Terms of Service (TOS)

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TERMS OF SERVICE
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The agreement written within this thread are listed according to their priority and their relevance in terms of application to you. Should any conflict arise between any Staff member’s action that is not according to the Terms of Service, please report it immediately. The term written in this thread applies automatically to all users upon the creation of any accounts associated with Elluel Network, and you will verify agreement to all the terms of the creation of an account. We reserve the right to block you from any and all services for any reason, including, but not limited to, breach of any term written. Multiple rules can and will be applied depending on the situation and/or case where punishments imposed will be taken from each rule included within the case. These terms are not a form of user oppression, but a standard to create a fun, friendly, and fair environment to all users of any or all of our services. Terms of Service will change from time to time. It is your duty as a player to review the TOS whenever necessary.

From herein, these terms will and shall be used within the Terms of Service (TOS). Game Masters shall be referred as "GM", Facebook shall be referred as "FB", and Staff Members shall be referred as "we, our, or the staff". All in-game possessions, items, currencies, and/or personal gain (but not limited to) within AriesMS will be referred as "internal"; all possessions, items, currencies and/or personal gain (but not limited to) outside of AriesMS will be referred as "external". These rules apply automatically on all of our services, which includes "The Game", "Discord Server" and the "Forum".

We reserve the rights to deny you access to the server and issue punishments accordingly.

ACCOUNTABILITY DISCLAIMER
The TOS and "The Game" available through the service may include inaccuracies or typological errors, hence, changes are periodically added to the TOS herein. Elluel Network Staff reserves the rights to make improvements to the TOS and "The Game" in the service at any time. Once any changes have been made, an announcement will be given within the announcement forums accordingly. Information relied upon hearsay shall not be entertained.

Punishments handed out on the DISCORD server may or may not be reflected upon your in-game account, please take note.


TYPES OF PUNISHMENTS
  1. STRIKE
    The Strike System will act as a warning system concerning minor rules and/or where the severity does not warrant a ban for offences committed in-game. When a warning is imposed, a Strike will be given. Upon the 4th Strike, an immediate 3-day ban will be imposed. A 7-day on the 5th Strike, 30-day on the 6th Strike and a permanent ban on the 7th Strike. In the case of a player not receiving a Strike for a period of time, previous Strike(s) received will expire (non-inclusive of players that are at the 7th Strike). Where punishments equivalent of a Strike is warranted for the Discord server, a warning will be given instead.


  2. JAIL
    Jail is a custom location in-game in which usage of Super Megaphone, travel options, travel commands, Cash Shop and changing of channels will be disabled; and where players will not be allowed to leave (regardless of whether player decides to log off) until the duration imposed expires. Jail duration(s) will be paused should player(s) decide to log off whilst serving the term; and will only continue when logged in. Players that are jailed will be given a strike in accordance to the offence committed.

  3. TEMPORARY BAN
    A temporary ban refers to a temporary suspension of an account where the account will not be accessible throughout the entire duration of the ban. Durations may range from 1 to 60 days, where the minimum duration imposed is 1 day; depending on the severity and/or offence committed. Players with in-game account(s) imposed with temporary bans are not allowed to access the game with other accounts and/or devices throughout the entire duration of the ban on the particular account; doing so commits an offence under the Ban Evasion rule and additional punishments will be imposed.


  4. PERMANENT BAN
    A permanent ban refers to a permanent suspension of an account where the account will not be accessible indefinitely. Permanent bans are imposed for heavy offences and/or where the Staff deems fit necessary. Players with in-game account(s) imposed with permanent bans will no longer be allowed to access the game with other accounts and/or devices; doing so commits an offence under the Ban Evasion rule and additional punishments will be imposed.


GENERAL RULES
The terms listed under General Rules (inclusive of punishments) applies for all AriesMS services and/or platforms.


