f
s

Announcement Revelation Online - Forum Code of Conduct

  • Revelation Online - Forum Code of Conduct

    Welcome to the Revelation Online Discussion Forums! These forums are here to provide you with a friendly environment where you can discuss ideas, give game play advice, role-play, and converse about any other aspects of Revelation Online with other players. Community forums are at their best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy. Therefore, we ask that you conduct yourself in a civilized manner when participating in these forums.

    Racial / Ethnic
    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
    • Promote racial/ethnic hatred
    • Are recognized as a racial/ethnic slur
    • Allude to a symbol of racial/ethnic hatred
    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:
    • Be temporarily banned from the forums
    • Be given a final warning, after which any further Code of Conduct violations may result in a permanent ban from the forums


    Account Trading
    This category includes both advertising your account or characters for sale or trade, or advertising that you are looking for an account or characters to purchase through:
    • Forum posts
    • Linking to eBay or other online marketplaces
    • Listing you have something for trade and then offering your contact information
    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

    • Be given a final warning, after which any further Code of Conduct violations may result in a permanent ban from the forums
    • Be permanently banned from the forums


    Extreme Sexuality / Violence
    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
    • Refer to extreme and/or violent sexual acts
    • Refer to extremely violent real life actions
    • Pornography
    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will be permanently banned from the forums.


    Real-Life Threats
    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which refer to violence in any capacity that is not directly related to the game world.

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:
    • Be temporarily banned from the forums
    • Be given a final warning, after which any further Code of Conduct violations may result in a permanent ban from the forums


    Distribution of Real-Life Personal Information
    This category includes releasing any real-life information about other players or My.com employees.

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will be permanently banned from the forums.


    Sexual Orientation
    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which insultingly refer to any aspect of sexual orientation pertaining to themselves or other players.

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:

    • Be temporarily banned from the forums
    • Be given a final warning, after which any further Code of Conduct violations may result in a permanent ban from the forums


    Posting Cheats, Hacks, Trojan Horses or Malicious Programs
    This category includes posting links to cheats, hacks, or malicious viruses / programs.

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will be permanently banned from the forums



    Impersonating a my.com Employee
    This category includes passing yourself off as a my.com, Mail.Ru or NetEase employee to post false information.

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will be given a final warning, after which any further Code of Conduct violations may result in a permanent ban from the forums.


    Posting Unreleased Content / Hacking Data Files
    This category includes language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
    • Show unreleased in-game items, equipment, or areas that have been unlocked by hacking into client data files
    • Show the results of hacking or any tampering of the game’s files
    • Discuss, or display any data not available through normal game play
    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will be permanently banned from the forums.


    Obscene / Vulgar
    This category includes both clear and masked language in posts, signatures, and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
    • Are an inappropriate reference to human anatomy or bodily functions
    • Are pornographic in nature
    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity.

    While these repercussions may seem harsh, we feel very strongly that this behavior has no place on the forums due to its extremely offensive and inappropriate nature.


    Inappropriate Language
    This category includes language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

    • Are a mildly inappropriate reference to human anatomy or bodily functions
    • Are otherwise considered objectionable
    • Bypass the Mature Language filter
    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity.


    Harassing or Defamatory
    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

    • Insultingly refer to other characters, players or my.com employees, or groups of people
    • Result in ongoing harassment to other characters, players, my.com employees, or groups of people
    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity.

    Harassment takes many forms, and is not necessarily limited to the type of language used, but the intent. Repeatedly targeting a specific player with harassment can lead to more severe action. The idea behind this is to prevent any one player from consistently being uncomfortable in the forums.


    Major Religions or Religious Figures
    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which negatively portray major religions or religious figures.


    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity.


    National
    This category includes language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
    • Promote national hatred
    • Are recognized as national slurs
    • Allude to symbols of national hatred
    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity.


    Illegal Drugs or Activities
    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
    • Reference to abusing illegal drugs
    • Reference to performing illegal activities
    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity.


    Spamming or Trolling
    This category includes:
    • Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, or pure gibberish
    • Creating threads for the sole purpose of causing unrest on the forums
    • Causing disturbances in forum threads, such as picking fights, making off topic posts that ruin the thread, insulting other posters
    • Making non-constructive posts
    • Abusing the Reported Post feature by sending false alarms or nonsensical messages
    • Numbering a thread, IBTL, TLDR, or any other fad statements
    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will be given a temporary or permanent ban from the forums, depending upon severity.


    Polls
    Creating a thread that redirects users to an external poll website is not allowed as these website may infect their computer or device with malicious program as well as fishing for personal data. Threads violating this guideline are subject to deletion. Instead, you can ask users to comment on the thread.

