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Please glance over these rules once or twice until you understand them! We take rules very seriously to ensure that there is friendly and safe interaction amongst our members so everyone has an enjoyable gameplay experience.
                         

. General Member Rules


No provocative, rousing, stirring insults will be made by a member against another member. Racism, intolerance, homophobia and things of that nature will not be tolerated. We want to keep the group a safe and fun place for our members! Personal profiles and personal notes is something that we cannot control, use the block button! Note: It’s perfectly okay for your character to make these kinds of remarks as it's gameplay.

Do NOT advertise on WorldOfTerra’s front homepage about your group/affiliation request, note us instead please! While talking about other groups you’re in is fine, please do not outright advertise another group on our page

Please understand that our admins are human just like you and have a real life to attend to. We can’t always get back to your note/question right away (although we will try our hardest!). Please wait for a response and if a week has passed please kindly remind us! If there’s a problem between you and another member explain your problem (through note) and we’ll handle it in a way we think is the most appropriate for both members of the group. If you do not like the decision please don't pester the admins to get the outcome you want.

We will not tolerate any kind of tracing of another artist’s work. However linearts are perfectly acceptable.

Do not “God Mode” when you’re playing with your character with another member’s character. An example could include trying to control someone else’s character that is not your own to act or feel a certain way without the other members permission, or killing another member’s character off without their permission. Your character will never be taken away from you, or killed without your permission.

We do not allow “JoeShmo” characters. Please put time and effort into your characters appearance and background information, give them some purpose ! After all it will be the character you’re playing with ! We would also appreciate it if your character is not "perfect" and has more than one flaw in his/her personality or history.

We give you the opportunity to play and build your character exactly how you want if you’re in a RP with another member, or even artwork that has sexually explicit content/graphic violence in it we ask that you PLEASE tag it under mature content as we have all ages present in the group, and some members just don’t want to see that stuff. Tag it or keep it private please. Once tagged, members are reading or viewing at their own will and risks

We do not encourage discrimination based on artistic abilities, you do not have to be the best equine artist that ever walked the Earth. Positive feedback and encouragement is appreciated! For our less artistically inclined artists WorldOfTerra also offers the option to write your characters instead of drawing!

If your character(s) have died it is a final thing your character cannot be resurrected unless under special circumstances. You must let an admin know about your character(s) death so he/she can be added to the deceased list. Killing your character is a very heavy decision and once done cannot be undone

UPDATED RULE 05/23/17-</b>Auctions, adoptables, commissions, YHH, etc may only be submitted to the group if the intent is specifically for WOT only. Any designs that are being sold must specifically be for WOT, not advertised elsewhere.

. Game Play Rules


We give you the opportunity to play and build your character exactly how you want. If you’re in a RP with another member, or even artwork that has sexually explicit content and/or excessive graphic violence in it we ask that you PLEASE tag it under mature content as we have all ages present in the group, and some members just don’t want to see that stuff. Tag it or keep it private please. If you keep it private, note that you will NOT receive any XP or PC for it vs if you tag it under mature content we cannot allow any XP or PC to be rewarded if we have no proof of the work

KEEP TRACK OF YOUR XP AND PC THE BEST THAT YOU CAN. If you are unsure of the total amount of XP and PC you should have please not an admin and one of us will gladly help you!

If you try and buy anything from any shop without having proper amounts of PC or XP ( if item requires specific XP access ) you will be given a warning, and a strike.

Please try to be somewhat literate when it comes to writing stories, participating in RP's and Events! We are not asking for grammatical masters here, but you should generally be able to write a paragraph, or two, without a ton of mistakes in it. If you need help with corrections, please contact an admin or have a friend revise your work

Killing off another member's character(s) without their permission is absolutely unacceptable! All deaths involving another member's character(s) must be pre-planned and agreed upon by both members participating. WorldOfTerra will never allow your character to be taken away from you or killed without your permission

Do not “God Mode” when you’re playing with your character with another member’s character. An example could include trying to control someone else’s character that is not your own to act or feel a certain way without the other members permission, or killing another member’s character off without their permission.

All current acceptable RP uses are Google Docs, Deviantart Notes, Skype, Facebook Messenger, if you are using something else to RP with another member, please run it by us first. We may even want to add it to a recognizable platform for everyone to use!

If you sign up for any event ( holiday event, WOT Secret Santa, Chapters, etc ) Please plan to be active in them, it is not fair if you have a part in a chapter event and you're not there for it when another member could have taken that plot.

. Character Creation Rules



Your starter character cannot be from the Divine Faction UNLESS you have a starter slot claimed allowing you to have a character that is a direct descendant from one of the Gods or Goddesses of Terra. For players choosing to have an Adameic species character in this faction, they are not direct descendants from the Gods and Goddesses ( but in some cases they are , and chose different sides ) instead they are the first equines who chose to follow Adam in his conquest for power and Adam upgrades their status in class to royalty for being loyal subjects

Your character may only be Adameic, Elven, Celestic, Creatio, or a mix of any of those species, the Pegasus, and Unicorn are not open to members yet. We are aware that the Kirin, Sleipnir, and Hippocampus exist, but at this time they do not exist in our world as playable characters.

You cannot start the game with more than one character, you will be able to have another character after you character has reached level 3. Every 3 levels you can keep creating a new character, there is no limit to how many characters you can have but please try to have a new character in a different Faction each time you make one!

You cannot start the game with more than one character, once your character has reached level 3 you are allowed to make a second character. Every 3 levels you can keep creating a new character, there are no limits to how many characters you may have, but please make sure you're not having every character in the same faction every time.

We offer a human! cannon world when RPing and creating art as well. You do not have to have your character available for human RP you never have to do it at all if you don’t want to, just make sure you let other members know!

Terra does not recognize breeds like Thoroughbred, Appaloosa, Suffolk Punch, etc instead there is only Adameic, Creatio, Elven, and Creatio for "breeds" Instead of using real life equine breeds, you will use IRL breeds to describe the build of your character(s) Your character can be based off of any real horse breed today or a mixture! Any character will fly with us if it’s a Zebra, a Mule, Donkey, anything equine related you can make it!

All characters on Terra do not have to be naturally colored you want those blue zebra stripes and leopard spots on your character? You go right ahead! You are also allowed to have any colored eyes you would like plus bi colored eyes is allowed. This rule is excluding Elven as they have their own separate creation rules

Joe Shmo and Sally Rottens characters are not allowed. Please be sure that you’re putting time and effort into creating your characters background details and personality! Also try to make sure you have negative and positive traits about them. No one is too good or too bad!

If you plan on your character being Elven, your character must have an Elf name. Elven can only be created with coats such as white, black, grey, brown, chestnut, shades of blue, shades of green, roans and duns. Manes and tails can be any color you’d like it to be. Piercings, and jewelry are commonly seen to be worn and horns from that of a stag, deer, ram, blackbuck, addax and other horned animals are seen on this species.


. Character Submission Rules


This is the minimum requirements that we expect to see before your character is accepted into the group

Name
Species
Gender
Age
Faction
Nation
Height

Personality : At least 5 characteristics, or more, explaining each characteristic used
History : At least 2 paragraphs, or more, that give us information about your character's life

Once you have filled out all the minimum requirements for your character to be accepted into the group you're ready to submit! Remember that this is just the basic requirements, there is no limit to the amounts of details you can add! Head on over to the group, drop your character's reference sheet and their tracker and one of the admins will review your information to make sure you're all ready to go!
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