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Forum rules & Guidelines




Welcome to Voyage Century Online forum! This forum is here to provide you with a friendly environment where you can discuss ideas, give game play advice, role-play, and converse about any other aspects of Voyage Century Online or IGG. Community forums are at their best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy. Therefore, we ask that you conduct yourself in a civilized manner when participating in these forums.


Voyage Century Online is a Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), and the key words are Massive Multiplayer. In playing this game and posting on its forums, you will encounter thousands of other players who share different experiences and come from vastly different backgrounds. While certain language and images may not be offensive to you, consider the fact that that same language and images may have a completely different effect on someone else.

The guidelines and rules listed below explain what behavior is expected of you and what behavior you can expect from other community members, both new and veteran. Note that the following guidelines are not exhaustive, and may not address all manner of offensive behavior. As such, the forum administrators and moderators shall have full discretion to address any behavior that they feel is inappropriate. As a forum participant, it is your responsibility to be familiar and remain updated to current forum rules and guidelines. Your access to these forums is a privilege and not a right. SkyUnion Digital Entertainment reserves the right to suspend your access to these forums at any time for reasons that include, but are not necessarily limited to, your failure to abide by these rules and guidelines.

We reserve the right to evaluate each incident on a case by case basis. The action we take may be more lenient or more severe than those listed under each category. If you feel that one or more of the rules and guidelines have been violated, you are encouraged to report the offensive post to a Forum Moderator or Administrator via Private Message (PM) for review. If you have any questions or feedback on forum moderation, you must go through the normal channels by first sending a Private Message (PM) to the specific Moderator who applied the action. If you feel you can not come to an understanding with the individual moderator who moderated your post, send a Private message to another Moderator or Super Moderator.

We do everything we can to make the Forum an enjoyable and constructive place for the community. It is also up to you, the participants, to breathe life into this virtual gathering place.




Strictly prohibited!

If a player is found to have participated in following actions, he/she will:
* First time, be given a warning and his content will be deleted too
* Second time, be given another warning and temporarily muted from the forums from 7 days - 3 months, depending upon severity, and the post will be deleted too
* Third time, be permanently banned from the forums


1. Illegal Substances or Activities
This category includes both explicit and masked language on posts, personal messages (PM), signatures, avatars, nicknames and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
* Contain reference to using / abusing illegal substances
* Contain reference to performing illegal activities
* Is considered inappropriate for those aged 18 and under as governed by general standards of decency in the United States of America
* Violate any local, state, national, or international laws or regulations

2. Extreme Sexuality / Sexual Preference / Violence / Obscene / Vulgar
This category includes both explicit and masked language on posts, personal messages (PM), signatures, avatars, nicknames and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
* Refer to extreme and/or violent sexual acts
* Refer to extremely violent real life actions or are any form of pornography
* Link to a source containing images or language which may considered pornography or offensive
* Discuss sexuality, eroticism and violence
* Insultingly refer to any aspect of sexual preference pertaining to themselves or other players
* Encourage forming or participating in groups whose ideology is based on or resembles anti-sexual orientation or sexist philosophies
* Are inappropriate reference to human anatomy or bodily functions

3. Racial / Ethnic / National / Regional
This category includes both explicit and masked language on posts, personal messages (PM), signatures, avatars, nicknames and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
* Promote racial / ethnic / national / regional hatred
* Allude to a symbol of racial/ethnic hatred/national hatred
* Are recognized as a racial / ethnic / national / regional slur
* Allude to a symbol of racial / ethnic / national / regional hatred
* Encourage forming or participating in groups whose ideology is based on or resembles anti-ethnic, anti-nation, anti-regional or racist philosophies

4. Major Religions or Religious Figures
This category includes both explicit and masked language on posts, personal messages (PM), signatures, avatars, nicknames and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
* Discuss religious topics
* Negatively portray major religions or religious figures
* Encourage forming or participating in groups whose ideology is based on or resembles anti-religious, anti-religion, or anti-religious figures

5. Political Content
This category includes both explicit and masked language on posts, personal messages (PM), signatures, avatars, nicknames and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
* Discuss / debate real world politics
* Promote / opposition real world political beliefs/parties
* Allude to or display a symbol, icon, picture, or graphic representation of real world political beliefs / parties

6. Real-Life Threats
This category includes both explicit and masked language on posts, personal messages (PM), signatures, avatars, nicknames and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
* Refer to violent and/or unlawful actions against any other player in any capacity that is not directly related to the game play
* Refer to violent and/or unlawful actions against a moderator, SkyUnion Digital Entertainment (IGG) employee, or any other group of people in any capacity

7. Distribution of Real-Life Personal Information
This category includes both explicit and masked language on posts, personal messages (PM), signatures, avatars, nicknames and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
* Release any real-life or personally identifiable information about SkyUnion Digital Entertainment (IGG) employees
* Release any real-life or personally identifiable information of another user, including but not limited to their real name, address, phone number and email address.

