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1 Update Thread on Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:58 am

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Mid-March Update... Kinda!

This is a very quick, not thought out completely type of update. As many of you probably haven't noticed, Staff has been working hard behind the scenes to fix eeeeeeeveeerrryyythiiinggggg~~~~~~

We have dubbed this operation as Spring Cleaning. The rules are being refined, features are being belatedly added, and general changes and tweaks are happening. I'd would list them all, since this IS the update thread, but we are still in the process. That said, we will have a separate update thread that will be updated as we finish things. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THIS THREAD. though it wont all appear in this, the update thread, these changes are VERY IMPORTANT for you to be aware of.

ALSO. All of this fixing and adding will mark the start of RWBYRPG 3.0. As such, this will be the very last post of this thread. Beginning April 15, 2016, this thread will be moved to public archives and a new Update thread will be created. Looking through all of these updates, we have made a lot of progress! Let's keep working to improve this place more! http://www.rwbyrpg.com/t1508-spring-cleaning#10073

+Message to Second years: Summer break is closer than you think! If you have yet to meet the requirements for third year, you have until June to do so or face an entire year without progression. Requirements are as follows:

-Three Hunts
-Three Shadow Missions
-Three Classes, Whether the Professor was a player or not.

You all had an entire year to do all these and it is still not too late!

~HM Leena



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2 Re: Update Thread on Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:08 am

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RWBYRPG 2.0.0


We have done a COMPLETE OVERHAUL of the site, Figuring that a reboot might help people out. Here I have a brief list of what's been updated:

- New site layout and design
- Grimm Dice now public and in the resources forum
- New usergroups
- Character Stats added
- Character template updated
- New Job system to make some more money
- Damage rules updated and balanced
- Semblance rules updated and balanced

We ask that anyone who had a character before please update it to fit the new template. If you need your app pulled and unlocked ask anyone on staff.

Any topics that happened before the revamp are now Invalid. Everyone's resetting, which sadly also includes EXP and Lien.
~HM Leena

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3 Re: Update Thread on Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:15 am

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RWBYRPG 2.0.8

New update, new stuff~
-Chatbox is new, due to the default text problems. For the now, the normal FM cbox is at the bottom, while the new cbox is at the top. Gonna leave it like that for a while and we see which works better.

-Grimm Bonus Wheel has been officially brought back, Rules found in the resource Forum. (OOC->Resources->Bonus Rolls)

-Assorted minor coding fixes
~HM Leena

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4 Re: Update Thread on Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:08 pm

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Update, 7/30/2014

nothing much to report here, but I have received questions about the new chat box. It WAS there, but for some reason it will not stick. So I have no choice but to leave the FM chat there, white default text and all. I am still looking for a way to fix that, for sure.

Also, Advertising rules have been updated, if you want to place an Ad, be sure to read those.

~HM Leena

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5 Re: Update Thread on Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:07 pm

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Update 9/6/2014

This is coming in a little late but here are the updates for this month!

- The new plot event has begun, with the opening thread When the Dark Invades. This thread is currently closed to any other entries, but you are welcome to check it out! And don't worry, everyone has plenty of time to be involved. That thread is only the beginning...
- Brand new announcement banner is up, that will display any and all events going on in the site.
- Chatbox is finally fixed! No more white default text on light light gray box!
- Minor Coding Fixes

More updates are sure to come as the site fills up with more and more people so, invite your friends, advertise, and we can bring activity way up! This past month already saw a HUGE traffic increase, let's keep the momentum growing!

~HM Leena



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6 Re: Update Thread on Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:44 pm

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Update 10/9/2014

This update will primarily bring up two VERY important things:

First, Seeing as it is October, I would love to do a Halloween event. It would probably be a little game of some sort, nothing too big as we do already have an event going on (which I will be moving along). However, it is clear that activity somewhat dropped last month, as to be expected from a site that is not even past it's first year. If we make a Halloween event, I do need to know that enough people are interested. I will be putting up a Poll, so please look out for that!

Next, It has come to that point where the rest of staff is super busy and I am running the site on my own. I cannot run the site on my own. It's just not possible. So~ staff applications will be coming back into play! I will put it up probably after posting this. The application is very simple, and is open to anyone not in the Hot Seat group.

