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Helpful Hub / Feedback Character Channels on Discord
« on: October 19, 2021, 02:12:53 PM »
Afternoon (or morning, depending on your residence!),

Character channels are a large portion of Beasts of Beyond's group Discords. Due to this, I would like to poll the member base on whether or not to keep this feature. There are multiple reasons.

PROs:
— A space to keep short blurbs of information off-site. Keep in mind though, you can also do this within a character's tags though.
— Active discussions about your characters.
— The ability to show off their developments.

CONs:
— Clutter. Due to the amount of characters on-site, there are a lot of character channels in our Discords. Some character categories have already met their limit and a separate category was made.
— Constant pinging unless muted.
— Clique potential. This has been an issue in the past.

If need be, I'll add further pros/cons if they come to mind or are mentioned. This will be it for now.

As always, your feedback is appreciated and if any of you have ideas on compromise, please mention it below. Thank you everyone!


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Helpful Hub / Feedback guides you'd like to see?
« on: August 17, 2021, 10:22:01 PM »
SoooOOO I have a few in drafts and was writing a plagiarism one tonight... figured I'd ask. Any guides y'all would like to see be written or explained more in depth??

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Announcements / Announcement BoB Development Questions
« on: August 08, 2021, 08:11:58 PM »
BoBCats,

After the member survey and opinions provided, Beasts of Beyond is in a place where opinions and feedback is needed. Due to this, a channel known as #bob-development-questions has been set up in our Discord. These threads within the channel have multiple questions, although you are not obligated to answer all of them, that can be answered/discussed as a community. We would like responses from as many users as we can, so PLEASE RESPOND. These changes take community input and time.

For further explanation and viewing, once again, please view or ask questions in #bob-development-questions within our Discord.

Thank you,
Orion

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General Discussion / Discussion First time for everything... a break.
« on: July 19, 2021, 05:32:33 PM »
So this has been a long time coming, but I think it's time for me to relax a bit and take a minor 'break.' This has been in my drafts for awhile now... Seems like it's a good time to do so. With a lot of things happening IRL, I've been meaning to take one for awhile, but haven't had the chance to properly establish the time or place to do so. Things have been slowing down, and although it is my job to keep up the pace occasionally, I'd like to take this time to settle down for once and relax for my own mental health.

Roleplay is my passion. One of the finest hobbies I have, but truly, I am feeling drained. I feel comfortable roleplaying on Beasts of Beyond, but I am without muse due to things going on in life and I need time to rejuvenate. Truly, I do not want to force myself to post. Instead posts should come naturally and with muse that drives me to continue. Lately, that has not been the case. I will note that I have been exploring out of my comfort zone with roleplay too and lately I've been feeling a lot more comfortable on BoB with how things are progressing, thankfully. All I ask for is time. Then I will be back on my feet.

Along with this, I've acquired a new job. Not only this, but I have another offer upcoming and college. So I will most likely be juggling two jobs on top of my education. Overall, I am going to be busy. Before then, I want some time to prepare and set everything in order. Plus, with the pandemic, I have not been able to get out and be myself... This seems like the perfect time to get out and potentially come out.

When I say 'break,' I don't necessarily mean a full-on break. In my three years, almost four (which seems crazy :0), being the owner of Beasts of Beyond, I have never stepped away for a proper break. What I mean is that while I won't be on-site often to post, I will still be available for staff duties and messages behind the scenes. That's generally expected. Things such as monthly meetings, headers, events, etc, will all be scheduled per usual.

I do not know how long this break will last, but it does not mean I'm gone. I'll basically be taking a step back for a bit and letting things take it's course without much interference, whether that be good or bad.

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Announcements / Announcement Merger Opinion Results
« on: July 03, 2021, 08:07:10 PM »
BoBCats,

First all, thank you for being so communicative lately. We appreciate all insight and observations you decided to share with us with the member survey, along with the recent thread in the Helpful Hub. Regarding that though, a decision has been made. The discussion regarding mergers pointed heavily towards merging two specific groups together: The Palm Glades and The Typhoon. Due to this, as staff, we have decided to go through with this decision.

The final day to pack up and move to The Typhoon board + Discord will be JUNE 10TH. This is a week from now. From that point on, threads/posts/etc will be moved into The Typhoon.

Along with this, the merger of the two groups need to decide on a leader. If you are interested in leading, you can apply here. We look forward to seeing all candidates!

