[Official] Ataraxia Rules

Jaedmo
By Jaedmo in Server Information,
Welcome to the Official Ataraxia Rules Every rule will be followed with a potential punishment should you break it.
Please follow every rule to prevent this happening. Ensure you and your friends all read these! In-Game Rules Flaming: We ask that while playing, you keep any and all sorts of flame, hatred or rage thereof to yourselves as best you can. Ataraxia and the staff team acknowledge that sometimes we have off days and you may get angry with another player. It is advised that you bring any player-related problems directly to a staff member and post on the forums with provided proof in image form. Potential Punishments: Friends Chat Kick Mute IP-Mute Ban Racism: Across Ataraxia, we welcome every man, woman, gender, race, and person of color. We understand that past histories and cultural differences between sects of race, color, and gender have and still occur today. Please DO NOT bring these idealism's into the game. Potential Punishments: Friends Chat Kick Mute Ban IP-Ban Advertising: This rule is universal over all servers, if you come on our server to advertise yours/another you play, you will be punished to the full extent. This rule has no exception. Potential Punishments: IP-Ban Mac-Ban Glitching/Bug Abusing: While playing Ataraxia you may encounter a glitch. Sometimes these are simple visual bugs, whilst other times these can be game-breaking and extremely unfair to the community and economy as a whole. This can include, but is not limited to: Item Duping  NPC Bugging If found using or encouraging use of game breaking bugs or using software to achieve said goal, the offender and assistant (if present) will be punished dependent on bug severity. If you find another player abusing any type of knowingly game-breaking bug and/or glitch, please report them. Potential Punishments: Jail Ban IP-Ban Mac-Ban Third-party software: As stated above, there are existing software clients that encourage the use and even provide ways of glitching and bugging the game. Ataraxia Management has plenty of ways of finding out if this software is being used. This includes all forms of Auto-clicking, mouse recording, macroing etc. Potential Punishments: Jail Ban IP-Ban Mac-Ban Spamming: While playing Ataraxia, we like to socialise at points and exchange useful information. Sometimes, there may be a player that gets angry or is disrupting the chatbox. If you find a player spamming, please notify any available staff members and report them on the forums with some form of picture evidence. Potential Punishments: Friends Chat Kick Mute IP-Mute Ban Account Trading / RWT: Trading accounts or another form of non Ataraxia currency for money, services, or exchanges of any form is not allowed. If you find someone attempting to sell, trade, or buy Ataraxia accounts and or GP, please notify us in the report section with picture evidence. Potential Punishments: Account trading/RWT will result in the following for both parties. Ban IP-Ban Mac-Ban Gambling: While gambling is a fun and addictive venture, Ataraxia Management does not allow this type of game to be played on the server. This includes gambling with flowers, dice, or any other type of stack-able item. Potential Punishments: Ban IP-Ban Mac-Ban Scamming/Luring: Oftentimes there may be players attempting to scam other players with items in a trade, through the wilderness, or luring to dangerous areas. Luring affects that similar to how Scamming does. It breaks trust between players and won't be tolerated on Ataraxia. Any attempt to lure is considered against the rules and will be dealt with accordingly. If you find players attempting to scam/lure players, please report them and provide picture evidence. Scamming can also include: Faking a Giveaway (resulting in a mute on first offence). Potential Punishments: Ban IP-Ban Mac-Ban Punishment Evasion: Sometimes there are players that will receive punishment and misunderstand the rules of evasion. For example, if you have been banned or muted on one account, you are expected to serve the sentence. Potential Punishments: Mute ➔ IP-Mute Ban ➔ IP-Ban ➔ Mac-Ban Account Names / Staff Impersonation: On Ataraxia, we take moderation and our duties seriously. Oftentimes, players are of the inclination that they may name themselves "Mod 'x'". Impersonating staff is also a very serious measure that will result in a ban if caught doing so. DO NOT trust these members. In addition to this, such names that are racist, vulgar or deemed 'bad' at the discretion of the staff team, are not allowed. If you find a player doing any sort of staff impersonation or having a racist/vulgar name, please report them to a staff member online or make a report on our forums. Potential Punishments: Perm-Ban Safe-Spotting: Safe spotting is the act of attacking a monster from an area without receiving damage in turn. Areas such as Glacors, Corporeal Beast, all Godwars bosses, and Tormented demons are examples of these. Potential Punishments: Jail Ban IP-Ban Mac-Ban PKP Farming: PKP farming refers to the use of two accounts to continuously kill one for consistent PKP. It is easy to trace through the kill-streak system and you will be caught. Potential Punishments: PKP Removal Jail Ban IP-Ban Mac-Ban AFK Training: On Ataraxia, we understand you can't be there at all times and may need a few minutes to go toilet, grab a drink, answer a call or help out a family member. However, if you're going to do something like this; Tell a staff member so they know why you're not around. An example of this is Barraging for Charms at God Wars Dungeon. If you see anyone AFK Training, please let a staff member know. Potential Punishments: Force-kick Jail Ban  These rules are a guideline, EVERY staff member is able to mute or ban should they deem something a muteable or bannable offence.
