Greetings, stranger. We don't know each other (I discovered the game last weekend) but I have a brief tale of Sindome-novice woe to share and this seemed to be the appropriate place.
So earlier this afternoon I was logged in at work (my original sin!), using a phone app to read help files while my new character ground out some chyen at SHI. It was near the end of my IRL workday; I could stick around for another fifteen or twenty minutes. My character was kidnapped.
And it would have been fun had I been an available, consenting participant in the RP. As it stood, I was sitting somewhere in an Ohio office, first trying to appraise myself of the game mechanics being used (it happened fast!) and then communicate my limited circumstances to the other player. At length, I just said I had to go using OOC, he let my character go, and I figured that was that. Not thinking much of it, I walked my character back to SHI to grind out the last minutes of my IRL workday.
Imagine my surprise (and dawning horror) when a bright yellow inquiry flashed on my phone: the player presumably contacted an admin who wanted to confirm my side of the story. I returned to the help files to figure out the mechanics of responding. For my effort, I was almost immediately and repeatedly called a liar. In the end, after I had a chance to explain my circumstances, I was let go with the admonition to avoid playing Sindome at work or under other circumstances that constrain players from being volunteered and fully-present for spontaneous RP events. I walked my character to a coffin and logged out.
Am I right to be miffed?