Zink said:Yes they're selling me, but that doesn't matter. People should join because they hear about it from a freind not because a huge corperation is spending millions of dollars to have themself advertised on every channel possible. It brings in millions of people, many of which are not the kinds of people who make a gaming experience goo. Sure that makes money for the company so they can, in turn, spend it on enhacing the game but the DON'T enhance the game. That means that we have to play with a bunch of retards in WoW and we don't get anything in return.[/whiney]
*looks up* OMG did I do that? Oh....
blur said:Question is, does HJ want quality, paying a premium... or quanity, paying slightly less?
Roleplaying enforcement can be considered:
No talking about OOC subjects except in private chat. (i.e. school, work, politics, hobbies, other games, movies, etc.)
No acronyms in speech.
Scrict naming guidelines.
CvC rather than PvP. (i.e. Your character can have a conflict with other characters, but the conflict ends there. Your other character can't "hate" them, or your character cannot "hate" their other character.)
You do not have to pretend to be someone else to still be in character. You can still have the same personality, and basically be yourself, as long as you're not talking about World War II and the effects it had on the world. You can't talk about Tom Cruise and how weird he is. You can however talk about what is going on in Elanthia, about someone else that plays the game.
People who are blatantly OOC would recieve warnings. If they keep getting warned for the same, or similar things, there would be lockouts, probably a few hours at first, then a day, then three days, and up to a week if not permanently.
Besides all of that, the rules of the world may be slightly different to support roleplay.
Note that I don't know if there will be lockouts, there are in our other games, and they do go to permanent if you push it. If we do have lockouts, I don't know that they would be permanent. This is just an example of RP enforcement, not how it WILL be.
Because you can still talk about the game world in ways that aren't RPing. I could talk about the game world at great length in ways that would totally break roleplaying.How that not quite true? i know it's encouraged to really put your heart into roleplaying, but technically, you can just not talk about anything and not break the rp rules.
Good,solid rules although the no acronyms in speech is a tid bit harsh...