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#1 BigV

BigV

    Community Manager

  • Carbine Studios (Former)

Posted 06 August 2014 - 12:08 PM

WildStar Forums

Code of Conduct

 
Welcome to the WildStar Discussion Forums! These forums have been created to provide you with a fun and friendly environment where you can discuss ideas, give game play advice, and converse about WildStar with other players.
 
Our intention for the WildStar Forums is for you to have a place to exchange information, get the latest news, share community-generated content, interact with Carbine staff members, and discuss WildStar with other members of the community.  We encourage your participation on the WildStar forums in a respectful, courteous, and polite way. This Code of Conduct explains the behavior that is expected of all community members. Your use of the WildStar forums constitutes acceptance and agreement to this Code of Conduct.
 

 
General Forum Guidelines 
 
1. We Won't Always Agree: You are welcome to disagree with anything you are exposed to on the WildStar forums. There will be a lot of things to disagree with, both amongst yourselves, and with the Carbine Development and Community teams. And, that’s okay! Just remember to keep your disagreements respectful, courteous, and polite.
 
2. Remain ConstructiveWe ask that you stay on-topic, offer constructive feedback about the topic, and about WildStar. Non-constructive feedback doesn't help anyone and often devolves otherwise great threads into flame wars. Please try to make your posts as informative as possible, only offering constructive and valuable feedback.
 
3. Avoid Defaming Each Other and Personal Attacks: We love everyone (well, except jerks) whatever your background might be. Diversity is the cornerstone of all of our community efforts, and we all need to practice EXTREME tolerance. That means treating everyone with respect, regardless of the things that may make us different. Name calling, especially those unforgivable ones (c'mon, you know what we mean!), will get you a one-way trip back to Planet Earth.
 
4. Avoid Colorful Language: You know we like to get a little creative with our language at Carbine Studios. But, there is a time and a place for bad language, and the forums aren't that place. So while we don't mind the occasional frack, frell, gorram, or 大象爆炸式的拉肚子, we need you to remember these forums are for everyone.
 
5. Don't Be a Troll: We know that we'll have our fair share of trolls. Sometimes, those trolls will be funny and funny is awesome! But rudeness won’t be tolerated. Being mean to any members of the community, berating those in need, or just being downright hostile is a sure fire way to find yourself on the outside looking in.
 
Remember, the forums are always changing and the Code of Conduct is always being updated. As such, the rules above are a general guideline and the nitty gritty details are below, so keep scrolling.
 
 
Violations of the Code of Conduct
 
Racial / Ethnic Images and Slurs
This includes both clear and masked language. It also includes, but is not limited to, links to websites containing such content which:

  • Promote hatred against any race or ethnicity
  • Are recognized as a racial or ethnic slur
  • Allude to a symbol of racial or ethnic hatred

Threats
This category includes both clear and masked language. It also includes, but is not limited to, websites containing such language or images which:

  • Reference to violence in any capacity that is not directly related to the WildStar game world

Distribution of Real-Life Personal Information
This category includes, but is not limited to:

  • Releasing any real-life information about yourself, other players or Carbine Studios employees

Posting Cheats, Hacks or Malicious Programs
This category includes but is not limited to:

  • Posting links to cheats, hacks, or malicious viruses and/or programs
  • If you would like to report information regarding cheats, hacks, or exploits to Carbine Studios, please use /ticket in game to report it.

Impersonating a Carbine Studios Employee
This category includes but is not limited to:

  • Passing yourself off as a Carbine Studios employee

Obscene / Vulgar or Inappropriate Language and/or Images
This category includes, but is not limited to, both clear and masked language in posts, signatures, and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

  • Are an inappropriate reference to human anatomy or bodily functions
  • Are pornographic in nature
  • Bypass the Mature Language filter

Harassing or Defamatory Content
This category includes both clear and masked language. It also includes, but is not limited to, websites containing such language or images which:

  • Insultingly refer to other characters, players, Carbine Studios employees, or groups of people
  • Result in ongoing harassment to other characters, players, Carbine Studios employees, or groups of people
  • Harassment takes many forms, and is not necessarily limited to the type of language used, but the intent. Repeatedly targeting a specific community member with harassing posts can lead to more severe actions.

The idea behind this is to prevent any one community member from consistently being uncomfortable in the forums. Simply put, no bullies allowed.
 
Real Money Trading, Account Sharing and Selling
This category includes, but is not limited to:

  • Buying or Selling in-game currency, items or services for Real Money
  • Buying or Selling accounts for Real Money
  • Sharing Account with other players

Politics, Religion, and Sexual Content
This category includes, but is not limited to:

  • All topics above are banned from being brought up in any discussion. The WildStar Forums is not the place for it.

Illegal Activities
This category includes both clear and masked language. It also includes, but is not limited to, websites containing such language or images which:

  • Reference to performing illegal activities
  • You may not violate any local, state, national, or international laws or regulations

Spamming, Trolling, or Topic Bumping
This category includes, but is not limited to:

  • Creating threads or posts for the sole purpose of causing unrest on the WildStar Forums
  • Causing disturbances in forum threads – this can include: picking fights, making off topic posts that ruin the thread, insulting other posters
  • Making non-constructive posts -Such as bumping threads (unless in instances of Guild Recruitment), excessively posting the same, or similar phrases, fad statements (TLDR, IBTL etc) or pure gibberish.
  • Abusing the Report Post feature by sending false alarms or nonsensical messages

Creating Duplicate Threads
This category includes:

  • Creating threads about existing topics
  • Creating a separate thread about an existing topic for further discussion in more than one forum

Advertising
This category includes advertisement of:

  • Any non-beneficial, non-WildStar related businesses, organizations, or websites

Discussing Disciplinary Actions
This category includes, but is not limited to:

  • Creating posts or threads to discuss disciplinary actions taken against a forum account, a player, including chat logs and email correspondence between a player and a Game Master (GM)

Circumventing a Suspension / Ban
This category includes, but is not limited to:

  • Posting on another account
  • Having someone post on your behalf

 

Any in-game suspension or ban will be duplicated in the forums. Carbine Studios reserves the right to suspend your access to these forums at any time for reasons that include, but are not limited to, your failure to abide by this Code of Conduct.

 
Carbine Studios and its Community Team also reserves the right to evaluate each incident on a case by case basis, and have full discretion when addressing any behavior that they determine is inappropriate. Should you wish to discuss any disciplinary measures against your account, you can email WildStarCommunity@NCSOFT.com.

Any finalized decision may be based on the offending posters past history on the WildStar Forums. The bottom line is that we want WildStar to be a fun and safe environment for all players, regardless of their different experiences and backgrounds. In a nutshell, be excellent to one another. That’s all we ask. Doing so will make this place a great place for everyone.
 
We’ve done everything we can to make this a great environment – now it’s up to you!


Paul "BigV" Williams
Community Manager