|The Mod with Many Moods (themoodymod) wrote in cardiffcentre,|
@ 2015-05-11 08:09:00
the rules of phoenix bay
Because of the dark nature of this game, we're asking all applicants to be at least 18 years of age or older.
It's just not cool. If you feel like you're being pushed into a ship or plot, come talk to a mod if you can't sort it out between the two of you. Also, harassing players for tags is grounds for removal from the game.
DON'T BE AN ASS
Leaving others out of the game is uncool and arrogant. Mingle with other players and get to know one another.
Since there isn't a limit on characters, make sure you can handle the ones you take on. Not playing the ones you pick up is going to hurt them in the long run.
If your character is not active within the first two weeks after you apply for him/her, they will be removed unless you're on hiatus and/or you've talked to a mod. An active game is a happy game.
GOD-MODDING AND POWER PLAYING
In case you don't know what the definition of god-modding is, it's basically when your character doesn't have any limits or boundaries. They can't kill or injure a character without the player's express permission, or can't be hit and dodge all the attacks aimed at them. Basically, if you don't have control over a specific character, you can't have them say or do anything towards them without their specific permission.
Like god-modding, power-playing comes in when a player makes another character out to be what they're not, only to make your own seem superior.
Both things are grounds from removal from the game, depending on the severity of it.
Nobody likes Mary Sues or Gary Stus. Flush out your character's background. Please note that original characters that are related to a specific pairing, for example, Master/Jack Harkness from Doctor Who, are extremely uncanon and do not have a place here in this game.
Character pregnancies are permitted, however any form of m-preg (male pregnancies) are forbidden unless given express permission from all the mods. If you wish to play an older version of the child(ren) from a pregnancy, you may. This is different from OCs that are related to a specific pairing because it brings new canon to the game.
PLAYER BODIES (PBs) & ACTIVITY CHECKS
All characters must have a human PB. While I understand that some characters will not have a chanon human PB there are many that you can choose form on sites such as hollow-art and in pb_update and wikicon. If you need help with suggestions feel free to contact a mod.
All characters are required to post something, be it in the main, network, or graffiti communities, as actual posts or as comments, at least once a month. We're not expecting immaculate three page posts, but we would like something during that specific time frame.
Phoenix Bay holds an activity check once every three months, which will be held as a post in the out-of-character community. All players have two weeks to respond to the post with the characters they are keeping and dropping, and those who do not respond within that time frame will be removed from the game with the option to reapply for the character(s) that they played. There will be no exceptions to this unless a player is on hiatus and has notified one of the mods of this. If they haven't told any mod that they are on hiatus, their character(s) will be removed.
Since Phoenix Bay is a multifandom game that welcomes OCs, you might find yourself not liking a character or two, which is fine. One might even find themselves not liking a whole fandom. If you have problems with a particular character, please try to resolve it between both of you before bringing it to the mod's attention. Phoenix Bay has zero tolerance for character and fandom bashing. If it is found that you are bashing a character and/or fandom, you will be removed and banned from the game, no questions asked.
The whole purpose of RPing is to have fun and make friends. It's not serious business.