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Autumn Event Setup

Post  Mica on Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:48 am

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THE STORY: Beginning
To My Lesser Half,

Iuno why I'm sending you this letter since we kinda just talked a week ago from...
when you will be receiving this(?), but I like letters! I also love it when you send
me letters, and so here we are. F your logic!

When you read this, you'll already know about Voltra's committee agreeing to a
biiig autumn shindig, but what you probably won't know is that you're going to be
part of me and Saeyra's celebration of the event. Surprise!

... no, I'm not kidding. Now get your ass here, 'kay?

No, I'm REALLY not kidding. I have my butcher knife still. D:<




The Artists & Writer

Mica
Hello! Welcome to the Autumn Box a collaboration between myself,
Saeyra, Mallow and Dowan! We're here to set you up with some games to win free
art and fun conversation to enjoy the event. :D


Saeyra
Hello there, welcome to our event! I will be helping Mica make the
prizes for the lucky winners! I hope you all have fun!


lazymarshmallow
boop


Dowan
I write things, and I'm a huge nerd. Nice to meet you. =D


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Re: Autumn Event Setup

Post  Mica on Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:53 am

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Ӽ No breaking any of Voltra's ToS!
Ӽ No begging!
Ӽ No drama!
Ӽ Please read the Event post to participate!
Ӽ The art is free and we will try our
best to guarantee the winner a piece but please be reasonable with your
requests. If any of us feel we cannot draw your character, we will let you
know and inform you!

Ӽ Do not steal our art or remove any of
our watermarks! We don't use any bases and start from scratch.




THE STORY: The Lovers
Dowan sweatdropped upon reading the letter for the third time. It was extremely vague, and there were no instructions on where to meet up with them, but luckily he didn't have to wander for too long. As soon as he departed from the railway platform, a small and mighty force collided with his body. Its arms swung around him and, taking him by surprise, wrung him left and right.

"Hai lovu!" Mica reared her head back and looked up at him with a smile, "Did you like my letter? Of course you did! I'msogladyou'rehere." She squeezed him in a tight embrace which he happily returned.

Dowan raised a brow while keeping his hands on her hips. "You know we talked just last night, right lovey?"

"Right, right," she nodded and waved a hand dismissively. "Anyway, Saeyra and-"

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Post  Mica on Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:07 am




Our games are as follows...

► ROLL ART ◄

To be eligible for free art, you must meet this requirement!

A minimum of 15 posts within the thread. we will count

We will create a personal list for people who have completed this requirement. :) You can also number your post to make it easier for us. *hint hint*
After that, every 5 pages we will roll a D20 dice and pick a winner.
(We will reroll if the number falls on either of us xD)
You are only allowed to win 2 pieces of art, after that we will begin to reroll you
so as to let others receive free art as well.
The Artist who draws/writes for the winner is determined by random dice rolls by ??




► AN AUTUMN SURPRISE ◄

Do you like surprises? Well this thread is chalk full of them!
On top of our page prizes, all four of us have the capability to surprise someone
with a picture or a short story. Talk to us, stick around and enjoy the event with
us to trigger a surprise event.




THE STORY: The Mallow
"Kyu," mewled a creature at their feet. They both looked down to see what could only be described as the fattest, fluffiest, and laziest marshmallowy rabbit-like entity that was ever conceived. After it let out its... apparent greeting, it plopped on its stomach and a soft snoring sound could be heard rumbling from it.

"Good to see you too, Mallow," Dowan bent down and scratched it behind one flopped ear, but there was very little reaction. He let out a sigh despite his grin, and the two conscious members of the group heard fast footsteps approach.



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Post  Mica on Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:42 am



This is a gallery of the art/story winners and their prizes. :)


THE STORY: The sunshine
Saeyra emerged between Dowan and Mica, and wrapped her arms around both of them with a broad smile on her face. "Hiii Darkie! It's soo good to see you again," she stared at him and suddenly launched into a barrage of questions. "How's the Ice Realm? Is it as cold there as people think? How's school? How's life on campus? Is it dangerous? Can you walk outside or are there monsters-"

Dowan could barely get out a 'it's good to see you too' before the two were ushered along Voltra's Main Street, but Saeyra never stopped talking. The questions and answers were endless, and Mica could only giggle at Dowan's rapidly crushed spirit so soon after arriving. Giggle in amusement... and with utter malice.

When the three were out of its range, Mallow slowly rolled over onto its back with a flop, and with eyes still fully closed, gave another soft "Kyu" to the air around it.


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THE STORY: A presence
omnipotent presence watched the scene unfold with a slow, demonic chuckle to itself. "And so the creature was left to its own devices. A man stepped out from the shadows and, upon seeing the creature lying there on the road, stepped on something soft. And thus its demise did come-" Mallow shot an uncharacteristically rapid glance into the sky. It was the first time it opened its eyes and they were half-lidded at best, but the presence somehow knew it was staring right at it. "It did NOT get crushed, as it so happens." The voice concluded.

