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Types of chat and message type

  • Common /open chat . Covers all locations in all regions (including boats and roads) in which you are located. To send a message in common chat, type in text and press Enter, or click the chat box in Say (Ctrl +1) and press Enter to publish the message.
  • Private (whisper) chat . Chat between two characters. To send a message in private chat, type in the client game character's nickname or select from players list and type the text ([char nick]]: text) and press Ctrl + Enter, or click in the big chat window 2 Whisp (Ctrl +2) and press Enter to publish the message.
  • Group Chat . Chat between members of the group in which you are located. To send a message to a group chat client, type in the game type in text and press Shift + Enter, or click the chat box in the big three Group (Ctrl +3) and press Enter to publish the message.
  • Clan chat . Chat between members of the clan, in which you are located. To send a message to the clan chat in game client type text and press Alt + Ctrl + Enter, or click the chat box in the big Clan four Ally (Ctrl +4) and press Enter to publish the message.
  • Ally chat . Chat between members of the alliance, in which you are located. To send a message to the ally chat client type in text and press Alt + Enter, or click the chat box in the big five Ally (Ctrl +5), and press Enter to publish the message.
  • Trade chat . Chat for commercial messages. To send a message to the trade chat client, type in text and press Alt + Shift + Enter, or click the chat box in the big 6 Trade (Ctrl +6) and press Enter to publish the message.
  • Religious messages . You can send such messages only when you have an active religious status (rank). Religious messages are sent to characters that have a religious inclination. The command to send a message to both the game client, and with the large message box is : \ r "message text"
  • Gra (paid) messages . Posts to all the characters that are in the game, regardless of their location in the the game. Message cost - 5 platinum. The command to send a message to both the game client and the big chat window: \ gra "message text."

Please be aware: In case of incorrect spelling of a character ([char nick]:text) in private chat or if a chat is not available to you (you are not a member of a group, clan, alliance), or if you have entered an incorrect command on religious or paid posts. Your message gets sent to the common chat.

As trade, religion and GRA (paid for messages) are transmitted to more people than general chat, the consequences of a violation will be harder on the offender.

The following list of rules has been worked out by the Administrator and the moderators of the game DarkSwords. These rules are obligatory and are to be followed by all participants of the game. By entering the game you automatically agree to follow these rules.

If you violate these rules you are considered to be a rule breaker and will be punished. Punishment can be anything from some time of not being able to chat up to an IP ban for severe violations. All chat violations that equal a 24 hour chat ban will also incur a session of hard labour in the DarkSwords.com penitentiary (Katorga).

Staff will undertake to adhere to the following chat rules and will incur double the punishments below: Example. If a member of staff posts a non-trade message in trade chat, they will receive no warning but will be muted for 15 minutes.


Any of the mute times will be doubled for a second violation of the same kind, up to and including a 24 hour mute and Kartoga. All chat violations will be doubled if posted to a server wide audience. Trade chat or in a GRA’d message. All violations which are to be punished by either the moderators or the Administrator are described below.


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1. General rules

1.1. Discussion of the actions of Administrative staff members. For complaints against a member of staff please take a screenshot and post a complaint in the appropriate section on the DS forum, specifying the nature of the complaint. This rule will be enforced regardless of how strong you feel about a problem. There is no exception. Moderational Annotation: Discussion of Moderator’s actions is forbidden. Please provide a screenshot and post to forums. In case of violation, - Blocking of chat privilege for 15 minutes.

1.2. Flooding of staff members in any form, interfering in the work of administrators and their representatives, as moderators and helpers do not add players to the 'ignore list'. Example: Sending plat mail repeatedly; proing and unproing; smiley, symbol flooding and flooding with trade requests. Moderational Annotation: Staff harassment, please stop. In case of violation - Warning with the above message. For second violation 15 minutes blocking of chat privilege.

1.3. Insulting administrators and their representatives. Please keep it nice and appropriate In case of violation - Blocking of chat privilege for 15 minutes.

1.4. Unconstructive criticism of the Administration and the project. Expression of dissatisfaction with the decisions or actions of the administration and game developers in all the chat rooms, other than private chat is prohibited. If you do not agree with the actions or decisions of the administration or game developers, there are options available to you. You can use the DS forum. Send a private message to the administrator of the game or send a ticket.Personal messages sent to the administrator and posted on the forum are also applicable to these chat rules. Moderational Annotation: Please keep it nice and appropriate. In case of violation- Blocking of chat privilege for 15 minutes.

