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Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 10:29am

Updated Game Rules

We would like create a gaming environment in which all players can play comfortably and fairly.
We have composed a list of actions which go against the upkeep of this environment, and will result in a punishment from the Support Team.

Definition of Harassment

These definitions are valid for all domains and communication platforms within the game, and forbid any and all comments and exchanges which are perceived to be offensive or inappropriate by other players.

Definition of Exploitation

It is unacceptable for any player to gain an advantage over other players through unfair means. Alongside account penalisation, we reserve the right to reverse any gained advantages retroactively.

Account Penalisation

Unfortunately, in some cases, rules can only be enforced through the imposing of appropriate sanctions in response to breaches. Great importance is attached to our system of penalisation being equitably and comprehensibly formulated. Here, the consequences attached to violations of the rules can be ascertained.


Harassment


Our definitions of harassment are valid for all methods of communication across the game. These include, but are not limited to:

- The shoutbox
- Player, arena team, and Order profiles including avatars
- The message system
- Names and titles concerning Orders and arena teams
- Player and horse names
- The forum

All domains are monitored by GameArt Studio support to ensure a pleasant and enjoyable game environment in which all players can feel comfortable.
Our gamemasters and moderators remain authorised at all times to intervene in any instance of a breach in game rules. Their instructions are, naturally, to be obeyed.

We have made an effort to include every form of improper conduct in our list. Naturally, it is nevertheless possible that there are forms of misconduct which have escaped our consideration and are not present in the list at hand. Judgement in such cases is reserved for our Support Team.

Obscene / Vulgar / Sexual


All comments, text, names or avatars which directly or indirectly
- make reference to violent or sexual actions
- allude inappropriately to human anatomy or bodily functions.

Racism / Nationalism


All comments, text, names or avatars which directly or indirectly
- are racist or ethnically discriminatory
- offend or disparage other nationalities or draw upon nationalistc symbols.

Religion


All comments, text, names or avatars which directly or indirectly
- insult or disparage religions, religious views, figures, or symbols.

Illegal Activities / Drugs


All comments, text, names or avatars which directly or indirectly
- depict or invoke illegal activities
- call for or encourage the consumption of illegal substances or activities associated therewith.

Fraud


All comments, text, names or avatars which directly or indirectly
- deliberately broadcasts false information, which can put the player in question at an advantage or disadvantage other players and/or the Support Team.

Misuse of the Support System

This includes, among other things
- deliberately falsifying information about moderators or employees of GameArt Studio GmbH.
- Harassment of the moderators and/or Support Team through offensive comments or excessive questioning after already having received an answer.
- claiming to be a personal acquaintance of an employee of GameArt Studio GmbH
- falsely claiming to be a member of the moderator team

Spam / Advertisement


- repeatedly posting material of the same or a similar nature
- incomprehensible expressions (incl. extreme dialects, foreign languages, absolute nonsense)
- direct or indirect advertisement (e.g. commercial advertising, accounts for sale)
- links which have not been specifically cleared with the Support Team (a list of these can be found in the forum)

Insults / Defamation / Improper Forms of Expression


All comments, text, names or avatars which directly or indirectly
- insult or defame another player or group of people,
- circulate or make public personal details or photographs of another player,
- are susceptible to being received as indecent or provocative.

Shoutbox Rules


In addition to the normal definitions of conduct, the following rules apply to the shoutbox:

- Order and team recruitment, and offers to sell or buy equipment items are permitted to be made only every 15 minutes.
- Order or team recruitment posts may only be made in the shoutbox by the respective leader.
- in the Shoutbox of any given world, only the language of that world may be used.
- Any discussion which leads to or enables a breach of the game rules is strictly forbidden.

This includes, but is not limited to:
- Sale of accounts.
- Description of bugs or forms of game exploitation.
- Mention of farm accounts or distribution of parting gifts.
- Publication of game-related data (fight reports, skill values, etc.) involving or of other players is prohibited.

Commercial advertising is forbidden. This includes but is not limited to:
- discussions about or links to games not run by GameArt Studio.
- Referral links.
- Links to shops or any commercial offer.

Offences in the shoutbox will, as a rule, be penalised with shoutbox warnings or bans. These bans apply to the shoutboxes of all languages available to that account. Extreme and/or repeat violations may lead to account warnings and account bans.


Exploitation


Exploitation is understood as any action which does not conform to or is not consistent with the purpose of the game-mechanics and provides an unfair advantage to one or more players or burdens other players.
The following actions are deemed exploitative. We reserve the right to deem further actions, not listed here, as exploitative should they arise:

Account Sharing


Under no circumstances is the sharing or distribution of your password to other players permitted. For players who are unable to login for a period of time, we have provided a sitter feature, through which an other player may play the account for a restricted period of time.

Circumvention of Game Mechanics


- Distribution of Gold: The game offers no option for transfering one's gold to another player. Any attempt to bypass this constraint (for example, by intentionally allowing oneself to be defeated) qualifies as circumvention of the game mechanics.
- Any automation of game processes (for example, through the use of bot programmes) is strictly forbidden.
- Unique Weapon Description: there is no option for giving a unique weapon to another player. Any attempt to bypass this constraint (for example, by intentionally allowing oneself to be defeated) qualifies as circumvention of the game mechanics.
- Dummy Accounts: accounts must always be played for their own personal gain. Accounts which are used primarily for different purposes will be either blocked or deleted.

Exploitation

Bugs or game errors should be reported immediately. The deliberate use of bugs and game errors is forbidden.
Any automation of game processes (for example, through the use of bot programmes) is strictly forbidden.

Multi-accounting


Each player is only allowed one account in each world. If several players play Holy War from the same IP address, then Support should be notified in advance. Tip: in merged worlds, every single world is considered individually. Accounts that are played from the same IP may not attack each other or trade with each other.

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