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What are the rules of conduct in PlanetSide 2?

Our goal at Daybreak Game Company is for every player to have an enjoyable gaming experience! To help ensure that everyone has fun playing, we have some policies that we expect all players to follow. In the interest of keeping the game fun for all, the following are the basic rules of conduct that govern player interaction and activity within PlanetSide® 2 and in the official PlanetSide® 2 forums. Failure to act responsibly and comply with these rules within PlanetSide® 2 and the official PlanetSide® 2 forums may result in disciplinary action against players up to and including account suspensions or termination.

 

PlanetSide 2 Rules of Conduct:

  1. Users may not harass or threaten other players or the support staff.
  2. Users may not use any sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, sexist, racially or ethnically offensive language.
  3. Users may not impersonate any Daybreak Game Company employee.
  4. Users may not violate any local, state, national or international law or regulation.
  5. Users may not modify any part of the PlanetSide® 2 Client, Server or any part of any PlanetSide® 2 web page or web site, including the PlanetSide® 2 home page located at www.planetside2.com.
  6. Users may not arrange for the exchange or transfer of any pirated or illegal software while on PlanetSide® 2 or any PlanetSide® 2 web site or web page.
  7. Users will follow the instructions of authorized personnel, including Daybreak Game Company Customer Service personnel, while in PlanetSide® 2 or on the Official PlanetSide® Forums.
  8. Users may not organize nor be a member of any outfits, squads, platoons or other groups within PlanetSide® 2 that are based on, or espouse, any racist, sexist, anti-religious, anti-ethnic, anti-gay, or other hate-mongering philosophy, or are otherwise deemed to be offensive, illegal, pornographic, or objectionable, in DBG's sole and absolute discretion.
  9. Users may not give false information or intentionally hide any information when registering for their PlanetSide® 2 account.
  10. Users will not upload or transmit on PlanetSide® 2, or on any PlanetSide® 2 web site or web page any copyrighted content that they do not own all rights to, unless they have the express written permission of the author or copyright holder.
  11. Users will not attempt to interfere with, hack into, or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running PlanetSide® 2.
  12. Users will not exploit any bug in PlanetSide® 2 and will not communicate the existence of any such exploitable bug (including bugs that grant the user unnatural or unintended benefits in game), either directly or through public posting, to any other user of PlanetSide® 2. Users will promptly report any such activity to Customer Service with a petition and to the Developers through an in-game bug report.
  13. Users will not use any known or unknown "exploits" (actions that grant the user unintended or unnatural benefits in game or that are otherwise contrary to the spirit of the game or what the developers intended) and users will not communicate the existence of any such exploit, either directly or through public posting, to any other user of PlanetSide® 2. Such activities include any sort of boosting, stat padding and kill trading. Users will promptly report any such activity to Customer Service with a petition and to the Developers through an in-game bug report.
  14. Users will not either individually or together with their squad, outfit, or other groups, engage in any intentional "griefing" of your fellow players. Griefing includes the repeated killing of selected players or groups of players within their own empire or any other grief activity that DBG deems inappropriate in its sole and absolute discretion.
  15. Users will not attempt to play PlanetSide® 2 on any server that is not controlled or authorized by Daybreak Game Company, or its designees.
  16. Users will not create, use or provide any server emulator or other site where PlanetSide® 2 may be played, and will not post or distribute any utilities, emulators or other software tools related to PlanetSide® 2 without the express written permission of Daybreak Game Company.
  17. Account Security, in any form, is the sole responsibility of the account creator. Any compromised or stolen account may be suspended during the course of the investigation and may remain suspended until the account in question is verified and secured through the Technical Support Department. If the perpetrator of the theft is found, any and/or all of their accounts may be subjected to account suspension or termination due to their involvement.
  18. Orders chat is for Empire strategic coordination only. This is not an appropriate channel for recruiting. Fellow Senior Officers in your Empire will thank you.
  19. Users will not recruit for their Outfit in public channels. Chat channels such as Yell, Orders, and Regional are for Empire coordination and intercommunication. Users should keep recruitment confined to private tells with interested parties and platoon/squad channels for the case of Outfit-run platoons/squads.
  20. Users will not link websites in public chat channels. If you want to share links, such as your Outfit website, with your fellow soldiers it needs to be confined to private messages with interested parties and platoon/squad channels.
  21. Users will not play music over voice channels. This is a combat environment with no room for Disc Jockeys.