WHAT IS A FACECLAIM?
A face claim, commonly shortened to FC, is a character from an anime, manga, video game, real life, comics, or an orginal artist's work. These faces are claimable via Platinum Heart's System of Face Claiming. Basically examples of these are like Naruto Uzumaki from Naruto, Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach, Link from Legend of Zelda, Spiderman from Marvel, so on and so forth.WHAT IS THE FACECLAIM BOARD?
This board is an area where people create a thread in order to claim or reserve face claims. There is information in this thread about this process and the rules attached with it. Basically, this section exists for people to be able to see what faces are claimed, and which ones are not for their characters.WHAT CAN I CLAIM/NOT CLAIM?
Face claims are an animanga term; meaning that a face claim is a animated face from a manga, video game, anime, or even just characters. However, on Platinum Hearts, we also allow Play-bys; which is a term for a claim that involves a real life person. These are much, more rare, but still allowed, and still follow the format; just input the celebrities' main job in the series area. You can claim anything from the following list: Anime, Manga, Video Game, Real life Celebrities, and Original Artist. In the case for an original artist, please provide the character name, and the source; these are required to claim. If the character has no name, and no artist source, then it cannot be claimed! If you need help to identify a face claim, post hereHOW DO I USE THE BOARD?
You use the face claim board by having a singular topic in it, and posting your claims or reserves there using the template. Basically, you use the template to post up your reserves and claims, and a staff member will look over it and notify you of any problems or clashes, and give you an expiry date on your reserves or add your claims to the list.HOW IS THE LIST ORGANIZED?
The list is organized by character name first. However, if you hit ctrl + F and type in a partial name or series, you can easily find face claims that wait. Staff that add FC's must put them in ALPHABETICAL ORDER. Meaning that A comes before D and Far comes before Fyz. For the reserves, it doesn't matter, but for the Vizard database, it is by character's name as well.WHO CAN I ASK FOR HELP?
All members of Staff are able to answer any questions about Faceclaims. However, some may have more experience in determining how a claim should be worded because of their knowledge of the particular claim's series. An example of this would be going to Tsubine or Rawk about Fate/Stay Night claims or Teitoku for Tokyo Ghoul claims as they are the most versed in that particular series. WHAT IS A LEGACY CLAIM AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
For all information on Legacy Claims, please visit This link
. Also, please claim those Legacy claims in that thread, not in your normal FC threads!THE FACECLAIM CENTER RULES1.) YOU MAY ONLY HAVE ONE FACECLAIM TOPIC AT A TIME
This is to keep the section clean! You include all of your fc claims, reserves, shares, drops and whatever else you please in that topic! DO NOT POST IN THE FC LIST BUT MAKE A TOPIC IN THE BOARD.2.) EACH FACE CLAIM HAS A SINGULAR RESERVE TIME OF 2 WEEKS
This mean simply that a normal reserve you have 2 weeks to change it into a claim. However, you can buy ''Extension Tickets'', which is convered in rule 6.3.) YOU MUST USE THE PROPER TEMPLATE TO RESERVE FCS
Please use the right templates, provided below with the example. This means - for claiming, > for reserving, and = for sharing. If not done, the mod reserves the right to deny your reserve/claim until it is properly done, due to us copy-pasting these things into the list.4.) IF DRAMA DEVELOPS OVER A CLAIM, WE WILL FORCE A SHARE
This is to prevent large site issues due to a single claim being contested by one person or the other. So if there is a single moment of drama over an FC in a ooc fashion, it will be put on a force share if deemed. Staff can feel free to resolve issues with other means, so keep that in mind.5.) YOU MUST PROVIDE A LINK TO AN APPROVED APPLICATION
When you are claiming a Faceclaim, you will need to provide a link to the approved application that will use the faceclaim. The app should preferably contain a description or an image of the faceclaim, but it is not necessary; however, if there is no evidence of the face in the application and there is drama over the claim, staff reserves the right to deny the claim since you do not seem to be using it.6.) RESERVE TICKETS
Platinum Points was previously used to get tickets in the faceclaim system, but we will instead be moving to a different system. When applying for an extension, you will have to state the reasons why you need up to four additional tickets on your faceclaim extension. This will be evaluated by each different staff members that review the faceclaim and there will be a template giving the member a chance to plead their case. It will also put into perspective why they even want that FC to begin with and get a better understanding of where that FC sits for the person and how much they value it.7.) YOU MAY ONLY RESERVE A CLAIM TWICE. AFTER THAT, YOU GET A 2 WEEK BAN.
