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Route 29: mods ([personal profile] these_balls) wrote in [community profile] route_292012-05-18 11:17 am
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4th Wall Weekend!

As you all might have heard, May 29th of this year is Route 29's second anniversary. This game is nearly two years old! Can you believe it?! So, because of this, we've decided to make our semi-annual event a little special. Starting with...


The event will take place from Friday, May 25th through Sunday, May 27th.

A few of the Rocket Grunts, born and raised in the wonderful land of Pokémon, have gotten themselves rather jealous over the fact that some of their foreign buddies have gotten promotions and are getting the chance to push them around. So, behind the backs of the admins, they decide to take it upon themselves to send these strangers home.

Needless to say, the machine does not cooperate.

As usual, following the cue from a mod post, there will be a loud crack and a flash of white light in Johto. When your characters blink a few times, the scene before their eyes will return to normal... however... there will be a lot more people, or beings, in the cities, or along the routes, or even just trolling about on the PokéConnect.

Paths will be ridiculously easy to pass, or, if you want, ridiculously difficult. It can take as long or as little as you want it to in order to go from city to city, and you can check out whatever building you want. Hell, if your character is accidentally caught in the glitch, they may wake up in an unfamiliar place!

What's a fourth wall, you ask?
The Fourth Wall event is where people from other games, random characters, even players themselves, just randomly interact with your characters. It's a literal breaking of that invisible "fourth wall" that separates the game-verse from... the rest of the internet.

How do you participate?
In short, a character makes a post in their journal and others tag it. You could tag other entries if you don't want to make a post. You do not have to use just your character journal to tag; you can use characters from other games, crack accounts, player accounts, and the like, to interact with the character who made the post. We would like to request that you keep all fourth wall activities to your character journals and not the logs community because of the security settings on the logs community (however, feel free to log in your journals).

What kind of characters can participate?
Anything and everything, from AU versions to characters in-game or those from other games, ponies, disembodied heads, zombies, Arceus with a saddle, the players, Hello Kitty, and the list goes on... You can choose whether your character remembers the previous fourth wall or not.

Will my character remember the 4th wall?
Your character will not remember it as an actual event in-game. The Rockets are using a whole army of Hypnos in order to mindwipe all of the citizens of Johto. However, the event may still be remembered in bizarre, sometimes-vivid details, in the form of very wild and incoherent dreams.

As well as the three-day time difference. There's no explanation for that one. The Professors will just say everyone fell asleep, again. Feel free to not believe that. To make it worse, you may not be where you were last... feel free to remain where you traveled during the incident, or anywhere else...

What about people coming in, can they have a pokémon too?
Sure thing! You can bring in any pokémon from any generation and challenge whoever you want for however much you want. Feel free to knock down or burn down anything. Current players are also allowed to have whatever else they want in their party, but your party will return to what you had in-game after the event.

What if I don't want to participate?
The fourth wall is not a required event. However, it does affect the game's setting, so logging would have to be backdated or forward-dated to before or after the fourth wall. Please keep in mind that due to the size of the game, your posts may get lost in the event-related posts.

What if I just arrived and haven't made an in-character introduction post yet?
Feel free to arrive in the middle of the event! Your character will probably just be that much more confused. You may also hold off until after the event if you wish, in order to not become lost in the confusion.

Would my non-human character remain in their form for the event? What about powers?
Up to you! Your character can return to their original form, powers intact, or whatever you like! Have fun.

Can my character catch pokémon during the event?
Yes, they may. However, they won't be able to keep them. The game will be "reset" so that the three days didn't have any lasting effect.

Does this count for the activity check?
Yes. Yes, it does. :D

But what's this other 'Anniversary Thing'? We have it on the Calendar for five SEVEN days!

Well, that's going to bring forth swarms. Not any normal swarms, not even any simple, casual, or tiny swarms. After all, these swarms are a big deal.

What's swarming? Well... just wait and see.

But for now, please pass around the news of the 4th wall to your buddies, old players and new players and random people and the likes! Let's have a blast in celebrating this game's second anniversary!
paladinlost: (err)

[personal profile] paladinlost 2012-05-18 05:15 pm (UTC)(link)
...You know, one of these days we should have a group of oldbies get tired of hearing the 'asleep' excuse four times in a row and stage a protest or something.
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[personal profile] islandshore 2012-05-18 07:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Riku approves of this notion. :|b
cobraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa: (BUSINESSSSS IS GOOD)

[personal profile] cobraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 2012-05-18 07:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I like this idea.
infinitejustice: (SEED Mode)

[personal profile] infinitejustice 2012-05-18 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Athrun and Shirou would both be behind this.
isthedeadcat: (149)

[personal profile] isthedeadcat 2012-05-18 08:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Does getting the excuse three times count? Because Lion is pretty annoyed with it xD
usedwaterpulse: (K → Sleep with your eyes open.)

