There's a lot of Heth folks following my account, so I'm just going to drop this here.
Hetherev is not inactive. Hetherev is sleeping.
I see everything that goes through the application bin. It’s far from a ghost town. I have noticed that a greater percentage of the content is no longer interactive. Hetherev’s activity depends on character interaction, so we need more of that. See the logic?
Draw Challenges, not just jams.
- Challenges encourage interaction. Art jams encourage more art jams. I love art jams. They can bring a lot to a group, and there’s no reason to feel bad if they’re your guilty pleasure, but they can weaken a community as much as enliven it. A healthy balance is needed and right now, the scales are tipped. Challenges require more effort, yes, but the rewards can be better. A challenge puts your character in a place and makes it appear available and alive.
Talk to one another.
- Visit the forums. Comment on challenges. Say hello! Hetherev is an interactive group, it is totally acceptable to approach your fellow artists and interact with them. If you’re not personally a shy person, you may need to reach out a little more frequently if you want to boost activity. I’m lookin’ at you social folk to form a net and scoop up some of these new fish.
Draw other people’s characters.
- If you want to see someone draw your character, make a habit of drawing others’ characters. People will notice. Seek out trades! But don’t expect a shower of gifts, that’s not going to happen.
Don’t wait for the ‘head honchos’ to create activity.
- YOU create it. Really! If you’re waiting for the Founder and Co-Founders to create stories and events, you’re looking in the wrong place. The truth is, the players create the events, all we do is signal boost them. If you don’t ask us to, we can’t help! If Hetherev ran like a business, we’d be churning out overpriced products that nobody wants. It’s better to let the artists create entertainment THEY want and try to help them spread the word.
Don’t be afraid to ask the group for a signal boost
- If you have a big event that you’d like us to call to attention, send us a note with all the relevant links and we’ll give it a boost!
Hetherev is a sandbox.
- We’ve given you a bucket and a shovel already. YOU HAVE THE TOOLS TO BUILD KINGDOMS. Build a sand fort and throw a plastic Triceratops at the castle across the way. Hetherev is a vast, perpetually unexplored setting. You can make shit up and put it there. Just don’t pout when others want to share.