Short version of the Code of Conduct (CoC) - less boring to read!
(Please note that the long version of CoC is used for enforcement of the rules by Law and Order alliance #2)
Personal Attacks - Being behind a monitor does not entitle you to personally attack any other member in the ORKFiA community. Remember that for every insult you dish out, another human being is taking it; keep the friendly environment that is so important along with the rivalry that fuels our will to play!
Copying - right, so we don't really have copyright laws regarding tribe names, alliances and themes, but imagine if you spent some time planning a really wicked theme with your alliance members and then someone comes along and blatantly copies it! Please refrain from copying tribe names/ alliance names/ alliance themes... originality is a virtue! Referring to another alliance through the banner/alliance description is allowed, as long as it is done in the name of friendly rivalry!
Cheating - Cheating does not make you a talented player, on the contrary it simply proves you do not have what it takes to be a top player! Cheating may vary widely, from using scripts to facilitate your tribe life, to bug abuse, and even purposely choosing tribe names which will create confusion with other tribes. Win your way to the top using pure skills and dedication!
Targeting sharing & Co-operation - "To each his own"; that is the motto of every alliance in ORKFiA. If you gain any sensitive intel on a tribe, feel free to share it with the rest of your alliance, but do not disclose it to anyone outside your alliance! Likewise, plans to kill a rival tribe should be strictly kept within the 4 corners of the alliance. Disclosing such information to other tribes may result in Co-op and this will be dealt with severely by Law & Order.
Privacy of your account - your ORKFiA account is yours, and only yours. Allowing someone else to access it is not allowed! Likewise, you are only allowed one account with which you can play. If you share an IP address with another ORKFiA player, feel free to inform Law & Order about it.
Inappropriate usage of tribes - If a tribe is created with the sole purpose of handing out free goodies to other tribes then that tribe will most likely be paused.
Adhering to these simple rules will ensure a fair environment in which we can all play and enjoy the game. Before breaking a rule, think about the consequences and keep in mind that the game does not solely belong to you! Good luck and may the best Tribe Leader win!
[by VorteX, edited by AatW Staff]
Full Version of the Player Code of Conduct (CoC)
Please respect other people and their opinions. Highly personal attacks of any kind (including but not limited to; racial, sexual, homophobic, religious or ethnic epithets) on other players will not be tolerated.
Be original with your alliance banner. Don't steal, remake or point (refer) to other alliance banners.
Don't blatantly copy other alliances (it's ok to have two elfish alliances in the game, but don't copy their tag — prefix or suffix).
2.3. Tribe and Leader Names
No impersonation of admins, moderators or staff members. If you find yourself with a similar name, have it changed by requesting a name change. Alternatively you can message Operations in alliance #3.
2.4. Confusing Names
Naming that leads to confusion or can potentially make it difficult for other alliances to name you as their target are not allowed (eg. tribe/leader names consisting of non-English alphabet characters, 0011001100 and 0010011100 or asdfg, sadfg and adsfg).
These rules apply to all in-game aspects of Orkfia (in-game, in-game pm's, in-game forums).
3.1. Pornographic Material
Pornographic content isn't permitted. This includes the provision of links to source material, or the posting of pornographic text or imagery.
3.2. Forums and Trackers
The opinions within the Forums do not necessarily represent the opinions of the makers of the game. All forum users are expected to be considerate of each other and the fact that although this game is not aimed at children, those of a sensitive disposition may read your posts. Orkfia staff promote free, open and reasonable discussions, however comments which are deemed to not be in the spirit of fun, sensible discussion or fairness within the game may be moderated or removed, at the discretion of staff.
3.3. Orkfia Mail
Please be considerate in your interactions with other players. All in game messaging is eligible for monitoring by Law & Order Staff at any time.
3.4. Tribe and Alliance Names
Don't use inappropriate, offensive, profane or vulgar language in your tribe name or alliance name. When in doubt don't use it!
4.1. Target Sharing
Sharing any tribe information outside of your own alliance isn't permitted. This includes all intel obtainable only with t/m operations ingame (ie. any information found in visions, innersights, recons, intercepts etc.) Any info found on open pages does not fall under target sharing (i.e. any info found on the alliance page, any info found on the resource list)
[For example, by definition: If you say to someone outside your alliance "I have incoming acres" you will be in violation (this cannot be seen without a recon) but saying "I had acres come in last hour" is acceptable (this can be seen on the alliance page).]
