ANNOUNCEMENTS READ BEFORE POSTING


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1. Be respectful to one another.

Self-explanatory. The occasional flame during a heated exchange is fine, but once discussion devolves into personal attacks, posts will be deleted and the instigators will be officially warned. Subsequent incidents will result in a 2 week ban.

2. Do not ask for a game for ANY reason.

This includes asking for download links to the games, or asking where to find a game (especially if it is already purchasable). This also includes asking for somebody to PM you either of the two. Failure to follow this rule will result in an immediate 1 week ban. Exemptions to this rule are as follows:
  • Asking for a save file.
  • Asking for a certain game file due to technical issues.
  • Reporting a dead link in the thread. Note that this does not mean you are allowed to ask for a link or PM. You are only allowed to report that links are down. You must include a quote to the dead link in question. This also extends to dead translation links. Failure to do so will result in a 3 day ban.
This rule only applies to ASKING for links. The only rule for POSTING links is that it’s not already banned content and the developer hasn’t explicitly asked not for links to be distributed.

3. Thread Creation

When creating a thread, the following points must be adhered to. Not including them will result in the thread being deleted, no matter how many posts the thread gets before a moderator sees it. Subsequent reposts of the same thread, without following the rules will result in a 3 day ban. All other rules will apply. Copy-pasting translated DLSite information is not a valid OP.

  • Thread title must follow this format, as applicable:
    • [Author’s Name] Title of game in primary language / Title of game in English, if official translation exists. This is optional. (RJ Number, if applicable)
    • If a direct translation to the name does not exist, do not attempt to add a machine translation or make your own title.
      • If you have any questions or concerns about what to put as the title, just default to the original language, with the original name
    • If RJ number does not exist, then there is no need to add it.
    • Thread title must have appropriately attached prefix tag to it.
    • Threads may be allowed to use the parentheses for other circumstances, so long as a moderator approves of it
      • Circumstances are usually any highly relevant information about the thread, such as remakes or mods of a game or a localization
    • The parentheses () at the end may be used for RJ numbers, or for pertinent information that explains to the user what the thread is about. For example, an official localization of a game may have "(Localized by: *Company*)" rather than the RJ number. Inappropriate usage would include putting the genre, completion status, or latest update.
    • If the thread title gets too long, trim down as needed. The base necessity for a thread title is
      • [Author's Name in native language] Title of game in native language

  • Thread OP must contain the minimum information:
    • Link to source of the game’s information (DLSite, blog, etc)
    • A brief description of the game in terms of gameplay
    • Explain controls, if possible.
      • Some leniency will be granted, depending on the game.
      • ACT games will be expected to have much more explanation than an RPGMaker game with standard controls.
    • Explain brief summary of premise of game (genre, story, what to do, etc)
      • Fetishes in the game should be added
      • The following content MUST be explicitly mentioned in the OP
        • Guro/Ryona
        • Vore
        • NTR
        • Loli/Shota
If a game is not far enough in development to be able to provide this information, add as much as you can (Speculation, images, developer updates). OPs are expected to update until it can meet the original top requirements.

If so little information exists, then you must make the thread in the H-Games Discussion section until enough information can be retrieved.

Threads whose games already have a demo or a full version released will be scrutinized for information far more strictly than those without.


4. Threads with loli/shota discussion are allowed. Loli and shota content are NOT allowed under any circumstances.

Threads are allowed to discuss the content, but may not share them in public view. Do not link pictures of them. Do not link game downloads that contain underage content. The only exception to this rule is the thread OP, when linking the source of the game’s information, within reason. Even then, ONLY provide the link to the source. Do not post DLSite preview images, unless there is no explicitly sexual content (nudity is NOT allowed). Failure to adhere to this will result in an immediate 3 day ban.

The forum will adhere to the “appearance” guideline. Simply put, if it looks underage, it is underage.


5. Games that are incomplete/still in development are not to be posted here.

Post them in the Under Construction sub-section. If the game is completed, they may be posted here.

6. Modifications or large additions to games are allowed their own thread.

The base game should already contain adult content to be allowed on the H-Games section; otherwise, it should be kept in the General Discussion section. These threads must still follow OP standards. Games that fall under this definition are:
  • Official localization
  • Official DLC to games
  • Official and unofficial mods to games
  • Different iterations/versions of a game that utilize a core base game. They could even be developed by different people (Examples include the Legend of Krystal games and the different ROA versions)
  • Note that this is not a requirement. If you wish to discuss these topics in the base game's thread, you are free to do so.
This rule is made to allow for flexibility in posting games that do not necessarily fit the definition of a game, but are significant enough to warrant its own thread.

