Jan. 26th, 2017

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Questions & Mod Contact
As a point of clarification, all questions should be directed to the FAQ, the relevant game plotting post, or a PM sent to the mod account. Going forward, we will direct all questions asked on plurk to these locations, as it will help us to ensure that everything gets a timely and thorough reply.

Game Cap
As a result of player feedback and mod discussion, we’ve decided to set the game cap at 60 Players; 2 slots each. Should we find that this cap is either easier or harder to maintain than anticipated, we will open the discussion again as needed.

Cast Cap
We will be setting cast caps at a total of six characters per casts.

Job/Faction Cap
While we recognize player concerns regarding instituting a way to ensure factions are balanced, we believe that at this time doing so would pose more limits than it would enable expanded involvement/CR. For now, we will monitor the issue, and if it seems to be a lasting or growing problem, we will open up a more focused discussion on what, if anything, should be done.

Second Slot: Price Adjustment
A second character slot has been added to the AC Bank and will cost 80 HP, or 2x the standard AC price for two months. All players who currently have both slots filled will be grandfathered in and will not be required to pay this price as their application occurred prior to the new rule.

Note: Like AC, the 80 points must be accrued through game play. I.e., you cannot use your 100 HP starting bonus towards it. Since we keep a log of all purchases, this will be on us to maintain, but assuming that you spent none of your points prior to purchasing the second slot, you would need a balance of 180 HP to be eligible for the second slot.

App Rounds
Because of our impending cap, we will be conducting app rounds differently in the future. After we hit capacity (or as we near it, if it should fall like that), app rounds will not be held unless there are at least four slots available. We will not be using a queue system and will announce when the round opens a week in advance.

While we will not be changing the dates of the app window (3rd - 10th), we will be delaying our chapter release dates by one so that the last app is accepted the night prior to information going live. Processing applications and releasing material for the new game month is proving nigh unsustainable for us to do in the same day. We apologize for the inconvenience.

(As such, we will no longer accept revisions past the app round window.)

Chapter 3 Release Date
Chapter 3 release date will be moved from the 10th to the 11th this month.. Since the current game month is plotted out to the 10th, this should not cause any gap in storyline as experienced between Chapter 1 and 2. This change will continue to apply to all chapters hereafter.

Network Changes
Beginning next chapter, we’ll be transitioning to a traditional DWRP network structure -- personal digital devices/comms will be handed out in storyline as “community outreach” and will all access the same network and main discussion forums. A formal write up on the technology will be added to the appropriate pages. You are welcome to handwave your character already having one or have them acquire it in storyline. Let the glitter-text broadcasting begin.