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Avlis tries to have as few rules as possible. However, there are standards that we enforce to ensure that our vision of a roleplay server is met and to make sure that everybody has fun.
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[[Category:AvlisWiki| Rules]][[Category:Rules]]
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Avlis has high quality standards, which ensure that our vision of a roleplay server is met and that everyone has fun. Therefore, there are several important rules and guidelines that are enforced on Avlis.  Rules and guidelines can be categorized into three areas: [[Rules:Overview | Team or Server Rules, Player Guidelines, and "In Character" Laws]].
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== Summary of Rules ==
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It differs slightly in wording and style from the other rules articles, and is much shorter. Please let is stay this way. This article is meant to be read by new players, not knowing any Avlis related terms. Something like "Roleplaying Enforced" might sound harsh, but it is actually a well known term in the NWN community.
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===No Griefing===
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Grief-style playing, or griefing, is illegal. Griefing is defined by any style of play that makes the person playing a character feel genuine distress and anger through disruption of their gaming session.
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===Roleplaying Enforced===
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Avlis is a roleplaying server. People should be in character at all times. Shouting is disabled. Using tells, IRC, and teamspeak to convey in-character information is illegal, however it is ok to use these media to talk about out of game things.
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===No PvP: CvC===
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Player vs. Player combat is illegal. However, Character vs. Character combat is LEGAL. A "player" is defined by the person sitting behind the screen playing the game. A "character" is defined by the alternate personality you portray within the game. Characters can have disagreements and fight over them, but as soon as it becomes a personal matter between the players behind the characters, it is no longer justified.
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===No Exploiting===
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Exploitation of bugs to gain experience, wealth, or to save time is illegal and a bannable offense. This includes duplicating items and inappropriate server hopping.
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===Common Sense===
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Common sense is a rule. If an action goes against common sense, it's not legal.
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== Detailed Rules ==
 
#[[Rules:General_Rules|General Rules]]
 
#[[Rules:General_Rules|General Rules]]
 
##[[Rules:Servervault_Purges|Servervault Purges]]
 
##[[Rules:Servervault_Purges|Servervault Purges]]
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###[[Rules:Specific_Rules:Metagaming#Crafting_Recipes|Crafting Recipes]]
 
###[[Rules:Specific_Rules:Metagaming#Crafting_Recipes|Crafting Recipes]]
 
###[[Rules:Specific_Rules:Metagaming#Sharing_Inn_Rooms|Sharing Inn Rooms]]
 
###[[Rules:Specific_Rules:Metagaming#Sharing_Inn_Rooms|Sharing Inn Rooms]]
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###[[Rules:Specific_Rules:Metagaming#Wiki_Information|Wiki Information]]
 
##[[Rules:Specific_Rules:Exploiting|Exploiting]]
 
##[[Rules:Specific_Rules:Exploiting|Exploiting]]
 
###[[Rules:Specific_Rules:Exploiting#Duping|Duping]]
 
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###[[Rules:Specific_Rules:Roleplaying_Related#Speaking: Familiars,Changelings,Shapeshifters &Telepathy|Speaking: Familiars,Changelings,Shapeshifters &Telepathy]]
 
###[[Rules:Specific_Rules:Roleplaying_Related#Speaking: Familiars,Changelings,Shapeshifters &Telepathy|Speaking: Familiars,Changelings,Shapeshifters &Telepathy]]
 
###[[Rules:Specific_Rules:Roleplaying_Related#Languages|Languages]]
 
###[[Rules:Specific_Rules:Roleplaying_Related#Languages|Languages]]
###[[Rules:Specific_Rules:Roleplaying_Related#In Game Rules: Elysia|In Game Rules: Elysia]]
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###[[Rules:Specific_Rules:In-Game Rules|In-Game Rules]]
 
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## [[Rules:Player_Housing| Player Housing Rules and Guidelines]]
 
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#[[Rules:Player_Guidelines|Player Guidelines]][1]
 
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##[[Rules:Player_Guidelines#CvC Gentlemen's Agreement|CvC Gentlemen's Agreement]]
 
