Ship of Heroes Code of Conduct

Summary

 

  1. Be courteous and respectful at all times
  2. Stay on topic when you post
  3. Do not spam or advertise
  4. Respect Heroic Games Corporation property

For details, please read the entire Code of Conduct.

While most violations will generally be addressed with silencing of increasing duration to facilitate cool down, some are severe enough to result in immediate permanent suspension from forums, game, and any Heroic Games Corporation property without refund. Please review the entire Code of Conduct.

 

We begin and end with this:

be respectful and courteous to others in our forums and on all game properties.

 

The Ship of Heroes forum is a safe and constructive space to discuss Ship of Heroes video game content and related items. In order to keep this a productive place for all community members, there are ground rules that must be followed for all methods of communication on the forums.

It is okay for users to disagree with one another, but opinions must be expressed in a reasonable and civil manner. It is important to maintain an atmosphere of civility and respect so that all voices may be heard.

Communicate Constructively 

All communication, whether between players, moderators, must be constructive. Posts without constructive commentary can distract from the topic at hand, reduce the visibility of valuable communication, and discourage others from participating in the conversation.

Things to avoid:

Off-Topic Commentary

Don’t post topics or replies unrelated to a thread. Posts like these spawn non-productive discussions, as well as detract from otherwise useful discussions. There is an off-topic section of the forums for subjects not related to the Game, which are not disallowed by other rules

Spam

Do not post communication lacking in meaningful content or posts that do not contribute directly to the conversation. People who spam, post links to non-Ship of Heroes products, or post repetitive information also fall into this category.

Images

Posting single images or animated gifs that are not on-topic with the discussion or without any substantive accompanying text is not allowed. Images will be removed and users may be disciplined for repeated offenses. Please note that using images to support your discussion is fine as long as the images follow the forum rules (no adult content, politics, religion, defamation, trolling, personal attacks, racism, etc.). Images must be no larger than 400 pixels x 400 pixels.

Cross-posting

Don’t post the same topic or conversation repeatedly and/or across multiple threads in an attempt to gain attention for an issue. If a conversation is relevant to multiple groups, players may post a link to the main conversation in no more than two additional forums. We also discourage posting a new thread on a topic that is already being discussed, as it spreads the conversation out and makes it harder to gather the appropriate feedback. Before starting a new thread, please use the forum search function to see if a discussion is already in progress or was recently discussed (within three months or less). If a topic is actively being discussed, join that discussion. If it was discussed sometime during the preceding 90 days, revive the thread by adding a new post.

Naming/Accusing

Openly accusing another player or group of misbehavior is not permitted. You may discuss the type of behavior at issue, but specifically naming individuals or groups is not appropriate. In cases of exploiting, harassment or other violations of conduct, please use the report tool instead of engaging with the user.

Disrupting Official Threads

Do not post about other topics in official threads (those that are started by Heroic Games Corporation. employees) or use official threads as a platform to advance another agenda. These are created to gather feedback on specific issues or topics relevant to the Ship of Heroes forum.

Disrupting Official Threads

Do not post about other topics in official threads (those that are started by Heroic Games Corporation. employees) or use official threads as a platform to advance another agenda. These are created to gather feedback on specific issues or topics relevant to the Ship of Heroes forum.

Threatening Legal Action

Any player who feels the need to take legal action with regard to their experiences with Heroic Games Corp. or its games should submit a General Inquiry contact form on the Ship of Heroes website. We do not allow such discussions to take place on the forums.

Advertising

Posting or linking to advertisements or promotions for non-Ship of Heroes related subjects, products or services in threads and signatures is not permitted.

Do not troll or make personal attacks

Trolling and attacking others, in any form, is not allowed. Trolling is posting (often, but not always, in a malicious, rude, or condescending way) with the intent to provoke a negative emotional response from another user.

Examples include:

  • Non-constructive feedback or comments.
  • Personal attacks: do not insult, degrade or criticize any person or group of people. Personal attacks derail useful discussion.
  • Attacks on groups: attacking groups of people, guilds, companies, or user locations, including, but not limited to, home countries, is prohibited.
  • Intolerance/Hate: Attacks specifically regarding race, politics, religion, or sexual orientation are grounds for immediate suspension and possibly a permanent suspension.
  • Excessive reporting of posts: frequently or repeatedly using the report tool to draw attention to a specific cause or individual is considered trolling.
  • Accusing Others of Trolling: Calling someone a troll to incite someone or falsely accusing them of trolling can also be a form of trolling.
  • Do not publicly share private messages from other users. If someone is harassing you via private message, do not reply but instead report it through the General Inquiries contact from on the Ship of Heroes website.

