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Code of Conduct

Whilst Worlds Adrift is a multiplayer sandbox game which encourages freedom in all things it is still subject to rules to ensure a friendly and safe environment for players – this extends to our website and forums as well as in-game. You’ll find that the rules are inclusive and we expect the same behaviour regardless of where you’re communicating.

It is the responsibility of every player to understand, acknowledge and adhere to Worlds Adrift Code of Conduct which is defined by our EULA. This Code of Conduct is not intended to be an exact list of specific rules and its general function is to outline what behaviours Bossa Studios deem to be in keeping to the spirit of the game. Bossa Studios reserves the right to interpret and adjust these rules at any time in order to maintain the integrity of the game and the well-being of it’s customers.

TL;DR be nice and treat others how you’d like to be treated yourself.

Note: the below rules apply to all ‘contributions,’ whether it’s written communication, character name, alliance name or any imagery we allow you create or upload.

The more serious violations of this rules will result in an immediate suspension of your forums/game access. Repeated violation of this Code of Conduct will carry increasingly severe disciplinary action leading to a permanent suspension.

This policy is not language-restrictive, whilst we encourage you to speak in English we will take appropriate action to violations that occur, regardless of the language they are written in.

Spamming / Trolling

This is not an exhaustive list, however, spamming / trolling is generally defined as:

  • Excessive repetition of the same words or mass amounts of nonsensical phrases.
  • Creating numerous threads to provoke or annoy others.
  • Derailing threads through disruptive or provocative behaviour. (There’s levels of roleplay we’re willing to accept but these should be kept isolated to General Alliance Discussion or Creative Writing.)
  • Abusing forum functionality – mass reporting inappropriate content or spam unnecessarily.
  • ASCII art, memes or fad statements which have no bearing or relevance to the discussion.

Violation of this section will ranges from a warning to a temporary ban from the forums and/or game, depending on severity. Generally we will warn you first before any action is taken

Inappropriate Content

Inappropriate content is defined as:

  • Mildly offensive swearing or references to material unsuited to our game’s audience.
  • Attempts to bypass language filters or conceal inappropriate language behind numbers or symbols.
  • Linking to inappropriate content on other websites or media.

Violation of this section will ranges from a warning to a temporary ban from the forums and/or game, depending on severity. Generally we will warn you first before any action is taken.

Impersonation

Impersonation is defined as:

  • Impersonating other players or more seriously, Bossa staff, in order to deceive, threaten, defame or gain an advantage.

Violation of this section will ranges from a warning to a temporary ban from the forums and/or game, depending on severity. Generally we will warn you first before any action is taken.

Political/Religious Discussion

Real life political and religious discussion is not allowed on our forums. We want Worlds Adrift to have it’s own politics formed by you, the community, and NOT influenced by real world events.

There’s plenty of other channels and forums if you wish to talk politics, please leave it out of the game / forums!

Violation of this section will result in a warning, repeated violations may carry more severe repercussions.

Advertising

Advertising is defined as:

  • Linking to promote any non-Bossa Studios related business or website.
  • Advertising to sell items on personal or group pages.
  • Note: linking to individual games, streams, content is not considered a violation of this section.
  • Attempting to sell in-game items or services for real-life currency.
  • Account trading.

Violation of this section will ranges from a warning to a temporary ban from the forums and/or game, depending on severity. Traded items are also subject to removal. Generally we will warn you first before any action is taken

Highly Inappropriate Content

Highly inappropriate content is defined as:

  • More severe / explicit swearing or references to bodily functions.
  • Linking or referencing pornography.

Violation of this section will ranges from a warning to a temporary ban from the forums and/or game, depending on severity. Generally we will warn you first before any action is taken

Ongoing Harassment / Disseminating Real-Life Information

Ongoing harassment and disseminating real-life information is defined as:

  • Repeated, consistent and targeted attacks against a player with the intention to publicly disgrace or grief.
  • Releasing any real-life information about other players or Bossa Studios staff.

Violation of this section will ranges from temporary to permanent ban from the forums and/or game, depending on severity.

References to Drugs or Illegal Activities

References to drugs or illegal activities is defined as:

  • References to illegal drugs. (Promotion, recommendation, websites/links etc.)
  • References to illegal activities. (Promotion, recommendation, websites/links etc.)

Violation of this section will ranges from temporary to permanent ban from the forums and/or game, depending on severity.

Hate Speech

Hate speech is defined as:

  • Promoting national or religious hatred.
  • Posting symbols which are recognised as national slurs or allude to symbols of national hatred.

Violation of this section will ranges from temporary to permanent ban from the forums and/or game, depending on severity.

Extremely Inappropriate Content

Extremely Inappropriate Content is defined as:

  • Refer to extreme and/or violent sexual acts.
  • Refer to extremely violent real life actions.

Violation of this section will ranges from temporary to permanent ban from the forums and/or game, depending on severity.

Real-Life Threats / Informed Threats

Real-Life Threats / Informed Threats are defined as:

  • Refer to violence in a capacity that is specifically targeted against an individual or Bossa Studios and constitutes a direct threat to their safety.
  • Disclosing personal information which can be used to identify someone’s location in combination with malicious intent.

Violation of this section will ranges from temporary to permanent ban from the forums and/or game, depending on severity.

Exploitative Behaviour

Exploitative behaviour is defined as:

  • Posting links to cheats, hacks, or malicious viruses / programs.
  • At the moment we do not consider using bugs exploitative behaviour, for more information please see this blog.

Violation of this section will ranges from a temporary to permanent ban from the forums and/or game, depending on severity.

Homophobia / Transphobia

Homophobia / Transphobia is defined as:

  • Insultingly refer to any aspect of sexual orientation pertaining to themselves or other players.
  • Targeted or consistent harassment motivated by a person’s sexual orientation / identity.

Violation of this section will ranges from a temporary to permanent ban from the forums and/or game, depending on severity.

Racial/Ethnic Hatred

Racial/Ethnic Hatred is defined as:

  • Promoting racial/ethnic hatred.
  • Using language which is recognised as a racial/ethnic defamatory remark.
  • Imply or use a symbol of racial/ethnic hatred.

Violation of this section will ranges from a temporary to permanent ban from the forums and/or game, depending on severity.

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