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Important Terms & Conditions

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    Please read the MapleLegends Terms & Conditions carefully before using our service. The MapleLegends Staff provides this website, forum, and game subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement. By registering an account on our website or forum, you hereby agree to the terms and conditions stated below.

    We reserve the right at anytime to:

    • Change the terms and conditions of this agreement;
    • Change the service, including terminating, eliminating, supplementing, modifying, adding to, or discontinuing any content or data on or feature of the service or the hours that the service is available;
    • Change any fees or charges, if any, related to your use of the service; and
    • Change the equipment, hardware, or software required to use and access the service.
    Any changes we make will be effective immediately upon notice, which we may provide by any means including, without limitation posting on the website and forum. Your continued use of the service after such notice will be deemed acceptance of such changes.

    Legend:
    • When temporarily banned, you are free to play on new/other accounts you own. Violating the same rule/different rules while your ban is still in effect might lead to actions being taken against the originally banned account.
    • When account banned, you are still free to make a new account or play on other accounts you still owned.
    • When permanently banned, you are no longer welcome on the MapleLegends server. Other accounts or newly made accounts will be banned for ban evading. This will never expire.
    1. Server Abuse

    1.1 Illegal Activities- Blatant illegal activities, or attacks occurring on or towards any server used in connection with MapleLegends' services are prohibited. Illegal activities are felonies and/or misdemeanors and can result in incarceration and/or fines. We consider all of you adults with the capacity to make your own decisions, so please use your common sense when using our services. Punishment: Permanent Ban

    1.2 Unofficial Commerce - Any unofficial advertising, trading of in game items, mesos, in-game services (e.g. leeching, boss runs, HS services), for non-MapleLegends currency (e.g. real world currency, currency from other servers), external services (e.g. advertising, real-world services(excluding art)), is strictly prohibited. The selling of an account is entirely prohibited, whether it be for non-MapleLegends currency or not. While you are absolutely free to discuss your memories, experiences, or thoughts regarding other MapleStory private servers, any recruiting for another server will result in a permanent ban. Although we highly encourage abbreviating names of other servers, we will not censor you or punish you for simply mentioning them. Punishment: Permanent Ban

    1.3 Chargeback Fraud - All chargeback claims are prohibited. When donating to MapleLegends, we assume that you are using your own credit card, Paypal account, or Bitcoin account. The use of another person's property without their permission is considered fraud. If we receive a chargeback claim regarding a payment related to your account, with the reasoning being credit card fraud, your information will be sent to company and government authorities. Additionally, you understand that you choose to donate not because you expect a reward in return, but rather to show your commitment to helping us re-create a memorable gaming experience. Punishment: Account Ban

    2. Game Abuse

    2.1 Hacking - All forms of hacking are prohibited. Hacking constitutes to use of third party software to inhibit or restrict another individual from using our services, or to give oneself an abnormal advantage over others. Punishment: Permanent Ban

    2.2 Packet Editing/Sniffing - All forms of packet editing/sniffing are prohibited. This includes the use of any third party software to monitor or alter our services. Punishment: Permanent Ban

    2.3 Unofficial Wz Editing - All forms of unofficial wz editing which give your character an abnormal advantage over others are prohibited. Any graphical edits must not alter the appearance of your character for others. For example, when editing any maps, you must leave the structure of the map the same, so that you do not appear to access areas which a normal player would be unable to access. If you have any specific questions regarding what is or is not allowed, please contact a member of the MapleLegends Staff. If you are using files from another MapleStory private server, please be sure to download the most recent MapleLegends files from our website downloads page. It is your responsibility to make sure that you always use the most up-to-date MapleLegends files. You may also not rip content from our .wz files to use on different servers with no exceptions. Punishment: Permanent Ban

    2.4 Duping - All forms of duping are prohibited. Duping constitutes abusing a bug or glitch in the game to abnormally obtain content (e.g. items, mesos) that you would not be able to obtain by normal means. If you accidentally duplicate any items, please contact a member of the MapleLegends Staff immediately (in-game or on the forum), to remove the duplicated items. Punishment: Permanent Ban

