Cheating is (obviously) illegal. Don't do it. Punishment is usually banishment,
or worse, removal of your character from the game permanently.
If you happen to live in a castle that is owned by a cheater and the cheater's
castle is deleted you will end up losing your stuff.
Cheating can be defined as many things, and you damn well know when you are
cheating - playing dumb is not an excuse.
Cheating is unfair play. Cheating can be for example:
* Abusing bugs.
- Taking an advantage of an obvious bug is illegal. If you find a bug,
report it immediately. Do not try to investigate how a possible bug
works, let a wizard do it.
* Not reporting bugs.
- Not reporting bugs is illegal, as is straining stuff from wizards in
exchange for your bug reports.
* Crashing and lagging the mud.
- Any kind of spamming is illegal, even if you do it for yourself, it
can be considered illegal as it may slow down the mud.
* Sharing characters.
- Sharing characters is illegal. You may not give/lend/sell/trade your
character to anyone. You may not also lend/buy/trade a character from
someone else, which is quite obvious.
- Playing two characters simultaneously is illegal. It is also illegal
to have ANY kind of interaction between your characters. No shared
money, castle, equipment, etc. This rule also includes guest characters.
You may NOT have a second character to handle a dispute of an another
character of yours (this also includes creating another characters to
do something bad). Isolated violations of this rule will give the
injured player a pk reason against your primary and secondary characters.
Multiple violations of this rule may result in wizard intervention and
punishment. See 'help player wars'.
- Going link dead and logging in a secondary character for the benefit of
your party or for the benefit of a player currently associated to you
in any way (for example, someone you are helping in a quest is considered
associated to you) is multiplaying.
- Using yours or someone else's newbie character to beat language
quests for you. Example: Making a level 10 elf to help a friend
translate an item using elven for a quest. The language system was
not made for you to make newbie characters.
* Using a robot to play for you.
- See 'help botting' for more info about this topic. Also idling in a
room with aggressive monsters so that you can gain exp while being
away is considered illegal.
* Making monsters stop fighting back.
- If it happens, it's a bug, do not take an advantage of it, report it
* Duplicating equipment.
- It is illegal, and anyone caught doing it will be severely punished.
This also includes "free" money/exp, understandably.
* Using scripts to make your playing easier while you are away.
- You may not use any kind of scripts/triggers/whatever/bots to ease your
playing when you are away. You may NOT have a script to do any things
for you while you are away period. (This includes create money spells,
make shuriken, soul merge, etc.)
- Harassing can be considered illegal in some cases. If you think you are
being harassed and it has nothing to do with the mud, you may complain
about it to an Archwizard.
* Abusing Quit or similar commands
- The purpose of quit is to remove your character from the game once you
have finished playing for the day. If you only leave for a short period
of time it is recommended to just go ld. You are not allowed to remove
any negative effects on your character such as curses or banes by
quitting nor are you allowed to remove unwanted positive effects
to obtain better ones (quitting+re-entering to get desired blessing).
* Trading goods.
- Trading goods (items, money, service, characters etc.) between ZombieMUD
and other muds is forbidden. It is also illegal to trade ZombieMUD goods to
real life goods (rl cash etc) and vice versa.
* Cheating with bound items.
- It is considered cheating to alter party composition at any point for the
sole purpose of allowing someone who did not really partake in killing the
mob to bind with the item(s) made.
Use your common sense when doing things. If you think it might be cheating,
don't do it. You can also ask from an Archwizard if something is cheating
You will be awarded for catching and reporting people that cheat. This
award will be given quietly, so that you are in no danger of revenge.
Partying with cheaters is also rather hazardous to your mudding career.
Turning YOURSELF in for cheating is also known to ease penalties, although
don't expect too much sympathy.
See also 'abusing triggers', 'rules'.
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