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IC court and Investigation powers
« Topic Start: July 16, 2011, 06:34:09 AM »
I must admit I'm already confused by the "in-character" court. Who is supposed to be represented, for what complaints? Speaking IC about OOC rules will not give any clear discussion, imo.

I also wanted to ask about the ability for investigation. The magistrates will not have any ability to look into player's messages or check for clues of multi-abuse, will they? If not, who will?

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Re: IC court and Investigation powers
« Reply #1: July 16, 2011, 06:48:16 AM »
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Re: IC court and Investigation powers
« Reply #2: July 16, 2011, 06:53:03 AM »
According to the idea thread, Magistrates will not handle issues such as multi-cheating. I assume those tools will remain with the devs/current Titans/Tom/something.

The idea thread mentions the titans being *replaced*. As such, will the link to contact them for such abuses be replaced with one to contact the devs instead? Tom's not always around to deal with such issues, relying on a single person is a bad idea anyways.

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Re: IC court and Investigation powers
« Reply #3: July 16, 2011, 07:10:45 AM »
There will be a separate system to handle mutli-cheating, likely handled directly by the dev team (as we are the people who have the tools to investigate such things).
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Re: IC court and Investigation powers
« Reply #4: July 16, 2011, 10:40:18 AM »
You are asking details I have not yet decided. :)

For the IC courthouse, I don't really know. I just thought it a nifty idea to roleplay the trials - for those who want to. It'll probably be abandoned, but let's give it a chance.


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Re: IC court and Investigation powers
« Reply #5: July 17, 2011, 06:35:12 AM »
An in-character court is inappropriate because it infringes on the sovereignty of every single realm in the game. Realms just as well might not even have judges or bother resolving internal disputes if these magistrates will be expected to arbitrate not only disputes between players but disputes between characters as well. Furthermore:

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The highlighted parts are somewhat disturbing to me.

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Re: IC court and Investigation powers
« Reply #6: July 17, 2011, 07:50:51 AM »
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Re: IC court and Investigation powers
« Reply #7: July 17, 2011, 10:05:57 AM »
Ok, I see I need to clarify this somewhat:

The IC court is not intendend to actually represent any in-game court. I merely thought it a cute idea to roleplay the cases. But seing how much confusion that causes, I fear that confusion would continue.
So I'll see if I can attach a poll to this topic...