Welcome to Purple Lights! Feel free to talk to us (you can also click here to open the cbox in a new tab), to look around, and ask questions! There is also a Discord.There is a focus on the schools, but if you're not into RPing a student or teacher, don't worry! Characters of (almost) any age are welcome!
To get started, simply register an OOC account with the name you'd like to be called, and then your characters by First Last. We don't care if we have duplicate first names, unless they're uncommon.
We do have a way for people to donate to the site, just to help cover the costs to keep the site and chatbox running. This is by no means required, it's just there if people want to donate. The buttons are underneath the chatbox, and here:
Welcome to Purple Light! We have a nifty achievement system set up so that you can earn all kinds of things, which is adapted as needed. Feel free to look around and ask questions. The focus is on the various schools since they're all part of the same charter, which have an inter-school boarding area set up for anyone from outside the LA area, with buses that run to and from the schools. If you'd like any other schools or colleges to be set up, talk to Kit - they have to be done in batches of two, to keep the boards even.
If you're not into playing a student, don't worry! There's still a place for you! Adults of any age and occupation are welcome here; LA is a big city, after all, and you can find almost anything you want there, so why should we be different? If you're worried that your character won't get plots, please don't let that stop you. We like to plot with everybody, and there is always a way for characters to meet each other.
To get started, simply register an OOC account with the name you'd like to be called here, and then register your characters by First Last. We don't care if we have duplicate first names, unless they're not common, but try to not duplicate last names unless they're related.
Everyone wants to be something, someone. LA is one of the places that people go to make something of themselves, to prove themselves, to make their dreams come true.
Some dreams are easier to come true than others.
At the performing arts school, you have all the students that want to make it as a performer, whether it's acting, singing, or dancing. The school's job is to help set up auditions of their promising students to make this happen. At the visual arts school, you have the painters, the sculptors, the potters. They want to leave their mark on the world through their art. At the literary arts school, you have the aspiring novelists, the screenwriters, the playwrights. They're the ones whose playgrounds are words, and turns of phrases are tools and toys for them. at the culinary arts school, you have the students that really just want to cook. They enjoy making food that's delicious and looks good. Part of their requirements at the school is to do an internship that the school sets up at various restaurants in the area. At the school that's for the athletic programs, you have the basketball players, the soccer players, the gymnasts and cheerleaders and football players, the track stars. This is the school you go to if you want to be scouted for college, and people with a good plan will start looking here for their future NBA and NFL players. At the STEM school, you have the people who are focused on Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math. Various programs have different requirements; for instance, the Medical Sciences helps students to become EMTs and they spend a certain number of hours in a week working at hospitals in the area and being on call as an EMT.
At the magic school, you learn how to harness your powers, whatever they may be, and learn more. At the elemental school, you learn how to tap into your element and how to control and manipulate it. Being with your element will rejuvenate you, but trying to summon or control it will sap your energy. People can have more than one element, but they'll always have their main one that's their strongest. There are four basic elements: water, earth, fire, air. But there are also special elements: electricity, ice, light, darkness. These are rare, though. In legends, there were those who commanded all eight elements, but that's surely just a myth. No one's been able to do that in eons.
The world is changing, though, and maybe those myths are starting to come back to life. Maybe.
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Points and How to Earn Them
Well, first off, by registering an account, that account gets 100 points. When your app is accepted, the account gets another 100 points. By filling out your claims, the account gets another 500 points. But the main way to earn points is by posting and RPing, especially for the things that have to be earned by the characters. Each post is worth 100 points. For each page a Tech thread gets to, the characters involved get an extra 100xPageNumber points, as well, and any time a Tech thread is actually brought to an end, the participants get 500 points, so long as the thread has at least three replies from each character. That means that if your thread has hit 3 pages, which would mean at least 46 replies, and you end it, that's a minimum of 3400 points each! That's not bad!
Face to Face threads are worth twice that. So each post is worth 200 points, every page is 200xPageNumber points, and any time a thread comes to an end, so long as the thread has three replies from each character, it's worth 1000 points. (If there are three characters, one of whom only posted once, but the other two posted at least three times, that will also count for the two characters that posted thrice). So that means that if the page has hit 3 pages, 46 replies, you end it, that's 6800 points each.
Taking Wanteds is worth 800 points, too, and free to make. Everyone likes to have their Wanteds filled, after all!
Plotting your character with someone else's in their shipper gets 500 points.
Also, the usergroups are set up so that you move from one to another to another, based off of how many posts you make. When you switch from the first usergroup to the second, you'll get 200 points. When you move into the third, you'll get 300 points, and so on and so on.
But you can earn points in other ways, too, like by participating in discussions and games and such. The Of the Months will also earn points, where anyone that was nominated gets points, each vote that a member or character gets earns them 100 points, and the winners get 500 points. We'll also have monthly challenges where every entry gets 200 points for participating, each vote an entry gets earns 100 points, and the winner gets 1000 points, second place gets 800 points, and third place gets 600 points.
You can also help us advertise. Every ten ads gets you 100 points. You simply have to give us the name of the site, a link to the ad, and the date you advertised on.
We're also open to any other ideas for earning points you might have!
Our goal isn't to make sure that things are how we want them, but to make sure that things are running smoothly. If you ever have a problem or need some help, don't hesitate to come to one of us! We just want everyone to have fun and feel safe. So if you have questions, or concerns, please, talk to us about it. I promise we won't bite your heads off over it. We'd much rather know about something and try to fix it than not know at all.