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8.29.19 - 10.13.19
by Split, 08-31-2019, 09:06 PMRE: News Archive
It's time for an update to how we handle time! Now that we are a couple days into the first season of this year, I'll explain how our flow of time will now work. We will be keeping double time, but our time will be more fluid. Essentially, from here on, you will be allowed to back date threads.

All threads from here on out will need to have a date AND time listed in the thread title. This will allow users to see exactly when a thread occurred.

Previously, if you posted a new thread, the time and date that thread was posted was the time in which that event was happening. We are altering the rules regarding timelines to allow you to backdate threads for any date in the current year. (This is Year 3.) So this year started on 8.29.19. You may date a thread from the current date backward to the first day of the year. So as today is 8/31/19, you may date a thread for any date between 8/29/19 and 8.31.19. You may not date threads forward.

So as the year progresses, you will be able to date threads for any time that has already passed in the year, but you must be careful not to break your own character's timelines. The best way to track a character's timeline is to go to their profile and click the button on it labelled "Thread Log". It shows every thread the character has ever participated in. Likewise, events that would break your timelines should also be carefully monitored. So, for example, if I posted a thread for a character dated for today in the desert, it would break the timeline if I posted a thread dated for the 29th in which they ended up dying.

Excessively breaking your own timelines or other characters' timelines is frowned upon and if done consistently, Staff may intervene. Tomorrow I will be instituting changes to leader logs and pregnancies that reflect these changes, so keep an eye out! Please DM or PM a staffer if you have any questions.
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Character OTS Katchneil
Relationship OTS Ariodeoux & Dragon
Player OTS Kaitlyn
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Changing With the Seasons


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Changing With the Seasons

Hello Omnians!  I'm here to announce some revisions to the site.  As many of you know, the role of a staffer is a difficult one.  After discussion with Mewwn and Kitsune, we have elected to make changes to the site to help ease the job of staff and also make Omne friendlier not only to staff who have busy lives, but also users.  These changes will be implemented gradually and we aim to make the transition as smooth as possible for users and the changes are likely not significant to most of you.  Without further introduction, I will announce some of the upcoming changes. (Though more may occur depending on how things develop.)

1. We will be moving to fluid time on the first day of Omne's Spring.

Explanation: While Omne will still operate on double time, you will have much more freedom regarding your timelines.  After the first day of spring, you will be able to date your threads yourselves, meaning you will be able to back-date threads for any date within that year.  So, for example, if the year runs from June 1st to January 1st and today's date is August 1st, you can date the thread for any time from June 1st to August 1st.  At this time, we will not be allowing you to date your threads forward.

From then on, you will place a date and time in the titles of your threads in parenthesis like this: (8/6/19 @ 12:23 p.m.)

After this change has occurred, staff will list the dates of the seasons within the year (so you will know what season it should be in the thread) and a start and end date for each year.  After the year has been changed over to the next, no new threads may be started in the previous year. (So if the current year is year 2, after year 3 starts you can no longer make new threads dated for year 2.)  Time-sensitive things like birthing and leader logs will be adjusted as well, but the exact adjustments have not been specified yet.  Another announcement will be made when we reach the start of year three.

This will tell staff and others exactly when the thread occurred.

2. We will no longer judge any spars, including leadership and death matches.  These conflicts must be decided amongst the players, though staff will intervene and mediate any conflicts that might arise if either party requests it or staff deems it necessary.

3. Magic will be getting a rework.  The current plan of action would allow members much more freedom of choice with magic, while maintaining a lot of the magic we already have. 

4. Staff will transition members to rolling their own pregnancies, miscellaneous rolls, and scavenges.  As of today, the discord is set up so that members can roll their own scavenges from now on.  I will be working on implementing the pregnancy rolls as quickly as possible.  Only members who do not use discord may request staff to roll their scavenges from here on.


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