|10-11-2005, 03:16 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2005
FAQ Sheet on Neo Engi
Neo Engi FAQ
Q.Why a FAQ thread about Neo Engi?
A. We have been receiving so many repeated questions that this will make life easier on us(the staff) and on you (the members).
Q When will Neo Engi be coming out?
A. While we were optimistic and hoped to spend just one month working on it, RL has gotten in the way and with the dividing up of the responsibilities of creating a new and better RP we can only say we are getting closer and will let you know when it is finished. In short ASAP.
Q Will you let us know when we will be making the change to Neo Engi?
A. Yes, you will all receive enough warning to be fair to you and allow you to make backups if you need it. Though I highly recommend you begin making backups now.
Q.Will our characters and everything else be deleted?
A. In short, yes. We will clean out the forum completely that is why you need to make back ups. We are still debating on whether or not we want to keep a record of some/all old threads, for the sake of a 'memorial'.
Q. Will we be able to transfer our current character to Neo Engi?
A. Yes, that is why you need to make back ups, though there will be changes to the WAY the charcter sheets are layed out. One of those changes is a stat system will be set up.
Q. What is the purpose of the stat system?
A. The stat system will basically give us a gauge of our characters abilities and allow us certain jutsu types while limiting us from others. It will also give more guidelines to how you can use jutsu, such as the number of clones you can make and how long you can let a genjutsu last.
Q. Will there be any new Villages and Clans?
A. Yes, there will be a few additions to villages including Hidden Rain and Hidden Snow. New clans will be dependent on the GMs of the respective villages and what they want for that village.
Q. Will the Clan Registry be open?
A. Yes, though there will be a limited number of clan spots for each village, this will help to balance out the villages. Each village will have a certain amount of Bloodline Clans and a certain amount of Non-Bloodline clans.
Q. Will any Villages not be brought over to Neo Engi?
A. The only village that we will not keep will be Hidden Blood though Sound will go through a lot of changes and if you have a Sound character you will need to change it arround a great deal.
Q. What Clan spots are taken?
A. To answer that you will have to contact one of the GMs of the village.
Q. Will there be any changes to the GMs as well as the staff?
A. Yes, in some cases the ownership of villages has changed drastically, in others there have been little to no changes. In regards to the staff, yes there have been changes to the staff and you will learn further what those are when Neo Engi comes.
Q. Will jutsu points and donation points be transferred over to Neo Engi?
A. When Neo Engi comes we will announce a fair way for those that have earned jutsu points and points through donations to transfer them to new characters. Earned points will be given back to a small degree, whereas donations will be fully available again.
Q. Why the change at all?
A. The change is being brought about due to problems that have crept up in this version of the naruto rp. We felt them significant enough to warrant a change.
Q. How can the members help the staff with Neo Engi?
A. Be patient and know that we are working on it. Help new members that come to Engi as they try and register their characters and such. For the most part, continue being the intelligent people that we know you to be. Also, as soon as the new RP starts, you can help by not flooding the registry with applications and stuff like that.
Q. With the introduction of stats, will the fighting change to a more point based system?
A. No, there will be no number crunching, we will continue our text based style of attacks. The stats will simply tell us things like character X has a lot higher speed than character Y so character X should be able to outrun Character Y. Another good example would be that a Strength level of X allows you to lift an object of Y weight.
Q. Will the site go down for a while as you are working on Neo Engi?
A. No, the mods and admins has been working on another site and so Engi should only go down for a brief time to clean the site and transfer the new information over.
Q Will there still be custom clans (clans of 1 member) allowed?
A. No, but there will be a jutsu swap system in which custom jutsu may be swapped into already existing trees. So if you have a fire jutsu that is original, you may swap it into the katon list.
Q. Will there be changes so major that some jutsu for clans/bloodlines will be totally erased?
A. All of the jutsu are being looked at and being redone so the need to choose different or similar jutsu for your character may arise.
Q. Will the village jutsu lists be changing?
A. Yes, all village lists will be redone to better fit Neo Engi. This mostly involves major expansions to all lists. For villages, most elements have been divided into Offensive and Defensive Lists, to offer you more choices. There will be at least 28 jutsu in each list, so there will be more variety than ever. You can literally go for that Defensive Ninjutsu type, and not have to worry about gaining offensive jutsu just to do so.
