OOC vs. IC
by Armen Bingyi
We have OOC (out of character) administration on this sim. The OOC admins are
the ones who return objects left lying around, who deal with the shop, house,
and estate rentals, who design and build the sim, who get rid of the griefers,
and who, for want of a better term, police the roleplay. If a door doesn't work
right or Darth Vader tries to cut your arm off in the Great Hall, that's what
OOC administration is here for.
If your character is rejected for a job, or fired from a job, or disciplined at
a job within the Ministry of Magic or Hogwarts, it's important to remember that
these are IC (in character) events. OOC sim administration is not mad at you.
You aren't in any trouble with us at all. If your character is not hired at
Hogwarts, it is because the headmaster character decided that your character is
not a good fit within the school. It is NOT because you, the player, have done
anything wrong in any way.
It's important to remember in such an event that the person *playing* the
headmaster does not have a problem with the person *playing* your character. The
headmaster's writer is simply playing out his part, as must you as your
By the same token, there are OOC rules, and there are IC rules. OOC rules are
the ones you simply cannot break. Period. No griefing, no child-sex RP, stuff
IC rules are rules that your CHARACTER should not break. For example, students
must wear uniforms in the castle. You as your character's writer can choose not
to wear your uniform. You will NOT get in trouble with sim administration for
this. Your CHARACTER, however, will probably get punished. Again, remember that
this is an *in character* punishment and does not reflect sim administration's
feelings toward you in any way.
I hope this helps clear up the issue. If you have any questions, please don't
hesitate to IM me.
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