We expect all members and staff to treat others with a degree of respect in all areas, including but not limited to opinions, likes, dislikes, and personalities. Behaviours such as racism, sexism, or other forms of discrimination, no matter whether intended in a joking manner or not
will not be tolerated. All members, staff, and guests have the right to a safe, accepting environment, and any member found in violation of these rights will be subject to reprimand and consequences. Lack of respect towards anyone, be they guests, members, or staff members will not be taken lightly.
Harassment also falls under respect -- we expect that members will not harass other members for posts, and subsequently will not harass the staff to review their stuff. Both the staff and members have lives, and we are not, and never will be, a rapid-fire site.
In correlation with the first rule, we will not tolerate drama, including but not limited to spats, excessive argumentative or judgmental behaviour, or other incidents which have occurred either on or off of the site. With the expectation that all members are mature adults, these sorts of spats can and should be handled between members themselves. However, if you feel uncomfortable or wary of approaching another member in this manner, do not hesitate to contact a staff member and we will deal with the situation appropriately, as we understand that some members may not be comfortable with dealing with situations directly. This, like Rule 1, will not be taken lightly.
We encourage a healthy environment, and this sort of behaviour is not conducive to that.
World of Remnant has no character limit, and we do not incorporate any sort of character bans. We will make encouragements in order to keep a healthy number of characters between the various factions; however, we will make a point to never ban characters based on gender, affiliation, or other similar means. On the same token, characters will not be limited to a certain number; however, if the staff feels a member is not appropriately staying active with their current characters, we will see fit to restrict the player from creating new characters before becoming active with their current ones. As well, members may only have a maximum of
ONE (1) pending application (this includes battle pages!) up at any time. In other words, you may have ONE application and ONE combat page up at a time. Last but not least, plagiarism in any form will not be tolerated, and instances of such will incur severe consequences.
In terms of character applications: all character accounts
should be registered IN PROPER CAPITALS (i.e. Pyrrha Nikos) with the character's FULL NAME. When posting the application, the title should be the same, and the topic DESCRIPTION should be either their JOB OR TEAM AFFILIATION (i.e. Beacon Headmaster, Team JNPR). Last but not least -- all team names must incorporate a colour theme, and at least, ONE of the character's names, first or last, must also incorporate a colour in some way.
This is in accordance with the RWBY OC Rules
given by Monty Oum, the creator, himself. If you have trouble coming up with a name, try bouncing some ideas off other members!
World of Remnant has, and never will have a word count. We do not expect members to post any specified length in posts; however, we do expect posts to have depth and quality to them, which can in many cases be accomplished with varying lengths. We expect decent basic
grammar and spelling; this includes capitalization, basic punctuation, and simple spelling. If we can understand what you are writing, then that is all that is absolutely necessary, whether English is your first, second, fifth, or tenth language. Applications will be dealt with in the same manner; remember, too much detail can be just as problematic as not enough detail!
Here at World of Remnant, we understand life happens. However, we also understand that it's not fair to hold up plots or positions when others want them as well! As a result, our activity rules are simple. Canon characters and canon positions (maidens, silver eyes)
must post at least ONCE A WEEK, at minimum; exceptions can be made if you are waiting on someone else, in which case you are given an extra week on your post. Original characters must post once every two weeks. If you fail to meet these requirements, you will first be given a warning; after one or more warnings (depending on the frequency), your character(s) may be archived and your canon positions opened to other players.
Absence threads are mandatory.
If you are going to be gone for an extended period of time -- be it for a trip, work's bogging you down, illness, the like -- please post an absent thread. This will give you a reprieve from posting requirements until your return. This is not only to be courteous and informative to other members, but also to the staff when activity checking is conducted. As well, due to the nature of RWBY team setups at the academies and as hunter teams, characters that miss activity checks will be considered 'deceased' IC, at the discretion of other player(s) with characters involved with them.
