Pinned 4Ancient Ruleset

  • 4Ancient Ruleset

    These rules are expected to be followed at all times by everyone. Failure to do so will result in an appropriate punishment.
    Creating or using any 4Ancient Related Services will automatically imply that you, as an end-user, accepted the following rules.
    Our current ruleset is subject to change, you must keep yourself up to date.

    0 - Actions not covered by the rules:

    -0.1: These rules can't include every specific situation. Act with common sense and do not try to trick the system. Rules will be updated to face as many situations as possible.
    -0.2: Suspicious situations will be judged at the discretion of the staff. Punishments will be assigned in proportion to the gravity of the felony committed.
    -0.3: Decisions taken by staffers are definitive. Trying to contact another staffer to get a different treatment will increase the ban duration of 7 days.
    -0.4: Changes in rules are not retroactive. If someone broke a rule before it was added the user won't be punished, however, we have all the rights to apply [0.2] anytime.

    1 - In game Behavior:

    -1.1: Respect other players! Insulting, trolling and derogatory comments are strictly forbidden.
    -1.2: You may not scam. Scamming includes any attemps to deceive users for your own advantage.
    -1.3: You may not spam. Spamming includes messages which make no sense, the same message over and over again, typing in all capital letters, begging for money/items, or any other messages which may disrupt another player's experience.
    -1.4: You may not encourage other players to break any rules set by 4Ancient. If you do so, you will be banned. Ban duration can be 30 days or permanent, based on what rule you suggested to break.
    -1.5: You may not discuss hacks, bugs or any other harmful topic in any of 4Ancient's platforms.
    -1.6: Lending items to another player is at your own risk! Under no circumstances will your items be recovered.
    -1.7: Having a disruptive behavior (staying AFK or feeding) in game modes such as Battle of Gebra is forbidden and will be punished with a temporary ban.
    -1.8: Disruption or breaking the rules of special GM's events will lead to a punishment. Trolling isn't allowed either. It can lead up to 7 days of ban.
    -1.9: You cannot use ANY system to generate automated and semi-automated AP/golds/items farming methods.
    -1.10: Spreding, using, or trying to reproduce any kind of bug will be punished harshly. Based on the bug spread/used/tried to reproduce, the ban can go from 3 days up to a PC-Ban.
    -1.11: It is not allowed to block portals in any way (mounts, shops etc). Ban duration can go from 1 day to 7 days if the player is recidive.

    2 - Game Accounts:

    -2.0: Every ban duration increases based on how many times you were already banned for a specific reason, during the last 6 months. Every ban can eventually stack up to permanent.
    -2.1: The 4Ancient staff will never ask for your data (passwords and secure codes). Account names/mail address can be asked ONLY to simplify finding tickets or any problem related with the account.
    -2.2: You may own as many accounts as you like, but they must not be used together to exploit any game mechanics. Also you can not login everyday in more than 5 accounts to abuse the daily reward. Breaking this rule will lead to a permanent ban of all your accounts.
    -2.3: Account sharing is allowed - at your own risk! Once you share your data with someone else, you are responsible for anything the other persons will do on your account. It means that if someone else breaks some rule on your account, the account will stay banned.
    -2.4: Trading is only allowed via 4Ancient channels such as the forum, our Facebook group, our discord server and in-game. Any traffic over other platforms is prohibited. It can lead to a 7 days ban of your account up to a permanent ban.
    -2.5: You are responsible of the security of your accounts. We encourage you to never use the same data you use on 4Ancient on any other platform. If you do, do it at your own risk.
    -2.7: Trading/Selling 4Ancient accounts is not allowed. You can't trade your account for anything. Trying to trade accounts will lead to punishments up to 30 days.
    -2.8: Using staffers' names or using extremely similar names will lead to a permanent ban of your account.
    -2.9: Losing access to your account mail equals to lose access or recovery of your account. However you can ask via ticket a mail-change if you're still using the same PC you were using the first time you played. In ANY other case, the staff WON'T recover your account nor change any sensible data such as e-mail address/password.


