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It is mandatory that you read the rules before starting to play. Otherwise, you could be punished because of ignorance about them.
Ignorance of the rules does not excuse
Our client creates screenshots just by pressing the button "Print Screen". When you press it a minimized window will appear in the taskbar. If you click it, it will show the captured image and will give you the options to save or delete the image. If we decide to keep it, it will create a file on the desktop called Screenshot(n).jpg. This file should not be touched under any circumstances. If you try you cannot view the image as it is encrypted so it can not be changed by anyone and only us can see it. If you touch it, you will transform the image into an unusable file and it won't serve as proof. If the screenshot is an insult, the journal must be opened and expanded, so we can check the whole conversation.
You should not send a page to warn that you are sending a screenshot: you should send it directly.
1- General rules
First of all, we must say that this server is a private community, and therefore the Staff (the group of people who direct and oversee the smooth running of the game), is the highest authority in deciding whether ot not a player deserves a punishment in the game.
Therefore, any person who performs an activity which, in our judgment, is unsuitable for the other players, to our computer systems, or the game, can be banned from the game and so will be the IP address of this person.
In any case, if the Staff decides there is a danger that once you've broken the rules, you can do it again, can ban you from the game without notice. The punishments that are listed in these rules are purely informative: The Staff will always have the last word in choosing what punishment is applied.
If you do not break any rule you won't have any problem. Remember that you don't play alone, and it is essential to have a set of rules to be met in order to make the game fair for all members of this community.
All the information you provide us should be true to the best of your knowledge.
Lying to a staff member on any issue or question that they do that can be decisive for the resolution of any offense within the game, or to take advantage for oneself, will be punished with a direct ban.
To hide someone is breaking or has broken any rule may be regarded as being an accomplice of the same crime. The "accomplice" will be punished with, at least, the punishment for the crime committed by the offender.
The most serious infringements that carry sentences of direct ban from the game for the offender, in all cases will cause the ban of all accounts which play from the same IP address. This will only be applicable to direct ban offenses and the offender is aware of what he or she is doing, such as advertising of other servers, use more than one account per person or use illegal programs. In the case of using a game error, the judgment of the Staff will determine if it was done in order to harm the server or any of its players.
Using the incognito spell to perform any illegal act will be considered an aggravating factor, leading to a more severe punishment.
We reserve the right to cancel service at any time, giving explanations or not, as we see fit.
Any questions you have about things that don't appear here, or if something is not quite clear, please ask the Staff.
Note: All the rules contain an explanatory text. Unfold it by clicking on the arrow to the left of the title.
1.1. Property and use of accounts
All game accounts are property of World of Dread. We grant the user the right to use the account to the person who registers it, provided that he or she undertakes to read and follow these rules. Violation of the rules may lead to the withdrawal of permission to use the account, as well as the possibility of using any other account in the future.
The care and maintenance of an account is the player's responsibility and can not be claimed to Staff consequences of misusing it.
The sale or transfer of an account without express permission of the Staff is a violation of the rules, and will be punished with the blocking of the account traded or transfered.
1.2. Don't mention other servers
You can't mention other servers on the forum, in the chat or in the game, for better or for worse.
Punishment: Direct ban
1.3. Don't send a page without a reason
If a player sends a page like: "GM come", "I need a GM" or similar, the page won't be answered and, in addition, the player will be sent to jail. If you send a page of this kind, or for queries that don't require a GM, the page system will be disabled for you in the future. You can find more information about which pages can be sent and which not in the rule 7.2 Staff members Functions.
1.4. About accounts and characters
Only one account per person is allowed. A person can't have more than one account registered nor use an account other than theirs. If we find that a person has been using multiple accounts, all accounts from that IP address will be blocked, and also the IP itself. In each account only one character may be created. You mustn't use a different account than yours for whatever purpose. Just enter with it and take a step, touch an object or talk to other characters will be considered as multiaccount and will result in the ban of all accounts involved. Our client does not allow to run multiple instances of the game simultaneously on the same computer, so any action to get bypass this restriction entail direct ban of the accounts involved.
