|Lacus Clyne (fields_of_hope) wrote,|
@ 2010-01-07 19:27:00
|Entry tags:||admin, marina, vr machines|
Virtual Reality Machine Information Post
So you want to use Rebecca and Lacus' Virtual Reality helmets to get it on with someone, visit a spot at home, kick Acumen around like a soccer ball, or what have you. Here's everything you need to know~!
Inside the virtual reality simulation, your have control over the environment. You can create the world around you, including images of other people, in whatever way you like. You can also share your virtual world with another inmate who has the paired helmet in your set.
In taking possession of the devices (a set of two helmets), for personal use, your character will be provided a written copy of the following and asked to verbally agree to all of it:
ღ All sessions using the helmets are recorded by the main computer and reserved as data. This is so that the machine can continue to learn and also to save your data for future sessions. However, it also means that Big Brother is -- not watching, but monitoring. The IC rules EXPLICITLY state that Rebecca and Lacus are the only administrators with direct access (although by association the Warden probably has access as well) and they agree not to look at any of your records for any reason except one: a Red Flag by the computer, as explained right here.
ღ A Red Flag will be issued by the machine under certain conditions. While no one monitors nor reviews your sessions with the machine as a matter of course, it has been programmed to "Red Flag" sessions for review given certain conditions. These are outlined in the IC rules. A session being Red Flagged means that the administrators will be reviewing the *specific portion* of your data that has been indicated by the machine. At that point, depending on the flag and the severity, IC action may be taken. If it's a bad enough infraction, almost definitely your character will be administratively locked out of using the devices until further notice; if they put it on, it just won't work. But also, both ladies are on the DF, mind you, and their rules make clear that severe infractions (see: harm or intent to harm, below) may get you in trouble. What will get you Red Flagged should be mostly outlined throughout this section.
ღ To return the helmets within 24 hours, undamaged. If your character damages the helmets, intentionally or otherwise, it will be Red Flagged. However, Lacus and Rebecca are not nasty people and if you accidentally dropped it or something, they'll probably forgive you and merrily fix the thing. Intentional or severe damage to the hardware OR attempts to hack the software will mean your character will be locked out and can't use it again. Ever.
ღ Sessions where harm is done to another being or an intent is made to harm another being are not permitted. If such a session is recorded it will be Red Flagged and may be brought to DF attention if the infraction is severe. Please see the OOC section on Red Flags for more information. "Harm" includes any instance of physical or psychological pain caused to a person (actual in-game character or a simulated image of a person) and also animal cruelty. Intent matters here -- remember, the machine is all up in your brainwaves. If you're a master manipulator and the other party has no idea they're getting messed with, it doesn't matter how ICly convinced the other party is; if your intent is to harm the machine WILL Red Flag it. For example, Tyki decides to relive the time when he served Miranda wine laced with Cross' blood. Although Miranda had no idea that the blood was there, Tyki knew, and his intent was psychological torment. Therefore, Tyki-pon, you get red-flagged for it.
If you go on a virtual killing spree, the machine will Red Flag it. If you view a simulated killing spree and get off on watching people being hurt, you will be Red Flagged. If you have totally consensual rough sex... if either party is injured, the machine will Red Flag it. However, again, Lacus and Rebecca are forgiving people who both enjoy some kink so they'll probably give you the OK after reviewing the data if that's the case. When in doubt, please contact Lena or Oli HERE and they will let you know if something would be Red Flagged or not.
Here are some examples of what crosses the line:
-> If your character knows that Anew is afraid of bees and decides to offer her a bouquet of flowers with a bee in there as a joke, that is not a red flag. However, if your character tries to strap Anew down somewhere and have swarms of bees surround her and land on her until she is screaming in terror, that is a big red flag.
-> If your character decides to blow up watermelons to see things explode, that is not a red flag. If your character decides to hand the explosive-containing watermelon to a likeness of Cross Marian in order to blow off his hands, that is a red flag.
-> If your character wants to fantasize in the VR about spying on Lacus in the shower, that is probably creepy but not a red flag. If your character then enters the shower and fantasizes that Lacus welcomes them with open arms and they proceed to have a steamy time, that's not a red flag. However, if your character decides to break in there and attack her or gets all hot and bothered by the idea of doing so, that IS most certainly a red flag.
-> Kicking Acumen around like a soccer ball is not a red flag because it's a machine. And also it really has it coming.
-> Passing thoughts are NOT red flagged. If your character sees a likeness of someone they hate and thinks, "I could kill them right now -- oh no, I can't believe I thought that, how awful of me! /shameshameshame" the machine recognizes that and will not flag you. It's when the thought becomes "...and I could use THIS weapon and they'd be in THIS pain and it would be SO AWESOME" that the flags get slammed down.
Basically, if it could get you in trouble with Marina's DF, it's a Red Flag. When in doubt, ask away!