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Player
Policies & Responsibilities

Last updated on October 21, 2001

Welcome to the Tomar's Policies section. Here you'll find all the requirements for you're position as well as detailed information concerning the rank point system that is in use aboard the USS Tomar.

Duty/Posting  Responsibilities

Normal Player (Civilians, Ensign to Lt.; CR to PO3):
        Posting once per Posting Cycle minimum
        Reading ALL in-character Posts and OOC messages that are posted on the Tomar mailing list
        Reading, Learning, and Following the Rules of the of USS Tomar SIMM (This Page!)
        Reading, Learning, and Following Starfleet's General Orders.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet's General Orders.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet's Rules.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet Uniform Code of Military Justice.
        Periodically reading the Federation Times to keep up to date on Bravo Fleet.
  
Advanced Player (Lt. Cmdr. to Commander, CPO to MCPO; Non-department Heads; Assistant Department Heads [ANY RANK]):
        Posting once per Posting Cycle minimum
        Reading ALL in-character Posts and OOC messages that are posted on the Tomar mailing list
        Reading, Learning, and Following the Rules of the of USS Tomar SIMM (This Page!)
        Reading, Learning, and Following Starfleet's General Orders.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet's General Orders.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet's Rules.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet Uniform Code of Military Justice.
        Periodically reading the Federation Times to keep up to date on Bravo Fleet.
  
Department Heads (any rank):
        Posting once per Posting Cycle minimum
        Reading ALL in-character Posts and OOC messages that are posted on the Tomar mailing list
        Making sure those under him/her are making there posting min
        Fixing any seen story splits
        Welcoming new players to his/her department
        Monthly reports (DUE by the 1st of EVERY Month)
        Creating and Updating Department WebPage(s) (files/information should be sent to CO to be added to Web site)
        Reading, Learning, and Following the Rules of the of USS Tomar SIMM (This Page!)
        Reading, Learning, and Following Starfleet's General Orders.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet's General Orders.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet's Rules.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet Uniform Code of Military Justice.
        Periodically reading the Federation Times to keep up to date on Bravo Fleet.

Second Officer (any rank):
        Posting once per Posting Cycle minimum
        Reading ALL in-character Posts and OOC messages that are posted on the Tomar mailing list
        Aiding the XO and CO wherever needed
        Making sure those under him/her on the ship are making there posting min
        Fixing any seen story splits
        Monthly reports for your Department (If you are a Department Head) (DUE by the 1st of EVERY Month)
        Welcoming new players to the ship
        Reading, Learning, and Following the Rules of the of USS Tomar SIMM (This Page!)
        Reading, Learning, and Following Starfleet's General Orders.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet's General Orders.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet's Rules.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet Uniform Code of Military Justice.
        Periodically reading the Federation Times to keep up to date on Bravo Fleet.

First Officer (any rank):
        Posting once per Posting Cycle minimum
        Reading ALL in-character Posts and OOC messages that are posted on the Tomar mailing list
        Aiding the CO wherever needed
        Making sure those under him/her on the ship are making there posting min
        Fixing any seen story splits
        Welcoming new players to the ship
        Monthly reports for your Department (If you are also a Department Head) (DUE by the 1st of EVERY Month)
        Making sure all department heads gets their reports in on time
        Making sure all department heads are doing their jobs
        Reading, Learning, and Following the Rules of the of USS Tomar SIMM (This Page!)
        Reading, Learning, and Following Starfleet's General Orders.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet's General Orders.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet's Rules.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet Uniform Code of Military Justice.
        Periodically reading the Federation Times to keep up to date on Bravo Fleet.

