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  Villains in the Main Events
Posted by: zackaroth - 10 hours ago - Forum: Announcements & News - No Replies

Villains in the Main Events

Hey guys, this thread is being set to formalize the set of rules people who are interested in bringing villains to the main event storyline. I will be listing them off numerically to make it easier to read and digest. If you have any questions please don't be afraid to ask.

1. Villain Characters will be able to attend some of the Main Storyline events, acting as secondary antagonists to whatever threat the heroes are facing that day. The Villain Characters must be thematically appropriate to the enemy being fought(Demons for Legion events, Orcs for Iron Horde etc)

2. Villain characters will be told if an event is appropriate for them to attend at the start of the week of the event. The DM for that event will let those people know what the general plan is, where they will show up, when they should retreat and any other special information.

3. Villain Characters will get their own separate raid. If the player is also attending on another Hero character they are free to drop out for the duration of the fight. You will not lose your place in the raid if you choose to do this nor miss out on loot if this is the final boss.

4. Villain characters AND Hero characters should use common sense and play fair when fighting each other. Capitalize who you are attacking, do not god mod and be sure to take some hits every now and again. You are not trying to win, just trying to have fun.

5. Villain Characters should not attack players that are currently in the group making the raid emote. They should also begin to cease attacks on players about to go and change focus to others.

6. Villain Characters must remember THEY CANNOT change the course of a Main Storyline event. If the boss or force is dictated to lose that they are fighting with, that cannot be changed.

7. Neither Villain nor Hero character can kill each other without consent.

8. Hero Players who do not wish to fight Villain Players between turns should make it clear and Villain players should respect that. Hero Players should use TRP to their advantage and put down if they are Open to PVP or Not Open to PVP.

As always, these rules are subject to change and addition. Since this is a new system we will adjust based on our future experiences.


Main Event Villain Morph

Main Event Villain morphs are temporary morphs players can apply for if they wish to make disposal or main event only villains that would require a morph application to play otherwise. Be warned however: These characters are not true morphs. They cannot be roleplayed outside of the main events. Again, THESE CHARACTERS ARE ONLY FOR THE MAIN EVENTS THAT WILL ALLOW VILLAIN PLAYERS TO ATTEND. They should not be roleplayed anywhere else. If the staff find out you are using such a character you will lose your privilege at playing said character and may face other disciplinary action. If you wish to turn a Main Event Villain Morph into a regular morph you must follow the normal procedure to do so. If you already have an approved regular morph that is a Villain Character that can attend the event you do not need to fill this out.

These morph includes things anything that would require a morph application.

To get a Main Event Villain Morph fill this out and make a CTS.

Character Name:
Race:
Morph ID:
Morph Name:
Why the Character wants to attend the events(Does not need to be overtly long but the staff may ask for more information if we feel it doesn’t fit):

A New type of Counter Attack: Opposed Group Roll

During the course of event, normally a dungeon or raid, a Boss may initiate a group counter attack roll. The boss will then ask for help and if available, the villain characters may assist him/her in the roll. For example:

Hero Players A, B and C are targeted by the Boss for a group counter attack. He calls out to Villain Players D and E to aid him. The Hero Players roll out of 33 as do the Boss and Villain Players. The Highest roll wins and the winners get a free shot at the three losers. The attacks to the players, Hero or Villain, should not be killing blows or attacks that would mutilate or heavily disable the player unless they have permission to do so.

Generally the DM for that week will let the Villain knows if there will be an opposed group counter attack roll, see who is interested, let them know what the attack will be so the players can plan, and give them a heads up a turn before its used. The winner should divide their attacks equally, rather than focusing on one person.

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  Main Event Etiquette
Posted by: zackaroth - 11 hours ago - Forum: Announcements & News - No Replies

Hey guys, I'm making this announcement as a way to help improve the main event situation a bit. As has been noted by players and and staff alike, events have seemingly gotten longer while we have been on Draenor and it is causing some frustration among people. So I'm going to be some posting some new decisions the staff has come up with in a way to try and make events more manageable and less time consuming.

