Rule Revisions & Discord Usage

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Spyro

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Dear players,

There will be major revisions made to several administrative aspects of the server, including the format and rules thread for both Player Report and Ban Appeal forum sections, Terms of Service and Discord server. We hope that these changes will provide better accuracy and ease of use when using our services.


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Player Report & Ban Appeal section
  • Revised 'Report a player' forum section name to 'Player Report'
  • Revised 'Appeal' forum section name to 'Ban Appeal'
  • Merged 'Appeal Rules' and 'Appeal Format' threads into a single thread
    • Added Discord Account Appeal format
    • Added restrictions for posting appeals with another user's forum account
  • Added 3-section information consisting of Format, Rules, and Guidelines
  • Organized phrasings for certain fields for format
  • Indication of image uploading methods
  • Emphasized rules for posting and commenting
  • Added guidelines and requirements for different reasons or causes
Terms of Service Revisions
  • Improved the phrasing of Accountability Disclaimer
  • Improved general readability and accuracy of clauses
  • Corrected several grammatical errors
  • Added parent-child numbering system for parent and child sections for easier referencing
  • Added punishment of 'Strikes' to 'Jail' (NOTE: This means that if you are jailed, you will also receive a strike)
  • Added 'Written Warning' under 'Types of Punishments'
  • Removed all mentions of 'Facebook'
  • Added the following clause in the disclaimer/prologue for the Terms
    • "Elluel Network has no affiliations with other platforms that are not mentioned in the Terms including Reddit."
  • General Rules
    • Revised the term of 'Temporary suspension of account' to 'Temporary suspension of game, forum and/or Discord account(s)' for all rule sections
    • Revised the term of 'Permanent suspension of account' to 'Permanent suspension of game, forum and/or Discord account(s)' for all rule sections
    • Added 'Written Warning' alongside all punishments involving 'Strikes'
    • Respect
      • Removed 'Jail' from punishments
    • Harassment
      • Increased minimum duration for Jail from '30 minute(s)' to '60 minute(s)'
    • Advertisement
      • Added the clause "any cause that you stand to benefit from" to rule description
    • Impersonation
      • Removed 'Strikes' and 'Jail' from punishments
      • Increased minimum duration for temporary suspension of account(s) from '7 day(s)' to '14 day(s)'
    • Profiting
      • Added 'Strikes' to punishments
    • Reporting Offenders
      • Removed 'Strikes' and 'Jail' from punishments
      • Increased minimum duration for temporary suspension of account(s) from '1 day' to '7 day(s)'
    • Language
      • Moved 'Language' section from 'Forum Rules' to 'General Rules'
      • Added inclusion of language restrictions for all platforms
      • Added inclusion of language restrictions while using megaphones in-game
      • Added punishments
  • In-Game Rules
    • Added descriptive clause of Discord account(s) being reflective of any permanent suspension of game account under In-Game Rules header
    • Revised the term of 'Permanent suspension of account' to 'Permanent suspension of game and Discord account'
    • Scamming
      • Moved clauses for Fraud to Fraud section
      • Increased minimum duration for temporary suspension of account from '1 day' to '3 day(s)'
      • Added clause for Forum Art Workshop(s)
      • Added inclusion of permanent suspension of forum account punishment for Art Workshops
      • Added clearer examples of Agreements of Transaction and the inclusion of bidding processes [1]
        • "Examples of Agreement(s) of Transaction is inclusive of (but not limited to) the request of item reservations, the act of auto-winning an item from a bidding process, the end of a bidding process, leveling services with the exchange of in-game items and/or currencies, anvil services with the exchange of in-game items and/or currencies, equipment services (e.g. Arcane/Absolab services), item scrolling and enhancement services and transactions involving Vote Points. The end of a bidding process includes the end of a bid with the highest bidder and indications of the intention to close a deal with a specific player."
    • Fraud
      • Added a new child section for Fraud
      • Moved clauses for Fraud from Scamming to Fraud section
    • False Bidding
      • Added 'Strikes' to punishments
      • Added permanent suspension of accounts to punishments
      • Added the following clause for the withdrawal of bids including the conditions for withdrawal [2]
        • "Any withdrawal of bids must be notified to the seller where withdrawal of bids are only allowed during the bidding process; and any of the following conditions: (1) where there are other competing bids against your own, (2) there was a change in the initial auto-win (a/w) price, (3) the date of sale in which was indicated has passed the grace period of 7 days. Upon the end of a bid, it is automatically converted from a bid into an Agreement of Transaction stated in Rule 2.4."
    • Wrongful Purchase/Compensation
      • Added 2 more instances
        • Destruction of item(s) due to personal negligence
        • Loss of item(s) due to the accidental drop of the involved item(s)
    • Map Ownership
      • Removed 'Strikes' and 'Jail' from punishment
  • Forum Rules
    • Added Custom User Titles rule to the exception stating the possibility of the suspension of game account with existing Art Workshops rule
    • Bumping/Necroposting
      • Added 'Written Warning' to punishments
    • Custom User Titles
      • Added referencing of Rule 1.4 of the Impersonation rule for acts of Impersonation with User Titles
    • Avatars & Signatures
      • Added 'Written Warning' to punishments
    • Language
      • Moved to 'General Rules' parent section
    • Art Workshops
      • Added clarifications for the conditions providing artwork to users via the forum
      • Added referencing of Rule 2.4 of the Scamming rule for acts of Scamming with lack of art deliverables
  • Added a new parent section for Discord Rules
  • Discord Rules
    • Added the following child sections and their respective punishments
      • Staff Communication
      • Channel Usage
      • Verification
      • Market
      • Recruitment
Discord Server Revisions
  • Added Discord Rules to Terms of Service
  • Channels
    • Revised the channel name from 'discord-rules' to 'discord-guidelines'
    • Revised the channel name from 'freemarket' to 'market'
    • Added a welcome channel
    • Added a role assignment channel
      • Disabled the Read Messages permissions for users with the Restricted and Muted roles
    • Added a new category for Support with technical and game support channels
      • Added slow mode duration of 6 hours for technical support channel
    • Added a 'Booster' role-exclusive channel with 'Read Messages' permissions enabled only for Users with the 'Booster' role
      • We will be posting finalized server plans & updates in this channel where Boosters will be able to receive firsthand information before an official statement or release.
  • Roles
    • Revised the role name of 'Verified' to 'Community'
      • Changed color for 'Community' role
      • Raised the hierarchy for 'Community' role
    • Revised the role name of 'Restricted Members' to 'Restricted'
    • Added 'Aries' role
      • Disabled 'Read Messages' permissions for all channels excluding the welcome and role assignment channels for users without the 'Aries' role [3]
      • Added the 'Read Messages' permissions for all channels excluding the welcome and recruitment channel for users with the 'Aries' role
    • Added 'Events' role
      • We will begin mentioning this role for notifications; any Discord user that wishes to receive notifications for upcoming or ongoing events may opt-in.
    • Added 'Support' role
      • Added the 'Read Messages' permissions for all channels under the 'Support' category for users with the 'Support' role
      • 'Read Messages' permissions for all channels under the 'Support' category will remain disabled for users without the 'Support' role
    • Added 2 region roles with role colors
      • 'Asia/Australia'
      • 'Europe/America/Africa'
    • Added automatic assignment of 'Aries', 'Events', 'Support' and region roles in the role assignment channel via User reaction
    • Added automatic toggle and/or removal of 'Events' and 'Support' roles in the role assignment channel via User reaction
    • Added automatic toggle between region roles in the role assignment channel via User reaction

