Hearing no further discussion, there will be no Walkabout opposite Night Falls on Yensid. We’ll do our best to make sure each month has engaging Liminal Spaces pre- and post-Jaunt so that if someone can’t connect to the plot they can still make AC!
Discussion is split on whether 10 or 8 days is preferred - we’re going to continue doing some Jaunts with each until we develop a clearer notion if one works more reliably than the other, or if they’re both simply appropriate for different kinds of Jaunt.
Harrogate was a more infodump-heavy Jaunt simply because of its nature; the original 8-day drafts looked just as huge. But we are aware of that as a concern, moving forward!
While we definitely understand the issue of mingles near the end of the AC period producing late or erratic comment threads, so far every solution we have seen discussed has the potential for the same problems - we’ll keep thinking about and discussing this, and maybe try an idea here or there, but generally we feel that breaking the regular schedule of mingles when not strictly necessary has not worked out well in the past.
With no discussion, we’re going to continue working on ideas for next month!
While discussion on what should go into an IC intro is ongoing, the one thing that was made very clear is that the information needs to be available OOCly, so everyone knows what to assume their characters have heard in their first couple of days in Liminal Space. Once we have that sorted, we can easily add a link to the IC intro page.
In general jaunt-running news, it was suggested that we a) do any ‘I am a newbie and need help plotting’ setup separately from the main Plotting post and b) keep all jaunt questions under the initial Questions header rather than scattering them across the summary posts, so that plotting is easier to track and questions don’t get lost. We’ll give this method a try with the upcoming jaunt and see how it goes.
V. CONVERSATION SPACE
Starting with this upcoming app round, we’ll do Conversation Spaces after, not before, the intro mingle. The votes were very clear on this as the best option. We’ll continue to work on ways to sustain or hasten these threads so they reach a satisfactory conclusion - we know we’re not there yet.
VI. OTHER STUFF
We’re going to take the player suggestion to tag jaunt intro and summary posts with the jaunt names, so that they’re easier to find later. To avoid confusing the jaunt tags with Important Mod Announcement tags or general-use tags, they will be formatted ~[jaunt name]. Pardon our dust while we get this set up!
Also, to cut down on confusion regarding time zones and Daylight Savings, we’re going to include a reference to GMT on AC posts and the app box, so there’s a consistent time reference.