3.0.4 Member Resources
Member Resources forums exist to enhance your roleplaying options.
220.127.116.11 Research and Development.
In the R&D forum,
you can develop new weapons and technology for use in the NIF. Note that all R&D projects
are reviewed by the Executive Command or the R&D Moderators
before they are approved to be completed. First, you create a proposition for your project
with the help of the following template:
Designation: What your completed design will be called. This is not necessarily your project name. (for example, Project "Twin Ion Engine" may produce a design with the designation "TIE Fighter")
Purpose: State the purpose of what you are designing, why it should be designed, why you are designing it.
Application: State how your design is used.
Schedule: In Star Wars time, how long it will take to design. You may create the finished project the next minute in real life, however it may take longer to actually design it. The average schedule is from 1 week to 2 months.
If you wish, you can reply to this message wish a description of your progress on different days/weeks (based on your schedule) leading up to your prototype completion. When you are ready, reply again with all of the information on the prototype. This should be posted as a reply to the original message, and contain the following information:
Visual Description: Simply describe what the prototype looks like. A picture is appreciated but not required (except for fighters and capital ships).
Technical Specifications: State all of the properties of your design, for example, if it is a fighter you should include its speed (MGLT), hull rating (RU), shield rating (SBD), weapons, etc. Also, if at all possible, indicate the Star Wars technology used in the prototype and for what purpose.
Weaknesses: Realistically, every design should have some.
Projected Upgrades: Self-explanatory. You have to ability to reply to this topic as many times as you wish to upgrade your design. Always reply, only one topic per project.
Then you wait for approval of your project to continue. The Executive Officer responding to your project may also require additions or alterations by you before your project is allowed to continue. In general, small technological devices for personal use are less restricted than for example a new capital ship design. Note that if you wish to make a major project such as a capital ship, a new fighter design or an army vehicle, you must include a picture with your project. When your project is approved, you may start using the new design.
If you have completed a project and would like it removed from the projects forum to the Archives, edit the the topic header of the project's first post to include the words PROJECT CLOSED.
18.104.22.168 Blank Characters
Blank Characters, or NPC's (Non-Player Characters), exist to complement your main characters(s). For example, you may create a droid which helps you in your tasks. Naval Officers often create their bridge crew officers as blank characters pilots their wingmen, troopers their squadron comrades and so on. You do not need to create a blank character unless you have use of a detailed support character and intend to develop or make use of them again.
You have many options for the Character Type of your Blank Character(s). Their Character Type may be a standard member type such as Stormtrooper or Naval Officer. However, you may create a Blank Character that is a mercenary, bounty hunter, smuggler, etc. Remember that mercs never work directly with Imperial command like other Imperial characters. They may simply contact the Empire and ask for a job for pay, or have their services requested by the Empire. Please be realistic in your decisions and actions.
Advanced note: Blank Characters do not have to be allies of the Empire. It would add great interest if one would roleplay an enemy Blank Character. This must be done carefully and properly to work however. Please specify a faction and function (job) of the character under Character Type on the template in the Blank Character forum.
The blank characters you create are largely controlled by you, but they may also be used by others.
When you create a blank character, you may put as little or as much detail into it's
Character Profile as you would like. You may then refer to
this character's actions often throughout your posts like they were your own character.
Do not create a new ezboard account for each Blank Character. Use the one for your main
character to be given credit for your actions.
- You must create a user account for all your main characters, but this does not apply to blank characters.
- You may create as many blanks as you like, however use this freedom in moderation. There is no way you can make use of a dozen blank characters.
- You are allowed to create blank characters with a rank above your own, up to rank level 8. However, you are not allowed to order other player's characters with such a blank. They exist to support you. It is for example a perfect way for a trooper in the field to call down air support or a naval bombardment without having to wait for another player to post.
- Keep in mind that you should not post consecutively unless no one else is participating. If you have something to add, simply edit your last post instead of creating a new post.
- You may not create any Force-using blanks without specific permisison from the Executive Command.
Forming teams can add a unique level of interest to missions. A team works together, and
makes plans to help each other complete mission objectives. Working as a team successfully
with other members also helps you win Promotions and Awards.
All teams must be of the same member type. In the forum, each new topic represents a new
team. To start a team, start a new topic with the subject as the name of your team. You
can make up whatever name you wish, but it must be followed by the appropriate designation.