BACKSTORY AND HUD
We know sometimes people get bored of their characters but don’t want to make another so instead decide to make a few changes. However, some changes you think are small have a lasting affect on your roleplay and others roleplay. With this, you are required the approval of the ALO Admin should you require changes.
Your story isn’t set in concrete but please remember that as you’re telling it, it connects with other people. This is why we need to approve it as it not only disrupts your roleplay but others whom you have roleplayed with. Below is a list of things that do and don’t require approval.
DOES NOT REQUIRE APPROVAL:
- Hair Colour Changes
- Skin Updates (Updated/New Skins)
- Wand (Size/Core/Wood) – You may purchase a new wand in the wand shop at any time, however ALO should be notified after purchasing
- Future Personal Plot Updates (if something happens with your story that doesn’t alter what has happened in the past)
- Anything that could/would happen to your character post backstory submitting.
DOES REQUIRE APPROVAL
- Race Changes
- Hometown/Location/Nationality Changes
- Eye Colour Changes
- Major Backstory Changes (Family/Wealth/Issues)
- Blood (Pure/Half/Muggle)
- Ability (See Apps)
- House (Hogwarts)
- Year (Hogwarts)
TWO WEEK/NO ROLEPLAY RULE
We have a policy in place that you may only be granted approval for the ‘required approval’ changes within two weeks of character creation and if no roleplay/barely any roleplay has been done with that character. In certain circumstances this may be granted if you can prove that your changes will not affect anyone else’s roleplay but your own.
All characters that have been accepted have two weeks to adjust their character. If after two weeks you require a change, you must prove that you have not roleplayed anything significant in conjunction with your requested change. I.E if you have been telling people you are a Pure Blood and they have reacted, then request to change to Muggle Born. Your request will be denied.
SKILL HUD CHANGES/RESETS
We do not allow skill hud changes unless it is proven that you have made a serious mistake upon placing your allocated skill points. Please be careful when doing so. Your hud will only be reset should you have made a serious mistake. An example of a serious mistake would be putting far too many points in one allocated spot in which you did not wish there to be so.
EXAMPLE: ”I went to input 20 into my Potions Skill but accidentally put 200”
We do not reset huds if you should feel the need to ‘change’ your allocations. All hud inputs are final.
Names may be changed upon the request that you have made a spelling mistake or an error in your hud. We strongly recommend when applying that you do not use the surname of your OOC family as we are unlikely to allow name changes if there are family breakdowns outside of our sim.
Hud resets will only usually be granted if you have applied a new character and wish to retire an old one.
PROFESSION LOCKED SPELLS
Certain spells are granted only to adult characters that have worked in the appropriate profession to have learned them. For example, “Caught!” is only granted to DMLE employees. Profession locked spells are typically granted when a character schedules an appointment with the DMRR in the Ministry to complete or update their salary information. Characters may be granted spells related to professions in their backstory, however if the backstory includes more than one profession, the player will be required to choose one of the professions to receive spells from. Spells will only be granted for professions from the original character application to ALO. Professions added in edits after the original submission will not be granted spells. While professors do not have to visit the Ministry to update their salary info on file, they should still make an appointment with Robin in the DMRR if they wish to receive additional spells.