Feb. 5th, 2017

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Hello players! It's been about a month since our last State of the Game and with the first mission, a feedback post, about two months of gameplay, and a few changes under our belts, we wanted to touch base with all of you and let you know what's going on. Thanks again for all of your feedback over the course of the game!

➣ Questions
We've been noticing that we're getting an increasing frequency of questions about information that has already been explicitly stated. An example of what we mean is, for instance, asking on the FAQ if it's permissible to app a fandom AU when there's already a section on it that says no, they are not appable. Going forward, in cases where this occurs, we will be referring people back to the source of the answer. We aren't doing this to be rude or unhelpful, but because we're spending time repeating information we've already provided when we could be spending it doing other mod-related tasks.

To be clear, asking for clarification or further details is welcome and encouraged! Please don't ever hesitate to ask about something if you aren't sure. We're here to answer questions and we never want anyone to be afraid to ask a question! However, we want to make sure everyone's reading the information before asking the questions. We feel this will save both players and mods time if all information provided is read thoroughly.

➣ Activity Check
With everyone in the game having responded to the AC and the poll won (11 people have not yet voted, however those votes would not be enough to change to winner), we are announcing the results. By overwhelming majority, OPTION B, the current policy, has won. This means that going forward, the Activity Requirement is as follows:
Two proofs in any combination of the following:
  • 10 comments from your character in a single thread on [community profile] eluvio or an IC contact/inbox post.
  • 5 comments from your character in a single thread in a log on [community profile] starlogs.

Further clarification of Activity rules:
  • All threads must take place on posts made within the Activity Period: the 1st of the month through the last of the month.

  • The Activity Check will occur on the 1st of the following month through the 5th.

  • Players will be able to use one strike per character every six months. This means that if you use a strike, you have to make AC with that character for six consecutive months before using another one. If you fail AC with that character prior to those six months, you will need to reapply the following month.

  • We will not be accepting posts themselves, only threads.

  • New applicants will only be required to check-in at AC during their first month.
This means that for everyone currently in the game, the current Activity Period is February 1st through February 28th. The game's next AC will run on March 1st through March 5th. You will need to show the required proof of activity on posts made in February. Backtagging on January's posts will not count toward this month's AC. If you take a strike in March for a character, you will not be able to use another strike for that character until the AC held in September.

We hope that clears up all of the questions about AC! The changes will be reflected on the FAQ today. We appreciate the player input and feedback on this issue! We won't be holding further discussion on this topic unless a major issue arises.

➣ Player Locations
The Player Locations has had a slight redesign in order for easier navigation. However, we would like to remind you that it's there and you are welcome to use the form provided to add locations to the ship! These can be ships your character brings into the game that are large enough to live on (small craft are not required to be placed on the page), businesses that your character has started or those you as a player made up for the sake of plots, the place of employment your character was given at application if you'd like that to feature more prominently in the game, or any other locations in the fleet (or when applicable, on planets, space stations, etc.) that you would like to have a record of in the game.