Unwritten Legends Gameplay Policy

Revised 08.02.2009

1. Unwarranted harassment of other players is strictly prohibited.

Violations of this policy include, but are not limited to:
– Carrying over out of character (OOC) conflicts in game.
– Sexual harassment.

While UL is a role-playing game with choices on your characters morality, it is not an excuse to engage in unsolicited abusive conduct. There is no question of whether harassment is unsolicited if an OOC permission is agreed upon by all involved parties before engaging in such behavior in-character.

If you feel that another player is harassing you, immediately REPORT to alert staff to the situation. You should also log the incident and email cs@unwritten.net. A staff member will notify you if a log is unnecessary.

Penalties for violation of this policy are at staffs discretion and may include permanent removal from UL. RL conflicts and sexual harassment are zero-tolerance violations of this policy and will be dealt with harshly.

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2. Being unresponsive to the gaming environment while scripting is strictly prohibited

*Travel scripts that do not gain any advancement in the form of monetary profit, skills, languages or experience are not a violation of this policy.

Violations of this policy include, but are not limited to:
– Scripts that gain a character any advancement in the form of monetary profit, skills, language or experience while the player is unresponsive.
– Active involvement with an unresponsive character that gains either character any advancement in the form of monetary profit, skills, languages or experience. All characters involved in this activity will be penalized.
– Being unresponsive while passively gaining skill repetitions of any nature.

Penalties for Unresponsive Scripting violations are as follows:
– First offense – 5% drop to all applicable skills, and a 5% removal of current gained experience.
– Second offense – 20% drop to all applicable skills, a 20% removal of all current gained experience. Two weeks temporary lockout from all character accounts.
– Third Offense – Permanent removal from UL.

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3. Nuisance or disrespectful behavior is strictly prohibited

Violations of this policy include, but are not limited to:
– Behaving or speaking publicly in an OOC manner.
– Repetitive actions, communications or scripts in publicly frequented areas.
– Being unresponsive/inactive for longer than fifteen minutes (exception: inn rooms).
– Insulting or disrespectful messages in OOC, GAMEHELP or BETA channels, or UL forums.
– Repetitive messages on GAMEHELP or BETA channels.
– Failure to stop any behavior or actions when requested by staff.
– Unsolicited contact of Staff Members through Instant Messaging.
– Intentional misuse of REPORT or BUG/TYPO commands.
– The use of anti-idle or auto-login scripts.
– Repeated log-off in public locations relevant to the WHO list.
– Lewd or sexual behavior in any area outside of a private inn room.

Penalties for violations of this policy are at the discretion of staff and may include, but are not limited to: A warning, two weeks temporary lockout, or permanent removal from UL.

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4. Bug and Systems Abuse are strictly prohibited.

Violations of this policy include, but are not limited to:
-Knowingly using a bug or system flaw for experience, skills, languages or monetary profit.
-Failure to use the BUG or REPORT command to alert staff to discovered system flaws.
-Multi-playing (having more than one character on at the same time) accounts.

Penalties for violations of this policy are at the discretion of staff and may include, but are not limited to: A warning, two weeks temporary lockout, or permanent removal from UL.

*Note: Bug and Systems abuse violations will also be determined at the discretion of staff members. As a general rule, if a player is gaining skills, languages, money or material items with no risk or cost, it should be considered for a BUG report.

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5. GAMEHELP and BETA channel abuse is strictly prohibited.

Violations of this policy include, but are not limited to:
– Use of GAMEHELP for conversations not related to a legitimate request for information or help.
– Player use of GAMEHELP or BETA to organize in character hunts, plots or participation in events.
– Player use of GAMEHELP or BETA to divulge in game secrets: Hidden spell areas, Dedication Rituals, Trainers or information that should be shared in character.
– Player use of BETA for vulgar or offensive language or sexually explicit behavior/comments.

Penalties for violations of this policy are at the discretion of staff and may include, but are not limited to: A warning, a temporary ban from the appropriate channel, a permanent ban from the appropriate channel, two weeks temporary lockout, or permanent removal from UL.

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6. Sharing account information is strictly prohibited.

This is a zero tolerance policy with no exceptions.

Penalties for violations of this policy are at the discretion of staff and may include, but are not limited to: Mandatory deletion of all accounts of involved persons, mandatory two week lockout from UL, or permanent removal from UL.

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7. Unwritten Legends has a firm policy against metagaming.

Violations of this policy include, but are not limited to:
– Players may not use alternate characters on the same account to benefit another character on that account in any way. There shall be no transfer of rooms, services, money or items between characters on the same account.
– IA plot information known by one character may not be transfered directly or indirectly to another character on that account.
– Except when approved by staff, only one character on an account should be involved in the same IA storyline.

Penalties for violations of this policy are at the discretion of staff and may include, but are not limited to: A warning, two weeks temporary lockout, or permanent removal from UL.

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HIGH MAINTENANCE PLAYER / NO TOLERANCE POLICIES

We know that a majority of our players (testers) in Unwritten Legends are courteous, kind, and interested in enjoying our game by adhering to our Gameplay Policy. However, we also realize that there are certain segments of the player population who thrive on repeatedly crossing the line into disrespect and discord. This policy should not affect our standard player, but will instead be a written stance on our No Tolerance for the types of players who bring unwanted conflict, disrespect, abuse bugs, or who otherwise show that their intentions are not meshing with the goals of Unwritten Legends.

Unwritten Legends Policy violations run on a Three-Strike system. If you accumulate any three violations in 30 days, you will be permanently removed from UL. If you accumulate three violations over a period of time greater than 30 days, you are considered a High Maintenance Player.

As a High Maintenance Player, any of the Admin level staff may suspend your account without notice in order to preserve the integrity of our game and to enforce our No Tolerance policy. If you feel a suspension is unfair, you may request an Account Review by all of the Admin staffers, where a majority ruling in your favor could reverse the suspension.

If you have any questions or would like clarification regarding our High Maintenance Player policy, please feel free to send your request, comments, or concerns to cs@unwritten.net.

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Remember that all characters, items, and rooms in game are property of Vaporwhere Inc and as such may be removed or suspended without notice. If this happens to your character and you feel it was unwarranted or if you feel there are problems with harassment or nuisance behavior from staff members, please send an email to cs@unwritten.net. This email account forwards to all members of the Customer Service Department. If you feel this is unacceptable, you may also send an email to your UL Admin Staff at:
auchtor@unwritten.net
dyannah@unwritten.net
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