Hey everyone, this is Re aka Genda’s player. Some of you may know me as that fool that has created and maintains a lot of gdocs holding information both useful and just for fun regarding this game. Well, after a suggestion from Len our wonderful Reimei player regarding our location page being vague I asked about such and with the blessing of our mods am bringing this post to you today about our city and the districts in it.
What this means for you:
There are currently seventeen districts (Barring Green Valley) that are currently just nebulous places on a map for many of us. While for some this is just a creative challenge in regards to creating locations to play in, the mods have realized that in an effort to give us said freedom to play in this sandbox may have been too much, especially for those who may want a few more definitions for said sandbox to play in. Thus a gdoc found here
is being made to create a more detailed view of this world our characters are in as well as act as a nice reference for both prospective and active players. Since this is going to be a document used more formally then some of the other documents I maintain for the game it’s currently in read only mode instead of my normal habit of opening up a document for everyone to edit.
If you would like to volunteer to write the general description for one of the district please leave a comment in the VOLUNTEER toplevel with your name, the district you want to write for, and a way to contact you in order for me to get the email associated with your gmail account. (As to keep this document shareable with everyone but only editable by a few I have to invite those that can edit via their gmail account) There are a few rules regarding those who want to write one of the districts.
-You must be willing to write one within a small frame of time. As I wish to have this document as polished as I can get it before the reserves open. (I would like to have most done by the TDM’s opening but that’s asking too much of all of us.) This means I would like at least 80% of the document done by July 29th.
-You must remember that this is being written as part of the game lore and as a tool to help advertise the game to others. So if you do write one of the district descriptions it should be done with this in mind. Thus must remain easy to follow and understandable by anyone regardless of their knowledge about the game.
-Willing to listen to suggestions and adhere to the results of the voting comments. Even though you volunteered for a certain district this is still a game wide project, thus you must be willing to take ideas and suggestions from the suggestion top level given under your districts heading. You must also be prepared to write about a district whose main attraction may not be the one you were expecting when you volunteered due to the voting process I am going to list below these rules.
-Keep your description concise and brief. While details are nice and you may have wonderful ideas for layout or exact locations for a district these descriptions are not for that. Especially as anything really major that could change the game’s landscape would need to be greenlighted by the mods first. Keep it brief and interesting and if you want to create lovely locales (and even put images with your words) then I suggest using the locations
suggestion post.VOTING AND YOU:
Because this is a large city state each district can have unique identities to it. One may be the center of the arts and entertainment for the city, where the local tv and radio stations call home while talent agencies and studios dot the landscape, or perhaps the district is a mixture of nice honest businesses in rare goods, but those that look may find that it’s a front for the criminal aspect every city; even one as paradise like as Eddan seems, will have. Or perhaps your district is a place for more “mature tastes” and filled with clubs and bars, and maybe a not quite talked about red light district. Whatever it may be if you have a particular like for a district please leave a comment in the district subcomment of the VOTE thread with your choice. If someone has already voiced your opinion or you just think they had a good one then comment to them with a +1 in the subject header. As this is how I will count said votes.
Voting will close on July 14th at 11:59 pm EST. This way everyone has a week to give their opinion regarding what each district will be known for ingame, as well as give those of us writing for said districts about two weeks to take everyone’s suggestions down and write for said districts.
Thank you all for your time and help regarding this, and I hope everyone is enjoying their time in game!