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I know I know, lots of people will cry out loud "oh gosh not another roleplay school on the grid!"

But after the rather dissatisfying experiences we made with other schools in SL where good RP was seen as a nuisance at best, and as griefing at worst, the RP school I help my friends to found -

 

- the Rising Phoenix High School -
 
- will be entirely different.
 
  1. The semesters, including holiday breaks, will be 2 RL months long. Not one month, not six weeks, but two entire months.
  2. It will be strictly roleplay. Students and Staff will have to apply for the school, providing some kind of background story for their character. The focus will be on roleplay, not on actually learning the subjects.
  3. The usage of Gestures and short message style abbreviations will not be tolerated. So, no "lol", no "rofl" "y r u so srz" while roleplaying. There are a few exceptions though, like "((brb))" "((wb))" - in double brackets for OOC - and like all OOC talk tolerated only as long as it's seldom, short, and not disturbing the roleplay. Another exception will be special gestures for the cheer team once we have one.
  4. We strive for "realism" - so: no vampires, no elves, no drows nor mermaids, no mutants, no shapeshifters, no aliens, no robots. Human Avatars only, period.
  5. If you want to play an animal on the school grounds, act like one - which means you won't be able to talk IC'ly. you won't be able to attend or give classes, you might even be chased out of the building and from the fields. Maybe one of the students or staff can interprete your emoting, barking, mewing, growling or whinnying, based on their experience with you or your species, but that's it.
  6. The moment you leave the OOC skybox and enter the school area on the ground not wearing an OOC visitor tag, you'll be seen as "in character", and expected to follow the IC guidelines.
  7. "Striving for "realism"" and "strictly roleplay" also means: Flying will be disabled, voice will be disabled. Vehicles can only be driven on the school grounds if you plausibly are allowed to drive them. Rezzing will only be tolerated in certain, plausible circumstances. And teleports to classrooms will be an exception, not the rule.
  8. Basically everything else goes (within the limits set by TOS and LL's Community Standards) if you're ready to accept the IC consequences for it. As soon as trouble swaps over to OOC though, the consequences will be OOC too.


So... what's needed:

 

  • Students: - You'll apply for your matching grade group (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior)
  • Teachers: - all subjects welcome, but remember the focus is on RP.
  • Other staff - like councelor, nurse, cook, janitor, ...



Since there is still a lot to do, we plan on opening the school for the public in late September, with the first semester beginning Oct 1.



If you are interested, contact either me (Alexandra Actor), or Bernd Teardrop (current Principal of RPHS), or Arrlan Silverweb (current VP and first teacher at RPHS).

 

"Together we rise with the strength and courage to do the right thing."

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Thanks! I'm sure we'll take this offer soon.

 

 

 

Anyways. 

Thanks to the wide appearance of nekos and elves among school roleplays Arr, Bernd and I agreed upon a little change in item #4 of the list in the starting post.

The rule "only humans" remains, but wearing elf ears or neko ears will be seen as a kind of fashion statement, just like the dyed irokese hairdo or chokers some teens in RL are wearing, even in school. That means: no matter which race you play elsewhere, on RPHS you're playing a human.

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Something about the IC background:

 

The Rising Phoenix High School is a small suburban high school, seriously under-funded and half forgotten by the local Education Department.

Though due to the idealism of some staff members and alumni, the building and its surroundings still look representable. And somehow, these idealistic men and women manage to keep the students and the other staff motivated, in the hope that this High School once will rise and shine like the Phoenix that gave it its name.


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If you are interested in an immersive, roleplay-only urban environment, feel free to contact Arr Silverweb, Bernd Teardrop or me inworld for application details. We will do our best to process your applications as quickly as possible.

Please refrain though from trying to contact Bernd Teardrop and me via our web profiles' streams, as both of us never look there.

 

For the landmark to the school's OOC TP point (with a hidden teleporter to the bus stop), please stay tuned. It will be posted as soon as the RPHS goes public.

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We at the ...

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... still are looking for students, and we're still hiring teachers and staff as well, ready to start with the first term, on Oct 1st, 2012.

 

 An Open House Day to show off the school will be on Sept 28th, a dance event with the Grand Opening is scheduled for the same day as well.

Landmark to the OOC and Admin Center, and more info can be given inworld. Just contact Arr Silverweb, Bernd Teardrop or me.

 

 

Rising Phoenix High School - where credibility and a good story are important to us.

 

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"Together we rise with the strength and courage to do the right thing."

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Only 15 Days left until we go live!

 

And: If you enroll now, theres no tuition to pay until December!

Though that offer only lasts until October 1st -- so sign up for the school now and save L$!

 

Come visit us inworld: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Amber%20Dawn/224/143/701

 

 

Rising Phoenix High School - where credibility and a good story are important to us.

 

_____________________________________________________________________

"Together we rise with the strength and courage to do the right thing."

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Only 7 Days left until we go live! Just one week!

 

We're still accepting students, and the offer still stands:

If you enroll now, theres no tuition to pay for this term! So sign up, and save L$!

 

 

Come visit us inworld: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Amber%20Dawn/224/143/701

 

 

Rising Phoenix High School - where credibility and a good story are important to us.

 

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"Together we rise with the strength and courage to do the right thing."

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