This is to help people not hog a claim for a large period of time and never give other a chance. It is more or less that you may re-reserve a reserve twice before you go into a 2 week ban from reserving that face. However, this does not include claiming the face, so if you finish it during that time and claim it, then that's alright. However, if you do not reserve for 4 days after the expiry date, this timer gets reset.8.) THE EARLIEST POSTER GETS THE RESERVE
In the case of several people trying to reserve a face, or claim one, the earliest poster will get it by default. However, shares can be agreed to if needed. Sometimes, this rule may be discarded, depending on the situation; it is mostly used for brand new reserves. However, if say someone has a claim, went inactive, and then came back, but someone reserved the claim a day earlier, depending on attitudes, it may just resolved differently.9.) BOTH PARTIES MUST POST UP A SHARE
When a share is agreed to, the users will post up the share equally on both of their face claim lists. However, there are some cases where the second half has not yet posted up; in order to not penalize the sharers, there is a section for pending shares. They can still use the face freely, but until their partner claims the share within 2 weeks, it won't be official. In this case, the pending share will be asked of the person that claimed it to label it as a full claim.10.) IF YOU ARE INACTIVE OR DENIED, YOUR FACECLAIMS WILL BE RELEASED
If you leave, or go inactive on the site, or your application is denied, your face claims may be released and others can claim them. If you should come back, then a forced share if drama develops over it. But these claims are open to claim if you go inactive/leave the site or what not. So post in the activity check!11.) IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH SOMEONE'S CLAIM, TALK TO THEM ABOUT IT
So some people have.. 200 claims+. First off; grow up. It's not like they've permanently closed the face, unless you're an unpleasant person about it. If you don't talk to the person first, just keep in mind staff reserves the right to immidiately stop the drama, deny current claims, remove them, etc. Basically put; no back snipping or bitching about claims. There's been enough of this that people have almost LEFT THE SITE over this kind of thing; so this will be ENFORCED by word of GOD.12.) UNFINISHED APPLICATION CLAIMS ARE DEPENDENT ON SEMI-APPROVAL
There are some cases where an application may be approved to Roleplay whilst being incomplete; in this case, reserves can be claimed for the character. However, the application must still be linked properly.13.) DO NOT DOUBLE POST
In most cases, double posting, and what not, is not allowed. The singular exceptions is when more than 4 days have elapsed in between claims, reserves or shares. Otherwise? Do not double post. Use the example at the bottom of this post for a guide on how to put in several claims together.14.) DO NOT TROLL THE FC BOARD
There may be several appearances or versions of claims, and what not, but if it comes to attention that someone is trolling the face claims section, be prepared. The consequences vary, but all of them are very severe. SO DON'T DO IT.15.) DON'T MERGE ALL OF YOUR FCS/BUMP THE TOPIC
The rule should be self-explained, but for clarity's sake. The primary post in your topic can hold c/p templates, but don't use it as a giant list to keep tab of your fc's: it just makes it confusing. Also, don't add reserves/claims to that post and simply bump the topic; each new post by your in the topic is either a claim/reserve or a clarification to an issue that was occurred. Use the other threads in the section as a guide line.16.) YOU NEED AN APPLICATION TO POST A SHARE
