Joined: 09 May 2006
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Welcome to the Guild of Writers!
Guild Supporters are welcome to register and post in all areas. Guild Supporters can join by offering their skills to a department or to a project.
The guild departments are arranged as follows:
Come up with a story behind an age or a group of ages.
Concepts for the age or group of ages from the Storytellers is created, or concepts for ages with no story are created and passed to the Storytellers.
Modelers or a group of them begin work on the age.
Music is composed for the age, ranging from ambiance to sound effects.
Tie together any Python stuff, PRP hacks, etc. They make sure that the age is "Coded Properly for Uru"
Forums are provided for general discussion for each department, however most of the collaboration will occur in project specific forums. Although it is obviously not possible to follow this to the letter without wasting perfectly good, but independent ideas, please try to keep designs coherent. Nobody wants the forum to be full of completely unrelated ideas. If someone comes up with an idea, see if it can be related to existing projects.
This document may be updated as problems arise.
Also, there are guidelines that must be followed during your stay as a member of the Guild of Writers. In addition to the existing Code of Conduct for Myst Online: Uru Live and the Terms of Service for Myst Online: Uru Live, a Guild of Writers specific contract must be signed upon joining the guild. Projects may also have their own binding Non-Disclosure Agreements and contracts, which will apply to project members.
By signing this contract, you agree that you will not leak any storyline, screenshots, renderings, music clips, programs, discussions, or other Guild-related and project specific material to any persons that have not signed this contract. Breach of this contract will result in a temporary suspension, and judgment by project leaders and guild administrators. Should the administrators decide that you are guilty of an unauthorized leak, you will be banned from the Guild of Writers forums until further notice. However, should the administrators decide that you either did not leak any information, or the information leaked was of no or minimal importance, you will be reinstated as a member.
Just to clarify about the departments, basically we'd like to provide a general discussion area for each department. No one is required to belong to a department, but it makes it easier for people to share ideas that aren't specific to a project, but more specific to a group (such as a cool trick in Blender to create staircases, or a Python snippit showing how to do something). The tentative plan is for the department forums to be viewable by the public. The project specific forums will only be viewable to people working on that project who have agreed to the project-specific contract.