Rules of conduct within Anarchy Online
The following are the basic rules of conduct that govern player interaction and activity within Anarchy Online. Failure to act responsibly and comply with these rules may result in the termination of your account without any refund of any kind. As stated on the Community site located here.
You may not harass or threaten other players in any form while online in Anarchy Online.
You may not use information you get in-game to harass people out of the game.
You may not use any sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive language. This includes all communication with other players.
You may not impersonate any Funcom employee, including, but not limited to, any Customer Support people, nor may you impersonate any member of the ARK (Advisors of Rubi-Ka) organisation.
You may not violate any local, state, national or international law or regulation for the location you are playing from.
You may not arrange for the exchange or transfer of any pirated or illegal software while in Anarchy Online or the Anarchy Online Web site including the Anarchy Online official Forums.
You will always follow the instructions of authorized personnel while in Anarchy Online. Authorized personnel are hereby defined as GMs and ARK members.
You may not modify, or try to modify, any part of the Anarchy Online Client, Anarchy Online Server or any part of the Anarchy Online Web Pages located at http://www.anarchy-online.com or http://ark.anarchy-online.com
You may not organize nor be a member of any clans or groups within Anarchy Online that are based on, or espouse, any racist, anti-religious, anti-ethnic, or other hate-mongering philosophy.
You will not attempt to interfere with, hack into, or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running Anarchy Online, however allowed to use status pages provided by Funcom.
You may not give false information or intentionally hide any information when registering your Anarchy Online account on https://register.funcom.com.
You will not exploit any bug in Anarchy Online and you will not communicate the existence of any such exploitable bug (bugs that grant the user unnatural or unintended benefits in game for a character of their profession and level), either directly or through public posting, to any other user of Anarchy Online.
You will promptly report any exploits to email@example.com
You will not attempt to play or run Anarchy Online on any server that is not controlled or authorized by Funcom.
You will not upload or transmit on Anarchy Online, or on the Anarchy Online Web Sites any copyrighted content that you do not own all rights to, unless you have the expressed written permission of the author or copyright holder.
You will not create, use or provide any server emulator or other site where Anarchy Online may be played, and you will not post or distribute any utilities, emulators or other software tools related to Anarchy Online without the expressed written permission of Funcom.
The following things would be considered an "abuse" in game:
Hate Mongering - participation in or propagation of Hate literature, behaviour, or propaganda related to real -world characteristics.
Sexual Abuse or Harassment - untoward and unwelcome advances of a graphic and sexual nature. This includes graphical descriptions of sexual acts, overt sexual overtures, and stalking of a sexual nature.
Attempting to Defraud a Support Representative - Petitioning with untrue information with the intention of receiving benefits as a result. This includes reporting bug deaths, experience or item loss, or accusing other players of wrongdoing without basis for it.
Impersonating a Customer Service Representative - falsely representing yourself to another player as an ARK or a Funcom employee.
CS Personnel Abuse -- sending excessive /tells to a CS Representative, excessively using say or other channels to communicate to a CS Representative, making physical threats, or using abusive language against a CS Representative.
Using Threats of Retribution by GM Friends - attempting to convince another player that they have no recourse in a disagreement because favoritism is shown to one of the parties by Funcom or the ARK staff.
Note: We encourage role-playing in the game and on the role-playing conference, but remember that role-playing is no excuse for harassment.
If you want to play an obnoxious role, you have a great responsibility to avoid hurting other people’s feelings. These social guidelines take precedence over role-playing in a conflict.
You will not exploit any bug in Anarchy Online and you will not communicate the existence of any such exploitable bug (the definition of bugs like this is: a bug that grants the user unnatural or unintended benefits in game), either directly or through public posting, to any other user of Anarchy Online. You will promptly report any such exploit via firstname.lastname@example.org address and never use it again.
An exploit in the game is a bug or design error that makes it possible for characters to fight monsters, solve quests, or earn money that normally should be out of that character’s reach. Funcom is actively working to remove exploits from the game.
An exploit is regarded as a bug that we have to fix. We expect players to inform us about exploits, not tell other players about their discovery and to not use the exploit after they have found it. Exploits could lead to suspension of your account or banning. This has happened to some accounts already.
The investigating of exploits in Anarchy Online is based on two sources of information: Reports from players and reading through logs. All reports received through mail and petition is used to get exploits out of the game.
In addition, we are able to find detailed information about characters. This is used to find characters that have disproportionate amounts of credits or are augmenting in level faster than we would expect.
It is important not to spread information about exploits after they have been discovered, as the team needs time to solve the problem. It is dangerous to tell you that we are working on a fix, because this information could lead to more people learning about the exploit and using it. While the team is working on it, please don’t tell anybody about the exploit.
The goal of the naming policy is to promote the feeling of being immersed into the world of Anarchy Online. These policies apply to all player names, regardless how long it has been since they were created. Use of the following will be restricted:
1. Names that are profane, racist, drug references, trademarks or obscene names are not allowed; this also applies to any homonym, phonetic misspelling, obvious spoonerism, combination, or reverse spelling.
2. Names that are created to defame or impersonate another character are not allowed. This includes names of GMs/ARKs/Funcom employees.
If you wish to appeal a name change please contact Funcom through help.funcom.com, including information about your character, your previous name, new name and account name.