AdminJournal Template
#1
Your journal should be posted in the journal sub-forum. The title should include your character's full name. This is for documenting your character's story towards any advancements such as hidden spells, power ups, items that've been crafted, etc. Anything that isn't public.

Your review thread, which is posted in the review sub-forum, is OOC communication between yourself and the staff, to not clog up your actual journal (which should be all about your character). The review thread just needs to include the name of your character in the title, and you bump it if you have any questions, or you'd like a review.

You can view various various examples of past journals in the archive, if you're looking for inspiration or an idea of how to go about things.


Here's a basic template for your journal, though feel to adjust and format your journal however you like, so long as you include the following details! These are:
Quote:Title: The thread title of your biography should only be the full name of your character and nothing else. 

Name: Character name!

Date of Birth: The year of their birth.
Roleplay Level: Their current RPL.
Allegiances: Who is your character loyal to? A specific faction or place?
Magic: Your character's abilities, any particular notes. You should clearly list all of their Magic Trees and any hiddens to begin with.

Backstory:
Include whatever you feel is necessary, and update as you see fit. It can be a short blurb or a general introduction to the character's history and beginnings. 

Milestones:
These are the key moments! Some examples might be a brush with death, an alliance forged, or a political back stacking that bore fruit. Scenes that are fundamental to the character's goals and define the story told thus far. Character logs are once again optional but encouraged to provide context and expand on the summary. A good rule of thumb is to choose five scenes you're particularly proud of and link the logs for those.

Plans:
Your character's goals and ambitions for the near future. This can include specific magic/abilities as well.


Things to keep in mind -
  • Hidden abilities have a requirement of 200 RPL and 18 years of age, generally, with rare exceptions.
  • All available hidden abilities can be found on this page, and they're organized into Master and Exalted tier. The latter has much higher standards for review. Most proactive characters will typically be rewarded at least one master hidden, but multiple hiddens entails more stringent reviews.
  • If you update your journal, do bump your review thread and let us know. Maybe you're gunning for a particular ability at that time, and you should request a character review for the potential reward or a denial and feedback. Let us know what you've been up to recently.
  • You do not need to include RP logs in your journal, but you can if you want to! We're often watching the more climatic scenes regardless. We may make specific requests otherwise.
  • Sometimes an admin will post a comment or make a suggestion in your review thread. Consider the journal your private space for one to one communication with the team. You can ask questions and such in the thread, too.

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#2
When posting on your review thread to 'bump' it for review, we're going to ask that you use the following template going forth:



Quote:Requesting Review (You can post your thoughts here!)
Character RPL:
Age:
Requesting: (Can be a spell, medic, a custom item review, or simply advice).

And make sure you remember to link to your main journal thread in the first post!

It'll simply help us organize things a bit better, and help us figure out what we're reviewing for. If you don't know what you're asking for and just want advice or a suggestion from us, you can leave it blank or request a suggestion.
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#3
You can now request hidden abilities on the spot via the ticket system without a journal! This process, however, isn't quite the same. 

  • Title your ticket with 'Requesting - Your Request Here'. You can see the various mastery magic on this page, and generally there's so many styles in already that something likely fits your request. In the ticket, you should detail the situation, such as why you think your character warrants the ability and why the moment fits. Maybe it's a high stakes battle with your arch nemesis and you're on the losing end after the first round while outgunned, and there's been more than enough recent build up to justify it, for example. 
  • The ability is granted if the admins at the time agree to it (at least two must be for it). The answer to your ticket will likely be a simple yes or no with no further explanation. You should not pry for answers or an explanation in the event of a denial, as that's what the journal is for. 
  • This request should never be made for cap 0 situations. Only if there's a chance of capture! 
  • Do not use a pending request as a reason to delay the scene as there may simply be admins online uncomfortable making a judgement call (though in this case they'll answer 'no'). Continue as normal and if there isn't a response in time, that must be accepted calmly. 
  • The bonus is likely temporary! It can be revoked at any time, but could become permanent depending on the circumstances. 
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