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Winter Holidays 2014 Play-A-New-Character Event
« on: December 09, 2014, 10:29:16 AM »


Salutations all roleplayers!

To celebrate the coming holidays, we once again invite you all to take part in our recurring server and community initiative - the "Play-A-New-Character-Event".

During this event, everyone participating rolls up entirely new characters*, providing even terms for all in an exclusively low level environment that is the perfect setup for loads of satisfying, immersive, gothic horror roleplay. If you are looking for some of the best online roleplay has to offer, while meeting with new and old friends, this is the place to be!

The event will be running from December 19th (Friday) 2014 to January 2nd (friday) 2015.

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 concepts here, but feel free to start new topics in that forum section if you deem it relevant.

Looking forward to seeing you all there,

- The Server Staff

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* (Pre-event characters can still be played, but will not let in to the core areas, i.e. all areas west of the Svalich Pass near Castle Ravenloft. The exception is pre-event characters that have not yet entered the world, or choose to reset XP and items to the common starting point.)
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Re: Winter Holidays 2014 Play-A-New-Character Event
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2014, 10:30:00 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 passed through the intro-cutscene with it, 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: Winter Holidays 2014 Play-A-New-Character Event
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2014, 08:44:48 AM »
The Play-A-New-Character event has now begun!

We hope to welcome many new players for this event, but also that many of our current decide to take part in it and contribute to it being a success. Please help the new people feel welcome.

Keep in mind that though braving the world with your life in hold during this event might seem harder than usual, you always have the option to respawn if all else fails - the XP hit at low levels will be minimal.

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

Additionally, try to hone the fact that this server is about gothic horror roleplay. The event will hopefully quite naturally bring it about 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 all these years.

Let the roleplay begin!

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Re: Winter Holidays 2014 Play-A-New-Character Event
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2014, 07:03:12 AM »
To make sure no one is left without any DM love  - and especially to help newcomers getting into things - we will try to pre-announce some of the DM events that'll take place during this Play-A-New-Character-Event. They will be announced here:

http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=38998.0

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Re: Winter Holidays 2014 Play-A-New-Character Event
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2015, 08:52:30 AM »
In case people are wondering, the above dates are both inclusive, meaning there'll be one more evening of NCE-goodness for all before we let in the pre-event characters. The event will end by tomorrow sometimes after noon (GMT).

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Re: Winter Holidays 2014 Play-A-New-Character Event
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2015, 07:17:24 AM »
The event has now ended. Thank you to all who participated in making it a success - I hope you all enjoyed being a part of it!

Also, remember that though the event is now over, you are more than welcome to continue playing the characters you created for the event as well as keeping at any on-going plots they are part of. The only difference is that the pre-event characters can now also join in.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2015, 07:21:28 AM by Zarathustra217 »