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Post by HowlingStar on Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:50 pm

Auto-Hitting, God-Modding and Unfair Roleplaying

Those three things are banned at GBMP and are against the rules. However, sometimes people do not know what those three terms are and do not realize they are doing it.

Fair roleplaying

- For every one action, there should be a fair and equal reaction.
Example; Unicorndust tries to perform the belly-rake on Fairypaw. Fairypaw then slashes her claws out at Unicorndust's face.
Fair roleplaying is using one attack move per comment. If you put 4-5 attacks into one comment, this is unfair roleplaying and realistically impossible for your opponent to dodge each and every one of the attacks. It also implies that your opponent stood still and allowed for all these 4-5 attacks to happen.

- You should not enter a battle, fight hardcore then walk out unharmed. It is unrealistic and unfair roleplaying.

- You should pick your opponents realistically. You can fight whoever you wish, using whichever tactics you want, but, be realistic about it.
Example; If you are a cat and you fight a wolf, the odds of winning are severely not in your favor and it is very likely that you will lose or die in the fight as wolves are much, much stronger than cats. If you are fighting a wolf, I suggest you leave after a few hits otherwise you are venturing into unrealistic grounds. If you are a kittypet and are fighting a clan cat, you are most likely to be more clumsy, all over the place and no no battle tactics at all. This would make you less likely to win the fight. It is possible if you are fighting perhaps an apprentice, but, otherwise, you stand a very, very slim if not impossible chance at winning.

- Fighting in large threads such as the Battle between the Pack and the Clans is acceptable on GBMP. However, try and not attack users who have not posted recently. If you attack a user who has not posted recently, it is unfair for them to come online and have about 4 new opponents. Fighting in large threads should be predominantly done while all users are involved or while a few users are online. This prevents users from getting online and having a bunch of new, random wounds and new opponents. If a user wishes to log off, they should tell you in OOC and you should leave them alone, so they can go offline and know their characters life won't be on the line. (Although god-modding is banned here, if someone goes offline and their character is attacked over and over and no one is controlling it to use defence, it is realistically "dying" - hence why users should not fight someone if they are wanting to log off and should only attack recently posted users)

- If fighting in a large thread, try to give everyone a turn. It is not fair roleplaying if you attack one person, over and over or if multiple characters attack the same user over and over and do not give them a chance to fight back.
Ex: Wolf1: Wolf1 leaps at Wolf2, she slides her claws across Wolf2's face in attempt to wound her.
Wolf3: Wolf3 sees the fight and quickly leaps on Wolf2's back.
Wolf1: Wolf1 smiles, feeling relieved that Wolf3 was there to provide assistance. Wolf1 quickly strikes Wolf2 across the face with her claws.

Wolf2 has not had a chance to reply or "fight" back. This is what I would consider "unfair roleplaying". Wolf1 should have not added a comment after Wolf3, she should have waited and allowed Wolf2 to respond to the comment Wolf1 and Wolf3 left.

If you are fighting with just yourself and one other user- the above comments do not pose too much of a problem as you cannot double post on GBMP and so you need to wait for your opponent to reply in order to continue to fight.

Auto-hitting
Often, this is a term where users get confused. They don't understand what an auto-hit is. An auto-hit is a direct hit. A direct hit is where it leaves the opponent unable to defend themselves against the attack.
Example: CatA strikes her sharp claws across CatB's face, leaving a large wound.
Where was the auto-hit you ask? The auto-hit was the direct hit, so, it was "leaving a large wound" - It was stated that CatA left a large wound on CatB, that means that CatB cannot dodge the attack and not defend themselves and prevent themselves from getting the "large wound". Since the user who Rps CatA stated it happened, it leaves CatB with no way to prevent the wound from happening. It is unfair as users would "auto-hit" over and over, causing characters like CatB to almost die. Also, in fights, you cannot predict if you will hit your target or if they will jump to the side. Therefore, auto-hitting is banned on GBMP.

Another example of Auto-hitting - auto hitting will be in bold;

1) She hisses, narrowing her golden eyes. She then leaps at you and kills you in a swift blow.

2) Adanya panted. She was exhausted, she had blood smeared across her shaggy, mottled grey pelt and felt her own wounds burning and stinging. She took a small breath and kept her eyes on her opponent. She waited for a few moments then rapidly dashed towards her opponent. Adanya, growling angrily, threw herself towards the other wolf. She snapped her powerful jaws at him then pierced his flesh with her sharp white teeth, leaving large marks. She stumbled backwards, her head aching from her own blood loss.

Example of the same post, with auto-hitting removed;

1) She hisses, narrowing her golden eyes. She then leaps at you and attempts to swipe her claws at your face.

Adanya panted. She was exhausted, she had blood smeared across her shaggy, mottled grey pelt and felt her own wounds burning and stinging. She took a small breath and kept her eyes on her opponent. She waited for a few moments then rapidly dashed towards her opponent. Adanya, growling angrily, threw herself towards the other wolf. She snapped her powerful jaws at him then attempted to bite down on his shoulder.

A tip: Like I did in by above roleplay comment, I used the word "attempted" - this makes the battle move open ended and leaves it open to possibility.
"Attempting" to land attacks and attempting to bite and claw their eyes out is a better way of roleplaying than successfully landing attacks and etc. These allow for your opponent to either dodge the attack or be hit.

Example (taking the above roleplay comments again);

The male raged with anger as Adanya's teeth briefly touched him. Pain emitted from his shoulder, blood began to trickle from the wound. The male reacted quickly and gave a quick, but powerful jerk downwards, slamming his body forward in an attempt to rattle the she-wolf's teeth.  

God-Modding

God-modding is where you control another users character. In the example, the god-modding is in bold.

Example: The she-cat flicked her fluffy white tail to the side, examining her opponent through narrowed eyes. She smiles, bittersweet, then leaps at you. Before you have a chance to react, the she-cat tugged at your ears with her sharp white teeth.

"Before YOU have a chance to react" it is controlling YOUR character.

Killing your own character
If you wish for your character to be killed by a user during a fight, that is fine and it's acceptable. However, tell an Admin/Moderator or post it while you are fighting so that members of staff do not harass you for auto-hitting and god-modding.


Lastly,
Do not RP in a way which you would not like done to yourself. If you would not like to be roleplayed to in that manner, do not do it to others. Remember; Battles, Wars, Fights, they're meant to be fun. So is Roleplaying. So, play fairly and others will do the same to you.
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