ATTENTION: Everyone from Flickering Souls! Jun 1, 2011 20:30:30 GMT -5
Post by Admin Roc on Jun 1, 2011 20:30:30 GMT -5
TO: Everyone formerly roleplaying at Flickering Souls
I realize many of you may be very reluctant to leave FS. All of us had friends there, and not all of those friends will end up joining us here. What's more, virtually ALL of us had a cache of hard-earned Points and Point Shop purchases that we're not all that eager to lose.
Which is why you don't have to.
To ease the transition some, all former FS members may have their current Point tally transferred over to SoV -- just link us to your member profile over there and we'll get it taken care of. FS characters can keep everything they earned and, at staff discretion, get a few add-ons to accommodate the time gap / intended plotlines / other stuff between the two forums. That last bit will be on a case-by-case basis, though.
Also, ALL FS members transferring over are eligible for Full Member status immediately -- some of you might also get Advanced Member status if the staff agree you're just that awesome. This should put you at least on par with what you've left behind at FS.
Also, just so everyone knows, some of the rules here are different from FS -- better, we hope, but we'll let you judge for yourselves.
First off, barring a major incident, the Cbox will NOT be policed, patrolled, purloined, purified, or paused. You can discuss whatever you want down there, whenever you want. And while it would be cool to have everyone be nice and amicable with each other, we're not going to require you to do so.
Second, we've "uncaged" witches and Demon Weapons. The 'one and only one' policies of FS will not be in play here -- until we see a gross overabundance of particular animal forms, magic types, or weapon forms they won't be restricted in the least, and even THEN there will be ways to access them for members who are talented and competent enough.
Third, we will NEVER close down registration -- EVER. No, honestly, it's right in the forum rules! You might think this means we'll eventually be swamped by an influx of underdeveloped novice RPers like FS was, but there are mechanisms in place to prevent that from happening. The Free Roleplay Zone section exists so that EVERYONE can come roleplay at Shades of Vertigo; it'll also serve as a casting call and talent showcase for potential members interested in joining the intermediate-to-elite skill level Soul Eater RP that makes up the heart of the site. This way we don't turn people away at the door AND we keep the main RP high quality and relatively small. Oh, and we'll have a policy in place where new members invited by current 'main RP' members can jump the line and join us ASAP.
Finally, this is a forum about YOU, the community. Your feedback and input will influence forum policy and put fresh new ideas into play. The Admins and other staff are here to support and encourage your creative efforts, not hinder or rule over you. When you join us you become part of Shades of Vertigo, not just someone who comes to "our club" to write and hang out. Your opinions matter, and we WILL listen, because the thoughts of the community are the heartbeat of the forum.
Welcome to Shades of Vertigo, everyone.
The Old Man,