Welcome to Felvargs! We are happy to have you and are looking forward to your participation in all the activities our group has to offer. Before you delve into things, however, please look over the following journal carefully to be sure you understand our rules. We want Felvargs to be a fun and relaxing environment for everyone involved, and these rules are designed with that in mind. If there is anything you are unclear about, feel free to reach out to us directly and we will be happy to help.
Artwork commissioned or created specifically for the use of the group belongs to the group/website. This includes artwork such as items, banners, buttons, coding, and import bases. This artwork is NOT free to use. Re-uploading or using this artwork outside of the group/website is against the group rules and will NOT be taken lightly.
Felvargs are NOT free to use. You must obtain a Felvarg through the group. There are several ways to obtain your own:
- New members can obtain their first Felvarg for free by using the group's adoption center.
- Purchase a Semi-Custom from the group when they are made available
- Purchase a geno or uploaded Felvarg from another member
- Attempt to recruit one of the Feral Felvargs through Battlegrounds
All art, imports, resources, and designs are to remain exclusively on Deviantart and Felvargs.com. These things are offered for your enjoyment within the group and are not permitted to be used on any other site. Any and all rules and game features may be subject to change at any time, albeit not without notice. Should anything be changing members will be made well aware in advance of the alterations taking effect.
Felvargs is not responsible for any losses due to other players' personal transactions. We are also not responsible for and will not refund purchases made through the site or group. We will help solve issues that involve players being scammed out of in-game goods.
Felvargs does not allow people to lease other people's characters. We do not see why anyone would want to allow members to story build for them and so this is not something that is permitted. You can however have people draw your Felvargs and give them the rewards from things found from artwork they have provided, you may also co-own Felvargs, allowing for both owners to host a tracker with shared permissions over loot.
By joining and participating in the group, you are accepting and agreeing to all of the terms and conditions listed, as well as the rules below.
GENERAL RULESYour Felvarg's name and personality must be kept PG-13. There are members of all ages participating in the group and this is non-negotiable.
Deviations and journals submitted to group folders MUST pertain to the group. We will not accept ANY submission that does not include Felvargs in some way.
Please be respectful when commenting on journals or deviations within the group. Cursing, disrespectful behavior, and harassment will not be tolerated and will result in a warning or a ban depending on the severity of the offense.
Treat others how you wish to be treated. Respect other members in both private and public interactions. Disagreements are one thing, but attacking other members is not acceptable. If you have a serious conflict with another member of the group, do not hesitate to speak to an admin about it.
Co-owning of Felvargs is permitted. However, keep in mind that when a Felvarg is owned by two people each may do as they see fit with it. The ways in which the Felvarg is used must be worked out between the co-owners, and any personal issues that arise from the split are not the responsibility of the group.
Treat all admins with respect and patience. They donate their time to the group without any expectation of reward and it is a LOT of work. We pride ourselves in being respectful of our group members and ask the same in return.
We understand that sometimes people act out of anger during a heated moment, but that is no excuse. Keep in mind that Felvargs is just a game and words sent over the internet are often misunderstood. Try to take a step back from a situation should it begin to become a problem, and remember that everyone makes mistakes. Again, harassment will not be tolerated.
HARASSMENTAs mentioned, we at Felvargs take harassment VERY seriously. Valid proof of harassment -- malicious behavior toward a member or members such as name-calling, abuse, or threats -- will be looked over by admins and the harasser will be punished accordingly. The severity of each situation will determine the type of punishment, which could range from a week-long suspension to permanent removal from the group.
Are you being harassed by another member?
We urge you to utilize our ticket support system to report the harassment. If you do not feel comfortable doing so, please note the group owner Kissing directly instead. Take your time and be clear when reporting the situation to the group. Screenshots or any other evidence you can think of to support your claim will help us to understand the situation. The more we know about what has happened, the more likely it will be that we can handle it in a timely and fair manner. Each and every member is important to us and we value your ability to feel comfortable and safe during your time here.
What to do right away when you are being harassed by another member:
Block the player harassing you. If a member continues reaching out to you after you have blocked them, they will be permanently removed from the group.
Try not to escalate matters. We understand how hard it is to keep calm when someone is harassing you, but please leave the matter to us. We will do our very best to handle things quickly and effectively, and very much want to protect our members from harmful behavior.
SALESYou may only sell a Felvarg that belongs to you. Under no circumstances can you sell a Felvarg that belongs to someone else, even if they have given you permission to sell it on their behalf. If someone else wishes for you to sell their Felvarg, they must first transfer it to you formally through the group's transfer system, at which point you are in charge of dealing with any funds gained through the sale. Felvargs takes no responsibility for the transfer of those funds.
Slots to Felvargs may only be sold or promised if the Felvarg in question has already had its 'Passage of Courtship' judged. You will be able to tell as much at a glance on the Felvarg's import sheet -- a medal will be posted by admins within the comments. Members caught selling slots to Felvargs that have not passed their Passage of Courtship will be suspended from breeding for an entire month. Repeat offenders will be suspended from the group itself.
You cannot sell things raffled off by the group! Genotypes, bonus sale raffles, items, traits, anything Felvargs raffles for free to its members MUST be used by its owner and its owner only. They cannot be sold or transferred to another member. This applies to both commented raffle prizes and items placed in your personal BoA cache. (Bind on Account.)
