RPG MO Code of Conduct - Game rules [deprecated]

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RPG MO Code of Conduct - Game rules [deprecated]

Postby Terminus » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:34 am

This is out of date - see viewtopic.php?f=18&t=8662 for up to date rules.

In-Game Rules for RPG MO

1. No In-Game Chat Abuse
To ensure that gameplay is pleasant for everyone, the use of vulgar language or spamming the chat with excessive text dialog is strictly against the rules. There are a large number of things that fall under this rule, so THINK before you hit that enter button!

Examples of violations of this rule include:
-Excessive use of vulgar or profane language
-Shouting at other players in uppercase (Caps Lock)
-Harassing one or multiple players
-Racism, Sexism, and other discriminatory remarks
-Spamming the chat with excessive lines of pointless text
-Advertising other games or game websites
-Discussing or planning illegal activities with other players
-Not listening to a moderator or other RPG MO staff member
-Promoting the use of drugs
-Offensive conversations, which can include politics and religion


2. No Botting/Macroing
While playing RPG MO, you must be at your computer at all times, and may not use a program, auto-clicker, or additional software to make it easier to train or gather resources. This is to prevent players from AFK training, or training their accounts while they're asleep/busy with real life. Any accounts that are found to be botting will be permanently jailed and banned.


3. No Interaction Between Multiple Accounts
~Although you are allowed to have multiple accounts (A maximum of FIVE), and are allowed to have a maximum of two accounts logged in at one time, you may not use secondary "slave" account to gather resources to give to a "primary" account for skill training.
~This also includes using accounts for storage space, and selling the resources gathered on one account to gain money on another.
~Interacting with your alts (alternate accounts) in the arena is not allowed either. Those who break this rule will be kicked from the arena. If you are found again breaking this rule, you and your alts will not be allowed to join the arena for a week.
~Your main character and your alt are not allowed to be in the same party quest dungeon.
~You aren't allowed to give items to your friend so he/she gives them to your alt account, in the end it's still trading between same player accounts. Bypassing the mechanism that prevents trading with your alternate accounts is a bannable offense.
~Main accounts are not allowed to escort, or clear mob path, for lower level alternate characters as this is also bannable.
~You are not allowed to have your alts in the same world on pvp. Attacking one player with 2 accounts is alt interaction and abuse.
~Any accounts that are found to be interacting with each other who have the same owner will be permanently jailed and banned.


4. No Scamming
Although it states that you should never trust anyone you talk to in RPG MO, that doesn't give you the right to attempt to abuse others by misinforming them with false information in order to gain a personal advantage over them. Players are allowed to sell their items for any price they like, but is expected that they charge a reasonable price when privately bartering with others.

Examples of violations of this rule include:
-Convincing someone that an item is worth more than it really is
-Begging (There's lots of opportunities to get money for new as well as old players, just asking in chat to get free money will more likely get you ignored)
-Convincing someone that an item is worthless so that they will give it to you
-Convincing someone to share their password with you
-Asking for real-life information such as phone numbers
-Convincing someone that the rules are different from what they really are

5. No Cheating or Bug Abuse
Although the majority of the newly added content to the game is bug free, sometimes the developers miss bugs that can be abused by players. The use of any bugs for your own personal benefit is against the rules because it gives you an unfair advantage over the rest of the community.


6. No Real World Trading
Under no circumstances should players exchange items or money that they have earned in-game for real life pay outside of RPG MO. The only way to acceptably use real-world currency to purchase in-game items is through the approved MOS system, accessible by clicking the bottom right-hand corner of the game.

Examples of violations of this rule include:
-Purchasing an account for real world currency
-Purchasing items for real world currency
-Purchasing gold for real world currency
-Purchasing any of the above items by doing a favor in real-life
-Trading accounts with another person

7. No abuse of the daily login feature.
The purpose of the daily login bonus is for players to login and play, not stay logged in idle. If a player has been idle for 2 days or more, they are subject to being kicked from the server.

8. No offensive names allowed.
When you create a character, choose a name that is appropriate (which means it must comply with the rules for talking in [EN]).
You will be asked to change offensive names you make and will be kicked from the server. Any name that contains or implies cursing, sex, bigotry, drugs, harassment or anything similar will not be condoned.
Players who continue to create offensive names after being warned will be banned.

9. No trolling the market.
Don't put up multiple, unrealistic personal offers to an other player, or flood the market with single resources (for example 10 offers for 1 Fir Log for 10.000 each)

10. No account sharing.
No sharing your character. Only you are allowed to play your character. This includes giving your character to another person after you have leveled it.