1.5. Don't use server errors (bugs)
If you find an error on the server you should report it immediately to the Staff on our Discord server.
Punishment: Use a bug no matter how small, will entail your ban from the game, with no option to claim anything. The Staff won't warn you that you're going to be banned. If it's possible, your IP address will be banned as well.
We understand a bug as: Any way to improve the player, make money, etc. without using any skills and / or being exposed to any danger, either benefiting oneself or to others. Any error in the programming on the monster may be considered bug. We consider an error any unconventional way to kill the strongest monsters in the game that makes it much easier to kill them or being impossible or nearly impossible to die. If you see or find anything strange, report it. If you don't you may be punished likewise.
1.6. It's forbidden to use other versions than the ones we provide
The client and the files that we provide should be used in any case. Using any graphical modification that can give any advantage, don't matter how small, will be considered a very serious offense and will be punished by direct ban from the game. The only changes allowed are the graphics from menus. It is not allowed to change, in any way, the appearance of any item inside the game.
1.7. It's forbidden to macro with a key pressed
Each time the game detects that you try it, you'll be notified. If you abuse of continuous key press or low delay while macroing, and the game notifies you several times, you'll be macroing with a continuous key press and your player will be automatically disconnected.
1.8. Don't be disrespectful to a Staff member
You shouldn't be disrespectful to Staff members. The punishment would be from a severe jail sentence to the ban from the game.
1.9. Don't macro saying Guards or anything else
You shouldn't macro, in front of the computer or not, saying Guards or anything else. You shouldn't even macro with vendors saying buy or sell. To macro race languages is considered a very serious offense, and will be punished with all race language lowered and being sent to jail for a long time. To stay in a place where there are people macroing race languages is also be considered illegal. If you see a scene like that you should notice it.
Punishment: From two hours of jail to 4 days, depending in how much does your macro disturb. Also, if the macro includes macroing a skill, that skill will be reduced. If you are taking monetary advantage due to the macro you will be fined.
1.10. Don't use palisades, magic gates or other spells in the place where you appear from the permanent moongates
You shouldn't use palisades nor spells like Gate Travel, Stone Wall, Fire Field... in the place where you appear from a permanent moongate. This rule also applies to the dungeons or caves exits which use a teleporter (those which you cannot see what's inside from the outside, and vice versa), and for the places where you appear from the travel stone of the Gates Room (except the Premium Guild point for the travel stone). Those places cannot be covered with fields surrounding the exit, not even leaving a small hole. The place where you appear from a permanent moongate may have a free and clear exit. Using palisades or any of the forbidden spells in those places will send the offender automatically one day to jail without bail, and covering the exit will create a report with the state of the fields so that a Staff member can review and make a decision.
Punishment: From 1 day to one week in jail, always without a bail, depending on the damage caused. You can be banned from the game if reoffending.
1.11. Don't use Gate Travel over other players in guarded or invulnerable zones
You shouldn't use the spell "Gate Travel" to get someone out a guarded area, or where killing is not allowed.
Punishment: From 4 days to a week in jail, or ban from the game if reoffending.
1.12. Don't send summoned creatures through moongates
You should not summon creatures through any moongate, unless both you and the creatures go at once. You shoudn't summon the creature over the moongate nor use a command to order the creature go to the moongate. The only way would be to enter yourself by the moongate and the creatures will go with you. The punishment is that the Staff sees fit.
1.13. Usage of external programs
You shouldn't play using a virtual machine.
You shouldn't use any program that can read any in-game data. The use of any of these programs will entail the direct ban. Log reviews will be done and we'll see if someone had used some of these programs. Some programs forbidden, although not the only, are Injection, Ignition, UO Assist, Easy UO, Razor, or any Speed Hack or program to artificially increase the game speed. You shouldn't use any external program unless used for unattended macroing. That is, any allowed program may only be used for macroing, and not while playing actively.
