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    In our mission to provide the highest quality open-world atmosphere for our community, we must employ regulations on both the in-game, and throughout our community. 

    In-Game refers to anything and everything in relation to game play; bug abuses, ganking, roleplay infractions, and failure to respond to the immersive world are in this category.

    Community refers to anything adjacent to Shinobi Story; the Discord Server, the Forums, the Website, Twitch, and any other official medium we are on is directly governed by the community policy.

    While being a friendly & open community who's goal is to welcome new players & offer them room to grow and have fun, we are not tolerant of any attempts at disruption of quality service. In this policy you will find an extensive list of do's and dont's with correlating account sanctions. All players are expected to read and to fully understand the community & in-game policy. We provide many opportunities to read these rules & constantly draw attention to them. Ignorance of these rules is not an excuse! 

    note: your in-game, forums/website account are linked together in what we call a community account. this means that your social actions can affect your ability to play shinobi story

     

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    1 Warning Point - This is usually a verbal warning to draw attention to something you have recently done that goes against our rules. Often times you will be asked to review these rules again to better help you understand & to prevent you from further account sanctions. No Account Sanctions will be applied at this time. 

    2 Warning Points - While still in relatively good standing, your account will no longer be given the benefit of the doubt, as you were previously helped with understanding the rules & your attention has been drawn to them before. No Account Sanctions will be applied at this time. 

    3 Warning Points - Your account is no longer in good standing. You will be watched more closely by the Game Master Department to ensure further disruption of the community does not take place. Your Community Account will be sanctioned with a 24 hour suspension. Attempts to circumvent this sanction will add an additional warning point to your account. 

    4 Warning Points - Your account will no longer be able to qualify for team applications & all your known IPs will be collected & flagged. This will be your last chance to improve your community standing. Your Community Account will be sanctioned with a 72 hour suspension. Attempts to circumvent this sanction will result in total account closure. 

    5 Warning Points - Total account closure

     

    Warning Points decay after 3 months of being issued

     

    To appeal account closure, please email hello@shinobistory.com. Appeals will only be considered at least 3 months after account closure. 

     

     

     

     

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    MINOR OFFENCES⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯

    Low Content Posts
     
    Posts that are irrelevant, thoughtless, or contain only images will be hidden.

    Sanction: Removal of post, verbal warning or accumulation of 1 Warning Point depending on post content.
     
     

    Derailing
     
    This rule covers the topics of:

    • Going off-topic for no apparent reason.
    • Holding unnecessarily personal conversation in threads.
    • Bloating a thread with calls to stop derailing. (In the event that a topic is being derailed, report the offending posts and it will be fixed.

    Sanction: Typical derailing attempts will result in a verbal warning. If the derailing attempt is malicious or purposeful, it can result in the accumulation of 1 Warning Point.

     

    Minor Rudeness/Insulting/Toxicity
     
    This rule covers the topics of:

    • Insulting a fellow community member publicly
    • Public shaming/targeted attack
    • Being rude to a point of offence
    • Being toxic;unwelcoming 

    Sanction: Typically this would be a verbal warning, and at moderator discretion, 1 Warning Point depending on the severity 

     

    Reposting
     
    This rule covers the topics of:

    • Reposting threads that have been closed down by a moderator.
    • Posting content identical or similar to an existing thread, either due to ignorance or difference of opinion.

    Sanction: Typical reposting attempts will result in a verbal warning. Depending on content however, it can result in the accumulation of 1 Warning Point.

     

    Advertisement 

    This rule covers the topics of:

    • Advertising other Naruto-Inspired projects anywhere within our community. This is just rude. 
    • Using our forums as a base to facilitate the creation of a competing Naruto game. 

    Sanction: Typical advertisement posts will result in a verbal warning. Depending on content however, it can result in the accumulation of 1 Warning Point. Re-posting closed advertisement threads will accumulate 1 additional warning point per repost.

     

    Posting about IRL Politics/Religion 
     
    We are here to enjoy the Naruto world. Topics like these often times create problems, so if you would like to discuss these topics, please do so in DMs.

    Sanction: Removal of post, verbal warning or accumulation of 1 Warning Point depending on post content.

     

    English-Only
     
    This is an English-Only community. Please avoid communicating in any language other than English. 

    Sanction: Verbal warning

     

    Naming Policy
     
    No iconic anime names are allowed (Naruto, Ichigo, Luffy, etc.), as well as no non-universe names such as "Steve" , "Shane", "Bob"

    Sanction: Verbal warning & Forced Rename

     

     

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    Privacy Violation

    Creating threads or posting in a thread containing imagery of conversations made between players in private is not permitted without the consent of the players in question. This rule applies to private in-game chat channels such as Whisper and Party, as well as out-of-game environments such as forum PMs and Discord.