Commanding Officer (any rank):
        Posting once per Posting Cycle minimum
        Reading ALL in-character Posts and OOC messages that are posted on the Tomar mailing list
        Liaison to Bravo Fleet Command
        Fixing any seen story splits
        Welcoming New players to ship
        Make sure everyone is doing their jobs
        In-character reprimands
        Reading, Learning, and Following the Rules of the of USS Tomar SIMM (This Page!)
        Reading, Learning, and Following Starfleet's General Orders.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet's General Orders.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet's Rules.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet Uniform Code of Military Justice.
        Periodically reading the Federation Times to keep up to date on Bravo Fleet.

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Game Master (GM):
        Keeping web site up-to-date
        Administrative Announcements
        Out-of-Character reprimands
        Monthly Reports to Bravo Fleet
        Player recruitment
        Announcing New Players
        Episode Development
        Reading ALL in-character Posts and OOC messages that are posted on the Tomar mailing list
        Reading, Learning, and Following the Rules of the of USS Tomar SIMM (This Page!)
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet's General Orders.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet's Rules.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet Uniform Code of Military Justice.
        Periodically reading the Federation Times to keep up to date on Bravo Fleet.

Assistant Game Masters (AGM):
        Administrative Announcements
        Out-of-character reprimands
        Assist Game Master as needed
        Assume the role of GM if the need arises, and the GM must be absent for an extended leave of time
        Player recruitment
        Episode Development
        Web site maintenance as necessary
        Reading ALL in-character Posts and OOC messages that are posted on the Tomar mailing list
        Reading, Learning, and Following the Rules of the of USS Tomar SIMM (This Page!)
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet's General Orders.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet's Rules.
        Reading, Learning, and Following Bravo Fleet Uniform Code of Military Justice.
        Periodically reading the Federation Times to keep up to date on Bravo Fleet.

Ranks and the Point System

POSTING
    There are two types of posts, and in-depth post and a filler post.

            An in-depth post should be more than several paragraphs, spanning a few hours of time on the ship. It should be well written with thought and purpose.

            A Filler post consists of a few paragraphs, just a quickly written post to talk about the day, a dinner date, an episode in the gym, small problem in your line of expertise. Anything you want.

POINT SYSTEM
   Upon your character reaching one of the following point totals, your character will be reviewed by the Admin Staff and your character's Department Head, and may be promoted. Marines and Officer Exchange Program participants will advance in rank as to their equivalents (i.e.: Marine 2nd Lieutenant = Ensign, etc.). Civilians receive Bars of Gold-pressed latinum (as a way to measure posting experience), but do not gain any ranks. If the civilian later joins Starfleet or some other Sovereign Power's military, the GPL will be converted to points by the Administrative staff.

    Officer Ranks:
Points Needed
Cadet 1st Year =0
Cadet 2nd Year =50
Cadet 3rd Year =100
Cadet 4th Year =150
Ensign =200
Lieutenant, j.g. =600
Lieutenant =1100
Lt. Commander =1700
Commander =2000
Captain * =6000
Fleet Captain * =7500
Commodore * =9000
Rear Admiral * =12000
Vice-Admiral * =15000
Admiral * =18000
Fleet Admiral * =21000

* Must get approval of Fleet Admiralty before this rank (or it's equivalent) can actually be granted.

    Enlisted Ranks:
Points Needed
Crewman Recruit =0
Crewman Apprentice =15
Crewman =100
Petty Officer 3rd Class =200
Petty Officer 2nd Class =600
Petty Officer 1st Class =1100
Chief Petty Officer =1700
Senior Chief Petty Officer =2000
Master Chief Petty Officer =2500
Master Chief Petty Officer of Task Force * =3000
Master Chief Petty Officer of Bravo Fleet * =3500
Master Chief Petty Officer of Starfleet * =4000

* Must get approval of Fleet Admiralty before this rank (or it's equivalent) can actually be granted.