Before I begin, as the main event runner for the main storyline, the optimal event time seems to be between 3-4 hours, with anything beyond that becoming very tedious. Now obviously this doesn't count dungeons, raids or extremely lore heavy events. Those events will be given the time they are needed. But those are not the vast majority of events. Instead, main events usually consist of the build up to said events. While important in their own regard, they shouldn't be insanely long.


Emote turn time and AFKing during events

There has been an issue recently with people AFKing or not paying attention during events. One issue that has cropped up is people missing their turns because they were away at the time. This has never been a general rule on Freedom, rather a guideline, that the groups emote turn should only be at max 5 minutes long. We haven't really strayed past this limit but it begs being mentioned that it should only take 5 minutes for everyone to post their replies to allow the DM to respond. If you don't have your emote out by that time and the DM responds, you have missed your opportunity. Its solely up to the DM at the time if they want to respond to your emote if you post it after the time is up.

However, this is a much bigger issue. People not paying attention or afking without saying anything when targeted for counter attacks. When targeted for counter attacks you have two options, roll or dodge the attack(unless under special circumstances). But more and more I've noticed I have targeted people who are not paying attention or have afked without saying to anyone and thus it drags the event. I'm not looking for an immediate response but from now please try to respond within the first 30 seconds or so of being targeted. If no response is given you will skipped, someone else chosen and you risk losing on other opportunities for counters during events if it becomes a noticeable habit.

I'm not saying everyone has to give the event 100% of their attention. I just ask people be aware and keep an eye on it. Be mindful when a group turn is ending and a counter attack could be coming up. If it helps, the normal flow of things is: AoE/Special Attack first turn, Counter Attack ability second turn. Obviously that's the normal state of things and could change depending on the event and boss. If you do have to go AFK please let the raid know and do /afk so the DM of the event can at least be aware you are gone for the moment.

Dual Boxing

Recently we have seen an upsurge in dual boxing for events. While it is good players have a chance to progress two characters at the same time...it is the second major cause of why events have become so long despite efforts to shorten them. Dual Boxing artificially enhances the raid size and adds groups that would not normally exist, thus lengthening the event due to extra emotes and responses. It also, some saying unfairly, gives some players to emote twice per round while non dual boxers can only emote once.

I don't want to ban dual boxing outright. I don't believe that is fair after letting it happen after so long. But I do believe it’s an issue that needs to be addressed. Your characters do not need to attend every single event. If your worried about missing the opportunity for something or losing out, don't be. There is nothing wrong for taking a character out of the event chain for an event or two to play another. It won't be held against you for items such as the rings or artifacts. We do care about activity but we also understand not everyone wants to play the same character 50 events in a row.

In any case, we are going to be adding some new rules to dual boxing.

When we start the event invites, I will invite everyone's main character first to to get a handle on how big an event will be. If the raid reaches 25 unique players(5 full groups), then I will not allow dual boxing for the event.
    
If the raid doesn't reach 5 full     groups by the time we are 5 mins out from the event, I will then call for all dual boxers to whisper me for invite. There will be no limit at that point.

Now the first part of this ruling will NOT effect major lore events, dungeons or raids. Those will go on as they have been. This ruling will also only be effective for WoD. Legion may have a different ruling or revert back to the way we did things before. This is because it is very likely we will have people who have two characters in different order halls with artifacts.

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  15.07.2018
Posted by: Joe2618 - 07-15-2018, 01:02 PM - Forum: GM-Team Patch Notes - No Replies

Fel Lords

Fel Lord's have been put on the Morph Tier list and can now be applied for, they are being considered as Tier 3, and may be applied for, here on in. 

