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V6 Q&A
Topic Started: Mar 9 2015, 02:40 PM (3,214 Views)
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Hey, everyone. With V6 on the horizon, staff has decided to host a Q&A thread. Here, handlers can ask questions about pregame and the upcoming version. We’re hoping we can share some exciting things about V6, while also addressing handler questions and concerns and providing useful information.

So if you have any questions or just want to know a little bit more about what the plan is for Pregame and the next version, this is the place for you! Please note that V6 proper is still very much in the development stages, and as such we will likely not be sharing too many specifics. The more pregame-centric the question, the better the odds we'll be able to handle it. Also, all answers will be vetted by staff as a collective, and thus will probably take three to five days to arrive.

Also, please note that answers are subject to change as the pregame/planning situation develops. The replies here represent staff's current plans, but those may be altered and/or incomplete.

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What is planned to be different in this pregame than previous, beyond the obvious location difference?
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Who will win V6?




In all seriousness though, what areas will we expect to see outside of the school in peegame?
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Will there be any restrictions on characters we should know about beyond the "no transfers beyond sophomore year, no science classes" thing? Anything you can tell us about the setup of the school and its programmes? How much freedom do handlers have when determining coaches, teachers, etc.? Any ETA on pregame?

Edit to add: The server has been super unstable lately. Does staff have a solution in mind, or a plan for if it gets in the way of v6?
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18:48 Ruggawork I have faith in you!
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16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Iktor?
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16:35 Kilmarnock hard to tell until they make out with me.
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Might we roleplay prom? :3

I mean, it's not graduation for the students anymore, but...can we party? And elect fun character for kings and queens? How will the elections of the student councils look like? Just like V5? Or different, because now we have seniors and juniors.

Also, do you guys have awesome events and ideas in mind? Either big, cool pregame events or V6 terrorist fluff events?
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Will Cochise have the same or similar code of conduct and dress code as Kingman High School? How similar is it in administration and rules to the other Kingman high schools? How old is Cochise? Will there have been a timeskip between v5 and 6 like there was for 4 and 5? By how long?
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Are the NPCs (and the Handler involvement in their creation) going to return? How about the Meanwhile section? Are stories that are started in V5's meanwhile going to carry over into V6?
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When in the year is pregame set? How much flexibility do we have in terms of when threads take place? How much discretion will handlers have over how successful the school has been recently, academically or athletically? For example, the Aurora Pelicans had a champion football team during v5 pregame IIRC.
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Hiya, jerk! Please don't post until edits have been completed, as doing so causes confusion/messes up the queue.


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16:35 Kilmarnock hard to tell until they make out with me.
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The Burned Handler
Mar 9 2015, 02:53 PM
What is planned to be different in this pregame than previous, beyond the obvious location difference?
This is fairly broad and an overview will be difficult. Key differences include a wider range of character ages, differences in school events, etc.
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Yugikun
Mar 9 2015, 02:55 PM
Who will win V6?

The terrorists.

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Mar 9 2015, 02:55 PM
In all seriousness though, what areas will we expect to see outside of the school in peegame?

There will be the typical Memories and Events forums, as well as a smattering of fictionalized areas around Kingman and a forum covering locations outside the city (road trips to Vegas or cruising the desert, say).
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Will there be a general "City of Kingman" forum for those of us who want to incorporate real locations and such?
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Hiya, jerk! Please don't post until edits have been completed, as doing so causes confusion/messes up the queue.


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18:48 Ruggawork I have faith in you!
18:48 Ruggawork and your ass!


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16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Iktor?
16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Toben.
16:35 Kilmarnock hard to tell until they make out with me.
16:35 *** mib_6brm7d is now known as Irene


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Mar 9 2015, 02:53 PM
What is planned to be different in this pregame than previous, beyond the obvious location difference?
This is fairly broad and an overview will be difficult. Key differences include a wider range of character ages, differences in school events, etc.
To clarify: Will there be substantial differences in things like length of pregame, rules for posting, etc.
MurderWeasel getting impatient
 
Hiya, jerk! Please don't post until edits have been completed, as doing so causes confusion/messes up the queue.


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18:48 Ruggawork I have faith in you!
18:48 Ruggawork and your ass!


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16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Iktor?
16:35 Kilmarnock Maybe Toben.
16:35 Kilmarnock hard to tell until they make out with me.
16:35 *** mib_6brm7d is now known as Irene


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Mar 9 2015, 03:02 PM
Will there be any restrictions on characters we should know about beyond the "no transfers beyond sophomore year, no science classes" thing?
At present, no, though this is subject to change. However, characters should be appropriate for the setting and staff reserves the right to request changes to any that are not.

The Burned Handler
Mar 9 2015, 03:02 PM
Anything you can tell us about the setup of the school and its programmes?

This will be revealed a little closer to launch; it's still in progress and we don't want to get into specifics when there's still a solid chance for changes to be made.

The Burned Handler
Mar 9 2015, 03:02 PM
How much freedom do handlers have when determining coaches, teachers, etc.?

Any additions to school staff will require staff approval for continuity purposes, but there will be a procedure to secure such approval.

The Burned Handler
Mar 9 2015, 03:02 PM
Any ETA on pregame?

Not yet; we have learned from past experience that it's better not to over-promise when it comes to deadlines.

The Burned Handler
Mar 9 2015, 03:02 PM
Edit to add: The server has been super unstable lately. Does staff have a solution in mind, or a plan for if it gets in the way of v6?

If server issues continue, we will look towards ZetaBoards for answers. We have several alternative options, but thus far all server issues have been resolved in a fairly timely manner.

Also, added a caveat to the first post:

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Also, please note that answers are subject to change as the pregame/planning situation develops. The replies here represent staff's current plans, but those may be altered and/or incomplete.
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Mar 9 2015, 03:13 PM
Might we roleplay prom? :3

I mean, it's not graduation for the students anymore, but...can we party? And elect fun character for kings and queens?
This will depend on the time during which V6 Pregame is set, which will be tied to its launch date. If not Prom, Homecoming is certainly a possibility.

RemoteControl
Mar 9 2015, 03:13 PM
How will the elections of the student councils look like? Just like V5? Or different, because now we have seniors and juniors.

Elections will follow the V5 model. Due to the two grades, there will be twice as many positions available!

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Mar 9 2015, 03:13 PM
Also, do you guys have awesome events and ideas in mind? Either big, cool pregame events or V6 terrorist fluff events?

Yes. ;)
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