ESSENTIAL — Site Policies
June 23, 2016, 07:27 PM
WOLF
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WOLF's Guidelines


WOLF is a roleplaying community that strives to be simple, casual and fun. Our game is intermediate, which means that we target a mature audience (young adults and adults) who can write with proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Because of this target age, mature content does not need to be marked on this board. It is also semi-realistic, which essentially means that anything that's possible for a real wolf can be done by your character.

Everyone at WOLF must adhere to a few overarching polices as outlined below so that we can all function as a fun and cohesive community! We recognize that membership is conditional. Sometimes disagreements happen and passions run high, necessitating occasional breaks from the game. If a member feels they're no longer enjoying themselves and decides to take a step back either temporarily or permanently, we will not attempt to directly influence their decision. We will, however, gladly welcome them back if/when they decide to return!

If you have a question or concern about any of our policies, please drop by the Help Desk, ask in the #phone-a-friend channel or reach out to a community manager!

Here at WOLF, we expect the following:

  • Courtesy, above all else! This extends to all avenues of WOLF (IC, OOC and chat).
    • Discourtesy toward other players will be addressed (but not mediated) by the community managers as appropriate; this includes within Slack and all channels (public or private).
    • Remember that you should not assume that anything is truly private, on the forums or in Slack — not even PM or DMs. Members can and do share private conversations, though we encourage everyone to respect the confidentiality of conversations they participate in.
    • If you disagree with a thread partner or another member, we expect it to be communicated and handled civilly and maturely.
  • The roleplay basics. Most of this should be common knowledge for intermediate players. For more information on meta-gaming, power-playing, etc., please see this guide.
  • Activity and engagement! While of course we'd love to see more, each character is required to make at least one post every two weeks to remain active in the game.
  • No purely OOC posts in IC forums. These will be deleted!
  • Adherence to post order, unless otherwise agreed.
  • Third person posts. This is the generally accepted standard on most forum roleplay and unless you and your thread partner explicitly agree otherwise, the style that should be used.
  • Embracing consequences. Everyone makes mistakes and no character is perfect. Part of collaborative writing is accepting that situations may not always go your way!
  • Please note that these guidelines are the default baseline for game play. Because WOLF is a member-driven community and we encourage free-form play (within reason), it should be noted that individual characters and packs may vary their rules about power-playing, consent, etc., to allow for more variety.

Think WOLF sounds like a good fit? Here's how to join:


When creating a character, keep the following in mind:
  • Your account name should be your character's name (correctly capitalized).
  • A joining character's age must be between 1 and 10 years.
  • Appearance must follow the site theme of semi-realism (so only natural appearance will be accepted, within reason). Unnatural eye colors are acceptable. (Updated 08/08/2017)
  • Copycat characters (those based entirely on existing fictional individuals) will not be accepted. Inspiration is fine, but please be sparing.
  • Character history must indicate a birthplace outside of Teekon Wilds if provided. This prevents timeline inconsistencies between characters on WOLF.
For Wild Fauna, there are some extra considerations:
  • Characters that are less than 50% wolf are categorized as Wild Fauna and cannot join packs.
  • Wild Fauna must be at adulthood and must be native to North America. When applying, please include a link to a research article that proves your character's age is equivalent to adulthood for its species.
  • All members must already have an approved wolf character in order to play a Wild Fauna, although the character does not have to be currently active.
  • These characters may be close companions to wolves but cannot be used unfairly to meta-game or aid in combat. It will be the responsibility of involved players to report any suspected abuse.
New Members: Don't forget to fill out the prompts! Be sure to do so as though responding to a thread partner.
Old Members: Don't forget to link to an existing approved account!

Once your character has been approved, you can begin posting! New characters default to lone wolves but we encourage everyone to look into joining a pack. Pack information can be found in the Pack Records. To join one, simply post a joining thread in your chosen pack's forum.

Please don't send PMs to this account, as we don't check it very often and they may go unread! Instead, direct admin inquiries to our personal accounts as listed on the staff directory. Thank you!
January 15, 2017, 06:51 PM
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Nudge/Strike System


When rules are broken on WOLF, it will be handled one of two ways.

Nudges (Players)


To decrease administrative policing and to give members more power over their preferences, the nudge system should be used for minor infractions. Some examples include: skipping the post order, minor power-play or meta-gaming and refusal to embrace consequences of a situation.

These nudges are not meant to be a punishment and shouldn't be given as such. They are a way for members to mentor one another in what it means to roleplay well. They also provide a reference point for players to judge site preference when it comes to certain actions or situations (e.g. realism, meta-gaming, etc.).

Strikes (Admins)


Strikes are reserved for extreme circumstances and are given by the admin team. Some examples of strike-able situations include: extreme OOC discourtesy or bullying, repeated nudges for similar behavior with inability to learn/try to correct mistakes, abusing the nudge system, or harassing other members for nudges given.

Players who receive 3 strikes will be banned from WOLF.
These should not be given often, since WOLF is a community and players are expected to be mature to one another while participating. Players who cannot get along and play respectfully with the rest of the membership ruin the fun for all involved. Accumulating three strikes is the only way to receive a ban from the game, and each strike will be explained in full to allow for correction in the future.

Please don't send PMs to this account, as we don't check it very often and they may go unread! Instead, direct admin inquiries to our personal accounts as listed on the staff directory. Thank you!