Chat Rules of DarkSwords
following list of rules has been worked out by the Administrator and the
moderators of the game DarkSwords. These rules are obligatory to be followed by
all participants of the game. By entering the game you automatically agree to
follow these rules.
If you act
against these rules you are considered a violator and will be punished. This
applies to any sentence said by your character in game. Punishment can be
anything from some time of not being able to chat up to an IP ban for severe
violations. All violations are subject to be punished by either the moderators,
their helpers or the Administrator.
and most important rule of DarkSwords is:
and the representatives of DS Administration have absolute power and their
actions are not to be discussed in any kind of in-game chat. If you violate
this rule you will receive a minimum punishment of 15 minutes your chat being
If you feel
punished unfairly you may voice your dissatisfaction in the Complaint section
of www.darkswords.eu/forum in a manner that follows the forum rules.
note that the following list displays the minimum punishment for each
violation. Repeated violations will lead to harder punishment. The
Administration also reserves the right to ban a character or an IP in case of
The following is forbidden in Public Chat:
Flood: You are not allowed to post similar messages more than once every 60
seconds. The minimum punishment (referred to as MP in the rest of the text) is
5 minutes of your chat being disabled (referred to as Silence in the rest of
Flood: You are not allowed to Flood Symbols.
The following is considered Symbol Flood
Using more than three symbols of a kind is considered symbol flood. For example
when you write: „Help me please!!!!“, that sentence would be considered symbol
Also if the symbol reappears over and over in a line, its considered Symbol Flood.
Example: „Help! He is killing me! Help me! Im going to die! No!“
Also things like (*.*) are considered symbol flood. It may not be the same
symbols, but a combination of symbols that is senseless and doesn't have to be
There is an exception to the rule though. When group of three dots are used
repeatedly in one line this is not symbol flood. For example „Hmm...I don't
know...might be tricky!“ This is not considered symbol flood.MP: 5
Flood: You are not allowed to Flood Smileys.
The following is considered Smiley Flood.
Posting of more than three smileys in a line or more than
three smileys in several lines in less than 60 seconds is considered smiley
flood. Also the number tags like * 001 * and symbols like :P and so on are
MP: 5 minutes Silence.
Letters (Caps): You are not allowed to
excessively use capital letters. The following explains what is allowed or not
The use of more that one word in capital letters is forbidden.
Also as some players in the past have tried to be funny and get around that
rule by taking ridiculous long names and capsing them out in public, doing so
is considered capsing too. Whether those places or things have such a long name
it is only appropriate to caps the first letter then, as it would be
appropriate to do so if you write an essay or similar.
Capsing the first letter of every word in a sentence is ok, while capsing
several letters in more than one word (example: „HoLy MoLy, ThIs RoCkS!“) is
again considered capsing.
Insults, Foul Language: Your are not allowed to
use rudeness or foul language. Furthermore you will be punished for insulting
others. The MP for that is 5 minute silence.
Cursing/Rudeness: You are not allowed to veil
any curses or rudeness by using abreviations or punctuation or other means of
veiling them. MP is 5 minute silence.
Links not related to DarkSwords: You are forbidden
to distribute links that are not related to DS. We differentiate between four
kinds of links which will be punished at a different degree: 1. External
General links (e.g. www.yahoo.com, www.bbc.com) MP: 15 minutes Silence. 2. External Media links (e.g. www.youtube.com) MP: 1 hour Silence. External Game Links (e.g. www.notdarkswords.eu) MP: 24 hours Silence. External links with sexual or other harmful
content MP: 24 hours Silence.
Life Threats: Real Life Threats will NOT be
tolerated and will lead to your characters imprisonment. We also reserve the
right to ban the users IP in these cases.
to illegal drugs: Illegal drug references will
get you a MP of 15 minutes Silence.
languages: The official language of this server
is English. It is forbidden to use other languages in common chat. If you want
to talk another language you are free to do so in Private Chat or Clan Chat.
