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hello friends!

as i don't have everyone on my plurk, i figured i'd make the notice here, too: i will be going to japan starting tomorrow and won't be back until october 28, and though i should have wi-fi in the hotel(s), tags will likely be glacially slow until the end of october!

so my apologies to those of you waiting for tags, please bear with me, i will be back full force at the end of october! ♥ and if you need to ask me about anything relating to our ongoing threads, feel free to poke me over on plurk @ [plurk.com profile] celen!

DROP

Oct. 8th, 2017 02:07 pm
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Hey everyone! Jack here with some bad news: I'll be taking Jed Bartlet and Meghan Castellano out of the game.

It pretty much boils down to lack of free time and my interest being elsewhere - my workweeks are averaging close to 60 hours a week, I've got a very physically active job and come home exhausted and in no mood for RP, and if I get onto the career track I want, I'll have even less free time and an even more physically active job - so really, as bad a flake as I was while I was active, it would've just gotten worse as time went on and I didn't want to drag out the disappointment.

I'll still be active on memes, the new SWS, and similar low-commitment RP spaces, and if any of you want to play with me there or similar spaces, you're more than welcome to ping me on my plurk! I wish y'all the best of luck and hope everyone has a great time playing here.
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Hey, guys. I just wanted to give a heads up here in case you're not on my plurk. My housing situation on this coast has fallen through so I'm moving back cross country. I'll probably be slow for at least the next five days or so and hope to resume tags Thursday or Friday (Oct 12-13th).

If you need to get in touch with me, Contact me on plurk [plurk.com profile] peacockdance

Thanks. See you on the other side!

DROP

Oct. 6th, 2017 09:03 pm
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[personal profile] congratulating
This is very sudden, but I have to drop.

My work is going to be going through some restructuring, and the e-mail I got to day pretty much tells me that I'm fucked over in how the restructuring is going to go for the first few months. I like to hope they'd realize how bad their idea is in the first few weeks, but... yeah. It was real bad timing (and I'm honestly kind of panicked about it, haha). Thank you for having me for the hot month that Kirei was here. I hope he ruined everyone's day -- or he tried to, at the very least.

Thank you very much.
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[personal profile] natha
Good evening, El Nysa!

Following yesterday's AC results, we've received several PMs with concerns about our AC policy that we feel need to be addressed collectively, as we feel there are some misconceptions about the established rules.

We reiterate that our AC policy, while strict, is necessary in order to streamline the process of moderating and running the game. While we are grateful for the success of the game, it has already grown much larger and faster than we originally anticipated. Making exceptions for individual players who miss submitting AC, without extenuating circumstances, only puts more on our plate that hampers our ability to successfully run other aspects of the game. We feel the AC rules have been very clear, and do not intend to change them in the future.

That said, we appreciate everyone who has weighed in on this topic. While we will not be responding to any individual PMs on the subject, we shall address some points that were brought up.

  • EXTENDING THE AC SUBMISSION PERIOD & IMPLEMENTING WARNING LISTS. This was also brought up previously when we first announced our AC submission period. Again, this is non-negotiable for the reasons stated above. For plot and ACP purposes, we want to get AC done as soon as possible. A tight time frame means that we can focus on AC and ACP only during that time period before moving on to other things. A longer AC period will only hurt the mod team and the overall plot schedule in the long run.

    In the same vein, warning lists will only stagger us. As this game is adults only, we do not believe it should be necessary for us to chase down players to submit their AC. We have been upfront from the beginning that missing AC will automatically result in removal from the game. To ensure this does not happen, there are multiple tools available to players: this includes tracking the AC tag, contacting a mod if you believe you will be away or without internet during AC period, and communicating with your fellow players/friends to make sure you are reminded to submit AC.


  • THE AC POLICY. It has been mentioned that our AC policy is not clear. You may read the rules here:
    WE WILL NOT CHASE YOU FOR AC. This means that we will not issue AC warning lists. Activity checks will always be on the 27th of every month, lasting for four (4) days. Failure to submit your AC within this time period will count as an automatic fail, and you will be ejected from the game immediately after we process ACs. Please plan ahead and contact a mod if you cannot submit for whatever reason.
    This was also outlined in AC posts themselves.

    Dreamwidth is not the only way you can contact us; we are also available on Plurk and Discord. As long as efforts are made to contact us before AC submission period ends, we will hear you out.


  • ALLOWING PROXY AC SUBMISSIONS. We have decided to allow friends/castmates to submit AC for other players as long as the player has given the mods a heads up beforehand.
We hope that answers and addresses any concerns you may have about about our AC. As an aside, thank you to everyone who gave us words of encouragement as we continue to move the game forward.

