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ideal world an alternate universe marvel + dc roleplay
synopsis The world is once again in an age of heroes. After the events of New York, the world has been in chaos, with threats to the world's safety coming more often than they ever have. SHIELD could no longer conceal the presence of metahumans, and when they fell, taken down from the inside by Hydra, they left humanity vulnerable to threats it never could have imagined, until the forces of evil managed to rupture the divide between universes. With the fate of the world balancing upon the shoulders of these rising heroes, just where will your place be in this new ideal world?

ideal world is an alternate universe Marvel + DC roleplay hosted on Jcink Premium since December 2016. Set following the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Justice League, and X-Men: Apocalypse, we are based primarily within the cinematic universes but with more than enough flexibility to allow for inspiration to be drawn from other sources, such as comics, video games, television series, animated shows, and more. We pride ourselves on our relaxed environment and easy-going nature to create a safe and welcoming community for all of our members.
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news
May Newsletter ⇀ May 1
Activity Check ⇀ April 23 - April 30
April Fool's Mini-Event ⇀ April 1 - April 30
April Newsletter ⇀ April 1
Activity Check ⇀ March 24 - March 31

 
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posted on Apr 1 2018, 11:26 AM
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april newsletter

Hello everyone! It's been a while since we've had a newsletter, hasn't it? We've just not had all that much going on since our last event ended, to be fair, and it's been a great chance for us to be able to catch our breath and do some catching up on things, but we are ready for some changes now, so let's see what we have in our bag of goodies this month (and no, we promise this isn't an April Fool's Day Prank).

skin update

We have a brand new skin! Okay, it's not entirely new, just a recoloring and rebranding of our current skin, but hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. The staff have been using it for a while, so there shouldn't be any issues, but if there are, please feel free to contact Kira, as per usual with these things.

Of course, if you just like the old coloring and such better, you're welcome to change it back to the old one in the User Control Panel / Settings. Just go back to the Justice League version instead of the Suicide Squad version and you should be good to go.

Just count yourself lucky Kira's too lazy to design a crappy Deadpool skin just for an April Fool's day prank to be honest.

new mini-event

Speaking of April Fool's Day, however, we've actually got an event for you to celebrate! No, it's not the event where we start a giant prank war with everyone. Honestly though, that might be a good one to save for later. But back to the point.

The April Fool's mini-event is now live! While it's a bit looser and sillier than our last event, by a long shot, at the same time, it's definitely going to be a lot of fun. For those of you who want to participate, more details can be found in the main thread itself, but the short of it is that a bad batch of mixed Joker Gas (and some other things) is causing some strange temporary effects to happen to people. You're welcome to pick some of your own effects, of course, but we'll also be rolling some randomized ones (or selecting ones for you) if you ask us.

In short? Super fun event, pretty lax. Kira's enjoyed it when she's done it on other sites, and it's a nice little thing to get us through April so we can start prepping for summer. Just give it a chance and remember to just have some fun with it!

general reminders

Before we go, I'd just like to take a quick moment to remind everyone of a few things. We're not going to name names, because we're not about that life, and no one's in trouble, but we've been noticing that some people have been doing some of these things, so we felt it fair to just toss a casual reminder your way.

First off, I'd like to remind everyone that your player account should be the parent account, not your character account. This helps us keep things straight on our end, especially since the profile layout is coded that way.

Secondly, if you haven't already, please take the time to update your profiles so that all the links are correct. Obviously if you don't have the thread in question (usually for trackers), you can't get a thread id for it, but please do try to put in what you can and what you have up. (Relatedly, if you leave a field blank, everything will adjust for you with default values where needed, fyi.)

Thirdly, for those of you who have want ads, please do take the time to post in the canon claim with them so they can be added. Kira's been doing it where she can, but it's a great help to her when she just has to copy-paste. Also on a similar note, when making new characters, if you aren't finishing them right away, it is in your interests to make a reserve and keep up with it. We're willing to extend them as long as you need, provided you ask for it, but if you're just not logging them, it is out of our hands if someone comes and asks for them to be cleared.

