Legends of Equestria In-Game Rules

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2018 Apr 03, 13:07:08 Last Edit: 2018 Jul 30, 18:27:23 by Galapagois
[Note: this post lists the rules for the Legends of Equestria game itself. We have separate, specific rules for our Discord server and our forum.]

Section One - The Golden Rules and Staff Rights

1.) The Golden Rule - Be respectful and considerate to those around you. Remember that on the other side of the screen is another human being reading what you've posted. Keep that in mind and behave.

2.) Episode Spoilers/leaks - Not everyone will have had the chance to view the latest episode at the same time of the same day as you; keep that in mind when discussing the new episodes. This also covers any leaked information. Any discussion of events that happen in the episodes/movies (whether they have been released or revealed in leaks) should not be discussed untill the Monday after the episode has aired, or one week after the movie has released.

3.) Moderators have the final say - While these rules cover the most common situations, there are situations and circumstances where they do not. As such, we reserve the right to take any action that we deem necessary to ensure that the game and forum rules are not disputed or abused in any way. We also reserve the right to ban anyone who willfully violates these rules.

Section Two - General Conduct for the Game

4.) No Rule Lawyering - Attempting to enforce the rules as a user, whilst generally a nice gesture, is prohibited. It's not the user's job to enforce these rules among their fellow users; this is akin to "vigilante justice." If you spot someone breaking a rule, either contact a moderator directly (if you can see one in-game), or report them in the Moderation Corner using the provided template, and let the moderators handle it.

5.) No Spamming - 'Ignorant', 'pointless', and 'annoying messages' basically sums up what spamming is.

6.) No Trolling - Trolling is the act of deliberately annoying someone to the point of making them angry, or starting an unnecessary flame war. Do not do this, at all.

7.) No Advertising - Legends of Equestria is not an advertising platform. If you want to show off your work, and direct people to where they can see more of it (for example, pony artwork), that's perfectly fine, so long as it's suitably safe-for-work; similarly, if people express an interest in commissions, that is fine as well. We are not, however, a place to advertise a commercial product. Moderators will decide on a case-by-case basis whether a specific instance goes against this rule.

8.) No Obscenity - We require everyone to observe and maintain common sensitivity and a sense of decency. This includes:
 
     a.) No racist, bigoted, vulgar, or distasteful language.
     b.) No adult situations in any portion of the game. This includes non-public areas such as party or whisper chats.
     c.) Gore is strongly prohibited. This is a family-friendly site where people of all ages venture.
     d.) In RP discussions, weapons can only be used as props.

9.) No Flaming / Arguing - Intelligent public debate is welcomed, however the moment your post contains insults or personal attacks, you are in violation of this rule and you will be dealt with by our moderation staff. These will not be tolerated. We expect everyone to treat each other in a way which they, themselves, want to be treated, and that is with respect.

10.) Do not harass anyone - Harassment in any form is taken seriously. Do not do it, under any circumstances; attacking, badgering, and repeatedly disturbing members is not only rude, but not allowed. Threatening members results in an instant ban.

11.) Inappropriate names are prohibited - Usernames and pony names must not be offensive, derogatory, or vulgar. If you register an account or create a character with a distasteful name, you will be asked to change it. If you refuse, a staff member will change it for you, or otherwise take action against your account. We are a family-friendly project.

12.) Don't abuse in-game features - We have fun features available in-game, such as various emotes. Do not abuse these features by spamming them.

13.) Avoid sensitive material at all costs - Topics such as sexuality, religion, and politics have a reputation for getting heated pretty quickly. Do not attempt to talk about such things, or ever bring them up. Avoid posting anything like sexual orientation, religious standpoints, or political standpoints in any threads, personal text, and/or signatures. Our game should not be a place for this.
 
     a.) Do not, under any circumstances, bring up "personal issues" publicly. You can talk about said issues in whispers or party chats, but please do not burden the public space with your heavy baggage.

14.) Limited personal information such as Skype usernames, Discord IDs, etc. are allowed to be shared. Please note, however, that Legends of Equestria is not responsible for anything that happens in Discord conversations, over Skype messages, etc. Personal information such as real names, addresses, phone numbers, Facebook links, and pictures of yourself are not allowed to be shared.

15.) Controversial messages - If you believe something is controversial, questionable, or against the rules, do not type it!

16.) No inappropriate outgoing links - Anything that you link to must be child-friendly and safe for work. This includes links to:
 
     a.) Tumblr
     b.) deviantART
     c.) Flickr
     d.) Instagram
     e.) Discord servers
     f.) Etc.

17.) Keep discussions in the correct place - our chat has sections for general discussions with the entire server, local discussions with players in the same zone as you, party discussions with players grouped with you, and whisper discussions for direct conversations with one player. Constantly sending messages intended for a one-on-one discussion in the server-wide general chat may be seen as spam.

18.) No hacking/exploiting of game files - Legends of Equestria is an ongoing project, meaning that bugs will be present that can be used to gain an advantage over players that aren't using it. Once such a bug has been fixed, however, any attempts made to continue exploiting it (editing game files, modifying older versions of the client to connect to the server after an update to continue using an exploit, hacking, etc), or create/use any other kind of exploit that is not present in the latest version of the game without such modification, will be dealt with severely.



If you have any questions about these rules, or believe that a moderation decision has been made in error and wish to appeal, please contact our moderation lead Perry via email ([email protected]), who will be able to address your concerns.

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