If you have any further concerns, feel free to PM us directly or use our modbox for other ways to get a hold of us. Thank you!
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[personal profile] natha
Hello, everyone!

Here are the results from September Activity Check. The following characters did not respond to AC and will be removed from the game:
  • Cadderly Bonaduce ( THE CLERIC QUINTET )
  • Dr. Richard Strand ( THE BLACK TAPES PODCAST )
  • Oda Sakunosuke ( BUNGOU STRAY DOGS )
  • Noctis Lucis Caelum ( FINAL FANTASY )
  • Wanda Maximoff ( MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE )
  • Newt Scamander ( HARRY POTTER )
  • Lily Potter ( HARRY POTTER )
  • Alvis ( KILLJOYS )
  • Sorey ( TALES OF ZESTRIA )
  • Lucas ( EMERALD CITY )
  • Shikamaru Nara ( NARUTO )
  • Gintoki Sakata ( GINTAMA )
The following characters were dropped this month:
  • Vorin ( BATTLE BEASTS )
  • Gladiolus Amicitia ( FINAL FANTASY XV )
  • Ava Orlova ( FOREVER RED )
  • Maes Hughes ( FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST )
  • Heero Yuy ( GUNDAM WING )
  • Sesshomaru ( INUYASHA )
  • Mukuro Rokudo ( KATEKYO HITMAN REBORN! )
  • Atsuko Kagari ( LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIA )
  • Kazuhira Miller ( METAL GEAR )
  • Ferid Bathory ( OWARI NO SERAPH )
  • Keiji Maeda ( SENGOKU BASARA )
  • Dean Winchester ( SUPERNATURAL )
  • Randall Flagg ( THE DARK TOWER )
  • Damon Salvatore ( THE VAMPIRE DIARIES )
  • Elena Gilbert ( THE VAMPIRE DIARIES )

Please let us know if there are any mistakes or oversights.

Additionally, please visit the REP Tracker to confirm you have the correct amount of REP. We screen comments after they've been processed, but we apologize in advance for any clerical errors. Just comment below if your count doesn't add up, and we'll work with you to get things sorted.

ACP requests for this month will continue to be processed over the next several days, but are due by October 4th, so be sure to get your points in soon!

If you have any questions, please refer to the thread below. Thank you!
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[personal profile] natha
It's time for another Activity Check!

As a reminder, please always track the activity check tag on the community. AC will always be on the 27th of a given month, and lasts for four (4) days, ending on 11:59pm on the 30th.

AC would be two (2) proofs of any of the following:
  • A log thread with at least five (5) comments coming from your character.
  • A network thread with at least ten (10) comments coming from your character.
All proofs must include threads with separate characters (example: If you used a thread with Character A for your first proof, you may not use a thread with the same character for your second proof).

If you cannot make AC in a given month, players are allowed to take a strike. Players are allowed one strike before they must make full AC or be removed from the game.

Players are only allowed to use a hiatus exemption from AC once every three months, but they are allowed to hiatus as often as they see fit. If a player has extenuating circumstances and needs to hiatus for longer than a month, feel free to contact a mod.

Before we get to the form, please adhere to the following guidelines for AC:
  • September's eligible AC period is from September 1st to September 30th.
  • Characters accepted in September do not need to provide proofs, but are required to check in.
  • REP threads may be used for AC, but AC cannot be used for ACP.
  • You cannot use TDM threads for AC, but current players may use it for ACP.
  • If you take a strike, you cannot submit to ACP.
  • You're only allowed one AC strike without question. You're expected to make full AC next time.
  • Multiple-part tags count as one (1) tag comment.
  • Inbox threads count as AC, but they are automatically considered network posts, regardless if it's transitioned to action.
  • You are welcome to use threads that started during August AC, but only the comments that are timestamped within September are eligible to be counted toward September's AC. Please provide links starting from September comments.
  • You are exempt from AC if you were hiatused for at least two weeks in a given month.
  • IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO AC, YOU WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE GAME. We do not issue warnings.
  • Each subthread must be AC length to be accepted; combining threads is not permitted. Please link to specific subthreads, rather than top levels. This applies to both network and log threads.
  • In the event of an overflow, continuations in your personal journal count as whichever type of game tag they originated as, e.g. a log overflow in your journal = a log thread.
If you are confused about where and which tags to submit, please consult this visual aid before asking a mod!

Without further ado, please fill out the following form to submit your proofs of activity.




