This document is
intended to serve as a guideline for players, both as a Code of
Conduct as well as a Bill of Rights - as most of the restrictions
placed on players are actually to ensure the other players have
an enjoyable environment in which to play. Most of the rules are
somewhat vague, use common sense and adhere to the spirit of the
law. Listed below are undesirable activities from which players
- Harassment. This includes making
out of character threats, sending unwanted messages when
asked to stop, using offensive language, making unwanted
out-of-character attacks or comments, or using
in-character justifications for what are really
- Attacking other characters without
the players' consent. This is not a PK shard, it's
players versus the environment. Consensual PvP - where
the players agree their characters will fight, an
organized war, a challenge to duel which is accepted,
etc. - is allowed.
- Theft. This includes taking items
from other players' houses without their permission,
looting their kills, looting other players without their
permission. Don't take things that don't belong to you.
Tame animals and animals in houses, pens or corrals
should be considered the property of the person that owns
house, pen or corral, or is the pet's master.
- Sexually explicit language,
cursing, and slurs are not permitted in public areas, nor
as part of character names. Such language may be
prohibited even in private messages, to the extent it
amounts to harassment.
- Asking GMs or Seers to change your
stats or skills (except in the case of repairing damage
caused by a bug) is not permitted, nor is getting or
asking them to create items, npcs, or to confer any other
- Players are limited to one account, which is in turn limited
to 5 characters.
- If you find a bug, you must report
it. Taking advantage of a bug is not permitted.
- Making false accusations under
these rules is itself a punishable offense.
- Absentee macroing while in public. This is rude. Having a
macro that spams the screen while you're away is doubly rude.
- Being obnoxious repeatedly, or as a
matter of playstyle. Giving a character an inappropriate
name is considered obnoxious behavior. [see
Violations of these rules should be
reported to GMs. If immediate action is necessary, the GM will
jail the offending character and report the incident to Player
For most offenses, Player Relations will
afford a punishment suitable to the scale of the offense:
- In the case of Harassment, PKing,
or Theft, the offending character may be, and probably
will be, deleted. For repeated offenses, the matter will
be referred to the Lead Administrator.
- For deliberately crashing The World
of Dreams, the matter will be referred to the Lead
- For any other offense, a warning is
likely on the "first offense". Repeat offenses
will result in loss of stats, lowering of skills,
bankwipes and other property deletion, or character
deletion. Continued offenses beyond that point will be
referred to the Lead Administrator.
The Lead Administrator will afford a
punishment suitable to the scale of the offense(s) up to, and
including, banning the account.
- Players have the right to play free
- This is not a PK shard and players
can expect they will not be randomly attacked by
- Players should lock their homes,
lockdown their furniture, use such security as the game
provides. However, players still have the right to expect
their fellow players will not take their things.
- Players have the right the play
without having to listen to sexually explicit language,
cursing, and slurs. Keep in mind, however, that when
players are alone, they can say anything they like.
Players, GMs and Seers who are concealed and
eavesdropping on other players, are forfeiting their
right to be offended by anything they might hear.
- Players do not have, because we
cannot guarantee it, the right to privacy. Other players
can move while concealed and eavesdrop (although this
could also be considered as obnoxious behavior). GMs and
Seers will need to watch players from time to time
without the players' knowledge or consent. However, GMs
and Seers will limit this activity to such times as it is
necessary for the completion of the task at hand. i.e.
Seers will secretly monitor players when the seer is
running a quest, but not otherwise. GMs will secretly
watch players when the GM is answering a help page or as
part of an investigation, but not otherwise.
Note that any other sort of behavior may
or may not be deemed appropriate for WoD. We try to maintain a
"family friendly" environment. If a situation arises in
which an Admin feels players need to stop doing something, the
admin will advise the players to stop doing it. That advisement
should be considered by the players as an immediate ammendment to
the rules of WoD.
What is an
An inappropriate name is a name that one
of the GMs, Player Relations or the Lead Admin thinks is
inappropriate. If you choose an inappropriate name, you'll be renamed to
Bob, or Joe or Fred or Sue (or anything else the GM decides to
- Don't name yourself after a
fictional character from any popular sci-fi or fantasy
adventure novel, movie, or game.
- Don't name yourself something kewl.
- Don't name yourself something that
makes you sound like the evil-dude from a bad D&D
- Don't name yourself after a comic
book superhero or supervillain.
- Don't name yourself something
- Don't name yourself something that
is funny the first time you see it, but then gets less
funny each time you see it after that.
Please note: The "Do not give
yourself an inappropriate name"-rule applies even if you see
some other player's character with a name that you feel is
inappropriate. If a GM has decided someone else's stupid name is
permissable, this does not mean that you can name
yourself something stupid.
What if I don't like
You are welcome to go play somewhere
else, go outside and take a walk, start a garden, or in fact
engage in any activity which does not involve you connecting to
the WoD server. Perhaps you could start a new hobby, such as
collecting belly-button lint. Consider yourself invited to the
world (the real one).