REAL GAME RULES AND LAWS
1) The use of derogatory language/words that are, can, and/or could cause offense, be demeaning, and/or inappropriate by definition. (Including acronyms, euphemisms, phonetics and the ilk)
1a) Acronyms are a short spelled version of words. If the acronym is KNOWN to have the above defined use of language/words, IT IS considered profanity and you will be warned or banned, REGARDLESS of what you meant by the acronym in question.
1b)First offense will result in a verbal warning, second offense will result in an official warning, third offense and beyond will result in a ban, gateway virused, and/or a gateway defacement (Punishment dependent upon severity and habitual offenders.)
NO Adult/Sexually Provocative Conversations.
Adult/Sexually Provocative Conversations is:
2) Discussing and/or making comments to one another about sexually explicit, relationships, flirting, or any other thing that pertains to a sexual nature on the game, forum, and/or any other means/method of communication that Hackerz.Online provides to you, is strictly prohibited.
2a) Sex crimes: To include but not limited to, sexual harassment, sexual solicitation, stalking, sex trafficking, or anything of nature WILL result in a permanent ban and your user information reported to the authorities and/or your internet service provider.
Note: If you have become a victim of anything stated in 2a, please email proof of the incident (screenshots) to email@example.com and we will investigate and act on the matter. In the email, please include screenshots of the incident(s), your in-game username, and state any details or other users that may be involved.
2b) Except as mandated in 2a, The first offense verbal warning, second offense official warning, third offense and beyond ban, gateway virused, and/or gateway defacing (Punishment dependent upon severity and habitual offenders.)
NO Drug Conversations, Controlled Substances, or Material Related thereof.
Drug Conversations and Controlled Substances are:
3) Drugs and/or controlled substances (legal and illegal) are substances that can impair one's physical and/or mental judgement.
3a) Any user trafficking, attempting to deal, discussing, or feel the need to prompt drugs or controlled substances will result in a warning and/or a ban, depending on the severity of the case, and may be reported to their local authorities.
3b) Except as mandated in 3a, The first offense will result in a verbal warning, second offense will result in a official warning, third offense and beyond will result in a ban, gateway virused, gateway defacment, account permanent ban from chat, and/or account deletion. (Punishment dependent upon severity and habitual offenders.)
Reason: PG3+ rated game + its illegal anyway!
NO Real World Hacking/Cracking/Phreaking/Scripting.
Hacking/Cracking is (but not limited to):
4) The use of technology to forcefully break in to, exploit, steal, and/or share material(s) gained from a source that does not rightfully belong to the intruder.
4a) This includes, but not limited to, sharing tools, tips, macros, hyper links, or any other content pertaining and/or related to hacking, cracking, rooting/jail-breaking, phreaking, scripting, and/or programming. (Also includes hacking/cracking/cheating in the game).
4b) If you find bugs, weaknesses, or anything that may cause a breach of the game, it's content, or it's security, we welcome reporting it via private message, or emailing the support team or the developer.
4c) First offense will result in a verbal warning, second offense will result in an official warning, third offense and beyond will result in a ban, gateway virused, and/or a gateway defacement (Punishment dependent upon severity and habitual offenders.)
This also includes talking about botting[/u] which is an exploitative program. This would also include chat bots, and similar devices.
Reason: Scares off people who think they might get hacked by other players in the game.
No Publicly Sharing or Requesting IP Addresses, or Passwords
5) The game provides assigned IP address. The ONLY way you can share IP addresses and passwords is in your guild chat or the in-game E-Mail.
5a) The system is automatically set up to ban you if you attempt to share IPs and passwords in Global chat and your country chat.
5b) Attempting to bypass the system and posting an IP in any other way, shape or form, will result in the same effect as trying to post an IP
5c) First offense and beyond will result in a ban, gateway virused, and/or a gateway defacement (Punishment dependent upon severity and habitual offenders.)
6) The consistent use of letters, words, emoticons, numbers, punctuation, sentences, or any other repeated content that is considerably excessive.
CAPS/FULL USE OF CAPITAL LETTERS IS:
6a) The constant use of capital letters in any form or manner.
Reason: No one likes a chatroom full of useless text
6b) The use of communication to promote/advertise.
