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On Challenging Board Packs for Land or Leadership
« on: October 30, 2011, 11:50:49 AM »
RULES FOR APPLYING FOR A CHALLENGE: MARSHLAND PACK VS. BOARD PACK
-Originally by Eve

Before you read these rules, remember. Having land or your own board is not the purpose of a marsh pack. The difference between having a marsh pack and having a board pack is not that great. Make packs because you have a good idea and want to role play, not because you want to gain land, and think carefully. THE MODS HAVE THE RIGHT TO TURN DOWN APPLICATIONS. And we just might turn down yours. Whining about it won't help your case. At all.

PACKS WILL BE STRICTLY EXAMINED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

1. No marshland pack having been in existence less than TEN MONTHS shall be allowed the privilege of challenging a board pack for it's land. This is to encourage marshland activity and to keep the level of chaos down on the forum. It ensures that packs will be formed NOT with the intention of gaining land but with the intention of providing a fun place to roleplay.
2. A board pack may receive a maximum of TWO challenges a year. There is a SIX MONTH waiting period between challenges.
3. In the case that a marshland pack takes the land of a board pack, they cannot be challenged for A GRACE PERIOD OF ONE YEAR. If a pack has a new alpha, the alpha must be instated SIX MONTHS prior to the challenge. This is to ensure that packs have the chance to get themselves active and to keep turnover reasonable.
4. Marsh packs are limited to ONE challange every SIX MONTHS or TWICE A YEAR.
5. ANY OOC issues or bad behavior will negate the challenge. BOTH SIDES are expected to be civil and cooperative, and if anything less is exhibited, there will can potentially be negative consequences. If an OOC grudge is discovered as the motive behind challenging a particular pack, the challenge will be voided and nulled. There must be significant evidence of an OOC grudge, packs cannot just accuse their challengers to get out of the challenge.
6. Past examples of negative behavior by a pack, or evidence of extreme immaturity or irresponsibility of the player of an alpha can hurt your chances at having an accepted application.
7. Both sides must agree on the terms of the fight, which include number of fighters and consent/no-consent. Packs with multiple alphas can require that both alphas fight. If an agreement is not reached, the mods will choose, but this is looked down upon.
8. Members found abusing any loopholes will be denied the right to challenge until they do so fairly.
9. When a marshland pack migrates to a board pack, they leave their marshland land behind, since the pack cannot be in two places at once. The destroyed pack may challenge and claim that land, following the marshland rules. If they work hard and stay active for ten months, they can try to claim their land back. Being a marsh pack isn't so bad.
10. Note that the pack to be challenged will be filling out a rebuttal form for challenges explaining why THEY think they should keep their land. They have the chance to try and prove themselves worthy.
11. If a marsh pack challenges a board pack to a FULL PACK challenge, the must abandon their land in the marshlands to make the challenge, since they cannot be in two places at once. Likewise, if all the warriors, or the alpha, are participating in the challenge, THEY CANNOT POST IN THE MARSHLANDS which means they may NOT defend their land against challengers in the marshlands. This is a risk you must take. Consider it before challenging. Do you want to bring your best fighters to challenge a pack hundreds of miles away, leaving your current territory in danger?







RULES FOR APPLYING FOR A CHALLENGE: CHARACTER VS. ALPHA

In this scenario, a character challenges and alpha for leadership. They do not impose a new name or culture on the pack, they merely claim the throne from the current alpha, assuming that they win. Think carefully before deciding to challenge an alpha. Do you think you will do a better job than the current alpha? If the current alpha is active and doing a good job, it would be a shame if someone came in and made the place inactive due to greed or power hunger followed by laziness. That person would probably be disliked. Think carefully before challenging. THE MODS HAVE THE RIGHT TO TURN DOWN APPLICATIONS. And we just might turn down yours. Whining about it won't help your case. At all.

