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Terms of Use

Post#1 » Wed May 11, 2016 1:53 am

Terms of Use/Service

To begin with: Be our guest. We are happy you are here. :)

- We will try our best to offer you a pleasant experience.
- We will consider any constructive and appropriately constructed feedback.
- We will maintain a neutral position when it comes to realm bias.
- We will provide a high level of communication when game services are impacted, intentional or otherwise.

As a guest, and for the enjoyment of all, we are just asking you to follow some common sense rules listed below. The purpose of these rules is to protect you, the other players, and the project in general.

By creating an account, staff will assume you have already agreed to the following.

General Rules:

1.Respect/Protect others and yourself.

1.1 Don't Be A ****
We are all here to play and enjoy the game. Attacking other players in chat, trolling players in general with toxic attitudes, or finding other creative ways to disrupt other players from enjoying their time here. None of this is appreciated.
Respect is the word, whether you hate someone or simply think they're a bad player, you can be respectful. Keep in mind this is just a game, and there is no reason and no place for real grieves/grudges.

1.2 You are responsible of your account.
It is yours and only yours. Don’t share it unless you can accept the consequences of the other person potentially breaking the rules and having action taken against it (letting your kids play for example). If something bad happens in the hands of someone you trusted, it will be your problem, not ours, and sadly, you will be responsible for it.

1.3 Do not share personal information.
Whether yours or anyone else. This is imaginary videogame land. Your real name, the city you live in, your phone number, even your personal email, all of that stuff is off-limits. No one needs to know.

1.4 No advertising, soliciting, or spamming.
Threads may be created for Twitch streams and similar that affect our project. For anything else, check with a member of staff for an agreement. If not, it can be deleted on sight.

1.5 No offensive, political, religious, vulgar, or racially charged nicknames.
This also includes impersonating public figures (IRL, on RoR project). This is applies to both your forum account and any character names. « Offensive » may be subjective, but as owners of this project, it will be –in the end- our definition. Rather than define a vast list of potentially offensive names, please have some common sense and avoid anything that would cause others to take issue with your name.

1.6 Keep your use of language clean and family-friendly.
No use of racial slurs to be posted in game chat or on the forum This covers any form of discrimination or terms that could be perceived by the public as extremely offensive regardless of your justification of it.

1.7 No cheating.
- Don't use hacks, cheats and other illegitimate game modifications.
- Don't automate your gameplay by any means (macros, bots etc.) If your character is acting in the game, you MUST be able to respond to a GM if prompted.
- Don't use any addon which creates issues or allows access to exploits.

1.8 No ban evasion.
Evading a ban (which means you have been sanctioned for not respecting the present rules) by playing on another account will result in the evasion account being permanently banned. The same applies for allowing a banned player to use your account. Helping a banned player in any way will result in a sanction.
2.Respect/Protect the project and our work.

2.1 Do not use the forum or ingame chat to break the laws or promote breaking the laws of either your country of residence, the host country of the server (France), the United Kingdom, or the United States.

2.2 Don't intentionally profit from an exploit carried out by another player.
Exploiting or encouraging other people to exploit bugs and glitches that give you advantages ingame is prohibited. The staff has the right to neutralise any advantage gained by an exploit without reparation, even if an affected player was unaware –and we will be sorry for that- of said advantage.

2.3 No multiboxing.
You are only allowed to control one character in the game at a time.
- If you are approached by a GM for this offense, they have observed you for some time.

2.4 No colluding with the opposite faction to farm XP, Renown, Influence or any other benefits.
- Also known as Killtrading. Dueling is generally allowed. Letting someone kill you, and then killing them back is not.

2.5 Please notify staff of any bugs and exploits you discover or are made aware of.
Be sure to check if they are already mentioned on the bugtracker. We like the bugtracker, it's great for tracking bugs. You should post any bugs you find on the bugtracker as well! You can find it at the top of these forums.

2.6 No Denial of Service attacks (DDOS).
Interference with the ability of other Return of Reckoning users to enjoy playing the game in accordance with its rules, through any means, is forbidden. Plus, it is illegal. Obviously if you're doing this you don't care about the rules, but we may as well list it anyway.

2.7 Intentionally damaging the reputation of the project is unfair.
Engaging in slander/libel against the project on public third-party sites/ video chanel (Twich, Youtube…) by spreading rumors, lies, and pretty obvious deception is unacceptable. We are trying our best and even if you may disagree some of our choices, we don’t deserve a vile attitude. It will be investigated if we receive credible evidence of players doing so.

2.8 Do not use the forum or ingame chat to spread explicit content like pornography, gore, or illegal content.
Depsite the violent and adult nature of this PvP game, there are still a few younglings that play, and we're just not interested in that sort of stuff on the forums anyway. Keep it classy!

2.9 Making any kind of profit from this project is strictly forbidden.
- Running a Twitch or Youtube channel is obviously not considered for this rule.
- Don't attempt to sell accounts or items for real life currency
- Don't attempt to purchase accounts or items for real life currency
- Don't impersonate our services in an attempt to sell access to the server
3. RoR team and YOU

GENERAL RULES section 1 & 2 fully apply in your relationships with RoR Team. No matter the place, ingame / discord / social networks / RoR forum.

Always keep in mind members of staff are all unpaid volunteers that do their best and invest a lot of time to bring you this project, at no cost, for your enjoyment. Keep in mind they are all passionate, and not necessarily professionals. There are many different types of people on this project. Some will enjoy explaining complex systems in depth. Some are only interested in extremely useful dialogue, and find banter a waste of valuable time. Some are naturally friendly and always seek to help others. The ones that do frequently post on the forums you will get to know over time. There are many ways to get our attention and open up dialogue. However...