8. Phishing / Posting Cheats, Hacks, Trojan Horses, or other Malicious Content
This category includes:
* Posting any materials that contain exploits, cheats, hacks, cracks, or malicious viruses / programs
* Posting links to any sort of websites which contains malicious content which may or may not damage an end users system
* Posting links pretending to be connected with IGG
* Camouflaging links with external web pages as official forum links
* Showing sympathies towards phishing
* Discussions of any such materials or links
If you would like to report information regarding cheats or hacks to SkyUnion, send it to service.igg.com or send it directly to one of the moderators via private message (PM). Do NOT post it on the forums.

9. Advertising non game items and businesses
This category includes both explicit and masked language on posts, personal messages(PM), signatures, avatars, nicknames and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
* Market, promote, advertise or solicit any businesses, organizations, or websites that are not beneficial and/or directly related to Voyage Century Online or SkyUnion Digital Entertainment (IGG) products
* Advertise or other wise promote websites with content that violates these rules or the SkyUnion Digital Entertainment (IGG) End User Agreement (EUA)

10. Impersonating a SkyUnion Digital Entertainment (IGG) Employee, or Volunteer e.g. Probationary Moderator, Moderator, Super Moderator, Administrator, GM
This category includes both explicit and masked language on posts, personal messages (PM), signatures, avatars, nicknames and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
* Attempt to (successfully or unsuccessfully, intentionally or jokingly) pass yourself off as a SkyUnion Digital Entertainment (IGG) employee, past or present
* Use vague wording, making it sound like you may be a IGG Employee, Volunteer, Probationary Moderator, Moderator, Super Moderator, Administrator or other person associated with the company
* Attempt to distribute false information while using false claims of employment or connection to the company

11. Legal threats
This category includes both explicit and masked language on posts, personal messages (PM), signatures, avatars, nicknames and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:

* Encourage, promote, endorse, or incite any kind of legal action against anyone.

12. Circumventing a Suspension / Ban
This category includes:
* Posting on another account to do baleful deed
* Having someone post on your behalf
* Creating new accounts to do baleful deed after old account gets banned





Something you should avoid being roped into!

If a player is found to have participated in following actions, he/she will:
* First time, be given a verbal warning
* Second time, be given an official warning
* Third time, be given an official warning and temporarily muted from the forums from 1 days - 7 days, depending upon severity, and the post will be deleted too
* Fourth time, be given a third official warning and temporarily muted from the forums from 7 days - 3 months, depending upon severity, and the post will be deleted too
* Finally, be permanently banned from the forums


13. Spamming and trolling
This category includes:
* Excessively communicating using the same phrase, similar phrases, or pure gibberish.
* Creating non-constructive posts, personal messages.
* Making replies to posts that do not pertain to or are irrelevant to the original topic, such as: In before the Lock, "first", etc.
* Making short posts for the sole purpose of adding to your post count.
* Posting messages to reserve a reply spot with the intention of posting to it later, with the exception of game guides.
* Making posts that contain only one word, such as but are not limited to : +1, rly, wtf, GTFO, yes, no.
* Making posts that contain only one liners, such as but are not limited to : I don’t care, who cares.
* Numbering a thread, IBTL, TLDR, or any other fad statements.
* Making multiple posts on the same subject for the purpose of getting attention paid to your issue.
* Cross-posting the same topic to multiple forums or the same message to multiple threads.
* Bumping a thread more than once within 24 hours.
* Creating or using existing alternate accounts for the purpose of re-posting or bumping threads.
* Using alternate accounts to re-post a thread that has been censored or moved by a moderator or administrator.
* Using the Forum as a staging ground for creating general unrest within the game or forums, such as sit-ins, polls, petitions, etc..
* Any material with the intent of causing unrest, stirring up trouble or to incite disruption on the Forum.
* Any material with the intent of provoking other characters, players, moderators, SkyUnion Digital Entertainment (IGG) employees, or any groups of people.
* Cause disturbances in forum threads, such as picking fights, making off topic posts that ruin the thread, insulting other posters.
* Bringing disagreements with someone into unrelated threads.
* Flaming another user for their spelling or grammar.
* Re-posting, quoting, or responding to posts/threads that contains the above materials.

