GAME RULES / TOSIn order to make everyone's experience here at Shadowops a good one, we have set up some simple rules, which we ask that you follow. Violation of any of these rules can and will result in immediate removal of your account.
Users are allowed to create and maintain one account in each of the two gaming servers: one in the standard server and one in the Tournament.
IF you have more than one account, our scanners will automatically delete the newest of them. IF you have a family member using your computer it is advised you let one of the Admins or Moderators know to add you to a safe list allowing 2 accounts on your PC (proof of this may be required at admin's discression)
For people who play from a Public Access Point. These could be the local Library, a School or an internet cafť. In these cases you should contact the Moderator Team at the start of each round. You may not know of anyone else who plays from the same place, but he does happen.
AOL has an unique way of dealing with its IP addresses for its customers. They like to run multiple users through a single IP. Because of this it can be appear to us that there is more than one person on your IP address. In these situations we ask that you sign up using an existing AOL email address.
In situations above your IP address will be added to what we call a Green Lighted List. This will show us that we have been informed of a valid reason why there may be multiple users from this IP address. To get green lighted you need to get approval from 2 Moderators. As explained above they will ask you for proof. Green Light approvals only can be handed out by MWG Moderators, The Senior Moderator or the Head Moderator. The Forums Moderators canít hand out green light approvals. When contacting a Moderator we ask that you give them the Kingdom Names of all the accounts which will be used and the reason why this is. This process will have to be repeated at the start of every round.
Players should only use their own account, However account sharing is acceptable under strict combat conditions. Players on the same IP address CANNOT attack/probe the same target within a 2 hour period, Doing so will get both accounts locked.
For security the admin/Moderator team highly recommend against account sharing
Greenlighted players are not allowed to attack or probe the same person within a 2 hour period. This is so people that have more than one account under the same IP address does not abuse the privilege of having 2 or more accounts on their IP address.
Under no circumstances are users allowed to use the aid of automated processes (bots) to improve their performance in the game or to create new accounts. Use of automated scripts or other software that accesses OUR server in any way for any reason outside of normal game play is forbidden. And this could result in your IP being banned from future games on Shadowops and other online games. Legal action may also be taken in some cases at the owners discretion.
Abusing the game or bugs:
Abusing either the game or bugs is a form of cheating and people caught abusing ANY bug will be deleted and banned immediately. Bugs and flaws are to be reported to the admins right away.
General Player Abuse
Any abusive behaviour is not tolerated on Shadowops. Everyone has the same right in the game to feel welcome and doesnít have to worry about what has been termed as cyber bullying. This will result in any name calling which can be assessed by the Moderating team as something to an excessive nature. Calling someone a noob isnít abusive. Racism is taken extremely seriously and all cases should be reported to the Moderating team and the Head Moderator. Each case will be looked at individually and assessed on the severity.
Private message abuse can only be seen by a moderator if the message is reported. To report messages there is a report button in red next to each private message. You must remember to click the confirm button after pressing that one. Any reporting of the Bots will not be looked at. The Terroristís are Artificial Intelligence and are not real people.
Admin's make every effort to monitor the game and ensure a fair and competitive gaming environment. Admin's and moderators reserve the right to remove any user from the game without notice and provides no guarantee of service quality. By participating in Shadowops you agree not to hold Shadowops or its owners or staff responsible for any incidental damages caused by our service. This includes personal stress and issues resulting from prolonged game play. We take NO responsibility if you become addicted and begin to revolve your life around this game.
The Moderator Team and the admins make every effort to monitor the game and ensure a fair and competitive environment. Moderators and admins reserve the right to remove any user from the game without notice and provides no guarantee of service and quality. By participating in Shadowops you agree not to hold Shadowops or its owners responsible for any incidental damage caused by our service. This includes personal stress and issues resulting from prolonged game play. We take no responsibility if you become addicted and begin to revolve your life around this game.
Fair & Honourable Play
Admin's and moderators maintain the highest standards of ethics within the game. Any instance of inappropriate language, manipulation of bugs, or acts of fraud will result in immediate removal from the game and possible banning. We rely on our users to help us enforce these rules and provide an enjoyable gaming environment for users of all ages and backgrounds. If you feel that someone is abusing any of these rules please report it to a moderator or admin, if you feel their response was not adequate please report to the game owners.