    Warrant Officers:
Points Needed
Warrant Officer =0
Chief Warrant Officer =1700
Chief Warrant Officer 2nd Class =2000
Chief Warrant Officer 3rd Class =2500

 

Comparison Chart based on Number of Points

Officers Ranks

Points Needed

Enlisted Ranks

Points Needed

Warrant Ranks

Points
Needed
Cadet 1st Year =0 Crewman Recruit =0 Warrant Officer =0
Crewman Apprentice =15
Cadet 2nd Year =50
Cadet 3rd Year =100 Crewman =100
Cadet 4th Year =150
Ensign =200 Petty Officer 3rd Class =200
Lieutenant, j.g. =600 Petty Officer 2nd Class =600
Lieutenant =1100 Petty Officer 1st Class =1100
Lt. Commander =1700 Chief Petty Officer =1700 Chief Warrant Officer =1700
Commander =2000 Senior Chief Petty Officer =2000 Chief Warrant Officer
2nd Class
=2000
Master Chief Petty Officer =2500 Chief Warrant Officer
3rd Class
=2500
Master Chief Petty Officer of Task Force * =3000
Master Chief Petty Officer of Bravo Fleet * =3500
Master Chief Petty Officer of Starfleet * =4000
Captain * =6000
Fleet Captain * =7500
Commodore * =9000
Rear Admiral * =12000
Vice-Admiral * =15000
Admiral * =18000
Fleet Admiral * =21000

* Must get approval of Fleet Admiralty before this rank (or it's equivalent) can actually be granted.

Progress Reports
    Every 1-2 weeks we will publish a progress report that will let you know what your point totals are for the time period of the report. These reports will show everyone who is on probation, who is about to be removed, who is Missing in Action (MIA), total number of posts written during the report period (including JP's you've participated in), how many points you've earned during that period, how many points you've earned in total towards your next promotion, as well as the total number of points that you still need before you can gain your next promotion.

The format will follow these guidelines (NOTE: The following graph is an example ONLY):

Name Current Rank Total Posts this Cycle Points Earned
this Week
Total Points Earned Points to
Next Advancement
Marcus Shepherd Commodore 2 20 3521 N/A
Ml’Torca Low Colonel 1 10 2010 ---
Harry Stoner Commander 1 5 2005 ---
Taktu Fa'alamanu Commander 2 20 2020 ---
Reily Flannigan Major 0 3 1703 2000
Saladin Bolivar Brevet Major 1 10 1110 1700

    You get the idea. An email will be sent out every 1-2 weeks, and, will also include any awards earned, plus characters who are on probation, and characters that are about to be suspended from the Tomar, along with names of those who are about to be put on probation.

    This new system will help to replace performing a monthly/bi-monthly audit/census. Instead, players will be able to follow along with their status, and be able to make their own decisions about participation, or their lack there of, and they'll know what the consequences are as well.

     To view the Point Totals for the most recent posting cycle, go to the Points Pages.

Posting:
    Posts should be well written, not half-ass jobs that take less than 5 minutes. Even filler posts should have some content to them. Points are not automatically awarded, they are earned for well written posts.

    Possible Points to Earn:
Post Type Possible Points
Main Story Line post/log =15
Creation of Appropriate Sub-plot to current Episode =15
Duty Log/Sub-plot story line post =10
Personal Log =8
Joint Post bonus =5

Awards Received:
    You can also receive points when you or your character receive awards (From Bravo Fleet or from the Tomar). No award is worth more than 100 points.

    Possible Points to Earn:
Tomar-based Awards Points
Player of the Month =20
Post of the Month =15*
Purple Heart =10/5**

* This points for this award is given to the writer of the best post of the month. This post may or may not be from the person who received the Player of the Month Award, and it is not awarded every month.

** 10 points can be earned for receiving your first purple heart, and then 5 points for each additional star.Characters (players) who are overly anxious to get purple hearts just to receive the points will not receive points for being wounded during combat. Constant, attempted abuse to try and receive multiple purple hearts will result in consequences.

