Sanctuary Harbour Rules

Neptune's Sanctum

DUE TO CHANGES IN THE SECOND LIFE TERMS OF SERVICE YOU INHERENTLY AGREE, BY AGREEING TO ABIDE BY THESE RULES AND ENTERING Neptune's Sanctum, THAT YOU ARE OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN AND YOU ARE NOT OFFENDED BY VIOLENCE, ADULT LANGUAGE OR SEXUAL CONTENT. THE OWNER OF Neptune's Sanctum DEFERS ALL RESPONSIBILITY BEYOND THIS AGREEMENT, IN LEGAL LIABILITIES, TO THE TRESPASSING PARTY, PARTIES NOT OVER THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN ARE TRESPASSING AND THUSLY LEGALLY LIABLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS.

YOU FURTHER AGREE TO ALLOW THE USE OF LOGS BY THE GM/ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING GAME RULE VIOLATIONS! LOGS WILL NEVER BE USED IN ANY FASHION EXCEPT IN SIM ADMINISTRATIVE SITUATIONS.

GENERAL GUIDELINES: We are pirates and mer people……and so we begin:

1) MOST IMPORTANT:
"YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT TO BE AN ASSHOLE". Please try to refrain from bullying, personal attacks etc. we are here to have fun FIRST and FOREMOST!! Remember you are a guest so make yourself a welcome guest! I will not permit or tolerant obnoxious or discourteous behavior, you are now officially warned. **We ask that you put on either a guest meter or an active meter to exit this landing zone. We welcome you as a guest but please do not interfere with any active RP. If you would like to join the play here, simply pick up an active HUD and meter system and contact any GM for assistance in setting up your HUD to play with us.

2) CHILD AVATARS:
Absolutely no sex based age play allowed. PERIOD. NO ARGUMENTS. Child avatars are not allowed to wear weapons or participate in combat or any other violent acts. Breaking these rules is grounds for an immediate ban! Due to the new SL ratings for sims, if we think your avatar looks younger than 18 even though you claim your avatar is 18, you will be asked not to engage in any adult activities. The GM's of this sim reserve the right to decided how old your avatar looks.

3) VEHICLES/FLYING:
Neptune's Sanctum is a pirate rp sim, so some vehicles will be allowed. Naval ships will be the main mode of transportation to get from island to island. Horses will be tolerated, carts, vehicles that could have existed in pirate times will be permitted. No airplanes,cars, motorcycles, no modern or futuristic vehicles.

4) VENDORS:
Vendors may be rezzed only in RENTED and APPROVED stores. Such vendors are subject to admin approval, we reserve the right to refuse vendors selling unsuitable or illegal goods.
If you want to rent here please contact Gracie Dotterkelch. All space is reserved to first come first served. If nothing is available you will be placed on a waiting list.

5) XP CAMPING:
Camping means you are idling in the sim, not participating in role play (either openly or in IMs), and basically just doing nothing to earn experience. THIS IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. If you must go AFK for a short period (10 to 15 minutes) then do turn your CCS off or set yourself to AFK or BUSY which stops you from earning experience. IF you will be gone for a longer period it is better to log out, especially if the sim is near capacity.

Do not try to hide someplace in the build (e.g. in walls, underground, up in the sky) or try to hide your CCS meter in the sim.
Do not enter the non-RP areas of the sim with an active meter.
Players found hidden, in the air, outside the RP area, or in otherwise suspicious circumstances will be presumed XP campers, and will be treated accordingly.

6) COMBAT/WEAPON SELECTION:
. You MUST HAVE a Community Combat System (CCS), which is available in the entrance and in the squares for free, to engage in combat in Neptune's Sanctum. Do not try to use the lack of a CCS as an excuse to avoid the consequences of your actions. You come looking for trouble, you will either back it up or get taken out.

Your CCS Meter must be visible and readable at all times.

Melee weapons are allowed as long as they are CCS approved weapons. Griefer HUDs, push scripted objects are a no-no. Now guns, NO guns, projectiles, explosives, anything that goes bang or zip, that is not pirate related.

7) GESTURES/SOUNDS/LIGHTS:
Gestures can be an enhancement to role play. Please use them appropriately and rarely. Do not spam gestures or sounds repeatedly as this disrupts role play and is annoying.

8) SHOUTING:
Please keep shouting to a minimum and in conjunction with ongoing role play. Constant OOC shouting is disruptive to role play and spoils the mood of the sim.

9) BEING BANNED:
If you are banned for violating these rules you can only contact another GM if you feel the ban was unjust or abusive. Trying to get your ban lifted by contacting various GMs will only get your ban time increased.
Decisions may be appealed against, but if that is not immediately possible, you are bound to continue RP with the disputed decision in force.

10) REPORTING PROBLEMS:
Any issues, questions, instances of rules violations or any other problems can be brought to the GM staff. These are players with "GM" above their meter. Please be polite and straightforward with your issue so it can be addressed quickly. If you have a problem with a GM then bring it to the attention of Gracie Dotterkelch .
Any accusations of cheating must be brought to your faction head or a GM to be addressed. Do not make public accusations of cheating.

11) REZZING OBJECTS:
***If you want to rent prims you are encouraged to do so by contacting Gracie Dotterkelch via notecard within 24 hours of a) Joining Neptune's Sanctum group and b) requesting the prims you wish to rent so she can set up your rental agreement and give you rez permissions!!

Rezzing objects is permitted in Neptune's Sanctum group, because RP sometimes requires various props, objects, pose balls and so forth to be added to the sim. Objects left lying around the sim count against the overall prim limit of the sim and reduce the amount for others to use. Renters, of course, can leave items in their apartments within their prim limits. Persistent disregarding of this rule or rezzing a large number of objects will result in disciplinary action. Neptune's Sanctum is not a building zone.
An automated process, as well as manual checking, will cause your items to be returned to you.
if it is repeatedly necessary to remove your left objects, you may be banned for this.

12) ROOF TOPS / TOPS OF BUILDINGS
Standing around on rooftops is not allowed with the following exceptions:

A) you are actively in rp, observing the people / groups below or around you. You MUST emote that you are watching, listening etc. If you do not, then you are assumed to be camping.

B) Sniping… providing you have a rp reason to snipe someone, you may be on the rooftop for that sole purpose and are expected to leave as soon as you are done with it.

13) BLOODLINES METER/HUD:
Bloodlines will not be tolerated within this sim

14) RP Limits:
RP Limits are not acceptable. If you have them posted in your profile, do not expect that anyone will read them. Furthermore, looking at a profile for information about the character/player is considered Metagaming, so any information found in the profile should not be used.
If you have a reasonable RP Limit, then IM the other player(s) in the RP scene and discuss it with them, like adults, to work out any details, or work around anything you do not wish to RP. GM's will not get involved in issues regarding RP Limits.
FTB is always an option.

15) Sanctuary Islands community exists with current residents living in private homes. Please be respectful of these areas as they are not open for public use and you will be ejected by the home security unless you have been given permissions by the parcel owner/tenant to be there and he/she has added you to their access list.

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