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«You can say anything except that does not worth talking about».
 
Dear players! We want to communicate in the game with the most convenient and comfortable way for all players. Administration urges you to be mutually polite and not to create discomfort to other players. To achieve the most pleasant time in the game’s chat in the case of statements that violate the peace of mind of players and rules, as well as degrading someone's honor and dignity, the player gets a ban on their chat – Curse of Silence – for a period corresponding to the violation.
 
 
Used concepts
 
Flood  – cluttering the chat and interference of the communication between players. It varies in form and content.
In form:
- Repetition of one or more phrases of the same type that hold the same or similar meaning content more than 1 time every 3 minutes. Advertising on the recruitment or joining the clan (including the request for signing the forms), search for friends/group, campaign events, items of the same type and multiple phrases in the trade chat more than 1 every 10 minutes;
- Flood smiles – 3 in a row and more messages, consisting only of emoticons, or more than 1 smile messages in 3 minutes;
- Abuse of the function «Complain» – unreasonable reporting posts of other players;
- Abuse of function /rand – more than 1 time for 3 minutes.
According to the content:
- Messages that do not carry the semantic load: not related in meaning, random alphabets;
- Messages which content is more than 50% not letters but symbols (punctuation, pseudo etc.);;
- Abuse of the repetition of identical letters, numbers, punctuation marks (according to the rules of the English language – no more than 3);
- Also accepted as flood are messages in a foreign language, that is any different to the official language of the project – English. Exceptions are memes, sayings, famous proverbs and Latin sayings;
- Sports rhymes and slogans;
- Quoting poetry and songs over 2 lines;
- Unaddressed messages, completely covering the chat filter (for example, «(oh), my dear, sunshine»);
- Single, unaddressed drawings insulting (anatomical details) of the characters out of context;
- Discussion of another online games without references, as well as calls to leave the «Legend»to play other games, to do other things;
- Referral links in the chat;
- Interfering in the work of the Admins’ representatives.
 
Caps – ~50% or more of the phrases in large letters.
 
Spam – advertising messages aimed at those who have not consented to receive them. In particular, trade messages that are not at trade chat (including private) – An offer to purchase, sale, exchange of goods, services, as well as begging, donation and other messages, of which extend to either the same or another player can receive any benefit in material terms or in any other form (healing, professional services and products, and so on) with the exception of items that are only available to exchange (which can not be sold) in main chat, spam in private for them is also not allowed;
- Search for groups in the general chat.
 
Flame – Open showdown, taking part in argument, verbal sparring, provocation of a conflict.
 
 
 

Violations and Penalties

 

Curse of silence for 1 minute
 
Curse of silence for 1 minute – «Warning»
1. Curse of Silence «Warning» is the punishment given for a single minor violation of the Chat Rules.
2. The base for giving Curse of Silence – flood, caps, flame, as well as the prevention of a serious breach of the chat rules.
3. The form of punishment – blocking the ability of communication in the chat for 1 minute.
If the violation is a primary, casual and harmless then it can be passed with verbal warning. If the violation is obvious and it is intentional then it is punished accordingly the appropriate paragraph of the rules without warning. 
 
 
 

 

Curse of silence for 15 minutes
 
Curse of silence for 15 minutes – «flood/caps/spam/flame»
1. Curse of Silence «Flood» is the punishment given for violation of the Chat Rules.
2. Reason – given after a warning or for a malicious flood/caps/flame; messages without corresponding category channels (see spam), and meaningless and frequent complaints about other players messages (Complain function abuse).
3. The form of punishment – blocking the ability of communication in the chat for 15 minutes.
* NOTE: Intentional interference with the Admins’ representatives after warning is also followed by blocking communication capabilities of chatting for 15 minutes, repeat offenders – for 30 minutes.
 
 
 

 

Curse of Silence for 1 hour
 
Curse of Silence for 1 hour – «insults, swearing»
1. Curse of Silence for insulting and / or abuse, rude jargon, is the punishment given for violation of the Chat Rules.
2. The base for giving Curse of Silence: 
- Insulting other players, as well as their loved ones, without the use of obscene words, the use of swear words, rude jargon in the report of any content, the use of abusive words derived from the names (example: «Duck you!»,  «Astrohole», «I wanted to insult you good.»);
- Animal related metaphors that refer to the names of animals with negative meaning in terms of public opinion, or their qualities;
- Covered with filter Profanity that is addressed to a player;
- Agitation, calls to vote for participants in official competitions through messages in Main chats;
- The addressing of drawings with insulting symbols and phrases with drawings containing insulting properties;
- Continue of discussion for online games, without links, after a warning has been already given;
- Unjustified public accusation.
3. The form of punishment – blocking the ability to communicate in the chat for 1 hour.
*NOTE: The chat is not prohibited from the use of «Legend-lines», internet memes, if they are not used in an offensive, rude (expletive) character.
 
