The concept of this is not hard; you simply pick a gang and one of its areas. You then write stories for that gang and asset. You will receive $$$ for the stories you write. Remember, better stories means more $$$ (no one said length was a bad idea either).
We hope you’ll take part in the fun
The BUYG Staff
BUYG Staff Members:
Just post your first story, for which gang and at which location it is set, and when Staff get around to rating stories, your name will be added to the list of scorecards below.
|With a New Year comes new joys and Build Up Your Gang IV is starting 2011 with a total revamp:|
|1. You can now write for up to five gangs.|
Gone are slots and the need to find a space in a gang. If you want to write the for Gambettis, start writing for the Gambettis. Bored of the Gambettis and want to try the Irish Mob? Feel free, it’s all part of the game. Be mindful though, that a five gang limit is in place to promote better quality and assist with Staff’s work.
|2. Likewise, your hard earned cash no longer belongs to a single gang. It’s yours for you to do as you wish, however and wherever you wish.|
|3. Properties are no longer reserved for a single writer.|
|4. All your information will now be collected in a single writer’s card. Scroll down or follow this link further information.|
|5. Each Gang has a starting vehicle. Plus, each new member starts with a pistol.|
|Rules for Build Up Your Gang: IV|
|General Rules & Guidelines|
|1||You must not post more than one story in a 24 hour period.|
|2||If you cannot come up with a complete thought please don't bother posting what you have at all. Just save it in notepad or word or something and come back with a complete story.[/i][/u]|
|3||Please don't post half of a story and say you will be back to update it later as this can cause confusion to those that have to grade your stories.|
|4||To make it easier on us please check your spelling and grammar carefully as it makes it harder for us to read and grade them with multiple errors.|
|5||Please refrain from "flaming" other members as this will get this topic one of those neat, but unneeded, locks.|
|6||Most importantly if you need any help or assistance with writing/brainstorming/developing stories or if you feel the need to comment on the thread then please contact me with your opinions/expressions/concerns/problems. In addition to this if you feel that rule 4 had been broken please contact us before taking any action yourself.|
|7||NO DOUBLE POSTING, just edit your initial post.|
|8||We the BUYG Staff reserve the right to ban you from the topic if you break any of the rules. No exceptions.|
|9||Conversation is allowed in the topic. But refrain from going off topic.|
|10||Please refrain from cluttering up the topic. Try and keep any questions regarding purchases, gang wars, cash, story count, etc. brief and avoid unnecessary discussion, preferably by keeping to PMs where possible.|
|Weapons & Vehicles|
|1||Guns and vehicles are purchased from your total cash, not your earnings for a single gang.|
|2||On joining a gang, you will have access to the gang's default vehicle.|
|3||Additionally, on your first post as a writer, you have access to a pistol. This only applies to your first ever story and not on subsequent moves to another gang.|
|4||You may only use the weapons you own for the gang you are writing for.|
Own a Sub-Machine Gun for the Ancelottis and want to write about one for the Hillside Posse? You have to buy another for that gang.
|These guidelines and rules have been brought to you by the BUYG Staff.|
If you have any questions or problems regarding BUYG, in any of it's forms, then please contact Build Up Your Gang via PM.
|Lochie's guide to writing|
|You feel like writing? Well, this is the place for you then. Read below for some helpful advice and stuff.|
|1. Characters, locations and storylines: Develop your characters well, try to avoid using well-known characters from GTA IV as your main character, but instead make up your own. Its alot more fun and original, its okay to include characters from GTA IV, but just don't rely on them all the time, get creative. With locations, be certain you've got the scenery and street names down pat, try to avoid silly little mistakes. Plan your stories out and make sure you have a feel of the location. Storylines are easy, just try to avoid cliche's.|
|2. Spell Check:|
Spell Check is vital, a bad story = less money and annoyed staff
That's just horrible, use MS word. If you've got a burning idea but can't finish it, save it in Notepad and come back to it later.