The rules for how long a player may idle before being purged are covered in INFO POLICY PURGES. However, even if a player is allowed to keep their player object during a long absence, they may not be allowed to keep the character they were approved for. If your approval for a specific character is revoked, fully or partially, but your player object is not purged, the Admin may choose to take one of the following actions:
When it comes to keeping a specific character, idling also refers to not remaining active enough. The basic rule is that the more important a character is, the shorter the absence that is allowed and the higher is the activity that is required. As it is difficult to precisely determine the importance of a character, given that this may vary somewhat from time to time depending on the IC circumstances, the guidelines given are somewhat fluid and subject to interpretation by the Admin.
An unannounced absence refers to when a player has not used the +vacation command (see +HELP +VACATION) themselves. An announced but unapproved absence refers to when the player has used the +vacation command themselves, but has not cleared an absence over the time allowed for their character with the Admin via jobs (see +HELP +JOBS). A properly approved vacation involves the Admin using the +vacation command on the player.
In addition to the fact that idling may lead to approval for a specific character being revoked, idling will also limit the say a player has in regards to closely connected characters of his or her character being requested by another player.
Finally, it is also important to note that due to how characters are handled on Blood of Dragons, the Admin cannot allow players that no longer intend to roleplay to hold onto characters on the game. If you have found that you are no longer interested in roleplaying on the game, please ask to be setup with an OOC character if you still want to hang out on the game. If we see that a player is simply connecting now and then to keep their character from being purged, we may ask them to step down from that character.
Please note, however, that if you just want to take a break—even for a few months—that is no problem at all as long as you let us know what your intentions are.