Featherman and his little friend were exploring a cave when they came to a dead end witch made him think Featherman: This cant be the end this treasure map says that I'm not even close to the treasure, oh rats *Throws the map on the ground* i knew i shouldn't of bought this stupid map from the Pawn shop i knew it was to good to be true *sigh* as he started to turn around he heard a noise but he thought t was nothing well he was wrong, it was Magnetman
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Good Mornin' to ya Bubbleman, how ya holdin' up? Its great to see you so excited to battle and get the ol' RP's a blazin', but it looks like you may have jumped the gun.
An Introduction To Approvals
Ya see, in the MMM there are two rounds of approval that must occur before you can use a navi in battle or story scenarios. These two approval steps are appropriately dubbed "Battle Approval" and "Story Approval". Becoming battle approved allows a navi to participate in the battlefield - stat board, a place where members duke it out with one another for EXP, Zenny, and an all around good times using things such as damage and HP scores. Story Approval allows a navi to participate in story mode and also grants them access to the RP battlefield, where players simply RP with one another and have the RP of their navi's appraised for rewards.
Why Battle Approve? Battle Approval is somethin' of great importance because it makes sure everythin' is set up right with your navi. Its a might bit embarassin' to run into battle and find out your stats were illegal and have to go back to the drawing board. More importantly, Battle approval insures that the game stays fair, without it everything would fall apart and there wouldn't be any point to the game.
How To Obtain Battle Approval To obtain battle approval someone's navi must have their statistics looked at by a battle administrator or moderator and that administrator or moderator must leave a notice of approval in the navi's stat listing. The key here is above all to listen to whoever is aiding you in crafting you navi. The folks helpin' ya' have been chosen for good reason to have the jobs they do, they know what there doin'.
If your havin' trouble gettin' approved it would be wise to toss a post into the Battle Approval Line thread listed here. The thread is like a queue that battle staff look at to assess who needs a look over. If after postin' up in the approval line you still don't have any luck try firing off a private message (PM) to battle administrator or moderator. Please refrain from PMing more then one or two staff members to look over your navi, too many cooks in the kitchen makes for a bad stew anyhow.
Below is a list of active administrators and moderators that can approve stats. For your convenience the list has been set to link you to a PM window set to send to the given linked staff member.
Why Story Approve? Obtainin' story approval, like battle approval, has a purpose. Ya' see in story there are certain standards ya' have to play by, otherwise it would be incredibly difficult for everyone to interact with one another. If there was no standard, no ruler by which to measure how one ought to craft their roleplay, things just wouldn't work right. Consequently, every navi before they are allowed to participate in story-based functions must be RP Approved.
How to obtain Story Approval
RP Approval on the MMM is a relatively simple process that is very fun and easy to achieve. When a member wishes to approve their navi for story, they merely need to compose a RP sample which will be assessed by an RP approving staff member. This sample perferably should be two paragraphs in length at a minimum and be using your best English and grammar. Of course space is left open for things such as voice and style, but beyond that lets try to keep 'er acceptable to basic English. (Note: 1337 is NOT an example of style >.>) As of yet, there is no RP Approval line. Its rare that such a line is necessary because there isn't much of a flux of story approvals at this current point in time. Plus, Story approval is a one time deal. If your navi is approved by a story staff member your set for the lifetime of that navi (so long as you don't skimp on RP quality when actually RPing in game).
Anyhow, should you have difficulty getting your navi story approved, here is a list of active story approving staff geared to help you with any problems you may have.
An Added Note Of Value: Try to treat the staff with respect. They've earned it through a great deal of effort and trial. Many a member never sees the neon cyan or foreboding purple, the folk that have such a shade to their name have gotten there though diligence and patience. I cannot stress enough how important it is to respect what staffers have to say, nothin' is quite as annoyin' as havin' what you've said ignored, or much worse being insulted for tryin' to help someone new to somethin'.
I hope you enjoy your ride with us, and best of luck to ya' on the board. ~Trav