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Founder's Messages & Announcements

Postby Gossamer on June 2nd, 2019, 1:03 am

Greetings Mizahar!

The Watchtowers have flared yellow throughout Mizahar and the season of Summer has descended upon us! It is now Summer 519 A.V. with 91 days to enjoy yourselves playing in the sun. Now, please note all threads with previous timestamps are considered Grandfathered. That means they can be posted too, but must be wrapped up as soon as possible. No new threads in previous seasons can be started and no new people can join grandfathered threads.

Summer goes from June 1 through the end of August. At that time the watchtowers will flare red and Fall will be upon us for the next three months.

The current list of open cities are:

Lhavit
Ravok
Sunberth
Syka
Wind Reach
Zeltiva


There are no new closures. Zeltiva is the new kid on the block! Please note we are always looking for storytellers and graders. If you have the time and can qualify for one of these positions, please don't hesitate to step forward and apply! I'd love to announce more cities opening.

Enjoy the summer!

Gossamer


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Postby Gossamer on June 3rd, 2019, 11:03 am

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Hi Folks!

Just a quick heads up. At Sostices' suggestion, the Featured Characters and Featured Contributors are going to be seasonal rather than monthly as of this season. The Featured Thread will remain monthly. It is just easier on me picking four a year instead of twelve. Sometimes, like this month, others will be selecting and posting them up!

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Postby Gossamer on August 9th, 2019, 7:47 pm

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Attention Graders




If you have a grading medal, please use it! There's very little point in volunteering to help the site by taking the grading exam and then not using the medal to do some good! I recently thinned the Graders out - inactive pcs, those who had never graded but had achieved the medal, etc - and its my hope that everyone with a medal will be grading at least one thread a week or so! That can really make a difference. If you aren't going to use your grader status, why have it? You aren't actually a volunteer until you start volunteering... that's kinda the whole point! Be active! Grade. Encourage other graders to grade!

If you are one of those inactive DS's, grading is part of your job and a good way to show activity! Go for it!




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Postby Gossamer on August 26th, 2019, 3:13 am

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Important Notice



Hello Folks.

Our host is retiring our Server as of September 1st. That means Tarot will have to bundle up our site, migrate it to a new server, and reopen it. Then our URLs will have to be repointed to the new server. All that means downtime before September 1st.

And as of right now, I don't know when this will occur. I will let YOU know as soon as I know. However, what that means is we might very well be down for the last day or even for a few days before Season Change. That means any last minute posting, placing placeholders, getting requests in... etc should be done NOW rather than later... because it might very well be that we are down on the 30th... and its hard to predict when URLs are repropagated how long that takes. It varies.

Again... this is coming this week. I have no idea how long it will take (what problems will arise) or how long it will take for the url to be pointed to the new ip. If I know the IP ahead of time I can give you the direct link... but again... I don't know when this will happen. If it doesn't happen, we will absolutely be down on September 1st and gone.

I don't want this to happen. Miz is important to so many of us. So please spread the word and let people know this message is here. ST's. Please post in your forums and remind folks as well.

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Postby Gossamer on August 31st, 2019, 3:24 pm

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Server Move


HI All-

Tarot will be doing the server move around noon his time in Italy. That's around 3:00 am here in the west coast tonight. We will be down a couple of hours. Get all your placeholders in. The season change happens before that at Midnight PST.

Goss


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Postby Gossamer on September 1st, 2019, 6:21 pm

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Welcome to Fall 519


The Watchtowers have flared and gone red this time. Fall is officially upon Mizahar. You have three months (September, October, and November) to complete Fall threads and enjoy the season. That's 91 days of roleplay bliss.

On December 1, 2019 we will enter into Winter of 519.

All threads from previous seasons at this point forward are Grandfathered. There can be no new threads posted in previous seasons... only Fall of 519. Finish old threads quickly and fill in your placeholders if you have them.

FYI Zeltiva and Sunberth will remain open though they do not have Storytellers. Regime has been retired due to inactivity. As the season progresses more cities may come online. Any requests for wages and jobs need to be tackled through the Help Desk. Request for grades are best handled by graders - via the grade request threads in each cities. I'm counting on graders to keep these cities graded.

Happy Threading!

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Postby Gossamer on September 6th, 2019, 11:57 pm

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Wilderness Survival



Hi Folks!

I'm just posting up a quick message to remind you that if you are out in the wilderness alone or in groups, you should be of a level of Wilderness Survival (or someone in the group should be) to be in that Wilderness and survive. Miz is a wild place. There are nasty creatures out there that will eat you. Weather will kill you. Exposure will even do you in. So if I see anyone (or any moderator does) not escorted in the wilderness by an appropriate NPC/PC with the correct level for that Wilderness.... you will be PM'd or your thread will be locked or jumped into and an encounter you probably can't win will happen.

I'm serious about skills.

There are PCs throughout the game that have worked really hard to develop their WS skills. And those PCs that are walking around unaffected and not bothering developing their WS are just flying the bird at those hard working pcs. Its exactly like someone who's a master at sword watching someone with no sword XP cutting a swath of death and destruction through a violent rioting crowd in Sunberth.... and its annoying.

The Wilderness Survival Article clearly states which regions require which WS skill levels. In fact, its the first thing listed in the article. :)

Out of character note:
The following list is a region by region notation of what skill level is required to survive in the various regions listed. Eyktol E+, Cyphrus C+, Sylira C+, Taldera (Forest) C+, Taldera (Arctic) E+, Kalea M+, Falyndar E+, The Suvan Sea C+, The Outer Oceans E+


Of course, N=Novice, C=Competent, E=Expert, M=Master. Notice none of the Wilderness areas are Novice level? Yea... that's for cities.

If you are part of a Settlement out in the wilderness, you are offered an additional level of protection and 'settlement' that allows you to get by with lower levels of WS as long as you are not alone, away from the settlement, or take a PC/NPC with you who has WS.

Going forward, this will be absolutely enforced.

Goss
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