MP: 5 minutes Silence.
characters: Selling characters is forbidden. If
caught, the character will be muted for 24 hours directly and then send to
Katorga, a forced labour camp.
messages: Messages concerning trade are not
allowed in Common Chat. MP: 5 minutes Silence. Further restrictions and rules
concerning will follow later in the text.
about other games: Discussing other games in
Common Chat is forbidden.
Remarks: Racist comments are not tolerated. MP:
1 hour Silence.
note that violations in Gra messages are subject to double the punishment. In
severe cases moderators are enabled to send the character to Katorga in addition
to the regular punishment.)
The following is allowed in Public Chat:
that is not forbidden is allowed in Public Chat.
The following is forbidden in Private Chat:
note, if you receive any violations in Private Chat you want to forward to a
moderator, please take a screenshot as proof. Only cases where screenshots are
provided can be punished.)
to moderators and Administrator: As moderators
are not allowed to put other players on their ignore list they are allowed to
punish players for such a violation. MP: 15 minutes Silence.
of any form to moderators and Asministrator: MP:
15 minutes Silence.
of moderators' actions: MP: 15 minutes Silence.
of harmful or unwelcomed links: MP: 1 hour
of Characters: MP: 24 hours mute and trip to
of items not related to DS: 24 hours mute and a
trip to Katorga.
The following is allowed in Private Chat:
that is not forbidden (e.g. Caps, Foul language and speaking of non-english
will not deal with those kind of punishments, so please do not bother the
moderators with such. Instead, if you feel violated in Private Chat or do not
wish to receive any more Private Messages from a certain character, please use
the ignore function. The name of the undesired character should change to grey
and you will not receive any further messages from that character.
The following rules apply to Trade Chat:
Chat all rules for Common Chat apply if not specified otherwise in this
messages related to trades have to be written in Trade Chat (messages of
purchase, sale, chargeable services and others).
messages are not allowed in Trade Chat as Common and Private Chat may be used
for this. MP: 5 minutes Silence.
messages concerning items that are not from this game are forbidden (e.g. sale
of underwear, apartments, conscience). MP: 1 hour Silence.
Platinum, Artefacts or any other chargeable services of the game for NON-GAME
MONEY is only allowed by Dealers or Traders. Messages of this kind are only
allowed in Trade Chat.
about the sale of buffs are to be written in Common Chat. Smileys and Clan
Symbols are forbidden in such messages.
messages about Trades and Buffs are to be written in Trade Chat.
messages about Trades and Private/Non-Trade issues are not allowed in either
Common or Trade Chat. MP: 5 minutes Silence.
forbidden to post messages in trade chat in less than 2 minutes, even if the
messages are different. MP: 5 minutes Silence.
Restrictions on nicknames
forbidden to use nicknames including offensive or foul language. MP: ban of the
character. Moderators and the Administrator define what is offensive and what
forbidden pose yourself as active game players using similar names in
phonotation and pronounciation. In case of complaints from players moderators
and Administration reserve the right to silence the character in question for
24 hours and then ban them.
Further information on rules and sales
suspect somebody of religious cheating please take a screenshot and send it to
a moderator. Upon receiving those screenshots the Administrator will
investigate each case individually and punish the violators. The minimum
punishment for such violations is a 24 hour mute and lvl 5 Katorga. Furthermore
twice a year the Holy Inquisition will take place and violators against the
rules of religious warfare will be punished with loss of religion and the loss
of 15% HP for a month.
If a player
is called using bots, macros or other means to be able to hunt while actually
being away from keyboard that character will be send to Jail. The sentence will
be negotiated in each case individually.
with trade requests or protection will not be tolerated and will lead to a
visit in Jail.
Platinum for gold is not forbidden, however it is a risky business. The
purchase of Platinum for gold is not official and thus not supported by the
Administration. All deals are made at your own risk. To prevent getting scammed
we advise you not to click the Apply button in trade window until both parties
inserted the amount of goods negotiated.
Plat we highly recommend you to use official Dealers or Traders. Dealers and
Traders can be recognized by the Moneybag/Coin Symbols next to their names in
the Player List.
read and follow the rules and take the advice we are giving you. It makes
gameplay enjoyable for everybody. Enjoy playing DarkSwords and have a nice day!
Your DS Administration