1.14. Killing players who are inside a house from outside is forbidden
You shouldn't kill any player who is inside a private home if you're outside and he is inside, or vice versa, unless the door is opened. If you are inside a house, you can kill the players who are there (unless you used a bug to enter). This rule only affects player's private houses, not houses from the map.
Punishment: A week in jail without bail and the used skill to 0 (Magery, Tactics/Swordsmanship...)
1.15. Send a page asking doubts is forbidden
If you have any doubt you can go to the Newbies section on the Discord server. There are players qualified to answer your question during the day. You just have to send a page when you see an error in the game or something that must be corrected in the location where you are. For problems that require a written reply, please use Discord. Information on this point is expanded in section 7.2 of the Rules.
Punishment: The page won't be answered and, if you insist, you will lose the possibility of sending pages.
1.16. You can't play from a banned IP address
Don't play from the IP address of someone who has been banned. If you have questions or don't know if someone have been banned and you can play from their IP, you must ask our staff before playing. If you play from a banned IP, your account will be banned too, due to the break of this rule. If a banned player wants to know if he can play again (if he has not been already notified), he can contact our Staff on the Discord server. This rule also applies if you neglect and someone find out your password and uses it from a banned ip. In any case the account will be unblocked. If someone is banned, although their IP address is not blocked, shouldn't play without asking for permission to the above address. If we are sure that someone without permission or with permission denied, who have been banned, is playing, the account used will be banned too.
1.17. Security and maintenance of the account
If a player is neglected and someone finds out his password, whatever the method used (the player himself tells it, his computer is hacked, etc), will be the sole responsibility of the player. Any loss caused by unauthorized access to the account cannot be claimed. You should never provide your account information to anyone. The Staff members won't ask for it. If someone tells you that he is from Staff and needs your password, don't give it. You need to pay some attention to these things, as it is very easy to take appropiate measures to prevent this from happening. Stealing an account is a punishable offense and would entail the ban of the account and IP address. You can find more information about this in the Security section. An account that has been stolen or its password has been lost, can be retrieved writing to from the account registered e-mail address. It won't be possible to recover the account by any other method.
Also, any unused account will disappear if it remains unused for more than 90 days, unless the account has more than 1000 hours of play. Of course, this is not considered an infringement by the player, but be careful not to lose your account due to this. If an account disappears due to disuse it can't be restored. To prevent this from happening, you must use the account at least once every 90 days. Although the account has more than 1000 hours of play, the properties (headquarters, houses...) that are using public spaces will be retired if the account isn't used for more than 90 days, so the server retrieve this space and the previous owner loses all its rights over that zone. The 90-days rule isn't applied if the player has a Premium Subscription.
1.18. Maintain at all times respect for other players
We won't accept screenshots regarding this rule. If a GM sees a strong argument with offensive language by one of both parties, who have used it will be punished with an insult. If a person, for whatever reason, uses offensive language to refer to another, and a GM sees it, that person will be punished with an insult. Any strong argument in a public place will be punished with an insult for both parties, even if insults were not used explicitly in that argument. This is a game and that sort of things have no place here.
If you see that you have been punished with an insult and don't know why, please don't claim anything. If you don't want to be punished because of this, don't disrespect to other players. The repetition can lead to the ban from the game. The punishments are usually as follow, and won't be these in cases of extremely offensive insults, racism, etc. In such cases there will be applied higher punishments (two insults applied instead of one, four days in jail without bail, a week in jail without bail, or the ban from the game):
First insult: 12 hours without talking in the game.
Second insult: 24 hours without talking in the game.
Third insult: 72 hours without talking in the game.
Fourth insult: 4 days in jail without bail.
Fifth insult: 7 days in jail without bail.
Sixth insult: Ban from the game.
You can check how many insults you've been punished with with the command ".insults". It will tell you how many insults you have been punished with so far, and what would be your next punishment if you're discovered again insulting someone.
