super-awesome name. You sound like an old-timey detective.
pulsepistols: (But it's the pelvic thrust)

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-24 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Is that right? Funny, I showed up with all my usual kit. [She lifts her arms to show off her holsters.] Think I'll take a rain check on the messing, but this Pidge can look all they like.

[Seeing as the device keeps her anchored in the now it's probably best she doesn't risk anyone touching it but Winston... Did it just get a little quieter? The sounds of people walking around and background noise dim slightly and a cool breeze picks up as Tracer briefly wonders what might happen here if her Accelerator needs maintenance and her favourite scientist isn't around to lend a hand.

... Anyway! She can ponder more on that later. Sound levels soon return to normal and a more pleasing wave or warmth seems to flow from Tracer as she smiles.]

Nice to know you Lance! You've got a cracking name yourself. If I'm an old fashioned detective, with your name you can be a legendary knight in armour.
stick_u_in_a_wormhole: (bweh)

[personal profile] stick_u_in_a_wormhole 2016-07-25 01:23 am (UTC)(link)
[Lance is scowling jealously at the holsters. He misses his bayard. He could totally use the awesomeness factor of having a big gun appear out of thin air.] Well, I mean, Pidge wouldn't mess with it. There's a lot more...officially science-y...tech-y...stuff.

...did it just get like super muffled and quiet? Like we're swimming in jello? [Have a thoughtful squint, world at large.

...yeah, that gets an awkward wince.
] Yeah, my, uh...my mom was big on all that legendary stuff. Got a brother named Arturo.
pulsepistols: (And the void would be calling)

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-25 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
Officially science-y tech-y stuff. [...] Sounds about right love. Wouldn't know a better way to put it myself.

[She doesn't do the tech, she just wears it okay. The quiet doesn't go amiss, though Tracer just tries to giggle her way through it. A little quieter than her past laughter but still.]

Did for a sec there, looks like we're hearing fine now. [So hey, names!] Arturo? Your mum must've had her work cut out with you two, looking after the Round Table.

[That wince wasn't missed. Hopefully her little attempt at humour might help a little. But just in case, she cracks a gentle smile.]
stick_u_in_a_wormhole: (we're gonna bro it out)

[personal profile] stick_u_in_a_wormhole 2016-07-25 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
Eh, I'm a pilot, not an engineer.

[Have a dismissive handwave, tech as a whole. Lance is a cool hotshot pilot dude, he doesn't need ELECTRONIC STUFF filling up his cool brain.]

Uh. [Well okay, we're moving on!] Got a sister named Gwen, too. And a stepsister and a couple younger siblings too. [Have a fond, affectionate grin, because someone loves his family.] The house gets pretty crazy when we're all at home.
pulsepistols: (You bring your knees in tight)

[personal profile] pulsepistols 2016-07-25 10:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[There's a brief look of surprise on Tracer's face, coupled with a warm glow coming from her when he says that.]

You are? No way! Talk about a small world, I'm a pilot too! [...] Alright, ex-pilot, but I know my way around an aircraft all the same.

[There's no helping her laughter as Lance describes his family.] So we've got Lance the pilot in shining armor, the King himself, good old Queen Gwen and even more little once after that? Your family get togethers really must be a total riot!