    3 - Punishments:

    -3.1: Warning: You may receive a warning about your wrongdoing. Warns are usually sent via letter to a Character from a Staffer.
    -3.2: Account ban: You may receive a temporary or a permanent account ban.
    -3.3: Donating will not earn you privileges. Everyone is judged by the same standards. Asking for exceptions will increase the ban duration up to 30 days.
    -3.4: Bans can only be discussed via tickets. However you can discuss ONLY about YOUR bans. Asking for reasons outside tickets is not allowed and will be ignored.
    -3.5: You cannot ask explanations on behalf of other users. Only the punished person is allowed to.
    -3.6: You may appeal for a ban only via tickets by sending us screenshot/video proof of innocence. Every ban is different and we reserve the right to decide wether or not to unban an account. Exception made for bans of Hacking and Real World Trading. Those accounts will never be unbanned.

    -3.7: Every punishment is given thanks to a video/screenshot evidence. The evidence cannot be shown to the banned player to protect the reporter's privacy. Is up to the Team Manager to make sure that every ban is issued correctly. In case this doesn't happen, the Team Manager will punish the staffer that issued the ban accordingly to Staff's internal rules and the user unbanned.
    -3.8: Punishment that the staff is allowed to apply are: Warns, Mutes, Kicks, Temporary Bans, Permanent Bans and PC-Bans of any duration.

    4 - Hacking & Bug Abusing:

    -4.1: Hacking is strictly forbidden and hackers will be permanently banned and PC-Banned.
    -4.2: Abusing bugs or glitches is not allowed. Game-breaking bugs have to be reported immediately. Hiding game-breaking bugs will lead to a permanent ban or PC-Ban based on the gravity of the bug/glitch/hack used.
    -4.3: Any client-modification is strictly forbidden. This includes gameguard bypasses, package sending tools etc. It will be punished with an instant permanent ban or PC-Ban.
    -4.4: You may not use any mechanic that involves afk-lvling. (Exception of in-game Experience Chocolate).
    -4.5: You may not use any mechanic that involves afk-farming.
    -4.6: The Windows+L usage in combat is a severe bug abuse. We will not hesitate to use the ban hammer after multiple legitimate reports, so beware!
    -4.7: The use and abuse of any bug, macro or cheat, will be severely punished, especially if used during PvP.


    5 - Character Names:

    -5.1: Names for advertising purposes are not permitted.
    -5.2: Offensive names are not allowed (this includes names that fall into: racist, sexist, religious, political or generally offending types).
    -5.3: Names that are difficult to decipher are not allowed (I.e. IIII or lllllllllll).
    -5.4: Names similar to other users' names are severely prohibited. (Using i instead of l)
    -5.5: Using a nickname similar to staffer's names is severely prohibited.

    6 - Guild Rules:

    -6.1: Do not create guilds containing offensive themes (Sex, Porn, Racism, Religion etc.).
    -6.2: You may not push a guilds level by any kind of exploit.
    -6.3: You may ask for a guild leader change via ticket if the current leader is banned and agrees with the change. The request via ticket must be done by the banned guild leader.
    -6.4: You cannot make deals with Guilds of the opposite nation in order to not get your territories attacked. If a Guild will do it the Guild Master, First Deputy and Second Deputy will get a 30 days ban.

    7 - MAPS:

    -7.1: The documents shall only be accessed by the appropriate levels.
    This rule is especially important for these documents:
    Document 10 (level: 10-20);
    Violators will be punished with a kick from the server or ban if persistent behavior will be noticed.

    8 - Reporting Players:

    -8.1: Do not modify your evidence (Screenshots or Video)!
    -8.2: You may not name-shame. You are not allowed to accuse someone in the public. This will result in a punishment to you too.
    -8.3: Reporting players in the forum is strictly forbidden. Reports can be done ONLY via tickets.
    -8.4: Only one player per evidence. Make it clear who you are reporting! If you send a long video, please specify the time of the misbehavior and the name of the character.
    -8.5: Reports without screenshots or videos will be ignored.
    -8.6: Reporting a player will not give you the right to know if the reported user will be banned or not.

    9 - 4Ancient Staff:

    9.1: Do not pretend to be a staff member.
    9.2: Staff members have a tag in front of their name (I.e. [GM-DE], [CM-DE]) and have characters with level 97+
    9.3: Staffers will never contact you to get your data. You can get contacted only via tickets or via in-game chats if you write in Administrator's chat.
    9.4: Impersonating staffers will lead to a 30days/permanent ban.
    9.5: Staffers are not allowed to ask you any sensible data.
    9.6: Staffers are subject to internal rules that are managed by TM and the Owner. Those rules, are not public.

