1) X-World centers around the Xavier
Institute for Higher Learning. The Academy answers directly to the Academy Director and
the Senior Staff. Each team answers to their Team Leader (TL), who in turn answers to the
rest of the Senior Staff. Going over peoples heads is not appreciated, nor tolerated
in most cases. If there is a SERIOUS problem between a simmer and their TL that has not
been resolved by mature communication, THEN and only then you may come to someone higher.
2) You may curse in moderation, but ONLY in
character, and be sensible about it. Nobody appreciates listening to endless cussing,
whether your character is a rough, tough, ex-Navy Seal or not.
3) If you are not sure what you are doing,
ask someone, preferably a Senior Staff member (CinC, DCinC, Team Leaders, and Directors of
Academy, Applications, etc). Academy students, if you receive a suggestion from the leader
of the session, it would be wise to take it. Theyre given for a reason.
4) Avoid getting into non-sim fights with
other members. Most unpleasantness can be avoided. If you dont like someone,
dont talk to them, dont harass them, and dont provoke them. If
in-fighting gets to such a serious level that it becomes a distraction to other members,
it is a suspendable offense. Believe me, it's happened.
5) Go with the story plot and do not
change/bypass/attempt to retcon it. If you would like suggest a change of the plot (the
leader's outline) in any way, you must request and specify the changes to the Team Leader.
Any other major changes or additions you think of during the sim should be messaged ( /msg
) to your Leader as well. It is the responsibility of the Team Leader to keep the plot
organized and moving along, and they are by no means bound to honor your requests.
6) Only a Team Leader or Academy Director
may use the ACTION> and SCENE> commands to direct the plot. When either of these
commands are given, team members are to respond according to their character personalities
and abilities. ACTION> commands are meant to be used in simming, not in #Alliance. If
you want to spar with someone, set up another room and do so.
7) NO GOD-LIKE or OMNIPOTENT characters
(example- Nate Grey) are allowed in regular play, but may make an occasional guest
appearance as part of a plot. Do not choose one of these for your main character. If
everyone's problems can be solved in the blink of the eye, it makes for a very short and
pointless sim. If you are having trouble making a character, check out the character HANDBOOK or ask one of us for
8) Team Leaders have the option of choosing
a Deputy Leader (DL). If the TL chooses to do so, the DL may act as a stand-in if the TL
cannot make their sim, and may lead the sim in their place.
9) All new players must first attend the
X-World Academy before becoming a regular team member. To learn about the academy, visit
the ACADEMY section. Students in
the academy may under no circumstances sim on official X-World teams until graduation.
Please do not ask TLs to reserve spots on their team for you before youve graduated,
its against the rules. If you feel that youve been given no opening to get on
any team, or have limiting circumstances that only allow you to attend one sims
time, please speak to the TL. Theyre reasonable people.
10) Only X-World members (those who have
sent in applications which have been approved) may participate in X-World funsims. It is
ADVISED that those who are new to ASG wait until at least one academy session is completed
before funsimming. If your actions become disruptive, you may be asked to stop or
11) Any team leader reserves the right to
drop any simmer from their roster for missing more than two sims in a row if no reason or
warning by email or verbal communication is given. Usually, this rule may come into effect
if a team is full with a waiting list, and you are the simmer who misses every other sim.
However, even on a team which is not full, if your absenses become highly disruptive to
the plot, you may be removed.
12) All characters which will be used on an
official team must be authorized by the Applications Director. All characters, old and
new, are subject to the App Directors inspection in order to ensure simming balance.
Please do not come up with a new character every three days. Constant harassment of the
director does not help the likelihood of your character getting passed. If you genuinely
feel as though you had a solid character AND that the reasons for denial (which you should
have received in an e-mail) were unfounded and biased, speak to the CinC or DCinC. Trite
complaining will be ignored.
13) If a GRADUATED member of X-World wishes
to use an established comic character for a team, they are urged to attended a number of
Academy sims to get a better handle on that character before attending an official sim. No
one wants to have to stop and tell you in the middle of the sim that your portrayal of the
character is completely off. If youre not certain about the character, stick with
one you know.
