Where does this go in the timeline?
The game starts directly after the events in Command Mission. X8 is assumed to have taken place at some point before Command Mission. A more detailed rundown of the situation the game takes place in can be found here.
How does this work?
There are two kinds of IC interaction: journals and logs. Journals are just that--each character has their own journal, in which they can write entries and comment on entries made by other characters. These are kept in first person.
Logs are scenes in which two or more characters interact together. These are played out via AIM, and posted in the community (LJ-cut, please). Logs are written in the third person.
I want to join. What do I need?
You'll need an email address and an AIM screenname so we can contact you, and the time and interest to keep up. Once you're in, each character you play will need their own journal.
What are the consequences of being inactive?
If we've seen you do nothing in three weeks, you'll get a warning. If you remain inactive for a week after the warning, you'll be kicked. (If you have extenuating circumstances, things can be worked out, provided you tell us about it first.)
How about content? What rating does this game come with?
Keep it around PG-13. Profanity is okay, though we'd rather you didn't sound like you walked out of a Tarantino movie. Keep violence at a reasonable level. We are not cool with graphic sex--we won't stop you from RPing porn, but kindly keep it where we can't see it, and everyone is happy.
How many characters can I play?
Two canon characters, two original characters.
What if the character I'm interested in playing has already died in canon?
We're willing to be flexible. If you can present us with a reasonable plot hole in your application to explain what how they're back, drag 'em on in.
Are the old Maverick bosses okay to apply for? Are they still Mavericks, or are they cured?
Okay and encouraged. Whether they're still infected with the virus is up to you, provided it fits with what information canon has already given us on each boss's personality.
Naming scheme? Please tell me we're not using those godawful English X5 names.
For the sake of everyone's sanity, the X5 bosses will be using their Japanese names. Everyone else keeps their English names. (If you're not sure what the Japanese X5 names were, check the instruction manual. Apparently the proofreader got lazy and forgot to change them out.)
So original characters are okay?
Original characters are welcome.