Hello Smashies! You might have already noticed, but we're well on our way down the path of transitioning! Things are changing, and we're here to get you in the loop of what's going on. You might want to grab a drink, we've got a lot of stuff to cover in this post.Final Showdowns, Welcome to the Sky!
Once the final log has been up for a little while and everyone's had a chance to do what they want to do, we'll be ramping right up to our new home! But here's some options for your Blowing up the Moon needs:
Going into the doors of the clocktower lead you to... not the clocktower, as anyone who might have visited it before would notice. There is a staircase going impossibly high up, and if characters follow it up there they will find that it brings them right up to
the moon. The tower certainly shouldn't be so high, but there they are! It'll take them a while to get up there though. But at the base of the stairs is also a set going down
, impossibly down. It's not certain what is at the bottom, but it definitely goes deeper than the bunkers so it could be an option for characters looking to just skedaddle somewhere else.
Stranger still about this new inside is that there isn't any trace of where Master and Crazy Hands resided. In fact, no one has seen them for ages. They're not even the mod account anymore! What!
How mysterious. Characters are just going to have to hope for the best. Good luck, chums! Things are Changing for the New!
Spoilers: Your dude makes it. Sorry to ruin that surprise for you. Unless, you know, they didn't...
There's going to be a big log for the changeover in just a little bit (and a plotting post for it!), but we've got some things to sort out before we can get there.
After some discussion because of various circumstances, we decided that with the changeover we'd introduce new communities
for the log and the network. Before you get alarmed, Never fear-- the old communities will stay right where they are for archival and backdating purposes.
For now, you can start joining smashrising
so that you're all ready to go when the change hits! Some of you have already started doing this so, gosh, you're on it!Lack of Network
But as you might notice when you click on that network community, the system is down.
More accurately, the system doesn't even exist anymore! This is one of the key changes to gameplay- there's no network. At least, not yet. When or how one appears is going to be entirely up to your in-game actions! There's just going to have to be a lot more direct interactions for the time being.
A lack of network means that our main community is switching up! The logs community will now be the central RP hub.
In lieu of a network, there will be another option available for characters to leave notes and messages to each other in the main foyer of the mansion: a handy, dandy bulletin board! While not the most discreet place to post passionate love letters, it's definitely useful for leaving warnings about the environment or letting someone know you're trying to get a hold of them. (Don't let that stop you from writing passionate love letters if that's what you want to do though. The world needs to know about your feelings.) The bulletin board will be available after characters settle in a bit.Action Posts -> Logs
Since the main community has shifted and we have temporarily put the network on the backburner, that means we're making a slight shift with some of our posts! Quick [action bracket] posts are still totally welcome, but we're relocating them over to the logs community! We're doing this to keep the action in one place and put more emphasis on the network being for messaging, if/when it exists again. All this really means is that the only community you'll be posting in for a while is the main one. Sorting Hat
We're turning the game into a Harry Potter AU because Bret insisted it was a 'really good A+ idea, totally solid, we're definitely doing it.'
We are not turning the game into a Harry Potter AU but we ARE introducing Houses to the lot.
Most of the residential sections of the mansion (aka your characters' new home on the island) are divied up into four unique houses based on Smash Bros. elements: Gunner, Brawler, Swordfighter, and Assist.
These houses are meant to provide some instant CR for characters with similar traits, set up house challenges that might help people out later in the tournaments, and continue to provide the option of random room mates!(On that note, characters are not required to live within their Houses' wing if they would rather room on their own or with someone specific.)
You can read more about the houses here
, and there is more information about the wings of the mansion in the Settings
page. House Status and Place of Living will be listed on the Taken
page, once they are all assigned!
As you can see, we haven't really assigned anyone yet. This is where you come in!
Please step right up to the sorting hat
and input all of your characters for us once you've read up on things, and we can get them all divied up.DLC Characters Leaked! CONFIRMED!!
Another important note is that we've expanded our acceptable characters' list! If a character appears in a video game, they're good to app as long as you follow the game's canon! The rest of our requirements are the same, which you can check out right here.
So, if you were really enamored with good ol' Lincoln in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.
, he's, uh, totally appable now. If you wanted. You never know when the aliens are coming back, y'know?We'd like to ask for some Favors
So that was a whole lot of new stuff to go over! As we noted in our last post, this opening is going to be a soft-launch.
We want to make sure we get the kinks out of the system before we bring the game back to the mass public, and to do that we'll need the help of your fresh eyes! If you could take a little bit to go over the game pages and see what's new, us over here at the mod table would really appreciate it.
If you have any questions or suggestions
for things we could improve, please don't hesitate to bring them up! We'd love to be able to add things to the FAQ or just rework something if it's too unclear. This is your game as much as it is ours, and this is our chance to really polish it up.
We'd also like to ask you for some suggestions on who you really want to get placed on the ATP ad
for when we're ready to go live! Our current ad is a bit unwieldly, so we'd really like to trim it down with characters that you really want.
We'd also also like your opinion on the dressing room
! Nowadays it is a common trend for games to put up a Test Drive Meme for their game every so often as opposed to having an entire community dedicated to this. Our DR hasn't seen too much action lately (though we realize that is because of various circumstances), so we'd like your opinion: should we keep the DR or would you like to try out the test drive meme option? Not everyone really uses the DR, so would you be more motivated to help test things out if it were in a concentrated meme format? Is it just easier to have one place for people to come at their leisure? Please let us know your thoughts!Opening Log!
We're very excited to embark on this journey with all of you, so we'll end this huge post with something to look forward to. We're giving the closing log a bit of time to do what it needs to, but we know a lot of you have been waiting for the new things on the horizon. With that in mind, the opening log for the new communities will be up by January 15th
, with its plotting post quick on its heels!
Thanks for all of your patience while we were getting things ready to go, everyone. It means a lot to us, and we're so hype to finally be able to say IT'S HAPPENING. IT'S HAPPENING.