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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:56 pm
A mandatory list of what is and is not acceptable.
General Game Conduct
  • Avoid deliberate harassment of users. Reference the Princeton Dictionary for an acceptable definition of harassment.
  • Please do not spam or take up too many lines.
  • Please do not advertise other BYOND games.
  • Please do not overlap duels.
  • Follow game play rules and do not mislead players with incorrect card rulings. Deliberately giving false card rulings is grounds for immediate ban.
  • Please do not discuss content of sexual nature. This is a children's card game, try to keep worldsay age appropriate.
  • Please do not share player's real life details against their will. (this includes their Pictures, Email, Facebook etc etc).
  • Please report bugs when you encounter them. Maliciously abusing bugs will result in your removal from the game.
  • Avoid excessive profanity. This game should be suitable for EVERYONE. Not just you.
  • Racist, Sexist, and other derogatory remarks are not acceptable behavior.
  • There is no need to bring debate on religion in Game, its simply not the place for it.
  • No profanity in names. Period.
  • Do not abuse bugs; report them on the forums, instead.
  • Don't impersonate other players. Specifically, don't make your name the same as another person's. You're not fooling anyone, it's just a nuisance.
Duel Conduct
While participating in a Star Tournament, you should observe the following at all times:
  • Avoid spamming(See clarifications for more info).
  • Please do not intentionally stall or AFK in a Duel in order to annoy or force your opponent into submission.
  • In a competitive game, insults and harsh words are bound to let loose. But keep it in check.
Spectator Conduct
  • While watching a Duel in progress (at any time) you should be mindful of the following:
  • Do not spam
  • Giving Hints or Heckling
  • Avoid Unrelated Chat if the duelists do not want it there

You can stop reading now if you do not plan to use a custom avatar or custom icon and are not a complete nitpicker.

Avatars/Icons

Avatar Rules
Your Avatar can only be be a Person, Character or humanoid of Anime/Video Game Origin, image of delicious cake, or a Yu-Gi-Oh Card Image, but it cannot be obscene.
Attempting to include HTML, FLASH or animated images in your Avatar is a direct breach of the game rules. You will be banned on sight.


Custom Icon Rules
Rules are displayed upon selecting a Custom Icon in-game. They are there to provide a certain standard of quality, and keep the tone of the game suitable for everyone. They are not open for debate.
For your convenience they are repeated below;

  • Icon File Size limit is 15Kb.
  • You may NOT use solid blocks of colors, cards, or other inanimate objects (that includes invisible icons).
  • Your icon must represent a character, animal or person.
  • Your icon must not be extremely tacky or an eyesore.
  • Nothing offensive. Swearing, Cursing, Pornography or anything else unsuitable for all ages.
  • No garish animations. Rapid flashing and so forth looks silly and tacky, its also distracting and annoying. If your icon is animated, keep it tasteful!
  • Do not Icon Spam; this is the process of switching icon within the server within a short space of time. Choose one and use it.
Remember to allow time for your icon to upload and refresh within the server! It may not appear instantly on servers with many players.


Clarifications and Disclaimers

Game Staff
Please take note that the Staff in-game are not directly affiliated with myself, DMG or any of the work or effort that has been put into it. If you have a disagreement with a member of the game staff (which are Admin and TM only; GM ranks are given by each individual Server Host), do not bring it to this game. You need to take it up with them elsewhere. Admins and TMs are chosen to help enforce certain game rules, and to run Tournaments for its player base. They do not work on, with or have any connections with the Game itself beyond that.

Additional rules may be added as and when needed at the discretion of EternalDuelistSoul.
It is your responsibility alone to keep a check on these rules to make sure you are abiding by them.


If a player, for any reason, has to be Globally Banned from the game, they will automatically forfeit all in-game privileges, rewards or rankings.


Ruling Clarifications

Bug Abuse
If you encounter a bug or glitch it is helpful (and strongly encouraged) that you report it on these forums as soon as possible. It is not an unreasonable request since this helps the players (you) as well as the game.

It is not acceptable to use that bug or glitch to your advantage. If you decide to abuse that bug or glitch for the purposes of gaining (but not limited to) items, features, ranks or rewards, or in order to cause disruption or annoyance, then you should not hold expectations of being able to play the game for much longer after.

Icon Rules Clarification

The Guide Lines for Custom Icons are not optional. You agree to them by using a Custom Icon, which is a privilege not a right.
If you break these rules on purpose you risk being banned from a server, or even the game indefinitely.

Dueling Rule Clarifications

Spamming
Either through the use of Verbs (e.g. hitting the Phase buttons over and over) or filling the Chat window with the same words or gibberish repeatedly (even if it's not in WorldSay, it's still spam). It's bad practice, annoying, and not welcome (even in Causal Play).

Heckling
The game is supposed to be fun. Unless one of the players asks, resist the temptation to give "advice". This is especially true in a Star Tournament. You should never interfere with a Duel in a Tournament Server. You will be removed from the server, even if you are a participant. Heckling a player is also poor practice, and a player is within their rights to tell you to stop, and report you if you do not.

