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Announcement: World of Warships Game Rules


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World of Warships Game Rules
Additions to the End User License Agreement (“EULA”) 


IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

BY INSTALLING, COPYING, OR OTHERWISE USING OUR GAME(S) OR SERVICE(S) IN ANY MANNER, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THESE RULES.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH OUR RULES FOR WORLD OF WARSHIPS, PLEASE DO NOT PROCEED WITH THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AND LEAVE OUR SITES IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT ACCESS OR USE OUR WEBSITE(S), GAME(S), OR SERVICE(S).

1. General Provisions

1.01. In order to register for World of Warships, players must be thirteen (13) years of age or older. All players are solely responsible for their behaviour in both public and battle chat. Players are responsible for protecting their accounts from access by others, and are strongly encouraged to select a hard-to-guess password and not re-use that password on any other sites where it may be read by the owners or administrators of that site. It is strongly forbidden to share accounts with others. In the case of an account that has been lost or hacked, please inform Technical Support immediately through the website: World of Warships Support

1.02. The developers (Wargaming.net) of this software are not responsible for the behaviour of any individual player, as well as for the content of his or her messages in all game chats and channels. Players are solely responsible for their behaviour and the content of their messages in all game chats and channels.

1.03. Wargaming.net reserves the right to evaluate each incident on a case by case basis. The action that may be taken may be more lenient or more severe than those listed under each category.

1.04. Wargaming.net may suspend, terminate, modify, or delete accounts at any time for any reason or for no reason, with or without notice to the owner of the account. Accounts terminated by Wargaming.net for any type of abuse, including without limitation a violation of these rules or the EULA, will not be reactivated for any reason. For purposes of explanation and not limitation, most account suspensions, terminations and/or deletions are the result of violations of these rules, the End-User License Agreement (EULA), or other Wargaming.net policy. Players may cancel any account registered to themselves at any time by following the instructions on the Website. Wargaming.net may stop offering and/or supporting any service at any time.

1.05. Players who decide to be involved with the game acknowledge and agree to these and all other relevant rules and will abide by them regardless of the circumstances. In addition players also agree that these Rules will apply to anyone that is allowed to use their Wargaming.net account or user ID. By allowing another user to use the account, the account owner is personally responsible for all the consequences (including termination of said account) which may result, if the above discussed person violates any of the listed rules at any time. The account owner will not be entitled to a refund of any currency or any form of credit.


2. Prohibitions, Restrictions and Conditions of Use, for all Game Chats and Channels

You agree not to do any of the following while using the Game or any Wargaming.net game chat or channels:
 

2.01. Excessive profanity and inappropriate language is not welcome. It is suggested to ensure that the censor filter is switched on. The censor filter is not an excuse to break the existing game and chat rules, and excessive profanity will still be sanctioned.

 

2.02. Typing in such a way to bypass the censor filter is prohibited.

 

2.03. Insults, personal attacks, abuse or harassment are not tolerated on any level.

 

2.04. Derogatory comments based on race, nationality, religion, culture, sex, or sexual preference are prohibited.

 

2.05. Allusion of racial or national supremacy, as well as discriminative propaganda on any level is prohibited.

 

2.06. Spamming or posting nonsensical messages is prohibited in the game and battle chats. This also includes excessive use of caps, as well as excessive posting of battle results.

 

2.07. Begging/soliciting in any form is prohibited in all game chats and channels. Begging/soliciting includes but is not limited to: requesting users to transfer real money to the virtual wallet, asking for additional credits, and requests to transfer game gold.

 

2.08. All types of ads for sale, exchange, or other options for the transfer of accounts from one user to another violate EULA and are prohibited in all game chats and channels.

 

2.09. Distribution of users’ personal information without their consent is prohibited.

 

2.10. Slandering users or posting false information about users in all game chats and channels is prohibited.

 

2.11. Attempting to extort information from users, including information necessary for the use of their account is prohibited.

 

2.12. Discussion on, or linking to illegal activities, such as illicit drugs, is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to the linking of, or discussion on, websites dedicated to vulgar, racist, abusive, illegal, or any other content prohibited by the EULA, or linking to the resources that contain such advertisement or content.

 

2.13. Discussion on, or linking to unreleased content, cheats, hacks, Trojan horses, or malicious programs is prohibited. If you suspect that a cheat or hack exists or have any other problems or concerns on these topics, provide the necessary information to Technical Support.

 

2.14. Discussion on, advertising of, or linking to websites, in relation to the selling of gold, credits, promotional codes, levelling services, or game accounts is prohibited.

 

2.15. Threats of destroying allied ships as well as threats of disclosing the positions of allied ships to the enemies, regardless of whether the threat was carried out, or not, are prohibited.

 

2.16. Death threats and other threats of violence in real life, directed either against individual users, moderators or administration of the project, are prohibited.

 

2.17. All types of advertising messages are prohibited in general and battle chats. With the exception that WoWs related advertising such as division forming or clan recruiting is permitted with the following restrictions. It may contain no more than three (3) lines on a standard chat window, and be posted no more than once every 15 minutes within the port chats or once per game in battle.

 

2.18. Mentioning and discussing of other games is permitted, but it should be discontinued if the character of the discussion turns into at a direct promotion of another gaming project.

 

2.19. Discussion of social, religious, political, illegal or other controversial topics that may create offense is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to negative portrayal of religious and political figures is prohibited.

 

2.20. Discussion of decisions or sanctions made by moderators or administration in all game chats and channels is prohibited.

