When it comes to claiming characters, the general rule is 'first come, first serve'. However, that's not always fair when it comes to characters who had a player, but then are retired or idled out. We know that certain characters can be very popular to play, and we would like to help you play them; we understand that you can't be online every second of the day, just waiting for a character that you want to idle out or be retired. In the interest of promoting fairness, we have instituted a waiting list procedure for such characters that ties into the wiki.

When a character becomes available, for whatever reason, staff will offer the character to the first person on the waitlist. If they decline the character, we will offer it to the next person on the list, and so on, before adding the character back on the +roster. Before getting into the 'how', here are the waitlist rules:

  • You may only waitlist one character at a time.
  • You must be out of your two-week waiting period between alts to app the character; if you are not, then we'll offer it to the next person on the list.
  • All other alt rules apply (ie, you cannot have three hero characters).
  • You may not add commentary to your claim, in regards the play-style of the player currently playing the character on the wiki page (ie, u sux at playing this character, i want it!), and doing such will immediately revoke your claim. The wiki is very public and anyone can see your edits and history. If we discover vandalism, mud-slinging, or that you've been erasing the claim-requests of people in front of you in line, we will siteban you. Period. That is simply unacceptable behavior. The 'how' of waitlisting a character is rather simple:
  • You must have a wiki account. If the account name is not something that is intuitive to identify you, you may wish to add a &wiki attribute to your charbits.
  • Go to the wiki page of the character you would like to waitlist.
  • click the Discussion tab, and then the Edit tab if it does not open automatically.
  • Enter something like 'I want to reserve this character' and end it with ~~~~ (four ~ symbols). This will sign your wiki-name and timestamp it.

When the character becomes available, you will be paged, @mailed, and emailed that the character is now available for application. You have 24 hours to log in and request the charbit from staff. After 24 hours, we will offer the character to the next person on the list or, if there is no one else waiting, add the character to the +roster for anyone to apply.

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