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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!
hamnation: (hear my law and tremble!)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-21 05:02 am (UTC)(link)
[Sorry, he's not hear to bandage up one's self esteem. May as well roll wth it!]

Of course I do not expect any such powers of you. I can see plainly from here that you do not even possess a roc's feather! [He sounds disappointed in her.]

However, there is one way that you can claim mastery over the winds and clear your way. Along the wall to your left... you should find the switch for these winds. Keheheh... pressing such a switch is your destiny!
sobored: (super super super super despair)

[personal profile] sobored 2016-07-21 05:48 am (UTC)(link)
[Well yeah, of course she doesn't have a roc's feather. She's the type to set up the dungeon, not go into it looking for key items.]

A button, huh? Okay. I can do that. I can totally do that.

[Though now she's going to start thinking about the last time pushing a button was her destiny, and what that's going to lead to. This is probably a poor time to despair (meaning it's a great time) since the small light starts to flicker from that, making it even harder to see. That, plus the winds means she's going to have a rough time getting to the switch, which just leads to more despair. Yeah, fun times here.]

Hey, what's with the light show? You're not casting Darkness up there, are you?

[Yeah, maybe if she jokes about it, it distracts from it being her.]

Don't make it harder, okay? Us mortals kind of have a hard enough time as it is.
hamnation: (a lowly human stands no chance)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-21 01:35 pm (UTC)(link)
[Is she sounding more depressed than usual...? It's no matter, Gundam will still regard her the exact same way.]

Hmph... Why would I waste such a spell on a mortal who is already struggling? A lord of darkness knows the time and the place to strike, you know!

What you are facing must be only your own limitations. Has your spirit broken already? This task should be simple, even for a lower level being!
sobored: (We Are Not Amused)

[personal profile] sobored 2016-07-21 07:19 pm (UTC)(link)
[Rather than protest or anything, she's going to make her way over and flip the switch. It's not that she doesn't have any sort of doublespeak to share, it's just after that, she has way too many options.]

There we go. Not bad for a low leveled being, right?

[She sure sounds proud of herself. Maybe slightly arrogant about it too. But hey, it's just human behavior, there's definitely no other reason for it.]
hamnation: (onwards my dark devas!)

[personal profile] hamnation 2016-07-24 04:59 am (UTC)(link)
Keh heh heh... It's far too soon to surpass yourself. Your arrogance would only be your downfall!

...Regardless, you have cleared this hurtle. Now you must step forward until you reach the next crossroad of fate!

[He'll try to think of a new riddle as she advances.]
sobored: (Tears of Despair)

[personal profile] sobored 2016-07-24 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
[Once again, no one will ever appreciate the effort and willpower required to not say anything spoilery there.]

Jeez, you flip one switch and all of a sudden your arrogance will be your downfall. Lighten up already.

[Grumbling, or at the least pretending to grumble, she'll head forward and just assume there's no hazards here.]
Edited (I will stop maiming html I promise) 2016-07-24 20:29 (UTC)