General Rules

Created by Captain Alexander Gunning on Mon Apr 30th, 2012 @ 7:43am

These are just general rules regarding activity etc.

Age Requirements: You must be 13 Years or Older to participate in this game. Upon joining, you will be subject to verify that you are 13 years or older.

Banned Species: Fleet regulations specify thatcertain species that are not allowed. These include (but are not limited to) Horta, Q, Breen, Androids, Borg (unless liberated from the collective), Dominion Species, Delta Quadrant Species, Xindi, Shapeshifters of all types. These have been banned to keep a somewhat realistic sense and to help provide a fun enviroment for all players.

Activity Requirements: Starbase 332 requires that all players log in to the site at least one (1) time per month to make a reasonable effort to contribute to posts. A reasonable effort is defined as actively responding to tags and creating new ones for other players in a joint post, reminding other players that a joint post is waiting on them to proceed, or by completing solo posts. The goal for each player is to be a credited author on at least two (2) completed posts each month, although a reasonable effort will be considered if this goal is not met.

Players that fail to log in for longer than one (1) month will be considered inactive and their characters will be deactivated. Players that meet the minimum login requirements will be reviewed every two (2) months to determine if they have demonstrated a reasonable effort to contribute to posts. Players that do not demonstrate a reasonable effort will be considered inactive and their characters will be deactivated. Exceptions may be granted if prior notification of absence is provided.

Although Starbase 332 is considered a game and is not intended to be a job, inactive players detract from the overall experience of other players. When posts are not completed due to lack of response from inactive players, it becomes more difficult for active players to complete their posts and advance the plot. Additionally, inactive characters may hold positions on the crew manifest that may be desired by more active characters. Since this is a game, extenuating circumstances will be taken into account during the review process. If a player is unable to participate for a significant length of time, then the command staff must be notified of the absence so that posts can be planned around the absence. If a player has demonstrated reasonable effort, but joint posts have not been completed due to another player’s lack of reasonable effort, only the player failing to demonstrate a reasonable effort will be considered inactive. The purpose of these requirements is not to punish players for having a life outside of the sim, but to ensure that inactive players are removed so that they do not adversely affect the simming experience of the active players.

If a player knows that they will be unavailable to sim for an indefinite amount of time, they should request to be deactivated until they are able to return to active duty. Leave of Absence (LOA) and Extended Leave of Absence (ELOA) should only be used when the player’s return date is known.

Characters may be reactivated at the request of the inactive player. However, the above activity requirements will still apply with the expectation of reasonable effort. If the above requirements are not satisfied, the player will once again be considered inactive.

Strike System: Starbase 332 utilizes what is called a strike system. Strikes can be issued for a number of reasons, although strikes on Starbase 332 are generally given for disciplinary matters rather than inactivity. Inactivity is punished much more simply: by removal.

When given a strike, a player will receive written notification of the strike, and written notification as to what he or she should do to rectify the situation. If the player does not follow the intructions within a given period of time (generally seven (7) days), he or she will receive another strike.

When a player is given his or her second strike, they will also receive a demotion in rank. If the player is already at the lowest rank possible for his or her rank group (Line Officer, Warrant Officer, or Enlisted Officer), the player will receive a note of reprimand in their permanent Pegasus Fleet record.

When a player gains his or her third strike, they will be removed from the manifest. In this event, the player may rejoin the Starbase after a period of sixty (60) days.

Harassment: To clarify the situation, when a player feels as though they are being harassed then they are being harassed. This game is here for everyone's enjoyment and harassment or irritation will not be tolerated. If there is any form of harassment of a player, the offender will be warned and may be subject to a strike if it continues.

These are not complicated rules and they keep the interests of every player in the game at heart. We want you to enjoy your experience and we want to make sure that you feel you can come to us if there are any issues.

Most important from our point of view is communication. Let us know if you're going to be inactive or you're going to fall behind with posting and we'll see what we can do to help you; don't just let it mount up until you feel like you can't get back into it.

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