REGISTERING - Imperian Online Help

19.2 REGISTERING

Useful Commands:
 
 REGISTER
  - Brings you to a series of prompts that will ask you to provide
    your registration information.
 CHARACTERS
  - View your registration information, as well as a list of characters
    associated with that registration.

(To register your character, type REGISTER)

    I. Why We Ask You to Register
   II. Confirming your Registration
  III. Multiple Characters
   IV. Registration Problems
    V. About Registering and Inactivity
   VI. Dormant Adventurers and Inactivity
  VII. Credit Purchases and Inactivity


I. Why We Ask You to Register
-----------------------------
We ask you to register your character in order to provide password
recovery services and so that we have an idea of the sort of player
demographics we have.

We respect, and will protect, your privacy. We will not sell, loan, or
share your registration information. You can read more about our privacy
policy at www.ironrealms.com/privacy

Registration information is the primary method we use for verifying your
identity in case there are any problems with your account. If you lose
your password, or believe your account has been hacked, we will ask you
for the name, birth date, and email that you registered with. Obviously
forged information will be of very little value in such cases, for you
or us. If there are any other irregularities with your account, accurate
registration information is the best possible safeguard for you.

Additionally, with proper registration information it is possible to
reset your own password by visiting www.imperian.com/game/recover and
follow the direction presented there.

If your registration information changes (change of email address, legal
name change), you can simply REGISTER again. Please keep your
registration information current!

We appreciate you coming to play, and hope you enjoy the realms of
Imperian. Be assured that your registration is safe and easy and
beneficial to all concerned.


II. Confirming your Registration
--------------------------------
Once you have completed your registration an email will be sent to the
address you supplied. In order to finalize your registration you will
have to click on the URL provided in the email, or cut and paste it into
your browser. This process allows us to verify that you are the owner of
the email address.


III. Multiple Characters
------------------------
If you have more then one character, registering is even easier. Once
you input your address you will be prompted to verify ownership of the
email using the confirmation process detailed above. When completed, all
of your characters will share the same registration details. This means,
when you update your registration on one character, all of your
characters will automatically be updated at the same time.


IV. Registration Problems
-------------------------
Some have problems with registration, usually because their telnet/mud
client doesn't handle symbols as expected. This is most often true with
the "@" sign in email addresses. We've had some experience with this
sort of problem and can provide the following examples of how to put in
the following generic email address - me@myemail.com.

Client          How to put in an email address
---------       ------------------------------
zMUD            me~@myemail.com
GoSClient       me\@myemail.com

These clients work as you might expect. Just type in the email address
normally: GMud, MUSHClient, Portal GT, Savitar.

V. About Registering and Inactivity
-----------------------------------
Character may be erased after a period of inactivity which varies from a
few days to a few months. The more play time you have, the longer we
wait before counting you as inactive and removing your character.

Unregistered characters are erased after only a single day of
inactivity.

Registered characters with only a few minutes of play may still be
removed for inactivity after one to two days.

After a few hours or so of play time, adventurers may last as long as
1-2 weeks without risk of removal for inactivity.

Characters may be inactive somewhat longer, even as long as a month,
once play time is more on the order of twenty to forty hours.


VI. Dormant Characters
-----------------------
There is no provision for making an character dormant, or any way to
protect your character from removal due to inactivity excepting to
connect from time to time, notwithstanding the next section.


VII. Credit Purchases
---------------------
Because of accounting record keeping and reporting regulations,
character accounts will not be erased if any credits have ever been
purchased for that account from Iron Realms, Inc. This includes web site
purchases, or mailing payment, but does not include purchasing credits
from other characters directly or via the credit market.


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