14. Flaming / harassing / defamatory
This category includes both explicit and masked language on posts, personal messages(PM), signatures, avatars, nicknames and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
* Insultingly refer to or attack other characters, players, moderators, SkyUnion Digital Entertainment (IGG) employees, or any groups of people
* Harass, defraud, threaten or cause distress and/or unwanted attention to other characters, players, moderators, SkyUnion Digital Entertainment (IGG) employees, or any groups of people
* Includes name-calling, personal attacks, insults, belittlement, an attack on people or groups of people - e.g. a profession, an organization, a company and/or groundless (i.e. lacking concrete evidence) claims about others

Flaming, harassment and defamatory take many forms, and are not necessarily limited to the type of language used, but the intent. It is therefore your responsibility to ensure accurate information as well as to avoid any misunderstanding due to poorly worded posts. Repeatedly targeting a specific player with harassment is NOT permitted. As participants of the forum you are expected to be courteous and respectful. The idea behind this is to prevent any one player from consistently being uncomfortable in the forum.

Feel free to debate the idea, but do not turn your disagreement into an attack upon the poster or any person or group. If you cannot post with civility and respect, do NOT post at all.

15. Inappropriate / obscene vulgar language or images
This category includes both explicit and masked language on posts, personal messages(PM), signatures, avatars, nicknames and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
* Are commonly accepted American English swear words.
* Are commonly accepted Non-American English swear words.
* Are considered inappropriate for children 13 or over as governed by general standards of decency in the United States of America.
* Are a mildly inappropriate reference to human anatomy or bodily functions
* Are otherwise considered objectionable
* Bypass the profanity filter
* Are Re-posts, quotes, or responses to posts/threads that contains the above materials.

Acceptable / Permitted:
* LIMITED use of words censored by "spelling" them with symbols or special misspellings. (Accepted Examples: F**k or Frack). In general no more than 2 per post. It is up to the discretion of the individual moderator as to what is excessive use or what constitutes inappropriate vulgar language or images, profanity, or a swear word.

This is a 13+ forum, not an 18+ forum. Please respect the younger members of our community.

16. Discussing disciplinary actions
This category includes:
* Creating posts or threads to discuss disciplinary actions taken against a character or account, including chat logs and email correspondence between a player and a Game Master (GM).
* Creating posts or threads to discuss disciplinary actions taken against an account on the forums, including chat logs and email correspondence between a user and a Probationary Moderator, Moderator, Super Moderator or Administrator.

If you have any questions or feedback on forum moderation, you must go through the normal channels by first sending a Private Message (PM) to the specific Moderator who applied the action. If you feel you can not come to an understanding with the individual moderator who moderated your post, send a Private message to the Forum Administrator.

17. Personal discussions in the open forum
This category includes:
* Creating threads addressed directly to another player.
* Discussing / debating private issues, personal arguments or conversations.
* Dominating the thread(s) with personal conversations that cannot include another forum member, or arguments following the same format.
* Cut and paste of any game chat, private messages, live support conversations.
* Re-posting, quoting, or responding to posts/threads that contains the above materials.

The Forum system is NOT a venue for personal or private vendettas or causes.
A Private Message (PM) function is provided for conversations between two players, please use it.


18. Character assassination threads
This category includes:
* Creating threads that single out a player for ridicule or accuse someone of actions in-game.
* Public posts of such materials will be construed as attempts to cause antagonism for its own sake.
* Repeatedly targeting another person is considered ongoing harassment and is a severe violation of the Forum Rules.

19. Conspiracy threads / posts
This category includes:
* Posting any materials that make groundless claims about SkyUnion Digital Entertainment (IGG) or any of its employees acting in collusion with or granting favoritism to any group or player.
* Re-posting, quoting, linking or responding to posts/threads that contains the above materials.





General guidelines

Players are expected to follow these guidelines.
* Failure to follow may result with disciplinary actions taken against the user if multiple infringements occur.


1. Forum post content
Acceptable / Permitted:
* Regular and cordial game discussion, theory strategy, game help, game questions etc..
* Links to Youtube, Vimeo, VCO Wikia, sites that fall under the igg.com domain, and other links approved by Moderators, Super Moderators and Administrators.
- Any other items allowed by this document.

