Alright, you guys have been sticking around to see the changes so I decided I'd push out some of them tonight. Less important systems will be put on hold for the time being, but they will be done soon after the site re-opens officially. For now, I'd like to finish the core systems, move on to revamping the guides (making them simpler, converting them into rules instead, removing anything unnecessary or needlessly complicated, etc), and try to get the 'grand event' that will cause the merging of Water and Lightning underway so that role-playing make commence normally once again. As soon as the guides are revamped, we will be fixing staff so that applications (other than characters, missions and updates) may start getting checked once again.
If you'd like to have something checked now, please PM the link to me and I will either check it myself or have another member of staff check it.
Naturally, you're probably wondering what sorts of changes are coming. I have gone ahead and pushed out four of the systems that are complete. Keep in mind, they may be subject to further changes before everything is finalized, but that is unlikely.
You're probably wondering what this means for your character... If your character started with specialties/proficiency that is above what that ranking is supposed to start with now, they may still keep it. However, anything that exceeds the new limits must be removed. An example of this would be a B-Rank shinobi with more than one adept specialty. In the case where you must give some things up, you may turn them in for ryo. Specialties and elements, however, will simply be bumped down until your character is capable of that proficiency, at which point you will have it without needing to train it again.
If you have any questions, suggestions or would like to provide any other type of feedback, feel free to respond below!
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Things Are About to Get Better.
I'll try to keep things both informative and brief. I spoke with Soul over the phone yesterday and we discussed some things. For the next 3-4 months, I am going to be in charge of things. I'm still going to be keeping Soul in the loop and trying to stay as close to his direction as possible, but I also have many ideas of my own to improve things in general. There are going to be some badly needed changes coming within the next week. I am going to be reworking the warning system, how warnings work and further iterate the etiquette expected of both staff and members alike. Also expect a crack-down on misbehavior in the chatbox. There will no longer be tolerance for the drama, flaming and outright toxification of the site. It's driven many away and it all needs to be squashed now. I'll try reaching out to some of you, unless you'd like to reach out to me instead, so that things can be discussed. But there is a time and a place, away from the chatbox. If your issue is with the site, you may post it in the Member Round Table. I will be reading over all of the posts there once again (since it's been a while), so if it's already been outlined there, your opinions will be heard and considered.
If your issue is with another member (whether staff or otherwise) then PM a member of staff (preferably myself) outlining your thoughts and why you've come to the conclusions that you have. Try to remain civil and include as many as details as you think are relevant. The site needs to move forward and anyone who's sticking around, but has unresolved matters, is free to try to have them resolved (if possible). If you wish to never come back, then I ask that you stop returning momentarily just to stir the pot. I don't mind if you'd like to pop in, have a chat or even share your thoughts. Just keep it civil, within the rules and drama-free.
Other aspects of the site you can expect to change are how things are organized, the staff team, guides and systems. We will be simplifying things that have become over-complicated, fixing things that are clearly broken or dated and finally completing things that have yet to be started on. This is going to take some time, although not nearly as much as it has thus far. Work is going to be distributed and the process is hopefully going to be streamlined.
Thank you to those who have stuck with the site thus far, and especially to those who continue to do so. I hope that I can count on you all to work with me in guiding this site through a badly needed 'rebirth'. I will keep everyone up to date on the progress of things and what to expect once more details are available.
If you plan on staying and keeping your current character, please post in the Activity Check.
Until Next Time
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"Rise of the Legion"
It is time for Shinobi Generations first ever plot event! This is going to be a site wide event that is open to all to participate in, regardless of rank, skill level or village affiliation. Now while taking part in the plot event is optional, the events that take place will directly affect both the world and the site, so make sure to get involved and help shape our world. This event will be the first in a series of plot based activities that will take place over the next few months, with each chapter leading into the next. The goal is to tell a complex and interactive story while giving the members something bigger to be apart of. Things can continue to go the way they have been, with you making creations, doing missions and interacting with each other, while the over arching plot will always remain ever present in the back ground. This is your moment to be apart of SG history, being apart of what shapes and forms our world. This event will work like any other story, being broken down into chapters, with the events of the first carrying over into the next. Every part of the plot will be guided with staff working behind the scenes to give you a deep and immersive story. This is meant to be a fun exciting opportunity for all members of SG to live out a more defined story line, so we ask that you keep the story in mind while participating. Now lets get on with the story!
Chapter One: You Can't Kill an Idea!
