As we say farewell to summer, Mayfield has seen fit to help each of you out with your love lives on September 2nd, just like it does every year.
Teenagers (age 13-17) will be awakening on September 2nd to find that they have been locked with a partner of the opposite sex inside of the Bowling Alley. It should be noted that there's no one else around but the two of them- no other competitors or even staff, although there's a 'Bowl-o-Rama' banner up... But every teenager will somehow be at the Bowling Alley. You know what this means, right? Without any adults around, Mayfield's teenagers can get up to all sorts of risque activities, ranging from hand-holding to, if you're feeling particularly naughty, cheek-kissing. Or, you know, you could just bowl and try not to kill each other. The Bowling Alley will remain locked for seven hours (both doors and windows), leaving you and your partner alone for the evening with nothing but each other. Players will pick their own partners.
Adults (age 18 and over) are in a similar bind- but instead of the Bowling Alley, the two of you will be locked in a suite at the Louvre Hotel together. Mayfield residents who found themselves in the hotel last year may have some lasting traumatic memories. The Louvre Hotel is a popular spot for adults looking to get away from the kids for a night. Like teenagers, adult players may pick their own partners; we encourage you to stick with your spouses, but with certain characters inactive, hiatusing, or married to drones, we understand this isn't feasible. If you'd rather randomize it, we can do that too. As with the teenagers, adults will be trapped in their hotel rooms for seven hours with only each other for company; doors and windows will be locked and unbreakable.
Kids (age 12 or below) and Pets, meanwhile, will be spending a lovely seven hours at a Travelling Carnival. It's only in town for one day! Children and pets will be able to ride the ferris wheel, play games on the midway, and generally be adorable little scamps! As with the cars and hotel rooms, the Carnival is inescapable- unlike the former two, however, children and pets will not be paired up, and will instead be trapped as a collective group. The Carnival is quite small in size- we will provide more details in a later post for the official event start- and is subject to the same looping effect that normally binds the rest of the town. Kids and pets will not be able to advance more than a few yards away from the Carnival grounds before instantly warping to the other side of the grounds.
The event will begin Friday. The actual IC time that it will run will be 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM Saturday. Smut may be likely for certain pairings, and that's perfectly acceptable! However, as with all R-rated content, we ask that you keep it private. Also to be noted: Mayfield does not support same-sex relationships, so pairs will have to be opposite sex in the case of teenagers and adults. For ambiguous characters, it's whether you're considered a husband or a wife.
You are free to use AIM or other channels of communication to decide pairings; if you already have your pairings decided, comment here and we'll mark it down (obviously, don't do so if you don't have the other player's permission yet). If you don't have any specific pairing in mind, comment here and other players may reply asking if you'd like to be paired. If your character still has not been paired by the end of signups (right up until the event start), we will randomize. Please note if you'd like this.
Characters who do not participate in this event will remain in Mayfield as normal, although they may notice the absence of the majority of their peers. They will not find anyone in hotel rooms, the Bowling Alley, or the Carnival; it will be as if participating characters have disappeared from the town completely, and, well, the Carnival won't even be visible to non-participating characters.
As always, if you have any comments, questions, or complaints, be sure to post them here.]