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▶ Year || 503
▶ Season || Spring
▶ Temp || 43℉ (8℃) - 70℉ (21℃)
▶ Weather || The weather radar really does seem to be off the charts lately...
I wonder what's going on? (#15-19)


Character of the Season

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Thread of the Season
A land of absence
and root and stone

Pair of the Season
Bexley and Acton

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"And all the while her mind, her blood, her fierce and fearless heart was singing, singing, singing." — Shrike in We're under attack!

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Please respond to this thread if you have any suggestions that you think would benefit Novus, its members, or the community! There's no such thing as a bad suggestion.

If you have a question or concern, please use this thread instead.

We really appreciate your input! You are what makes Novus the place we love.

meverrnind — Guest
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1. Legend titles or something to distinguish the most influential characters on site? On other sites I've been on they were given to characters whenever they became a king or queen of said herd, but in my opinion that was always won too easily. I understand that on Novus sovereigns can be challenged every 2 weeks (or month?) so every man and his dog would get a legend title if it was based on something like that, but for example what ifthe criteria was really strict?
For example the criteria could be to earn a legend title:
Reigned for at least one IC year (or even 2), increased court population by X number during term (10? 15?), Won X amount of battles, blocked X amount of stealths. and so on!

2. I had heaps more ideas and no idea where they went. I will rethink them and get back to u.

Inkheart — Inactive Character Signos: -5
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I like the idea of legend titles too.. maybe for CotM? Sovereign for a full IC year is good.. certain number of battles won
Please tag in all posts. Do whatever you want with Ink except maiming, dismemberment, and death.

Velorca — Guest
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I'd like to suggest that the rule that only Sovereigns, Regents and Wardens can make stealth attempts! I feel like it cuts off the potential for creative characters that specialise in thieving rather than fighting/healing etc.

I also really like the idea of legend titles!! And also that they're harder to earn than they have been on previous sites

roo — Guest
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I think it'd be a good idea to add a sub-category to the Dawn Court called The Libraries, or something like that. They are a court full of sages and knowledge-seekers, so I can see a handful of those spending time there.

Chan — Inactive Member Signos: 225
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- I'd like to suggest the option of buying single accessories, for the times when you only need one item and not a full outfit. It doesn't have to be cheap, I rather like that items are hard to come by and take real effort to get.

- Looking at the court ranks, I was thinking that it might be fun with an Artisan class. Each court could maybe specialize in one general type of craft, like weaving, metal-working etc, and the produce could be used for trading with other courts, as awards from sovereigns to active members and so on. :)

Yana — Inactive Character Signos: 645
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Perhaps more experience options for non-warrior characters? Right now the experience system seems biased towards characters who will partake in spars, but for those of us with sages and caretakers (or even just characters who are feint of heart/are pacifists/etc) we cannot claim this experience. I understand that there are other ways to gain exp such as successful stealths/etc, but participating in a battle earns you +1 exp and seems rather easy to fulfill. Perhaps a healing "thread" (i.e. 3 replies?) can also earn +1 exp, or researching a subject 3 times (as in 3 posts to a thread devoted to studying a subject) can also result in +1 exp.

inkbone — Administrator Signos: 3,065
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LEGEND TITLES: @Meverrnind & @Lauren & @Spaced - this is an idea that will require a bit of re-coding how our postbits are done! It's a possibility in the future, but we will look into it when we get a little further down the road <3 At that time, we will also consider what you could do to earn said titles!

STEALTH ATTEMPTS BY MORE RANKS: @Spaced - We have discussed this option. We feel that we definitely like the idea of a specific character getting 'sent' to do a stealth! However, staff have been discussing how exactly we want to implement it, as we really do feel that characters would need explicit permission from the Sovereign/etc to do this. Check back for further updates!

COURT 'SPECIALTIES' SUBBOARD: @Roo - We are planning on implementing something very similar, soon! ;) Each court will have its own specialization. We will reveal more at a later date!

SINGLE ACCESSORIES: @Chan - This is actively in the works as we speak, and being added to the Guidebook and Agora! You will be able to buy a maximum of 3 additional accessories (so totaling 6 - 3 free, and 3 bought). Check back for progress updates soon! ;D

ARTISAN RANK: @Chan - Staff have not discussed this one yet, but I'll definitely bring it up! (@kay and @sid) I like the idea a lot <3

EXPERIENCE FOR NON-WARRIOR CHARACTERS: @Symbiosi - This has been brought up before, and staff agree. We have been discussing different ways to gain exp for different character types, and are very open to suggestions at this time. So if anyone has any other suggestions other than what Symbiosi made, please let us know <3

Thank you guys for bringing up all of this!! We love to see Novus develop and grow, and y'all are such an important part of it <3


Noella — OOC Account Signos: 1,060
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Maybe a Quote of the Month nomination? Sometimes there's just a line in a post that sends chills, makes you want to cry, or makes you laugh out loud in real life, and you just want to show it to everyone because it's just a perfect summation of a character or a thread.

inkbone — Administrator Signos: 3,065
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I like that idea, @Noella! I'll bring it up <3 Maybe have it display somewhere on the site, like above the Home/Guidebook/etc navigation bar? ;D

Also, this suggestion is thanks to @Tribs! "Right now, both parents needs to have magic to even give the foal a chance at inheriting it. Maybe make it so that it's still possible for a foal to inherit magic if only one parent has it? Albeit the roll/chance would be significantly smaller and more improbable, but it's still a chance."



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