Old Game Rules - from 17.5.2010 to 16.9.2012

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  • Old Game Rules - from 17.5.2010 to 16.9.2012

    This Thread includes all Game Rules, Clarifications and Addons valid at OGame.org starting as of May 17, 2010,

    New Game Rules and OGame.org Clarifications
    1. Accounts
    2. Multi Account
    3. Account Sitting
    4. Bashing
    5. Pushing
    6. Bugusing / Scripting
    7. Real-life threats
    8. Insults and Spam
    9. Language
    10. Breach of the rules
    11. Terms and Conditions

    OGame.org Specific Rules and Clarifications
    12. IP-Check
    13. Proxies
  • 1. Accounts
    The owner of an account is always the owner of the email-address bound to the game account.
    Each account is entitled to be played by a single player at all times, account sitting being the only exception.
    Account exchanges within a single universe must be done with the assistance of a GameOperator.
    Once a given account changes owner, one month* must pass before it changes ownership again.
    After a new owner takes over a given account he should change the email-address within the first 12 hours after the account has been switched.
    You can contact support at support.ogame.org

    The only complaints considered will be the ones that come from the owner of a given account's registered email address.
    No complaints will be processed in cases where players do not change their e-mail address after an account exchange, inter universe exchange or free account giveaway.
    *a month in this occasion refers to 30 days
  • 2. Multi Account
    Each player is allowed to control a single account per universe.
    If two or more accounts are usually, occasionally, or permanently being played from the same network (e.g. schools, universities, Internet cafes…) it is highly recommended to notify a GameOperator. In these cases the accounts will not be able to have fleet contact while on the same connection. Likewise, other similarities are not allowed.
    You can contact support at support.ogame.org
  • 3. Account Sitting
    Account sitting entitles a given player to have his account watched over.
    A GameOperator must be informed before the sitting takes place through the support system: support.ogame.org
    An account may only be sat for a maximum period of 12 hours.

    The sitting period will be considered over if the actual owner logs in.
    No Fleet movements are allowed while the account is being sat unless an attack that may raid or crash the account is incoming, in which case you may save fleet(s) by deploying or transporting to a planet or moon owned by the account being sat.
    The sitter may only spend resources on buildings or researches, not on defense and ships.
    It is only allowed to sit an account if the account was not sat in the last 7 days.

    • No account may be sat during the first 3 weeks of a new universe.

    • The sitter may also:
      -save resources along with the fleet which is imminently endangered by an incoming attack by deploying or transporting to a planet or moon owned by the account being sat.
      -place an account into vacation mode

    • The sitter may not:
      - ninja an incoming attack in cases where you would need to move a fleet for it
      - sit an account if he sat another one within the previous 7 days
      - sit an account that was sat within the previous 7 days
      - remove an account from vacation mode
      - change the account email-address
  • 4. Bashing
    It is not allowed to attack any given planet or moon, owned by a player, more than 6 times in a 24 hour period.
    This rule also applies to moon destruction missions.
    In specially-designed universes announced on the forum (board.ogame.org ), the bashing rule can be modified or abolished.
    Probe attacks and interplanetary missile attacks do not count towards the bashing rule.
    Bashing is only allowed when your Alliance is at war with another Alliance.
    The war must be announced on the relevant OGame board, in the correct forum and must comply with the boards' specific rules.

    Attacking fleets that are completely destroyed do not count towards bashing.
    All Moon Destruction missions count towards bashing, regardless of the battle or moon destruction outcome.

    Bashing Limits for Special Universes:
    Universe 30, Jupiter and Nekkar : 12 times in a single 24 hours period.
    Universe 35 and Electra: 20 times in a single 24 hours period.
    Gemini is the Sun Tzu uni, and has no bashing rule in place
  • 5. Pushing
    It is not allowed for any account to obtain unfair profit out of a lower ranked account in a matter of resources.
    Pushing is, but not only limited to, these examples: resources sent from a lower ranked account to a higher ranked one with nothing tangible in return, a player crashing his fleet into a higher ranked one for the higher ranked one to keep the Debris Field and thus profiting from it.
    Trades must be completed within 48 hours.
    For all exceptions (like ACS splits, bounties, recycling help...) a GameOperator needs to be informed via TicketSystem: support.ogame.org

    After a pushing ban is over resources must be sent back to the player who pushed your account or otherwise returned as arranged with your GameOperator.

