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At this time, nothing specific in those areas is planned. Pregame may run slightly shorter than in past versions, but we suspect V6 Pregame will be generally comparable to V5 Pregame.The Burned Handler wrote:To clarify: Will there be substantial differences in things like length of pregame, rules for posting, etc.SOTF_Help wrote:This is fairly broad and an overview will be difficult. Key differences include a wider range of character ages, differences in school events, etc.The Burned Handler wrote:What is planned to be different in this pregame than previous, beyond the obvious location difference?
The current plan is for V6 Meanwhile to follow the model of V5's, in which case the answer would be yes with a few provisions. You would not be allowed to write characters created by or tied to other characters created by someone else without their permission, would not be allowed to write important public figures without staff permission, and would not be allowed to create surviving classmates of deceased students without staff permission (so you could have a Barry Coleson graduate from the year before or after the V1 kids, but to have one from the same year would need to be okayed by staff).The Burned Handler wrote:Can characters connected to past versions - say, graduates of Barry Coleson or something - appear in Meanwhile as long as they have no connection to the Cochise High kids?
No promises, but we're aware and will see what we can do!RemoteControl wrote:Could you pleeeease do something special IC, due to it being the 10th anniversary of SOTF IC? Like a throwback to old versions and references to them?
Cochise is fairly close to the historic downtown district. The bulk of the locations for pregame will be fictional, but there will be a general Around Town board which can encompass any real locations. We prefer for the iconic pregame locations to be fictional to better distinguish our game from the RL Kingman (specifically because it could get a little creepy to any residents who might find our site otherwise).The Burned Handler wrote:Where in the city will Cochise be located? We talked about locations a bit on the last page but will any notable real locations get their own forums?
We will likely allow handler suggestions for weapons again, and should any be particularly appropriate to BKA, they may be used as such. It will likely just be a general weapon suggestion pool, however; vetting the handler-suggested weapons actually usually amounts to more work than staff crafting the entire list would, and we'd like to keep it as streamlined as possible.NotAFlyingToy wrote:Will Handlers be able to submit ideas for BKA rewards?
Let me answer your question with questions: Who is leaving messages on your answering machine? Where are you right now? Why are we having this conversation?The Burned Handler wrote:Does staff like hurting other people?
At present, that is the plan. If any changes are made, we will notify handlers ASAP.DuckyB wrote:Kinda branching off of this, will the BKA/BDA structure of food and weapons to BKA winners and a scrolly quote for BDA winners stay the same for V6?NotAFlyingToy wrote:Will Handlers be able to submit ideas for BKA rewards?