Achaea Help Files
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4.15 Credibility and Roleplaying Points
As you experience Achaea, you may get a message indicating that your character's credibility has slipped by Divine decree. This results from actions that are considered poor roleplaying. Credibility is measured in Roleplaying points. We may refer to roleplaying or RP points elsewhere, in which case it is always a reference to credibility. Using HONOURS on an adventurer will show you, among other things, credibility. This information is found directly under ranking, and may say something like, "He is an acceptable character," or, "She is a refreshingly credible character." Lower credibility makes experience harder to get and easier to lose. When credibility is low enough, you lose the ability to shout. A bit lower, and you lose the ability to use the MARKET channel. Lower still, you will lose NEWBIE channel and finally all other public channels (OT, CT, HNT, HT, etc). If you lose credibility, regaining it is a matter of simply being consistently in-role and in character and avoiding ooc (out of character). Credibility returns slowly over time. See also HELP INSANITY and HELP ROLEPLAYING. Some OOC (out of character) things that might reduce your Credibility --------------------------------------------------------------------- - OOC shouts - OOC news posts - OOC use of channels - NEWBIE*, MARKET, HT/HNT/HTS/CT/OT, etc. - Taking on or granting silly titles. - Using real world references: if it doesn't exist in Achaea, it's OOC. That means music groups, pop songs, movies, television shows, books, authors, companies, political parties, countries, and anything else that is meaningful outside Achaea but not really meaningful inside. - Silly or clearly-not-warcry warcries. - Acting without regard for the history of your character. (*) Necessity means that OOC discussion is permitted on the Newbie, to enable the answering and asking of questions our new players might have. So long as the conversation is pertinent to Achaea one need not be worried. Examples -------- You can lose credibility if, in shouts, yells, posts, market, newbie, house, order, city, class, oakstone, clan (if not an explicitly ooc clan), speech in front of any denizen or in front of any adventurer that doesn't want to go ooc, or any other public channel or venue, you: - use the word(s) lag or lagbeast (or similar). - mention a web site. - mention another mud or other online game. - mention ISSUES. There are many more things that will result in loss of credibility. These are just examples, mainly aimed at those too stubborn to listen when we tell them not to go OOC! Addendum -------- Reduction in credibility may occur as a punishment for violation of language rules. See HELP LANGUAGERULES. (see HELP INSANITY and HELP ROLEPLAYING)