aren't many rules, and all we ask is that you use a little common
sense with what you do.
Also see Rylen's
10 Things to do on Desolation Risking a Banning guide.
Can't get enough rules? Well you could always check out
Rylen's MORE RULES.
One Character On At a Time
care if you have multiple characters made, we just ask that
you don't have them all on at once. By ask, we mean don't have
them on at once.
follow the rule only one character per IP, because we cannot
be sure if you and your pal really are on a network or not.
Be aware of this. If we ask one of your characters to log off,
do not fight, it is because both have the same IP and there's
no way for us to know if you really are on a LAN together.
If you and
a few friends are on a network, and all want to play at the
same time, please log on with only one character and talk to
an admin to see if it's ok. They might be okay with it, they
might not be. If they aren't, please understand.
Not Transfer Gear Between Alts
Do not transfer
money or gear between your alts. If we catch you, it is likely
that you will lose all gear that you transferred, and possibly
all your gear.
NOT Exploit Bugs
bugs. We also hate when people find, and exploit them without
telling us. If you do find a bug, please report it to us. You
can report them with the 'bug' command. If you find a
typo, you can report that too with the 'typo' command.
a Newbie once too. Help them out a little, so they can be as
smart as you are.
saying you were treated like crap as a Newbie? Well pretend
newbies does not mean 'twinking' them out. Know that
whole "teach a man to fish" thing? "Give a man
a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and
you have fed him for a lifetime." Keep that in mind with
helping newbies. See below about twinking.
Twinking is basically providing a character (your own or those
of others) with gear (including money) they would not normally
be able to achieve at their level. It's fine to help newbies
a bit by giving them some cash, maybe a knife or a pistol, but
do not give them 10,000 dollars and an assault rifle. It doesn't
matter if the character is your best friend, significant other,
whatever; don't do it.
Invisible Wizards Alone
wizards can go invisible, and there are ways to detect these
invisible wizards. Keep in mind, wizards have reasons why they
are invisible. Often times, it's to avoid pesky players. It
is not proper for one to search out these wizards, trying to
figure out who they are. You should not try to talk to them
or interact with them unless they talk to you
first. Bugging them while they are invis does not show them
any respect. Just leave them alone. Vik would also like to be
left alone while he's visible as well.
is not based on Fallout. Desolation is based on
the game Wasteland. The Fallout series are also
heavily based on Wasteland. We have some references to
the Fallout games, but we also have a lot of references
to a ton of movies, games, books, music, and other games.
As far as
the Fallout plot lines: They didn't happen in Desolation's
universe. There is no Brotherhood of Steel, no FEV virus, no
G.E.C.K., no Vaults, no Master, no Enclave, no Deathclaws, no
Two-Headed Brahmin, and no Super-mutants. You will, however,
see Rot Gut, Nuka Cola, and Stimpaks around. However, I must
again state: Desolation is not based on Fallout
and the plot of the Fallout games have not taken place
in the world of Desolation.
asking for perfect spelling or perfect grammar, but at least
a good attempt. A typo here and there isn't a problem; everybody
does it. The problem is when every other word you type is a
typo. Also, lack of punctuation and capitalization is a problem.
Excessive punctuation is annoying.
huge, very annoying problem is what some people refer to as
'Internet shorthand' or 'Internet slang'. This includes using
'ur' in place of 'your', 'u' in place of 'you', 'thx' in place
of 'thanks', '2' in place of 'to', etc.. That doesn't fly here.
Please avoid it at all costs. Don't dare do it in an RP. Repeated
use of 'Internet shorthand/slang' after being warned will result
in constant abuse. Just don't do it.
10 Things to do on Desolation Risking a Banning guide for
NOT Power Play
In RP, you
will not always get your way. You won't dodge every bullet,
every hit. You won't miraculously hit everyone every time. RP
is all about give and take. You win some, you lose some. Don't
try to win all the time. That's no fun.
not determine where your character hits or effects another character.
That is up to that character's player to decide.
in mind that New Nevada is LARGE
covers a good deal of Arizona, part of California, part of Nevada,
and small sections of Mexico and Utah. It is roughly 500 miles
square. To give you an idea of how big 500 miles would be, imagine
you're driving a car at 60 miles an hour. It would take about
8 hours and 20 minutes to drive 500 miles. Just think of how
long that would take to walk. And that is only walking from
the bottom of the map to the top. It is by no means a small
area, and it should take many days hike to get from say, the
Ranger Center to Needles.
As for the
size of worldmap rooms: As the staff figures it, a worldmap
room is about 8 miles square. It should take the average, healthy
character at least 1 to 2 hours to hike across a worldmap
room, in fine conditions. This is not including hiking across
the desert, which very well may take longer. (On a related note,
please remember the human body's need for WATER.)
people run from the center of Needles, out to the wastes, across
the Colorado River, down to Quartz, and then back in a matter
of minutes in-character. We do not want to see this again.
how much land is actually being traveled in mind while RPing.
is the standard for most other Role Playing games, sadly we
have to spell it out for you, because some people on Desolation
just don't get it.
life is his own. He has the last word on if he is injured, or
even death. You cannot outright kill another player. If you
want to kill someone, talk to them using OOC or tells, work
something out, and then go with it. Don't power play. You can
only attempt to kill another character. The player gets
to decide if they die or not. Be realistic. If a gun is held
against your characters head, and the wielder pulls the trigger,
your character isn't ducking that.