If you have any questions or comments regarding this change, feel free to DM a staff member, ask within #forum-questions on the Discord, or post a thread in the Helpful Hub.

Have a good holiday weekend,
Orion + BoB Staff

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Neutral Grounds / Open JULY'S MONTHLY CHALLENGE BOARD [new event!]
« on: July 01, 2021, 11:18:18 PM »
Welcome to Beasts of Beyond's Monthly Challenge event! This new event will be held monthly and involve many rewards for everyone to acquire. Along with this, each group will competing for an ultimate prize. Please review the rules below before participating and posting within this thread.

JULY'S BOARD
#1: Your character begins to see sparks of light raid the sky from a place far away. Fireworks! How do they react?
REWARD: 250 gems
#2: The monthly gathering has begun! Have your character attend and mingle like they're single (not literally).
REWARD: 250 gems
#3: A nearby smell catches your characters attention. How intriguing. What could it be?
REWARD: 250 gems
#4: Write about a hot summer evening. How does your character cope? Do they like the weather or not?
REWARD: 250 gems
#5: The future lies in front of all of us. What does your character see in their future? Is it bright, dull, or dark?
REWARD: 250 gems
#6: Buzzing about, a bee comes and zooms towards your character! Hurry! How do they react!?
REWARD: 250 gems
#7: A group of strangers comes up to your character. Why? Who are they? Are they friend or foe?
REWARD: 250 gems
#8: Does your character prefer the chilling night or a bright day? Or perhaps something more specific?
REWARD: 250 gems
#9: All groups are on the edge of the ocean or surrounded by water. Have them do something at the beach!
REWARD: 250 gems

HOW-TO + RULES:
— This works like traditional Bingo! Match a row/column/diagnol to get double the rewards.
— Singular prompts that do not line up can also be done!
— The minimum word count for all threads is 200.
— Due to the group rewards in upcoming competitions, this event is character-based. Each character will have their own form, rather than each user.
— Due to this being character-based, you can repeat prompts and rewards to your delight for different characters.
— You cannot combine two prompts together.
— Please use the form provided to keep track of your events for the sake of ease!
— All rewards will be given at the end of the month. If staff accidentally miss one of your rewards, please contact one of us so we can get to you properly.

REWARDS:
— Completing a single prompt will reward you with what is mentioned on the board.
— Completing a row/column/diagonal rewards you with x2 the rewards! In total, if you complete the entire board, this will reward you 12,000 gems.
— Completing the entire board will earn you a fancy badge to show off. Every month will have one!
— The group with the most submitted posts will get a special reward/booster next month! Perhaps something exclusive? ;)

FORM:
Code: [Select]
[b]CHARACTER NAME:[/b]
[b]GROUP:[/b]
[b]COMPLETED PROMPTS:[/b]
— [url=LINK HERE]#1[/url]
— [url=LINK HERE]#2[/url]
— ... and so on.
[b]COMPLETED COLUMNS/ROWS/DIAGNOLS:[/b]
— 1, 5, 9
— 3, 6, 9
— etc....
[b]COMPLETED BOARD?:[/b] Yes/No


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Artist Loft / Chat Art Fight usernames?
« on: July 01, 2021, 05:22:48 PM »
So I’m sitting around sick and covered in a rash, so I need some minimal stuff to do for a bit that has minimal movement… and that’s drawing! Perfect timing too for ArtFight <3

https://artfight.net/~LegacyOfOrion is where you can find me at! (Cyberpunk gang)

Drop your links below so BoB users can attack or defend their team!

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Human Roleplay / Open general, fantasy/hybrid human rp interest?
« on: June 27, 2021, 09:57:36 PM »
this isn’t anything official, but anyone interested in some human rp?? i’ve got a few humanized OCs and would love to just generally experiment

@rhosmari @axiom ??

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Biographies / Animal new BoB family tree + looking for family relations!
« on: June 25, 2021, 08:56:29 PM »
Hey y'all! So I started a new giant family tree and it look me a good hour, but I got up to ~270 names! I was wondering if I missed anyone, so I figured I'd cross post that link here and see if I can link anyone else in!
https://www.familyecho.com/?p=PPB1K&c=k4qlcedwnq&f=325022834611668334

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Announcements / Announcement Looking for LEADERS and HPs!
« on: June 23, 2021, 09:33:00 PM »
BoBCats,

With a few things going on, it's about time we open up some try-outs and applications for high positions in ALL groups! New and old members are welcome to apply. We hope to see you put out some wonderful and meaningful applications for all positions noted.

