Attack on Titan: Universe

Table of Contents

  • Discord / Communications Server Rules
  • In-Game Rules
  • Location-Specific Guidelines
  • Factions Guidelines
  • Permanent Death Rules
  • Metagaming

Discord / Communications Server Rules

General Rules

  1. Please use common sense. There may be circumstances where disciplinary action may be taken for violations of community standards not explicitly stated here.
  2. Please do not use sexually explicit or in general, inappropriate profile pictures.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Instant server ban in the case of raiders, otherwise one verbal warning followed by a server ban until the profile picture is changed if warning is not adhered to.
  3. The staff team reserves the right to edit and delete posts, as it is fit in order to maintain a friendly and welcoming environment. If you have any questions about disciplinary actions taken or policies in general, please ask individual staff members in their Private Messages.
  4. The Veteran role is only given to players who have participated in Attack on Titan: Universe for over two years. Visual proof of in-game or Discord screenshots must be provided to a staff member to receive this role.

Text Rules

  1. We require the members of the community treat each other respectfully. Debates and open discussion are certainly welcome, but we do not allow personal attacks. When a member of the community tells you to stop, please do so.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Instant server ban in the case of raiders, one verbal warning followed by progressive mute lengths, starting from 30 minutes. A ban starting from one day should be applied starting from the third offense.
  2. The excess use of offensive language, and the general use of discriminatory hate speech is prohibited.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Instant server ban in the case of raiders, otherwise one verbal warning followed by progressive mute lengths, starting from 2 hours. A ban starting from one day should be applied starting from the third offense.
  3. To help facilitate understanding and discussion, we highly recommend the use of the English language on public servers.
  4. Please do not use any @mentions, especially towards roles or groups unless you are authorized to do so.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Instant server ban in the case of raiders, otherwise one verbal warning followed by progressive server bans, starting from three days. A general community ban starting from seven days should be applied starting from the third offense.
  5. Please do not put sexually explicit, illegal or otherwise inappropriate content on any channel in the server.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Instant server ban in the case of raiders, otherwise one verbal warning followed by progressive mute lengths, starting from 2 hours. A server ban starting from three days should be applied starting from the third offense.
  6. Advertising, scamming, phishing, piracy and other illegal actions are disallowed.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Instant server ban in the case of raiders, otherwise one verbal warning followed by progressive server bans, starting from three days. A permanent ban should be considered starting from the third offense.
  7. Specialized channels should be used for certain subject matters, such as spoilers channels (for discussion about the Attack on Titan franchise, for example)
    Disciplinary guidelines: Two verbal warnings followed by progressive mute lengths, starting from 30 minutes. Progressive server mutes starting from 2 hours should be considered starting from the third offense.

Voice Rules

  1. Please do not make annoying, loud, or disruptive sounds in Voice Channels.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Instant server ban in the case of raiders, otherwise one verbal warning followed by progressive mutes starting from one hour. Server bans should be considered starting from the third offense.
  2. Please do not interrupt others while they are speaking.
  3. Please remain respectful to each other while in Voice Chat.
    Disciplinary guidelines: See guidelines for Text Rule 1.
  4. If there is a lot of background noise in your immediate area, please use Push to Talk.