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##[[Rules:Player_Guidelines#Forum Etiquette|Forum Etiquette]]
=Player Guidelines=
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##[[Rules:Player_Guidelines#Powergaming|Notes on the Community Stance on Powergaming]]
Player guidelines aren't official rules, and don't have formal punishments for breaking them, but they are community guidelines accepted and followed by the community of players.   
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##[[Rules:Player_Guidelines#The Meaning of "The Team Frowns Upon It"|The Meaning of "The Team Frowns Upon It," and Community Membership]]
==CvC Guidelines: The Gentlemen's Agreement==
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===CvC Gentlemen's Agreement===
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[1]Player guidelines aren't official rules, and don't have formal punishments for breaking them, but they are community guidelines accepted and followed by the community of players.  [[Rules:Orl_On_Guidelines|Click Here]] for the team's view on these guidelines.
The '''Gentlemen's Agreement''' is a set of rules created and enforced by players. The most likely consequence of breaking any of these rules is that your own character wouldn't be covered by them either, specially by the no looting rule.
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Gentlemen's Agreement:
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# No looting of items except for consumables/replaceables: A weapon, a helm or a magical wand are examples of things that can't be looted under general circumstances. Items that can be looted include but are not limited to magical potions, healing kits, ammunition, crafting components, gems and scrolls.
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# Withdrawal upon defeat: If you are defeated in CvC you must not attack the enemy who defeated you until twenty four real time hours have passed. Leaving the area where you were defeated is the best way to achieve this. The purpose of this rule is to give some meaning to victories achieved in CvC.
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# No use of "banned" spells: Bigby's Forceful Hand is the only spell that at this time of writing has been considered "broken" for CvC purposes. No other spells are forbidden by the Gentlemen's Agreement even though some players might frown upon certain other spells. Regardless, everything else can be used.
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Latest revision as of 15:51, 4 November 2016



Avlis has high quality standards, which ensure that our vision of a roleplay server is met and that everyone has fun. Therefore, there are several important rules and guidelines that are enforced on Avlis. Rules and guidelines can be categorized into three areas: Team or Server Rules, Player Guidelines, and "In Character" Laws.


Summary of Rules

No Griefing

Grief-style playing, or griefing, is illegal. Griefing is defined by any style of play that makes the person playing a character feel genuine distress and anger through disruption of their gaming session.

Roleplaying Enforced

Avlis is a roleplaying server. People should be in character at all times. Shouting is disabled. Using tells, IRC, and teamspeak to convey in-character information is illegal, however it is ok to use these media to talk about out of game things.

No PvP: CvC

Player vs. Player combat is illegal. However, Character vs. Character combat is LEGAL. A "player" is defined by the person sitting behind the screen playing the game. A "character" is defined by the alternate personality you portray within the game. Characters can have disagreements and fight over them, but as soon as it becomes a personal matter between the players behind the characters, it is no longer justified.

No Exploiting

Exploitation of bugs to gain experience, wealth, or to save time is illegal and a bannable offense. This includes duplicating items and inappropriate server hopping.

Common Sense

Common sense is a rule. If an action goes against common sense, it's not legal.


Detailed Rules

  1. General Rules
    1. Servervault Purges
    2. Powergaming
    3. The Avlis Procedure for Punishment
      1. Warnings
      2. Punishment
      3. Banishment
      4. Review
    4. Interacting with DMs
    5. Contacting the Team
  2. Specific Rules
    1. Metagaming
      1. Floaty Name
      2. Changelings
      3. Invisibility
      4. Disguise
      5. Crafting Recipes
      6. Sharing Inn Rooms
      7. Wiki Information
    2. Exploiting
      1. Duping
      2. Sneaking behind a person through a door
      3. Transition Ambushes
      4. ISD
    3. Cheesing
      1. Character Backgrounds
      2. Races
        1. Elves
        2. Drow
      3. Pregnancy
      4. Prestige Classes
    4. Roleplaying Related
      1. Speaking for NPCs
      2. Sexuality
      3. Spies
      4. The Domination Effect
      5. Speaking: Familiars,Changelings,Shapeshifters &Telepathy
      6. Languages
      7. In-Game Rules
    5. Player Housing Rules and Guidelines
  3. Player Guidelines[1]
    1. CvC Gentlemen's Agreement
    2. Forum Etiquette
    3. Notes on the Community Stance on Powergaming
    4. The Meaning of "The Team Frowns Upon It," and Community Membership

[1]Player guidelines aren't official rules, and don't have formal punishments for breaking them, but they are community guidelines accepted and followed by the community of players. Click Here for the team's view on these guidelines.