What kind of ban are you appealing?
Metagaming, and Inappropriate RP.
By your own understanding, why are you banned?
I was originally banned for two months for lying to a Game Moderator, metagaming, and then rp'ing according to my metagamed knowledge. The details were worked out, and by my own understanding, I am banned for just Metagaming.
Why should you be pardoned?
I believe I should be pardoned because I have realized what I did ruined the entertainment of the server for others, it went against the rules, it made a whole mess of what should and should not happen. Overall, i caused a lot of people problems, and I understand that. I both know and have suffered the consequences, and I'm aware of the future punishments should this happen again. It will not happen again, and i am terribly sorry for when it first happened. I know i upset people.
What will you do to prevent similar circumstances that led to your ban?
Simply not do it. To avoid metagaming is as easy as that, just don't do it. I understand what problems it causes, what role play and immersion it ruins, and what players it screws over. I usually don't do it (which is no excuse for doing it once, no worries I am aware of that. I should know better.) and i definitely won't let it happen again.
Discuss why you believe that following the Community Guidelines is important to promote a healthy community.
The community guidelines really is a path for everyone to follow. I do believe it promotes a healthy community through it's many points (points that I all agree with). Namely the first point which I find really interesting and although not everyone gets it, I believe most do.
Be Laid-back and Considerate: The Tldr of this point is relatively simple. You are not the main character in this story. Lord of the craft is a story written and told from multiple people's perspectives, not just your own. Instead of trying to bend every situation to your will to frame your own character as a hero or a champion, accept defeat, concede. It takes the most veteran of roleplayers to do so, and I can really respect it. You do not always have to be in the fray, sometimes just watching and letting it unfold is better. There is no endgame or victory screen.
The second point is also one I find of importanse. It helps us get along better as players.
Be encouraging and open: This point is as the title suggests, about encouraging other players and being open, however it is also a great deal about respect. Every individual you meet is another player whom plays their part in the story of LotC, they are not just an NPC. Cheer them on, or help turn a mistake around into something enjoyable. It helps everyone get along better and stops petty arguments about stupid things and whatnot. This Guidelines point also touches a subject I involve myself in quite a lot when i find the opportunity. Help new, or old returning players when you find the chance. I agree, do it. Help the new and the old get settled once more and as the point says, maybe you'll make a new friend in the community.
Now I don't know how many points i am supposed to address, but just in case i will mention one other.
I feel like the one that is the most relevant to this ban, is Narcissism in role play, as it goes in on metagaming.
What this point touches on in general is becoming your character, and metagaming, lying etc. It is the point where you go form the author to the character - to put it in the Guidelines' own words. You get too attached, you neglect dying, you cheat the system to make yourself more powerful. I know examples of this on lotc, and to some extent it was what I did, to some extent as said.
Just dont do this ^^ it's un-cool and ruins the fun of LotC for others. Especially lying oocly, metagaming, being an ass in general.