Door licensees are welcome to hire a decorator to customize their storefront. Both door licensees and decorators should be aware of the deco guidelines, so that they can ensure any changes to their storefront will be approved. Licensed Decorators already have deco permissions in public regions, and can bypass the request process. 


To request deco permissions the door licensee must contact Business Support with the following information:

  • The name and region of the door (like “Street 044”, or “door 44 in RLC Street”)
  • The username or member ID of the decorator to grant deco permissions to


If you are a decorator who’s been hired to decorate someone’s storefront, please send them the above information. We cannot grant you deco permissions until we have the door licensee’s consent.


To publish your changes you must request approval from Business Support. All deco work will be inspected by staff before publishing to the live region. If your work is not approved, you will be contacted so you can make the necessary changes. Please allow two full business days for the approval process, though we’ll try to be faster than that


Deco permissions are granted on a limited-time basis. Once your work is approved and published, your deco permissions for that region will be removed. Deco rights are removed after one week if no approval request has been made. If you require extra time contact us, otherwise any recent deco may be considered abandoned and be removed




Guidelines

If you do not abide by the guidelines below, you may be banned from decorating public regions. If the violation is severe, or if you violate the guidelines repeatedly, further appropriate action against your account will be considered without refund. This may include removal of roles and listings, and/or temporary or permanent account bans.


General

  • Deco work must be confined to the door area that you have been given permission to edit. Do not extend forward into the street, sideways into other storefront spaces, or up past what can be reasonably be expected of the storefront’s height. Props should be touching the existing storefront area. If you see that another member’s door deco is broken or in violation of the guidelines, open a business support ticket to let us know
  • Deleting, covering, altering, moving or cloning of existing props is forbidden. Cloning your own props is fine, but please do not clone existing RLC props or other members’ props as they sometimes include hidden scripts which can cause lagIf the door licensee would like to change the look of their door prop, they are able to change the texture through their social center ONLY. You may not edit or cover the auction door prop



Signage & Design

  • All images/textures must be appropriately sized and placed. 
    • File sizes should be the minimum possible that will display correctly
    • Image sizes should be in multiples of 8, when possible, such as 128, 256, 512, 768, etc.
    • Signs should be placed an appropriate distance from any walls or props behind them to avoid a blinking effect when viewed from a distance
  • Signage and designs must convey a professional look at all times. Keep all designs streamlined and tidy. Décor should be properly representative of the business that is featured at that store front
  • Design work must be consistent with the look and feel of the street. Do not completely cover the existing surface of the building. Some of the building face should be visible at street level
  • No hardcore, trademarked, copyright protected or offensive material is permitted. Absolutely no adult content in non-adult regions



Scripts, Clicks, and Lag

  • No flash, animation, or any other scripts that are known for causing lag. Please make sure you know what scripts can cause lag, and use the Measure Props tool to double check your work
  • As mentioned above, image sizes should be in multiples of 8, when possible, such as 128, 256, 512, 768, etc.
  • Hardcoded website links, VWW URLs or any other porting scripts or plugins are strictly forbidden. Door licensees may have as much clickable signage as they like in their own region, but their public storefront should be free of clicking hazards.
  • Images/textures should be set to cache 'forever' when possible. This allows the image file to be stored locally, so people don't have to re-load it every time they enter the area.