IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • The following are rules set forth by Warmane Staff for the Services Warmane provides, any attempt to break them will result in appropriate action against your in-game accounts.
  • Any user, regular or Premium, is subject to the same rules and breaking them will get them banned in the same way.

If you have an issue with the game or wish to report someone breaking the rules, send a ticket in-game. To contact a specific GM, check the Game Master group. If you have a problem with a particular GM, contact the Head GM, instead of opening threads elsewhere in the forums.


NO HACKING
This is really basic and "shouldn't" need further explanations. Players caught making use of cheat programs for example, to Speed Hack or Fly Hack (most common offenses), transmog weapons or armor of different types or other cheats, are banned from the server. Do not bother to appeal over a ban with the GM, as they will not discuss it. This is not acceptable, even if you are donator. It has no relevance when upholding the rules.


NO SOCIAL MISTREATMENT OR ANNOYANCE
We prize for a fun enviroment for everybody, meaning all players should follow that philosophy If you dont wish to have your gameplay disrupted by a GM intervention, just play nice and avoid ruining the gameplay of your fellow players. Below
are some examples of what you shouldn't do!


  • Spam/Flood: Using colored text or big Icons in global channels is not allowed. Flooding it with repeated messages neither. Avoid it to avoid being muted or banned.
  • Racism/Discriminatory Behavior: Avoid at all costs, insulting someone's country, culture, lifestyle or skincolor. Even if you are just "joking" it isn't allowed. Slangs such as the n-word aren't allowed either, even in Guild chat. Don't blame guildies for reporting you. It's wrong and you should know that.
  • Staff Impersonation: Pretending to be a Staff Member either to scam or threat someone is absolutely forbidden.
  • Disrupting gameplay: Using minor exploits or poorly designed parts of game mechanics to noticably interfere with other players' gameplay. Examples of such are: Resetting NPCs while other players joust with them on Argent Tournament and joining RDF only to idle and refuse to leave on your own to avoid the debuff.


This does not include playing according to game mechanics and game design like corpse camping in PvP enabled zones, which is not punishable.


COIN GIFTING

Coin Gifting system is solely for gifts, buying or selling Coins is completely forbidden, anyone reported or found to be advertising the buy and sell of gift coins will be banned. This rule applies to both advertising ingame, the forum, 3rd party websites and anywhere else.

It is forbidden to advertise coin-paid service advertisements.


GUILDMASTER TRANSFERENCE

In special cases where the account of the Guildmaster is compromissed such as character deletion or if the account has been banned for over two months, the rank can be transfered to another player under the following condition: the Guild Master must contact the Head GM and request the transference. Talk to the Head GM in specific cases where the current (banned) Guild Master isn't cooperating and he will judge the case.
In case of unavailability of dethrone feature you can PM Head GM to have guild master transfered if requirements are met (90+ days of guild master inactivity, having rank 2-4 in guild).
We will not interfere with guild master transferance on realms where dethrone is available, unless guild master is banned (see explaination above).


NO BUG EXPLOITING
This may take many forms, but all of them are obvious. If you are profiting of any in-game advantage that shouldn't be happening normally, its a bug exploit and the fault for abusing it is yours and whoever is doing it with you. Don't blame the Server, GM's or Developers for it, as it will only get things worse for you. Some examples of bug exploiting:

  • Selling boss loot to players from outside of the original raid: Do not invite players to the raid only to get loot in exchange of anything.
  • PvP in Sanctuary: People shouldn't be able to attack others in Sanctuaries, like Argent Grounds and the entrance of Forge of Souls/Pit of Saron instances. Forcing it through magic is not acceptable.
  • Avoiding the AFK kick mechanism in Battlegrounds: Do not join Battlegrounds if you aren't willing to help others to win. Using bots or anything else to keep you from being kicked by our anti-afk system is not allowed.
  • Exploiting skills: If certain skills/spells can be used in an unusual way to exploit and create an unfair advantage over other players, avoid doing so.
  • Exploiting a boss: Boss X hasn't be officially released but you find a way to fight it with whatever skill you have; Boss Y can't hit you and you can basically solo it due to some odd position;
  • Other smaller Exploits such as:
    - vehicle exploits.
    - leaving BG starter area before it starts.
    - Powerleveling (to bring a low level char to a high level zone to rush its leveling).
    - anything else that gives you advantage over others that abuse the normal system.
    - The use of bots (which includes fishing bots).
  • Avoiding the debuff: Sitting at the dungeon's door waiting to be kicked because you don't want to do it, forcing people to kick you so you can avoid the debuff is now punishable. Rather wait 30 minutes than a day. Please consider.

