Sign in to follow this  
MamaDarkness

Wurm Online - Rules

Recommended Posts

Game Rules
These apply to all servers

Spoiler

Wurm Online provides a complex social environment with many different people.  These rules help keep the game running smooth while allowing you the freedom to enjoy the possibilities within Wurm Online without spoiling the experience of others.  These rules will be periodically revised to reflect changes in Wurm Online.  It is your responsibility to be aware of these rules and subsequent updates.
 
There is no discrimination between premium and free accounts with regards to the rules and any penalties imposed will be determined on a case by case basis.

Wurm Online may suspend, modify, terminate, or delete any player account at any time for any reason without notice. Most account terminations or deletions are the result of violations of the EULA or game rules. Accounts terminated or deleted will not be reactivated for any reason.

The following rules apply, but are not exhaustive and serve mainly as guidelines.
 
Wurm Online Team
A ) You may not openly insult, berate, or 'verbally' abuse any Wurm Online Team member via any method.
B ) You will obey any directive or instruction given by a Game Master.
C ) You may not deliberately supply Wurm Online Team members with false information.
D ) You may never impersonate any member of the Wurm Online Team.
Punishment: You may be warned or banned based on the situation.  Breaking rule D will be punished much more severely.
 
Wurm Online Team includes all members of Code Club AB. Including but not limited to: Moderators / Assistants / Game Masters / Developers.
 
 

Account Security

A ) Keep your passwords secure at all times!  (You are solely responsible for the security of your accounts.)

B ) You are responsible for all activity on your accounts

     

Account / Item Sales

A ) We do not allow account selling, gifting, or transferring of any kind!

(Any accounts purchased 'pre-rmt ban' will be considered owned by the person who purchased them) Own the email, Own the account!

B ) We do not allow any bartering for out of game assets.

C ) We do not offer support or service for any remedial action or loss that occurs for circumventing these rules.     

 

Punishment: Permanent ban of account!

     

Account Access Sharing

A ) At your own risk you may share access to your account with up to 2 other people without causing an account sharing violation.

B ) We do not allow account sharing or contracting with groups of 3 or more people.

(i.e. if you choose to risk sharing your account with up to two other people and one of them or yourself allows one more person to access your account, your account will be in violation of these rules and will be banned.)

C ) We do not allow accounts to be shared beyond the original account creator.

(i.e. if you choose to share access to your account with up to two other people and one of them allows one more person to access your account, even if you have stopped playing, your account will be in violation of these rules and will be banned.)

D ) We do not offer support or service for sharing and will not be held responsible for any remedial action or loss incurred if you circumvent these rules.

 

Punishment: First offense - 30 day account ban.  Second offense - Permanent ban of account


 
Naming of accounts, deeds, or items 
A ) You may not use any name that conflicts with the Wurm Online chat rules
B ) Names must not violate the rights of any individual or company, nor be used to impersonate any public figure.

Punishment:  Violation may result in loss of deed, items, or accounts.
 
 
Macro
Definition: A macro is any software/hardware that automates the sending of actions to the game server without user interaction and is not permitted.
A ) Key locking (IE weighing down a key on your keyboard) is not permitted.
B ) Multiboxing (automated sending of actions to more than one client at the same time) is not permitted.

Attendance required:

Make sure to attend your game session when performing actions. If you use keybinds and send actions that finish often, make sure that your actions have desired effect before starting a new queue in case you watch TV or do something similar that steals your attention. When performing actions that you start more seldom and take a long time to finish (such as fishing or training shields) you still need to verify that you have a valid target now and then when starting the action which should be no problem. In case we notice that you are not attending the game and express prolonged robotic behavior where your actions have no effect you risk being banned for automated play. This will of course not happen when playing normally or being afk. You also have to make sure to respond to any popup questions that may occur due to such perceived automation.

 

Punishment: First offense - Permanent avatar ban.  Second offense - Loss of all avatars/accounts and permanent ip ban.
 - Penalties for macro abuse may be applied at any time pending GM review, even if you have discontinued abusing a macro at time of penalty.
 
Use of the 'G' keys on a G series keyboard, mouse, or other similar product is permitted to send multiple actions simultaneously (without any default, built-in, or added delay timingsin order to fill your in game ACTION QUEUE provided you do NOT use any sort of repeat function.
 

 

Gambling

Definition:

*Gambling is prohibited in Wurm Online due to Swedish law.

*Gambling is considered to be any type of activity where the winning of a prize is determined by chance and requires payment of any form to participate.

*Contests of chance requiring NO form of payment to participate are allowed.

 

Punishment: You may be given a directive, warned, or even banned based on the situation.

 


Cheating 
Definition:
* Obvious abuse of any exploit, bug or other method of gaining skill/items that is not as intended. (macros are covered by the rule above)
* Sniffing game communication data, trying to hack the server, or altering the client in any way.
* Using any tool that directly interacts with the Wurm Online client or with the network communication to enhance game play.
* Connecting to the Wurm Online game server with anything other than the official client.
Gaining champion points outside of normal PvP. (example: Draining your own or a friends deeds, or killing avatars provided only as a service for champion points.)

Punishment: Varies on a case by case bases including permanent ban and loss of skills.
 - In the specific case of champion point exploitation all avatars involved will be banned and their deeds disbanded.


