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Hey kids, Vic here. As you've probably noticed, the game has slowed significantly and the overall metaplot is sadly lacking in progression. We regret to say this has been from mods simply not having the time or drive to, well, mod. It's not always a fun job, and sometimes people lose steam. Personally I'll be going back to school and working full time in just a couple short weeks and simply won't have time, and the other mods are in similar boats.

What we're asking you, the players, is this: Should we roll out the End Game plot, or is anyone out there willing to take up the reins? We'd need several individuals (around three) willing to dedicate time to run the game and keep things flowing. We'd provide setting and plot information as required to get the ball rolling, and several of us are willing to keep piloting key NPCs, but ultimately you would have the reins of the game.

So. Thoughts?
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Welcome to Singularity's activity check!

Activity checks are not optional unless you have declared a recent, official (as in, filled out a form in the hiatus post) hiatus. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis. Please contact us if you'd like to request an exception on your own or on someone else's behalf. If you have used an exception for the character in question the previous check, you are not eligible for one this check.

How does the activity check work at Singularity? We require two pieces of activity, where a piece of activity is defined as:
• 1 [community profile] singularityrpg post + comments
or
• 5 comments in a [community profile] singularitylogs thread
or
• At least 15 comments in someone else's [community profile] singularityrpg post. Comments can be either network or action logs taking place inside a [community profile] singularityrpg post, as long as there are at least 15 of YOUR comments. In a 30 tag thread or action log between two players, 15 should be your tags in order to count as activity. Icon-only "reaction" comments do not count toward the total. You may supply multiple threads, as long as your comments in them add up to 15.
For this round, activity must fall between 06/07/12 and the end of end of Activity Check on 08/07/12.

Characters accepted within the month of July needn't show activity. However, you should fill out the rest of the information so that we don't accidentally remove the character.
Activity Form

Everyone has until August 7th to fill this out.

Thanks for playing at Singularity!
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Due to the influx of new players and increased interest, the CR With Me(me) will now be a monthly event to coincide with our application cycle. Starting now, the CR meme will be posted at the end of each application cycle. HMD and other mod-sanctioned memes will remain bi-monthly to first allow players to accumulate activity and cr.

Expect this month's CR Meme to be posted to [community profile] singularityderp  sometime around 10-11pm EST July 15th.
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Welcome to Singularity's activity check!

Activity checks are not optional unless you have declared a recent, official (as in, filled out a form in the hiatus post) hiatus. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis. Please contact us if you'd like to request an exception on your own or on someone else's behalf. If you have used an exception for the character in question the previous check, you are not eligible for one this check.

How does the activity check work at Singularity? We require two pieces of activity, where a piece of activity is defined as:
• 1 [community profile] singularityrpg post + comments
or
• 5 comments in a [community profile] singularitylogs thread
or
• At least 15 comments in someone else's [community profile] singularityrpg post. Comments can be either network or action logs taking place inside a [community profile] singularityrpg post, as long as there are at least 15 of YOUR comments. In a 30 tag thread or action log between two players, 15 should be your tags in order to count as activity. Icon-only "reaction" comments do not count toward the total. You may supply multiple threads, as long as your comments in them add up to 15.
For this round, activity must fall between 04/10/12 and the end of end of Activity Check on 06/07/12.

Characters accepted within the month of May needn't show activity. However, you should fill out the rest of the information so that we don't accidentally remove the character.
Activity Form

Everyone has until June 7th to fill this out.

Thanks for playing at Singularity!
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The next Activity Check begins on June 1st and runs through the 7th, so now is the time to get your links lined up or get those last few comments in.

Remember, the AC requirement has been raised from last time, and players will be required to submit two pieces of activity, where a piece of activity is defined as:

• a [community profile] singularityrpg post with your comments
• 15 comments in someone else's [community profile] singularityrpg post or posts, either network replies or action logs
• 5 comments in a [community profile] singularitylogs post

Activity between April 10th and June 7th will count for this round. Characters accepted in May are exempt, but it's still a good idea to fill out the AC form so that you're accounted for.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact a mod.
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After discussing the applications and carefully weighing each applicant's choice of bear, we've picked the new members of the Singularity staff:

Please welcome Kari and Alex to the app team, and Liana as our plot/world helper.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered. We got in more good applications than we had staff positions to fill, and we really appreciate having engaged players who are willing to pitch in to keep the game on an even keel.

Everybody have a slice of the grocery store sheet cake and then get back to work.

