Official TERA Forums Rules

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Official TERA Forums Forum Rules

Please read these rules in full. Ignorance of the rules does not excuse violation of them. Violations may result in temporary suspension from the official TERA forums or permanent closure of the account in question. Participating on the official TERA forums is a privilege granted by En Masse Entertainment, not a right, and may be revoked for a temporary or permanent duration. For more information, please consult our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

1) CONTENT: The following sections outline language, expression, and naming of characters, accounts, or guilds, clear or masked, which is not allowed on the TERA official forums.

A. Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Nationality, Language, Life Choices, Religion, and Politics
- Anything that promotes, is recognized as, or alludes to symbols of racial, ethnic, gender, national, life choice, religious, political hatred or slurs, or derogatory content based on spoken language.
- Anything related to real life politics.
- Anything related to real life religion.

B. Sexuality and Violence
- Anything that promotes, is recognized as, or alludes to symbols of excessively sexual or violent acts.
- Anything that promotes, is recognized as, or alludes to symbols of minors in sexual situations.
- Anything that insults or demeans any aspect of any sexual orientation.
- Anything construed as pornographic.
- Any references to violence occurring outside of TERA.

C. Personal Information, Attacks, and Threats
- Any release of personal information about yourself, other individuals, or En Masse Entertainment employees.
- Any language that can be perceived as an attack against other individuals or En Masse Entertainment employees.
- Any threats, veiled or otherwise, made against yourself, other individuals, or En Masse Entertainment employees.

D. Inappropriate Obscenity, Vulgarity, and Profanity
- Anything construed as referring to human anatomy, mental development, or bodily functions inappropriately.
- Anything construed as excessively crude or offensive.

E. Illegal Activity
- Requesting, arranging, or offering copyright infringement (piracy), illegal activities, or illegal drugs.
- Discussing illegal activity committed personally.
- Discussing or arranging anything that violates the TERA terms of service.

F. Harassment and Defamatory Statements
- Anything construed as referring to other individuals or En Masse Entertainment employees using any disallowed content or behavior.

G. Discussion of Moderator Action
- Excessive or direct reference to past, present, or future moderator action on the official TERA forums.
- Excessive discussion or debate of the official TERA forums rules.

H. Foreign Languages
- Use of foreign languages to circumvent moderation.

I. Call-Outs
- "Calling out" other users or En Masse Entertainment staff in the title or content of a thread or post.

2) BEHAVIOR: The following sections outline actions which are not allowed on the official TERA forums.

A. Disruption
- Any language or actions intended to disturb other individuals.
- Any disruption or exploitation of contests and promotions.
- Disruptive practical jokes on any day other than April 1.

B. Spamming and Post Content
- Excessive repetition of a single phrase, similar phrases, image or images, or incoherent gibberish.
- Excessive use of Caps Lock.
- "First posting".
- "inb4lock" posting.
- Posts with minimal or no content.
- Posts that do not contribute to the overall conversation.
- Threads or posts whose primary purpose is dramatic effect rather than substantive discussion.
- "Goodbye" threads. Please note, "goodbye" threads will result in immediate thread removal and the author's permanent suspension from the forums.
- Posts made only to "bump" a thread to the front page of that forum section.
- Petitions are explicitly forbidden. Please note, calling a petition a request will not disguise its true nature.
- Dredging up dead threads (AKA necroing threads). Any thread inactive for over a month constitutes a dead thread.

C. Advertising
- Any promotion of non-En Masse Entertainment, non-TERA commercial ventures.

D. Scamming
- Acquiring items, currency, or any other in-game possessions from another individual through misinformation, confusion, or fraud.

E. Cheating
- All forms of illegal or unfair gameplay including the use of third-party applications to improve performance.

F. Multiple Accounts and Impersonation
- Creation of multiple accounts by a single individual solely for use on the official forums.
- Creation of multiple accounts for the purpose of evading suspension or account closure.
- Any impersonation of other individuals or En Masse Entertainment, Bluehole Studio, or their partners' employees. Note: All En Masse Entertainment, Bluehole Studio, and partner company representatives are required to have a custom title denoting their position and employer, so you will always be aware of whom is a company representative.

G. Misrepresentation
- Misrepresentation of En Masse Entertainment, Bluehole Studio, or their partners. This includes falsely quoting moderators or staff members, or quoting moderators or staff members in such a way that the content or context of the material quoted is changed.

H. Trading In-Game Items or Accounts for Real-World Currency
- Requesting, arranging, or offering the exchange of in-game items or accounts for real-world currency.
- Requesting, arranging, or offering the exchange of real-world currency.

3) MODERATOR PREROGATIVE: Interpretation of the above rules is at the sole discretion of the moderators. Content and behavior outside of these listed rules are also subject to moderator review and action. All decisions made by En Masse Entertainment moderators are final.

4) ACCOUNT CLOSURE: Account closures executed by the En Masse Entertainment moderators are permanent. New accounts made by owners of closed accounts will be summarily closed.

5) PUBLIC IDENTITY: Public identities are subject to these rules. Account holders with public identities that are in violation of these rules may be contacted and asked to change their public identity or otherwise warned or suspended from the official TERA forums. If a new appropriate public identity is not provided by the account holder in a reasonable amount of time, it will be changed to an appropriate public identity by En Masse Entertainment staff.

Accounts found to be violating these rules may:
- Be given a warning.
- Be given a final warning where any further violations will result in suspension from the official TERA forums or account closure.
- Be temporarily suspended from the official TERA forums.
- Be permanently closed.
- Be permanently suspended from TERA and any game En Masse Entertainment publishes.

This list of rules will be updated as necessary.
Edited by: Minea over 2 years ago
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ADDED on 2/28/12

2) BEHAVIOR: The following sections outline actions which are not allowed on the official TERA forums.

B. Spamming and Post Content
- Posts made only to "bump" a thread to the front page of that forum section.
Edited by: Minea over 4 years ago
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ADDED on 2/2/2013

1) CONTENT: The following sections outline language, expression, and naming of characters, accounts, or guilds, clear or masked, which is not allowed on the TERA official forums.

D. Inappropriate Obscenity, Vulgarity, and Profanity
- Anything construed as referring to human anatomy, mental development, or bodily functions inappropriately.

E. Illegal Activity
- Discussing or arranging anything that violates the TERA terms of service.

B. Spamming and Post Content
- "inb4lock" posting.
- Petitions are explicitly forbidden. Please note, calling a petition a request will not disguise its true nature.
- Dredging up dead threads (AKA necroing threads). Any thread inactive for over a month constitutes a dead thread.

Accounts found to be violating these rules may:
- Be permanently suspended from TERA and any game En Masse Entertainment publishes.
Edited by: Minea over 4 years ago
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Added on 3/29/2013

1) CONTENT: The following sections outline language, expression, and naming of characters, accounts, or guilds, clear or masked, which is not allowed on the TERA official forums.

A. Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Nationality, Life Choices, Religion, and Politics
- Anything that promotes, is recognized as, or alludes to symbols of racial, ethnic, gender, national, life choice, religious, or political hatred or slurs.
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Added on 6/11/2015

1) CONTENT: The following sections outline language, expression, and naming of characters, accounts, or guilds, clear or masked, which is not allowed on the TERA official forums.

A. Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Nationality, Language, Life Choices, Religion, and Politics
- Anything that promotes, is recognized as, or alludes to symbols of racial, ethnic, gender, national, life choice, religious, political hatred or slurs, or derogatory content based on spoken language.
- Anything related to real life politics.
- Anything related to real life religion.