PACKS WILL BE STRICTLY EXAMINED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

1. If one or two non-pack characters want to challenge an alpha for leadership (not to instate their own pack, but to take the old alpha's place) said characters must have been active for SIX MONTHS and the character must have been in existence for a minimum of ONE YEAR. This is to show that the player really cares about the character and that they will continue to be active.
2. A CHARACTER VS. ALPHA CHALLENGE counts as one of the two challenges a pack can receive a year. This is to ensure that alphas aren't constantly circulating. Stable alphas make stable packs.
3. Like marsh challenges, a board pack may receive a maximum of TWO challenges a year. There is a SIX MONTH waiting period between challenges.
4. If a pack has a new alpha, the alpha must be instated SIX MONTHS prior to the challenge. Likewise, if your character wins the challenge they cannot be challenged for six months.
5. ANY OOC issues or bad behavior will negate the challenge. BOTH SIDES are expected to be civil and cooperative, and if anything less is exhibited, there will can potentially be negative consequences. If an OOC grudge is discovered as the motive behind challenging a particular pack, the challenge will be voided and nulled.
6. Past examples of negative behavior or evidence of extreme immaturity or irresponsibility of the player of an alpha can hurt your chances at having an accepted application.
7. Both sides must agree on the terms of the fight, which include number of fighters and consent/no-consent. Packs with multiple alphas can require that both alphas fight. If an agreement is not reached, the mods will choose, but this is looked down upon. If the alphas require that both of their alphas will be in the fight, then that wish will be respected, even if you have only one character. Your character might want to have a friend.
8. Members found abusing any loopholes will be denied the right to challenge until they do so fairly.



All rules and applications were agreed on by the mods, ideas were made by the whole mod team. Text by Eve, it can be used by the IDS even if I'm gone for some reason, and it can be modified at a later date if that becomes necessary.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2012, 05:26:54 PM by Dreaming of a Purple Christmas »

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Re: On Challenging Board Packs for Land or Leadership
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 11:50:58 AM »
APPLICATION FOR CHALLENGE: MARSHLAND PACK VS BOARD PACK

Name of marsh pack:
Name of board pack:
Marshland pack age:
Board pack age:
How many times have you challenged in the past year:
How many times has the pack you are challenging been challenged:
How long has the pack you are challenging had the current alpha as their leader.
(note, if a pack has more than one alpha, at least one of those alphas must have been in leadership for six months. Even if a pack with more than one alpha has recently had an alpha change, if one alpha has stayed the same for six months they are available for challenge)
Describe your marsh packs activity:
(note, do not falsify this, or your application will be denied. We can check activity. Explain how often posts are made, how many active members are there, etc. Active members are members that have posted within two months. Active members and not characters are what is counted. This is to prohibit a pack with three players and fifty characters from taking over a pack with thirty members and thirty characters.)
Describe what qualities other than activity make your marsh pack worthy of board status:
(i.e. how is the pack creative, interesting, and different.)
Why are you not content to continue as a marshland pack:
What do you plan to do to continue your pack's activity:
Why do you feel your pack is more worthy than the pack you are challenging:
Are there any other significant details you would like to include in this application:
Post 5 examples of roleplay in your pack for the past month:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Post 2 examples for each month previous until you have 18 threads linked:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
etc.
Your total should be ten months of activity, 5 examples in the past month and two examples for each month previous.



APPLICATION FOR CHALLENGE: CHARACTER VS. ALPHA

Name of character:
Profile of character:
Date character was created:
How long has character been active:
Name of pack being challenged:
How many times have you challenged in the past year:
How many times has the pack you are challenging been challenged:
How long has the pack you are challenging had the current alpha as their leader.
(note, if a pack has more than one alpha, at least one of those alphas must have been in leadership for six months. Even if a pack with more than one alpha has recently had an alpha change, if one alpha has stayed the same for six months they are available for challenge)
Describe your activity:
Describe why you think you should be alpha:
What do you plan to do for and with the pack:
Are there any significant details you would like to include in this application:
Provide proof of your activity for six months:



REMEMBER, IT IS HIGHLY POSSIBLE THAT THE MODS WILL DENY YOUR REQUEST. Send the appropriate application, completely filled, to a mod (we've got blue names). Your best bet is to send it to a mod that is currently online.

