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Player Rules and Regulations

Preamble.

These rules are designed to improve gameplay by protecting players and
espers, and ensuring that everyone is treated fairly.

Article I.

1. No player will be compensated for any losses during normal gameplay. This
includes, but is not limited to, the following situations:
A. Any loss of equipment, experience, or gil through death, whether it is
caused by a mob or another player.
B. Any loss of equipment, experience, or gil through normal gameplay, such
as that caused by a player ability (steal), or looting a corpse.
C. Any loss of equipment, experience, or gil due to reboots of the mud,
system crashes of the mud, net/machine lag, or load errors.
D. Any loss of equipment that is easily replaceable, or pertaining to a
specific guild which can be easily replaced.
E. Players may petition an esper to replace their missing equipment,
experience, or gil if it follows part a, b, or c.
a. The loss was not due to one of the above statements.
b. The loss was from a bug not normally found in game play.
c. The loss was due to testing a newly opened area, given that the
area is still deemed to be under 'testing'.
d. To petition for replacement of losses:
1. Petition must be mailed to an esper who has been given the
responsibility of replacing lost equipment.
2. Petition must include a list of what was lost exactly.
3. Petition must include a description of how the loss was
effected exactly.
F. Punishment for breaking Article I is handled on a case by case basis.
If a petition has been lodged numerous times for reasons that are deemed
to be non-replaceable, punishment will be dealt as follows:
1. Multiple breakings in a light manner will receive a warning.
2. Gross breakings, or multiple breakings will be consideration for
removal of character.

Article II.

1. Player killing is legal.
A. Players are expected to handle the problem of player-killers.
B. Player killing is illegal only in the circumstance that one of the
participants does not have their player-kill flag set. If efforts are
made to circumvent the lack of a pk-flag, the offense will be treated as
abusing a known bug.
C. The only exception to Article II 1 B is in the event both parties are in
a CPK area.
D. Punishment for excessive player killing will be handled by other
players.

Article III.

1. Foul language over public channels is frowned upon. Foul language in posts to
any board is illegal. Continued use of foul language over either of these
after being asked to stop by any esper is a punishable offense.
A. Use of inappropriate language when posting and when speaking on
channels.
B. Any slurs regarding race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, religion,
age, national origin, or ideology is prohibited.
C. Harassment is strictly prohibited.
1. All reports of harassment will be investigated.
2. Players may use the "harass" command in which to log all incidents
they feel they have been harassed.
3. Players are encouraged to use the "ignore" command to block the
offender from talking to them until the investigation has been
conducted.
D. Use common sense when talking on public channels. Use of sexually
explicit language over all channels is prohibited.
1. The only exception to this is 'sexchat'.
E. Punishment for breaking these rules is as follows:
1. Breaking of section A or B is as follows:
a. First breakage will result in the minimum of a warning, and
the maximum of being chanblocked.
b. Gross breakage, or multiple breakage will result in the
minimum of a muzzling, and a maximum of suspension of
character, or removal of character.
2. Breaking of section C or D will result in a minimum of of a
warning, and a maximum of a site banishment or loss of primary
(highest level) character owned by offender.
3. Any player disobeying a direct request by an esper to comply to
Article III will receive the most severe punishment under this
article.

Article IV.

1. Use of clients, scripts, and any device is legal as long as it adheres to the
following:
A. It is not designed to enable a player to obtain experience points, job
points, possessions, or anything useful.
B. It is not designed to do any actions, including the help of others,
without the player being in full and direct control of the character.
This means that the person themselves is controlling the character, and
not clients, scripts, or any other device designed for that purpose.
C. It is not designed to keep the player connected to the MUD for the
purpose of gaining experience, job points, or age.
D. It does not send anything to the mud whatsoever.
E. Punishment for breaking Article IV is handled on a case by case basis as
follows:
1. First breakage will result in a warning. If it is deemed that the
player is not in direct and active control, minimum punishment is
being disconnected from the mud, and maximum is removal of
character.
2. Second breakage will result in minimum of character removal and
maximum of character banishment.
3. Gross or multiple breakages will result in minimum of character
removal and maximum of site banishment.

Article V.

