Community Guidelines


#144

I agree with Jainus again. Freedom of speech thing - plus, if people are choosing to leave the game, you probably want to know why so you can stop it happening more, right?


#145

I see a distinction between “Here are problems I have with the game. These are why I am leaving.” and “I’m leaving the game. So long, suckas!” It is currently permitted to make threads (and posts) about aspects of the game you don’t like. What is against the rules is to make a thread for the purpose of announcing a departure.

(Besides, I have now seen so many posts that talk about leaving the game, I can come to only two conclusions. Either people are not telling the truth when they say they are quitting, or there is a way to re-use user names after their original owner departs the game.)


#146

but angry incendiary posts have always been my fav part of online forums :frowning:


#147

Quiet.

I should amend my statement to add that, obviously, they should be shut down if they are ill-mannered.

Of course, someone quitting isn’t particularly going to care about the rules anymore, soooo good luck with enforcing this.


#148

Freedom of speech is never an issue on a forum owned by a corporation. Simply put, there isn’t any. All forums have rules and following those is pretty much the prevailing law.


#149

It isn’t anywhere else anymore either, it basically ceased to exist.


#150

I am happy with this rule, though I do appreciate the feedback and ensuing discussion. If players want to discuss why they are leaving the game, as I stated, they can do so in our feedback threads. They can even PM me directly, or one of our other support agents. If this is your primary concern, there are many ways to leave feedback and for us to understand why a player has decided to leave in lieu of them making an often angry (or even abusive) thread dedicated to them leaving the game.


#151

I think people are letting themselves get caught up in the weeds. The rule as stated barely affects anyone at all as it is merely semantics.

The devs want to promote discussion and the exchange of ideas. Which of these titles do you think would accomplish that?

  1. “I don’t like x,y,z and I think it should change in the following ways.”
  2. “That’s it I’m done selfish greedy devs.”

You can still disagree. Just do it in a way that leads to productive discussion. It’s about HOW you present your opinions. All of life is about how you present yourself.


#152

Heads up! We have made some new changes to the guidelines. Please re-familiarise yourself with the pre-existing rules, and read the amendment below.

What are the consequences of breaking a rule?

Please be aware that the following bans and potential consequences are a rough guide. Bans are issued at our discretion, and as such, if a player exhibits behaviour that is seen as sufficiently severe, they will incur a ban that reflects this. This means that more extreme behaviour will result in a longer ban even if it is a player’s first offense. (Yes, this can include a permanent ban.)

Not everything is black and white, but we will always endeavour to be as impartial and fair as possible when banning players. Please take the time that you are banned to reflect on your behaviour. If you feel that you have been unfairly banned, or banned for a period of time that does not accurately reflect your infraction, please contact a member of staff to discuss this further. Please be aware that our decision is final, and we may or may not change our decision.

Global Chat

  • A first time offence will see 24 hour chat ban.
  • A second time offence will incur a 48 hour chat ban.
  • A third time offence will incur a week long chat ban.
  • If you commit a fourth offence you will be chat banned forever.

#153

If you “may” change your decision, does that mean it is not actually final? :stuck_out_tongue:
*ducks, runs*


#154

What’s that? We’ve updated our guidelines again? I’m on a guidelines rampage, it is true. Here is the latest!

Hacking

Protip: Don’t hack the game!

Our game employs many anti-cheating tools, so players can be auto-banned by our system. However, we also investigate players, and ban them if we find them cheating. If you feel that you have been fallaciously banned, please contact our support so we can investigate your account. Please remember that any decisions made after being contacted are final.


#155

How about exploits? I heard there was/is an arena exploit, tho i dont know what exactly it is or if it is fixed. Does it result in resources removed or account banned?


#156

Stop it with your useful contributions to the forums, already. Enough is enough!


#157

I thought it was time to add this in writing to our Community Guidelines.