Cause I've always gotta change something about!
The adoptables section (Wanted Characters & NPCs) has been adjusted to better showcase the characters we have on offer. It's now split into three sections:
Tally's Most Wanted
Plot & Job Opportunities
NPCs & Other Character Inspiration
The major change is in the split between Most Wanted and NPCs & Other. Most Wanted is a shorter list, with four active listings allowed per player, for adoptable characters that have firm plots and are available to be adopted by brand new members to the community. NPCs & Other is a list of all other adoptable characters (or just NPC listings) that may be more vague, or have restrictions on who may adopt them.
Plot & Job Opportunities is a new section for staff to list character types and ideas that we would like to see active on the board. Eg. if we wanted a particular position filled at the school, or a character with a certain personality trait for plot reasons, we would list it here. Existing characters that can match the requirements are also encouraged to express their interest for opportunities in this section.
New Fields in Wanted Characters & NPCs
Two new fields have been added to the listing template.
Plot Points: This is a text-entry section to list any solid plot ideas and inspiration you have for the character. What goals you would like your character to achieve with the listed character, how they might interact with others, all that sort of thing. This section is required for a character to be listed in the Most Wanted section.
Wanted For: This is a member-entry field to list any characters that the requested character is likely to roleplay with. It's expected that for Most Wanted characters, any character listed in this section will also be mentioned in Plot Points. It provides a quick link for people browsing the listings to see the profiles of the characters they might be writing with, and get a better feel for what is being requested.
What about our current listings?
The existing listings are fine as they are, and all have been left in the NPCs & Other section. If you wish to edit them and add information to the two new fields, that would be awesome! If not, that is entirely your choice.
You may nominate the four listings you would like to have moved to the Most Wanted section by posting below, once you have edited the listing to include Plot Points and Wanted For sections.
To find out more about the Wanted Characters & NPCs database, we've got a handy new document here: