MA verus R

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MA verus R

Postby Meushell » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:12 am

I'm just curious. You have some sims listed as MA (which I presume is for Mature Audience) and some as R. What's the difference? Is MA considered to be a higher rating than R? I usually see them as different ways to say the same thing.
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Re: MA verus R

Postby FSF Titan » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:02 am

MA is a higher rating than R. R would be graphic violence and language. MA is for very sexually explicit games.
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Re: MA verus R

Postby FSF Metalhead » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:50 pm

From the MPAA:


R — Restricted. Children Under 17 Require Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian. An R-rated motion picture, in the view of the Rating Board, contains some adult material. An R-rated motion picture may include adult themes, adult activity, hard language, intense or persistent violence, sexually-oriented nudity, drug abuse or other elements, so that parents are counseled to take this rating very seriously. Children under 17 are not allowed to attend R-rated motion pictures unaccompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Parents are strongly urged to find out more about R-rated motion pictures in determining their suitability for their children. Generally, it is not appropriate for parents to bring their young children with them to R-rated motion pictures.

NC-17 — No One 17 and Under Admitted. An NC-17 rated motion picture is one that, in the view of the Rating Board, most parents would consider patently too adult for their children 17 and under. No children will be admitted. NC-17 does not mean "obscene" or "pornographic" in the common or legal meaning of those words, and should not be construed as a negative judgment in any sense. The rating simply signals that the content is appropriate only for an adult audience. An NC-17 rating can be based on violence, sex, aberrational behavior, drug abuse or any other element that most parents would consider too strong and therefore off-limits for viewing by their children
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Re: MA verus R

Postby FSF Hawg » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:29 pm

I thought we had decided to switch to the Video Game rating system, since it actually fits our organization better.....?

http://www.esrb.org/ratings/ratings_guide.jsp
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Re: MA verus R

Postby FSF Metalhead » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:43 pm

If we did, it was never implemented. Considering that most games are PG-13 or R, under the ESRB they should be T or MA, for Teen and Mature-- MA in ESRB would be AO, Adults Only.
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Re: MA verus R

Postby Meushell » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:22 am

Metal, that's why I asked. :) I've seen R and NC-17 used together, but not R and MA. MA, as I understand it, is the game version of R.

It doesn't really matter (to me) what a roleplay uses so long as there's some sort of rating. I mean, even before people began putting ratings on roleplays, there was an unofficial rule. Like for Trek sims, the general rule was "nothing above what you see on the show."
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Re: MA verus R

Postby FSF Titan » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:06 am

FSF Hawg wrote:I thought we had decided to switch to the Video Game rating system, since it actually fits our organization better.....?

http://www.esrb.org/ratings/ratings_guide.jsp


Hawg... that was my first thought also and then I looked and was wondering if I had just made it up. I think it was something we decided on and then never did anything else with. I will check on the Fleet Command forums and then talk with Shuni about changing this over if we did agree to change.
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Re: MA verus R

Postby FSF Hawg » Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:37 am

FSF Titan wrote:
FSF Hawg wrote:I thought we had decided to switch to the Video Game rating system, since it actually fits our organization better.....?

http://www.esrb.org/ratings/ratings_guide.jsp


Hawg... that was my first thought also and then I looked and was wondering if I had just made it up. I think it was something we decided on and then never did anything else with. I will check on the Fleet Command forums and then talk with Shuni about changing this over if we did agree to change.


We did change it... it just never got implemented! :)
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Re: MA verus R

Postby Meushell » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:16 am

Aw, look at what was brought to attention because of my question. Yea for me. If you do make the switch, someone might want to write up what it all means. I know that link explains it, but that doesn't necessary translate to writing.
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Re: MA verus R

Postby FSF Esrom » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:11 pm

It was voted on and approved, and all hosts were directed to modify their Games listing to the new rating system.. Unfortunately, I don't think many of them actually did that. And Yes, those of us in FC should be looking into which games in our fleets have not made the switch and get on the hosts to make the changes.
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Re: MA verus R

Postby FSF Bri » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:34 pm

I'll save some time, here are all of the sims that are currently at an Mature/R rating and have not switched to "M" as is the designated replacement, as well as the fleet they belong to:

Charmed - R - Alpha
Aquarius - MA - SFOL
Circus - MA - Delta
Nocturne - MA - SFOL
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Re: MA verus R

Postby FSF Hawg » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:46 pm

Star Trek: Aquarius is rated M, which is correct.
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Re: MA verus R

Postby FSF Hawg » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:51 pm

FSF Esrom wrote:It was voted on and approved, and all hosts were directed to modify their Games listing to the new rating system...


To be fair to games, they couldn't change it till the AMS was updated to have those settings. And I am not sure when that was done, but it wasn't the last time I had checked before today, and I never saw an update saying that ratings could now be corrected. So, now that it is done, yeah we need to make sure everyone gets on the same page. :)
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Re: MA verus R

Postby FSF Bri » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:42 pm

Then it was just corrected, cause it was MA when I looked it up. That's some good response time for you. ;)
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Re: MA verus R

Postby FSF Hawg » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:44 pm

Must have been a *really* fast response then!
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Re: MA verus R

Postby FSF Bri » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:49 pm

I say time travel, a temporal paradox, and possibly magic were involved.
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Re: MA verus R

Postby FSF Hawg » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:55 pm

All 3? Mighty powerful stuff there.

BTW, Nocturne's Reign has now been updated too. w00t!
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