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Empatheias Mods ([personal profile] simpathis) wrote2014-05-25 12:29 am

[ complete crystals + regains ]

— COMPLETE CRYSTALS + REGAINS —



Completed crystals have a variety of uses in the game, but there's one particular use that may interest the character: regaining an item from their home world. Thus this page serves two purposes: 1) track how many completed crystals a character can develop during their stay; 2) request regains if conditions are met.

The current Complete Crystals Spreadsheet can be found here.


❖ Crystal Guidelines


For the most part, determining whether a character's crystal is complete is determined by the player. After all, characters develop differently and some will be faster or slower than others. However, we do have at least one rule and some factors you should consider.

» Four Months. Four months is the absolute minimum that would take a character's crystal to complete. No sooner, but it can of course take longer.

» Automatic Crystal. At six months, a player can comment for an "automatic" crystal. This means that the crystal is completed and no further steps are necessary.

» Emotion Tracker. Tracker submissions are not mandatory in general, however we do require proof if less than six months. For a crystal to be considered complete, you must submit to the tracker at least two separate months within the 4-5 month period. To check, refer to the Emotion Tracker and look at the "Responses" sheet for the corresponding month. If over 6 months, then this is not required due to the automatic trigger instead.

» Crystal development. Just a quick reminder that if you need some substantial reasons as to how your character's crystal develops a certain way, various events can hasten or slow development. Additionally, apathy and death can slow development, even set it back due to emotion drop depletion.

» Keep or donate. It is up to the character whether they wish to keep their crystal or donate it to the Arehtei. As crystals can be beneficial in either scenario, there's no actual "better" option. If uncertain, "keep" is considered the default, and it can be donated at a later time.

» Replacement. A reminder that characters do have to replace their crystals, and that can easily be done by visiting the original temple ruins and excavating one from the underground lake.

» Player Discretion. As mentioned, this is still up to the player. As there is no mandatory tracker to be maintained, you will have to be aware of how your character's crystal is developing and be reasonable about it.


In order to actually consider your character's crystal complete, you must fill out this form. This form will help both you and us see how the character has developed, and it also serves a stop gap to prevent players who might just rush the process.

Player:
Character: Character | [personal profile] journal
Alignment:
Month/Year Joined: What month and year did this character join the game?
Month of Completion: The month the crystal is considered completed. This can be backdated in case you are filling this later.
Emotion Tracker Proofs: You must have submitted to the Tracker from two separate months OR use the "6 MONTHS AUTO" option. For Tracker submissions, just mention the month and year so we can check.
State: This is asking if the crystal is mostly positive, negative, or neutral. Indicate with one of the following symbols: +, -, |.
Development Report: We really only want a general summary (no more than 250 words) of how the character has developed.
Donated or Keep? Indicate whether the character is giving their crystal to the Arehtei or keeping it. Choose "keep" if uncertain. You can change this at any time.
Questions: Any questions you might have.



If a character has already completed one crystal and is ready for the second, use the following form. The "four months" rule is still at play, only instead of starting from the time joined, it's starting from the time the second crystal is acquired/first crystal completed.


All submissions will be automatically added to the spreadsheet. Characters can already assume their crystals are completed ICly.


❖ Regains Guidelines


For those who choose to their keep their crystals to eventually be used for regains, here are a few things you as a player should know ahead of time. Most of these mechanics will also be known to the characters.

» 1 crystal = 1 item. We're using a simple 1:1 transaction. It doesn't matter what the state of the crystal is, it just has to be complete to be used.

» 2+ crystals for more powerful and larger items. If the desired item is large like a vehicle or is a powerful object like a weapon then it will require at least two crystals.

» Item must belong to the character. Because the crystals have personal ties to the character, you can only regain an item that the character actually owns. They cannot regain an item that now belongs to someone else, and they cannot gain something from the future. Has to be present and in current ownership. This also means that a character cannot regain something for a friend.

» "Group" regains. One exception to the above rule is it is possible to pool crystals together for a shared item. Ownership rules still apply, so it must belong to those involved. So if there's a considerably large or powerful item that a cast may like as a whole, rather than wait for one person to develop multiple crystals to meet requirements, they can contribute theirs for the item.

» Items must be "portable." Basically the item must be able to move somehow. So unless it's an RV, no houses or buildings can be brought in.

» Standard nerfs apply. All regain items will conform to fit the setting as if they had been brought in through the initial application. Thus super large objects will still need to be downsized to reasonable size and any gamebreaking powerful objects will need to be nerfed to also be reasonable.

