Near Reality Rules

Rules & Regulations

1. Flaming, Racism, Harassment, and Disrespect:

Throughout the community are a various amount of religious and cultural backgrounds, therefore everyone is entitled to the respect of all members of the community. We expect members to behave, act mature, and handle any stressful situations respectfully. The sole purpose of this server and community is to provide entertainment to anyone and everyone no matter where they come from, what they look like, or what they believe in. Enforcement of this rule will be at the discretion of the staff member/team based on how we deem the severity of what has been said by the player.

Remember that members have different types of emotions and may react differently than other players. What one person may take as a joke could be interpreted by another player in a completely different manner than it was intended. Be careful with what you say so you don’t offend other players and/or cause misunderstandings. It's your responsibility to watch what you're saying to others, and it's our responsibility to make sure that all members are happy to be a part of Near-Reality. With this in mind, we have strict rules against such acts of flame/flame-baiting, harassment, and disrespect towards the community and we will not tolerate it.

This includes telling someone to get cancer. This is absurdly wrong on many levels and will not be tolerated.

a. Topics, posts, PMs etc., that are directed at a single member, or group, to either defame them of their reputation, character or to simply insult, flame them directly etc., will also be considered harassment and disrespect.

1st Offense

Warning

2nd Offense

48h Mute

3rd Offense

1w Mute

4th Offense

Perm Mute


2. Doxing/Sharing Personal Information

Sharing any information about another player such as real life names, family member names, home addresses, phone numbers, social media accounts, and any other information that we deem personal will result in punishment based on the severity of what was said.

1st Offense

Permanent IP Mute

2nd Offense

Permanent IP Ban


3. Advertising other Servers

Advertisement on the forums and server is strictly dealt with, and an automatic ban from the forums and server will be given. Those who have other situations that do NOT relate to RuneScape Private Relations can private message a member of the upper management team for permission to advertise, otherwise ALL advertisements will be dealt with as the same.

a. Common known links (e.g. MoparScape, Rune-Server, and YouTube) is fine and will be commonly permitted.

1st Offense

Warning

2nd Offense

48h Mute

3rd Offense

Permanent IP Mute


4. Spamming

Spamming on Near-Reality will not be permitted. These acts will be acted upon accordingly by the staff members of Near-Reality. We should all be acting as mature as we can while on Near-Reality and respect others wishes as well, those who continue to break this rule will be removed from Near-Reality if needed.

Auto-Typers should not be abused but are allowed. The timer should be set to a minimum of 8-10 seconds. If this rule is abused it may be removed in the future and autotypers disallowed.

1st Offense

Warning

2nd Offense

48h Mute

3rd Offense

1w Mute

4th Offense

Perm Mute


5. Hacking & Threats

Misleading links are never to be posted on the forums, if posting a link to a YouTube video; we expect it to lead to YouTube. Otherwise your account will face punishments in proportion to the offense. Hacking will never be tolerated on either the forums or server. It is a crime and you will be permanently IP-banned.

Threatening any member with anything will result in an appropriate punishment, up to a permanent IP-ban.

a. DDOS threats will not be tolerated and is a federal offense in many countries. It will be reported if necessary and punishment will result in an IP Ban.

1st Offense

Permanent IP Ban


6. Encouraging Others to Break Rules

If a player asks another player to do something that is against the rules, whether that player knows it's against the rules or not, that's considered encouraging others to break the rules. It is the responsibility of every member to know and understand the rules before playing. Offenders will be treated as if they committed the offense themselves and will be punished as if they are the one breaking the rule.

Any Offense

Punishment will be issued depending on severity of the situation


7. Bug Abuse

Abuse of any and all glitches on the server or forum is not tolerated and anyone caught doing so will either be temporarily or permanently banned. We will not and shall not tolerate flaws being abused to make someone richer, or promote themselves on the forums and or game. Repeated abuse will result in a permanent IP-Ban.

1st Offense

72h Ban + Account Wipe

2nd Offense

Permanent Ban

3rd Offense

IP Ban


8. Player Vs. Player (PvP)

Near-Reality is not held responsible for members who have lost, disconnected etc., while in the wilderness. We also do not have set rules for the wilderness, so go in there at your own risk.

Farming consists of killing your team's alternate accounts, requesting kills from a player (regardless of if compensation is involved), or killing your own accounts. Farming is also subject to interpretation by the staff team. Its always best to report strange activity in the wilderness to protect yourself.

a. Farming kills for the purpose of gaining rewards or advancing in any of the categories listed here will result in the following punishments:

1st Offense

10 day ban that may be appealed, account may be reset

2nd Offense

30 day IP-Ban that may be appealed after 7 days, account reset

3rd Offense

Account Deletion


9. 3rd Party Software

We will not tolerate cheating of ANY kind as we know that it causes unfair advantages over other members that are attempting to play the server in fair ways. This includes the use of auto-clickers, cheat clients, bots and more.

