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Crafting, Theme, and YOU!

Post by Pennywise » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:46 pm

To expound upon timegrinder's post from 2018, and serve as a refresher for those of you choosing to dabble in crafting, please familiarize yourselves with the following guidelines requirements. Seasoned crafters, please do us all a solid and guide our neophytes through the struggles they may be having in their attempt to get their items approved.

+Cybersphere is a cyberpunk themed MOO. Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a dystopian futuristic setting that tends to focus on a "combination of low-life and high tech", featuring advanced technological and scientific achievements, such as artificial intelligence and cybernetics, juxtaposed with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order.

+Cybersphere is NOT a steampunk, high tech / high fantasy, dark adventure, or 5e Eberron. It is suggested required that all submissions for armor and weapons, as well as requests for redescribes of pets and purchases of custom items reflect concepts and descriptions that are 100% in line with our theme. If we wanted Cybersphere to be anything but a cyberpunk themed MOO, it would have been coded that way.

+Spellcheck all of your submissions, and check / correct punctuation and grammar prior to submitting them. While a single missed comma will not cause your submission to be denied, if your writing rivals that of a severe head trauma patient with anvils for hands, you're never going to see that "Fifftee Cabiler Longrfile" in game.

+Avoid descriptions in messages and on items that force poses onto their users. While you may think that your character dancing the cha-cha as they put their battle grade armor on is hilariously cool, nobody else does. Some people, who actually roleplay those things, might even find it invasive. It forces every single person who puts the battle grade armor on, to do your little dance, no matter how out of character it would be for their character. In olden days, we used to call it power posing, and it was against the rules.

+Short descriptions for armor require a MINIMUM of two builtin descriptors (%height, %build, %race, %gender, %rgender). There are NO exceptions to this rule.

+When specific instructions are offered in a denial of a submitted object, abide by them. Don't resubmit them with no changes. Don't resubmit them with minimal changes that equate to a prettier version of the old submission. Resubmit once the instructed revisions are made, or scrub the idea.

+If you don't like the changes that are required to have your item approved, don't think that arguing the merits of your stance are going to get it approved. It won't. What it will get, is the people reviewing your applications angry, and the advantages that allow you to create items taken away.

Remember that, while we welcome and encourage players to create items that may become part of the enduring culture, theme, and story of Cybersphere, we, the admin, are ultimately the curators of Cybersphere's history, theme, and world. If we feel that something exists outside of the parameters that we have set up for the game world, it will not be allowed in.