The Gathering... | OOC Rules

OOC Behavior Rules

When speaking in OOC terms or on OOC channels, do NOT use language, insults, or titles that are offensive to a race, gender, religious belief, or similar idea. While IC bigotry is acceptable on some levels (goblins hating elves and vice versa, for example), it should be kept to a minimal level. Constant harassment of a character and excessive spamming are considered OOC abuse and are not acceptable, and these are by no means the only forms of insulting OOC behavior that may incur penalties. Out of character threats/insults/racist comments/etc. will result in penalties up to and including being booted and banned from the game and archive. Your ISP may also be notified. If you are unsure of whether or not something you have in mind will be considered offensive, ask an Immortal. Think before you speak.

Do not spam socials or emotes for experience: this will result in your experience being docked, among other possible penalties for repeat offenses. Do not spam any command in a way detrimental to others. Remember that common courtesy is a good thing.

Do not Multi-play. This includes, but is not limited to: - logging in multiple players at the same time - transferring gold or items from one of your characters to another in any way, shape or form, by any method, real or imagined, RP or not. - using a character to cast spells on one of your other characters or their equipment (even if one is linkdead) If two of your characters are seen on at the same classed as multi-playing. Penalties can include character deletion and/or a site ban. If you believe you play in circumstances that warrant multi-playing, discuss your situation with Immortal staff BEFORE you multi-play.

Please keep In Character (IC) and Out of Character (OOC) actions separate. Use the correct channels at all times (ie: do not refer to experience levels on an IC channel). Do not use information gained through OOC communication to help your character IC: remember, you know more than your character. Please keep in mind that this is a GAME, and our primary purpose is roleplay.

Abuse of bugs is cheating and will not be tolerated. If you encounter a bug, report it to Immortals IMMEDIATELY. Failure to do so constitutes abuse, along with exploiting the bug or giving information on how to exploit it. If you are unsure of whether or not an anomaly you have experienced is a bug or simply a fluke, send a note to Imm regarding what occurred, just to be on the safe side. Logs can be your friend in this situation.

Your presence here is a privilege, not a right. Poor behavior is not tolerated: behave in a mature adult-like manner and you will be fine.

Do not TROLL. This means you may not advertise or even attempt to recruit for another mud. The penalty for disregarding this rule is a site ban.

On the OOC global channel, DO NOT:
-argue or debate in a heated fashion (take it to tells or a private room)
-ask IC questions (ie: Where are the training fields?). If you have IC questions ask them in character or ask on the question/answer channel.
-see help swear for words deemed as too offensive for OOC chatter.