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The Nine ([personal profile] thenine) wrote2016-11-12 01:38 am

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Memory Mechanics
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Death
Technology
Plotting


GENERAL INFO




Do I need to watch/be familiar with Killjoys to be able to follow the game plot?

Nope! So long as you read the information pages, you should be able to follow the game plot just fine. If you’d like additional information, the Killjoys Wiki has a lot of great information, but you should be fine without it.

What is the game day ratio?

2:1. Two real life days to every one game day.

What is "joy"?

Joy is what makes the world go 'round. Also known as money/currency.

What are "happiness points" or "HP"?

These are your AC points to spend at the AC bank.

Where can i track my hp?

HP will be maintained on the taken page.

WHAT ARE WARRANTS?

Warrants are your sidequests. Completely optional but usually resulting in some worthwhile rewards. For the full documentation on warrants, please see here.

What is "Hokk"?

Hokk is your mutli-purpose plant for making a variety of mind-bending concoctions, usually liquid, and usually priced for its strength. It's best aged and tends to be on the bitter side. A real world equivalent might be Scotch.

And "Jakk"?

Another multi-purpose plant, but this one is less for drinking and more for injecting. More commonly known as "bliss", this street drug is highly illegal and highly profitable--a one time customer can easily become a long term user. Jakk is also a great incendiary, with the caveat of how potently toxic it becomes when burned: needless to say, this drug makes a terrible joint and lighting it up is ill-advised unless you want a building full of corpses. A real world equivalent in terms of effects and addiction might be opiates.

Is there a game cap or any cast caps?

Yes. The game has a cap of 60 players with a total of 120 characters. Casts at capped at a maximum of 6 characters. To see the current status of the game cap and/or cast caps, please visit the application page.

APPABLE CHARACTERS




Am I allowed to app a current canon character from Killjoys?

No. The game is set concurrently to season one, so we will not allow canon characters at this time.

Am I allowed to bring in a character with other game CRAU?

Yes, however the memories of their previous game will be altered/suppresses along with their canon ones. How those are regained is entirely up to you. Please see below for further questions about memory modification.

Do you allow OCs?

We allow non-native OCs, i.e., OCs which originate from a universe outside of the Overjoyed/Killjoys setting. We do not allow fandom OCs.

Will multiple versions of characters be allowed - example Marvel comics vs MCU?

Yes, so long as they have a full background and timeline per version. If they were an alternate version as a plot device for one episode/chapter/filler, etc, then no.

How many characters can I app at once? Is there a character limit?

You can app one character per month, with a character max of 2 per player. You must have satisfied AC in the previous two months with your current character and purchase the second character slot from the AC Bank prior to application.

I’m familiar with Killjoys so can I app in as a Level Six RAC Agent?

No. No one can app higher than a Level Four at this time and no one can exceed a Level Five. As of now, we have no intention of using the Level Six plot arcs as part of the game canon.

Can I bring in a customizable character from an MMORPG?

Yes - so long as the character in question has a distinctive class/personal storyline progression and their IC choices have an effect on the character’s personality, etc. If it’s a game where you choose generic race for story plot that is the same regardless of faction/race/decisions, then no.

If the RPG character I want is taken, can I bring a different version of the type/class?

Provided they meet the above criteria (distinct class, personal storyline), we will allow a max of two, such as in the case of a male Shephard vs. a female Shephard in Mass Effect with a different plot progression.

ARRIVAL




What can my character bring with them when they arrive?

Whatever is on their person at the time they're brought in, provided the item(s) fit with the scope of the setting. Items that do not quite mesh may be modified (i.e., translated) to fit the environment.

Can my character bring their pets/familiars with them?

Short answer is no. Bringing in and modifying a separate sentient entity with the character simply does not work with the current entry dynamics. Pet/familiars can be regained later through AC Bank purchases and will likely require a translation process similar to tech/powers.

If, however, it is something inside them - a mystical bird, a ghost in their head - then it would remain and coincide with power regains.

Can my character regain items from their worlds here?

Yes, items can be regained with AC point purchases.

