- Your topic title should be your character's full name exactly as it is in your profile - i.e. FIRST LAST or, if respecting Japanese roots, LAST FIRST. The description should be FANDOM / YOUR ALIAS. THIS MUST BE A FORWARD SLASH, NOT ANY OTHER SYMBOL.
- This app has two images: the first, which should be exactly 150px wide and 300px high, and the second, which should be exactly 100x100 pixels.
- Please check the occupations claim thread in order to help choose an occupation for your character (though it doesn't have to be on the list!). It should be the job they'll have on Goss, not the job they held before coming to the new dimension, though if their former job is still available in some form on Goss, they can be the same!
- Quality over quantity, but make sure you have given enough information on your character. If you're having some issues, see the help below.
- DO NOT write this as a traditional-style application (i.e. sections for personality and history, likes/dislikes, appearance, or anything similar). We want to see a creative show of your understanding of the character, not a regurgitation of your knowledge.
- If you are having some issues with setting up your application, feel free to take a look at some of the already accepted apps to get a good idea what to do for you own!
- If you still have any questions, even after reading our little guidelines/tips below, feel free to ask!
- IMPORTANT: In the very beginning of the app code, where it says app-1 MEMBERGROUP, please fill in MEMBERGROUP with your character's usergroup in ALL CAPITALS: either HIALAO, WILDEWALL, ELESTIS, PARSE, BARROWS, TETHYA, or DRIFTERS. This is vital for the header and colours in the rest of your app to match your character's usergroup.
- Note: for paragraph breaks to work within the [ answer ] tags, you must use either a double linebreak ( < br >< br > ) OR enclose paragraphs properly in starting < p > and ending < /p > tags.
- Do show us that you have a good grasp on your character. We value quality over quantity – some characters may require more elaboration than others, but in the end, what matters is that you demonstrate understanding of the character and convey the character to the reader.
- Don't skip the proofread. While a few mistakes here and there are alright (we certainly won't deny you for one typo), persistent mistakes that interfere with reading will cause the app to be pended. (Things to watch out for: misspellings, punctuation errors, sentence fragments and run-ons, awkward sentence structure.)
- Do use references like wikis to ensure your application is accurate, but don't copy and paste directly from them – this is plagiarism, and it doesn't communicate your own understanding of the character.
- Do remember that the entire package is more important than small details! An app that shows clear effort and a deep understanding of the character will be able to get away with more minor errors than an app that's very bare-bones. There's no rubric for app evaluation, so try to give us something that you're proud of - something that showcases the best parts of your writing as well as your character.
- Don't give one-line answers in questionnaire apps. There are plenty of examples of successful interview apps with characters who speak very little, but dialogue usually needs to be supplemented. You can explain the character's thoughts, elaborate on their answers outside of dialogue – whatever you need to do to give us a well-rounded understanding of the character.