Roleplay Etiquette

Spamming the RP is not acceptable. Spamming an RP and posting more than once without waiting for anyone else to reply is liable to earn you nothing less than being shut out from the RP.

God-Modding is unacceptable. Every character can take hits, every character can take damage, and every character can be killed. Please conduct yourself accordingly and do not have your characters super powerful, have god-like abilities, or dodging every hit. God Modding is liable to earn you nothing less than being shut out from the RP.

Power playing is not acceptable. Playing another person's character without permission will not be allowed. If necessary, confer with the other character's RPer to negotiate combined actions for posts, or imply your character's intention and follow up action if their intent succeeds. Power Playing is liable to earn you nothing less than being shut out from the RP.

Character killing is not acceptable. There will be absolutely no character killing permitted in the RP without prior negotiations with that character's RPer first! There will be no exceptions! Killing someone else's character without consent or permission is liable to earn you nothing less than being shut out from the RP.

No short one liner posts! Be creative! Get into the spirit of things and let people read your character's thoughts and feelings, some inspiration and motivation for your character, anything, just make it interesting. Typing a one word or short one sentence reply to a full and detailed RP post gets annoying fast. While there is no word count minimum, the general rule of thumb is "try for at least 50-100 words." If you end up typing a one thousand word post, that's perfectly okay too!

Be realistic with your posts. If your character is hit, give them appropriate damage to the hit. Be descriptive and have fun with it.

There is something called spell check, please use it. Please use proper spelling and grammar with your posts, and proofread them! It is very hard to read posts with spelling and grammar errors, misplaced words, or missing words, in an RP post. Please be kind to the other RPers and at least type like you paid attention in English class at school.

Absolutely no 1337 Speak, Chat Speak, LOL Speak, Internet Slang, Text Speak, or Text Short Hand will be allowed in any RP posts! We do not want to see it anywhere on the boards and repeated use of it in the RP is liable to earn you nothing less than being shut out from the RP.

One-Upmanship: Just don't do it. Pulling the "Yeah, and my character can do this" attitude and continually trying to One-Up other people's characters makes the rest of us want to either not RP with you or leave the site entirely. It is as immature as God Modding and refusing to let your characters be damaged by enemy fire. JUST DON'T DO IT!

Keep personal Drama out of the RP! If you have an issue between you and another RPer, take it to Private Chat. Drama Baiting and Drama Mongering in public view drives away established members of the RP as well as new or potential members. If you have Real Life issues that are preventing you from posting promptly, politely excuse yourself from the RP. If you are simply having a bad day/week/whatever, do not take it out on others. While many do offer sympathy to those who are having an especially hard time, airing one's dirty laundry continuously is rude and annoying. It is also considered drama queen attention seeking and is liable to earn you nothing less than being shut out from the RP and likely cause others to turn away and ignore you.

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