If you share an IP with another player (wife, brother, alien visitor) please post the information here. Same applies if you use a public or private proxy.
I'll just quote ann here since she did all the work already.
ann wrote:The above notice about IP sharing has been overlooked by many and recently we've begun to reconsider our fairly lenient policy.
If you are sharing an IP and have not contacted me yet this game please do so with the following information:
Sharer's Real Name:
Sharer's Real Location:
Sharer's Character Name:
Sharer's Characer's Location:
and of course - the reason for sharing!
It is, as you can imagine, extremely difficult to determine who is telling the truth and who is not. But, what is more important to us, is the impact on the game. While we are very pleased that people have enough fun playing that they tell their friends and siblings to play, we are less pleased when it appears that people seek OOC remedies for IC difficulties by strong arming friends to create characters or, perhaps, creating illegal characters to assist with their PCs situations.
In the future - if the game balance is compromised - we may make further rules which will dissallow IP sharing in the same province, or limit the types of Background Points IP sharers may take. Or we may require substantial individual roleplay to maintain accounts on a shared IP. And worst comes to worst, we may actually be forced to stop allowing IP sharing altogether.
As always we'd rather not create more rules but, if necessary, we will. Please keep this in mind when inviting friends and family to join the game!
Multiple accounts, even when from different IP addresses, are NOT allowed. If you have access from home and work and two different accounts for each IP you are cheating. If you have a neighbor who does not want to play but will let you make an account on their computer and post stuff, you are cheating. If you are writing turns, OI, roleplay, invasion pms etc for some other account then you are, essentially, multi-accounting. It is one thing to help someone with their turn, or to give them ideas, but if, instead of providing assistance, you are in fact controlling more than one PC, you are on the wrong side of the rules.
If you are found to be cheating in this way bad things will happen.