Our Rules Nov 18, 2020 12:21:11 GMT -5
Post by Boss Joe on Nov 18, 2020 12:21:11 GMT -5
Rules of Conduct
1) Show respect. This doesn't need explanation but let's provide some anyway. OOC comments that are disrespectful, insulting or otherwise toxic will not be tolerated. As you might expect, this also includes racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic or any other similar comments. Depending on what is said, this could result in your immediate ban from the fed.
2) Every character must be original. The days of playing The Rock are gone, guys. We're all about original content here.
3) No shows are not tolerated. Now this is said with a caveat, in that we know real life always takes precedence over a silly game. If you no-show with no explanation, you will lose your spot on the card and drop to the opening match. If you then no-show that, you will be removed from the roster. All we ask for is effort or the basic respect to explain why you can't show.
- If you are removed from the roster and come back later, we will let you back in. But you'll have to prove that you will be a reliable player. Multiple removals will result in a ban.
4) Do not cheat. Level Up will have "Cheat Code" matches, but real-life cheating is not permitted. If we discover that you have stolen your character, material for your RPs or even match/segments, you will be banned. This includes your own work, as we don't want you to just keep using RPs from other feds or stuff from the past.
5) Do not use other characters without permission. You wouldn't want your character used without you approving it, so give others the same courtesy. Even if it's something as simple as a brief cameo in the background, just ask.
6) Staff members will not compete in Level Up. If you sign up to be a match writer for us, you do so with the knowledge that you will only get to play as a jobber character at best. We want to avoid conflict and feel this is the best way to do it. As such, Joe, Jay and everyone else working staff will not be playing except as a character meant to lose.
7) Level Up has a biweekly show called EXP, which will have a 3,500 word limit. There will be six PPV-style events per year. There will be a 7,000 word limit in order to allow you to be as creative as you want. We do not believe in putting people in boxes here in Level Up.
8) In the case of both EXP and PPVs, there will be a single roleplay limit. If you need to post another, we have a character development board. We encourage CDs, as they help us get to know your character more, in the same way segments do.
9) The format of EXP will be shorter, recap matches, and it will be very much structured like an actual TV show. Shorter matches, heavy on segments and angles, with a big main event every week. We encourage everyone to work together to produce entertaining stories and feuds, leading up to big PPV blow-off matches. The reduced RP limit is to free you up to work more on the segments, while you can go all out for the match-based PPVs.
10) While EXP will have an emphasis on angles and segments, matches will still be judged based on your roleplays, unless both players agree to angle the finish. PPVs can also have angled finishes if, again, both players agree.
11) All matches will be judged by the people in charge. If you disagree with your match result, do not complain on the OOC board, on Twitter or in your roleplays. Come to us in the DMs and we'll be happy to give you feedback and tell you why we selected the other RP over yours. If you want further help to improve, we also have a feedback board for you to ask your peers.
12) If you have something specific you want your character to do in a match, send either Joe or Jay your request and we'll send it off to the match writers.
13) The deadline for EXP and PPVs will always be Sunday at 11:59 PM ET. This will not change. Depending on the circumstances, and if your opponent agrees, you may be able to get an extension.
14) You will have fifteen minutes after deadline to go in and edit typos or formatting errors. Take advantage of this and make sure your RP is as good as it can be.