Other Updates:

-The new item shop will be opening soon, please continue to place your ideas Here: http://www.rwbyrpg.com/t335-new-item-shop-submit-your-ideas

-The Armor rules have been updated, bringing in the addition of the Magical armor, for use in resisting dust attacks. THIS COUNTS AS A SEPARATE ITEM, so Yes, It is possible to have A physical armor and a magical armor at the same time, if that tickles your fancy.

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7 Re: Update Thread on Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:04 pm

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Mid-November Update!

Happy November everyone! It's the middle of the month and time for yet another update to the site!

- The item shop, Fletcher's Timeless Curios has been officially open! Help us flesh out the catalog by continuing to suggest items for Mr. Fletcher to sell! Click Here for the update thread, and Here for the shop itself!

- Though the Halloween event is over, Any candy you have gathered will continue to be accepted as currency or for exchange until December 15.

- A new event topic has come up, Introducing a couple of the plot NPC's. If you did not get to participate in the last plot topic, now is your chance!

-Also with Plot, Hunting is now allowed in the academy. This includes intentional rolls for hunts, or if staff gets bored and wants to put a Grimm in your topic. NOWHERE IS SAFE. :D (Unless Of course you go to Fletcher's and purchase Chuck's Special Grimm Repellent, Now on Shelves ;P )

- A new site NPC was introduced last month, Android N123 (Nancy). She will show up in the story widget whenever a plot is going on, so if you want to catch up on what's been happening plot wise, Give her play button a click!

Let's get Roll right on through to the end of the year together! 2014 will come to a close in about a month and a half, so Let's keep up some momentum! Until Next Month,
~HM Leena

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8 Re: Update Thread on Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:23 pm

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Mid-December Update!

It's December! It's the middle of the month and time for yet another update to the site!

- As far as plot goes, There is a new IC rule for IC topics, in which no student may be out of dorms between sundown and sunrise, and you must be accompanied by a professor if you want to leave campus grounds for any reason. THIS IS AN IN CHARACTER REGULATION. For more info, give Nancy's (red head girl in the story widget) play button a click and she will give you more details.

- Candy will no longer be accepted as a form of payment or for exchange.

- TO ALL GUESTS AND/OR MEMBERS LOOKING TO ADVERTISE: PLEASE read the rules. I dislike having to delete ads because directions were not followed. It has become an issue, because I hate having to get rid of something that would help your sites.

- New rules involving Semblances are officially put into place. The four classes of semblances are no longer definitive per semblance, and instead the semblances are now up to creative license a la the dust rules. The effect and aura cost will change depending on how you use your semblance, so I suggest taking a quick look at the new rules here: http://www.rwbyrpg.com/t4-aura-and-semblance-rules
If you have a semblance that can only logically use one class and would like to change it so that it adds more, you can apply for a new one in the Resources Forum. (Navigation bar: OOC -> Resources) This includes semblances that no longer follow the rules. Keep in mind that if you are just adding capability to your semblance, it must be similar to the original, and may be denied if Moderators think it has enough capability to begin with.

2014 is almost over! It's already almost been a whole year! We've been doing great so far, so let's keep moving and finish the year strong! Happy Holidays,
~HM Leena

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9 Re: Update Thread on Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:09 pm

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Mid-January Update!

Happy New Year everyone! It is time yet again for another mid month update!

- We are now adding Androids to the list of races, So if you want a character that's like Penny, you can now do that.

- White Elephant game is officially over, and staff will be going around and rewarding winners.

- Creeps are now added to the list of Grimm available for hunt. They are low intelligence tier Creatures, and Can be found in any Grim hunt Easy+

- With the addition of Creeps, Ursa are now being promoted to Medium Intelligence Grimm. They can now be found in any Grimm hunt Medium+

- There has been an update in the appearance for scrolls as viewed within topics, making them look like... well, Scrolls. This also Brings up a new rule for avatars, in which avatars should be no bigger than 150x150px. Scrolls viewed from profiles will receive such treatment next.

- New default Avatar

Now, I will be conducting a very important survey to see who actually reads this all the way through. Anyone who sends me a PM that says "2015" Will receive a free 2000 Lien (alts and unfinished characters included). Limit one per account.
~HM Leena

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10 Re: Update Thread on Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:56 am

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It's the middle of the month, and that means it is time for another update to the site!
First of all I would like to say that I am very disappointed in the fact that very few people read the updates. I got 6 replies to the survey last month, with a couple of them being alts. The rest of you missed out on 2000 Free Lien. It is very important that these updates are being read, as many of them may change up the systems of the site, even if slightly. Also, I give free stuff sometimes. like that 2000 Lien. Anyway, Enough of that. Onto the update!