Bugs & Exploits
If you find an exploitable bug, you are required to report it to /support. 
A ) Non-exploitable bugs should always be reported in the Maintenance Buildings section of our forums.
B ) Exploitable bugs should be reported to a Game Master via the /support ticket system in game.
C ) PVP activity will not be interrupted by Game Master's unless a bug is deemed critical or game breaking by multiple GM's
D ) Game Masters will not respond to /support tickets concerning PVP activity that they are participating in on their player avatars.
 
If you are affected by a bug that prevents your ability to play on your avatar, or you have lost items or skills, contact /support in game.  Game Masters can provide temporary solutions or instructions while the bug is evaluated and submitted to the development team for correction.
 
 
Chat violations 
Chat rules are outlined in this post.
A ) All public chat channels in game are monitored.
 - You have the ability to use the /ignore command in game to block private communication with others.
B ) Official public IRC channels are also monitored. (#wurm on the Rizon IRC network is currently the only official public Wurm Online channel)
 
Punishment: Warnings and Mutes will vary by case and excessive violations or deliberate violations will result in bans.


Forum violations
Forum rules are outlined in this post.

Punishment: Warning or posting restrictions up to a forum ban based on case.  Excessive or deliberate violations will lead to game avatar ban.
 
 
Challenge, Epic, Chaos and Defiance Servers (Griefing)
Definition:
Griefing on PvP servers is very simple, no defamation of character (insulting their race, gender, creed, nationality or sexuality).
 Punishment: You may be given a directive, warned, or even banned based on the situation.
 
Disruptive Player behavior - (Serenity & Desertion only)
http://forum.wurmonl...-and-desertion/
 

Cross-Kingdom PvP Meta Gaming

You may not use an avatar of a different kingdom for PvP-related activities. (Kingdom titles, Champhood, Kinghood, Deed Draining, PVP itself)


Punishment: You may be given a directive, warned, or even banned based on the situation.
 
 
Freedom Isles ( Excluding Chaos ) & Golden Valley and Haven Server Specific Rules (Griefing)

Harassment
A ) Harassment such as, defamation of character (insulting their race, gender, creed, nationality or sexuality) is not permitted.
B ) Continuous emoting harass others is not permitted.
C ) Continuous spamming of trade or request windows to harass is not permitted.
Punishment: You may be warned, or banned based on the situation.
 
Lockpicking
A ) Lockpicking anything that does not belong to you is not permitted.
Punishment: You may be warned, or banned based on the situation.
 
KoS (Kill on Sight)
A ) Deeds retain the right to use the reputation system as needed, except when in violation of Highway rules.
B ) You must have a one tile allowance between deed edge and any gates that will lock when your village alarm is sounded.
C ) You must allow anyone set on KoS to leave your deed.
 
Punishment: You may be given a directive, warned, or even banned based on the situation.

Highways

 

Highway is defined as a paved terrain connecting two or more waystones together via catseyes.
 
Highway Rules:
A ) You may not intentionally disable an active highway connection by removing the catseyes without rerouting or replacing them promptly .
    1> Deeds retain the right to disconnect from the highway system by removal of their waystone and any deactivated catseyes on their deed and perimeter.

B ) You may not intentionally block an active highway with locked structures. (This is known to cause problems for the Wagoner system.)


Punishment: You may be given a directive, warned, or even banned based on the situation.

 
Heritage Sites
A Heritage site is any location deemed by the Game Masters to be of significant value to the community.  Heritage sites will be posted with GM Signs.

Heritage Site Application Guidelines
 
Heritage Site Rules
A ) You may not alter any heritage site without Game Master consent. (Heritage sites will be posted with GM signs)
 
Punishment: You may be warned or banned based on the situation.
 
 
Play Nice Or We Will Rip Your Heart Out (griefing)
Definition: Activities that are not constructive or with deliberate intent to do harm to others.
A ) You may not block access to deeds, merchants, or structures not belonging to you.
B ) You may not call guards to kill penned animals on deeds you are not a citizen of. (They ain't hurting you!)
C ) You may not steal deeds from the original mayor or residing citizens.
 - resident citizens on democratic deeds may vote a new mayor for any reason.
D ) You may not intentionally create player traps. (i.e. Using siege shields to trap other players)
 
Punishment: You may be given a directive, warned, or even banned based on the situation.
  
Abandoned vehicles
Abandoned vehicles are those that have been left in such places that constitute a problem to playability such as abandonment on deed.  Abandoned vehicles may be brought to the attention of a Game Master.  The GM will move the vehicle to a sufficient distance from the deed after confirming that the owner is not active.

 

Appeals
If you have been penalized and or banned by the Moderation team you have several avenues of appeal available to you.

Avenues of Appeal

  • Chat moderation related penalties may be appealed to the Lead Chat Moderator via in game support ticket, forum PM to the Lead Chat Moderator, or an email to gamemods@wurmonline.com
  • Forum Moderation related penalties may be appealed to the Lead Forum Moderator via forum PM, or an email to gamemods@wurmonline.com.
  • Game Bans may be appealed to the Head Game Master or Asst. Head Game Master via forum PM, or email to gamemods@wurmonline.com.