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Just bumping the app team and plot helper recruiting post. We're going to close it up tomorrow night, so if you weren't sure about applying, you've still got a bit more than a day to decide.

We now return you to your regularly-scheduled robo-paranoia, romantic mishaps, and heavy drinking.
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Activity Check for April has finished!

PURGE LIST

The following is a list of characters unaccounted for on the AC, Hiatus, or check-in posts:

Lt Matthew Scott | [personal profile] cloverdaleboy
Robert Cross | [personal profile] infect
Franklin Donut (AU) [personal profile] intercept
Metal Sonic [personal profile] beattheoriginal
Jo Harvelle | [personal profile] harvelle
Max Guevara | [personal profile] revvedup
Dirge | [personal profile] dirge
Teddy Altman | [personal profile] nogammarays
Forte/Bass | [personal profile] plays_it_loud
Emil Blonsky | [personal profile] punchingplz
PFC Dick Simmons | [personal profile] andjane
Gale Hawthorne | [personal profile] comingtothetree
Nathan Young | [personal profile] grannyfucker
Protoman | [personal profile] hopediesalone

For this AC round, and this round only, if your character(s) appear on this list and you are demonstrably still active in the game, you may contact a mod to be readmitted to the communities. In future AC rounds, you must comment to the AC post, be on an announced hiatus (that is, a comment to the Hiatus post), or otherwise have contacted the mods about your situation to remain in the game. If not, you will have to re-app.

To be alerted when an AC post goes up, click the "Track This" link on this entry, which is a yellow bell icon in the default DW style, then choose "!activity check" from the dropdown menu under "Track Entries to This Journal."

NEW AC REQUIREMENTS

After considering your suggestions, we have decided on the new AC standards.

They're not much different from the old AC standards.

From now on, Singularity will be requiring two pieces of activity over a two-month period, where a "piece of activity" is the same as it was before:

• a [community profile] singularityrpg post with your comments
• 15 comments in someone else's [community profile] singularityrpg post, either network replies or an action log
• 5 comments in a [community profile] singularitylogs post

As before, you can provide multiple threads that add up to 15 comments to count for the [community profile] singularityrpg requirement, but if you're going to submit a [community profile] singularitylogs post, all 5 comments need to be in the same thread. You can provide any combination of requirements, including a single [community profile] singularityrpg thread with 30 of your comments, or a [community profile] singularitylogs thread with 10, and it's fine if both pieces of activity are from the same month.

tl;dr AC is 2x what it used to be

The next Activity Check will be June 1-7, and activity from April 10-June 7 will count.

Bookkeeping note from Carolyn: I noticed a few discrepancies between the Taken list and the characters who are accounted for on AC or accepted in April, so if everyone could check and make sure their characters are listed there, I'd appreciate it. If they're not, just fill out the form and they'll be added. Thanks!
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It's that time again: We're opening App Team Applications. We're looking to add two people to the app team. There are a few absolute requirements:
  • You must be able to use Google docs.
  • You must have the time to devote to reading and acting on applications during the app cycle. Half an hour a day is a reasonable estimate of the time commitment. Sometimes it's more, sometimes it's less.
  • You must have good analytical and writing skills.
Beyond that, we're looking for people who have a broad, general range of fandom knowledge. The current mods/app team are strong on science fiction, so while knowing SF certainly won't hurt, it's not necessary. Having a plurk is also a plus. If you'd like to join the app team and think you'd be a good fit, fill out the form below and submit it.




Also on the agenda, we're also currently looking for a helper to go through and compile old plot and world information. While it's a temporary/as needed position, this helper may be asked to assist with other projects in the future. Having a plurk is a plus but not required.



Comments are screened. Please note what position you're applying for in the header. If you're applying for both, please note that as well.
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HMD and CR with Me are both still running. You're not late, and if you were early, drop in and check out some of the new posts! Let's make it so a CR diagram from this game would be so complicated it would look like someone just scribbled all over the paper.
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The activity check for April has now officially ended

We would like to thank you for your patience and cooperation regarding the delay. We do not anticipate any further confusion with scheduling in the future.

The following journals have been undeclared either in the activity check itself, or have not been listed as on hiatus. If your journal is on this list, and you had full intention of declaring the journal as active or otherwise available; please respond to the Activity Check post proper

This is a gracing period to claim undeclared journals, and will last from 4/10 to 4/15. If you intended to stay in the game a response is mandatory.

list here )
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You didn't Hypatia would miss an opportunity to throw up silly decorations and torment her guests, did you?

