Game Rules

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Game Rules

Postby Thoth » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:48 pm

Rules are subject to change as needed. As long as players use common sense, there are no problems.

Blade Mistress Returns is a service provided for the public, and as such all rules must be followed or access to the service will be terminated. It is at the staff's discretion to maintain and enforce the rules by whatever means necessary, up to and including permanently banning access to the game and forums.

The excuse of "I did not know that was a rule" will not be accepted. Rules can be clarified in a forum private message (PM) to any staff member or in game by a Moderator or Administrator.


Account Sharing

We are not responsible if you choose to give anyone access to your account and items/characters go missing.

You will not be refunded any items if it is a result of account sharing.


AFK Skilling/Macroing

If you are caught doing either of these, or advertising them, you will be immediately banned.
  • First time you are caught you will be temporarily banned for 24 hours
  • The second time, you will be banned for a week
  • The third time is final; you will be permanently banned (and possibly IP banned)

AFK skilling includes purposely avoiding the auto logoff feature.
You are automatically logged off of the server after approximately 15 minutes.
If you do not respond to a Moderator or Administrator who's been /telling you or talking to you in your square within a reasonable amount of time, you will be kicked from the server or banned, per Moderator or Administrator decision.


Updated:
Dogma wrote:After some discussion, we have decided to introduce an amendment to this rule. This is to address the issue of increased depth/duration of Geos, the further your character advances. We understand things come up, and that people need to eat, and they shouldn't suffer the loss of their hard-earned beads/gems for such things. Therefore, as of now, we will double the time you are allowed to be afk within a geo. This applies ONLY inside of a geo.

Rules concerning this amendment:
1. We ask that you announce you are going afk in /a, you set your status to AFK, and when you leave, post your server time(/time) as the message. The command is /status <AFK, Busy, or Available> <Message>
2. You cannot be fighting anything. If found fighting anything, the 15 minute rule will apply, and you risk a ban.
3. We will give you 30 minutes from your posted time. If you do not think you can make it back within that time, you should log, as otherwise you will be banned. We are doing this to benefit the community, but do not wish to be taken advantage of.

Anyone caught trying to taking advantage of this rule change by posting false times, or taking too long(a minute or 2 over could be forgiven) of an afk, will be banned.


Camp Rules

A camp is defined as any boss and any surrounding army and squares.

Examples include but are not limited to:
Dokk and the Dokk Centurions; Anubis and the entire army including Bone Warriors, Bone Sergeants, and Bone Lieutenants; Bone Bosses and the entire army including Bone Warriors, Bone Sergeants, and Bone Lieutenants; Orc Hills, including the Orc Champions, Orc Fanatics, Orc Warriors, Orc Bullies and Orcs; Spider camps including the Demon spider, Venomous and Hunting Spider, Dragon bosses and their guards; labyrinth and deeper labyrinth bosses and surrounding area.

The first person to enter a camp is the holder of that camp until s/he walks away from the camp or leaves the realm.
If you leave your camp and someone else has taken it, it is now the new camper's camp. It is his/her discretion if s/he shares it or lets you have it back.

It is considered camp invading if you are within 5 squares of the edge of a camp. Edge is considered the perimeter of the farthest out army or 5 squares from a base boss. You must be granted permission by the camper to enter the camp, and both parties must give ample time for the other to respond.

If a situation evolves, the Moderator or Administrator handling the situation will use best judgment. Screenshots of someone invading are strongly encouraged.


Tower Rules

Tower rules are in place in the Tower Request forum section. As with any rules, they are subject to change, but if a change is made after a request, the previous rules are in place for that tower request unless there is valid reason to deny the request. Failure to abide by the rules results in delay or denial of a tower placement.

Tower placement is also under Moderator's and/or Administrator’s discretion; if we are not happy with the placement, you will have to move it.


