I would suggest that having the status competition more often, just to make WoP really exciting when it comes to plots. My idea would be every 3rd or 4th month
A status competition can take a while to set up and it also makes it more special when they are further apart.
That's a great Idea Nora! :D
A status competition would be great! :D
Competitions too far apart make status uninteresting more than special. And requiring status competitions for a regularly made item like a carbonite thing in World of Galaxies or other items that have intensely specific uses turns people away from the site.
If statuses are hard to set up, then the answer may be in limiting statuses to certain things that make sense in the canon universe to be a status and not something that anyone could learn or buy, but you don't allow to try and force some level of special into it.
Personally, I would recommend making writing competitions for something that is actually a big deal. Like free VIP for a period of time or a free change that normally would require a purchase.
Status is only for RP purposes and some are fairly limited even in that.
And status could be handled by a sufficiently qualified staff member that requires a well thought out reason for the character to have them if it is a normally available skill or item in canon, and can give out a certain amount if it is a title or something that is inherited at birth.
The reason for the limits is due to making sure that some of the more exotic abilities aren't overused ingame. "Oh, I just saw my 50th animagus, when I looked around the corner of the alley." Most people would choose those statuses and making competitions is a way to make sure the people who have them know what they are doing.
Don’t think I said make them unlimited. Just change the way they are done.
and the animagus thing is fixed with two simple things even if it wasn’t limited. Rules for how it’s used IG like how in canon your wand doesn’t turn with you. Not so appealing when you suddenly can’t have your wand at anytime. and be a creative writer. Having 1 animagus or 1,000 only becomes dull if you can’t write with a dash of creativity.
JK Rowling had as many or more as she did books and used them all over. People didn’t see them as overused because of how she did it.
hence the point of a qualified staff member who “trains” someone to be an animagus. Pretty straightforward.
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