6c) The ONLY exception to advertising is to promoting a guild recruitment.
6d) IF you have made something for the game and/or the content herein, email the developer with it at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. THE DEVELOPER AND SUPPORT TEAM READ ALL OF YOUR EMAILS.
6e) First offense will result in a verbal warning, second offense will result in an official warning, third offense and beyond will result in a ban, gateway virused, and/or a gateway defacement (Punishment dependent upon severity and habitual offenders.)
Reason: Abusing the service for own purpose
NO Commands, Programming Codes, or Cryptic Codes in Game Chat or Forums.
7) The commands available are listed when you type "/help" within game chat. Do not try commands because they will not work and possibly result in an automatic ban.
7a) Programming codes such as the use of HTML, C++, Visual Basic, Python, Java, or any other form of code will result in a warning and/or a ban.
7b) Cryptic codes are unacceptable. This include binary, ASCII, "leet" speak, dots, dashes, or anything else that is not plain English (or language within your respective country chat) is prohibited.
7c) First offense will result in a verbal warning, second offense will result in an official warning, third offense and beyond will result in a ban, gateway virused, and/or a gateway defacement (Punishment dependent upon severity and habitual offenders.)
Reason: Considered spam as they are useless. Might scare some players from the game of fear of getting hacked.
NO Hate Speech, Fighting, Bullying, Discrimination, Racism, or Derogatory Remarks or Insinuations Thereof.
8) Hate Speech, Fighting, Bullying, Discrimination, Racism and Derogatory remarks is:
8a) The use of offensive language and actions that cause offense or harm to an individual(s).
8b) This may permanent ban of your account. Your chat privileges will be revoked.
8c) This includes sexual orientation, creed, ethnicity and skin color.
8d) Except as mandated in 8b, First offense will result in a verbal warning, second offense will result in an official warning, third offense and beyond will result in a ban, gateway virused, and/or a gateway defacement (Punishment dependent upon severity and habitual offenders.)
Reason: no one like toxicity in the game.
No Discussing Religion or Politics.
Religion is: The belief of an existence in a supernatural power, God(s), and/or idea.
9) Any religious talks, whatsoever, are not allowed in the chat. This will cause disarray with everyone in the room, because of the multiple religions out there, and cause nothing but conflict. This is one of the most avoided topics, because of the diversity of everyone.
9a) Anything that is politically motivated by an idea or action of a person or by one's government that is politically driven.
9b) Do not start talk about politics. You will be warned and then banned if you continue.
9c) First offense will result in a verbal warning, second offense will result in an official warning, third offense and beyond will result in a ban, gateway virused, and/or a gateway defacement (Punishment dependent upon severity and habitual offenders.)
Reason: Starts up fights, complaints and toxicity.
Global Chat is English Only
10) Just use English in Global Chat.
10a) You have country chats so you can speak in your own native language. If this rule isn't followed, it could result in a warning and/or ban.
10b) You native local chat
I.) You local chat is there so you can speak in your own native tongue. For the US, Canada, and other locales that English is a primary language, there may be a secondary language also allowed.
II. For US chat, using Mexicano (Mexican Spanish) is allowed. That is the second, frequently used language in the United States. Please use in moderation. Some moderators cannot decipher what one is from another.
III. For Canadian chat, you can use English and Canadian French to speak. As with The United States, if the moderator does not understand the language, they may ask for either a translation, or time to translate what was said.
10c) First offense will result in a verbal warning, second offense will result in an official warning, third offense and beyond will result in a ban, gateway virused, and/or a gateway defacement (Punishment dependent upon severity and habitual offenders.)
Reason: English is a global language (sort of) and most spoken language on Earth, 95% of the chat users won't understand your language if it was not English, so they might consider it a spam. (imagine yourself in a Chinese chat room if you don't read Chinese), also there are country chat rooms specifically for using your own language!
Asking For Help
11) Asking for help is welcomed everywhere but PLEASE watch and read the tutorials provided to you.
11a) Do not become angry or irritated because someone is not answering you because you should have read/watched the tutorials and forum guides. You have plenty of tools at your disposal.
11b) If you need clarification on something, feel free to ask via in-game chat, forum, or telegram a moderator.
Cheating and Exploits
12) Using macros, exploits, or any type of automation will result in your account deletion without a warning!
