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    Welcome, Elysia! I too made that mistake when I first joined, but yes, URPG stories generally focus on character counts (including spaces). We feel that Minimum Character Requirements (MCR's) are both more achievable and "workable" than simply word counts. 5k characters is much easier to write than 5k words!

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    ...yeah, so it turns out that my story for a caterpie is upwards of twenty-five thousand characters. That's still okay though, right?

    (oh, and thank you for the welcome!)
    Last edited by Elysia; 9th July 2013 at 10:39 PM. Reason: forgot my manners!

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    No such thing as a Maximum Character Limit!!

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    Found this gem that Emma posted a long time ago:

    Quote Originally Posted by EmBreon View Post
    Just wanted to put this here before I forget about it:

    Story tickets: they are stoopid.

    Character count is pretty irrelevant, especially something like 20%. It won't change the outcome of your story if it was going to fail, and if it was going to pass, then it is even more redundant.

    So I was wondering... maybe instead of them taking a percentage off of character count, they could lower the ranking of a single Poke instead.

    So essentially, the ticket lowers a select ranking one level. I feel like this would be much more desirable than the current story tickets, which are practically a novelty item. (For whenever people are looking for story-based prizes/future reference...)

    I would like to double-over on my previous decision regarding Story Tickets. The argument is that the character count is more of just a guideline than it is a requirement. If you're writing for a Complex Pokemon (meaning a minimum of 30k) and can lower the guided requirement, a grader would still have to grade your story as they would a Complex Story. Meaning that if you wrote your Complex Story at only 24k characters and it was still good enough to pass on its own, then what's the purpose of a story ticket? You've written a marvelous story in a fraction of the suggested length and essentially without the help of the Story Ticket!

    As such, it makes the most sense to switch the purpose of Story Tickets to this. The Story Ticket would essentially "drop" the Pokemon in a rank. Instead of writing for a Complex Pokemon and being graded as if it was Complex, the grader would grade your story as if it were for a Hard ranked Pokemon. It'll be a combined effort from the grader and the writer. If that makes sense. I'll update the official rules soon, assuming nobody has any quarrels with the decision.

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    Excuse me while I weep mildly on this ancient thread. Hi all, long time no see. (Also, for some of you, never ever see.) Just popping in. Good to see you guys are still going strong.

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    Yay the Story Passes I have can actually be useful now XD.

    /lurks

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    Synthesis is reinstated as a grader. He's proven himself active enough and that he hasn't lost the grader mojo. Effective immediately, have fun with a new grader!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Princess Crow View Post
    Synthesis is reinstated as a grader. He's proven himself active enough and that he hasn't lost the grader mojo. Effective immediately, have fun with a new grader!
    lol. When I saw that he had claimed a story I was wondering if he was reinstated, then I read this.

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    Hmm... I'm planning to rewrite a previous story that I had written (this one), which was meant to be the start of a longer story. I found that I couldn't continue it as it was since looking back on it, I thought I could do better, and certain plot points that I planned to continue in future chapters... won't be. I obviously don't expect to get another pokemon for the story, since I already received one, but I want to know where I should put it.

    I guess I could either

    1) put it in this forum as its own story and tell people not to grade it

    2) put it in with the second/first (it's a prologue) chapter when I finish that

    or 3) put it in the non-URPG writing section.

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    Hey graders: For you ...

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    Whoops I graded a story and I have been axed as a grader because I never get on lol. Hope you don't mind, I don't need payment for it since it was just a quick grade for lil lep since he doesn't care for long grades and it seemed like the new chapter to his story had been lost in the wave of SWC. Sorrryyyy

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    You're fine, NSFA! I moved you from the list because I hadn't seen you around recently, and I try to keep the grading threads as up to date as possible. But now that you're back, I can just as easily reinstate you as a grader again. You haven't lost the mojo, right?!


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    Don't worry, I think I still got it. ;) Thank you very much!

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    IM/PM/VM me if you want to do a story deal for me. I pay really well. I'll give a Pokemon with TMs idc how much.
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    Eh, just posting these "guidelines" 'cause at some point, it is kinda true.



    Well, except number 4. I think.
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