» Mod discretion. We do have discretion as to whether an item can actually be regained or not, and some items may be a case-by-case type. Thus you will need our approval before you can proceed ICly.

» Schedule with aligned Arehtei. After approved, you will need to set up an "appointment" with the character's aligned Arehtei on the scheduler. If it's a group, you'll need all involved Arehtei. At that point we can either thread it out or just hash out the details and be effectively handwaved.

» Disappears on use and no returns. Finally, all crystals used in the regain will be "consumed" upon use. This also means that regains are final and cannot be sent back. So if you decide to bring the plague upon the game...better hope there's a way to deal with it or a new plot development will be born.


And of course, we have a form for submissions. To also keep things organized, we are keeping regains in one place with this subthread, so please comment there. The form is also in the subthread, but here is how it will look like.

Player:
Character: Character | [personal profile] journal
Alignment:
Date of Regain: The IC date of when the regain will occur.
Crystal link(s): You will need to have completed the crystal form first, so link us to the particular crystal you'd like to use. NOTE: this crystal will be marked as use and cannot be used for any other purpose.
Regained Item: Description of the desired item.
Notes: If there are any nerfs that are to be applied, list them out here.
Questions: Any questions you might have.

The original Completed Crystals page is found here for those who need it!


❖ Questions


If you have any general questions about either of the processes that you'd like to ask prior to submitting the forms, feel free to ask them here.
lionhandler: (Just. In general. I'm sorry.)

[personal profile] lionhandler 2017-02-02 10:04 am (UTC)(link)
Obviously this won't be relevant for quite a while, but what was the verdict on shrinking the Voltron lions?
shivmeabreak: skit (misericorded the situation)

[personal profile] shivmeabreak 2017-02-09 08:04 am (UTC)(link)
My question is kind of a two-parter with the first being if the Normin would count as something for the Zestiria crew to regain? Aside from brief scenes with two of them (Atakk and Phoenix), they aren't really characters in their own right and serve as more of a gameplay mechanic to augment the party's equipment.

The other thing I was wondering about was if it would be possible for anything regained from the Zestiria world to bring Malevolence with it or if it could develop on its own in Empatheias as a means to initiate a couple player plots in the future. (With mod permission, of course.)
hadthehighground: (contemplating)

[personal profile] hadthehighground 2017-02-13 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
How large would something need to be to need two crystals?

How about an Eopie? Everything Obi-Wan literally owns is on this back of this thing. Minus the baby of course.

Here is a better idea of their size compared to people. They're essentially a small camelid type creature with a short trunk.

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[personal profile] hopedout 2017-02-13 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Quick question on my end - also contains spoilers for SDR2/SDR2.5/DR3, so I'll be putting it under a spoiler tag:

Specifically in Super Dangan Ronpa 2.5, it is shown that Hinata has created an AI of himself in order to bring back Komaeda from his coma in the Neo World Program; it's never explicitly stated what happened to it afterward. The AI itself doesn't have enough personality to be considered applicable as a character due to the limited screentime he has, plus he has similar personality traits that Hinata has as both Kamukura and himself, but heavily leaning towards Kamukura. Would it be possible for Hinata to regain the AI - permissibly as a flash drive, which is most likely how he also brought in the Enoshima AI. If not, that's totally okay, too!

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[personal profile] futureprofessor 2017-02-22 07:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello mods! A little question for you: how much headcanon is accepted for items? Are implied things ok?

If you need the full story: Bianca explicitly uses Fly in game (hell, she even gives the HM both times) but none of her canon team members can learn it. So I usually headcanon she has a Flying-type she uses to explore - he isn't strong or anything, can hardly battle, he's just a support mon. Would it be acceptable to ask for him?

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used_realtears: (crying)

[personal profile] used_realtears 2017-02-24 08:19 am (UTC)(link)
Can items that we can deduce a character owns be regained? In one of Nobita's movies, he hatches a wind creature named Fuuko from an egg, and creates a "disguise" for her to make her look like a stuffed animal. At the end of the movie, Fuuko sacrifices herself to stop the villain, leaving behind the disguise. It doesn't show up later, but could I have him regain the disguise now stuffed as an actual stuffed animal, since I believe he'd want to keep a memorial of her?
actualhumandisaster: (Walking my droid)

[personal profile] actualhumandisaster 2017-04-07 05:17 am (UTC)(link)
Well, guess I might as well ask now...

Would it be possible to regain Anakin's R2-unit? (that rolling, beeping garbage can...) It technically is considered an item in canon (even though he prefers to treat it like a person) and is pretty much the only thing he owns in a way (Jedi problems...)