7. Please follow prefix guidelines when adding them to your threads.

These are not hard rules and there is no punishment for incorrect tagging, but it allows for easier categorization and benefits users if the prefixes are correctly utilized. In regards to genre prefixes, make every attempt to only use one primary genre, instead of adding as many genres as possible. ARPGs, for instance, should be considered ACT, and does not need the RPG tag, though there is no consequence if you add both. Continued breaking of these guidelines, however, may cause the user to be reprimanded.

Failure to apply the fetish prefixes when the game contains such may be subject to thread deletion and/or the user being reprimanded.

Do not use the ANNOUNCEMENTS tag. This is for moderator usage only.

Prefixes that fall under the Development Status section can only be used in the Games Under Construction section.
Genre Prefixes
ACT - A game that requires real-time input and real-time responses to events in game and usually have a heavier emphasis on mechanical skill. Games like side-scrollers, platformers, and beat-'em-ups are considered action.

ADV - A game that does not emphasis realtime input and response, but does not utilize RPG elements as a core element in gameplay. Usually has a plot involving adventures, and usually has characteristics that fall under other prefixes. Games like strategy, tower defense, and complex VNs (Sengoku Rance, for instance) would fit under here.

RPG - A game that has traditional RPG elements as its core gameplay. Dungeon crawler-type RPGs (Such as Raidy) and strategic RPGs (such as Fujuhime) fall under this as well. Note that a game that runs the RPG Maker or Wolf engine does not necessarily fall under the RPG prefix.

SIM - A game that puts player in a position that allows them to take part in a realistic, detailed, or otherwise focused gameplay on one aspect of a given scenario. Games that would fall under this prefix include interactive touch games, SLGs, management games, and dress up games.

PUZ - A game that primarily places players in scenarios that utilizes puzzle solving, logical thinking, or otherwise has the player overcoming challenges in a slower paced, thinking environment. This can range from traditional puzzles, like jigsaws and sudoku, to logic puzzles such as escape-the-room and word puzzles like riddles.

FGT - A game that focuses on pitting two entities (two players, two AI, player and AI) against each other with the usually standard goal of reducing a life bar to zero by attacking each other. Fighting game systems are similar to action, but their engines usually focus more on higher mechanical skill to perform attacks, as well as pattern recognition of the opponent's tendencies. Smash is not a fighting game.

VN/TEXT - A basic text only, or text + CG (eroge novel) game. If the game implements more complex features or is otherwise introducing actual gameplay elements beyond click-to-advance storytelling, then it doesn't belong here.

Miscellaneous H-Tags
ANNOUNCEMENTS - Reserved for mods and admins for meta-threads regarding the state of the Hentai section. Please do not use this.
RPG Maker - Indicates that the game utilizes some form of the RPG Maker engine.
WolfRPG - Indicates that the game utilizes some form of the WolfRPG engine.
Localization - Indicates that the thread is for an official (As in, the original developer has given their express permission) localization effort of the game. A thread may already exist for the game itself.
Mod - Indicates that the thread is dedicated to a significant modification or edit to the original game, such that it warrants its own thread and discussion. This may also include DLC content for games.

Fetish Prefixes (If a game contains one of the following fetishes, its corresponding prefix must be applied)
NTR - Netorare, or adultry. All forms of NTR, including cuckholdry and netorase, fall under this prefix.
Vore - An eating/swallowing fetish. Softcore (Swallowing whole or otherwise avoiding most violent content) and hardcore (Usually contains guro) are both applicable.
Ryona/Guro - Depictions of moderate to severe injury inflicted on characters or actual death, usually graphically displayed in extreme detail. Ryona ties in with the damsel-in-distress phenomenon, in which the character is depicted as helpless before the violent acts.
Loli/Shota - Underaged girls and boys depicted in sexual acts.
Scat - A feces fetish. Does not have to pertain to only human excrement. Urine does not fall under this.

Development Status
Patreon, Ci-En, Enty, Fantia - Type of crowdfunding the game is using. If the game does not use crowdfunding, you do not need to add this tag.
Active - The game is still in active development.
Abandoned - The game has been confirmed abandoned.
Unknown - There has been no news about the game's progress and no updates have been seen.

All rules are subject to moderator discretion.
 
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