Welcome to Wrimoverse. This November we will set out on another year of our multi-region NaNo adventure, that is now even bigger, and plausibly better, than before. This year it will be spanning three continents, six countries, six time zones, fourteen regions, more than twenty-nine MLs and all of their many Wrimos.
Starting in October, we’ll go on another two month long journey through the Wrimoverse, as we encourage everyone to work on (and perhaps finish) their novels.
There will be various activities and events for you take part in. The MLs will be writing and posting a bi-weekly story that tells of the daily goings-on at the Academy base and the exciting adventures to be had there.
You can be (re)assigned to one of the Academy ships and compete for the prestigious Ship Cup, by winning points and earning badges.
You’ll have the chance to meet new people from different regions and much more. In short, we’ll have a lot of fun….and write. Let’s not forget the writing.
How can I take part in this?
That depends on how involved you want to get. Do you just want to follow along and read the story? Than all you have to do is sign up to one of the participating regions to get the region mail and see what we get up to.
If you want the full experience, you’ll need to get assigned to one of the Academy ships and get sorted. Or if you are joining us for a second year, you can return to the ship you were on last year.
Do I have to participate?
No. There is no participation required. You can ignore Wrimoverse entirely and just do a normal NaNoWriMo if you so desire. You might have to skip read the region mails a bit and avoid the Wrimoverse threads, but that’s the most you’ll have to put up with.
You can also just choose to partly participate and enjoy the bits you find interesting.
Can I participate if I’m homed to a non-participating region?
Yes, you certainly can!
Did you know that you can join as many regions as you want on NaNo? You can only have one home region, (Setting your home region is important for statistics like donations and word count.) but there is no real limit to joining regions. Joining gives you the opportunity to have an easy way to follow that region’s forums and to get all of their region mails.The regional mails are what is most important here. Because that is how we send out all our information.
So just join one of the participating regions, sign up to one of the ships if you feel like it, and you are good to go.
How do I join a new region?
- Go to our regions page and pick a region you wish to join.
- Click the link and follow it to the regional forum.
- Below the region name there is brown button saying “Join this region”.
- Click it.
- Congratulations! You have now successfully joined a Wrimoverse region.
How do I sign up for a ship?
If you want the full experience, you’ll need to get assigned to one of the four Academy ships. You can do this by taking the S.T.A.R.S. which will sort new students and help returning cadets to return to their previously assigned ship. Results will be periodically posted on the Wrimoverse site and the NaNo forums.
Once you have been assigned a ship you can start earning points for the ship cup.
How does sorting work?
That’s very simple.
First you take a seat in the S.T.A.R.S. C.S.S. (Categorisation Sorting Seat), then one of the Academy leaders will push a button, so your results will be uploaded directly from your brain into our highly sophisticated sorting computer. It will take into account all your answers, match them up to the characteristics of the four Academy ships, cross reference, double check and then after much math-ing – and some weird noises that we at the Academy think it best not to ask about – it will give us a read out on what ship you belong to. At this point the crew of said ship does some victory dancing, air punching and other forms of celebratory cheer over getting another new recruit and that is how the sorting works.
Of course you, and the other cadets, will periodically be notified of your assignment at the end of the sorting round.
What is the Ship Cup?
Each year our Academy Ships engage in a friendly inter-vessel competition to win the prestigious and much admired Ship Cup. By earning points and doing your best you can help bring your ship into the lead. At the end of the month, the ship with the most points wins the space race. Sort to speak. And shall be crowned reigning champion and the envy of all. Until the next NaNo season.
How do I earn points for my ship?
There are 25 Wrimoverse badges, each one requires you to fulfill one task to earn the corresponding badge and is worth 5 points each. Some of them can be earned multiple times for more rewards.
How do I log my points?
Are there special Wrimoverse events and how can I take part in them?
Yes there are! Just take a look at our Wrimoverse calendar. It should have all the info you need. You will also be able to find the information on your regional forum, your regional calendar, in the region mails and on our social media.
What is the Captains’ Log?
The Captains’ Log (not a spelling mistake as there are multiple captains, but only one log), also known as the Wrimoverse story, is an account of all the goings-on at the Space Scribblers Academy and the strange, exciting, whimsical adventures to be had there. Recorded and dutifully reported by the various academy leaders.
When will the story update?
The story is set to update each Wednesday and Sunday during November. Do keep in mind that the Academy Leaders are busy people and the running of the ships can get quite hectic. (Especially on the Viking) So sometimes things may or may not run a little late.
How do I follow the story?
You either keep an eye on the region mails that will always have a link to the new post, or you can go to the Captains’ Log directly.
In what ways can I follow Wrimoverse?
The regional forums are the best place to keep track of all that we are doing. Reading the region mails is another good way to know what’s happening. Aside from those two, there is this site of course, and lastly we also have a Wrimoverse Twitter and Facebook.
What if I have a question that is not answered in this FAQ?
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