 

 

 

Chat Rules

Spoiler

The Wurm Online chat system is provided by Code Club AB with the intent of creating a productive environment for interaction between us and our members. Towards that end we expect you to keep a tone that is civil and respectful as if you were a guest in our office. Participation in the chat system is a privilege, not a right.

 

Wurm Online may suspend, modify, terminate, or delete any game account at any time for any reason without notice.

The following rules apply to all public channels(including template PvP kingdom server/global, and IRC #wurm) except for PMK's (Player Made Kingdoms), but are not exhaustive and serve mainly as guidelines.

 

 

Trolling

Definition: Inflammatory or off-topic messages intended to provoke other members into a desired emotional response or to otherwise disrupt chat.

A ) You may not post to purposely disrupt chat in any way or by using such actions as excessive trolling or derailing.

- Excessive is defined as more than one instance in a short period of time, or in such a way to be annoying to most players.

B ) You may not post with the sole intent of upsetting other players or staff, or to cause unrest.

C ) You may not post excessive shouting(caps) or Ascii art.

D ) Do not post to defame or discredit Code Club AB, its products, developers, or Wurm Online team members.

 

 

Harassment
Definition: Systematic and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions, including threats and demands.

A ) You may not harass (sexually or otherwise), verbally abuse, threaten, berate, flame, or cause unwanted distress to anyone.

 

 

Content

A ) You may not use sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive language.

 - This includes workarounds, symbols, links, misspelling, and text within images.

B ) You may not use images, videos, names, or avatars unsuitable for a young audience, or which would be likely to cause offense.

 - This includes pornography, obscene imagery, racially offensive imagery, imagery symbolic of themes which would cause offense, or images that contain inappropriate text.
C ) You may not discuss, post items or links on religion, pornography, illegal drugs or the abuse of such drugs, game exploits, macros, or disallowed game practices as per the game rules.
D ) You may not use the Wurm Online chat system to sell or advertise digital asset keys(i.e. Steam keys*), products which are illegal, or market any products not concerned with Wurm Online.

*The sale of Wurm Unlimited keys is prohibited on all platforms as per Steam policy.

 

CA Help
A ) The "CA Help" chat channel is for players that have game questions for the CA (Community Assistant) team to answer.  CA staff control the channel and players will abide by any directive issued by a CA as to the use and conduct on that channel.  Failure to abide by any such directive may result in a penalty being issued.

 

 

Language
A ) You must use English when speaking in Kingdom chats, CA Help, and when making support calls. If you cannot use English, we suggest the use of a translator.

 - Languages other than English may be used in the non English chats specifically for that purpose.
B ) You may never impersonate any user of the Wurm Online game, and you may certainly not impersonate any member of Wurm Online staff, or falsely suggest that you are staff.

 

 

Challenging Moderation

A ) You should never challenge moderator actions in public.

 - All challenges relating to moderation action should be sent privately to the moderator in question. If a satisfactory solution cannot be achieved then post your concerns to the Lead Chat Moderator.

 

 

Important Notes

The ignore feature should be used at anytime you do not wish to receive messages from another player, and is your primary personal control of your own private messages. Be sure to close any open private messages you may have active with the person you place on ignore. You will not receive text posted by someone on your personal ignore list. The command to ignore is /ignore <playername>

 

Player Made Kingdom(PMK) channels are invite-only on Chaos and Epic. PMK's are controlled by players and therefore they can remove players from their kingdom if causing unwanted issues.


 
Staff Listing:
Team list
 
 
Moderation Actions:

  • Directive - Moderators may issue directives as deemed necessary to enforce these rules.
  • Warning - Moderators may warn any user for breaches of the chat rules.
  • Muting - Moderators may mute any user for breaches of the chat rules.
  • Temporary Ban - Moderators may issue temporary bans for breaches of the chat rules.
  • Permanent Ban - Moderators may permanently ban any user who offends on a regular basis, or whose offense is severe. All permanent bans are subject to review.

 

Appeals
If you have been penalized and or banned by the Moderation team you have several avenues of appeal available to you.

Avenues of Appeal

  • Chat moderation related penalties may be appealed to the Lead Chat Moderator via in game support ticket, forum PM to the Lead Chat Moderator, or an email to gamemods@wurmonline.com
  • Forum Moderation related penalties may be appealed to the Lead Forum Moderator via forum PM, or an email to gamemods@wurmonline.com.
  • Game Bans may be appealed to the Head Game Master or Asst. Head Game Master via forum PM, or email to gamemods@wurmonline.com.

 

 

 

Trade Chat Etiquette

Spoiler

Trade Chat is for Buying/Selling your in game goods or services or checking their prices. To use this channel use the following at the beginning of your message:

    WTS - Want to Sell, used when you are selling the item/s or service.
    WTB - Want to Buy, used when you are searching for the item or service and want to purchase it.
    WTT - Want to Trade, used when you want to trade the first item or service(yours) for another item or service.
    PC - Price Check, used when you are not sure on the cost of an item or service. When replying to a PC, respond only with a brief message. Do not use this command for discussions.

    @[Players name] - This will show your message in the trade window, but only to the player you input after the @ symbol.