You may reduce the account's insults by one (1) donating to the server. You may reduce one point of insults with a donation of 3 €.
You may also reduce one point of insults with 8 points in the events prize stone.
1.19. In tournaments and automatic events
The entry to tournaments and automatic events is forbidden if you are not going to participate actively. Also it's forbidden to act in a way that harms or annoys other players. Acts like entering a tournament or automatic event and standing, attacking your teammates or damage your own team will be severely punished. The Staff members cannot be present at all events, but some of them will be controlled, and acts like these will be severely punished.
1.20. Trade in goods and services
The trade between players of ingame goods and services in exchange of real goods and services is strictly forbidden. If a player offers, negotiates or performs a trade of real goods or services in exchange of ingame goods or services will be ejected from the game, even if he or she is just offering a deal and it is never performed.
2- About skills and stats
The maximum strength, dexterity and intelligence is unlimited*. The skill limit is 100.0 for each, no limit on the amount of skills you want to learn. In the game, also, you can learn a job or profession and lead a primary skill over 100.0 and even get Power Scrolls and take over 100 some secondary skills. There is no limit on the amount of skills that your character can learn (there isn't skill cap).
2.1. You shouldn't use errors to raise skills or stats
Punishment: From 1 week in jail and the skills or stat to the minimum, up to the ban from the game.
* Raise stats: In tournaments and other events you can get points to raise your strength, dexterity and intelligence. You can raise them too by completing quests or even recommending friends to come and play with us.
3- About the Gates Room, Tournaments Arena and other invulnerable places
The first thing you should know about these places is that each has its own rules, so it is mandatory to read each and every one of the signs of each room until you know all the rules of that place, to avoid any punishment.
3.1. Attack or looting corpses in special areas is forbidden
Although the Gates Room is invulnerable, attacking there is forbidden, even playing. In other places where attacking is forbidden but are not invulnerable, the punishment will be more severe.
Punishment: What GM considers when attacking, and from four days in jail up to the ban from the game when looting.
3.2. Casting magic fields or summoning animals or creatures in the Gates Room is forbidden
Punishment: The one the GM sees appropiate.
3.3. Leaving animals in the Gates Room is forbidden
Punishment: Two hours in jail, but can be up to a week in jail if reoffending.
3.4. Suiciding where looting is not allowed is forbidden
You shouldn't cause your death intentionally in places where looting is not allowed. You will be jailed for that. If you want to kill yourself you should go to a place where looting is allowed.
Punishment: The one the GM sees appropiate.
3.5. Macroing in special places is forbidden
You are not allowed to macro on the special places, except in the Training Room. This includes to make your character walk through these places with a macro.
Punishment: If there's not economic benefit: Two hours to one day in jail.
If there's economic benefit: 7 days to 15 days in jail.
3.6. Read and follow the other rules that can be found on the signs in the entrances of these special areas
In the entrance of the special areas you can find signs saying what you shouldn't do. In some of them you'll just find a "You shouldn't do anything here which is not allowed in the Gates Room", in which case the things you shouldn't do are those that shouldn't be done in the Gates Room (annoy other players, yelling, trading, begging, using skills, cast gate travel...). Other rooms will have special rules, in which case you must read, know and follow the rules you'll find there.
Punishment: The one the GM sees appropiate oriented by the one that appears on the sign.
4- About PvP
4.1. There is not a reskill rule (kill a player after resurrecting)
If you died, and you don't want to be killed again, just say "home home home" when you're a ghost and you'll go to the Gates Room, where you can't be killed. It is also legal to cover the resurrection ankhs with fields, as this allows the murderer don't need to kill you again so you cannot re-arm yourself for the battle. Sending a page about one of these issues imply, necessarily, that the player did not read and doesn't know the rules, you you can be jailed as long as the GM sees fit.
