Since the com doesn't officially open until Feb 1, consumer muses are allowed to AIM RP with other consumers, or plot with each other. This does not apply to the product muses though.
Product muses are allowed to plot with other product muses as well as consumer muses but no actual RPing should be done since the products have yet to be shipped to the consumers. They are all still neatly packaged inside their pretty little box.
On the 1st, consumer muses will be able to send in a request (at the product post, there will be a IC form) of which product they want. If a consumer isn't sure, they can have silo_rep
choose for them based off of the application, or wait until a product of their liking shows up.
Also, products can have jobs or go to school, only with their consumers permission.
They can also disobey and deal with whatever consequence their consumer sets for them
. If they do affiliate themselves with anything, just make a simple comment at the setting/affiliation post.