Q. I’ve only been here for a little while, should I go ahead and register a character or wait for the revamp?
A. That is really up to you. If you are here to RP then I would recommend that you go ahead so you can get some role playing in. If you would rather wait, then wait. It is really up to you, just know that some of the veteran members have chosen to cut back on their role playing as they wait for the revamp.
Q Do I have to keep my current RPCs?
A. No, you may change and make edits to your characters for the revamp, or register completely different characters all together.
Q. You realize we expect nothing less than perfection?
A. And you will get it, but that is why it is taking time, again we appreciate your patience and your confidence in us.
Q. Will our ACCOUNTS be kept intact?
A. Good question, yes all accounts will be kept as will the General boards, Discussion Boards, GFX Boards, everything. Only the RP Info and RP Countries will be cleaned out, revised, and improved.
Q. Should I continue playing?
A. Yes, by all means. What you do here can and will have an impact on Neo Engi. The RP is set up for our enjoyment, enjoy this RP before we change it.
Q. Is it possible to get character sheets and jutsu lists before the revamp, this would greatly reduce the chaos?
A. Neo Engi will be introduced in its entirety. We will give out small spoilers to hype you guys as we progress. Understand that in order to use the character sheets or jutsu lists, you would need to understand the system in general. Simply remake your character without jutsu or archetype information and you should be a step in the door once the new Engi appears.
Q. Will there be a list of which clans are in which countries?
A. Clans will be limited to a single village and country on Neo Engi and so a list of which clans are in which country will be easier to maintain. There are also limits on the amount of clans there are. To register or to find out what's in the villages now (other than Leaf and Sound), please go here.
Q. With the introduction of double archetypes will divisions be lost?
A. No those will be expanded upon as well.
Q. Will the special squads of each village be going through changes?
A. Yes, there will be additions, name changes, structure changes, jutsu changes, etc. so in short, yes.
Q Will there be wars and other inter country relations?
A. Yes, inter country relations will take more import in Neo Engi than they have previously in the past.
Q. Will there still be a Chuunin Exam?
A. Yes, we have not lost the information that was set up for the previous Chuunin Exam and so we will set that up when we are ready for that. For now, our focus is on getting the revamp taken care of.
Q How many character slots will be allowed for Neo Engi?
A. To start, there will be a max amount of 4, which may be increased after some time. There will also be more defined rules for non-shinobi, making the spots for those more interesting as well.
Q. Is the entire system with how many jutsu a person can get at creation going to change as well?
A. Yes, as part of the character sheet, that will be going through changes as well.
Q What are the changes to the character sheet?
A. You will be able to choose a primary and secondary archetype, there will be a wider selection of archetypes, you will list your character stats which will include three areas; chakra, mental, and physical. Other than these changes, your character sheets will remain mostly the same. The item system will also undergo certain changes, but nothing major.
Q Will taijutsu have more of a bearing in the new system than it currently does?
A. The taijutsu system is being reworked and will be replaced with a better, more valuable and logical system.
Q Can we make summoning jutsu easier to get?
A. No, the way it is set up currently is fine, though the summons themselves will be going through some changes.
Q How will physical training outside of jutsu lists and skills be handled?
A. The new system will help us determine skill and ability without taijutsu training; the stat system will help with that.
Q. How will Chuunins become Jounins in the new system?
A. Contact your Village GM.
Q. Will universal lists remain?
A. There will still be universal lists, but some will be changed completely while others just edited to fit the new system.
Q. Will there be a system for forming genin teams?
A. Yes we will provide templates for you to follow if you wish.
Q Did Euro give up on his Smog country?
A. Rain will have Smog and oil jutsu.
Q. Will anything be done to prevent a mad rush to get stuffed approved?
A. There will be a rule that allows you to register only one character at a time, the same goes for jutsu, clans, and inventory items.
Q. Currently a Genin can become stronger than a Chuunin, will this still be possible?
A. It isn't impossible for a Genin to become better than even a rookie Chuunin even with the new stat and jutsu system, but it is much less possible than it has been now. A Genin might gain the jutsu a rookie Chuunin would have, but the stat difference will ensure a Chuunin will be able to make better use of the same skills. Also, Genin who have reached near Chuunin ability will more than likely be promoted anyway.
Q. Will new moves from the manga be added into village and clan lists?
A. All lists will be left up to the owners of the clans and villages, if they want a new move in there, they can add it, if not, then it won’t be.
