F.A.Q. ! ! Jul 28, 2010 19:15:02 GMT -4
Post by ❣ §☼ß€® ❣ on Jul 28, 2010 19:15:02 GMT -4
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSThere are some things that aren't entirely explained in detail in the Essential Information. A lot of that can be found here. These are questions that new members may have. This is a WORK IN PROGRESS!
Q: Where does this site take place?
A: For the sake of details, it's an AU United States/AU New York state. The city of Fort York is an AU New York City and the surrounding wasteland leading to Safe Haven is decimated, unusable farmland and countryside.
Q: What is the technology?
A: Modern times with modern technology. What you see today, but there is no electricity now.
Q: What year is it in the RP?
A: It's whatever year it is in real life. So, since I answered this question December 2010, when making a post today, it would be December 2010. I hope that made sense.
Q: Is a zombie bite/scratch infectious?
A: No! In this zombie survival, being bitten by a zombie will not force someone to turn into one! The only way someone is if they die and a lesser feasts on the corpse. Someone can also be turned into a Lesser if they are bitten by an Overmind and they do not strike a deal with the Overmind to become an Overmind as well. The default of an Overmind bite is a zombie.
Q: What is Safe Haven? How was it built?
A: Safe Haven was once an underground army base, so it was already there, but the founders of Safe Haven simply fitted it so it could be used as a base for surviving humans.
Q: Does Safe Haven have running water?
A: Yes. Showers are public, of course separated for males and females. Water is rationed though. During meals each person gets one cup of water. Showers are timed and the shower head turns off automatically.
Q: Does Safe Haven have electricity?
A: Yes, they have many running generators and solar panels on the surface to support Safe Haven and its people.
Q: How strong and fast are Overminds, Vampyres and Reavers?
A: Overminds and Vampyres are strong enough to punch through thick concrete without hurting themselves. Reavers are stronger and can bend steel. Reavers have the strength to lift something as large as a Hummer (not a bus). Vampyres and Overminds can lift a regular car. Overminds, Vampyres, and Reavers are not fast enough to dodge close-range bullets and have trouble dodging long range as well due to reaction time. Any human, even if trained, coming into hand to hand combat with a Vampyre/Overmind will have difficulty surviving and they usually can't survive an encounter with a Reaver. Luck must be on their side. Running speed of Vampyres and Overminds is, when sprinting, 28mph - Reavers can get up to 30 mph. Remember, this is sprinting and it can only last for so long. Average running speed for both is 20mph. Reavers are 3x stronger than the average human. Overminds and Vampyes are 2x stronger than the average human.
Q: Are Vampyres just as powerful as Overminds, with slightly weakened abilities?
A: Yes. They still have the same amount of strength and speed, but their powers are only slightly weakened.
Q: Reavers can kill just about anything with ease, right?
A: Pretty much, but please remember they are not invincible and can be killed through head trauma. They are the most powerful being on the site, but with that power, we want members to act responsibly.
Q: How strong are Lessers?
A: Lessers are only as strong as their human counterparts but they are not held back by physical pain or tiredness.
Q: How can you identify an Overmind or Reaver?
A: The only known test to identify one of them is if a Lesser is around. If the Lesser does not attack, then they are a minion of the devil. Vampyres are not so easily identified, for a Lesser would still attack. A Vampyre is nearly impossible to identify aside from the speed and strength and ability. Safe Haven uses this method to test ALL incoming traffic. This is why the Reavers and Overminds have not been able to infiltrate Safe Haven.
Q: Do non-humans eat?
A: Because Vampyres, Overminds and Reavers are not dead, yes, they do have to eat. Vampyres are constantly plagued with a hunger for human flesh, whether fresh or not. They are not required to eat human flesh in order to survive, but eating it will sate the constant pains of hunger for a few days. They can survive on regular food and water. Consider it a parting gift from Satan. Non-humans must eat, drink and sleep because they are all 'living'. Overminds are not plagued with a constant hunger, but they do require sustenance, and they can feast on flesh to speed up their healing rate.
Q: How can you kill an Overmind/Reaver/Vampyre?
A: The most efficient and common way to kill one of those creatures is through a bullet to the head or severe blunt trauma to the head. Severe blood loss can also kill these creatures, for they have a beating heart, but Reavers have rapid healing so their tissue would regenerate to close the wound and when an Overmind feasts on human flesh, they regenerate their wounds.
Q: Can a Reaver control Lessers as well as an Overmind?
A: Overminds, because they are spawns of Satan, can control an entire horde of Lessers fairly easily without much difficulty. However, Reavers, because they are part human, have a bit more difficulty controlling large amounts of Lessers. An entire horde wouldn't be nearly as organized if controlled by a Reaver like it would with an Overmind.
Q: Can Overminds sense other Overminds?
A: Yes, Overminds have the ability to identify other Overminds because of their shared connection with Satan.
Q: Can Overminds sense Reavers?
A: Yes, Overminds have the ability to identify Reavers and vice versa because of their shared connection with Satan.
