This page is under update and testing. The information bellow may be outdated.1st Offence: Warning
2nd Offence: Kick
3rd Offence: Temporary ban for a suitable amount of hours
4th Offence: Ban; may send ban appeal/apology
5th Offence: Permanently banned
Every month a player can be moved down a step as result of good behavior.
Forum Punishment System:
Temporary Ban | Three (3) hours; player must be informed first.
Ban | Player must be informed first.
A forum ban means a ban from the server and vice versa.
Griefing, spam, really bad behavior, or anything else the staff deems necessary enough will result in an immediate permanent ban.
Any offence that was issued wrongly could be appealed and lowered down to a warning, but must be approved by an administrator. -->
These rules apply everywhere in Mesalia RP: in game, on the forum, on official Mesalia Skype chats, etc.
1. Respect your fellow Mesalians
You play on a server to have fun with others. You shouldn't feel like you're in a hostile environment. Everyone at Mesalia not only deserves to be respected, but also deserves to have their ideas and thoughts respected - regardless of any circumstances. If you do not like something another player has done or is doing, report it to a staff member privately. Do not publicly accuse them or retaliate. If you do not report your issues, staff cannot address and resolve them. Don't be afraid to speak up. If possible, please provide evidence, such as screenshots or chat logs, with your reports. Talking about players in private mediums such as Skype (excluding official Mesalia chats) or private messages is permitted, but messages can be validly reported to staff if it is of a threatening, slanderous or offensive nature. Any racist, sexist, intolerant statements or threats will result in a ban.
2. Listen to staff. Do not lie, or argue with instructions.
If you disagree with a staff member's instructions or decisions, you may not argue with them. However, you may file a complaint/report the person(s) to another staff member. Ignoring staff instruction will result in punishment.
3. Mesalia Roleplay is PG-13.
Some of the material in Mesalia Roleplay may not be appropriate for children below 13 years old.
PG-13 may contain somewhat bad language, a minimum of swearing, some open nudity, intense violence, bloody images or mild allusions to drug abuse.It is strongly recommended that anyone under 13 who wishes to join should consult their legal guardian before joining. We also will not accept behavior or actions that are above this standard, whether they are in-character or out-of-character.
4. Do not grief.
Griefing includes but is not limited to: willful destruction of the setting; creation of obstructive, offensive or distracting structures; repeatedly killing players out-of-character; tampering with in-character inventories and roleplays; and any other behavior or action that is harmful to the server or the players. This also extends to the intention to harm the server; this is one of the most serious offenses against the server, and will result in an instant, permanent ban and blacklisting for all parties involved.
5. Mesalia is an English speaking server.
We require all of the communications within the community to be in English. This is not only to ensure you are understood, but it is also for regulation purposes (i.e. so the staff know you are not breaking rules). If you do need to say something in another language, you are to provide a correct translation alongside it. This rule also extends to the use of grammar and spelling; these must be to a reasonably correct standard, regardless of whether it is out-of-character or in-character, or where it is written.
6. Do not metagame.
Metagaming is the application of out-of-character knowledge whilst in-character; this breaks the realism of the in-character universe, and thus is considered 'cheating' at Mesalia. [Example to be added!]
7. Do not attempt to smart-ass your way around any of our rules and policies.
We don't appreciate it. If you're unsure about anything mentioned or not mentioned in the rules, discuss it with a staff member. We'll be happy to assist you.
GENERAL ROLEPLAYING RULESMetagaming Rules
Metagaming is the application of OOC knowledge whilst IC. It is considered cheating at Mesalia RP as it breaks realism aspects in roleplay and is not permitted under any circumstances when one is roleplaying or IC. Metagaming includes but is not limited to the following:
1. Abusing Minecraft physics or game mechanics.
e.g. Leaving floating trees, building mob traps, use 1x1 block pillars to reach, swimming up waterfalls, growing plants without a natural light source, swimming through seas instead of sailing , growing trees on top of other trees, etc.
2. Using information discussed OOC when IC.
e.g. X role plays as Bob and Y role plays Mary. X tells Y that Bob is planning to assassinate Mary, and Y uses this IC despite not being told while IC.
3. Unrealistic structures.
e.g. Structures made entirely of glass/leaves/gravel/other inappropriate building material, floating structures, large windows below water or without supports, buildings inappropriate for the time period which is roughly late middle ages, etc.
4. Building too fast.
e.g. Build a house in an hour, a tower in a day, a castle in a week, etc.
5. Collecting resources too fast.
e.g. Mine 5 stacks of cobble in 10 minutes, chop down an entire forest in 20 minutes -and anything that violates realism too much and would somehow make your character seem capable of carrying tonnes at a time and work without rest. This includes speed farming.Powergaming Rules
1. Do not powergame.
Powergaming is the act of forcing IC actions or events upon other characters, such as injury, death, theft, breaking and entering, or damage to property.
