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Easter 2014 Play-A-New-Character-Event
« on: April 07, 2014, 09:48:57 AM »


Salutations all mist-dwellers!

The time has finally arrived to once again invite all roleplayers out there to take part in our recurring initiative - the "Play-A-New-Character-Event".

During the event, only entirely new characters will be let into the core areas*, putting everyone on same terms in an exclusively low level environment, providing a perfect occasion for satisfying and inspiring, immersive, gothic horror roleplay. If you are looking for the most authentic and genuine that online roleplay has to offer, don't miss out on this rare opportunity to meet with new and old friends, and join in on the shared unfolding of creativity.

This time, the event will be running from April 11th (Friday) to April 21st (Monday) 2014.

Expect a number of DM events and special occurrences to appear in game during the period, but we also invite you to use these forums for pre-planning things with other players. There's a topic for sharing ideas for characters here.

Looking forward to seeing you all there,

- The Server Staff

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* (This implies all characters made within the event as well as characters who are made pre-event, but haven't yet entered the IC world. Core areas are all west of the Svalich Pass near Castle Ravenloft.)

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Re: Easter 2014 Play-A-New-Character-Event
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 10:40:55 AM »
Useful info, hints and tips for the event:

- For those new to the server looking for basic info about how to actually play, get all info here: http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=862.0

- You can create your character pre-event and still use it for the event, as long as the character hasn't passed through the intro-cutscene.

- If you've created a character before the event and have entered the world the world with, there will be ordinances available that allows converting pre-played characters to be eligible for taking part in the event. This however entails loosing all acquired items and XP.

- Remember that while finding people to revive a friend or the sufficient gold to have an NPC do it will be hard during the event, the XP loss of using the shaft of light in the Near Ethereal to restore you to life is very small at lower levels.

- All old characters have their starting points relocated to points outside the zone of the event if logging in while it's running. If you would like to avoid this, simply refrain from logging on to that character during the event.

Special Rules for the event

- Players that prior to the event own characters that are members of a faction is allowed to make a new character for the event that starts out as a member of this faction. The exception to this rule is characters of the Ba'al Verzi, the Dawnslayers, the Van Ritchen Society and the Fraternity of Shadows factions.

- Players that prior to the event own a AMPC or MPC character can make new characters for the event that start out as AMPC. They will have a maximum lifespan of the event.

- Players that do not prior to the event own an AMPC or MPC character but wish to make one for the event can apply for that on the usual AMPC terms. We will however be more lenient toward accepting such AMPCs compared to usual.

- Players who do not want to take part in the event but rather roleplay their existing characters outside the zone of the event is allowed to, but have to make up an IC reasoning themselves as to why they ended up outside the zone.

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Re: Easter 2014 Play-A-New-Character-Event
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014, 05:41:53 PM »
To set the right mood for the event, VeeTpl has helped by making an excellent promotion video for the event - check it out:

[youtube=572,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr9RT8txIMY[/youtube]

Feel free to use it for propagandising the event too!
« Last Edit: April 09, 2014, 05:47:13 PM by Zarathustra217 »

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Re: Easter 2014 Play-A-New-Character-Event
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 07:45:11 AM »
Our Play-A-New-Character week event has now begun, and we hope that as many as possible will decide to take part in it and contribute to it being a success.

Without question, braving the world with your life in hold during this week will be harder than usual, but keep in mind that you have the option to respawn if all else fails - the XP hit at low levels will be minimal.

On the other hand, we also encourage that you use this opportunity to form new alliances and friendships - for your survival and for the benefit of the roleplay.

Keep in mind that this server is about gothic horror roleplay. This week will hopefully bring it to you in abundance but please help us preserve that atmosphere in your roleplay, and take your part in building it.

And lastly, thank you for choosing to be a part of this community and server and making it a success - without you, we wouldn't have lasted five years.

Let the roleplay begin!

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Re: Easter 2014 Play-A-New-Character-Event
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2014, 08:10:59 PM »
This event has now ended. A big thank you to all of you who took part in making this one of our best Play-A-New-Character events ever! The amount of creativity and all around high quality interaction has been impressive to behold.

If you have any comments on the event, use the topic here: http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=36552.0