Lore Section Forum Restructure Complete!

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  1. MonMarty

    MonMarty the thot thiccens… Staff Member Server Owner

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    As announced previously, the Lore Section Forum Restructure has been completed. We decided to change the structure as many different features were very difficult to find, and other application boards had just been dumped where they were assumed to be correct, causing a lot of information to get mixed up. Many of the Rule pages were needing a heavy update, and we wanted to also get rid of ex-staff personal pages by replacing them with the official MassiveCraft poster. The following results were put in place:
    • Lore un compliant roleplay campaigns were moved to the Off-Topic Section.
    • un compliant roleplay campaign sign up threads are no longer permitted.
    • Character Sheets section renamed to Character Applications for consistency.
    • Created an Example application on the Character Applications board and sticky'd it.
    • Moved all permission application threads (Noble, Zehler, etc.) into the Permission section.
    • Renamed the old permission section to the Registry.
    • Removed Hidden Bloodlines from the Registry system.
    • The above are now all under Character Creation.
    • Roleplay Events has been split off into it's own section to facilitate a more centralized list of concluded and upcoming events.
    • Event Staff Assistance thread has been stickied in said Events section for ease of use.
    • World Progression posts have been made a subsection of the Events section. We have additionally also added strict regulations on no OOC posting on World Progression posts.
    • Lore Adventures section has been made, but will not yet be used until the system is complete.
    • Regalian Roleplay has been made its own section, in here the old notice board and announcement roleplay takes place. We have put very strict regulation in place as to what is allowed and what isn't to cut down on the OOC memes and unrelated spam that those threads usually suffer. Additionally we put strict rules in place about anonymity and usage of the section to avoid players excusing themselves from the consequences of their publicity, to further discourage unproductive and unfriendly roleplay ethics and behavior that invites salt.
    • A separate section has been made for the Guilds and Organizations, where players can create their own Guilds and Organizations, but also use application threads for approved Charters within the Regalian Empire. Furthermore also expanded to explain how to acquire an approved Charter.
    • Roleplay Families has also been added to this section, while also clarifying the Family Ownership rights. The Estate Management has also been added to this section for ease of reference, and we combined all split off threads into a single large thread. Past estate requests that were not yet answered must be re-filed.
    • Lore Stories have been put as a sub category under the Regalian Roleplay, since it's somewhat related to roleplay in general, but we have some pretty strict rules on how to reply and what you can reply.
    • All above sections (below the Character Creation ones) are part of the Roleplay Events and Regalian Roleplay sections.
    • Roleplay Information is a new section that is purely about OOC communication about the lore, roleplay and the universe in general. In here, all relevant information stickies have been placed such as MPM usage, Wiki updates and government information etc. Furthermore, all Lore Discussion and Writing prompts have been moved here.
    • The Player Writing Prompts have been put under the Roleplay Information section.
    • The Lore Q&A has been put under the Roleplay Information section.
    Please endeavor to read all the new rule pages before making use of a specific section!

    Further Q&A

    Are all the old threads deleted?
    No, all threads have been saved in a storage where they can be freely accessed by Staff.

    Can I revive an old thread of mine?
    We decided not to move over content that was older than 2 months because it was deemed inactive. Lore stories were pulled over from December last year. If you want a thread to be brought back from storage, you may request so on this thread. However, when requesting, you should provide reasons why it should be brought back, and what you are going to use it for. We will not bring back lore in compliant roleplay sign-up threads unless they actually contain pertinent information to the roleplay campaigns.

    I don't like change!
    Change is by nature uncomfortable, but we have structurally reorganized everything so that the section "make sense". Everything that is either an application or a permission or a roleplay or belonging to a certain theme is all grouped together and there are no third layered sub-sections anymore, meaning everything can be found within 2 clicks. This is superior, and it will stay this way.

    Can we not do Lore compliant form Roleplays anymore?
    No, you cannot. We prefer if you actually do this in-game or over PM or over Skype or Discord. The reason why we chose to do this is because it otherwise just becomes a private roleplay except with spectators. It makes no sense when we disallow OOC spectating on the server, but for some reason allow it on the forum.

    I found an Error/cannot use a feature because it tells me I lack a permission!
    Please post about it here. There was a lot of work to do and it took hours out of our days, so we may have made an error.
     
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    Film_Noir Snowdonian Pirate Premium

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    Revive Old Threads Requests:
    1. https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/merchant-guild-hall-rooms-available-for-event-hire.52116/ It's still active and being used. Preferably stick it in the guilds forum with the other Merchant Guild threads that are there.
    2. https://forums.massivecraft.com/thr...d-competition-the-great-scavenger-hunt.53219/ This is an active competition but on hold until the new form of Player Quests are introduced. (There is a link to another forum thread in this thread too that should also be brought back. It relates to the specifics of Month 1 of the Scavenger Hunt.)
    Thank you!

