Dev Journal Dec. 2018: WorldEmber and Going Live
We don't want to set the world on fire, we just want to start a flame in your heart
Going LiveBack to top
As of December we are going to actively be promoting Ethnis on social media! While this Codex is far from done, we are at a point that we feel confident putting it out to the wider world to start garnering more attention, feedback, and (hopefully) support! We will be engaging on Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, and Twitch, so look out for updates on your favorite platform. The promotion of Ethnis, of course, is not a business process, but an organic one. Worlds like ours hinge on followers and fans telling eachother about them! We appreciate and notice when people follow us and help promote our stuff, and we like to do the same in kind.
WorldEmberBack to top
We had two developers, four-hundred-and-forty-three articles, four weeks of time, a lot of caffeine, and a whole galaxy of Banners, species, conditions, organizations... and also a slew of Tales of Ethnis, an RPG, a narrative universe, a murmuring of a video game and two dozen other projects. Not that we needed all that for WorldEmber, but once you get locked into a serious writing collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
What is WorldEmber?
It's a big honking contest put on by WorldAnvil, is what. The full page on it is here. You can see the progress of the competition up top and the conditions of it below. The short of it is that it's a massive challenge-slash-compeition. The primary challenge is to write 10,000 words by the end of the year to get a shiny badge and be eligible for prizes, but beyond that there are brackets for higher word counts and categories for winning other prizes or being eligible for other prize pools. Big stuff, exciting stuff!
Our GoalsAs members of the World Anvil team, we are ineligible to win many of the categories of WorldEmber. Of course this won't stop us from fighting our way to the top of the leaderboards purely for the bragging rights. Hopefully we'll see you up there! We can win some of the other categories such as the most liked articles per category, so you'd better expect that we'll be aiming high in those regards!
Giving back!There are a couple ways we want to give back to the World Anvil and Ethnis Community this month. The first is that we're sponsoring two of the prizes, and the other is a pledge for mutual love!
Contest HostsAs Deities of World Anvil, we have accepted the opportunity to judge two of the categories of WorldEmber! What this means is that we will both be given a list of the top entries (ordered by likes) and choosing our favorite from there! Each of us will be giving a prize to our winner!
Ademal, judging Conditions
I'm judging Conditions articles! Show me something which really immerses me in your world and shows me the plights and dreams of your people!
Prize yet to be determined!
Barron, judging Traditions
I'll be judging the Traditions articles! Give me your best in making some believable and immersive. I want to feast upon the whys, hows, and whats.
Prize yet to be determined!
Mutual LoveIn the spirit of community and mutualism, we will be reaching out to those who themselves act in the spirit of community! It is our pledge to you to give a friendly comment in kind when you give us one, and to give you constructive comments when you leave constructive comments on our articles! This will always be true, too, not just for WorldEmber, but overall! We like helping friendly faces and good community spirit.
Upcoming PlansBack to top
Our main focus is going to be on WorldEmber! We will also be moving many of our articles to private, as originally intended, for the sake of keeping the Ethnis core approachable to newbies; all other content will be locked to Aspirants of Adept level or higher, so if you're invested in Ethnis please consider supporting its development to unlock that content! Beyond that, you can also support us as we begin to post our stuff to social media! Expect to see all those social media links posted to the sidebar soon!
Monthly RoundupBack to top
StatsWhat's new in the last month?
Highlight articlesFreshly made or updated articles we're proud of
- The Bannercasting
- Introduction to The Banners
- The House of Sorrows
- The Apple of Hedonism
- The ValuSelu Pact
Supported FriendsEthnis is spreading the love. Here are some of the WorldEmber pages of friends and supporters of Ethnis!
—by TJ Trewin
—by Anna B
Survived an Earthquake to Write This
WorldEmber has been one hell of a ride but I am still standing.
—by Damion Otter
—by Matthieu A.