Here at Ninja Academy, we cherish and encourage the creative process, and want you to be as original as possible. There is, however, a standard against which you must make yourself meet. It is not absurdly high, but some find it difficult to achieve. This standard is to simply role play well.
You might wonder why someone would have difficulty with this. The answer is that our members are of varying nationality and age, meaning that not everyone here is an expert at the English language. This is why we have posted guidelines to your role play, so as to further enrich the experience of all players. Below these guidelines are listed.
1. Try to make your role play posts of reasonable length. Too short a post will seem unimportant, and may not properly convey all the actions you need or want to take. There is no such thing as a post that is too long.
Shoichi ran away.
Shoichi sprinted away from his opponent, desperate to make some room between them. Since he was strong with large jutsu, and his opponent appeared to be slow, Shoichi figured it would be best to pound him from afar with his best techniques.
2. Make sure you spell things correctly. Use a dictionary if necessary, but please at least re-read for spelling before you post. It can be almost painful to have to wade through a bunch of spelling errors to get the gist of a post. They are the easiest mistake to make, so look carefully.
He rn thru th frest, hiting a bunh of branchs on teh way. It waz onli a few fet til he wuz in the klear.
He ran through the forest, scraping himself on low branches in his rush. There was no time, and he was mere feet from safety.
*Tip: The newest versions of Mozilla Firefox web browser have built in spell checking which is very useful for writing posts. Some people also like to write posts in Microsoft Word or a similiar program before posting it on the site to check for errors.
3. Use proper grammar. This can be very annoying, finding yourself tripping over clumsy conjugation and ruining your immersion in the situation. If you're having trouble, ask questions! There are plenty of people willing to help. These are also very easy to make, so read through and look for these as well before you post.
Atashi runned through a not-not-small river, desperate to get acrossed. There was very tiny time to get to they're village, and the enemy armies was merely hours from the gates. He would have to place his everything into a sprint to get there on time.
Atashi ran through the large river, desperate to get across. There was very little time to get to their village, and the enemy army was mere hours from the gate. He would have to put his all into a sprint to get there in time.
4. Use proper spacing. If things are run together, they are incredibly difficult to read. Remember to begin new paragraphs every time someone new speaks and when you change the subject of the text.
ItwasagreatandsunnydayinKonoha,onethelikesofwhichwerereservedforfrolickinginthe sunandtakingwalksthroughtheforest. Thebirdswerechirpingandtherewerenoannoying littlebugsflyingabout,botheringpedestrians. "Mywhatabeautifulday,"Mistukaisaid.
It was a great and sunny day in Konoha, one the likes of which were reserved for frolicking in the sun and taking walks through the forest. The birds were chirping and there were no annoying littlebugs flying about, bothering pedestrians.
"My what a beautiful day," Mistukai said.
5. Use variety. Pick up a thesaurus if you have no ideas. Repeating the same word over and over makes for a boring post, and no one likes to be boring.
Izumi spoke with Arashi, then spoke with Kazuma. Speaking out of turn, his speech interrupted Ayashi, who was currently speaking. His speech interrupted Ayashi in a very bad way, making both lose their ideas.
Izumi spoke with Arashi, then with Kazuma. Out of turn, he interrupted Ayashi, who currently held the floor. His voice interrupted Ayashi most unfortunately, making both lose their trains of thought.
Remember, ask the staff for whatever help you need. That's what we're here for!