- The story thread has finally been updated, and will continue to be updated as the site plot continues. This means we now have a few different places that you can go to find out what is going on Plotwise:
+ StoryThread with summaries of any past plot threads
+ News Android, N123 Nancy, who will give you an IC Summary of the last Plot thread before any current ones (Found in Story widget in the side bar, not visible on moblie)
+ Link on one of the announcement banner images directly to any ongoing plot threads

- At long last, we have a list up of any semblances what will be outright denied, to make thinking of one a little bit easier. Found Here: http://www.rwbyrpg.com/t480-banned-semblances

- Fletcher's Shop has gotten a fresh shipment of brand new items, now in stock! Having issues with any part of your character? Now you can give yourself a makeover in the blink of an eye! Check out the new merch here: http://www.rwbyrpg.com/f31-fletcher-s-timeless-curios

- In case anyone is not aware, Stats have gotten a vast change. ANY ACCOUNTS THAT HAVE NOT UPDATED THEIR STATS CANNOT JOIN OR CREATE A NEW TOPIC. For more information, see here: http://www.rwbyrpg.com/t458-emergency-stat-overhaul-very-important-read

- Appearance fix for templates

- Updated aura/semblance regulations in accordance to new stat rules

- Updated character regulations in accordance to new stat rules

So far, this month has brought wave of good traffic. Let's keep this up and see where we're at next month!

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11 Re: Update Thread on Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:08 am

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Mid-March Update!

Spring is finally here and so is the 15th. Update time!

- Status effects are now available to all who want to get the upper hand on their opponents by poisoning them or causing them to fall asleep suddenly. There is a new topic in Rules and Regulations that explains all of this: http://www.rwbyrpg.com/t532-status-effects

- In tandem with the status effects, there is a brand new shop to buy items from, specializing in items that inflict status ailments. The super shady black market-esque shop, The Backalley. http://www.rwbyrpg.com/f40-the-backalley

- Fletcher's Shop has gotten some new items once again, helpful in countering any status that ails you! Click here to see the new lineup: http://www.rwbyrpg.com/f31-fletcher-s-timeless-curios

- Anyone who wishes to change their semblance to include the status effects can now buy a semblance changing potion for half off in Fletcher's store. This only applies for changes regarding status effects.

- It has come to my attention that there is no real progression in characters. This partly happened because of a forgotten rule from the Preboot days, that was unintentionally lost in the overhaul. Well, now its back. Anytime you upgrade ANYTHING, be it status affinity or your weapon, even just adding a form to your weapon, you gain 5-10 points in either Aura or HP, your choice. Most things will add 5, but weapon (not including additional forms), armor, and dust upgrades add 10. Hopefully this improves the issue for now. If you have existing upgrades, just PM me with what you want increased and we will get points added for you.

- Teams can now register themselves as teams, a feature that was meant to be implemented before, but was delayed until now. The forum can be found here: http://www.rwbyrpg.com/f39-team-creation

- New Dice for status effects

So many new faces this month, so much activity! Let's do our best to keep things up~

Now, this is yet another contest available only to those who bother reading to the end. On St. Patty's day (March 17), There will be 15 Shamrocks hidden all over the site. If you find one, make note of it. On the 20th, I will take them all down. PM me with the list of all you have found, and you will win 50 lien for each one. Happy hunting!

~HM Leena

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12 Re: Update Thread on Fri May 15, 2015 1:32 am

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Mid-April Update!

Every 15th we have an update and this month will be no different. Gather 'round everyone and see what's changing!

First of All I would like to thank everyone who participated in last Update's Contest. while no one found every Clover, The two players that found the most are Lloyd Vanheim and Liliane Lestrange, who both found 14 out of 15. Be sure to read through every update so that you don't miss another contest!

Anyway:

- As a New, More predictable way to make money, we are adding Shadow Missions to the site. These missions will be akin to those few episodes in the show where team RWBY shadowed Prof. Oobleck. Except you get paid. We have a growing list of them and each month we will pick 5 at random. Some repeats may or may not pop up. Be as creative and crazy as you want with these missions, everything that happens is up to you guys (within reason; Staff will be checking to make sure that things at least make sense). More information can be found here: http://www.rwbyrpg.com/t636-shadow-missions

- New forum in the Academy to hold all the Mentor topics for the Shadow Missions, Found Here: http://www.rwbyrpg.com/f38-shadow-misson-board

- We are no longer providing half price semblance changes for status effects.