2. Do not play an overpowered character.
This occurs when a character never gets injured in a fight, they always get away no matter circumstances, are able to take on multiple opponents and still win without much harm, or conveniently solve a complex puzzle or equation without any real struggle.Building Rules
These are to be followed when building any structure on the map. Breaking the building rules may result in punishment and getting the structure torn down immediately, the materials returned unless they're collected through rulebreak or at all questionable.
1. No building within a town unless town owner and/or staff has given permission.
Always get OOC permission from the town owner or staff, before building in town. But remember this is just OOC permission. In most cases you will also need IC permission as well. Building or in any way altering a town without permission can/may be seen as griefing, which is a serious rulebreak.
2. No major changes in the landscape without permission.
We want to preserve the map and its nature, not ruin it. If you need to make a major change in the landscape for your building, you need permission from staff. It also has to be within the boundaries of realism, no one can move a mountain to make room for a cottage. Staff approval is required for any excessively large homes, buildings or projects.
3. No building in protected areas or spawn without permission!
Protected areas are places that staffs consider one should not destroy for various reasons. If anything is to be modified or built there, the staff has to give permission both for the idea and the design. Protected areas are marked with a sign and Information can be found on the forum. This includes our spawn point, which is what all newcomers first see and it needs to look a certain way. The structures there are there for a reason, so don't even think about touching them. Violating this rule is equal to griefing.
4. No OOC building without approval.
Structures not built in character, such as terraforming, natural formations, excessively large trees, even adding lore sites or dungeons to the map require approval first. We're not entirely opposed to the idea of new items to spice up the map but we just need to know what it is, why and how it got there, and make sure it fits with the local lore.IC Death RulesYour character can't be immortal.Eventually, characters get old and die. One Real-Life month is equal to 0,5 Mesalian year and 1 season passed.You can't kill a character without the player's consent. In return you give permission to said player to kill your character in return. Staff may force exceptions or retcon under certain circumstances.Nobody can kill your character unless they have your permission. Staff may force exceptions or retcon under certain circumstances.You must play your character for at least three Real-Life weeks.Abusing the 3-week-rule and invincible-play is strictly forbidden!After you die, you then need to post a new background story on the forums (the Character Deaths And Submissions section), along with your new characters name. With the application you need to provide us of the story of how your character died, the death may be retconned by staff if it's considered needed.All the items you had in your inventory are lost, they do NOT pass on to your next character.Your new character may not inherit your dead character's items or home. For exceptions, PM a GM.Stealing Rules
1. Do not steal OOC.
Speaks for itself, don't ever steal OOC. Violating this rule is a serious offence.
2. Never steal without OOC permission.
You need player permission to steal from a character/character's property. (See Powergaming Rules)
3. Only what your character can realistically carry.
Keep in mind what your character could really carry with any measure of stealth. Inform the player what and how many of any item you would like to take when asking permission.Town/guild/clan/etc rules
1. Before making a Town, Guild or City you need to speak to staff for permission and location approval (If necessary). The following requirements must be met for approval:A leader.A co-leader. (A co-leader may be OOC. The point of a co-leader is that your town or guild is looked after should you take a long absence.)At least two members. (Other than the leader and co-leader!)Base materials (does not apply for guilds).A good place to build your Headquarters, Town or City (does not apply for guilds).
2, A town/guild-thread should be posted after a town/guild is founded.This needs to include a good background story as to why it's founded, how and by who.Do not post a guild/town thread until you meet the requirements!
3. Important is to do all recruiting and building ICly to not break any rules.
4. A place/group where the following criterias are fulfilled are a town/guild and requires a thread to be posted.4 characters live at the same place/are part of same group.There are at least 3 functioning buildings at that place (does not apply for guilds).
IN-GAME AND IN-CHARACTER POLICIES
1. Put up OOC signs on your structures
To know what structures are maintained IC, which are abandoned and for everyone to know who to ask; put up signs with your IGN on to show everyone else it's your structure and is not to be touched or an abandoned sign if it's not maintained/lived in ICly anymore. Note that an abandoned-sign gives everyone the right to loot the structure as well as anything in it and staff may with time turn it to ruins and eventually remove it. This is to keep abandoned structures filling up the map to a minimum.
Structures with no signs at all does not give you the right to loot it!
2. Lore and event sites
One must now obtain permission from the relevant staff (and site builder) before modifying these sites in any way or removing any items (especially IC literature) from the premises.
