[break][break]Howdy, Architects! 4.2 brings with it a few changes from the board layout around the forum as well as a few rule changes to our War of the Archons (WOTA) Boards. Down below we've got a summary to help break things down, as well as a few links to supplement the info. So let's get crackin'! [break][break]
New Board Organization
To help with navigation around the forum, we went ahead and reorganized a few boards for everyone. Among these changes are:[break][break]
Hall of Honor Back Up: "Fear Not, Architect, For Your Efforts Shall Not Go Without Reward" Our site-wide Honors are back up and waiting for you to earn them! We went ahead and eliminated the extraneous rewards, so now all you've gotta worry about is building your collection. [[CLICK HERE]] to browse the Honor Index.
Arena/Monthly Challenges Moved: Did you know that every month, we have a wonderful Monthly Challenge organized by our very own Navine? No? You didn't? Well of course not! It was buried at the bottom of the site! With it being located right at the top, you should be able to check in on the newest challenges when you first log in!
Request Threads On Front Page: With the Arena moving up to the top of the forum, we had a gap in the General Roleplay Boards. This was filled by the Request Threads. Now you can easily view what sorta stories all these wonderful odd-bodies are looking for.
Recreation Center Split-Up: The Recreation Center was split up a bit to make navigating its most popular boards easier. Now, you will no longer find the Art Gallery or the Forum Games boards tucked away, as they're both right smack-dab on the front page.
WOTA Boards Reorganized: Since there are so many boards and locations within the WOTA, we went ahead and untucked the boards just a little bit. Now, the Faction Homeverses, Architect City and The Beyond are located on the home page, hopefully making it easier to navigate all of them..
WOTA Rule Changes
The War of the Archons is still in its Beta phase, and as a result, we are still learning how to un-do a few kinks in the system with your help! After letting it run for a month, we've come up with a few changes and wanted to provide these changes to you. They will be effective changes, immediately:[break][break]
New Word Limit: Because of the nature of the WOTA, we're implementing a new rule for posts. From now on, eery post made within the WOTA must be at a minimum 100 words. Anything less than this has the chance to lose the Valor earned. [[CLICK HERE]] to read more.
Must Display HP: As simple as it sounds. Going forward, every single combat post must include that Architect's remaining HP within that combat. Those who disobey this rule can potentially be removed out of the combat and unable to return!
Inactivity = Death: From now on, anytime you don't post within 48 hours of it being your turn in a Siege Thread, you will be given the "Dead" Status, as it will be roleplayed that your Architect was eliminated without contest. Remember, dying in one siege knocks you out of all other sieges, so be careful with what you take on!
Locked Architect Apps: Once an Architect Application is approved and moved to the Approved board, you will no longer be able to freely edit or change the contents within them. We do this because we have noticed there have been members changing details after a certain app was approved. In the future, simply contact a member of Staff if you wish to make changes.
New Posting Etiquette: We added a new section to the rules! (We know, there are even more things to read and we're sure you're foaming at the mouth with excitement.) These rules include a simple breakdown of what we view as proper etiquette for posting within the WOTA. Please [[CLICK HERE]] to read and become familiar with these etiquette rules.