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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: (but why is it touching me...)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-23 10:51 pm (UTC)(link)
[And with that, Cilan's expression falls.]

Huh? [But... wait--] Why? Did I say something wrong?
trashmaster: (jesus hot sauce christmas cake)

[personal profile] trashmaster 2016-07-24 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
These bunnies are not for human consumption! Or...anything consumption! Except their natural predators, I guess, when they go back to the wild, but right now they're city bunnies, and city bunnies shouldn't have to worry about what they might taste like.
cilantro: (are you kidding me right now)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-24 04:46 am (UTC)(link)
[And now you're getting this look.]

... You do realize that what I said was just a figure of speech, right?

[Also Cilan's a vegetarian, so he wouldn't eat bunnies anyway?]
trashmaster: (furry trash)

[personal profile] trashmaster 2016-07-24 12:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Obviously not. What kind of figure of speech is that supposed to be?

[Tastes and flavors...]
cilantro: (you're too fat to fit in those shorts)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-24 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)
It's how we as Pokemon Connoisseurs are taught to speak when describing the observations we make in the course of our studies.

[... obviously.]
trashmaster: (step off loser)

[personal profile] trashmaster 2016-07-24 07:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Like you want to make it into stew.
cilantro: (well,you're clearly evil)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-24 07:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Describing something as having taste or flavor doesn't mean literally wanting to eat it. It's about judging the essential character of something and one's experience with it.
trashmaster: (it's so catchy)

[personal profile] trashmaster 2016-07-24 07:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Sure, that's great and all, but you could use more normal words. That don't make it sound like you want to eat the poor things.

cilantro: (remind me again why we're friends)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-24 08:12 pm (UTC)(link)
This is considered normal for me. [...] Or maybe you just have poor taste when it comes to understanding that sort of thing.
trashmaster: (i don't remember that)

[personal profile] trashmaster 2016-07-24 08:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Woah, woah.


I have excellent taste, thank you very much. And I'm really good at picking up new things! [They taught themself magic, after all.] My understand is completely fine.
cilantro: (no one understands us except pansage)

[personal profile] cilantro 2016-07-24 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Then you should know it's quite rude to criticize a person's speech patterns when they just told you that it was the way they had been taught to speak, and have thus been doing so for most of their life now, right?
trashmaster: (it's so catchy)

[personal profile] trashmaster 2016-07-24 09:54 pm (UTC)(link)

Okay but you sound like you want to chomp into a Pikachu. Why would they teach that? [whoever "they" would be.]