Rules

§1) One account per player

Each player is allowed only one account per game world, with the exception of the account sitting feature. Sharing your password with another player on any world you play is forbidden. Legal ways of taking over a new account, on the same world can be found here. When a new world starts it is forbidden to start more than one account on the world within the first week of it opening, even if you stop playing your old account. Accounts on the same connection should not share the same password.

Operating a push account is forbidden. This is defined as regular resource transports from a weaker player to a stronger player.

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§2) Players sharing an Internet Connection

Warning: The game will automatically prevent you from sending the majority of illegal commands. However, there are still some scenarios where the game cannot detect that the command would be illegal. All players must still make sure they are not violating any rules before sending commands.

Definitions for this rule:

Interaction – Sending attacks, support or resource transports to a player on the same connection.
Coordination – Attacking, supporting or sending resources to the same player, from two or more players sharing a connection.

This rule applies to anybody that shares a computer or network with one or more players. A shared network could be one household, your job, or school. All players that knowingly share an internet connection regularly (for 3 days or longer) have to add each other using the Share Internet Connection feature. Accounts being sat do not need to do this.

If you are only temporarily sharing the same connection (for less than 72 hours) then you do not have to add each other using the Shared Internet Connection feature.

If you have registered a shared connection, then you are never allowed to interact with the player(s) you are sharing a connection with. Co-ordination within a 3-week period is forbidden if you are sharing a connection. This means that at least 3 weeks must have passed from the date of the last command sent by one player before another player on the connection can start sending commands to the same player.

If you are temporarily sharing an internet connection (for less than 3 days), no interaction is allowed until 24 hrs after connection sharing has ended. No co-ordination is allowed until 24 hours after the connection sharing has ended.


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§3) Account sitting

Account sitting is a temporary way to watch someone's account while they cannot log in. While a player is account sitting for another player, no interactions or co-ordination is allowed between any accounts on the account sitter's internet connection, and for a period of 24 hours after the sitting has been ended or transferred. This includes all accounts being account sat by players on that connection.

It is not allowed to sit an account and use it just to push other accounts. Accounts that are clearly used as push accounts in this way will be banned.

Players and sitters are equally responsible for the actions of any sat account. Make sure you can trust the person you choose as sitter or whose account you are sitting.

A sat account must be played for their own benefit. It is not allowed to abuse account sitting. Account sitters that intentionally destroy or seriously damage an account they are sitting will be punished.

We will punish the account sitter if we see that it was the clear intention to ruin the account owners work against his instructions, we will not be able to repair the damage done to the account, so please make sure you always choose a responsible account sitter.

Accounts being sat are temporarily sharing a connection with the sitter and other accounts on the account sitter's connection. Therefore, everything stated in rule 2 must be followed.


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§4) Merging of accounts

It is generally allowed for a player to allow one or more other players to take over the accounts villages without a fight, provided that the game rules are followed. Villages still have to be taken over by ennoblement; there is no way to just transfer villages to another account. However, accounts on the same internet connection may not merge. This includes accounts that have previously been played mostly from the same internet connection.

§5) Communication

Insulting other players and the use of language in an abusive/offensive context is forbidden.

We do not accept profiles, player names, village names or any other publications that the Administration finds to be illegal, insulting, threatening, abusive, real-life-aggressive, sexual, politically incorrect, right extreme, religiously fanatic, racist or in any way inappropriate.

Advertising other games or moneymaking sites, or posting links to inappropriate content is forbidden.

Phishing or blackmailing players for passwords in any way is forbidden. Spamming other players with forwarded reports or constant in-game mails can be seen as abusive and is illegal.


Examples:
  • It is allowed to refer to a player as a beginner (noob) and to criticize their way of playing using appropriate language.
  • It is allowed to blackmail a player for resources in-game through threatening their loss of villages due to potential in-game attacks.
  • Tribe dukes are responsible for their tribal profile, forum, name and tribe tag. If any part of a tribe is inappropriate, the dukes are held responsible.
  • It is against the rules to impersonate any staff member.
  • It is forbidden to post pornographic links in the profile or on any other medium.
  • Racist, illegal, discriminatory or inappropriate names will lead to an immediate game ban.
  • Any attempt of phishing will be strongly punished. This includes phishing for account information (like passwords) and ingame information (like troop counts).
  • Using any profanity, insulting language, or being abusive towards any staff member in the support system is grounds for a complete ban of your account with no appeal.
  • We ask players to not use account names that include whole email addresses or full names, for player safety.

§6) Account trading

It is not allowed to play accounts for commercial purposes. It is not allowed to sell, buy or offer accounts or parts of accounts in exchange for Premium points or any other outside benefit. Trades involving more than one game world are also forbidden.

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§7) Bots and Scripts

Tribal Wars should be played with a normal browser only. Bots, browser add-ons and other applications that automate game activities are forbidden. All Greasemonkey scripts are forbidden.

Premium players are permitted to add approved JavaScript commands to their quick bar. These scripts are allowed to help players by doing things such as automatically filling in forms (like troop recruitment). However, they may not perform more than one action per click. Additionally, these scripts may not interact with the Account Manager or any of its features in any way without specific approval from the Tribal Wars team.

If you are not sure if a script or tool is allowed you should always ask the support team first. In addition to this, we keep this thread updated with all legal quick bar scripts. If you have a script that doesn't appear here, you must submit a ticket for approval or ask in the scripts forum before installing it.

Tools are permitted to use our world data provided they request it no more than once per hour.


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§8) Language

Tribal Wars is an English game. The use of other languages in game is forbidden. This means all profiles, mails, forum posts and any other publication must be in English.

A short phrase in another language is permitted, provided that this is translated to English either directly following or preceding it.

Creating a tribe exclusively for one nationality or language is strictly forbidden and may result in the tribe being disbanded.

Support tickets must also be created in English, otherwise we will not reply.


§9) Miscellaneous

  • Anything you write may be used as evidence against you in an appeal. We will not accept it if you later say that you were joking.
  • Encouraging or tricking others into breaking the rules is strictly prohibited.
  • If you experience a bug you must immediately report it to the support team. Failing to do so may result in a punishment.
  • Inactive accounts may be deleted after a period of 14 days.
  • Banned accounts will be deleted in 14 days in the majority of cases.
  • We do not refund premium to players who are banned for breaking our rules.
  • Impersonating members of staff will result in a permanent ban on your account.
  • Tricking a player in to deleting or restarting their account is forbidden. This includes promising a player free resources after restarting if you have no intention of following up with your promise.
  • Knowingly benefiting from another player breaking the rules will also lead to actions being taken against your account. If you think you have benefited from a breach of rules, you must report this.