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Wink Harrassment and Bullying
Posted by: TheDrunkCorgi - 07-01-2018, 09:01 PM - Forum: Announcements & News - No Replies

Harassment and Bullying

Here on Freedom we are all here to have fun, and enjoy ourselves, roleplaying is a hobby we are passionate about. However as of late we have seen evidence of harassment and bullying occurring on the server; this is unacceptable and cannot continue. Do not impose upon others to the point they feel uncomfortable or do not feel welcome in an rp or on the server as a whole.

Harassment is characterized by: 

  • Making threats and unwanted sexual remarks
  • Trolling with the intent to provoke and offend targeted persons or people 
  • Denigration (Posting/spreading of harmful rumors and falsehoods to damage reputation and friendships)
  • Exclusion (intentionally and cruelly excluding someone from RP situations that is public.)
  • Any harmful, repeated behavior that is done with the intent to harm someone else.

If you see someone bullying or harassing someone, either verbally, emotionally or through trying to discredit another's character, we ask that you  approach the Staff with logs, so that the staff can investigate as soon as possible. This sort of behavior is something which none of us want on the server; this is a hobby we're here to enjoy, not to attack one another.

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  ERP, Consent, and Age of Consent
Posted by: yakobthemoose - 06-27-2018, 04:23 PM - Forum: Announcements & News - No Replies

ERP, Age, and Consent

Though our server is decidedly not an ERP server, we are aware that it happens and are fine with it as long as it is between consenting adults and done in private. However, due to staff-held beliefs and recent rulings in the US (where the server is hosted), we must make some of our stances on sexual conduct in RP explicitly stated.




Age of Consent: First and foremost, any and all ERP that happens must be done between consenting adults. There have been and are currently minors on the server, and in no way will we facilitate any sexual activity with them. To this end, we will make it explicitly clear that ERP with individuals under the age of 18 is expressly forbidden, and should be discover that it has been happening on the server, both individuals involved will be immediately and permanently banned without a chance for appeal. What you do in private is your business, but it will not happen on the server or any public channels relating to the server, including the forums and any guild discords. Guild leaders who own a discord have an onus on them to make sure it does not happen. Any and all NSFW content posted there should be restricted to NSFW channels with an opt-in option.

Sexually illicit RP in public: There  is, of course, a grey area that exists where RP is sexually suggestive, but not expressly ERP. An off-remark that is suggestive is fine, but if it enters the territory of using explicit language, then it crosses the line. This should not ever be done in public RP or in the mall, and once again, not done in the presence of anyone under 18. Additionally, it should never be impressed upon someone that is unwilling to participate with it, which brings us to the next point.

Consent: Consent is one of the most important aspects of this. Consent is not achieved if one constantly denies sexual advances and eventually caves in. This is sexual harassment, and will not be tolerated on this server in any capacity. If you are a victim of sexual harassment on the server, please do not hesitate to report it. Sexual Harassment carries a punishment of a permanent ban without appeal.


If you have questions or concerns about Consent, Age of Consent, or adult content on the server, please reach out to us.

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  Children in the Main Story
Posted by: peterclark26 - 06-11-2018, 01:22 PM - Forum: Announcements & News - No Replies

Hello everyone,
 
A minor announcement that going forward we will not be accepting any new characters under the age of 16 in the main story. This applies to all conventionally aging races from Orcs to Draenei. We do not feel it appropriate for characters without physical or emotional maturity to be allowed into combat in a warzone, and while we recognise there is an argument to be made for races like Orcs and Trolls, we have decided a universal guideline for conventional races is more fitting.
 
This will not apply retroactively to those characters we have already allowed to attend the main story previously, however we will note that all characters participating in the main story are expected to show a baseline maturity, and the Commanders do reserve the right to remove a character from the frontline if they are deemed not capable of that.

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  10.06.2018
Posted by: Joe2618 - 06-10-2018, 07:03 PM - Forum: GM-Team Patch Notes - No Replies

Dreadlords

Dreadlords are now open to be applied for under the current stipulations. This is due to the fact Auchindoun is so soon.