After submitting AC, feel free to head over to the ACP/REP page to submit your activity points! Please review the guidelines as we have added some clarifications since last round.
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[personal profile] flashystyle
This is a player-made list compiling all the fauna from the August 2017 Flora/Fauna submissions. If you'd like your entry updated, contact this player. The underlined portion is linking back to the original comment, and goes as follows:
NAME.
Rarity / Location / Temperament / Where the information is listed ICly.
FLORA POST


cute... cute... monstrous... cute )
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[personal profile] flashystyle
This is a player-made list compiling all the flora from the August 2017 Flora/Fauna submissions. If you'd like your entry updated, contact this player. The underlined portion is linking back to the original comment, and goes as follows:
NAME.
Rarity / Location / Where the information is listed ICly.
FAUNA POST


how many plants can get someone high )
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[personal profile] idealog
I wanted to apologize to everyone for basically up and disappearing. Life got super crazy for a hot minute (with Irma added for extra flavor) and I couldn't focus on tags for most of this month. I'm more than happy to continue backtagging old threads or handwave stuff if necessary. I'm easing back into things so 9S should be around a lot more. Sorry for the inconvenience everyone!

If you want to reach me for anything, I'm solarismagnum on plurk or solaris#6392 on discord.
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[personal profile] rhygret
ATTENTION REFUGEES.

Do you like action? Do you hunger for adventure? DO YOU ENJOY ROLEPLAYING ON TOP OF TABLES WITH ELVES WHEN IT MAY OR MAY NOT BE A KINK THING? If the answer to any of the above is YES then consider:


a BUNKERS&BADASSES Adventure

That's right, Rhys got so tired of everyone assuming Bunkers&Badasses was a elf-sex thing that he used his ACP to buy a B&B set and host his own mini-campaign so he could introduce people to the game and prove once and for all that it's definitely not at all about roleplaying a bunch of elves and banging them on top of tables. mostly

All joking aside, Rhys will be ICly hosting a game of B&B, which as you've probably guessed or already knew is the Borderlands version of Dungeons & Dragons! Anyone and everyone is welcome to join in whether they intend to play, watch, troll, or just gatecrash his attempt to show Magnus Lavellan basically anyone ever that B&B is an ACTUAL GAME that's pretty fun to play!

You do not need to know how to play D&D in order to get in on this either! It's as easy as saying "my character is a mage" or "I'm a fighter" and pretending to roll a bunch of dice. Sound like your cup of tea?

Then read on under the cut! )

Hiatus!

Sep. 15th, 2017 11:44 am
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[personal profile] kissintime
Hey all! I'm going to be taking an RP break for the rest of the month - nothing dire, I've been feeling some general burnout and decided the best way to deal with that is to go on a self-imposed break to recharge. I wish I could say that I'll be tagging during this time, but truthfully it isn't much of a break if I'm still doing tags.

That said, all my threads are going to be put on a pause and I'll tag them back when I return. If by then it's been too long and you want to move on and drop it, that's 100% understandable! If you want to talk to me I'll still be on Discord @ Marion#8374, as my plurk use will be limited since I majorly use it for rp.

This applies only to Ermes Costello, who will be on auto-pilot. Have a good rest of the month, and that goes double to all the new folks!
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This is just a little head's up for anyone I'm tagging with but don't have added on plurk or discord. I'm off to Cornwall to visit my family for a long weekend, leaving today and back on Monday evening (GMT). I'll be offline until then, and tagging is most likely to resume on Tuesday. I'll get back to all my threads + tagging into the things I've planned with people then!

Have a good weekend!
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Good morning, El Nysa!

We've officially finished processing all the remaining apps and revisions for this round. We're still waiting for the last batches of accepted players to request membership to the communities before we update the taken list. As a reminder, please fill out all the appropriate forms (Taken List, Permissions, Inbox, and HMD) before the event on Wednesday night!

There are many new faces here, and the mod team would like to formally extend a warm welcome to you all! We thank you for your interest in our humble game, which we're still in disbelief at the astonishing enthusiasm you've shown us, and hope you will enjoy your time here! It's going to be busy rest of the month for the game as a whole, so we'd like to remind our players keep updated by following our Plurk at [plurk.com profile] elnysa. We generally prefer to issue minor updates and clarifications via Plurk, so it's possible you may miss vital gameplay information somewhere along the way if you're solely tracking modposts here. Please follow our Plurk if you haven't yet!

With the conclusion of the September Application cycle, we are now officially able to move on to the second phase of the plot. Rather, we will begin preparations to introduce the plottier aspects of the game, which includes politics and character decisions. Wyver will be officially open for players to enter and leave as they please, and by the end of October, PCs will be able to choose their affiliation.

A more detailed write-up will be up tomorrow, along with the plotting and cr/intro memes, so please look out for that!