How will my character arrive?

All characters will arrive with memory implant technology. However, you may have your character show slight symptoms of memories breaking down from beginning. It is an OOC option whether you keep the memory loss or not.

Can my character be "established"?

Yes. Your character may have arrived up to five years ago, but they may not have regained any of their memories, powers, items, or etc during this time frame. This option is only to allow you to better flesh out their AU world and should not be used to circumvent the memory mechanics.

Will my character be humanized upon arrival?

Yes. Please be sure to list the PB for your character in your app if they are not humanoid in nature. This means your transformer, My Little Pony, Cat/Dog-hybrid needs to look like a normal person, as thus far there are not ‘aliens’ in Killjoys. Hobbits, elves, etc can simply be ‘modified’ humans.

Additionally, this also applies to characters who are canonically androids/purely synthetic in nature. Although androids do exist in the game verse, they are very rare and completely illegal and would limit the player character's movements considerably. As such, these individuals will need to be translated as "hack-mods". For more information on hack-mods, please see the technology page.

MEMORY MECHANICS




So my character will arrive with their memory altered. How does that actually work for canon characters?

Characters won’t have to go through the ‘woke up in a hospital/dumped in an alley/other generic catch all’. Instead, the Company will deposit them in a bed one night, in the residence constructed for that character. When they wake, they’ll go about their daily lives. We’ll post a monthly plot event to give everyone a way to meet, greet, and kick each other to say hello.

The memory options can be reviewed here.

Can I canon update?

Yes. It just gives your characters more memories to regain after they’ve been here for a while. This may be done for a small AC bank purchase.

POWER REGAINS, SKILLS, & ABILITIES




My character has a special item that imbues them with power. Will they still have it?

Items may change shape/form to fit the environment (Please see the application page for more details). Items can be found in their home/residence, though the item(s) may be unrecognizable until their memories of using said item returns.

What kind of limitations do my character’s powers have? Will they be nerfed and, if so, how much?

The only powers that will be limited are those which would be game-breaking, such as teleportation and dimensional travel. Those abilities will be nullified while here. However, all others are usable to one degree or another.

That said, magic does not exist in this universe and all magical abilities will need to be translated to a scifi-equivalent to fit the mechanics of the game.

For specific information on powers, translations, and regains, see here.

How will the memory loss upon arrival affect my character's ability to use their special skills or abilities?

While the false memories are intact, their most powerful magic/skills/special abilities remain dormant. As their memories return, they’ll be able to access their powers - simpler ones at first and then the more complex as they regain more of their old selves. In other words, your character's "major abilities" (as defined in the powers guide) will be inaccessible until purchased with HP.

DEATH




What if I want to app a character that’s dead in their own canon?

You may. If they’re brought in moments before death, the medical tech is advanced enough that most injuries/illnesses can be fixed if caught in time. If they’re already dead or in spirit form (soul reapers/ghosts/gods) then part of the dimensional shift process is to give a solid form to an insubstantial state. They may regain the memory of their death or not - entirely up to you.

Respawning - yes or no? What if they die just a little bit?

Nope. One life, one death in the Quad. How many times you hit that near death experience before being saved and then going through the joys of recovery are up to you but if they die, there’s no coming back.

TECHNOLOGY




What kind of technology is available?

Technology information can be found here.

My character brought x-bit-of-tech with them, can it interface with game tech?

It would depend on how closely it aligns to the native tech. Overjoyed's tech is high scifi, but not overly hard scifi, so there's a good chance that anything else which falls in this genre could interface. Hit up the brainstorming meme and a mod will be happy to address your specifics.

What kind of communication technology is available?

Like all of the tech in the Quad, its distribution comes down to wealth. If you have the status and the joy, you can get your hands on some fancy holographic projectors that make it look like the other person is right next to you no matter how many lightyears might actually be between you. But for most people--i.e., those who aren't ingratiated with the Qreshi elite--the standard technology is still text messaging, audio calls, and video chatting. Characters can make posts to a general 'network' and maintain their own means of contact (ooc: a network community and an IC contact post).