Artoo also is technically Anakin's wedding ring, because if you can't afford actual rings, you exchange droids.....

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moneymatters: (Gonna puzzle over this one)

[personal profile] moneymatters 2017-04-09 11:55 pm (UTC)(link)
What would the number of crystals needed be for something like a keepsake box of letters? Would that be small/insignificant enough to need one crystal, or would it need more/need to be broken down by letter? Noting that they do have great sentimental value, if that has any bearing on it.
lionhandler: (So to review)

[personal profile] lionhandler 2017-04-20 02:40 am (UTC)(link)
Asking more out of idle curiosity than any solid plan to do something with this information and I forget if this particular sort of edge case came up when regains were first suggested, but does "in current ownership" also imply "in current possession"?

Like, say, theoretically, I was playing a character who was exploring a distant moon when he was kidnapped by aliens, and consequently any possessions he would've had with him but not on him were presumably just kind of. Left there. On the moon. Unclaimed by anyone else since. So, like, they're still technically his, right? He just doesn't actually have them. Would such items be regainable?

(If it makes a difference, if I gave him anything from these circumstances, it'd be something small and sentimental. A digital camera with some pictures/video, probably.)
gottacatch: (two boys in snow)

[personal profile] gottacatch 2017-02-02 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Reena
Character: Red | [personal profile] gottacatch
Alignment: Sosyne
Date of Regain: uhhh whenever is cool with Skarme. 05/02? I can do later or sooner.
Crystal link(s): Proof. He will also be giving her this crystal at the same time.
Regained Item: The pokémon Articuno who Red had on him inside their pokéball at the time he came to Empatheias.
Notes: Articuno isn't really gamebreaking so should be okay in that regard.
Questions: --

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jeido: (speaking - might be explaining something)

[personal profile] jeido 2017-02-06 01:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Player: Slip
Character: Jade Curtiss | [personal profile] jeido
Month/Year Joined: September 2016
Month of Completion: January 2017 (towards the end of the month, if that's OK!)
Emotion Tracker Proofs:
11/16
1/17

Alignment: Sosyne
State: - (around 60% negative)
Development Report: Apathy took the crystal a little longer to complete (not in time for the excursion), but that aside... the crystal's been generally positive for most of his stay, but it took a large dip down the negative zone sometime January due to the two-hit combo of Lavieti and Selenium. Jade's developed a slightly better appreciation of the people around him (even with his tendency to do whatever he wants) and even has found a few people he actually cares about, but January's generally done a huge number on his emotions, especially since it's forced him to deal with emotions and memories he'd rather not have anything to do with. Still, he's had a good bit of help for the ghosts that he's successfully overcome, which is why overall, the crystal didn't tank completely. Still, there's enough unusual negative emotions to overwhelm the initial positivity he managed to build up.
Donated or Keep? Keep for the moment, though he might donate it later once he's done satisfying his curiosity regarding it.
Questions: N/A
contribute: manga. (pic#9883042)

[personal profile] contribute 2017-02-25 04:28 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Zetsu
Character: Mikleo | [personal profile] contribute
Month/Year Joined: December 2015
Month of Completion: December 2016
Emotion Tracker Proofs: 1 year, 1 auto ??

Alignment: Sosyne
State: 95% +, 5% |
Development Report: Mikleo was coming from a rather emotional situation, having lost his Gramps and dealing with the acceptance of Sorey eventually going to sleep to purify Maotelus. However, given his character, Mikleo was able to stay collected and calm even during tough times. But once Sorey arrived he was able to dwell in such sadness and allow himself for once to allow the pain take him instead of trying to keep a strong front. He's less likely to hide what bothers him now and while he still has that patience he won't easily let his friend hold their own pain in now with his calm demeanor.
Donated or Keep? Keep
Questions: NOW IN THE RIGHT PLACE... but unsure if this counts for 2 crystals given it's a year or...? just one-- i'm bad at this i'm sorry omg
futureprofessor: (Default)

[personal profile] futureprofessor 2017-03-02 01:40 am (UTC)(link)
Player: TF
Character: Bianca | [personal profile] futureprofessor
Alignment: Daimonia
Month/Year Joined: September 2016
Month of Completion: Februrary 2017
Emotion Tracker Proofs: 6 MONTHS AUTO