-They cannot be rped on Azeroth or Draenor until Auchindoun is done.

-They can rp in Legion bases and Legion space, once the Auchindoun dungeon is done rp on Azeroth and Draenor will open up.

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  A Very Fond Farewell
Posted by: Zenethen - 06-10-2018, 06:46 PM - Forum: Announcements & News - Replies (18)

Hey there guys and gals!

I just want to start this post by saying how fond I have been of Freedom as a server and as a community. I have laughed and joked alongside many of you, and plotted devious stories and grand adventures. Together, we've accomplished a great deal of fun and entertainment. There has been no place in my life that has made me more glad than when I have been able to work beside you in the living world of Freedom, or to be allowed to give you my own visions of the world in which we've all developed. It has been an absolute honor to be a part of this community, first as a player beside many of you on CotH, secondly a player here on Freedom, thirdly a Storyteller whose vision so many took part in, and lastly a staff member to help our community get brighter day by day.

It's been a long three years, six years for some of y'all, and I hope to have more potentially in the future. But, all good stories must unfortunately have an end. Stressors with school, and work, and finding a new home with my sister and her husband, and other minor factors all over have become too much. Unfortunately, this has been a choice I've been playing with for a while, and this is my final decision on the matter.

I will be stepping down from the staff on Freedom, and taking a full step back from Freedom as a server. Whether this will be a permanent departure is to be seen, but my life will be quite a disaster for the next year (just time-wise, don't worry I'm not mentally falling apart Tongue) without accounting for my commitments on Freedom. Perhaps when that year is over I'll feel confident to return to this server, because I absolutely love this place. I won't be disappearing entirely from the internet, so I'll still be available for conversations and talks if you ever find yourself in the need or the desire, but I'm afraid my decision to depart the server is a final one for the foreseeable future.

Thank you all, a thousand times thank you, because these have been some of the best three years of my life. Keep being awesome, and keep being great on Freedom. (Just remember that Freedom isn't free! It takes folks like you and me) And if this news impacts some of your characters (through my characters taking a hiatus/retiring), feel free to touch base with me on discord or somewhere else and I'll be happy to explain sorta what direction they'd be going in.

I bid you all a very fond farewell, and leave you with this beautiful song by Billy Boyd whose lyrics actually mesh really well with my situation, so I encourage you to have a listen if you find the time.



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  Changes to Forlarren
Posted by: zackaroth - 06-03-2018, 11:13 PM - Forum: Announcements & News - No Replies

Hey guys. After much discussion we've decided to make some changes to Forlarren. We have decided to bump all types of Forlarren to T3 as well as restrict them to the extent a player may only have 1. Obviously this does not extend to our current players who have more then one Forlarren but they should be made aware if they wish to have another Forlarren they will have to retire their existing Forlarren characters.

The reason we are doing this is because we feel having them at T2 does not represent how rare Forlarren are in our Lore and the staff being cocnerned at some of the quailty of some of the half demon RP not matching up to the vision of what they are supposed to be. Forlarren are supposed be men and women trapped between two worlds, demonic and mortal. Their demonic side is constantly at odds with their mortal side, tempting them to join the Legion for greater power. In this respect they are very similar to Demon Hunters, only in this case they where forced into this life rather then making a sacrifice.

Players should also be aware, and while this may not be happening for awhile, the staff is currently considering(Forlarren included) that at the end of Legion we will be moving all demons up to T4 due to the ending of Legion and how fractured it has become. This is NOT a final decision but only something the staff is currently speaking about and mulling over. We will let players know our final decision when the day comes.

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  Main Story Break
Posted by: Cerb57 - 06-03-2018, 03:08 PM - Forum: Announcements & News - No Replies

We're on break everyone! For the next two weeks, now to the 17th of June where we start back up in Talador, take care and unwind!

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