1. RESPECT
Discriminating against any other members based on race, religion, sexual orientation or age will not be tolerated. Respect is a large topic and is handled on a case-by-case basis. Being uncertain if your message may come across as abusive/rule breaking, we advise against posting such message on ANY platform at all. While we exercise freedom of speech, excessive use of profanity is still liable to punishment. This rule is inclusive of offensive names and/or IGNs used during character creation. Please note that no warnings shall be given out for serious matters such as gender discrimination, racial slurs, offensive jokes, offensive IGNs, abusive messages, and/or deemed fit by us. Strikes will be given out instead of verbal warnings, we will not hesitate to take action upon any individuals that disrespect other individuals. Any attempt at doing so will only result in an immediate punishment.


Punishments range from:
  • Strikes
  • Jail, 30 minute(s) to 24 hour(s).
  • Temporary suspension of account 1 to 30 day(s).
  • Permanent suspension of account

2. HARASSMENT
Harassment of any form shall not be welcomed within any service of Elluel Network. This includes; but not limited to, usage of racial/homophobic slurs, slander, libel, name-calling, deliberate hostility towards other players, flaming, trolling, profanity, defaming (or slander), & deliberately causing stress to other players (inclusive of massively reducing an in-game character's Fame with a minimum 5 counts and above). Harassment is handled on a case-by-case basis by us. Attempting to ruin the experience for other players on any of our service will not be TOLERATED AT ALL.


Punishments range from:
  • Strikes
  • Jail, 30 minute(s) to 24 hour(s)
  • Temporary suspension of account, 1 to 14 day(s)
  • Permanent suspension of account

3. ADVERTISEMENT
Advertising another network, private server, phishing, scamming websites, Discord server and/or social media platforms (regardless of whether or not you own the account), is strictly forbidden. The only exception to this rule is your own Twitch channel (only if streaming any of our servers).


Punishments range from:
  • Permanent suspension of account

4. IMPERSONATION
Impersonation of any sort is strictly forbidden, this includes staff impersonation and player impersonation. You shall only appear as you, and no one else. Regardless of which service (Forum, FB, Discord, or "The Game"), any attempt at impersonation will result in the user being severely dealt with. To clarify, informing players of rules and other useful information is allowed, but lying about being part of the staff is NOT. Claiming you have the authority to punish another user on any service falls under this.


Punishments range from:
  • Strikes
  • Jail, 60 minute(s) to 24 hour(s)
  • Temporary suspension of account, 7 to 30 day(s)
  • Permanent suspension of account

5. PROFITING
Profiting refers to the exchange of any internal possession and/or gain (inclusive of but not limited to; accounts, levels, IGNs, items, currencies) for any external possession and/or gain inclusive of but not limited to the list mentioned. The rule applies regardless of such exchange if they are internal to external, or external to internal. The only exception of an internal to internal transaction that is not allowed is the selling and/or buying of in-game accounts. Transaction(s) involving Profiting is STRICTLY forbidden; this is inclusive of (but not limited to) performing the transactions, attempts to commit the act of such transactions, the intention to perform the act of transaction, to use it as a joke, to troll and/or advertising the intent to commit the act of such transactions (regardless of buying or selling). Signature and avatar shops are allowed, but straight pictures are not. You may not use copyrighted materials on any of our services. You are also not allowed to have transactions of any sort for the following: maps, forum names, and/or forum points. Requesting people to subscribe to your accounts that you stand to profit from on other websites or advertising referral links to other sites that you can profit from is also prohibited (inclusive of your own Twitch channel).


Punishments range from:
  • Permanent suspension of account

6. PURCHASE OF ARIES POINTS
Purchasing of Aries Points from the network and the servers under it are/should be done so willingly with your own account. After completion of the purchase, you have no right whatsoever to refund/chargeback for whatever reason. If you fail to receive the Aries Points that should be awarded immediately, please visit this link to submit a missing Aries Point ticket. All items that are purchased from the Aries Point NPC are as a form of token of appreciation for the constant support of the network. All purchases are FINAL and nonrefundable.


Punishments range from:
  • Permanent suspension of game account

7. VOTE ABUSE
Each ACCOUNT may only receive 3 Vote Points every 24 hour(s). All votes are recorded by your IP address. If you are sharing the internet with other users of the network, we apologize, but due to this restriction, you must share the votes. Any player caught gaining more than 3 Vote Point(s) per 24 hour(s) for an account, aside from paying another user for the Vote Point(s), shall be considered vote abusing and actions will be taken accordingly. When voting, please ensure to complete the captcha on GTOP’s website before selecting the Submit option. For more information on the process of voting, you may refer to the Voting Guide here.