My character is a hacker/has high level hackers under their command, can I hijack other people's posts?

This is tricky and can come down to a lot of factors, but to make things easier, we're going to institute two basic requirements for hacking. A) It has to make sense. I.e., your character can't have suddenly developed these skills or contacts over night and B) it has to be okay with the other player(s) in question.

PLOTTING




Am I required to have a HMD?

We do want all players to have a HMD set-up on the character journal, however we will not have a mandatory HMD requirement. It is entirely up to player discretion as to whether their HMD allows anonymous commenting or not.

Please refer to the Rules on OOC player interaction.

Do you have a plotting meme?

We have a brainstorming meme for prospective players and will regularly post CR memes for new and existing players.

How will NPCs be handled?

Players are free to use and abuse NPCs as they like, provided they are not used in place of major CR or for plot-intensive roles. NPCs who hold high rank or significance to the overall game are off-limits. I.e., if you want to create a random information broker on Leith, that's fine, but if you wanted that information broker to also be a high ranking official for the Company, that would be prohibited and require an AC Bank purchase.

Regarding information brokers in particular, you are free to have them provide as much information as you need to move your plots along--what you are not free to do, however, is have valid information regarding major plot players. Using the above example, your NPC information broker could pass along that a cousin of X family was seen sneaking into the coat closet with his porter, but you could not make that game canon without a purchase from the AC bank.
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[personal profile] blooded 2016-11-19 01:31 pm (UTC)(link)
i have two questions! first, for characters with non-human dietary needs — ie blood for vampires or flesh for ghouls — how would that translate once they lose their memories? would they have weird cravings, or would that need disappear until they regained their memories, or something else i haven't thought of?

second, i'm not sure i'd want to app a character this applies to, but on the off chance i did, what would be the policy on characters from canons like critical role or the adventure zone? if you don't know what those are, basically they're d&d web series where groups of people broadcast their d&d sessions for people to watch/listen to. these characters are often very fleshed out and really attractive from an rp standpoint, but some could also argue that they're just other people's ocs and rping them is in poor taste. would they be appable by your standards, or are such characters off-limits?
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[personal profile] leonized 2016-11-21 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
I have a question that's more just a neurotic check-- but can a character be a lower down member of the Nine? Like not at the top of the aristocracy or whatever, but a part of it, nonetheless. It would fit this guy's backstory for an AU pretty easily, if so.

Also, would status significantly deteriorate the further down the line you get?
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[personal profile] virtuedlight 2016-11-21 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
Hello, mods! A question or two here about the Scarback monks. I can't find this info on the wiki so please forgive me if its been asked somewhere - what exactly is the purpose of the blood blessing? As in, in what circumstance is it performed, and does it have any effects other than just symbolism (I.e. magic, or granting some sort of significance to the person who receives it, would they be looked at differently by other people for receiving it)?

I'm considering a character who has the ability to regenerate wounds quite quickly - they'll still bleed, but the biological composition of their body differs in that their blood isn't red but is a different colour (luminous blue). Would this still be retained in the setting (the ability to regenerate and/or differently coloured blood), and if so, would this have any significance if they're part of the monks?
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[personal profile] riastraid 2016-11-27 06:24 am (UTC)(link)
Hi, mods! I hate to make more work for you guys, but would you mind putting the navigation (or a link to it) in the game comm/mod journal profiles? It's a little hard to find as-is.
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[personal profile] strictdiscipline 2016-11-29 03:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello, two quick questions/comments regarding the application itself --

1) Is there a minimum length requirement for any linked samples? I assume you'd want enough content to actually showcase character traits but I wasn't sure if there was a tag count associated with that.

2) Wasn't sure if this particular link was TBA or if you'd just accidentally skipped over it, but there's a line in the Established Status section that supposedly links out to something but doesn't actually go anywhere:

"If yes, please state for how long (up to five years, more information can be found here) and detail briefly what they've been doing since they've come to Overjoyed."

