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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!
cilantro: (did someone say "crossdressing"...?)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-20 08:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Huh? [...] Yes, I believe so. What about them?
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[personal profile] dereban 2016-07-21 03:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Apparently they have to be cut in a certain order. Hold on a sec—

[ She has to look at blueprints again before letting out an aggravated sigh. ]

Ah, okay, I see how it is. . . looks like you'll have to tell me the number of wires and the colors.
cilantro: (if a ducklett crosses the road...)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-21 08:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah... there's five of them, with two red, one white, and two yellow wires, in that order.
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[personal profile] dereban 2016-07-23 04:16 am (UTC)(link)
So no black... [ A beat, as she runs through this real quickly. ] Cut the first wire, then.

Is there anything else on the bomb itself? A button, or another puzzle, or something like that?
cilantro: (but why is it touching me...)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-23 04:25 am (UTC)(link)
[Cutting the first wire!]

Let's see... oh, there's a button here that says "Detonate", but...

[Are we sure that's something we want to mess with...]
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[personal profile] dereban 2016-07-23 04:28 am (UTC)(link)
Detonate-- aha, found it.

[ It sounds like a bad idea, but at least Inaba has the manual that helps out. ]

Can you check to see if there are any batteries on the bomb? Oh, and what color is the button?
cilantro: (god look at this dork)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-23 04:32 am (UTC)(link)
The button's red, and... um, I can only find one battery here.

[What do we do here?]
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[personal profile] dereban 2016-07-23 04:34 am (UTC)(link)
It says here to hold the button down... and there should be a colored strip of light that shows up. Keep holding the button down and then tell me what color appears.
cilantro: (but why is it touching me...)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-23 04:37 am (UTC)(link)
Are you sure about this? Usually a button that says "Detonate" can only have a bad taste to it, and let alone actually pushing it...

[Just... so we're certain here that this is the right thing to do.]
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[personal profile] dereban 2016-07-23 04:39 am (UTC)(link)
That's what the manual says... besides, the bomb isn't real, anyway; it's just a part of the game.
cilantro: (tsk tsk wright...)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-23 04:45 am (UTC)(link)
Just because it's a game doesn't mean it shouldn't be considered seriously! There might come a day when there will be a real bomb, so it's important that you know what you're doing here should that ever happen...

[Heck, Piphron actually put a real bomb down as a trust exercise someday??]
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[personal profile] dereban 2016-07-23 08:59 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Spoilers: Piphron's tests are all trust exercises, text it... nevertheless, she lets out a deep sigh. ]

I'm reading the manual correctly and that's exactly what it says. Do you want to see it?