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 Post subject: Bio Approval Process
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:14 pm 
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Posting a bio is optional to play on Glorwing, with only a few exceptions. If you wish to play a Lianite, a follower of The Nameless, or a follower of Ravenos, you must post a bio. Also, some DMs may require a bio for their events. Also keep in mind that all characters regardless of whether they have a bio or not must conform to the rules of the server. Specific to the portrayal of your characters, you may not reference or roleplay rape, incest, or suicide. Furthermore, this is not an erotic roleplay server, and we disallow such activities as well.

When you do create a bio for your character, these are the steps:

Step 1
Make a new topic in this forum. The heading must have the character's name only. Do not add any other information in the header beyond this.

Step 2
Technical Details. All bios must begin with the following details:

GSID:
Character's Full Name: (What his/her parents or guardian chose)
Character's Preferred Name: (What s/he prefers to go by, and what you choose as the floaty name above it in-game)
Race:
Sex:
Classes: (Starting class, AND anticipated additional classes, included PrCs)
Alignment:
Age:
Religion: (It is not necessary for all classes, but some classes require belief in a deity to take any levels at all)

Step 3
Tell us about your character. This is a subjective section, but vitally important. There is no questionnaire to fill out, and we will not provide one. How you describe your character is entirely up to you. However, we reserve the right to not approve characters if we feel you are attempting to portray something that is not supported by the game engine, is a disallowed race/class/alignment/etc. combination, attempts to portray something that is against the rules of the module, or any reason we feel requires intervention. We strive not to outright deny character concepts, and will make a good-faith effort to help you create something that's both interesting for you, and those you will interact with. Bear in mind that the more detail you have, the more we will scrutinize, but it is more likely to be approved.

Step 4
Upon posting your bio thread, Staff will review it, and an issues we wish to discuss will be sent to you via private messaging. You will receive a response in your thread indicating you have a message. Please respond directly to the Approver who sent you the question (If you receive questions from anyone not listed as a Bio Approver about your bio, forward the PM to someone on Staff immediately, especially if that person is acting like a Bio Approver). If you make any changes based upon discussion with the Bio Approver, please bump your thread once you have made the changes. At no time will we discuss any issues openly to avoid any potential embarrassment.

Step 5
Approval or Disapproval. At no time during this process are you required to stop playing your character. So long as we find no egregious issues or rules broken with a character's bio after revisions, it is unlikely we will disapprove a character. Should a character be deemed as Disapproved, it will be removed from your vault and you will be asked to play something else completely unrelated.

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