- Current Plot topic is ending, and as soon as it does, the next one will start up. Those of you who haven't been in plot yet should start being on the lookout!

Not Much going on besides Missions, but that doesn't make this update less important! We have had a great momentum going in traffic, so we should try to keep this going for as long as we can!

Until Next Month,

~HM Leena

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13 Re: Update Thread on Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:34 am

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Mid-May Update!

This Update will be more important than most, So if you always miss the updates, this is the one you REALLY are gonna want to read.

Between this update and the last, we have been able to obtain a domain name. our site is no longer 'rwbyrpg.forumotion.com', but rather 'rwbyrpg.com' This was a great step forward in our site's growth. However, it does cost money to upkeep. this brings me to what this update is mostly going to be about; money.

From now on, if you would like to donate to the site, there will be a donation widget on the side bar so you can do just that. donations can be made in any amount, and are COMPLETELY OPTIONAL. Whether or not you donate will NOT impact your roleplaying, or the roleplaying of those around you in ANY WAY.

That said, we are offering some incentives for donations. Anyone who reaches at least $5 in donations, will have a month's VIP pass, starting from the day the fifth dollar was donated, and resetting a month (28/30/31 days) later. What does VIP get? Well, VIP members will get a personalized Chatbox Emoticon (like my penguin), The 5 topics per character at one time cap removed, Early Access to monthly updates, and a specialized badge on their Profile. We are also taking suggestions for the VIP package, if you have anything that we should add.

Last but DEFINITELY not least, what do we need the money for? The money will SOLELY be used for the site. ONLY THE SITE. It will pay for Domain name renewal, Ad removal, and occasional contests with IRL prizes, such as RWBY merch from the RT Store. I want to make this site as enjoyable as possible, so if you do not feel comfortable with donating, no worries, we won't kick you out. However, if you CAN spare a few dollars, you will be greatly contributing to the site and we at staff give you our deepest thanks.

Anyway, Onto some RP News, The Xero plot thread has concluded, and a brand new one has started up. We are nearing the ending of Syne's Chapter one, so Let's Keep up the momentum and have it stay going strong. The topic is open to all and can be found here: http://www.rwbyrpg.com/t696-the-fall-of-the-house-of-syne-plot

Thanks for reading!
Until Next Month,

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14 Re: Update Thread on Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:54 am

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Mid-June Update!

A whole year has gone by, and every month saw an update. This one will continue that tradition!

+First thing's first, if you read nothing else in this thread, READ THIS PART HERE.

Things in the chatbox lately have gotten out of hand, and if you are causing some of these issues, you know who you are. Therefore, I would like to bring attention to the site's RPG rating. there is an image next to the site button on the Affliliates widget that holds the rating. It has been there since the day I created this site. Enforcement on that has been lenient in the chat up until now, but it will be stricter from here on out.

The problematic rating is the Sexual Content one. For this site, it is listed as "1". This means: "Mild sexual innuendo and references permitted. No explicit representations or references to genitalia or sex acts."

Please remember that there are younger members too, and if the chatbox, or worse, topics cross the line too much and too often, it drives them away, and makes others uncomfortable. Take it elsewhere, because I don't want it here. So here is what staff will now do if we see it in chat:


  • 1 warning
  • Kick from chatbox and one strike toward Hot Seat.
  • Cbox Ban.


We will no longer tolerate this. For more info about the rating, click here: http://rpgrating.com

+ NOW THEN. As many of you know by now, This is the month that marks a year since RWBYRPG (2.0) started! Again, thank you so much for your continued support. Look forward to the birthday game coming up next week! for more information, look here: http://www.rwbyrpg.com/t737-happy-birthday-syne

+ In conjunction with the anniversary, Many of Syne's students are Second years! This brings up a new system for the site. Moving up in grades. This is more of a long term thing, as no one can rush it. It happens in real time to celebrate those who stick with us, and are active. Here is how the relevant years work:

To reach second year, All you have to do is be around for at least half a year (People jump in late even in real life, you see).

