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Bleach Platinum Hearts Rules
Realistic Expectations:At this point, nobody on this site is super nigga in terms of actually trying to do every aspect of their job, rank, character or anything. Therefore, I this rule/note is being put in place to make sure people and new members know: we are all only humans. There is only so much staff, site helpers and members alike can do to keep this site going. So, if you see something wrong? Try to be a helpful hand and give staff a heads up along with taking the time to realize that we make mistakes just as members do.
Rule One: You can't start to role play until your character is accepted. We will reply to your character profile as soon as possible to tell you if you are accepted or if you need some more work. However, in some instances, we WILL allow WIPs to be RP'd in casual or non-fighting threads if the cause is just enough. This includes people like Kagari or Shiruma whose app's are not completed, but are essential to plot threads. In even rarer cases, we will allow them to be used for battle threads if they have basic powers set-up, but not any additional forms. Or something similar to this instance. (It should be noted that this whole WIP sitaution is rather rare. This mainly applies to characters who are related to events, personal plots, have justified reason and so on. Don't expect every WIP to have this special permission and don't expect to be approved every time.)
Rule Two: You may have as many original characters as you like, but you're limited to having 4 canons. With the exception of Nemu as she goes with Mayuri. And Lilynette since she comes with Starrk as well.
Rule Three: It is possible for your character to be in more then one thread at once, but try to make use of the timeline so you can better organize just how many threads your character is in. If none of them add up, and we run into a problem, we will squash it. So please, try to keep that in mind when dealing with your character. It should also be noted this site moves on a month-to-month bases; so if the current month is August, then it's most likely August 2412 on the site. (As of this rule's revision)
Rule Four: Respect all the members of the site and no excessive fighting amongst each other. If I see any of this you might be kicked, banned or blacklisted from the site. Although this is not avoidable... really isn't...keep it to a minimum. If it gets out of hand, contact a staff member or try to resolve the issue.
Rule Five: There is no Godmoding or perfect characters[Mary Sue/Gary Stu], as well as Metagaming! No one is perfect so everyone has flaws although they might not always be visible. Ichigo isn't perfect because he doesn't always win on the first try. That also includes Zanpakutō: non-counterable attacks, or invincible shields.
Rule Six: The fastest characters on the site in order are: Shadin Yuudeshi, Misaiko Sugiara, Zefonse, Genpaku Arishima and Tsubine. You will need the Head Admin's permission to have speed matching them. So, think of them as sort of figure heads for speed. It is not impossible to obtain their speed, but you will need permission in order for your character to do so. With that said, You cannot be faster then them or equal to their speed without permission.
Rule Seven: Sex: Is allowed, but if you are going to use it make sure you put it in the mature board since not everyone wishes to read such things.
Rule Eight: Be active, if not you'll lose your rank, unless you post in the Leave of Absence Board or tell a Mod/Admin. You must have a really good reason like your computer broke down or something.
Rule Nine: You cannot kill a character without the creators permission first. HOWEVER, if the circumstances are allowing, you can fill out a Death Template and a team of two or three staff members will review it. If the cause of death seems reasonable, we will allow that characters death after the thread and their app will be moved to the Death Section of The Application board. If it's deined, your request will simply be moved to the denied sections of the Death Request board. Along with all of that, you can be killed WITHOUT any permission if you partake in an event. So please, keep this rule in mind.
Follow these rules!!!!!
If you Godmod too much, you will be banned.
PLEASE READ THE LEFT SIDEBAR FOR EXTRA MATERIAL NOT COVERED HERE!
Fun: People come here to have FUN and relax. Remember that in all that you do.
Respect Other Members: Respect all the members of the site and no fighting please. Although this is not avoidable (it really isn't), you can't. Even if someone is rude to you, don't retaliate, just do your hardest around the site...you might never know who could become your friend.
Chatroom Notes: Talking in Main XAT means everyone can jump in; be respectful and not shut them out with rude remarks like "you know nothing at all." It should also be noted that people may not catch onto what tone is used, so it is recommended to add in a tag like -chuckles- or -leers- to notify. Finally, when told to stop by even a member, they do not mean keep going, they mean STOP! This ALSO applies to skype conversations as well that are affiliated with PH.
