Pinned New Game Rules - valid from 17.9.2012

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  • New Game Rules - valid from 17.9.2012

    This Thread includes all Game Rules, Clarifications and Addons valid at OGame.org starting as of Sep 17, 2012,
    specifically:




    The following points are valid for all the Universes listed at OGame.org.
    The rules should permit all players to enjoy a fair gameplay within their universes. Note that complaints and inquires regarding particular accounts will only be disclosed to their owners for privacy reasons.


    InGame Rules and OGame.org Clarifications
    1. Accounts
    2. Multi Accounts
    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
    12. Exceptions

    The post was edited 1 time, last by Master Yoda ().

  • 1. Accounts

    The owner of an account is always the owner of the email-address bound the game account.

    Each account is entitled to be played by a single player at any time, account sitting being the only exception.

    Account exchanges within a single universe must be done with the assistance of a GameOperator and are allowed only once every 15 days. In strict accordance with the T&C the new owner have to change the email-address within the first 12 hours after the account has been switched.

    You can contact support at ogame.support.gameforge.com/en/


    Clarifications

    Every account exchange needs to be informed from original owner, tickets from new owners claiming they took it can not be considered.
    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.
  • 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: ogame.support.gameforge.com/en/

    An account may only be sat for a maximum period of 24 hours. The sitting period will be considered over if the actual owner logs in.

    While the account is being sat all attacks on other players are forbidden.

    It is only allowed to sit an account if the account was not sat in the last 7 days and the owner logged into the account after the last sitting.


    Clarifications

    • No account may be sat during the first 3 weeks of a new universe.---> It is now allowed to sit an account even if the universe is new.

    • The sitter may also:
      -place an account into vacation mode.

    • The sitter may not:
      - ACS attack/defend and Moon Destruction, Espionage, IPM attack .
      - remove an account from vacation mode.
      - change any personal account information (examples: email, password, nickname).
  • 4. Bashing

    It is not allowed to attack any given planet or moon, owned by an active player, more than 6 times in a 24 hour period. This rule also applies to moon destruction missions. Probe attacks and interplanetary missile attacks do not count towards the bashing rule.

    In specially-designed universes announced on the forum (board.en.ogame.gameforge.com/) the bashing rule can be modified or abolished.

    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 board's specific rules.


    Clarifications

    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.

    All universes have a 6 times attack limit on a given planet /moon in a 24 hours interval, except universe Uriel that has no bashing limit.
  • 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 example: resources sent from a lower ranked account to a higher ranked one with nothing tangible in return.

    Trades, recycling help & ACS splits must be completed within 72 hours.

    For all exceptions (like bounties) a GameOperator needs to be informed via TicketSystem: ogame.support.gameforge.com/en


    Clarifications

    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.
    • It is forbidden to manipulate legal trade rates by giving unfair advantage to a higher ranked player (example and not limited to this: buying expensive and selling cheaper the same resource to the same player, selling scraped fleet or defense at low trade rates).
    • Recycling Help and ACS Splits: It is recommended to notify a GameOperator while the lower ranked player transports resources to the higher ranked one. ACS split can be done as players want while all involved contributed.
    • 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 72 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.
    Exception is in universe Uriel in which pushing rules is not applied between players in the same alliance. For players in different alliance/ no alliance, the pushing rule applies as usual.
  • 6. Bugusing / Scripting

    Using a bug for anyone`s profit intentionally or not reporting a bug intentionally is strictly forbidden.

    Using a program as 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.

    Exceptions are listed on the forum of the game.


    Clarifications

    • Causing an intentional lag to a player or on the servers in any fashion will be treated as Bugusing. Using any methods to prevent a player to send, recall or slow his fleet is forbidden.
    • Bots, Macros, Automated Scripts etc. will be treated as Scripting unless otherwise expressly approved by Game Forge.
  • 8. Insults and Spam

    Any kind of insult and spam are not allowed.


    Clarifications

    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). Other possibly allowed languages will be listed on the official game forum.


    Clarifications

    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
    - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    - a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
    - whitespaces / underscores / hyphens (not beginninng / end of a word, not more than one in a row, not more than 3 in total)
  • 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.


    Clarifications

    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:
    • Messages sent with sole purpose of obtaining a vacation mode ban.
    • Impersonating or claiming to be staff with or without intentions of personal profit.
  • 12. Exceptions

    The game`s community management reserves the right to have exceptions to these rules. In special cases (e.g. during events) game rules can be changed or suspended. The user group concerned will be informed when and if this is the case.

    Exception :

    Universe Uriel

    No bashing limit
    No pushing rule for players in the same alliance. Pushing for players not in the same alliance will be punished as usual.
    Multi/ sharing strongly not allowed : Not allowed for players to play under same IP ( a 3 day ban for each breach of the rule) , no sitting allowed.