» If multiple admins are online, the final ruling will be made by the highest ranking admin. (i.e. senior staff)
» If there is a dispute between a player and an admin character, another admin may be requested to mediate the situation. If there are no other admins available, the admin character will make the decision and a ticket may be submitted via the forums appeal, if the player wishes to do so.
» A decision will not be overturned solely because the player is not happy with it.
» In short, do not PM an admin either over the forums or Discord asking to have your ticket reviewed, to discuss the issue officially, or to complain about another admin’s decision.
» Additionally, admins will be required to have a ticket submitted by the player before discussing any disputes in the admin chat.
» This includes voice chat channels on Discord if out-of-character slander is overheard by an admin.
» Players are free to speak their minds as they choose in private, but if it regards another player in the server and comes to the attention of an admin, it will be considered on-server and said player will be punished accordingly.
» Ultimately, the decision on what constitutes out-of-character slander is up to the admins’ discretions.
» Example: Sam grabs the foam diamond pickaxe off the shelf, haphazardly flailing it around in the air. "Wow! This is so awesome!" she exclaims gleefully.
» Example: *Sam grabs the foam diamond pickaxe off the shelf, haphazardly flailing it around in the air.* Wow! This is so awesome!
» Here is a handy guide on understanding third-person cinematic narration.
» Ex. A character who is a teacher building a kiln and smelter with Hydrocraft and mass-producing ammo.
» Ex. Building an entire two-layer-walled fort in a single day.
» Additionally, using a sledgehammer to break down barriers on areas that have clearly been blocked off by admins is strictly prohibited.
» Decisions regarding what is and is not mechanical gaming are up to the admins' discretions.
» Example: Traveling to a location in-game that you learned of out-of-character that you are not aware of in-character.
» Example: Hearing something commonly said about a character out-og-character, then using that knowledge in-character. (i.e. 'rumors')
» Decisions regarding what is and is not metagaming are up to the admins' discretions.
» This also includes performing actions that are not realistic for your character or the situation you're in.
» Make sure to always 'attempt' actions in order to give others a chance to respond.
» Correct Example: Don throws a punch at Miles, attempting to bring him down to the ground.
» Incorrect Example: Don slugs Miles in the face, bringing him down to the ground.
» This is most frequntly seen in the form of one of your characters telling another information that they can then use in-character.
» In order to prevent storycrossing, your characters may not have any direct interactions whatsoever.
» Example: Don and Miles are dating. Miles dies, and his player creates a new character who immediately grows close to Don.
» This promotes out-of-character cliques, which are not heavily endorsed on our server. It can also be considered metagaming. The two go hand-in-hand.
» Decisions on what is and is not storycrossing are up to the admins' discretions.
» You may take it to Steam, Discord DMs, or wherever as long as it does not take place directly on the server.
» This can be considered mechanical gaming due to the nature of looting in-game.
» Factions are given more leniency when it comes to hoarding.
» Example: Deciding to harm someone in-character because you're upset with them out-of-character.
» Example: Gving someone special treatment in-character because you're on good terms out-of-character.
» Decisions regarding what is and is not bleeding are up to the admins' discretions.
» When using the radio, add *R* or something similar to the beginning of your message.