It has also been noted that language is 'creatively' being used as to out-smart our language flagging system. Be fully aware that we have a full log of every text exchange on our server. These logs can be and are reviewed from time to time. Going around the filter is against our Code of Conduct. Using replacement letters or symbols to go around the filter is also against our Code of Conduct.
You can find our Code of Conduct by visiting: http://www.secfenia.org/rules.php Located In Game on the left hand side of your screen.
Our Terms of Service: http://www.secfenia.org/legal/tos.php Located on the Log – In page, at the bottom.
Our focus of this Announcement currently, is to bring to light what we feel is developing into an issue.
To expand on these above listed rules specifically:Section 3: Inappropriate Content
A. Cursing and Profanity: We recognize that different backgrounds see different words as profane. We use a very conservative set based upon the strictest sense to protect our players. If you are unsure, use another word or ask a member of our Community Team. Using replacement characters is not acceptable. However, a creative person may say "What the Potato" and it would be acceptable.
B. Sexual Content: Discussions past hugging, kissing, or touching places outside of what would be visible in typical bathing suits are not permitted. You should follow a "lights out" policy on this. While sex may happen, it should at best be implied and never directly stated. Full discussions leading to or heading to climax will result in eradication as a breach of our Terms of Service. Incest, rape, fetishes, and pornography is prohibited from being discussed on our service. Our Service is a place to meet others and engage in RP (whether IG, tavern, or in the forums). It is not intended as a dating, hook up, or a place to search for other to have private chats on another medium.
C. Violence/Drugs: There can and should be battles. However, depictions of gore is not permitted. Any OOC Threats of Violence will not be tolerated. Another touchy subject can be the mention of Real Life drug names. To avoid problems, your imagination for renaming it might be wise.
Incest, rape, fetishes, and pornography is prohibited from being discussed on our servers. The mere mention of these terms can and will receive an instant ban. Incest, rape, fetishes, and pornography, but is not limited to, these specific terms. Implications, actions, mentions and anything otherwise included by use of these terms and their meanings, whether or not it is a joke or an attempt to be comical, can and will get points awarded and/or a ban. Our tolerance level for these is 0.
Explicit content, such as Sexual Innuendos, Nudity, Inappropriate Touching or Caresses in places a bathing suit would cover, Sexual Seductions and climaxes intent on inciting arousal and sexual excitement, will not be tolerated. These specific content rules are not open for debate or discussion.
An additional reminder:
Section 11: Private Identities
No one may post any content, quoted or paraphrased, that includes any identifying real life information about another player (i.e. pictures, age, location, etc) that is not publicly given and consented to. A player's visible timezone in game is only available if the player consents to it. Always be safe when it comes to your personal information. Never share messenger/email information in public forums. Players are not permitted to discuss for any reason who the Identities of players, NPC's, Elders or Mages are via any medium. If you suspect a player of violating our Terms of Service, contact Zachrin directly and privately.
To expand: No one should be discussing Real Life Information whether it be about themselves or another player. This includes specifically Real Life Ages and Real Life Locations as well as real life serious problems. For RL complex life issues, it is best to speak with a close friend or relative. This is the internet. It may feel as if you know every person you talk to. Keep in mind this can be a false feeling and is exactly what predators want you to feel. The safety of our players is our utmost concern.
Sefenia is designed to be played in a setting that is considered enjoyable and neutral to all players. Minors do play Secfenia. If you wouldn't say it to your child or your younger sibling, it doesn't really belong in Secfenia. When in doubt, ask. Nine times out of ten, if you think it might be questionable content, chances are, you are correct. We do not want to have to disable the taverns to make our point.
Edited 11.Jan.2018 By Amaryllis to make sure policy Quotes were updated to reflect current standards.
From Zachrin May 15, 2019
From time to time, we seem to start having issues again with Tavern RP's particularly with NPC's. This is a notice to everyone to remind them that this is not a sex line or a place to find others to invite them to cyber with you elsewhere. This is not the purpose of the game nor is it appropriate. Please be fully aware that we have a full log of every exchange that happens in the tavern. They may be reviewed from time to time.
Some problem areas seem to be the desire to have RP's of a more mature graphical and sexual tone with the over use of sexual innuendos and seductive type RP. In the past, we had to remind players that Incest, Pornography and rape RP's are not permitted. For some reason, it seems that the new attempt is to RP minors in sexual situations with other minors and adults. This is unacceptable. We do not mind players choosing a child character. However, if you think they should be engaged in sex with minors and/or adults, then you should seriously reconsider playing a child. Sexual relations between a child and an adult is illegal within many countries. If we find it on this server, you will face eradication.
Further, one of the reasons why we are strict about using outside communications is that we do have minors play here. Any evidence that we find that you are using this service to cyber with a minor as an adult, will also be subject to eradication as it is an illegal activity. We don't want to have to send this message out in the future and want it to be a clear indication of what we expect.
Finally, since the sexual issues seems to revolve primarily around NPC's in the tavern, we are going to disable NPC's from entering the tavern on a temporary basis while we continue to investigate into the NPC issues and deal with the problems we have found. As always, if you have questions, please feel free to ask us and we will be happy to clarify any questions you may have.