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Re: News & New Features!

Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:55 pm

The Call


First, and main overview, review done here

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Re: News & New Features!

Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:41 pm

Team Lead Changes
As some of you may have noticed, Oracle has decided to step down from Team Leading and from Staff in order to focus on her real life. She's done a great many things for Standing Trials during her time, including creating Hone, overhauling and improving the Lightning Knight system, helping to create the Wardens, telling great stories involving the transformation of PC's into animals and setting markets on fire, and many, many other wonderful things. She is always welcome to return to staff if she wants to, and we hope you will all join us in wishing her good luck and lots of fun as she focuses on her real life.

However, there must always be at least three TL's, and we did not want to leave staff or players waiting while we got that in order. Fortunately, we had some potential candidates already lined up in case one of us had to step down. Everyone please join me in welcoming Squirrel to the ranks of the TL's. He's done some good works of his own, including helping to create the Wardens funnily enough, and we're sure he'll only have more to add as we move forward.

Thank you for reading and have fun writing, all!
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Re: News & New Features!

Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:07 pm


Welcome to the new Cycle, folks!

It's officially begun, and we've transferred into the Cold Cycle. All moderated cities will be updating their calendars over the coming days, all open threads within the Hot Cycle will need to be Grandfathered as of this point. All the further details on the cycle, as well as all the active and open cities coming through into the next two seasons can all be found here.

You'll notice a bit of downsizing for now, and that's because we've had a lot of staff members stepping down over the past season to focus on other things, be it real-life or character focus. However, we're always looking for new staff! Whether you've got an awesome story to tell or a mind for developing, if you think you've got the stuff, send us an application in the PSF!


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Re: News & New Features!

Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:55 pm

Clarfication


This really isn't an announcement I should have to make. However, it has become apparent to me (and other staff) that it needs saying.

I want to be very clear - so that we are all able to play fairly. It is NOT OK to assume the outcome of a thread which is unfinished. You may not assume the outcome of an in progress thread in a later one without EXPRESS permission from a mod.

I was going to include a list of examples - but I'm fairly sure that folks don't need it. Here on ST, people work for rewards - they gain them IC and they use them IC. Anyone found to be assuming the outcome of a thread and using it in later threads will be met with a zero tolerance policy - because what it does - fundamentally - is it acts in a manner which belittles and ignores the hard work of the vast majority of our players who work hard, write well, and play IC.

If you're at all unsure - please err on the side of caution. My PM box is open.

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Re: News & New Features!

Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:42 am

Minor Edit: Ghost Skill

There's been a very minor edit made to the Ghost Skill Possession, in order to clarify the language.
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A domain magic spark will often attempt to forcibly initiate someone possessed by a ghost who carries a spark. The mage can fight the spark in order to keep it. If this fails, the individual often dies and the spark returns to the ghost. Those who survive the failed initiation are incredibly traumatized, akin to those who have survived having been flayed by a mage or those who've had a spark removed. If it succeeds, the person acquires the magic at 0/250 points, and automatically becomes an anchor for the ghost. If the ghost is at their anchor limit, their newest created anchor becomes undone and is no longer attached to them.
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A domain magic spark will occasionally attempt to forcibly initiate someone possessed by a ghost who carries a spark. The mage can fight the spark in order to keep it. If this fails, the individual often dies and the spark returns to the ghost. Those who survive the failed initiation are incredibly traumatized, akin to those who have survived having been flayed by a mage or those who've had a spark removed. This is similar to a standard initiation in that both the ghost and the initiate maintain sparks after the process is completed. If it succeeds, the person acquires the magic at 0/250 points, and automatically becomes an anchor for the ghost. If the ghost is at their anchor limit, their newest created anchor becomes undone and is no longer attached to them.
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Re: News & New Features!

Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:29 pm

Staff Recruitment!
Heyo Folks,

As you know, we staffers want to make sure you’re all having a good time, plots are running, cities are modded, etc, but we need your help to do that! I’m here today to announce that we are actively seeking those interested in modding here at ST. A few helpful hands to keep things running smoothly for all of us as players.

Do you love creating things?

Want to help players get approved?

Have ideas for a city?

Well, we have various positions for staff, from developing to running a city. You decide how you want to be a part of the team! If you are interested peep at the Staff Application or PM/DM a mod and discuss what you would like to possibly do or if there are other staff things you'd like to help with but aren't ready to go full mod. So if you're interested, come join us!

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Re: News & New Features!

Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:31 pm

Staff Move Around, New Roles...

Hello all!

So, we're having a slight shuffle around in staff. A couple of changes for you.

Pig Boy has joined the ranks of the Team Leads as Team Lead for the Storytellers.

Pegasus (who has an awful habit of talking about herself in the third person......) is moving over to take over a new role. Namely, I'm going to be looking at overseeing the New Player Experience. This is something exciting that I'm really passionate about and it's going to involve two new things!

1. Saoire's Dream: A new "starter city" where new players (not new pcs!) will be encouraged to start. It will be newbie friendly. Existing PCs will be able to go there, of course, but it will be very focused on new players and may have some specific rules / regulations because of that. More to come on that as I work it out (Hopefully, it'll be open soon! I have a burst of enthusiasm). It will allow new players a vibrant place to start, and will also give the option of one-time travel to any city - there'll be be "districts" for each region. Oh. It's on the back of a large blue turtle and has floating islands around it - so all new players (from Mer to Avriel) are able to use it.

2. A new role which is for those community members who maybe don't want the full staff responsibility, but are wanting to do more to help the site out. These "Player Advisors" (working title) will be working in the new player focus team - but their role will be determined in discussion between the individual and me. The kinds of things that we're looking for are:
-- CS Reviews.
-- Simple PSF requests
-- Running small "newbie appropriate" threads in the new player city (Saoire's Dream).
-- Development for new players.

Over the next couple of days, I'm going to be fleshing that role out more, I'm just getting Saoire's Dream to the point of knowing what it's going to look like. If anyone's got any questions, or wants to volunteer for a new role now, now, now, then please drop me a PM. In the mean time, congratulations to Pig Boy!

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