Hi Sunshine! ^^
I'm still around and working very hard on getting the site up and running again. There will be a few more changes happening so keep an eye out for them. As for your questions:
|First, how dedicated to historical accuracy are you? Like for fashion: do you have silly women running around without their corsets (how scandalous!) and people with gigantic bustles? (The early 1880s were a part of the Natural Form era.)|
I would like to be entirely dedicated to historical accuracy. However, I leave the choice of dress/fashion completely up to the roleplayer's discretion. The wizarding world has always been a little unique when it comes to fashion compared to the fashion of the day. Some characters may choose to wear clothing that is in fashion, while others may choose to wear something completely "out-there." Roleplayers should know of course, that whatever their character wears will most likely earn them judgment from other roleplayers characters, especially ones that are more likely to place a high value on normalcy.
Second, what kind of characters are restricted? I can only imagine the sort of social restraints things like werewolfism would put on someone, but do you ban them outright? And animagi? Or if I were to try and play a foreigner?
As of right now, there are no types of characters that are restricted. Within the upcoming updates, I plan on creating guidelines and rules regarding characters that are not completely human or who have special abilities. Foreigners are completely welcome as well.
Third, what's the current official stance on Muggle-borns in the game during this time?
The current official stance would be just as it is in the books- neutral. Some dislike them, some are neutral, and others highly approve of them. It really depends on the individual characters of the game and how they feel about Muggle-borns. What happens in-game (plots and such) has a lot to do with the development of characters and IC going-ons. If there were a lot of Muggle-born haters in the game, I would imagine that there might be some kind of uprising where they try to ban Muggle-borns from living in Hogsmeade and attending Hogwarts. It would certainly be an interesting plot!
I hope I've answered all of your questions satisfactorily. If you have any more please don't hesitate to ask! I hope you truly consider joining, as you seem like someone who would be awesome to RP with! Thanks for looking around! :]