Hello all out there! Yet another update and this one's a bit of a doozy.
We've made up a new system of info storing for what normally was used to store +powers and +pers information. +powers used to group /everything/ in one section and wasn't very good at explaining what we wanted to see in applications (Powers, weaknesses, skills, resources). It also was really restrictive, wasn't it? Here's your shiny character and we claimed you only got four 'powers'.
We are no more stat based than we were before but hopefully this will allow us and yourself a lot more benefits. Of course this does mean we need you to re-sort your info into these fields (as well as your personality stuff into the +psyches command) BUT we are not telling you to do this without any benefit to yourself.
Firstly, with the reopening there will be a few months of IC 'downtime'. Not only will you be able to expand your character (we shall explain some of the stuff as a return of the worlds to their proper order) but you will be able to adjust for what's happened 'in between'... within reason. Old-stuff you still keep and as long as it doesn't change it's kosher largely as is (there may be a few of you we talk to personally but we're willing to try and work with you!). The new stuff and the expansion stuff will need to be approved as if it were an upgrade.
One thing I am asking is that /if/ you were approved with a diary (first person, telling a tale) or ambiguous prose (not a lot of meat and potatoes) type of format in your background or personality, you will need to write something more solid and bland and factual. As nice and creative as these formats can be, it doesn't give us the info that we need about the character sometimes.
Players will still not be able to treat their character as if they spent 100 hours levelling to 99 with all options and spells and everything. FF8 mains, for instance, will not suddenly have access to every single GF in the game - they're still going to be scattered unless you apped for a particular one. This is more to place a little more breathing room into your character as well as a 'perk' of us asking you to do the dirty work.
In addition this is not a 're-app'. While we have to approve all the changes before you RP them, you will /still have the character/. No one else can app for the character, simply put.
You can choose not to do the changes. That's fine, Capricorn will be happy to move the stuff to the new format. HOWEVER you will not get the chance to upgrade/update your character, period. You will have only the as-is info in your original app transferred to the new format and will have to wait a while and get some RP going out there before you request changes. Please don't try to wiggle in new stuff directly after Capricorn does the work for you. It will only make her cranky.
This opportunity is open for /3 weeks/. After this point Capricorn will transfer the remaining non-changed characters to the new format and the above about waiting for upgrades/updates will apply. Why did we wait so long? In part, it was to make sure we had a decent amount of info in place - theme considerations, info on how we handle things like magic and so on - so that there wouldn't be a re-re-write. Will you be able to RP your approved before you adjust? YES. Just hedge around the changes you intend to make. This will let us jump right in with TPs you can join on, including not delaying the opening TP.
Please page or mail any questions to Capricorn.
The new format for applications can be found here: http://flegends.isunlimited.net/index.php/Application
If you decide to do a rewrite, do the updates and then mail Capri when you're ready to be checked over and locked. (do not use +app/request unless you're still not approved) If you decide to have staff do it for you, mail Capri so she can get started.