Group Pawbook

Welcome to the Group Rulebook

Be Mindful....

By joining our group you agree to adhere to any and all rules outlined in the guide. Breaking any rule here will come with swift action on behalf of the group and could lead to banishment depending on the severity of the circumstances. We know rules are boring but they are necessary so we may all enjoy this game together.

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  • No discrimination, bullying, racism or politics.
  • Our chats are a no rant zone. We are all happy to see that you are there for each other, but please keep ranting to personal chats and not the public domain. A simple ask for a rant buddy will surely bring forth many who want to help you in private.
  • Respect others and treat them how you wish to be treated.
  • Curse words and other non PG-13 subject matter may be present, but players cursing in excess or otherwise getting carried away will be removed. Anything NSFW must be labeled as such.
  • Links to outside pages are acceptable, but you cannot send actual files in the chat window.
  • Voice chat is available and everyone is welcome in the general chat to talk about whatever they wish. However, please be considerate of others occupying voice subchannels.
  • Please understand abusing our channels by advertising your own ARPG or other ARPG's will result in removal from our Discord server. We do not come into your Discord server and display such disrespect, please do not do it in ours. We have worked very hard, as have every other ARPG to build a player base. Our servers deserve to remain on topic, that topic being Felvargs.
  • Look at the various chat channels and select one based on your needs. (IE. Advertisements > to the advertisements chat window).
  • Discussions revolving around pet breeding vs. pet adoption, covid, and politics, are strictly forbidden in all our Discord channels.
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  • All art, imports, resources, and designs are to remain exclusively on Deviantart, Felvargs.com, and personally owned websites. Be mindful if you use any of our resources on your own website you MUST credit the group and link back to our website visibly on all resources used. These things are offered for your enjoyment within the group and are not permitted to be used on any other site. Any and all rules and game features may be subject to change at any time, albeit not without notice. Should anything be changing members will be made well aware in advance of the alterations taking effect.
  • Felvargs is not responsible for any losses due to other players' personal transactions. We are also not responsible for and will not refund purchases made through the site or group. We will help solve issues that involve players being scammed out of in-game goods.
  • Felvargs does not allow people to lease other people's characters. We do not see why anyone would want to allow members to story build for them and so this is not something that is permitted. You can however have people draw your Felvargs and give them the rewards from things found from artwork they have provided, you may also co-own Felvargs, allowing for both owners to host a tracker with shared permissions over loot.

  • As mentioned, we at Felvargs take harassment VERY seriously. Valid proof of harassment — malicious behavior toward a member or members such as name-calling, abuse, or threats — will be looked over by admins and the harasser will be punished accordingly. The severity of each situation will determine the type of punishment, which could range from a week-long suspension to permanent removal from the group. Keep in mind that harassment rules apply no matter where you are interacting with another member, be it Deviantart, Felvargs.com, or Discord.
  • Are you being harassed by another member? We urge you to utilize our ticket support system to report the harassment. If you do not feel comfortable doing so, please note the group’s account Ulfrheim directly instead or direct message a group Guardian/Kit. Take your time and be clear when reporting the situation to the group. Screenshots or any other evidence you can think of to support your claim will help us to understand the situation. The more we know about what has happened, the more likely it will be that we can handle it in a timely and fair manner. Each and every member is important to us and we value your ability to feel comfortable and safe during your time here.
  • What to do right away when you are being harassed by another member: Block the player harassing you. If a member continues reaching out to you after you have blocked them, they will be permanently removed from the group. Try not to escalate matters. We understand how hard it is to keep calm when someone is harassing you, but please leave the matter to us. We will do our very best to handle things quickly and effectively, and very much want to protect our members from harmful behavior.