    10 - Staff support:

    -10.1: The staffers are not allowed to play favorites. This includes giving away items or gold to only a selected group of players.
    -10.2: Trading with a staffer is not allowed.
    -10.3: The staffers are authorized to provide explanations only and exclusively to the user who has received the sanction (only via ticket). However, the user will not be able to get logs/screenshots of the evidence to protect reporter's privacy.
    -10.4: Staffers, like every other player is subject to the same rules.
    -10.5: Staffers ALWAYS provide screenshots and videos in every ban reason. Implying that staffers ban without proofs, will increase your ban duration.
    -10.6: Staffers are not forced to give help to a player that constantly trolls/insults or is in any way offensive towards others. In that case staffers can refuse to support a player.
    -10.7: ANY ticket will be answered within 48h from its creation.
    -10.8: Staffers are allowed to close a ticket once the explanation given is enough to answer user's original questions.
    -10.9: If a user is not satisfied by the answer given by a staffer can ask to get his ticket forwarded to a higher rank staffer, however, if the second answer will be the same as the first one, the user is not allowed to ask further forwardings.
    -10.10: Staffers do not know EVERYTHING, a staffer is allowed to pass a case to another staffer or to indicate you another staffer you can ask to.

    11 - Free killing:

    -11.1: It is strictly prohibited to gain honor and bonus points by trading kills with the opposite faction. Both accounts will be punished without further ado.

    12 - Refunds:

    -12.1: Any type of donation refund will be contested. Once you start the donation refund process, every account you own will be automatically permanently banned. The accounts will never be unbanned, even if you don't get refunded.
    -12.2: Items lost - due to another persons access to the account - will not be recovered under ANY circumstance.
    -12.3: Items lost due to Auction House bugs or to Server Crashes can be recovered. To recover your items you need to make a Ticket and list the items you lost, on which character they where and when. The staff will then proceed to analyze the game-logs to see if the player said the truth. If he did, the items will be restored, otherwise the account will be banned for 30 days or Permanently based on the items he asked to "restore".

    13 - Notes:

    -13.1: This is a private server and thus all donations are used for the upkeep of the server.
    -13.2: By creating an account on the forum and/or in the game you automatically accept our rules.
    -13.3: Like law, our rules don't admit ignorance. If you don't read the rules it's at your own risk.

    14 - Donations:

    -14.1: There is no way to refund donations on our donation system. If you open a Dispute on paypal, we reserve the right to ban you permanently from the system.
    -14.2: 4Ancient does not have to "reward" donors with the virtual currency "moonstones" or other items.
    -14.3: If there is a problem with our donation system, please report it immediately to the ticket system.
    -14.4: Please contact our support if any issues occur.
    -14.5: Exploiting any mechanics to trick the donation system will lead to a permanent ban of all your accounts.

    15 - Legal Note:

    You have no ownership or other property interest in any of the Virtual Goods you unlock, regardless of whether you acquired access to those Virtual Goods using Moonstones. Virtual Goods have no monetary value. You can’t redeem them for cash. You can’t obtain any refunds for purchasing Moonstones or Virtual Goods, except as expressly permitted by us.
    We have the right to delete, alter, move, remove, or transfer any and all Game Content—including Virtual Goods—in whole or in part, at any time and for any reason or no reason, with or without notice to you, and with no liability of any kind to you.

    16 - Forum:

    -16.1: In the forum it is only allowed to write in English. If you want to create a thread in another language you are ONLY allowed to create it in the "Tavern" section.
    -16.2: Failure to follow the rules may result in thread/post deletion, warnings, and ultimately forum ban.
    -16.3: Off-topic posts, spam posts or similar, will be removed without any hesitation.
    -16.4: Multi accounts on the forum may lead to a temporary or even permanent ban INGAME and in our forum. If you have the necessity to create a second one, please don't hesitate to contact any staffer.
    -16.5: Accounts with offensive names or spam names, will be permanently banned.
    -16.6: You must open threads in the proper section. Continuous violations will lead to a warn.
    -16.7: You must not go off-topic. Several violations, will lead to a warn.
    -16.8: Excessive warns on an account will lead to a temporary/permanent ban on the platform.
    -16.9: Posting inappropriate images in the gallery will lead to a warn and to the removal of the image.
    -16.10: You are not allowed to insult other users, post racist statements and not have insulting profile/signature pictures.

