As all of you know already, we are going to be bringing back Arcadia within the next few months! Take a deep breath.
So those following the Dreamwidth community have already seen this, but there is a survey going around to old players so that we can get an idea of what worked previously, and what needs to be improved upon. You can respond at the link here
, or I just c&p'ed the stuff below. Please don't respond in the comments, but send your answers to me privately.
So as most of ya'll noticed, there has been noise and rumblings around Arcadia lately. That's cause I'm aiming to have a full relaunch the game this spring! Cyborgs and diesel punk and pretty pretty magic for all of us once again!
I am personally a bit busy this month, so don't expect a relaunch like, tomorrow. But what is really, really important for us to do in January is to sit down and reflect on this game which we really love. It would help me tremendously if you got a piece of paper/Google Doc/blank wall and wrote down some responses to the following questions at some point this month.
What was your favorite part of Arcadia? What interested you in applying in the first place?
What didn't work for you in the game? Was there anything you desperately wish changed?
Where there any particular obstacles which made it difficult to post stories?
Do you plan on returning with your original character? Are there any changes you are interesting in making to him/her?
Please don't put your response in the comments here (instead, sing your praises to me, maybe). Instead, either find me on AIM to talk about your answers, or please send them to me either as a DW message or an email (thesageofchaos at gmail dot com).
Also note that we are definitely not scrapping the old game and doing something completely different. Any changes we do make must serve the purpose of making it as easy as possible for players to find plot bunnies and write stories, and clear up logical issues and areas of confusion.
What else can we do this month? Well, if you have plot bunnies or other ideas, please share them around! We want to find those ideas which energize us and inspire us. You can browse and share inspirational images at our Pinterest board, Visions of Arcadia. Everyone should also reacquaint themselves with the setting data available on the website and the forums. At the end of the month, likely on January 26th and 27th, we will have chats in which we will review on everyone's thoughts. In February, if I feel confident with what we have, we can start the real work.