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Policy on Handling Sleepers
Sleeping characters...

You cannot kill a sleeping character. You should not try to find creative ways to kill a sleeping character.

If you encounter a sleeping character while RPing, for instance, breaking into someones cube or apartment, you should treat it as you would real life. Like they might wake up.

If you encounter a sleeping character on the street, one who you know is most definitely NOT a newbie, or if you frisk them and find sixteen sets of Xo5 battle armor, this player is PROBABLY experiencing connection trouble. You can drag them to a cube and leave them a note, treating it like they ICly passed out and you rescued them. They can then choose if they want to thank you. You can also xhelp and ask an admin to put them in a coffin due to them having connection issues.

If you encounter a sleeping character in a situation where you do not think they are experiencing connection issues (and feel free to xhelp and check with us) then you are free to rob them, move them, turn them over to the WJF, etc.

Sleeping is not a get out of jail free card. Your character can still be robbed, moved, accosted in other ways (like tattooed). Finding a 'safe' place to sleep is important.

-- S

I was under the impression that tattooing sleepers was off-limits, given that it's somewhat meta (it relies on the character being comatose, taking advantage of the game aspect of the game)? It's been brought up as an example of what not to do to sleepers every time the topic came up in recent memory when I was around. Is everybody in agreement that tattooing is a-okay?
How about dragging a sleeper a lot? Like out of the dome or to another sector?
I would say that tattooing a sleeper under CERTAIN circumstances is OK. Check with an admin. IE: did they pass out shitfaced drunk and you are pranking them?

As for dragging sleepers around, I'd say the same circumstances. Though, I've definitely fallen asleep in a cube and woken up in WJF custody. The game goes on when we are not connected.

Hi!

Further discussion on this is currently being had. Partially because Cerberus clarified this some time ago, and then I reclarified it based on my own experiences though my own experiences may be out dated and I may have been incorrect.

For now, leave sleepers alone entirely (aside from say robbing them if you and we will fully amend the @ruels when we have made a policy decision on this.

Please review this post: http://www.sindome.org/bgbb/game-discussion/website-problems/sleepers-90/

For more info on our current policy.

I looked around for information on sleeping rules and could only find details on protections for sleeping characters, but not about whether @quitting before or during combat is a @rule 1.C/1.E breaking action or not.
I'd say it's breaking many rules.

Circumventing game code.

Offensive OOC behavior.

Metagaming.

It might not be explicitly written in any specific @riule but you can see how it's against the spirit of many of them and of the entire game overall.

It's extremely bad form as a roleplayer and as a Sindome game player.

If you do it, and people think you're deliberately and knowingly doing it specifically to avoid IC experiences, you will become an unpopular player and your character will experience negatives from not being able to find any RP to not being able to escape the abuse you earned for them.

On the bright side, it's trivially easy to find many many mentions by players on the subject of how generous they are to players who sportingly play along when things aren't going their way, and cooperate with the RP and even - *gasp* - Use RP to try to change their fortunes! Because that can work. It most certainly makes you a better, more-fun, more-fair, more-sporting, more-creative, more-generous, more-cooperatively-competitive player.

On the down side, if you do it and it's very obvious what you've done, when you log back in and your character wakes back up, you might not find your character in the IC world but in the $void instead, to wait for a talking-to from a GM.

It's extremely bad form as a roleplayer and as a Sindome game player.

If you do it, and people think you're deliberately and knowingly doing it specifically to avoid IC experiences, you will become an unpopular player and your character will experience negatives from not being able to find any RP to not being able to escape the abuse you earned for them.

This is what I would expect, but the reality seems to be different so I am wondering if this type of behaviour is explicitly cheating or not.

I always thought that combat-logging (as I've heard it) was explicitly forbidden and would end up in after-the-fact neck snapping. Getting killed sucks, granted, but doing this to avoid consequences is such a cop-out in such an OOC way. Give the other person their win.

ICly someone falling asleep to avoid a fight is dumb as hell.

My impression was that there was some wiggle room for people who's routers crapped out at a bad time, but if it went on, there would be consequences.

If someone disconnects during combat to avoid it, this is akin to going @ooc when someone is following you, to get away. It is a violation of the rules and if it was done purposefully, will result in the person having their account suspended. If someone does this, which I have honestly never seen personally, please xhelp and an admin can step in, and handle it. Be it by neck snapping the sleeper, celling the person, and/or starting an investigation that could result in a ban.
I have not witnessed people falling asleep/dcing -during combat- or just after to avoid being killed/necksnapped etc on any worrying scale. I've seen it happen ever, one or two times in years, but not in any way that has been worrying.

The few times I've seen it happen we dealt with it. What I have seen happen is people who disconnect after a fight is over to avoid RP or consequences when its already been decided that person isn't going to die. This is something that has been dealt with as well, and should be xhelped about any time you see it, as meta behavior always should be.

If you think someone is being meta and cheesy with disconnects or oocs, please feel free to xhelp to bring it up, and we'll happily check it out.