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Post by H.Banestone » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:52 pm

Cursing

Is it against the OOC game rules to have a character curse and/or use foul language? What is the language rating of the game?
PG-13? Rules on the page specify that language should be appropriate for the character. Does this mean we have to use old english? I have not seen it done ingame, so I assume modern linguistics were in place. I presume in the old times people had a way to phrase things like "check it out" or "what's going on".
I play a character emotional and with an army background. Is "ass" a prohibited curse? I got called out on it by a player.
Is it permitted to do things like #me curses profusely if speaking out curses is not allowed?
What age group does the game target?

Thanks.

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Post by AlexRose » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:58 pm

When in doubt, use ****.

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Post by Nalzaxx » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:59 pm

IIRC the only things picked up by the naughty word detector (tm) are the F word and Heil?

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Post by Mr. Cromwell » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:59 pm

I've never had problems with using ass, arse, shit or bullshit IG and will continue to use them when I see fit. However, I suppose that you shouldn't use much stronger profanities than those.

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Post by Grokk » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:03 pm

There is no rule against using foul language as far as I am aware. The problem was that you used the term 'suck ass', I believe.

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Post by King Udan Trollbane » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:06 pm

I use arse. I don't think its in place, during medieval times, whether it be with magical pixies or not, for someone to say "oh your dad died? That sucks ass"

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Post by AlexRose » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:08 pm

Heil is picked up?! LMFAO

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Post by Aereon » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:09 pm

Mr. Cromwell wrote:bullshit IG
Why not use the term 'muleshit'? I don't see any bulls on Gobaith ;)

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Post by AlexRose » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:10 pm

There are cows on vanima..

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Post by H.Banestone » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:11 pm

Ah. Alright. That's what I was wondering, i did not intend to go as far as the "F" word, that's less in character. More on the "hell-shit-ass" level. But nothing more than that. Then I hope player who called me out on "ass", directs his attention to this thread.

Perhaps a GM could post here to make it solid?

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Post by Kranek » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:15 pm

I got some trouble once with a GM when i said "Baumfi**er" = "treefu**er"...except from that...never had trouble with "shit, asshole, bastard..."
just avoid modern terms like "you nig*a" or thinks like that...be creativ.
Though some POs seem to have trouble with "shit" etc...i tend to ignore them since the usage of those words fit my chars...

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Post by Grokk » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:19 pm

H.Banestone wrote:Then I hope player who called me out on "ass", directs his attention to this thread.
As I have already said, you were called out on 'suck ass' not 'ass'. 'Suck ass' is a modern term, which are against the rules. You may as well have said 'Tell the guards they are fail'. I was the one who called you out IC, someone else also did so OOC.

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Post by AlexRose » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:22 pm

Only thing I say ingame which I don't asterisk out (although I barely use those) is "damn", which I don't deem as bad.

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Post by orgis » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:24 pm

hmmm wonder if feck, bugger is not allowed :lol:

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Post by King Udan Trollbane » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:25 pm

Seredocs choice of words rocks. :P
li' bugger...

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Post by Llama » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:26 pm

I personally stick to medieval insults. Curses, Damn...

Calling someone an 'ass' sounds to be rather modern to me if it is a reference to the arse.

Do we REALLY need to use bad language? Its just a game.

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Post by orgis » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:28 pm

Hadrian_Abela wrote:Do we REALLY need to use bad language? Its just a game.
I wouldn't use words like shite or that kind of stuff, feck i'd say is alright as its not really swearing

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Post by Kranek » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:31 pm

Hadrian_Abela wrote:Do we REALLY need to use bad language? Its just a game.
Depends on the char ;)

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Post by Llama » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:33 pm

What the Sirani do you think you're doing!?

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Post by orgis » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:35 pm

I try what the flipping flying orc, stuff along those lines, saves any hard liner swears

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Post by Cain Freemont » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:42 pm

We have people calling each other out in terms of grammar and slang. In seriousness, and not in jest? And the comment in question is "suck ass" ? My mind is fucking blown. There are far more productive things to do ingame.

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Post by Kevin Lightdot » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:07 pm

Invent your own swear words.

D:
(GUY)'Haldrom': Tell the guilds who are formed with reason to protect the island that they suck ass.
Rukka: Rukka going to assume joo said dey lick bananas.

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Post by H.Banestone » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:11 pm

I like that idea, I think.

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Post by Dangron » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:37 pm

Calling someone an 'ass' is too modern. I scowl every time I see it.

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Post by AlexRose » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:39 pm

No, saying "kick your ass" or "save your ass" is too modern.

Calling someone an "ass" is shakespearean, because it's calling someone a donkey.

But meh, I'd personally just not use it at all.

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Post by Dangron » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:41 pm

Well, it just sounds too modern to me. *shrug*

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Post by Alsaya » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:47 pm

The recommended age for Illarion is 16 but since we all know that some are also way younger, I think it should be 'appropriate'. I have no problem with ass, arse, damn etc those 'common' words you would also say in front of your grandma or little sister, everything else should be kept out. But I would love to see when curses would be invented to fit the ingame environment. :)

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Post by AlexRose » Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:52 pm

I'd never say ass, arse, crap etc. in front of my family. >_>

I get in trouble for saying "friggin'"

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Post by Nitram » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:10 pm

I considered "good" swearing in the game, always by using religious references. That sounded well and fit into the environment. And well. We got 16 gods and 3 logical groups of gods. Should be enough for a rather wide selection of possible swearing.

Talking about insults, I always found it helpful using insults no one would ever say RL. Helps the others to separate IG and OOC. Good working are always comparisons to animals, references to the love life of the mother, comments on the eating habits and so on. I guess you are getting the picture. ;)

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Post by Llama » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:12 pm

"Yo mamma's so hairy that Irmorom thought she was a dwarf"

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