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Post by Administrator » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:42 am

Code of Conduct

The guidelines and rules listed below explain what behavior is expected of you and what behavior you can expect from other community members. Note that the following guidelines are not exhaustive, and may not address all manner of offensive behavior. As such, moderators and game masters shall have full discretion to address any behavior that they feel is inappropriate. Also, suspension or banishment from the game will always result in the same in regard to forum access, and vice versa. Netherspite reserves the right to suspend your access at any time for reasons that include, but are not necessarily limited to, your failure to abide by these guidelines.

If you feel you have been issued a warning point unfairly, you can appeal to have the warning revoked by lodging a support ticket. Note that suspensions are only subject to appeal under extraordinary circumstances.

We reserve the right to evaluate each incident on a case by case basis. The action we take may be more lenient or more severe than those listed under each category:

Support Requests and Bug Reporting


Spamming or Trolling

This category includes:
  • Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, or pure gibberish
  • Publicly misrepresenting and/or falsifying Netherspite policy and/or staff statements for the sole purpose of causing unrest
  • Creating threads for the sole purpose of causing unrest on the forums
  • Causing disturbances in forum threads, such as picking fights, making off topic posts that ruin the thread, insulting other posters
  • Making non-constructive posts
  • Referencing or posting internet memes
  • Abusing the Reported Post feature by sending false alarms or nonsensical messages
  • Numbering a thread, IBTL, TLDR, or any other fad statements

If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

  • Be given a penalty, temporary or permanent ban, depending upon severity

Racial / Ethnic

This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
    Promote racial/ethnic hatred[/list]
    • Are recognized as a racial/ethnic slur
    • Allude to a symbol of racial/ethnic hatred

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

    • Be given a penalty, temporary or permanent ban, depending upon severity


      Multiple Accounts

      You are permitted to own only one account which is to be used both in game and on the forums. This includes, but is not limited to:
      • Running multiple games at the same time, otherwise known as "multi-boxing"
      • Owning more than account to exceed maximum character limit
      • Circumventing a suspension with a secondary account
      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be given a a penalty or suspension, depending upon severity

      Account Sharing and Account Access Limitations


      Only you are allowed to access an account registered in your name. We don't recognize the transfer of accounts between individuals. Activities performed on your account are your liability.
      You may not share your account or password with anyone, except if you are a parent or guardian, in which case you may permit one minor child to use your account. You may not use your account at the same time, and you are liable for activities conducted by the minor child.
      You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and the use of your user name and password. You are responsible for all uses of your information, even if you don't authorize them. Security of your account is your responsibility.


      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be given a a penalty or suspension, depending upon severity

      Account Trading

      This category includes both advertising your account or characters for sale or trade, or advertising that you are looking for an account, characters, items or similar to purchase through:
      • Forum posts
      • In game chatter
      • Linking to eBay or other online marketplaces
      • Listing you have something for trade and then offering your contact information

      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:
      • Be permanently banned

      Real Money Trade (RMT)


      This includes the purchasing and trading of gold, items, characters, accounts or other services in exchange for real world currency


      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be given a penalty, temporary or permanent ban, depending upon severity and have the purchased items removed

      No Hacking/Botting


      Players caught using 3rd party programs or manipulating files to gain an unfair advantage will be permanently banned and this is not an appeal-able offense.


      Advertising and links


      Do not advertise other servers, services for this server or 3rd party programs via any type of in-game chat.
      Do not post links to any websites in chat. If you see any, don't follow them they could be malicious.


      Scams


      Do not attempt to scam others out of items or money. This includes trade scams as well as things like casinos (hosting games where players /roll for a chance to win gold or items).
      Staff impersonation for scams or threats is strictly forbidden and will result in guilty parties being banned. Never give your account/personal information out or give gold/items to someone on the basis that they are server staff.
      Always be cautious with what you have earned when dealing with others to avoid scam situations especially when concerning COD mail.
      Buying/selling/trading accounts is against the rules, these activities are ripe for scams.


      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be given a penalty, temporary or permanent ban, depending upon severity

      Bug Exploits

      Exploiting bugs in a way to gain an unfair advantage over others is forbidden. If you find a bug you can report it via the in-game report feature. Trying to justify using a bug because it's "on the server" is not a acceptable defense, it is still wrong to try to take advantage and you will be punished.