To reach Third year,

  • You must have three topics in which you are in a class. whether or not this means there is a player professor in there means nothing.
  • You must have gone on a hunt three times.
  • You must have gone on three shadow missions.
  • You must get to the next school year after becoming a second year.

You have a whole year to do all of this after you reach Second year, so there is no huge rush. Nor do you have to do all of this at all. It would just take longer to hit graduation, you see.

+ In some IC news, It is now Summer Break in Syne. GO HOME. There was GOING to be summer classes availible, but now not so much because SOMEONE decided to blow up the lecture hall, and now it needs to be rebuilt. It should be done by the time summer ends, but if anyone is willing to help out, go right ahead.

A bit of an information bomb, but important none the less. Now a birthday contest for those of you who bothered reading this far (thank you), If you PM me "B-DAY!" before the next update, you get a free 2500 EXP! That's halfway to a first weapon upgrade!

Thanks for reading!
Until next Month,

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15 Re: Update Thread on Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:39 pm

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Mid-July Update!

First of all, I would like to start this update off with an apology. I have not been able to get online really at all and maintain the site as much as I would have liked to, due to personal circumstances. For that I am very sorry. I would like to thank the Staff Team for keeping the site up for as long as you did (nothing completely went up in flames, so that's a plus, right?). In a will do my best to do better for our RWBYRPG.

+ ANYWAY, onto the plot section of our little monthly ritual. The Azrael topic has been notably stuck, due to the personal circumstances of the one playing Azzy himself. I am told things have calmed down enough to continue, so if nothing else happens, it should be full speed ahead as we prepare for the End Game.

Same as in the last update, Lecture hall is still in need of reparation,so if anyone is willing, any help is very much welcome.

+ Last month was Syne's Birthday and I got all of the birthday messages that you guys sent.I will be rewarding those starting today, meaning you can no longer send me those for the Lien.

+ A few months back, we redid the stats system, removing Speed and Reflexes from the list, instead replacing them with physical and dust defenses. Now that we have had time to rework things, we have come to the point where we can return speed into the site. This will also allow speed buffing semblances back into play. More information will be present in a separate topic, as well as a Mass E-mail to make sure EVERYONE is in the loop.



+ Lastly, We do have a SINGLE opening for staff, and as such, we will be putting the applications back out. If you are at all interested in helping the site grow from the inside, go ahead and apply! We will choose ONE person to join our team. We hope to see you as our newest staffer!

It is no secret that activity dropped like a rock this month, but given the situations, it could not be helped to lose some activity. All it meas is that we need to step it up, all of us together. Let's get this site booming again!

Thanks for reading!
Until next Month,


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16 Re: Update Thread on Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:30 am

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Mid-August Update!

This will be a smaller update but important none the less!

+ First of all: I AM IN NEED OF NEW STAFF MEMBERS! "What? But Leena, you just closed the application topic!" Yes, Yes I am aware, but I need a new team of a different type of staff. Ladies and Gentlehunters, we are reintroducing The Syne Post.

For those of you who don't know, The Syne Post was the school magazine from the RWBYRPG 1.0 days. every month I would put out a magazine that would have stories on whatever was going on IC (and not specifically plot!), and interviews with the students and staff. When the site rebooted the feature was lost, but now we want to bring it back.

Here is how it ill work: Four people will share the Team NEWS account, acquiring one of the characters (Niko Lane, Eliera Goldern, Winston Lane, Sienna Borne). The characters can be interpreted however you like. Members of the Syne Post staff will look through the month's topics and write a story, and interview some of the more active members.

Those chosen for Syne Post have full reign to make the magazine however they want (within reason!!), though the main staff does need to see it for final approval. Syne Post team members WILL be part of staff, though they will not have any of the mod powers. Instead, they will be the only ones with access to the Team NEWS account. They will have entrance into the staff chat, and are more than welcome to input their thoughts and suggestions whenever we are making decisions.

If you would like to be a part of this, please PM me with your best story, and/or with a nice looking magazine cover. We need both good writers and gfx artists. there are two issues of the Syne Post in the market place, if you need any kind of example. Current Staff members are not eligible.

+ ANYWAY, Speaking of staff, we are proud to announce Sno Lagu as our newest Staffer! Please treat her with the same respect that I have seen for so long out of all of you.

+ Now, hat You all have been waiting for, begging or even, Pets are finally coming to Syne! Next month, a new Pet shop will be opening in the marketplace, offering many different animals for adoption. More details to come on the next update, but for now we are as always up for suggestions for what pets should be offered.

