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TMC Player Reviews: Sindome


Review Submitted By: Jayz
Author Status: Player
Started on Sindome: Month ago
Submission Date: Aug 6, 2018
TMC Listing: Sindome

The following review is the opinion of the review's author [Jayz] and in no way represents the opinions of this website or its staff.

This is my last post here, as I've just asked to have my character kicked out and GMs obliged. The thing kicked off from a topic that, while I thought was forbidden, turns out is allowed but in the milder version. I am speaking of course of rape, which while outright banned, it seems that it's milder brother - sexual harassment is allowed and considered part of the theme.

And I don't mean the mild version of catcalling, but coercing people into sex, and very much sexual assault is allowed to be roleplayed and accuse other players off. This is just something that made me almost vomit oocly when heard it from a GM, as I can't believe that we still have people who apparently need this for their gaming avenue. Would the world really be so bad if we left all sex-related crimes as the game background, not go around and accuse people of it and spin around them?

Maybe that's just my mad rambling. But alas I vote with my foot and leaving sindome. Which is a shame, as I've enjoyed the game greatly up to this point.

I initially wanted to post it on the forums, but apparently my access was removed.

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Comment Submitted By: Slither
Author Status: Staff member
Started on Sindome: 2003
Submission Date: Aug 10, 2018

(The following review comment is the opinion of the comment's author [Slither] and in no way represents the opinions of this website or its staff).

Regarding access to the forums, the former player was made aware of
the following in an email prior to their writing this review, which
was apparently ignored: 'I put your character in the $void to remove
them from the game so you could quit without having to go kill your
character off. The $void is a catch all for people who aren't in the
game, have quit, or who have broken a rule or are in a cooldown, and
it blocks anyone in there from posting on the boards. If you would
like to be able to post you can let me know and I can put you in a
coffin instead of the $void....'

From our rules:
2.C. Sexual Harassment
Sindome is an adult game, with adult content. As such some amount of
sex will, in all likelihood, enter into your characters life at some
point, however, if someone OOCly asks you to stop directing sexual
comments, requests, actions, etc, at their character, you need to
stop.

If you are uncomfortable with sexual roleplay that is being directed
at your character, you may use the local OOC command to request that
the person cease. If you make this request and it continues to happen,
please use xhelp to alert the admin staff, and we will help resolve
the situation.

If someone requests you cease sexual roleplay with them under ANY
circumstances, you are to cease it, without question. Failure to do so
will result in punitive action with possible loss of your account.

Do not use accusations of sexual misconduct to slander another
character in game, as it becomes an unavoidable in character topic for
those who do not wish to engage in roleplay of that nature.

Additionally, sexual conduct in an OOC room, or OOC channels does not
have to be tolerated at all. If you feel as though someone is sexually
harassing you on OOC channels, please xhelp and alert an admin of the
situation.

DO NOT sexually harass community members out of character. If you do
you can expect to be banned from the game.

2.D. Text Rape & Rape RP
Text rape is defined here as any instance in which something
explicitly sexual is directly forced on a character. Rape RP is any RP
that revolves around an instance of text rape, including the rape
itself and any in-character or out of character discussions about it.

Rape RP is against the rules on Sindome. Discussing instances of Rape
RP that took place on this, or other games, by any IC or OOC
communication method is also against the rules. The only exception is
to use xhelp to report violations of the rule, or get clarification
from admin.

This means that you should never engage in rape RP, including both
perpetration and discussion, in any location, over SIC, on the grid,
or on OOC Channels. It does not matter if all directly involved have
given their consent to the RP because its impossible to obtain OOC
consent of everyone (players & admin) who may witness, hear discussion
of, or be affected by the RP itself.

Avoid this kind of RP altogether and any discussion of RP that may
have happened ICly or OOCly in the past.

Combat roleplay following sex roleplay does not constitute a rule
break under this rule as long as the two events are conducted
separately. Sexual roleplay must be done and over with before combat
roleplay can commence for a clean and clear progression of the
roleplay.

The discussion of rape as it pertains to the rules, or the real world
is not forbidden on OOC channels but anyone discussing it should be
aware that it is a volatile topic that can easily upset others. Be
respectful and be prepared to stop discussing it if asked by other
members of the community.

(see also: 'help rape' and rule 2.C. above on 'Sexual Harassment')