We are pleased to announce that phase 2 of the ChatFighters Planetary System has officially begun!
As part of this phase, the split that was previously in the chat will now be implemented across the main site.
Upon entering CF, you will be prompted to select between Venus and Mars. This choice will determine which version of the site you will be directed to.
Mars will only host male characters and male vs male battles. Character keywords "male/female" or "female/female" will not be able to enter Mars once the planetary restrictions are enforced. Venus is the choice for intergender communication and battles and will not allow "male/male" characters.
Your CF account and all characters attached to it will be accessible on both Mars and Venus. However, it is important to note that chat rooms, comments, and messages are separated now between the two sites. Changes made on one site will not propagate to the other site.
With this in mind, we recommend choosing one primary site for each of your characters in preparation for phase 3.
In conjunction with the phase 2 launch, most of our federations have also been assigned to either Mars or Venus. If you are a federation admin and believe your federation has been assigned to the wrong planet, please open a support case through the help center. Some general federation will continue to exist on both planets. As a federation admin, you can request the removal of one version.
As this is a cyber fight roleplaying site, you may also consider modifying or creating additional characters on either site in order to align with the planetary restrictions. This will allow you to fully participate in the content and functionality of both versions of the site.
In preparation for phase 3, we also encourage you to select your character stats as soon as possible. This will ensure that you are ready for the next phase of our change and can fully participate in the site's content and functionality.
We understand that this change may be difficult for some members of our community, and we want to assure you that it was not made lightly. We believe that this split will ultimately lead to a better experience for all of our users, and we appreciate your understanding and support as we move forward with this transition.
Thank you for your continued engagement and participation in our community.
Frequently asked questions and comments, answered:
- 1) I'm on Mars. How can I switch to Venus?
- In chat, use the menu and select "Fly me to #venus". On the main site, use the planet icon near the top to switch.
- 2) Can I join both?
- Yes, you can be in both rooms and on both sites at the same time. You simply need a 2nd browser tab.
- 3) My Federation was wrong assigned. / I want to remove it from one of the Plants.
- Please contact us (over support), and we will make the necessary adjustments.
- 4) I have friends on ... Can I still talk to them?
- Yes, during phase 2 everyone can join every site. With phase 3, you might need to create a 2nd character to stay in touch. This is one reason we are rolling this feature out in phases.
- 5) 2nd browser tab just to talk to some of my friends this
- Yes, unfortunately, this is true. But also, it is just one more tab.
- 6) Will messages be synced between Mars and Venus?
- No. Your initial messages got synced at the creation of Mars and Venus. Future messages you are sending will not be synced. (same applies to comments, stories and chat rooms)
- 7) I'm a room admin. Do I need now to be in the same room twice on both sites?
- Yes, depending on the goal you had when you created the room, you might request the termination (open ticket) of one of the rooms on the either planet Or keep both. You can, of course, also pass on the owner's right to someone else. This can be a new or existing character of you too.
- 8) My gender is "cyborg"
- "Cyborg" does not equal "Male" and will not be able to join Mars once Phase 3 begins. Recommended action: Depending on your liking, enjoy Venus, or change your gender to "Male"
- 9) My keywords include both "Male/Male" and "Male/Female"
- Characters with the "Male/Female" keyword will not be able to join Mars once Phase 3 begins. Recommended action: Remove "Male/Female" on your Mars Character - or create a new character.
- 10) This goes too fast! / This goes too slow!
- 11) Why is this happening?
- See previous news posts - and comments. The short summary is: frequent user requests and careful deliberation.
- 12) This is stupid and makes no sense.
- See previous news posts - and comments.
- 13) This sucks!
- They are many alternatives out there, discord and similar websites to us. If you hate a place, don't use it. Constructive criticism is appreciated.
- 14) This is awesome; thank you!
- You are welcome.
- 15) This is a drastic change.
- Yes, it is, and we are aware of the consequences. But the dust will settle once the new colonies establish on they planet.
- 16) What's next?
- Next up is Phase 3: we will start enforcing the rules for Venus and Mars; if you try to join a plant with a character that is not appropriate, you will receive an error message and get redirected. Your characters will no longer exist on both planet: they will instead become residents of either Venus or Mars.
- 17) Can I criticize this change?
- 18) Can I criticize this change by insulting people (refer to our Terms of Service)?
- Nope. We have enough work cut out for us without having to deal with unnecessary rudeness.
- 19) Can I repeatedly criticize this chance by spamming my opinions over and over in all rooms and all other places I find?
- No. We do you the courtesy of reading every comment, so please return the favor of only making your point once.
- 20) You should (have) communicated this change better?
- We are trying our best with limited resources. And we are not professional PR people.
- 21) I want a purely Female vs Female planet
- Our resources are thin and we are not sure how difficult or expensive it will be to run two Planets. We are confident that the ongoing change is already an improvement for a large number of members, FvF included.