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    Code of Conduct

    Welcome to the Shadow Era Discussion Forums! These forums are here to allow players to read more about the game, discuss decks and strategies, provide feedback to the developers, and generally to meet other people who share their interests.

    The rules and guidelines listed below explain what behavior is expected of you and what behavior you can expect from other community members. Please note that the rules below are not exhaustive, and may not address all instances of offensive behavior. The forum moderators will use their best judgement to address any behavior that they feel is inappropriate. Your access to these forums is a privilege, not a right, and Wulven may suspend your access at any time if you fail to abide by these guidelines.

    The rules and guidelines below explain the major categories and what actions typically take place for each offense.

    Spamming or Trolling

    This category includes:

    • Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, or pure gibberish
    • Creating threads for the sole purpose of causing unrest on the forums
    • Posting overly critical or derogatory remarks about Shadow Era or Wulven
    • Causing disturbances in forum threads, such as picking fights, making off topic posts that ruin the thread, insulting other posters
    • Making non-constructive posts
    • Abusing the Reported Post feature by sending false alarms or nonsensical messages
    • Excessive replying with +1, TLDR, or any other fad statements that do not add to the discussion
    • Posting more than one image per thread per person, unless the image has genuine value eg artwork or card samples

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Have their post deleted or censored to remove the offending content, depending upon severity
    • Be given a warning or a temporary or permanent ban from the forums, depending upon severity

    We welcome constructive criticism and feedback from our players. In fact, we rely on it to improve the game! But please keep it constructive and respectful.

    Creating Duplicate Threads

    This category includes:

    • Creating threads about existing topics
    • Creating a separate thread about an existing topic for further discussion in more than one forum

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Have the new thread deleted
    • Be given a warning

    Cross Linking Threads

    This category includes:

    • Linking to threads from other forums
    • Creating threads with the sole purpose of linking to another post

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Have their post deleted
    • Be given a warning

    Advertising

    This category includes advertisement, discussion or comparison of:

    • Any non-Wulven related businesses, organizations, or websites outside of the General Chat forum

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Have their post deleted
    • Be given a warning or a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity

    We welcome players to discuss other games in the General Chat forum, however the discussion must then be limited to that game and must not be strictly promotional in nature, nor include any derogatory mention or comparison of Wulven products.

    Posting Cheats, Hacks, Exploits, Trojan Horses or Malicious Programs

    This category includes:

    • Posting information or links to cheats, hacks, exploits or malicious viruses / programs
    • If you would like to report information regarding cheats or hacks to Wulven, send it to hacks@wulven.com. Do not post it to the forums.

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Have their post deleted
    • Be permanently banned from the forums

    Posting Unreleased Content / Hacking Data Files

    This category includes information and/or links to websites containing such information or images which:

    • Show unreleased cards, features, or other items that have been unlocked by hacking into client data files
    • Show the results of hacking or any tampering of the game's data files
    • Discuss, or display any data not available through normal game play

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Have their post deleted
    • Be permanently banned from the forums

    Impersonating a Wulven Employee

    This category includes:

    • Passing yourself off as a Wulven employee to post false information or intending your post to be interpreted as official information

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Be forced to issue a retraction or edit the information to clarify it is not from an official source
    • Be given a final warning, after which any further Code of Conduct violations may result in a permanent ban from the forums

    Digital Account Trading

    This category includes both advertising your digital account or shadow crystals for sale or trade, or advertising that you are looking for an account or shadow crystals to purchase through:

    • Forum posts
    • Linking to eBay or other online marketplaces
    • Listing you have something for trade and then offering your contact information

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Have their post deleted
    • Be given a final warning, after which any further Code of Conduct violations may result in a permanent ban from the forums

    Distribution of Real-Life Personal Information

    This category includes:

    • Releasing any real-life information about other players or Wulven employees

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Have their post deleted
    • Be permanently banned from the forums

    Racial / Ethnic Slurs

    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

    • Promote racial/ethnic hatred
    • Are recognized as a racial/ethnic slur
    • Allude to a symbol of racial/ethnic hatred

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Be temporarily banned from the forums
    • Be given a final warning, after which any further Code of Conduct violations may result in a permanent ban from the forums

    Extreme Sexuality / Violence

    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

    • Refer to extreme and/or violent sexual acts
    • Refer to extremely violent real life actions
    • Pornography

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Have their post deleted
    • Be permanently banned from the forums

    Real-Life Threats

    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

    • Refer to violence in any capacity that is not directly related to the game world

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Be temporarily banned from the forums
    • Be given a final warning, after which any further Code of Conduct violations may result in a permanent ban from the forums

    Sexual Orientation

    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

    • Insultingly refer to any aspect of sexual orientation pertaining to themselves or other players

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Be temporarily banned from the forums
    • Be given a final warning, after which any further Code of Conduct violations may result in a permanent ban from the forums

    Obscene / Vulgar

    This category includes both clear and masked language in posts, signatures, and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

    • Are an inappropriate reference to human anatomy or bodily functions
    • Are pornographic in nature

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Have their post censored to remove the offending content
    • Be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity

    While these repercussions may seem harsh, we feel very strongly that this behavior has no place on the forums due to its extremely offensive and inappropriate nature.

    Inappropriate Language

    This category includes language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

    • Are a mildly inappropriate reference to human anatomy or bodily functions
    • Are otherwise considered objectionable or offensive

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Have their post censored to remove the offending content
    • Be given a warning or a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity

    Harassing or Defamatory

    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

    • Insultingly refer to other players, Wulven employees, or groups of people
    • Result in ongoing harassment to other players, Wulven employees, or groups of people

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity

    Harassment takes many forms, and is not necessarily limited to the type of language used, but the intent. Repeatedly targeting a specific player with harassment can lead to more severe action. The idea behind this is to prevent any one player from consistently being uncomfortable in the forums.

    Major Religions or Religious Figures

    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

    • Negatively portray major religions or religious figures

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Be given a warning or temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity

    Nationality

    This category includes language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

    • Promote national hatred or racism
    • Are recognized as national slurs
    • Allude to symbols of national hatred

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Be given a warning or temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity

    Illegal Drugs or Activities

    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

    • Reference to abusing illegal drugs
    • Reference to performing illegal activities

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Be given a warning or temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity

    Discussing Disciplinary Actions

    This category includes:

    • Creating posts or threads to discuss disciplinary actions taken against a player, including chat logs, email correspondence, or other private communication between a player and a Wulven employee or Moderator

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Have their post deleted
    • Be given a warning or temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity

    To express comments or concerns please email us directly:

    Circumventing a Suspension / Ban

    This category includes:

    • Posting on another account
    • Having someone post on your behalf

    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

    • Have their entire post history subject to deletion, depending on severity
    • Be permanently banned from posting on the forums

    IMPORTANT

    • Repeatedly violating any area of the Shadow Era Terms of Use or Forum Code of Conduct, including the areas detailed above, will often result in a permanent ban from the forums and/or game servers.
    • This policy is not language-restrictive. Language that falls under this policy will always be subject to the repercussions listed, whether it is inappropriate in English or any other language.
    We want the Shadow Era forums to be a fun and safe environment for all players. Please consider that while certain language and images may not be offensive to you, the same language and images may have a completely different effect on someone else. Shadow Era has one of the largest official forums for a TCG, and we want to keep this a friendly place!