Professor Kiyonaga Nagata rested his hands on the railing of the balcony that overlooked the entrance to Gemu Game Headquarters. A large white and green bus was pulling up the long, tree lined gravel drive, smoothly pulling up in front of the Beta Tester House. Nervousness knotting in his stomach, Kiyonagata swallowed dryly. The last beta testers had arrived. Within a year Ziradia Online, his magnum opus, his masterpiece, would launch. He had been developing the game privately for over a year before he pitched it to the Gemu Board of Directors, and since then it had consumed his every waking moment and sleeping thought. He knew every line of code, every piece of concept art, every scrap of lore. A shadow passed over the man's face, and he quickly shook the encroaching thoughts away. Nothing would stop him from releasing this to the public, he would fix that bug himself soon. As for the beta testers... He could see them all filing down from the bus, retrieving their luggage. These would be the only beta testers he would be interacting with personally. What would they think? Would they like it? Would they enjoy his game? Pushing down his doubts, Kiyonaga turned to head down to the House for his first meeting with the Beta Testers. °°º¤øº°°°º¤øº¤øº°°°º¤øº°°The bus driver slowly pulled up to the Beta Tester House, pulled the bus to a stop, and engaged the parking break. Popping the doors open, he made his way down the few steps and to the side of the bus, popping open the luggage compartment and beginning to retrieve the suitcases of his passengers. As he did so, he looked up at the large, inviting manor that was to be the home of the young adults he had been driving for the past few hours. The house was a stylish modern blend of sharp edges and clean lines, with little hints of classic Japanese architecture evident in the few statues in the garden and on the tiled roof. He stood beside the luggage, all unloaded now, and waited for the Betas to retrieve them. As he did so he pulled a crumpled sheet of paper out of his pocket and read it aloud as they gathered around. "After you retrieve your luggage, please find your way to the gathering room (it's a large room with a piano) to meet with Professor Nagata, who will be overseeing your stay here. It is there you will receive your rooming assignments and more information." He cleared his throat, a bit uncomfortable, and nodded, shoving the paper back into the depths of his battered jacket.°°º¤øº°°°º¤øº¤øº°°°º¤øº°°OOC Information: This thread is the IC Roleplay thread for Ziradia Online. Signups are currently closed. Please do not post here if you are not one of the eleven people in the RP. Reminders Intermediate+ writing level please. Of course leniency is granted, everyone has off days, but I'd like at least basic spelling and grammar, as well as description, not just dialogue. Minimum paragraph (5+ sentences) per reply. I understand while having a conversation it's harder to write long replies, but I'd like the RP to be fairly literate. One paragraph is the minimum, I'd prefer 2+. No Mary/Gary Sues. Reply at least once a day unless giving notice. (This is more of a guideline, not hard set "don't do it and you're out" sort of thing, I just want to keep it active.) Be willing to work together OOCly. This is my first really big forum RP in a couple years. I'm rusty, and welcome help. I'd also like to keep OOC drama at a nonexistant level, please. Finally: If I think someone is messing up the roleplay for others, simply not following the rules, or just not holding up the standard, I reserve the right to replace them.