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Old October 14th, 2015 (8:48 AM). Edited 1 Week Ago by Marin.
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    Rules of the Game Development section

    All global PokéCommunity rules apply here.


    6 months thread revival limit.
    Do not post in threads with the last message sent being longer than 6 months ago. It is likely that the thread was made with an earlier version of a software such as Essentials in mind and is thus no longer relevant. You can post a new thread if question or else is still relevant.

    Theft is not tolerated.
    You may not claim another person's work as your own, nor should you use it without said person's permission. If permission is granted, you should clearly credit that person.

    This section is not for ROM Hacking or emulation.
    This section is specifically for games that do not use an official Pokémon game as their base, but for games that utilize RPG Maker XP or else. ROM Hacking should go in the ROM Hacking section.

    Do not ask for or provide with illegal versions of any software.
    It is agains the rules of PokéCommunity to provide warez.

    Avoid repetition by using the search function.
    Before you make a post or thread, be sure to do a search in order to avoid repeating an existing thread/post. However, you should make a new thread rather than bump an old one of the same topic if that old thread has been inactive for more than 100 days.

    Be clear.
    When posting, make sure that your post is legible, relevant and coherent. This also applies to making new threads - give it a descriptive title, not something like "Help me!". Use the appropriate thread category. Make sure you're posting in the right place. If you are posting in a thread that has a format or rules, follow them or your message will be removed.

    Be constructive.
    When commenting on a game, idea, sprite, or else, be sure to do so in a constructive manner. Simply saying "This game looks great! Keep up the good work!" is not a good post. Why do you think it looks good (or bad)? On that note, be sure to accept any criticism directed toward you - you don't need to act on it, but at least appreciate people for providing it.

    Showcase screenshots.
    If you wish to show off maps or in-game screenshots, you may do so in the Map Showcase and Review Thread or the Screenshot Showcase threads respectively.

    Game project threads.
    Game project threads are not to be posted in the Game Development section. They should go in the Games Showcase section instead. It will take a while for your thread to show up there, as a moderator must manually approve it.

    Do not ask for release dates.
    Please refrain from asking when a game will be released. Doing so is considered spam. Either the project's creator does know when the release date is, in which case they will have already announced it, or they don't know when the release date is, in which case asking won't give you an answer. Either way, nothing new is learned, so asking is pointless and therefore spam.

    Do not ask to become a Beta tester.
    If a project's creator has not asked for people to volunteer to be beta testers, do not ask.

    Double posting.
    You may double (or triple, etc.) post in a project's thread if you are the thread's creator, but only if your second post is about an update to your project. Try to keep it to a minimum, though.

    Locking and unlocking threads.
    You may request that a moderator locks your thread by sending them a Private Message. You should do the same if you want them to unlock a thread.

    All recruiting should be done in your own game thread, or in the recruitment thread. Elsewhere will be deleted without warning.

    Sharing Pokémon Essentials
    With the official Pokémon Essentials wikia taken down, we can no longer permit people to request or provide download links to Pokémon Essentials itself. Linking to documentation is not an issue, though.

    Rules written by Marin. Feel free to contact for clarification.

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