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  1. EXP Rewards: Standard EXP rewards for thread progression changed from (5 EXP * Player's Tier) for every 30 words to (Word Count / 10) * (Player's Uncapped Tier) * (Group Factor). Group factor table: Group Size EXP (Group) Factor 1 player 100% (1x) 2 players 70% (0.7x) 3 players 60% (0.6x)
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    Staff Rewards

    The topic of providing staff mechanical rewards (of any kind) for their efforts has generally been a taboo topic because of multiple reasons including skepticism from dubious intentions and a longstanding belief that staff work should be enough of a reward on its own. However, a larger goal of staff and its individuals for the past couple of years has been to re-establish trust in staff in hopes of fostering a healthier environment. We’d like to bring it the topic to the table once more and clearly define what the mechanical rewards would entail and how staff would earn it. First and for
  3. Current Level: 4 Current SP: 10 Link to SP Tracking: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ri_WBNJavX2PMN_ftCaMFXgFuhX4eLqWbj6aIDhFNMo/edit?usp=sharing Item Upgrades: N/A (All are t1 or tierless items that are legal that I'd like to keep. All items are listed in the character's journal) Additional notes: Hammerspace Backpack and Truesight Lantern from christmas 2018 event are unique items that may need to be converted.
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  5. Hello, the main reason why the ban took place was because of several attempts from staff to resolve copy-pasted posts. While the posts in their entirety could be considered "unique" (i.e. no two posts are exactly identical) several portions of the posts were copy-pasted and, at some points, entire sentences (i.e. several parts of posts were copy-pasted and exactly identical). While staff understands the difficulty fulfilling the 150 word requirement, the requirement is an attempt to reduce low-effort posts and to encourage in-depth storytelling. At this point in time, it appears that you have
  6. A character will rarely ever notice that slight tic of theirs, but others will. 3rd person limited, the perspective of choice, works well for this. Nervous characters may reflexively wring their hands, someone constantly adjusting their posture may have been brought up with strict rules, and many others. But just because the habit is there and may be obvious, you don't have to stay that your character has a history of doing it. Maybe a phrase describing what they are doing and it can portray a lot about the character's current behavior. More showing, less telling.
  7. Have you guys ever just wondered, why am I sitting here reading some guys' status update who doesn't post? Yeah, me too.

  8. As many of you may know, the meme of a 3.0 release has existed since the first iteration of the patch was delayed. This eventually became a tradition within our community, especially as its contents were sealed away from the community the entire time. That was changed a while back, as this newest iteration of staff released an information dump regarding 3.0 and the mechanics that had been kept from the community. I'm glad to say that the unrefined work that you saw in the previous info-dump has been now fully updated to a higher standard which we believe will be better for our community. A lot
  9. tmw you find out there's an acronym bbcode and other bbcode that you've never used before Test
  10. Sadly, sorting subforum topics to topics you've posted in doesn't work if they are archived. My suspect is that it performs a custom search in those cases and will look through your recent activity (which archived threads do not show up in) and display those results. Do you happen to know which threads you are still missing and which floors those threads may have taken place? I could potentially help you out by manually looking through the list of threads. Knowing which floors they are on would be a huge help. @Ethereal
  11. While I'm unable to use the search function to find archived threads, there is a technique to find them. You should be able sort the subforums by name/lastposter/original poster and try to use that in order to find those locked threads. I was also able to sort through a custom parameter to find threads that you started and finished to help you get started. Those threads are linked in the following spoiler. @Ethereal
  12. Crafting/Shop Changes: Crafting in a player's shop thread is now considered an out-of-character interaction. Systems & Development Comments: One of the main reasons why crafting required a 100 word requirement was because the «Merchants and Shops» sub-forum is considered an in-character sub-forum. Now that crafting is an out-of-character interaction, there is no longer a 100 word requirement while crafting. However, any in-character interaction (e.g. interacting with another player; filling out a custom order) would still require the 100 word requirement. Housing Chan
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    Rewarding Staff Members

    So, my take on the whole situation is that while it would be nice to receive something for our work, I don't think it's necessary or something I'd even want. I volunteered because I wanted to do something with site and didn't feel the desire to get compensated for it. This also gets into the issue of activity/inactivity for staff members and an inherent feeling of competition. Rewards typically are done so in a way that is done by quantity as opposed to quality as well.
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