We promise, it isn’t as rigid as you think! There’s no ceremony…though you will be asked questions before you join.
Malfoy Mansion features content which may not be appropriate to players under the age of 18. We are not a group based solely on erotic plots, we do allow adult situations. Obviously, we can’t confirm that a member is of legal age; however, the way a member chooses to conduct themselves will be a very good indication of a person’s maturity.
This criteria can be tricky. Ultimately, the most important thing here is an understanding of writing. Being conscious punctuation, grammar and spelling is essential. (A great free program for typing is www.openoffice.org. It includes engines that check those things) An understanding of how to write a character is important here too. While you don’t have to HAVE experience at role play, it is strongly encouraged that you do. But, having any experience at creative writing will go a long way.
Naturally, this isn’t a job. You don’t get paid or even get individual achievement for what you do in most role play groups. However, we still like to have a standard of participation for everyone. Ideally, several posts a week would be nice, but at least one a week works as well. If this is a problem, please talk to a moderator. It is entirely possible to work something out!
This is perhaps the most important criteria. It is essential that members stay in contact with the moderators of the group. LOAs are allowed, provided that they are a reasonable amount of time, but we need to know what is going on with you while you are active or if you are going to be gone for an extended amount of time. If a member disappears for weeks at a time, we are left to our own devices about why. This may result in removal from the IC and OOC group as well as your characters being put up for adoption.
It is important to realize that we reserve the right to call into question a membership. This doesn’t usually happen unless a member acts inappropriately, so it isn’t a concern to those of us who remain conscious of the standards of this game.