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shareenjoyotp ([personal profile] shareenjoyotp) wrote2011-02-17 06:01 am

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Explanation of Duties

The following categories fall under full moderator jurisdiction:
×Gameplay Rules
Do you want to know what'll happen if your character blows up part of life-support? How badly someone might be pwn'd for defacing one of the maintenance robots? Or do you need to talk to someone about a hiatus or activity? Ask a mod!

×Game Mechanics
Step 1: Read the 'Gameplay' page
Step 2: Check the FAQ
Step 3: If a thorough perusal didn't answer your question, then please proceed to ask a mod.

×Moderator plot questions
Questions about the current Improbability Drive Event? Curious about something going down on the latest planet? Did we forget to mention when we're planning on ending the event? Hit us up, and we'll let you know!

×Player plot questions
Are you running a plot and need to know something about the ship, what you can and can't do within your plot, or even just need someone to bounce ideas off of? Please ask!

These are the people who will be going over your applications! If you have a general question about apps - when is the next deadline, is it possible to app such-and-such character, things of that nature - then drop us a line. PLEASE NOTE: We will not beta read your application, and we can't say anything beyond 'It looks good! Good luck!' if you ask one of us to read it through prior to the application deadline. Applications are discussed as a team, and what one mod might consider acceptable, the other might have reservations about. Just so you know!

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×List Management
There's rather a lot of information being shuffled around on a lot of different pages on a pretty daily basis - if you notice a mistake (someone's been listed twice on the Rooms List, the Taken Characters page still lists characters who have dropped ages ago, a character's name is misspelled or the incorrect journal is displayed, etc), the easiest way to let us know is actually by commenting directly to the page in question.

The following categories belong to mod helpers:
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Question on character tags

[identity profile] 2011-03-02 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
I'm planning on apping a character that has the same name as two other current characters. I'm wondering how the tags would work?

The character in question is Ashura, the deceased father of the character whose journal is [ profile] 300goingonto13, and the AU version of [ profile] wishmadeinfire's father.

Thank you for your time!

[identity profile] 2011-09-05 03:53 pm (UTC)(link)
So I have a question that's sort of...skirted over but not directly answered in the promotions/rooming page. It says you need a set number of months in a room saving up money at a set wage to upgrade, depending on how much your character spends...but what if they've gone all the way up to CEO wage in the Stowaway's room, with almost zero expenditure up to that point? Could they outright afford a bigger jump, or is it a paperwork thing so they couldn't jump?

And if it's a paperwork thing could their free upgrade stack or would they still have to wait after using it? (Honestly just curious about it at this point)

Question on fandom OCs

[identity profile] 2011-12-16 04:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I have been planning to app a Pokemon OC, but have noticed that the rules and FAQ contain conflicting information about fandom OCs. The rules state "We can't accept OCs from an already existing series", whilst the FAQ says "On a case by case basis we may accept fandom OCs, based on their role in that particular universe". I heard from one of your players that there are in fact fandom OCs in the game, but for my own peace of mind I wanted to double check that it would be okay to app.

Thanks in advance!

[identity profile] 2011-12-18 09:03 pm (UTC)(link)
That makes perfect sense, thank you for your response.

Neither of the OCs I'm trying to decide between has any prominent relationships with the canon characters, so there shouldn't be a problem there. Both are members of one of the antagonist teams (Magma and Rocket respectively) so they are familiar with their canon leaders and superiors and may have interacted with them, but their superiors wouldn't recognise them in return (hooray, nameless henchmen) — I assume this is okay?
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[personal profile] risktaker 2012-11-07 12:21 am (UTC)(link)

I'm considering apping Shizune to a game. I believe you've mentioned earlier that the Babelfish only works for spoken communication, while the Guide has a translator function for text.

Shizune happens to be completely deaf. Would a babelfish be of any use to her? Also, does the Guide have a closed-captioning option for voice or video posts?
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[personal profile] risktaker 2012-11-07 01:23 am (UTC)(link)
So does closed-captioning work with the same sort of translation device?
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[personal profile] tofu_idol 2012-12-02 03:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I have a question regarding permanent jobs. Say I wanted to give Rise one now, which as per current rules would have to be at minimum wage. Would she be eligible for promotion within that permanent mission as she passes the milestones (so 5 months for SD, 8 for CD etc) and how would I go about doing that? Would I have to re-comment to the permanent jobs list or could I just do it through the usual promotions post and just add a note at the bottom to say "permanent job: new level"?
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[personal profile] tofu_idol 2012-12-02 07:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooh, okay. So does that leave her still eligible for temporary missions at whatever wage level? (Shouldn't be a problem after the first month when she'll be at Somewhat Decent for both and I can just promote once she qualifies in both I guess?)
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[personal profile] tofu_idol 2012-12-02 07:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Got it! She's at Somewhat Decent now so I'll try and pull the two into line so she's eventually at one level for the both - do you need any further comment then before I bump her to College Degree (in...however many months that'll be) or do I need to comment somewhere before that to note her permanent is up to SD?

(Sorry for all the questions! This would be so much easier had she not hated her second mission here!)
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[personal profile] tofu_idol 2012-12-02 07:41 pm (UTC)(link)
All right, that makes sense. I record pretty much everything anyway so it'll be simple enough to keep track of her permanent wage separately, upgrade where necessary but (for now at least) keep her "official" wage in line with her temp wage.

Thank you for the help :)
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[personal profile] appleofmyeye 2013-06-16 03:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey there!

So I was recently shown this game and I'm quite intrigued by it but I had a quick question in regards to characters that we're allowed to take.

I know a lot of games are kind of against allowing Transformers characters in but if someone wanted to app one, would they be allowed to? And, if so, are there any restrictions to take into consideration?

Thanks! Just curious! C:
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[personal profile] prismaticdestruction 2013-06-23 05:35 pm (UTC)(link) of this thread, Flandre is going to be out for destruction. How do you guys want me to handle this? I am planning on putting up a post in the OOC comm to let others know what is going on and if they want her to destroy/cause panic to them/where they are.

But I figured it'd be best to ask you first!
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[personal profile] prismaticdestruction 2013-07-11 02:47 am (UTC)(link)
There was a bit of interest but, She's not out to completely destroy, just to cause damage. So how would you like me to proced at this point?

(Anonymous) 2013-08-26 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
The game is kind of sort of dying, and I'm pretty sure you've guys noticed. Are there any plans for a revamp or anything? Or are we just letting it go quietly into the night?

(Anonymous) 2013-08-26 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
The 4th Wall got a lot of great attention. What about moving to Dressing Room mode?
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[personal profile] shenunigans 2013-09-03 01:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi mods, just a question about activity. I was hiatused for a little more than two weeks, and I failed to notice that it was a network post required for activity. That sounds kind of oddly specific to me because I posted an open log for Dave's return. Does this mean I will need to post to the network to or will the log suffice?
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[personal profile] shenunigans 2013-09-04 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
Excellent, thank you mods! I found it here in the hiatus info.