Punishments range from:
  • Temporary suspension of game account, 7 to 30 day(s)
  • Permanent suspension of game account

8. BAN EVASION
Evading a ban/punishment is not allowed. If you have been banned, either temporarily/permanently, you are expected to abide by that and not access, or attempt to access the service that you have been banned from. Any players caught attempting to get around their ban from any of our service, be it Forum, Discord, "The Game" or any of the network's service will be punished accordingly. This includes altering IP and/or HWID, creating new accounts, having a friend to login your account, and/or using different computers to access the service.


Punishments range from:
  • Temporary suspension of game account, 30 day(s) (for accounts imposed with temporary suspension)
  • Permanent suspension of game account (for accounts imposed with permanent suspension)

9. REPORTING OFFENDERS
As a player of the network, it is your responsibility to report any wrongdoings of any other users, Game Masters included. Should there be a need to contact any support for in-game support please contact us via @gm, any online staff will attend to you; this is not inclusive of bug reports, please report bugs on the Forums accordingly. Players are strongly discouraged from submitting false reports. In the event of inaccuracies in report(s) due to misunderstanding(s), the accuser is to correct the report with the relevant information at the earliest time possible. Evidence is required to make reports, such as screenshots/videos to help us understand and resolve the issue. False reports will result in punishments, and repeated offenses will increase the severity of the punishment; where punishments will apply for both the accuser and the accused.


Punishments range from:
  • Strikes
  • Jail, 30 minute(s) to 24 hour(s)
  • Temporary suspension of game account, 1 to 30 day(s)
  • Permanent suspension of game account

10. SPAMMING
Spamming refers to the act(s) of repeatedly posting, sending, using functions of any platform to send messages and/or convey your intent. This is inclusive of, but not limited to, messages containing massive amounts of text with or without the intention to clog the chat(s), intiating the act of spam by means of unauthorized events and/or hinder the usage of the chat(s). There is no reason for you to spam on any platform which includes Forum, FaceBook, “The Game” & Discord in order to grab attention. Such acts disrupt the experience for others and is forbidden.


Punishments range from:
  • Strikes
  • Jail, 30 minute(s) to 24 hour(s)
  • Temporary suspension of account, 1 to 30 day(s)
  • Permanent suspension of account

IN-GAME RULES
The terms listed under In-Game Rules (inclusive of punishments) applies in-game only.



1. HACKING
Hacking refers to act(s) of cheating using illegitimate methods to create advantage(s) and/or disadvantage(s) for yourself or others beyond standard gameplay. Such acts include the usage of third-party programs inclusive of but not limited to; macro programs, game trainers, and/or any other program(s) that automate specific functions of the game. Players committing such acts are referred to as hackers, where being in a party with a hacker also constitutes as Hacking. Players are not allowed to run two clients on the same Hardware ID, such act(s) will also constitute as Hacking. Usage of third-party software to automate attacks, chats, and/or movements constitutes under Hacking and/or will be referred to as the "usage of third-party programs".


Punishment ranges from:
  • Permanent suspension of game account

2. BOTTING
Botting refers to the simulation of automated attacks, chats, and/or movements. Usage of third-party hardware and/or physical objects to simulate such act(s) is not allowed. This is inclusive of (but not limited to) holding down skill key(s) whilst facing away from the game window screen, using a heavy object to hold down certain key(s), passive class skills and/or skill summons (including class summons and/or boss soul summons). Punishments for the usage of third-party SOFTWARE constitutes under Hacking; where punishments listed for Botting will not be applicable for software usage.


