We're not for everyone, and we're not trying to be. Alicorns, vampires.... unique races and creative flourishes are fine, but don't be overpowered, and please don't copy other shows or games. Being a wandering unicorn monk with a magical sword made of light is one thing. Calling yourself a Jedi who just arrived from Tatooine is quite another. If you like something from another universe... adapt it, make it fit on Equestria.
Most of us are paragraph roleplayers who try to use good grammar, spelling, and capitalization. There are plenty of places for people who don't care about such things, but EEA is not one of them. There's no one right way to roleplay. If our ways are not yours, we'll be glad to help you find someplace else.
If you're going to be a member here we expect you to act in a drama-free way. If you can't manage these simple rules, we'll toss you out. Be nice, RP well, don't make your drama public. If that's too much for you to do, get lost.
- Don't be a dick.
- Know the basics of good writing.
- Have a reasonably made OC.
- Don't steal art for your OC.
- Read this whole guide, it's short!
EEA will allows multiple versions of the same canon character. Altverse (including R63) versions are fine as well. We encourage you to take a look around, and really see what canon characters are already well covered, but if you have your heart set on a particular character, it's OK.
Unless you're in an AltVerse, your OC should be of a race and should have powers that are reasonable for Equestria. If you have an idea taken from some other show, make it your own. It's when you have an unbeatable four-winged demon alicorn with Chi powers and a Pokemon companion that we go nuts. Try and keep your character sane, stable, and don't make an OC that is designed to just blow everyone else away. If you have questions, talk to one of the staff!
What Are The AltVerse Rules?
AltVerse characters are fine and dandy, as long as you respect that AltVerse characters should be in AltVerse spaces. In public RPs, we all have to live in a shared vision of the world, so try and keep your stuff reasonable when you're playing in public spaces. Alternate universe characters should be used in private RPs, AU forums, and in chat rooms that are made/accepting of AU characters. All we really ask is that you don't walk your AU character into a canon RP setting.
If you walk into an open chat room and your OC obviously breaks the show's major canon, people won't accept it. Public RP is assumed to be more or less to show canon, so that's a no-no. BUT... what you do in private, in forums, in marked chat rooms, do whatever. The only thing we really demand at all is that you respect people's right to play in the base pony universe. But if you want to do alternate stuff, go for it!
If you're going to participate in public RPs, we recommend your characters have two versions of their bios: One is a version that plays well in the normal pony universe, and the other version for AltVerse RP, which can be anything you want. If you're hosting an RP in a forum or chat room that is AltVerse, think about labeling it as such. Assume all public RPs are designed to fit into a slightly more adult version of the show, but don't go crazy.
My Little Pony's canon does not have any of the following:
- Laser Cannons
- Computers, Cell Phones
Then there's complete show-breaking changes. R63 canon characters, alternate history characters like Sombra back in power, ponies with war machines and laser guns and demon lords.... these things just break the show canon so much they may not only be disliked, but can ruin things for other characters. Consider you're on an adventure with a guard pony. He has a spear. You're an alicorn with a battle tank and a shield generator. Is he going to want to adventure with you? No, he's not.
What Are The Anthro Rules?
As above, really. Assume all public RP not otherwise specified is canon pony, but if you want to make anthro character for anthro RP, fine. Our recommendation would be that you have art for your character in both forms, and use the pony form for your avatar. If you only have anthro art, not a big deal. We recommend, but don't demand, that you use a head-shot in your avatar, because that way it will work generically.
We expect people are going to use dirty words now and again in the course of normal conversation. That's not the same as cussing up a storm, or doing it non-stop. Be reasonable, and there won't be a problem.
What you do in private messages or locked chat rooms is your business, not ours. We also have forums for more mature themes that will not be visible to unregistered users. NSFW posts (images or stories) belong in there and no place else.
No "gore" artwork posted on the site, period. Keep the naughty pics off your profile. We don't mind you linking to off-site sources if you have a a warning before the link.
Posts criticizing the site and staff will NOT be deleted. That being said, this is NOT the place to air grievances about other users. If you don't like someone, leave them alone, and expect them to do the same. The staff reserve the right to edit or delete any other content we find doesn't fit in with our standards as a community. As of this posting, that's barely ever happened.
Can I Have Multiple Accounts?
Yes. Not only that, but you do not need different emails. One e-mail address is sufficient to sign up for as many accounts as you like.
Can I Make My Own Chat Room?
Absolutely! You can make a room for anything you like, IC or OOC. Please keep NSFW chat rooms password-locked and with a non-offensive name. Do not try pressing your luck on this, that brings the ban hammer. Clean names and passwords, that's all we ask.
How Do I Change My Avatar?
Once you have registered, select your name from the upper-right-hand corner, and you'll see "User Control Panel".From there, you can change everything about your account.