    17 - Real World Trading:

    -17.1: Account selling is not allowed. It is considered as Real World Trading. Same goes for trading items/golds for other private/official server items/golds.
    -17.2: Real world trading items/golds is not allowed either. Both buying and selling is equally punished with permanent ban of all your accounts.
    -17.3: Buying/Selling/Trading items/golds/accounts for other game currencies/other game accounts/steam keys etc is considered Real World Trading.
    -17.4: You can appeal for Real World Trading bans only showing proofs of your innocence.
    -17.5: Any kind of proofs will be judged by staffers. Proofs include: discord chats, whatsapp messages, videos, teamspeak recordings, facebook and in-game messages. This doesn't mean that any proof will be valid for a ban. Proofs will be judged extremely cautiously by us.
    -17.6: Faking real world trading proofs will lead to a permanent ban of all your accounts.
    -17.7: After being banned once for for Real World Trading, getting banned again for the same reason will also lead to a Pc-Ban
    -17.8: Trying to buy/sell items/accounts/golds is considered as Real World Trading.
    -17.9: Helping, acting as Middleman or advertising RWT for someone else will end up in a permanent ban of all your accounts (Rule 1.4 for reference).

    18 - Tournament Rules:

    -18.1: You cannot allow other players to play for you on monthly tournament (party and solo). This will lead to a 30 days ban of the account.
    -18.1.1: If you want to participate to the tournament from a internet cafe or similar, you HAVE to make a ticket at least 24h before the tournament and you have to prove you're there with a picture during the day of the tournament. The picture will have to show the ticket, and the internet cafe room.
    -18.2: Registering multiple characters on one single tournament will lead to a ban (duration depends on daily or monthly):
    • Daily Tournament Multi-Registration ban duration: 3 Days 1st Offense. 7 Days 2nd Offense, 14 Days 3rd Offense, 30 Days 4th Offense, Permanent Ban 5th Offense.
    • Monthly Tournament Multi-Registration ban duration: 30 Days 1st offense, Permanent Ban 2nd Offense.
    -18.3: Using bugs or non-intended mechanics during tournaments will lead to harsher bans. (No-Tab is counted as non-intended mechanic)
    -18.4: You are allowed to register on different tournaments.
    -18.5: Shared accounts are no longer allowed to participate in tournaments. If in the last 30 days there are more than 5 logins from a different person on your account, you won't be eligible to play the upcoming tournament anymore. Applying anyway will lead to a ban of 30 Days, as it will be considered as "letting someone else play on your account".
    -18.6: If you get banned for double registering in a tournament and you have other accounts registered to different tournaments, they'll all get banned for 30 days.

    19 - Macro Usage:

    -19.0: Macros used for innocent purposes, such as Tears/Reagents opening, or "X-Z" macros to loot mobs, are allowed to be used, however sharing these tools for lucrative reasons will be considered as sharing hacks or cheats.
    -19.1: Using Bots or Macros, or any 3rd party software/hardware that automatizes the process of farming 4Ancient will lead to the following punishments:
    • 1st offense: Permanent ban of ALL the accounts you EVER logged in.
    • 2nd offense: PC-Ban of ALL the PCs that had access to all the banned accounts.
    -19.2: Using Macros or any KeyBoard/Mouse software to create Macros/Scripts that allow a player to use skills in a Non-Human way during PvP will lead to the following punishments:
    • 1st offense: 30d Ban.
    • 2nd offense: Permanent Ban of all your accounts.
    • 3rd offense: PC-Ban.
    -19.3: In case of Macro reports during PvP, the video report will be discussed by all the staffers. Each case will be judged and voted. If the "YES" votes will reach the 51% (Half+1), the user will be banned following rule [19.2] otherwise the ban won't be issued.
    -19.4: Macro Video Reports, can be judged only once. If a specific video is not enough to prove a player's misconduct, then the video cannot be judged again.

    Regards,
    The 4Ancient Team

    The post was edited 4 times, last by AlbertoCoderIT: Rules added: ------------ N/A Rules changed: -------------- 4.8 ().