    • Trades that mean an unfair profit to the higher ranked player by falling outside the following range of ratios will be considered as Pushing cases:
      3:2:1 Where each unit of deuterium is worth 2 units of crystal or 3 units of metal.
      2:1:1 Where each unit of deuterium is worth 1 unit of crystal or 2 units of metal.
      These trade rates are valid for all universes at ogame.org.

    • Moonchances: free moonshots are allowed but pushing rules apply, a higher ranked player may not keep a Debris Field created out of a lower ranked players fleet and care must be taken that the higher ranked player does not obtain a profit in resources out of it. A GameOperator needs to be informed if the lower ranked player intends to transport resources to the higher ranked one.

    • Recycling Help and ACS Splits: resources sent to a higher ranked player are only allowed after notifying a GameOperator before the transport takes place; there is no need to contact a GameOperator before sending recyclers.

    • Bounties/Headhunts: must be approved by a GameOperator before they happen and can only be paid for after the conditions of the bounty/headhunt have been fulfilled.

    • Note: If You expectedly or unexpectedly receive resources from a lower ranked player, you cannot keep them. Any pushing case will apply 48 hours after the resources are obtained. Within this time, the resources should be sent back to the player pushing you or an appropriate GameOperator should be contacted to arrange a solution.
  • 6. Bugusing / Scripting
    Using a bug for anyone's profit intentionally or not reporting a bug intentionally is strictly forbidden. Using a program as an interface between the player and the game is prohibited. Any other form of automatically generated information, generated for a group of players' advantage with malicious intentions is forbidden as well.

    • Causing an intentional lag to a player or on the servers in any fashion will be treated as Bugusing. For example, probing a player within 5 seconds of an attack or using any other methods to prevent a player to send, recall or slow his fleet.
    • Setting an account into vacation mode while there is a Building/Shipyard/Defense queue ongoing or fleets are moving will be considered Bugusing.
    • Bots, Macros, Automated Scripts etc. will be treated as Scripting unless otherwise expressly approved by Game Forge.
  • 7. Real-life threats
    Implying that you are going to locate and harm another player, team member, Gameforge representative, or any person that might be related in any way to any of the game services is forbidden.
  • 8. Insults and Spam
    Any kind of insult and spam are not allowed.

    Anything that causes offense by being of an unacceptable quality that may hurt an individuals integrity is strictly forbidden.
    The standards in the game environment will be set by the game team to meet the users moral views.
    Content might be censored, punished in a temporary or permanent basis: no complaints will be processed about this and as always the final word will be with the game team.

    Any situation intended to saturate a players interface through any method is forbidden.
    This includes but is not limited to:
    • Personal Messages spam
    • Probes spam
    • Overview spam
    • Advertising other games or content
  • 9. Language
    The game publisher reserves the right to exclude players who are not able to speak the respective native language (e.g. in Game, Board and IRC official chat-rooms).

    The only official language in all the OGame.org services is English.
    Only use English language in game personal messages, game alliance pages, game alliance applications and game circular messages.
    The only characters allowed on Accounts, Planets, Alliance names and Alliance Tags are those of the English alphabet, numbers 0-9 and a few special characters: - _ . ! ?
  • 10. Breach of the rules
    Any kind of breach of the rules will be punished with warnings up to a permanent ban of the account.
    The corresponding GameOperators decide the type and duration of punishments and are contact persons for bans.

    Abuse of Rules

    Any form, way and or any attempt to get personal profit unfairly out of any staff member's decision is forbidden.

    This includes but its not limited to:
    • Non English messages sent to obtain vacation mode.
    • Reporting messages that do not break or point at any breaking of the rules.
    • Impersonating or claiming to be staff with or without intentions of personal profit.
  • 13. Proxies
    The use of a proxy or any method with the purpose of hiding a player's identity in the game interface is forbidden.
    The use of a proxy or similar with the purpose of being able to create a link between the game and the player in cases which would not be possible in any other case is allowed only after notifying your GameOperator through IRC or through the Tickets. This includes regular cases as well as emergency cases.
    A player logging in through a cell phone must notify the GameOperator of the Universe(s) he is playing in as well.