1.5. The spread of non Darkswords and malicious links . It is prohibited to distribute external links in Darkswords.com in open chat, GRA (paid),trade and religion chat . Example:

  • General Link, www.yahoo.com, www.bbc.com
  • Media Link, www.youtube.com
  • Malicious Link, www.anyvirusortrojanlink.co.uk
  • Game link, www.notdarkswordsMMORPG.eu
  • Adult link , www.anypornsite.com
Traders and dealers are allowed to post external links to their websites to aid the commercial enterprise. Pastors may also post external links to their own websites but these links must NOT contain items for sale except those considered part of the joining ceremony.
Moderational Annotation: External <" type of link from above list"> links are not allowed. Please do not post them. In case of violation- Blocking of chat privilege for 15 minutes (General link). 30 minutes (Media link) and 24 hours any other type link.

1.6. Real life threats. (N.B No longer applies to whispered messages.) If you feel you are being harassed or harangued in the game in whisper please use the \ignore function). An example of a real life threat would be “I know where you live, I am going to gun you down”. “I am going to smash you up with my axe” Is not considered a real life threat. There are no guns in DS so therefore this threat would be based on real life item not a game item. Moderational Annotation: Real life threats will not be tolerated. In case of violation - Blocking of chat privilege for 24 hours and instant hard labour.

1.7. Buying / Selling of characters. Moderational Annotation: Selling and buying of characters is not allowed. In case of violation - Blocking of chat privilege for 24 hours and instant hard labour, as well as a report to Game Administrator.

1.8.-1.9 Buying/selling game materials for real life money or buying/selling game currency for real money. It is forbidden for any player to sell or buy platinum/ game items for real life money or real life items. Except from authorized dealer or trader.Traders and dealers are the only representatives of Darkswords.com that are allowed to sell items and game currency and can therefore advertise their services as such. Pastors may also post external links offering their services, however these outside links must not contain items for sale. Moderational Annotation: Selling or buying DS items for real currency or items is forbidden. In case of violation - Blocking of chat privilege for 24 hours and instant hard labour. This restriction also applies to whisper chat.

1.10. Antisocial behavior. 1.10.1 Humiliation to players or player’s relatives. Nasty, derogatory, and rude comments are forbidden. Moderational Annotation: Keep it nice and appropriate please. In case of violation- The extent of the severity of the offense will be adjudicated up by the moderator. Warning (mild offence) or blocking of chat privilege for 15 minutes.

1.10.2 Discriminatory comments/remarks: Discriminatory remarks which are sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive are not permitted. These type of offences will not be reprimanded by a single mod in chat. Therefore the person receiving these types of messages must at all times obtain a full screenshot and post to the on duty Moderator. The decision to give a penalty will be decided on the gravity of the message and the relationship to the full conversation surrounding the circumstances. Moderational Annotation: Discriminatory comments will not be tolerated. In case of violation - Blocking of chat privilege for 24 hours and instant hard labour.

1.10.3 Mentioning illegal substances: Mentioning illegal substances (drugs and drug paraphernalia) and there misuse is prohibited. Moderational Annotation: Keep it appropriate and nice please. In case of violation -Blocking of chat privilege for 15 minutes.

1.11. Attempt to discharge contractual PVP combat. It is prohibited to attempt to make arrangements to knowingly 'fix' a religious, clan, tournament or ally fight (with a known result.) In case of the violation - Most cases will result in the character being reported to game Administrator. However when the evidence is clear cut and concise. This offense may incur Admin level ban or loss of game privilege.


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2. Common /Open chat offenses: Includes open chat, trade and GRA

2.1. Flood, duplicate messages. Players cannot repeat their message more than once per minute. Duplicate /similar messages that are considered to have the same meaning via a change of the sequence of words are also an infringement. Moderational Annotation: Flooding, please stop In case of violation - Players will receive the above message, for repeated violations blocking of chat privilege for 15 minutes.

2.2. Symbols flood . Smileys flood You are not allowed to Flood Symbols. The following is considered Symbol Flood: Using more than six symbols of any kind in one sentence it is considered symbol flood. For example if you write: "Help me..... please!!!" that sentence would be considered symbol flood. The number of smileys in one message is limited to 3, anymore and it will be treated as flood. Moderational Annotation: Flooding, please stop. In case of violation - Players will receive the above message. For repeated violation blocking of chat privilege for 15 minutes.

