Apr. 23rd, 2017 11:23 pm
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[personal profile] simpathis posting in [community profile] empatheias_ooc

Hello everyone! Every activity check will run throughout the last 7 days of every month, coinciding with the opening of Reserves.

While you're going through your activity, don't forget to use the survey on the Emotion Tracker if you find any particularly emotional threads!

All proofs must fall within April 1 through April 30. The deadline is Sunday, April 30, 11:59PM CDT.

You can choose one of the following options:

  1. 1 entry + 7 comments.
  2. At least two threads totaling 10 comments.

Here are some clarifications:

  • You can use multiple threads for each option.
  • You count your tag comment, not the other character's (so 7-10 comments made by you).
  • Threads must be at least 2 comments long. No 1 comment submissions!
  • You cannot use threads made within your own entry for either option. All threads must be made somewhere else.

    • Exception: You can use multiple threads made within event/mingle entries without restriction.

  • Your top level comments in event/mingling logs are considered as one giant thread. Threads made in reply to other top levels are considered as different threads.
  • Ideally, all proofs must begin within the month to count. However, if necessary we'll accept threads that started within the last seven days of the previous month so long as the majority of tags occur within the current month.
  • All entries and threads that START during the last three days of the month will not count for this month's AC.

    • Exception: Any events that are held during this timeframe are excluded and threads started during these events can be counted.

Anyone who is on Hiatus for more than three weeks is exempt. Do not try to use the hiatus as a way to bypass the Activity Check—we will notice! If you were on hiatus for at least two weeks of the month, you only need to provide half of the amount of proofs.

If you do not have all of the requirements, you can get a strike if you at least have some proof of activity. This means you will have to completely pass the following Activity Check to clear it, or be forced to drop. Thus you can fail once and then pass the next round to have a clean slate again. However, you must have some proof of activity to qualify for a strike.

The following journals have a strike and must complete this month's activity check to pass:

[personal profile] ephemerous
[personal profile] forcelightning
[personal profile] hammernhasslehoff
[personal profile] happydreamed
[personal profile] megabytes
[personal profile] thegreatmistdetective
[personal profile] virusbusting

Here are some copy/paste forms that you can use:

1 entry + 7 comments 10 comments

NEW PLAYERS/CHARACTERS: If you were accepted during the month of the activity check, you only need to give one link for this time only. If you have the full requirements, then go ahead and use the above form. Otherwise, use the following:

If you have any questions about any of this, feel free to contact us.

-1 kitty

Apr. 24th, 2017 12:17 am
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[personal profile] mother_of_monsters posting in [community profile] empatheias_ooc

I really hate to do this but due to RL stuff going on plus my two jobs, I’m dealing with far too much stress at the moment and very little time. Dray’s going back home but I wanted to thank you all for the fantastic CR he had in the few time he’s been in the city.

This game is great and I’m really sad I have to let it go, you are wonderful. Take care!

Feiran Port Rebuild: SIGNUPS

Apr. 22nd, 2017 03:52 pm
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[personal profile] renkinjutsu posting in [community profile] empatheias_ooc
Hey everyone, Ryn here!

This is going to be the “official” interest check/signup for the Sosyne rebuild log that I plan on putting up in the next couple of days with enough interest. It’s not going to be anything huge, but getting a head count and a general gist of what people would be interested in threading out/playing with will help me make sure the log and mini-prompts are structured in a way that works! I would like to have the post up on April 25th at latest, so if you want to check in with your interest please do so soon!

Overall the efforts to rebuild are going to be a long running thing, mostly in the background outside of this log, so this log will be the “beginning” of the rebuild since some of it has already started. Monster appearances will be at a minimum, considering the state of Feiran Port leans more towards a suffocating “meh” feeling than anything else. A balanced, determined and stubborn approach is what’s going to work best here.

