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In-Game Rules - Detailed

Last Update: 16-September-2017

Do not perform or be involved with any of the following:
 

1. Multiple Accounts
Only 1 ingame account per person is allowed. Depending on the situation you may not be punished if a second account is being used for auto-vending only as long as it is not being abused for any of the things listed below.

  • Abusing any system using multiple accounts to gain a personal benefit is strictly forbidden. This includes and is not limited to, Battlegrounds, WoE, Game Master- and automated-Events or Login Rewards.
  • Avoiding given cooldowns and restrictions for own profit by using multiple accounts is strictly forbidden.
  • Hiding multiple accounts behind different e-mail adresses or proxies is strictly forbidden.

    We do not hesitate to permanently ban all accounts related/being involved into such cases.
     

2. Bug/Glitch Abuse & Cheating
Knowingly or unknowingly abusing a bug, glitch or cheating to one's advantage.

  • All bugs and glitches must be reported immediately or you're considered a bug abuser / cheater. If you're not certain if it's an actual bug or glitch, report it anways!
    - Bug reports must either be reported public for anyone to see: Bug Report Section
    - Or in case it's a more sensitive case, please report it the My Player Reports section which is entirely hidden for other players.
     
  • Players who observe another player engaged into bug abuse or cheating must report that player immediately to us.
  • Players who do not report players mentioned above are considered an accomplice and will be punished alike.

    We do not hesitate to permanently ban all accounts related/being involved into such cases.
     

3. Cheating
Using third party programs or any programs not supported for use by GatheringRO for personal gain or malicious intent.

  • Botting, Macros, manipulating files associated to GatheringRO and Packet Manipulation is considered cheating.
  • Causing malicious harm to the server or any player/staff member's account(s) or anything on one's account is considered cheating.
  • 3rd party tools or any modifications which can affect the gameplay are also against the rules.
  • Using more than one character at any given time is considered cheating.
  • Abusing any system such as AFK farming during Battlegrounds, War of Emperium or other similiar features is strictly forbidden.

    We do not hesitate to permanently ban all accounts related/being involved into such cases.

4. Vote for Credits Abuse
Any trial to bypass the security measurments implemented into our Vote for Credits system is considered cheating.

  • This includes voting from multiple accounts, using proxy servers or avoiding the cooldown in any way.
  • You are only allowed to vote one time per person, per vote page every 12 hours.
  • Constantly clicking the vote buttons without entering the captchas on the topsites you're being led to is considered cheating.

    We do not hesitate to permanently ban all accounts related/being involved into such cases.
     

5. Scamming
Purposefully misleading players into deals or situations in which one will benefit from the victimized player.

  • This includes impersonating any member of the GM team or any other person, such as someones friend.
  • Asking for account names/passwords/personal information is considered scamming.
  • Purposefully selling lower-grade items that mimic higher-grade items. (i.e.; selling the common item "Battered Kettle" at a price that the similar-looking item, "Magic Kettle", would be sold.)
  • Blackmailing; extorting items, zeny or any related thing from a player by the use of threats, intimidation or revelation of scandalous or personal/defamatory circumstances.

    5.1. Borrowing Items

    Borrowing an item and not returning it to it's rightful owner doesn't have to be treated as scamming.
    A Game Master however, may still punish if it's proved.

    It is really important that you understand: We're only offering a TRADING SYSTEM. Do never borrow any items, if you're willing to get it back afterwards. All reports upon borrowing an item will be rejected from the GM Team.

    5.2. Unrightfully obtained Items

    If an item was unrightfully obtained in any way and any GM volunteers to trace that person down (Character Name must be known),
    the person having picked up the item MUST return the item on the GM's demand. If returning is refused, it will be treated as scamming, since the situation is considered to benefit the culprit.
     

    6. Real Money Trading/Intraserver Trading
    Trading items, zeny, accounts, or any virtual GatheringRO aspects for real money is forbidden, this includes trading with Cash Shop Points.

    • GatheringRO and everything associated with it is not to be used for personal profit.
    • It's not in our interest to protect both, the buyers and the sellers. As there's no system available to lead you through the process, there's also no guarantee that either the buyer nor the seller will get their respective item/account or money.

      If you have been scammed in such a case, do not report it, as we're not going to take any action.
       