You can APPLY HERE.

See ya later alligator!
Orion

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Adoption Agency / Open Official Leader + High Position Try-Outs
« on: June 23, 2021, 09:09:14 PM »

Greeting BoBCats! Today marks the start of our open applications for many high positions (HP), along with leaders, in our official groups. We hope you'll apply for any positions you're interested in and keep in mind that as always, quality over quantity. Bonus points for a fancy template too! Do remember that any actions OOCly and IC activity/actions will influence our decisions also, so keep that in mind as you work. Good luck everyone!

All users are welcome to apply and all positions they are interested in.

Positions Open
Any positions crossed out have been taken. Some positions may also have several openings.

— Luminary [leader]: The highest in the hierarchy of powers, and in simplest terms, the leader. Capabilities include hosting clan-wide meetings, promotions and demotions, managing politics and raids,  among other common tasks.
— Reaper: Reapers act as a vice-deputy, giving them the power to advise the Luminary and host meetings for other HPs. They keep watch over the lower ranks of the group and hold the ability to host events and raids, accept requests and member suggestions, and enforce laws. Reapers can specialize in the following: espionage, medicine, communal, military, and ambassadorship.

— Captain [leader]: The highest position in the the Typhoon; the overseer of everything in the group. They are expected to understand the basics to each division as they are the ultimate head to each one. They are in charge of every decision made within the group. Their word is the law and they are referred as "Captain Name or Surname".
— Division Leaders:
— Soothsayer: Assistant deputy / the head of the Necro Mambas and the division overseer for it. They are the top healers that focus on strengthening the group through medicine. They are allowed to hold medical events as well as accepting any alliance-based invitations or smaller ideas from crewmates. They may also hold funerals as well as weddings.
— Officer: Assistant deputy / the head of the Grim Rays and the division overseer for it. They are the top battle strategists and fighters, experienced with weaponry and war-planning. They are allowed to hold battle training events as well as accepting invitations from alliances and small ideas from crewmates. They also are generally the best blacksmiths, ensuring each crewmate has a means of protecting themselves.
— Dealer: Assistant deputy / The head of the Blackjack Rats and the division overseer for it. They are the top social event planners as well as the closest connections to the outside world. They are allowed to create events for the groups and the alliances, accepting invitations from alliances, and small ideas from crewmates. They also are the finest spies.

— Marauder: They are known for their strength and wise battle tactics.  Within reason, Marauders can lead the clan into raids and provoke their enemies as they please and their main job is to maintain order within the clan.  During battle they are first in line and can be seen calling shots.
— Bonecollector: Usually extroverted free spirits, they are renowned for their charisma and, often, eerie smiles.  Their main job is to maintain morale and cohesion within the clan. In war and battles, they are tasked with maintaining the security of the Pitt's home territory.  Bonecollectors are more commonly seen strategizing with the Ardent and Imperator than in the battlefield, but they're no strangers to violence.

— Guru: The Guru is the group's medic. For any issues regarding a character's physical or mental health, they should visit the Guru to receive treatment. Along with this, the Guru is in charge of applying the group's tribal war paint on members.
— Espionage: The espionage is a key player in The Coalition of the Condemned's new plans. As a spy in other groups, they relay vital information to Stryker and his usurper. Any espionages found guilty of double-crossing will be executed. Even the suspicious will be punished brutally.

What does Beasts of Beyond Look for?
- Activity: A HP must be active and comply with Beasts of Beyond's activity rules on-site to lead properly. Not only this, but an active HP attracts other characters and brings a welcoming environment. Review the activity requirements (leaders only) here within the guide tab for more information.
- Character: Characters with a compelling concept, rather than a bland Mary Sue, can give a clan a whole new vibe.
- Open-Minded: Having an open heart and mind is key to roleplay. With this, a user and their character can easily adapt through situations and embrace new ideas. Whether these ideas come from staff or many users, we want to see the community thrive due to the input and output of our members.
- Plotting: To keep things 'fresh' and 'new,' HPs should engage in a multitude of plotting. This includes plotting with other groups, attending monthly meetings, and discussing plots amongst your group. Group-wide plots, along with site-wide plots, also encourage activity and involvement that keeps a community going.
- Taking Charge: As a community HP, you should be able to effectively communicate and decipher your group's needs. This includes independently hosting events and recognizing the downfalls/how to improve the group as a whole.
- OOC Connection: Communicating out of roleplay is also a big factor. This not only allows the characters to get their IC opinion in, but also the true opinion of the OOC users themselves. Along with this, chatting can lead to interesting plots or opportunities for you and your group.
- Experience: While not required, HP or IC experience would be preferable. This allows staff to oversee past experience and analyze your capabilities. Nonetheless, new applicants are very much welcomed!

