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avatar eillEllie
Level 4 : Apprentice Skinner
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Hello. This is a thread about proper grammar, punctuation, and more.

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Often on different Minecraft servers, I find that people talk in chat, but it makes it extremely hard to understand.

Examples of these situations would be:

Incorrect: Hiii I like dis sever alot is rlly fun.!

Correct: Hi. I like this server a lot. It's really fun!


These kinds of things can be very hard to understand, and even though it doesn't seem like someone would actually say that, it has happened.

Examples of incorrect spelling and conjugations:

I often see you're / your, and their / there / they're's used incorrectly.

There / they're / and their:

Incorrect usage of there: I want to go over to there house!
Correct usage of there: I want to go over there!

Incorrect usage of their: I want to go over their!
Correct usage of their: I want to go over to their house!

Incorrect usage of they're: I want to go over to they're house!
Correct usage of they're: I want to go to their house! They're really, really nice to me!

You're / Your:

Incorrect usage of you're: That is you're house? Wow!
Correct usage of you're: You're amazing!


It isn't as important, but I often see people using It's as Its.

They are different:

It's = It is.

Its - Possessive form of it.

Spelling:

This is going to be a smaller section.

As often as I see grammar incorrectly used, I see spelling way, way more. A small tip is if you don't know how to spell it, just look it up. If you don't have enough time, try again a couple times. Even sound out the word.


Role-playing correctly:


Roleplaying in 3rd person is easiest to understand. I'm going to make up a character for this example:

*Stephanie walks steadily and slowly on top of the thin-ish ice that covered the length of the lake her town surrounded. Her thoughts smothered her mind as she thought of her parents. She didn't believe she was the last one in the Norris family.* "I wonder if she's still here," *She mumbled. She hadn't realized it, but the ice was slowly starting to crack.*

Most servers use star's around their actions, quote's around their speech, and apostrophe's around thoughts, while in stars. Here is an example:


*Stephanie repeated one phrase in her head. 'She's still here. She's still here. She's still here.'*

Here are some rules that NEED to be followed:

No meta-gaming:
Meta-gaming always just ruins role-plays. If you don't know what it is, it is when you take OOC (Out-of-Character) information and put it IRP (In-Role-Play).

Example of OOC information: An announcement is made: "A murderer has been circling your characters towns, killing those who anger them. Their name? Well, no one knows IRP, but, the killer is Arenda Carrie."

Example of meta-gaming: *Stephanie took one look into Arenda's eyes, and knew it.* "YOU KILLED MOTHER!"

That is meta-gaming. This character, Stephanie, had no evidence, nor a reason to know that Arenda was the perpetrator.

No power-gaming: Power-gaming is when your character targets someone, but doesn't let them fight back.

Example of power-gaming: *Stephanie punched Arenda in rage. Quickly blood started to stream out of her nose, while Arenda was crying on the floor.*

Correct situation: *Stephanie attempted to punch Arenda on the shoulder.* "Why. wouLD. YOU. DO THAT?" *She screamed in rage.*

*Arenda tried to roll over as she saw the girls fist reach her arm. She tried to dodge it, but instead she rolled the wrong way, and her fist hit her nose. Blood started to quickly stream from her nose.*

Characters MUST have flaws: It just gets plain annoying when someones character never makes a mistake, or never hurts themselves. Just so everything isn't perfect, take out a number generator from one to twenty. Twenty being good

When you can't decide on an action, or you need to make a decision that could be power-gaming, here is what to do:

Just so everything isn't perfect, take out a number generator from one to twenty. Twenty being great success, 10 and 11 being neutral, and 1 being fail.


Thanks for reading this! I hope it helped! I'm pretty sick today, so I probably made some typos. Sorry!
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  • eillEllie
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  • February 3, 2019, 11:38 am
I did make a mistake at the end of the flaw thing. Just ignore the part that says: "Just so everything isn't perfect, take out a number generator from one to twenty. Twenty being good", because it is also in the "When you can't decide on an action, or you need to make a decision that could be power-gaming, here is what to do:" ´╗┐section.

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