01. ESSENTIAL — Site Policies
June 23, 2016, 07:27 PM
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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 our Discord Game-HQ 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 Discord and all servers (public or private).
    • Remember that you should not assume that anything is truly private, on the forums or in Discord — 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). Keep in mind this rule also applies to OOC accounts.
  • 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.
  • If your character is born outside of the mainland (IE born in Europe, Africa, etc), you must provide a backstory to how your character arrived in the Teekons.
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 our PNW setting. Click here for our GB's exhaustive list of Wild Fauna. 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.
  • Keep in mind like wolves, Wild Fauna require permission in order to breed, and must breed during their normal season. In order to obtain WF breeding rights, you must contact the CMs for permission.
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!

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01. ESSENTIAL — Site Policies - by WOLF - June 23, 2016, 07:27 PM
RE: ESSENTIAL — Site Policies - by WOLF - January 15, 2017, 06:51 PM