Use the @[Players name], or PM, when you are trying to talk to a player instead of using PC or any of the other lines above. This keeps the Trade Chat clear of the private conversations or deals that are being made. Doing this allows others to see other posts in the trade chat, that were posted before and do not pertain to the current listing. Using PC to respond to a Price Check is still allowed. Discussions need to use the @ command or a PM.

Creativity in listings is encouraged! Keep them to a single message post and not multiples! If listing multiple items, consider making a forum post in the merchant section and listing the link in trade.

If posting the same listing again in trade chat, keep a 30 minute gap between posts. Multiple posts of different listings are to be kept to 2-3 at a time. Again, this helps allow other players posts to be seen.

Trade chat is for in game items and services ONLY. Posts not pertaining to Wurm Online can be moderated at the Chat Moderators discretion. And as always the normal chat rules apply to this channel as well.

 

 


Forum Rules

Spoiler

The Wurm Online forum is provided by Code Club AB with the intent of creating a productive environment for interaction between us and our members.
Towards that end we expect you to keep a tone that is civil and respectful as if you were a guest in our office. Participation in the forum is a privilege, not a right.

 

Wurm Online may suspend, modify, terminate, or delete any forum account at any time for any reason without notice.

The following rules apply, but are not exhaustive and serve mainly as guidelines.

 

Trolling
Definition: Inflammatory or off-topic messages intended to provoke other members into a desired emotional response or to otherwise disrupt the topic.

A ) You may not post with the intention of negatively provoking other members.

 - If you must leave criticism, consider your post carefully and word it constructively.

B ) You may not disrupt any thread.
C ) You may not defame or discredit Code Club AB, its products, developers, or Wurm Online team members.

 

Harassment
Definition: Systematic and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions, including threats and demands.

A ) You may not harass (sexually or otherwise), verbally abuse, threaten, berate, flame, or cause unwanted distress to anyone.

B )  You may not post or reveal personal information about another person ('doxxing').

 

Content

A ) You may not use sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive language.

 - This includes workarounds, symbols, links, misspelling, and text within images.

B ) You may not use images, videos, names, or avatars unsuitable for a young audience, or which would be likely to cause offense.

 - This includes pornography, obscene imagery, racially offensive imagery, imagery symbolic of themes which would cause offense, or images that contain inappropriate text.
C ) You may not discuss, post items or links on religion, pornography, illegal drugs or the abuse of such drugs, game exploits, macros, or disallowed game practices as per the game rules.
 - Do not post links for any item that involves copyrighted material. If the item seems too good to be true it's usually illegal, so if uncertain ask first.

D ) You may not use the Wurm Online forums to buy, sell, market or otherwise advertise digital asset keys(i.e. Steam keys*), products which are illegal, or products not concerned with Wurm Online.

*The sale of Wurm Unlimited keys is prohibited on all platforms as per Steam policy.

 

Language
A ) You must use English when posting in the forum. If you cannot use English, we suggest the use of a translator.

  - You may use your own language in the recruitment thread(s), provided that there is an English translation in the original post.

B ) You may never impersonate any user of the Wurm Online forums, and you may certainly not impersonate any member of Wurm Online staff, or falsely suggest that you are staff.
 

Challenging Moderation

A ) You should never challenge moderator actions in public.

 - All challenges relating to moderation action should be sent privately to a forum moderator. If a satisfactory solution cannot be achieved then send your concerns to the Lead Forum Moderator.

B ) If you have had a post removed and are unable to determine the reason after a careful review of the Forum Rules, contact a forum moderator with any questions regarding why.

 

 

Wurm Unlimited

Server Listings & Advertisement

 

Wurm Unlimited servers are third party offerings not related to the operation or moderation of the Wurm Online property.  Naturally, We do not offer any guarantees about the quality of service of any Wurm Unlimited advertiser/operator.
 
Server operators that advertise in the Wurm Unlimited Server Listings & Advertisement section of the Wurm Online forums must accept that all posts in their advertising threads are considered reviews of a third party offering and all raves and critiques are solely earned or may be constructively countered by the advertiser and not by the Wurm Online moderation team.
 
The Wurm Online forum is not a democracy and not protected by any form of freedom of speech laws.  Wurm Online is moderated based on PEGI standards and if this is not acceptable, we can only recommend that Wurm Unlimited advertisers operate their own forums based on their own moderating guidelines.

 

 

Moderation Team:

Team list

 

 

Moderation Actions:

Violation(s) may result in restricted posting privileges, or banned accounts.

 

 

Using a secondary account to bypass any given penalty or ban will lead to a permanent ban on the account as well as further penalty extensions or a permanent ban on the main forum account as required.

Penalties are not limited to forum restrictions / bans, and can lead to further penalties depending on the severity or continuation of the rule violation(s).

 

Appeals
If you have been penalized and or banned by the Moderation team you have several avenues of appeal available to you.

Avenues of Appeal

  • Chat moderation related penalties may be appealed to the Lead Chat Moderator via in game support ticket, forum PM to the Lead Chat Moderator, or an email to gamemods@wurmonline.com
  • Forum Moderation related penalties may be appealed to the Lead Forum Moderator via forum PM, or an email to gamemods@wurmonline.com.
  • Game Bans may be appealed to the Head Game Master or Asst. Head Game Master via forum PM, or email to gamemods@wurmonline.com.