In-Game Rules

  1. Glitching through walls in any way to enter a restricted area is prohibited. This provision explicitly applies to any location that has weapons, within or possessing access to the Jail, or any area that has three-dimensional maneuvering gear.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Instant in-game ban in the case of raiders or civilians, otherwise one verbal warning followed by in-game bans, starting from five days. Permanent bans should be considered starting from the third offense.
  2. The use of hacks and other illicit third-party programs in Attack on Titan: Universe games is not allowed.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Instant in-game ban in the case of raiders or civilians, otherwise one verbal warning followed by in-game bans, starting from twenty-one days. Permanent bans should be considered starting from the second offense.
  3. Spawning in large amounts of items (especially Lanterns) in the form of item bags on the ground is disallowed.
    Disciplinary guidelines: One verbal warning followed by in-game bans, starting from three days. Permanent bans should be considered starting from the third offense.
  4. Any acts implicitly or explicitly detrimental to the gameplay experience taken with deliberate intent, commonly known as “trolling”, is disallowed.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Instant in-game ban in the case of raiders or civilians, otherwise one verbal warning followed by in-game bans, starting from three days. Permanent bans should be considered starting from the second offense.
  5. Leaving the server deliberately in order to avoid arrest or detainment is disallowed.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Instant in-game ban in the case of raiders or civilians, otherwise one verbal warning followed by in-game bans, starting from five days. Permanent bans should be considered starting from the second offense.
  6. Erotic role-play and any conduct with intentional, deliberate sexual denotations or connotations is not allowed.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Instant in-game ban in the case of raiders or civilians, otherwise in-game ban from twenty-eight to forty-five days. Permanent bans should be considered starting from the second offense.
  7. All players are required to fully cooperate with members of the Attack on Titan: Universe staff team when required for any purpose involving disciplinary investigations of or into other players.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Instant in-game ban in the case of raiders or civilians, otherwise global ban from fourteen to forty-five days. Permanent bans should be considered starting from the third offense.
  8. Killing, hand-cuffing or otherwise impairing players with a legal forcefield is disallowed.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Instant in-game ban in the case of raiders or civilians, otherwise one verbal warning followed by in-game bans, starting from five days. Permanent bans should be considered starting from the third offense.
  9. “Spawn-camping”, or the act of waiting at a spawn location for a player in order to kill, hand-cuff or otherwise impair their gameplay is not allowed.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Instant in-game ban in the case of raiders or civilians, otherwise one verbal warning followed by in-game bans, starting from five days. Permanent bans should be considered starting from the third offense.
  10. Metagaming in any capacity is strictly prohibited. Learn more about metagaming in the Metagaming section.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Please see details under Metagaming section.

Location-Specific Guidelines

Trainee Camp

  1. It is disallowed to interrupt any trainings or events hosted by the Trainee Corps – including Cadet trainings – while they are active in the Trainee Camp.

Ceremonial Stage

  1. It is not allowed to interrupt any event or ceremony that takes place at the Ceremonial Stage, especially the graduation of Cadets from the Trainee Corps.

King's Courtroom

  1. It is not allowed to interrupt any event or ceremony that takes place at the King’s Courtroom, such as interrupting proceedings (i.e. trials).

Factions Guidelines

     The Factions Rules under the Binding Ruleset take precedence. 

     The current Factions Overseer is LeonardEdgar.

  1. All Faction communications servers must follow global Attack on Titan: Universe Community Server rules, as specified in the Discord / Communications Server Rules section of the Binding Ruleset.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Instant faction deletion as well as global bans between three and seven days for complicit leaders if malicious. If not malicious, two written warnings before faction deletion and global bans between three and seven days for complicit leaders. These Disciplinary Guidelines are overriden by appropriate metagaming statutes if relevant.
  2. Faction operations must abide by in-lore/out-of-lore rules in regards to not metagaming, and operate wholly within realistic bounds and capabilities as decided upon by the staff team and the Factions Overseer.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Instant faction deletion as well as global bans between seven and twenty-one days for complicit leaders if malicious. If not malicious, two written warnings before faction deletion and global bans between three and seven days for complicit leaders. These Disciplinary Guidelines are overriden by appropriate metagaming statutes if relevant.
  3. In the event that a faction is shut down or there the owner changes, the Factions Overseer must be informed by the faction leader of relevant changes within 24 hours.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Instant faction deletion as well as global bans between three and seven days for complicit leaders if malicious. If not malicious, one written warning before faction deletion.
  4. If a Faction falls below five (5) members, it will be provided with a 24-hour notice by a Designated Administrator or the Factions Overseer before being deleted. Once deleted, the faction must wait three (3) days before attempting to re-officialize with sufficient members. This rule does not apply to Bloodlines.
  5. Players who have died in a permanent death event cannot rejoin factions they were a member of for seven (7) days after any character death. This rule does not apply to Royal Military factions.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Global bans between five and fourteen days for complicit leaders if malicious. If not malicious, three written warnings and character wipe for offending players before faction deletion.
  6. Faction ownership is transferrable upon owner death or resignation in any manner that does not conflict with other rules laid out in the Binding Ruleset.
  7. Players can only join bloodline factions once, and if their character is under 14 days old in real-world terms. Players may not join a second bloodline as a “full-blooded” member if they have left their first one.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Global bans between three and seven days for complicit leaders if malicious. If not malicious, three written warnings and character wipe for offending players before faction deletion.
  8. Players can only join a royal bloodline once per lore.
    Disciplinary guidelines: Global bans between five and seven days for complicit leaders if malicious. If not malicious, two written warnings  and character wipe for offending players before faction deletion.

