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Welcome to Covenant (OOC, Rules, Q&A thread)

Postby Sunblade » Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:43 am

Welcome to the Covenant forum. If you played Maxim and roleplayed there, you'll find this forum to be much the same - the usual sticky threads will be up in one moment.

Before the game comes up, a few notes:

1) If you have a current RP thread active in Maxim and want it moved across, PM me. I'd like all RP to be 'current' - ie. set on the new island, so that other people can join in or actions elsewhere can influence it, but I'm happy to give people a week or three to catch up. Moved Maxim threads will be clearly marked as being outside of the current timeline.

2) There'll be a thread up by tonight which details the new setting, for starting your roleplaying and also for updating charters.

3) If you're thinking of GMing a guild in Covenant, please do so. The more variety in charters (and targets for war) the fresher things are, and the easier it is for people to find new RP partners (and new people to kill). There'll be no strict requirement for people to roleplay a set number of times per week, but GMs will be asked to make sure that their guild does have a decent RP presence on the boards.

More as I think of it/write it. Feel free to ask any questions you have.

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Forum Rules:

Only admin or staff can create OOC threads. Any player-created OOC threads will be closed or removed, and the player may be warned. If you have OOC material you'd like to talk about, please do so in a suitable existing OOC thread, or over ICQ/email/PM to the appropriate staff member.

All posts in Covenant not done in OOC threads, must be in character, and in roleplay format. Any posts that do not meet this criteria will be edited or removed by a staff member.

If you have non-PG13 material, please mark the thread (or post) as such so that people don't open it at work, etc.

Do not write actions for other characters without the consent of their players - this is called "godmoding" and may lead to your post being edited by a staff member if a complaint is received. While it can be fun to play a powerful character, please keep your character's abilities to a realistic level - if one player is roleplaying a godly powerful character and the others in the group are farm labourers, it won't be so fun for the people who can't level a city with a quirk of their eyebrow.

Any OOC comments included in IC posts which are deemed to be inflammatory or too lengthy will be edited.

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Guild Applications

Plagiarism - Will get your charter rejected immediately. Stealing another guild's story, or rules will not be tolerated. Stealing your story from published works is also likewise not permitted.

Stealing Guilds - There is a system in place where you may recover a guild that was previously approved, rather than waiting for someone to review it again. Stealing the password to recover a guild that is not yours is not allowed.

Duplicate Guilds - A guild may only exist in one Canon game ata time.

Contact Information - You must include some form of contact information in your charter. E-mail, ICQ number, AIM screen name, anything of that sort.

Guild Names - Put a little thought into them. "... of (deity)" and similar names won't be allowed.

Story Description - The more variety in stories, the more fun it is to interact with other guilds. Only so many people can have their villages wiped out by bandits and seek revenge holding their father's sword, after all :)

Also, please try to avoid direct interaction with any god in your story.

Tempers Ball Rules - Must be included in your charter, word for word. To make this easy, please copy/paste the following:
- Do not make an ass of yourself.
- Do not post bug reports on the boards, over ICQ, or in IRC unless asked specifically by staff.
- Do not post accusations of cheating on the boards. E-mail or PM one of the administrators with details.
- Do not spam or post redundant messages.
- Do not post kingdom numbers or kingdom names on the boards.
- Pornography, Piracy or other illegal material is not allowed.
- Do not post links or advertisements to hate or Anti-Evernight sites. This includes racial, ethical, or sexually related sites.

RP Rules - You may have requirements of your members that extend beyond basic forum rules. Spell them out. Include the consequences of not following your rules.

Application Procedures - What must a player do to be accepted in your guild? Do you want them to e-mail you and answer some questions, is just pushing the "join" button in game enough?

Ranks and Promotions - Spell out the rights and responsibilities of each rank in your guild. Also include the procedure for moving up the ranks.

Disappearing GM - What will happen if you, as the GM are unable to perform your duties unexpectedly, and for an extended period of time?

Images - In your charter, you may use up to a maximum of three images, with each image less than or equal to 35k in size.

HTML - You must use HTML in your charters, as a bare minimum the <BR> or <P> tags. If the person controlling guild apps comes across a solid block of text, they'll likely get a migraine by the third line in - if you need a hand with converting your charter to HTML, request help in this thread.

Disbandment - If your guild has been disbanded by administration for rules violations (this is VERY rare), don't expect to be accepted again for several months.