Be sure to practice good sales etiquette. As in all aspects of the group, be respectful and reasonable. Members who back out of deals frequently or do not honor deals made will be punished. We discourage tentative sales and ask you to only sell things you genuinely want to sell. If you are unsure, sleep on it before listing your sale.
If you purchase any in-game items and the person you purchased them from has received payment but is refusing to give you the goods, reach out to us. We will encourage the person to honor the deal or to refund you any payment that was made. Members who cancel sales that are already complete will be punished. Sales are FINAL.
Do NOT pressure other members to sell things that are not publicly listed for sale. This is considered harassment and will be treated as such.
Felvarg's enlisted in the 1v1 CANNOT be sold or traded until the 1v1's have been judged. You signed up for the event, and in doing so promised the ability to do the art before the end date. You cannot simply pass this on to the new owner. All transferring of characters enlisted in that months 1v1 will be denied until after judging.
It is your job to notify the new owner of a Felvarg you have sold about its slot usage. The new owner MUST honor all previously written slots. Failure to notify the new owner of slot use may result in your suspension from the group depending on the severity of the offense. This is not up for debate and is a very important reason to keep detailed track of any and all slots used or promised. Additionally, when ownership changes the new owner must be tagged in a breeding request alongside the person who originally wrote permission for the breeding.
BREEDINGKeep in mind that the restriction on offering slots to Felvargs that do not have their 'Passage of Courtship' applies even if you are not actually selling those slots. You may only promise or sell a slot if the Felvarg in question has had its Passage of Courtship judged. Members caught breaking this rule will be suspended from breeding for an entire month and repeat offenders will be suspended from the group itself. This rule is intended to protect our members and keep things fair.
You must formally comment your permissions on the breeding thread. Comments on personal pages or screenshots of unofficial permissions will not be permitted. When you submit a breeding request the permission must be linked, and if the Felvarg you have a slot to has been sold in the past, you should tag both the previous and present owner.
Be very specific about what you will and won't allow in your breeding permission comment. Examples of what you should state include whether inbreeding is or is not allowed, whether slot can be split, whether the slot can be resold or traded, and whether the person using the slot may apply a Stone of Unakite. If you do not specify these things it is assumed that the breeding can go through regardless!
All slots with written permission must be honored. They do not expire and are usable at any time by the person to whom they have been written. You cannot put a deadline on when the slot must be used by, and slots CANNOT be retracted once payment is completed.
When you post a breeding you must specify how the litter will be distributed after it is rolled. In the case of split litters, you must decide this with the other person involved beforehand to avoid any conflicts arising once the pups are revealed. Be specific! Examples of how to specify distribution include: Split litter (pick of the litter to me, then alternating picks) or Split litter (pick of the litter to me, then the rest of the pups go to them).
ARTTracing or any form of art theft WILL NOT be tolerated. Stock photos may be used so long as proper credits are given and the stock suppliers' rules are respected). Please only use artwork if you have explicit permission to do so and give credit where credit is due.
Artwork or literature created for group related activities must be created specifically for the group. You may not use free lines to participate in group related activities. However, you may use such things for fun or for your own personal use (as well as for creating reference images of your Felvarg) so long as proper credits are visible.
Activities may feature characters from other ARPGs as long as they fit the requirements for both groups and are lore-friendly.
Collaborations when created to receive something ingane (rewards or things of that nature) must have what the group calls an 'equal split', that means the artwork present must display characteristics from both artists in terms of style and noticeability. Abuse of collaborations in special events and seasonal activities may result in a correction, or the image being denied rewards. Whereas usual activities that do not require two parts are far more lax.
NSFW (Mature Filter) art is allowed, but you absolutely must apply the necessary filter before it will be accepted into the group's gallery.
Literature must be written from scratch. We take plagiarism very seriously and those caught doing so will be penalized. Each story must have a clear beginning/end and must be focused on the task at hand.
Artwork and literature submitted for group activities must be unique. If we feel that a piece of work has been recycled or that it is too similar to another piece you have already submitted, it will not be rolled for rewards.
We take racism, discrimination and bullying extremely seriously. These chats are a privilege. You will receive ONE warning should you be caught breaking this rule. If you are caught a second time you will either be suspended from the chat or permanently removed from the servers depending on the severity of your actions. This is not up for debate and applies to ALL Felvargs chat groups.
Discord is currently our most popular chat program with over 250+ members and climbing! Come and join the fun.
DISCORD/SKYPE CHAT RULESNo discrimination, bullying, racism or politics.
Our chats are a no rant zone. We are all happy to see that you are there for each other, but please keep ranting to personal chats and not the public domain. A simple ask for a rant buddy will surely bring forth many who want to help you in private.
Respect others and treat them how you wish to be treated.
Curse words and other non PG-13 subject matter may be present, but players cursing in excess or otherwise getting carried away will be removed. Anything NSFW must be labeled as such.
Links to outside pages are acceptable, but you cannot send actual files in the chat window.
Voice chat is available and everyone is welcome in the general chat to talk about whatever they wish. However, please be considerate of others occupying voice subchannels.
Look at the various chat channels and select one based on your needs. (IE. Advertisements > to the advertisements chat window).