Hey wiki readers and writers, here are some brief updates on the state of the Coffee Cup and some newly unlocked pages for writers to contribute to.
We are unlocking Liquid Friend and Uncle Plasma for fan contributions. Because of the limited nature of these two characters, fans are strictly required to post ideas to each of these players Talk pages and leave them for 48 hours for public feedback before moving them to the main page. This is a departure from our usual 24 hour policy. There will be reminders of this on each Talk page, as well as a link to how to use the Talk pages.
Real Game Band
The Real Game Band is eliminated from the Coffee Cup, but it doesn't mean we can't write some fun lore for the players on the team! Especially those that have been Tractor Beaned and Percolated. Whatever that means. Much like BC Noir, these pages will have an extended 48 hour public feedback period on them, with links on how to use the Talk pages at the top.
Additionally, because these are characters that reference real members of The Game Band and folks around them, writers are expected to be on their very best behavior when making contributions to these characters. Here is a reminder of what the different privacy layers are:
Private: The author of the character remains the only person who can contribute to the lore. Private pages remain locked, and author submissions to the page go through moderators/admins to be added.
Approval: The community may make suggestions to a character's lore, but the final approval comes from the original author. Approval may take more or less than 24h, but must always wait for the author's input (either directly on the wiki or via admin/mods).
Open: The character is treated like normal new characters, with contributors posting to the Talk page and waiting 48 hours before the lore is transferred to the main page.
And here is the list of Real Game Band players and their privacy settings, with additional notes as needed:
Bugcatcher Roldan: Open
Stealix Kramer: Open
Stephen Shelled: Open
Slam Rosenthal: Open
Nlikki Hart: Open
Cory Thirteen: Open
Cat Inning: Private
GM: Approval (note from GM: if it ain't funny, it gonna get veto'd; no references to real people)
Parker MacMillan IIII: Private
Oops All Keepers: Approval (Keepers may take 72 hours or more to approve ideas, contributors are encouraged to be patient)
The Murph: Approval
Blaseball Surgeon: Approval
Ball Clark: Open
Cedrissimo Sugar: Approval
Eli Winner: Open
Changeup Liu: Open
Electric Kettle: Open
As I mentioned already, contributors are expected to be respectful and remember that these are connected to real people, even if you don't know who they all are. Additionally, these characters are not to be shipped with anyone, real or fictional.
Society Data Witches and Pandemonium Artists
Many characters from these two teams are marked as Open or Approval, and you can find a complete list of those settings on the Coffee Cup table I have set up below. Making team-based lore for these teams are left to the authors and communities involved.
In general, contributors are free to add lore to the 13 remaining ILB populated Coffee Cup teams, and to players who have played on those teams. Take this opportunity to capitalize on characters meeting that would have never met before!
Anything Not Covered
If you have any other questions not covered here, please reach out on Twitter @BlaseballWiki, leave a comment here, or contact us on the Blaseball Discord server.