*These rules must be followed at all times, no exceptions.
*Overseers are included in Staff related rules; you cannot disrespect or impersonate them.
*Luring is not against our rules.
*Staff members have the right to make decisions regarding what is acceptable and not, if you have been banned and you feel it is unjust, please make a ban appeal and the team will review the situation, this is the only way that your ban will be reduced or removed.

Last Update: December 18th 2018:

Changes to Scamming rules. Rule 1/1.a. (in particular trust activities)

Game Rules

1. Scamming
Any sort of scamming is against the rules. (Changing item to item is scamming. EX; Putting up an AGS and quickly replacing it with a BGS)

1.a Trust Gambling: Trust Stakes and other similar activities that rely on a 'trusted' player holding items to give to a victor, in order to avoid game mechanics for gambling, is against the rules. ALL parties involved will be treated equally if found guilty, regardless of win, loss, if both parties leave happy, or if you get scammed. This rule protects the players and economy of the server and should be taken seriously.

1.b Middlemanning: You should only trust staff members to middleman your xfers (swapping items from account to account).
Any staff member is allowed to middleman xfers.

2. Real World Trading
The only things you're allowed to trade on this private server and forums are BattleScape items for other BattleScape items; BattleScape items for BattleScape gold; BattleScape Gold Membership for BattleScape gold; BattleScape Gold Membership for BattleScape items. Punishments range all the way up to a permanent ban.

2a. Services: Fire caping, doing a quest, minigame, etc. are not allowed.
2b. Non-BattleScape: Any sort of non-BattleScape trading is not allowed (RuneScape, Gift Cards, etc.)

You will also be banned for attempting such activites, This means even if you don't physically do the trade you would still face the same punishment. There is no expection or leniancey with this rule under any circumstances.

3. Bug Abuse
Abusing any sort of bug is against the rules. Found a bug? Report it. The section is private, and therefore, nobody else except for staff members will be able to see your threads/posts. Don't tell anybody of the bug, then you become involved in the potential abuse.

Some people don't seem to understand bug abuse, itself. ANYTHING done for personal gain that isn't within game mechanics is abusing the system.

Even if you decide to partake in abusing a bug by yourself or with others, you are risking your account and will most likely be banned. There is absolutely no reason to abuse the system.

Anything not within game mechanics will be considered abuse. Boosting such as gifting people free kills is abuse.

4. Macroing/Botting
Macroing is the use of third party software that gives you an advantage. You are not allowed to use any sort of autoing tools to gain an advantage. This includes, but is not limited to: auto-typing, auto-clicking, mouse recorders, autoswitchers, autoalchers, etc.

Auto-talking is allowed at home only.

4a. Botting: Anyone found botting any skill such as Fishing, Thieving, Auto-Fighting, Agility etc will be permanently banned on all accounts. No questions.

If you are found Auto-Alching, your account can go anywhere from a 3 day ban to a permanent ban.

Mouse Keys are permitted.

5. Threatening Other Players
Anything from making real life threats to Denial Of Service attacks are completely against the rules. We don't like bullies and DOS attacks are against the law. Don't expect mercy, we have zero tolerance for these kind of things.

5a. Denial Of Service Attacks (DOS/****)
Threatening to or attacking another player or even the website will be taken very seriously and is strictly against the rules, not to mention the law.

6. Offensive/Inappropriate Language, Swearing, Censor Evading and Flaming
It is broken down into four parts.

6a. Offensive/Inappropriate Language: Any use of offensive or inappropriate language is inexcusable and not tolerated. You are old enough to settle things accordingly and handle things with care. You are not allowed to use any sort of offensive language towards another person, anywhere.
6b. Swearing: Swearing is allowed to a certain extent. You are allowed to swear as long as it is not directed at anyone but yourself.
6c. Censor Evasion: Evading the censor will not be tolerated for any reason. You are not allowed to censor evade to swear even. Example: “F**k you, or S**t”.
6d. Flaming: The use of slanderous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, lewd, ****ographic, violent, abusive, insulting, threatening and harassing comments towards other users are not tolerated.

Staff will have the final say regarding what is and what is not acceptable, you will generally receive a warning to stop before any action is taken unless you are very clearly out of line. Please listen to these warnings, even if you are in the middle of an argument.

7. Staff Impersonation
Claiming to be a member of staff when you're really not is completely against the rules.

All staff have a crown before their name in game, if they are using a different account you are welcome to request that they interact using their staff account so you can be sure who they are.

Making names to make it seem like you're a staff member, is also against the rules. This rule has no warning, and is a permanent ban when not followed. This can include retired staff members however you will often be asked to request a name change in this scenario instead of being banned.

8. Hacking
Hacking other players BattleScape accounts will not be tolerated at all. If you decide to try too and we catch you (we will) it will lead in an instant permanent ban on all your accounts that link up to you.

9. Disrespecting Members of Staff and/or Their Decisions
ALL staff decisions are final. If you have a problem with a decision then deal with it in private with the staff member or create an appeal in the relevant section. All staff members watch over each other. If a higher authority realises that an unjust decision was made, then compromise will follow.

10. Home CC
The Home Chat also has a very strict set of rules that must be followed at all times, regardless of who you are.