Prohibited:
* Posting your own or someone elses contact information.
* Posting outside links to any site which is not listed in this section.
* Re-posting, quoting, or responding to posts/threads that contains the above materials
* Any materials that break the rules in this document.

2. Editing / deleting Forum posts and thread content
Acceptable / Permitted:
* Editing posts that you made to reflect personal changes, opinions, correcting spelling mistakes, update instructions due to game changes, etc..
* Deleting posts that have no use to anyone nor will ever have use to anyone. i.e. post of items for sale that have been sold, spam posts, old deleted guild pages etc..

Prohibited:
* Editing or deleting a post that was given a warning.
* Editing posts for the purpose of removing Moderators, Super Moderators or Administrators comments.
* Deleting a guide or content of a guide, that has been moved to the guides section for use by the general public, for purposes other than updating information.

3. Creating duplicate threads / posts
Acceptable / Permitted:
* When submitting final thread as guide to be moved to Tutorials and Guides section. Original guide must be removed from old post, though comments may be kept as a discussion thread.

Prohibited:
* Creating threads about existing topics.
* Creating a separate thread / post about an existing topic for further discussion in more than one forum.
* Creating a separate thread / post for the purpose of responding to a locked or removed thread.
* Re-posting the same topic or material of a locked or removed thread.
* Re-posting, quoting, or responding to posts / threads that contains the above materials.

4. Privacy
Acceptable / Permitted:
* A photo of you in the off topic and games section of the Forums.

Prohibited:
* Quotes from forum Private Messages
* Partial or complete screen shots of in-game chat logs if they contain visible character names.
* Posting your address and full real life name (for your safety).
* Any thing that infringes upon anyone's privacy rights including: screen shots or copies of game chat, private messages, live support conversations.
* Re-posts, quotes, or responses to posts/threads that contains the above materials.

5. Post in the Correct Zones
Prohibited:
* Posting a thread in the incorrect area of the forum.

6.  Account and Item selling and/or trading
Acceptable / Permitted:
* Advertising; for sale, trade, or a desire to purchase non-permanently bound game items, for in game money or for trade of other in game non-permanently bound items, between players on the same server.
* Advertising; for sale, trade, or a desire to purchase non-permanently bound game items, for in game money or for trade of other in game non-permanently bound items between players on different servers using server transfer provided by SkyUnion Digital Entertainment (IGG).
* Advertising; for sale, trade, or desire to purchase; VCO non-permanently bound Item Mall items, for in game money or for trade of other in game non-permanently bound items between players on the same server.
* Advertising; for sale, trade, or desire to purchase; VCO non-permanently bound Item Mall items for in game money or for trade of other in game non-permanently bound items between players on different servers using server transfer provided by SkyUnion Digital Entertainment (IGG).

Prohibited:
* Advertising; for sale, trade, or a desire to purchase permanently bound game items for ANY type of compensation between players on the same server or different servers.
* Advertising for sale, trade, or desire to purchase; permanently bound VCO Item Mall items for ANY form of payment on any server or combination of servers.
* Advertising for sale, trade, or desire to purchase; non-permanently bound game items for any type of payment other than in game coin or trade of non-permanently bound game items on the same server or on different servers using server transfer provided by SkyUnion Digital Entertainment (IGG).
* Advertising for sale, trade, or desire to purchase; non-permanently bound VCO Item Mall items for any type of payment other than in game coin or trade of non-permanently bound game items on the same server or on different servers using server transfer provided by SkyUnion (IGG).
* Advertising for sale, trade, or desire to purchase VCO game items or in game money between players through an outside 3rd party business or individual or any kind of out of game trading or transferring.
* Advertising for sale, trade, or desire to purchase IGG/VCO account(s) for ANY form of payment or compensation (including, but not limited to; real money, other game coin, IGG game coin, physical items, labor etc..
* Advertising for sale, trade, or desire to purchase of VCO Item Mall Points for ANY in game items or any other form of payment.
* Giving away an IGG/VCO account (passwords and email) for free is NOT allowed.
* Advertising, advocating, or using any method of sale or trade not covered in the descriptions above.

Note; You of course can buy IGG points for others using the points buying interface @ http://pay.igg.com/?g_id=5
But asking for payment from others for doing this is considered illegal. Yes, it is often seen in the game, but it is technically against game rules to do this because there is no way to insure that either party stays honest in the exchange process.

