Standing Trials: Rules & Regulations
It is mandatory that every member of Standing Trials reads through the rules and regulations so that we can avoid unnecessary questions and drama. Though it is important to understand the aspect of the game before playing it, if anyone feels confused about certain rules, you are more than welcome to send me a PM regarding the rules. Furthermore, everyone is bound to the rules, including myself. If for any reason you suspect someone of violating the rules of the game, please be sure to notify me with proof of their violation so that we can proper deal with the player in question. With that aside, let's begin.
When you first register for the site, your user name must be the name of your character.
In the control panel is an option for you to hide information, edit information, and add a signature and avatar picture. Cartoons and/or anime avatars are not allowed.
Digital paintings are the preferred type of image on the site. If you have an image posted that doesn't comply with these rules, you will be asked to change it. You, as the player, are responsible for keeping track of your skills, money, knowledge, and trials (timeline).
It is not the responsibility of the moderator and will not be their responsibility. Therefore, please remember to keep track of all information regarding your character. This include your roleplays since word count will come into play when acquiring specific artifacts, knowledge, and deity blessings/curses.
What Is Expected of You
The number one goal of this game is to pull a large number of individuals together to have fun
. As thrilling as it is to build a character from scratch and watch them grow, it is ruined by the lack of effort some people put into their writing. This roleplay welcomes everyone, however, the people less than dedicated to further not only their characters but their intellect as well are not appreciated here. Meaning, detailed writing is expected of you. Meaning one liners are forbidden.
You should, at minimum, be posting 250 words per post.
Players are allowed to create the following:
One on One Roleplays
However, when it comes to major events that involve the cities, certain NPCs, and acquiring blessings/curses from the deities, these will need permission from a moderator before any roleplay can take place. This is where common sense and judgement come into play. We are not telling you to limit yourself in regards to character plots, we are telling you that if you think it will majorly affect and/or change your character in any way please send a higher up a message to make sure you can run the plot by yourself or with a mod.
Stick to your character's skills and knowledge.
I can't stress this rule enough. Your character is not going to know how to ninja flip over a monster while swing-spiraling their sword right through the brain of the thing, and land on their feet gracefully without a scratch on them starting from bare bones. That's not possible and it's not tolerated here. Standing Trials involves a lot of combat, working with clans to ensure survivability, and dominance over certain regions. However, this is done from scratch. You cannot and will not be a conqueror when you first begin the game. That being said, pick your battles if you can...
Death is a common aspect of this game.
If it wasn't, I don't think it would be as much fun. NPCs are usually the ones to keel over but players face the same risks as well. You are not immortal and, yes, your character ages. When exploring the world of Idalos, be sure to know when to fight and when not to fight. Battles are conducted completely through roleplaying without the use of dice. Please, please, PLEASE... Don't make me have to make your roll for hit or misses. This is relating to the rule above, play by your character's skill set. If the other character has a boat load of points in hand to hand combat whilst you only have two, do you think you're really going to be able to stop their fists from hitting your character's face? No, not really.
Open Door Policy, Maturity, Attitude, and Honesty.
All of these tie into a great, thriving community. Without these characteristics, most communities will crumble from drama, player abandonment, and power struggles. I want to avoid this from happening and hopefully, grow this into an official site. Please be mature and respectful not only to yourself but to others as well. New players are encouraged to ask questions whether it's on the Q&A forum, through PM, or through chat. Experienced players are asked to have patience and be welcoming. Everyone was new at some point. Remember when you first started roleplaying? Did it involve these '~~'? Or these '**' '--'? Give the same courtesy to others as you would want people to give to you.
That being said, don't act like a baby if someone calls you out on a mistake.
Everyone makes mistakes, it's apart of the human code. We are bound to screw up in some way. Also, if you did not meet specific requirements and did not receive the points/items/markings/etc. you were expecting, then for the love of god, don't rant about it.
This is an advance roleplay. As you advance, things will get tougher. So don't whine.
However, if you feel you were given rewards that did not meet your efforts, send a moderator a message with the link to your thread and we'll take a look at it.
Please make sure that your posts are legible. I highly encourage post decoration and the use of BBCode, images, and color coding. Let's try to remember that as pretty as the post might look, that our partners need to be able to read it.
Players are allowed to have up to 5 characters. No more than that. I'll tell you now, you're not being sneaky if you try to create more than that. I have ways and I know my resources. I'll leave it at that.
These rules are bound to change and/or update as players come into the game. Please keep this forum bookmarked so that you're not caught off guard when it comes to rule changes.