 
 

 

Curse of Silence for 3 hours
 
Curse of Silence for  3 hours – «foul language, harassment, drugs, alcohol'»
1. Curse of Silence for abusive language is the punishment given for violation of the Chat Rules..
2. The base for giving Curse of Silence:
- Use of profanity (including a foreign language) addressed to someone, or not;
- Sexual harassment, as well as dissemination of sexual information explicit, contents of naturalistic detailed description of the anatomical or physiological details of sexual relations;
- Agitation, calls to vote for participants in official competitions through private messages to players;
- The use of veiled expressions if they have a double meaning, and can be considered as vulgar or obscene (replacing letters in words with dots, spaces and other special characters (*, #, $, and alike), including character drawings with which the phrases may be regarded as obscene, as well as taken from the Internet abbreviations of obscene expressions;
- Advertising of narcotic drugs and promotion of alcoholic beverages also falls under this paragraph.
3. The form of punishment – blocking the ability to communicate in chat for 3 hours.
 
 
 

 

Curse of Silence for 5 hours
 
Curse of Silence for 5 hours – «politics, real life threats»
1. Curse of Silence – penalty placed for violation of the Chat Rules.
2. The base for Curse of Silence:
- Posts about politics and the political system, the actions of politicians, the policy states or any formations of real political events (wars, revolutions, coups, actions of parties, strikes, meetings, etc.), Political propaganda and agitation;
- Wishes misfortunes in real life to the player and his family;
- Threats in chat for violence in real life.
3. The form of punishment – blocking the ability to communicate in chat for 5 hours.
 
 
 

 

Curse of Silence for 12 hours
 
Curse of Silence for 12 hours – «incitement of ethnic, cultural hatred»
1. Curse of Silence for inciting ethnic/cultural hatred is the punishment given for violation of the Chat Rules.
2. The base for Curse of Silence – racist statements or religious hatred, or any agitation on the subject.
3. The form of punishment – blocking the ability to communicate in the chat for 12 hours.
 
 
 
 

 

Curse of Silence for 24 hours
 
Curse of Silence for 24 hours – «external/malicious links advertising, announcements of gaming resources trade for real money, offer programs for bot»
1. Curse of Silence for external/malicious links advertising is penalty given for violation of the Chat Rules.
2. The base giving Curse of Silence:
- To consider any WAN link is not related to the project, i.e. not related to the game. 24 hours Curse of Silence is applied for publication of messages of any third-party online resources, as well as their advertising;
- Referral links in the chat after 15 minutes Curse of Silence;
- Providing logins and passwords for characters;
- The messages for sale, purchase, donation of playable characters, or sale, purchase of game currency;
- Offers and requests for third-party software for automatic gameplay (bot);
- Offers and requests of services «temporary use of character».
3. The form of punishment – blocking the ability to communicate in the chat for24 hours.
 
 
 

 

Recidivism Curse of Silence!
 
In case that during previous days the player has not received any Curse of Silence, if chat rules violation appear then the violator receives a nominal punishment from the above mentioned.
If during previous days player received Curse of Silence from one certain kind, then having made a similar violation, the player will receive double the punishment of the same kind.
If during the previous days the player received two Curses Silence of a certain type, then the player will receive quartile increased punishment.
 
 
 

 

Function «Complain»
 
If you are insulted in private, or you have seen a violation of the chat, to which there is no reaction from Mentor or Guard, then you can report it to the concern authorities with right-clicking on the time of the message and selecting «Complain» from the dropping menu.
The only complaints from clan chat that are being handled are in case of violation from section «Curse of Silence for 24 hours». Any other messages are not being handled and then the Clan Leader or any other authorized person should take care of disabling the clan chat, or alliance chat.
 
 
 

The administration is guided by this rules but reserves the right to use Curse of Silence as per their own decision.


BASIS FOR DEFINING SPECIFIC WORDS OR PHRASES ARE:
- «Oxford English Dictionary», James Murray, John Simpson;
- Dictionaries of Criminal slangs;
- Dictionaries of Obscene languages;
- «Wikipedia» – the free encyclopedia;
- «Urban Dictionary» – site for slangs and jargons.
Sources are listed as per the importance of their use.

 

Dear players!
If you think that you received unfair Curse of Silence, then you have the availability to issue a complaint at the forum, in section «Complaints About Wrong Curse Of Silence». Your claim will be examined very carefully by the Guards leadership and in a short period you will receive a message about the results of the audit.

We wish you a fascinating gaming and pleasant time in the Chat!

 

 
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