OOC RP: OOC RP is fine in small doses. Do not swamp the entire xat with unrelated ooc that would be much better used in an actual thread. Not everybody wants to see OOC when they log in. On a related note: All characters should be respected in xat, OOC or not. Everyone cares about their characters, and if no one starts a problem, then there will be no need for a retaliation. So keep this in mind when you all are going head to head in these sessions. Additionally, here is a link to where you should go if people request you go somewhere else for an OOC RP that is clogging up the xat: http://xat.com/BleachPlatinumheartsoocrp
Whining: If you don't get what you want, it is tough luck to you and you have to deal with it without bitching about it. Assuming the staff of wrongful acts because they do not do favors for you on time or ever is wrong in itself; it is griefing and as such will be punishable by degree of the amount and magnitude of the grief. So please, USE COMMON SENSES, MANNERS AND HARDEN THE FUCK UP!
Problems: If you have a problem, GO TO AN ADVISOR. That is why they are there and are meant to be used. If they are unavailable, then talk to a moderator. The very last person you should speak to is the Head Admin as he is a VERY busy person and chances are you will get delayed in talking with him. So please, if you got a minor problem, try to use moderators first or advisors if they are on. Don't bug the head huncho to death unless it's urgent. Additionally, If you feel someone's making a mistake, and you want to take the time to tell them they're wrong, go a step further and tell them WHY. It'll leave a better taste in both peoples mouths and will show common courtesy being spawned from something that was incorrect; along with not having to go to staff if it gets out of hand.
Character Limit: You can have as many original characters as you can control, but only four canons. This is to allow other people a chance to role play a canon character and not just have one guy hogging all the canon's to himself. So please be mindful of this rule.
Eating: Character DO not get stronger by eating others. This means you CANNOT go around eating people in order to obtain more "power". We ran into a problem awhile back where a few hollow/Arrancar characters thought they were able to obtain new tiers from simply eating people. Well, after that incident, this rule was enforced and most characters do not suddenly gain a new tier from consuming another person unless it was a special circumstance.
Vasto Lorde: Concerning these characters, there are a rare amount of them and it requires some sort of admin permission in order to create one. Therefore, don't think about them often.
Location Rule: You CANNOT have private or personal threads if you are in a highly dangerous area where your character does not belong. For instance, if you are an Arrancar, you are NOT allowed to have a private thread in Karakura Central as that is a danger area for your character. And, on the flipside, a Shinigami CANNOT have a private thread in Demon or Hueco Mundo.
- Location Rule 1.a: However, if you have a special license to be in Karakura Central, you can possibly bypass this rule. For neutral Demon's/Arrancar, they would most likely need to buy some sort of passport in order to be allowed into these cities with permission and are easily located, documented and contacted through the many types of networks, systems and etc in most places like Earth or K-World.
Work In Progress Characters: Please, if you have a character that you are trying to make, place it the WIP section here. Remember that WIP applications go in the WIP section ONLY. If you finish a WIP application, MODIFY THE TITLE OR IT WILL BE TREATED AS A WIP AND NOT CHECKED.
Reserving Spots In Organizations: You may reserve a position for ONE WEEK ONLY. You may re-reserve ONCE. If you do not document a reserve, then if someone else puts forth the effort and spares the time to reserve or apply for that spot your reservation is null and void. This applies to ALL reservations. None are grandfathered in. Speak with your organizational leaders if you need to otherwise make a dispute as this varies from org to org.
Autoplay: Autoplay on any Youtube or any embedded code is not allowed in any post what so ever.
Thread Tags: Thread tags are titles in the thread title that show if the thread is open, private, et cetera. While tags are not required, they are highly recommended. If a thread has no tags, it is considered open. Thus, you have no right to pitch a fit if you have no tags in your thread title and someone posts in it.
Bumping: Bumping is posting in a thread where you last posted to promote what you last said. This is normally done in applications to get it on recent topics. Bumping may not be done within a 5-to-7 day span. Doing so will only postpone what you have checked.
One-Upping: While this is unavoidable, we do ask to keep one-upping someone in xat or discussion to a minimum. One-Upping is basically "x character can do this." "So what? My character can do this." "Oh yeah, my character can do THIS!" Although there is no general format, that is essentially how it flows. This means if someone asks you to stop, you stop.
Not Safe For Work: This basically means that any image with a "Questionable" or "Explicit" rating on Gelbooru (basically, no nipples, reproductive organs, underwear shots, heavy gore, very sexually suggestive images, etc.) is not allowed to be posted in Xat without saying NSFW right before or right after posting the link. In a thread, images like that must be posted in a spoiler with NSFW right above the spoiler.
Consequences For Breaking Rules
- 1st Offense: Warning
- 2nd Offense: Kick from Chat OR 5 minute ban.
- 3rd Offense: 1-Day Ban.
- 4th Offense: 1-Week Ban.
- 5th Offense: Permaban.
- Disrespecting Staff gets you Permaban instantly.
