Rules and Conduct
As members of ERPA, we require that all members
and potential members familarise themselves and act according to the ERPA rules
on combat and general interaction with others. Links to the various guidelines
in ERPA are listed below.
addition to these, there are a number of rules/guidelines that we have set out for members of
- We don't have a strict dress code for uniforms (except
for guards/defenders) but as a minimum we don't really want to see topless male
mages in pink skirts and jester hats *grins*.
- Uniform for defenders/guards consists of a dark teal
coloured sash, kilt and cloak. Essentially you can wear different items to
this, especially females who may wish a skirt etc. The guild colour is on a dye
tub in the workshop and more tubs can be made if required. The purpose of our
uniform is not to make our fighters like clones, simply to make it easy to
identify each other especially during battles, and for our guild to be more
recognisable when we're out and about.
General Roleplaying/Battle Conduct
- Always try to stay in character (IC) as much as
possible, both in Dreamstone and outside it. If for any reason you need to
revert to out of character speech (OOC) then put OOC speech in brackets such as
[afk] so folk around you know you're speaking OOC.
- Whenever you RP always consider the wishes and feelings
of those you RP with. Don't power emote (e.g. *picks John up in her
hand, breaks his arm and throws him over the room* as a very extreme
example). Some people you interact with are more sensitive than others
as well as being of a different age perhaps. Consider this when it comes
to their behaviour and yours and especially when prisoners are taken or
interrogated etc. If in doubt ask "[are you ok with
this?]" or have a chat over ICQ/party about plots that may be
controversial. That way any difficult situations can be avoided.
- If at all possible, refrain from going OOC after
battles. Get yourself resurrected, loot your body and take no part in
further action or discussions unless they are important enough (such as a
griefer appearing etc) that ERPA protocol needs to be dropped. If you
see a potential looter then make plenty of noise to those of us
fighting. Usually most experienced RPers will keep an eye on a stranger
for that going grey sign of a looter but the fight should always be stopped
with a *CEASE* so no more deaths happen and the looter can be dealt with
- After a fight, it's good manners to make sure all the
enemy are resurrected quickly and retrieve their belongings. Don't
simply kill and leave, if you can resurrect you should do so and if you feel
it likely that some third party looting might happen you may at your
discretion help your victim loot his/her body if you know them or at least
cast invisibility on them if they may be in danger while looting.
- Avoid at all costs any post fight arguments whoever they
originate from. If you have complaints of any sort against another guild
or person, either make them in party chat or over ICQ but most definitely not
in game. If there has been a breach of ERPA rules or any bad conduct
then I will take responsibility for both DRM's conduct if we are at fault, or
for sorting out any problems you may have. Thus if someone makes a
complaint to you in game, refer them to me and end the discussion.
Whining and arguing in game is not only aggravating, it also spoils fun and
creates bad feeling which is unnecessary.
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