This is the OFFICIAL HellgateRS rules thread. Any changes to the rules will be edited onto this post and no new threads will be made. Section 1 - Game Manipulation 1.1 - Botting/Macroing HellgateRS does not allow the use of third party software to gain an unfair advantage while playing our game. This includes bots, auto clickers, or any other third party software. 1.2 - Bug Abuse Intentionally abusing bugs with your knowledge that causes harm to HellgateRS and the community will automatically result in a ban if you continue to abuse it and don’t report it. If you find a bug instantly report it under the “Report a Bug” section. 1.3 - Duping Any player that dupes items without informing the HellgateRS Management Team will result in a termination of your account along with all the items duped. This infringement is a permanent ban in all circumstances if found guilty. 1.4 - Glitched Items Attempting to exchange any glitched item on the HellgateRS Market is against the HellgateRS rules and the punishment is case-to-case. Section 2 - Threats 2.1 - DDoS Threats A DDoS threat will always result in a mute and if it continues then an IP Mute. If a threat becomes an action then the player will be IP Banned. 2.2 - Hacking Threats Threatening to hijack another player’s account will always result in a Ban. 2.3 - Real Life Threats Sending real life threats such as a “dox”, or a violent threat that puts a player in danger is against the rules and the punishment is case-to-case. 2.4 - Flaming There is to be NO FIGHTING, I repeat NO FIGHTING in the help channel, anyone who is bantering over the help channel after being warned will be immediately removed from the help channel. If a fight occurs between two players take it to your PMs. If you feel seriously offended and report it, the penalties will be distributed due to severity. 2.5 - Racism Racist remarks and or words towards another player are strictly prohibited will result in an immediate 2 hour mute. If it's continued, an IP mute will be applied. Section 4 - Scamming 4.1 - Item Scamming Scamming another player for their in game items will always result in a ban and MAY be reversed on staff discretion and if all the items are returned to the player. 4.2 - Black Market Scamming Scamming another player on the HellgateRS Black Market will result in a forums and IP Ban. It will only be reversed if all goods are returned to the original owner. 4.3 - Gamble Betting All bets must be shown and proven before beginning any bets. Anyone attempting to gamble with imaginary items will be given a 3 day ban, regardless of the result. Repeat offenders will be at risk of a permanent ban. 4.4 - Item Gambler The Item Gambler is for personal use ONLY. Any player found to be using it as a replacement for a dice bag will be warned. Repeat offenders will be at risk of a permanent ban. 4.5 - Flower Poker Planting a black or white flower in Flower Poker is a redo. 4.6 - Witch Hunting Any witch hunts against players scamming without FULL video proof will result in a mute. If continued, ip mute. If someone has scammed you, use the ::help command and also post your video of proof for staff to review in the Report a Player section of the forums. ALL SCAM REPORTS MUST BE FILED WITH VIDEO PROOF. Section 5 - Accounts 5.1 - Selling & Buying Accounts HellgateRS accounts are NOT allowed to be sold or bought for any reason. 5.2 - Hacking Hijacking a player's forum or in game account will result in a permanent IP & MAC Ban. 5.3 - Sharing Accounts Sharing accounts is risky and we highly advise that it shouldn’t be done. If an account that is being shared breaks another rule then all IP’s will be banned on the account. 5.4 - Starter Pack Farming Creating several accounts with the intent to wait out the new player timer in order to farm the starter pack is against the rules and will result in an IP Ban. 5.5 - Multi-Logging You can have up to three accounts logged in at once, but in wilderness you are limited to one combatant account. Multiple accounts used for skilling or pvm OUTSIDE of the wilderness is allowed. Example: Three accounts attacking one boss. Section 6 - Black Market 6.1 - HellgateRS for Outside RSPS, RSGP & IRL Cash There is NO selling HellgateRS gp for any other game version or real life cash. Our virtual items are not allowed to be sold in any way, shape, or form and if you are caught you will be banned. Section 7 - Staff 7.1 - Staff Impersonation Pretending to be a member a part of the HellgateRS staff team with intent of scamming or hacking will result in an IP Ban. Make sure that you are not tricked by a random player, all staff members have crowns. Players pretending to be staff to cause havoc will be serial banned, we don't play games. 7.2 - Staff Disrespect Disrespecting staff members such as begging for a spot on the staff team or being rude in general will result in a mute and possibly a ban, however asking the current roster of the staff team is NOT staff disrespect. 7.3 Abusing ::Help in the wild Using ::Help in the wild with the intent to kill staff members will result in a IP Bann. Section 8 - Wilderness & Minigames 8.1 - "Ragging" Ragging becomes against the rules if it is taken to an extreme and prevents players from being able to PK in the wilderness. If so then this will result in being jailed until the lesson is learned. 8.1.5 - "Ragging Cont" Players cannot enter the wilderness with less than 3 items of risk. This is a form of ragging and will not be tolerated, this is also considered a minor form of PKP farming, so these offences repeated will lead to jail time and possibly ban. EXAMPLE: Items of risk include armour of any kind, weapons, rings, ammulets, capes and gloves. UNTRADABLE ITEMS DO NOT COUNT AS RISK. Items that are not risk include items such as food, runes, pots or summoning pouches. Taking 3 of the same or similar items is NOT allowed. 8.2 - PkP Boosting Killing other accounts in the wilderness with a malicious intent of trying to boost your PkP or KDR is against the rules and can lead to a ban. 8.3 - Luring Luring another player to the wilderness with intention of taking his items without his knowledge is against the rules and can lead to being jailed until the lesson is learned. Using help in wilderness is included in this. Refer to Rule 7.3 8.4 - Rule Switching Rule Switching at the Duel Arena or pulling out items at the last second is against the rules will result in a ban with proper evidence. 8.5 - Death Dotting Standing under a player in the duel arena in an attempt to give their opponent an advantage is against the rules and will result in being jailed. 8.6 - Multi Log Wildy Any players who are caught multi logging in the wildy with the purpose to : PK, Wildy Wyrm/Callisto. Will lead to immediate jail time, and if repeated will result in ban. HOWEVER you MAY use accounts to scout, AND resource farm. You are allowed one account to pk and one account to pvm. Section 9 - Miscellaneous 9.1 - Leaking IPs Leaking a player’s IP goes hand-in-hand with threats and will result in a ban. 9.2 - Asking for personal information Asking for someones personal information is against the rules and you will be punished. If someone has for whatever reason given you personal information, that information is NOT to be leaked. Doing so is an indefinite IP ban. 9.3 - Intolerance HellgateRShas absolutely no tolerance for racism, bigotry, sexism, or any other intolerance. These can easily create hatred and we will not have that around. 9.4 - Advertising Advertising anything but HellgateRS will result in a permanent ban. Mentioning other servers will result in a warning and if repeated, an IP mute will be given. 9.5 - DDoSing These actions are illegal and will not be tolerated by HellgateRS. Any DDoS with proof of the victim or a third party member will always result in a permanent IP Ban in game and on the forums. 9.6 - Proxy & VPN Voting Using third party software to vote several times in one day is banned because it is immoral and can actually get us banned of the voting sites. Please do not do this because it could possibly prevent us from growing. 9.7 - Abusing voting bugs Voting more than twice a day on each link due to a bug in the voting website is against the rules and will lead to a jail until the player gives back all the vote scrolls and cash earned from the votes. 2nd offense is an account ban.