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Game Rules


Player Behavior Policy

These policies are put in place to ensure that Prime World offers the best player experience it can. We encourage all players to help promote these policies both in-game and in our online communities. Failure to adhere to these policies will result in actions against your Prime World account(s).

NIVAL is not obligated to send you a warning before these actions occur. If your account is suspended or banned while participating in a tournament or competition, NIVAL assumes no liability in the loss of any potential prizes or recognition related to the tournament or competition.

The policies herein can be changed without notice at any time NIVAL deems necessary to ensure the safety, satisfaction, and integrity of its player base.

In-Game Chat

In-game chat forbids the following:

  • Non-English characters, symbols, or glyphs.
  • Language which may be considered offensive to any real-world demographics, including race, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, and ethnicity.
  • Reference to any sexual acts.
  • Profanity or inappropriate language.
  • References to participation in illegal activities, fictional or factual.
  • Advertisements for real-world products or websites.
  • Links to inappropriate content.
  • Spamming of any kind.
  • Public shaming or bullying of other players.
  • Discussion of exploiting game bugs.
  • Real life information regarding another player (address, phone number, real name, etc).
  • Retaliatory chat. This is not an exception to the rules.
  • Encouraging others to break any of these in-game chat rules.
  • Impersonation of a NIVAL Employee, Game Master, or Official Moderator.

In-Game Behavior

While playing Prime World it is against the game’s policies to intentionally disrupt the game play of other players. Disrupting actions would include:

  • Harassing other players.
  • Intentionally killing yourself ("feeding"), other teammates ("griefing") or refusing to participate in the overall gameplay ("AFKing").
  • Spamming excessive effects.
  • Interfering with player-run events.
  • Intentionally exploiting game bugs.
  • Falsely reporting game bugs or abusing the in game/out of game support systems.
  • Utilizing unauthorized third-party programs of any kind to carry out any purpose.
  • Retaliatory actions. This is not an exception to the rules.
  • Encouraging others to break any of these in-game rules.
  • Disobeying instructions given by a NIVAL Employee, Game Master, or Official Moderator.

Naming Policies

Player and Clan names may not contain the follow:
  • Non-English characters, symbols, or glyphs.
  • Incorporate vulgar, obscene, hateful, defamatory language or imagery.
  • Be derogatory towards race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background or cultural background.
  • Incorporate the name or image of a major religious figure or deity, nor any form of religious title.
  • Be the registered property of any other company.
  • Relate to illegal drugs or activities.
  • Advertise any website, product, or service.
  • Be designed to impersonate a real world individual.
  • Be the name of any NIVAL product, character, employee, or contain the word “NIVAL.”

Forum Rules

Welcome to the Prime World forums, brave Internet traveler! Here, you can discuss ideas, give advice and chat about Prime World with other players.

Our goal is to provide a fun, friendly environment for fans of the game. In order to reach this goal, it’s up to you to treat others with courtesy and respect -- the way you'd want to be treated by other players.

We use an infraction system for the Prime World forums. Here’s how it works: If you break a forum rule, an infraction will be added to your account. A message will be sent to your inbox detailing the forum rule broken and the penalty associated with it. But all is not lost: If you exhibit positive behavior, the infraction will expire after three months. Boom. Gone.

The more infractions you gain, the harsher the penalty will be. Here are the penalties:

  • One Infraction = No Account Penalty
  • Two Infractions = One-Week Ban (Account will become “read only.” Members with “read only” status may read the forum threads and work with personal messages; all other features -- like posting messages in forum threads -- are blocked.)
  • Three Infractions = Permanent Ban (Members will be unable to post on the forums, send personal messages or use other forum features besides reading the forums.)

Before you begin your forum journey to greatness, and greatness you shall obtain, please read the following guidelines and rules. This list details the behavior that is expected from you and the behavior you can expect from your fellow posters. This is not an exhaustive list, and it may not address all manner of offensive behavior. In other words, if you find some new way to be a jerky jerk that we haven’t listed, we’ll still be able to come after you and feed you to our vicious forum dragon, Harold. Here’s a photorealistic drawing of our fine four-taloned friend.

The action we take may be more lenient or more severe than those listed under each category:


Distribution of Personal Information

Description:

  • Releasing any real-life information about Nival employees or other players
Consequence:

  • The player will be given (3) infractions, resulting in a permanent ban from the forums


Hacking Data Files or Posting Unreleased Content

Description:

  • Revealing the results of hacking or any tampering of the game files
  • Showing unreleased in-game items, heroes, skins or maps that have been unlocked by hacking into client data files
  • Discussing or displaying any data not available through normal gameplay
Consequence:

  • The player will be given (3) infractions, resulting in a permanent ban from the forums


Violating the Posting Guidelines

Description:

  • Repeatedly violating the posting guidelines of the forums
Consequence:

  • The player will be given an initial warning, after which every violation will result in (1) infraction


Harassment or Defamation

Description:

  • Insultingly refer to other characters, players, Nival employees, or groups of people
  • Ongoing harassment to other characters, players, Nival employees, or groups of people through forum posts, PMs or other forum messaging services
Consequence:

  • Be given (1) infraction or more, depending on the severity of the issue

Harassment takes many forms. It is not necessarily limited to the type of language used, but the intent. Repeatedly targeting a specific player with harassment can lead to more severe action. Nobody should feel uncomfortable on the forums.

