Montreal Officer's Manual/Expectations
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All members of Montreal are required to meet the following expectations:
In an e-mail based activity such as simming, communication is fundamental. We are all participating in this game as a pastime and understand real life commitments and other things may keep you from simming. That said, unless it is an emergency, you are expected to give your fellow players and your captain the courtesy of a short e-mail to let us know if something comes up that will keep you from participating for a few days. Literally a "Hey, sorry, this week is crazy! Please feel free to move on!" message is all you need to send to the OOC list.
2. Sim Regularly
The Montreal adheres to the fleet standard of an average of 3 sims a week/12 sims a month to be considered a full-time player. You are of course welcome to sim more than twelve times a month, but a minimum of twelve sims should be for your primary character (PC), a missions-specific NPC (MSNPC), and/or a mission-relevant personal NPC (PNPC). Simming for PNPCs or NPCs that aren't directly related to the mission or its subplots (i.e., not involving other players) may not count toward your full-time status if you find yourself relying upon them.
If you have difficulty simming at that pace, please contact the captain to be placed as a part-time simmer. The requirement for part-time simmers is an average of 2 sims a week/8 sims a month.
Unfortunately, we have found from experience on the Montreal and other ships in the fleet that those who cannot sim at least twice a week are unable to keep up with the story in an enjoyable fashion for either them or their fellow players. People tag them less, and then they feel they have less to contribute to, and it becomes a vicious cycle. If your real life circumstances have changed, please let us know, and we can try to find a solution, which may include taking a leave of absence.
3. Sim Appropriately and from the Perspective of Your Character
Your sims should come from the perspective of your characters and drive the story forward. Descriptions (:: Susan saw the really neat thing. ::) and thoughts (oO I wonder if she'll notice me. Oo) that originated in sims for other characters should always be removed and the events of the sim presented from your characters' perspective.
Our content rating aboard Montreal is equivalent to the Motion Picture Association of America's PG-13 rating. This is content that may not be suitable for those under the age of 13 yet not so explicit as to be rated R (restricted). PG-13 is what the last four Star Trek movies (Nemesis, Star Trek/2009, Into Darkness, and Beyond) as well as Star Trek: First Contact were rated. Basically, if you wouldn't see it on one of the Star Trek television shows or in a Star Trek movie (such as excessive swearing, explicit sexual situations, or graphic violence), then it should not be simmed aboard Montreal.
Failure to meet the expectations listed above and/or violations of the UFOP Constitution will result in disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from Montreal and the UFOP: StarBase 118 RPG.
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