We trust our staff, and their judgement. Friends Chat Rules Swear Words in the Friends Chat: Ataraxia RSPS observes the casual 'off' day, death in a boss fight, or PVP and will allow indirect swearing in the official Ataraxia friends chat. Swearing at or towards other players, staff, (or whatever you refer them as) will be punished based on context at the discretion of Management. Words used below are used as examples: Any and all forms of the racist term "nigger". Any and all forms of the term "Jew" or relatable phrases i.e "Nazi". Relating to anything in the server as "Cancer" or relatable phrases i.e "Kancer", this word is upsetting to many members of the community who've lost people to the illness, so don't use it to describe something you don't like in the Server/Community. The use of the word "Gay" or other terms in order to describe something you don't like. Any and all swear words; i.e "fuck", "cunt" and all forms of derogatory terms used in England, the United Kingdom and surrounding counties, Australia and all related forms of derogatory terms affiliated with location, "ass/asshole", "dick" and all derogatory forms of the name of male reproductive system, "gay/lesbian/fag/faggot" and all derogatory forms of LGBT hate/flame, "bitch", "pussy" and all derogatory forms of the name of female reproductive system, and all improvisations of derogatory terms and swears. Reference to other Server/s by name. Derogatory terms towards other players based on race; i.e "nigger", "wigger", "chink", Derogatory terms based on religion, i.e "towelhead", "jew", "chink", and all forms of this type of flame. Derogatory terms based on lifestyle; i.e "pothead", "methhead", and all forms of this type of flame. Derogatory terms based on political sides; i.e "libtard", "repulican't" The use of drugs and talking about them is okay to an extent. However, if it gets too much to handle, the
staff will intervene. It's after all a friends chat for Help, and if it gets overrun by drug talk it will be stopped. Being rude to players, staff and in general will result in a un-warned kick. Discussions regarding sexual conduct, sex or anything related to the term is okay to an extent. However, if it gets too much to handle and
a staff member tells you to stop, you will stop. It is there to help players, some players are under the age of consent and don't
need to hear this type of talk in the Friends Chat. English is the only language that should be spoken in the FC, while this may seem unfair to those that don't speak
English fluently, it becomes a mess if it's all in different languages. So please keep it to only English. ALL CONVERSATIONS RELATING TO THE ABOVE POINTS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE FRIENDS CHAT; I.E CONVERSATIONS ON ANY RELIGION, POLITICS,, RACE, AND DEROGATORY DISCUSSIONS ABOUT OTHER PLAYERS AND STAFF MEMBERS WILL EARN YOU A KICK AND PUNISHMENT BASED ON CONTEXT, WHICH CAN BE VARIED BASED ON MANAGEMENT DISCRETION AND SITUATION(S) STAFF ARE TRUSTED TO MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON THEIR OWN JUDGEMENT TO WHAT IS AND IS NOT ACCEPTABLE IN THE FRIENDS CHAT. Forum Rules System Security: Accessing, or attempting to access, the accounts of other users Exploiting: Attempting to exploit, bugs, vulnerabilities, or loopholes; whether they are disclosed or undisclosed Penetrating: Attempting to penetrate, security measures of Ataraxia software, hardware, or any other device used in the management or operations of the overall system. Any intrusion will subject your forum account to immediate termination, regardless of whether or not the intrusion results in the detriment of the integrity, availability, or confidentiality of data. Spamming: Forum spam in an effort to overload the system or cause disruption is not tolerated and is not allowed in any form. This includes the use of, but not limited to: Pictures Words Phrases Any account involved will be post-limited and given warning points depending on severity. This includes but is not limited to: Excessive off-topic threads or posts Posting nonsensical messages 'Flooding' the forum with similar meaning messages Post-Count farming Unsolicited advertising via private message or email 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 suspended. Harassment and Profanities: You may not post content that contains material relating to the following: racism, hatred, violent language, threats, real-life threats, insults, extreme vulgar language, flaming, otherwise inappropriate or hurtful language, or harassment. Sexual remarks may be considered profane when used in certain contexts, and as such we suggest avoiding them altogether. We have zero 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 derogatory, demeaning or provocative context. Forgery and Impersonation: Attempting to impersonate any person, including staff, using forged headers, instant messenger names, similar usernames in an effort to deceive or mislead is prohibited. Pornography/Sexually Offensive Materials: You may not post or link to pornographic material or any content which would normally be considered sexually offensive, including child pornography, nudity, gore, or obscure/inappropriate content. Brief child nudity is prohibited(Ex. 15 year old girl in bikini set). Furthermore, erotica (sexually charged literature) is not permitted. The punishment for this is severe. 