Nostalther Rules

Rules and instructions for your behaviour in Nostalther.

All players have to accept the following, so called "Nostalther Rules".

Nostalther Rules
Nostalther is an online role-playing game in which thousands of players from all over the world meet everyday. In order to ensure that the game is fun for everyone, Nostalther expects all players to behave in a reasonable and respectful manner.

Nostalther reserves the right to stop destructive behaviour in the game, on the official website or in any other part of Nostalther's services. Such behaviour includes, but is not limited to, the following offences:

1.Names
a)Offensive Name
Names that are insulting, racist, sexually related, drug-related, harassing or generally objectionable.
b)Name Containing Forbidden Advertising
Names that advertise brands, products or services of third parties, content which is not related to the game or trades for real money.
c)Unsuitable Name
Names that express religious or political views.
d)Name Supporting Rule Violation
Names that support, incite, announce or imply a violation of the Rules.
e)Impersonation
Names that are pretending to be another high profile player for the purpose of fraud.
 
2.Statements
a)Offensive Statement
Insulting, racist, sexually related, drug-related, harassing or generally objectionable statements.
b)Spamming
Excessively repeating identical or similar statements or using badly formatted or nonsensical text.
c)Forbidden Advertising
Advertising brands, products or services of third parties, content which is not related to the game or any trades for real money.
It is not allowed to advertise trades of any kind that involve the paying of real money. This does not only apply to the trading of real items for cash, but also to offers to buy or sell items/accounts for real money.
d)Off-Topic Public Statement
Religious or political public statements or other public statements which are not related to the topic of the used channel or board.
e)Violating Language Restriction
Non-English statements in boards and channels where the use of English is explicitly required.
f)Disclosing Personal Data of Others
Disclosing personal data of other people.
g)Supporting Rule Violation
Statements that support, incite, announce or imply a violation of the Rules.
 
3.Cheating
a)Bug Abuse
Exploiting obvious errors of the game or any other part of Nostalther's services.
b)Using Unofficial Software to Play
Manipulating the official client program or using additional software to play the game.
C)Multi-clienting
You are only allowed to have one character online at a time per person. Using multiple computers/devices to connect at the same time is not allowed.
 
4.Fruad
a)Pretending to be Nostalther
Pretending to be a representative of Nostalther or to have their legitimation or powers.
b)Slandering or Agitating against Nostalther
Publishing clearly wrong information about or calling a boycott against Nostalther or its services.
c)False Information to Nostalther
Intentionally giving wrong or misleading information to Nostalther in reports about rule violations, complaints, bug reports or support requests.
 
5.Legal Issues
a)Hacking
Stealing other players' account or personal data.
b)Attacking Nostalther Service
Attacking, disrupting or damaging the operation of any Nostalther server, the game or any other part of Nostalther's services.
c)Violating Law or Regulations
Violating any applicable law, the Nostalther Service Agreement or rights of third parties.
 
6.Destructive Behavior
a)Harassment
Comments and banter between players must still comply with previously rules regarding statements in game. "Baiting" insulting statements may also be considered harassment. Players can use the in-game ignore features to ignore comments in game and are encouraged to at least attempt to settle disputes respectfully in game. Video/Screenshot evidence may be considered if harrassment is considered to be excessive an beyond private messaging.
b)Power Abuse
What is deemed "Power Abuse" may be at the gamemasters discretion. Collective examples may need to be examined to determine what constitutes power abuse and if the examples provided can be shown to be excessive without reasonable justification and/or be considered intentional greifing.
 

Violating or attempting to violate the Rules may lead to a temporary suspension of characters and accounts. In severe cases the removal or modification of character skills, attributes and belongings, as well as the permanent removal of characters and accounts without any compensation may be considered. The sanction is based on the seriousness of the rule violation and the previous record of the player. It is determined at the sole discretion of Nostalther and can be imposed without any previous warning.

These rules may be changed at any time. All changes will be announced on the official website.