Posters: As the transition from SC4 to SC5 occurs, we will be overhauling the Soul Arenas to their intended purpose; which is a conveyance of information related to GAMEPLAY aspects of the characters. Story, aesthetic, wishlist, speculation or CaS related information for the characters belongs in their respective forums, and will be moved to the appropriate places by moderators (with some exceptions, see below). In addition to the normal site rules (Found Here), a few special rules apply to the Soul Arenas. Do not make new threads if an existing thread can adequately deal with the question or topic at hand. Lets say you have a question about Natsu's Possession stance, you can go to the Natsu Q+A/General Discussion thread and ask there. If, on the other hand, you have pertinent detailed information on Possession stance you can make a "Natsu Possession Study" thread because it is appropriate. In general, most queries can be dealt with inside the basic threads already in existence; so please lean on the side of caution in Soul Arenas more than most when it comes to creating new threads. This isn't so much a new rule as an insistent declaration to follow the existing rule on the matter. Strategies and information posted in Soul Arena's are assumed to apply to OFFLINE NORMAL VS MODE play. That is the default position here. If you wish to post something specifically related to ONLINE play, you should note that in the post or thread title as appropriate. Special VS strategies belong in the Casual Forum, as Special VS is not considered a competitive mode of play. Please make all threads related to Special VS in that forum. Strategies against the computer in Arcade or Story mode also belong in the Casual and Story Forums respectively. Some deviation from forum specific guidelines is acceptable based on the preferences of the SA Moderator. A Matchfinder (PSN/XBL/Offline) thread of known/successful players of that character might be such a topic because this helps facilitate learning, and knowing who to learn from. Another such thread might be a "Signature Costume" thread for well known tournament players, despite normally being a CaS specific thread. The allowance of these threads is up to the discretion of the individual Soul Arena Moderators. Tier discussion is SPECIFICALLY not allowed in Soul Arenas, given that almost everything a tier discussion touches turns into a crap flinging flame fest. There is no moderator leeway on this one- it simply isn't allowed. We crack down extra hard on people being disrespectful or hostile to SA moderators. Their job is hard, and often thankless. Giving them a hard time will in turn get you a hard time from the higher up moderators and admins, ESPECIALLY IdleMind, as he handpicked all of these moderators himself.