 

 

 

Discord Rules

 

Please adhere to the rules of the server below:

Refer to the Wurm Online Chat Rules, Wurm.gg/rules , for our definitions on any of the terms below and for any other rules as they may apply to the Discord as well.

General rules
Respect everyone on the server. Toxicity*, Harrassment, Discrimination, Trolling, and Personal Attacks on others is prohibited. This includes a person's sexuality or gender identity.
*Any discussion or chat that creates a hostile enviroment for other players

Discussion/Language/Images/Links/Emotes related to Religion, Sexually Explicit or Suggestive Content, Racially Offensive, Disturbing or Grotesque, Drug References, Game Exploits, Macros, Disallowed Game Practices and Illegal Activity are prohibited*.
*References to weed / marijuana are included. Weed is disallowed due to it being illegal by Swedish law.

You may not use the Wurm Online Discord server to sell or advertise digital asset keys(i.e. Steam keys*), products which are illegal, or market any products not concerned with Wurm Online.
*The sale of Wurm Unlimited keys is prohibited on all platforms as per Steam policy.

Keep your nicknames legible and following the rules above, we will change it otherwise.
Do not share personal information unless it is your own (though we encourage everyone to remain anonymous)
Stay on topic of the channel so as to not disrupt the flow of conversation.
No impersonation of other players or staff
No posting of other Discord server invites unless approved by staff - This includes advertising a discord server with a link.
Do not ping Developers in any of the channels. All suggestions need to be made in the suggestion forums.

Bot rules
No command spam
Use commands in bot-chat only

If you have questions regarding actions taken against you, message a Discord Moderator instead.
Failure to follow these rules can lead to moderation actions including warnings, mutes, or bans from the server.
In cases of usernames / profile pictures, the moderator will request them to be changed and will change the nickname and/or kick the user if they do not comply after being asked.
Final verdict is up to staff discretion.
In some cases, moderation actions may extend to in-game moderation or consequences as well.
The rules can and will change to reflect changes in Wurm Online.It is your responsibility to be aware of these rules and subsequent updates.

 

 

 

"Unique" Mob Hunting Rules

Spoiler

The Hunters Guide of Proper Unique Creature Hunting Etiquette

 

To maintain proper etiquette when encountering a creature of unique stature, one must always heed to sportsmanlike conduct as written below.

 

When you discover a unique creature, you have two courses of action available to you.

 

The first course of action is to attempt to contain the creature so that it will go un-bothered until such time as you have fattened it up for slaughter. This is by no means the best option as any unique creature can escape any confinement you build at any time of its own choosing.

Under no circumstances should a contained unique on or under a deed be 'lured' out by any means outside of the intentions of the hunting party with claim. This will be classed as griefing and will net the offender/s a ban.

 

The second course of action, and most sportsmanlike to boot, is to gather your friends, family, coworkers, and any spare un-dead you may have lying around collecting dust, and have a splendifirous slaying party as soon as possible. Children always have lots of fun playing games like 'fingers and horns', 'tooth tail toe', 'foot toss', 'tug of entrails', ' and of course playing the old classic scene from the famous 'Swamp Wars' play and pretend to be Duke Skyrunner battling Barth Tater with bloody severed arm sabers. The adults meanwhile can butcher the rare and unique creature and create wonderful stews and other fine meals from the leftovers of the creature to eat as they haggle over the dispensation of the more valued body parts of each slain creature.

 

There is of course a third action available to you, though I am loath to mention it, but you could, in theory, turn, run away, and pretend you never saw it.

 

With multiple hunting parties hunting down these poor misunderstood unique creatures, recently, it has become such a war for the blood and other various body parts of each unique creature that many of the people hunting them are no longer having fun at this time honored blood sport. This is where proper etiquette must be applied for all to enjoy their kill and wear it too.  So, with that in mind, let's lay down some etiquette for this wonderful tradition.


 

First come first serve!

What does it mean to be the first? I am so glad you asked.

 

Normally, first person on scene is the one to claim the unique, but arguments do arise and we need something more solid to go on at this stage. So let us start a more tangible system by which if an argument were to arise, an arbitrator can be sent out to scout the situation, and determine decisively who is first.

 

Step 1. Commit one of these actions within range of the unique.

              Mine a tunnel

              Build a colossus

              Dig a dirt, heap of sand, clay, tar, lava

              Plant a sign

              Cut a tree down

              Build a bridge

              Surface mine a shard

Step 2. Remember where you committed the action! If the arbitrator cannot find proof of work, then your claim will be denied.

 

Keep in mind, the above is only necessary if there is a dispute, which will likely only happen during the first few hours of discovery, but for your own sake, commit one of the above actions should you encounter a unique creature and wish to claim it for your own group to eviscerate.

 

Containment Protocols!

If you have chosen to lay claim to a unique, what do you do with it?

Kill it of course, you silly dunderhead!

 

Since most of you will not be able to take on a unique creature by your lonesome, you should gather up a slaughter party and throw a big bash for the unique creature as soon as possible. Unfortunately, it can take time to gather a large enough group of blood ravers to attend so you may decide to confine the unique creature in a 'pen'. This of course is not really intended, and unique creatures can escape on their own volition, so if you try to confine one of these poor Wurmland denizens, do not come calling to us when it escapes to get to the greener grass on the other side.