10a. Advertising: You are not permitted to excessively advertise anything in the Help Chat. This includes stakes, player shops, risk fights or anything that involves player activities. You will normally be asked to stop spamming if this is the case.
10b. Offensive Language: You are expected to be polite in the Help CC and show respect for your fellow players/members of staff. Disregarding these rules will almost always result in your being infracted and banned from the CC.
10c. General Disturbance: Any sort of disruption in the CC will fall under this sub rule. I don't care what it is and if the Member of staff thinks you're causing trouble he or she will act accordingly. Think before you speak.

11. Ragging

Excessive ragging is against the rules, if your sole aim is to ruin the game for other players then we will make sure that you're unable too.

If you feel you are being ragged, please report players using videos or gifs that show your full client with your inventory and username showing, it also needs to show that you have asked the other person to get off. (a full length gyazo gif is acceptable if it clearly shows you being ragged.) please also include the name of the player you are reporting if it is not clearly shown in the video or gif.

Multiple instances or reports will be required before the following actions are taken;
Players will receive a warning before an initial ban of 3 days, if ragging continues the ban will be 7 days and then permanent.

11.a. If you want to rag back, that's fine nobody will be punished if the report shows both people ragging.

11.b. Tribridding is not ragging, we will only accept it as so if there are many instances where you yourself are not in tribrid or rag gear and have made that clear to the other person.

11.c. We will not consider ragging outside of edgeville and wests, if you're in deep wildy you get what you get.

11.d. Constant PJ’ing someone elses fight is considered ragging since you are purposly trying to annoy others that are trying to fight. This only applies to Edgeville.

Staff members have the absolute right to decide what and what they do not consider to be excessive ragging.

Falsifying evidence is against the rules.

You can download this safe software here that can record your window here: https://obsproject.com/

13. Trading Outside of Game Mechanics
You are not allowed to trade between the Hard Mode economy and Normal economy. What this means is that you cannot offer for example: "100m cash Normal eco for 5m cash Hard Mode eco".

13.a The only exception with this is bonds, you are allowed to buy them on your Hardcore account(s) and then use the bond from your Normal account, for it then to become untradable.

13.b Swapping between world 1 and world 2 is a permanent ban for all accounts afflicted.

13.c Any services on world 2 will be a permanent ban to all accounts afflicted.

Forum Rules

1. Shoutbox

All forum rules apply to the shoutbox.

Other things to note:

No selling/buying Gold Points in the Shoutbox.
No bugging staff in shoutbox about ban appeals & name change requests, this also applies to the Discord server.

2. Sectional Rules
Majority of the boards will have additional rules to them which must be followed. These rules are to be followed in every board but the sectional rules go into more specific detail on which rules are to be followed and which ones can be bent.

3. Ranting
All negative threads and threads consisting of but not restricted to ranting/complaining are bound to the Feedback section. All ranting related threads must be posted in the appropriate feedback forum.

4. Threads Directed Towards or About Other Users
Posting threads directed at or about other users is strictly forbidden. This includes but is not restricted to threads to discuss a certain user/their behavior, threads targeting/insulting/slandering other users and any kind of derogatory threads. Please use Private Messages if you wish to give somebody a message.

5. Trolls
A "troll" is someone who intentionally and persistently posts inflammatory messages about sensitive topics to bait users into responding or provoke a confrontation.
The staff’s time is too valuable to be spent on trolls. If you’ve come here to troll and waste our time, then you will be disposed of. The staff has more important things to deal with and cannot be bothered to waste their time with you. This server and forum is to entertain and educate, not be a playground to kids.

6. Inappropriate Content
Posting any sort of pictures or videos of violent, ****ographic, or offensive content is not permitted.

7. Links to Other Sites and Referral Links
Only commonly accepted links are permitted on these forums, at all.

7.a Community Links: Links to other communities include MoparScape, Rune-Server, BB, etc. as long as the links are within the bounds of our Advertising rule.
7.b Media Links: All media links are generally accepted as long as they are within the bounds of Inappropriate Content rule.
7.cReferral: All referral links, are not allowed. Not a single referral link, for any site.

8. RuneScape Content
YouTube videos, RuneScape pictures, and RuneScape discussion is allowed. Anything else related to RuneScape (clans, foreign links, not-direct links to PK videos, referrals, voting, etc.) is not permitted.

There is a section for this type of media.

9. Spamming
All unnecessary and irrelevant posts and topics is considered spamming, plain and simple. The rule is broken down into three parts.

9a. Singles: Creating topics ANYWHERE, including the Deadlands, with a single word, emoticon, or a strand of random numbers is considered spamming.
9b. Gravedigging: When someone brings a “dead thread back to life” by posting on a very old thread. If this thread is months old, and a common thread (simple suggestions, PKs, feedback, rants, etc.) and someone decides to post on it, then it is gravedigging.
9c. Bumping: Considered spamming in every section except “private” sections like Bug Reporting. It is simple, if your thread is good and should stay then other people will post relevant information and feedback on it.

10. Advertising
You are not allowed to advertise any other private server, at all. If its a community link to rune-server which has another advertisement on it which leads to another private server. Any sort of unauthorized advertising will get you permanently banned.

11. Foreign Language
The only permitted language to be used in-game or on the BattleScape forum is English. The only exception is the International board. BattleScape is run by English speaking people and we ask you have the courtesy to speak our language. Users have tried to use other languages as a method of ignoring the rules.

12. Personal Information
Posting anyone’s personal information without their permission is completely against the rules. Personal information is personal. This includes addresses (Home/Work/School/E-mail), phone numbers, pictures, videos, etc.