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 adheres 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. 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 Reported Post feature by sending false alarms or nonsensical messages Labeling a thread, IBTL, TLDR, or any other fad statements Replying to a thread simply to call the author a troll (regardless of whether the post is actually trolling) Advertising: Any sort of advertisement that is not affiliated with Ataraxia in any way will be considered spam and removed from the boards. If you do happen to see advertising, you are to report it to a member of staff immediately and it will be removed. Advertising is not permitted by any means, anywhere on the forum. This includes, but is not limited to the following: Signatures Profiles Graphics (or requests) Private messages Customizable spaces. There are exceptions for major websites such as google, youtube, yahoo etc. Note: Search engine links containing search results that lead to forums aren't allowed of course
If you post an image that displays a link to a forbidden website, it is punishable. Referral website(s) are also not allowed anywhere on the forum. Grave digging: Grave digging is not allowed and consists of reviving a previously resolved, settled, or "dead" thread after a prolonged period of time. Threads with an activity gap of 2 months or greater (Length may vary in different sections) is considered "grave digging". Signatures & Profiles: Signatures and profile information are must comply with all other forum rules, which include no explicit or sexual content, no advertising without paid affiliation and no user impersonation. Account Distribution: Using alternative accounts to abuse an Ataraxia system or to violate said rules will result in your primary account to be suspended. Accounts: Buying, selling or trading accounts is prohibited, and will result in the account to be permanently suspended and may result in your other accounts to be suspended. Piracy, Copyright Material, Cracks and Product Keys: 'Copyright Material' is any material protected by legally recognized copyright 'Piracy' is the unauthorized copying of software or any material subject to copyright 'Cracks' are programs that disable copy-protection technology A 'Key' is a combination of numbers and/or letters required for software installation. If any of the above mentioned are listed, you will be permanently removed from the forums. 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 appeals section is permitted, however the use of any other forum other than appeals is considered evasion. You may not discuss or complain in open forum about another user's ban, the deletion of a message, or the deletion/closure of a thread. Any discussion about warnings, bans, message deletion, thread deletion and thread closure should be done over private email/message between the person concerned and the moderators. Please do not back seat moderate. Send a message to a moderator with the thread or post in question or use the 'report' button at the bottom of the post. Do not take matters into your own hands 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 Ataraxia or the server. Scamming: You may not scam another member of this community under any circumstances. Failure to abide this rule will lead to a permanent 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 may intervene. Any other circumstances are the responsibility of the buyer and the seller. Some players may be wondering how to capture certain images on their screen at a certain time. Personally, I recommend the "Lightshot" program, as it can capture a current screen with the ease of two buttons. This will help tremendously when filing a report to the staff team. Ataraxia Management would like to thank you for reading these rules.
Please be sure to let your fellow players know to read the rules in their spare leisure. Thank you.

Noele, Jaedmo, Ryan
& the Staff Team.
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