Greetings from the Crescendo staff! :wave:
As you might have noticed, Crescendo is different from other Darkness RP sites. We have a new unexplored area we've filled and made our own, along with new "canon" characters and events happening in the galaxy (which is now at 600 ABY).
With this new territory, we wanted to create new, special attributes for Crescendo, to make it hopefully even more unique from the other sites in the Darkness line. The main thing we've changed is the style of roleplaying that people will do.
On our sister sites, Approaching Darkness or Legacy of Dreams, you may have noticed that you are not allowed to control other people's characters, at least without their permission.
On Crescendo, this has changed. You are now allowed to control other people's characters to a degree. This means being able to give them minor dialogue, actions, and things in this category, but nothing major such as life changing moments. Another factor is that you will not be allowed to do this if the staff feels you are not experienced enough, do not know the character you are dealing with well enough, or both of those. Of course, if you do not want your character controlled at all, feel free to state this and it will be done.
Now for dealing with the actual storyline of Crescendo. As time and storylines progress, we will reveal arcs in the story of the RP, such as galactic events that are supposed to be acted out. Take it as chapters in a book being revealed with time - things will not happen too fast, though, so take that into consideration.
While some of the RP stories will be centering on these galactic events, there is no need for your story to center on it. And we ask you to please not make up your own major story arcs that dictate main galactic events, such as the Chief Of State getting assassinated; all new major ideas will have to be passed by the admins. You can contact them directly.
I hope this answers all your questions, and if you have anymore please feel free to send a PM to staff members and we'll answer to the best of our knowledge. :)
May The Force Be With You All!