Hiatus

Sep. 19th, 2017 08:27 pm
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Hello everyone! In light of me recovering from a stressful six-day work week and my tagging drive going kaput as a result of that, I'd like to toss a heads up here that I've called a tag break of a kind over Plurk. This also unfortunately affects my NPC threads (Sosyne and the ghost NPC in Point Coudia). I hope to get back on my feet in a week or two, but in the meantime I apologize to everyone who I'm currently threading with, NPC-wise or not.

That said, I'll still be around for mod-related matters, but might not tag back for a while. If there's any time-sensitive information you might need from me as a result of any potential backtagged threads, please do not hesitate to PM this journal or send me a PP on Plurk for Jade-related things, or sending a message to the mod journal for NPC matters.

TEST DRIVE: October

Sep. 18th, 2017 08:09 am
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— TEST DRIVE: OCTOBER —


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 Sunday, September 24 and Applications (Canon | OC) open a week later on October 1st. Apps will only be open for four days!

  • 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!

  • Transfer to in-game. If accepted, you can assume threads made on the Test Drive happen in-game if the scenario can reasonably fit. These threads do not count toward AC.

Now with that out of the way, here are some prompts you guys can work from!


Prompts )

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!

More Crystal Thefts

Sep. 17th, 2017 08:00 am
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— CRYSTALLIZING CHANGE —



Hello everyone, here are your event details for this month. A bullet list will be down at the bottom for quick perusal.

The crystal in the observatory has been stolen in the middle of the night of the 16-17th. To recap, some people may wake up in the middle of the night to a thunderstorm. Once she’s been informed herself, Ledwika soon announces that the observatory's crystal has been stolen! Witnesses of the theft say that they saw crystal taken west of Verens, far off into the distance.

With the crystal gone, weather is going to be rather wonky in Verens for the next week or so. As everyone knows, the crystal is an important part of stabilizing the environment around the island, to protect it from the erratic atmosphere of the destroyed (yet recovering) planet below. Now that the crystal has been taken, things are going to be wonky. There will be no blue skies and clouds, but reddish orange during the daytime instead. The erratic weather will come and go, one hour rain, the next it could be small ice showers, then sunlight and moisture, the combinations are endless and won’t be the same from one area to another! This won’t be only limited to the weather, as flora and fauna will both be affected by the change in environment. For example, anyone in the forest might be able to spot some trees turning red and see its leaves fall… until the tree becomes green again an hour later and is sprouting fruit. Plants are also either growing wildly or even mutating into other kinds of plants. New hybrid fruit anyone? (You’ve got to think positively sometimes… even in the hard times right?) Animals across the island will be affected as well, since they sense something else coming. This is only the beginning and they know it. Expect animals to be avoidant and aggressive if approached, and this can include native pets that were adopted from the wild. Domesticated pets may just focus on the being nervous side of things.

And of course, the crystal being gone will also affect everyone’s emotions! People may suddenly experience a burst of a certain emotion: whether it's calm, anger, joy, fear, you name it! One could be chatting with their friend and talking passionately about music, when they suddenly start yelling at their friend for something very minor. One could also be crying because they're hurt or they're very upset, but suddenly start laughing and cheering as if they just won a million sylvs, and then they're back to crying ten seconds after.

For now, there is not much knowledge as to where the crystal was taken, beyond it being carried away to the west. There are rumours sprouting that the crystal was stolen by a device that was aimed down from an airship that circled above. Whether or not that's true is yet to be proven.

There will be no log for Part 1. This portion of the event will last until September 20th, so feel free to make your own posts for this part until then.


IN BRIEF

  • Crystal Stolen - The observatory crystal has been taken during the night of the 16th/17th.
  • Attack From the West - Those who witnessed the theft saw an Airship use some sort of device to steal the crystal from above and take it west.
  • Erratic Weather - The missing crystal has caused the protections around Empatheias to disappear, exposing the island to the strange environment more familiar to the planet below. Strange weather patterns of all types could occur in all sorts of combinations, examples above.
  • Flora & Fauna - The plants and animals are also affected, causing mutating plants and massive overgrowth to accelerated seasonal behavior. Animals are confused and aggressive at times, but mostly they seem on edge, as though there’s more to come.
  • Emotional Turmoil - Emotions will be extremely out of whack, causing major swings in how people behave and react to even the smallest of things. There are examples above.
  • Time Span - This portion of the event will last until September 20th, where a follow up and mission to explore West in order to retrieve the crystal will occur. The effects on the island will last until at least the conclusion of the full event.
  • No Log - Again, There is no log for this first portion of the event.

    If you have any further questions about the event, please feel free to ask them in this post!

Mid-Month Announcement: September

Sep. 16th, 2017 07:33 am
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— MID-MONTHLY MOD ANNOUNCEMENT: SEPTEMBER —


» CALENDAR


Read more. )


» EMOTION TRACKER UPDATE


Read more. )


» AREHTEI COMMITTEE


Read more. )


» PLOTTING WITH NEW CHARACTERS


Read more. )


» TASK BOARD AND PLOTTING MEME CHANGES


Read more. )


» MOD CONTACT


Read more. )


Aaand that's about it! If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, just comment to this post.
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— AREHTEI COMMITTEE ACTIVITY CHECK: AUGUST - SEPTEMBER —


All proofs must fall within August 1 through September 30. The deadline is Thursday, September 30, 11:59 PM CDT.

You can choose one of the following options:

  1. Linking a thread of at least five comments in the Arehtei Committee meeting log.
  2. Linking a thread of at least five comments outside the log which discusses or implements committee-related activities (to be judged on a case-to-case basis).


If you do not have the required AC, the character will be removed from the list of committee members and you cannot rejoin the committee until the cycle after the next set of sign-ups. This means you can only rejoin the committee three months after failing committee AC. ICly, this means that the character will be asked to step down from the committee and would not be able to rejoin for the aforementioned amount of time.

Here is the form for filling out AC:

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