Thanks for all the hard work so far, everything looks lovely!
Edited (gently screams, i hate formatting in comments) 2016-11-29 15:07 (UTC)
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[personal profile] valr 2016-12-04 08:36 am (UTC)(link)
Hi mods! I was wondering if there was a little more info about how the network functions? Is it basically like the internet or will there be an explanation for why all the PCs have a connected network?
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[personal profile] refactor 2016-12-06 08:16 pm (UTC)(link)
what up mods! since I'm in the process of watching Killjoys atm and getting a slightly better understanding of some of the faction and world dynamics, is it acceptable to make alterations to our AU? In my case, it's nothing major, just some details where I'm realizing Jack might react differently to certain things than I originally anticipated. I'd be happy to run the changes by you too if that would be preferred!
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[personal profile] mustwefight 2016-12-11 11:29 am (UTC)(link)
Hello, mods! I am interested in apping Alisa here from Tekken, who is a gynoid equipped for combat (i.e. chainsaws for hands, jets in her "wings" and feet, rocket fists, a detachable exploding and regenerating head -- don't ask) and hinted to be capable of emotion. She can also hack databases, make calls, has heat sensors, etc.

1. How will power regains work for her? Will she be able to access her weapons and other combat-oriented functions right away, or will that depend on her AU background?

2. Since she is a robot, how will deteriorating memory work for her? What symptoms will she experience?

3. In canon, she is programmed to obey Jin Kazama. Will this be overwritten if I decide to AU her? If she is programmed to obey another character in-game (NPC or otherwise), will her canon programming return when she regains her memories? Will she keep both commands?

This game looks awesome, and I'm really excited for it to take off! c: Thanks for your time!
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[personal profile] refactor 2016-12-12 02:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Here I am, always with questions... But this one is just out of curiosity for castmates in terms of how they may interact with an AU!

If a character is already in the game and someone apps a castmate, how would the mods envision those two AUs to line up, generally speaking? I know a fair amount of that is up to player discretion, but mostly my point here is how you'd expect the character already in the game to integrate a castmate into an AU, if at all! I can give a more specific example if needed, but I was keeping this as general as possible since I feel like other people might have this question in the future, haha
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[personal profile] cauterised 2016-12-25 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello mods, happy holidays!

I have a question about AC, in light of my impending hiatus: when exactly is the AC period? It doesn't specify on the Activity page other than the check occurs monthly, so I just want to make sure I don't miss it if it happens on the typical DWRP schedule of the last few days or first few days of the month.

For players that may not be able to get online if they are on hiatus over the duration of AC period, how would you like us to turn in our activity proofs? I should have access to steady internet during my trip but I figure it might be good for other players to know as well.
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[personal profile] yesallwomen 2017-01-05 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
Hello modly mods!

I just wanted to get some clarification on the MMO customizable character, and the OC question. So, the standard for the MMO character to be appable, is that pertaining to the character that would be more or less the main character of the story (like in FFXIV there's the warrior of light that the plot follows), and only those?

I ask this because it leads into my next question about OCs, since it says all that are not within the canon of killjoys are fair game... if the OCs are not related to the main story of the MMO, and are actually just more or less fandom OCs based around the lore of the world and what not, are they allowed to be appable?

I guess I wanna know where the two things intersect in terms of being what is or isn't appable. SORRY IF THIS IS NEEDLESSLY COMPLICATED.
Edited 2017-01-05 03:14 (UTC)
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[personal profile] munia 2017-01-11 06:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Happy wednesday!

Like a total dope, I forgot to put 'ceremonial Scarback dagger' in Lunafreya's app--would this type of small nonweapon/flavour item be acceptable to just add to her inventory without checking in, or should I go through AC bank next month? Thanks.
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[personal profile] tousei 2017-01-17 01:22 pm (UTC)(link)
slides back in with a question - for characters who are non-human or who have had their magical or otherwise non-science based powers adapted to a science setting, will these powers/their species revert to their original non-au'd versions when the character regains their memories and purchases the ability back with HP (if it's a major power)? Or will it still function in the AU explained mechanics and only appear to have identical/similar constraints and effect as the canon ability?
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[personal profile] salvaging 2017-01-29 09:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi, mods! I had a question about samples in the app. It says only one of them can be network, so can I take that to mean it's okay for me to submit two log threads? c:

