Section I, General Rules
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= ETIQUETTE RULES =
Please treat your fellow chatters
and staffers with respect. Consider what your actions will do to other people
before you do them.
Acting contradictory to a staffer's
decision is a surefire way to get banned from AltDBZ.
This is an official IMC public room
rating, which must be enforced. Click
here for more information on this rating.
All handle images must follow IMC
picture standards, as well as our own. Handle pictures need to be no more than 350 on
the longest side. Please avoid using the same picture as other people. If you
are unsure if your picture is too large, do not post with it until you are
sure. We recommend you consult staff privately to find out.
- NO ROOM ADVERTISEMENT WITHOUT
Don't advertise other role play
chatrooms in our room, either publicly or by going "gummi-to-gummi"
privately, unless you have received permission to do so from the room staff.
= GENERAL ROLE PLAY RULES =
- GET PERMISSION, THEN JOIN ROLE
You need permission before your
character enters a previously started RP. You can't force somebody to RP with you. Get permission
for each character you enter with.
A character is only affected by
something if its player says so. In plot-related conflicts, staffers may be
called in to enforce rules against a player's decision, but in most cases the
decision belongs to the character's player.
- REGARDING ROLE PLAY PAUSING.
We do not enforce RP pausing. That
is, if an RP is put on pause with your character in it, you are allowed to
immediately use that character in another, future RP. This is different from a
character being "incapped" or killed, which is explained in another
Godmoding is when a player makes
his/her character do something it shouldn't be able to. Don't. Be reasonable with
your character's actions, especially in battle.
Metagaming is when you bring real
life knowledge to your characters' minds, when they would have no realistic
way of knowing it in character. Here are some examples of metagaming:
- "Randomly" exploiting
an unrevealed weakness in an opponent.
- Having a character read another character's thoughts
that are not enclosed in thought markers, and without your character
having psionic abilities.
- Manipulating character powers and
take advantage of the rules, instead of doing things realistically (also known as "powergaming")
- Asking around in the room for a spar with characters that yours doesn't know.
(The preferred method is to simply ask for RP)
- CHARACTER APPROVAL USUALLY
Most kinds of characters require
some kind of application and approval before they may be used, with the
exception of playtesting. The Characters
section can help you figure out if you have to or not.
When you apply for a character,
requesting a specific staffer to handle the application is not allowed
unless that particular staffer specifically tells you that you may.
- "BACKLOGGING" IS
You can "backlog" RPs.
That means you can pretend that your RPs are taking place up to a week ago.
You're responsible for rewinding and fast-forwarding your own PLs and techs,
= MISCELLANEOUS RULES =
This is to declare that our rules
and our perspective of the room and the way it should be run can change from
time to time, so we reserve the right to change the rules at any time we deem
fit, which includes but is not limited to the manner in which your characters
and their paraphernalia are interpreted with the room rules (such as the
workings of techniques). We reserve the right to change any and all matters
related to the room if we have discovered a significant reason to do so. We do try to keep everyone informed of rules changes
when we can, however.
This is to declare that we
acknowledge that every rules system has holes, and this system is by far no
exception. However, we assert that there is a "spirit" or general
moral direction that the rules stand for, and this is what is to be followed
closely, rather than the actual wording of the rules. Thus, staffers are
authorized to make unwritten interpretations of the rules to cover any
loopholes that players discover, and depending on determined intent, players
may receive disciplinary measures if they are seen as attempting to take
advantage of holes in the rules' wording.
Since Alternate Dragonball Z RP is a
public room on IMC, it is required by IMC rules to have a homepage at all
times. This is to reiterate the IMC enforcement that Alt's webpage
provider is contracted to service such that the existing website must, within
reason, be in fully functioning service until such time that a full
replacement is arranged or the room is shut down.
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