14) All channels associated with X-World
must remain open to any who wish to observe. The channels may be moderated to ensure
smooth simming, but must remain open to the general public to observe if they so wish. Do
not kick or ban anyone unless they have committed an offense. Offenses may include
incessant messaging of simmers and other distractions, but at least one WARNING kick is
required before someone is banned. The only exception to this rule are private meetings,
which are not generally open to anyone but TLs or senior staff.
15) X-World Staff is currently not enforcing
a limitation on the number of sim characters one person may have. If room on teams becomes
a problem, a rule will have to go into effect, so please, be considerate. TLs- if there is
one spot open on your team, and two members wanting in, please take into mind if someone
is only able to make one or two sims, and the other person is on 6 different teams.
16) Each team is limited to a maximum of 13
members, which includes the team leader. If the TL feels the need to enlist aid from a
non-member as a guest-villain, that does not count toward the limit.
17) X-World Teams are not allowed to alter
the current state of the X-World continuity with out explicit consent from all X-World
Team leaders, CinC, and DCinC. This means no bringing back Xavier, killing the president,
destroying the moon, or turning everyone on Earth into mutants without talking about it
first. We do have crossovers and such events, and we like to act as though were all
in the same universe and know whats going on. The major exceptions to this are the
alter-reality teams, A-Next, Morlocks 2099, Age of Apocalypse, and Ultimate X-Men.
18) X-World Team Leaders are required to
construct and maintain a webpage for their team. They must also use the official X-World
banner on their main page, and link it to X-World's main page. If a TL is not webbingly
inclined, there are a number of us around here who are. Get it done.
19) X-World Team Leaders are required to
create and maintain a waiting list for full X-World members which wish to sim on a
particular team that is already full. This is not a Buddy List. Earliest requests should
get priority, but take into account individual situations such as internet access.
Remember, if team limits become a problem, let the CinC know and some limits may be
THINGS THAT WILL GET YOU SUSPENDED FROM X-WORLD
In summary, BREAKING RULES! Theyre there to be followed.
Intentionally disrupting sims or meetings on several occasions.
Disrupting X-World as a whole. (ie. can't seem to get along with
anyone in X-World, provoking other simmers, etc.)
Not listening to your sim leader, CinC, or DCinC. (ie. arguing
back, doing something you were specifically told NOT to do, etc.)
Attempting to undermine your leader's authority. (i.e. going to
ASG commanders to graduate from academy, going over your team leader to the CinC or DCinC
for whatever reasons after they have said no, etc.)
A suspension may last anywhere from one week to indefinitely. A
suspension includes all X-World activities, such as team sims, funsims, any meetings, or
The CinC and DCinC, collectively, reserve the right to suspend
anyone (even if the rule is not explicitly stated) they feel is adversely effecting or
endangering X-World as a whole.
THINGS THAT WILL GET YOU BANNED FROM X-WORLD
Continually violating anything that can get you suspended.
Particularly malicious slander towards ANY alliance member. There
is no toleration of any such behavior from an X-World member. ASG as a whole may also take
action, separate from X-World.
The CinC and DCinC, collectively, reserve the right to ban anyone
(even if the rule is not explicitly stated) they feel is adversely effecting or
endangering X-World as a whole.
YOU WILL BE GIVEN FEW WARNINGS! YOU HAVE READ THE RULES, AND
SHOULD FOLLOW THEM. IGNORANCE IS NOT AN EXCUSE. IF YOU AREN'T SURE IF YOU MIGHT BE
BREAKING A RULE, ASK! Asking if you are/might be breaking a rule will not
get you suspended, as long as you don't follow through with an action that is deemed
The CinC and DCinC, collectively, reserve the right to change any of the rules stated
above or add to any of the rules stated above.
If there is a necessity for a new rule, the offender (if it is a 'reaction' rule) will get
one warning. Note: Sucking up is not appreciated by anyone. Don't even try it.