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How the Punishment System works

The Punishment Point System

When a rule is broken, the guilty player is given one or more “PP” (Punishment Points). The punishing action that will be taken against that player depends on how many PPs he has accumulated.

When some offenses are made in different times, the newer PPs are added to the older ones to determine the new punishment, even if the previous offenses already brought to an action. One PPs is usually deleted after one month without any offense committed, while if a new offense is made before one month, the PP cooldown period will start again.

Topics, posts or parts of them that are considered an offense will be removed. Really small and involuntary offenses, at Administration’s discretion, can be not given any PP and bring to a simple correction of the offense and a fast warning.

Offenses and related Punishment Points

A. PG-13 material

Posting material, language or images, inappropriate for a PG-13 rating. It is not permitted in both RP ON and OFF situations. 3 PPs.

B. Spreading of illicit material

Spreading of illicit information, language and/or image, that is harmful, considered threatening, abusive, unlawful, slanderous that defames and/or vilifies another player/user/other or damages their privacy. In RP ON situation, it should be clearly related to characters only and not heavy and not repeated. More information is in “Remember” section of this document. 2 PPs.

C. Obscenity and racism

Use of vulgar, obscene, blasphemous and racist (against races, religions, sexual preferences and any other players real lives aspects) behavior. Cursing In RP ON situation, it should be clearly related to characters only and not heavy and not repeated. More information is in “Remember” section of this document. 3 PPs.

D. Ads and viruses

Distribution of adverts and/or advertising material, "spam" or any other programs that disrupt or minimize the function of the software and hardware or any other third party telecommunication programs. Diffusion of any material that contains viruses or other codes, file/s or programs created to interrupt, to destroy or to limit the operation of the software, of the hardware or of the installations of other third party telecommunications. It is not permitted in both RP ON and OFF situations. PermaBan.

E. Links

Posting links (visible or hidden) to other games is not permitted. 5 PPs. Administration can also permaban the account for this offence.

F. Screenshots and private conversations

Posting (via screenshot also) private messages, e-mails, MSN logs, chat transcripts, posts from private forums or any kind of private conversation, without the author's or all participants’ permission. Only if the author gives consent: In RP ON situation, it should be clearly related to characters and game situations only. In RP ON situation, only information coming from the Game (official Forum included) are allowed. More information is in “Remember” section of this document. 6 PPs.

G. Communication manipulation

Faking your online ID, for example by having more characters and using them both, in order to manipulate communication.It is not permitted in both RP ON and OFF situations. 2 PPs.

H. Public complaints

Discussing the activities/decisions of the moderators/administrators on the public forum and slandering of Admins or staff. It is forbidden both covertly or openly. Asking for information about moderation activities is allowed only in the forum administration/moderation board, in a polite and not accusatorial or arrogant way. It is not permitted in both RP ON and OFF situations. 4 PPs.

I. Spam

Spamming or opening multiple topics about the same subject. Spam is posting the same content in different threads. Spam is also posting unuseful or meaningless or repeated content repeatedly. It is not permitted in both RP ON and OFF situations. 3 PPs.

J. Going off-topic and disturbing

Deviating from the original subject of a topic, both voluntarily or not. Disturbing other’s topics by posting non related material. Going off-topic can “happen” to players and sometimes it can add interesting information. But you should never forget what the topic is talking about and what it was created for. In RP ON situations you should think about how appropriate is your participation, particularly in Closed RP or particular RP situations (trials, embassies, etc). More information is in “Remember” section of this document. 3 PPs.

K. Flame

Flaming, bashing and trolling. Flaming is hostile and insulting interaction between players/characters. Also provoking someone to behave bad, break these rules or start flaming is included into this offense. In RP ON situation, it should be clearly related to characters only and not heavy and not repeated. More information is in “Remember” section of this document. 3 PPs.

K2. Accusing other players of multi

Accusing publicly other player of multi account or other behaviour is forbidden. You can eventually report any suspicious behaviour privately with a ticket. 3 PPs.

L. Translations

Posting in an international board without translating the text into English or posting in a local board without translating the post into the local/ kingdom’s official language. In RP ON situation, it should be clearly related to characters and game situations only. More information is in “Remember” section of this document. 2 PPs.

M. Referring to real world

When RP ON, referring to real historical events, holy texts and religions, political situations, and to reality in general. For gaming purpose only InGame happened events, religions, politics, etc are allowed. Everything that has not got (or didn’t have) an InGame execution does not exist in the game (and on all other game related communication tools). 2 PPs.

N. Signatures

Signature pictures mustn’t be larger than 400 pixels wide by 125 tall (400x125). This means the total area of all images in the signature. Few lines of text can be added above or below the images, in a small font. Total height of both images and text must not exceed 125 pixels for more than a line of text. Links (respecting rule E) are allowed. Signatures can be deleted when breaking rules. Several signature rules violations may lead to PPs according to rule J.

P. Banned players

Speaking on behalf of a banned player: it is not permitted in both RPON and OFF situations. Only exception to this rule is made for judges in forum trials, who can receive via IG private message information from the banned player and post it on his behalf. Banned players can use the ticket support center to communicate with Administration. 3 PPs.

Q. God-Modding and other RP infractions

Attempt to control other characters actions, speeches or reactions without the other player's permission. Using metagaming in posts. 1 PPs.

R. Misuse of RP and/or OFF

Roleplaying in an OFF topic and/or abusive use of OFF comments on a RP topic . The use of OOC and OFF on a RP topic may be allowed if the proper tag is used and it is not repeated too much so to not ruin the RP flow. 3 PPs.

S. Abusive reports to Moderation

Use of the "report to moderation" button to send fake or excessive reports. PMs to Moderators are also included in this rule. 3 PPs.

Cumulability

If more rules are broken at the same time the max of all the PPs will be taken.

  Example: Player breaks rule C (3 PPs) and E (6 PPs). Player gets max(3,6) = 6 PPs.

Aggravating circumstances

In some circumstances an Admin can add max 1 PP to the total:

  1. Breaking the same rule repeatedly
  2. Breaking lots of rules at the same time
  3. Severity of the infraction
  4. Damaging forum, game or other tools functionality with bad behaviour

An Admin can also subtract max 1 PP from the total.

Punishment Points and Consequences

1 Point: Warning via PM from admin or mod 24 hours suspension from the communication media (forum/chat or game)

2 Points: 3 days suspension from the communication media (forum/chat or game)

3 Points: 5 days suspension from the communication media (forum/chat or game)

4 Points: 7 days suspension from the communication media (forum/chat or game)

5 Points: 14 days suspension from the communication media (forum/chat or game)

6 Points: 30s day suspension from the communication media (forum/chat or game)

7 Points: 90s day suspension from the communication media (forum/chat or game)

20 and more: Points: 90s day suspension from the communication media (forum/chat or game)

Punishment application

Punishment will be applied where the violation happened.

  • Violation happened in forum => Ban from forum
  • Violation happened in game => Ban from game

Note: For punishments that brings bans greater than 30 days, the agreement is reviewed with at least one other moderator.

Slide-Back Rule

If a player has not violated any rules for one month, the player's accumulated violation points are reduced by a point. In severe or exceptional cases, the administration can skip to a longer suspension period or a permanent ban.

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