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Posted: Sep 1 2016, 09:00 PM
When creating a topic, please put the type of topic in the topic description, enclosed within brackets. For example, [Development] or [Social]. Your first topic should have [Starter] in the description. This simply organizes things and helps prevent confusion. It should also be noted that to participate in a swarm, you do not need a specific Swarm thread. You can participate in a swarm in any adventure thread, as well as many quests and some events. Also, each time a topic needs a moderator's reply to advance further or when a topic needs to be closed, you will post here. Completed topics will earn your character 100 tokens, with a few exceptions.
This is the main type of topic, where most of the meat of your character's story will happen. This is also where they will catch most of their Pokemon. Travel topics and unmodded adventure topics are subsets of adventure threads. All adventures are done in a player-mod pattern, where the player controls their character and their character's Pokemon and the mod controls everything else. A character may be in up to TWO adventure topics at a time.
◒ adventure - travel
A subset of adventure topics, travel topics are just what it says on the tin. They are used for traveling from one area to the next. They can only be modded by Admins. There is a higher chance of encountering NPCs or weather effects in these threads- there is also a higher chance of death if the character is unprepared, so travel wisely! Travel threads have the potential to earn more tokens- for every page past the first, an additional 15 tokens is added on to the total money earned upon completion. A character may be in only ONE travel topic at a time, and travel topics do count toward the adventure topic cap.
◒ adventure - unmodded
Our newest type of topic is fairly self-explanatory- it is an adventure topic that isn't directed by a mod or an admin. Because of this, however, these topics have tighter restrictions and harsher gradings. Only one set of spawns will be generated per topic; spawned Pokemon cannot be higher in level than the character's highest leveled Pokemon; rare and endangered Pokemon cannot be spawned, and swarm Pokemon cannot be requested. For each Pokemon, you are only allowed two befriending/capture attempts, and as usual, staff will roll for success on these. Rather than earning a straight 100 tokens at the end, 10 tokens will be earned per 1k words, capping at 100. A character may be in only ONE unmodded adventure at a time, and unmodded adventures do count toward the adventure topic cap.
These are used to develop the trainer and/or their Pokemon. For example, it could be used to increase a Pokemon's loyalty to their trainer, or perhaps to increase the Pokemon's level. The purpose of the topic should be stated in the first post. These are typically solo topics, where the player controls not only their own character and their character's Pokemon, but the setting as well to a reasonable extent. A character may be in up to TWO development topic at a time. 8/18 EDIT: Token rewards will only be earned for the first six dev topics completed in a month; for any further topics, other rewards may still be earned but the usual 100 token reward for thread completion will not be earned. The exception is, if your character is working in the dev topic (ie that is a main purpose of the dev topic) they can still earn tokens from working, just not the completed topic tokens.
Events are often plot-related and are available for most, if not all, characters. They are usually designed to keep the characters involved in the plot (and in other important, region-wide situations), and will often allow the characters to influence how the plot develops. Some event topics may be done in a player-mod pattern. Event topics vary widely, and the number that your character may be in may depend on the event itself. Before participating in an event, ensure you read the event details thoroughly!
These are topics in which the sole goal or main goal is to interact and develop relationships with other characters. There are no limits to how many characters can be in a social topic. Social topics are typically written without mod interference. A character may be in up to FOUR social topics at a time.
You can begin your character's starter topic after your character has been approved. The purpose of this topic is to give your character their starter Pokemon and items, and if they are an immigrant, to pull them through the void Between Universes into Terrene. Starter topics are done in the player-mod pattern. The starter topic must be completed before you can roleplay elsewhere in Terrene. Each character will have only ONE starter topic throughout their stay here.
Occasionally, you may see quests posted within Terrene. Your character may take it upon themselves to complete these quests if they so desire; quests often have good rewards! Each quest will be different, so make sure you read the details thoroughly. Many, though not all, quests will be done in the player-mod pattern. A character may be in only ONE quest topic at a time.
Posted: May 14 2017, 11:16 PM
If you ever want to write a topic without your human character- for example, an adventure topic where your character's Pokemon goes out and gets lost somewhere and has to find their way back, that is acceptable under certain conditions. There are also a number of rules and restrictions applied to Pokemon-only topics.
◒ You can only have one Pokemon-only topic going at a time.
◒ Pokemon-only topics DO still count toward your character's various topic caps.
◒ Token gain and loyalty gain cannot occur.
◒ Catching and befriending cannot occur.
◒ All EXP gain is halved.
◒ Only Pokemon over 35% loyalty can venture off on their own. The only exception to this rule is an immigrant's Starter Pokemon.