It doesn’t mean they are at your service at any moment.
It doesn't mean they are to blame for code that doesn't work right the first time.
It doesn't mean they can immediately fix what you find wrong with the game.

They have a life, a family, a real job, and they deserve –like anyone- to take a break. To relax. To enjoy RoR.

In a word, they are human, like you :)

3.1 Their purpose in life isn’t to make you miserable or abuse their status. :)

3.2 Their purpose is to make this project as good as possible for your own enjoyment.
- In the process of development, it may happen they will contact/involve you for any reason. We need your help to fix things.

3.3 Developers (Core / R&D / DB) are the reason we are able to play this game again. Please follow their instruction carefully when it is given. It is for the general interest of all other players, and yours of course.

3.4 The GM Team is an extension of those who made this game able to be played again, as such they are granted the right to take action against those who are not respecting the actual rules.
- This may be a simple message from a GM.
- This may be applied as an offical warning that is noted on your account.
- This may result in you being muted from chat for some time.
- This may end up with your access to the game being restricted, for some hours or days.

- According you are a nice person, none of this will ever happen to you. :)

- If you DO get caught up in a heated moment and a GM or staff member begins this process, it is for a reason.
- If you can resolve the issue immediately, sanctions may be avoided. We don't go out of our way to ban people who choose peace over conflict.

3.5 If unfortunately someone acts with animosity –which means rules have been violated-, don’t be surprised if staff member respond in the same way; with his own tools.

3.6 If you disagree with any disciplinary action taken by a member of staff, you should first contact the person in question by PMing them on the forum, and try to resolve the issue.
Alternatively, you can send an email to [email protected]

3.7 If you want to appeal a ban, you can use the ban appeal forum.

Always keep in mind that the amount of warned/banned people on this project since its beginning is VERY low compared to the amount of players who haven’t had any issue.

In conclusion:

Mutual courteous respect and common sense is the key of a good relationship.
Once again, this is just a game. Enjoy your time here, don't make it hard for others.
As owners, developers, and enforcers, we must protect the project and the players community and try our best to keep a healthy environment for all.
4. Forum /Bugtracker & Discussion usages:

4.1 When you post, keep in mind the general rules and Terms of Service (Respect, courtesy, etc)

4.2 Avoid « +1 », « QFT » or similar posts. It can stall discussion and provides very little of value.

4.3 Avoid double post/comments as much as you can; you can edit your previous post, and report duplicates.

4.4 Avoid cross-posting as much as you can. i.e. posting the same thing in multiple channels. We've read it the first time :)

4.5 Avoid necromancy. :shock: If a thread’s last post was more than a month ago, do not post in it. Maybe start a new topic!

4.6 Avoid moderating others by yourself. You don't need to involve yourself in this part of the process. Protect yourself; use the report button, we will take over.

4.7 Please, don’t recreate a new post if the same topic was locked. There is probably a reason don’t you think ? :)

4.8 Avoid formatting abuse. None here wanna have an epileptic crisis :). Try to make your post as clear as possible.

4.9 Signatures! You don’t need to sign your posts manually, just put your signature in the dedicated place for it inside your profile.
- Total height of any signature may not exceed 230 pixels.
- Please note that this does not refer to the image - it refers to the total vertical distance between the signature dividing bar and the bottom of your post.
- Violating signatures will be placed within spoiler tags.
- We are not monsters and if there is no extreme abuse, some pixels more will be tolerated.
- Signature content must follow rules described in Term of Service.

For the respect of all points in this section, failure to abide may result in a warning.
Ignoring the warning may result to stronger sanctions, like revoking access to forum, or temporary/permanent ban.
We know some people like to push boundaries and test how far the rules will go. It is taken into account, unfortunately for them. :(
5. In-game chat usages:

5.1 Server commands can be used in chat, they begin with .
5.2 Client commands can also be used in chat, they begin with /
Do /help to list them all. Most of them work.

For example:
* Finding a GM.
Use /say
then .gmlist

If it says there's no GM online, then there's no GM flagged currently. (They are probably hidden so they can play the game in peace.)
Of course, you may use in-game chat to ask if a GM is online, but do not spam repeatedly. If you don't receive a reply after several minutes, contact one via the Forums, Discord, or submit a ticket via in-game reporting.

5.3 The in-game report function DOES work, but only for GM issues at this time.

5.4 Do not use in-game chat or the in-game report system to report bugs, that's what the Bugtracker is for.

5.5 Please use the appropriate chat channels as best you can, not everything needs to be in advice. Following is a brief description of the purpose of the different chat channels:

- Advice (/ad) : Used for answering brief and direct questions. Extended discussion should be moved to /3 or /6.
- Region chat (/1) : For discussions of matters specific to the current region you're in.
- General (/3) : The main chat, where everything game-related goes if it's not covered by any other channel.
- Trade (/4) : This channel is for any trades of any kind. These should not be put in any other channel.
- LFG (/5) : This channel handles recruitment matters of all kinds - be they group, warband or guild-related.
- Off-topic (/6) : For long, spammy discussions about matters not related to the game, to avoid cluttering General.
- Roleplay (/7) : For serious roleplaying only.
- Russian (/8) : For speaking to each other in Russian. This is the ONLY valid global chat for Russian language communications.
- Realm War Channels (/t1, /t2, /t3, /t4) : For discussion of matters specific to an individual tier of the game.

For the respect of all, failure to do so may result in a warning. Ignoring the warning may result to stronger sanctions, like revoking access to chat, or temporarily exile.

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