State: +
Development Report: Bianca has settled really well in Verens. Sure, she's had sad moments here and there, especially nostalgic moments of missing home, but overall, she's having lots of fun. She's exploring new places, seeing new creatures, making lots of friends, getting to know important Trainers from her world, having her first crush, being the proud owner of her own farm... It's been a ride. There's two main things she's learned: to relate to people that don't understand how her world works, which is harder than it sounds (Darwin' cockfighting joke goes here) and to be a little more patient. She's not entirely there yet, she still gets excited easily, rambling and dragging you to places. But Verens (and Red, mostly) has put her in situations that she can't deal with her usual over-excitement, and that, little by little, is growing patience in her.
Donated or Keep? Will donate it (for a regain).
Questions: n/a
lightthedarkness: (My light my crystal)

6 MONTHS AUTO

[personal profile] lightthedarkness 2017-03-07 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Player: Jax
Character: Usagi Tsukino | [personal profile] lightthedarkness
Alignment: Elios
Month/Year Joined: June 2016
Month of Completion: March 2017
Emotion Tracker Proofs:
06/16
07/16
Survey: 02/17


State: +90%, -10%,
Development Report: Usagi has become a lot more mature regarding self-growth. She's less lazy as she runs a business now and literally doesn't have manga or video games to occupy her time with. She's a little sadder since she's nearly going on a year without Mamoru and Luna and the rest of the girls which is emotionally hard on her and starting to become a bigger issue for her.
Donated or Keep? Donating
Questions: n/a
gotyourselfapilot: (pic#9998305)

[personal profile] gotyourselfapilot 2017-03-11 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Player: Michalle
Character: Poe Dameron | [personal profile] gotyourselfapilot
Alignment:Thras
Month/Year Joined: Feb/2016
Month of Completion: Since he died in May 2016 the auto complete should have happened around 11/16 let's make it February of this Year
Emotion Tracker Proofs: 6 months auto crystal


State: +
Development Report: Poe stayed mostly positive the entire year. No matter how many times he might have failed at something he never gave up. He'll continue to try to stay on the positive side but sometimes change happens. Along with life. Who knows where he may end up going? He'll do what he knows best and that's helping people.
Donated or Keep? Keep for now
Questions: nope!
umbredna: (Default)

[personal profile] umbredna 2017-03-18 12:37 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Fae
Character: Edna | [personal profile] umbredna
Alignment: Piphron
Month/Year Joined: April 2016
Month of Completion: March 2017
Emotion Tracker Proofs:
Six months auto

State: |
Development Report: At her age she's not changing much. Still, she's starting to make more friends which is saying something after about two thousand years of reclusiveness.
Donated or Keep? Keep
dyedsnow: (smile - i think i can die for him)

[personal profile] dyedsnow 2017-03-28 12:51 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Slip
Character: Chisa Yukizome | [personal profile] dyedsnow
Alignment: Elios
Month/Year Joined: November 2016
Month of Completion: March 2017
Emotion Tracker Proofs:
11/16
01/17

State: + (around 70% positive)
Development Report: Chisa, given the way she is, has had an interesting growth process, to say the least. Her usual upbeat and hardworking attitude has kept the crystal mostly positive, but due to [dr3 spoilers] her bouts of despair, there definitely are some negatives thrown in as it colors a lot of her interactions. Especially with the things she's done as a result of the recently concluded pet plot. While things can only go up from here, there's still a lot of uncertainty in what the future holds for her, especially with all the fallouts brought about by the aforementioned event.
Donated or Keep? Keep for now
Questions: N/A
Edited 2017-03-28 00:51 (UTC)
peacewithouttyranny: (But compromises must be made)

[personal profile] peacewithouttyranny 2017-04-01 07:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Player: Byte
Character: Soundwave | [personal profile] peacewithouttyranny
Alignment: Sosyne
Month/Year Joined: November 2016
Month of Completion: March 2017
Emotion Tracker Proofs:
11/16
02/17

State: + (65%)

Development Report: Soundwave's been relatively positive during his stay in Verens. He managed to adapt living here even with his body modification and make some friends as well. There might be moments here and there, especially during his first two months here and Selenium. But, given how he normally is, Soundwave remained calmed and collected in the face of hard times. And he'll continue to remain that way. But one can't be too sure of that. Maybe it'll change. Who knows?
Donated or Keep? Keep
Questions: n/a
hadthehighground: (bad news time)

[personal profile] hadthehighground 2017-04-07 04:49 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Darkfeather
Character: Obi-Wan Kenobi | [personal profile] hadthehighground
Alignment: Sosyne
Month/Year of Previous Crystal: October 2016
Month of Completion: April 2017
Emotion Tracker Proofs: 6 MONTH AUTO
State: |
Development Report: Obi-Wan is slowly embracing and expressing his emotions more contrary to how he was raised as a Jedi. The Arehtei, especially Sosyne, have been important in this development. He's become her representative and has also been working on mending his relationship with Piphron that started out badly. The past continues to haunt him in varying ways, actually taking the time to grieve and work out his feelings, or at least trying to. It's a long work in progress.
Donated or Keep? Donate for regain.
Questions: None!
actualhumandisaster: (Coruscant view)

