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Willard Networks FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Q. When will Willard Networks be released for the public to play on?
A. The date is not confirmed as of this moment.

Q. Where can I find the Discord?
A. You can find the discord via the navigation bar, footer bar at the bottom of the site page or via a redirection link in the 'Information' section

Q. Where can I find the Lore?
A. You will find all of the Lore within the Half-life 2: Roleplay Lore section which is located under 'Server Boards'

Q. What is the World Map, what can we do with it?
A. The World Map is an interactive map found in the Lore section that allows you to see the exact location of strongholds, cities, threats, POI's and more all from one visual section. You can even find descriptions relating to such locations by clicking on them. This map will also change over time depending on the Lore suggestions given to us, and what happens in-game and during events like WN: Short Stories!

Q. Can I submit my own Lore?
A. Yes, you can! Simply go to the Lore submissions section within the Lore forums.

Q. What do Gamemasters do?
A. Gamemasters are both the server admins and event organisers. We believe in a decentralized management system, compared to centralized management where only a few hold responsibility. As a result, we view all Gamemasters to wield equal say and responsibility to manage the server and its players. Event characters, tools, player rewards, scenarios and events need no permission from either Community Manager nor Community Director. They do not necessarily need permission for their actions, but if they do abuse their power, the Community managers can and will deal with them.

If you would like to help out as a GM, then you contact Atle or Robert Mendelevius Imperator RAD-X today!

Q. What do Moderators do?
A. Moderators are in charge of keeping the discord and forums clean. While we have our freedom policy in combination with little guidelines and rules in order to not restrict player freedom and come across too strict, we do still have a moderation side. All this moderation will do for the most part is deal with players breaking the Willard Networks guidelines.

Q. What makes Willard Networks different from other communities?
A. We are a community of people from many different backgrounds, past servers and so on which strive to make HL2:RP a much better place then it currently is. We aim to give players a ton of freedom, allowing them to decide their fate, storyline, have some effect on the world and have the world react to their actions. We do not want players to feel bogged down by rules and feel restricted. No more invisible walls or props/text telling you that you can't go somewhere, no more rules stopping you from doing certain actions with your characters. The players are now the ones writing the story, not the Staff. You create, you decide, you enjoy yourself.

Q. So... what will the citizen faction be like? I see the other factions have lots to do, what about me as a standard citizen?
A. The citizen faction is still something we are majorly working on behind the scenes, trying to sort out some of the main issues that have been spotted or created over the years since HL2:RP first started. However, we can tell you now that we are doing our very best to make sure the citizen faction is very much involved in all aspects of the City and its functionality, meaning their RP will be increased. We will also be making sure that citizens can have fun and gain the chance to play games with other citizens, chat with other factions and interact other than Resistance/Refugees and much much more! Just you wait!!!

Q. Where is the CWU (Civil Workers Union)?
A. The Civil Workers Union has been removed and replaced with a newer and more refined business system. Citizens can now interact with the Civil Administration Faction and start-up their own businesses freely. Of course, you will have to convince some characters, but in the end, you now can start your own business without a whitelist. You can also create unofficial businesses which require no such authorization to be created.

Q. Nothing on the Loyalty System?
A. There are 2 documents currently relating to the Loyalty system you can find here:
1. Social Credit System
2. Loyalty Framework
(Keep note that tier rewards may not be representative of the final design of this system)

Q. Is there a Dev Blog anywhere?

A. Yes, you can find the Dev Blog on the forums under the 'Development Updates' section of the forums.

Q. Is there a Patreon I can support Willard Networks with?
A. Yes, we do indeed have our own Patreon. You can find it in the navigation bar at the top of the site. Here is the link: https://www.patreon.com/willardnetworks
We also have a one-time payment system using Paypal found in the navigation bar.

Q. Freedom Policy? What is it?
A. The Freedom Policy is something we value greatly here at Willard Networks. You might have seen it mentioned on the Discord and here on the forums, even on this very post in the first section. Basically, the freedom policy is what we use to 'give power' to the players. We want all our players to feel welcomed here and be free to do and say as they please. To do that, we created this policy that allows freedom of movement in-game, freedom to talk in both discord and the forums without being censored (Unless it is hostile), free to speak their opinions and concerns, etc.

It is essentially freedom of speech except with a few extra additions of other parts of freedom not related to speech but in-game activities as well. You may notice we have little rules here and moderation feels non-existent. That is because we do not moderate unless it is really necessary, if someone was being outright rude, we would moderate them, but if someone was just memeing for example in a random chat, we most likely wouldn't do much. We do not want people to think that we are some sort of community in the business of being overly serious, so we allow some leniency to our players.

This does not just extend to players, but staff members as well. They are not bound by any form of activity requirement, event requirement, or so on. We allow them to continue as long as they do not abuse their abilities given to them or make members feel unwelcome. Everything they do requires no authorisation, it is in their hands and if they do mess up, the Community Managers will be the ones to deal with them if such things come to pass.

Q. Suggestions, where do I make them?
Suggestions can be made in the Suggestions & Complaints section of the forums, or if you prefer a large active discussion to happen in a 'live' state, you can make it on the Discord #Suggestions channel. While some may tell you to move it to the forums, don't feel like you have to unless you really want to, we will still respond to discord suggestions all the same and treat them as proper suggestions, discuss them and maybe document them for future implementation.

Q. How do I report staff members?
If a moderation/staff member is in some way abusing their power, censoring someone/you or even disrespecting others via Discord or Forums, you should take it to Imperator RAD-X Robert or Mendelevius either on discord or forums or better yet, use the 'Admin Abuse Reports' section on the forums. You will need to provide what happened, your name and others involved along with evidence of the event. Use the format provided for this, and feel free to add additional information of your own if needed.

Q. I have spotted something in the guides which goes against the Community Guidelines/Freedom Policy. What do I do?
A. If you have found something that goes against our policy or guidelines, it would very much be appreciated if you brought it up with the Community Managers or Atle so we can deal with it as soon as possible. If you are uncertain if something is against our policy, then feel free to bring it up anyway and we can point you in the right direction and again deal with it if it is.

More questions will be added later, you can also ask over Discord to @Robert
 
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The FAQ is back. Updated it to removed all references to the old community name and made sure all the answers are up to date with current progress and decisions on our side.
 
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