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Singularity RPG Moderators ([personal profile] singularitymods) wrote in [community profile] singularityooc2012-10-17 01:56 pm
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Application Changes + Page Edits

Hello, Singularity! We've been hard at work behind the scenes overhauling the game, and while we've got a ways to go yet, we wanted to update you guys on what's been done so far.

➨ The Applications page has been updated. We've tweaked it throughout, so please read it all the way through, but the major changes are as follows:
  • The number of characters you can play has been limited from 10 to 5.

  • If you are interested in applying for an AI who would attempt to take over the network, you must contact the mods. This will tie very closely into the plot after the Hypatia event concludes -- we're happy to work it into the plot, but we need to discuss it with you first.

  • The Setting section has been made more concise. We're still looking for the same general things -- we want a general idea of the mechanics of the universe that shape your character's role and motivations -- but we've tried to simplify it as much as possible. We are looking for quality over quantity; a concise (and thorough) explanation of the canon (not the plot) written for those unfamiliar with it is what we're looking for.

  • The Abilities and Power Limitations section has been condensed. The full details are in the Gameplay section if you need to look them over again.

  • The Inventory section has been simplified.
We're pretty satisfied with how the section looks now, but if you've got an issue with any part of it, please let us know. These are the guidelines we'll be using for the next app round.

➨ The FAQ page has been updated. This section has mostly been rewritten, so please read it all the way through to refresh your memory. If you have any questions, or if there's something we're missing, feel free to mention it there or on this post.

There are a few broken links; those will be fixed when we finish up those pages.

➨ The Mod Contact section has been split off into its own page. Comments there are screened and anonymous is on, so if you need to contact the mods in private feel free to utilize that post.

Alex has left the app team for lack of time; she was incredibly helpful in getting the new modteam familiar with the system and will absolutely be missed. We will be asking for at least one other app mod in the future, likely after the November round.

➨ The Gameplay page has been updated. These are fairly minor changes about how the game will work going forward. The economy has been axed entirely, and a mission-based system will replace the job board. (We're still working on writing the section on missions up!)

➨ The Game Index has been updated. Please use this page for navigation. Most of the links on the pages work for navigation, but we are not updating them as a whole until we've finished more of the pages; it's easier on us.

There will be more updates coming in the new few days and weeks; we've made good progress, but there are a lot of things to sort through on the back end. Please be patient with us! (You can always ask a mod how things are going behind the scenes if you have concerns, though.)


The third phase of the Hypatia plot is still underway. If you need to catch up on what went down on Asphodel, please read Hiku's OOC Recap, and check out the current plans in the latest OOC post. People are still tagging around in the training logs (and you're still welcome to hop in!), but we're looking at starting the assault logs this weekend. If you need more/less time, please let us know. The game calendar has been updated accordingly.

Last but not least, please comment to the Player Contact page if you haven't already! This page is member-locked.

Any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to leave them in this post! Remember, if you use plurk, you can follow [ profile] singmods for updates right when posts go up. (If you don't, we recommend tracking the OOC comm, or at least the !mod post tag.)