Being Considerate of Others
Stoneworks Forums was setup as a place for people to collaberate, help eachother develop their stories, and grow as a world building community. How do you contribute to this? Understand that the SW Universe has no main characters, and all lore posted here is from the perspective of the poster. There is no way of "winning" in SW, as there is no defined end-game or goal which you are aiming to achieve. SW is built for you to build a unique character, through the eyes of which you can experience the wonderful or sometimes trecherous parts of what are Rathnir, Eldham, and Kylorne.
As stated above, you are not aiming to achieve any specific goal here in SW, or winning any prizes being posting unauthentic material. By copying the work of others, you are only limiting your own experience, while undermining the process that goes into creating unique art or ideas. Let the process flow naturally and you will appreciate your own work much more.
Dealing with Emotional Investment
Understandably, the work you put in both on and off the server towards creating the world seen through the eyes of your character will come with emotional attachment in the real world. It is important to understand that this is fictious, and while some players may be malicious in their actions, you cannot allow this to manifest into real world frustration. If you find yourself feeling this way, or the server begins to become a source of stress instead of fun, it is important to take a step away, either temporarily or permanently. Understand the difference between building the ambitions of your character when it becomes a part of the world, and your own personal ambitions as a player treating SW as a normal survival or factions server. The fluidity and uncertainty of Stoneworks may cause high levels of stress if you associate yourself more with the latter.
Your character may have many reasons to do certain actions in-game, but it is important to attempt to understand these actions as much as possible through the eyes of that character, and not from your own bias and understanding of the situation. A person making a statement towards you in our discord server, and your character in-game declaring a war towards them over it, ruins the experience of our server for yourself and those around you. This is only an example of allowing immersion to take over your actions in-game, and using platforms outside of it for growing that, not directing that.
1. Members are not allowed to harass or threaten other members.
2. No short, low-quality posts like "bump", "lol", "roflmao", "thanks" and any repeated characters to defeat the minimum character count (25).
3. Don't attempt to infect members with trojans, viruses, or backdoors.
4. No direct links to infected downloads in posts or profiles.
6. No adult images or links to adult websites.
7. Advertising of competing sites is not allowed. This refers to other World Building forums similar to Stoneworks.
All server rules related to harassment or bigotry apply to the server forums, as much as they do on our discord. All Discord rules apply.
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