Rules

Members are expected to follow the rules and regulations of both the sim and fleet at all times, both in character and out of character.

By continuing, you affirm that you will sim in a proper and adequate manner.

Members who choose to make ultra-short posts, reply with one-liners, post very infrequently, or violate the sim's 15+ policy will be removed immediately, and by continuing, you agree to this.

In addition, in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we do not accept players under the age of 15. Any players found to be under the age of 15 will be immediately removed without question. By agreeing to these terms, you are also saying that you are above the age of 15. This is our privacy policy in line with General Data Protection Regulation

1. All players are required to follow the Obsidian Fleet rules and regulations.

2. Plagiarism in any form will not be tolerated.

3. The Command staff reserve the right to Strike or remove a character without prior/notice or strikes. The Command Staff also reserve the right to issue more than one strike if necessary.

4. Posts are expected to be at least two paragraphs, containing of a minimum of 10 sentences. If you have a very long post, post it in two parts. And give the title the addition of Part 1, or Part 2.

Following fleet rule changes, a single 'post' is considered to be 500 words (excluding OOC notes). While not every post is required to meet this minimum length, players are expected to contribute a minimum of 1000 words of content each month. This can be split over multiple entries, though it is recommended that a substantial portion comes from one or two entries rather than several; we prefer quality over quantity in this regard.

5. New players will be required to post something, whether it be a log or regular post, within their first week. A full week's grace period will be granted following that, and finally, removal from the sim if no posts are made.

6. All players must follow the Leave of Absence Policy:

Leave of Absence (LOA) - If you will be away for 7 days or more (also if you have a JP going and will not be able to reply within 4 days)

Extended Leave of Absence (ELOA) - For any absence in excess of one full calendar month. If away for more than 1 full calendar month may be required to step down from post and return to any available/applicable position upon return.

Absent Without Leave (AWOL) - Not being in contact and not logging into the site for 14 days or more without requesting LOA or ELOA. Can result in instant removal or a strike (strikes will be issued weekly from then on in until return to the SS Mary Rose)

8. Each player is allowed 1 normal character and they must have written the character up themselves. Each player is allowed 5 Non-Player Character or Played non-player character unless Command Staff moving the plot along.

9. No abuse will be accepted towards the Command Staff or normal crew members.

10. Any breach of the rules will result in a strike or removal from the SS Mary Rose.

11. The strike system is as follows (This is a guide to the Strike system and doesn't necessarily have to be followed in this manner):

1st Strike - Informal Reprimand

2nd Strike - Demotion by one or more ranks (depending on severity of offense), With a possible removal from their Department Head position if applicable

3rd Strike - Removal from the site.

The Command staff can use more than 3 strikes if they deem it necessary. However for any strike beyond second strike will result in a removal from a Department Head position.

12. All Disciplinary decisions may be appealed to the Sim's Commanding Officer or the Task Force Group Commanding Officer.