ANY type of abuse towards the admin's or moderators at all will result in immediate deletion of your account no questions asked and possible legal action. This is one area we are very strict on. The admin's and moderators have worked long and hard to get Shadowops up and running and we do not appreciate or will tolerate negative comments towards us or the game in ANY forums in game or public. We also do not tolerate abuse in chat channels of any kind.
Do not belong in the fourms of Shadowops, if you feel something regarding the game has been said in a chat, keep it in chats or e-mail, keep it out of the Shadowops fourms.
Posting a som or a part of a som in the Galaxy Forums is ok in MODERATION, however everyone should take it upon themselves to kill the person who did it as its not a nice thing to do. Spamming of som's in world fourm will get you locked.
The Galaxy Forums are a place for people to have a good time. This is why we have joke topics etc. We also encourage some decent discussions about a wide variety of things. However the General Player Abuse still applys here. We donít mind swearing. The occasional swear word is acceptable as long as it is not directed at another player. Any discussions which are going too far or are on something the Mod team feels is unacceptable will be stopped by the Mod team. After the Mod team have asked for it to be stopped, anyone carrying the conversation on will be locked.
What happens on MSN stays on msn. Anyone who will post msn logs into the Galaxy Forums will be locked.
Abusing either the game or bugs is a form of cheating and people caught abusing any bug will be deleted immediately. Bugs and flaws have to be reported to the Moderator Team right away.
If you didnít realise it was a bug your were using thatís sadly not a valid excuse. If it doesnít look like something normal then it is a bug and common sense should advise you of that. Using it even not knowing that it is a bug will still see you suffer the same punishment.
Hacking is closely linked to bugs. Trying to hack the game or accessing other peopleís accounts through hacks or the simplicity of guessing their passwords will be deleted or banned immediately.
As a team we want to encourage new players into the Game. New players are of course essential for Shadowops to progress and stay alive. Because of this we ask that all players should answer questions fairly and not take for granted that they should just know. Giving false information to new players, using a harsh attitude towards them or simply using them for your own gains is seen as unacceptable behaviour. Any cases of this being reported to us will see strict punishment in the offenders.
Now the treasury is a key part of paying the game for many people. It is used in trading for resources and of course to other countries. Sadly some people feel they have the right to send away other peoples resources which have been saved up for a personal use or agenda. This is a very unethical thing to do and is severely frowned upon. The offender will have his account locked until deletion and the receiving country asked to send it back in full. If the receiving country does not cooperate then they will be locked until they will. In some cases the receiving country already used the stolen recourses. They will be given 12 hours to return the stolen recourses, if not the council of the country will be locked till deletion.
Now Councils must be picked carefully. Anyone on the council is still accountable for what happens. If they do it out of spite or of course for any other reason they will be locked. The only situation when sending away, the Majority or Full amount of the treasury for nothing or very little in return, is when the whole council is in agreement. This may be a tactical move for an alliance or for other reasons.
Anyone who accuses someone of cheating will be locked for a certain period of time, depending on what offence number it is. If you believe a player is cheating tell a moderator and they will look into it for you.
Any type of abuse towards the moderators or admins at all will result in getting your account locked, no question asked and possible legal action. This is one area we are very strict on. The moderators and admins have worked long and hard to get Shadowops up and running and we do not appreciate or will tolerate negative comments towards us or the game in any forums in game or public. We also do not tolerate abuse in chat channels of any kind. Other
Using any medium that includes but is not exclusive to messages, notices images or raw text in Shadowops for advertising without the permission of the owners is not allowed. Consent is deemed as advertising at the owners discretion.
Breaking any of the game rules to any extent at the discretion set by the games owners can result in legal action.
Owners reserve the right to change and modify this document at any time with little or no notice to members. it is your responsibility to check this document for changes.
Thank you for abiding these rules and helping make Shadowops a great interactive gaming environment. If a fellow user is violating these rules, please let us know immediately.
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