19.5 Frequently Asked Questions
* Is Ciem Open PK? Can you PK someone for bashing certain NPCs (i.e. Djeirani, goblins in Azdun, atavians in Aerie, etc)? Ciem is more or less a free-conflict zone. If there's any indication that you are involved in anything that can be construed as activity with regards to Ciem's conflict, it's an appropriate reason for you to be attacked. Insofar as killing people for bashing NPC's are, that needs to be an extremely established aspect of your roleplay. If there's even a question from the player about why you are attacking them prior to your doing so, then you didn't do a good enough job of preparing the situation. You should receive a warning on this the first time it happens and incremental punishment for violations thereafter. * If someone is in the militia of a city that my city is at war with, does that mean I have open PK on them? No. Check the Active Roster of the militia of the city you are at war with by typing MWHO <city> ACTIVE. Those individuals have recently engaged in wartime activities and so may be targeted if you are a member of the militia as well. In a contested area (recognizable by a distinct gray fog), any enemy militia member is open to PK. * Is Ignore IC or OOC? Can you still PK someone if an IGNORE is in place? Ignore is both IC and OOC, in that it applies to OOC communications and IC communications equally, however as an action it does not preclude you from IC repercussions relating to the fact that you've chosen to ignore a person completely. It should be considered a drastic action and should not be abused. * Does an open issue call for a halt in combat? Open issues do not call for an immediate halt in combat. The legitimacy of any conflict should have no bearing whatsoever on whether there is a pending issue. If the conflict is legitimate, it is legitimate, end of story, and there being an issue filed won't change that at all. * Is Forcing someone to kick guards illegal? Forcing someone to kick guards is illegal unless the person is A. Already an enemy and B. Their enemy status hasn't kicked in yet. * Can you drag someone into guards from one room away? More than one room? The general ruling is that if someone is in line of sight of the entrance of the city (that is, the first room actually designated as being within the city on SURVEY) they are free to be dragged in. Beyond that, it is not acceptable to force somebody into enemy guards and the punishment for doing so is severe. * Can more then one player share registration information? No. Each individual player is required to have their own registration information. Failure to do this is a breach of HELP MULTIPLAYING and will be treated as such from an administrative perspective. That said, you should always plays YOUR characters under the same registration information - using the same email address will do this automatically. * Is automation without moving illegal? Please refer to HELP TRIGGERS for our rules on automation. * Can you attack an organization (or it's leaders) for the actions of one? Situations involving this are going to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. That said, we generally regard actions against an organization for the actions of an individual with a great deal of suspicion, unless the player is clearly a representative of the will of the organization. * Is yankbashing allowed? Yankbashing of guards is 100% illegal. Yankbashing of other NPCs is generally fine.