Note; You can also buy Item Mall items for others and send the items to their accounts using the interface on the item mall "Check Out" page by clicking the "Present for Others" button. Exchanging Mall Items for items or coin this way is also considered illegal, because again there is no way to insure that either party stays honest in the exchange process.

The 2 purchase methods were intended as a GIFTING method such as parents buying points for their children and not as a method of trade or exchange. You will (most likely) not be reimbursed or compensated if you attempt to do a trade using these methods are are cheated or scammed. Therefore advertising these methods in the forum is not allowed.

7. Private Messages to Moderators or Administrators or other players (PM)
Acceptable / Permitted:
* Questions of a private matter.

Discouraged
* PMs asking game play or technical questions.
* PMs asking for thread response.

Prohibited:
* PM's describing cheats and hacks on the game (except for reporting purposes).
* PM's that break the rules contained in this document.

Whenever possible, Moderators will answer questions posted in appropriate forums. However they will not reveal anything privately that can't be discussed in public. Moderators read as many threads as possible. They post to threads they feel they can contribute to. Asking for a response to a specific thread will not likely result in them answering a question they would otherwise skip.

8. Official Language
Acceptable / Permitted:
* English Language posts.
* Non English language posts for guild recruitment purposes only, must contain an English language translation included in the text and must be posted in the appropriate Server section.

Prohibited:
* Any post that does not meet the above requirements.
* Any re-post, quote, or response to posts/threads that contains the above materials.

English is an international language and is therefore the official language for the Forum.
While we appreciate diversity, it is not feasible to cater to more than one language on this forum.

9. Signatures
Acceptable / Permitted:
- Maximum image/text size in bytes varies with your forum rank. Please see the Forum rank guide for allowable byte size. Though in general if you want to have a picture as a signature it will have to be uploaded to a picture hosting site and then linked with image tags due to the limited byte sizes allowed.
- Maximum signature picture size is currently 600 width x 100 height (pixels) in resolution.
- Personal or VCO related content ONLY.
- 3rd party image links that collect your personal data to show game hours played are allowed.

Prohibited:
- Advertisements for other games, business.
- Links to any offsite webpages.
- Any image or words the break the rules in this document.

10. Quotes
You are expected to quote only the entire relevant text, instead of the whole post.
Cite the reference or provide a link to the post you have quoted.

Prohibited:
- Intentionally misrepresent or edit a quote.

11. Moderators
Pay proper respect to Forum Moderators
Moderators are volunteers.
They spend their spare time to assist and improve the Voyage Century Online community.

Prohibited:
- Re-editing a Moderator's edit; There is a specific reason your post is edited, by-passing it will result in summary post deletion.
- Discussion a moderators forum moderation action in the public forum/ Accusing Moderators of incorrect moderation in the public forum (use PM with the individual moderator).
- Telling individual moderators or moderators as a group to do something involving swear words and or animals or other vulgar remarks.

12. Posting Help Questions
Before asking questions / for help, you are expected to:
- Use the Search function located at the top-right of every page of the Forum.
- Review the game guides in Guides zone.

When asking question / for help, your thread should follow these guidelines:
- Thread title should be short but descriptive. From it, another user should be able to tell what's your question about without reading the full thread.
- Thread body should describe the problem as clearly as possible. You should provide as much information as possible. This specifically applies to technical problems, always provide the time when the problem occurred, on what operating system, hardware etc.

We understand that Voyage Century Online is not a simplistic game and may be overwhelming for new players. It is exactly for such reason that Moderators and players have taken their time to make the game guides, so that information about the game can be readily available to you.
Please understand that it can become tedious for both Moderators and veteran players to read and answer the same questions asked repeatedly, day after day, month after month.
Moderators do everything they can to help you learn about the game, but you have to do your part as well.






All content on the Forum is allowed / removed at the discretion of SkyUnion Digital Entertainment (IGG) Which includes Probationary Moderators, Moderators, Super Moderators, Administrators, or Employees of IGG who have the ability to edit these Forums.


Note that the rules and guidelines are not exhaustive, and may not address all manner of offensive behavior. As such, the forum administrators and moderators shall have full discretion to address any behavior that they feel is inappropriate. As a forum participant, it is your responsibility to be familiar and remain updated to current forum rules and guidelines. The outline was written June 2011, last update was on: January 07, 2017.

Read also:
Terms of Service (End User License Agreement): http://vc.forum.igg.com/topic?fcid=83&ctid=59180

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Posted on 2016-03-29 14:31:57 | Show thread starter's posts only

Do we have a link to TOS that EVERYONE must agree to and is bound by ?

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