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No more naming and shaming

Dear players,

The ways of reporting bad or offensive names have been discussed among the staff intensively, and it has been decided to change these ways.

Currently, players may report violations of the name rules on the general board. These reports get processed by Gamemasters (usually Arien) and tend to be discussed. Furthermore, this topic was viewed more than 100.000 times with more than 4500 replies. It is usually a hot topic on top of the general board.

The majority of names reported belongs to newbie characters. As experience has shown, the vast majority of players abandons Illarion after less than ten minutes. Thus, the majority of reported names belongs to already inactive characters. Furthermore, banning a newbie is the most effective way to make sure the newbie is never seen again.

Therefor we have decided to delete the "Another Name to Kill"-thread, and have decided to let players only report bad or offensive names through use of !gm or e-mail (You can also PM me, Mesha). This change has been done to avoid endless discussions on names, and to avoid newbies potentially seeing their names being degraded (which is terribly incentive for a newbie to stay in the game).

Also, a new change regarding the online-list: Newbies aren't shown on it anymore, only the fact that a newbie is online. So when a newbie logs on, regular players will see: "And 1 newbie" similar to how hidden characters are shown. GMs can still see new players, judge their names or scoot over to help them

We hope to have informed you enough,

-Mesha

written by Mesha on 10. November 2008 11:51 pm

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New gm

The Illarion-staff proudly presents GM Mesha as our newest member. He will support the staff in quests and other ingame affairs.

GM Mesha speaks english, his details how to contact him will be published here soon.

~Kadiya~

written by kadiya on 08. November 2008 03:03 pm

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New and old GMs

Dear Illarionites,
the Illarion staff is proud to announce the recruitment of two new GMs. GM Revan is currently briefed extensivly and will take of player entertainment during "late hours". GM Aeghol does his comeback and will take care of an overarching plotline as head-GM. The GM roster is set up as followed:

  • Aeghol
  • Arien Edhel
  • Estralis Seborian
  • Garou
  • Loralyn
  • Naerwyn
  • Revan
  • Zak

In case you have a problem with a Gamemaster, you can send an e-mail to the reinstated ombudsman "GM-Complaint":

gm_complaint@illarion.org

GM Estralis

written by Estralis on 06. November 2008 03:59 pm

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Player-GM-Chat

Fellow Illarionites,
this wednesday, starting at 18:00 GMT, a player-GM-chat will be hosted. In difference to former events of this kind, the chat will take place ingame. Interested players should log in at the given time and wait for instructions how to join.

The topics of the chat:

  • Improvement of the communication players-staff
  • Application of the new rules
  • Promotion
  • Open questionary



The chat will be held in german. See you on wednesday!

GM Estralis

written by Estralis on 20. October 2008 03:37 am

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Rule update

Dear players,
the Illarion rules were revised and after an comprehensive discussion among the staff, the rules were adapted to the current circumstances. Some rules were clarified and semi-official rules that were hidden somewhere on the board were incoperated. All in all, we want Illarion become a more cooperative game with less out-of-character influences. We want that all players work together to improve the gaming experience of Illarion. Playing for the sole purpose of personal gain in any form is not accepted anymore. On the boards, you can find a detailled summary of the rule changes. Note the basic rule and rule about the world (new!), out-of-character, considerateness and powergaming, especially. You can review the new rules here:

http://illarion.org/illarion/us_rules.php

We, the Illarion staff, hope the game will benefit from these rules changes. Note that the new rules will be monitored, thus, things you have done for ages might be violating the rules now. As usual, we will first notice those who do not follow the rules and offer our help to improve one's roleplay. But there is no customary right! Note that we're not making up these rules to spoil your fun or to find reasons to ban undesired players. The rules are a framework within which the game shall be played. The old saying holds, as long as you roleplay and are not too much of an annoyance to the other players, you won't do anything wrong!

GM Estralis

written by Estralis on 02. October 2008 02:29 pm

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