3. Behavior & Chat

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1. Language & Chat

1.1 Please use only English in global chat. You can use whatever language you want in faction chat.
We tolerate other languages as well but once you start dirty talk in other languages you will be warned / punished.

1.2 Don’t spam - you should reasonably space your messages so as to allow others conversation.

1.3 Obvious advertisement or troll posts or troll behavior identified by admins may result in a player being instantly removed without warnings.

Possible Punishment: Kick / Temp Ban / Perma Ban

2. Toxicity

2.1 We do not tolerate toxicity on HWS. While few pokes are part of PvP and ok - any excessive and frequent harassment, blaming, insulting, name calling, etc. are not ok.
How our Anti-Toxicity System works:

  1. If you answer to toxic chats you are part of it too and also guilty
  2. If you experience toxicity, make a screenshot of it, press B and mute the toxic person(s)
  3. Post the screenshot and names instantly here: https://help.hws.global/
  4. The toxic person(s) will get warned the first time, temporary banned the second time and permanently banned the third time.

Here are further infos. There is a toxic real life and enough issues ingame. Do not let your frustration and aggression out ingame! Any further smack talk, toxicity can be handled in your own Discord server, E-Mail or whatever.

Possible Punishment: Kick / Temp Ban / Perma Ban

3. Behavior & Community

3.1 Please be respectful to others, even those not in your direct global conversation. This means: No racism, no sexist remarks, no shaming or verbal abuses.

3.2 HWS is a family friendly server. Do not post swearing or other bad words in global chat - keep it clean!

3.3 Religion, Politics, Gender topics do NOT belong in the game or HWS Discord! Use Reddit or other discussion pages on the web if you wish to discuss these topics.

3.4 You may not use vulgarity, swear words or defamatory words/phrases in your structure, steam account, forum name, or other naming opportunities. Regardless of whether Steam allows it, usernames which violate this rule may be warned / banned. This of course applies to faction names as well. We also reserve the rights to warn / ban accounts which have the obvious intent to cover identity or other suspecious activity.
This decision is strictly up to the judgement of admins available, and is not a matter up for debate.

3.5 Forum & Discord Accounts: When you register, please use your in-game name! Otherwise, we don’t know if you are a spambot, and can’t help you with your in-game problems.

Possible Punishment: Kick / Guilty / Temp Ban / Perma Ban