Frequently Asked Questions
How do I join?Click the “join” button. It's that easy. Once you've done so you will receive a small packet of information with important details, please don't ignore it.
What if, contrary to the warning on the front page, I DO want to be a Wallflower?Then just watch us. anyone is welcome to watch.
Can I get kicked out or Banned from this group?Yes. If you are not even a tiny big active within the first month (a questionnaire, a poll vote, a mini-bio/sketch, or a note to tell us you're busy) you will be kicked out. If after becoming active you are inactive without notice for over 3 months, you will be kicked out. If you break any of our rules after the first warning, you will be Banned (that's the only way to get banned... that or harassing anyone in the group).
After I join, what do I do?After reading the information I send you, you can start creating your OC and looking into the Academy stuff to promote your ACADEMY STUDENT to a GENIN.
Wait?! Why is my OC an Academy student? I wanted to be a Jounin!No can do, everyone starts out in HSV as an Academy student.
What is HSV?Heart Shrine Village... also called Omoichidou.
Where can I find the group rules?Right here → fav.me/d5efb1u
Ahh! I lost the welcome info I received when I joined, where can I find it?Most of it can be found all over the group in big bright pink links like so:
I lost my registration number, where can I find it?Here → fav.me/d5acnvg
It is also found at the top of most all blogs.
How do you Roleplay in this group?Through chats, drawings, and pictures... here's a good blog explaining it → fav.me/d5axx06
Once I've joined, how do I get my team?Teams are assigned by the village, and they will come together once we have the right number of genins and Team Leaders to make up a team.
The official team lists can be found → fav.me/d5fhs5u
What does the Village look like?
How do I make friends / form relationships?The best way to do it is to just start talking to people. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming so don't feel scared to approach a new person. You can also check out the Matchmaker blog and post an “ad” there and check out the other OC's relationships → fav.me/d5axx06
Can I use other OCs in my stories/drawings?Yes. it is recommended that you ask permission first, but I'm sure if you wanted to surprise someone with their OC they wouldn't be offended that you didn't ask. Also, try to keep them In Character. For this, we recommend you check out their personality charts → heartshrinevillage.deviantart.…
Does this group have a chatroom?Yes! And we're in there most every day (around afternoon/night in the US... morning on the other side of the world)
CHATROOM → chat.deviantart.com/chat/Heart…
How are stats decided?After you fill out the questionnaire, and submit it to the group you will receive an official stat wheel.
Wait! Why do I have to be assigned a stat wheel? I wanted to decide them for myself!Then this might not be the right group for you. There are plenty of other groups out there that let super-powered Mary Sues/Gary Stus out there, you can always join one of those.
Once I become a genin, can I still do the Academy prompts if I haven't finished them yet?Yup. You can keep using all the prompts you haven't used before until you reach your rank-limit.
Are there Limits on how many boosts I can get?
GENIN LEVEL --> 17 point limit
CHUNIN LEVEL --> 23 point limit
SPECIAL JOUNIN LEVEL --> 27 point limit
JOUNIN LEVEL --> 30 point limit
HIGH JOUNIN LEVEL --> 35 point limit
KAGE LEVEL --> 40 point limit
How do I boost my stats?The original boosts come from the Academy prompts → fav.me/d5j7wdp
After that, we release various prompts throughout the year... they're our “ARCS”
Different rules apply to different Arcs, but for the most part up to CHUNIN level, you can boost your stats by doing 5 of the same category prompts to receive a .5 boost.
You CANNOT repeat the same prompts to count them as 5, they have to be different.
You CAN bulk prompts to boost up faster.
How often do you release stat-boosting abilities?As often as we have new events, which is pretty often.
Can I make my own stat wheel once I've earned boosts?No. Only official stat wheels are... well official. But we will release new ones periodically and blogs announcing new stat wheels will be released before to allow people to count out their boosts and "turn them in" for new wheels.
How do I know how much level my OC have?You can find your OC's stat wheel either in the boosts --> heartshrinevillage.deviantart.…
or if it's not there, in the original stat wheels --> heartshrinevillage.deviantart.…
Where can I find a list of Prompts that have been used before?Here → fav.me/d5lg0e4
What is my OC's element affinity?After answering the questionnaire you will be assigned one.
Can I have more that one elemental Affinity?Yes, but not as a student or genin. You may EARN more elements as you rank up.
INFO BLOG → fav.me/d5njlk8
(MORE ON ELEMENTS BELOW)
This seems like a lot of work, do I have to do everything?You don't HAVE TO do anything. This group is first and foremost about having fun. One of our members said it best, “Heartshrine is a place to relax, to have fun and to enjoy art!” You'll meet great people and have loads of fun here. The only reason there's so much stuff going on is to encourage people to keep having fun and creating new things. But you don't HAVE to do anything.
How active to you have to be in this group?As stated on the front page, this is NOT a group where you can be a wallflower. If you are inactive for over 3 months, you will be cross out of our census and out of the group, HOWEVER you can still watch us, and you can still come back to us later on. As stated above, you don't HAVE to do anything, HOWEVER if you sign up for something, you DO have to keep us, and any team/partner you've signed up with informed if you suddenly have to take off somewhere. Please don't sign up for something if you know you're going to go on vacation and will have no internet access. It's not nice to your partner(s).
How many OCs can I have?One. That's it. Just one.
Can I take one of my already existing OCs and bring it to this village?Yes and no. Yes you may take an OC you've created and give it a home here in HSV, however that OC MUST comply with all the group RULES... so either it must already fit the rules or it's backstory must be edited to fit the rules. It's up to you. For the most part most new members CREATE a new OC after they've filled out their questionnaire and been giving their new assigned Stats.
