Rules:General Rules

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General Rules

  • 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.
  • Another note from the boss regarding greifing (from thread "What griefing and abuse is NOT")

"In an effort to tone down the number of petty requests that the team gets, I want to point something out. In character interactions that don't go your way are not griefing Having people express ideas contrary to yours is not abuse Having people get angry at you over expressing ideas is not abuse Having people get angry at you IC is not griefing" Avlis is a roleplaying server. People should be in character at all times. Shouting is disabled. Using tells, IRC, and the party channel to convey in-character information is illegal; however, it is okay to use these media to talk about out of game things. See Communication for more details.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cheesing of races or abilities is not acceptable on Avlis. "Cheesing" a race is the act of picking one of the standard NWN player character races and then entering some other non-NWN race into the subrace in order to try and pass yourself off as a non-standard race. "Cheesing" an ability is the act of playing your character as if they have an ability which the NWN engine would not otherwise allow them to have.
    • Example: You cannot be a giant-kin by picking half-orc and writing "Veerbeeg" in the subrace field. This is not allowed, and if you are caught doing this you will be forced to re-make your character. Only the standard NWN races and Avlis custom races are allowed.
    • Example2: You cannot say your character is a vampire with exceptional strength and the ability to make other characters into a vampire by biting them.
    • ONLY abilities that are granted by your class, race, and level within NWN are in-game. Extra powers that you make up or pretend to have are unacceptable. Anyone caught doing these things will be asked to remake their character to conform with the NWN engine and to stop faking abilities.
  • Do not speak for or post forum messages as NPCs unless you have the title "DM" underneath your name. You speak for your own characters but not NPCs. The city guard, members of the government, commoners, priests at the temples of various gods, etc. are all off limits to non-DMs.
  • The floating name above a character's head DOES NOT actually exist IC. It cannot be used to reveal a character's name if the said character has not told you his or her name. The floating name can be used if your character already knows the other character (as long as the other character told you their real name).
  • No stupid names. Examples are names such as "i33t dood" and "Omagodhees Hungwell." It is STRONGLY recommended that names from fiction, literature, movies, etc. also be avoided. Major and Senior DMs have the authority to order a player to start a new character if the DM thinks the player's current character name is not in line with Avlis' name policy. The current character's level will not be factored into this order – if you have somehow reached 15th level with a character named "Amanda Huginkiss" before a Senior or Major DM finds you, you will still have to start over with a new character. If a player refuses to start over with a new character, the character in violation of the name policy will be deleted from the servervault.
  • Common sense is a rule. If an action goes against common sense, it's not legal.
  • See the Rules Forum at for a more authoritative set of rules.