Below are a few simple rules that you are expected to agree to and abide by as a user of these forums. Violation of these terms may result in warnings, or an account ban from the site. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with these rules. Rules and guidelines are subject to change and amendment at any time, and a moderator can take action for any breach of courtesy, whether or not it is detailed in this thread, within reason.
All of the following rules apply to forum posts, comments, uploaded media, chatbox interaction, etc. Discord server moderation is left to the discretion of each server's own staff members, according to each of their own server rules.
RMT, Power Leveling, Hacking, and Account Services
ArcheAge Roleplay supports fair-play. Do not discuss botting, real-money-trading, power leveling, account buying/selling/trading, hacking, or other related activities, and please personally refrain from engaging in any of these activities.
Discrimination / Hate Speech
Racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, bigotry, etc. will not be tolerated. Depending on the severity of the transgression, expressing hateful or harmful opinions toward any group may result in anything from a warning to a ban. Please be mindful of the content of certain "jokes," and refrain from using harmful and problematic language.
Slander and Libel
While it is understood that players will not always see eye to eye, this forum is not a place for airing personal grievances about another member of our community. Depending on the severity of the transaction, the punishment for violating this rule may range from a warning to a ban.
Please be courteous to one another regardless of any disagreements that may arise. Unnecessary snide comments, insults, or other discourteous replies will not go unnoticed and may result in a warning. Multiple warnings may result in a ban. If someone is uncomfortable with a subject matter in an open discussion thread or chat, you are expected to respect them and drop the subject upon request.
Because our forum is not exclusively 18+, we ask that you do not include adult material in your posts. Off-site links for art and writing are acceptable with fair warning (a NSFW label, for instance), but if it can be helped, we ask that you completely avoid posting "adult' material.
These forums are host to any and all roleplayers who enjoy ArcheAge, whether they play the Legacy version, the Unchained version, or any other version available to them. It is open to all regions, all factions, and all guilds. While you are welcome to promote your own interests here, it is not acceptable to speak ill of other game versions, regions, servers, factions, or guilds on these forums -- the exception for the latter two being purely in-character content.
While reading or engaging in In Character (IC) interactions on this forum, it is expected that you will not use meta information in game to foil another player's story-arc or character development, nor will you use it to grant your character special powers of insight. You will not, while roleplaying on this forum, assume the roles of any important NPCs within ArcheAge, nor may you elevate your character(s)'s status to unreasonable levels (in other words, no godmodding).
In the event that a roleplaying thread is marked "closed," 'private," or any related term, it is expected that you will not involve yourself in-character without the express permission of the person who created the thread. A thread creator may bring any grievance regarding such an act to any moderator to address.
If feedback is requested or freely given on any story or roleplay thread, it is to remain as courteous as possible. Constructive criticism is generally welcomed (unless otherwise specified by the author(s)), but insulting a creation is not acceptable. This also applies to the Fan Creations subforum.
If your post contains adult themes, such as mild eroticism, violence, torture, or any other sensitive subjects, please contain it in a spoiler tag with adequate warning as to what follows. Please do not include full-blown ERP on this forum however, as there are certain laws in place governing the viewing of certain material (even written material) for people under 18, and we are not exclusively an 18+ community.