In Account Settings you can reset your email, reset your password and a few other options.
You can select the option to turn off other character's avatars. Your own will still show, but when you view others they won't have an associated image present.
You can choose to turn on daily automated logs which will send separate emails of each character's logs for the past day. Make sure to check your spam.
You can choose to download a character's logs which will give you up to two months of logs in a text file that is usable on PC or mobile.
Hibernation is a state that a character goes into which does not allow them to age, go hungry, or be attacked. It will allow you to select a date until the hibernation is over if the character has no been in character vs character violence in the last 7 days, but the date cannot be set less than a week away from the current date, or more than 2 months out. Once hibernation is set that character cannot be played until the designated date. A character will not be removed from hibernation via request; the duration must take its course. Hibernation is fit for taking holidays or for when real life emergencies come up.
You can toggle counter attacking on and off through the Character tab under Actions. When off, your character will not automatically counter any attacks performed on them by other characters.
While this is not found under the Settings window, it is a setting which affects accounts (you can find it under the People section after clicking on a character). Avoidance is a feature which allows you to avoid certain player accounts for new character spawns. By setting avoidance for a character, new spawns on your account will not spawn in locations where the characters of this player's account exist. Your adult spawns will appear in a different location, and your child spawns will never have them as a parent. If you would like to lift avoidance from a character, you may contact staff by making a report with your request. No one will be notified by setting this option, and this option does not change anything for current characters or the characters of the account being avoided. You can avoid up to 15 accounts, with the oldest accounts being overwritten once that cap is reached.
From a technical standpoint:
Adults: Adult spawns have a static position they will go to if there is no other valid spawn point (affected by where your own characters are, where avoided accounts are, and where other racial groups are).
Children: Child spawns will skip the parents of accounts that are being avoided, they simply will not spawn with them. If only avoiding accounts are in line for those parents, a shortage message will be sent out about needing children in the race. If no one puts in a child that is not avoiding the parents for the entire 2 days of the parents waiting for a kid to be matched to them, then the spawning will fail and will not produce a child.
Child Neglect Penalty
If a child character is considered to be suicidal within their first year of life (10 real days), they will be taken away from the account, and the account will have its child character creation privileges suspended for 6 months. There is a warning about this in child character creation. Children removed from their accounts will be put into hibernation and offered for adoption. Children are considered to be inactive if they have not been viewed/roleplayed for 3 real days, and will be given a reminder to play their character if inactivity is detected. Children are considered neglected if their hunger reaches 30% while food is available in their inventory/on the ground, or if their health is 30% while attacking people or animals. The child will stay in hibernation for a week before it can die naturally. A child character can be willfully put up for adoption if they are age 5 and are not incapable, and the penalty will not be applied.
Adoption is the ability for an account to skip the queue and take over a character who was either unwanted or neglected on another account. Adoption is only available to accounts that qualify for having a child of the available race - meaning, you cannot adopt children if you already have filled child slots or if you already play the race that is adoptable, etc. Accounts that are able to adopt will see the option appear in the upper right corner of the navigation bar with a number indicating how many children are available. Accounts cannot adopt a child if they have never played a child before, in order to avoid players finding out they don't enjoy playing children and wasting an opportunity for that child to be adopted by a player that enjoys playing that role.
Child adoption does fall under the 2 day rule for OOC discussion. It is not appropriate to discuss who is adopting, who players of the parents of the adoptee are, and the event of adoption in general until two days after it has been resolved. These discussions can affect who adopts the child, and therefore IC events.
Adoption is not affected by avoidance. Avoidance only affects the spawning of your own created characters, it does not affect what options you see as characters who are up for adoption.
These are the conditions required to be able to have the option to adopt when a character is available:
- Your account is not on a one week character death cooldown
- Your account is not on child suspension
- Your account has at least one child slot available
- Your account has had a child character on it once before
- Adoptable characters are of at least one race that your account does not have