    Possible Points to Earn:
Bravo Fleet-based Awards Points
     Character Awards
The Christopher Pike Medal of Valor =25
'The Surak' Medal of Peace =25
'The Gnarr' Medal of Engineering =20
'The Gan Laikan' Medal of Discovery =20
'The Sharas Vetra' Medical Award =20
'The Dan Remeck' Tactical Award =20
'The Steve Wheeler' Marine Medal of Valor =25
The Star Cross =50
The Medal of Sacrifice =20
Bronze Star =15
NCO Medal of Valor =20
Original Thinking =25
Bravo Fleet Medal of Gallantry =15
Sword of Kahless (1) =20
Romulan Star (2) =20
Citation of Damar (3) =20
POW Citation =15
Mission Ribbons =5-50 (4)
     SIMM Awards
Simm of the Week =35 to each active player at time of receiving award
Fleet Admiral's Commendation Simm of the Year =100 to each active player at time of receiving award
Task Force SIMM of the Month =25 to each active player at time of award
     Player Awards
Bravo Fleet Medal of Achievement =35
Task Force Simmer of Distinction =30
2D Image of the Month =20
3D image of the Month =20
Task Force Post/Poster of the Month =20
Bravo Fleet Recruitment Award =15
Career Service Citation =15
Marine Achievement Ribbon =15
'The Michael West Memorial' Ship's
Most Improved Simmer of the Month
=20
TFCO of the Month =25 (and 12 points to each active player at time of receiving award)
NCO of the Year =20
The Michelle Cox Memorial Ship
Role-Player of the Year
=50
The James Sizemore Memorial
Bravo Fleet Role-Player of the Year
=50
The Spock Bravo Fleet XO of the Year =75
The James T. Kirk Bravo Fleet CO of the Year =75

1 - Can only be earned by Klingon Characters. (-back-)

2 - Can only be earned by Romulan Characters. (-back-)

3 - Can only be earned by Cardassian Characters. (-back-)

4 - Points that are earned by from Mission Ribbon Awards vary depending on the specific mission. (-back-)

    Possible Points to Earn:
Non-Bravo Fleet Awards Points
     SIMM Awards
Outside Bravo Fleet Site Awards =20 to each active player at time of receiving award

Story Lines:
      A submission of a story-line consists of an outline, possible subplot ideas and the guidelines of how you want it run (i.e. security will save the day, or two NPC's will die from your virus), please be considerate in your plans for other characters (remember you are NOT God) Each submission will be read and accepted/not accepted by the GM and AGM's for content and creativity, use of the crew etc.

    Possible Points to Earn:
Points
Submit Story Line/Outline ** =3
Submitted Story Outline Is Used =20

** Please specify in your outline where possible bonus points could be earned, and how they should be earned. Bonus points for creativity, personal development and growth can be awarded in this manner.
 
Characters:
If you help to recruit new players, points can be earned for that, and also for creating permanent NPCs. A permanent NPC is one that is able to be interacted with by all characters on the ship, and should also have a vital function. Just so you know, the Tomar has a up-to-date manifest of all members of the crew, PC and NPC (Manifest). Please check the list BEFORE creating any new NPC's, so that positions do not become overly redundant. Creation of multiple permanent NPC's just to earn points will NOT be tolerated, and players found to be in violation will be dealt with accordingly, as determined by the Tomar's Administrative Staff.

    Possible Points to Earn:
Points
Recruitment of New Player =30/new player
If your recruited player stays longer than 3 months =100
Creation of Permanent NPC =5

Bonus points:
    Bonus points will be awarded anywhere from 5-20 points for creativity, subplots, character growth both spiritual, mental, physical and emotional.

    Possible Points to Earn:
Points
Creativity =10
Creation of Sub-plots (not related to Main Story) =10
Character Growth (Spiritual, Mental, Physical, Emotional) =20

Consequences

With every system of rewards also comes consequences.

