Hey guys! As might be noticed, we've now started off the rift malfunctioning plot (or americastuck as I like to call it because I'm lame) that's been discussed in the impending changes
thread! The rifts have become more chaotic than ever, with worlds bleeding into certain areas and affecting them in drastic - and sometimes dangerous - ways. Those with powers to move around freely find themselves unable to leave America, which is... not an ideal situation.
This is a plot with an emphasis on interaction, and while it does affect the icc, the main focus of it is going to be on the board. As for how it'll be solved, and the impact on locations... that's all up to you guys!
However, along with this are several changes that we've implemented! First of all is the Event
account, which is going to be used to start sudden encounters, plot hooks and generally create events to interact with or react to! Events might happen at any time, in any thread, whether it's open or tagging someone specific - if you don't
want an event, write 'closed' in the description and your thread will be unscathed! Each board will have a description of possible NPC encounters and random events, as well as some ideas on how to interact with the setting.
As well, we're introducing a timestamp system! In the first post of a thread, mark the date that the thread is set in! It doesn't need to be strictly the same date as the one you started it on, though for convenience's sake it should be somewhere close. This not only allows for a clearer timeline of threads, but helps in the next thing I'm going to be talk about!
Namely, logging! In each board will be a stickied thread that has a log of all threads that had some impact on the board. It's the responsibility of those involved in a thread to submit it to be logged, and they'll all be listed chronologically. We will also have a directory of open threads, for ease of use!
aaaand that's about it for now! Thanks for all your ideas and enthusiasm, guys!