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Empatheias Events ([personal profile] empevents) wrote in [community profile] empatheias_ooc2017-04-17 04:19 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, April 24th and Applications (Canon | OC) open a week later on May 1st.

  • OC Reminder! Just a quick reminder that original characters are 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: Elios’ land was a great place to hold this year’s festival, but it’s always best to leave a place as you found it. This is especially important for the surface, as there’s a lot of work put into trying to heal the different domains that span the land down below Verens. Anyone who volunteers for cleaning duty is getting paid, and vouchers to several of the cafes up in Verens as a reward! For anyone not interested in cleaning but interested in a new closing ceremony of sorts, they can instead attend a fireside dance that will be held for the next few nights at the site of the festival once things are tidied up.
  1. Cleanup Ordeals. Not too much mess was left around luckily as most people who helped organize the Festival understand the importance of cleaning up the mess you make, but it looks like the tent areas have a lot left to clean up and take down. Removing flowers and string lights, packing up fabric and blankets, and generally picking up trash here and there left by festival goers is the main job. It’s a big job, and the festival organizers encourage anyone with special skills or dunamis practice to use whatever they have at their disposal to speed things along.
  2. Fireside Dance.It’s a small, simple gathering done once the sun has gone down and the sky is dark. The fire is stoked hot, surrounded by worn black stones painted with Elios’ symbol in red and orange tones of paint. The dance is a quick one, requiring two circles, an inner and outer one. Partners on the outer circle travel the inner circle and wind up dancing with each person in turn. Luckily it’s pretty quick to learn and everyone spirits run warm to match flushed cheeks. At the end, each participant is asked to throw a small twig into the fire and express a moment of love or hate, in the pursuit of balance.

• Prompt E: During the festival this month there was a curious prize at one of the game booths. Some of the Elios plushes from the bobbing for ducks booth seem to not have been plushies at all! After a few days of having one in your possession, The plush will engulf in non spreading flames and burn completely out, revealing one small egg, white or black. Depending on your mood the past few days, the egg will either hatch a leathery or feathery winged creature. Hopefully you’ve been in a good mood! Luckily, the creatures are only around long enough to perform their duty before winking out of existence again.
  1. Bad Egg. Negative emotions have lead to a sour and dark winged creature who is up to mischief. They will not listen to their “owner” and instead are quite often out to make things difficult for them. 3 misfortunes or specific instances of bad luck will happen over three days to their possessor while they run amok. A claw shaped trinket is left behind as a reminder to try and enjoy life and not get caught up in bad moods.
  2. Good Egg. Positive emotions will lead to a happy, bright and angelic feather winged creature. They’re mischievous as well, but often in gentler ways, and sometimes try to play cupid for their owner. These playful creatures will grant 3 small wishes over three days for their owner, such as desires for better weather, tastier food or small trinkets. No wishing for a million sylvs here! Once it poofs out of existence in a puff of glitter it leaves behind a small pearl as a reminder to value the things they have and experiences they get that make live worth living.

• Prompt F: A small ring of Circus performers from Thesthai have traveled up to Verens and set up a tent out near lake Niras. It’s a small Circus performance, a prelude to something that might be bigger in the future. All performances are done by the Circus members themselves, from acrobatics and magic tricks, to displays of fearless daredevilry with the help of Verens steam-punk inspired vehicles. Overall it seems to be garnering a lot of attention, causing a several day repeat showing of the activities. Performancy plays a central role in some setups, and they seem to be the most popular...
  1. Animal Experience.Enjoy the animal menagerie, all sorts of creatures are here. They’re all well taken care of, and seem to enjoy the food and pettings they’re getting from the attendees. Happy animals make for happy animal loving customers afterall! There IS one catch.. mischevious circus performers will cast performancy on those who aren't paying enough attention to their surroundings, and circus goers in the menagerie area may find something new if they look in a mirror. Animal ears and tails and a host of other features! Don’t worry. It’s temporary and all in good fun.
  2. Carnival Games. Carnival type games have been set up outside the main tent, including a lot of familiar games that may have been seen during the Zephyras Flower Festival. Ring Toss, water laser races, darts, and the good old fashioned strong arm competition are all part of the setup. The prizes here range from simple small toys to bigger 4 foot tall plushies. Careful though, some of these setups might actually be rigged. The house has to have an advantage, in the end. Where would they make their money?

• Prompt G: Make your own! It could include geese and/or potatoes.

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!
sobored: (Make It A Sight Worth Seeing)

F-2, oh my god that alpaca is adorable

[personal profile] sobored 2017-04-20 03:32 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, what happened there? I swear that was dead on, and yet, it looks like the princess is going prizeless today.

