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Rules
Preamble
To ensure the security and encourage the health and mental well-being of our users, healthy and lively discussion on Arcane Lands Online is a must. We ask that each and every user read and abide by the community Codex. Being part of our community constitutes acceptance and agreement with the Codex. Please note that these rules can change over time at any given moment. The administration reserve the right to terminate any and all accounts belonging to you (including in-game accounts) if you are deemed in violation of any of the rules mentioned in this Codex or the User Agreement without prior notice. Our failure to enforce the rules shall not be construed as a waiver of our right to do so at any time.

Core Values
The following values are what we deem to be the principle guidelines here at Arcane Lands Online. Generally speaking, as long as the following rules are met you should never find yourself in a position of transgression:
  • Ensure a friendly atmosphere any visitor and all community members.
  • Ensure the privacy of our members and that of others.
  • Comply with existing real-world laws.
  • Encourage responsible use of our community and discourage activities which disrupt our community and reduce the value of our service to our visitors
  • Encourage the freedom of expression and exchange of information in a mature and responsible manner.



Violations of the Codex
The following is an extensive list of the rules and guidelines that must be followed when participating on Arcane Lands. The administration and moderation team reserve the right to serve judgement on members of the community that do not contribute to the overall health of the community or its resources without notice and at their discretion.


1. System Security
  • Accessing, or attempting to access, the accounts of other users
  • Exploiting, or attempting to exploit, bugs, vulnerabilities, or loopholes; whether they are disclosed or undisclosed
  • Penetrating, or attempting to penetrate, security measures of Arcane Lands' software, hardware, or any other device used in the management or operations of the overall system

Any intrusion will subject your forum account as well as game account to immediate termination and will be reported to your local authorities, regardless of whether or not the intrusion results in the detriment of the integrity, availability, or confidentiality of data.

1.1 Abuse of an Arcane Lands system
Any abuse of an Arcane Lands system may result in a ban, or denied access to extra features.


2. Harassment and Profanities
You may not post content that contains material relating to: racism, hatred, violent language, threats, real-life threats, insults, extreme vulgar language, flaming, otherwise inappropriate or hurtful language, or harassment. In addition to words included in the censor list, sexual remarks may be considered profane when used in certain contexts, and as such we suggest avoiding them altogether.

We have absolutely no tolerance for personal attacks whether public or private on any individual or group ("personal attack" will be determined on a case by case basis by management). You may not use any method of delivery for materials which refer to ethnic/national origin, ideological or religious beliefs, gender, or sexual preference in a disrespectful, demeaning or provocative context.


2.1 Forgery and Impersonation
Attempting to impersonate any person, including staff, in an effort to deceive or mislead is prohibited.


3. Pornography/Sexually Offensive Materials
You may not post or link to pornographic material, sexual material or any content which would normally be considered sexually offensive.

Furthermore, this includes linking to websites that may redirect, contain, or lead to these types of links or images, as well as images that are disturbing. It also applies to websites that may hijack ones browser, as well as phishing. Infractions or bans will be laid immediately if you are caught participating in this offense.

Note: This also applies to your signature, avatar & profile picture along with requesting such content.


4. Spamming
We do not want spam on Arcane Lands, whether it be in-game or on the forums. There are certain sections of the forum designated for "off topic" (referring to the lounge board) and "general" posting. Posts containing those sorts of topics need to go there. That being said, spam includes, but is not limited to the following:
  • Excessive off-topic threads or posts.
  • Posting illogical messages.
  • "Flooding" the forum with similar meaning messages.
  • Post-Count farming.
  • Unsolicited advertising via private message or email.
  • Messages without content relevant to the thread.
  • Messages that are totally beyond the scope of this website. (e.g. Piracy, Copyright Material, Cracks and Product Keys)
  • Repeated posting with constant referrals to other website(s) with no purpose other than the promotion of that website.
  • Fraudulent activity. (Pyramid schemes, chain letters, etc.)
  • Posting any of the above will result in your post being deleted and your account being infracted or worse.