5- About houses, roads, entrances to public places and public places themselves
5.1. Don't block roads, trails or entrances to places
The houses cannot be placed too close to certain places. You shouldn't place a building in a way that it prevent the free passage (to prevent the free passage is considered when there are fewer than two tiles free to pass). Furthermore, you cannot build in a way that the building itself covers the facade of another house, or covers any of the special places listed below. Even if the minimum distance is respected, the facade of the house cannot block the visibility of these places.
List with the minimum distances of buildings regarding to special places:
Roads: 5 tiles
Mines: 20 tiles
Dungeons: 20 tiles
Towns: 20 tiles
Graveyards: 20 tiles
Map decoration: 20 tiles
Important monsters in the game: 20 tiles
Special structures (guild headquarters, etc): 5 tiles
Punishment: It will depend on the distance at which the building is placed. If you are close to respect the minimum distance we will notify through a sign placed on your house, and if the building is not removed in a few days, it will be demolished.
If the minimum distance is not respected at all, the building will be demolished without notice.
5.2. Don't place a building blocking someone else's house or own
It is not allowed to cover the entrance and / or the facade of another player's house. It will be necessary to respect a safe distance between a house and another as not to be disturbing the first owner. You also cannot place a house if your own facade is covered by a house that was previously placed. It is not only for aesthetics, but to ensure that you can move conveniently between all households. Any house that is obstructing the passage will be demolished without notice.
Punishment: If the building annoys, but does not obstruct the passage, we will notigy through a sign placed on your house. If it obstructs or prevents passage, or completely covers a vendor or another house's sign, the building will be demolished directly.
5.3. Don't enter anyone else's house using a game error (bug)
Punishment: Whatever the error is, the punishment will be the ban from the game.
5.4. Don't summon animals or cast fields in other people's houses
You shouldn't summon animals or cast fields from the outside to the inside of a house and vice versa, unless the door is opened and you use that hole for the casting.
Animals: Magery to 0 and one week in jail. 2nd offense: ban from the game.
Wall of Stone: 2 Hours in jail
Fire field, poison field, paralyze field...: 1 day in jail for each field.
5.5. Don't store animals in houses or public places
Animals cannot be stored in public places, whether to store them or to macroing the Taming skill. Whoever is caught doing such storage, will be severely punished, with punishments of a week in jail without bail and lowering of the Taming skill or the ban from the game if there is reoffense. Animals shouldn't be stored in any place, but for example we can mention islands, peninsulas somehow blocked, etc. You also shouldn't leave the player macroing Taming in a NPC respawn because it will start appearing dozens of animals, and they would be stored. To macro this skill the player must kill all the animals, without allowing it to accumulate because of their action.
It is allowed to have only one animal in the house for every 50k in the house's price, up to a maximum of 5, unless that is a house sold as a stable, requiring an identificative sign placed by the Staff. In tha latter case it may have 10 animals. The personal vendors also count as animals in the calculation of this limit. The following table will help you to know how many animals you can have. Houses that don't met this will be deleted without notice.
5.6. Don't store items on the floor of the houses
You shouldn't have a house full of unnecessary items, you should have them in chests. The house that has an excessive amount of unnecessary items on the floor will be demolished without notice.
5.7. Don't build a house over a respawn or enclose a respawn inside the house
You shouldn't build your house over a respawn of any NPC. If you see that, after the build, NPCs appear inside your house, you must redeed the house immediately and place it somewhere else, since you will be in violation of this rule. If the house is built over a respawn, and it is not withdrawn immediately, it will be demolished without notice.
If we see that someone is clearly taking advantage of a respawn building their house over it or taking it to the house to "privatize" it, the house will be demolished without notice. In the case of a respawn of a major enemy or a unique enemy there will be an added punishment for the owner of the house, more or less important depending on the importance of the enemy, whether or not he was who took the enemy to the house. The punishment would be from one day to one week in jail. If reoffending, the punishment would be even greater.