Over the past couple of weeks mysterious posters have been popping up through out each of the villages. It started small, with a poster here and there through out lesser known parts of the world, however it has begun to catch like wildfire, with every street corner in every major village now playing host to one of these posters. They are simple sheets of paper, all with different images or different slogans, but they all have the same message: Revolution. Normally the rantings and ravings of mad men get tossed aside, however the public has taken to these, and now groups of protesters are beginning to spring up across the villages, wearing symbols of revolt and chanting words of protest. And yet none of them really know what they are protesting against. There is some force at work here, someone behind the scenes who is working very hard to entice distrust among the populace, and they are succeeding. Who ever is behind these actions has yet to show themselves, and yet the effects are already starting to show. Tension is building, people are demanding change, but can change come when a problem has yet to surface?
The leaders are beginning to grow unsettled, they are being asked to fix things that are not broken. With the uncertainty of what will happen next rising there has been a call to take action, all active shinobi being put on alert and are being asked to assist in the situation. The kage's and elders of each village have created task for their Shinobi, to patrol the village, investigate the area around these posters and to even remove the propaganda. The longer these adverts remain open to the public, the harder it becomes to control the growing tension. All Shinobi are being assigned to missions to help rid the village of these posters. It is important that as much information as possible can be obtained, if there is any hope of unveiling the mysterious person behind these actions, more information must be gathered.
Mission Name | Investigate Propaganda Posters
Mission Type | Plot (Open to all Villages)
Ranking | C
Repeatable? | Yes, Mission must be completed by two man cells, can not be done solo
Reward | 500 Ryo and 20 EXP to each participant.
Mission NPCs | None
Mission Description | Each Shinobi is being tasked with investigating the area around the location of one of the posters. They are to scope the area looking for any clues for who might have placed the poster. They should also remove any poster they may find and quell any unruly civilians in the vicinity. If the shinobi manage to locate a suspicious individual they are to take as much detail as they can, but are not advised to engage in open combat. With the growing tension of the civilians rising a dangerous riot is the last thing the leaders need on their hands. This mission must be completed by two man cells and can not be done solo.
Word Count | The mission is considered complete when the area has been properly investigated. The mission is not considered complete until a total of ten post have been made, five from each participant.
Requirements | The title must contain a (Plot) tag in the title line. Once completed you may turn in on your character sheets. These missions do not count towards the mission limit and can be done regardless of how many other missions you have going on.
Unrest is growing, the villages are losing control of their population, and it is up to you to get to the bottom of this. What sinister plot lies behind these cries for revolution, what unknown force pulls the strings from the shadows. Will peace return to the villages or will this mysterious entity prevail at starting an uprising!
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Unknown to many, the Sage of Creation had a son that he passed on his teachings to. His son trained from a young age and was skilled in Yin and Yang Release due to his father absorbing the power of the brother. Shortly after his father vanished from the world, the son realized that the existence of shinobi, and more specifically the shinobi system, only seemed to produce more widespread and large-scale violence of the likes the world had never seen before. Seeing the violent world that the shinobi began to create, he became furious with the belligerence of the villages. The fury of the son grew by the day until, finally, it led to meaningful action.
He used his mastery of Yin and Yang Release, alongside his massive chakra supply inherited from his father, to create nine, tailed, sentient creatures with each of them differing in strength based on the number of their tails. At the time of their creation, he thought only of exacting punishment on the world. However, he did not believe this would be sufficient in rectifying matters. Perhaps, the son of the sage considered, it would only serve to worsen the matter. Thus, he allowed each major village (and some minor villages) to host a bijuu (with the stronger bijuu going to the major villages as an aid in maintaining peace). The bijuu were quickly abused and used as tools to spread more war and devastation. With each day, the bijuu grew darker and more like beasts. Their sentience diminished slightly, with their aggression reflecting more than ever before.
The Sage of the Beasts, as the son later to be known as, was filled with both regret, as well as sympathy for his beasts. The tailed beasts were originally very kind and sociable creatures, but because of the violent and cruel nature of shinobi at that time, they also became cruel and violent. Many finally resorted to rebellion and would attack their own host village, wreaking destruction before their leave. The villages requested help from the Beast Sage, however he came to side with his creations. Not long after, the concept of a jinchuriki was created, which was a method to forcefully control the tailed beasts. When the villages begged the Beast Sage to side with them over the bijuu and to command them to return to their host village's control, the Beast Sage lost his temper before proceeding to assault the worst offender among the village leaders, the second Mizukage, before disappearing. Rumors circulate that he left in search of his father, realizing that he was the only man who could bring order to the chaos, but only if he could convince him to do so.
Since then, various events have happened where tailed beasts have been constantly switched between villages or being set free.
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