    2.5 Bug/Glitch Abuse - All forms of bug/glitch abuse are prohibited. If you find a bug or glitch in-game which you believe can be abused or exploited for EXP, mesos, items or in any other way, please report it to a member of the MapleLegends Staff immediately. Depending upon the severity of the abuse, the punishment may be upgraded or downgraded. Punishment: Account Ban

    2.6 Ban Evasion - Evading a ban is prohibited. If you have received a ban, there was a good reason for it, and attempting to bypass your punishment will simply lead to an even harsher punishment. We kindly ask that you serve the duration of your ban, and learn from your past mistakes. Punishment: 1st Offense: Doubled Length of Punishment; 2nd Offense: Permanent Ban

    2.7 Account Sharing - Account sharing and giving away accounts is prohibited, no exceptions. If an account has been given away, the player giving away the account will be permanently banned. Each account is only owned, played by, and used by 1 person. Accounts found on the same connections (excluding solely IP) are subjected to this rule, regardless of intent. Punishment:
    1st Offense: 10 Day Ban; 2nd Offense: Account Ban

    2.8
    Botting - All forms of botting are prohibited. This includes the use of third party software and/or paperweights (any object placed on a key to continuously cast the key regardless of the user's immediate presence) to gain an abnormal advantage over others. Macros outside of the game are prohibited and will be treated the same as any other third party software. MapleLegends Staff members reserve the right to randomly test you if you appear to be botting. Punishment: 1st Offense: 14 Day Ban; 2nd Offense: Account Ban

    2.9 Vote Abuse - All forms of vote abuse are prohibited. Vote abuse constitutes voting more than the maximum allotted amount of times that a normal player can vote to obtain additional Legends Vote Cash. This means that you may only vote once every 24 hours regardless of how many accounts you own. While we allow our players to create multiple accounts, the use of multiple accounts to obtain an abnormal amount of Legends Vote Cash will result in all accounts associated with the vote abuse being banned. Additionally, depending upon the severity of abuse, Legends Vote Cash and/or items may also be wiped from your account(s). Punishment: 1st Offense: 10 Day Ban; 2nd Offense: Account Ban

    2.10 Association with Abusers - Associating with any player involved in the any aforementioned abuse via party, trade, or any other methods makes you guilty by association. If you witness any form of abuse, please contact a member of the MapleLegends Staff (preferably with evidence such as a screenshot/video). Punishment: Equivalent Punishment as Original Abuser

    2.11 Aggro Abuse - Any form of aggro abuse that causes a monster or boss to no longer attack at all is forbidden. This includes using functions in-game that may cause the mob to freeze, positioning a character so the boss freezes, or using the death of a character to purposely cause the monster(s) to no longer attack. Punishment: 1st offense: 1 week ban; 2nd Offense: Account Ban*

    *If the abuse is done in group activity (ex: Horntail) everyone in that group will automatically be held accountable

    2.12 Major Abuse - If any rule is found to be long term abused/extensively broken by any player(s), additional punishment may be applied. This includes: Skip of Offense Punishments, an Immediate Account Ban, or an Immediate Permanent Ban.

    2.13 Spamming - All forms of spamming is not allowed. This includes spamming in the chat, as well as all forms of Megaphones. Spamming buying/selling lines in the Free Market is allowed/an exception. Depending on the severity of the offense, the staff reserves the right to take away your ability to send Messages/Megaphones or increase the punishment if used inappropriately. Punishment: 1st Offense: Warning/1 Week Smega Ban 2nd Offense: 3 Day Ban 3rd Offense: 7 Day Ban

    3. Player Abuse

    3.1 Staff Impersonation- The impersonation of MapleLegends staff members by non-staff members is prohibited. This also means that any player not yet recognized by the MapleLegends administrators as a member of the MapleLegends Staff is not allowed to claim that he/she is a member of the MapleLegends Staff. Punishment: Account Ban

    3.2 Scamming - Scamming players is not tolerated. This constitutes obtaining an item from a player via a method unintended by the other player. For example, agreeing to trade items for another and then deceiving the player by putting up different items would be deemed scamming. Simply putting up an item in a Hired Merchant will not fall under the jurisdiction of this rule. Punishment: 1st Offense: 7 Day Ban; 2nd Offense: 14 Day Ban; 3rd Offense: Account Ban