I have 4 major “groups” that otherworlders can fall into:
  • Physical Work & Architecture. This is going to be the big one. People who are strong, capable and built for physical labor are a great asset. Those with abilities that strengthen their abilities to lift and move heavy things around are also welcome! In a less physical capacity those with architectural knowledge are needed, or people with abilities geared towards being able to build without needing to be big, burly, and buff.
  • Agricultural & Landscaping Work. There’s going to be several areas that will need to be designated as farming plots for one, so people who have a green thumb are definitely welcome. In addition to this, more landscape-y sort of work will be needed to in order to make the city look nice. This can include more decorative work or more physical work such as leveling land and making it suitable to build on.
  • Health & Domestic Work. This is a more supportive sort of role characters can choose to take if they’re not physically able to help with a rebuild. The people working and spending their time here are going to need people good with healing/medical skills, as well as people who are able to cook and caretake in more minor capacities.
  • Security Work. This may be needed the least. There are actually very few actual monsters and creatures around outside of “shellbits” which are not necessarily alive, but they skitter about and generally make a nuisance of themselves. However, should there be a burst of unbridled calm, or other positive emotion like we get with rituals, it’s possible that it could attract something more dangerous though this will be incredibly rare and not really what the log is geared towards. However it’s a possibility if wanted.


*You do not HAVE to sign up to participate in the rebuild log, but signing up lets me know if there’s a big enough call for a log at all!*

In addition to the rebuild signups, I wanted to mention the Museum task that Reena and Red mentioned in the recent post. This is largely an excuse for Arehtei Reps to approach their Arehtei for information about interesting locations to go to, and for others to organize trips into different lands and get paid for it! With monetary motivation there might be more excuse for characters to request smaller adventures that could turn up some interesting things.

There’s a signup subthread below for all your textarea info dumping needs in regards to the rebuild. Likewise, If you have any questions about either subject, hit me (and reena) in the questions subthread!

-1 Mermaid

Apr. 22nd, 2017 10:31 pm
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[personal profile] tradedvoice posting in [community profile] empatheias_ooc
Caprica here.

Sorry guys. I'd been trying and had intended to keep with Ariel here. It's just the state of my inbox having both her and Laphicet here now made me figure I should just stick to one character. So Ariel is going back home for now.

I'm still around with Laphi, so you aren't rid of me yet. If anyone had any questions or anything, just pm me or ask me on plurk and we can hash out anything I haven't tied up yet. Since I'll obviously need to defriend the comms with her account.

The importer has (mostly) caught up!

Apr. 19th, 2017 11:02 pm
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[staff profile] denise posting in [site community profile] dw_maintenance
Our content importer has mostly caught up with its backlog; almost everything that's still listed as being "in the queue" are jobs that were tried, failed once or more with a temporary failure, and are waiting to try again. (The importer tries a few times, at successively longer intervals, when it gets a failure it thinks might be temporary/might correct itself later on.) This means that new imports scheduled now should complete in hours (or even minutes), not the "several days" it's been taking.

If you tried to schedule a second import while the first one was still running, at any time in the past 10 days or so, you may have confused the poor thing. If you think your import should be finished by now and it isn't, and you're seeing "Aborted" on the Importer Status part of the Importer page, feel free to open a support request in the Importer category and we'll look into it for you. (It may take a little bit before you get a response; those of us who have the access to look into importer problems have been really busy for the past two weeks or so, and I at least need a few days to catch my breath a bit before diving back into the fray! But we'll do what we can.)

I hope all y'all are continuing to settle in well to your new home!
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[personal profile] tuxedosmask posting in [community profile] crystalnet
[ Mamoru hasn't been here as long as many of the others he's come across and seen and yet, this has been something that has been on his mind ever since learning certain... things. Rather than bring any sort of concern or worry to anyone, yet needing to get this off his chest at the same time, he decides to reach out with this amulet... but keeps it anonymous. For now. ]

For any of you who have wound up here and found others from wherever it is you might be from... people that you know and care about... but find yourself to be from a different point in time than they are... how exactly did you handle that?

(( Mamoru's replies will all be considered anonymous unless otherwise stated. ♥ ))