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Post by Mundae on Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:46 pm

Basic Rules

Do Not God-mode:
Godmodding is when a character features god-like abilities, such as invincibility or mind control, or other unrealistic powers that don't fit with lore. It's also considered god-modding to refuse death in fights or ignore role-players in scenarios in which said role-players are attempting to attack you. Nobody's good at everything; try and keep yourself in check.

Non-Example: "I can kill you with a single touch." *She reaches to touch his skin, and if she succeeds, his flesh will fall off of his bones.*

(Unless you are a god/goddess, entity, seven deadly sins, protector/leader, or a vessel, etc. Basically, if the staff give permission or you have applied for a high-powered role yatta-yatta)

Do Not Mix IC and OOC:
It's also considered poor form to take IC information and apply it OOC. That is if character A insults character B, and player B takes character A's insult as a personal attack from player A rather than exclusively an IC attack on character B, that is mixing IC and OOC. Any instance of holding against a player what his/her character said or did violates this rule (not to be confused with holding against the player any rule violations he made while controlling his character).

Another instance which is less inflammatory but still technically a violation of this rule is if character A says something, character B doesn't understand or takes it the wrong way, and player A deigns to explain himself OOC to player B. This is especially the case when player B already understood but was intentionally allowing his character to miss-react for the sake of adding interest to the game or being true to character B's nature. This cramps the flow of role-playing and can sometimes be insulting to a player since it suggests that player B's character is a Mary Sue who player B can't separate himself from.

Do Not Auto (Autohit, Autowalk, etc):
Autohitting is when a player performs an action without giving the affected players a chance to respond. For example, running up to somebody and saying *Stabs in the heart* than running off would be auto hitting. Auto also applies to non-combative actions to which another player might have a reaction. Saying, *The black knight slips past the guards and into the castle,* while white knights are guarding the entrance to the white knight's castle would be auto walking on the premise that, in all likelihood, those knights would stop you before you got past them. This can easily be fixed with a simple rewording. Add "tries to" or "attempts to" to clarify that your character intends to perform said action, but his success depends on the responses of those around him. More advanced role-players will go into detail with their actions and emphasize their attempts. This is a frequently broken rule by newer role-players.

Non-Example: *Melissa throws a lit match onto the bed of her unfaithful lover and his mistress, then watches spitefully as his hair quickly catches fire and the two begin to burn.*

Do Not Lore break:
Lore breaking is when a character breaks lore, which is anything that likely affects a character or scenario. The basis for these commonalities is an origin, culture, and known historical events. For example, a vampire that is unaffected when crossing the holy salve barrier is a lore break because vampires are weakened outside of Morytania where the sun shines. Lore bending, a similar term, is when existing lore is lightly modified (Hence the term lore bending), but not significantly or in a way that detracts from the role-playing experience. Often this has to do with ideas that are neither supported nor contradicted by existing lore; for example, one never comes across a goblin who excels with traditional magic in-game, but it is never explicitly stated that this can't ever be done - only that you rarely come across it.

Non-Example: *Broaven the Rellekan sailor is an established water mage and heads into the settlement to meet up with his other shipmates and use his magic to help them on their next trip.*
DO NOT LOREBREAK
That's right, it's on here twice. Avoid it.

No King of the Hilling:
This occurs when a player operates someone else's character without the other player's consent. The most blatant example of this would be a player writing, "Your character falls off the cliff when he walks up to it." As you can see, you take active control of what the other character does. Not only is this not fair to the other player, but it's also discouraged because often players will misunderstand the behaviors and personalities of characters they didn't design. Powerplaying goes into more subtle situations, however, saying, "Sally charges Jack so fast that he wouldn't be able to react enough to avoid it," can also be considered a violation of this rule since Sally's player has controlled Jack's abilities, possibly in a way that doesn't accurately represent his character. The appropriate way to word Sally's attack would be, "Sally charges Jack so fast that it's unlikely he could totally dodge it without equally inhuman speed." This leaves it up to Jack's player whether or not Jack is actually capable of avoiding Sally.

Non-Example: *Rex walks up to Jewel and moves to plant a kiss on her. Rex's rich, masculine musk overcomes Jewel so powerfully that she has no control over herself and kisses back.*

Do Not Play Mary-Sues:
A Mary-Sue is a specific kind of character that is usually considered literarily reprehensible and otherwise unpleasant for others to play alongside. A Mary-Sue is any character (of any gender, age, race, or species) who fits one or more of these descriptions:

A character who’s too perfect, lacking realistic or logical flaws, or whose flaws do not affect them in real ways.

b A character who’s exactly like their creator, except idealized or made “better”. (E.g. more attractive, smarter, given skills, abilities & powers the creator wishes they could have.) Essentially, the creator is inserting themselves into the story, but without the flaws, quirks & limits that make them interesting and real. Users are often discouraged from creating characters who would be described as, "He's based off me," especially since that comes with the extra risk of violating the avoid mixing IC and OOC rule.

b A character who’s cliched, having qualities or characteristics that are overused by people trying to have a powerful/perfect/cool character. This includes but is not limited to the traits listed as Popular Role-Play Trends.

R-rated contexts:

Pictures:
Please be aware that there are minors on here and they are impressionable. Yes, we know it's the internet webs and it has a lot of gore/satanic/evil/bad stuff on it, BUT STILL! Usually, R-rated topics are generally in the land of Hellsing, but, this doesn't stop them from showing up anywhere else on this site. Yes, Heavenpolis can have R-rated topics in it. This means nudity is not okay. Yes, you can have scantily clad (bikini standards) pictures just make sure the privates are covered. Yes, there are some pictures of human-esk figures that don't have any junk or nipples, like the titans from Attack on Titan, and that's okay.

