Game

Salsola provides for members to earn points and eventually, shiny, shiny prizes. Please pay careful attention to the submission and claiming information. c;

Rules

  1. Points may be stacked twice. Example: You can claim 10 points for starting a neutral territory AW thread, then use the same thread to claim 5 points for featuring Salsola's culture. However, you could not use that same thread a third time to claim 10 points for a non-mandatory activity.
    • Word count points are per post and do not affect stacking.
    • Thread prompts are exempt from stacking.
  2. Threads must be completed in order to count for game points. Completion means you posted a minimum of 1,500 words across at least two posts. If the thread drops off because of inactivity, it must be the fault of your partner(s).

Game Activities

PointsActivity
Word Count Points
10 points1000+ word post*
8 points800+ word post
5 points500+ word post
3 points300+ word post
* If a post exceeds 1000 words, count each additional 300 words as 3 points -- e.g., a 1952 word post is worth 19 points.
IC Activity Points
5 points Complete a thread featuring Salsola Culture, Laws or Traditions. For example, your characters perform a ritual or have a deep discussion on an aspect of our culture. The thread must:
  • Occur on Salsola territory
  • Involve at least one other Salsola member
Add an item to Salsola's storage or emergency stores, a communal animal to the stables, or a new plant species to the garden. You don't need to have an IC thread to claim these points. BONUS: Receive five (5) extra points for each thread relevant to your addition. E.g., break a horse over a series of four threads: receive 25 points. NOTE: For communal animal additions, small animals (e.g., rats, rabbits, cats, etc.) may only be counted 2 times. A character adding 10 rats to Salsola's stables would receive 10 points without bonus threads.
Start an AW thread in the neutral territories
10 points Start an AW thread on Salsola's territory
Start or join a non-mandatory pack activity thread. The thread must:
  • Involve at least three other Salsola members
  • Involve an activity (non-mandatory) for Salsola -- e.g., participating in a hunt, Project or Thread Prompt
Add yourself or your NPC to our Directory or make a substantial update (adding a new skill, updating trade information, ranking up a few skills, etc. -- not just a single, small update) to your directory entries.
25 points Play the Preybot for a Salsola-relevant thread -- e.g., if the Colotl ranks dispatch a scout to dispose of a threat, you play the Loner threat via Preybot.
Undergo the Cotona ritual and receive the pack mark via at least one IC thread.
  • Bonus:
    Receive five (5) extra points for each added Cotona ritual thread. E.g., Jackal gives Wolf the scar over a series of three threads and Wolf consults with Coyote, the Curandero, regarding healing methods. Wolf receives 25 points for the ritual and 15 bonus points for 40 total points.
50 points Recruit a character to Salsola with at least two IC threads.
  • The threads may be pre-recruitment convincing or post-joining initiation and cultural introductions.
  • Bonus:
    (25) points for each added recruitment thread started prior to the recruit's actual joining thread. Please take note: threads started AFTER the recruit's joining thread do not count for this bonus. Therefore, post-joining initiation and cultural introduction threads do not count for this bonus. c: Example: Wolf convinces Coyote to join Salsola through a series of four threads, on the fifth thread, Coyote joins Salsola. Wolf would receive 100 points.
Organize a pack activity or plot. You should be the one to direct this thread or plot. E.g., organizing members, PMing them, starting threads, etc. The thread must:
  • Involve four Salsola members and one outsider OR involve six Salsola members.
  • Take place over at least three threads. Characters need only appear once in the series.
OCC Activity Points
5 points Submit an acceptable Cueponi Riddle.
10 points Update the Salsola History Wiki or the Salsola Wiki.
75 points Adopt an Open Character and join Salsola.
Job Points
5 pointsHave a thread where your character directly engages in their Job's duties.
Help another character earn their job.
10 pointsUsurp a Job from another character OR have your own job usurped.
Hold two Jobs simultaneously.
15 pointsEarn a Job.

Monthly Top Poster

Points are awarded to the highest three cumulative post counts between activity checks.

Rules

  • Top poster points are automatically added, but you should reflect these in your private game tally, too. (Changed Dec 29, 2011)
  • If you play multiple characters within Salsola, only one of your characters is eligible for the top poster activity in a given month. E.g., Bob plays Jackal and Coyote in Salsola -- even if Jackal and Coyote are the highest and second highest posters, Bob is only eligible as Jackal. The leadership defaults to the higher point award.
  • The current leadership abstains from collecting Top Poster points -- only regular members are eligible.

Points

PointsActivity
15 points Highest cumulative post count within a given month.
10 points Second highest cumulative post count within a given month.
5 points Third highest cumulative post count within a given month.

Prizes

Points Prize
50 Claim a residence in the Ruins or Milstone. See Residence policies.
100 Transfer or edit an existing custom title on your Salsola character account, or transfer an existing custom icon from your Salsola character account (remember: custom icons can't be edited, ever).
100 Custom one-word title, Salsola color fade, bold, for three months.
150 Purchase a NPC slave. See the NPC Companions on the Policies page.
200 Custom title, Salsola color fade, bold, for three months.
550 Permanent Salsolian ring icon.

Opal Ring Obsidian Ring Amethyst Ring Sapphire Ring Emerald Ring Citrine Ring Topaz Ring Ruby Ring Quartz Ring Bone Ring Agate Ring Nose Ring

600 Permanent custom title, any color or fade.
700 Permanent custom icon.

Current Rankings

Please see our game tally in the Salsola Information Portal for current game tallies.