Unrelated Chat It's rude to hold a conversation in the View-Say. If you wish to discuss something unrelated to the Duel, or get into a heated argument then take it to PMs and save the players and spectators the pain of having to scroll through your bickering to see the actual Duel.

Never think that you cannot be banned for violating a rule. You can be banned.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:33 am
Avatar Rules
Your Avatar can only be be a Person, Character or humanoid of Anime/Video Game Origin, image of delicious cake, or a Yu-Gi-Oh Card Image, but it cannot be obscene.


I presume though that animal-type avatars are still allowed, though? For instance, my avatar in game as the same as it is on the forums, here.
SwiftBlackNinjaMan wrote:Jem is an adult in every sense of the word. He does not need this game or these forums to boost his self-esteem making him entirely unbiased. He's also a sensible person.

End of first episode of Arc V should have gone like this -- "Wait, did you just summon a bunch of monsters in 1 turn?" "Yeah, so?" "Well, isn't that against the rules?" "SCREW THE RULES I MAKE UP CARD MECHANICS WITH MY PENDANT"
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:35 am
The most important part of that rule is the "cannot be obscene" bit.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:21 am
"Avoid excessive profanity. This game should be suitable for EVERYONE. Not just you."

Does this still apply with the ability to turn off the chat filter now?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:52 pm
If you don't have a question about the rules, do not post in this topic. Warnings will follow.
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Kochen wrote:Nothing is becoming outdated, you're just stupid.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:50 pm
JemGryphonkin wrote:
Avatar Rules
Your Avatar can only be be a Person, Character or humanoid of Anime/Video Game Origin, image of delicious cake, or a Yu-Gi-Oh Card Image, but it cannot be obscene.


I presume though that animal-type avatars are still allowed, though? For instance, my avatar in game as the same as it is on the forums, here.


UD wrote:Custom Icon Rules
Rules are displayed upon selecting a Custom Icon in-game. They are there to provide a certain standard of quality, and keep the tone of the game suitable for everyone. They are not open for debate.
For your convenience they are repeated below;

* Icon File Size limit is 15Kb.
* You may NOT use solid blocks of colors, cards, or other inanimate objects (that includes invisible icons).
* Your icon must represent a character, animal or person.
* Nothing offensive. Swearing, Cursing, Pornography or anything else unsuitable for all ages.
* No garish animations. Rapid flashing and so forth looks silly and tacky, its also distracting and annoying. If your icon is animated, keep it tasteful!
* Do not Icon Spam; this is the process of switching icon within the server within a short space of time. Choose one and use it.

Remember to allow time for your icon to upload and refresh within the server! It may not appear instantly on servers with many players.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:58 am
Tristam wrote:
JemGryphonkin wrote:
Avatar Rules
Your Avatar can only be be a Person, Character or humanoid of Anime/Video Game Origin, image of delicious cake, or a Yu-Gi-Oh Card Image, but it cannot be obscene.


I presume though that animal-type avatars are still allowed, though? For instance, my avatar in game as the same as it is on the forums, here.


UD wrote:Custom Icon Rules
Rules are displayed upon selecting a Custom Icon in-game. They are there to provide a certain standard of quality, and keep the tone of the game suitable for everyone. They are not open for debate.
For your convenience they are repeated below;

* Icon File Size limit is 15Kb.
* You may NOT use solid blocks of colors, cards, or other inanimate objects (that includes invisible icons).
* Your icon must represent a character, animal or person.
* Nothing offensive. Swearing, Cursing, Pornography or anything else unsuitable for all ages.
* No garish animations. Rapid flashing and so forth looks silly and tacky, its also distracting and annoying. If your icon is animated, keep it tasteful!
* Do not Icon Spam; this is the process of switching icon within the server within a short space of time. Choose one and use it.

Remember to allow time for your icon to upload and refresh within the server! It may not appear instantly on servers with many players.


Avatar =/= Icon.
SwiftBlackNinjaMan wrote:Jem is an adult in every sense of the word. He does not need this game or these forums to boost his self-esteem making him entirely unbiased. He's also a sensible person.

End of first episode of Arc V should have gone like this -- "Wait, did you just summon a bunch of monsters in 1 turn?" "Yeah, so?" "Well, isn't that against the rules?" "SCREW THE RULES I MAKE UP CARD MECHANICS WITH MY PENDANT"
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:37 am
-Eiza- wrote:The most important part of that rule is the "cannot be obscene" bit.


Custom Avatars and Custom Icons might as well be the same, in context to what is/isn't allowed. Obviously, you don't need 4 movement states for your Avatar.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:43 pm
I wish to interject!

Attempting to include HTML, FLASH or animated images in your Avatar is a direct breach of the game rules. You will be banned on sight.

I was using this avatar in game because the in-game message doesn't say no animated images allowed.
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But then Truth told me to change it and linked me to this thread after I informed him of the in-game discrepancy.

It's not even a Gif, it's a PNG!

I didn't notice any personal lag when I was using it and I am sad that I can't anymore without getting in trouble. :C
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:45 pm
Perhaps it's only GIFs that cause the problems? PNGs might be fine, but I've never had any experience with animated PNGs in BYOND.
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