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Definitions

Here are a few basic definitions to get you going.

IC/OOC

IC = In Character

This pertains to everything that is said/done/expressed/learned while roleplaying as your character

OOC = Out Of Character

Obviously, this is everything that happens out of character. Some meters have a channel for speaking OOC in local chat, or a mostly-universal rule of thumb is anything spoken in double parentheses is considered out of character. For example: ((brb guys, gotta bust a grumpy!)) More about this can be found in the roleplay etiquette section.

Metagaming

Metagaming is using OOC knowledge to an IC advantage.  For example:

Marcus and Nina roleplay in the same sim.  Nina has a secret hiding place within the sim, and tells  Marcus about it in an IM. A couple of days later while RPing, Marcus comes straight to Nina’s hiding place and attacks her.. without having learned the knowledge IC.

Godmoding

Godmoding is making your character unbeatable, or activating such traits at invincibility, infinite ammunition, multiple lives after perma-death, so on and so on. Some players also consider forcing actions on another player to be Godmoding. It is almost always frowned upon. This is also sometimes referred to as Powergaming. Some players seperate the two titles, others lump them into one. They both suck. So don’t do it.

Bad Example 1: 

Marcus: /me approaches Nina cautiously, saber drawn. Sweat forms at his brow as he positions himself to face off against her. With a cunning quickness he moves, attempting to strike the sword across her torso

Nina: /me dodges his sword, bringing her own blade down against his throat. Her blade slices through his neck as he bleeds to death.

Good Example 1: 

Marcus: /me approaches Nina cautiously, saber drawn. Sweat forms at his brow as he positions himself to face off against her. With a cunning quickness he moves, attempting to strike the sword across her torso

Nina: /me dodges his sword, bringing her own blade into the air. She strikes in an effort to drag the blade across his throat

Bad Example 2: 

Marcus: /me rolls behind a nearby car, his back against the metal of the fender. He draws his gun, firing at her with trained precision.

Nina: /me presses a button on her watch, causing her to become cloaked in an invincibility shield. She deflects the bullets, laughing maniacally. 

Good Example 2: 

Marcus: /me rolls behind a nearby car, his back against the metal of the fender. He draws his gun, firing at her with trained precision.

Nina: /me cries out and falls back as one of his bullets grazes her arm. She quickly moves to hide behind a nearby bench, returning fire in hopes of landing a bullet in her target 

Emote

An emote is the action you project into local chat in the 3rd person using Second Life’s /me command. This simply consists of  putting /me before whatever action you want to perform during play.

Example: 

Marcus: /me leaps from one ledge to the next, keeping to the rooftops.

and it will show up in local chat as

Marcus leaps from one ledge to the next, keeping to the rooftops.

Never refer to yourself in an emote as I or Me, always use she/he or him/her.

Bad Example:

Marcus: /me picks up the dim lantern and peers out into the darkness. I step out into the street, looking around me as my eyes adjust.

Good Example:

Marcus: /me picks up the dim lantern and peers out into the darkness. He steps out into the street, looking around as his eyes adjust.

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