Post by Silvy on Jun 23, 2018 6:29:53 GMT
Canine Chronicle, June 23rd
We’ve got lots of exciting things to announce this Chronicle from new ways to earn Kibble, to site updates (and a new layout!!), to some new rules set in place (ok probably not that exciting).
We'd also like to give a warm welcome to our newest member, @dominoclaw ! Welcome, new friend!
May's Monthly Winners
Male OTM: 𝔇aniel
Female OTM: @river
Scariest OTM: @ethos
Funniest OTM: @hero
Most Unique OTM: @jaye
Couple OTM: @spider & @helen
Thread OTM: We're standing at the door to a new beginning
Quote OTM: Karma : "They're pathetic scraps of fur - nothing but skin and bone." ... "But then again...aren't we all?"
To those who won this month, don't forget to claim your 80 kibble reward via the earning kibble thread!
Don't forget, you have until the 5th of July to submit June's spectacular recommendations!
Top Posting Players1st: @river
Top Posting Gang CharactersCrabs: @thorn
All rewards for top posters have already been added to your accounts! Good job guys, and keep on posting!
Shiny New Colors
We realized that not everyone looks at the banner and sees our monthly spotlights and there’s nowhere else to really list our Top Posters except in the Chronicle, so we’re introducing a new color: a shiny gold (trophy colored!) name for our monthly Spotlights & Top Posters. We think it’ll be a better way to be recognized. You’ll stand out from our much darker colors used around the board (with exception to staff colors, of course).
At this time, only the Top Posting Player and the Spotlights for the month will be colored, though all winners will be announced on the Canine Chronicle like they have been!
Given we never actually got a chance to announce May’s Top Poster & Spotlights until now (aka, a bit late), we’ll be leaving you guys golden (along with June’s) until August!
Spring has ended
Summer’s officially here, guys! And so, with that, we must bid our Spring Fling farewell. Congratulations to the winners of our contests during this event, and congratulations to our Ruffle winners!
Scavenger Hunt Winner
@river , winning a fox character token!
Obstacle Course Winner
@mabel , winning a character slot! Special shout out of congratulations for Mabel, who was like a posting machine during this contest!
First Place: @boulder , winning a Coydog Character token!
Second Place: @river , winning a Permaban Breed Token
Third Place: @mabel , winning 2,000 kibble!
We want to thank everyone who participated! Thanks to you guys' efforts and interest, we were able to get some valuable 'data' for the next time we pull off something similar to this! So, give yourselves a round of applause! When we see members interested in our contests, we know we can do cool things like this in the future!
Joining Gangs In-Character
It’s time to welcome a new rank in our gangs: the Recruit! The Recruit is a dog who joins one of the gangs in-character. Being that they are brand new to that gang’s culture, they’d go into the Recruit rank for some time and basically be an “adult Tailer”. They’d choose a job and begin training for it with that Job’s Lieutenant (or Enforcer). Once the dog’s Lieutenant believes the dog is ready to work for real, he or she will be promoted. The 'Recruit' rank is only available to dogs too old to become a tailer (so, older than a year old). Dog's younger than this will just become regular tailers.
In order to be promoted, the Recruit will have to complete a few thread requirements:
- Have 3 threads where your character trains with their job Lieutenant
- Have 2 threads where your character works with another character
- Have 2 threads with the Boss or Vice of your gang
High Rank Promotion Requirements & Changes
Like a few other promotion requirements we rolled out in the previous Chronicle, we’ve decided to add some to the High Rank positions as well. It’d only make sense that dogs taking these positions would be well-met in their gangs as well as intune with their culture and peers.
These changes also affect who can apply for High Ranks and disqualifies anyone from creating a character and auditioning right away. We feel it's more natural this way and keeps players from making a character just to obtain a High Rank. We have found in the past that we preferred characters that have been played before over newer characters. The requirements kind of forces some character development and interaction before said character is offered the chance at a High Rank position, which also makes more sense from an in-character standpoint.
High Rank Requirements
Boss & Vice
- Thread with at least ten different members of your gang
- Already have a Tailer
- Have at least three threads with your Tailer teaching them something about their intended job
- Have a thread with someone outside your gang; this encounter may be peaceful or not
- Have a thread with each high ranking character in your gang
Lieutenant & Enforcer
- Have at least two different threads where your character exhibits leadership within a group while performing their job
- Have three threads where your character trains Tailers or Recruits for their intended jobs
- Have four threads where your character simply performs their own job.
- Thread with five different characters of your job tier
The High Rank Audition template will be updated with a place to list your met requirements as well as these requirements added to the guidebook pages within the next few days.
High Rank Applications that are still within 'pending'/already on board will not be subjected to having to complete these requirements. Starting from today though, all other high rank applicants must show proof of these requirements.
We're Getting A New Layout Soon
We’re excited to announce that, in the near future, Infidelis will be getting a new layout! We’re hoping that this new skin will not only provide a nice change of scenery for you all, but, make several things more easily accessible. Please note that this means that some things might be moved around or gone entirely, but we hope that it’ll make things better in the long run! We’ve taken into consideration the various suggestions offered in regards to the site, and plan on also including a few new updates to things such as the Guidebook to even a ‘Getting Started’ guide! While we cannot place an exact date or time frame of when this’ll all be done, we hope this’ll get you excited for the future of IF!
Changes To Our Character Creation Policy
We’ve decided to introduce a policy that requires members to wait two weeks after dropping one or multiple characters. If you choose to drop one or more of your characters, you must wait two weeks before you can create or adopt another character. For multiples, you’ll have access to your remaining character slots once the two weeks are up.
If you drop all of your characters, you can join with one character right away, but must wait the two weeks to create or adopt any more.
Character slots you’ve earned or purchased are always yours even after you drop characters; however, all drops are subject to a 2 week wait period before a new character can be created or adopted. Please note that the same does not go for character tokens as those are used up after a character is dropped.
Joining Application Reminder
While we’re more than happy for you to personalize your applications via adding quotations or song lyrics, please post them in the appearance, personality, or history sections and not underneath your characters name or underneath one of the subtitle titles. We’d like to maintain some sense of uniformity with the applications, and so, we’d like to ask that any applications in violation of this policy please be fixed accordingly. Please and thank you!
Collectible Awards: The Junk Drawer
We bring to you: the Junk Drawer! This nifty little template makes collecting awards much more fun when there’s a buncha fun icons to collect! You’ll be submitting threads for Kibble just like you would the old way, however, now you get to show off your progress to everyone else!
Members themselves will have the option to maintain their own Junk Drawer, given they’re comfortable with editing the code. If not, staff will add icons / thread links for you in a pinch! We’ve added a new spot in our contests forum just for it! Curious to see what it’s about? Find it here!
Due to this nifty new activity, we'll no longer be using the old award icons or system - which is why you'll likely see some of these icons in the barc shop now!
Other Small Reminders
- For our discord users, don't forget about our posting tag game! It's a great chance to challenge yourself with posts and earn more kibble! After you're tagged by a member, a dice is rolled & you're required to do however many posts via what the dice rolls in the span of five days! If interested, simply ask a staff and we'll add you into the game, where you can view the full explanation there & begin playing!
- Make use of our Bingo Game to earn some cool prizes! You can find it here!
- To those that want to join a gang with their character IC-ly, please remember to reach out to that gang's leader to plot out your character's joining thread!
- We're still looking for a few crab character who'll be sick! They'll be crucial to the plot once we get there, so, be sure to volunteer/create one if interested!