|Stay in Character
What you type is what your character says. If you
want to describe an action or emote, just stick a
* at the beginning and the end of your text.
If you must go 'out of character' on a public
channel, start your message with OOC. And if you
aren't logging out, end your OOC message with BIC
(back in character).
If you're in a DM guided quest or event and a DM
texts AOOC, that means you are now all out of
character until the DM texts ABIC (all back in
Don't Vomit Masses of Text
Break up your texts regularly. Blocks of text
should be reserved for smaller parties that have
some experience playing narratively together, and
for DM guided quests or events, when the DM allows
Maybe another player wants to interact. If you've
typed for one minute straight... stop typing so
they have a chance!
Don't Dominate, Charm or Any Other Thing You
Think Should Force Another PC to do Something
Regardless of game mechanics. Just don't do that
crap. It might be okay for some DMs at their
table. It's not ever okay on this server.
|Don't Be a Dick
The anonymity and escapism that roleplaying on
a persistent world provides does not excuse being
"I am in character" is still no reason to be a
dick. A lot of players will essentially play
themselves, so you should keep that lack of
distinction (which is not wrong) in mind.
Don't Solo and Don't Insulate Your Character
from Social Interaction
If your character is a violent anti-social
psychopath, make a new character. This persistent
world is a social experience for several players
at a time, and not just for you to solo, grind
expees, hog loot, and go on a murder-spree.
Don't be Selfish
Share the world. Share the time, share the
space, share the dungeons, share the mobs, share
No Sexting or Whatever it's Called Nowadays
(aka The No Fwapping Clause)
If you want 'adult relations', log off and go
do that in the real world. This kills persistent
worlds. Just don't do it.