+ To help you save up for such pets, Shadow missions are now worth 750 lien each for solo, and 1000 lien/per person for group.

We have seen a slight rise in activity, and I hope to keep it up! Let's try to hit 500 members in the next couple of months!
Thanks for reading!
Until next Month,

~HM Leena



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17 Re: Update Thread on Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:45 am

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Mid-September Update!

The Update that sends us to the second page! This will only have three things to talk about, but PLEASE read this over. This thread has important stuff.

+ The biggest thing being added are Pets. You guys asked for it and now we have it. Head over to Petunia's Pet Palace in the ever expanding marketplace for more details, and to adopt your very own animal buddy!

+ Next, If you have not noticed already, we are in the midst of the final topic of the first arc of the site. It's been a fun adventure, but we have reached the end game. Link it available as the "Grimm on campus?!" Announcement banner up top. If you would like to join the topic, now is your chance! topic may close when it gets crowded. As always, we are 100% open to any suggestions from you guys regarding future plots and anything else. Now, because I know some of you may just skip to the end of this to see if I put any free loot in, only readers will see this. What is two plus two? PM Me with your answer. Answers may vary, reward shown at bottom, but ignore the question down there.

+Finally, I did not get anything for Syne Post, and we really want to get this going. I know its a brick of a read, but here it is again:

I AM IN NEED OF NEW STAFF MEMBERS! "What? But Leena, you just closed the application topic!" Yes, Yes I am aware, but I need a new team of a different type of staff. Ladies and Gentlehunters, we are reintroducing The Syne Post.

For those of you who don't know, The Syne Post was the school magazine from the RWBYRPG 1.0 days. every month I would put out a magazine that would have stories on whatever was going on IC (and not specifically plot!), and interviews with the students and staff. When the site rebooted the feature was lost, but now we want to bring it back.

Here is how it ill work: Four people will share the Team NEWS account, acquiring one of the characters (Niko Lane, Eliera Goldern, Winston Lane, Sienna Borne). The characters can be interpreted however you like. Members of the Syne Post staff will look through the month's topics and write a story, and interview some of the more active members.

Those chosen for Syne Post have full reign to make the magazine however they want (within reason!!), though the main staff does need to see it for final approval. Syne Post team members WILL be part of staff, though they will not have any of the mod powers. Instead, they will be the only ones with access to the Team NEWS account. They will have entrance into the staff chat, and are more than welcome to input their thoughts and suggestions whenever we are making decisions.

If you would like to be a part of this, please PM me with your best story, and/or with a nice looking magazine cover. We need both good writers and gfx artists. there are two issues of the Syne Post in the market place, if you need any kind of example. Current Staff members are not eligible.

Now, for you faithful readers, if you PM me with the color of the sky, you geta whole 2500 Lien! Let's see who all bothers!

Thanks for reading!
Until next Month,

~HM Leena

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18 Re: Update Thread on Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:20 am

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Mid-October Update!

Hello there ghosts and ghouls, it's time for another update!

+ First thing's first, it was sad to see how many people PMed me last month with the color of the sky instead of 2+2. You have to read these updates all the way through guys.

+ With that out of the way, onto some happy news. This past month we hit our second milestone of 500 registered members, so thank you all so much for that. if you would like a reward for your participation check out this thread: http://www.rwbyrpg.com/t980p15-the-500-member-spectacular#6007

+ Now, i am sill in need to Syne Post members, so if you would like to stretch your journalist muscles and effectively be a part of staff, PM me for details

+ And Lastly, Happy Halloween! This year our event will be simpler than last. If you go out hunting in a full halloween costume, you will earn 50% more Lien for the topic. Topics must be started Between now and next update on November 15th, 2015.

Okay, I very much like putting random serveys and tests at the end of these updates, so that is exactly what i'll be doing now. So, students of Syne, What is wrong with this update? PM me the answer for 2500 lien. (Staff Excluded, sorry guys)

Thanks for reading!
Until next Month,


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19 Re: Update Thread on Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:40 pm

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Mid-November Update!

+First of all the answer to last week’s most perplexing quiz, one that would be much harder to answer for the members who weren’t about on the update’s day of release and those who don’t usually read the update. The answer was that update was released a day late.