4.2. Alliance Co-op
Alliances are not permitted to work together under any circumstances.
[Co-op (Cooperation): To plan-contrive-scheme-and act with another alliance (or tribe outside of your own alliance) to take action(s) against a common target (tribe or alliance) together or synchronized where the sum of the actions are intended to be of a greater impact than one of the offensive parties would expect to do on its own.]
4.3. NAP & CF
Non Attack Policies are not allowed. There may be a 24 hour ‘cool down’ period after a war is over. This does not apply to having been at an undeclared war, just traditional, declared war.
4.3.1. A shorter 12 hour 'cool down' period is permitted following a war. To be valid these agreements must be reported to Law & Order staff with associated times. Law & Order isn't responsible for policing any CF agreements.
[NAP (Non-Aggression Pact or Non Attack Policy): An agreement between two or more alliances (or two or more tribes not of the same alliance), avoiding war or aggressive operations/attacks for any amount of time exceeding the maximum allowable time of a CF.]
[CF (ceasefire): A reported* temporary stoppage of aggressive activity, where both alliances agree to suspend all ops and attacks for a MAXIMUM of 12 hours following an undeclared war - (or 24 hours in the case of declared war).]
* report CF's to Law & Order in alliance #2. (Report CeaseFire).
Your account is yours and yours alone. Don't give your details to anyone, allowing any other person to access your own account isn't permitted.
Babysitting isn't allowed. The admins have kindly taken the time to make a vacation mode for you, so make use of it.
5.3. Multiple Accounts
You are allowed one (1) account. Multiple accounts will be deleted upon detection.
Logging into your account from someone else's computer, who also plays Orkfia, can look suspicious so we advise against it (see section 5.5.2 regarding Report Sharing Computers).
5.4.1. Proxy Servers
The use of proxy servers outside of your country of residence is not allowed. As is the use of Tor browser or any other kind of software/website designed to mask/hide your IP. Anyone caught using the mentioned services could be suspended or deleted, use at your own risk.
5.5. IP Address Sharing
Sharing an internet connection and playing Orkfia with other people is permitted, however …
5.5.1. When playing with other people that are using the same IP address as you, don't attack, thieve or cast spells on the same target within an 8 hour period.
5.5.2. Inform the staff in alliance #2 of your situation and include details of which tribes share the same IP address and their locations. (Report Sharing Computers).
5.5.3. Everything your tribe does is logged, so don't play for another person, don't share information out of war and don't use another player's account to gather information for you when they play from the same IP address.
5.5.4. Inform the staff in alliance #2 if you plan to play from a computer or location different from your home (see section 5.5.2 regarding Report Sharing Computers).
Scripting isn't permitted. Orkfia was created for people to play versus people and therefore all actions should be performed by a person rather than a script, if you find you don't have the time to handle or manage your account for a period, see section 5.2 regarding vacation mode.
6.1. Bug Abuse
Bugs must be reported*. Abusing known or unknown bugs for own gain is considered cheating (see section 6.2).
* Report bugs in the bug tracker
If you want to cheat, play elsewhere. Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated.
Landfarming is the term given to tribes who seem to exist just for the purpose of providing easily gained land to others. Landfarms are not allowed in Orkfia as it upsets the balance of the game. If you find you cannot play your account or wish to start over, either delete or reset your account.
7.1.1. Landfarmers must be reported*. Any acres gained from a little or undefended tribe may be taken away in the absence of a report.
* Report Farming to Law & Order #2
Moneyfarming will be looked at in the same manner as landfarming. Don't create an account, or have an account created as a raid farm.
[Moneyfarming: Where the sole purpose of a tribe's existence is to provide income at little or no expense and/or effort to the tribe taking the crowns.]
7.3. Repeat Offence
Repeatedly violating the CoC rules will result in escalating punishments at the discretion of staff.
- We reserve the right to immediately and without warning delete or suspend a user's account, for any amount of time, for violations of the Code of Conduct.
- We reserve the right to remove at any time, without notice, any user-created content from our forums for violations of the Code of Conduct.
- We also reserve our right to amend or change the Code of Conduct at any time without notice. You must periodically review this document to ensure you are doing your part.