3. Sex and Romance
It's important to pace romantic relationships reasonably. In Mesalia, since we are a PG-13 server, we don't really appreciate overly sexualized characters. This is especially a problem when the characters backstory doesn't support they'd behave this way. Doing this may display an OOC desire for sex and makes other players uncomfortable and simply isn't allowed.As most characters are adults, so sex does happen. Know that any scene between two characters needs to 'fade to black' or have a 'time skip' when things get too serious. The rule of thumb for this is: The point in which you don't want to see your parents doing it is the line for what's acceptable for this server.No pedophilia, a character under 16 may not have an intimate relationship with another character.All pregnancies needs approval from the Admin herself and are to be researched by the player so that it may be roleplayed properly. If the staff judge their demands and terms are not fulfilled, permission will be removed and the child dies. This apply as long as the child remains an NPC.
- IC pregnancy last for about 1 IRL month, +/- 1-2 days.
- The pregnancy have to be played out within reason.
- If needed, the aging of the child can be set to up to 15 years of age to let someone play the child as a character immediately. However, it is not recommended.
- If there's no one to play the child available at it's birth, it may remain an NPC for 6 IRL months and have to be taken care of ICly during that time.
- If no one's available to play the child after 6 IRL months, the child has to die or leave the setting.
4. IC Assault and Violence
Conflict IC is common, but it can cause tension between players. If there is fighting or violence IC, any player can can ask for a member of staff to oversee the exchange. New players especially are encouraged to do so whenever possible. If there has been an exchange and a player feels that there may have been a rule violation, or it doesn't feel like they're being treated fairly, always go immediately to staff so we can resolve the issue.Violence, assault, threats and fighting IC all has the likelihood for IC consequences; Such as being pursued by the guard.Staff can oversee any conflict or battle, especially if there is OOC disagreement in the situation. Staff has the final say on the outcome of the situation.
- Any retconned event must be treated as the rp didn't occur. Retcon is not always an option and staff will not allow it if players are attempting to use it as a means of avoiding IC consequences.
- Unrealistic avoidance of harm constitutes as powergaming and staff can force consequences or retcon the situation as necessary.Rape must be approved by staff and thoroughly researched so the resulting effects are roleplayed correctly. Characters and players must be aware of IC repercussions both physically and emotionally, and be capable of RPing them correctly. The assaulting character may face grave IC consequences.
5. Second Character
To be allowed to play two characters at one time you will need to file an application for it in the correct section of the forum and you will need approval from staff to play two characters. The staff judges this based on multiple criteria that you will have to have filled. Rule breaks are considered but may or may not impact the decision.
Playing more than two characters at a time is not allowed. Only staff with approval from the Admin may play 3 characters.
Exceptions are made for IC pets.
when a character goes inactive/dies, you're not to touch any of their IG items or property until staff has had an opportunity to sort it.
Your new character may not loot your old's possessions.
Keep the amount your character can reasonably carry in mind when looting.
Abandoned homes inside towns are returned to the town owner's property, and cannot be occupied without their permission.
7. Rules regarding pets
The pet has to be reasonable for the server lore, theme and time setting. Same rules apply to pets as to normal characters. You can show with a sign where your pet is and what it would likely TRY to do if anyone approached, but server rules still apply. Any animal outside of dogs and cats need staff approval (Such as wolves, jungle cats, monkeys, ect.) Animals that breed beyond what the character can care for or exceed the number allowed by the rules, needs find a new home or they must die/be removed from the setting. This must be done before the animal is fully grown. Farm animals, such as livestock, has no limit other than realism in terms of providing and caring. Work animals are animals used for specific purposes regarding to a trade or other form of work. Maximum two allowed. Pet animals are any animals kept not for the above reasons. Maximum one allowed so long as the character can reasonably care for it.
8. Character Personal Items
No one starts with everything they need, any items brought into the setting have to be approved by staff. Personal items can be daggers, journals, clothes, etc that are or are not represented by an item IC. Item has to be within reason for the server. No horses or mounts are accepted with a character application.
9. Minecraft Skins
The skin has to fit the server theme and time set. The skin has to be realistic. Hair can be dyed in all the colors there are dyes for within the game, but one have to be in possession of this dye and every time the character's hair is dyed, you MUST lose some dye.
10. Hidden Chests
Hiding any chests without informing staff is forbidden. Any hidden chests found that staff don't know about will have their contents confiscated and it will be considered a try to hide items one gained by rulebreak and both rulebreaks will be investigated.
An iron door = door is locked with a key unless else is said and it's impossible to destroy or pick its lock. Anyone can make simple locks for doors and chests, though they are easily picked (though permission must be given, see stealing and powergame rules!) For more advanced locks, a smith is required.
12. Out of Game RP
Generally we discourage RP's that take place off the server. A simple conversation is however, acceptable. The moment your character moves in the setting it must be done IG.
13. Regarding Use of Proxy Servers
Mesalia and everything regarding it is property of Zarkaylia. One has the right to protect one's property. Therefore: Use of proxy servers are forbidden without Admin permission and may result in an IP ban without warning. If you have special reasons to use a proxy server for the forum and server, PM Zarkaylia and explain.
