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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] eyeswideopen 2016-07-22 06:03 pm (UTC)(link)
[He strides through the maze with his mind half on it. Not a good idea and his master would smack him upside the head for being so distracted. But his head is too full of things he will likely ask Enoshima about later. Just as likely to get stabbed for it.]

You've seen how I look now. Before she got her claws on me and ripped up what was inside until that thing was all that was left. Do I look like the sort of person that would be that disgustingly, unrepentingly obsessed with crafting wars in the interest of birthing hope?

[He can admit that's not a fair comparison. Considering he could at the drop of the hat seem very crazy. It wouldn't take any effort. He pauses at the crossroads.]

Ah, let me try a better example. In movies and books, the villian is obvious. It's not like that in a mystery novel. With a good narrative you never know who it is until they strike. It's a lot like that.
Edited 2016-07-22 18:03 (UTC)
omaru: official sprite (SPRITE ► if you say so...)

Done! o/

[personal profile] omaru 2016-07-22 06:49 pm (UTC)(link)
[ ...The answer to his question is "yes," but to be fair, that's the only impression she's ever had of him. It's only now that she's seeing a different side to him, one that wasn't determined to project his views on hope onto her and transform her into something she wasn't, all because he couldn't witness her brother defeating the woman he said he hated.

She at least doesn't admit as much to him. ]

Well, I don't really read mystery novels... [ Not the point, Komaru. ] ...but I guess I get what you're saying. A true villain doesn't let their true colors show until it's too late to stop them, right?
eyeswideopen: (You're forgetting something.)

Hope that helped! \o/

[personal profile] eyeswideopen 2016-07-23 12:57 am (UTC)(link)
You're half right. I'm saying in real life, people are complicated. What is good or, bad can blend together so seamlessly we don't realize where the line is drawn. Enoshima understands this. It's why she's so effective at what she does. The most screwed up thing about her is you can have perfectly reasonable conversations with her.

[He has had more than a few of those. It makes him sick to his stomach to think about it. He reaches out to the lightball and taps it, channeling more of his hopes into it. It flares with light like a small lantern to illuminate further down the path.]

And that is why she has you. People want to open up to someone who seems to understand them. It's interesting to me.
omaru: official sprite (SPRITE ► um...)

It did, thanks! c: also sorry for the late tag!

[personal profile] omaru 2016-07-25 05:18 am (UTC)(link)
That's...kinda scary when you think about it...

[ With that explanation, she completely understands why Enoshima is considered to be so formidable. If she was able to manipulate someone without them even realizing, she was truly dangerous and definitely someone that Komaru should avoid by all means now that she knows what she looks like. She remembers when she was deluded into thinking that Fukawa was using her all along; who knows what would happen if someone actually was doing that? ]

For someone to be able to manipulate someone without them even knowing...it's really scary.

[ But she shouldn't focus on that right now. So long as she's cautious, hopefully she won't run into any problems. ]

Um...at the end of that hall, tell me what you see. It looks like it's a dead end, but I don't see any other possible places to go, so...it's probably a puzzle of some sort.
Edited 2016-07-25 05:19 (UTC)