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  3. MonMarty

    MonMarty the thot thiccens… Staff Member Server Owner

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    done
     
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    MonMarty the thot thiccens… Staff Member Server Owner

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    here is the content

    Chapter One:
    Hopeless. As the two Altalars landed hit after hit on him, their blades catching skin with every slash, their feet striking an impact with every kick. Hopeless. As the Ailor slashed in return, feeling lucky to even hear a clang of metal from his strike being blocked instead of simply dodged by the faster mages. Hopeless. As his knees gave out, as simply standing became to great a task, and he crumpled to the wooden floor of the room. Hopeless. As he looked up at Pua and Altior, both of them standing triumphantly, their anger at each other having been forgotten and all their energy focused on him. Their hateful gazes burned into him as he failed to avoid the heavy kick from Altior's boot. He was pulled to his feet, Altior's arms around his neck, air being choked from him from behind, Pua standing in front, the poisoned dagger ready to be plunged into him. He felt the cry before he heard it, a word, a name, called out as loud as could be. "Phillip!" Hopeless. As Phillip could do nothing to stop it as Rose moved in front of him, her arms outstretched towards Pua, too late to stop the attack. The dagger hit her, a slight gasp going out in the suddenly quiet room. Pua, eyes wide in horror at what she had done, let go of the dagger, Rose's limp body slumping to the ground as a shocked Altior's arms fell from Phillip's throat, letting him drop to his knees beside his dying wife. He gripped her hand, looking into her crying eyes as the dark stain of the blood grew around the buried knife. He was numb. Defeated. Hopeless. He could do nothing but hold her weak hand and watch as the life began to leave her, able to do nothing but whisper two words. "I'm sorry." Her lips parted as if she would say something in return. Nothing but blood came from her mouth as she looked into his eyes, desperately grasping for her life as it slipped away from her. Everyone in the room was still, the only movement coming from the tears streaming down their faces and Rose's blood spreading. No one could tell how long they remained like this, but one thing that could be felt in the room was the pain. Phillip's, at seeing the one woman who had kept him alive die for him. Altior's, at being responsible for a man losing his wife, something he would never wish on someone else's. Pua's guilt and agony over murdering her best friend. If the dead could feel pain, Rose did, at being ripped away from the man who had made her whole again. Everything Rose had undone, everything she had worked to stop, returned to Phillip in the moment he drew the knife from his beloved's chest, and turned it on the sobbing couple. Pua, her face covered by her hands, and Altior, staring away in shock, were helpless as Phillip plunged the blade into her shoulder with one hand and pulled Pua up by her throat with the other. The sound shocked Altior from his staring, as he looked for a weapon, grabbing the dagger Phillip had lost in the fight. Phillip slammed Pua against the wall, twisting the knife as she screamed out, and hurled her at the approaching Altior as he pulled the knife out. He stopped, catching her, as Phillip threw the knife, the hilt hitting Altior's head, causing him to stagger backwards. Phillip took his time, slipping on the knuckles he kept in his coat pockets, as Pua regained some balance and charged Phillip. The small Nelfin had no chance, as the knuckle added to the impact of the punch and hit the wound in her shoulder. She let out a hiss as her lover plunging his weapon into Phillip's forearm, as he returned the attack with his other fist, a crack sounding out at the strike to his ribs. He did not relent, drawing back and striking again, and again, hitting wherever he could in blind fury as Altior lost his grip on the knife and Pua crawled across the floor, searching for another weapon. Phillip pulled the knife from his own forearm, beginning to lose blood as he slashed it across Altior's throat, ending him. Phillip felt no satisfaction, no lessening of his pain, and no remorse. He wasted no time, turning toward the now standing Pua and swinging the dagger in an icepick grip at her head. She leapt forward, the strike missing as the agile elf impaled Phillip with the dagger she had found. He slumped against the wall, Pua standing over him, gasping for air, before suddenly collapsing to the ground, the poison that had been on the dagger taking effect. The two former lovers lay on the floor of the room, both unable to speak as blood seeped from their wounds. Several clicks were heard, shoes striking the wood, and a woman's voice, the Ithanian accent strong, muttered, "Oh Philippe, what would you do without me?"
    ~~~~~To Be Continued (Maybe)~~~~~
     
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  8. avemechanicus

    avemechanicus That small orc thats talks funny.

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    Can you please recover a few threads for me, mainly roleplays? I'm attempting to find links.
    The 151st Superheavy Rp Sign up https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/the-151st-superheavy-light-rp-sign-up.44165/#post-520947
    Frigid, Burning Aether sign up https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/frigid-burning-aether-light-rp-sign-up.48604/
    Of Shield, Ship, and Stars Sign Up and play thread
    Flesh and Bone Sign up Thread.
    Unbeholden Worlds Sign Up and play thread.
    If this is too agitatingly vague I will try to find links.

    If salvaged, PM them to me.
     
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    @CaptainRandom97 might want to get your sign up threads back for everyone in the rps
     
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    RejectedNerd74 Cowardly Kathar | Manic Midget | Stagman

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    Just wondering, is there going to be a replacement for the Roleplay Guide section, because I personally find them useful, thanks in advance!
     
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    Maybe you can? maybe you can't?
     
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