Forum Rules

Status
Not open for further replies.

LGM Discord

Lead GameMaster
Staff member
May 27, 2020
11
41
13
Star Vault Forum & Discord Rules

By utilizing the Mortal Online 2 forum & Discord server, you agree to be bound to and abide by the Forum and Discord rules. Any violation of the rules will be dealt with by Staff in an appropriate manner. These rules are necessary to give customers a positive experience when visiting the forum or Discord server. The use of the Mortal Online 2 Forums is a privilege, NOT a right. Star Vault reserves the right to, at its sole discretion, revoke the use of these forums at any time, for any reason. Any discrepancies with staff, or rules, may be brought up to the Lead Moderator, or Lead Game Master.

*These rules are subject to change at any time as deemed necessary by staff.


1.Section I: Staff Interaction
2.Section II: Naming
3.Section III: Content
4.Section IV: Topics
5.Section V: Advertisement
6.Section VI: Links & Images
7.Section VII: Misc.

Section I: Staff Interaction


Staff are here to keep the community a positive environment. Please treat all staff members with respect, and remember the following:

I(a). Staff will be respectful to you, please return this courtesy. Abuse of Star Vault AB employees and Discord/Forum volunteers is prohibited. SV operates a zero-tolerance policy on abuse of Star Vault AB employees and Discord/Forum volunteers. This includes but is not limited to personal attacks, trolling, “revealing” Star Vault AB employees and Discord/Forum volunteers player identities, and the use of any former player identities when referring to these individuals.

I(b). If you have any disputes with moderation, please contact the Lead Moderator or Lead Game Master.

I(c). Do not guess volunteer staff identities. This includes implying or hinting at it, as well as linking to a webpage or image that breaks this rule itself.

I(d). Do not discuss moderation actions. If you wish to speak to a moderator about why that action was taken, please private message the Lead Moderator.

I(e). Under no circumstances should staff be accused of favoritism or corruption.

I(f). You will not insult any SV staff (specifically or in general) in game or moderation. If you have a concern or a problem with an SV staff member, please address it with the Lead Moderator or Lead Game Master.

I(g). Private communications (both in-game and on the Discord) between SV Support and/or Moderation Staff are expressly forbidden from being posted on the Discord without permission of the staff member.

Section II: Naming

All names on the forums will follow these rules:

II(a). Names and Avatars will not be offensive or vulgar in any language. We will not accept definitions from satire definition websites.

II(b). Names will not impersonate any SV staff, other players, real world figures, or be connected to your real life self; this is for your own protection.

II(c). Avatars will not impersonate any SV staff, other players, or real world figures.

II(d). Names and Avatars will not allude to or contain pornographic/inappropriate content.

Section III: Content

There are several requirements when it comes to content that players post.

III(a). All content will be in English. Any non-English discussions should be taken to private messages.

III(b). Do not insult anyone, or speak offensively. While Mortal Online 2 can be competitive, any belligerent speech is not permitted. A certain level of trash-talk is allowed, but it needs to remain within reason.

III(c). Hate speech of any type is not tolerated on the forums and Discord server in any form. This includes speech against races, skin colors, religions, disabilities, gender, nationality or sexual orientation. This also includes any derogatory slang referring to the previously mentioned. Any thread or post content that contains Hate Speech will be deleted.

III(d). Discussions will be mature. Refrain from ranting, spamming, flooding, being overly negative, and trolling. All threads and/or post may be closed or deleted at any time, if deemed necessary, by the Moderation Staff. Once a thread is locked or deleted, it may not be reposted.

III(e). Content will be constructive.

III(f). Content will not contain any symbolism to any real life events, places or people.

III(g). Do not bump your thread excessively or repost the same content.

III(h). Do not bump very old threads (necro-threading). These are threads inactive for more than 6 months. Threads found to be necroed will have all necro content removed and the thread will be locked.

III(i). Do not use embedded media excessively in threads. Posting memes or posts with nothing but an unrelated video is not valid discussion matter. Threads which contain nothing in the OP but an image or video (or link to), and are not used appropriately in the Video/Screenshots forum will be deleted. Threads which are found to contain excessive embedded media usage will be locked, deleted, or edited.

III(j). Under no circumstance will you release anyone's personal, real life information. This includes anything out of game beyond the person's FIRST name. This is grounds for a permanent ban from the forums and a ban of your game account.

III(k). Do not make real life threats against any other forum or staff member.

III(l). Do not make posts or threads which are disruptive to the flow of the forums. This includes but is not limited to thread derailment.

III(m). Do not post / discuss / promote any religious extremism. This includes glorifying, supporting, and/or linking to any pictures, websites, or other discussions. This type of ideology is not welcome on the Mortal Online 2 Forums.

III( n). The discussion/accusation/implication that other players are sexist/homophobic/racist is not something to be taken lightly. We do not want it on our server as it can cause unnecessary drama. If a user is making comments of aforementioned in game please report it to in game staff or by using the support email linked in #rules. If this is happening on the forums or discord server please report it to a moderator via PM. If this is happening on any platform not moderated by Starvault AB we suggest blocking the user as we do not moderate it.

Section IV: Topics

IV(a). Do not discuss moderation action of the staff, or bans/suspensions of game accounts of any type. Any concerns may be presented to the Lead Moderator, or Lead Game Master.

IV(b). Adult topics are allowed but must be discussed with maturity. Offensive conversation will not be tolerated, nor will topics that might be seen as offensive to others. See III(b) and III(c).

IV(c). Do not link or discuss topics which break the Mortal Online 2 EULA or TOS.