[personal profile] usedwaterpulse 2012-05-18 11:53 pm (UTC)(link)
^^^ This question.
notcrackers: (Seriously ♦ Ever in love)

[personal profile] notcrackers 2012-05-20 03:52 am (UTC)(link)
combat_butler: (I swear if he whips out a camera...)

[personal profile] combat_butler 2012-05-18 09:08 pm (UTC)(link)

Hayate joked about how weak the 4th wall is here last time
hintcoinplz: mh_design @ LJ (Smiling)

[personal profile] hintcoinplz 2012-05-18 10:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha Luke's also getting tired of the whole falling asleep and ending up someplace else excuse.
babel_hacker: (I'm not sure about this)

[personal profile] babel_hacker 2012-05-18 11:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Not an oldbie, but Atsuro can get behind this notion.
darkenedgales: (facepalm.)

[personal profile] darkenedgales 2012-05-18 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)
You can count Crow in...
soggypastry: (-______-)

[personal profile] soggypastry 2012-05-19 03:10 am (UTC)(link)
Count Lightning in. This is getting old in her eyes. especially if I go ahead with my plan and put her in the Ice Path this month.
aeroga: (let's see...)

[personal profile] aeroga 2012-05-19 04:19 am (UTC)(link)
Ven's on board.
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[personal profile] complexrestart 2012-05-19 06:18 am (UTC)(link)
Rika's in on this one.

[personal profile] havemercy 2012-05-19 09:58 am (UTC)(link)
Saber will voice her concerns over it too as this is the second time. THE FOREVER KING IS KIND OF TIRED OF SLIPPING INTO DREAM-LIKE STATES.
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[personal profile] bamfsecretary 2012-05-22 05:21 am (UTC)(link)
nasa_dreams: (What.//Failure!)

[personal profile] nasa_dreams 2012-05-19 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] anignorantfool 2012-05-25 04:13 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] nasa_dreams 2012-05-25 06:04 am (UTC)(link)
shakespearealien: (D-did not do the research?!)

[personal profile] shakespearealien 2012-05-19 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
Aah, this is wonderful! *A* I think I'll be bringing in Gorthan's AU version for this one!
tearsofademon: (until our sides get sore)

[personal profile] tearsofademon 2012-05-19 05:07 am (UTC)(link)
Time to make those couple of accounts for my fourth wall usuals then! :)

...also I'm now going to be curious all week about what those swarms are going to contain, you realize. :|a
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[personal profile] artfuldestruction 2012-05-22 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
Ah, I just have a question, guys!

One of my characters (Emmy Altava from Professor Layton) will be snapping a ton of photos during the event; if she's not going to remember it, what will that mean for the photos?
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[personal profile] snapandscoot 2012-05-24 09:02 am (UTC)(link)
Sounds great to me, ty!
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[personal profile] used_realtears 2012-05-22 05:46 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, Nobita's going to be flying around with a bamboo helicopter during this event (and passing them out to anyone who asks too)! He's also going to be dropping some random dogu around, because he is the most un-neat person ever. I'm thinking of making a log where people can pick up those and have fun/get in trouble/both. Does anyone like this idea? Or is it stupid?
legendoflove: (Default)

[personal profile] legendoflove 2012-05-24 05:59 am (UTC)(link)
Question! I'm assuming it's as it's always been, but characters can stay wherever they get tossed after it ends, right?
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[personal profile] determinator 2012-05-25 04:09 am (UTC)(link)
Late, but this is similar to Typhie's question concerning Emmy up there; what about notes taken during fourth wall? I'm assuming those won't be allowed either?
enjoymyatelier: actually, it totally will. (aha! a plan that will not end in failure)

[personal profile] enjoymyatelier 2012-05-25 04:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Also late, but how acceptable are Pokemon characters? I play Pokemon Adventures!Giovanni, and while I would love to see everyone's reactions to that... well... the game version is an important NPC here, so uh.