Thanks in advance for your time and hard work. ♥
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[personal profile] brokeassgoing 2017-01-30 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
Hey there,

So just to make sure I'm not confused-- killjoys can't have any other under the table dealings, right? say brokering info on the side. RAC or bust?
Thank you!
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[personal profile] brokeassgoing 2017-01-30 01:47 am (UTC)(link)
SORRY ME AGAIN if this has already been answered I apologize but what happens to killjoys who have been fired or have left the faction of their own free will?
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[personal profile] rhygret 2017-02-02 06:30 am (UTC)(link)
Hey mods, question about AC purchases! Specifically, the 500 Majot NPC interaction: what does it entail, how can it be used etc!
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[personal profile] tousei 2017-02-02 06:36 am (UTC)(link)
yo mods! this is more of an 'idle curiosity' type of question than anything else - how long is the plot of the game projected to be, in months or maybe years? i know this is set in the killjoys universe which i heard is getting a second season/already has a second season, so will the game's plot follow the show's plot, or will it deviate from it?

I ask this because it seems the political situation is already set to explode three months in and I'd like to get a casual judge of pace :'D
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[personal profile] prefacing 2017-02-04 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
Hello, a few questions while I explore potential AUs and work on my app:

1) For the undocumented that live in the tunnel system underneath Westerley, do some of them ever occasionally come up to the surface for whatever reason (curiosity, supplies-gathering) or are they pretty restricted to staying below-ground? Mostly asking since I'm not sure how restrictive this would be in terms of building CR.

2) If I were to pick option 3 for memory (blank slate), would I still be allowed to give my character established status (basically giving them a year or two of creating memories after a very confusing arrival) or are the two mutually exclusive?

Also this isn't so much a question as it is a suggestion: would it be possible to put the app closing date somewhere on the applications page (assuming player slots don't fill up before then)? I could have sworn I saw the close date somewhere but I can't seem to find it anymore and it'd be nice to know how long I have to work on my app. c:
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[personal profile] tousei 2017-02-12 09:41 am (UTC)(link)
Is the RAC an interstellar organization? I apologize if this is answered somewhere already, I can't seem to find it.

Tied to that, there are other human settlement planets other than the Quad, yeah? What happened to old Earth?

Also I hate to be That One Guy but... how is the '30% human' judged? by DNA or protein expression?
Edited 2017-02-12 13:41 (UTC)
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[personal profile] rhygret 2017-02-13 05:02 am (UTC)(link)
How do we go about posting/making our own warrants? Like say your character wants to hire some people to do stuff for them, how does that work?
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[personal profile] servitor 2017-03-02 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
If I wanted Hanna to have a lighter so she could use her powers in the sense of just her playing with fire and being able to throw it with her hands, would that be considered an item or power regain? I have the capacity to be lit on fire without burning as well as body heat as a minor power so I wanted to check on this
Edited 2017-03-02 03:14 (UTC)
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[personal profile] brickinthewall 2017-03-07 04:00 am (UTC)(link)
Different question now... I had started a warrant mission but it looks like the other player/character dropped. What can I do with it since it's pretty much unfinished?
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[personal profile] valr 2017-03-14 10:23 pm (UTC)(link)
I meant to ask this ages ago and forgot, but what's the procedure if a character drops? Obviously it's not like a typical jamjar where they just disappear back home, but I didn't want to assume how much we could handwave. In particular if it's related to the modplot, is there a certain way dropped characters should be handled?
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[personal profile] robitussin 2017-03-20 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello! I'm a potential apper thinking about possible AUs, and there are a few things I'm wondering about the Seventh Generation Accords. Apologies if I missed this somewhere, but basically, I was curious about the mechanics of it. I think my other questions depend on the answer to this one, so!

Once a seventh generation is reached, do all surviving family members get to come to Leith, or is it only the members of that new generation?

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