1b - Player Conduct

Submitted by Impster on Sat, 2008-02-02 15:57

[mudname()] is a game run by adults, for adults. And as such, we expect our players to behave like adults, and keep in mind the feelings and enjoyment of other people on this MUSH. This means that certain behaviors will be considered unacceptable.

No cheating
Players will not subvert any hardcode or softcode on the game, either by exploiting code flaws, or by setting up code that attacks the game.

Play nice.
Players out of character behavior will be polite and friendly. Harassment of other players or admin is unacceptable. Players will not employ profanity on public channels.

There will be no spying. Players set dark must announce their presence to anyone else in the room as soon as possible and as often as necessary. Owners of puppet objects or objects capable of listening will announce the fact that they are listening to everyone else in the room as soon as possible, as often as necessary.

Logging is permitted. Players are not required to announce that they are logging. Posting or sharing logs is permitted. So if you don't want something shared, either don't say (or do) it, or discuss the matter with the players involved.

Keeping it real.
Players are expected to fully understand the separation between IC and OOC. You are not your character, and what happens to your character does not reflect on you. Players are asked to not take IC conflict OOC unless there are OOC factors involved. Likewise, players are expected not to let OOC dislike of a player affect their IC actions. This also means that you must keep careful track of what your character knows, and IC information gained OOCly may not be used ICly unless there is good IC reasoning behind it.

The admins are the admins.
When players have a problem in the game, either with another player, with the theme, with the rules, or with an admin, they should go to an admin to discuss it. If there are issues that require a decision, the admin will try to make the best decision for the game first, and the best decision for the player second. Hopefully, what is best for the game and the player is the same decision. If a player disagrees with an admin decision, he or she may appeal to the admin body. That decision will be final, and the player is expected to accept the decision gracefully. This means there will be no complaining about it on channel, or subverting the decision through a whisper campaign among the players.

The admins are players too.
The admins are volunteers who spend hours of their time trying to keep a fun and viable game running for everyone involved. They are to be treated with respect and courtesy. Admins are also players, and at times may want to shed the admin mantle, and just play. Players are asked to respect their wishes during those times.