I Choose You (ICY) is an original fantasy reimagining of the pokémon games, involving pokémon from every generation. Fakemon are allowed, within reason. Shinies are also allowed, with no cap, as they are considered variant colors rather than "rare" forms.

We are rated R or 3-3-3. We allow mature content; however, you can turn it off if you wish (see below). All members must be 18+ to join, but we allow characters of any age, including children.

We have no activity checks, no word count, no character limits, no application process (play as soon as you create a character account) and face claims are not mandatory.

Joining

Sign up with an Out of Character (OOC) name, which will be your sole account. Character accounts are automatically attached to your OOC account.

Character Creation

1. Click your OOC NAME to bring down the menu. 
2. Choose MANAGE CHARACTERS.
3. Click the CREATE CHARACTER button.
4. There will be 3 tabs for you to input character info; all of these are optional except the FACE CLAIM, if you choose to use one, SPECIES, and the GROUPING. As of now, everyone must belong to either: Middle Kingdom, Yamato or Gauri. 
5. Click the READY TO PLAY box at the bottom left of the form; this will list your character as active, and you may begin to play them as soon as you click the SAVE button.

For a more detailed explanation of each profile field, please CLICK HERE!

Legendary Beasts (aka Legendary Pokémon)

As of now, legendary pokémon are not playable. They may be referenced in any way you so choose in posts or in character profiles, but we do not permit characters who can shift into them or who otherwise control them. This includes fakemon with legendary powers.

Consider them NPCs for now, with possible opportunities to become playable in the future! 

Canons

As ICY is an original setting, we do not permit canons from pokemon games to be played, because there are no gyms and there is no Elite Four or anything of that sort! Instead, you may play royals or nobles! Also consider browsing the wanted ads for groups that your character might fit into!

Mature Content

If you would prefer not to view mature content, you may turn them off by doing the following:

1. Click your OOC NAME to bring down the menu.
2. Choose MANAGE PROFILE.
3. Under SETTINGS, toggle the slider for DISPLAY MATURE CONTENT to the OFF position (it should be red).
4. Click the PROFILE tab and input your birthday. It does not need to be your real birthday; the system simply needs one in order to turn off mature content for you.
5. If you put your real birthday, you can opt to hide it in the SETTINGS tab.

Note: This software does not allow any guest to view mature content, so if you see posts in a board and there are no posts to be seen, this means the Mature Content slider was turned on for that thread.

Images

Face claims are not mandatory but if you do use them, they should be artwork and not real-life or photo-realistic faces. If you use someone else's art please credit them to the best of your ability, somewhere in your profile. You may optionally choose to draw your own or use an image that best represents your character.

1. Avatars are 250x250.
2. Secondary images (shows up in posts) are 250x400.
3. Cover image does not have a size, but it should exceed 1500x500.
4. Please only use character signatures to post your character's pokemon team, and nothing else.
5. Please keep all images safe for work as a courtesy to those who access the site in public.
6. The GALLERY is for other related images to your character, such as larger images, images of their homes, their pets, etc.

Non-Player Characters (NPCs)

When you go to create a character, there is a Create Non-Player Character button. This will create an NPC character that is shared by everyone on the site. That means anyone can use this NPC to post, site-wide.

Posting and Tags

When adding tags, type the word with a comma afterward (i.e. open, to add threads to our open threads list). The system requires a comma to input the tag! 

Remember to add in a date in the TIMELINE area. The timeline is mandatory and used to sort threads by order of when they occur. This is only necessary for in character threads.

If the thread is mature, please click the MATURE CONTENT slider to ensure that the thread is hidden from anybody who has decided not to read mature threads. 

Vesta does not use BBCode. The post form is similar to what you get in Microsoft Word or any other word processor. To bold, italicize, etc. your post, highlight the section you want altered and click the appropriate button. Keyboard shortcuts also work (i.e. ctrl+B to bold).

If you have questions, please ask Admins Hex or Stolitz!

Thread Tracking

Thread tracking is automatic; any thread your character posts in is added to the list in their profile, so you don't have to manually track threads yourself! You can also manage each character's thread tracker by:

1. Clicking your OOC NAME to bring down the menu. 
2. Choose MANAGE CHARACTERS.
3. Under the character, click the THREAD TRACKER button. Here you can add notes or delete threads you don't want to appear on their profile.

When a thread is completed, please click the LOCK button and add a COMPLETED tag to it. We do not archive threads.

Password Recovery

The site's software doesn't use or store emails when you register. To avoid getting locked out, please go to your profile and add in a recovery question.