GAME/YAHOO FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



As always in an effort to make the transition into our community that much easier, we have come up with a few of the most FAQ's. Hopefully this will help with any confusion that you may have about Permanent Midnight. If however we do not cover your question, here, then please let us know.


I. ABOUT THE GAME
A. How do I get into the game?
B. Do I have to choose a character that is already identified on a clan page, or can I make up my own?
C. Who do I contact if I have questions?
D. How long has this game been going?
E. I'm going out of town for a couple of days/weeks, what do I do?
F. Everyone ignores my posts and I can't find a story line that I want to jump in on, what do I do?
G. How do I write my post?
H. I don't know how to get started, help me!!
I. Do I have to send a picture of myself to the list?
J. Can I be a twin or a look like a character that is already on the RPG?
K. Can I kill a character in this game, can my character be killed?

II. ABOUT YAHOOGROUPS
A. What is YahooGroups?
B. I'm quitting the game, how do I get off the list?
C. I changed my email address, how do I change it on the list?
D. I want to access the YAHOOGROUPS archive, how do I do that?
E. How do I post?
F. What is my YAHOOGROUPS password?

ABOUT THE GAME:

1. How do I get in the game?
Simple, send in one of the character forms to us and we’ll review it. If we like it, you’re in. You also must be a member of yahoogroups. (Don’t get that concept, read the Yahoogroups FAQ)

2. Do I have to choose a character that is already identified on a clan page, or can I make up my own?
Yes, you can make up your own character, though those characters that are up for adoption are integral to our overall story. If it all possible we would rather see that rank filled, even if you make it your own, before creating your own. If you feel the need to change the name or face, that’s okay, just let me know and we’ll see what we can work out. You may indeed create your own character. Either way you must create a profile for the character that you choose to be. The information that we need for each character is

Name:
Clan/Family:
Description--Physical, and psychological, history:
Attributes/Flaws/Hand of Power:
You must also provide us with a picture of your character: (though not necessary, only helpful)

For a good example of a nice profile see any of the moderators characters: Gitanne Noblesse, Natalie Talamasca, Katita Talamasca, Roarke Bellemorte, Nemesis and Bethany Feranti.

3. Who do I contact if I have questions?
That would be us Selene, Seth, and Simon/a. If you have any problems, concerns or questions please send an e-mail to PermMid@hotmail.com.

4. How long has this game been going?
Since September of 2001. Time flies when you are having fun.

5. I'm going out of town for a couple of days/weeks, what do I do?
Contact The Powers that Be, or put an OCC on the list to let me or everyone else know that you wont be posting for a bit or you may come back to a character that has been hacked to pieces and thrown to the wolves and no good to you at all. Real life always comes first and we understand that, but we also don't want you to keep someone hanging without a reason.

6. Everyone ignores my posts and I can't find a story line that I want to jump in on, what do I do?
Another reason to contact The Powers that Be. We’ll find a story line that suits your character and will dump you on the players. Or, if you are really lucky, we'll come up with a story line just for you and draw other players into it. Trust me there is always someone willing to bite.

7. How do I write my post?
Its like writing a story. Quotes, commas, periods, sentences, etc. And hopefully, like in English class, you will endeavor to use past tense. Be creative, have fun and enjoy yourself. Immerse yourself and imagine the possibilities.

8. I don't know how to get started, help me!!
Ghost for a little while and see what the other players are doing. But don’t ghost for long. If you sign up, I approve and you don’t appear for more than two weeks, I am going to assume you’re not going to appear at all. . When you find a place that you feel like jumping in, go for it. If you’re still lost, don’t know where to jump in, have no clue what is going on, contact Selene and she will help you out.

9. Do I have to send a picture of myself to the list?
Of course not. The picture that we are referring to is simply a picture of your character. It just makes it a lot easier on everyone else to have a picture reference instead of their imaginations. For example, Gitanne Noblesse looks an awful lot like Catherine Zeta-Jones, but that in no way means that Catherine Zeta-Jones is really Gia. Really what we want is a picture of the way you imagine your character…though we’ll just have to imagine that the fey have slightly pointed ears. Be careful, though not to choose a picture of a person who has already been claimed as a character. Which leads us to…

10. Can I be a twin or a look like a character that is already on the RPG?
Its possible, but not encouraged unless you really are a twin. To be able to look like a character already in the game, you must not only get permission from the person who is currently playing that character, but all three of the list owners must agree to it as well.

11. Can I kill a character in this game, can my character be killed?
Yes and yes. Former: only if the character you want to kill gives you permission and you clear it with us and Latter: there are many ways this can happen, but we’ll let you know before we off them. This of course only works if the character is not vital to the whole big picture. And yes there is a big picture.

 

 

ABOUT YAHOOGROUPS:

1. What is Yahoogroups?
Yahoogroups is how we post all of the fun stories. Instead of each player sending out their posts to 50+ people, they just send it in to Yahoogroups. Trust me its much easier.

2. I'm quitting the game, how do I get off the list?
Log onto Yahoogroups itself and remove yourself. When that is done, contact Nerissa, Eric, Bonnie, Mike or Emma and let them know you quit. You don't have to explain just let her know you are leaving.

3. I changed my email address, how do I change it on the list?
First of all, let The Powers that Be know, that way when you sign up with yahoogroups with your new addie, she’ll sub you right away instead of expecting you to send a profile. If you don’t do that then you wont get any mail, no posts means no fun. Anyway, once you’ve let Selene or the others know, go to Yahoogroups and change it there. I don’t have the ability to change your email address on Yahoogroups, so don’t ask.

4. I want to access the Yahoogroups archive, how do I do that?
First off only members of Permanent Midnight itself have access to the Yahoogroups archives. If you are a member of the list, then log on and follow the links. Otherwise, you have to wait for the archive to be posted on the net, which may be a while as we have to do it.

5. How do I post?
You email your posts to permanentmidnight@yahoogroups.com. From there it goes directly to the rest of the players. So make sure you want to send it.

6. What is my Yahoogroups password?
Don’t email The Powers that Be and ask her, they have no clue. If you don't know either, log into Yahoogroups (just use any old word or none at all). They will ask if you want your password sent to you. Of course, say yes and then go in and change it to something you can remember.
 

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