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Server Rules (Revision 2 - April 21, 2021)

Our mission is to create one of, if not THE best private Ragnarok Server out there. With the support of the community we can achieve anything. We collectively work together, suggesting and volunteering our time to create a community for our current, and any new players. With the help of our community, we’ve launched the first private server with the highly anticipated 4th jobs! We’re slowly working together to bring the latest kRO Episode Content to life.

Opened March 27, 2021 as the first private Ragnarok Online server to introduce fourth jobs.

By logging into EssenceRO, you're adhering to all Server Rules and are to be held accountable for any rules broken.

Rules and Offenses

Severe Offenses

Breaking the following rules will result in all related accounts being permanently blocked. Repeated offenses will result in all related accounts being blocked in addition to a block of the user's IP address and any future accounts.

  • Botting:
    • Botting is defined as "proven use of third party technology that gives an unfair advantage over other players." This includes, but is not limited to, macros, speedhacks, as well as general botting programs. If your keyboard or mouse has built-in macro functions, this functionality must be disabled off while playing the server. If a player is found with multiple characters running bots at the same time, it will be considered as multiple offenses, even if it's the first time being caught.
  • Scamming:
    • Scamming is defined as "using deception in order to obtain a person's items, zeny, or accounts." An example of this is pretending to be someone else that the other player would normally trust and then asking for their items/zeny or account information, or trying to pass off one item as another.
    • Players should take note that the staff will not be liable for tracking down items lost in a scam, so please be responsible with your items and accounts.
  • Staff Impersonation::
    • Staff Impersonation is defined as "attempting to impersonate the EssenceRO Staff." This includes impersonating the EssenceRO Staff guild, pretending to be a specific staff member, claiming to be a part of the GM/Admin Team on a legit character, and use of character names that include "GM" as a title.
  • Real Money Trades (RMT)::
    • Trading items for real currency is not endorsed by the staff members, although the staff will not act to prevent these dealings outside of the server. Your money is your own responsibility; if you choose to purchase items from other players, note that the staff will not take action if you are scammed or cheated in any way.
  • Client Manipulation:
    • Manipulating the client or its dependencies is against the rules and any modifications, alterations or manipulations are sufficient reason for punishment, at the discretion of the staff.
    • This includes modifying sprites or other files, using third party tools to change the behavior or content of the game in any way, and more.

Moderate Offenses

Breaking the following rules will result in the user's account and all related accounts being temporarily banned. The duration of the ban is dependent on the number of previous offenses.

The first offense will result in a 3 day ban on the offending account and any related accounts.

The second offense will result in a 1 week ban on the offending account and any related accounts.

The third offense will result in a 2 week ban on the offending account and any related accounts.

Further repeated offenses will result in punishment as defined under Severe Offenses.

  • Leeching & Farming Mini-Games:
    • A player is leeching during a mini-game if they are doing noticeably little or nothing to assist the team effort towards success or victory.
      • An example of this is auto-following another character in RTTF (Race To The Finish).
    • A player is farming during a mini-game if they are artificially boosting their own progress towards victory at the loss of others.
      • An example of this is boosting your DM ranking and kill count by killing your own or your friends' characters during Death Match without the target's intent to survive or fight back.
    • On each offense, the offending character will be removed from the game if reported while it is still in progress.
    • Examples of mini-games are Survival Arena, Battlegrounds and Death Match.
  • Kill Stealing:
    • Kill Stealing is defined as "attacking a monster that is either pursuing/attacking another player or is being attacked by another player." Taming a monster, using a Pokeball or otherwise, will be considered Kill Stealing. To minimize occurrences of this offense, players are encouraged to take advantage of the @noks command.
    • Boss status monsters in their natural spawn areas are considered Free For All and are exempt from this rule. Boss monsters which are summoned through Quests, Bloody Branches, or Abracadabra are not considered Free For All and are covered under the Kill Stealing rule. If you find an MVP on a non-pvp map and no one comes to claim it for 5 minutes, it will be considered Free For All and you may attack it freely.
  • Harassment:
    • Harassment is defined as "seeking to insult or disturb another player while on the server."
      • If you're in doubt about what you're doing and think it may be considered harassment, it is best to err on the side of caution.
      • Instances of harassment reports will be dealt with on a case-to-case basis at the discretion of the enforcing staff member.
      • Examples of Harassment include repeatedly attempting to continue speaking to or bothering another player after they have made it clear to you that they don't wish to talk to you, and intentionally evading measures such as /ex.
      • Harassment also includes creating characters, pets, homunculi or guilds with names similar to another player's sufficiently-unique name (at the judgement of the enforcing staff member).
      • Note that being killed on a PVP map is not considered harassment.
  • Offensive Character/Guild Names:
    • Offensive character names is defined as "Creating character or guild names that may offend other players."
      • You'll be given a warning first to change your name or simply delete the character/guild, failure to do so will result in punishment.
  • Advertisement:
    • Advertising on EssenceRO through any public channel ingame is not allowed. This includes advertising other servers, trades involving real currency, websites containing custom quest information, and advertising other websites in general. This includes public chat in towns, setting up chatrooms, and broadcasting. The exceptions are content on the EssenceRO domain and officially endorsed resources. All endorsed resources are included on the Resources page on the wiki.
  • Guild Emblem Abuse:
    • The use of no guild emblem or an invisible or barely-visible one, in GvG (including WoE), is prohibited.
    • The use of a guild emblem similar to another guild's without their guild leader's express permission, is prohibited.
    • The use of a guild emblem that could cause confusion, such as one that uses the RO mouse icon, is prohibited.
      • All players who served as guild leader around the time the incident took place will receive the appropriate punishment.
      • Note that guild leadership will not be transferred to another player during the time that the punishment is being carried out.