 

Should the unique decide to escape your attempts at confining it, it is again wild and can potentially be claimed by another, as long as they follow the above steps, if your party is not actively present to maintain your original claim.

 

Under no circumstances should a contained unique on or under a deed be 'lured' out by any means outside of the intentions of the hunting party with claim. This will be classed as griefing and will net the offender/s a ban.

 

Attempting to merely 'pen' a unique creature without a deed such as, using a sealed mine or a fence may work as a temporary option, but once you leave the area, any claim to it becomes invalid!

 

The slaying!

This is by far the most fun part of the event. Unfortunately, some have tried to sully the experience and so we provide you with some basic common courtesies that all should respect.

 

Courtesy #1 – If you are not with the slayer party that has claim to the unique creature, then leave the area!

Courtesy #2 – Do not bring alts into the loot drop range.

Courtesy #3 – Do not steal the corpse, body parts, or loot drops from the claimant party.

Courtesy #4 – Under no circumstances should a contained unique on or under a deed be 'lured' out by any means outside of the intentions of the hunting party with claim. This will be classed as griefing and will net the offender/s a ban.

 

Going against these courtesies of etiquette will be considered an act of griefing and will net the offender/s a ban.

 

Community slayings!

There are times in which hunting parties will organize a public slaying of a unique creature to share the spoils.  These are come one, come all events.  No one will be turned away from these, but a certain decorum of etiquette must be observed.

 

Courtesy #1 – Do not steal the corpse, body parts, or loot drops from the organizers of the community slaying party.

Courtesy #2 – Under no circumstances should a contained unique on or under a deed be 'lured' out by any means outside of the intentions of the organizing party with claim. This will be classed as griefing and will net the offender/s a ban.

 

 

This guide will be updated and adjusted to counter loopholes as more scenarios are considered in order to keep these activities in line with the spirit of the game.

 

 

 

Heritage Site Guidelines

Spoiler

What is a Heritage site?

A Heritage site in relation to Wurm Online is any construct deemed of community value by the Game Masters.

 

What makes a 'construct' or location a Heritage site?

Most current heritage sites are tunnels or canals built for the express transit across a terrain that saves people travel time by making it possible to bypass some form of terrain restriction.  Heritage Sites are not always about travel time reduction.  Some are memorials or can be a terraforming construct of unique significance.  All Heritage sites are built by members of the community for the benefit of the community. 

 

What are the criteria for applying for Heritage site status?

a. Must be of value to the community.  (ie.  a canal that residents of the server use routinely for convenience.)

b. It must look nice!  (We do not mean structures that must be maintained, but the terrain must be made to be distinct and noticeable.)

c. There must not already be an existing Heritage performing the same function as the one you wish to submit.

d. It must always be public access!

e. If it is a tunnel or canal all interior walls must be reinforced.

 

How long does the application process take?

It is not uncommon for heritage applications to require extended review, but the average for heritage application reviews is about one week.

 

What does having a location accepted as a Heritage site actually mean?

We will always post Fantastic GM signs around a protected Heritage location, and should something happen to the Heritage location we will work with the original builders if possible to restore the Heritage as it was intended.  Heritage sites should not be modified or harmed.  Any needed modifications must be approved by the Game Masters.

 

What if a Heritage Site is damaged?

A support ticket should be raised and a Game Master will work to restore the Heritage site and or contact the original builders for assistance in correcting the situation.

 

What if I want to modify a Heritage site?

Acceptable modifications would include updating to any new mechanics.  Unacceptable modifications would be structural changes to the Heritage unless it was a Game Master approved request from the original builders.   All intended changes must meet with the approval of the Game Masters.

 

Can I deed a Heritage Site?

Heritage approval does not prevent a heritage from getting a deed placed on it somewhere.  It is not against the rules to place or extend a deed over a Heritage.  Any deed that intersects with a Heritage must apply highway rules in that no attempt to block access to the heritage must be made and K.o.S. via Deed Reputation mechanics may not be used.  If you have a deed over a heritage area, you still retain the deed permitted right to work the land as you see fit as deed owner except for the actual surface areas marked by GM sign that are significant to the Heritage. (ie. canal entrances)  Deeds may not be used to mine into or disrupt a heritage cave or canal.

 

 

 

Fansite Policy

Spoiler

Wurm Fan Sites (Online and Unlimited)

General Warning: Please be careful of any fansite that you might suspect is a scam for collecting your data. Stick to fansites of people who are legitimate players.

We love fan sites, they are great for villages, for people wanting to write about their personal experiences or just those who want to post a ton of pretty pictures. The more fan sites the better, as far as we are concerned!

But obviously a Wurm fan site is only a Wurm fan site if it has some Wurm content in it! So here are a few guidelines about using Wurm images, sounds, and so on so you know what you should or should not do.

 

1. DISCLAIMER  

The first thing is to make clear that your site is a fan site and not an official Wurm Online site. The best thing to do is put a disclaimer on the front page somewhere obvious, or put it in the footer of your template if you use a template based site. Here is some suggested wording which you can steal if you like - just insert your own site name where shown.

 

  • Wurm Online
Quote

 

Wurm Online is a game produced by Code Club AB. Wurm Online and Code Club AB do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, products, services or information available on YOUR SITE NAME.

