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Welcome - Code of Conduct

This section is for all world resources such as character information, maps and other demographics of the world and the Rules of Conduct for running and participating in the World.
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Welcome - Code of Conduct

Post by Aya » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:58 pm

The Powers that Be had always wanted a world of their own. A world to call home. A world to bring their friends where they can play, explore, adventure, create and relax. After much searching they found The World. There was much here to offer such a group. Lands of death, life, danger, beauty and much more to capture the imagination. They claimed this land as their home and brought their family with them. From all corners of existence they came to settle here, in The Collective. The lands of The World are open to all.


Welcome to The World. This persistent world is based on our own forum. You play as your forum persona, though you're welcome to create a new character or new persona as you wish. Below you will find the code of conduct, guidelines and responsibilities for running an RP and participating in one.
You have all been amazing and I will miss you, but it is time for me to go.

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Re: Code of Conduct for The World

Post by Aya » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:25 pm

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Welcome to The World. This persistent world is based on our own forum. You play as your forum persona, though you're welcome to create a new character or new persona as you wish. Below you will find the code of conduct, guidelines and responsibilities for running an RP and participating in one.

:purplebullet: For now, only two main RPs can be running at the same time. While we get used to our new world we don't want to overwhelm people that want to participate with too many plots to keep up with.

:purplebullet: (This only pertains to RPs being written as cannon) We ask that you do not set your timeline in the future or in the past. This world is being created as we go and we do not want anything posted too far in the future that implies things about the past that have not happened yet in a "present day" RP. It also means that it's something we need to fit in later on that may not work out. Since the forum war is considered the beginning of our world, no RPs can take place before it.

:purplebullet: If you are running an RP it is your responsibility to keep it going. These RPs are not meant to be open ended. There must be a clear beginning and end. It can be a long running RP, but there must be a planned end to it. Since there can only be so many RPs running at one time you need to remember that if your plot dries up or you disappear without telling anyone (we do understand that r/l comes first) your RP is taking up a slot that could be used for an active plot waiting to be played. So we suggest you have a co-GM for times like that.

:purplebullet: If you wish to run a main RP in The World you must request to do so. As stated above there can only be so many RPs running, and there may be a waiting list.You must also have at least a basic plot outline to submit with your request. See below for main plots and minor plots and what will count as part of the 2 RP limit.

:purplebullet: There is a section for 1x1 RPs that anyone can run that do not need to be approved. These are considered minor plots. There can be as many 1x1 RPs running as you would like. However, if you want the content to be considered cannon you must follow the rules of The World. If you plan to explore an undiscovered area you must clear with Gideon or Aya where you are going and what you expect to find. There are places and creatures in place and there may be something significant about where you are going that you will need to know about as you proceed. You will also be required to keep a running summary of your plot for submission to the world history. If you do not wish your RP to become cannon then you may do as you wish, but anything that comes of your plot will not be included in the main world. Anything you find or discover will be solely for your enjoyment of your own plot and will not exist in the main world.

:purplebullet: If you wish to run an RP that isn't 1x1, you have two choices. 1: A minor plot that follows the same rules as the 1x1s. 2: a major plot that falls in the category of a main plot and takes up one of the two slots for main active RPs. If choosing #2 you do not have the choice of it being non-cannon. One of these types will have to be coordinated with Gideon or Aya so that you have all the pertinent information you will need for any areas in The World you will be visiting. All the rules of being cannon still apply.

:purplebullet: It is your own responsibility to keep your CS up to date. There is a thread found here where all your characters will be posted. So, if it's not listed on your CS, you can't do it.

:purplebullet: While it is obvious to most, some do need to be reminded, no god-modding. Your character is as you wish your character to be. It is your persona after all. However, any RP within The World you wish to join may need to restrict some of your characters powers. It will be up to the GM how this is done, and they will do so in whatever way is required to fit the plot they have in mind. DO NOT ARGUE WITH THE GM! If they nerf your powers in a way you don't like, feel free to converse over PM with them about it in a civil manner. If we hear otherwise, you may not be allowed to continue to participate in the The World.

:purplebullet: You are allowed to make more than one character. If it is significant enough to require a CS then you must keep it up to date. If said character dies or you do not wish to play it anymore you will need to notify a mod and said character will be moved to the retired character section. We will not be moving them back and forth, so once it is retired that's it. If you're not sure, then leave it active. This is helpful for those RPs that may need to kill off someone for plot reasons, and someone may want to play such a character. It is a privilege to be among The World's honourable dead. :floating:
You have all been amazing and I will miss you, but it is time for me to go.

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