hopefully the final move... Nov 30, 2013 12:15:20 GMT -5
Post by Hash on Nov 30, 2013 12:15:20 GMT -5
So yeah, as most of you have probably already heard, we're moving to jcink. v5 will be forced here sometime this month, maybe even tomorrow, and a lot of people have said they don't want to deal with v5. And really, the AP on it is too confusing for me to work with. So that's why we're moving to jcink. It is only a move, not a restart. You can continue your threads here on the new site. Just make a new thread there (if it's your turn to post) and link the thread here with your post. Your characters keep their current stats, you'll just need to copy/paste their stuff into the new templates, which have been somewhat shortened. There is no official date that we're moving to the new site, since I have no idea when it'll be done.All that said, I took this move as a chance to fix some things around the site. New rules are being added.-Every character requires a face claim. No more stealing OCs. Also less confusing for us to keep track of, since we can't exactly list a bunch of links to original art; no one would click them all to see if theirs is taken. If you draw your own, just find a FC that looks similar to the drawing. Then you can still use your own pics.
-No ripoffs. You can no longer use the name of your character's face claim. I'm not going to go as far as to go through their wiki to see if the personality/powers are ripped, but yeah, make up your own names.
-High positions (captain, espada, sin, obelisk) must post at least once a week to keep their spots. Gotei Lieutenants and Consecro Guardians must post at least once every two weeks to keep their spots. If you cannot handle this, don't take up those spots. We need active people in those roles.
-Don't jack other people's templates. Go to a resource site (Synesthesia, Gangnam Style, Back to Neverland) and get one, get someone from here to make one, or make your own. Do not rip one off a site, make minor edits, remove the creds, and call it your own. Do so and you will be denied the right to use templates. Even if you use someone else's template as a base, you are to credit them.
-Lastly, as rule some of you might not like: our limited ranks. Lately, people have been acting as if AV is a low rank. Some bitch when they don't get EL (which is supposed to be an exceedingly rare rank), and some spam AVs like no tomorrow. Here's the thing: AD isn't even supposed to be a weak rank. It means Adept, which isn't weak. Advanced is even stronger than this. I'm tired of people wanting to have armies of OP fuckwads, so I'm putting this in place:1 auto EL per member
2 auto AVs per member; both must be different levels (can't have 2 AV-0s)
3 auto ADs per member; again, can't all be AD-0
BGs and NVs are free game.
Keep in mind that if you work a BG up to AD, they still count as your auto BG, since they started as a BG. And if you already have an EL but level a character up to EL, you can keep both, since the other one was actually somewhat earned.
So hopefully, that'll add some incentive and make it easier for lower ranks to find threads that they won't be slaughtered in.
On another note, jcink has some cool features. There's account switch, which allows you to link sub accounts to your main and switch through a drop-down list. Really convenient if you have a lot of characters. There's also a music player in the mini-profile (where your ava etc. is beside your posts). To get a song to play in it, edit your profile, go to mp3skull, look up the song you want and get the url of the download link. Then just c&p that link into the music field. Some people might not care about that but I think it's awesome. Also, maybe not cool to those who are used to pb, but templates on jcink use dohtml as opposed to tags and shit. So it's basically like building a site; you can have a stylesheet with all your CSS in the temp as opposed to it being cluttered with code.
If you want an example, scroll to the last post. That's the arrancar template I made. Most of the CSS is between the style tags, hopefully making the app a little less confusing.
And I almost forgot about app changes. Likes/dislikes are no longer a thing as they seemed a little pointless. History is no longer mandatory unless you are taking a high rank. And Zanpakuto/fullbring/etc will have its own template that includes the techniques. Then we can grade them as a whole. Class/level and stats will be kept in a staff post on the app page so that they can't be tampered with. When you earn points, you can just tell me where you want them, and I'll edit them for you. Also... don't make your cbox name your character's name. It's not an ic box anyway.
And that's all I can think of right now. If more news arises or I think of anything else, I'll add it in another post here.