Staff Notes:
[1] - While it is still against the Terms of Service, we would like to take this opportunity to advise players to refrain from engaging in risky transactions such as leveling services concerning stamps, innocence scroll services and any services that include the lack of advance payment prior to the service. For players that continue engaging in such transactions, we would like to remind players that despite the banning of scammers – items, currencies and other losses made through these scams will not be recovered.

[2] - This condition means that all bids made during a bidding process can only be withdrawn when both conditions are met: (1) The bidding process is still ongoing; and (2) there are other competitive bids against your own (e.g. "Player B has bid 'x' value higher than Player A, Player A withdraws their bid). To clarify further, players that remain as the sole bidder and/or the highest bidder cannot withdraw their bids unless there are competing bids. This addition was made to ensure the smooth transition from a bidding process to an Agreement of Transaction, the further credibility of bids and their respective intentions in executing purchases, and the restriction of withdrawing bids at the final periods of a bidding process. This serves as a precaution to players to take extra consideration when planning their purchases. Auto-wins do not apply here.


[3] - All current Discord users will have 2 months from the date of this post to assign themselves with the Aries role before the 'Read Messages' permissions are disabled for users without the Aries role.

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Last but not least, we would like to bring to the attention of Discord users who were verified between April 20, 2019, to November 12, 2019, please refer to this post for additional actions required to maintain your Community role (previously known as Verified role). Discord users who were verified during the mentioned period and do not have their Character Names listed on the post can ignore this message.

All revisions mentioned in this thread will take effect as of April 13, 2020 (GMT +8).

– Elluel Network Staff Team
 
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