Easter Mini-Event



Starting Friday morning, each character will (at your personal discretion), awaken to find mechanical storks bringing them a very special package (or packages, if you want to play Hard Mode). Each bundle contains a large, egg-shaped drone (scaled appropriately to their recipient) with some vague, cartoonish resemblance to the "parent." They babble, coo, burp, and generally act like small children sans limbs. Your job? to care for them.

What's the point?
Hypatia will be scoring everyone with an egg on their level of parenting skill. A live scoreboard will be publicly available via the network for characters to check on their ranking. Prizes will be awarded Saturday night. Players will need to reply to this post with how well their characters do on a scale from 1-100.

What if my character is a bad parent?
If characters go more than 20 feet, or do not interact with their egg within a 20 minute span, the egg will explode in a shower of confetti. Congrats, it's full of candy and chocolate! And a note on how bad you suck at parenting. Additionally, there is no punishment for failing, or terminating your own egg, save for an automatic score of '0.' And the shame.

What do we get for participating?
On an OOC level, this event is completely opt-in. You don't need to have your characters participate. A single credit will be awarded as a base prize to every character who manages to get their egg(s) through 'alive' by Saturday night. There will also be candy.

Reply to this post with the following information to participate:
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Welcome to Singularity's activity check!

We apologize for the delay in posting this AC round. There was a scheduling miscommunication amongst the mods. AC has not been shortened, so you will still have the usual week to complete it.

Activity checks are not optional unless you have declared a recent, official (as in, filled out a form in the hiatus post) hiatus. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis. Please contact us if you'd like to request an exception on your own or on someone else's behalf. If you have used an exception for the character in question the check before, you are not eligible for one this check.

How does the activity check work at Singularity? The game's check is simple at the moment, requiring little activity. The list of acceptable forms of activity are:
• 1 [community profile] singularityrpg post + comments
or
[community profile] singularitylogs activity (participation in a log)
or
• At least 15 comments in someone else's [community profile] singularityrpg post. Comments can be either network or action logs taking place inside a [community profile] singularityrpg post, as long as there are at least 15 of YOUR comments. In a 30 tag thread or action log between two players, 15 should be your tags in order to count as activity. Icon-only "reaction" comments do not count toward the total. You may supply multiple threads, as long as your comments in them add up to 15.
Note: For this round, we are accepting Dreamwidth activity since the game's migration on 01/13/12, through the end of end of Activity Check on 04/10/12.

As a secondary note, characters accepted within the month of March needn't show activity. However, you're encouraged (read: you should) to fill out the rest of the information so that we don't accidentally remove the character.
Activity Form

Everyone has until April 10th to fill this out.

Thanks for playing at Singularity!
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First, this is a reminder that Activity Check begins in two weeks on April 1st, so now is the time to start rounding up posts, or make them if you're falling short. AC is one network or log post with comments, or 15 comments in another person's post. For this round all activity since moving to DW counts, so we don't anticipate any reasonably active players having trouble with it. Characters accepted in March are exempt.

Currently, we have a lenient activity check, and we loosened it even more for the move, in anticipation of complications which, happily, didn't occur. Our AC schedule worked just fine when we were a smaller, slower game, but that's no longer the case. Space Prom went to 3,000 comments in a week, and we are facing the fact that our little game is all grown up and ready to borrow the keys and wreck the car.

We have no intention of instituting an unreasonable AC, but we do need to make it more stringent to keep inactive players from affecting their casts and other CR, and there is plenty of room to tighten things up without AC becoming unmanageable. We are currently leaning toward keeping AC bimonthly, but increasing the total number of posts/comments required, probably with a mix-'n'-match system that will accommodate various play styles. However, we'd like your input before making any changes, hence this post. What would you like to see out of a new AC policy? What would you not like to see? We know people would like to have a purge list posted at the end of the AC period. Anything else?

