What kind of ban are you appealing?
Reason for punishment
@Riftblade, Mirvam, LilGecko, Tasty_Cheesecake
By your own understanding, why did you recieve a punishment?
At around 6PM EST, I was talking to LilGecko in /msgs. Eventually, he told me he was going to the Druid’s place to get bark for his Dwarven trials and I said okay, let me know if you need help. Then, one hour later at 7PM EST I logged on and found Mirvam in our clan hall. I was bored and wanted to RP with my clan members. Seeing Gecko hadn’t come back yet I told Mirvam’s dwarf that Gecko’s dwarf had told me he had gone to druids for bark but still wasn’t back yet so we should go get them. Now, I had committed Meta by using OOC as RP, but because I didn’t remember what I had sent as /msg and what as IRP I thought I was fine so used that information to get me and Mirvam over to Gecko at the druids. Now Gecko was rping at the druids doing stuff for bark, but a druid players decided both me and Mirvam needed to be banned for meta. They called a GM, and we were both banned.
Why should you be pardoned?
- I didn’t metagame on purpose or try to break any rules for my personal gain or to ruin the experience of others. if i remembered correctly that it was actually all OOC, i would have never told Mirvam that gecko told me to head to druids.
- I see the reasoning behind this meta ban, but there was no malicious intent whatsoever, I just wanted to find people to RP with, I don’t think I should be treated the same as a player who metarallies or metagames to ruin the experience of others.
- I talked to @Riftbladeand he allowed me to appeal early because this ban stemmed from a honest mistake from my part. https://imgur.com/a/rWenBny
What will you do to prevent similar circumstances that led to your punishment?
Do **** IC if I can and cut down on OOC usage as I use discord way too much. This is why our clan halls are always empty as people are messing around on discord instead of rping on the server. In the first days on lotc without ts and skype and stuff people actually rped in the server and u would see text everywhere. People only used out of character channel if they were questioning something. I believe both I and a lot of people need to go back to that. This will boost activity, quality of RP, and greatly diminish the possibility of meta or anything like this happening again. Even when you do things without malicious intent you can still have people calling meta on you.
Discuss why you believe that following the Community Guidelines is important to promote a healthy community.
I believe rules should be used to create a community, and not the other way round. I feel like nowadays way too many people /modreq in hopes for a ban instead of using it to resolve issues. I fee like if people actually followed the community guidelines by doing your part to contribute to an environment and if staff acted as peacemakers first and rule-enforcers second there would be far less drama that goes on and people will actually put more focus back into RPing on the server.