Corey and Lori's Quest Log


Corey and Lori’s Quest Log

Mission: Possible

Ok, so you’ve taken the Hero test and we’ve assigned you a class based on your results. You’ve taken a deep breath, then followed the email link to Enroll in The School for Heroes. Well, if that’s all there was to it, we could have stopped at the test. But the test is only the beginning.

After enrolling and signing in to the school, you will see your personal page. It isn’t very personal yet; we have a lot of features that we will be adding over the next weeks and months. But there are already some very important links on the right side sidebar. These are:

Page Name Description
Class Page Takes you to your instructor’s classroom.
Completed Assignments Shows you assignments you have completed and instructor comments.
Available Assignments Lets you take on missions appropriate to your class and level
Submitted Assignments Shows you assignments that are waiting for an instructor response

Start your heroic journey by clicking on Available Assignments to see your first mission.

Your Mission. . .

Quest GiverWhen you first select the Available Assignments at The School for Heroes, you will see just one Available Assignment. It is a way for you to introduce yourself to your instructor and fellow students. The First Mission is also a task that gives you some of the flavor of your particular class. Once you have completed the initial mission, and your class instructor has responded to it, you will advance to Level 1 in your class. This is a very important accomplishment, as you will now appear in your class roster and new assignments will open for you.

We recommend that you read the assignment carefully, then work on it off-line. Compose and proofread your answer, then copy it and paste it into the Available Assigment form. This way you will have an assignment about which you can be proud, have time to change your mind if you decide to submit a different answer instead, and have the chance to polish your answer and make your instructor and other students happy. Incidentally, you can use some limited HTML tags to improve the appearance of your assignment. If you don’t know how to do this, it isn’t a problem – Plain text is always fine and we will add minimum formatting to make your submission look good.

In Raseir, Everything Not Mandatory is Forbidden

Fortunately, Silmaria is very different from Raseir. Assignments come in three flavors – Required, Optional, and Examinations. To improve your rank in The School for Heroes, you must do all of the Required assignments at your current level, enough Optional assignments to give you the experience points required for the next level, and pass the final examination. You can even re-do assignments for extra credit. Once you pass the final exam, you will then receive a new rank title and will become eligible for the next level’s assignments. (There might be a few days delay before you find new assignments; we’re still entering them into the new system.)

Should You Decide to Accept It. . .

When you have finished filling in your answer to the assignment, you will notice a check box labeled “Keep My Answer Private” and a button labeled “Submit”. We recommend that you don’t check the “Private” box unless your answer contains significant private information or reveals secrets that you do not want other students to see. It’s much more fun when people can share their experiences with others at the school. When you click the “Submit” button, your answer will be added to our database and email will be sent to your class instructor. You are then automatically redirected to the “Submitted Assignments” page.

Within a few days – at most – the instructor will read your submission and determine the number of “experience points” you have earned. The assignment will be moved to the Completed Assignments page and the points will be credited to your account.

This School Will Not Self-Destruct

There’s more. . . much more. Just as we post a new blog entry every week, we are also constantly adding features to the school pages and assignments. New assignments may appear at any time. If you come back every week – or even more often – you will see a slightly different school each time. And the process will accelerate. When we add the forums, you will want to visit daily to share your experiences with other students and the instructors. We want The School for Heroes to be a living, breathing space where we all can grow, surrounded by friends. Your continuing mission is to be a part of our tribe and help make the school great for everyone. Are you up to the challenge?

Any Questions or Comments? Be sure to ask them here where everyone can learn from them.

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  1. Karmine Says:

    Greetings and salutations!
    I am thrilled to contemplate this fine doing of your craft, dear Coles – I have waited long for its start and waited to have a chance to contribute to the project. I see that time and effort have once again been born into a wonderful outcome; these lively colors depict lively hearts that beat here united in two decades of glorious adventures. I wish School to prosper, and to you I wish abundant inspiration and love.

    P. S. Scored a triple-class similar to what I played in QFG, so I guess game will be peculiar.

  2. The_Dayn Says:

    I just wanted to thank you guys for putting this together. I look forward to furthering my growth as a Paladin. It’s also nice to see the creators of my favorite series still busy creating. I started playing QFG with my brother when I was five or six, and then I became involved with the Quest for Glory Club and have been writing with them for most of my life. You could say that because of QFG and later the club, is a large part of where I’ve gotten in life. I can say with 100% certainty that I would not be graduating from Cal Poly if it wasn’t for you guys.

  3. Lori Says:

    This website is a true collaboration between Corey’s talents and mine. Corey programs the php and sets up the system and database software. I design and program the html and css for the page designs. He usually writes the “Quest Log” articles and I illustrate, edit, and post them.

    I’m the artist and the creative designer for the site. Corey’s the Implementor.

    But we do have the staff from the School for Heroes on Silmaria to run the school. We couldn’t do this without them.

  4. Lori Says:

    Yes, this School bridges reality between Glorianna and Earth. For school assignments, it will be up to you to decide how best to accomplish a given mission. If your talent is for creative writing, then telling us all how you got a standing ovation for your performance of “Silmarian Nights” in the Royal Theatre of Marete would be the perfect way to hone your skills. On the other hand, if you are an actor, talking about your experience as an understudy for “MacBeth” would probably be more useful for you. Paladin assignments tend to be more about Earth. Mage assignments tend to be more about Glorianna or worlds of your own creation. It all boils down to “What is best for You and your goals?”

  5. Lori Says:

    This school is still under development, which pretty much means that you people have the dubious pleasure of being our Beta Testers. We managed to get the assignments posted for some of the classes and then fix the bugs associated with them. So now we are ready to get all the class assignments posted.

    It’s not Mombera’s or Lorenzo’s fault these assignments weren’t posted. Believe me, they weren’t pleased to find out that other classes did have their assignments posted.

  6. Fingon Says:

    I would ask you something (I’m very curious and sometimes it could be annoying, sorry:-)…
    First thing first. A methodological question: The School for heroes is located in Glorianna, but we students are from Earth. If I’am the bard and I’m a film director, shall I act as a film director or shall I transform this to something what could be in Glorianna, eg. director at the theater?
    (I can assure you that the movie making is really heroic deed… watch Living in oblivion:-)

    The second question… you Coles are the only two people who build and maintain this project? If so, my admiration to you would be greater than is it now:-). This is huge… Is it so that Lori writes and Corey does the technical background?

  7. Matthias Says:

    I noticed that some of the other classes have gotten other assignments already. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn’t missing anything and that there wasn’t anything additional posted for Warriors yet, since I didn’t see anything myself. I’m getting lonely being the only Warrior on the roster. 😉

  8. Corey Says:

    It will go on your personal page, visible only to you. I’ll get back to the rest of the personal page features once I get the rest of the rank 1 assignments and assignment grading done. Figure a week unless I spend the 15 minutes to do this sooner. :-)

  9. Dolgur Says:

    Will there be a place on ones personal page or on another page that lists our current point total towards the next Circle?

    Dolgur

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