Santa Ramona Roleplay Rules

 

  • Santa Ramona encourages free form, continuous paragraph to semi paragraph role play. There are many ways to role play, however, we do request you follow the following basic guidelines.

 

  • Please give other players at least two lines of role play per post and use /me in local chat to signify actions and “quotes” to represent your character’s spoken words. You can mark your actions in :: dots :: or *stars* in lieu of /me as well.

  • Utilize post order when in local chat and take turns with your fellow players. Please allow one full round of post order before entering into an ongoing scene. No role play will be considered private if it is in a public space. During social events players may have smaller circles in their own post order, as it would be in real life.  The post order for large social events is casual. 

  • Posting in- allow roleplay introductions before acknowledging another character entering a scene, all players should set the initial scene in their post in before major interaction is performed. If you are unsure, message your fellow player to see if they are IC or posting. 

  • If your avatar is in public, consider them always IC. If you must go AFK or OOC go to a private area and put on your SRV OOC group tag. 

  • All sim businesses and emergency services are open for role play at any time. Feel free to NPC clerks in a store or hospital reception, for example, if no players are available to fill the role. Likewise, unless expressly stated by a business lead, no business should be assumed closed or without basic staff unless there is a closed sign on the building. 

  • Those players who play their characters in municipal jobs such as law, hospital, PD and FD should take into consideration that when they are on duty they have to RP out their necessary jobs and responsibilities to the community and cannot refuse roleplay due to in character or out of character disputes. If needed get another service member to take care of this player. If there is an issue in regards to this please contact an admin.


  • Before role playing damage to a business, vehicle or home that would be noticeable by other players IC or impact operations (fire, vehicle theft, break-ins, major theft, jail breaks, vandalism (graffiti/posters) for example), coordinate with the business lead, residential renter or sim admin and receive Out of Character permission.

  • Private, residential rentals cannot be broken into or entered without OOC consent from the renter.

  • Planned and scheduled events should not be disrupted by major RPs such as shootings, fires, major calamities etc without the approval of an admin in advance. The admin will reach out to the person(s) hosting the event and ask for consent.

  • Do not interrupt role play. Stay in character at all times when you are in local chat unless you are in a private rental or at an OOC planned event.

  • In order to roleplay in the In Character group, post lures, reactions, 911 calls etc, your avatar must be actually in the sim and near the scene. 

  • Take any and all OOC out of local chat and into IMs. Refrain from using  local chat for OOC communication. 

  • No Metagaming, powergaming or godmodding is allowed. For more information on what this means, see Role Play 101

  • Players may roleplay benign non player characters (NPCs) such as a bartender or shop keeper, public service worker, however limit their use to no more than 2 NPCs per scene per player. Please keep their use limited in general and instead roleplay with your fellow players!

  • Multiple characters by a single player are welcome, however only a limit of three characters are permitted total per player during their time in Santa Ramona Valley. Example: 2 alts, 1 main.

  • Only police or admins may answer 911 calls in the Santa Ramona Valley in character group. 

  • Due to the authoritative nature of these characters please gain admin or moderator approval prior to roleplaying any character on a federal/govt level, this includes but is not limited to characters who are FBI, DEA, CIA, ATF, and Diplomats. Bear in mind you may be asked for your federal level character to be played on a short term basis only for limited storylines. 

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  • Police scanners such as apps one roleplays that they have on their cell phone may monitor the dispatch channel, but not the police or other emergency channels. Provide proper roleplay to indicate the scanner's application prior to use. 

 

  • Players are required to remain respectful at all times to each other and the sim staff. If a situation arises in role play, first try to work it out with your fellow player. If a resolution cannot be reached then contact an available staff member (Contact Us). By contacting staff for resolution, you agree to abide by staff decisions.

  • In character use of cameras, wiretaps or other recording devices as well as bulletproof vests/kevlar, and all weapons must be mentioned being on the person in role play prior to use in a scene.

 

  • Under no circumstance will Santa Ramona tolerate role play revolving around racism or hate crimes of any kind in any way. Santa Ramona Valley staff will not tolerate symbols of hate, racism or intolerance.  See which symbols we will not tolerate here.

 

  • Scenes involving violence in the presence of or against minors (under 18 NPC or player of an under 18 avatar) will not be tolerated. These scenes will be voided and a ban may be issued.

 

  • Refrain from insulting another player’s character or person through thought emotes unless your character actually says something about their thoughts. Such passive aggressive/bullying actions will not be tolerated and may require staff involvement.

  • We do allow cross-sim roleplay, however, crimes committed in another jurisdiction will not be followed up by the Santa Ramona Valley PD unless a previous approval has been given by administration of both locations. 

  • Do not role play with weapons of mass destruction, bio-chemical warfare or bombs, structure fires, wildfires/general fires, major calamities or any acts of nature without staff approval.