15.4 Harassment

Harassment is not tolerated, including all forms of sexual harassment. The determination of harassment is based on our judgement alone, and may include (but is not limited to) cases of repeated unwanted communications of any kind, or even the mention of real-world information such as name, city, and the like.

The place where the harassment occurs is mostly, but not entirely confined to Aetolia. At our discretion, it may comprise other forms of communication, including (but not limited to) emails, forum posts, or instant messages.

What do I do if I'm being harassed?
Harassment is something we take very seriously, and it is our expectation that you do too. If someone is harassing you, please first consider these guidelines:

- If someone is annoying you, or you are having a bad day and they are pushing your buttons, that's what IGNORE is for. This may be all you need to do to solve your problem.

- If you are stuck in a situation you cannot get out of (e.g. locked in a room by another player), consider using Necrosis (AB NECROSIS), IGNORE, or just plain disconnecting from the game.

- Do not abuse our willingness to help victims of harassment by trying to get out of situations you have put yourself into, especially when it comes to PK.

After having read this, if you have a valid case for harassment, please file an ISSUE (either against the player, or an ISSUE ME, is fine!) Please provide as much additional detail regarding the situation as possible, so our team can incorporate that information into their deliberations. If able, please note date, time, and your time zone of your conversations with the individual as this will assist us in our research. 

We may choose to take into account information outside of Aetolia, but please keep in mind that we are not a real world law enforcement agency. We are not in a position to protect you from real world threats, harassment, or harm. If the harassment you are experiencing is of this nature, please contact real world authorities immediately.

In our sole determination, if the offence is serious enough, we may alert your service provider (ISP), your workplace, your university, or other relevant institutions, giving them details of your use of their resources.