It's a rather large pity indeed that Nathan and I are virtually unable to chat these days... since it renders me incapable of giving any info on the new Roleplay, regarding which I am in the dark as much as any of you.
I'll put it this way...
The Roleplay is stagnating somewhat due to Nathan's overall lack of time, and the fact that there is not enough interest from the community to drive him to make it a priority. There's been spates of interest on and off since he made his "there is a new Roleplay coming" announcement, but whenever he gets lost in the mysteries of too little time... people seem to fade away.
*thinks on things...*
With this in mind, it is my intention in a moment to start a new thread, with this in mind. Nathan can, and will, deal with that thread as he sees fit. I direct you to what will soon be a Stickied Thread bearing my name as Author.
Meanwhile, to directly answer Kelderic's question:
Posts can be pretty much any length. At least a paragraph or so is requested. Five paragraphs or more is a good length. And there is definitely a point (uncharted) after which it's getting a little too long.
In committing to the Roleplay, you aren't commiting for life, but for as long as you want. As a courtesy to the other players, it's usually nice if you stick around for a few months, and the overall "story" is openended so that you can RP forever...
...but if, after a decent tour of duty, you feel you've done enough, you can pull out at any time.
At least, such were the guidelines of the old RP. If Nathan changes this aspect in the new one... he has yet to inform us.
~Michael A. Joosten - Gaming Moderator~