Q: Can Vampyres sense other Vampyres?
A: Yes, because of their shared connection with God (though on a much smaller scale than Overminds with Satan).
Q: Can Overminds sense Vampyres and vice versa?
A: No, Overminds cannot tell if someone is a Vampyre or human and vice versa because there is no shared connection between the two. There are things that give each other away. For instance, abilities: an Overmind can tell if someone is a Vampyre through the Vampyre's use of an ability and vice versa. A Vampyre can tell that someone is an Overmind if a Lesser does not attack the Overmind or they show their abilities, etc.
Q: How is the connection between and Overmind and a Reaver made/severed?
A: The Reaver ultimately has no say in the matter. The Overmind can either request that Reaver to be THEIR Reaver and actually force a bond to be made. OR Satan can make the decision on his own. The Overmind would get a message from Satan - it can be telepathically or he could show them in a dream. It's up to you how they get the message. The Overmind would then seek out the Reaver or the Reaver would seek out the Overmind, intuition usually leading them together. The Reaver, upon seeing the Overmind that is now their master will feel the bond immediately and the Reaver doesn't have to like it - but there's nothing that can sever it unless the REAVER dies. If the Overmind dies, then the longer the Overmind is in hell, the weaker the bond becomes until it eventually severs completely. This usually takes about a month.
Q: Can Reavers, Vampyres, and Overminds reproduce?
A: No, they cannot. But, that doesn't mean they aren't trying. Reavers and Overminds are kidnapping humans, mainly women, to attempt to breed with to see if a hybrid is possible. Evolution can change its course though.
Q: Does holy water affect Overminds/Reavers/Vampyres?
A: No. Neither does sunlight (though Reavers' and Overminds' eyes are sensitive to light) or garlic.
Q: Can Overminds/Vampyres turn people?
A: Yes, both races can. For Overminds, the person must choose to follow the devil in order for the change to be complete. If they don't accept the terms, they die and become a lesser. For a Vampyre, they're not given a choice, and will turn regardless of the circumstances from which they're turned.
Q: Are there any side effects to using/having abilities?
A: Using powers can drain the person's energy. Afterward, the user can feel tired and weak if they were using it for a long time.
Q: Can the supernaturals get sick?
A: No, which is one of the reasons supernaturals are able to eat rotten food and impure water.
Q: What are the zombies like on plagued? Do they run? Walk? Can they climb or do anything more than wander around and kill people?
A: The way a zombie moves depends heavily on the state of degeneration. The fresher or less mangled a lesser is, the quicker they will be able to move.
Q: What happens when a Vampyre is sent to Hell? Or a Reaver?
A: Unlike Overminds, when a Vampyre or Reaver are killed and sent to Hell, they stay there. For Vampyres, they are tortured again and again. They were enemies of Satan and so they must be punished. Reavers become more like demons for Satan. He tortures them when he feels like it, but they act kind of like guards and they would end up doing the torturing of the Vampyres and souls of humans. Think Supernatural demons stuck in Hell.
Q: What happens when an Overmind is sent to Hell?
A: That largely depends on Satan's mood or the standing of the Overmind. If the Overmind was an embarrassment to Satan or they didn't fulfill their duty as an Overmind, Satan will likely torture them until he feels like they can be sent back. Or he can keep them there for the rest of eternity. It's really up to the Man downstairs.
Q: Are you allowed to change your character application AFTER it's been accepted?
A: Yes. However, if you're trying to make a huge change (i.e. changing your play-by, name, important role, or race/character type) we suggest letting a moderator know about your changes.
Q: How many characters and I allowed to have?
A: You are allowed to have as many characters as you want, but we ask that you keep them all active and that you have them on separate accounts.
Q: I just made an account, but found that the site says I already have posts from a long time ago. I can't delete them, what should I do?
A: If you register an account that has already been made but deleted (so the username is the same for instance a common one would be bella), the posts of the previous owner of that username will show up as yours. It sometimes happens and because we do not delete old posts on Plagued, they will be marked as yours. There's really nothing that can be done, but that doesn't keep you from making your own character and your own posts that are not associated with the old ones.
Q: My account got deleted, but I want to use my character again. What do I have to do to get my things back?
A: If your account was deleted, but you want it back, register again with the same username you did the first time. Find your character in the deleted characters section and basically repost your character in pending with the updated information needed i.e. password. It will have to go through the same process of acceptance.
Q: Where is the password for the character profile? I can't find it, nobody will tell me!
A: No one will tell you the password needed to have your character approved. You can find the password in one of the essential threads that have all the information needed to fully understand the site. If you read each line, you will not miss it because it is plainly visible if you read the posts.
Q: I've never been on a writing forum like this before, what do I do?!
A: The best thing to do is go here. It's a good starting thread and it will help you get your feet wet. If, after you've read everything it links to, you are still having issues understanding the site, PM a staff member for more information.If you have anymore questions, please feel free to PM any of the staff members. Also, if you think of anything that should be added, let them know.