Guide to Character Interaction
If you have created a hero character, you can make it interact with other characters! This article is not about the characters you can create using the template article, but about the ones you can create for Heroes. More information in the Guide to character creation.Following, giving renown, commenting, and mentioning characters will send a notification to the character's owner. And that's about it! Your characters are now ready to make some friends. So go ahead and spread the love!
Let's get posting!In your character's profile, and also in the Heroes Stream (acessible from the left sidebar), there is a text box you can use to post from your character. It looks like that:
When the post is ready, click the Share button and it will be published! You an always click on the Private button if you don't want other people to see it. Remember that you can make the post date display as your world's current date for more immersion! To do that, edit the "Current date" field in your character's profile. Under the text box there are six icons for different kinds of post. For example, clicking on the trophy icon will change the post type to Event, and two new fields will be added:
Additionally, all events automatically generate a character timeline you can view in the History section of your character's profile. The other four icons, from left to right, are for quotes, pictures, out-of-character content, and journals (see below).
GalleryAny picture you post in your profile using the picture post type will be automatically added in your gallery, accessible from the top menu in your character's profile.
Out of characterYou can use out of character posts to share your own thoughts. These posts will be dimmed down (unless you are hovering them with your mouse) and a small crossed microphone icon:
JournalsJournals are a special kind of post designed to write more long-form prose (from your character's point of view). The journal edit window has its own page and lets you title the journal, write the prose, and sign it in a specific in-world date. Journals are published in your stream, and will also be added in your profile's Journal page.
Make friends!Of course, Heroes wouldn't be a social network without having the ability to interact with other characters! So, go to the Heroes dashboard and choose a character you like from the New Heroes profile.
FollowIf you go to any character profile, you will see a Follow button under their profile description. If you click the button, the character will be added to your followed characters and all their posts will appear in the stream of your Dashboard.
RenownIf you liked or enjoyed a character's post, you can click on the Renown button under their post. Renowns are the Heroes equivalent of "likes" or "thumbs up".
CommentsOf course, you can also comment on the character's post!
Write in the text box and click the Leave comment. Keep in mind that all comments are public and can't be edited (but can be deleted, clicking the bin icon next to it).