Blacklist are a punishment that can be applied to your account restricting you from a specific service or type of roleplay within Lord of The Craft. Currently there are three types of blacklist that you can obtain: A villain blacklist from villain roleplay, a magic blacklist from magic roleplay, and a staff blacklist from being a team member on staff. Below are information links to the forms you must fill out to appeal these restrictions and below those is more detailed information relating to what those specific blacklist mean.
If you must file an appeal for your villain blacklist, you may do so at this link.
If you must file an appeal for your magic blacklist, you may do so at this link.
If you must file an appeal for your staff blacklist, you may do so at this link.
Villain Blacklist Information
Villain blacklisting works very similar to banning in various ways. Players that misuse the privilege of engaging in villainous RP can be villain blacklisted from it either temporarily for a set period of time, until an appeal is accepted, or permanently without a chance of appeal. Game Moderators, and sometimes admins, will deal with these players and will be the ones to determine the nature and conditions of their blacklisting.
Additionally, Game Moderators and Admins will have to fill out a short form documenting the blacklisted player (including mcnames of all alt accounts), what they did to get blacklisted, and the conditions of their blacklisting (temporary vs permanent, appeal date if applicable, etc.). These forms will be posted in a visible forum, and they will be moved into an invisible subforum once the blacklisting term is finished.
Villain Blacklist Rules
Blacklisted players cannot:
Engage in banditry, burglary or theft.
Don't steal from anyone through roleplay or steal from chests.
With the only exception being self-defense or if it is an execution due to someone breaking a settlements laws.
Be involved with cults.
Where cults are defined as groups that partake in illegal activities to suit their own goals, which can range from murder and torture to involvement with the antagonists.
“Involvement” includes cult organization, membership, or association
Be involved in raids.
This involves organization of raids as well as actually partaking in them
Note: Unless an exception is explicitly stated, all reasons for doing one of the above actions are disallowed, even if those reasons appear seemingly logical and/or reasonable.
What Warrants a Villain Blacklist?
A player may be given a villain blacklist if they have done any of the following:
Breaking any of the current server rules.
Examples of such include but are not limited too;
Partook in ‘Minas or Die’ roleplay.
Minas or die roleplay can be described as someone putting very little effort into the roleplay at hand, giving little means of response other than handing over mina or being killed there after
Utilizing villain roleplay to harass or target a player or group.
This may include the following;
Constantly attacking the same person or group with OOC intent.
Bullying someone through OOC whilst roleplaying as a villain.
Antagonism of an individual across multiple characters with clear OOC motive.
It should also be noted that if a player is close to breaking the rules and a GM feels that a blacklist is still warranted, they are such allowed to do so.
Magic Blacklist Information
A magic blacklist will be given to players who repeatedly break MA rules. This can be a result of things such as using Magic without an application, powergaming, or otherwise misusing an MA.
Magic Blacklist Procedure
In order for a player to be magic blacklisted, the following procedure will be followed:
I - A report is given to an MAT member, either via screenshots or being witnessed by an MAT.
II - MAT GMs will obtain appropriate logs, and the MAT as a whole will discuss the issue at hand.
III - The team as a whole will pass a verdict on the user, and a blacklist may be applied.
Magic Blacklist Restrictions
A player blacklisted from magic will have the following restrictions applied to them:
I - The player will not be permitted to roleplay the blacklisted magic under any circumstances during its duration.
II - The player will not be permitted to apply for any new magics during its duration.
III - The player will not be permitted to teach any magics during the duration.
IV - A blacklist applies to all characters and all accounts.
V - Failure to follow a blacklist will result in a ban at the MAT's discretion.
Staff Blacklist Information
Staff blacklists are a way to document any of the following. This list is not comprehensive:
Malpractice (or intent). Using entrusted permissions to cause damage on an official LotC medium.
Violation of the Lord of the Craft Staff Mission statement
Volatility. Unprofessional behavior (immaturity), instigating drama or exacerbating tensions, failure to follow direction.
Incompetence. Failed to perform duties on grounds of but not limited to activity, inefficiency, negligence, and absence.
Corruption. Evidence or suspicion of scheming for personal gain / reputation, i.e. underhanded favors, conspiring against certain groups/individuals, etc.
Other. I.e. excessive exertion on staff leading to personal issues outside of LotC.
Before consideration of any member for promotion a team director or team management must be confident the candidate is not serving a staff blacklist. This means researching the staff blacklist forum or consulting with an administrator. Failure to adhere to an unappealed blacklist could result in an administrative review.
Staff blacklists are applied by the Administration. Team blacklist are applied by the Team Director and their management team, if the Team Director wishes. All blacklist are communicated to the person being blacklisted, but if you have any doubts on whether or not you are blacklisted from staff you should contact an admin for details.
The member is barred from returning to the team(s) in question. May be applied by the Administration or Team Director (and Management staff if Director allows.)
The member is barred from being a part of any staff team. May be applied by the Administration exclusively.
Staff blacklist that are appealed are reviewed and managed by the administration. Conclusions of the appeal will be communicated with the community member that posted it once their form is reviewed.