After 21 days of inactivity, If no notice of your absence can be found in the Leaving-section, your character will be immediately removed from the setting and your items and belongings (this includes all structures) can be confiscated, marked abandoned, deleted/destroyed and/or looted. It will be at staff's discretion whether to return or restore items.
After 2 months of inactivity, above applies despite any notice.
If you leave the server, your character will be immediately removed from the setting and your items and belongings (this includes all structures) can be confiscated, marked abandoned, deleted/destroyed and/or looted. It will be at staff's discretion whether to return or restore items.
If you leave the server or become inactive without any leaving thread with explanations for your characters departure, you automatically allow permissions regarding your character. Mesalia and its members are not obligated to try and find previous members for anything that must be done IC to tie up unresolved issues. Thus leaving posts are highly encouraged.
Abusing the system may result in punishment and/or special solutions from the Staff team.
2. Pausing Characters
'Pausing' is when a character is removed from active use in the setting for an indefinite amount of time. This can be done via a leaving post by the player or is done automatically by staff when a player is inactive. Inactivity removal can be avoided during absences like vacations or exams with a notice on the forums.
Paused characters may not retain any IG Items. They are all forfeited to staff, looters or others within the paused characters household.
If your character is not active they will not retain any homes, buildings, jobs or businesses. Any homes outside of town will be marked abandoned, and any structures in town will be returned to the town owner.
Characters MUST leave the setting. Exception to this is granted only with staff approval.
3. Returning Characters
To bring back a paused/removed character, be it by staff or yourself removed, you must write an application that provides the staff with the following information:
- Why did you character leave?
- Where has your character been and/or what has your character been doing? Tell us.
- Why is your character returning to the setting?
- How is your character returning?
- List any changes of skill and how they've been gained.
- List any items your character brings with it into the setting.
Server Chat Rules
Global Channel (/ch g):Always OOC (unless in very special circumstances approved by staff)No spamming (includes caps spamming)No bad grammar/spelling (small mistakes might happen, but no "u know I 2 luv 2 do...")No fighting/heated arguingNo insulting other playersNo inappropriate speaking allowed (note that there's a difference between for example: "that's what she said" and xxx-rated stuff) and this counts for racial things, etc, too.
Local Channel (/ch l):No OOC talking without a dot or likewise (unless in special cases)No spammingNo bad grammar/spelling (small mistakes might happen, but no "u know I 2 luv 2 do...")No excessive OOC talk while others are trying to RP(OOC) No fighting/heated arguing when others can hear(OOC) No insulting other players(OOC) No inappropriate speaking allowed
Messaging (/msg):No roleplay allowed.Commrunes can be used.
1. Metagaming is forbidden within the forums.
Metagaming is the application of out-of-character knowledge whilst in-character. It is considered cheating at Mesalia RP as it breaks realism aspects in roleplay and is not permitted under any circumstances when one is roleplaying or in-character. For example:
- * Having your character know another's innermost feelings about them, especially when there is no in-character evidence of it.
- * Using lore site threads to find lore locations when your character wouldn't know where or what was out there.
- * Asking players to meet you in certain places in-character or asking where someone is in-character.
- *Using town/guild posts to lead characters to certain locations or encourage joining out-of-character. These threads are used only for organization and shouldn't include any information applicable in-character.
2. Do not double post or create redundant threads.
3. Do not spam by making too many threads or posts within a small time.
Instead, edit your previous posts with a label to show you've added more information.
4. Post in English.
If you post in any other language without a correct translation alongside it, it will be removed without warning.
5. Directly advertising or bashing other servers, services, companies or groups is forbidden.
Discussion of services and companies are limited to games, TV programs and related media.
6. Do not post on any whitelist applications that are not your own.
Message any staff that have posted on that thread if you need to add/ask something that the application poster has missed.
7. Only members of staff may post within the Event and News sections.
A regular user can only if it has been discussed in detail with the staff.
8. Signatures may not
- * Have an image exceeding 600 x 300px in size.
- * Contain any potentially insulting imagery or text.
- * Any .gifs in a signature are preferably put in a spoiler for everyone's convenience.
9. Any arguing on the forum is forbidden and may result in warnings for all participants and the posts being removed.
10. All warnings on the forum are to be considered the same as getting a warning in-game.
Thus, the 10 warning limit counts for the forum too and getting 10 warnings on the forum may result in a temp/perm ban.
12. All laws apply here too!
As example; It is strictly forbidden to impersonate someone else, or plagiarize their work and any illegal files shared will be removed and the person punished.
13. If you're banned, temp or permanently, you're banned.
If caught trying to find ways around a ban, you're instantly blacklisted. The staff take the right to question the use of proxy servers to protect the forum as property of Zarkaylia and to protect it's members.