Notice: It's worth noting, however, that all of these are not set in stone. In some cases, we'll deal with it by a circumstance by circumstance bases depending on what occurred. This is or more less a good guideline for staff to fellow in a decent number of mishaps where members happen to break a rule. So, with that being said, not all instances of rule breaking will result in an autoban or kick. Just watch where you tread, don't be an idiot and you shouldn't have to worry too much about these, really.
We have a few rules regarding posting.
- Please do not use "text talk".
- Please use correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
- Please separate your dialogue from action with an Enter key click and
- DO NOT POST IN FIRST PERSON!
Post Requirements: This is something ALL members need to follow in order to ensure the quality of Platinum Hearts' role playing is kept up to par. At the very least, in all roleplaying post's, you should follow this guideline: Two (2) Paragraphs with five to six sentences each OR 1,000 to 1,500 characters per post. This is not negotiable. AND TEMPLATES DO NOT COUNT! PLEASE MAKE YOUR POST BEFORE ADDING ANY SORT OF CODING TO IT! (That means you, Shizuo)If we are able to catch people doing this, we will either give you a warning, make you expand the post or lock the thread altogether. So please, for the sake of the site, try to keep that limit up. It'll do wonders for your roleplaying experience as no one wants to reply to some guy posting one or two lines.
Posting Order: It will be set when the thread has all of the people it will have for one turn. New people will be last to post, and it is cumulative. It does not matter if you bring in more characters, the order is based of the ACCOUNTS. You are NOT change the order unless: No response in one week without temp. leave, someone leaving for over 1 week, someone quitting the site, or the person requests to be skipped. If you do, your post will be deleted and saved in an admin's notepad and sent to you via a PM. If you are a repeat offender, you will be barred from roleplaying for 1 day. If it continues, it may result in a temp. ban.
Bookmarking Threads: Unless otherwise stated, a bookmark can be posted for up to two days to preserve someone's place in posting order. For example, let's say a Gotei member wanted to join in a fight between two fraccion. Let's say a third fraccion wants to join but the irrelevant person won't budge and doesn't see the point plot-wise. And let's also say that the fraccion needs to go to work or school. If the fraccion is supposed to post, but can't, he/she can post up a bookmark to preserve their spot in the posting order. It can last for up to 48 hours from the hour AFTER it is posted. (If it was posted at 11:31, the bookmark would expire at 12:00)
Bailing Out Of Threads: Bailing out in a thread means you have to post RP-wise that your character is bailing out. Failure to do so may end up in unfavorable results for your character depending on the original poster who made the thread, staff members or if it's an event and you are up to the mercy of those in the event.
No Metagaming: Metagaming is a broad term usually used to define any strategy, action or method used in a game which transcends a prescribed ruleset, uses external factors to affect the game, or goes beyond the supposed limits or environment set by the game. Another definition refers to the game universe outside of the game itself. In simple terms, using out-of-game information, or resources, to affect one's in-game decisions.
No Godmodding: The term applies to "Godly-modification" or "Godlike-modification" to a character, through skills such as evasion and the like, as well as the character's personality which usually consists of a superior "I know all, see all, and am all", et cetera. People tend to act like 7 year olds when they don't get their way during games of pretend, i.e. - Bang, you're dead! Yeah huh, I killed you and you can't play anymore!
No Powerlevelling: Definition: In a game (particularly multiplayer role playing games), to gain experience--and thus levels--at a greater rate than is normally planned for the game; often accomplished with the help of other characters or with the use of exploits.
Dying: You can not die unless someone puts in a Death Application for your character and it is approved. The only exception is Events.
Common Sense For Fighting: When it comes to fighting, PLEASE learn when to take or miss hits. This isn't something we wish to regulate like a RPG game, but for the sake of your role playing partner, do not avoid every last attack by the time a thread ends. It's more interesting and fun for both sides to operate on a "Take and give" system so that you take a certain amount of hits, and your opponent takes a certain amount of hits. So please, before entering a fight, try to make sure this person is going to be willing to work things out with you in the long run should any issues come up. If you two cannot settle it, staff will be forced to enter.
And Remember: Everyone is trying to have fun in roleplay. IF your partner isn't having any fun and hasn't broken any rules, then there is a PROBLEM and both parties should work to fix it.
Techniques, Abilities, Powers and etc
Poison Powers: We are officially allowing poison based powers, but under a strict eye of whoever is viewing the application. Do not make poisons that automatically kill someone, make sure you try to add as much detail as possible when crafting them and don't bullshit your way around this when making a poison based power, character or equipment.
Anti-Matter: From this point onward, some characters MAY have Anti-Matter control. However, it is going to be a heavily restricted as not everyone is going to have this ability based on it's lengthy uses. And, even then, they are going to be immensely reviewed to make sure everything is legit on the application. So, for the most part, if you wish to have Anti-Matter; you better make a damn good case for it and put some good work into this power.
