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Founder's Messages & Announcements

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.

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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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Postby Gossamer on December 2nd, 2021, 2:17 am

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Happy Season Change!!!

It's currently Winter, 521 A.V. and it will be the last season of 521. All threads in 521 are grandfathered, which means no one can enter those threads without having previously posted in them and the players writing them should wrap them up as soon as possible. No new threads can be posted in what are now previous seasons.

The current open cities are as follows:
  • Lhavit - Moderated by Luminescence
  • Syka - Moderated by Gossamer
  • Ravok - Moderated by Gillar
  • Sunberth - Unsupported
  • Zeltiva - Unsupported

The Outpost, The Suvan Sea, The Outter Oceans, Divine Connections, Dreamscapes, and Other Dimensions and Worlds are all open to play.

Unsupported Domains are 'play at your own risk' and you must help desk ticket your support like wages and job approvals etc because there is no one else to do these things. Do not help desk ticket grade requests. I have no time to do them myself and you are at the mercy of graders who do have time. Volunteer to be a grader. It is allowed for you to grade your own threads.

  • Volunteer to Moderate if you have time.
  • Volunteer to Grade if you have time.
  • If you volunteer for a position, follow through with that position and be active.

Reminder, as of September we have a major rule change.

Our previous rules state one can only play a singular character per domain. That means, within each city, a PC can't have multiple characters. NPCs are allowed, but as someone recently pointed out, even if you do tons of work with those NPCs, they get to reflect no growth or gain unless they are Organizational NPCs. And yet PCs who have personal NPCs still must pay expenses for them. The rules change fixes this. We had a discussion HERE where the changes were proposed and approved.

Here's the following changes.


  • Individual players will not be restricted to the number of player characters they can have in one city as long as that number doesn't exceed their total game-wide allowed total of five PCs.
  • PC's who are owned by a singular player may be employed, related, and interact with other PCS owned by the same player. These can earn wages, do business transactions, and enter into agreements or arrangements like marriage, slavery, co-housing etc.
  • Upon death or retirement of a PC, any transfer of possessions or coin between PCs owned by the same player must be approved through the Help Desk. One item may be 'inherited' by surviving PC family members or friends upon the death of a PC so long as it is okayed by a moderator and doesn't fall into the 'large scale item' category of house, business, etc or are considered quest or artifact level items.

Don't forget you can play multiple characters in one domain now.
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Postby Gossamer on December 12th, 2021, 6:16 pm

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Calendars and Unsupported Forums


I can't support all the forums we have open. But I have left active forums open. Several people have volunteered to post Calendars for their forums since no Moderator is around. I'm totally for this idea. If you want to post a Calendar for an unsupported Domain with no Calendar posted, please feel free to submit one to the Help Desk and I will look it over and give you approval to post it in the main forum where I can sticky it until season change. :)

Thanks for helping out!

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Postby Gossamer on January 9th, 2022, 4:59 pm

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Greetings Folks!

To cut down on the massive spam we've been experiencing since our bot protection and spam programs expired, we have moved to a 'activation' required system for new PCs. You may have noticed that the spam has decreased significantly. It was to the point I could wake up and have ten pages of spam daily.

Thus, if you or anyone else makes a new character, it must be approved by one of the management before you can start posting. I check this once a day at the most (and if its a busy weekend, it might go a day or two) so please be patient. If you nudge me in Discord Chat that you've made a new PC, I can activate it immediately. If it has a spammy name with lots of odd characters or symbols, it will automatically get deleted. So be mindful you utilize the naming rules when creating a character and nudge me in chat for immediate activation. If I am some place I can activate, I will.

Goss


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