Code of Conduct
Please remember that Pokemon Fusion is a PG-13 MU*. Excessive violence and gore, blatant nudity, and inappropriate language are not permitted. Depending on the judgment of staff, you may be asked to tone down such behavior if you are discovered to have crossed these lines in public, and are expected to comply with this request. This rating extends to the chat channels, with the sole exception of the NSFW channel.
In addition, the topics of religion and politics are discouraged on channels as they often lead to arguments; staff that witness conversations devolving in this direction may ask that the conversation be brought to an end, and players are expected to comply. In a more general sense, if your behavior - whether in chat or in RP - is making someone uncomfortable, the fair thing to do is to stop. Staff are the final arbiters on what constitutes a reasonable request in this regard.
Rating exceptions include areas that are specifically indicated as having an alternate rating, and the NSFW chat channel. In alternate-rating rooms, all rules of conduct still apply with the sole exception of the PG-13 requirement, and players are expected to abide by them. The NSFW channel is not for RP, and those found to be RPing graphic sexual acts may be asked to stop. In addition, posted links must include some indication as to the content of said link, including species, gender(s), and general theme.
When creating a character, please keep in mind that having your character be a rival of another character is perfectly acceptable only if the other player agrees to the rivalry and if the conflict does not bleed over into out-of-character (OOC) behavior.
Finally, players are expected to abide by the edicts of the wizards (staff) at all times. Abusing or ignoring a wizard is a serious offense, and willfully avoiding discussions prompted by them may subject a player to either punishment or increased punishment, depending on the situation.
Punishment for offenses including (but not limited to) those listed above may include a reduction in TXP, EXP or credits, Pokemon deletion, item removal, chat channel access removal, character invalidation/removal, and/or banning from the MU*. Staff do not wish to use any of these tools to guide player behavior, so we urge players to cooperate with staff to reach reasonable solutions to any issues.
Pokemon Fusion MUCK has an overall rating of PG-13, but contains a small number of areas where this restriction does not apply. These areas are few and far between, but are locked to minors for the protection of Pokemon Fusion MUCK's well-being. In order to access these areas, you must contact a wiz and inform them of your birthdate, at which point they will grant you access to the restricted areas if you are over 18 years of age.
- Conduct for staff:
Staff are expected to be respectful to the players at all times while on staff characters, especially their player alts. There is no special treatment; if a staffer repeatedly mistreats players, they will face disciplinary action up to and including removal of their elevated status. (This of course does not mean that antagonizing a staff member is acceptable.) Any staff member found to be unfairly punishing a player will be similarly punished, players are encouraged to speak up if they believe they are being treated unfairly. Any staffer found to be unfairly giving a player an advantage will cause the player and/or the staffer to be disciplined depending on the situation.