      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be given a penalty, temporary or permanent ban, depending upon severity

      PvP

      Netherspite is a PvP server and normal PvP rules apply. Getting ganked/camped is part of the experience. There are several PvP situations we would like to address which fall outside of the normal PvP fun.
      • Do not afk in battlegrounds to farm honor as it ruins the experience for others.
      • Colluding with someone to intentionally farm honor off you in the open world is against the rules.
      • Do not manipulate the arena ladder in order to gain rank or advantage.

      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be given a penalty, temporary or permanent ban, depending upon severity

      Extreme Sexuality / Violence

      This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
      • Refer to extreme and/or violent sexual acts
      • Refer to extremely violent real life actions
      • Pornography

      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be given a penalty, temporary or permanent ban, depending upon severity

      Real-Life Threats

      This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
      • Refer to violence in any capacity that is not directly related to the game world

      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be given a penalty, temporary or permanent ban, depending upon severity

      Distribution of Real-Life Personal Information

      This category includes:
      • Releasing any real-life information about other players or Netherspite staff

      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be permanently banned

      Sexual Orientation

      This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
      • Insultingly refer to any aspect of sexual orientation pertaining to themselves or other players

      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be given a penalty, temporary or permanent ban, depending upon severity

      Posting Exploits, Cheats, Hacks, Trojan Horses or Malicious Programs

      This category includes:
      • Posting links to exploits, cheats, hacks, or malicious viruses / programs
      • If you would like to report information regarding exploits, cheats or hacks to an Administrator, please use our support system which can be found on the forums.

      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be permanently banned

      Impersonating a Staff Member

      This category includes:
      • Passing yourself off as a Netherspite staff member to post false information

      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be given a penalty, temporary or permanent ban, depending upon severity

      Posting Unreleased Content / Hacking Data Files

      This category includes language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
      • Show the results of hacking or any tampering of the game's MPQ files
      • Discuss, or display any data not available through normal game play

      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:
      • Be permanently banned
      Obscene / Vulgar

      This category includes both clear and masked language in posts, signatures, and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
      • Are an inappropriate reference to human anatomy or bodily functions
      • Are pornographic in nature

      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be given a penalty, temporary or permanent ban, depending upon severity
        While these repercussions may seem harsh, we feel very strongly that this behavior has no place in our community due to its extremely offensive and inappropriate nature.

      Inappropriate Language

      This category includes language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
      • Are a mildly inappropriate reference to human anatomy or bodily functions
      • Are otherwise considered objectionable
      • Bypass the Mature Language filter

      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be given a penalty, temporary or permanent ban, depending upon severity

      Harassing or Defamatory

      This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images, or any in-game actions which:
      • Insultingly refer to other characters, players, Netherspite staff, or groups of people
      • Result in ongoing harassment to other characters, players, Netherspite staff, or groups of people

      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be given a penalty, temporary or permanent ban, depending upon severity
      Harassment takes many forms, and is not necessarily limited to the type of language used, but the intent. Repeatedly targeting a specific player with harassment can lead to more severe action. The idea behind this is to prevent any one player from consistently being uncomfortable in the community.

      National

      This category includes language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
      • Promote national hatred
      • Are recognized as national slurs
      • Allude to symbols of national hatred

      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be given a penalty, temporary or permanent ban, depending upon severity

      Creating Duplicate Threads

      This category includes:
      • Creating threads about existing topics
      • Creating a separate thread about an existing topic for further discussion in more than one forum

      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be given a penalty, temporary or permanent ban, depending upon severity

      Cross Linking Threads

      This category includes:
      • Creating threads with the sole purpose of linking another post

      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be given a penalty, temporary or permanent ban, depending upon severity

      Advertising

      This category includes advertisement of:
      • Any non-beneficial, non-server related businesses, organizations, or websites

      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be given a penalty, temporary or permanent ban, depending upon severity

      Discussing Disciplinary Actions

      This category includes:
      • Creating posts or threads to discuss disciplinary actions taken against a player, including chat logs and email correspondence between a player and a Game Master (GM)
      • Creating posts or threads to discuss disciplinary actions taken against someone
        Discussing disciplinary action in public realm channels (say, world, etc.)

      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be given a penalty, temporary or permanent ban, depending upon severity
      Each department has its actions supervised, and any questions or concerns regarding the method in which a situation was handled can be addressed to our support system.

      Circumventing a Suspension / Ban

      This category includes:
      • Posting on another account
      • Having someone post on your behalf

      If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

      • Be permanently banned

      Important
      • Repeatedly violating any area of the Netherspite Terms of Use or Forum Code of Conduct, including the areas detailed above, will often result in permanent banishment
      • This is an English realm and as such is mandatory to be spoken on the forums and in game public channels.
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