YOUR SITE NAME is not connected to Wurm Online nor is it the official website. Please visit the Wurm Online Official Site at www.wurmonline.com

 

 

  • Wurm Unlimited
Quote

 

Wurm Unlimited is a game produced by Code Club AB. Wurm Unlimited and Code Club AB do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, products, services or information available on YOUR SITE NAME.

YOUR SITE NAME is not connected to Wurm Unlimited nor is it the official website. Please visit the Wurm Unlimited Official Site at www.wurmonline.com

 

 

2. COPYRIGHT

The name Wurm Online, Wurm Unlimited, the official Wurm Logo and other content are protected rights of Code Club AB and or its agents or its suppliers. You must give appropriate credit to the Game and the respected suppliers - if in doubt, ask!

 

3. COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY

If you have a profit generating scheme which involves any thing to do with Wurm Online or any of the content, you MUST ask us first. 

And you may not host or produce on your site or other site owned or controlled by you any exploit, cheat or any thing else that is against the game rules or may spoil the game for other players.

 

4. USE OF GAME CONTENT AND IMAGES

You can use pretty much anything you like from in game, but please do not corrupt or alter anything in anyway that would defame or injure the reputation or business of Code Club AB or its suppliers. In the case of third party content such as game music, you may need to seek permission from the copyright holders directly before using their content on your site. Again, if in doubt, ask!

 

5. USE OF LOGO

You may use the current Wurm Online or Wurm Unlimited logo, however it should not be used as the prominent title of your website - you should have your own logo for that. As we change logo from time to time, please ensure that your fansite carries the current logo.

 

6. YOUR CONTENT

What you put on your site is, of course, up to you - it is your site. However, if you wish to use Wurm Online or Wurm Unlimited content your site must NOT contain anything illegal, libellous, defamatory, or obscene. That includes pornography, racist, sexist, ageist, or homophobic references, or anything that we would not allow you to use on the Wurm Forums probably as good a guide as any.

 

7. MAILING LISTS

If you compile and run a mailing list, any message sent must comply with these Guidelines and state that you and the message are not connected with the Official Site. Perhaps use a disclaimer similar to the one above.

 

8. AND FINALLY

The golden rule is ASK. We have not nailed this down as tightly as most other games producers as we want you to enjoy putting your fan site together. But for pretty obvious reasons we also do need to protect our rights and reputation and those of the companies involved with us, or there won't be a Wurm to be a fan of!

So make a great Wurm Fan Site, and let us know so we can list it on our website.

 

 

 

 

Wurm Online Game Agreement

(Copy/Paste from Client EULA)

Spoiler

Agreeing to this agreement is part of playing the game. If you download and play the game, it is assumed that you are agreeing to the terms and conditions set out below as well as the privacy policy available here //www.wurmonline.com/privacy-policy/.

Code Club AB is not interested in cheating anyone, and we’ll always do our best to help resolve any problems that might occur. However, by registering a Wurm Online account, you agree to the following terms: 

Here is a brief non exhaustive summary to help you. However, please ensure you read the full terms and conditions contained in the rest of this agreement as it is those that you are agreeing to.

  • Wurm Online is Copyright Code Club AB
  • You agree to pay any charges associated with a premium account
  • You are solely responsible for the security of your password
  • You have no ownership in the account; this is a service provided by Code Club AB.
  • Purchase of silver coins is payment for a service provided by Code Club AB. Silver coins have no real world value.
  • You must abide by the Wurm Online game rules, forum and chat rules as published by Code Club now or in the future
  • You must follow the rules for choosing a player name
  • The Java Client is supplied as is and Code Club AB accepts no responsibility for any damage to your system
  • You may not use any third party software that adds functionality or mines data from the servers or client.
  • You must agree to all the terms stated below. These terms may be revised from time to time and applied retrospectively to all accounts.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

Wurm Online is the copyrighted work of Code Club AB and all content is the copyrighted work of Code Club AB and its affiliates, and all use of the Wurm Online service is governed by the terms and conditions as stated in this agreement, including any future revisions that may be implemented.

Use of a Wurm Online account indicates your agreement with these terms and conditions. All terms and conditions in this agreement apply retrospectively to all Wurm Online accounts.

Creation of this account allows you the exclusive use of this account for playing the Wurm Online game by accessing the service provided by Code Club AB pursuant to the terms and conditions in this agreement. You acknowledge and agree that you shall have no ownership or other property interest in the Account and that the account is under the sole ownership of Code Club AB.

Initial creation of an account is free, however should this account be used to access services on servers that are or may be in the future reserved for subscription premium accounts, you hereby agree to pay all charges incurred by the Account, including applicable taxes, in accordance with billing terms for access to the Service that are in effect at the time that the fee or charge becomes payable.

Code Club AB may, in its sole and absolute discretion, suspend or terminate your access to the Service and disable or delete the Account.

The registration process requires you to register a user name, password and email address. You are solely responsible for the security of your Password. Never give your password to another or allow anyone other than yourself to use your password.

Code Club AB is not responsible for any harm that may result to the Account (including but not limited to loss of skills, deletion of the account or loss of inventory) as a result of a lost or shared password and may be unable to restore your character to its original status.