Emotion Based Powers: Much like Anti-Matter, this is going to be a power heavily monitored and with restricted use. In fact, it may even be harder to obtain then Anti-Matter as it would require a highly skilled role player, immense detail, balance, drawbacks and so on.
Controlling Blood: Blood Bending, as some may call it, could be possible if one were to inject their own blood into a host. Temporary bouts of control would be possible as long as someone had a way to fight back, counter and so on. This one is going to need to be discussed, depending on the staff member who checks your characters applications whom has this power, heavily after remembering the last time we had a massive blood debate.
Base Application Guidelines
Concerning History: There is a mix of history on this site from Canon history and Non-Canon history. In this mix, there are Non-Canon characters that have made important changes in history and caused a lot of difference. Please remember while making the history for your character that you might not be able to have a bond with someone, or certain things cannot happen. Please feel free to review the site time line at the following link for details: http://www.platinumhearts.net/character-timelines-f58/the-site-s-timeline-constantly-updated-t1366.htm#5697
Concerning the History of your character: Not everyone has trained with Yoruichi, Kenpachi, Byakuya, etc. Thus, you need to do two things before saying so. 1: Getting Admin Approval from [THEFROST]; 2: Getting the current holder of the character's approval. If either of these are not met, your character WILL be denied and you cannot say you were trained by said character even if you ask.
Dealing With Canon and OC in history: If someone has the canon character in question, contact them. If someone does not, contact an admin. The same goes for OCs. The owner of the canon or OC must post in the application giving their expressed written consent.
Appearance & Personality Sections: Appearance needs to be at least 5 DETAILED sentences. If you use simple sentences, it must be 10. Along with that, personality is generally at least two paragraph's with the same 5 to 10 sentences as appearance. This is to ensure that you have a pretty well developed character.
Shikai & Bankai + Other Similar Forms & Powers: At this point and time, we have quite a few factors in this now. I'll state them below
- Trust: This may bother some people, but I think there is a certain amount of trust we place in certain applications depending on the character, the person role playing them, their RP Skill, any mis-deeds they have done in the past to abuse power and so on. So, baring these thoughts in mind, trust IS an official system we use in some cases in order to determine rather or not you'll get a special form, power or something else like that.
- RP Skill: Sometimes with different people, RP Skill can come into question with an application. Although this may sound similar to trust, it is not. For example, I highly doubt we'd ever give something like Anti-Matter to someone such as Shizuo as he has not displayed the proper RP Skill needed in order to wield such a thing. However, someone like ZX or Dai could probably figure a way to better manage this power with their skill.
- Circumstance: In other cases, we may allow people to have more powerful then normal characters based on circumstance as well. Things like Of The Month Contest, The Antag Update, Admin Approval and other things would qualify for this.
- Need: Do you remember when this site first started for older people? When races were low in population, we allowed some people to have Bankai at the start, more powerful tiers and so on. Since we've gotten so much better since that time, however, we have gotten more stricter on certain races and thus need vs want must always come into factor with new characters wanting these things. The chances of having Shikai off the bat lower with Shinigami, but the chances of having a Demon version of that or stronger is much more likely to occur at this point and time.
NO BANKAI UNLESS ADMIN SAYS OTHERWISE
NO SHIKAI UNLESS MODERATOR OR HIGHER SAYS OTHERWISE
NO RESURECCION OR KETTEITEKI DAIGEKI UNLESS ADMIN SAYS OTHERWISE
Bankai And Shikai: Give or take 25 years, the average age to learn Shikai is 200 and for Bankai it is 700. Bankai can be learned at tier 2-2. No sooner. Shikai can be learned at tier 3-1. No sooner.
Regular Shinigami History: Three Paragraphs. Must contain when they were born and when they joined the Gotei.
Dealing with Positions in History: Contact an admin if you were an ex-captain or ex-lieutenant. If you want to be a Captain or Lieutenant, then contact an admin as well.
Fastest Shinigami: Ceon Clixx, Yoruichi Shihouin. You can not be as fast as them, or faster.
Concerning Techniques: Not everyone knows every Kidō or Shunko. However, you can request that your character has Shunko if they are of high rank. More will be added if you train hard enough with the owner of that character. In other cases, you be able to add it to your characters application if you are able to get admin approval. Just remember that not every person is going to be running around with it, but it is obtainable at this point.
Ziamichi & Vizard History: Four Paragraphs, same guidelines as above, only with one being dedicated to how they became a Ziamichi or Vizards.