    The only exception to this is when communicating with the Shinobi Story Team for support purposes. 

    Sanction: Breaking this rule with result in the accumulation of 2 Warning Points.
     
     

    Offensive Content / NSFW Content
     
    Textual:

    • Open hostility toward other players or staff members.
    • Discriminatory jokes and language, Displaying offensive, derogatory, or sexually explicit content, Verbal abuse, insults, or threats towards others, Advocating for or encouraging any of the above behavior.

    ⚠️ We hold our community to the standards of Discord Partnership at all times

     

    • Trolling, otherwise goading other players into being upset by the content in a thread, post, or signature.
    • Spamming, frequently posting in threads in short span of time. 
    • NSFW content can be somewhat subjective. Broadly, we consider content that includes discussions of nudity, sexuality, graphic imagery, and violence to fall under NSFW content, and all such content should be in a properly marked channel.

    Sanction: Breaking this rule with result in the accumulation of 2 Warning Points & immediate deletion of subject matter; possible immediate Discord mute

     

     

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    Multi-Accounting
     
    Having more than one account for forum and in-game purposes is permanent, bannable offense. The only exception to this rule is Staff Accounts. 
     
    Sanction: Breaking this rule will result in the accumulation of 4 Warning Points, which will result in immediate community account closure.
     
     

    Bullying and Threats
     
    Bullying is prohibited in all instances; no matter the motivation. This rule covers the topics of:

    • Harassing a player, no matter the reason.
    • Telling a player commit suicide or threatening to kill a player.
    • Using abusive language with the intent of making a player feel ashamed/uncomfortable/unhappy with their Shinobi Story experience.

    Sanction: Breaking this rule will result in the accumulation of 4 Warning Points, which will result in immediate community account closure.
     

    Malicious Links
     
    Masked links and redirects that can bring users to harmful websites (such as those that contain viruses, shock sites, pages that contain imagery or text that the Community Policy already disallow) will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
     
    Sanction: Breaking this rule will result in the accumulation of 4 Warning Points, which will result in immediate community account closure.

     

    Graphic

    • Gore
    • Sexual Content
    • Offensive religious/non-religious imagery.
    • Imagery meant to abuse any member or group of members in our community.

    Sanction: Breaking this rule will result in the accumulation of 4 Warning Points, which will result in immediate community account closure.

     

     

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    Off-Topic Clause: Minor offenses in the Off-Topic community sections will not result in the accumulation of Warning Points unless a user is posting with malicious intent.

    Necromancy Clause: If a thread has not been locked or archived and its subject matter still calls for discussion, posting in that thread to draw attention to it will not result in the accumulation of Warning Points.

    Discord Clause: Discord DMs are not our domain. Shinobi Story's administration cannot use documentation of Discord interactions to moderate users; we do not police DMs. 

    Silence Clause: If a player has been banned and chooses not to appeal, their ban will be treated as agreed-upon until such a time as an appeal is made.

    Disruption Clause: Sometimes there are events which don't fall under typical posting caveats which cause disruption in the community. When these events are brought to Staff attention, they are dealt with on a case-by-case basis. This includes petitioning on behalf of banned members and posting disruptive content not covered in the listed categories. We reserve the right to protect our interests at our sole discretion. 

    Off-topic Clause 2: If your thread doesn't have a topic or a point then it can be a candidate for removal. However, if a moderator wrongfully closes a thread and your thread had a point or a topic, you can appeal to a Supervisor for the thread to be re-opened. 

    Outside Policy Clause: We cannot be held responsible for user interactions outside Shinobi Story property, nor will apply Community Policy on members when they engage outside our platforms.

     

    *We understand that not all issues can be solved with a hard ruling. Though we will not budge on any ruling involving a player with 4+ Warning Points, if issues pertaining to users with 3 or less are brought to our attention, we will take them into review to be settled at our discretion.

     

     

     

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    Spawning MSOs (Mobile Spawnable Objects)

    Spawning game objects that contains invisible barriers in it before or during PvP engagement is not allowed unless it is a emote battle and consented by other parties.
    Spawning game objects that block an area off from other players, or in any other way inhibit roleplay is not allowed.

    Sanction: 1 Warning Point issued to Community Account & removal of item from character

     

    Playing Children

    Roleplaying a child (Anything less than a mature adult, approx. 16 years of age)

    Sanction: 1 Warning Point issued to Community Account

     

     

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    Distributing Personal Information

    Any distributions of personal information of any other players such as Discord chat screenshot used to bully or otherwise hurt the player, or simply information that other player do not want others to know, screenshots of people engaging in erotic role-playing, screenshots from private messages through in-game channels that is not accepted here on Shinobi Story.


