So far my foray into writing prompts has been successful, so we’re going to keep doing it. As such, I’ve created a new category on the site blog, Motus Impulsores, which is Latin for “Sources of Inspiration” (at least according to Google Translate). Most everyone here has had substantial improvement in their writing and I’m so happy to see that taking place. Moving forward, this category is going to be used for when we’ve got news or other such information relating to writing and role playing as a method of collaboration.
I’m enjoying seeing what everyone comes up with and I look forward to seeing where the community goes moving forward.
So, when changing the information for the site’s twitter account, I put the birth date of the server in as the account birth date. This locked the account, so I have it petitioned to re-open the account hoping that they will realize it is an entity / site not a person.
So we’re doing a contest to decide on the sexiest ship. The winner of the contest, the person who submitted the ship that is voted to be sexiest, will get the opportunity to write a plot line where a character of their choice gets to obtain that ship. Of course, standard caveats apply to maintain balance of power in the game. If, for whatever reason, the ship is in the game already or impossible to add the award will be discussed with the player and a suitable replacement will be agreed upon.
Submissions will end Monday the 4th by 5pm Eastern US Time. Right now we have 6 submissions pinned in the media channel on Discord. Once 5pm hits on the 4th, we will open a poll for users to vote on what they believe the sexist of the presented ships are.
Ships must be starships of at least 100 meters in length or a crew of at least 100 people.
So I’ve been trying for a while to figure out how to reward people for adding content to the wiki or using the forum. So what I have come up with is that each month I’ll award, via the Tatsumaki bot on Discord, guild points for the top 3 contributors for the last month. The Wiki site is the easiest, as I just installed a handy extension that does exactly this. Discourse also has a nice feature, which will use the number of replies, since this is a role-play community, replies are everything! I may consider adding a bonus or something for the number of topics started or some such.
Here is the breakdown for the points awarded. The forum and wiki are treated separately in this case.
1st Place gets 1000 points.
2nd Place gets 750 points.
3rd Place gets 500 points.
Point totals may get adjusted in the future as needed.
I was originally not going to use the WordPress for site news, although I had the category for it. I’ve rethought that, given that it ties in so tightly with Discourse. Thus, two things have been changed. Additionally, the site will no longer ping roles for posts to the forum, I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while but while the system will continue to toss posts onto the Discord from the forum, it won’t send out pings. People will, I hope, more freely listen to pings when it isn’t being so over-used as I think it was getting to be.
There is also now a category here on the WordPress for Solas Tempus Internal COMs, which represents internal memos sent by Solas Tempus. This will allow me to notify everyone of internal orders going back and forth within Solas Tempus and provide more clarity when dealing with things that happen off screen. It won’t be every single thing that goes on, but a good way for me to publish things when I don’t know how to be clear or a lot of people have similar questions.