On the other
hand, player, don't be afraid of death. We understand you put
a lot into your character, but IC death leads to great RP. Plus
we'll transfer stats, skills, and money to a your new character
when you make one. Don't power play, and try to live forever.
if your character jumps into the middle of a gunfight, you are
giving your consent to have your character killed just by getting
involved. If you don't want your character to die, don't give
anybody a reason to want to kill them, and don't get them involved
in anything they'll likely die in.
Robots, Cyborgs, Super-mutants, Aliens, Etc.
does have mutants, robots, cyborgs, and possibly even aliens.
If you want your character to be one, however, you must talk
to a member (preferably multiple members) of the staff beforehand.
As long as the character you want to play is realistic, and
in the cases of robots and cyborgs, have a really good, really
detailed history, you may be allowed to play them.
mind that we will not let you be a 15 foot tall, 5-tons of muscle
mutant, nor a cyborg with most of its body replaced with cybernetic
parts that will outperform any human by %500. A mutant is more
likely to be a deformed hunchback riddled with cancer. A cyborg
is more likely to be an unfortunate human who lost their hand,
but saved up enough money to have it replaced with an old, clunky,
slow cybernetic hand in a seedy out-of-the-way shop in Vegas.
Be realistic. Be reasonable. Please have a good, well thought-
out history ready beforehand.
As far as
aliens go... I don't know why I mentioned them. I guess in case
they come up. Don't try to play as an alien. Just don't.
is not Fallout, not based on Fallout, and what
has happened in Fallout has not happened in Desolation's
world, there are no super-mutants. Super-mutants were humans
dipped into the FEV virus. There is no FEV virus, no Master,
so no super-mutants. The same goes for Deathclaws.
areas and people have access to cloning tubes, and cloning technology.
If you recently died, but decided you still want the name, you
can be cloned. There are, however, a few conditions:
There must be an RP situation over getting you cloned. Either
by asking the people who control the tubes, or by forcefully
taking control of them.
The person or people cloning you must have some of your blood.
Either in a rag, in a metal cup, they can take your severed
arm to the tubes for all it matters. Without blood, there is
NOTE: If your character was a Desert Ranger, then a sample
was kept in their labs. This sample must of course be in tact.
The person or people cloning you must have the skill: Clone
Tech. You can continue the clone if the person doesn't have
Clone Tech. You'll just be deformed.
When you are cloned. You forget everything You start
your character over anew. No memories from the past. No old
friends. Nothing. In short, when you are cloned, you become
a new character, with the same name.
If we find
that anyone who died, improperly cloned themselves, and then
resumed their current role as if they hadn't died, they will
be killed. Again. And then banned. Then whoever helped them
get cloned, will be killed. And then banned.
with your environment is the key to RP. However, destroying
your environment doesn't leave you with many places to RP at.
Destruction of property is a valid RP angle, however not all
of the staff will agree with what you destroy.
word on area destruction rests with the creator who coded the
area. If you wish to demolish something, talk to the person
in charge of the area first. Sometimes they will cooperate with
you, and even recode the area to reflect what happened. Sometimes.
going out and burning down a town will not only piss off the
wizard who made the area, but also the entire player base. The
other players have to RP in that town, too, and if it's not there
anymore, they're going to be mad.
Let OOC Things Effect You ICly
good RP etiquette. If someone pisses you off Out Of Character,
don't take it out on them In Character. Or vice versa.
Act Like An Idiot, And You Probably Won't Be Abused
As it says
on the side bar, Desolation is not a Newbie-friendly
MUD. This is because a lot of newbies can be complete idiots,
and after years of dealing with idiots, the staff is tired of
it. Try to be intelligent, try to type well, and you should
be OK. It's also a really really bad idea to insult any member
of the staff.
To Do If You Are Being Abused By Wizard
If you are
being abused and feel it is wrong, you can always report the
abusive wizard to an admin. An admin will do as they see fit.
It is a good idea to log what happened, including your own part.
It doesn't look good on you if we find that your log is incomplete,
right? It also looks really bad if it's completely made up.
To Do If You Are Being Abused By Admin
may be shit out of luck, but you can try reporting the admin
to other admins, and especially the owner of the MUD, Squid.
a lot of lewd statements and jokes made regularly on Desolation.
Usually, these are in jest. If somebody targets you, anybody
at all, player, wizard, whatever, if they target you and sexually
harass you, tell an admin immediately. We will not stand for
it. Any player that sexually harasses anybody else will be talked
to and banned. Wizards and admin will be dealt with as the staff