A Player account gives personal and individual access to the Wurm Online game. Unauthorised access to another player’s account is not accepted as any part of the Wurm Online game or some kind of strategy, but a violation of their private data. Any player who accesses any account without authorisation will have their own account and any subsidiary accounts immediately and permanently deleted from the database.

The purchase of Silver Coins in the online store is payment for the service which we provide to add the fictional currency to you in game account. Silver, Iron, Copper and Gold coins are deemed to have no value and are purely a function of the game story. Use of this service does not imply ownership of the coins.

 

RULES OF CONDUCT

 

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself and abide by the Game Rules, Forum Rules and Chat Rules and all future revisions thereof that must be adhered to by all users of Wurm Online and are published on the Wurm Online site.

In creating an account you may not choose any name that includes swear words or words that are seen to be defamatory, obscene, hateful or racially or religiously offensive. The name must not violate the rights of any other individual or company, nor be seen to impersonate any public figure or related to pop culture or personas.

Your chosen name must not be an attempt to impersonate any other player of Wurm Online, or any of the moderation team (Game Masters and Chat Moderators) or the owners of Wurm Online and their affiliates.

 

CLIENT SOFTWARE AND WURM ONLINE SERVERS

 

Playing of the Wurm Online game requires the download and installation of the Wurm Online Java client and the installation of the required java libraries.

You accept that the Online Client is provided as is and Code Club AB accept no responsibility for any damage, data loss or other problems associated with the installation and use of the client.

You agree that:

  • You will not modify or cause to be modified in anyway any files that are part of the Wurm Online client or any additional packs.
  • You will not create cheats, modifications or any software designed to alter the Wurm Online game experience in anyway.
  • You will not create or use any third party software or application that intercepts or “mines” any data from the Wurm Online servers or from the Wurm Online client, or use data resulting from the use of such software by any other persons.
  • You will not initiate, assist or be involved with any attack upon the Wurm Online servers or in any way attempt to disrupt the playing experience of other players. Please be aware that any attempt by you or any other player on an account traceable to you that undermines the legitimate operation of the Wurm Online game is a violation of criminal and civil law and Code Club AB reserves the right to seek damages to the full extent permitted under the law.

Code Club AB will continue to maintain and run the Wurm Online game service until such a time as it is deemed to be “out of publication.” This service maybe subjected to testing and maintenance outages from time to time. Code Club AB is not under any obligation to refund through any mechanism for game time lost through any “downtime” in the Wurm Online Service. Code Club AB may at its own discretion credit player accounts using the “Sleep Bonus” mechanism.

THERE ARE NO FINANCIAL REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON.

You are entirely liable for all activities conducted through your account and are responsible for ensuring that the game rules and other rules as published on the Wurm Online site are followed at all times. If you break any of the rules you risk getting temporarily or permanently banned from playing Wurm Online. Your premium game time will not be paused during this time.

Code Club AB reserves the right to modify, add to or supplement or delete these terms and conditions at any time. All such changes shall be seen as applying retrospectively to all accounts.

By playing the game you acknowledge that your use of the Wurm Online service is an acknowledgment of your agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Wurm Online Game Agreement.

Sharing of User Generated Material

CodeClub approves of sharing User Generated Material based on video, music, sound or screenshots from our game Wurm Online.
You may monetize your video on sites such as youtube as we see this as fair compensation for your invested time and effort.
The conditions are that you follow our terms while playing/ obtaining the material and not use it in a way that breaks our code of conduct whilst posting on our forums or game related channels.
Furthermore this extends to using music from the game in materials or situations promoting Wurm Online.

 

 
For more information about Wurm Online and this amazing game
you have just downloaded, visit WurmOnline.com
 
  • Like 11
  • Cat 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ATTENTION!

 

Quote

 

Macro
Definition: A macro is any software/hardware that automates the sending of actions to the game server without user interaction and is not permitted.
A ) Key locking (IE weighing down a key on your keyboard) is not permitted.
B ) Multiboxing (automated sending of actions to more than one client at the same time) is not permitted.

Attendance required:

Make sure to attend your game session when performing actions. If you use keybinds and send actions that finish often, make sure that your actions have desired effect before starting a new queue in case you watch TV or do something similar that steals your attention. When performing actions that you start more seldom and take a long time to finish (such as fishing or training shields) you still need to verify that you have a valid target now and then when starting the action which should be no problem. In case we notice that you are not attending the game and express prolonged robotic behavior where your actions have no effect you risk being banned for automated play. This will of course not happen when playing normally or being afk. You also have to make sure to respond to any popup questions that may occur due to such perceived automation.

 

Punishment: First offense - Permanent avatar ban.  Second offense - Loss of all avatars/accounts and permanent ip ban.
 - Penalties for macro abuse may be applied at any time pending GM review, even if you have discontinued abusing a macro at time of penalty.
 
Use of the 'G' keys on a G series keyboard, mouse, or other similar product is permitted to send multiple actions simultaneously (without any default, built-in, or added delay timingsin order to fill your in game ACTION QUEUE provided you do NOT use any sort of repeat function.

 

 

This is not a rule update.  This is simply a friendly reminder to anyone tempted by the illegal use of macros in Wurm Online.

 

Update - typo correction 'behaviour' - 'behavior'

  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this