Members are expected to follow the rules and regulations of both the sim and fleet at all times, both in character and out of character.

By continuing, you affirm that you will sim in a proper and adequate manner.

Members who choose to make ultra short posts, post very infrequently, or violate the sim's 13+ policy will be removed immediately, and by continuing, you agree to this.

In addition, in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we do not accept players under the age of 13. Any players found to be under the age of 13 will be immediately removed without question. By agreeing to these terms, you are also saying that you are above the age of 13.

1. All players are required to follow the Obsidian Fleet rules and regulations.

2. Plagiarism in any form will not be tolerated.

3. The Command staff reserve the right to Strike or remove a character as their discretion. Strikes are not required prior to removal.

4. Players are required to adhere to the following posting frequency per month:

- Department heads: One post per every two week
- Assistant DH and below: one post every two weeks

Failure to adhere or meet the posting requirements will result in the following at the discretion of the CO and XO:

- 1) Warning from CO and XO
- 2) Removal from DH position (if applicable)
- 3) Removal from sim

Obviously, there will be warnings and discussions but the ship lives or dies based on posting levels. This is the single most important rule on the ship.

5. Please be courteous in all joint posts. While we all have lives making someone wait weeks for a tag is detrimental to the sim as a whole. If you are finding your self struggling, please feel free to make an announcement and let everyone know.

6. All mission posts must be a minimum of 300 words in length and must have a signature attached stating who took part.

7. All players must follow the Leave of Absence Policy:

Leave of Absence (LOA) - If you will be away for 7 days or more (also if you have a JP going and will not be able to reply within 4 days)

Extended Leave of Absence (ELOA) - For any absence in excess of one full calender month. If away for more than 1 full calender month may be required to step down from post and return to any available/applicable position upon return.

Absent Without Leave (AWOL) - Not being in contact and not logging into the Archimedes' site for 14 days or more without requesting LOA or ELOA. Can result in instant removal or a strike (strikes will be issued weekly from then on in until return to the USS Archimedes)

8. Each player is allowed 1 normal character and they must have written the character up themselves. Each player is allowed 3 Non Player Character or Played non player character and this P/NPC must not hold any rank above that of the Chief of Boat (i.e. the character must be a NCO below the rank of the chief of boat) in a minor position. Only the CO may agree to a waiver in this rule.

9. No abuse will be accepted towards the Command Staff or normal crew members.

10. Any breach of the rules will result in a strike or removal from the USS Archimedes. Strikes are no issued often as everyone on this sim is an adult. Removal is at the discretion of the Command Staff and no warnings are required.

11. Please make sure that you sign all posts using your character's signature from the Signature Wiki.