+Second is a reminder; hunts started before this updates release and that meet the Halloween event’s requirement are still eligible for the extra 50% of lien if they’re completed. That being said any hunts in done costume made from the fifteenth of November onward are not eligible.

+Third there are still some spaces open for the Syne Post Team. If anyone has the urge to write then please; PM me with either your best news style story, cover, or even both.

+Fourth and finally we are aware that four out of the five pets have been sold. As such more pets are sure to be coming soon, keep an eye on the pet shop as they could appear at any time.

Not much news this month but we’ve had quite a few new members this month, as well as the occasional returning ones, welcome to all and them and I hope you enjoy Role-Playing here.

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20 Re: Update Thread on Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:47 am

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Mid-December Update

Happy Holidays from all of us on the Syne Staff! Here is your update for December!

+ Plot is still going! We have at last revealed the final boss of the first Syne Plot. If you haven't joined yet, this will be your final chance! Check out the topic in the dorms forum!

+ So There seems to have been a poll To implement School uniforms, and that you have all voted for it. Personally, I think you guys are all insane, but you know, whatever. Who am I to get in the way of Democracy? So Yes, you guys can have Uniforms. I will leave it up to you guys to decide what they look like.

+ If you haven't already noticed, It is now the Holiday Season. The school will not have class topics starting now till the Next update, January 15. Existing Class topics may continue. We (I), the administration of Syne realize that not all of you are from Bellmuse. As such, we are implementing a new forum to last this winter break that takes place In the rest of Remnant. Go home! Have fun! Just two ground Rules:

  1. Have it make sense. If you went home to Vacuo, do not enter a topic that takes place in Vale. Titles should include the place they take place in, so try not to be in two places at once.
  2. Try to Stay away from canon. Not only is canon currently in Autumn, but this is mostly to avoid spoilers. We do have some people here who are not caught up, or just have not seen RWBY, and if we are ever to convert them we cannot subject them to spoilers.


+ In an attempt to fix the economy a bit, Prices have been rearranged in the Dust shop. But here is a thing I need you guys to understand. We cannot get a good value of lien without people buying things. This makes it quite difficult to Price things like Items and Pets. I do notice that there are plenty of people with enough money to utilize shops, and while I understand that it is good to save money for when something big hits the shop, I'm no going to put anything big until I know more about the spending habits of members, if that makes sense. If people gravitate to items or debuffers or pets, something big might happen in either of those categories because I know that that's where the market is. Not to say That you guys haven't been shopping, Pets have been a hit, but y'know. Spend more.

+ Syne has T-shirts now! This is a new way to support the site. Though it is more expensive than the $5 VIP fee, You get a snazzy T-Shirt out of it, Including all of the VIP perks! We currently have two designs; a School Spirit Jersey style, in which the back is customizable to include your favorite character's name, and the King/Queen of Bellmuse design. T-shirts are $19 ($23 after shipping/tax), But these designs also come in Hoodies, both Pullover and Zip.

+ As it is Once a again the holidays, we will once again have an Event. What is this event you ask? WELL. We are bringing back the White Elephant. If you guys were around last year, you may remember this event. Well we are doing again, but better! for more information, be sure to keep your eyes in the Lounge for more information.

That is all for this week, Have a happy holiday and a Fantastic New year!
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21 Re: Update Thread on Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:11 am

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Mid-January Update!

Happy new year everyone and all and welcome to 2016! this is you monthly update, filled with everything you need to know about what's changing in the site!

+ Teacher Activity Check: ALL PROFESSORS MUST READ As I have stated before in character rules, We intend to judge teachers harshly upon application. Professors are an infinitely important part of our site's system, and we need to hold them to such standards. Especially since  Students need to attend a certain number of classes in order to graduate.

As such, Teachers will now have to undergo an activity check once every month, and I will also keep a roster of who teaches what. We need to make sure you are doing your job, you see. The check will be simple. Every month a topic will go up asking all professors to perform the check. for now I will only be asking for ONE topic. I need at least one topic in which you have started or continued a class. If  I see that you are at the very least trying to do your job, then you are fine. HOWEVER. If you do not check for two months, or you submit the same topic for multiple months without ANY progress having been made (dead topics), I will remove you from the group. If something comes up and you have to leave for a while, LET ME KNOW so that I don't think you just disappeared and fire you. Months with breaks in them (like this one) will not have checks. More details when the check topic for February comes out.