IV(d). Do not discuss or advocate illegal/cracked/pirated software, drugs, or other illegal actions.


IV(e). Do not link or discuss pornography.

IV(f). Do not link, share, or discuss real life information or pictures of you, or of other players. This is for your own protection.

IV(g). Do not post any type of false information about Mortal Online 2.

IV(h) Do not link or discuss websites that contain game information data mined from the game client or encrypted database.

IV(i) Do not repetitively post threads in the wrong section. For example game/help questions in General Discussion.

Section V: Advertisement

V(a). Do not advertise other games or web pages unrelated to Mortal Online 2, as this could result in an instant ban. Discussion of other games is permitted within the Off-Topic section of the forums, and within the #off-topic channel of the Discord server, but it must be kept reasonable.

V(b.) Advertising in-game guilds must be kept to the Guilds Section of the forums.

V(c). You may not arrange to or discuss the sale/trade of your Mortal Online 2 account. Nor may you arrange for or discuss the sale/trade of any in-game asset for anything other than other in-game assets. Arranging/discussing for the sale or trade of anything game related, including in-game services, for real life money is forbidden. Doing so may result in deletion of the account. This also includes arranging the sale or trade of subscriptions for either RL money, in game assets, or any other form of trade whatsoever

Section VI: Links & Images

VI(a). You may not link or quote material such as images/etc that break the Forum rules or the Mortal Online EULA/TOS. EULA/TOS can be found in the helpful links section of these rules.

VI(b). Do not post or quote links to unofficial mirrors of the game client - all links to mirrors posted on the forum must be verified and approved by Star Vault first.

VI(c). The content of any links posted or quoted must not violate any of the rules.

VI(d). Music in any videos used can contain whatever music you like, within reason. If the video contains rapping and inappropriate language that breaks the forum rules is used, we will not moderate it, as you can simply mute the video. If you have any questions please message the Lead Moderator

*Please note, some sections have sub-rules, additional rules or modifications to the rules that only exist in that category or section.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

LGM Discord

Lead GameMaster
Staff member
May 27, 2020
11
41
13
Signatures & Avatars

All signatures and avatars must follow general forum rules and Mortal Online 2 Terms of Service, and must be of reasonably good taste.

In order to keep the focus on the content of the forums rather than our individual signatures, we a have a few simple rules to follow and the forum is configured to help you with the signature rules:

You may use an image for your forum signature that is no greater than 500 px wide and 200 px high.

You may have up to six lines of text and a 500x200 image will count as one line.

You may only use one set of QUOTE tags.

You may not use animated signatures or avatars.

Avatars will not impersonate any Star Vault staff, other players, or real world figures.

Avatars will not be offensive, vulgar, suggestive, or allude to the aforementioned in any form.

Section VII: Misc.

VII(a). Abuse of Rating System. Spamming any type of rating will not be tolerated and your ability to give ratings will be removed.

VII(b). The reporting system is not to be abused. Abuse constitutes spamming with false reports, reporting forum warnings/infractions or multiple reports by the same person of the same post. This also includes messages directed at staff that are meant to be inflammatory.

VII(c). In extreme cases, action may be taken against game accounts as a result of pervasive forum rule breaking. This will be at the Lead Game Master's discretion only.

VII(d). Thread title length is limited to 80 characters.

Adult Content
Mortal Online 2 contains adult content including animated violence and nudity.
We must keep the forums safe for work however and have made a distinction between game related nudity and violence and real world depictions.
Subsequently, you are permitted to post in-game pictures and clearly related fan art. We do ask that any nude or potentially not safe for work pictures are contained with the spoiler tag.

Appealing a Temporary Ban
If your forum account has been temporarily banned, you are prohibited from creating and/or using further accounts to post in the forums. Doing so will extend the ban of your main forum account(s), and potentially put your game account at risk. You may appeal a ban by sending an email via the Contact Support page to appeal your ban. Please explain why you feel your account should not have been banned. If you do not have anything to defend yourself with, you will not be unbanned; we do not unban people simply because they asked.

Appealing a Permanent Ban
If you wish to appeal a permanent ban, you need to contact support by sending an email via Contact Support to appeal your ban. Please explain why you feel your account should not have been banned. If you do not have anything to defend yourself with, you will not be unbanned; we do not unban people simply because they asked.

If your appeal to a permanent ban goes through, you will be placed on an indefinite probationary period. Any further breaches of the rules regardless of severity will result in a permanent ban with no chance for an appeal.

If you have a problem with someone in a Discord PM, contact a Discord operator or admin. Starvault mods are not capable of handling private message problems, or any problems outside of the official MO channels listed above. They however can assist you in contacting an official Discord Admin.

To help with transparency we are explaining how our warnings work and what they mean.

Our warnings on the Forums work on a point-based system, where each warning is worth a different value depending on how harsh the offense is. Trolling would be 1 point, while hate speech would be worth 3 points. Each warning has its own pre-set point value, however that can be edited at the Moderator's discretion.

1st warning point

2nd warning point

3rd warning point + ban from thread (if multiple offenses on same thread)

4th warning point + ban from thread (if multiple offenses on same thread)

5th warning point + 24hr ban

6th warning point + 2 day ban

7th warning point + 3 day ban

8th warning point + 4 day ban

9th warning point + 1 week ban

10th point means permanent ban
 
Last edited by a moderator:

LM Tychon

Guest
Jul 19, 2020
105
68
28
Rules update:
III(h). Do not bump very old threads (necro-threading). These are threads inactive for more than 6 months. Threads found to be necroed will have all necro content removed and the thread will be locked.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Najwalaylah
Status
Not open for further replies.