    Most of these things can't be ban appealed, but you are welcome to try if you believe to be really innocent.

The punishment may vary depending on severity of the situation.


NO PVP EXPLOITING
There are four known methods to abuse of it:

  • MMR Dropping: Losing in arena on purpose to lower own MMR below normal value.
  • Honor Exploit: Allowing someone to kill you or let you kill his/her toon to get Honor points in locations where it can be done fast and deliberately is not allowed.
  • Wintrading: Arranged battles in order to profit of its prizes is highly forbidden leading to bans.
  • Twinks: Using Pointshop items with no-level requirements on a low level character to have advantage in PVP against any other players is NOT fair. Doesn't matter how many Points or Coins you spent to make it. You are going to have your twink force-leveled and won't be refunded.
  • Arena Boosting: It is not allowed. neither paid or for free

    Besides it, no afking in bgs, follow, botting etc. These are bad attitudes that may get your account suspended.



NO SCAMMING

Acquiring someone's items or gold by missinformation or fraud is not tolerated. Should you be victim of an ingame goods scam, for further information, view this thread

  • C.O.D. mail scam: Attempting to scam gold from players through the mail system is not acceptable.


"Casinos": Creating ingame casinos to let people roll for gold or other ingame good is forbidden. Those games end up most of the time as scams and are therefor forbidden.

TRADING ITEMS, SERVICES, GOLD, ETC FOR REAL MONEY

Only official Warmane website which allows donations can be used to purchase services via Coins or Points. We don't use other sites, forums, chats (Discord) and we don't offer free Coins on random websites because a fake <GM> said so.

We don't allow any trade of virtual goods for real money be it through forum, chats, game or via 3rd party softwares.


NO DONOR BASHING
Do understand that simply using the word 'donor' doesn't constitutes donor bashing. The act of donating or the fact donors exist shouldn't be insulted or attacked - you are playing on a free server because of them. Simple teasing a donor isn't donor bashing, although it can easily build up to common harassing if you push it.

If you are going to insult someone, please refrain from saying anything related to donators, the fact of the user has donated, got exclusive gear or anything that can slightly be related to donations in general. The only one who will be framed is you. No excuse will be accepted. Also, Donators CAN be punished for donor bashing. As stated on the top, the rules are valid to everybody, regular or Premium. Remember: donors allow our realms to continue to be free-to-play. Be thankful.

Breaking the rules below will earn you a Permanent Ban, possibly In-forum as well


ACCOUNT TRADING OR SELLING
This is mostly to avoid scams. If you are caught trying to sell, buy, trade or give away your(s) accounts, be it via whisper, guild chat, forums or any global channels, expect to lose your account for good, along with all accounts shared by your IP. Remember that you are fully responsible for any action under your account. If your brother, friend, or anyone else took control of your account and broke the Account Trading rule you will be the only one to blame.

Character trading is only allowed through our website's TRADE feature. Anyone found advertising or attempting to trade characters via other means will be treated as with account trading. When advertising character sale/buying make sure to explictly state that TRADE feature will be used.


Donating on behalf of other players is not allowed
Selling or buying Warmane coins as Gifting is not allowed. You may NOT make those offers in forums or in-game via global channels. Use Marketplace instead.

Remember the Terms of Service. You are solely responsible for your Account details. If you got scammed for sharing your account information with someone else, do not expect any help from us.


STAFF OR SERVER DISRESPECT
If you dont like the Server, you are free to leave anytime without insulting us. Disrespecting the server or a Staff Member just because you are in a bad mood, found a bug or have your character killed is not acceptable. Playing in bad mood is already a wrong thing to do. Do not expect forgiveness if you are caught insulting the Server or any of its Staff Members. This is valid anywhere, not just when talking directly to a Staff member. If you have any complaints about a staff member, feel free to send a private message to his/her superior. There is no need to open a public thread for it.


ADVERTISEMENT OR PROPAGANDA
Do not announce other server names anywhere, be it via whisper, guild chat or any global channels. Do not mention their names even for the sake of comparisons or criticizing. Advertising other servers, sites, hacking programs or third-party programs etc. is highly forbidden. Do not try to work like a licensed Warmane employer. If you open a site to donate for people (even if they cannot donate) you will still be breaking the rule.

BAN APPEALS
For Ban Appeals consult this link. Don't bother to appeal if you know you are not innocent. This is only for the rare dubious cases or account thefts situations.

This page does not cover all the rules. If the GM's find an unfitting behavior, they will punish the player accordingly.