5.8. You cannot claim anything of a removed house
If you forget to take something before removing your house, you cannot claim it. The Staff may not return any item. When a house is removed, all the items inside disappear, whatever they are (guild stones, chests, house items...). This rule includes donation items, since it is impossible to take away a house without wanting to. It also includes the case in which the house is not voluntarily withdrawn, but it disappears because not paying the taxes, or it's demolished because of a violation of the building rules.
5.9. You can't build more than two houses forming a barrier
Unless it's in an area of your property, you are not allowed to place more than two houses with less than two tiles of separation between them. For larget buildings (towers, stone keeps and castles), you can't build any house touching with the first building, to avoid blocking the pass. In case of the violation of this rule, the last house which was built will be demolished without notice.
6- About vendors
6.1. You can place a vendor only in a house or store of your property
Otherwise, the vendor will be removed immediately by a GM, without notice. This rule is also applied if a house is retired and the vendor is left without a house. You can buy a personal vendor at the price of 10.000 coins in one of the stones in the market.
6.2. Do not swindle with vendors
If you sell bags that say something they don't have, or if you set a name to the bag to fool the buyer to think it have something that really they are not going to buy, the vendor will be removed and depending on the kind of swindle, the owner will be sent more or less time to jail, or he can be even banned from the game. The owner of the vendor will also be labeled as (Swindler) in the name as long as the GM sees fit.
7- Rules for dealing with GMs and Staff members
7.1.- Respect Staff members
If a player disprespects a Staff member, he or she will be banned from the game. The Staff is respectfull with all members of the community, so we ask the same treatment for us. It is considered disrespectful also to discuss the decisions of the Staff members. The Staff ensures the smooth running of the game and they won't make any decisions that could harm the server or its players, so good intentions are presumed. We meditate all decisions enough and we don't jail any player without a good reason. Discussing a sanction or punishment may become considered disrespectful if repeteadly discussed, as Staff members are trained enough to properly take such decisions.
7.2.- Staff members functions
Staff members are people, not machines, so they can't pay attention to the game 24 hours a day. It's important that players keep in mind that Staff members are only few and there are a lot of players, so you can't expect to have a GM working on issues not within their competence. The GMs are for the game to work well in general, and not to solve individual problems or doubts. For these functions, you can go to the Forum. Otherwise, we would need a GM for each player, which is not possible.
If you need help from a Staff member, there are two ways in which you can contact us. The first is to contact us in our Discord server. The second way is to send a message (page) in the game. You just have to send a page in the game if you need a Staff member to resolve a problem, but not for ask for a response. If you need a verbal answer to solve your problem, it is mandatory that you contact us on the Discord server. The function of the page system is to warn about something. Therefore, if the Staff member who treats it should go to a certain place in the game, it is mandatory that you send the page from that place. Staff members cannot help you in the following cases (so sending a page in these cases is a violation of the rules). Sending a page for one of these reasons repeteadly entails the suspension of the possibility of sending pages in the game. Reasons why you shouldn't send a page:
- Doubts, questions, suggestions or donation issues. You should only send a page to report a problem in the game.
- You want help to do something in the house menu. While the menu is working properly, you should be able to do everything with it.
- You lost your house keys. In this case, you need a locksmith, not a Staff member.
- Your house is gone and you don't know why. There can be only three reasons for its disappearance: It was misplaced, or you didn't pay taxes for over a month, or you didn't double click the house sign after placing the house, so you weren't recognized as the house owner (you have 24 hours for this).
If a Staff member has removed your house, it is because a rule violation. You can review the rules of house building above and see if your house broke any of them.
- An item has disappeared from your backpack, bank or home. The items don't disappear. In this case it's likely you have put it into a bag or chest without noticing, or when trying to move a bag or chest that weigh too much it fell without realizing it. You must be careful with that.
- You lost points in skills or stats. The chances of something like this happening are very remote. However, if you are completely sure that there was an error, you must contact us on Discord explaining what happened and we will check it.
- Someone has insulted you. You can ignore this player in any method he contacted you.