I've registered. Now what?
Take a few minutes to read the Getting Started guide. It presents two basic approaches on navigating the site and points new members to the Tavern of Legend and the Overview article. The Tavern of Legend is our new member sandbox and the Overview tells you about Valucre as a planet and the locations which comprise it.
Are character sheets required, and where do I post mine?
Character sheets are optional and do not require approval. Since profiles not reviewed, character sheets are not taken as an accurate representation of abilities, status or canon.
Some members find sheets to be a useful way to track and display information. If you do choose to create a sheet, you can post it in the Profile Database.
What are the limitations?
Only your imagination! Just kidding. Although we encourage creative expression, some limitations are required so that players can interact with the setting and with other players in a respectful and fun manner. Valucre is a Mild Powers setting. Aside from that strength cap you'll find that Valucre as a setting can accommodate nearly any type of race, creature, and concept.
Can I travel between areas?
Yes. The various continents and territories of Valucre are landmasses inside of a single planet setting so characters are capable of traveling between locations. Common methods of travel include boats, airships and submarines.
Are there any word count requirements?
There are no strict word count requirements for writing on Valucre, though some members may have preferences for shorter, faster replies or longer, slower replies. We only require that members do not abuse this system by rapidly posting single sentence replies to increase post and page count or using only emoticons as post content. When trying to canonize a thread however, that usually comes with a 120 word minimum.
Valucre does not label our writers with tags like "literate" or "advanced". A post that advances the plot in several well thought-out sentences is more valuable than one that wanders for paragraphs without contributing anything.
How do I contact a staff member?
Check out the Staff Directory for an up-to-date list of staff.
Where can I get updates on the site and the game world?
The Announcements forum is where administration posts all critical announcements on the site. Follow the forum. The Valucre Twitter is updated with curated posts (interest checks, quests, events, etc.) to help engage our members with in-character events.
Valucre's portal page is updated at least bi-weekly. The Daily Weekly is an in-character method to keep informed on what's happening in the game world. Consider the Daily Weekly like a newspaper or broadcast that your character can pick up pretty much anywhere in the world.
I'm being bullied, harassed, or otherwise experiencing problems with another member. What can I do?
Read the Code of Conduct to familiarize yourself with the rules of the site and the Reporting process. If they're simply being a pest, rude, or annoying, place them on Ignore.
How do I get a custom user title?
Custom user titles used to be offered through the site market but the site market is no longer a feature we offer on Valucre. At the moment, the only methods to get a custom user title is to earn it as an incentive for joining the Storyteller initiative or to make a donation to the site. Administration will also randomly gift a user title change to members that go above and beyond in making new members feel welcome.
How can I get my own board?
We used to offer board creation through our Site Market, but they were limited in number and were purchased a while ago. Because of that there is no longer a simple "do X and get a named board" type of process currently in existence. At the moment only existing boards can be offered as space, which means either getting an existing board and maintain its lore or getting an existing board and completely revamping it into something new.
In either case, this process varies between board leaders but is usually equivalent to some amount of sustained roleplay activity. Before a board leader considers giving away one of their boards they want to see how a member's idea would actually be used. Start off with lore, roleplay threads, and events, and go from there.
You can find a list of boards and their board leaders in The World.
I can tell the site is active, but how fast are the replies around here?
It ranges depending on your partners or what is established for a specific plot. Three (3) days is the standard wait before members normally expect to be skipped for that turn. That said, you can request faster or slower paces for your own roleplay. Some members have completed three page quests (approximately 40-45 posts) with a partner in a period ranging from just a few days to two weeks.
How do I change my signature?
You can go to your account settings, then Signature to edit your signature. We don't allow uploads of images to our database to keep the size manageable so you'll have to use an image hosting service to include one.
Does Valucre have a chat?
Valucre does not offer a chat server or service and does not maintain or manage any. We used to but it created too much drama and generated too many reports. See this announcement for more detail. Any servers or services which members use are at their own risk. If anyone presents a service as being related or affiliate with Valucre those members should be reported.
What if I have questions which aren't answered here?
Valucre has a reputation for being one of the friendliest and most helpful roleplay communities on the net. Don't believe me? Just post a new thread in the Help Forum and see what happens. If our community doesn't answer your question our staff will, and you can use the Contact Us page to send a message directly to administrators. And if you have questions about the locations, you can contact board leaders directly or post in the relevant AMA Thread.
Edited by supernal