Does this group have timeskips? Or does it run on the pre/post-shippuuden schedule?We will have timeskips, but not often. Also, we are NOT on the pre/post-shippuuden schedule, so don't give your OCs ages based on that.
I'm confused about what age to give my OCTime is measured by the VILLAGE... so OCs will all age at the same time. You should NOT give your OC the Academy age even if they come in as Academy students... the Academy is treated as a “Flashback” since OCs can easily pass from academy students to genin in one day if they so choose. So when assigning your Age to an OC try to come up with an age you want to be their PERMANENT age. One good way to choose age, is to look at the ages of the other players
INFO BLOG→ fav.me/d5d95eh
Can my OC have a Kekkai Genkai?No. (more to come)
Can my OC be married/related to a Naruto cannon character?No.
We want to encourage everyone to communicate amongst themselves so the CANNON CHARACTERS and VILLAGES are Offlimits to HSV. In fact, think of us being on another timeline from them... maybe we're in the future... maybe we're in the past... But other than having a Naruto-themed world, the Naruto-verse is excluded from HSV world.
Can my OC have a tragic past?No.
It violates our rules, and you should probably read them if you've asked yourself this question → fav.me/d5efb1u
What is considered a “Tragic past”?Any sexual trauma is FORBIDDEN. It is grounds for getting you BANNED from the group.
Murdered/massacred families are considered tragic past
Amnesia is considered a tragic past
HSV is a happy, friendly, untouched village, so we don't want any tragedy. We don't mind drama (as long as it's funny), but this place isn't meant to be serious, so try to keep the tragedy away... i'm sure there there are other groups that don't mind it.
Is there a HERO to this village?Yes.
It is quite clear in the Naruto fandom that a lot of RPers want to be the center of attention and want to be superpowered and want to be everyone's favorite person. We don't want SUES in this village. We don't want Show-boats. We don't want Attentio-seekers. We want Fun for all!!! And having one "chosen one" is a sure-fire way to annoy/piss/irritate/etc.. we want this village to last, so we've decided to satisfy this NEED to have a Hero, we've assigned it to our village's first NPC (a non-player character)... a 4 year old little boy.
Everyone is free to play with him, including babysitting him. Momo loves everyone!
What jutsu's are permitted?We have a rank-based jutsu list → fav.me/d5imoas
They are also limited by your ELEMENT level and PATH
What is an Element Level?Every OC beings this group with ONE element.
Elements are divided into 4 Stages:
INFO BLOG → fav.me/d5njlk8
Can My OC summon creatures, like Naruto summons toads?Yes and No... You may summon creatures once you have determined that is your PATH... but not until the rank of CHUNIN
If I get the Summoner Path, what animal can I summon, can I choose?Yes and No. More to come soon...
Can I be an ANBU?Sure, if you get that PATH. But if you're asking if you can just BECOME an ANBU as soon as you join, no. ANBU is both a RANK that must be earned, and a PATH that must be chosen.
What are “Paths”?Paths are specially created GROUP-exclusive system of jobs.
They are not available to you until you become a Chunin
INFO BLOG → fav.me/d5np495
Does this group have assignments or prompts?Oh so very very very many.
This group has prompts for ELEMENTS, prompts for STATS, prompts for MISSIONS, prompts for ARCs, and just lots and lots of prompts!
Do I have to do all of them?The beauty of this group is that other than being active – and that includes just chatting with other members, voting, commenting on blogs and such, or if you really feel motivated (and you will) drawing or writing – You don't HAVE to do anything. That is to say, nothing in this group is MANDATORY. Everything you do you can do at your own pace, in your own time, and as much or as little as you want to do. The only catch is, you can't do nothing. (SEE “No Wallflowers” Rule mentioned above)
Are there deadlines?Yes and no. Generally, no you can submit anything at any time when you have time. However, there are “time sensitive” assignments/prompts/quests that if you participate in during the village “Arc” you usually get a bonus advantage... like either poll battles where you could win a bigger boost, or win yourself a new element or ability.. But other than that, there are no deadlines.
What's an “ARC”?Like anime/manga/series, this group has “Arcs” meaning a temporary storyline. For instance, at the beginning we had the “Academy Arc” where the 40 members we originally got when the group opened up all attended the academy. Now, the academy is a flashback arc, so people do them individually. We've also had our “Crimson Order (aka Bunny Invasion) Arc”, Where the village was invaded by a religious sect that were later turned into bunnies by Momo (see above). All past ARCs can be found in the CURRENT ARC folder as SUBFOLDERS.
Missions... what are they?In this group there are FOUR TYPES of MISSIONS
SOLO MISSIONS :: Individual scenario prompts
PAIR MISSIONS :: Collaborations between two members who have signed up.
TEAM MISSIONS :: Collaborations between teammates
Sign-ups are at the end of each month.
PATH MISSIONS :: These are exclusive to each individual path and DO NOT COUNT for the ELEMENT missions
INFO BLOG → fav.me/d5ltfe3
What are the MISSIONS for?Missions play into the ELEMENTS (see above) and the PATHS (see above) ranking systems
Wow, this group is really active and unique, where do you find the ideas?These ideas are all uniquely HeartShrine and we come up with them as we go. Some come from the admins, some come from the members. We're a very loving and active community and I assure you that if you join us, you will become obsessed... HSV will be your life. You have been warned.
When does this Village Open up for Enrollment?We don't yet have a set schedule, but if you watch us we will announce it when we get closed to opening up again.
I hear I need SPONSORS to join, what are sponsors and why do I need them?Sponsors are current-Members who "vote" you into the group.
As for why we use sponsors it's to ensure that the people who join the group will fit in. For a more detailed answer though please read this: fav.me/d5u2ybk