Miscellaneous Offenses

  • Blocking NPCs:
    • Vending and Chat Rooms are not allowed to block NPCs on any map. Blocking NPCs is defined as "placing a Chat Room or Vending character within 4 cells of any NPC."
      • On the first offense, the player will be jailed for 3 hours and kicked offline.
      • On the second offense, the player will be jailed for 6 hours and kicked offline.
      • On the third offense, the player will be jailed for 24 hours and kicked offline.
      • Further repeated offenses will result in punishment as outlined under Moderate Offenses.
  • Spamming:
    • Spamming skills or text is not allowed.
    • "Skill spam" is defined as "repeatedly casting skills with no purpose other than being an annoyance or distraction." An example of this would be repeatedly casting True Sight in town in spite of the fact it serves no purpose after the first time.
    • "Text spam" is defined as "overflowing the chat window with at least five messages which are annoying or distracting."
    • Note that spamming on a greater scale will result in a higher punishment, as per the judgment of the enforcing staff member.
      • On the first offense, the player will be muted for 30 minutes.
      • On the second offense, the player will be muted for 1 hour and jailed for 3 hours.
      • On the third offense, the player will be muted for 3 hours and jailed for 12 hours.
      • Further repeated offenses will result in punishment as outlined under Moderate Offenses.
  • Main Chat Abuse:
    • Marketing on Main Chat is not allowed. This includes discussing anything in regards to buying, selling, trading or price-checking.
    • Recruitment or party searching is not allowed. This includes recruiting people for Guilds, Battlegrounds, Mini-games, MvP parties, PvP parties, or any other parties or groups.
    • Recruiting for Endless Tower is the only one allowed in this list, this is because there's no alternative method at all to broadcast for ET runs.
      • Note 1: BG Recruitment also includes conversations like "5 more for BG!!"
      • Note 2: Recruitment also includes creating characters like "Recruiting for [insert event]" and then using that character to chat in Main.
    • Non-English chat is not allowed. These should be limited to other forms of chat (e.g. private message, general/local chat, etc).
    • Note that main chat abuse on a greater scale will result in a higher punishment, as per the judgment of the enforcing staff member.
      • On the first offense, the player will be given a warning (in the case of non-english chat, this may be delivered in the offender's native language).
      • On the second offense, the player will be muted for 15 minutes.
      • On the third offense, the player will be muted for 1 hour.
      • On the fourth offense, the player will be muted for 3 hours and jailed for 6 hours.
      • On the fifth offense, the player will be muted for 6 hours and jailed for 12 hours.
      • Further repeated offenses will result in punishment as outlined under Moderate Offenses.
  • Bug Exploitation:
    • Bug Exploitation is defined as "intentional use of in-game errors in any skill, NPC, or item script to generate results which give a player a distinct advantage unintended by the staff, or intentionally withholding knowledge of such an issue from the staff."
    • This includes generating extra items or zeny, or using equipment/skills in a manner which will cause such an error.
    • Any errors should be reported to the staff immediately, either under Bug Reports, in our DiscordDiscord. You can check our Trello Backlog before report a bug and check if its already reported.
      • Depending on the severity of the exploit, the player may be jailed, temporarily banned, have their items/accounts wiped, or permanently blocked.
  • Punishment Evasion:
    • Attempting to evade a given punishment will result in an additional, more severe punishment, depending on the circumstance.
    • Examples include deleting a character to erase a jailtime, using a proxy or changing a dynamic IP to get around an IP ban, playing elsewhere while your IP is banned, playing on someone else's account to get around a ban on your own, etc.
    • Do note that evading punishment on someone else's account will result in their account being punished as well.
      • In the general case, the offender will receive double the original punishment on top of the remaining time.
  • General Malicious/Inappropriate Behavior:
    • If the administration feels that a player is demonstrating malicious or inappropriate behavior on the server, then the administration reserves the right to punish the player as they see fit.
    • Also note that committing an offense to an excessive point may be deemed as committing multiple offenses and the punishment will be more severe, decided at the discretion of the staff.
  • Trolling / Flaming on EssenceRO Resource Sites (eRO Facebook Group for example, or abusing eRO Wiki pages).
    • Misbehavior on the resources like eRO's Facebook Group, or making false pages/trolling pages on the Wiki will result in an in-game ban depending on the severity of it. It will fall directly under Moderate Offenses if this occurs.