Mask Limits: Vizards can only have their masks on for a certain amount of time.
Upper 0 Tier (0-3+ and above): 35 posts.
Lower 0 Tier (0-3 and below): 30 posts
1 Tier: 20 posts
2 Tier: 10 posts
3 Tier: 5 posts
4 Tier: 2 posts
5 Tier: 0 posts
NO VASTO LORDES UNLESS ADMIN APPROVAL
NO SEGUNDA ETAPA UNLESS ADMIN SAYS OTHERWISE
History: Hollows must have two paragraphs while Arrancar must have three. If you want to be an Espada in the past, talk to Tsubine or Chaoz. You must be at least 2-1 to gain a Deus Ex Segunda
Hierro: The strongest Hierro belongs to Sergei Altair Ibn-La Ahad. Hierro CAN BE CUT by someone of a higher tier. Lower tiers can possibly cut through hierro.
Concerning Ceros: Below is a list of maximum's and minimum's for things related to Cero's. This ALSO applies to Vizards OR Ziamichi with Arrancar/Hollow spirits.
- Grand Master Cero: Fifty Cero's per post maximum
- Master Cero: Thirty per post maximum
- Advanced Cero: Eighteen Cero's per post maximum
- Adept Cero: Eight Cero's per post maximum
- Beginner: Two Cero's per post maximum.
Grand Ray Cero
- Grand Master Cero: Ten Grand Ray Cero's per post maximum
- Master Cero: Six Grand Ray Cero's per post maximum
- Advanced Cero: Three Grand Ray Cero's per post maximum
- Adept Cero: One Grand Ray Cero per post maximum
- Beginner: None.
- Grand Master Cero: Three Cero Oscuras per post maximum
- Master Cero: Two Cero Oscuras per post maximum
- Advanced Cero: One Oscuras per post maximum
- Adept Cero: None
- Beginner: None
Custom Cero: Once a character has an adept cero skill, only then are you able to make or use custom cero's. Beginners have no way to use them, adept's have a hard time using them and advanced onward have it much easier in terms of creating, using and learning custom cero's. This applies to Vizards to. Eventually, once a person reaches Grand Master, it becomes as easy as breathing to do these sort of feats with cero's. It should also be noted that tier sometimes comes into play with Custom Cero's. For example, there is no way a 3rd tier with an adept Cero Skill would be able to craft a cero that could level an entire city. So please, use a bit of common sense in this regard.
History: 2-3 Paragraphs minimum.
Positions & Branches: If you want to be in a certain branch, contact [THEFROST] or post in the Iramasha Positions.
Seishin Buki: This is typically unlocked once an Iramasha has obtained an ascended form OR reached 2-3. Typically, those below 3-1 do not have them. Please bare this in mind when making a Seishin Buki.
Ascended Forms: Most Iramasha unlock their transformation states depending on tier. For example, if an Angel Iramasha were to become a 2-3 they would be eligible for their Angelic Release. Should said Iramasha go on to become a 1-3, then they could apply for Awakened Divinity State. Lastly, if an Iramasha is able to become 0-3 and upwards, Divine Ascension will finally become a possibility for them. This applies to Devil Iramasha and Hybrid Iramasha. So, feel free to write up their forms, but know they may or may not be usable until said tier requirement is reached. Additionally, you can opt to not have any forms if that is your thing.
Custom Chaos Blast: Much like custom cero's, once a character has an adept Chaos Blast skill, only then are you able to make or use custom Chaos Blast. Beginners have no way to use them, adept's have a hard time using them and advanced onward have it much easier in terms of creating, using and learning custom Chaos Blast.
NO QUINCY FINAL FORM WITHOUT ADMIN APPROVAL
History: 2-3 Paragraphs
NO KYUU KYOU WITHOUT TSUBINE OR AGITO'S APPROVAL
History: 3-4 Paragraphs.
Rules on Skill Sheet:
YOU DO NOT FILL THE SKILLS OUT UNTIL YOUR CHARACTER IS ACCEPTED.
0 Tier is allowed 1 Master, 2 Advanced
1 Tier is allowed 2 Advanced
2 Tier is allowed 1 Advanced, 2 Adept
3 Tier is allowed 1 Adept
4 Tier and below only get beginner.
Note: These are usually pretty much set in stone once you receive your tier. However, you can upgrade them through the tier upgrade store, contest; such as of the month series, filling out a character upgrade template if you feel they are ready and things such as this. Talk to an admin or moderator to otherwise change it.
Last Notice: We do reserve the right to update, alter or otherwise modify the rules as we see fit. Therefore, these rules are subject to change at any time.
Now, why are you still here?
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