Announce post #2877: Haven Entrances/Cshout Standards

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<pre>8/31/2018 at 4:05
Imvra, the Lorekeeper
Haven Entrances/Cshout Standards

Aetolia has gone through many changes over the last decade. Standards,
expectations, and lore have shifted over time, and with this comes a
messy precedence that makes moving forward more challenging.

In part of our efforts to get everyone on the same page, Haven entrances
and Custom Shouts have been wiped clean. New guide lines have been put
in place. We know that expressing yourself through these things is
important, and have staff prioritized managing these queues as you

The guidelines are as follows (Available in HELP SHOUTS and HELP

These are a projection of your own essence calling your mind to your
haven. Therefore, they should be:

- Confined to influencing the caster alone. Rooms can not flood with
water, and passersby cannot be snared with vines or shadow.

- It must be thematically appropriate to your character's abilities.

- It can not instill feelings or thoughts upon others present.

- Must indicate that a shell of yourself, be it crystal, a statue, etc,
is left behind.

Good Example:
Fingers weaving a pattern in the air, you focus upon the center of your
haven and draw yourself to it. Colour rushes past your vision as your
spirit draws away, and body stills like a timeless statue.

Fingers weaving a pattern in the air, Alecto focuses inward with intense
concentration. The sound of Her chanting continues even as her body
stills, an iridescent sheen protecting her tether to the plane.

Custom Shouts
This is how your voice, and your voice alone, sounds when projected over
the continent. Therefore, it should be:

- Confined to your voice.

- It can not impact the environment (sky flashes, temperature rises,

- It must be your voice alone (no wailing souls or lapping waves)

- It can not force feelings (Your hair rises, chills down your spine,

Good Examples:
Resonant with derisive malice, Ere shouts, "Blah blah blah."

Dull despite the volume, Keroc's ponderous voice resonates, "Blah blah."

Penned by my hand on Closday, the 14th of Midsummer, in the year 475 MA.</pre>


  • TeaniTeani Shadow Mistress SwedenMember Posts: 2,211 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Are the old ones archived somewhere  so that one can adjust those to match the new standards without too much deviation? 

  • RazmaelRazmael Member, Administrator, Immortal Posts: 1,387 admin
    They should've been messaged to your character.
  • SteeleSteele Member Posts: 52 ✭✭
    Will we be able to customise our shell appearances, now that reflecting that shell is required in haven messages? Eg "The shell of Steele rests here in the form of a crystallised statue."
  • AishiaAishia Queen Bee Member Posts: 2,272 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Man I suggested that ages agoooooo
  • ImvraImvra Immortal Member, Immortal Posts: 101 Immortal
    This is something we have brainstormed and have a few ideas for, although not immediately on the agenda.
  • AishiaAishia Queen Bee Member Posts: 2,272 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Whew mine got re-approved. Don't worry everyone. SCREECAWWWW-
  • IllidanIllidan Pray AreaMember Posts: 1,155 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bashoomba is HIGHLY offended.
    They didn't listen when I said Shamans were strong in groups. 
    Aetolia Buzzwords: Bad actors, disingenuous, disingenuous bad actors, and bad actors being disingenuous. 

  • XeniaXenia Member Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Aren't there havens with things that can be harvested as well? Or in my case, random buffalo mounts roaming around from before the change.

  • TozToz Member Posts: 2,498 ✭✭✭✭✭
    And forges and gem harvest rooms and if I kill you in my mind you die for real too and your body stays in my brain to rot.

    Arbre-Today at 7:27 PM

    You're a vindictive lil unicorn

    Lartus-Today at 7:16 PM

    oh wait, toz is famous

    Karhast-Today at 7:01 PM

    You're a singularity of unicorns awfulness Toz
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