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The Rules of the Game
These are the rules of Aardwolf. They are here to ensure that when people reach the coveted ranks of the Superheroes, Remorts, and even Tiers, they have done so without cheating and the game is fair for everyone. By playing Aardwolf, you are implying agreement to follow these rules even if you may not agree with what the rules say. Continuously ignoring and/or breaking these rules is taken as indication that you no longer wish to continue playing Aardwolf and we shall act accordingly.
This help file lists only the basic backbone of the rules. We expect players to follow the spirit of the rules, not just the letter of the law; if you think you have found a way around the letter, you can be fairly sure you are violating the spirit and will be treated no less harshly. Still, we have details available of what exactly the rules mean, so further information can be found in the "Policies" help files listed below. Do not think, however, that following even the most precise wording is any excuse for ignoring the spirit of the rules.
Remember, if you're not sure whether something is illegal, assume that it is unless an imm tells you otherwise- but feel free to ask!
1) Cursing. Keep foul/abusive language out of public forums. For this reason, the 'curse' channel has been added. If you are under 18 or offended by bad language, leave this channel off.
2) Multiplaying. Your characters cannot be online at the same time or aid each other in any way. The same character cannot be shared by more than one player.
3) Harassment. Try to keep personal attacks and arguments out of public forums. We will become involved if such things get out of hand. We may also get involved in private instances of harassment.
4) Kill stealing. No kill stealing or interfering in others' fights.
5) Bugs. If you find a bug, or think you might have found a bug, report it. The same goes for people breaking the mud's rules.
6) Leveling and quests. No power leveling or helping others quest. Following somebody around and aiding them without grouping is illegal.
7) Triggers and bots. No bot playing. The only trigger/client script you may have while not at your keyboard is one to simply keep you online.
8) Spam. Do not spam commands, spam on channels, or spam in any other way.
9) Do not help others evade the rules or imm-imposed punishments.
10) Advertising. Do not advertise other muds on aardwolf. There are many places to advertise your mud, such as www.mudconnect.com and the Usenet groups rec.games.mud.*; other muds are NOT an appropriate place to do so. Aardwolf respects this ethos and expects the same from others.
11) Reimbursement. Aardwolf has become a very large mud and it is impossible to keep track of everyone's equipment and reimburse it when lost. Because of this, only Aardwolf items and special trivia items can be reimbursed, and even then, only in special circumstances.
12) Miscellaneous. General trouble making.
Remember, who you are and what you are when you turn off the computer is of absolutely no consequence here. On Aardwolf you are determined solely by your words and actions in this realm. So please...Think before you type.
Terms of Service - The Legal Stuff
"The Service" - The service is defined as the game Aardwolf MUD, also known as "Aardwolf", "Aardwolf RPG", "Aard MUD" and "Aard" and all of its instances such as the test port and building ports, the game forums, the game channels, this website and any additional websites provided by the "service provider" (see below) in regards to Aardwolf MUD.
"The Service Provider" - The service provider includes the Aardwolf administration team, known in game as "immortals".
"Content" - Contents includes all commands you type while accessing the service, any notes or communication posted and any programs or data you may upload to the the service.
"Account" - Your account is defined as your login name and all data associated directly with that login name on any part of the Aardwolf service. Individual players may have more than one login name or access to multiple Aardwolf servers - in those instances your "account" is considered the sum of your total access and group of login names across all Aardwolf services.
The following terms and conditions cover all use of the service as detailed in the definitions section.
Access to Aardwolf MUD is offered subject to your acceptance, without modification, of all of these terms and conditions and all other operating rules and policies that may be published from time to time on this website and/or the game announcement board by the service provider.
Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Service. By accessing or using any part of the Service, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, then you may not access the Service or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by the service provider, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Service is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.
Your Account Security:
You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account. You must immediately notify The service provider of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. The service provider will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
Responsibility of Contributors
If you post content to the Service, or otherwise make content available by means of the Service, You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that content. That is the case regardless of whether the content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making content available, you represent and warrant that:
By submitting content to The service provider for inclusion on the Service, you grant The service provider a world-wide, royalty-free, irrevocable and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting the Service.
Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, The service provider has the right (though not the obligation) to, in The service provider’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in The service provider’s reasonable opinion, violates any policy of the Service or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Service to any individual or entity for any reason. The service provider will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
Responsibility of Service Users
The service provider has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Service, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Service, The service provider does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Service may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Service may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. The service provider disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Service, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.
This Agreement does not transfer from The service provider to you any intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with The service provider. Trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Service may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Service grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any third-party trademarks.
The service provider reserves the right to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Service following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. The service provider may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Service (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Termination:The service provider may terminate your access to all or any part of the Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this agreement, you may simply discontinue using the Service.
Disclaimer of Warranties:
The Service is provided “as is”. The service provider and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither The service provider nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Service will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Service at your own discretion and risk.
Limitation of Liability:
In no event will The service provider, or their suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement or substitute products or services; (iii) for interuption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to The service provider under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. The service provider shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
General Representation and Warranty:
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless The service provider, their contractors, and licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Service, including but not limited to those arising from your violation of this Agreement.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between The service provider and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and may only be modified by the posting by The service provider of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Service will be governed by English Law. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; The service provider may assign their rights under this Agreement without condition.