help > rules
Welcome to Tsunami MUD! This mud, like most others has a set of rules that players are required to follow. These rules, while specific, are guidelines and do not cover every instance in which you might be breaking rules, so unfortunately you will be required to use your common sense. If you notice something is not in the rules, but you think it should be, please inform a wizard or submit a bug report. If you are unsure about something do not hesitate to ask a wizard about its legality, explaining the bug you abused was not in the rules is not an excuse, neither is ignorance! For the purposes are this help file an admin is defined as a wizard who is level 1000 or greater. So do not expect a wizard who is less than this level to deal out justice, because they will themselves be breaking rules, and recieve some justice of their own. Cheating comes in many different forms, below is a list of things that are considerd cheating. As mentioned above, just because something is not listed here, does not mean it is not cheating, if you are unsure ask. If you hear of, or see someone cheating, tell us. If you keep it hidden, you are as much at fault as the person who actually did the cheating, and action will be taken accordingly. - Patreon Players who choose to support Tsunami in this manner are not exempt in any way from the rules set in place by the Tsunami staff. Any perks granted may be removed at the disgression of the staff, and acting as if your support grants you special privileges to violate those rules may result in just that. - Bug abuse If you find a bug in the game, do not abuse it. Inform an admin, or the god, and they will take care of the bug. If you are caught using a bug, to your advantage, or to another players advantage or disadvantage, action will be taken against you. - Wizard roulette If you dealt with a wizard over a problem, and didn't like the response, don't try shopping around to other wizards until you get a better response. If for some reason you need to talk to another wizard about the same problem, be sure to tell the other wizard about your dealings with the first wizard. - Clients Triggers A trigger is anything that your client sends to the mud with no input from the player. For example, every time you see '* died' it would 'eat corpse' and 'get all'. This is not allowed. Bots are also illegal. Scripts used for the purposes of logging in and restocking shops are quite clearly bots. Bots will be dealt with harshly. We don't want a repeat of Skynet. Highlighting You may use a client for highlighting. That's about it. Most clients let you set aliases from within the client itself. This is allowed, but these aliases may not work on or as triggers Macros Macros are defined as anything that lets you send multiple commands at one time. These are illegal for use in wars and player killing. Also note, no matter what you call it, if something allows you to gain experience while you are not at the terminal, it is illegal. - Character sharing DO NOT play another player's character, or let someone else play yours. Both parties would be dealt with in this case. - Character limits Every player is limited to 100 characters. If you are caught with more than one account expect to be dealt with in a harsh manner. - Player killing (pk) Player killing is legal here on Tsunami. But there are limits and guidelines to be followed. See help pk and help pkrank for more details. If you are an unranked player and you attack, steal or do anything aggressive to another player you become aggressive for 5 minutes, subsequent aggressive actions will reset this time. During this five minutes, you can be killed by a pker within three levels of your own. If you are a ranked pker you may be attacked by any player who is not ranked, or ranked lower than you. Don't say you weren't warned. :) - Illegal player killing If you are killed by a player out of your pk range (+/- three levels) and said player is ranked higher than you, or if you are unranked, then that is considered to be illegal. Circumstances in which this can happen include: - Summoning players to aggressive monsters and vice versa. - Charming monsters to kill players. (eg. delayed fireball) It doesn't matter how you kill another player, if you did something that directly resulted in the death of a person whom you can not normally attack, that action is considered illegal, and will be dealt with accordingly. - God protection Your PK protection level appear on your score, depending on if you have disabled PK status or not. If you have PK status enabled, your god protection level decreases with the size of your largest hero from level 12 to level 4. This means you can not be killed by a player if you are in that level. You may also not attack, steal from, or perform an aggressive action on another player. - Summoning players and monsters Summoning another player to aggressive monsters/areas is illegal. Under no circumstances, can you summon another player to an aggressive monster on the mud. This rule is extended to putting aggro NPCs in common areas, like shops. We have aggro NPCs who follow, and from time to time they get out and kill PCs but doing so intentionally is against the rules. If you know of someone breaking the above rule, then please tell us. See 'help pk' for futher rules on who may attack whom. - Communications There are several means on Tsunami of communicating with other players on the game. These can easily be abused. Some forms of communication that are unacceptable: - Profanity and Offensive Language Excessive use of profanity and or offensive language via a public medium. This includes shouts and class conversations. Occasional profanity is acceptable but if a wizard deems it to be excessive you will be asked to stop. Racism or highly offensive language is strictly not tolerated and will be punished via the punishment protocol below. This is strictly enforced for the chat and newbie channels. If you see abusive behaviour occurring on these channels, please report it to an admin. - Impersonation Impersonating or attempting to impersonate a wizard is never acceptable. If you are witness to this, please report it to an admin. - Spam Repeating messages for sole use to be annoying, or to distract a player for a short time is forbidden. Anyone caught doing this will be dealt with accordingly. - Harrasment Any form of harassment is considered illegal. This includes, but is not limited to repeatedly attempting to communicate with someone who has made it clear that such communications are unwelcome - note, this does not player channels (any player is free to turn these channels off at any time). Please note, inappropriate use of the emergency channel will result in some form of punishment. - Wars Every so often, there is a war on Tsunami. The mud will be shut down, and will re-open with the war loaded. The same rules apply during wars, so don't tell us that you 'thought that was allowed in wars'. - Crashes If the game crashes, we apologize. We will try on a case by case basis to reimburse lost equipment, or lost money. If we see that the game is about to crash, we will give as much warning to the players as we can. - Going link dead Similar to the mud crashing, is loosing equipment due to being link-dead. Once again we apologize but it can not be helped, and not everyone can be reimbursed. - A guideline for Punishment If someone breaks one of the rules specifically written here, or in one of the other rules files, there will be a warning given first. If someone breaks a rule that is not specifically written here, or in one of the other rules files, but the rule is common sense, no warning will be given. If a player or wizard does something that is debatable, whether or not it is legal, then the admins will discuss it, and handle it appropriately. If you are caught breaking the rules here are some of the punishments you can expect: Temporary banishment Not-so-temporary banishment Permanent removal of ALL of your characters As stated, this is not etched in stone.... This are only an outline of what can happen if you are caught cheating. Each case will be dealt with separately. If everyone abides by these rules, everyone can have a fun time playing, and killing here on Tsunami. Thank you for taking the time to read this. NOW GO HAVE FUN!