That's what I have so far, if you believe that any rule is unfair, could be improved grammatically, or that another rule should be added, PLEASE post explaining your thoughts, opinions and suggestions!
Last edited by Terminus on Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:32 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: RPG MO Code of Conduct

Postby worldstone » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:07 am

-1 to Using vulgar or profane language (global ban on any swearing is annoying)
+1 to Shouting at other players in uppercase (almost always intentional and bad)
-1 to Harassing or speaking negatively towards other players (global ban on negativity is annoying)
-1 to Racism, Sexism, and other discriminatory remarks (jokes are not bad when in jest)
+1 to Spamming the chat with excessive lines of pointless text (intentional and annoying)
+1 to Advertising other games or websites (dont need advertising games here)
-1 to Discussion of drugs other other illegal activities (dont need censorship)
+1 Not listening to a moderator or other RPG MO staff member (people should respect the staff)

Basically actions that are intentionally annoying or disruptive to a good chat are bad. But I don't think we need to overly censor what people say when they are not being intentionally offensive or disruptive. The rest of the rules not involving the chat rules I agree with completely.
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Re: RPG MO Code of Conduct

Postby Katt » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:42 am

7. Use common sense.
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Re: RPG MO Code of Conduct

Postby Terminus » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:43 am

worldstone wrote:-1 to Using vulgar or profane language (global ban on any swearing is annoying)
-1 to Harassing or speaking negatively towards other players (global ban on negativity is annoying)
-1 to Racism, Sexism, and other discriminatory remarks (jokes are not bad when in jest)
-1 to Discussion of drugs other other illegal activities (dont need censorship)


1. I will edit this to "Excessive use" because we are indeed allowed to swear.
2. I will remove "speaking negatively" because you are correct, we are allowed to argue, but not harass.
3. This one stays. A joke is a joke, racism and sexism are racism and sexism.
4. I'll get rid of the drugs part, but this just helps to prevent RPG MO from getting involved with anything that may happen in real life, such as "I met a guy on this videogame who sold me illegal drugs"
It keeps Reside from having to deal with any legal issues that may be faced, because this is a "rule".
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Re: RPG MO Code of Conduct

Postby worldstone » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:43 am

Thanks I agree with your edits, spot on.
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Re: RPG MO Code of Conduct

Postby cmdskp » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:29 am

"-Racism, Sexism, and other discriminatory remarks"

I think this needs to include: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity discrimination. These being the most common forms of abuse and discrimination used in chat to offend or deride an individual or group.

Nobody should have to read the most offensive intended insults flung around or be made to feel alienated or helpless because the rules don't include specifically, the widest used offensive forms.

*EDIT* Some clarification needs to be added on what the consequences are for each type of offense? E.g. instant muting or warning first.

After discussing with reside today in chat; he explained that it's an instant 1hr mute for any game advertising link, whether it's related to chat(e.g. a joke suggestion to visit a game that's linked in to current words used) or not. But the rules are missing the consequences(and procedures followed by moderators) above in some sections. Adding them would be useful for future moderators and players when reviewing the rules above. :)
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Re: RPG MO Code of Conduct

Postby Cyanniqa » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:24 am

I agree with cmdskp, that homophobia should also be put on that list. I have noticed he isn't around much any more... and that is a shame.

Plus, if something can also be said about 'rape' in the rules. I have heard rape jokes here and children using the word 'rape' when they beat and battle a foe - like 'I raped this Skeleton King'. I do say that rape is a terrible crime to which I get taunted and booed at and accussed of spoiling someone's fun or some such nonsense.

I really was hoping that RPG MO would not have to drag in all the ugliness of the real world and initially I thought the community was decent and above all that but of late, I have changed my mind. There is some really bad stuff here and so I have to turn my chat off.

Not sure what can be done about it, maybe just adding more descriptors in the terms... who knows.
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Re: RPG MO Code of Conduct

Postby NEf » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:53 pm

Cyanniqa wrote:...There is some really bad stuff here and so I have to turn my chat off...

the same reason I'm playing without chat most of the time (chat minimized untill I need to tomunicate someone personally)
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Re: RPG MO Code of Conduct

Postby Azoulas » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:21 am

Can something be done about considering anyone on the same IP to be an "alt" account?

I'm unable to play with or trade with anyone else in my house even if we are playing from different accounts, different computers, both accounts registered to different emails as well...

"3. No Interaction Between Multiple Accounts
Although you are allowed to have multiple accounts (A maximum of FIVE), and are allowed to have more than one account training at one time, you may not use secondary "slave" accounts to gather resources to give to a "primary" account for skill training. This also includes using accounts for storage space, and selling the resources gathered on one account to gain money on another. Any accounts that are found to be interacting with each other who have the same owner will be permanently jailed and banned. You arent allowed to give items to your firend so he/she gives them to your alt account, in the end it's still trading between same player accounts."

I bring this up because my brother started playing last night and I started playing today, he was going to focus on smithing first and I was going to focus on fishing, but were unable to even trade eachother, the other thing that bothers me is if we want to play together but you consider us as being "alt" accounts don't we run the risk of getting banned? That's a huge flaw for anyone wanting to play this game with anyone in the same household.
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Re: RPG MO Code of Conduct

Postby Roase » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:30 pm

You and your brother can play. We won't ban you.

As far as trading between you and your brother, that is not going to be changed. You can't trade with players on the same IP address. I as a chat moderator can not send items to my 6 year old son, so I know how it is. But unfortunately, we had too many people alt trading, and this was the only way to stop them.
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