2.3. Writing in caps. The use of more than two words in capital letters is forbidden. It is also forbidden to publish messages that contains an unnecessary amount of capital letters. Example: HoLy MoLy, ThIs RoCkS!“ Moderational Annotation: Flooding, please stop. In case of violation - Players will receive the above message. For repeated violation blocking of chat privilege for 15 minutes.

2.4. Communication in any language other than English, Russian or Ukrainian. English, Russian or Ukrainian are the only permitted languages used in Darkswords.com in open areas of chat. Moderational Annotation: English, Russian or Ukrainian only in open/trade/GRA chat please. In case of violation - Players will receive the above message. For repeated violation blocking of chat privilege for 15 minutes.

2.5. Trade messages. Trade messages are prohibited in general /religion chat. Buying, selling and trading games items for any in game resource is for trade only. Moderational Annotation: Buying,selling and trading belongs in trade chat only. Or Please take it to trade chat. In case of violation - Players will receive one of the above messages. For repeated violation blocking of chat privilege for 15 minutes.

2.6. Uncomfortable atmosphere in chat. It is forbidden to create an uncomfortable situation, which, in the opinion of the moderators or administrators, interferes with communication or the smooth flow of the chat or the game. It is forbidden to spam or talk nonsense in chat. Moderational Annotation: Keep it appropriate and nice please. In case of violation - Players will receive one of the above messages. For repeated violation blocking of chat privilege for 15 minutes.

2.7. Insulting behaviour . Personal insults/ rudeness to other players in any form is not tolerated. Even if the rudeness is not directed at any specific player it will be up to the moderator to decide the severity. Excluding those mentioned in 1.10.2 Discriminatory comments/remarks. Moderational Annotation: Keep it appropriate and nice please. In case of violation- Blocking of chat privilege for 15 minutes.

2.8. Cursing and veiled cursing. Cursing in any public chat in Darkswords.com is prohibited including GRA (paid). Veiled cursing is to write profanity, distorted by one or more letters, symbols or numbers, etc. Further information on mutable veilded cursing Moderational Annotation: Keep it appropriate and nice please. In case of violation- Blocking of chat privilege for 15 minutes.


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3. Rules for personal chats private (whisp), Group, the clan and ally chat

3.1. Real life threats See 1.6. Real life threats.

3.2. Discriminatory comments/remarks: Are prohibited in any chat medium. See 1.10.2 Discriminatory comments/remarks. Report the offending message to mod on duty.

3.3 In house Moderation (Ally chat) Crowns/ SIC's have the ability to impose chat bans within the clan domain. This is not under the jurisdiction of Administration or representatives. See in clan for further details.


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4. Rules for trade chat

Trade chat misdemeanors will incur double penalties as all players can access the trade chat system. All open chat rules apply to trade chat. See 2.5. Trade messages for more detail.


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5. The actions of the Administration

5.1. Abuse of the report system. It is prohibited to report messages using the report function unless they contain messages in the context of a real life threat or a discriminatory remark. Moderators Annotation: Please do not abuse the report function . In case of violation- Players will receive the above message, for repeated violation blocking of chat privilege for 15 minutes.

5.2 Using alternative characters to get around mutes It is forbidden to use alternative characters to get around mutes and harass or staff or other players by any means. Administrator has given the provision for people to ask the moderator on duty why they were muted only. This is not to be abused. If you feel you have been wrongly muted the please do a screenshot, upload the image to any image storage medium and post the image link to it on the forum. This complaint will be answered by the moderator who took away chat privileges and the main moderator will decide on whether the mute was legal. Do not use another character to plead your innocence in open chat. Moderational Annotation: Using alts to get around mutes. In case of violation -Blocking of chat privilege for 30 minutes.

5.3. Restrictions on nicknames /characters names. It is forbidden to use abusive or obscene nicknames, names that are disrespectful to other players or names that violate any of the above chat rulings. Moderational Annotation: Illegal name, please get a new one. In case of violation - Character names deemed inappropriate will be silenced for 24hours and hard labour. Further leveling of an illegal name will also incur the same restrictions.




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