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Animus Moderators ([personal profile] animusmods) wrote in [community profile] animus_ooc2013-03-09 02:50 am
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Mod Announcement: Character OU/AU Slots, Canon Cap, EDIT for Puella Magi and Persona casts

Hello, Animus! We are bringing you a couple of changes!

Starting next application cycle, we will be allowing three slots per character--that is one OU and two AU versions per individual character. This will be handled basically identically to how we handle the two versions we allow now, so we don't really have to say more than that. All the rules about apping AUs and OUs still apply to these.

However, because this has the potential to really inflate some of our casts, we have instated a canon cap. The cap has been set at thirty characters per canon. This is easy to check: just go to the taken list and you'll see the current number of characters in each canon underneath the canon's name.

Reservations will be capped similarly: we will not allow more reservations than there are slots for those reservations. Speaking of these, reservations will have the first shot at open slots: if there are two open slots and we get three applications, the last of which was reserved, then that reserved character will get one of the available slots provided it's accepted. This only applies before reservations expire; that is, you have to have your application submitted before the third of the month. After reservations are taken care of/after they all expire, slots will be handled on a first come, first serve basis. In the event of a character being asked for revisions, we will wait three days for the revisions to come in before filling the slot with another character.

Now, where does this leave your cast? For most of you, you're fine--there are only three casts approaching this cap. However, if you are in the Persona, Homestuck, and/or Fate/ casts, this may apply to your cast quickly. Currently (note this does not count new characters who have not been added to the taken list yet) Homestuck and Persona have 24 characters and Fate/ has 21; this puts these casts within reach of the limit. Please be aware of this when enabling and applying into these casts, thank you!

EDIT: Persona and Puella Magi players, your canons have been consolidated. What does this mean? This means that Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Puella Magi Kazumi Magica canons are now one thing: Puella Magi. Persona cast, this means Persona 1, Persona 2, Persona 3, and Persona 4 are are now all under the Persona Series cast. No tags have been changed. This means your casts have a higher number of characters toward the cap--Puella Magi has 10 cast members while Persona has 24--and it also means you fall under the rules about casts. You cannot app more than two characters from the same cast. If you are already playing more than two characters you may keep all of your characters. You will be grandfathered in; it wouldn't be fair to you guys to take them away. What this does mean is that if you drop them you will not be able to pick them back up again until you are playing fewer than two Persona characters.

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Re: QUESTIONS

[personal profile] bloodyashes 2013-03-09 08:30 am (UTC)(link)
Do the Madoka Magica spinoffs (Kazumi Magica and Oriko Magica) count towards the overall Madoka limit?

not that Madoka has enough named characters to fill the 3o anyway, was just wondering
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[personal profile] starofpleiades 2013-03-09 08:57 am (UTC)(link)
Is there any particular logic to why, say, Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Extra, which are completely separate universes, are counted as the same canon while, say, Persona 3 and Persona 4, which are shown to be in the same universe (via Persona Arena and other material) are not?

I think either way is fine, but there should really be some consistency in how canons are treated.
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[personal profile] starofpleiades 2013-03-09 09:17 am (UTC)(link)
Okay, I can see how that could happen - just so long as it's addressed now that it actually has the potential to matter. Things should be consistent, not grandfathered in.
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[personal profile] precto 2013-03-09 08:58 am (UTC)(link)
I'm mostly just curious so I'm not going to dig into fair/unfair, but as an extension of this question, does this mean large casts across multiple, similar/branching canons will be consolidated into one if they get too large? I mostly bring this into mind because of the Fate/* canons in comparison to the Madoka canons.

If so, is there any arbitrary number they have to reach or will it be done on a case by case basis?

Because, to be honest, consolidation should probably start now as opposed to some random point down the line. Otherwise, a lot of complaints could be raised.
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[personal profile] precto 2013-03-09 09:20 am (UTC)(link)
I didn't really think of how the tags could change. That'd definitely be a big problem to get past.

But thanks for explaining that.
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[personal profile] warriorscribe 2013-03-09 08:35 am (UTC)(link)
I've noticed a complaint or two on my plurk timeline that this could prevent characters from being represented at all. Because they seem to be keeping to their plurks instead of bringing it up over here I figure I'll ask for them: will there be any considerations made for instances where this will block a completely unrepresented character?
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[personal profile] angramaintsu 2013-03-09 04:50 pm (UTC)(link)
This came up in a discussion Plurk and while I think I understand the basics of it, I'm just asking for clarification. Sorry for confusing Fate/Shit, I'll try to make it as simple as possible with these explanations.

Will the first person to claim OU be the "OU" and the second one have to be an AU?

For example, there's Illyasviel von Einzbern who is her own character in Fate/Stay Night, however she has her own spin-off manga where she's a magical girl in Fate/kaleid liner PRISMA☆ILLYA. Both are official, but since we already have a F/SN Illyasviel, would one from F/KL have to be considered AU? An example to look at right now is that we have an OU Saber by Saber Alter (which is legitimate), but if someone wanted to play Saber from the prequel Fate/Zero, they would have to be an AU since our OU spot is already claimed correct?

A second question which is more in terms of reserves/applications: when it comes to claiming the first "OU", will it be based on who has the reserve first? For example, a Gilgamesh player from the prequel Fate/Zero places a reserve, but someone who plays Gilgamesh from a later installment in Fate/Stay Night night reserves after. Will it be first come, first serve on reserves? On that note, if the F/Z Gilgamesh fails to put in the application for OU once the reserve expires, would the F/SN Gilgamesh be able to claim the OU after?

Please don't hate me, I just want to clarify since I was making based assumptions in a Plurk SOBS FURIOUSLY
Edited 2013-03-09 16:51 (UTC)
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[personal profile] angramaintsu 2013-03-09 05:08 pm (UTC)(link)
You're really going to hate me by time I'm done.

Does this mean that the Saber Alter we currently have would be shifted to an AU if an OU Saber were to put in an application or would the mod team allow two OU Saber characters in this case? I know this is a really strange thing to ask for clarification from, but have you seen how many damn Sabers this franchise has that look alike it's better to have the cast aware of it in case of potential applicants looking to join us.
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[personal profile] interspace 2013-03-17 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
This is probably obvious (and late, as I should check the OOC comm more often), but is it safe to assume that the cap like this will not count toward original characters despite all of them being under the same banner?