    Sanction: 2 Warning Point issued to Community Account & removal of item from character

     

    Usage of Bugged Spells/Talents to Abuse Game Mechanics

    Using Jutsu to otherwise grant yourself unfair advantage that should be not possible is not accepted on Shinobi Story. This would mean using bugged jutsu without reporting to our developers, or using bugged spell in PvP battle.

    Using jutsu or abilities to gain access to naturally inaccessible places or any places officially cordoned off by the staff is not accepted on here Shinobi Story. This would mean blinking though Ghost Gate, using spells to get yourself into inaccessible places, abusing MSOs to bypass gates or build towers, etc.

    Sanction: Removal of Bugged Jutsu & Verbal Warning - Temporary Account Suspension Depending on Circumstances  / 3 Warning Points issued to Community Account

    Cheating Death constitutes any action by which you continue to play the same character despite having died IC either by means of the death system, or failing too many rolls in an event led by a Storyteller, or in a number of other ways. This includes re-rolling the same character with a different name (either IC or OOC), be it entirely different (Bob to John), or a simple modification (Bob to Bobb); continuing to play a character after an IC death has been established but the character was not locked or deleted; god-modding out of the results of a failed roll; or any number of other things not listed here-in.

    Sanction: Removing the Character - Permanent Ban / 3 Warning Points issued to Community Account

     

    Combat in Settlements and Ignoring Guards

    If combat begins in a settlement, both parties must consider the fact that depending on their location, there are guards around. NPC guards must not be disregarded due to the simple fact that ICly, they would react to the fighting and most likely stop it. Ignoring NPC guards counts as OOC behavior and will be sanctioned.

    Sanction: Verbal warning / 1 Warning Point issued to Community Account

     

    Staff Misinformation

    Communications between the Staff and the players, especially where matters of authorizations and permissions are concerned, should be able to be substantiated with logs and screenshots. Claiming that he or she of the Staff authorized this or that without being able to provide evidence for it can be counted as deliberate misinformation.
    This includes deliberately misconstruing or misrepresenting the Staff's words.
    Deliberately re-opening and twisting a ticket to get a different GM for a new response on matters already denied.

    Sanction: Verbal warning / 3 Warning Points issued to Community Account

     

     

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    Usage of Cheat Software or Hacking Programs

    Using programs that enables you to able to do things that any other regular players is not able to do such as flying, running at impossible speed and so on. Such programs and actions is not tolerated or accepted on Shinobi Story here.

    Sanction: Permanent & Immediate Account Closure

     

    Impersonating a Game Master

    Impersonating to be a staff member for malicious reasons such as obtaining account information or any other personal information or spreading false information will not be tolerated.Providing links that may otherwise send you to a shock site, porn or a website filled with viruses that will destroy your computer is not tolerated. Even if you linked a shock site or porn site for giggles, you will get the punishment.

    Sanction: Permanent & Immediate Account Closure

     

    Usage of Proxies

    Using any form of proxy to bypass anything such as IP ban or for any other reasons is not permitted on Shinobi Story.

    Sanction: Permanent & Immediate Account Closure

     

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    Organization/Group vs Organization/Group Combat

    When a guild or a group wishes to attack another Organization's group or base or in the vicinity of the base, the attackers must communicate with the defenders of the Organization or group that they wish to launch an attack. OOC communication is absolutely required. This is to prevent entire groups or Organization being wiped out when not everyone is on and it gives everyone a fair chance to fight with how many numbers they can field depending on the size of their group or Organization. However, if the defending party meta-games the attack if the attack is not meant to be known ICly yet, then the defending party is liable to punishment.

    A 72 hour period of notice is required before such actions can be taken. This is to prevent odd-hours attacks, when otherwise group members would be present to defend their interests in a logical situation. 


    This rule still applies even if a group or Organization is only going after one individual.

     

    ⚠️ Make sure to screenshot everything, whether you are the person initiating conflict or being initiated on. The evidence you can provide will help us resolve your issue (should any arise) quicker and more efficiently.

     

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    Think twice before engaging in a situation that might turn dangerous - it is better to avoid getting killed rather than make a hasty decision and then regret it. If you are ICly bold enough to involve yourself in a life-threatening situation you should be prepared to try to fight your way out of it with other players involved.

     

    We have no way to moderate Discord calls people might be in to coordinate their PvP effort.It is too hard to enforce from our perspective therefore we are not going to do it, considering many players are in Discord chats or Discord calls during roleplay / playing Shinobi Story. 

     

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