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By playing Erion, you are agreeing to follow the rules in this helpfile.
We ask that you follow the general idea of a rule, not the exact wording,
for it is the general idea that will be enforced. Ignorance of the rules is
not an excuse for breaking them. If you are unsure of whether an action is
considered legal or not, please ask an Immortal.
1. Do not harass staff or other players. Harassment of ANY form is
strictly prohibited. Sexual harassment includes using flirtatious socials
on a player who does not wish you to do so. If someone asks you to leave
them alone, do so. Name-calling falls under this category and is
unacceptable behavior. Harassing someone privately on any channel is still
breaking this rule.
2. If rule #1 is not broken, do not request an Immortal to intervene in a
private mortal skirmish, as requesting such help is asking them to police a
situation and they will not do so. While being considerate to others is
considered basic mud etiquette, Immortals will not punish others for
unfriendly behavior nor will they step in on private mortal affairs as long
as rule number #1 on harassment is not broken. If an argument reaches the
point where it comes to public channels or is disturbing other players,
Immortals will request that it is moved to a private channel.
If you have a problem with someone, we ask you avoid contact with them.
Block them if you do not wish to receive tells from them. Use the ignore
command if you do not wish to see this player on public channels or if you
want to disable them from sending you tells or using socials on your
character. Please take these steps before asking for Immortal intervention.
Posting personal notes or creating alts to get around ignore is considered
breaking rule #1 on harassment.
3. No more than one account per player is permitted. The number of
characters created in each account is unlimited, however.
4. There is no rule against swearing. However, do not be obscene or
grossly distasteful on public channels.
5. No kill-stealing. If a mobile has a (Wounded) flag and you did not
wound the mob yourself, don't attack it. Each player only has rights to one
wounded mob at a time. If you attack a second monster without killing the
first, you no longer have rights to the first mob. Area-effect skills and
spells attack more than one target in a room at a time. This is the only
exception to this rule. However, if the player who attacked these monsters
using such a skill or spell leaves battle before all monsters die, he or she
only has rights to one mob only upon returning to the room, regardless of
how many monsters have the (Wounded) flag.
Do not interfere in another player's battle. It is against the rules to
buff, heal, or otherwise aid monsters who are wounded and a player currently
has the rights to them or a monster which is being attacked by another
Lastly, if you come into a room where another player is obviously preparing
to fight a mob and you attack the unwounded mob despite this, you are NOT
breaking the rules and thus an Immortal cannot intervene, but you ARE being
rude. Keep in mind that how you treat other players will effect how they
treat you in return.
Global Quests, expeditions, and autoquests are not an excuse to violate
these kill-stealing guidelines.
6. Do not grief a player by luring an aggressive monster into the player's
room with the intention to kill the player. Using adjuster mobs or hardcore
toggle to grief another player is forbidden.
Do not pick up items off the ground of a freshly-killed monster if the
player is still standing in the room. Do not retrieve items from a corpse
of a monster who was just killed and the player is still standing in the
If you are in a room and are about to retrieve items from a container but
another player enters the room and does so before you can, do not consult an
Immortal as this is NOT against the rules.
7. No giving away, selling, or sharing of accounts. Do not give, share, or
trade accounts, characters, or PASSWORDs to other players.
8. Do not bot. You the player always need to be in control of your
character. You are expected to be at the keyboard while playing. Gaining
anything while idle or AFK (gold, items, experience, anything) is not
allowed. Not actively at your computer and following another player is
considered botting. As long as you follow those guidelines, all triggers
Using triggers while AFK to buff someone is against the rules unless the
buffs are 100% learned and you are not earning anything from using them.
Healers cannot use buff triggers while AFK due to gaining house points.
Turning on 'toggle teach' and allowing others to learn from you while AFK is
also against the rules unless you have noexp toggled on.
9. Do not multiplay or interact with your own characters by any means. Do
not transfer items, money, questpoints, or anything else between your
characters. This includes giving something to another player to give to
your alt. Assisting anyone in transferring things between two or more of
their characters falls under this rule. Any players involved will be
punished. Do not sell items in your player shop and purchase them on an
alt. If you are caught breaking this rule, the least you can expect is to
lose the items, whether it is 1 gold or a fully-runed item.
10. If you spot a bug or something that may be a bug, do NOT exploit it.
Please notify the staff immediately on the errors board and do not share the
bug information with other players. If you know someone else is exploiting
a bug but do not report it, you could be punished.
11. Do not spam. Spam is often excessive or annoying text displayed to
another player. Common examples include sending the same message over and
over to another player or filling a channel with irrelevant information. It
can also include going on and on about something only you care about or
discussing something publicly when it should be discussed on private
12. No naming or advertising other MUDs. You may discuss them in private,
but advertising another MUD on Erion is against the rules.
13. Do not whine or otherwise behave rudely to staff. Whining is annoying
and not constructive, so please refrain from doing it. If you have a
problem with something and want it to be changed, please write a polite note
on the appropriate board with valid reasons why you think it should be
changed. A valid reason for requesting something be changed is not because
it sucks or because you simply don't like it. It is not always possible to
make changes to the game that everyone is happy with. When a change is
made, it is for balance or betterment of the game as a whole.
14. Do not make a character with an offensive or inappropriate name.
Nonsensical character names such as Rksdjkfl are forbidden. Do not
customize your character inappropriately (through restrings, walkin,
description, worldin, etc).
15. Do not argue with an Immortal's final decision on a matter. While the
Imms are often open to discussion, once a decision has been made it is
final. Continuing to argue with staff is grounds for punishment.
Furthermore, if you have made a game suggestion and it has been rejected by
an Immortal, the Immortals are not required to give a reason why. We ask
that you accept the decision and do not argue with staff or continue to give
reasons why you think your idea would be great for the game. Game decisions
are made with a lot of care and thought, and while we appreciate and listen
to player input, ultimately staff must decide what changes are best for the
16. Immortals cannot give out items, hints for the location of quest
targets, hints as to where hidden shops are located, hints as to how solve
missions or complete stages such as in CKPQ or Hadiran Monastery, free buffs
(with the exception of the occasional Immortal spellup, which can be
purchased for mudpies, but not requested for free), nor can they hand out
Possible but not exhaustive list of punishments for breaking game rules: a
wizslapping, smiting, revoked channels or use of note board, being
shotgunned, slain and corpse eaten, temporary or permanent freezing of
character, deletion, locking of account or character(s), temporary or
If you feel you were punished wrongly or that an unfair decision was made,
please write a note addressed to 161 (the level of the admins) on the
personal board and it will be reviewed fairly, but we cannot promise that
the outcome will change to your liking.
Related helpfiles: Multiplay.