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[+] Cross-Site Quests

#1 User is offline   Xanth Icon

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:00 PM

The admin at Sizael and I have been confabbing and we had this idea to have an inter-site event where members from one site could post (mostly quests, but we did also consider IC interactions too) on the other site, and vice versa. We'd most likely have an AU board set aside for the event so we wouldn't have to worry too much about getting the lore right, and both sites have NPC accounts for guest-RPing.

Before we go any further with the planning, is there any interest in an event like this? It could be a great opener for joining Sizael if you've been interested before, would hopefully draw in more members to EF, and could give us all some great inspiration for plot routes we haven't considered before. It should just be all-around fun.

So whaddaya think, guys? Interested?

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:30 AM

Interested! \o/
I've been holding off on joining more RPs since I'm in the midst of exams, but seem like the event'll begin when my exams are ending +_+ eggggcellent.
(especially since I'll be free to spam post a lot once the holidays start for me\o/)

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:53 PM

I'll let Captain know, thanks. :D We hadn't really discussed when the event would take place, but I think summer's probably the best option since that's when we get most active.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:26 PM

Congrats on your partnership with Sizael, they really are a great place.

Have you taken into consideration the logistics - specifically, posting? The fact that members have to sign in to post in the section is going to dramatically reduce participation - because most Sizael members won't have accounts here, and vice versa. It took me about 5 hours of work over 2 days to accomplish registration. It will turn a 30 minute job to post into a couple-of-days kinds of thing, if they don't get discouraged by then. And if they have to register, they will become confused at whether or not they need to be accepted or what to do, in regards to the event. Bottom line, mass confusion and discouragement. Because of registration, it can appear to be some sneaky ploy for each site to try to grab members from the other - that's not the case here and it isn't true, but it can look like that.

I think that turning on guest posting, on both boards, for the appropriate section is going to be the key to your success.
OR if you don't want to allow guest posting (for fear of spam), you should set up an account that anyone can sign into and use to post for the event, like a "guest" account.

And all of this vice-versa for Sizael.
I think you'll have a very successful event!

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:53 PM

Hi, Series! How've you been? Does this mean you're coming back? *wink nudge*

Ah, but yeah, EF has an NPC account that we'd planned on using for guest posting, and Sizael has something similar so people won't have to register. That was one of the concerns that came up, making people feel welcome in the short-term. I mean, we do want to encourage people to look at us seriously as a potential new site each, but we didn't want people to feel forced to do that, you know?

We've thought of a few other things that might raise problems, like the fact that each site has fairly extensive lore that can be time-consuming to sink into. We were talking about having an AU-style board each so there's less emphasis on "getting things right" and just having fun, but we wanted to see if there was any interest before we put much more thought into developing the idea. :)

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