Tavern usage and NPCs

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Tavern usage and NPCs

Post by Gretub » Thu May 16, 2019 11:45 am

Zachrin wrote: From time to time, we seem to start having issues again with Tavern RP's particularly with NPC's. This is a notice to everyone to remind them that this is not a sex line or a place to find others to invite them to cyber with you elsewhere. This is not the purpose of the game nor is it appropriate. Please be fully aware that we have a full log of every exchange that happens in the tavern. They may be reviewed from time to time.

Some problem areas seem to be the desire to have RP's of a more mature graphical and sexual tone with the over use of sexual innuendos and seductive type RP. In the past, we had to remind players that Incest, Pornography and rape RP's are not permitted. For some reason, it seems that the new attempt is to RP minors in sexual situations with other minors and adults. This is unacceptable. We do not mind players choosing a child character. However, if you think they should be engaged in sex with minors and/or adults, then you should seriously reconsider playing a child. Sexual relations between a child and an adult is illegal within many countries. If we find it on this server, you will face eradication.

Further, one of the reasons why we are strict about using outside communications is that we do have minors play here. Any evidence that we find that you are using this service to cyber with a minor as an adult, will also be subject to eradication as it is an illegal activity. We don't want to have to send this message out in the future and want it to be a clear indication of what we expect.

Finally, since the sexual issues seems to revolve primarily around NPC's in the tavern, we are going to disable NPC's from entering the tavern on a temporary basis while we continue to investigate into the NPC issues and deal with the problems we have found. As always, if you have questions, please feel free to ask us and we will be happy to clarify any questions you may have.
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Re: Tavern usage and NPCs

Post by HimuraKenshin » Wed May 22, 2019 2:13 pm

What does temporary mean, exactly?
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Re: Tavern usage and NPCs

Post by balerion » Wed May 22, 2019 2:51 pm

Please open a second tavern.
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Re: Tavern usage and NPCs

Post by Amaryllis » Wed May 22, 2019 3:17 pm

HimuraKenshin wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 2:13 pm
What does temporary mean, exactly?
Means: at this time, is not permanent
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Re: Tavern usage and NPCs

Post by Amaryllis » Wed May 22, 2019 3:18 pm

balerion wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Please open a second tavern.
Will mention the want for another.
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Re: Tavern usage and NPCs

Post by HimuraKenshin » Wed May 22, 2019 3:41 pm

Was more curious if you have a timeframe in mind.
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Re: Tavern usage and NPCs

Post by Amaryllis » Wed May 22, 2019 3:54 pm

Unfortunately, no...
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Re: Tavern usage and NPCs

Post by Alder » Wed May 22, 2019 4:30 pm

Ok, so, I agree that rping out minors being put in sexual situations on a site like this (even behind the scenes) is an issue and probably shouldn't be tolerated.

I disagree that this was the right change to combat this. Even if most of the characters that have had issues with this have ended up being NPCs, the problem itself is not with NPCs, but with this style of rp. You already are instituting a policy of eradication for if this happens, so why is it necessary to also stop NPCs from being used?

The issue is with a style of rp that you have decided you do not want to have on your site, which is absolutely the decision of the community team to make. This style of rp, however, could be done by IG characters or NPCs. Indeed, I could change my IG character's name today such that one of my NPCs now becomes my main IG character and then put them into the tavern. I don't see any way in which playing with an NPC facilitates this any more than playing with your main IG character does.

In addition, this problem would probably be to do with a violation of the code of conduct, meaning that it is to do with the player behind the screen, not with their characters... If a player violates the Code of Conduct, that is an OOC issue and shouldn't be pinned on the specific character they were playing, but on all of their characters and the person behind them. Whether they did this with an NPC or an IG character shouldn't make a blind bit of difference.

To cut a long story short, this issue is with a certain style of rp that the community team has made a decision that they do not want on their site (and one that I agree with). The issue is not with NPCs, most of which don't engage in this (to my knowledge, although due to IRL exams, I haven't been in the taverns for about a month, so I might not know if this suddenly became widespread).

As a side note, having at least 2 taverns is, in my opinion, something that, while it is not always used, is pretty much essential to facilitate some things that go on in this site when it is used.
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Re: Tavern usage and NPCs

Post by Vhagar » Wed May 22, 2019 5:53 pm

It's not a permanent change.
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Re: Tavern usage and NPCs

Post by Alder » Wed May 22, 2019 5:55 pm

That's fair. I guess my earlier complaints only really stand if it lasts for a significant period of time. I'm not sure that I see the logic in stopping NPCs anyway, but I guess it might just be a thing while the issue is being investigated.
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