Remember: Retaliatory actions are not exempt from the rules.


Racial / Ethnic / National Abuse

Description:

  • Using language or posting websites that:
  • Promote racial/ethnic/national hatred
  • Allude to a symbol of racial/ethnic/national hatred
  • Are recognized as a racial/ethnic/national slur
Consequence:

  • Be given (1) infraction or more, depending on the severity of the issue

Remember: Retaliatory actions are not exempt from the rules.


Circumventing a Suspension or Ban

Description:

  • Posting on another account
  • Having someone post on your behalf
Consequence:

  • Be given (3) infractions, resulting in a permanent ban on the forums


Account Trading or Out-of-Game Selling

Description:

  • Advertising your account, gold or characters for sale or trade, or advertising that you are looking for an account, gold or characters to purchase through:
  • Forum posts
  • Linking to eBay, PayPal or other online marketplaces
  • Listing you have something for trade and then offering your contact information
Consequence:

  • Be given a final warning, after which each further violation may result in the player being given (1) infraction


Real-Life Threats

Description:

  • Referring to violence in any capacity that is not directly related to the game world
Consequence:

  • Be given (3) infractions, resulting in a permanent ban from the forums

Remember: Retaliatory actions are not exempt from the rules.


Spamming or Trolling

Description:

  • Making non-constructive posts
  • Creating threads for the sole purpose of causing unrest on the forums
  • Causing disturbances in forum threads, such as picking fights, making off topic posts that ruin the thread, insulting other posters
  • Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, or pure gibberish
  • Abusing the Reported Post feature by sending false alarms or nonsensical messages
  • Numbering a thread, IBTL, TLDR, or any other fad statements
Consequence:

  • Be given (1) infraction or more, depending on the severity of the situation

Remember: Retaliatory actions are not exempt from the rules.


Inappropriate Language

Description:

  • Language, images and/or links to websites that are:
  • Mildly inappropriate references to human anatomy or bodily functions
  • Are otherwise considered objectionable (swearing)
Consequence:

  • Be given (1) infraction or more, depending on the severity of the issue

The Prime World forums are a family-friendly site. We acknowledge the fact that you are all mature, responsible individuals; however, swearing is not welcome on our forums.

Remember: Retaliatory actions are not exempt from the rules.


Sexual Orientation

Description:

  • Insultingly refer to any aspect of sexual orientation pertaining to themselves or other players
Consequence:

  • Be given (1) infraction or more, depending on the severity of the issue

Remember: Retaliatory actions are not exempt from the rules.


Impersonating a Nival Employee

Description:

  • Passing yourself off as a Nival employee to post false information
Consequence:

  • Be given a final warning, after which any further violation may result in being given (1) infraction


Obscene / Vulgar

Description:

  • Language in posts, signatures and/or links to websites containing such language that:
  • Are an inappropriate references to human anatomy or bodily functions
  • Are pornographic in nature
  • Refer to extreme and/or violent sexual acts
  • Refer to extremely violent real life actions
Consequence:

  • Be given (1) infraction or more, depending on the severity of the issue


Major Religions or Religious Figures

Description:

  • Negatively portray major religions or religious figures
Consequence:

  • Be given (1) infraction or more, depending on the severity of the issue

Remember: Retaliatory actions are not exempt from the rules.


Posting Cheats, Hacks or Malicious Programs

Description:

  • Posting links to cheats, hacks or malicious viruses / programs
Consequence:

  • Be given (3) infractions, resulting in a permanent ban from the forums

If you have information on a potential cheat, hack or malicious virus/program, please PM a forum admin.


Illegal Drugs or Activities

Description:

  • Language or links to sites that:
  • Reference abusing illegal drugs
  • Reference performing illegal activities
Consequence:

  • Be given (1) infraction or more, depending on the severity of the issue


Advertising

Description:

  • Advertising any non-beneficial, non-Prime World related businesses, organizations, or websites
Consequence:

  • Be given (1) infraction


Discussing Disciplinary Actions

Description:

  • Creating posts or threads to discuss disciplinary actions taken against a character or account on the forum
  • Creating posts or threads to discuss disciplinary actions taken against a player, including chat logs and email correspondence between a player and a Game Master (GM)
Consequence:

  • Be given (1) infraction

Non-English Language Use

Description:

  • The use of any language that is not English. This excludes foreign words or phrases adopted into the English language. (Examples: dé já vu, avant garde)
Consequence:

  • The player will be given (1) infraction for every offense


Repeatedly violating any area of the Forum Rules will often result in a permanent ban from the forums.

