Modding & Ranking Dec 17, 2012 20:11:12 GMT -4
Post by Nekayne on Dec 17, 2012 20:11:12 GMT -4
At Noctis, we have an open-modding system. That means that everyone mods each other! This was put in place so that the tasks were not placed upon the shoulders of the few, and instead is a shared weight between us all. However, there are some restrictions and guidelines for this:
1. Not everyone has to mod.
If you don't want to mod, you don't have to. You simply are just given the ability to once becoming a lovely member of Noctis. It is completely up to you whether you wish to partake or not.
2. Only full-time mods can moderate gyms, labs, and plot events.
If you are a full moderator on Noctis (meaning you applied, were accepted, and are given other duties), you can mod the gyms, labs, and plot events. Common members cannot.
3. Endangered, legendary, and requesting Pokemon
You may make endangered Pokemon appear, but remember that they are extremely rare. Someone isn't going to find one on their first, second, or even tenth encounter! If you are caught spawning endangered pokemon carelessly, you will be warned.
If someone is requesting Pokemon and you are giving it to them left and right, you will be punished accordingly. We don't mind giving someone what they are looking for, but they have to work for it. Have them hunt around and make it a true prize. What fun is it if they find it right away?
Only admins are able to summon Legendary Pokemon. No exceptions.
» HOW DO I MOD?If you haven't modded before but want to participate, don't worry! We'll help you get started and soon enough you'll realize how easy modding is.
Basically, what a moderator does is help create a story for the member in question. You will be determining what they find, what or who they encounter, and if their time is going to be fun and light-hearted or rough and one of that character's worst experiences. You are going to be the person that helps give this member a good time and maybe even a challenge. Here are some basic guidelines for modding:
1. Dead Threads
Dead Threads are everyone's number one priority. Dead Threads are threads that have been posted in the 'dead thread' topic because they haven't been replied to in the last three days. These people are being patient and may want to continue their journey so pay special attention to them.
2. Search the threads!
Search the Journey and other area categories for topics that haven't been taken yet and take those on. Start with the oldest unclaimed topic first before the newer ones since they have been waiting longer.
3. Keep a Tracking list
If you want to remember which threads you have taken on, keep a list! You can keep track of these, and your own personal threads, in the 'Tracker' board underneath the Character category.
4. Try to make hasty replies
You don't have to be writing Shakespeare for every reply you make. Just reply as you see fit. A paragraph is enough to fulfill the RPers desires to move forward.
5. Make it interesting!
Every RPer wants an interesting RP that they can really get into. As a Moderator, you are in that position to make some cool stuff happen for your client! Some of the best RPs I've ever had were when the Moderator took the time to really entertain me. Happy roleplayers make for long-time, committed members who keep the site alive.
6. Ask for help
We at Noctis are a team and we are there for each other when things get tough to handle. If you are having problems keeping up with your threads or feel like your roleplaying skills aren't up to par, ask for help! We are more than happy to take on one of your threads or help train you and give you feedback on your roleplaying.
7. Keep threads consistent
Everyone takes care of their own thread. This makes it easier to track your work and, for the RPer, they don't have to keep looking at a new style every post. By having mods do one post after each other can also make the current situation become topsy-turvy. One may post that the Rattata is angry while the other, having not read prior posts, may call it a sweetheart. It helps with consistency.
Of course, this doesn't apply if something has been listed as a Dead Thread and claimed by another OR if if you asked someone to take on a thread for you.
9. No one liners!
Think about it this way: would you be satisfied if the person modding you only responded with a simple, single line? It wouldn't be very fun or easy to reply to. You don't have to write an essay, but try to write as much as you would be satisfied with if you were the one being responded to.
10. Make wild Pokemon a lower level
Remember how walking through that grass in your Pokemon game always spawned level 3 Rattata's when you were level 10? Same deal here. Make the wild Pokemon a few levels lower than the average level of the Pokemon in the Trainer's party.
Trainer Pokemon is level 5 - Spawn a level 2-4 Pokemon.
Trainer Pokemon is level 15 - Spawn a level 8-13 Pokemon
Trainer Pokemon is level 30 - Spawn a level 18-26 Pokemon
Trainer Pokemon is Level 50 - Spawn a level 30-45 Pokemon
Just because the levels are lower does NOT mean that the battle can finish in one or two posts. Draw it out and give them a bit of a challenge, ESPECIALLY if they are higher leveled. Make it fun and challenging!
11. Pokemon can appear more than once.
Remember all those Caterpie you had to go through before finding that Pikachu? Same thing.
Any other questions or concerns? Ask a staff member!