As our Volume Three: Corruption nears its end, we're getting ready for Volume Four behind-the-scenes. We really want to kick it off with a bang and give you guys some excitement and really meaty new stories to sink your teeth into. We have some pretty earth-shattering ideas for the next Volume, but we need your help! Since one such idea could literally change everything, we're presenting it to you, the players, to discuss before any decision is made.
The idea is that, in a final plot of Volume Three, something happens that resets time. Basically, what this would do is rewrite history from the time Sylar comitted his first murder onward. It could potentially another point in time, but you get the drift: Heroes MUSH history would be altered. We'd also probably jump to the present year. Keep in mind that there'd be a big plot happening ICly soon after the change.
Since we've been open (two years in February), characters shift and change, players come and go. As such, some characters' stories wind up with a lot of loose ends or important figures who don't have players anymore. We don't want people to feel stuck, run out of steam with their current plots, or, for newer players, have unsureness about how to jump in when there's all that convoluted history.
Think of it as a reimagining of your characters. Not extreme as Dark Future ('cause this timeline would probably be less tragic), but what would happen if things ran a bit differently. The aim is to inject freshness and newness into the stories and be able to open up new and different angles (and even characters in the case of canon characters) — in a respect, starting over. When we do start up Volume Four, there will be changes for the game as a whole (all good things to make it cooler for you, hopefully, no worries!), so a reimagining isn't out of theme!
We're assuming our main concern is the same one you guys might have. The pros are that it opens up opportunies and starts new. Cons are that character relationships and all of the story we've built up (most relevant to older players) is changed. That's important to us too! It's a big decision. Remember that we're just laying it on the table as an option at this point. We want your input and suggestions.
In-game, there's a new command, +poll. Please weigh in there also when it's up! See +help +poll. While this forum serves as open discussion between everyone, +poll serves as an "official" voting arena so staff can check out everyone's opinions at a glance.