Another thing about pictures is sexual images or hints of sexual stuff. For example, having a picture of two things having intercourse is not okay. No showing of any sexual acts. And no showing any private areas, (Like but limited to, penises, vaginas, cum, boobs fully exposed nipples and all, buttholes, naked butts. balls, sex)

Some examples of okay pictures:
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=118669342

https://i.paigeeworld.com/user-media/1466726400000/562cf22ae94c42750a77c96e_576d0591f2e133fe01eedea3_320.jpg

If you are confused and not sure if a picture is okay please pm/email picture or a link to staff to make sure it's okay.

Sexual Intercourse in thread/posts/topics/and chatbox:

Two characters are intimate with each other and want to do the do, this is okay. You can make topics/posts/threads and or pm each other. You must, however, have [R], [S],  in the title to keep/warn younglings from clicking on it. You may not do this in the chatbox, at all. Or you will get a strike to your name!

Key = [S] Sexual content.

Gore/Language:

Gore in Images-

Gore is something that is in movies, books, and images. Why yes you can have gore in your pictures but please keep in at level 1-3. Some stuff can give nightmares and or haunt people for the rest of their lives. What I'm saying is to not have Corpse Party levels of gore.

Some examples that are okay are:

level 1:
https://image.dek-d.com/27/0375/1885/121066188

level 2:
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/94/70/1f/94701ffe9ba637c2d8576b74fc0480de.jpg

level 3:
http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif
g

WARNING ABOVE LEVEL THREE:
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/600x315/a4/66/ec/a466ec8ed8f8c40d27a7656f786db5e5.jpg

Gore in posts/threads/topics/chatbox-

Now, this is where you can have Corpse Party levels of gore! But just like with intercourse have [G], [R], in your title somewhere! ^-^ And no gore in the chatbox.

Key = [G] Gore

Language:

Just like in series/movies we have a rating usually, we like to keep it at
PG-13 for language. Most cuss words for PG-13 for us are bitch, ass, asshole, ass butt, damn, dick and other variations of those words. You must also keep it PG-13 in the chatbox.

If you don't want to keep it PG-13 you may use other bad words. Just remember to put [L], [R], in your title!


Exceptions:
Role-play is about creativity and while these rules are not just needed they can at times during very deep and important role-play points to be a bit constricting. That being said, like many things in life the rules of role-playing are not the be-all and end-all. It takes skill and knowledge to know when one can bend one of the above rules to affect a role-play in a positive manner, this is usually done in small groups where the people involved know what they are getting into and are okay with it. This takes a long time to understand and should only be attempted by advanced role-players.

Bullying/Cyber attacks/Drama

Cyber Bullying/Attacks:

Cyberbullying/attacks are something the infects the inter-webs and will not be tolerated on our site. If anyone or you is getting mistreated/hurt please contact staff. Ever heard, 'oh it's more about the bully than you!' While that can be the case sometimes, other times people can just be meany-heads! If we see any and I mean ANY bullying/attacks we will either;  A, Give you a warning depending on how bad it is or B, ban you. And I mean BAN! IP, Email etc. So please think wisely of your actions IC and out of OOC, or we will have a talk.

Tips and tricks to avoid bullying:


  • b Don’t respond. If someone bullies you, remember that your reaction is usually exactly what the bully wants. It gives him or her power over you. Who wants to empower a bully?

    Don’t retaliate. Getting back at the bully turns you into one and reinforces the bully’s behavior. Help avoid a whole cycle of aggression.

    Save the evidence. The only good news about digital bullying is that the harassing messages can usually be captured, saved, and shown to someone who can help. You need to do this even if it’s minor stuff, in case things escalate.

    Talk to the staff. You deserve backup. It’s always good to involve an Admin but – if you can’t – a Mod usually knows how to help. Sometimes both are needed. If you’re really nervous about saying something, see if there’s a way to report the incident anonymously. Or you can email/pm staff!

    Block the bully. If the harassment’s coming in the form of instant messages, texts, or profile comments, do yourself a favor: Use preferences or privacy tools to block the person. If it’s in chat, leave the “room.”

    Be civil. Even if you don’t like someone, it’s a good idea to be decent and not sink to the other person’s level. Also, research shows that gossiping about and trash talking others increases your risk of being bullied. Treat people the way you want to be treated.

    Don’t be a bully. How would you feel if someone harassed you? You know the old saying about walking a mile in someone’s shoes; even a few seconds of thinking about how another person might feel can put a big damper on aggression. That’s needed in this world.

    Be a friend, not a bystander. Watching or forwarding mean messages empowers bullies and hurts victims even more. If you can, tell bullies to stop or let them know harassment makes people look stupid and mean. It’s time to let bullies know their behavior is unacceptable – cruel abuse of fellow human beings. If you can’t stop the bully, at least try to help the victim and report the behavior.


Darma mamas:

We've all had those days where it just doesn't seem to be going our way. This doesn't mean you can abuse people on the site. Spreading gossip and rumors will not be tolerated. Now, if there is something bothering you please pm or message staff and let them be aware. Also, reframe from lying to staff about situations. Examples of this are: Tell staff that [name] is bullying you/hurting you in some way, when in fact, they aren't. Lying about your current situations i.e. possible suicide, cutting, abuse, loss of loved one, health problems, mental states, etc. The Boy Who Cried Wolf is an excellent example of this. For if you do lie one day it might actually happen.

Always keep in mind that the purpose of role-playing online is to have fun.
 ~From team and staff of Renegade Universe
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Re: Website Rules!

Post by Kassem on Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:06 pm

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