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!!! CAUTION !!!
THE BELOW FILE DOES NOT CONDONE THE USE OF BOTS. DESPITE CONCESSIONS MADE
BELOW, BOTS ARE STILL ILLEGAL ON THIS MUD. IF YOU CHOOSE TO BOT, YOU MAY FIND
YOURSELF PUNISHED. THE BELOW GUIDELINES WILL HELP REDUCE THAT POSSIBILITY.


Limited botting will be tolerated, despite still maintaining its illegality.
It has come to a point where the administration must recognize that not
everyone is able to devote as much time to this game as is reasonably required
to 'keep up'. While a player may be in front of the computer, one can
understand that life may occasionally interrupt a player's ability to play and
concentrate. It is in recognition of these occasional interruptions that such
limited botting will be tolerated.

Here are some forms of botting which are accepted as being OK **WITHIN OTHER
LIMITATIONS**.

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Idling at fountains.
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Sitting in your clan's SH.

The following forms will be
TOLERATED within limits of reason.
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Leaving the keys for a reasonable period of time to attend to real-life issues
while utilizing triggers in a group.

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Running a zone hands-off and unattended for no more than an hour.

The following forms of botting
ARE NOT TOLERATED in any way.
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Running a zone hands-off and unattended for more than an hour.
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Staying connected to the mud 24 hours a day. Don't just reconnect, either.
Take a break. If you mudded for 24 hours, you'll need it.


The purpose of these rules is to allow us to maintain the social aspect of the
game while allowing everyone to enjoy the game in their own way. While we
may, at times, be lenient.. do not confuse leniency with acceptance, and do
not complain if you find yourself in jail for a while.
*** HINT!! ***
Bear in mind that the key here is to minimize the impact on players who do
not/can not/will not bot. Some of these players find that those who bot
interfere with their ability to enjoy the game. With that in mind, if you
stay out of the way of these people and do not disturb anyone, your actions
will likely go unnoticed.