Quarterly clarifications

ANNOUNCE NEWS #2564
Date: 3/6/2014 at 20:12
From: Sifka, Muse of Tragedy and Song
To : Everyone
Subj: Quarterly clarifications

After looking through the forums, Ashvani and I have decided that either clarification or inspiration are required to garner more involvement in this, the last month of submissions for the Quarterly Arts.

Since a few of you seem to be struggling with the theme, we have decided to clarify it somewhat in hopes that this will help you redirect your creativity in ways that will still relate to the overall focus. To start, the theme is not just "new players" but also "newbies" and all things that relate to both. This includes newbie areas, mobiles that help newbies, things commonly encountered by new players, or even your role as a mentor or guild leader in interacting with these people. At some point on the forums the overall theme appears to have been lost, and narrowed down to just "new players," which we agree is somewhat restrictive, but was much smaller than the original focus. So long as your topic is easily recognizable as being related to the theme, it counts.

Here are some ideas for inspiration:
- Your interactions as a mentor with a particularly memorable newbie
- Your fondest/most terrifying memory as a new player/newbie character
- The old newbie areas you used to explore and your adventures within them
- The new renovations to the newbie area, and what has become of the NPCs you once met there.
- What were your goals starting out as a new character, maybe reflect back as to what you one day dreamed of becoming, and where you ended up because of your journey?

As of my writing this, we have three entries in the art category, and one in the literature category. We will need at the very least a few more entries into both to consider continuing this into the future. If you have further questions, or suggestions for future themes, feel free to message them to Ashvani or myself, or utilize this forums thread with your ideas: http://forums.imperian.com/discussion/322/quarterly-literary-arts.

Good luck,
Ashvani and Sifka

Penned by my hand on the 13th of Bellum, in the year 41 AM.