I have two things I thought about that I'm willing to share. Although the RP is still in its infancy, and has been running really very smoothly at the moment with the current implementation, there are a few things the setting could use. Firstly is the idea of interaction with canon ponies. Ponyville does of course contain canon ponies, and it is unusual for a complete absence in terms of interaction with the other roleplayers. Although we want to keep to the canon, and avoid canon-setting interaction by including those characters; their absence is also unusual, considering they are quite noteworthy in their roles (Rainbow Dash for example, has probably spoken with nearly every Pegasus in Ponyville due to her important role in the weather committee. I propose a few possible alternatives which may work, and that have worked in other RPs I've been in, but of course, there may be others I haven't considered yet. Functional characters; simply put, the canon ponies can be introduced into a roleplay as a functional character, with permission of the roleplaying mods. Then, they would either be played by a roleplaying mod, or a person part of the roleplay with their permission. This would not apply for every roleplay; the canon characters should be invoked sparingly and probably reserved for roleplays revolving around important events. Their presence should be a 'fun addition' rather than a 'placement from the show'. Dedicated roleplayers; players that have shown good service to the roleplaying community may be nominated to play a canon character. This works well when good roleplayers are chosen for the roles, as they can often create a realistic version of the character. It would require dedication however, since playing a canon character requires very careful roleplaying to avoid inaccuracies (via canon-setting, misrepresenting the character's intentions or personality, etc) Non-canon label; simply put, canon characters can be added by any roleplayer, and the non-canon label is just stuck on to the roleplays. Probably the least fun because it takes out the feeling of authenticity created when roleplaying in a setting, but a quick and dirty solution. Non-direct placement; a canon character could be restricted to appearances that mean they are not quite present; essentially, Rainbow Dash may be mentioned in a leaflet, Cheerilee might be mentioned when speaking of teachers, but the characters themselves will not appear. One other idea I've had is 'Season Running'. The idea is that with Season 3 coming up, we'll have slow additions to the canon. This will likely mean that the town itself may be affected. An idea is for the roleplay mods to host a 'season run', which is basically a short roleplay session dedicated to an episode (with a timelimit). This will allow the characters to roleplay as part of the events in the episode, although of course they will have to avoid excessive canon-setting, (for example, in the Discord episode, it might be acceptable to include a conversation with Discord, it would be inappropriate to claim to have given Discord the idea for chocolate rain.) Feedback and further discussion is appreciated, especially by the roleplay mods!