Guild Rules

Running of guilds is per the leaders and members of each guild. You are responsible for managing all guild activities including what is kept in the chest, guild accounts, inducting and removing of guild members, etc. Staff intervention is on a case by case basis.
Proper proof including screenshots and times are required.

It is not allowed to name your guild after town names, or other locations in the world of Blade Mistress. Bans will be given.


Illegal Modifications

Any modifications you make to your client to give you an unfair advantage in the game is a punishable offense.


Duping

Duping any in game item is a punishable offense. Punishment is per Moderator or Administrator discretion but will ultimately lead to a UID and IP ban.


Player or Staff Harassment

Purposely offending or harassing a player or a staff member is not acceptable and will be dealt with per Moderator or Administrator discretion.


Chat Rules

All chat and forum posts should be respectful to all community members at all times.

Examples of what will not be tolerated in public chat and will lead up to and may include permanent banning:

  • Language or any topic that is abusive, offensive, explicit, sexual, excessively violent, or referring to illegal activities
  • Any statement that may be interpreted as embarrassing or harassing to another player
  • Spamming: repeating the same line over and over
  • Advertising: advertising of other websites or services


Reporting

If you know someone abusing or cheating in the game and you do not report it, you will be held responsible. Punishment may be as harsh as the punishment given to the actual abuser.

Administrators can be contacted by emailing Thoth[at]BMReturns.com or Dogma[at]BMReturns.com. You can also PM Moderators and Administrators on the forums or contact them in game.


Thank you.
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Re: Game Rules

Postby Dogma » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:54 pm

There are a couple changes that need to be noted.

AFK/Autolog
After some discussion, we have decided to introduce an amendment to this rule. This is to address the issue of increased depth/duration of Geos, the further your character advances. We understand things come up, and that people need to eat, and they shouldn't suffer the loss of their hard-earned beads/gems for such things. Therefore, as of now, we will double the time you are allowed to be afk within a geo. This applies ONLY inside of a geo.

Rules concerning this amendment:
1. We ask that you announce you are going afk in /a, you set your status to AFK, and when you leave, post your reason as the message. The command is /status <AFK, Busy, or Available> <Message>
2. You cannot be fighting anything. If found fighting anything, the 15 minute rule will apply, and you risk a ban.
3. We will give you 30 minutes from your posted time. If you do not think you can make it back within that time, you should log, as otherwise you will be banned. We are doing this to benefit the community, but do not wish to be taken advantage of.

In order to get the extension, you must set your status to afk and list the reason why. Those that do not, will be operating under the 15 minute rule still. Please don't try to take advantage of these changes, and I hope this helps!


Tokens upon crash/reset
There is a known issue, that upon server restart, tokens reset to a static location. Players who learn these locations, can exploit this information for an unfair advantage. This has been a difficult issue to address, and after much discussion amongst admins, we have came to a decision. We realize it is neither a fix, nor fair, but is is the most reasonable/fair option we could come up with, until such a time as a better solution can be found.

Upon a crash/emergency reset, tokens will be returned to the guild that owned them previously. Those tokens that were not captured before the crash, will be captured by the Mod Squad, so that they can be reentered into circulation, and captured fairly.

We know there are problems with this. Mainly, tokens owned by a guild, staying in that guild longer, and those not owned not being able to be captured for 30 hours. However, crashes/errors are unexpected, and any guild can potentially benefit from extended token time, and is all a matter of chance(much like originally finding the token is). As for the tokens captured by the Mod Squad, it is unfortunate that they are removed from play for 30 hours, but as NO guild can benefit from them for 30 hours, it is still fair(or equally unfair). This stops the unfairness related with the static spawn point issue.


These are far from perfect solutions, and we understand that not everyone will appreciate or agree with these changes. Unfortunately, until such a time as we can properly edit the game, these are the best changes we can come up with to keep things fair/balanced.

We appreciate the patience and support,
Blade Mistress Returns Administrative Team
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Re: Game Rules

Postby Eah » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:27 am

Thumbs up for those improvements!
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