Rules

Members are expected to follow the rules and regulations of both the sim and fleet at all times, both in character and out of character.

By continuing, you affirm that you will sim in a proper and adequate manner.

Members who choose to make ultra short posts, post very infrequently, or violate the sim's 13+ policy will be removed immediately, and by continuing, you agree to this.

In addition, in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we do not accept players under the age of 13. Any players found to be under the age of 13 will be immediately removed without question. By agreeing to these terms, you are also saying that you are above the age of 13.

1. All players are required to follow the Obsidian Fleet rules and regulations.

2. Plagiarism in any form will not be tolerated.

3. The Command staff reserve the right to Strike or remove a character without prior/notice or strikes. The Command Staff also reserve the right to issue more than one strike if necessary.

4. Players are required to post a minimum of once every two weeks but are encouraged to post once a week.

5. If tagged (someone requires you to respond) in a Joint Mission post you have a maximum of 3 days to reply. However if you are not able to do so in time speak to the person in question and/or leave a note in the JP.

6. All mission posts must be a minimum of 300 words in length and must have a signature attached stating who took part.

7. All players must follow the Leave of Absence Policy:

Leave of Absence (LOA) - If you will be away for 7 days or more (also if you have a JP going and will not be able to reply within 4 days)

Extended Leave of Absence (ELOA) - For any absence in excess of one full calender month. If away for more than 1 full calender month may be required to step down from post and return to any available/applicable position upon return.

Absent Without Leave (AWOL) - Not being in contact and not logging into the Nightingale's site for 14 days or more without requesting LOA or ELOA. Can result in instant removal or a strike (strikes will be issued weekly from then on in until return to the USS Nightingale)

8. Each player is allowed 1 normal character and they must have written the character up themselves. Each player is allowed 5 Non Player Character or Played non player character and this P/NPC must not hold any rank above that of the Chief of Boat (i.e. the character must be a NCO below the rank of the chief of boat) in a minor position. Only the CO may agree to a waiver in this rule.

9. No abuse will be accepted towards the Command Staff or normal crew members.

10. Any breach of the rules will result in a strike or removal from the USS Nightingale.

11. The strike system is as follows (This is a guide to the Strike system and doesn't necessarily have to be followed in this manner):

1st Strike - Informal Reprimand

2nd Strike - Demotion by one or more ranks (depending on severity of offense), With a possible removal from their Department Head position if applicable

3rd Strike - Removal from the USS Nightingale

The Command staff can use more than 3 strikes if they deem it necessary. However for any strike beyond second strike will result in a removal from a Department Head position and a additional demotion.

12. All Disciplinary decisions may be appealed to the Sim's Commanding Officer or the Obsidian Fleet's JAG Office.