12a) Macros are a way to attempt to fool the game or automate chat. These are not allowed. This includes bots and speaking about using bots whatsoever.
Reason: Unfair play/misuse of the system.
No judging or discussing FBI agent decisions or game laws in the game chat, this will be treated as an attempt to scare people off and misuse of the chat system.
13) If an FBI Agent/Moderator bans someone, please do not question it and make a scene. Leave the topic alone and move onto something else.
13b) If you feel you were wrongly PERMANENTLY BANNED, please fill out this form https://goo.gl/forms/XULkeazMKvwPHY6c2 and a decision will be made on excusing the permanent ban.
Reason: Questioning agent/mod decisions will start up a fight (always did that why the developer made the rule). If you believe the ban was unjustified, email the developer or admin with ENOUGH screenshots. However if you emailed the developer and the ban was justified, you might get a permanent ban for lying and not knowing the rules.
The game chat system and forums have been afforded to you for in-game help, and in-game topics. It is okay to chat about out of game topics, as long as it does not violate the rules/laws and the Terms of Service (http://hackerz.online/tos)
For general discussions we encourage the use of Private Messaging (PM) and/or other chat apps.
If there is a new player in the chat and asking for help, we strongly encourage helping them, if you feel inclined. (Side Note: Consistently helping users is something we look for when looking for moderators/agents.)
Discussing the laws/rules is prohibited because it starts fights, so please refrain from doing so or you may get blocked.
Reason: Fights and off-side topics. which are not the place in this game.
Discussion of these laws, might be clarified further, and is always a work in progress. There is always something that arises, that is forbidden that could be added later down the road.
It is advised to periodically check the laws, to see any changes.
LAWS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
IN-GAME PLAY LAWS AND DETAILS
Coming Soon, After Coffee Refill
1) Hacking is the action of taking a citizen's IP and connecting to their gateway.
1a) If you are caught hacking a citizen's gateway (and proof is provided), you may be placed under investigation by the FBI and penalized. Penalties are dependent upon intensity level, crimes committed against the victim, criminal history, and/or if you are already wanted (dependent upon intensity level).
2) Guilds are hackers that consist of 2 or more people.
2a) Guilds are under constant scrutiny by the FBI. The FBI does not generally like guilds because they hold to much organized power and tend to wreak havoc on citizens. The FBI is on a constant hunt for abusive guild members, guild leader's, and co-leader's, to find and dismantle abusive guilds.
2b) Any member of a guild that commits or conspires to commit a malicious act(s), will be considered as an act of the entire guild.
2c) Any guild that accepts members that are wanted by the FBI, is considered to be "harboring a fugitive," and will end up placing the entire guild on the Wanted List.
2d) If you are a member of a guild that is wanted and are caught by the FBI, you will be placed under investigation and have your gateway searched and/or defaced (dependent upon intensity level).
Attacks on the FBI and Agents
3) The FBI is an organization built to keep the peace by policing and taking citizen complaints. They are professional and use certain policies and procedures to uphold the laws of the community.
3a) Hacking, attacking (verbal or non-verbal), and/or defacing the FBI, its agents, or contractors may result in you being placed on the wanted list and experiencing the wrath of the entire agency (dependent upon intensity level).
4) The wanted list is a list of users that are wanted by the FBI for those who need to be brought to justice. It is controlled by the FBI and the FBI only.
4a) The list of wanted hackers is updated periodically by agents. If you have the IP of a WANTED guild, guild member, and/or hacker or any information leading up to any of the recently stated, a reward may be given (upon verification of the information), if it is stated in the wanted post.
4b) Reporting: Reporting individuals, guilds, or guild members that are WANTED must be done through in-game E-Mail to one of the FBI agents.
The Grand Bank of Rose
5)The Grand Bank of Rose: The Grand Bank of Rose holds certain packages that may be desirable to a person...
5a) If you rob the bank with your "FS Scanner" or by other means, and get caught, you WILL suffer the consequences at intensity level: BIBLICAL (Subject to change at any time)
Good Samaritan Clause
6) If a person who is on the wanted or in a guild that is wanted and turns over WANTED information, they will be excluded from any and all repercussion and their criminal record wiped clean with the FBI.