    Creating Duplicate Threads
    This category includes:
    • Creating threads about existing topics
    • Creating a separate thread about an existing topic for further discussion in more than one forum
    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity.


    Cross Linking Threads
    This category includes:
    • Linking to threads from other forums
    • Creating threads with the sole purpose of linking another post
    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will be given a temporary ban from the forums.


    Advertising
    This category includes advertisement of any non-beneficial, non-Revelation Online related businesses, organizations, or websites.

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity.


    Discussing Disciplinary Actions
    This category includes:
    • Creating posts or threads to discuss disciplinary actions taken against a player, including chat logs and email/PM correspondence between a player and a my.com employee / moderator
    • Creating posts or threads to discuss disciplinary actions taken against a character or account on the forums
    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity.


    Circumventing a Suspension / Ban
    This category includes:
    • Posting on another account
    • Having someone post on your behalf
    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will be permanently banned from posting on the forums.


    IMPORTANT
    • Repeatedly violating any area of the Revelation Online Terms of Use or Forum Code of Conduct, including the areas detailed above, will often result in permanent banishment from the forums.
    • This policy is not language-restrictive. Language that falls under this policy will always be subject to the repercussions listed, whether it is inappropriate in English or any other language.
    The bottom line is that we want Revelation Online to be a fun and safe environment for all players. While playing on Revelation Online and posting on its forums, you will encounter thousands of other players who share different experiences and come from vastly different backgrounds. While certain language and images may not be offensive to you, consider the fact that that same language and images may have a completely different effect on someone else. We’ve done everything we can to make this a great environment – now it’s up to you!


    Courtesy Guidelines

    The Revelation Online forums are for discussion of topics directly related to Revelation Online
    The forums here are specifically to discuss the game and related topics. Any topics not related to Revelation Online are subject to deletion.

    Don't post in all capital letters, use a misleading title, excessive punctuation, non-standard symbols, etc.
    While everyone wants their posts read, we ask you to refrain from using these types of tactics in order to bring more people to your thread. Let your post stand on its own merit. Threads violating this guideline are subject to deletion.

    Using the words Revelation Online, CM, or any community team members name in a thread topic to gather attention is frowned upon
    Everyone would like my.com to read and acknowledge his or her post, and we understand that. However, use of such words in the topic does not help that come to pass. Please make your thread title relevant to the post subject. Threads violating this guideline are subject to deletion.

    Note that threads discussing e.g. the Revelation Online’s latest press release are allowed to have Revelation Online in the title as it’s then relevant to the discussion.

    Posting "First" or IBTL constitutes as spamming
    You will be suspended if you create a post that is intended to call out that you achieved a specific reply number in a thread. This is considered spamming. Posting IBTL (in before the lock) is not helpful and if you feel a thread should be moderated please use the rating button to do so.

    Posting TLDR or L2P constitutes as trolling
    Posting TLDR (Too Long, Didn’t Read) is saying you don’t care about a player’s post. Posting L2P (Learn to Play) mocks the player for their skill or experience level rather than provide constructive input on the post itself. Both are considered trolling and will lead to a suspension.

    Naming and shaming constitutes harassment
    Accusing named or otherwise identified individuals, guilds, etc. of dishonorable behavior, such as cheating or “ninja looting”, will lead to post/thread deletion and a suspension. While such warnings may sometimes be warranted, allowing targeting of others in such a fashion is open to abuse and thus not allowed. You may present your point of view while preserving the anonymity of those involved, and let the reader decide whether to contact you for details.

    Do not bump posts
    The act of posting simply to bump a thread is considered spamming. This also includes bumping very old threads for no reason (called 'necro bumping' or 'necroing').

    Petition posts are frowned upon
    These are discussion forums, and as such we ask that you hold discussions. Creating a thread to ask for replies as votes is not a discussion. Threads violating this guideline are subject to deletion.

    Do not post about locked or deleted threads
    Posts that are moderated have a reason behind the moderation. It's up to you to read the forum code of conduct and these guidelines to determine what you did wrong, learn from your mistake, and attempt to post again without breaking any rules.

    Multiple threads on the same topic will be deleted
    When multiple threads cover the same topic we will typically leave one of them open, lock one with an explanation, and delete the rest. This is done to allow other topics to still have a place on the forums. Which thread is left open typically depends on the thread length and how constructive the first post and the thread in general are.

    Suspensions add up
    Repeated suspensions or multiple violations of the forum guidelines at the same time will add up and lead to a longer suspension than otherwise may be given for a single incident. When suspensions differ for the same Code of Conduct violation, suspension history is usually the reason.