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-U̲̲n̲̲i̲̲v̲̲e̲̲r̲̲s̲̲a̲̲l̲̲ ̲̲R̲̲u̲̲l̲̲e̲̲s̲̲ ̲̲&̲̲ ̲̲P̲̲o̲̲l̲̲i̲̲c̲̲i̲̲e̲̲s̲ + Lending/sharing/borrowing gear Any manner of sharing gear between players is strongly discouraged by the administration. If you choose to share your gear, you assume complete responsibility for what happens to your gear and accounts.
If the person you lend your gear to is banned after the gear is lent/given, or does not return the items to you, the administration is not obligated to recover the items. If you share your gear with a player who is ban evading, you will be punished for aiding in ban evasion, whether you know if they are banned or not (more information is available in the rule regarding ban evasion). + Sharing accounts Sharing accounts is strongly discouraged by the administration. If you share accounts with a player who is ban evading, all of your accounts and IP addresses will be permentantly blocked. If you share accounts with someone (or log into their accounts regularly) and he/she gets banned, you risk your accounts being banned as well; similarly, if you get banned, there is a risk that anyone you share your accounts with will be banned too. + Nonconstructive Criticism There is a fine line between complaining and giving constructive criticism. Whether it is about the staff or the server itself, this will now be a punishable offense. Complaining and doing nothing yourself is not only unhelpful, but is detrimental to the server's reputation.
If you want more events, updates, or whatever have you.. complaining is NOT the way to get them. Instead, try offering your help, or providing constructive and beneficial insights into what we could do to better serve you. The very least you can do is to be supportive and appreciative of the effort and work that the staff does put in. This applies to both the discord and in game.
+ Disrespecting and/or defying a member of the staff's decision The staff's decision is final. Players can seek clarification as to why they were punished, however, they may not disrespect, flame, nor be flippant to any staff because of a punishment. This will not be tolerated and will result in further punishment. Instead, if you believe you have been punished unfairly, make a ticket in the ticket system. + Inappropriate Language Any use of language that is abusive, threatening, defamatory, vulgar, sexually explicit, obscene or racially/ethnically offensive is not allowed. This applies to both explicit and implicit language, images, and/or links to other websites. + Harassment The harassment of or personal attacks on other players is forbidden. This includes the discussion and/or distribution of any personal or private information or pictures as well as slandering/defaming/spreading rumors about another player. Repeatedly targeting a specific player or persons will lead to more severe punishment. + Disrespect (you must respect others and their rights to enjoy the forums and game play) This is an extension of the rules prohibiting harassment and certain types of language. Even if a player is not explicitly breaching any aforementioned rules, any form of disrespect to other players and staff will not be tolerated. Disrespecting and/or patronizing new players or posters is discouraged.
Please note that depending on the severity of the offense, such actions may result in punishment. Continual offenses against new players will not go unpunished. + Advertising Advertising other servers, top sites, games, or channels is not acceptable. We provide a game for everyone to enjoy and forums to discuss it, not a place for free advertising.
+ Unauthorized access to server (e.g. hacking): Users of IdunRO are only allowed to access the server via our authorized patcher and/or login windows. + Botting (to use a third-party program that plays the game for you, this inlcude built-in macro keyboards to attempt farm): These kinds of programs not only ruin the experience intended for IdunRO, but can also negatively impact the server's economy. + Third-Party Programs (to use programs that aid/effect players' gameplay): This rule applies to any "bot" , helpers, sprite edits or programs that give any unfair advantage. + Bug abuse (To use a flaw of the game for your benefit): Bugs must be reported as soon as possible via @request. If a Game Master is not online to respond said request, the player must file a bug report in our Ticket System. + Account Theft (to steal another players account): This rule will apply to any case of account theft. Stealing items and accounts both fall under this rule. + Selling/trading/buying items for money, aka PHP Selling items is strictly prohibited under any circumstances. Anyone who buys items from another player will have all purchased items removed and also risks their account(s) being blocked. Anyone who is aware of players buying/selling items for money and doesn't report them may also receive punishment, depending on the severity of the case.
This is handled on a case by case basis since no two cases are identical. + Filing a chargeback/scamming us (To donate/contribute then ask for your money back): We use your donations to fund and support our servers. Once you donate and file a chargeback, we will be hit with a hefty fee which hurts our ability to maintain and continue to offer the service we do. Players who threaten to do a chargeback may also receive punishment.
+ Ban Evasion Once you are blocked from the server, you are not permitted to create new accounts or access/play the server by any means.