1. It is legal to have multiple characters providing the following is adhered
to:
A. Players may not at any time have more than one character logged in
simultaneously.
B. Players must maintain separate identities for each player that they
play. This includes the killing of another player if the fight would not
normally have occurred.
1. Do not reveal the alternate characters of others.
2. If you would like to tell about your OWN characters, then there's
nothing wrong with that.
3. Naming an esper player character is considered gross breakage, and
will be dealt with as such.
C. Players may not exchange objects or gil between one of their characters
and another, whether it is sent through an intermediate or not.
1. 'Intermediate' includes players, NPC's, shops, and any other means
of transferring equipment.
D. Players not log in characters not owned by them.
E. Players may not sell, trade, or in anyway come into posession of a
player they did not advance from the beginning.
F. Only one person may own a character. It cannot be co-operatively owned
by more than one person.
G. Players may own a maximum of three players at any one time.
H. Punishment for breaking Article V will be as follows.
1. First breakage will result in a warning.
2. Second breakage will result in a minimum of a warning, and a
maximum of removal of one of the characters owned by that person.
3. Gross or multiple breakages will result in the minimum of removal
of one character owned by the person, and a maximum of site
banishment.

Article VI.

1. Players may ask for the arbitration of a disagreement by an esper.
A. Both parties must agree to the arbitration.
B. Players may have and use witnesses and logs as evidence for the
arbitration.
C. The arbitrating esper has final say in the conflict.
1. This means, because both parties agreed to arbitration, they have
given up all say in the outcome of the decision.
2. The resolution cannot be overturned except by an Administrator. If
the decision was made by an Administrator, it must be a majority
vote amongst the whole of the espers.
D. Punishment for disobeying an arbitration ruling will be as follows:
1. First breaking will result in the minimum of a warning, and the
maximum of a removal of character.
2. Gross or multiple breakings will result in the minimum of removal
of character, and maximum of character banishment.

Article VII.

1. It is considered cheating for a player to use any means that would give a
character an unfair advantage over other players. This includes but is not
limited to the following:
A. Knowingly abusing a bug.
B. Accepting illegal help from an esper.
2. Bug abuse is also considered cheating. Bugs include, but are not limited to
the following:
A. Objects that give large amounts of experience, job points, gil,and/or
possessions of any kind with little or no risk. This includes but
is not limited to the following:
a. non-player characters
b. other player characters
c. rooms
d. non-equipable items contained within a room
e. possessions
f. skills
B. Using possessions that are not in play, no longer in play, or were never
intended to be in play.
C. Using possessions that are overpowered, or are broken in such a way to
give a player an unfair advantage.
3. Players who do report bugs may receive a reward, provided the following:
A. The bug is not an error such as room exits not functioning properly, or
missing rooms.
B. It has been confirmed as a fixable bug that has not been previously
reported.
C. Compensation will be provided by those with authority to provide it, and
will be given in an adequate amount.
D. If multiple bugs are found and reported by the same player, it may be
deemed that the player has done an honest job to improve the playing
conditions, and may be given an award.
4. Players are responsible for their actions, regardless of sobriety or degree
of anger at the time.
5. Ignorance is not an excuse under any condition. Players are expected to know
the rules.
6. Punishment for breaking these rules will be as follows.
A. First breaking will result in a minimum of a warning, and maximum of a
character removal.
B. Second breakage will result in character removal
C. Gross or multiple breakages will result in removal of all characters
owned by offender, and consideration for site banishment.

Article VIII.

1. Players cannot have a name which is offensive, non-sensical, or deemed to be
plagiarized by the administration. Sources for plagiarism include, but are
not limited to:
A. Wheel of Time series
B. Dungeons and Dragons
C. Final Fantasy series, Legend of Zelda series, and others.
2. If a name is deemed to be in violation of this rule, regardless of its level
or earned rewards, it will be removed and the owner must start anew with an
approved name, with no compensation.

Article IX.

1. In the event that a player is absent for longer than one month without giving
prior notice, their character will be removed regardless of level gained,
both life and job, quests completed, or standing on the best list.

Article X.

1. In the event that a player has broken multiple rule spanning more than one
article, and has been deemed a general nuisance, harsher penalties may be
handed down than the rules call for.
A. This harsher penalty is handed down at the discretion of an
administrator.

Article XI.

1. Administration reserves the right to alter, polymorph, dest, add, transmute,
or in any way change any of the above rules at any time, under any
circumstance. Administration also reserves the right to make judgement calls
as may be needed in unusual circumstances on a case by case basis.

Last updated: May 15, 2001.

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