| Earning House Points | Dec 31, 2013 16:57:11 GMT
Post by Accio Troublemaker on Dec 31, 2013 16:57:11 GMT
Want to earn some house points? Want your house to win the cup at the end of the year? Here's your chance!
We've added a new system of House Points to Accio Mischief, and now it's up to you to battle it out for the cup. There are a number of ways you can earn points, and a number of ways you can lose points, too! So keep reading:
We have a number of 'Of The Month' awards here including Member, Male, Female, Friends, Couple, and Enemies. Now you get house points for winning one of these awards. For each one you win you will receive 25 points for your house, to each character involved. If the winner of the 'Member' award has more than one character, they will receive a PM from a member of staff asking how they would like to share up their points.
Now, each new character will automatically receive 5 points for their house, or ex-house if they are an adult (so make sure to say which there were in when you create your app). You gets points for submitting an application - how easy is that!?
In other words, post count! Regardless of whether you make In-Character posts in threads, or Out-Of-Character posts in plot pages, it all adds to your individual post counts that appear on your profile Now, you can earn house points for passing certain milestones. The more posts you have, the more points you earn! These are added automatically at the end of each month.
We're going to be starting up a little something new around here. We'll be using The Professor to post assignments and class threads for members to partake in. These will range from mini-assignments to actual classes run by a professor and will alternate - there'll be a variety of things to choose from. These are optional. Were not saying that you have to join in, but if you decide to have a go, you'll get house points for posting something!
Now, there are a number of accounts that are admin accounts that we use to start up threads. You may have come across some threads started by Albus Dumbledore, Lord Voldemort, The Professor, The Phantom, The Gossip Ghost, and our newest additions, Argus Filch and NPC. Joining in with a site/sub plot started by one of these characters will earn you points. That's not to say that if you spill water on the floor Filch won't take them away again...
Similar to the site plots above, we're going to have a lot more Order and Death Eater activity. Albus Dumbledore has been gathering together some potential new order members while Death Eaters are trying to enlist new Purebloods to join their ranks. Getting involved in these war-based plots will earn you house points, too!
Keep a look out for competitions around the site. If they're running, they'll be in the Out Of Character section. The house points that can be awarded will vary depending on what the competition is, so keep a look out for new things. Also, we'll been starting some competitions on our Polyvore group so you can get point for joining on there, too!
A new addition to our point-earning spectrum! There are loads of open threads going on around the site and we've noticed some remain open for quite a long time with no response. From now on, we'll be giving house points to anyone who joins in an open thread. It's great to see all the plots and planned threads going on, but we support sending love to the open threads as well!
Just as there are a number of ways to earn points, there are several ways in which you can lose them, too, though this is kept to In-Character posts. Prefects and Head Boy and Girl have the ability to award or remove points from other students if they see fit. The Professor threads will often have points system of its own, so you can gain or lose them depending on whether you break the rules or go something well. Better keep on The Professor's good side!
The Argus Filch account, was made for a reason. What reason is that? Stealing your points away! GONE are the days when students can roam the corridors freely after hours, or sneak into the broom cupboard for a sneaky snog. Now, you need to keep looking over your shoulder for Filch, because you never know when he, or Mrs Norris, might be lurking just around the corner ready to hand out detentions and take points from unsuspecting students.
It's simple. There's another thread in this board that gives you a form to fill. If prefects give or take house points they must fill out the form in order for them to be counted. Just because it is written in a post that the points have been given/taken, doesn't mean that they will automatically be added. If you don't fill out the form (which will only take you a minute) then the points won't be counted. Stay sharp!
That should be simple. Go forth and earn points, stay out of trouble, and keep your eyes peeled for Mrs Norris! But most of all, HAVE FUN! That's what Accio Mischief is all about!