This includes: creating new accounts, hiding items on alternate accounts/guild storages, giving other players your items/asking them to "hold" them for you, borrowing/sharing someone else's account, or any other means of ban evading. + Aiding in Ban Evasion This includes, but is not limited to: holding gear(s) for banned players, or receiving any gear(s) from a person who is banned or is about to be banned; lending or sharing gear with a player who is banned, whether knowingly or unknowingly; letting a player who is banned log in to or use your accounts in any way;
not reporting when a banned player is ban evading to the GM team; or any other action that helps a banned player evade their ban. Since players should not lend their gear to anyone or share their accounts, if you aid a banned player, whether you know if they are banned or not doesn't matter. Your account and your items are your responsibility and you will be held accountable. + Scamming (to trick another player into doing/giving something to/for you): We, as a Game Master team, want IdunRO to have an honest community. Failure to abide by this will result in severe punishments. + Unnecessary Usage Of Skills (to constantly use skills unnecessary to the given situation): This is considered as community harassment and punished as such + Unnecessary Repetition of a word or sentence (Spam): If you want to get a message out to players, simply put up a chat room or make a broadcast. The GM team is also available via @request, but typing your message once is enough for us to notice
+ Immoral Speech (to use excessive offensive language): When reporting someone for verbal abuse, keep in mind CONSTANT verbal abuse is punishable, this means just a simple curse word is not enough. However, this is subject to change depending on the severity and repetition of your case. + Broadcast abuse (To use the broadcaster to insult other players or annoy the community in general) Broadcast abuse is defined as using the broadcaster for the purpose of making misleading broadcasts, insulting, provoking, harassing, profaning, and/or annoying other players or the community in general, but is also definable via a Game Master's criteria.
Reviewing a GM via broadcaster is instant punishment, there is no way around this. Using the broadcaster for conversation is prohibited. Foul language will not be tolerated as broadcasts are viewed by the entire server. Disguising an abuse with a B> or S>, will also result in punishment. + Intentional Spamming/Broadcast Abuse (To use the broadcaster, public, or private chat to insult other players or annoy the community in general) The use of ASCII/Other methods in order to avoid being banned/punished for broadcast abuse or spamming is strictly prohibited. + Failure To Co-operate With Game Masters (to not listen to a Game Masters instructions) Read carefully everything written in bright pink/purple letters: that's one of the Game Masters speaking. + Game Master Work Prevention (to pester the Game Master and not allow them to get any work done [includes spamming @request during events]) + Spreading false information about the server and/or staff This applies to excessive non-constructive criticism, slander, or anything that unjustly jeapordizes the reputation of the server and/or its staff.
+ Revealing a Game Master's identity This applies to not only directly stating who a Game Master is, but also implying who he/she is by any indirect means. + Extensive Begging (to continuously ask for something and annoying others around you) + Game Master Impersonation (to have GM in front of your alias when not an actual Game Master or naming yourself in a way that you could be mistaken for the GM) Avoid having the letters 'G' and 'M' to be the first of your name. The use of the word "Admin" is also strictly forbidden for character names.
Any word that may lead others reach the conclusion that you are part of IdunRO's staff is also forbidden. + Player Impersonation (To misrepresent yourself as someone else) This rule also includes "mocking" names similar to that of another player. + Cheating or dishonest tactics in WoE (The use of underhanded methods to hinder your opponent's performance during WoE) The following are forbidden actions in WoE and will be accountable for a punishment: *Breaking Bloody Branches and/or Dead Branches on WoE maps when WoE is active. *Opening chats/vends around the emperium or any other sort of method to block the targeting of the emperium. (Obstructing the targeting of the emperium with your own character does not apply for punishment) *Dealing, sending friend requests, sending party invites or any other sort of method to hinder an opponent's vision during WoE.
+ Advertising other servers/games (to advertise a server unrelated to IdunRO): We do not pay for bandwidth so you can advertise your server(s). It's that simple. Please note that your IP address will be delivered to the advertised server's Game Master team, so a punishment is enforced in both servers.
This is, of course, in our best efforts to prevent any type of server advertising and/or misunderstanding between servers. + Potential hazard to the server (Anything that may affect IdunRO's server or gameplay of the server(s).) Just because you don't find something stated as forbidden in this document, doesn't mean you should do it.
The golden rule is to use your common sense. If your actions are deemed a hazard to the server, the Game Master team will take full action to prevent it, even if there is no statue in this document that forbids your actions.