Forum Code of Conduct
Below is a list of rules that explains what behavior is expected of you and other users on the forums. Please note that the following guidelines and policies are not exhaustive and may not address all manner of offensive behavior. Therefore, the forum moderators have full discretion of addressing individuals who have engaged in behavior that is perceived as offensive. Your access to these forums is a “privilege,” and not a “right.” Elsword reserves the right to suspend your access to these forums at any time for reasons that include, but are not necessarily limited to, your failure to abide by these guidelines.
We assess each player’s violations on a case by case basis. This means that previous violations will be taken into account when determining the length of suspension. Repeat violations, despite severity of each individually will result in a permanent ban on the Elsword forums.
KOG Games and Moderators have elasticity when enforcing the rules. In other words the “it wasn't written exactly in the rules” CoC loophole argument is not going to fly. If you do anything that is disruptive to the community you will be warned or banned.
SPAMMING AND TROLLING: This is broad and is not limited to the items mentioned below. Please review these before posting on the forums.
- Excessively communicating the same phrase, similar phrases, or pure gibberish
- Creating threads for the sole purpose of causing unrest on the forums
- Abusing the Report Post feature by sending false alarms or nonsensical messages
- Creating quote pyramids of over 4 quotes or quoting themselves
- Quoting other players posts without responding to the quote
- Posting videos with autoplay
- Making non-constructive posts
- Excessive necro posting (replying to a thread that has not had any activity in over 30 days)
PROHIBITED DISCUSSIONS: Any discussions or thread mentioned below are prohibited on the forums. This is a broad category that is not limited to the mentioned below.
- Discussion of banned members.
- Posting tickets from Customer Support.
- Any discussions that breaks Elsword Online’s Terms of Service.
- Posting on behalf of a banned member.
- Sensitive topics regarding any death or violent behaviors. This also includes topics such as religious discussions, politics, race, and ethnicity.
DO NOT HARASS, DEFAME, OR DENIGRATE OTHER PLAYERS: If you don’t have anything nice to say... don’t say it at all. We are promoting a fun place for all players to feel welcome in. Insulting a player will get you banned from the forums. Insulting KOG Games employees or arguing with Moderators will have your forum account suspended or permanently banned. If you see a player that is potentially hacking please report it to Customer Support:
NO RACIAL/ETHNIC/RELIGIOUS SLURS: This is a no-brainer and you should keep these comments to yourself. This action will not be tolerated on our forums.
NO OBSCENE/VIOLENT/SEXUAL/ALCOHOLIC/DRUG REFERENCES: Any content that is considered sexual in nature or content that contains any drug or alcohol references are not allowed on the forums. This includes any images, links, slangs that we deem inappropriate. Moderators will remove all offensive images, links, and slangs.
DO NOT MAKE REAL-LIFE THREATS: This will not be tolerated. Real life threats to other players will cause your account to be permanently banned on the forums and possibly affect your in-game account in some cases.
DO NOT DISTRIBUTE REAL-LIFE PERSONAL INFORMATION: This includes releasing any real-life information about other players or KOG Games employees without their consent. Doing so will cause your account to be permanently banned on the forums and in some cases your in-game account, especially if you make threats to a KOG Games Employee.
POSTING CHEATS, HACKS, TROJAN HORSES, OR MALICIOUS PROGRAMS: Posting links to cheats, hacks, or malicious viruses / programs will get you permanently banned on the forums.
If you would like to report information regarding cheats or hacks to Elsword send it to Customer Support:
INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE: Intentionally bypassing the censorship will results to a warning, infraction or possible ban. Images, videos, links to anything outside the forum that contains any inappropriate language needs to be censored completely. This also includes any use of inappropriate language, just because it’s not censored doesn’t mean it’s safe to use.
DO NOT CREATE DUPLICATE THREADS OR CROSS LINK THEM: In other words don't create threads just to link them to another one. Also if your thread was previously locked do not try to create another one unless you have the consent of the moderator who locked your thread.
NO ADVERTISING ON THE FORUMS: Advertisement of other games, possible malicious websites, or anything that tries to urge players to play/join are prohibited. Some players enjoy posting discussion threads about other games on the forums. This is fine. Players are welcome to post their artwork and videos from another website. However, excessively linking, posting images and urging other players to play them are not allowed. Ask one of the moderators what you should be able to post if you want to play it safe.
NO CIRCUMVENTING A SUSPENSION/BAN: You do the crime you do the time… be patient and just wait for your ban to be lifted. Any form of ban dodging while your account is suspended will automatically result to a perma ban on your main account, your ban dodging account, along with any accounts you make in the future. If you were permabanned all of your accounts will be deleted and your in-game account can be suspended as well. This also includes posting on another account or having someone post on your behalf.
DO NOT HASSLE THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER, MODERATORS OR CS REPRESENTATIVES: If a rule was enforced on you and you have a question about it, you will need to submit a complaint to the Community Organizer or Moderators. Do not create threads about how dissatisfied you are. We don’t ban players unless there is enough evidence that they are violating the rules.
DATA MINING THE CLIENT AND POSTING ON THE FORUMS IS NOT ALLOWED: Data mining the client in an attempt to search for future content releases is not allowed to be discussed on our forums. There will be no warnings for this and those who wish to do this will be banned immediately (whether it is false or not). Please do not spoil content releases for other players on the forums.
- Signatures must NOT be larger than 850 pixels wide and 250 pixels tall
- Signatures that exceed a total of 4 megabytes in size will be removed.
The bottom line is that we want ElswordOnline.com to be a fun and safe environment for all players. In posting on these forums, you will encounter thousands of other players who share different experiences and come from vastly different backgrounds. While certain language or dialects and images may not be offensive to you, consider the fact that that same language and images may have a completely different effect on someone else. We've done everything we can to give you great games but now it’s up to you, the players, to breathe life into these worlds!!