Q. What about Gates, Cursed Seals, Chidori, Rasengan and Tsunade strength, will we be able to have/ use them on Neo Engi?
A. Questions regarding these topics will be handled at a later time, don’t bother asking us when. If Neo Engi comes out and they haven’t been addressed, feel free to remind the staff. For now, all we can say is that it's theoretically all possible thanks to the new system.
Q. Will jutsu use require a base of points you draw from, limiting the amount of jutsu you can perform something like mana and magic?
A. No, there will be nothing so mathematical on Neo Engi.
Q. Will senior members be allowed to approve on Neo Engi?
A. In the beginning of the revamp only mods and admins will be allowed to approve until we feel that certain people understand the system well enough to approve as well.
Q. Will Neo Engi have the same timeline as we have currently?
A. It is the same timeline, but there will be a few changes here and there in the respective histories of the villages. The history will be more universal than it is currently. Sound, however, has chosen to speed up their history, so what you see on current Engi is what Sound was in the past on Neo Engi. There may be changes to the other village histories. I suggest you contact the village GMs if you have any questions.
Q. I've created a Universal Style and was wondering if the creator would be notified about their Jutsu being changed/edited.
A. All Universal Styles that are member created will have to be reregistered following the rules of the new system. We have chosen several jutsu that we could make good use of for our village and universal lists, but the original creators will be asked permission before we do such a thing.
Q. Can you tell us who will be the new GMs?
Q. I am creating a new character for Neo Engi, can I go ahead and write up a bio and writing example or should I wait until Neo Engi comes out?
A. Go ahead and get started on your characters, but unless you inted to RP with that character on the current Engi, don't post it until Neo Engi comes out.
Q. Say I have something registered here on Engi, when Neo Engi comes someone else registers it before I can, will that be allowed or will it be punished?
A. Such an action is unethical and infringes on the rights the creator of that work has. If it is discovered, and at least a measureable amount of proof provided, then consequences will be given to the offending individuals. This is another reason why it is important to back up your work, so you can prove it is your work. In the case that the person whose original work is reregistered and that person is no longer a part of these boards, then the ownership will be transfered to the person that reregisters the work.
Q. I want to know if my favorite clan will be arround still on Neo Engi, how can I find out if it will be?
A. You can find out in this thread. For Leaf and Sound clans you will just have to PM the respective GMs.
Q. Will the Akatsuki come to Neo Engi?
A. There will be a powerful missing-nin group on Neo Engi, time will tell if it is the Akatsuki or a group that makes them look like first year academy students.
Q. Is Orochimaru still alive?
A. No, none of the canon characters will be alive.
Q. Will the Kaguya clan be making an appearence on Neo Engi?
A. The Kaguya clan died with Kimimaro. If it is ever brought back, it will be done by the staff. Though at this point I feel safe in saying that it won't be back.
Q. Will Jinchuuriki be allowed on Engi
A. No, the reason for this is it allows for too much God-moding.
Q. Could we have something like trading caravans to improve interaction between villages.
A. As long as the interest is there, the RPing of trading caravans is a definite possibility.
Q. Will the concept of genin classes be an Engi wide thing?
A. While the benefits from having and creating genin classes are excellent, the decision on whether or not to have them will be left up to each village GM.
Please don't spam the other Neo Engi thread with a repetition of any of these questions. Thank you.
Last edited by Darklore; 10-19-2006 at 03:42 PM..
|10-11-2005, 03:52 PM||#2|
Not a Therapist
Join Date: Jan 2005
Good Work on this Tigre!
EDIT: We'll keep it open then. Heed these words people - this FAQ is gold.
Last edited by CannonBall; 10-11-2005 at 05:05 PM..
|10-11-2005, 04:45 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2005
There is another way to deal with this. (because it will make updates easier to keep this thread open) ONLY THE STAFF ARE ALLOWED TO POST IN THIS THREAD
|10-15-2005, 07:24 PM||#6|
Join Date: Mar 2004
Ugh, so troublesome. Tigre...even if it's closed we can post in it...so I'll just close it.
-EDIT: Fixed some grammar errors, some spelling, added some on certain answers and changed one.
Last edited by Zenrei; 10-15-2005 at 07:38 PM..
|11-01-2005, 12:52 PM||#7|
Join Date: Jan 2005
This is just a reminder to all Engi Members that this is here. Please check this out first before posting in the other thread with questions and suggestions.
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