+ Post Order: As a reminder, Post order is the order in which players join the topic. it must be followed throughout the topic. YOU MAY NOT SKIP prior to three days after the previous person's turn. THIS INCLUDES NEWCOMERS TO THE TOPIC. If person A and B have been posting, person C who wants to join the topic may not post until after person B. The order is not ACB, its ABC.

That being said, There will be a change made to this. For Class and Plot topics ONLY, there will be a much lenient post order, as these are the topics meant to have lots of people. You may post at any time you want as long as there is at least one person fortopics with 4 or less people between each person's post. Example: Persons A,B,C,D have posted. A,B, or C my now post whenever they want. If person C wants to post right now they can. The same goes with topics of 5 or more people, but there must be TWO people between any given person's post. If you have any questions, contact staff.

+ Pets: New pets are being added to Petunia's Pet Palace! Go and give them a look!

+ Winter Break: Winter Break is now over, and it is time for students to be returning to the academy. The winter break forum will beshut down to new topics to reflect this. It will be come the new public archives forum, so that no one loses any topic that they want to go back and read. If you are in the middle of a topic there, you may continue it because of liquid time, (but try to wrap it up soon?)

+ Staff: Staff applications are back! More details on how to qualify in the application topic. Syne Post members eligible.

+ White Elephant: The white elephant will now be coming to a close! thank you all who participated! It was much bigger than last year, and for that I am grateful. Prizes will be posted shortly after this update goes live, and then rewarded shortly after THAT to all winners who apply. Let me tell you, it was fun watching the fruitcake be tossed around. :O

2015 was a geat second year for Syne and I hope that 2016 shoots us even higher than ever before! Happy new year everyone!

Just like last year, send me a PM saying "2016!" this month and 2016 lien will come your way.

~HM Leena



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22 Re: Update Thread on Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:22 am

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Mid-February Update!

Tis the season love love so I hope you all had a happy Valentines day and/or Singles awareness day! As for me, i have a juicy new update right off the back of RWBY Season 3

+ Activity: First of all, I would like to take the time to welcome all new and future members of the site. With RWBY Volume 3 now ending, this will be one of Syne's busiest times and I always get excited to see this rise in activity every year. However, Please remember that there are only so many Moderators and they all have lives. With so many people active, it may or may not take time to get around to everyone, but we WILL get around to you. If you feel you might be forgotten, then ask one of us directly for help or send us a PM, there is no problem with that. Just don't spam us with messages everyday....

+ New Staff: Now, After saying we don't have enough moderators, I think it only makes sense to hire someone, right? As Such, please give a warm welcome to the newest member of the Syne Staff Team, Mr. Jet Jeyson! Welcome aboard!

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE

After some more deliberation, we have decided to bring along a SECOND staff member. Said member shall be Ms. Sammey White! Congrazzles!

We ask that you treat these two with the same respect you give the rest of staff all of us are here to help and will continue to do so with your support.

+ Syne Post: Now we aren't done adding people to Staff just yet. Please welcome Ms. Scarlett Winchester to Team NEWS! She will be playing Winston Lane in questionably helpful advice column in future Issues of The Syne Post, so look forward to seeing her work!

+Message to Second years: Summer break is closer than you think! If you have yet to meet the requirements for third year, you have until June to do so or face an entire year without progression. Requirements are as follows:

-Three Hunts
-Three Shadow Missions
-Three Classes, Whether the Professor was a player or not.

You all had an entire year to do all these and it is still not too late!

+ Grimm News: Due to the events of the past season, we ARE adding Griffins to the hunter's line up. However, more importantly, if you are a GM for a thread, which I must repeat that ANYONE can do (pass for all Grimm accounts is "rwbyenemy"), You get a roll of the grimm bonus dice and DOUBLE whatever you rolled! We encourage You all to embrace the dark side every so often and make a fun hunt for your fellow students!

+March Event: Every year we do a St. Patrick's Day event and this year will be no different, besides the fact that we are mentioning it early. Like last year, we are doing a shamrock scavenger hunt, where I will hide 15 clovers around the site and it will be your job to find them all. These will NOT be in the same spots as last year, obviously, so players from the past will have a new challenge to face. This game will start on the first day of March.

I apologize for not being around as often as I would ;like to lately, But in this time of the End Season Activity Boom, I will do what I can to Help out. Thank you so much for reading this update, and have a happy rest of the month. I love you!

~HM Leena

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