Harassing Us - Please give it a few days before contacting staff about guild applications. Sending repeated emails will not get your guild accepted any sooner :)

Enjoy the game.
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Postby JaenosJelantru » Thu Nov 17, 2005 4:10 pm

When will the game be up?
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Postby Gili » Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:16 pm

soon, and Presumedly then the front page will be updated by our Content Admin type :)
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Postby Sunblade » Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:20 pm

The game will be up in the next day or two - there'll be an announcement on the front page and the admin news forum when it's open for folks to make kingdoms.
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Postby _Nagash_ » Fri Nov 18, 2005 6:48 am

Do the old guild retrieval passwords still work?
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Postby Sunblade » Fri Nov 18, 2005 7:39 am

As far as I'm aware, yep - I'll double check that with SoulDemon today.
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Postby Sunblade » Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:21 am

Just asked about it - guilds will have to be resubmitted, as Covenant has been set up as a completely seperate game to Maxim.

I'm happy to accept pre-existing guilds as soon as they're submitted, though, so there shouldn't be much downtime.
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Postby SoulDemon » Fri Nov 18, 2005 10:40 am

Actually it won't be a problem. I'll just loop through the database and replace the maxim game with covenant. You should be able to reclaim them.
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Postby SoulDemon » Fri Nov 18, 2005 10:40 am

As for when the game will be up, I think we are trying to target tonight.
I have some code left to finish up, should take me about an hour max.
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Postby JaenosJelantru » Fri Nov 18, 2005 2:47 pm

On behalf of all of us:

I love you SD.
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Postby Gem_Rathonl » Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:16 am

Seeing how there isn't a discussion thread I'm going to post this here.

Anyone intending to GM a angie guild Contact me so I can add you to the faith forum.
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Postby Jyllian di Moonstone » Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:39 am

TBL will be up as soon as i can get out of vacation.

Had a lil mishap this week, accidently comming out and going back in. So account locked for now :) but prolly not for long ;)
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Postby Iblade » Sat Nov 19, 2005 8:58 pm

Im still working on the new storyline for MOS.. Do we have the completed story posted somewhere.. thought maybe it was in the old Maxim threads.. but not sure... Just need to tweek some things in it...

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Postby _Nagash_ » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:23 pm

Retrieved OAFS as Barnie guild, but we will move to Leto. Jyllian, please contact me for board-moderation issues.
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Postby Jyllian di Moonstone » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:56 pm

heh okay and bah :/ everyone is running away
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Postby Shayanna » Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:07 pm

Retrieved OAFS as Barnie guild, but we will move to Leto.


Crap! *LOL*
I gotta hunch TBL will be heavy on the political and diplomatic side this age and light on the heavy fisted grand standing.

But over all it looks like it will be a bit more balanced this time around with an edge on Angie.
Should be fun :)
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Postby Gili » Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:11 pm

Where or to whom do i request a guild forum for/from?

TIA :)
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Postby _Nagash_ » Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:24 pm

I guess Sunblade's the man for that now. That's who I sent my request to anyways... :)
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Postby Jyllian di Moonstone » Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:27 pm

btw, personally i'd prefer having the maxim faith forums be changed to read only, and new faith forums be implemented. unless you have a way to see who is still all a member of a forum.

-never been admin of a forum- hehe
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Postby Voice Charun » Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:52 pm

Go to the Usergroup option at the top of the page, and choose FaithHere - Maxim, in order to see group members. This page also allows the moderator of the group to add/delete members.
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Postby JaenosJelantru » Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:36 pm

As stated in the Maxim forum, I can mod the Barny forum as I have a lot of experience in modding and am very very Barnie.
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Postby Jyllian di Moonstone » Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:44 pm

ah sweet :) i dont have time for moderating it. I'd personally leave it to Jaenos, and maybe someone else.
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Postby _Nagash_ » Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:58 pm

Cool, I PMed Voice Charun already, i suggest you do the same :)
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Postby Terhune » Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:00 pm

WEll I have updated the HistoryOOC page again, this time with some links to threads I thought were interesting. With Maxim's closing I think that an update of the HistoryOOC page is needed, I have tried to contact Queen Anne but to no avail.

If anyone knows a way to get a hold of her please do.

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Postby _Nagash_ » Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:19 pm

Could you please delete my realm (30033) so I can restart as Leto?
Thanks in advance.
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