 

2.21. Any kind of provocations for other players to violate the EULA as well as additions to it is strictly prohibited.

 

2.22. Any statements or other actions that violate any applicable laws or regulations are strictly prohibited and will be strongly suppressed.

 

2.23. Any attempt to create nicknames, groups, or organized communities of players associated in any fashion with organizations which violate any applicable laws or regulations is prohibited. This includes but not limited to, direct or indirect references to Nazi symbols, abbreviations and well known leaders.

 

2.24. The use of copyrighted, trademarked, patented, classified, or restricted material or information and the violation of any rights of any party, including rights of privacy or publicity is prohibited.


3. Names (Players and Clans), Avatars, Images/Video, Signatures & Clan logos

Certain content for names, avatars, images/video, signatures and clan logos, have no place on the World of Warships forums or within the World of Warships game, due to their extremely offensive, annoying or inappropriate nature. The following list is only a summary, but it gives some idea of names, images, signatures, avatars and clan logos which are not accepted with the World of Warships environment:

Names, avatars, images/video, signatures and clan logos…
 

3.01 …that contain profanity, including its abbreviated form.

 

3.02 …that contain insults, personal attacks, abuse or harassment.

 

3.03 …that contain unprintable words or abbreviations, or which are unattractive and/or unreadable.

 

3.04 …which either in whole or partly contain copyrighted or registered trademark elements.

 

3.05 …which have (in any way) racist or nationalistic implications which may create offense to a certain nation, ethnic, religious or racial group.

 

3.06 …that contain an allusion of racial or national supremacy, as well as discriminative propaganda on any level.

 

3.07 …which contain insults or derogatory comments based on race, nationality, religion, culture, mental stature, sex, or sexual preference.

 

3.08 …which have an association with sexuality, paedophilia, sexual abuse; or have an offensive connection to the human body or bodily functions.

 

3.09 …which contain nudity, sexually explicit material or content that is otherwise deemed inappropriate.

 

3.10 …which contain excessive gore or violence, or are obscene/vulgar.

 

3.11 …which make reference to addictive or illegal substances or their use, or any other illegal activities.

 

3.12 …that contain Logotypes, symbols, emblems or figures connected in one way or another with organizations, that violate or were violating existing laws and rules; i.e. anything that may provoke strong negative reaction/association or promote national/ethnic/religious hatred. (For example, using different variations of Nazi symbolic, abridgments and signs (88, 14, 420, SS), or similar stylizing (such as, 55) as well as credentials, names and surnames of Nazi leaders.)

 

3.13 …that contain reference to current mainstream religions that may create offense, i.e. names such as God, Jesus, Allah, etc.

 

3.14 …that are connected with negative historical or political personalities, first of all those who are judged by international courts for crimes against humanity, those that generally arouse feelings of suffering or disgust in the majority of people, as well as members of currently existing terrorist organizations.

 

3.15 …that negatively portray the project’s staff, or administration.

 

3.16 …which in any other manner violates the End User License Agreement or local laws.


…either implicitly or explicitly are prohibited (This also includes links to websites containing the above). If names (player or clan), avatars, signatures, images/video, or clan logos within the forums or within the game violate these rules the offending account may be changed and/or the accounts may be sanctioned or suspended. Moreover, the administration reserves the right to delete, update or modify any names (player or clan) and avatars, images or clan images which are considered inappropriate on the forums or within the game environment.


4. Inappropriate conduct in-game/Fair play principles

The following actions are prohibited in game:
 

4.01. Intentionally damaging allied ships (team damage).

 

4.02. Intentionally destroying allied ships (team kill).

 

4.03. Intentionally informing participants of the opposing team through battle, or voice chat, the location of allied ships.

 

4.04. Using bots, clickers, macros, keyboard and mouse recorders, or any other similar methods to accumulate credits and experience without the participation or with passive participation of the player within the battle. (Excessive and repetitive passive play)

 

4.05. Any conduct that is considered by Wargaming staff as disruptive to the gaming experience of others can be sanctioned in accordance to rule 1.04. This conduct includes and is not limited to: malicious and/or intentional in-game harassment, intentional exploitation of in-game mechanics or any action that intentionally goes against or abuses the game design. The application of game restrictions will always be done to protect a positive and fun gaming environment and will be applied after careful investigation and internal deliberation.



5. Reporting In-game Violations 

To report any violation of the Rules please submit a ticket to World of Warships Support. The ticket should contain a complete description of the incident. Include the usernames of the parties involved and attach a screenshot that illustrates the violation. This will enable us to act on your reports promptly. Please do not report these incidents on the forum or anywhere else, other than the Support website. Posting these types of complaints on the forum can be grounds for account sanctions, as these threads would be considered off-topic. The time limit to report an incident is 7 days. Reports made in excess of 7 days after the offense will not be considered.

6. Official Language 

6.01. In-game Hangar: The official language of the in-game Hangar Chat is English only, other languages are not welcome. Players who wish to communicate in their native language may do so in channels made specifically for their language. Non-English within the Hangar Chat may be sanctioned.

6.02. In-game Battles: The preferred language is English, non-English is tolerated. Please be tolerant of those that have difficulty speaking English.

7. Important/Miscellaneous 

7.01. Repeated violations of any of these Rules or the EULA, including the areas detailed above, will often result in permanent suspension from the game and/or forums.

7.02. This policy is not language-restrictive. Language that falls under this policy will always be subject to the repercussions listed, whether it is inappropriate in English or any other language.

7.03. Players may provide feedback or address any concerns to the Technical Support service (forum and game suspension appeals): World of Warships Support