1st Offense

48h Ban (skills reset)

2nd Offense

Permanent Ban

3rd Offense

IP Ban


10. Backseat Moderation

Backseat moderation is defined as a user who is not a member of staff trying to fulfill staff duties. If you have an issue with another player, you are to submit a report to inform the staff team in order to resolve the issue. Do not threaten players or you will be punished.

1st Offense

Warning

2nd Offense

24h Mute

3rd Offense

Permanent Mute


11. Staff Impersonation

Impersonation of the staff team is not acceptable and the member will be dealt with harshly. There are a lot of cases where another member is scammed, hacked, or otherwise somehow misguided because a member is impersonating a staff member.

1st Offense

Permanent Ban


12. Refunds (Scams, Disconnects etc.)

a. Disconnections will not be refunded, you are playing at your own risk. However, feel free to create a thread about it that states the problem and any relevant information so the problem can be fixed.

b. Donations will ONLY be refunded after 72 hours if the player has NOT yet received the items or position (forums, server) that was donated for, otherwise a refund is not required. Those who lose items on the server will not be refunded whatsoever.

c. Reset of the server or forums will be refunded if he or she has posted valid proof of their purchase in the 'Donations' board, otherwise a refund to the member will not be given.

d. Scammed members will not be refunded because there are simple tactics to not be scammed in the first place such as using a middleman (server support, moderator, administrator etc.). Please note that we will not be accepting photo-reports of members being scammed, it must be a video or it will not be handled. In some cases things can be proven with logs and we reserve the right to rectify a situation by doing so. Scammers will be permanently banned unless they give the items back, and an IP-ban may occur with repeat offenses.

e. Account Sharing is not of our concern and will NOT be against the rules. Those who account share should realize they are entrusting the other person with the account(s). You are always responsible for what happens on your account.

f. Hacking refunds will not be handed out as of 10/04/2017. Players can use various simple tactics to keep his or her accounts safe: with the working two factor authentication, you cannot be hacked and hence if you do, it is your own negligence that has caused it.

g. Glitch refunds will ONLY be refunded if you have conclusive proof and can prove that you had the items prior to the glitch. Note that if a developer (or whoever has spawning abilities) does not see the proof as conclusive, it can be declined and you will not receive a refund.

h. Items lent to another player will not be refunded under any circumstances. If you lend items to another player, you assume any risks associated (i.e. player loses said items, player gets banned with said items, etc.). Should anything happen to these items, it is your own negligence that allowed these items to be put in this situation and you will not be refunded.


13. Real-World Trading

Near-Reality does not allow real-world trading because it takes from the server and also influences the economy in a negative way. You will not be able to appeal this punishment. Real-world trading is defined as selling/buying real life money, RuneScape gold or any other form of payment other than NRGP for Near Reality-related items. The ONLY exception is the buying and selling of donator pins with RuneScape gold.

Please note that loopholing (player A sells a pin to player B for rsgp and then buys the pin back for NRGP) is NOT allowed and is considered real-world trading. If selling the pin bought with RSGP to someone else from NRGP, then it is allowed, as pre-made agreements of RWT are not made.

1st Offense

Permanent Ban (Bank reset)

2nd Offense

IP Ban (Bank reset)


14. Services

Near-Reality will NOT be enforcing any rules regarding services, these include but not limited to:

  • Skill training
  • Minigame training
  • Inferno services
  • Etc.

Use these services at your own risk, we will NOT be reimbursing anyone who is hacked or scammed through these services.

Use your best judgment.


15. Yell Channel

You may not use the 'Yell Channel' (::yell) to advertise clan-chats unless you're a server support or staff member, this including gambling CCs. Keep swearing and inappropriate language out of yell chat as well (if you wouldn't google it in front of your grandma, then it's probably inappropriate). You can keep in mind that asking a staff member to accept your wanting to yell such things are allowed bearing in mind that he or she doesn't have to. While a warning or mute can take place a removal of your donator rank (with no chance of having it put back) is likely as well, do not make us go to these measures, this will almost always be our last path to take.

  • Advertising Content creators must be in a 30 minute interval for advertising over yell.
  • Advertising a Clan, or CC must be in a 30 minute interval for advertising over yell.

1st Offense

Warning

2nd Offense

24h Yell Mute

3rd Offense

Permanent Yell Mute