Any changes will not affect this AC round.
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Hey kiddos, Vic here. I've got an important message to pass on to everyone:
Hi Singlings, I'm having Vic proxy-post this for me because I'm kind of on a sabbatical right now. And definitely not playing video games. Promise. Anyway, I'm basically here to announce that I'm resigning from the app team. It's been great helping out around the comm, but between college, retail work and my general poor emotional health, I think it's best for me to quit while the going is good. I'll still be around with Breakdown and Kanaya when I come back from my hiatus on the 18th. Unfortunately, Doc and O'Malley are getting the axe, seeing as I've lost the muse for them. Anyway, that's all that needs to be said. You all have my permission to stop thinking I'm a mod. Have a nice day/night/afternoon, wherever you are. -- Surge

As of now, Surge is no longer a member of the app team. Please feel free to direct your app related questions, comments, and concerns to our remaining staff.
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Hello, Singularity! It has been just over a month since we’ve made the move to Dreamwidth. ‘Growing pains’ is an understatement, but thanks to our player base, we have had a very successful transition. As we move closer into March we would like to make a couple announcements regarding a few things that were put on the back burner during the move.

PLAYER PLOTS )

OOC COMMUNICATION )

AU POLICY )

Thank you for your attention, and for helping to make Singularity a great game.
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Hola, Carolyn aqui.

DW has asked us to limit posts to around the 3000-comment mark to reduce load on the database, so I've put up an overflow post for Prom. If you could start moving threads over to that one, and just throw a link to the new thread at the bottom of your old one, that would really help.

Feel free to keep going as long as you want. If you fill up the next post, I'll open another one after that.

Thanks a lot!
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Guess what's coming up? No, besides Floral Design Day.

That's right, Valentine's Day. As part of her continuing quest to understand pan-universal culture (but apparently only the painfully commercial parts) Hypatia is hosting a series of Valentine's events. Love is in the air--but fortunately not in the form of spores this time.

Speed Dating )

Singles Auction )

Space Prom )

Surely Cupid's arrows will fly, and nothing about any of this could possibly result in a comedy of errors, awkward mornings after, or horrible violence!
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Temporary Lock Out

In brief, this will work like a mix between the something like the job board and a continuous mini-event revolving around the NPC Semley/ARM’s duties on the station and taking advatange of the two things players love--being horrible to their characters, and being horrible to other people’s characters.

Semley is as you know, Hypatia’s acting enforcer deployed on the station when the place started getting a little too crowded and rancorous for her Purge loving tastes. While essentially her right hand man/attack dog, Hypatia has kept her pet abomination squarely in the alignment of Lawful Neutral. Insofar he has and continues to not pursue any station resident unless they make it obvious they’re going to kill someone, break the lawn furniture, pee in the pool, etc etc.

That’s where Temporary Lock Out comes in. Temporary Lock Out is the step taken when a character makes an in-game ass of themselves OR if another character has reported them to Semley as a ne'er-do-well-type hooligan. Using his A-Tyrannical-Space-AI-Wizard- It-and-As-Plot-Demands abilities, Semley will track down the offending station resident and forcibly lock them out of a number of things the player can choose from.There is no end to the list of supposed transgressions your character can do. It doesn’t even have to be true! If another character comes up with a compelling enough statement, they can troll the ass out of their selected target by way of Semley.

For a set amount of time your character can be punished by having something of there’s taken away. It could be anything from their special abilities, companion animal/AI, weapons, armor, use of limb (unless you’re Charles), vehicle, station privileges (credits, access to part of the station, features on the wearables) or really anything your sadistic imaginations can come up with.

Another fun feature is your character has the option of knowing exactly who or what reported them to Semley, and why. Mind you this will of course all be done with player permission. Reporting another player’s character without that mun’s consent is VERBOTEN. It can be assumed that if you are reporting your own character without the help of another player, Semley himself reported your character.

Below are two forms that can filled out OOCly. One is to report your own character, the other, to report another player’s character. Please comment below with filled forms, questions, and/or comments.

Happy Trolling!

REPORTING MY CHARACTER



REPORTING [NAME]’S CHARACTER




NOTE: If enough interest in this beta of a game mechanic is garnered, it will be moved to a more permanent entry. Please comment here.

Conversely, please don't hesitate to contact Semley's primarily player, Odd. A private plurk over at
rantler, or a ping on her AIM electricbeararms are the prefered methods of contact.
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This is a quickie reminder to please fill out the Taken page. It takes two seconds and will avoid awkward things like someone trying to app your characters. If you notice someone's missing, give 'em a poke. Oh, and feel free to point out any horrible and/or amusing errors we may have made over there.

Apps close tonight, and the reserve round for this month is only going to be a week long, to get us back on schedule from the move. Normalcy, or as close to it as things get around here, will be restored in February.

We now return you to your regularly-scheduled Soap Opera in Space.

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A panfandom SF RP set on a ringworld-like space station orbiting a planet in the pre-Eden stages of terraforming.

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