LIVE THE LIFE OF A WILD WOLF! WolfQuest is a wildlife simulation game about wolf ecology. Playing as a two-year-old gray wolf in Yellowstone National Park, you'll learn how to live on your own, finding food, meeting other wolves, and searching for a mate. Ultimately, your goal is to find a home and raise your own family.
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Release Date: Nov 17, 2015

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April 26

Naming Your Multiplayer Game

LGBT+ in Game-Names

Recently, players have been asking if it is OK to have LGBT or similar in game-names. It is. Players have asked why sexual orientation is OK in a game-name when sexual-oriented/mating/dating games or roleplay is not allowed. Here are some thoughts about why it is acceptable to include LGBT as a descriptor in a game-name:

Defining an Affinity Group
It is fine for games-names to identify an affinity group such as LGBT. We think of it like any other kind of affinity descriptor such as Russian (or any other language), WarriorCats, HumanHighSchool, Chill-and-Chat, LiterateRP, HuntingXP, or Loners, etc. in terms of an informative game-name description.

Identity vs. Activity
We recognize LGBT describes sexual orientation. However, it is also an identity for a group of people who often find the world a pretty hostile place. We want people to be able to play WQ without harassment, so using LGBT in a game-name can be a helpful way to set up a game that encourages players to join who are open to playing with LGBT players.

When we consider game-name reports, we think about whether they convey identity or activity. It is not acceptable to have game-names about the activity of mating/dating/romance etc. So if the game-name was something like LGBT-FindPartners or LGBT-matchmaking, then that game should absolutely be reported.

Another example of identity vs. activity is the very prevalent routine of WQ players announcing their genders when describing their wolves. Gender identification is also part of many roleplays even though gender, in most cases, is no more relevant to the gameplay than other traits. It is just a way to describe a character. For most people, gender is a very accepted part of identity and not necessarily an announcement of sexual activity.

REMEMBER: Sexual role play and chatting is never allowed so if you see that in a game, please report using the in-game reporting system.

Inclusive vs. Exclusive
Openness and inclusivity is always complicated issue and we are always considering the context and community. So, inclusive game-names like LGBT-friendly-RP would be fine. Exclusive games like LGBT-ONLY would not be OK. We prefer people make private games if they are limiting/defining gameplay or types of players narrowly–– but as long as they are open to other people joining, then players can specify the affinity group or theme. It is never acceptable to set up a game with a name that is hateful or exclusive like NO-LGBT or GaysNotAllowed.

Public vs. Private Games and Kicking
Public games are open to everyone. If you only want to play with certain players, then set up a private game. Remember, hosts should not kick players unless they are breaking a rule!

Help Build a Strong Community of Diverse Players!
All WolfQuest community members are expected to be friendly, respectful, and helpful players. Public multiplayer games are not a place to criticize or condemn people on the basis of their race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or political views.

The world needs more unity and civility and we hope that WolfQuest contributes to this in some small way.

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April 26

Naming Your Multiplayer Game

No Mating/Dating Game-Names

One of the most common type of inappropriate game-name that we see in the abuse reports are names that suggest a "mate game." So much time and energy would be saved if players would stop trying to make WolfQuest a dating site!

Keep in mind, that game-name reports are only about the game-name and not in-game behavior or chat. So a players might not mean to invite dating/mating roleplay when they set up a game called FindYourPartner but their game-name may be flagged by other players as a mate/date game. We have had to prohibit these types of game-names––and every variation––in order to keep a lid on this sort of behavior.

Here is what we tell players when we send them a warning about this sort of game-name:

We’ve received reports that you have broken the rules of WolfQuest multiplayer games by creating a "mate” roleplay game-name. Sexually-oriented/mating/dating games or roleplay are not allowed. The word “mate” and “mating” are automatically blocked when you make a game-name. This should be a signal to you that creative spellings or substitutions of these words in game names are also unacceptable.

To clarify what this rule means, we think that most players understand the difference between *having* a mate and *mating” — but that distinction may get blurry in the process of *obtaining* a mate. That can easily turn into dating-type interactions, which can then develop into into mating-type interactions. This is what we don't want to see in multiplayer games.

So:

* It's okay to say, "will you be my mate?" and then RPing with that wolf partnership in mind.
* It's not okay to start chatting/interacting in ways that suggest physical interactions of dating/mating.

Using the words/phrases such as "mate” or "date" or “romance” or “love” or “partner” or "match” or "find the one" or similar in game-names suggests that the host wants to engage in those kinds of prohibited chats/interactions.

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About This Game

LIVE THE LIFE OF A WILD WOLF!

WHAT IS IT?

A wildlife simulation game about wolf ecology.

EMBARK ON A QUEST FOR SURVIVAL!

When the game begins, you are a two-year-old gray wolf born in the Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park. You learned the ways of the wolf in your birth pack. Now it's time for you to learn how to live on your own.Your quest begins on the slopes of Amethyst Mountain and eventually takes you across the Lamar Valley to Slough Creek. There, you and your mate will establish a territory and raise a litter of pups: training them, feeding them, defending them against predators, and finally taking them on a cross-country journey to a summer home. Ultimately, your success will depend on your ability to ensure the survival of your pack.

PLAY ALONE OR WITH FRIENDS!!

In single-player games, learn how to hunt elk, communicate with other wolves, find a mate, establish a den and territory, raise pups, and embark on a perilous journey to a summering site.

In multiplayer games, explore the wilderness and hunt elk together, and now raise pups together! This new version features the entire Slough Creek mission arc, from choosing a den to raising pups and traveling to the rendezvous site. There are two types of multiplayer games:
  • Private games: Invite-only, featuring voice, text, and phrase chat.
  • Public games: Anyone can join, phrase chat or (for players age 13 and up) text chat.

WHAT'S NEW?

This new version improves and expands upon the original game, a grant-funded project that has been downloaded by over five million players around the world since its original release in 2008. Now, for this version 2.7, we've refined gameplay and graphics, added a new player account system with achievements, friends lists, and more, and completely rewrote the animal AI system. We've also added more wolf howls, over two dozen wolf customizations, and emotes -- accurate wolf behaviors to communicate with your packmates. And we created a mysterious new map to explore in single and multiplayer games. As always, there's also an active online community where you can discuss the game with other players and share artwork and stories about wolves. Visit www.wolfquest.org to join in.

MORE NEW STUFF! We've added cougars, moose, foxes, ravens, and a plethora of bird and insect life to the game, along with much richer and varied vegetation.

NEW EPISODE IN DEVELOPMENT!

We're making the long-awaited new episode, in which your pups continue to grow and eventually learn how to hunt! New map, new missions, and new multiplayer modes. Read about it here.

Is this new version worth buying? Find out what players say.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Dual Core Pentium i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 4000, NVIDIA 6800 Ultra, or ATI HD 3670
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core Pentium i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 640 series or AMD Radeon HD 6670
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8
    • Processor: i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 4000
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.8
    • Processor: i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 640 series or AMD Radeon HD 6670
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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