The Customer Code of Conduct exists to provide all subscribers with a minimal standard of behavior and, thereby, the assurance that the other subscribers you encounter will conduct themselves to at least that standard. The Code is designed to provide reasonable protection for everyone while maintaining the maximum individual liberty compatible with a family-oriented environment.
The following rules of conduct govern player interaction and activity within The Realm Online, the official The Realm Online message boards, and all other Norseman Games' facilities. Failure to act responsibly and comply with these rules may result in the action being taken against you and/or your account(s), which may, without any refund of any kind, include termination of any or all accounts registered to you and/or any accounts registered to other subscribers who willingly grant you access. Disciplinary actions may be taken against individuals without respect to accounts. Norseman reserves the exclusive and unlimited right, at our sole discretion, to deny service to anyone, at any time, for any reason.
Non-Harassment Clause: You may not harass or threaten other players or representatives of Norseman Games.
Non-Vulgarity Clause: You may not use any sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, religious, sexually oriented or ethnically offensive language. You may not attempt to communicate these by any means, including but not limited to, masking, acronyms, abbreviations, innuendo, or languages other than English. The existence of the profanity filter (/filter) is not a license to be profane.
Non-Impersonation Clause: You may not impersonate any representative of The Realm Online or Norseman Games Employee, past or present, including any Customer Service personnel, nor may you in any way lead anyone to the belief, or lend support to the belief, that you are in any way connected with Norseman Games.
Legal Adherence Clause: You may not violate any local, state, national or international law or regulation.
Anti-Piracy Clause: You may not arrange for the exchange or transfer of any pirated or illegal software while on The Realm Online or The Realm Online Web site.
Orderly Conduct Clause: You will follow the instructions of authorized personnel, such as Sentinels, Mentors, Hosts, and Implementors, while in The Realm Online or on the Official The Realm Online Forums.
Tolerance Clause: You may not organize nor be a member of any player associations or groups within The Realm Online that are based on, or espouse, any racist, sexist, anti-religious, anti-ethnic, anti-gay, or other hate-mongering philosophy.
Non-Perjury Clause: You may not give false information or intentionally hide any information when registering for your The Realm Online account.
Copyright Protection Clause: You may not upload or transmit on The Realm Online, or on The Realm Online Web Site any copyrighted content that you do not own all rights to, unless you have the express written permission of the author or copyright holder.
Anti-Hacking Clause: You may not attempt to interfere with, hack into, or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running The Realm Online.
Non-Exploitation Clause: You may not exploit any bug in The Realm Online and you will not communicate the existence of any such exploitable bug (bugs that grant the user unnatural or unintended benefits in game), directly, indirectly, or through public posting, to any other user of The Realm. You will promptly report any such bug via The Realm Onlineís website Bug Reports page.
Non-Modification Clause: You may not modify any part of The Realm Online Client, Server, or any part of The Realm Online Web Page located at http://www.realmserver.com. Note that this prohibition does not extend to the original creation of Interface Skins for the Client.
Non-Infringement Participation Clause: You may not attempt to play The Realm Online on any server that is not controlled or authorized by Norseman Games or its designees.
Non-Infringement Clause: You may not create, use, or provide any server emulator or other site where The Realm Online may be played, and you will not post or distribute any utilities, emulators or other software tools related to The Realm without the express written permission of Norseman Games.
Server Language Clause: Use of any language other than English is prohibited in all Public Areas. Public Areas include open gossip channels, official gossip channels (0-5), all public rooms, text written on engraved items, character names, titles and biographies, and The Realm Online Message Boards.
Trade Embargo Clause: You may not sell or trade or solicit to sell or trade Realm Online accounts, characters, or game items for any form of compensation outside The Game. Selling and purchasing of accounts to The Realm Online through any means not directly supported by and accomplished through Norseman Games is expressly prohibited.
Non-Interference Clause: You may not attempt, nor carelessly achieve, domination of any public area. Official gossip channels (0 - 5) will be permitted to operate for their intended purpose as declared by the channelís Topic Message.
URL Security Clause: Any player may, in any public or private area of "The Realm", distribute any URL under the following conditions:
The poster of the URL takes full responsibility for the content of said address. If you post a site to any area that is somewhat permanent, such as the Message Boards, you remain responsible for that URL until the time that you edit the post to remove it. So, if you post a URL and a year later the content becomes problematic and you have not removed it, you will face disciplinary action.
Any representative of Norseman Games may, in his or her sole discretion, determine the appropriateness of any URL and will act accordingly.
The poster of any website containing material that is deemed either inappropriate or harmful (either to the viewer or to Norseman Games as an entity) will face strict disciplinary action,
The user of any such URL takes full responsibility for electing to visit any website not officially part of Norseman Games and for any and all consequences that may result.
Non-Automation Clause: You will not make use of any device or means to automate and/or to provide for unattended gameplay in The Realm Online. This includes all forms of macros and disability features present in any operating system. Exceptions for legally or medically qualified disabled persons will be granted upon receipt of proof of the individual's legal or medical status.
The clause titles used herein are for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.