  • You may only sell a Felvarg that belongs to you. Under no circumstances can you sell a Felvarg that belongs to someone else, even if they have given you permission to sell it on their behalf. If someone else wishes for you to sell their Felvarg, they must first transfer it to you formally through the group's transfer system, at which point you are in charge of dealing with any funds gained through the sale. Felvargs takes no responsibility for the transfer of those funds.
  • Slots to Felvargs may only be sold or promised if the Felvarg in question has already had its 'Passage of Courtship' judged. You will be able to tell as much at a glance on the Felvarg's import sheet -- a medal will be posted by admins within the comments. Members caught selling slots to Felvargs that have not passed their Passage of Courtship will be suspended from breeding for an entire month. Repeat offenders will be suspended from the group itself.
  • You cannot sell things raffled off by the group! Genotypes, bonus sale raffles, items, traits, anything Felvargs raffles for free to its members MUST be used by its owner and its owner only. They cannot be sold or transferred to another member. This applies to both commented raffle prizes and items placed in your personal BoA cache (Bind on Account.) Players who acquire breeding slots to Alphas from our group raffles can split the litter with other players, but the owner of the Alpha Slot must receive Pick Of The Litter.
  • Be sure to practice good sales etiquette. As in all aspects of the group, be respectful and reasonable. Members who back out of deals frequently or do not honor deals made will be punished. We discourage tentative sales and ask you to only sell things you genuinely want to sell. If you are unsure, sleep on it before listing your sale.
  • If you purchase any in-game items and the person you purchased them from has received payment but is refusing to give you the goods, reach out to us. We will encourage the person to honor the deal or to refund you any payment that was made. Members who cancel sales that are already complete will be punished. Sales are FINAL.
  • Do NOT pressure other members to sell things that are not publicly listed for sale. This is considered harassment and will be treated as such.
  • Felvargs enlisted in 1v1 CANNOT be sold or traded until that month’s 1v1 has been judged. You signed up for the event, and in doing so promised the ability to do the art before the end date. You cannot simply pass this on to the new owner. All transferring of characters enlisted in that months 1v1 will be denied until after judging.
  • It is your job to notify the new owner of a Felvarg you have sold about its slot usage. The new owner MUST honor all previously written slots. Failure to notify the new owner of slot use may result in your suspension from the group depending on the severity of the offense. This is not up for debate and is a very important reason to keep detailed track of any and all slots used or promised. Additionally, when ownership changes the new owner must be tagged in a breeding request alongside the person who originally wrote permission for the breeding.

  • Keep in mind that the restriction on offering slots to Felvargs that do not have their 'Passage of Courtship' applies even if you are not actually selling those slots. You may only promise or sell a slot if the Felvarg in question has had its Passage of Courtship judged. Members caught breaking this rule will be suspended from breeding for an entire month and repeat offenders will be suspended from the group itself. This rule is intended to protect our members and keep things fair.
  • You must formally comment your permissions on the breeding thread. Comments on personal pages or screenshots of unofficial permissions will not be permitted. When you submit a breeding request the permission must be linked, and if the Felvarg you have a slot to has been sold in the past, you should tag both the previous and present owner.
  • Be very specific about what you will and won't allow in your breeding permission comment. Examples of what you should state include whether inbreeding is or is not allowed, whether slot can be split, whether the slot can be resold, traded or gifted, and whether the person using the slot may apply a Stone of Unakite. If you do not specify these things it is assumed that the breeding can go through regardless!
  • All slots with written permission must be honored. They do not expire and are usable at any time by the person to whom they have been written. You cannot put a deadline on when the slot must be used by, and slots CANNOT be retracted once payment is completed.
  • When you post a breeding you must specify how the litter will be distributed after it is rolled. In the case of split litters, you must decide this with the other person involved beforehand to avoid any conflicts arising once the pups are revealed. Be specific! Examples of how to specify distribution include: Split litter (pick of the litter to me, then alternating picks) or Split litter (pick of the litter to me, then the rest of the pups go to them).
  • Players should keep a detailed log of slots promised and used, overselling slots is against the group rules and will result in a ban.

  • Tracing or any form of art theft WILL NOT be tolerated. (Stock photos may be used so long as proper credits are given and the stock suppliers' rules are respected). Please only use artwork if you have explicit permission to do so and give credit where credit is due. Heavily used references MUST be credited clearly in the description of artwork.
  • Artwork or literature created for group related activities must be created specifically for the group. You may not use free lines to participate in group related activities. However, you may use such things for fun or for your own personal use (as well as for creating reference images of your Felvarg) so long as proper credits are visible.
  • Regular activities may feature characters from other ARPGs as long as they fit the requirements for both groups and are lore-friendly. This applies ONLY to regular activities.
  • Collaborations when created to receive something in-game (rewards or things of that nature) must have what the group calls an 'equal split', that means the artwork present must display characteristics from both artists in terms of style and noticeability. Abuse of collaborations in special events and seasonal activities may result in a correction, or the image being denied rewards. Whereas regular activities that do not require two parts are far more lax.
  • NSFW (Mature Filter) art is allowed, but you absolutely must apply the necessary filter before it will be accepted into the group’s gallery.
  • Literature must be written from scratch. We take plagiarism very seriously and those caught doing so will be penalized. Each story must have a clear beginning/end and must be focused on the task at hand.
  • Artwork and literature submitted for group activities must be unique. If we feel that a piece of work has been recycled or that it is too similar to another piece you have already submitted, it will not be rolled for rewards.
  • Players caught cheating in any way to attempt to have an image rolled multiple times or editing an old image past its required event date will accompany an immediate banishment from the group, deceasing the players entire hoard and consuming their cache permanently and without warning.
  • Felvargs has a 3 strike rule. When it comes to breaking most of our rules, the first offense will result in a warning. The second offense will result in a two-week suspension from activities. A third offense will result in a 3-month suspension from activities. Please make sure that images are not traced or heavily referenced to avoid our having to reach out and issue a strike.