4.1 Trolling
This includes but is not limited to the following:
  • Creating threads for the sole purpose of causing unrest on the forums.
  • Causing disturbances in forum threads such as picking fights or insulting other members.
  • Making non-constructive posts for the purpose of causing unrest.
  • Abusing the Report Post feature.



4.2 Advertising
Advertisements of any kind published on Arcane Lands must be affiliated with us or posted within a respective section that allows such advertising. If the aforementioned criteria is not met, the advertisement is prohibited and will be removed.

Prohibited advertisements include but are not limited to the following:
  • Links to other community forums.
  • Links to other Servers.
  • Direct links to Discord.
  • Referral links of any kind.
  • The only legitimate form of, and allowed advertisement would be a fansite.
Some exemptions apply to major websites such as Google, Youtube, Reddit, etc (indirectly linking to something prohibited, for example through a search engine, is still prohibited).


4.3 Grave digging
Grave digging consists of reviving a previously resolved, settled, or "dead" thread after a prolonged period of time. Threads with a prolonged activity gap (length may vary in different sections) that are unnecessarily brought back to the front page is considered "grave digging". A shorter duration may be considered when dealing with situations like previously resolved threads being reposted on simply for the purpose of bumping it to the front page.


5. Signatures & Profiles
Signatures and profile information must comply with all forum rules, which include no explicit or sexual content, no advertising unless it's a fansite and no user impersonation.


5.1. Alt Account Evasion
Using alternative accounts to abuse an Arcane Lands system or to violate said rules will likely result in your primary account to be suspended.


6. Real World Trading
  • Buying, Selling or Trading Arcane Lands accounts is prohibited, and will result in the account to be permanently suspended and may result in your other accounts to be suspended.
  • Buying, Selling or Trading Arcane Lands gold is prohibited, and will result in the account to be permanently suspended and may result in your other accounts to be suspended.



7. Illegal Use
You may not use our forums or game for illegal purposes, or in support of illegal activities, as determined by local and international laws. Such activities will result in an immediate ban. We will cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil wrongdoing.


7.1 Malicious Conduct
Malicious conduct may lead to severe account action. The malicious conduct can vary from denial of service attacks, group/mass spamming, registering an account with intent to cause trouble, and malicious software. This also includes providing software to engage in such acts.


8. Non-Disclosure Agreements
We will delete posts containing materials in breach of an active Non-Disclosure Agreement. We reserve the right to cooperate with any company who is conducting an investigation into a breach of a current and enforceable NDA.


9. Privacy
  • You may not disclose any form of real life information of any user (except yourself) unless the user has first given permission by express written consent to an administrator. Examples of real life information include name, address, and phone numbers.
  • You may not distribute any form of electronic information, email address, private/email Messages, IP addresses, and Instant Messenger messages ("Chatlogs") with intent to harass or be demeaning in any way as determined by our staff management.
  • If personal information has already been publicly released by the user in question on our site then the above rules do not apply.



10. Moderation & Bans
  • You may not evade a ban. Doing so will drastically lengthen your ban. If you have a problem with a ban or feel it was inappropriate, please create an appeal. The creation of an account to post an appeal in the ban appeals board section is permitted, however the use of any other forum other than appeals is considered evasion.
  • You may not discuss or complain in the open about another user's ban, the deletion of a message, or the deletion/closure of a thread. If you feel an action from a staff member was unjustified please report them in the report staff board section of the forum.



11. Account security
While it is of the utmost importance to us to keep your account information safe and secure, we cannot 100% guarantee perfect security. In order to maintain good account security, we recommend that you perform regular anti-virus scans on your own computers and regular password changes. Also, please avoid using the same login information that you use elsewhere on the internet as credentials for Arcane Lands.



12. Scamming
You may not scam another member of this community under any circumstances. The trades, services and other exchanges initiated on Arcane Lands must be completed as promised. Failure to abide this rule will lead to a termination of your account. Please note that we do not take responsibility and are not liable to take action and will not hand out any kinds of refunds. In rare cases where a scamming attempt is blatant, we will intervene. Any other circumstances are the responsibility of the buyer and the seller.