    3.3 Harassment- All forms of harassment will not be tolerated. This includes rude, hateful, abusing, threatening, or otherwise objectionable behavior both in-game or on the forum. We don't expect everyone to be best friends with each other, but we simply ask that you respect one another. We won't take any comments about a player's race, ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs or sexuality lightly. This also includes responding in an objectionable manner such as kill stealing. In cases of kill stealing, using the command @mapowner, will display the player who owns the map. Depending upon the severity of the actions, the punishment may vary, with the possibility of warnings given out for lighter offenses. Punishment: 1st Offense: 3 Day Ban: 2nd Offense: 7 Day Ban; 3rd Offense: Account Ban

    3.4 False Reports - The creation of false reports is prohibited. This occurs when a player attempts to report another player for abuse in a manner that uses deception to get one banned. An example of this would involve the editing or selective positioning of a screenshot to make it look like a player is abusing when he/she is not. Punishment: 1st Offense: 3 Day Ban; 2nd Offense: 7 Day Ban; 3rd Offense: Account Ban

    3.5 Forum Etiquette - While on the MapleLegends forum, please keep in mind the general rules of etiquette. Please do not spam or bump your posts unnecessarily often. This also applies to the shoutbox. Bumping your post once every 24 hours is more than adequate. Please do not reply with completely off-topic, irrelevant or negative remarks towards other players whether it be in your thread or someone else's. Please do not recruit for your own guild in someone else's guild thread. Please do not pretend that you are someone whom you are not. Punishments may vary depending on the severity of the abuse, and can fall anywhere from receiving warnings, having your posts deleted, being banned from replying in a thread, or being banned from the shoutbox or forum. 1st Offense: 3 Day Ban: 2nd Offense: 7 Day Ban; 3rd Offense: Forum ban

    Please note that the MapleLegends Staff has the right to use their discretion to ban you for any reason which they deem is abusive, disruptive, or otherwise has a negative impact on the server.

    If you believe that you were unfairly banned, please create a ban appeal by clicking here.


    Thanks,
    MapleLegends Staff

    ~Rule changes are NOT retroactive~
     
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    Reminder about the advertising of other server's rule. If you have quitted the server please stop attempt message people over and over to get them to move with you. This count for any messages that happen in-game and the forums. If the person said no than its best to stop bug the person in first place to move with you. Advertising and promoting of other servers violates 1.2 category 1 of the Terms of Service.
     
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    Please note the new rule added in the ToS, quoted the following

    This is effective immediately as of right now. If you've got any questions you can ask on Discord or the Forums.

    The rule is not retroactive.
     
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    Please note that there's been an update to the account sharing rule;

    We have removed the line about mesos/items being allowed to be transferred, as it was unclear and caused confusion.
    You are not allowed to share your account information with other players under any circumstances.

    This is effective immediately; feel free to send us a message if you have any questions.
     
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    Please note that a new rule has been added to the Tos:




    And that the following rules have been updated:

    Small blurb added to clarify that selling art is allowed.

    Additional text has been added to better clarify what account sharing is and 1st offense has been reduced to 10 days.

    Text has been added to clarify that use of outside macros are considered a 3rd party software and 1st offense has been bumped up to 14 days.

    Vote abuse has been changed from a 3 strike system to a 2 strike system, additionally the 1st offense has been increased to 10 days.

    Keep in mind that rule changes are not retroactive.
     
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    Please note that we've made a small update to the ToS and added a rule (Which was already pretty much enforced, but did not have a line in here);

    2.13 Spamming - All forms of spamming is not allowed. This includes spamming in the chat, as well as all forms of Megaphones. Spamming buying/selling lines in the Free Market is allowed/an exception. Depending on the severity of the offense, the staff reserves the right to take away your ability to send Messages/Megaphones or increase the punishment if used inappropriately. Punishment: 1st Offense: Warning/1 Week Smega Ban 2nd Offense: 3 Day Ban 3rd Offense: 7 Day Ban
     
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