Definitions and Clarifications

"HARDCORE" is defined as INTENSELY LOYAL. It has nothing to do with talent or even understanding. It's about dedication.

Your roleplaying is no more valid than anyone else's. I don't care who you're friends with or what imaginary power you think you have here. Who are you to ruin it for other people? There's a reason why YOU don't make the rules here or have a symbol in front of your name.

Staff may not RP, but that doesn't mean we don't understand it. We don't have RP rules here because hardly ANY of you would be able to follow REAL RP rules. That includes ALL of YOU who THINK you know what you're doing.

This site is so EVERYONE can enjoy themselves, not so they can be judged by others who think they're better than them. If a village is already being used, FIND ANOTHER ONE or PLAY ALONG. Your RP does not take precedence over something ALREADY GOING ON.

The RP villages are for EVERYONE to use for roleplaying. NOT just you.

Responses 1 - 25 of 30 to "Definitions and Clarifications"

Goddess MissMeg • Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 7:21am • #1

Round of applause to that one!!!

Lookin4aHubby EmberWizardly • Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 7:25am • #2

Ay Chi wah wah what happened? lol

!My My, Hey Hey WitchyWoman • Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 7:33am • #3

If there was a story behind the blog and I wanted it to be known, I would have included that in my post.

89a1dcd8d83e593 • Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 7:38am • #4

Damn... well, thank goodness that was said. People need to wake up. >.

Ultimate Goddess ChocolatePup • Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 7:46am • #5

Yeah.. It's time people need to realize it

ArmandoDippet • Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 7:49am • #6


Beach Bum LetoIII • Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 8:14am • #7

Her Witchiness! The sanity behind all our foolishness!

Its Tuesdai • Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 8:47am • #8

amen sistah!

Insidious Decoy • Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 8:50am • #9

*Decoy is a hardcore RPer and shows that with his partyboy skills.

LoriRavenheart • Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 9:04am • #10

Nice Witchy.

Death Deity GinnyMalfoy • Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 9:41am • #11

Do you know the real RP rules? I'm curious as to what they are..

!My My, Hey Hey WitchyWoman • Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 12:09pm • #12

There are many different methods and styles of RP. I don't think there's any actual defined rules, to be honest- unless you get into T# RP. Even within each set style, there will be variations. It's really up to each site to post and enforce the rules they deem fit. But there are basic guidelines which usually include:

- Creating a character. Not just picking a name and registering on a site. Create a background, personality, physical description, strengths AND weaknesses, etc.

- Be realistic with your character. Some sites would require that you keep your character's abilities within the theme's ideals. Like here, a Firstyear really wouldn't walk into Hogwarts being able to apparate or have an animagus form right from the start. This would probably also kinda fall under godmoding.

- Be descriptive. Don't limit to just actions/dialogue. Express yourself by describing feelings, using your surroundings, your character's background, etc.

- No godmoding. As mentioned before, your character should have strengths AND weaknesses. No one can dodge EVERY attack. At the same time, no one will ALWAYS get a direct hit. You can't control anyone's actions/responses except for your OWN.

- Keep it RP. No RL things should be brought into RP. All dialogue, actions, responses should be based on your character's personality and life experiences and those of whom you're RPing with. Strict RP sites would require that you always be in-character; less strict would allow the occasional (OOC) posts.

I'm sure there are more specific "rules" that sites follow, according to their own genre, but those are probably the most basic.

Roxas • Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 12:11pm • #13

thanks :)

Goddess Niamh • Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 12:44pm • #14

Well said, Witchy. Not sure what led up to the blog post, but it's neither here nor there. The point is, the blog is up now, and everyone should be aware of it. Hopefully it makes roleplaying more fun for everyone.

!My My, Hey Hey WitchyWoman • Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 2:13pm • #15

Oh, let me add this. Those guidelines I posted are not rules here.

This site has never been a strict (or even semi-strict) RP site and so we don't really enforce any type of RP rules as long as site rules are not being broken. I don't want people thinking they can yell at other players because they don't do any of those things or make them leave an RP village because they aren't RPing as "good." >.>

@House Elf Kilian • Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 4:39pm • #16

Very well said.

haruharasanako • Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 6:44pm • #17

Oh god, I applaud you poppet.

I mean people take roleplaying too god fricken seriously. I know its there, it keeps me calm, and it helps my creativity. It just urks me with the fact that people roleplay with text talk, and dont get that roleplaying is FAKE.

My character has a personality. I love it that i can have a character and pretend that its there, and that its alive. if you dont like it deal or tell me nicely.

P!NK Daxor • Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 9:57pm • #18

Just another example of power abuse in my opinion. This is an MMORPG. Massive Multiplayer Online ROLE-PLAYING GAME. Yeah, the person or persons this post was about shouldn't have gotten into an argument for the reason they did, but there are no rules indicating that you may not ask someone to leave. If there are, please show me. The incident could simply have been one parties way of RPing. Again, no rules against that.

Another thing: posting a blog attacking one or two individuals is completely out of line for a staff member, regardless of if you name them or not. Grow up, it could have been resolved without this. You know everyone can backchat, so it's not hard to figure out what happened. Way to embarrass someone. Real professional.

ArmandoDippet • Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 4:40am • #19

This Bolg was in no way an example of power abuse, It needed to be cleared so that everyone knows what is and is not acceptable. Grow up is the only thing that is correct in your post but It's not the staff that it should have been directed toward

amp;Secretlamp;yaPanda flowfire • Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 4:55am • #20

Meh, Witchy

amp;Secretlamp;yaPanda flowfire • Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 5:00am • #21

Meh, Witchy

amp;Secretlamp;yaPanda flowfire • Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 5:01am • #22

Wait, wut? Apparantly it didn't show any of the comment after the heart, Also, sorry for the double post .-. now triple post.
Meh xD Basically, i agree

!My My, Hey Hey WitchyWoman • Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 5:54am • #23

@Daxor Abuse of power? Not by me or any of the staff. No one got muted, banned, or even warned. Until this warning, that is.

We DO have rules in place to prevent things like this. See rules #4, 11 and the end of 12.

No rules asking someone to leave. You are absolutely correct. And if that had actually happened, and NOT after insulting and yelling and offending other players, then this post would not have been written. Maybe it was their way of RPing..? Nice try.

All the rules on this site have been written because someone, at some point, made it necessary. Consider this rule-making in the process. If anything, any players that may have been involved should be embarrassed because of their own actions, not because the incident was anonymously referenced here.

@flow You can't use the less-than sign in the blog (or your profile) because it's an HTML symbol. Anything after that gets cut off ;)

Unknown Author • Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 10:39am • #24

U mad bro?

P!NK Daxor • Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:58pm • #25

It was absolutely abuse of power. As I stated, this could have been handled as a private matter. I could see posting a blog if there were several people doing this, but this is about a very small group of people. It's uncalled for.

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