Punishments range from:
  • Temporary suspension of game account, 7 day(s) for first-time offenders
  • Permanent suspension of game account

3. EXPLOITING
Exploiting refers to act(s) involving certain functions of the game in which originates from glitches (also known as bugs), flaws and/or unintentional mechanics that is not intended by the game developer within the game. This is inclusive of (but not limited to); attempts to replicate, duplication of items or currency, selling items or currency and/or selling of duplicated items or currency that were acquired from glitches and/or exploits — regardless of whether or not there were achieved gains towards progression, items or currency. In the event of unintentional duplication of items or currency, players are to dispose items by deleting them with the Universal NPC for Cash items or selling them to NPCs (Non-player Character) for non-Cash items. Currency acquired from unintentional duplication is to be used to purchase items to consume them and to be disposed with the above-mentioned methods for item disposal. Intentions to withhold information regarding glitches or to withhold items and/or currency acquired from glitches/exploits will NOT BE TOLERATED. Any information acquired of glitches/exploits are to be forwarded to the Staff at the earliest time possible.


Punishment ranges from:
  • Temporary suspension of game account, 7 to 60 day(s)
  • Permanent suspension of game account

4. SCAMMING
Scamming is a large topic and is handled on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Staff. This rule is inclusive of (but not limited to) establishing agreement(s) for transaction(s) with other players and the intention, attempt and/or act of not completing the said transaction; or providing lesser than the agreed amount or item equivalent (on the exception if both parties are willing to compromise). Such transactions include services concerning untradeable currencies such as Vote Points and/or Coin/Point Shops and anvil services. Any intention, attempt or act to deceive or falsify the general aesthetic, price and/or demand that is intended for financial or personal gain is referred to as fraud; and constitutes under Scamming. Acts of fraud are inclusive of (but not limited to): clear knowledge of the current price of an item/currency and providing (and/or convincing) other players with a false market price, accepting an inaccurate or false price of an item without informing the other party, changing the appearance of an item with the intention to deceive and/or create opportunities of overlooking the original identity of the item, and/or initiating a temporary lease of item(s), currency, and/or account(s) from any player (regardless of familiarity or relation) and the failure to return it upon agreement.


Punishments range from:
  • Temporary suspension of game account, 1 to 30 day(s)
  • Permanent suspension of game account

5. FALSE BIDDING
False Bidding is the process of the SELLER attempting to raise his or her bid by making up a bid by a random user, a friend, or an imaginary user. This is inclusive of (but not limited to) BUYERS who place false bids without the intentions to purchase the said item. False Bidding is a sub-section of Scamming, where punishments imposed will vary depending on how high the false bid was. As of November 14th, only IGNs are allowed to be used as an identity when placing or announcing bids. Failure to provide an IGN and/or providing other forms of identities constitutes as an offence under this rule -- this applies to all platforms.


Punishments range from:
  • Temporary suspension of game account, 1 to x day(s); where 'x' varies depending on the bid value

6. WZ EDITING
Only approved .wz edits are allowed for the network, any other edits that are not approved will result in punishments towards any player upon usage. There are currently no updated WZ Edits approved for usage. Any form of .wz file alteration is forbidden, this includes cosmetic edits. Be cautious, if detected of an edited .wz file, you will be punished automatically upon logging into the game. This includes any other server files that you downloaded from any other server that uses edited .wz files.


Punishments range from:
  • Permanent suspension of game account

7. WRONGFUL PURCHASE/COMPENSATION
Items lost during a trade due to a full inventory, trying to hold two (2) one-of-a-kind items and/or from a victim of scam will not be refunded. This also applies to the rare events of rollbacks as well as purchasing wrong items from any shops within the server. We will not give compensations, do not ask for it.



8. ACCOUNT SHARING
While sharing account is NOT forbidden, you are responsible for your own account, for any activity within the account. If the person you share the account with gets banned from our service, there will not be any form of reversal allowed. If you want to share account information, please do so wisely, any items were taken out from the account, deleted characters, lost items, and another other loss will not be entertained if the account is shared; this includes retrieving your loss item from another account.



