||[07 Feb 2006|05:59am]
TOOLS AND GAMING INFORMATION
To ensure we have a more mature and dedicated gaming community, we require active AIM USE
AOL Instant Messenger can be downloaded here.
And it's cloning tool can be downloaded here or here.
Don't be shy. Instant Message someone first. Set up a scene in actions and get to your characters talking. You don't have to ask OOC first if "your characters can game or meet" just play and have fun. 99% of the time, if a character's screen name is logged on, they want to game. Remember: have fun and be friendly.
Also, if your looking for the AIM buddy list, don't be afraid to ask another character to send it to you. Or just add everyone manually, we didn't include their AIM's in the character information part for no reason.
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We want quality writers over the quantity of members. Please keep in mind we want mature, descriptive writers who aren't going to come and go.
We'd love to see aim conversations in your characters journals. This allows others to interact with your character and see what's going on in the life of your chosen character. Posting conversations also allows for members to not have to rely on updating as much and really focus on role-playing via aim. It is not required to post conversations, but it is encouraged as it can work as a "journal filler" until you can make a post.
We encourage you to make regular journal entries and comment other players, but it's not manditory. Journal entries do allow those members who are 'aim shy' to start and build storylines as well as helping the community see what your student is up to. We are mainly an AOL INSTANT-MESSENGER ACTIVE game.
Make the character your own. Really bring them to life. There's one catch. If you're doing a storyline deep in drama do your homework.
ALL STORYLINE ideas are welcome, just make sure you research your topic and play it out realistically and fully. Drama is fun, just make sure you know what you're doing.
UPDATING YOUR CHARACTER'S JOURNAL: We would ask that you update your journals at least once every two weeks, if you have not updated within two weeks time we will give you a warning and at this time if you have not updated after this warning has been sent, you will be deleted from the community. It's only fair that we do this because people might want to RP your character and they can't if you are, and if you are unactive it isn't fair to the other RPers. Also if you have any problems into why you can't update your journal, please make a post about it or inform one of the mods, and your absence shall be excused, because somethings in life do get in the way and we understand that.
MARRIAGES/ENGAGEMENTS: You must be in a relationship for at least a month before becoming engaged. If you want to become engaged before then, you must go in and talk to a mod about this, and confirm your engagement with two mods.
NETSPEAK: One of the reasons why we require your personal journal is because we can look through any parts you may have typed and see if you use netspeak. We are against it, and yes, using it, can be we will ban you. Please, for the sake of those who enjoy the english language use it properly.
SUICIDE: You can't kill off your character, no death or suicide. You can have attempts, but not the real thing, if you no longer want to play your character, please just delete the journal so someone new can come along and use them instead.
POSTING: We do not want characters to come and go, or just apply and be sitting around for no reason. We ask that you please, within the first four days, have your first post set up and ready to go. If you do not, we will speak with you, if you are unavailable, we will be sure to delete you without warning.
OUT OF CHARACTER: Use finalchoiceooc for all out of character posts/issues/needs. It's fun to know your other writers Out Of Character, but not all writers are comfortable with the OOC-ness.
OOC TALK: Do not talk OOC in IMS without using some form of warning or brackets. Many of our writers don't want to talk OOC and just want to game. We encourage you to use the OOC Community before talking to others. This also means setting up scenes. Just go for it. IM someone IN CHARACTER with an "action" to get the scene started, you don't have to ask to rp with anyone here, just do it.
OOC/IC CROSSOVER If you are creating a problem mixing your Out Of Character (OOC) issues with your In Character (IC) issues, the mods reserve the right to remove you at any time, with or without previous warning.
CHARACTER LIMIT: You may have no more than three characters, but make sure you can be ACTIVE and do each character gaming justice, i.e. keep up storylines. We also encourage you to play your characters in different fandoms so you'll broaden your friend circle and storyline options as well as help keep the student body diverse. If you slack off, we will remove your characters that aren't being played actively, without warning.
RAPE: Just no. If you're hell bent on such a storyline, either contact all mods first or go somewhere else. If you're a talented writer, you won't have a problem, but we don't want people screaming, "date rape" to either cause un-needed/wanted drama or to trap other writers into storylines they might not want. Rape is illegal and will result in legal action of your character.
BANNING MEMBERS: We also reserve the right to remove members of the game who are either A.) inactive on aim B.) inactive on aim and journals C.) causing unneeded drama that hurts the entire group as a whole D.) sabotaging other writers storylines for your own personal enjoyment/benefit E.) you are blurring the lines between OOC and IC F.) because well, you're just not working out here. G.) Or hell, we just feel like it.
If someone is also abusing your character or the rules, please contact a mod immediatly. You should include links to comment threads, AIM chats, etc that can also help us see the problem at hand.
QUITTING THE GAME: Drop us a comment rather than fill everyone's friends pages. It's the mature way to game.
If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to ask one of the mods. heartagramchild