Hi everyone! Seeing as this is the first full month of OW and everyone is still getting adjusted and submitting apps, there will NOT be an Activity Check for May. However, June will
be the first month in which activity is counted.
Our activity checks are a little different. You can find a basic layout for what is expected of the check HERE
, and if anyone has questions, please feel free to ask. Basically I borrowed the idea from MJ, who used it with success in a previous game. To summarize, those who do not meet the criteria (the lenient criteria!) for the month of June, a post will be put up at the end of that month listing those characters. Within a few days – unless a player says that they can take care of the character's activity on their own – these characters will be paired up by the mod for surprise logs. Anything from "help! kelpies are trying to eat my child" to "satyr party" to "a Black Market deal gone wrong" – it is all catered not only to activity, but to spontaneity, fun, and unlikely encounters, promoting player interaction. (All of these surprise prompts will be of non-triggering content so that no one feels excluded. What players decide to DO with those prompts CAN have darker content so long as they tag it!)
Players are also VERY WELCOME to volunteer their characters during activity checks! Even if your character has met the quota and is active, we accept all volunteers and will implement them in this system. Even if there somehow is a month where ALL characters meet the quota, it'll still be offered at the end of the month for those who enjoy using it.
Some things to keep in mind:
The only OFFICIAL activity requirement is one log per character per month. The log does NOT have to be completed, it just has to show that honest effort is being made (for example, if you start a log and the person tags and then you never touch it again even if you're active, or if your tags are two sentences long – give us meat).NOW THAT BEING SAID!
NARRATIVES count as activity. If it's just a paragraph? Then no, absolutely not and I will totally mad sigh at you. But if you write something that's a solid piece of literature, then yes, I will count it. I will say that I encourage people not to rely solely on narratives. But I understand sometimes we are too busy or have other reasons as to why we can't log at the time.
That being said, activity is still expected of those who have been on hiatus for one week or less out of the month. If you are going to be on hiatus during the month change, let me know so I can mark off what you already have done and let you know what you will need upon your return. No breathing down your neck, none of that! Just keeping you informed.
This post is doubling as a volunteer post. If anybody would like to have their characters paired up in surprise logs, feel free to list them below and I should have a post up by Wednesday morning! This isn't for activity or for anything official, it's just me trying to help encourage interaction. We're a good group here – I'm proud to say that I'm friends with all of you! – but I know it can still be tricky to nudge each other in a new setting.
Furthermore, I do apologize for my own activity being spotty. I'm working, my computer died, and I'm in the middle of moving, but the timetable for the move is completely out of my hands, so it's been difficult for me to feel settled. But I promise I'll be getting to a few things tonight!VOLUNTEERS: