Alter Aeon FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
FAQ Section 16 - [imm] God behaviour
Question 16.1 - Informational - why does this section exist?
This FAQ section is intended to give a rough idea of how limited builder
powers are for those who might not know any better. The worst, most
stereotypical questions are answered in an attempt to give a picture of
what is expected of builders, admin, and gods.
Question 16.2 - Is it ok for me to tell mortals things I find out with my builder?
No. Your builder should be separate from and above the mortal world. (You
can't even have your mortal and your builder logged in at the same time.)
We realize that you can't keep the two completely separate, but you should
try to not let information cross between your builder and any mortal
players. This includes sitting around chatting on channels. If you just
want to log in to chat, please chat with your mortal, not your builder..
Lastly, do not do things like use your builder to stat a bunch of eq to
find out what's best for your mortal, for example. Builders are to help
create new things, not to explore old things.
Question 16.3 - Well, how about seeing if equipment has any hidden effects?
No. Your builder is there for building, not for providing inside
information for your mortals or for your friends.
Doing this will get your builder, and possibly your account, deleted.
Question 16.4 - So is there anything I can tell mortals as a builder?
No. This includes:
Hidden stats on equipment.
Requirements for spells or skills.
Anything in the wizhelp pages.
Stats on equipment that has not yet been made available.
Information on areas that aren't loaded yet.
Information on mobs - whether your own or someone elses.
Anything you read on the builder or admin boards.
In other words, keep information that your builder needs completely separate
from the mortal world. A good rule of thumb is that if you need to know
something to build your area, thats fine. If you don't need to know, don't
try to find out. If you need to check out someone else's area to figure out
how to do something in your area, ask the other builder's permission first.
Question 16.5 - But what's the fun of that?
If you use your builder to show your friends how cool you are, you shouldn't
have a builder and your builder will be deleted.
If you want to use your builder to get your mortals eq, gold, or experience,
your builder and possibly the rest of your account will be deleted.
Builders are for building. We don't create builders so they can impress
friends. We create builders because we want people to contribute areas and
make the game a better place to be.
If that isn't your goal, then you should not be a builder.