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Re: On Challenging Board Packs for Land or Leadership
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011, 11:51:08 AM »
APPLICATION FOR CHALLENGE REBUTTAL
to be sent to the board packs being challenged to fill out before a decision is made. Bold applicable in the explanation message.

An application for a MARSH PACK VS. BOARD PACK / CHARACTER VS. ALPHA challenge has been filed by _____. Before the application is accepted or denied, your pack must fill out the following form to let us know why you should/shouldn't be challenged.

How many times has this pack been challenged in the past year:
How long has the current alpha been in leadership:
Explain your pack's activity:
Explain your plans are for the pack's near future:
Explain why you think your pack should or shouldn't be challenged:
What makes your pack unique and necessary for the IDS forum:
Are there any significant details you'd like to include in this application:

By filling out this forum you agree that you are aware of the challenge and you know that if the application is accepted you must fight for your land.



TERMS FOR CHALLENGE BATTLE:
To be sent in by both parties of the fight. Bold applicable.

The fight will be consent / no consent.
The fight will include ______ number of characters on the challenger's side.
The fight will include ______ number of characters on the board pack's side.
The board pack must have at least one alpha in the fight. This alpha is ______.
Any other terms of agreement include:
« Last Edit: December 09, 2012, 05:27:17 PM by Dreaming of a Purple Christmas »

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Re: On Challenging Board Packs for Land or Leadership
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2011, 11:51:19 AM »
CHALLENGE BATTLE RULES:

1. The post order will be established in the first post. There should be few deviations.
2. If the thread goes inactive waiting for one post for the duration of ONE MONTH then the side who the player is on will forfeit the match.
3. Each side will be allowed to drop 1-4 players from the fight once the thread has started. If a member has rl difficulties and cannot post, they may quit. If 5 players drop from a fight thread, the side that has too many dropping forfeits the match.
4. There are 3 allowed turn skips for each side during a challenge battle. This means that the person who is next in posting order may "pass" their turn. If 4 turns are skipped on either side, that side forfeits. This is to ensure that real life difficulties won't make the thread take forever and become inactive, causing confusion. That's not fair to the people who are active on BOTH sides.
5.   Anyone found trying to manipulate loopholes will have their challenge voided.
6.   These rules may be modified for extreme real-world scenarios including but not limited to the death of a family member, extreme or sudden health issues, etc. But ONLY AFTER all the "drops" are used.
7. Challengers may negotiate with the board packs about the terms of battle. However, if a pack has set rules enstated, for example, "It must be a pack-on-pack fight" then so be it, the marshland pack must make arrangements for that. We don't want to meddle with pack's creativity.

These rules encourage activity. CHOOSE YOUR FIGHTERS CAREFULLY. We do not want the alphas of board packs to purposefully make the thread go inactive by having a million inactive members join so the challenge is voided. We do not want marshlands to challenge all the time and then not follow through. THIS IS A SERIOUS THING so TAKE IT SERIOUSLY. Only use people you are sure will post on time.

We are giving you the PRIVILEGE of potentially gaining space on the boards. We have the right to deny your requests. We want active pack boards, and we want happy members, so play nice.

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Re: On Challenging Board Packs for Land or Leadership
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2011, 11:51:30 AM »
We understand that this is a lot of red tape. It's supposed to be. Challenging forum packs isn't something that we think should happen all the time. IDS should be a mostly stable place where packs can have fun and not be stressful. The red tape is to discourage people who do not take board creation or their own pack very seriously.

However, we don't want to cut down on your creativity. So we're giving you all this option. We hope it will encourage activity both in the marshlands and on the forum boards. We hope it will make for lots of good plots.

We hope it DOESN'T make for arguments. Please, everyone be respectful.

Thank you, IDS. <3
« Last Edit: December 09, 2012, 05:26:10 PM by Dreaming of a Purple Christmas »

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