If a player misses a check, as of one week after the date that the character was archived, they will not be able to re-apply the same character (you may reuse your concepts, but we ask for development purposes that you choose to utilize other characters -- if you are within the one-month IRL timeframe, however, you may reapply them). If you have missed a check and your team spot has been given to another player, you may not reclaim your spot on the previous team.
World of Remnant conducts team assignments in 2 ways: you will have the choice to choose your own team, versus being sorted onto a team by the staff. If you choose to form your own team, you as a member are responsible for seeking plots with other members for the sake of team formation.
Please note that if you request to be staff sorted into a team, then you are NOT guaranteed to end up with anybody specific -- staff sorted means just that, you are sorted by the staff. In the interest of fairness, you may not make 'requests' to be on a specific team when you ask for staff-sorting.
This is to encourage some form of 'randomized' nature in terms of team creation.
World of Remnant does not allow the advertising of other sites via PM or the Cbox as a general courtesy rule. If you wish to discuss other forums, please take your discussions off-site, either to instant-message or other forms of communication. Advertising and affiliation belong only in the respective forums for that.
Due to the lack of extensive RWBY lore, World of Remnant uses a combination of custom and canon lore available on the site. Any lore posted on the forum becomes site canon; in the event that some aspects are contradicted by the release of Volume 4 or other mediums (podcasts, Twitter, RoosterTeeth website) the lore present on the site may be modified to fit or
may be left as site canon, depending on the case. All changes will be communicated with site members when they are made.
09: Face Claims.
Face claims are limited to artwork or animation only
; we do not allow the use of celebrities, actors, models, or the like as face claims. Claims are mandatory for characters, and regardless of whether they are original art or another character, you must
post your claim in the Face Claims thread, located here
. No two characters may have the same face claim (except in the case of twins); if you do not claim your face and someone else would like to claim it, then you will be asked to change yours!
For those looking to use original art, the work must either be commissioned by you specifically or be your own work.
No other exceptions will be made. Outside of these two boundaries, custom art for characters are not allowed, and you will be asked to remove them, regardless of whether you have credited the artist or not.
10: Graphics & Images.
The default avatar size is 250x450, and will automatically scale to the proper resolution if the image is too large. Signatures, if desired, may be no larger than 500 pixels in width and 200 pixels in size; images will also scale automatically in the signature if the image is too large. Posted images may be no wider than 500 pixels; height is more subjective, but try to keep it under 1000 pixels. We will allow gif images in post templates, to a degree. Gifs that are larger than 200x200 will not be allowed in templates. GIFs in signatures are not allowed. GIFs are also not allowed as avatars in the cbox.
Secondly, we do not allow the use of links hosted on IMGUR on our site, as it is against Imgur's ToS (and Jcink sites are subsequently being blacklisted by Imgur for this reason).
This includes in applications, the cbox, posts, and all other mediums. Downed images will be removed. If you are looking for an alternative host, we recommend Ultraimg
, as their ToS allows for hotlinking.
World of Remnant uses an Account Per Character system; however, we also require all members to have an OOC (out-of-character) account for communication purposes, even if they only have a single character
. Personal messages are not enabled on character accounts but are enabled for OOC accounts. OOC accounts may be registered in any manner which the member chooses; however, IC accounts should be registered with the character's full name in proper capitalization
(ex. Ruby Rose, Yang Xiao Long). PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER YOUR IC ACCOUNTS UNTIL YOUR CHARACTER IS ACCEPTED.
This is to avoid cluttering in the new registration section so that staff members may more easily sort new OOC accounts into the proper groups.
World of Remnant, as a Jcink Premium-enabled forum, is an 18+ only forum. We do not do this to discriminate against younger viewers; however, at times our content may not be suitable for viewers under the age of 18. As a result, our content is 18+ only. Members found circumventing this will be immediately removed, and banned, from our forum. Lastly, our content is rated 3-2-3; however, we ask that all sexual situations must fade-to-black, though mention and some description are allowed. Explicit detail, however, is not.