Below we’ve compiled a list of questions we receive often by applicants and roleplayers at Mischief Managed. Hopefully these will answer some of your own questions! Of course, not all questions could possibly be listed, so if yours isn’t here, please don’t hesitate to ask a member of the OOC Staff or an Admin for clarification.
That’s easy! All you need to do is apply via the website application which can be found at the top of our website and fill in your application. Remember to be as detailed about your character as possible and to leave all the right information. For tips on creating a fun and original character, see our Application Guide. If anything is wrong and you submit your app, simply send a IM/notecard to one of our ALO’s who will correct it for you.
If your application was denied it was for a very important reason. The ALO in charge of your application will have sent you specific reasons why your application has been denied. Follow these reasons and make the changes. It is advised that you read up on the world of Harry Potter and also about roleplaying.
Not at all! Pending simply means that your application is on hold until you’ve adjusted it accordingly. Like above, an ALO will send you a NC with the reasons why as well as your application so you can make adjustments. The difference between Pending & Denied is that with Pending, your application only needs minor changes and you still have a chance of it being approved.
We receive many applications. Due to this our ALOs work around the clock but even so, it may take them time to get to your application. Please be patient and wait at least three (3) days before contacting an ALO about your application. If over 5 days have passed you are more than welcome to ask. However, please be aware that our ALOs are people too and have real lives so they may not reply straight away. Always be kind to our ALOs, they are here voluntarily and work very hard to get you roleplaying.
Fortunately we have Harry Potter specific vendors on our sim. Also, our OOC Staff have great knowledge of places to shop depending on your budget. Feel free to IM them and ask! We also offer a free uniform if you’re new to SL and cant afford Lindens. If you’re shopping for a uniform and unsure if something is appropriate, don’t hesitate to ask an admin or OOC Staff member – we’ll gladly help!
You can submit a plot via our website! We have a form for you to send in your plot ideas to the RPD and you can find it here. However, please be aware and read up on your Harry Potter. Non-canon plots will be instantly discarded. Also, if found trolling the plot submission, you will be warned. Failure to comply will get you banned from the roleplay.
This means anything that is true to the story of Hogwarts. If it happened in the books or films, it is generally accepted in HP Lore. For example, an alien attack would not happen at Hogwarts. However, a wizard duel? Yes. You can find all information via the Internet and our guide on the Potterverse for more in-depth view of what is accepted at Hogwarts.
No. Absolutely not. HP vampires are anything but sparkly and attractive – often they look like sick humans only thinner and, well, dead-looking. We do allow certain Creatures present in the Potterverse to roleplay at Mischief Managed, but they must follow our strict Creatures Policy, as well as apply for open positions, be accepted, and fit in with the general roleplay of the sim at the time.
You can view our accepted Special Abilities here. To apply for one you must first have an accepted character within Hogwarts. To apply you can click here. Please be aware that Special Abilities are VERY rare and we reserve the right to deny you of your ability should we be too full, or find that you will not suit the ability..
At the moment no, not without RPD approval. However, they may become available to use on adult characters in the future.
The MM Hud is a system we’ve put into place that allows characters at Mischief Managed to realistically gain levels that dictate your character’s ability to complete magical spells or potions. Each time you gain a level you have the ability to roleplay more spells successfully. However, should you attempt any spell that is higher than your level, the spell will fail. Only in exceptional circumstances should the spell work, i.e. classes with professor guidance. The hud also includes a needs system to improve and immerse yourself in roleplay and also keep your rolls realistically balanced. You will also find an inventory, your titler, chatter and many other handy features. For more information please locate our guide on the hud in the main menu of the website.
Yes, you can almost always ‘use’ a spell. However, do be aware that spells that are used over your Level and year will automatically fail, every time. The only time these spells will work is if you’re being guided by a faculty member and in their presence and/or you’re the required Level and year.
You can get skill points in many ways. These can include attending classes, events, groups and the like. Adults can further gain skill points by doing their IC jobs, roleplaying at events or participating in certain scenarios. If you wish to discuss this further in an in depth manner then please IM a member of staff!
No. Due to copyright restrictions and canon storyline, we cannot introduce the next new Voldemort. Be aware that most if not ALL of Death Eaters were either killed or placed in Azkaban following the war. The only exception for this would be the Malfoys and RPD approved characters. No, you cannot roleplay a Malfoy, either. Also note that Hogwarts would have little or no information on Voldemort within their vast collection of tomes so finding information on him would be hard, unless a Professor knew about him or the topic came up in class. Please remember this when playing your character.
NO. NO. NO. Given that your character is UNDERAGE, any sexual roleplay will get you instantly banned from the sim instantly – you most likely won’t even get a notice. Sexual acts between avatars depicting underage students is expressly against the Linden Labs Terms of Service for Second Life, which must always be followed at Mischief Managed. This is a serious offense and if caught, you will be banned from Mischief Managed permanently. No exceptions.
As we have child avatars on the sim, any offensive roleplaying may get us into trouble with Linden Labs. Respect these rules as said above, and if found you will be banned. This rule is overridden by Professors and adult characters who are of age to do these. Even then they must take into account how they’re roleplaying it and what they’re smoking.
No, you cannot switch Houses. Our roleplay at Mischief Managed is canon, and since the students at Hogwarts in the books/movies could not swap their House, neither can your character. Of course, if you are tired roleplaying your student, you can retire them permanently and apply a new student – but once your character is applied to a House, that cannot change.
Unfortunately we do not involve ourselves in our players personal issues. Unless the issue is causing problems on the sim then we cannot and will not get involved. It is up to you to monitor your own behavior on Second Life and as such, the mute and block button exists.
You can block and mute players on Second Life. If the player is purposely harassing you while you are at Mischief Managed then you can report it to one of our moderators. Unfortunately we do not involve ourselves in issues between players unless they are directly breaking one of our sim OOC rules.
Then don’t. It’s your prerogative who you choose to roleplay with. Mischief Managed will not get involved in personal affairs between players unless they are breaking the sim OOC rules.
Yes we do! Please IM a member of staff and they will give you an invite. Please be aware that you must be an accepted member of the roleplay before recieving your invite.
Send an IM/notecard to a member of the OOC staff/Administration team and they’ll be happy to help you.