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Route 29: mods ([personal profile] these_balls) wrote in [community profile] route_292015-02-08 06:40 pm
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Mr. Lennon Said It; All You Need Is:

Hey, Route! Valentine's Day is coming up and that means there's love in the air — or at least, your friendly neighbors at the Pokégear Information Technology Services are hoping that there will be!

(Pokégear Information Technology Services: It's the PITS.)

So, in the interest of getting everybody into the spirit of the season, they've got a new limited-time app function for you to try out — and they're not the only ones with a little special something planned for the holiday! Read further for more information about our 2015 Valentine's Day Event(s)!



☆ PROJECT L.U.C.Y. — LOVE UNEXPECTEDLY COMES TO YOU ☆

'Tis the season for following your heart, but the good folks at the PITS have recently become aware that even the heart sometimes needs a little help. So, they've come up with a new trial version of the Pokéworld equivalent of Match.com, available for a limited time only and just in time for the Valentine's season!


IN-CHARACTER, characters will receive an advertisement mailed to their PokéGears on Wednesday, February 11, inviting them to participate in the app's trial run! In the event that they click "yes" and opt to participate, they'll be taken to a short survey that they'll be asked to fill out and submit to the app's database, for the purpose of seeking out potential love matches.

Once they complete and submit the survey, they'll be thanked for their time and will be informed that the app database, plus its matching algorithm, will go live on Saturday, February 14th, when they are invited to check back and see if their profile has received any love matches!


OUT OF CHARACTER, here's how you can participate in this event:

• Between now and 11:59 PM on Thursday, February 12, go over to our Project L.U.C.Y. Submissions Post and fill out the brief survey you find there! Please follow the directions carefully; there's a section that should be filled out OOCly for our reference, and a section that should be filled out ICly, from the point of view of the submitting character!

• Responses to the Submissions Post will be screened, to keep the suspense going until Valentine's Day!

• Come February 14th, we will make a modpost listing all the submitted profiles, but with no names attached! Depending on the nature of the responses on the survey, each submitted profile will also be accompanied by "the website's match recommendation", suggesting possible compatibility with at least one other profile listed.

• In the comments of that modpost, we'll also make a top-level comment for each profile received — I.E., "Responses to Profile #1", "Responses to Profile #2", etc.

• Interested characters can then comment to whichever profiles intrigue them, hoping for a conversation and to get to know their mysterious possible-match!

• Your character should then respond to any comments their ad gets, and hopefully get some CR going with the interested parties tagging in! (Like Match.com itself, you're not required to date them, but it's a fun way to meet people anyway!)



☆ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ☆

CAN MY CHARACTER FILL OUT A FAKE PROFILE?
Yes, they certainly can. This is Match.com, after all; there's no rule that says you have to be completely honest about it. You're welcome to fill out your survey however you see fit, as seriously or as humorously as you like, with two stipulations:

Do not be offensive. We trust our players to use good judgment when it comes to the content of their play-trolling, and reserve the right to not post surveys that we feel have crossed the line from funny into offensive.

Do not spam. While we are not setting a hard limit of how many surveys a single character can submit, please be reasonable about it; remember, someone's going to have to read, match, and post all of these.


CAN MY CHARACTER FILL OUT A PROFILE FOR SOMEONE OTHER THAN THEMSELVES?
Yes, they can! We would appreciate it if your character received OOC permission from the player of the character yours is impersonating before you do it, but ICly you can matchmake for your friends all you want!

On the submissions post, we've left an unscreened top-level comment marked "PERMISSIONS"; if you're submitting a profile under the guise of someone else, have that someone else go to the permissions top-level and leave us a note saying they're fine with it! That way, everyone will be in the loop and we'll have a record of who's posting what and with whose permission.


AM I OBLIGATED TO TAG THE PERSON MY PROFILE IS SUPPOSEDLY FOUND COMPATIBLE WITH?
Nope, you're not obligated, but that is part of the fun of the event — letting the anonymous matchmaking happen!


WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIAL REQUESTS FOR MY PROFILE? CAN I REQUEST TO BE FOUND COMPATIBLE WITH ANOTHER CHARACTER I KNOW IS SUBMITTING?
You are absolutely welcome to get in touch with us with any special requests you might have, and we'll do our best to accommodate. We've included a section for it on the survey itself, or feel free to get hold of us via the Permissions Thread!



☆ RECAP — HOW TO PLAY ☆

• Sometime between now and 11:59 PM on Thursday, February 12, go to our Project L.U.C.Y. Submissions Post and fill out the survey you find there!

• Post your survey to the comments of that post!

• Come Saturday, February 14, watch for a mod-hosted post revealing all the submitted profiles! (This will probably be put up in [community profile] route_1065, for ease of logging.)

• Read people's profiles, look for ones that interest your character, forge new connections, tag new people, have a great time!

• GO ON CUTE DATES OR SOMETHING IT'S VALENTINE'S DAY



☆ BONUS ROUND: PINK PIGS ARE IN THE AIR! ☆

Also, whether you're currently looking for a fling or not, we've got a secondary event for everyone to enjoy! Starting at 12:01 AM on February 13th and running until 11:59 PM on February 14th, there will be a swarm of Munna and Musharna sweeping the region! Because swarms are traditional on Valentine's Day and what's more romantic than floating floral balloon pigs, anyway?

(Remember that guy who said he'd date you when pigs fly? GET HIM ON THE PHONE, THE SWINE ARE AIRBORNE THIS VALENTINE'S DAY.)

The Munna and Musharna can be found everywhere across both regions, at levels comparable to the locations on the Availability Lists; you can catch as many as you like, and they'll be drifting back into the wild come the morning of the 15th of February, EST.



♥ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, ROUTE! ♥

☆ MOD QUESTIONS THREAD ☆
silentscales: (blush)

[personal profile] silentscales 2015-02-08 11:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Can a pokèmon fill out a profile for their trainer?
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[personal profile] silentscales 2015-02-08 11:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Woo! Snake's pokèmon are a determined bunch. They're going to try to enlist help if they can't get it themselves.
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[personal profile] crackpotcrocker 2015-02-09 02:55 am (UTC)(link)
Can a Pokemon like a porygon, trick it's trainer into filling out the profile?
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[personal profile] chickshades 2015-02-10 10:32 am (UTC)(link)
I should have asked this before I submitted Bandou's survey... but, what did you guys mean with the "seeking" question? I interpreted it as 'what gender are you interested in' but then realized later on that maybe you guys meant something more along the lines of 'what kind of relationship you're looking for.'