Welcome to the Video Games forum, adventurer! If you've been around for a while, you may have seen the first iteration of this. Basically, what this is is a small (and hopefully fun) way to encourage participation here in VG, by giving you the opportunity to choose and grow a little hero character. Kind of like a Tamagotchi, but not really.
We have implemented some exciting new features this time around, which will make this thread a lot easier to stay on top of - big, big thanks to Game Development'smgriffin, who offered to help us automate the tracking of posts and updating this thread!
All you need to do from now on is create your character, and the script mgriffin whipped up will take care of all the exp and gold you earn in this forum. It will even be the shopkeeper and award items on request! I will still need to manually run the script when I log in, but no one has to count or keep track of posts or manually do any of that. :)
All you need to do to begin is to pick a class - copy the template under your chosen hero, give them a name and post it in this thread; you will keep editing your first post here to keep track of your character's progress. There can be more than one of the same class, so if someone's picked your favorite, you can still choose it for yourself.
Be sure to copy the entire code/don't accidentally copy more than what's in your box - I realize I made the boxes a bit too small and it makes copying a little difficult, but the page looks neater this way. :P
When copied correctly, your post will look something like this:
JUNO THE WARRIOR LEVEL: 1 | EXP: 0 | 0
EXP, GOLD & LEVELING UP
Your hero starts at level 1, and for every 10 EXP you gain, you will level up!
For each post or thread you make on the Video Games forum, you will gain 2 EXP and 5 .
For each post you make in the DCC, you will gain 1 EXP and 2 .
VIA EVENT PARTICIPATION
As more events crop up, there will be more event-related ways to earn EXP and ; keep your eyes peeled!
OTHER THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
Please don't make spammy topics and posts just for the sake of leveling up - I won't specify any hard rules on what qualifies as "spam" unless I feel I have to, but I trust your judgment and that you will know what the difference between meaningful discussion and post-farming is.
Feel free to message me if you have any questions, and happy questing!
14:25PM GMT, Monday, February 10th
If you've made a few posts around the place, chances are you have some gold jingling in your pockets already! Here's where you spend it on various weapons and vanity items.
Looking good, everyone! Ran into a small issue with the script earlier when I moved this thread out of testing, but mgriffin has fixed it for us and everything seems to be working perfectly. The roster has been updated to include all the new heroes!
Please do not edit the post for the character creation - there are scripts running which tally up your level and gold counts, so changing the post means it won't get looked at by the script. Also editing your level.....really? If you're not going to participate properly then please refrain from doing so at all.
mgriffin has helped me change the way companions work - you will no longer need to !release pets if you want a new one. Using the !companion <species name> called <companion name> command to buy a new pet will simply place your current pet in your inventory, and to switch between owned pets you can use the command !take <companion name>.
If you haven't noticed yet, a bunch of new weapons and companions are now available in store! Thank you Corviknight and Fairy for spriting these!
And lastly, thank you all for participating so far! We hope you're having fun, and stay tuned for more new equipment, companions and features.