[personal profile] actualhumandisaster 2017-04-07 12:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Player: Zet
Character: Anakin Skywalker | [personal profile] actualhumandisaster
Alignment: Sosyne
Month/Year Joined: December 2016
Month of Completion:April 2017
Emotion Tracker Proofs:
12/16
02/17

State: -
Development Report: Anakin is slowly calming down somewhat and he is starting to take time to actually think about what's happening and review his own past actions and decisions more critically instead of scattering the blame everywhere. Granted, it's a progress at a snail's pace and the chance for relapsing remains, but it's a start.
Donated or Keep? Donate for regain.
Questions: %
lothrat: (Distance)

[personal profile] lothrat 2017-04-09 01:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Player: Nivi
Character: Ezra Bridger | [personal profile] lothrat
Alignment: Sosyne
Month/Year Joined: December 2016
Month of Completion: April 2017
Emotion Tracker Proofs:
02/17
03/17

State: |
Development Report: Ezra had a rough start to Empatheias, and he came from a really negative point in his life. Since then, he's calmed down a lot as he's gotten used to things here, and having the influence of the other Jedi and Hera has done a lot of good for him. He still has issues, but overall, the positive and negative roughly balance out.
Donated or Keep? Keep.
Questions: None.
againstdespair: (drowning inside)

[personal profile] againstdespair 2017-04-17 08:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Player: Athena
Character: Kyosuke Munakata | [personal profile] againstdespair
Alignment: Piphron
Month/Year Joined: November 2016
Month of Completion: March 2017 (end of month)
Emotion Tracker Proofs:
November 2016
March 2017

State: - (about 65-70% negative)
Development Report: Kyosuke arrived in Empatheias with a very negative mindset, considering his time point in the killing game and certain revelations that would only serve to make him paranoid. While he was able to find some [great] happiness and relief in reuniting with Chisa, his suspicion and distrust of people from his world continued to hamper his emotional growth in Empatheias. Juzo's arrival further helped him find some happiness in this new world, and he started making some headway in understanding how to identify despair. ...Of course, any positive improvements went right down the drain in March, when he learned about Chisa's secrets. While he hasn't hit rock bottom, he's got a far way to climb back to relative happiness.

Donated or Keep? Keep.
Questions: N/A
greatestdefective: (Cutscene glance)

[personal profile] greatestdefective 2017-04-24 08:46 am (UTC)(link)
Player: Meowzy
Character: Sherlock Holmes | [personal profile] greatestdefective
Alignment: Daimonia
Month/Year Joined: April 2016
Month of Completion: April 2017
Emotion Tracker Proofs:
6 MONTHS AUTO

State: +
Development Report: Sherlock hasn't changed all too much since he arrived- he's still as whimsical, arrogant and reckless as ever. He's come to terms with the fact that people from other worlds haven't heard of 'The Great Sherlock Holmes', but that doesn't stop him throwing his name around anyway. (People will just have to learn about him from the name he makes for himself here.) He's grown a bit more appreciative of his housemates, which includes the ones who are still back home.
Donated or Keep? Keep.
mon_dieu: by gottajuice (Default)

[personal profile] mon_dieu 2017-04-24 07:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Player: Melissa
Character: Antoine D'Coolette | [personal profile] mon_dieu
Alignment: Thras
Month/Year Joined: February 2016.
Month of Completion: April 2016
6 Months Auto

State: |
Development Report: Antoine's initial belief that he'd be rescued any day has, obviously, plummeted and a depression has taken root. He's been reluctant to form bonds and make friends, and has often lashed out at others (mostly at android/robot characters). However, slowly but surely, he's begun to allow himself to grow close to people and allow them to help him, such as Blaze the Cat and Steven Universe. In turn he's also offered advice when it wouldn't benefit him at all, and is seeking to become an Enforcer instead of doing his sole mission as "Leader Of The Empath Branch Of Freedom Fighters" (of which he is the only member.) He's still a long way from being completely happy and open with everyone he sees, but he's more willing to make an effort now.
Donated or Keep? Donate (for regain).
Questions: Is there a waiting period before I can have my second character get a regain, for reasons of fairness/etc, or can I just pop her in as soon as Antoine's regain is given/denied?