§1) One Account Per Player
Each player may have one account per world. Each account may have only one owner and may not be logged into or played by any other person. A player may give his account to another player if he is leaving the game. Both parties must submit tickets to Support stating their intentions before the transfer occurs or they will be banned. Player A will give his account password to Player B. Player B (the new owner) will set his account to delete and then log in to his new account and immediately change the email address and password of the account. Player B must not thereafter log into his old account. Failure to follow this procedure will result in a ban. It is not permitted for a player to advertise that he is giving his account away. If a player has gifted his account away and wishes to return to the game on a new account within 30 days he must contact support before taking the new account, failure to do so will result in a ban. Accounts may no longer be gifted to players that are either globally banned or players who have recieved a permanent ban on a world the gifted account plays on.Examples:
- It is allowed for two players to use the same Computer, provided each player only controls the actions of his/her assigned account. Every player sharing a computer must abide by rule §2.
- It is forbidden to play for another player, if he is temporarily gone.
- It is forbidden to log into the accounts of other players. The attempt alone is forbidden.
§2) Declaring a shared connection
Players sharing an internet connection and operating accounts on the same world must declare the shared connection. This is done on the Settings page of the game. Players sharing an internet connection are not permitted to support each other or to send or trade resources or to cast Divine Powers on each other. Players sharing an internet connection are not permitted to engage in a joint interaction with an unconnected player within a 48 hour period. This includes attacking, supporting or sending or trading resources, or casting Divine Powers. Each player at an internet connection has to enter all of the accounts known to him.Examples:
- Players who use the same internet connection may not attack the same player. This is only allowed if the attack from Player A is 48 hours before the attack of Player B.
- If Player A and Player B want to send resources to player C, they will also have to wait 48 hours between their resource shipments.
- Players sharing a connection may attack the same alliance.
Insults against other players are not allowed. Using profanity in a profile or a private message is not allowed. User names, city names and alliance names that are profane or otherwise considered inappropriate are not allowed. Politically extreme, pornographic or otherwise unlawful or inappropriate material is prohibited in the game, as well as links to such material. Advertisements or links to other web based games, referral systems or money making schemes is forbidden. This concerns every area of the game where players can post their own text or graphics. The use of profanity or threats of violence when communicating with Support staff will not be tolerated. Players who do so may be faced with a Support ban and/or expulsion from the game.Examples:
- It is allowed to call a player a novice(noob).
- It is allowed to blackmail another player for resources.
- It is not allowed to blackmail a player for Premium.
- It is against the rules to impersonate a member of the moderator staff.
- It is forbidden to call you alliance offensive or inappropriate names (KKK or NSDAP).
- Glorifying terrorist acts is also not allowed.
- It is forbidden to post pornographic links.
- It is forbidden to insult players in the ingame chat and mail system.
- It is forbidden to post chain letters or spam mail.
- Posting advertisement links and referrer-links are forbidden.
- Player profiles must be completely in English. Other languages are forbidden.
§4) Account Sales
It is forbidden for accounts to be involved in any commercial activity. An account cannot be offered for sale. Offering gold coins to other players in exchange for in-game activities such as attacking other players is prohibited.Examples:
- It is forbidden to buy or sell resources( for example on E-bay)
- It is forbidden to sell your account, or to sell playing rights to your account.
- It is forbidden to advertise gold or resources for sale on your profile.
- It is forbidden to complete or accept game services for gold.
- It is forbidden to ask a third party to conquer your enemies in exchange for gold.
It is against the rules to use game bugs to advance in the game. This is punishable by ban. If you find a critical bug it is your duty as a player to report it.
§6) Bots, Scripts, or Macros
The use of illegal scripts is strictly forbidden. An approved list of scripts may be found in Grepolis Forum: List of Approved Scripts.Examples:
- It is forbidden to use programs that click for you automatically, or reduce the amount of clicks you have to make.
This Grepolis server is the United States server. Player or alliance profiles must be written in English or have an English translation of any texts. Private communications, including alliance forums, are allowed to be in any language. It is forbidden to refuse to allow a player entry to an alliance based on his/her nationality.
§8) Account Deletion & Other
All inactive world accounts will be deleted after 2 weeks. This will not occur if Premium is active. The Master account however is never deleted and will stay active in case the player wishes to continue his/her adventure. The purchase of gold coins provides ingame benefits and does not entitle the player to violate any of the Grepolis Rules. There will be no refund of premium if an account is banned for any reason. These rules can be changed or adapted at any time. A change in the rules will be announced in the forum and on the home page of Grepolis.Examples:
- You do not have a right to recuperate your gold, if an account is banned on a world.
- The Rules may be changed at any time. Any changes will be displayed on the forum or the Grepolis login page.
§9) Fair Play
It is expected that each and every player acts respectful towards other players, and the Innogames staff. This means following the rules and creating a fun and fair environment for players. The administrators of Grepolis.us are the final arbiters of any rules dispute. Their interpretation of these rules is final. We reserve the right to exclude anyone from the game. All players have the right to appeal via the Support System.Examples:
- Mistreating the support team or abusing the support tool can also result in an account ban.
- These rules can be altered or adapted to different cases, at the discretion of the Community Manager.