We did a little refresh to Void's core rules. Nothing major has changed, but I'll go over what is different. This was to address some recent things that came up, and some questions that people had asked me recently. Most of these are the same or the wording has been changed slightly. I want to emphasize that these rules are here to keep void fair. We have to add additional rules when new circumstances arise. No one will be retroactively punished for anything. The VAST majority of Void's members don't need to worry. We are closing some loopholes and clarifying things and that will hopefully help answer some of the questions I've been asked recently. Again - if you aren't trying to pull anything shady then you don't need to worry. But these rules need to be there to keep competition fair. Rules now also list consequences for breaking them. Here are some highlights if you don't want to read everything:
Here are some highlights if you don't want to read everything:
Rule 1 clarifies that you do NOT need to draw every character in a non-death match. You are now required to draw ALL characters, including your own, in death matches.
Rule 3 clarifies WHO you must kill or scar when multiple characters are involved
Rule 5 expands upon comic deadline rules
NEW RULE 8
Creating additional accounts, or urging others to join the site specifically to vote on your comics is prohibited.
Action taken for breaking this rule: If you are found manipulating votes, you will be banned from participating in battles for 3 months. Multiple offenses will result in a perma-ban.
NEW Rule 10
Characters that have lost a scar match cannot enter another battle until their design sheet has been updated to reflect the new changes.
You are expected to draw your character as they appear on their design sheet post-scar. While failure to draw a scar in a match is not considered a default, it is considered bad sportsmanship. Unwillingness to draw your character with the scar will have a negative impact on your chances of getting into tournaments that involve scars and will reflect negatively on yourself in the community.
NEW Rule 14
Tracing art is not allowed. You cannot trace art from sources that you did not create yourself. Using reference is allowed, blatant tracing and copying is not.
Action taken for breaking this rule: If you are caught tracing, your comic will be taken down and considered a default. You will be banned from battling for a period of time determined by the council – minimum of 1 month. Repeat offenders will be perma-banned from battling
Please please ask questions if anything is not clear