[Don't mind, or do mind, the comments from the audience over here. She's figured it out, of course she has, but why ruin the fun and outright say it? This is way more fun.]
novility: (♔ Even if I carry the perfect radiance)

ISN'T IT? I want one now thanks Sonia

[personal profile] novility 2017-04-20 05:34 am (UTC)(link)
[Hearing that oh so despairingly familiar voice causes Sonia to immediately freeze in her spot. She places the toy gun onto the booth, asking the owner for a quick time out before she turns around, finding herself face to face with the one person she didn't really want to run into.]

Good day Enoshima.

[There might have been a sarcastic tone in her voice. Despite that, Junko will still be greeted with a polite smile.]

To what do I owe the honor of your presence?
Edited 2017-04-20 05:36 (UTC)
sobored: (I'll Just Have To Try Harder Next Time)

[personal profile] sobored 2017-04-22 11:36 pm (UTC)(link)
[She notices because of course, she does, but...]

Enjoying the festivities like everybody else. That's allowed, right? And it's definitely allowed to stop and say something to someone I know, right?

[Even if it's not, she really doesn't care, but still.]
novility: (♔ Something isn't enough)

[personal profile] novility 2017-04-24 12:47 am (UTC)(link)
[Sonia's trying her absolute hardest not to send a dirty glare her way, but the little sparks that were crackling in the air around her wasn't helping the situation. Even though it's Junko Enoshima she did have a point, even if she hated saying that. As much as she didn't like the idea of her running around the festival, she still had every right to be here.

But she was still going to be watching her. She had her eye on you, Junko.]

I suppose, you have a point. Just don't let me catch you popping children's balloons or throwing people's ice cream cones onto the ground.

[The game runner is looking annoyed now that Sonia's holding up the line, he lets out a very exasperated sigh to catch her attention.]

Ah, I am ever so sorry! I got caught up with this... acquaintance of mine.

[He's just going to roll his eyes at the two girls, because he can sense the intense sparks and he's not even involved.]
sobored: (But Just One Makes For A Low Score)

[personal profile] sobored 2017-04-26 04:16 am (UTC)(link)
Acquaintance, huh?

[She sounds like she wants to argue that one. It might be fun, especially since Sonia's wise to her crap, but it might be more despair inducing to go the other direction.]

All right, that's a good way to put it. We're totally acquaintances, yup, that's perfect! And don't worry, I'm not going to do any of that. Not really my style.

[Okay, okay, she'll clarify. Because she really doesn't care about making Sonia hold up the line.]

I mean I did the balloon thing once, but it was a one time thing and there were a ton of really good reasons for it.
Edited 2017-04-26 04:16 (UTC)
novility: (♔ Something isn't enough)

[personal profile] novility 2017-04-27 04:20 am (UTC)(link)
[Somehow, you can't help but feel skeptical the moment that Junko Enoshima agrees with you and that's exactly how Sonia feels right now.]

Most definitely. We are just mere acquanitances, nothing more.

[Okay, so... maybe the things that she suggested were a bit petty for even Junko to do.

Despite the twin tail despair bear in the room, Sonia didn't want to hold up the line any longer and leans back down to focus her aim. She's totally got it this time! Just as she's pulling back the trigger to shoot, she happens to hear what the other girl has to say and she immediately loses her focus, causing her to miss the bottle target entirely.

She quickly turns around, looking at Junko with a fierce glare. She was that petty after all!!]

What "good reason" could you possibly have for doing something so dastardly like that?!
sobored: (But Just One Makes For A Low Score)

[personal profile] sobored 2017-04-30 03:49 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, you really suck at this, Sonia-san.

[Look, someone had to say it, right? Okay, no, probably not, but Junko said it anyway.]

And the balloons reacted to emotions and kind of had a mind of their own, so how could I not want to see what happened?

[Nothing really worth sharing, she got harassed by more balloons for a while, and Gundam got upset about it, but that was about it.]
novility: (♔ Wild stars)

[personal profile] novility 2017-05-01 02:32 am (UTC)(link)
[It was so hard to remain calm around Junko Enoshima. However, as much as Sonia wanted to be rude, she didn't want her to have the satisfaction of seeing her lose her cool, especially in front of all these people.

However, Junko was testing her patience with that comment and Sonia was practically squeezing the toy gun from frustration, emitting a slight spark of fire from her frustration.]

Honestly, it's truly amazing how much of a petty person you are. I can only imagine that you must have experienced joy from their reaction, no?

[Poor victim, she sends them and the balloon her condolences.]
sobored: (But the Feeling of Tearing It All Down)

[personal profile] sobored 2017-05-03 02:30 am (UTC)(link)
Joy? Hmm? Is that what I experienced?

[This really shouldn't be made into a guessing game, but it's going to be one anyway.]

Isn't there a different emotion that should come to mind first? Come on, I bet you can guess what it is! Go on, guess!