Permanent Death Rules

  1. It is disallowed to interrupt any trainings or events hosted by the Trainee Corps – including Cadet trainings – while they are active in the Trainee Camp.

Metagaming

Metagaming is the deliberate violation of informational security in a player-created storyline. This violation focuses specifically on the illicit transfer and use of information between multiple players. Metagaming mainly occurs when a player obtains external knowledge (information your lore character does not know, which was obtained through illicit private channels or other means) into the game environment or uses said information, obtained within the game environment, to go beyond the natural limits set by the game and distribute information past their realistic capability to.

     This information can be portrayed through various means such as text, pictures, and videos. The transmission of screenshots, videos, or other multimedia content from in-game during a permanent death event or of concepts related to lore is considered as an act of metagaming. Cases of metagaming can be as simple as learning the perpetrator of a murder from the person killed to a video of a crime being committed in-game under Permanent Death circumstances being uploaded and used as evidence in an in-game court.

     One explicit rule that stems from the concept of metagaming is “dead-men-tell-no-tales”. This regulation explicitly states that if you die in a Permanent Death event, information your character learned is considered to be lost. Because of this, the knowledge that you transmit or reuse from any previously dead characters would be considered as an act of metagaming, because your new character after death would not have the knowledge of the one that died. As a corollary to this regulation, information gained in said permanent death events can only be transmitted if you survive the event in question.

     Metagaming carries serious consequences and penalties for offenders. All players are required to cooperate with staff members investigating for metagaming under any circumstances. Harboring witnesses or information about those who metagame is also grounds for being punished under metagaming restrictions. Staff have full discretion for the nature and duration of violating this principle, but permanent bans and bans of over thirty days are not uncommon. 

     Disciplinary guidelines: 

  • First-time violations of dead-men-tell-no-tales should be punished with a general ban between seven and fourteen days, with progressive time increases up to forty-five days. Permanent bans should be considered starting at the second offense. 
  • Those orchestrating larger conspiracies involving organized metagaming between one or more persons should be punished with a general ban between twenty-one and forty-five days, with a permanent ban under consideration on the first offense. 
  • Accomplices to metagaming should be punished with progressive general bans between three and twenty-one days based on involvement and participation, with permanent bans under consideration starting from the third offense.
  • Harboring information from staff or otherwise not disclosing information about potential metagaming or metagamers should be punished with progressive general bans between seven and twenty-one days, with permanent bans under consideration starting from the second offense. 

     It’s also important to note here that spreading false information is not a violation of metagaming principles. The act of spreading false information is not in violation of metagaming so long as those spreading the information are doing so explicitly with the intent to misinform or otherwise deceive others.

     Voice chats present a uniquely imminent danger for metagaming to occur. In order for the staff team to accurately verify that information was communicated through voice channels, both parties (speaker and recipient) must honestly confirm to staff if requested of them saying information in order for it to be counted as valid in the context of lore.

     An exemption to default metagaming provisions is applied in online videos: it is legal to post any video that does not contain highly private events in a Permanent Death setting online. We encourage that video content creators be given a free hand when spreading the word about Attack on Titan: Universe events. However, said videos cannot be used as proof or justification for future events.