9. MAP OWNERSHIP
Map ownership refers to the temporary ownership of a map from the moment a player enters the said map on the sole condition that it is empty or vacant. Players have the obligation to verify the vacancy of the entire area of a map by visually checking before claiming ownership or by using the @map command; failure to do so may result in the attempts to claim ownership belonging to other player(s) that are using the map. Should there be a need to step away, player(s) are only allowed to be away for a maximum of 5 minutes; to which the ownership will be transferred to the next player after that. Any loss of map ownership includes being away for more than 5 minutes, leaving the map, disconnecting from the game, entering the Cash Shop, and/or dying in the map then reviving in town (on the exception that if the revival is in the same map as the death, the ownership will be retained). Any act(s) of disregarding the existing ownership of a map will be referred to as Kill Stealing; where such act(s) are strictly forbidden. Kill Stealing is inclusive of (player actions within the map where the said player does not have map ownership) such as using skills on monsters, killing monsters and/or attempts to claim ownership belonging to other player(s) that are using the map. Punishments may be imposed on a case-by-case basis for any failure to comply and/or intention to go against the warnings given if found to be Kill Stealing. Any player that wishes to file a report for Kill Stealing is to include the usage of the @map command in-game within the evidence provided; where the failure to do so will result in instant denial of your report.


Punishments range from:
  • Strikes
  • Jail, 30 minute(s) to 24 hour(s)
  • Temporary suspension of game account, 1 to 30 day(s)
  • Permanent suspension of game account


FORUM RULES
The terms listed under Forum Rules (inclusive of punishments) applies to the Forums only.
The rule for Art Workshops is an exception and may overlap with game accounts.


1. BUMPING/NECROPOSTING
Please do not post in a thread where the last post is over 14 days old; doing so constitutes under necroposting. This rule also involves +1 posting in suggestions. If you have nothing further to add to a suggestion other than agreeing, do not post. If you agree with someone, use the thanks button (temporarily unavailable until further notice). You may bump in the following sections: Free Market, Off-topic, and their child forums. Users found doing so will be given a warning; repeated offences will incur punishments listed below.


Punishments range from:
  • Temporary suspension of forum account, 1 to 7 day(s)

2. CUSTOM USERTITLES
Please do not attempt to impersonate authority by using a user title that suggests being a staff member or anyone of authority. Examples are, but not limited to: 'Administrator', 'GameMaster', 'Moderator', 'Manager', etc. Staff shall and WILL remove any inappropriate titles. Users found doing so will be given a warning; repeated offences will incur punishments listed below.


Punishments range from:
  • Temporary suspension of forum account, 7 to 30 day(s)
  • Permanent suspension of forum account

3. AVATARS & SIGNATURES
Staff members may edit your signature, and infract you if deemed unacceptable. Nude and/or sexually suggestive images are obviously not allowed, drawn or otherwise. User(s) are only allowed to use signature(s) with a height of 300px or less. Staff shall and WILL remove any inappropriate avatar(s) and/or signature(s) if deemed unacceptable. User(s) found doing so will be given a warning; repeated offences will incur punishments listed below.


Punishments range from:
  • Temporary suspension of forum account, 7 to 30 day(s)
  • Permanent suspension of forum account

4. LANGUAGE
This is an English forum; you must either post in English or have an accurate translation. If a post contains another language than English, it may be deleted/ignored.



5. POSTS
Posting of programs/materials that gives an unfair advantage (hacks, bots, and trainers) are strictly not allowed. Please stay on topic, check and check again which section you are posting; any post that is irrelevant to the topic will result in the post being deleted or thread being locked. Do not recreate threads with the same topic if they already have been locked. Doing so will only result in your forum account being restricted. Topic and/or content posted should be G-Rated as the community consists of players of all ages. Users found committing an offence under this rule will be given a warning; repeated offences will incur punishments listed below.


Punishments range from:
  • Temporary suspension of forum account, 1 to 30 day(s)
  • Permanent suspension of forum account

6. ART WORKSHOPS
It has come to our attention that some artists are not producing the artwork that they were hired to do. Any artist that are found to be scamming users will eventually have their forum account suspended and their game accounts to be temporarily or permanently suspended. Please refer to Game Rule #5 - Scamming.


Punishments range from:
  • Temporary suspension of forum and game account, 7 to 30 day(s)
  • Permanent suspension of forum and game account
 
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