Failure to meet the posting requirements or other duties for your level of play can incur the following consequences:

If you are MIA (without permission from the GM or AGM's) you will be deducted 1 point for each day after the minimum required time of posting (i.e. After one week for an Ensign). EVERY effort will be made to get in contact with you, including an Email a day from the GM and AGM's, as well as IM's, or other form of Instant Messaging.

Along with losing a point a day after missing your minimum required time to post, you will be placed on Warning of Probation status.  You need to meet the requirements of your level of play for the next posting cycle to get back to Normal status. After two missed posting cycles (including the first one you missed), you will be placed on Probation.

If you are placed on probation, you need to contact the GM or an AGM ASAP, and inform them why you missed your posting requirements, or weren't able to perform the other duties of your level of play. Along with contacting a member of the Admin Staff, you need to write at least the minimum amount of posts required for your level of play, along with performance of your other duties for the next two (2) posting cycles MINIMUM! Depending on your reason(s), you may be returned to Normal status at this point.

Players who aren't able to complete the requirements of probation within the 2 cycles of posting will be placed on Warning of Removal status. At this point, you have one last cycle to post to the list and/or complete other duties of your level of play. Failure to post during this cycle will result in removal of your email from the mailing list, and possible reporting to Bravo Fleet office of JAG, who may take additional actions at their discretion.

Once you have been removed from the list, you will not be eligible to return to the Tomar SIMM as a player for a month for your first offense, 2 months for the second offense, and permanently for your third offense. If you are removed from the Simm, you WILL be reported to Bravo Fleet JAG Office, no matter which offense. Also, just because you are eligible to return to the Simm does not automatically mean that you will be allowed to return to the Tomar. The Administrators will privately discuss  whether or not any player should be allowed to return, and will discuss any issues with the player in question if needed.

When you have been removed from play, you character becomes a Partial Player Character for the duration of the current episode. This means that your character shouldn't be killed (but could be, depending on the episode), and will be treated like an NPC in most aspects. At the end of the episode during which your character was suspended, the character will become a Non-Player Character (NPC) who can be killed if necessary, and all current players will be allowed to use the new NPC. Also, once your character becomes an NPC, the position that was occupied by your character becomes available, whether he was a Crewman in the Engineering Department or the department head of the Temporal Affairs Department with the rank of Commander.

If you are allowed to return to the Simm after you have been removed, and you were on MIA status, when you return, your character will start at their point total level when they were removed from the Simm.

Lastly, please remember to check the following web site: Point Totals by Posting Cycle to keep track of where you stand at the end of every cycle.

    Summary of Consequences:
Status of Player/Character Requirements/Penalties Maximum # of Cycles Allowed to
Stay in this Status
Normal Status - Normal Posting Requirements based on your level of play Infinite Cycles
Warning of Probation Status - Needs to post the minimum amount of posts required for your level of play during the period or will be placed on Probation Status. 1 Cycle
Probation Status - Contact GM or AGM's ASAP with reason why haven't been posting.
- Complete All duties and responsibilities of your level of play for Two (2) CONSECUTIVE posting cycles.
- Failure to complete will result in being placed on Warning of Removal Status.
2 Cycles
Warning of Removal Status - LAST CHANCE to stay on the Tomar.
- Need to complete any and all duties and responsibilities for your level of play that has gotten you to this status.
1 Cycle
Removed Status - Your email is removed from the Tomar mailing list.
- Your character becomes a PPC until the end of the current episode, and then becomes a NPC.
- NPC character positions become available for new characters to apply for, and available for established PCs to transfer into if qualified.
- You are not eligible to return to the Tomar for a minimum of 1 Month (1st Offense), 2 Months (2nd Offense), or Indefinitely (3rd Offense).
- BF JAG notification.
Removed from SIMM for:

1 Month (1st Offense)

2 Months (2nd Offense)

Indefinitely (3rd Offense)

Thank You for Taking the time to read the Policies for the USS Tomar. If you have any questions, please DO NOT hesitate to contact any of the members of the Tomar's Administrative Staff.