Topic: Rules of Conduct for GMs?

I am just curious to know if there are any rules the GMs must abide by and if so what are they?
I assume it would be public knowledge and similar to the way the forums are ruled. As the GM's are usually players as well some, but not all, may be inclined to abuse their power. It's happened before in other games and I wondered how and where someone would report any breaches of conduct?

Favouritism as a GM I assume is discouraged heavily to keep the playing field level but should it be, or is it, also disallowed? What counts as Favouritism' to the Developers? GMs are mainly needed just to be community support liaisons at the moment. Able to arrange events, answer questions and have a pretty golden tag but what other aspects of the game do GMs have power over?

I've heard the questions of "Who are the GMs, what can they do and what powers do they have?" be raised a few times and I couldn't answer it myself. There are no areas that explain a GM's conduct. There is an EULA for players and that's free to view by anyone that opens the client.

This message is directed at the GMs and Developers as I assume there are no players that can answer these questions. The thread is created so others can see the answers publicly (and emails are usually slow to be answered)

Last edited by Alexander (2010-11-07 05:37:25)

Re: Rules of Conduct for GMs?

Shadowbane had a scandal where a GM was caught gifting his guild loot above and beyond anything available in game.

GMs should be allowed to play the game on separate accounts incognito, but all GM activities should be logged somehow to prevent any funny business. A PvP game must uphold an image of fairness. Especially one where players assets are at stake.

Re: Rules of Conduct for GMs?

I want free stuff from all the DeVs in my corp

Last edited by MadG (2010-11-07 11:04:26)

Re: Rules of Conduct for GMs?

MadG wrote:

I want free stuff from all the DeVs in my corp

They all left remember? After the last time they gave us a ton of stuff.. [/lie]

Re: Rules of Conduct for GMs?

We're going to release a comprehensive statement about it soon.

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It might also be helpfull to have a list of all the GM/DEVs names.
I've seen some name that started with GM, but wasn't yellow as usual.

Re: Rules of Conduct for GMs?

GM Quodys wrote:

We're going to release a comprehensive statement about it soon.

Soon(TM)?!?!?!  Dont you bastards go Mortal on us.....

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I too would like to see this list asap. Knowing the limits of abuse is at least helpful.

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Blackomen wrote:

I too would like to see this list asap. Knowing the limits of abuse is at least helpful.

Exactly.  I can only withstand abuse as long as I know its within the limits.

Re: Rules of Conduct for GMs?

Neoxx wrote:

Soon(TM)?!?!?!  Dont you bastards go Mortal on us.....

Shame on you!

Last edited by Gremrod (2010-11-12 21:45:39)

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Re: Rules of Conduct for GMs?

Neoxx wrote:
Blackomen wrote:

I too would like to see this list asap. Knowing the limits of abuse is at least helpful.

Exactly.  I can only withstand abuse as long as I know its within the limits.

Preach it brother! lol

Re: Rules of Conduct for GMs?

Answer for this topic.

<DEV BoyC> the gm policy is in the works and the code of conduct will be published soon.

Once they have been posted feel free to make another topic.

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