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06.01 - updates and surveys here!
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A convergence approaches. Forces in opposition begin their final journey toward impact. The world tilts and there is no hope to stop it now. Brace for collision. Watch these boundaries shatter.
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Posted: May 31 2016, 11:09 PM
The story so far
August 2020 - March 2021
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Posted: Jun 16 2017, 07:23 PM
Plot threads to date
last updated: July 15th
Posted: Jun 16 2017, 10:37 PM
What sort of plot does HFTA employ? Why?HFTA utilizes several different plotting formats that have experienced a great deal of change since the site's inception in June 2016. The site was originally created with a rigid plot structure designed to heavily guide characters within the world. While we still employ an overarching plot, it is now far more loose and relaxed, and allows players the chance to influence the overall direction of the site. We also love and are highly supportive of individual character plotlines. When every character contributes to the board in their own way, it makes the site more interesting for everyone!
Why has plot changed?The site was originally founded by Mica, who created the board and original plot storyline. Around in-character January, that plotline reached a branching-off point. Mica made the decision to open up plot to members at large, giving them the opportunity to influence the direction of the board and allowing her to take a step back from large-scale plotting. Shortly after, prior to the beginning of in-character February, Mica made the decision to step down as Admin and turned over board-operation responsibilities to the remaining members of our team. Since then, we've been experimenting with new styles of plot distribution and have adjusted the scope of our overarching plot to see what suits everyone the best! We realize that our members enjoy different aspects of both a highly-structured plot and a completely-open plot, and we're doing our best to strike a happy balance between these methods.
What is considered site plot and what isn't?There are different sorts of plot on HFTA, but "site plot" involves the board at large. Site plot events are organized by the admin team, either publicly or behind the scenes, and will normally affect a wide pool of characters ranging from an entire usergroup to the entire board. Site plot will always be marked with a post icon, either "Plot" or "Clue" as the thread necessitates (threads marked "Clue" may contain some relevant information, but ultimately are not as impactful as those marked "Plot"). With the exception of News, threads that are not marked "Plot" are not considered site plot. While not every single News resource will contain plot-relevant information (looking at you, Quibbler), the VAST majority of them do. Even those articles that are only there for fun provide opportunities for your characters to react with and engage in the wizarding world and aim to establish a greater context for the world in which we play. A list of plot-relevant threads and News articles can be found via the navigation bar at the top of our site.
How can I get my characters more involved in site plot?It is certainly not mandatory to get involved in site plot, but if you would like your characters to be involved or you simply feel a little more on the outside than you'd like, here's a list of things to do first:
I have an idea, but I'm worried it will conflict with the direction of the main plot or that it won't be otherwise approved. What should I do?Ask! We love hearing your ideas, and the last thing we ever want to do is simply shoot you down. Sometimes, an idea might not work out exactly as you conceived it for a number of reasons, be it the direction of the site plot or interference with another character's personal plot. This does not mean, however, the idea has to be thrown out. Sometimes a resolution is as simple as tweaking a date!
Where can I ask questions?You are always welcome to use Personal Messenger, but some members prefer off-site methods of communication. All members of the Admin team are available off-site on different platforms. We're more than happy to share our handles with you for your preferred method! Don't hesitate to ask. For more sensitive questions that you might prefer to ask anonymously, you can use our form HERE.
Plot surveyThis survey is ongoing and can be answered at any time, however many times you desire.
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