Application Form
Please remember to include these aspects: username, character name and bio, potential plots/ideas, and why your service as a HP would be beneficial. Here is a basic form to get you started. You may use post templates and images as you wish, but please stick to the basic format.

Code: [Select]
[b]Username:[/b] Not your display name. The one you login with.
[b]Character name:[/b]
[b]Character description/bio:[/b]
[b]Position(s) you are interested in:[/b]
[b]Potential plots/ideas:[/b]
[b]Why would your character's position be beneficial for their group and what do you offer to the group as a whole?:[/b]

As of right now, there is no closing date for these positions. They may be periodically picked as applications come through.

Good luck!

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General Discussion / Game The Name Game!
« on: June 21, 2021, 08:01:32 PM »
Come on everybody, let's play a game. And no, I don't mean this name game. Although, let's be honest, it is a bop! Instead, let's do some classic Warriors name game for some fun.

For example:
Person #1: Sportyspice
Person #2: Spicepepper
Person #3: Pepperplant
and then so on!

I'll go first...

Lostsoul

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General Discussion / Chat Happy Father’s Day!!
« on: June 20, 2021, 02:03:05 AM »
Shoutout to all the dads today, OOCly and ICly. Happy Father’s Day, y’all! I hope to see some of you celebrating on-site and off-site… maybe even some angsty posts for characters too. (wink wink, nudge nudge)

<333

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General Discussion / Discussion INACTIVITY NOTICES [high position + staff]
« on: June 18, 2021, 07:43:13 PM »
Hello! This thread is for all inactivity notices on site to reduce clutter for leaders, high positions, or staff members when they want to take a break. As always, state the predicted dates and the activity during those times.

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Helpful Hub / Feedback Needing opinions on group changes/mergers!
« on: June 14, 2021, 04:46:04 PM »
BoBCats,

As many of you noticed, we're going through some changes. We don't want to make any larger decisions without your input, so today we are asking for YOUR help. Recently, Beasts of Beyond's activity has decreased over time and many of us feel spread thin, so as a result, staff were thinking of solutions. We have a few in mind and are open to more suggestions too! Here's what we have.

Merger between The Typhoon and Palm Glades
Two of the most obvious groups that would go together on-site would be The Typhoon and Palm Glades. Both groups center around an island theme and share very similar ideals, hence their long-standing relationships. This includes when the Coalition of the Condemned raided The Typhoon and Palm Glades turned on the Coalition of the Condemned. Since then, many family members and relationships are shared between the two groups. Overall, their merger would be beneficial and provide a closer relationship.

Whether that is prompted by a plot or something that happens over time, this merger would be a mutual agreement between the two groups.

Pros:
— This merger would create an even split between 'good' vs 'bad' groups.
— Both groups share the same ideals.
— Very similar tropical concepts are shared between both groups.
— Many familiar relations in both that connect between them.
— Merging similar concepts togethers makes things easier.
— Both warbound.

Cons:
— Territory differences (island vs inland). Loss of ferris wheel.
— Rank differences/changes would need to be discussed due to the difference.
— Name change???

Merger between The Pitt and Coalition of the Condemned

Ideally, a plot for this would go like this: Tanglewood raids The Pitt due to their growing tensions. When The Pitt is in shambles afterwards, The Pitt seeks out shelter within the Coalition of the Condemned. After some time and imminent doom, the two groups merge to form a mixture of their ideals.

Pros:
— Both groups share the same ideals.
— Both warbound.

Cons:
— This merger would cause an uneven split between groups who are considered 'good' and 'bad.' Three groups, The Typhoon, Palm Glades, and Tanglewood vs the merged two.
— Loss of established culture that makes both unique and different.
— Contrasting concepts and traditions that are different can make hard merger (ex. cold vs hot territory).
— Rank differences/changes would need to be discussed due to the difference.
— Name change???

Other suggestions are open to be discussed also. Along with this, we will be updating the pros/cons list as the discussion continues on. Overall, if you had a choice, which would you prefer or do you have another idea in mind?

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