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Post  Mica on Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:50 am

Ooh, I agree with some of the suggestions here. But here's my two cents to expand on my thoughts. Before you read it though, please know that I appreciate everyone involved in crafting the event and that I honestly, totally enjoyed myself! =)
I AM SO SORRY FOR THE NOVELLA LENGTH:

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What sorts of things did you like about the event? [/align]
CONCEPT
I liked the concept. Like, a lot. It was a really neat way to introduce people to the NPCs and essentially the world that is Voltra and having the ability to interact with them is great. Also, personally I don't actually know much about the lore, but it's cool you guys decided to expand on this.

COMMUNITY
Any event that is cooperative or requires everyone to band together is amazing. It brings the community closer, more incentive to post and just kind of pumps everyone up, y'know? But I agree with Okios here, the staff and writers did a lot of heavy lifting and seeing their hard work and teamwork come together was honestly very enjoyable for me!

ITEMS
I really like the added influx of accessories! The idea to make the event items the NPCs is also cool! :D People love NPC clothing and this is no exception!

CONTESTS
The design contests are always fun! I enjoyed the art contest as well, but I think sticking to the autumn theme was a great idea for the direction of the contests. :]

GOLDSINK
This is mostly in agreement with Okios' post as well... awesome person over there pretty much summed up my feelings. I don't think it was too expensive either, especially initially for the main set without the recolors.

READING
Honestly, the length was fine, content was fine! It was well written and showed you more about the NPCS. For me, I wasn't that intially interested in getting to know them and that hasn't changed. But I can appreciate the time, effort and execution of this concept, so I can say I liked it. I don't think it was mandatory to read either(cept for the trivia contests but dur), so that was great. :)

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POST FORMAT
The first thing I thought of honestly was the front posts. The banner and graphics were totally fine, but the way it's formatted felt lacking! This is all from memory but it was the banner first, then the NPC introduction/block of text(NOT A PROBLEM IN MY OPINION). But then it kind of plainly shifted onto the next subject, which was the not so clear contest details.

For example, in Vanora's art contest you guys said something like, autumn theme while capturing the personalities of the NPCs. But to be honest, it was in one small paragraph and way too easy to overlook. (And I did overlook it, I just get paranoid and reread everything to make sure I was entering correctly + looking over the theme.)

AGAIN, will agree with Okios on the Prize formatting. It's much more exciting to visualize the prizes in a fancy format, I already got excited with the mock-prize list Okios did on their post with the icons and stuff! But yeah, clearer formatting and playing around with colors(but easy to read!), sizing and overall set up can go a long way! Especially for  the people who didn't want to read, they could've just skipped that part and gone over to the actual event contests/festivities.

REWARD SYSTEM
This is regarding the "reach page so and so to unlock an item!" I...wasn't too sure about this. It felt a bit.. like, forced. You "have" to post on the event thread pertaining each NPC, so and so. I'm not sure if just one megathread would have been better, but because of the amount of NPC threads, it was pretty overwhelming. I couldn't contribute much and I feel a little bad, but it just wasn't my thing. And that's perfectly fine! Just my two cents here.

ITEMS + SHOP
I will also note that most of the items are well pixeled, save for a few some. An example of this is, I consider Vanora's belt, Velvet's earrings and Vivienne's flower well done, but then we have Vontell's book (for example in the VC's chosen color). You know that the spine of the book is shortcake but then the beige on the front cover is... an "off" beige. There's also not a lot of shading on the front cover-which I mean I get it, it's a plain cover but it could use more textures on it to give more dimension and also bring out the color beige on it. This applies to the lighter colors because the darker ones don't really need the extra texture. (So I TOTALLY understand why it wasn't shaded to begin with)

Another thing for me is I always prefer FEWER items but better quality! It will go a long way since it's easy to clutter up your avatar with a buncha event items(And we all know that feel). More items also mean that it will be harder for the newbies in the future to collect, as opposed to less.

And yeah, a central event shop would've been extremely conveinent...and more of a quality of life upgrade. I didn't mind it too much though because it was their own specific items but this is more of a suggestion for future items! =)

CONTESTS
While I loved the contests, new, more or different ones could totally be added! I will refer to Sweet Violet's post up there, more contests for the other aspects of art like writing, photography and yes, AVATAR CONTEST! (The coloring contest was super neat too. O_O)

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Are there any aspects you'd like to see repeated in future mini or regular events?
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Hrm, no specific thing comes to mind.

To wrap this post up, I just wanna say... I TOTALLY ENJOYED IT. :D I loved the theme, too! I hope I didn't offend you guys cause I really appreciate and SEE all the hard work you guys put out. It's no easy task to set that up, also on all those event threads, too! Like, holy cow!
You also typed up in-character responses, that's a real shoutout to the writers out there. :D It's a good first mini event! You set the bar tho, WE HAS EXPECTATIONS NOW.
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