  • SlaveToTheRhythm wrote:

    I think we need a regulation for the forum as well

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    There are rules which you have to accept to register. Maybe there should be some additional points?
  • Howdy valued community!

    As a first action our new Team Manager @AlbertoCoderIT in co-operation with the team has made the following changes to the rule system:

    Rules added:
    ------------
    1.3
    1.4
    1.9
    1.10
    2.6
    3.6
    3.7
    4.5
    5.5
    8.6
    9.4
    9.5
    9.6
    14.5
    16.6
    16.7
    16.8
    17.1 - 17.6

    Rules changed:
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    2.1 - 2.6
    3.3 - 3.5
    4.2
    4.6 - 4.8
    8.2
    10.5
    13.3
    16.4

    You can see the changes, directly above, in the rules.

    Kind Regards,
    your 4Ancient team
  • Rule Adjustments:
    18 - Tournament Rules:
    -18.5: In case of shared/gifted accounts you MUST write a ticket 24H before the tournament. The ticket must contain the name of the main account of the participant. If the participant doesn't have a main account other than the shared one, he won't be able to participate. To participate to the tournament with the shared account you must have logged in the last 7 days and played on it. If one of the requirements will be missing and you'll participate to the tournament the account will be banned for 30 days.
  • Rules Adjustment:
    4 - Hacking & Bug Abusing:
    -4.8: Using Bots or Macros, or any 3rd party software/hardware that automatizes the process of farming 4Ancient will lead to the following punishments:
    - 1st offense: Permanent ban of ALL the accounts you EVER logged in.
    - 2nd offense: PC-Ban of ALL the PCs that had access to all the banned accounts.

    We have new and more precise methods to detect bots and botters.
    We decided to make specific announcements to make sure that EVERYONE will be aware of this change in the ruleset.
    Every player found using Bots or cheats to automatize farming will be punished following the new rule.

    Kind Regards
  • Rule Adjustment:
    4 - Hacking & Bug Abusing:
    -4.9: Using Macros or any KeyBoard/Mouse software to create Macros/Scripts that allow a player to use skills in a Non-Human way during PvP will lead to the following punishments:
    - 1st offense: 30d Ban.
    - 2nd offense: Permanent Ban of your account.
    - 3rd offense: Permanent Ban of all your accounts.
    - 4th offense: PC-Ban.
  • Rule Adjustments:
    ADDED:
    - [1.10]
    - [2.0]
    - [2.9]
    - [3.8]
    - [10.6]
    - [10.7]
    - [10.8]
    - [10.9]
    - [10.10]
    - Section 12 "Refunds"
    - [12.1]
    - Section 19 "Macro Usage"
    - [19.0]
    - [19.3]
    - [19.4]
    CHANGED:
    - "Actions not covered by the rules" is now section 0 and no longer section 1.
    - [0.4]
    - [1.9]
    - [2.4] is now [12.2]
    - [2.5] is now [12.3]
    - [3.6]
    - [3.7]
    - [4.1]
    - [4.2]
    - [4.3]
    - [4.8] is now [19.1]
    - [4.9] is now [19.2]
  • Rule Adjustment
    18 - Tournament Rules
    -18.5: In case of shared/gifted accounts you MUST write a ticket 24H before the tournament. The ticket must contain the name of the main account of the participant. If the participant doesn't have a main account other than the shared one, he won't be able to participate. To participate to the tournament with the shared account you must have logged in the last 7 days and played on it. If one of the requirements will be missing and you'll participate to the tournament the account will be banned for 30 days.

    changed to:

    -18.5: Shared accounts are no longer allowed to participate in tournaments. If in the last 30 days there are more than 5 logins from a different person on your account, you won't be eligible to play the upcoming tournament anymore. Applying anyway will lead to a ban of 30 Days, as it will be considered as "letting someone else play on your account".
    There will be only one exception: 05/2020 Tournaments checks will be done only during the last 14 Days.
  • Rule Adjustment
    2 - Game Accounts:
    -2.2: You may own as many accounts as you like, but they must not be used together to exploit any game mechanics. Punishment will be the permanent ban of all your accounts.

    changed to:

    -2.2: You may own as many accounts as you like, but they must not be used together to exploit any game mechanics. Also you can not login everyday in more than 5 accounts to abuse the daily reward. Breaking this rule will lead to a permanent ban of all your accounts.