If you feel someone is behaving in a manner that violates the rules, please use the report tool on the forums. Do not engage the person exhibiting these behaviors, as this is often the very response and attention they are seeking. You may also employ the “Ignore Preferences” forum feature (Your Profile > Manage Ignore Prefs) to block posts, signatures and private messages from another user.

Forum Signatures

Signature graphics are permitted, but may only contain your character name, personal or guild sigil and personal slogan or other text that is directly related to your in-game persona, or content directly related to Ship of Heroes. All content must be in good taste. Size is limited to 32k bytes.

Signatures are limited to the following by the forum software:

  • 2 lines max
  • 2 urls max
  • 1 image max
  • Max image dimensions: Width (px): 500 x Max Height (px): 100

Profanity is not allowed

The use of profanity on the forums is not allowed. Please be respectful of your fellow players, and do not use this sort of language. This includes intentionally working around the word filter or partially masking profanity by substituting characters or words. The intent will still be clear and it will be treated as prohibited profanity.

Some actions can result in disciplinary actions, including the immediate suspension of forum privileges

There are some actions severe enough to result in immediate temporary or permanent suspension of posting privileges without prior notification. Serious or sustained offenses may result in suspension of not only the user’s forum account but game account as well.

Please refer to the General Rules of Conduct for the complete list, but examples include:

  • Threats against anyone or any group.
  • Viruses, malware, worms, or Trojans.
  • Sexually explicit content, including sexual harassment.
  • Sharing personal information about Heroic Games Corporation volunteers, employees, or any other individuals.
  • Hate speech, including the degrading or vilifying of a particular race, religion, ethnic group, gender, sexual preference, or sexual identity, as well as any members of these groups.
  • Evading suspension through account hopping.
  • Impersonation of an Heroic Games Corporation. employee or agent.
  • Promoting or linking to exploits, cheating programs, piracy, or any sort of illegal activity
  • Posting or linking to content that violates the Terms of Use or Rules of Conduct

Serious violations of these rules may result in further steps taken with your Internet Service Provider (ISP), Law Enforcement, or required authorities or agencies.

Abide by moderator and Heroic Games Corporation’s employee instructions

If you disagree with a moderator or employee’s actions, do not discuss or challenge the matter publicly in forum posts. Do not attempt to recreate a closed thread by starting a new one on the same topic. Send an e-mail through a contact form on the Ship of Heroes website, and be sure to include your forum handle, and clearly state your concerns. NEVER send your password to anyone, including Heroic Games Corporation representatives.

Moderation actions by their nature are private between Heroic Games Corporation. and the individual

Moderation and disciplinary actions related to specific individuals will only be discussed with the individual(s) directly involved via email submitted on a Ship of Heroes website contact form. Do not share the contents of correspondence from Heroic Games Corporation representatives (including Support personnel, moderators or other staff members).

Do not reveal account information when discussing Customer Service interactions

Due to privacy concerns, Customer Service (CS) interactions should not contain sensitive account information. No Heroic Games Corporation. employee or representative will ever ask for your password, and you should never include your password in any communication with Heroic Games Corporation. or through any other means (such as chat rooms on the forums or in-game).

Moderation activities involving the discipline of an individual

If a moderator or Heroic Games Corporation. representative removes or edits your post, you will be contacted. In the midst of any moderation activity, the individual account ability to post may be temporarily suspended. Once a determination has been made about the specific incident, and if any action is being taken relative to the incident, the individual will be notified via private message and/or email of the incident, what element of the rules were violated and the disciplinary action, if any, that is being taken for the violation.

Due to privacy concerns, persons who report posts will not be notified about what actions, if any, were taken against the reported user.

When a situation warrants disciplinary action, we prefer to only issue warnings (that may or may not include warning points), but we may escalate to temporary suspensions to allow a cool-down period. Some incidents can (and repeated incidents will) lead to permanent suspension including loss of communication privileges, access to the game and/or any pledges or Ship of Heroes store credits associated with the account. Permanent suspensions may be appealed once after a 90- day cool-down period through the General Inquiries contact form on the Ship of Heroes website.

IMPORTANT: Forum content is moderated at Heroic Games Corporation’s sole discretion, and content may be modified, moved, removed, or otherwise restricted by Heroic Games Corporation. employees and/or moderators.

Remember: be respectful and courteous to others in our forums