    7. Kill Stealing
    Attacking a monster by any means that is already attacking/being attacked by another player.

    • If the player seems unresponsive, you still may not attack their monster.
    • Do not attack a player's monster to "help" them unless they ask for it.
    • All MVPs whether summoned by Bloody Branch, Event Summon, Game Master Summon, or Natural Spawn are Free for All (FFA) with the only exception of such MVPs summoned through quests including but not limited to Thanatos and Ktullanux.
    • Mini-bosses does not count as MVPs. They are NOT Free for All (FFA).
    • World Bosses are an expection and can be attacked by any player at any given time.
       

    8. Verbal Abuse
    Directing insults, demeaning names, slander, profanity or uncivilized attitude toward players, the staff, the server, or any aspect of the server.

    • Acts of verbal abuse are not tolerated in private chat, towns, out of towns, in channels, through megaphone usage or in WoE.
    • Swearing in PvP gets tolerated to some degree since it is part of the competitive game play. This however doesn't mean that you can't be punished for severe swearing and/or verbal abuse.
    • Since your participation in guild/party chat is "at will", we take a very lenient stance on this issue.
    • Only the most severe harassment will be considered.
    • The Game Masters will be the judge of this, and not any other player -- whether they be a victim, the convicted, witness, or any other status.
    • Repeated acts of verbal abuse, whether consecutively or not, will be treated with a harsher punishment.
    • Refer to this article regarding words that may be treated as verbal abuse.

    We reserve the right to evaluate each incident on a case by case basis and take action as necessary.


    9. Sexual Harassment
    Sexual Harassment regards the unwelcome use of sexually suggestive comments in a social environment.

    • This holds true irrespective of whether the comment itself is derogatory or simply crude.
    • If you mean to joke, it is your responsibility to ensure that your jokes and humour will not be considered offensive to the person you interact with before you make them.
    • If they are offended, 'I was just joking' will not be considered to be a valid defense.
       

    10. Spamming
    Repeatedly emitting the same line(s) of text whether it's consistent or not (chatting or buying/selling/trading), and/or skill consecutively.

    • Spamming is not allowed anywhere, and is zero-tolerance in town areas and public channels.
       

    11. Illegal Chatting/Vending
    Chat Rooms and Vending Shops have to be placed within their designated areas.

    • Chat rooms shouldn't block the view of surrounding NPCs and have to be created off the sidewalks.
    • No more than 2 Vendor of the same player in the Vending Area, players caught will be punished.
       

    12. Server Advertisement
    Advertising another Ragnarok Online (or any other MMORPG) server or mentioning the name of another server to lure players to the said location.

    • Server advertisement or mentioning another server in any way is prohibited.
    • Do not name characters after servers or with "RO"/"Ro" at the end of the name. All lowercase is fine unless we see it as an obvious advertisement.
       

    13. Asking to be a GM or part of the staff
    Requesting any position as a GM, moderator, or staff member.

    • We do only recruit openly by application.
       

    14. Begging
    Requesting items, zeny or assistance consecutively

    • Asking or PMing a player/GM multiple times for items, zeny or assistance is considered as begging and is prohibited.
       

    15. Degrading the Server
    Insulting or complaining about any aspect of the server and its players/staff.

    • This includes complaining about rates, items, level caps, lag, quests, players, guilds, GMs, or anything in the server.
    • Expression of opinion on these matters is okay, but repeatedly and/or malevolently expressing one's opinion distastefully is not.
      We're always open for suggestions and feedback as long as they're constructive. Feedback & Suggestions Section
       

    16. Skill Abuse
    Using skills to cause harm or annoyance on other players (out of PvP)

    • This includes, but is not limited to, using skills to trap players, bestow errors upon them, summoning monsters to harm players, buffing mobs that others are fighting, etc.
       

    17. AFK Hunting
    Hunting for items without the need of moving or killing mobs directly.

    • This includes, but is not limited to, use of homunculus/mercenary while on idle, use of damage returning items/equipment or skills, etc.
       

    18. Inappropriate Character/Party/Guild/Title Naming
    Naming characters/guilds/parties after crude or sexual things.

    • This includes, but is not limited to, sexual references, swear words, abuse of any sort, and can be punishable no matter what language the words are in.
       

    19. Megaphones

    • Any form of abuse via megaphones will be treated accordingly.
    • Megaphones are to be used in English only.
       

      20. Channels
      All above mentioned rules apply within channels which includes, but is not limited to, private/custom channels as well.

      • The game's main language is English and therefore all chat content within public channels must be written in English.
      • All other languages are allowed to be spoken within private/custom channels.

       

      We may use your e-mail address used during the registration process to send you a newsletter ones in a while.
      You can unsubscribe at any given time.

      Entries here are subject to change without prior notice.


      Your GatheringRO GM Team

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