Lastly, please remember to make use of the Open Threads List when you post opens and the Mod Request when you need us. We're not always able to go through all the boards looking for completed threads or taken open threads, so it helps us a lot when you're able to link us to the finished threads or put up / take down your open threads as need be. Also remember if you want an app unlocked, or to drop a character outside of an activity check, or for us to just add a new location board, the Mod Request is the place to have all those things done.

... Wow that got long. We're sorry to basically the entire board because by this point, we feel like we've called everyone out. Including ourselves. Please know that we only do this because we love you and we're just trying to make things easier for us to be able to handle.

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april newsletter

Okay, we'll admit it, we're terrible for not having our act together enough to have pushed this through a week ago when we did the site update, but in Kira's defense... she's very lazy and disorganized and only just today got things together, so please be gentle when you judge her. Anyway. Additional news for you guys to enjoy!

rules tweaks

We finally had some time to sit down and debate some of the rules. While we agreed that we liked the current ones we had, we did decide that we were going to add a couple of new ones.

The first is fairly simple and almost everyone is doing good with it - it's literally to make sure that your graphics are appropriate on your accounts. Large images on character accounts should be of your character's faceclaim, where possible (since obviously Groot or Rocket or Doomsday would be exceptions since they don't have a traditional "faceclaim" but instead are CGI), and of course, all graphics on all accounts should refrain from being too explicit or risque, to protect our underage members and guests. If you aren't sure, you're welcome to ask one of us and we'll give you an answer.

For a much more relevant change, we've added a clause in our rules stating that if we feel members are really only being active with characters to keep them safe from activity checks, we're going to be able to have a talk with them. We get that we're a no-fuss site when it comes to activity, and real life will always come first here, but we've also noticed a lot in the past few months that there are some characters (and yes, even some staff characters!) who are more concerned with being safe than necessarily being active. So we're going to try to nip out some of the claim-sitting and claim-hogging that we've been seeing - it won't go into effect until next month, but keep in mind that it is something we're starting to get concerned about, so if you think you might be at risk, please take a moment to consider your load and obligations.

powered character changes

And now for the change that took the most time to figure out and one I'm sure some of you would be super excited to see. We've been trying to consider how to balance everything regarding powered original characters for a while, since we recognize that they're something people enjoy playing but on the other side of the fence, we're trying to get some of our big canons taken still (just look at all those empty roster lists). However, we also recognize that under the current system of lumping them into a "one size fits all" category, we've been neglecting groups who would otherwise be nearly impossible to fill out without original characters - such as Asgardians, Green Lanterns, Inhumans, and other kinds of groups where the canon roles are rather limited.

So with this in mind, we decided to finally try to fix some of this in two ways. First off, we separated out between these species-based characters, where they're typically born as a race with abilities rather than a human, and then mutate-based characters, which would primarily be made up of mutants or other "enhanced" individuals who were originally humans before they gained abilities. In the case of the latter, they're more or less what we have had apped previously and has inherited the same qualities of the old system: they can't be made as a first character and they cost 250 shards to purchase.

By contrast, with the new category, we've decided to put their price at 150 shards and allow an opportunity for new members to apply for a debt waiver for them. This would allow them to possibly start with one as a first character but to try to avoid the system being abused, characters who are trying to use this method are going to be subject to a stricter application process, which will help us ensure that we're getting quality biographies for these characters.

We hope you're going to appreciate these changes as much as we do!

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Ideal World was established in December 2016 as a site idea by Kira from the assorted Marvel, X-Men, and DC Cinematic Universes and with heavy inspiration from other sources, namely the original comics by Marvel and DC.

Everybody Knows skin created by Kuroya of OOC exclusively for Ideal World, so please do not rip or steal. Assorted icon macros come courtesy of Font Awesome, customizable code boxes and cbox toggle come thanks to Nicole of Shine, the modal popups are by Black of Code, and the tooltip styling was originally by Malihu. ; all edits were made by Kuroya.

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