Onto more important things, here are some changes that we've recently made to the game, as well as a very specific request for those who participated in the Shades Darker's Carriage Quest. Please read everything thoroughly before asking questions!

  • FRANCHISE CHARACTER CAP. As mentioned in the previous post, there is now a character cap per franchise. In case you missed it, we also answered some concerns pertaining to this cap on the post's questions thread; if you have further concerns, please refer to that post. As it stands, the Final Fantasy franchise is the only cast that has hit cap. We will be constantly updating the Taken List to ensure that it will remain accurate in time for the next cycle in November.


  • CHARACTER POWERS. We would like to clarify some things about powers that will be more apparent in the following application cycles. Namely, the IC explanation for characters losing game-breaking or other miscellaneous abilities is not because the Natha took them away from PCs; rather, in saving the characters from The Storm in their respective homes, they were unable to completely recover their physical data. The more powerful they are, the more difficult it is for the Natha to preserve them. Some abilities are lost or "corrupt" (nerfed, in other words) forever, while others can be regained with time.

    This is information that can be obtainable if a character asks a Natha Orbiter; they tend to be quite honest about any shortcomings. If you have any questions with regards to that, feel free to always PM us or handwave a Natha NPC interaction.


  • NPC-LED JOBS. On that note, especially for incoming PCs, please rest assured that interviews for NPC-led jobs are always open. These interactions are handled via PM to [personal profile] nysan. Right now, the only available jobs are in Olympia, but with Wyver opening its gates soon, keep in mind that there will be jobs available there, too.

    Additionally, this is not to say that the only jobs that may be acquired are the NPC-led ones; within the limits of the world fantasy/steam-punk theme, we welcome players to come up with jobs of their own. If you have any questions, always feel free to PM us.

    When interacting with an NPC, please remember that the natives do not know about other worlds, about the Natha Orbiters, or that there is such thing as space travel; the natives simply believe that Refugees are from other colonies. Telling Natives that they are from other universes is also a direct violation of the Natha's wishes, and this is something punishable.


  • DEMERIT SYSTEM. Using the previous point as a segue to this, we will be introducing a demerit system for REP. This is very specific to Natha REP, although it is possible to lose REP from Olympia/Wyver depending on what routes your characters take in certain quests and events.

    Most importantly, the Natha will deduct REP if characters tell natives about their existence, or anything that may suggest that they're from anywhere but El Nysa. They don't ask much of their Refugees, but as it stands, it's the only thing they ask of them. Please keep this in mind, as it was an unfortunate common mistake with the last cycle. Thank you for your understanding!


  • SHADES DARKER CARRIAGE QUEST. We're certain you're sick of submitting things by now, but we'd like just one more thing. You may now submit results from the carriage quest. This will help us determine the outcome. Thank you for your participation!


  • NEW AREA: FLONA COVE. A new area has opened! Flona Cove is now available for characters to visit by train! There are also whispers that someone is arranging a Beach Episode? More information will be available in tonight's plotting write-up!


  • FLORA/FAUNA RESULTS. As it turns, we were in love with all of your submissions! We simply cannot choose just twenty. All of your submissions are approved, and therefore we will be slipping some of your flora/fauna into upcoming events, but you may also use them for your plotting/mingles/what-have-you. Go wild! Find them all HERE! Thank you again!


  • HOUSING. Housing will no longer be handled via player-based randomization. Instead, we have provided a spreadsheet that players may edit directly to designate roommates. Characters may continue living in this starter housing after their first free month, but they must start paying rent. Information on housing and the spreadsheet is provided HERE.

If you have any questions, please refer to the thread below. Thank you!
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[personal profile] natha
Hello, El Nysa! There are several updates and changes we'd like to address this evening. We'll keep it short and sweet, so please read everything thoroughly!

Before we begin, as mentioned on our Plurk, we've accepted several help to keep this game running smoothly. We'd like to thank everyone who offered their help and hope we continue to meet your expectations of the game! On that note, we prefer sending out smaller updates in our Plurk ([plurk.com profile] elnysa)! If you don't have us followed, please take care that you do.

Moving on, then:
  • CAST CAP: After much discussion among the mod team, we've unanimously decided to implement a cast cap of fifteen (15) characters. This is to prevent cast inflation. There is no cap on reserves, but we will judge applications based on a first-come, first serve basis, so we encourage everyone to follow our "Received Applications" Plurk when we have that up to stay updated.

    That said, we recommend players with potential castmates, as well as prospective players, to plan accordingly this app round.

