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).
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.
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!
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.