As a reminder, our courageous forum moderators shall have full discretion to address any behavior that they feel is inappropriate. Nival 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 guidelines. We reserve the right to evaluate each incident on a case-by-case basis.

Posting Guidelines

Prime World fans, please read these guidelines before posting on the forums. With your help, this can be a fun, friendly environment for everyone.


Improve the Discussion
Help us make this a great place for discussion by working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you aren’t sure your post adds to the discussion or might detract from its usefulness, think over what you want to say and try again later.

One way to improve the discussion is by discovering ones that are already happening. Use the search function to browse the topics here before replying or starting your own thread, and you’ll have a better chance of meeting others who share your interests.


Avoid Unconstructive Negativity
It’s okay to respond to something by disagreeing with it. Our forums would be rather dull if everyone agreed on everything. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. In your posts, please avoid unconstructive negativity -- negativity that is not constructive to the argument or has the intent to cause harm to another poster. Here are some examples:

  • Name-calling. (“You are a fish-eyed dumbo.”)
  • Finger-pointing/singling out other players. ("Well, I saw you doing a bad thing that one time!")
  • Knee-jerk contradiction. (“I don’t like it because I don’t like it!”)
  • Attacking a player’s character. (Ex: “You are dumb and your posts suck. And you have bad breath.”)
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content. (“Your post sounded negative; therefore, you hate me and now I hate you, you fish-eyed dumbo!”)

Instead, practice respectful disagreement. Respectful disagreement is when a poster doesn’t agree with a comment or post and states his/her case without belittling, name-calling or finger-pointing. Even when a disagreement turns into a debate, it’s fine as long as everyone respects each other’s opinions. Here are some examples of respectful disagreement:

  • Provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation. (“I don’t think that’s a good idea because ______. Instead, this is my idea: ________.”)
  • Agree on some points of the argument and disagree on others. Finding common ground is a great way to sway others in a discussion. (“I like where you’re coming from with ____, but I don’t agree with how you’re trying to do it. Instead, I would _____.”)


Use Proper Commenting Etiquette
Most people would agree that eating your food face-first like a rabid dog is rude -- and, quite frankly, it’s disturbing. Just like at the dinner table, there are agreed-upon common rules when it comes to posting on the forums. These include:

  • Do not post in all caps.
  • Do not use another font, font size or font color other than the forum default. The only exception to this is in the Guides and Tactics section.
  • Do not over-quote. Over-quoting is when you quote a post of 10 sentences or more in your reply without adding spoiler tags to the quote.
  • Do not use excessive punctuation or non-standard symbols.
  • Do not belittle another poster's poor grammar, punctuation or spelling.
  • Avoid ambiguous (“Help!) or misleading thread titles.
  • Do not bump threads.
  • Do not post off-topic posts.
  • Do not create threads with the sole purpose of linking to another post.
  • Do not create a separate thread about an existing topic for further discussion in more than one forum.


Don’t Use Nival or Any Community Team Member’s Name in Thread Titles
We understand that you would like your thread to be read by Nival; however, using this is not the way to help your cause. Please keep the titles of your threads relevant to the content of your posts. This includes threads that are titled “Please read,” “I want an answer to this” and others. Threads that violate this guideline will be subject to deletion.


Always Be Civil
Nothing sabotages a healthy conversation like rudeness:

  • Be civil. Don’t post anything that a reasonable person would consider offensive, abusive, or hate speech.
  • Keep it clean. Don’t post anything obscene or sexually explicit.
  • Respect each other. Don’t harass or grief anyone, impersonate people, or expose their private information.
  • Respect our forum. Don’t post spam or otherwise vandalize the forum.

Keep the language, links, and images safe for family and friends.

These are not concrete terms with precise definitions — avoid even the appearance of any of these things. If you’re unsure, ask yourself how you would feel if your post was featured on the front page of the New York Times.


Don’t Reply to Provocation
When someone tries to provoke you, don’t reply. It encourages the bad behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy and wastes everyone’s time. Just report it. If enough flags accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention.

Remember, retaliatory actions are not exempt from the rules.


Keep It Tidy
Make the effort to put things in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up. So:

  • Don’t start a topic in the wrong category.
  • Don’t cross-post the same thing in multiple topics.
  • Don’t post no-content replies.
  • Don’t divert a topic by changing it midstream.
Rather than posting “+1” or “Agreed,” write out why you agree with the post. Rather than taking an existing topic in a radically different direction, create a separate thread about it.


Post Only Your Own Stuff
You may not post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s intellectual property (software, video, audio, images), or for breaking any other law. Animated GIFs, signature images and avatars are fine.

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