  • HOUSING INFO. We would like to premise this update with an apology from the mod team for having been inconsistent with some information, causing much confusion among the playerbase. This update is to officially scrap the housing list generously compiled and maintained by Emi (Tina's player). Due to complications of keeping the list maintained with new waves of characters coming in, there will no longer be a randomized list or house numbers. This is something that we expect players will decide for themselves OOCly. Please refer to Emi's housing information for details about the beginner housing. Please keep in mind that there will be a new page containing all new housing information!

    Moving forward, characters are still able to stay in their starter houses with their current roommates if they pay a small monthly fee. Characters may also choose to move out and upgrade, but that's up to player's discretion. Alternatively, feel free to handwave reasons why your characters have to stay in their particular unit; we're leaving to you to fill in the details.

  • CALENDAR. The Calendar has been updated! The next event will take place on September 13th.

  • REQUESTED POWERS VIA ACP REWARDS. This should go without saying, but all requested powers will be subject to mod approval. We may also adjust the "pricing" of the points depending on the requested power. Please keep this in mind!

  • NPC-LEAD JOBS. We should have responded to all of NPC-lead job PMs by now. Please PM us on [personal profile] nysan if we accidentally missed you! That said, characters may pick up an NPC job at any time. Because we are unavailable for personal threads at the moment, just send us a PM, and we can work out the details!

  • AC STRIKES RULE. We've recently made changes to the strikes rule. Previously, we allowed up to three strikes before a character is removed to the game. Due to how low our AC requirements are, we will now only allow one AC strike without question. Please plan accordingly.

This concludes our mod address! If you have any questions or concerns, please use the questions thread below, or drop a line on our modbox. Thank you!
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[personal profile] natha
Welcome to El Nysa's very first (formal) Activity Check!

As a reminder, please always track the activity check tag on the community. AC will always be on the 27th of a given month, and lasts for four (4) days, ending on 11:59pm on the 30th.

AC would be two (2) proofs of any of the following:
  • A log thread with at least five (5) comments coming from your character.
  • A network thread with at least ten (10) comments coming from your character.
All proofs must include threads with separate characters (example: If you used a thread with Character A for your first proof, you may not use a thread with the same character for your second proof).

If you cannot make AC in a given month, players are allowed to take a strike. Players are allowed one strike before they must make full AC or be removed from the game.

Players are only allowed to use a hiatus exemption from AC once every three months, but they are allowed to hiatus as often as they see fit. If a player has extenuating circumstances and needs to hiatus for longer than a month, feel free to contact a mod.

Before we get to the form, please adhere to the following guidelines for AC:
  • August's eligible AC period is from July 15th to August 30th.
  • REP threads may be used for AC, but AC cannot be used for ACP.
  • You cannot use TDM threads for AC, but current players may use it for ACP.
  • If you take a strike, you cannot submit to ACP.
  • You're only allowed one AC strike without question. You're expected to make full AC next time.
  • Multiple-part tags count as one (1) tag comment.
  • Inbox threads count as AC, but they are automatically considered network posts, regardless if it's transitioned to action.
  • For future reference: you are welcome to use threads that started during August AC, but only the comments that are timestamped within September are eligible to be counted toward September's AC.
  • You are exempt from AC if you were hiatused for at least two weeks in a given month.
  • IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO AC, YOU WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE GAME. We do not issue warnings.
  • Each subthread must be AC length to be accepted; combining threads is not permitted. Please link to specific subthreads, rather than top levels. This applies to both network and log threads.
  • In the event of an overflow, continuations in your personal journal count as whichever type of game tag they originated as, e.g. a log overflow in your journal = a log thread.
If you are confused about where and which tags to submit, please consult this visual aid before asking a mod!

Without further ado, please fill out the following form to submit your proofs of activity.




After submitting AC, feel free to head over to the ACP/REP page to submit your activity points!

tag speed

Aug. 27th, 2017 03:21 pm
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[personal profile] northborn
hi, nyans! margot here! (robb stark and mcu bucky barnes!)

i just want to apologize for my slow tag speed up to now. people on my plurk know what's up with me, but i realize that leaves over 100 people in the game who don't.

i have a pretty serious health problem going on (chronic migraines) and lately they've been worse, landing me in the ER. my desire to tag is INTENSE but my pain and my lack of energy interfere frequently, and i also work full time. i'm managing more tags recently (this past week) but my speed/thread length is probably shorter than what you'd expect from others who can thread forever. i just don't want anyone to think i lack enthusiasm for you if i'm slow!

i hope it's ok if i come tag some of y'all pretty late on the latest game log? no pressure to reply if not! i can't tag a million people because i have to pace myself or i'll leave everyone hanging, but cross-canon cr is my fave and i just hunger for more of it. ♥
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