Frances Posted April 8, 2015 Share Posted April 8, 2015 Here's something to talk about. There's been mention of adding/removing both mechanics and lore, in an attempt to "prevent" people from being terrible. Genetic augmentation, for example, is currently not well-developed in our lore, due to the fear that people would create visually insane characters (as has happened before). As another example, a specific mechanic was coded, a few months ago, which scalped people with ridiculously long hairstyles whenever they tried to use heavy machinery (and it was hilarious). And even now, people are beginning to speak of removing certain hairstyles (which are popular), because they look "ridiculous" or snowflakey. Also, there is actually a rule (which I added when reworking our rules a bit ago), but didn't really expect to strictly enforce, which is: -Characters must be believable, and well-rounded. No insane or psychotic characters. No Mary Sues. But somehow, the subject's never been actually discussed. It's certainly come up a few times since I was a mod, and has been something I asked myself a lot about. But I really think it's time we discuss it as a community, because I realize I have no idea what people actually want to do about this. So the question is: To which extent should staff intervene in disciplining/curbing characters that are objectively bad? How would you like to see these characters handled? Quote Link to comment
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