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August 30, 2009, at 08:04 AM by Jeshin -
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 If two people role-play and then do not for awhile, having travelled to cities or whatever reason and then successfully re-engage it is for both players to decide how much IC time you want to have passed.  
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If two people role-play and then do not for awhile, having travelled to cities or whatever reason and then successfully re-engage it is for both players to decide how much IC time you want to have passed.

December 21, 2008, at 04:57 PM by Luthien - General Edits
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Here is a fairly basic guide to our philosophy and views in regards to role-play. Remember for the most part, this is just a guideline. Please attempt to to keep things with variables within reason, however, for the sake of good role-play.

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Here is a fairly basic guide to our philosophy and views in regards to role-play. Remember for the most part,
this is just a guideline. Please attempt to to keep things with variables within reason, however, for the sake of
good role-play.

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-Ageing

 We allow people to determine and moderate their own speed of ageing if any ageing at all.  This can obviously cause a de-synch in the ages of two people (I.E. Two friends starting at 20 years old each, and then one becoming 30 years old while the other is still 20), but we feel it is a better alternative to having people die to old age.
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-Aging

 We allow people to determine and moderate the speed at which their character ages over time.  There are a 
couple reasons for this, such as avoiding problems with people who can't always login regularly, or allowing
plot-lines that take years of IRL time to develop naturally. This can obviously cause a desynchronization in the
ages of two people (e.g., two friends starting at 20 years old each, and then one becoming 30 years old while the
other is still 20), which is probably one of the more common potential problems. We always felt that this was more of a
lesser evil than forcibly aging characters and messing up plots they may have been working on for a long time as a result.
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 The time it takes you to reach the Borderlands from Amador is entirely up to you, the player.  It might only take a single role-play or half a dozen, or none at all.  It is your call.  Generally this is called 'time-warping' by players and while some may discourage it, be aware that we encourage all attempts to role-play regardless.
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The time it takes you to reach the Borderlands from Amador is entirely up to you, the player. It might only take a
single role-play, or half a dozen, or none at all. It is your call. Some players refer to this as "time warping". It can
be either ignored or vehemently hated depending on who you ask. Regardless, our stance is that we encourage people
to get more opportunities to role-play. This is after all a game, and it is meant to be fun. Not being able to role-play
with someone because they are in a different city than you and it would take you too long to get to them is just limiting
your chances to role-play, which we aren't fond of.

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 If two people role-play and then do not for awhile, having travelled to cities or whatever reason and then successfully re-engage it is for both players to decide how much IC time you want to have passed. 
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If two people role-play and then do not for awhile, having travelled to cities or whatever reason and then successfully
re-engage it is for both players to decide how much IC time you want to have passed.

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 If you are currently engaged in a role-play and then find that it needs to be paused, don't let this dissuade you.  Find another role-player and start a new one.  As long as information from the previous role-play isn't spread around, there is no issue. 
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If you are currently engaged in a role-play and then find that it needs to be paused, don't let this dissuade you.
Find another player and start a new one. As long as information from the previous role-play isn't spread around,
there is no issue. There is a one more wrinkle to this however: in situations of teaching role-play it isn't enough to
role-play, then stop and then the next time you meet up to pick up where you left off and immediately commence
code teaching. Players must continue with more teaching first.

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 If you find yourself regularly role-playing in another city (Amador) and someone wants to role-play in Cairhien, there is no real excuse not to except that you don't want to.  We as the staff, encourage role-play regardless of where you are currently stationing your character.  You can be ANY WHERE at ANY TIME.
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 If you find yourself regularly role-playing in another city and someone wants to role-play in Cairhien, the best 
excuse is simply that you don't want to. We encourage players to do what they need to in order to get role-play
opportunities, so we certainly aren't going to suggest that you limit yourself based simply on an argument
such as "Oh, well my character isn't there ICly right now."
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-Involved in an Event / Kidnapping / Aes Sedai

 In the event that you are in a combat event, you should not attempt to begin random role-plays unless you first consult an immortal and inform them of the type of event that might be holding you back.  If you are kidnapped/tortured/held prisoner, you should not be using that character for role-play.  Lastly, if you are a novice to the White Tower, do not attempt to warp to random cities across the world.
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-Kidnapping / Aes Sedai

 In the event that you are kidnapped/tortured/held prisoner, you should not be using that character for role-play
unrelated to that situation. Also, if you are a novice to the White Tower or hold another, similar position, do not
attempt to warp to random cities across the world as this clearly wouldn't be in good keeping with what your
character should be doing.
December 21, 2008, at 01:33 AM by Orson -
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Here is a fairly basic guide to our philosophy and views in regards to role-play. Remember for the most part, this is just a guideline. Please attempt to to keep things with variables within reason, however, for the sake of good role-play.

Stance Regarding the IC Passage of Time -Ageing

 We allow people to determine and moderate their own speed of ageing if any ageing at all.  This can obviously cause a de-synch in the ages of two people (I.E. Two friends starting at 20 years old each, and then one becoming 30 years old while the other is still 20), but we feel it is a better alternative to having people die to old age.

-Travelling

 The time it takes you to reach the Borderlands from Amador is entirely up to you, the player.  It might only take a single role-play or half a dozen, or none at all.  It is your call.  Generally this is called 'time-warping' by players and while some may discourage it, be aware that we encourage all attempts to role-play regardless.

-Character Separation

 If two people role-play and then do not for awhile, having travelled to cities or whatever reason and then successfully re-engage it is for both players to decide how much IC time you want to have passed. 

Stance Regarding Aspects of Role-play -Paused Role-play

 If you are currently engaged in a role-play and then find that it needs to be paused, don't let this dissuade you.  Find another role-player and start a new one.  As long as information from the previous role-play isn't spread around, there is no issue. 

-A Different City

 If you find yourself regularly role-playing in another city (Amador) and someone wants to role-play in Cairhien, there is no real excuse not to except that you don't want to.  We as the staff, encourage role-play regardless of where you are currently stationing your character.  You can be ANY WHERE at ANY TIME.

Situations Where the Above Might Not Apply -Involved in an Event / Kidnapping / Aes Sedai

 In the event that you are in a combat event, you should not attempt to begin random role-plays unless you first consult an immortal and inform them of the type of event that might be holding you back.  If you are kidnapped/tortured/held prisoner, you should not be using that character for role-play.  Lastly, if you are a novice to the White Tower, do not attempt to warp to random cities across the world.