Much like with faces being claimed outright, when you post a share, you need to post the link to the application of the character you plan to use the face for. This is to prevent two people conspiring to hold a face claim hostage as opposed to abiding by the normal face-claim rules. There is a leniency with this rule in that you can post up links to unchecked apps or WIPs as opposed to normal FCs where an approved app is required. However, if a staff member feels that you created the WIP or Unchecked app specifically to hog the claim, then the share will be denied and/or passed to the other person as a claim depending on the validity on their side.OTHER GENERAL RULES FOR FACE-CLAIMS1.) IT NEEDS TO MAKE SENSE
It should make sense, whether that be because the two face claims look very similar, or because they have different forms, etc; basically, there must be a corporeal connection between the two appearances.2.) CHANGE THE CLAIM, LOSE THE CLAIM
Changes to the Face Claim does not mean you retain the old Face Claim. You can use it in posts without claiming it, as long as it is not claimed.3.) "SUB-CHARACTERS" AND CERTAIN RACIAL ADDITIONS ARE EXCEPTIONS
It's fine for the face claim to be for a different creature, NPC, Aether Armament, Atma Vatou, Hell Beast in relation to the character, since under that clause it's not quite under that character so much as a sub-character, like Nizhuan (a Hell Beast), Ibiki's Zanpakuto Spirit, etc. But by the same coin that sub-char shouldn't be able to so liberally change or hold multiple Face Claims, and if they do, there should be a reason provided for each appearance other than just "disguise so that I can permanently FC this appearance", or something along those lines.
In that instance there should definitely be a stronger attachment to the demon's true/base appearance, and unless say the character has developed a very powerful connection to a fake appearance by constantly utilizing it, developing themselves while in that body, or have otherwise established a connection to the appearance beyond it just being a shifter. Furthermore, it should be noted that Demons are only capable of having a single Shifter Appearance -- however, they are allowed as many non-claimed appearances as they want.
Face Claiming abilities also isn't allowed without it generally being of the three categories: a form, an individual manifest/being like an Inner Spirit, Zanpakuto Spirit that can manifest and operate independently, a Hell Beast, or an Atma Vatou (so Tulpas, summons, etc. can't be claimed either), or a Shifter Appearance.CLAIM AND RESERVE TEMPLATES
CLAIMING A FACE
Real Face Name - Series From - Your Username - Character Name
RESERVING A FACE
Real Face Name > Series From > Your Username > Character Name
SHARING A FACE
Real Face Name = Series From = Your Username = Claim Shared With
RESERVING A MASK
Character Name Here > [url=]LINK to Vizard Mask Image[/url] > Member Name
CLAIMING A MASK
EXAMPLESCLAIMING A FACE
Character Name Here - [url=]Link to App[/url] - [url=]LINK to Vizard Mask Image[/url] - Member Name
Ichigo Kurosaki - Bleach - BPH Canons - Ichigo Kurosaki
Zangetsu - Bleach - BPH Canons - Ichigo Kurosaki [Zanpaktou]
Hollow Ichigo - Bleach - BPH Canons - Ichigo Kurosaki [Hollow]
Tensa Zangetsu - Bleach - BPH Canons - Ichigo Kurosaki [Above Bankai]
-- That is what a claim should look like. The form is filled out; the last section also contains the character's name, and in case of ulterior fcs, what they are used for. Also, the link is separate from the character's name and is obviously placed in the bottom. This is a perfect Claim page look. Claiming a mask is about the same thing, but just contains a bit more data.
Also if you have more then one character claimed, just don't put the header, but keep everything under Claiming a face.RESERVING A FACE
Rukia Kuchiki > Bleach > BPH Canons > Rukia Kuchiki
-- This is also a complete reserve. In the case you don't know your character's name, we do accept place holders.. but it's best to have a name set up. Reserving masks is about the same thing.SHARING A FACE
Inoue Orihime = Bleach = BPH Canons = PH Rules
-- This is also a perfect share claim. The person that originally owns the claim goes first, and then the one wanting to share is last