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Galactic News Services (GNS)
Important

Posting on the GNS is a privilege, not a right. Continued misuse of the GNS will result in the forced removal of your ability to post on the system. All material on the GNS must be kept entirely in-character, out-of-character comments about any other person or faction will not be tolerated.


Important

All topics must be made within the PG-13 rules


While the galaxy is a dark and dirty place, and many of the galaxy's residents are not above the use of making their torture or executions public - it should be noted that any such mention should be dealt with as discreetly as possible, without overly gratuitous or graphic depictions of sexualized, or any other brutal violence. This is a family-friendly game, and you should keep your roleplaying to an acceptable medium not exceeding PG-13 fare.

This is a place to post news, not recruit new members, not inform the public of your auction, not to say "My group offers cheaper prices than anybody else!", nor "Buy your ships from my group". If you are going to refer to a service your faction provides, it should be set up as a news story akin to "Golden Fish Enterprises posts new record in droid production" and the content should follow the same format.

All topics should be made from the point of view of a reporter in front of a camera or as a newspaper reporter writing an article, not your personal self, not a commercial. If you wish for your character to play a major role or issue a speech, you may have the reporter quote or interview your character, but reference should still be made to the proper format of the news.

Topics detailing major events can be either based on database-affecting actions taken in the game (ie: if you actually took over a planet) or actions said to occur outside the limited abilities of the game-client.

Topics that are not relevant to any database-affecting actions require the permission of any faction leader/owner whose faction's actions you choose to godmode. ie: You cannot claim to have recently destroyed a dozen Star Destroyers without first getting permissions to assume such a claim from the Emperor.

Topics must not include more than four images as this greatly hampers dial-up users and there is no purpose 11 images can serve that can't be just as easily served with 4. Images cannot be more than 400 pixels wide and 50kb in size.

Any posts not abiding by these guidelines will be deleted and no compensation will be paid, it is up to anyone posting on the GNS to inform themselves about the rules. Factions should provide these rules to anyone they give the GNS Posting privilege to.

  • Inside a Capital class ship, Space Station or Facility (must be powered).
  • Not travelling.
  • You are the pilot, commander, owner or your faction is the owner of the ship, space station or facility.
  • Be in a faction and have the correct 'Post News' privilege level.

GNS archives can be viewed from the GNS Page.

Cost to post/hack the GNS is 200,000credits, editing is not permitted.
Information factions may post for only 2,000credits.

The Galactic Government (government with largest population) is in charge of accepting and declining all topics submitted to the GNS. Members of the Galactic Government with Post News level 3 or above may add/remove factions from a list of those authorised to post without first submitting to the censors. This does not apply to topics that are hacked in, Galactic Government has no control of the content of those topics. If a topic is not accepted or declined within 48 hours of being submitted it is automatically posted. Once it is on the GNS a topic may not be edited by anyone, regardless of whether it was submitted or hacked in.

Hacking is only allowed once every 6 hours. In the future a 'Holonet Transceiver' item will be required to hack the GNS and a 'Scrambler/Descrambler' item will be required for the hacker to attempt to hide their location. Until Items are introduced, hacking will cost the standard fee.

If a hacker is unsuccessful in hiding their location all members of the Galactic Government with level 3 Post News privilege are informed that 'playerHandle has successfully/unsuccessfully hacked the GNS from locationXYZ'.

Topics submitted to the censors will automatically display the location of the poster, a hacked post that was successful in hiding location displays 'Location Unknown'.

Equations

$rand = rand(-10,10)/100
Chance to Hack GNS: ((($compOps+1)/9)*1.4)+$rand

$hackFail: -10% to chance to hide if hack fails
Chance to Hide Location: resultofHackEqn+$randHack+$hackFail

XP reward for successful hacking: 50 XP
XP reward for successful location hide: 50 XP