1. Flaming, disrespect, harassment and inappropriate content.
Here at Apollo we would like to preserve different cultures, races, beliefs, ethics, and overall morals. If a player were to treat others in an inappropriate manner, disciplinary measures will be taken. Disciplinary actions will go as follow: First Offense will receive a 24 hour mute. The second offense will receive a 48 hour mute. The third offense will be a permanent mute. If a player were to evade this punishment they will receive a permanent ban.
a. The use of inappropriate or racist language towards a players race, religion, sexual orientation, beliefs or mental health. Doing so will receive nothing short of a permanent ban.
b. Any form of inappropriate communication over yell or in game chat.
c. Inappropriate account names, tags, or titles.
d. Any form of griefing in an attempt to troll or dampen any activity. This rule will be at the discretion of a staff member. If a player is interfering with an activity, please record a video and provide it to a staff member.
e. Harassment will be defined as anything that can be considered targeted to a specific group or person. This rule is enforced through the staff's discretion. Punishments will correspond with the ones stated above. Further action may be taken if it's deemed a group activity or the users involved represent a group. *This applies to the entirety of Apollo, including forums.
Advertisement of another RSPS related community is strictly prohibited. Failure to comply will result in an immediate removal from the community with no chance of appeal.
a. Widespread, ordinary links (eg. YouTube, RuneLocus, Rune-Server, TopG) are acceptable and will oftentimes be permitted, granted one does not take advantage of this exception.
b. Discussing other active servers in-game and/or on the forums is strictly forbidden. You may discuss any RSPS that is not online. Members who wish to advertise a link that is not related to RSPS or was not one of the common links aforementioned may send a link to an administrator and await a response containing approval before publicizing their desired link.
c. Direct advertisement will not be tolerated on Apollo. (eg. "Lets go do something on 'x' server, they have better 'x'"). First offenders will receive a 24-hour mute, followed by a permanent ban.
Spamming on Apollo is not allowed, as it causes disarray throughout the server. We aim to maintain a cordial, pleasant atmosphere on Apollo. We expect our members to be respectful of one another. Failure to comply with this rule will result in a 24-hour mute, followed by a 48-hour mute, and finally, a permanent mute. If excessive enough, the wrongdoer can be given a permanent ban if deemed necessary.
a. If a member acquires a donor status that has a fairly short yell cooldown timer, that does not give them the right to abuse it under any circumstances.
b. An auto-typer is allowed via public chat to buy or sell items. However, one must have at least 15-second intervals between each message with or without an auto-typer.
c. Excessive begging for personal gain will not be tolerated on Apollo.
4. Misleading Links, Hacking, and Threats
a. Misleading links are taken very seriously. We expect all links to follow the guidelines and open up to whatever the link was rightfully advertising. Failure to comply with this rule will result in permanent removal from the community.
b. Any form of hacking will result in permanent removal from the community.
c. Threats that will put a member’s livelihood, security, personal information, and reputation at risk will result in permanent removal from the community. (If this were taken to an extreme, Apollo management will take it to the legal level)
5. Punishment Evasion
Punishments that are assigned to members are given to further better Apollo as a community and maintain a stable, fair, and efficient environment. With that being said, those who evade will not be dealt with lightly; if a member feels as if they were wrongly punished, they can go about it the right way by appealing and constructively stating their case. If one evades, it will result in a ban or an IP-Ban or MAC-Ban, depending on the magnitude of the situation.
6. Real World Trading
The act of purchasing/selling goods or services will not be tolerated. This rule further effaces hacks, scams, etc. We will not be held responsible for a scam or hacking. Failure to comply will result in the seller being permanently banned, followed with an IP-ban the second time around. As for the buyer, a 72-hour ban with a complete bank wipe will be arranged, granted it was the first offense. The second offense will result in a MAC-Ban.
a. Purchasing or selling any Apollo account, or donor status is not permitted on the server or forums. First offenders will receive a permanent ban with no chance of appeal; the second offense will result in an IP-ban/MAC-Ban.
Disclaimer: The attempt or conspiracy to real-world trade will be punished the same as if the user had committed the act(s) in question.
7. Account Sharing
Sharing accounts here on Apollo is allowed, however if any scams were to happen, Apollo staff will NOT intervene in any refunds.
8. Third-Party Software
Applying the use of third-party software that allows a member to have an (any) unfair advantage whatsoever will result in a 24-hour ban, followed by a 48-hour ban, with an ending result of a permanent ban. We strive to maintain an honorable environment where fairness flourishes and hard-earned achievements are commended. This includes auto-clickers, auto-typers, AHK.
a. The use of botting clients/scripts are forbidden and will result in a MAC-Ban as well as an IP-Ban.
Multi-logging is not against the rules of Apollo, as we do allow players to be logged into multiple accounts at once. However, we do not allow multi-logging to gain an extreme advantage over other users. We are striving to maintain an environment in which no player has an exponential advantage over other players. First offenders will receive a 24-hour ban, Second offenders will receive a 48-hour ban and a bank wipe if deemed necessary, followed up with a permanent ban, and finally, an IP-Ban/MAC-Ban.
Multi-logging is however Allowed but using 2 accounts at a boss/mini-games/or during a slayer task, is not allowed. (BOOSTING)
10. Encouraging Others to Break Rules
Members that are somehow encouraging others to break a rule whether or not the enticed member understands that specific rule will receive a 24-48 hour mute or 24-hour ban, depending on the extremity or severity of the rule.
11. Bug Abuse
Abuse of a bug or glitch that allows a member to somehow have an advantage over another member or the server itself is not tolerated. We strive to better Apollo each and every day. In doing so, we ask all members to report any bugs or glitches as soon as they are found; if tampered with after, a permanent ban will be issued.
12. Gambling/Scams/Refunds (Disconnects, Donations, etc.)
We do not currently have gambling here on Apollo. Also we do not allow any self named/made games that involve gambling ingame in any way. First offenders will receive a warning, followed by 24-hour ban, followed by a 48-hour ban, ending with a permanent ban.
13. World Yell
Members may use world yell to advertise clan chats & group activities. This should be done at a minimum interval of every 5 minutes for the same clan. First offenders will receive a warning, followed by 24-hour yell mute, followed by a 48-hour mute, ending with a permanent yell mute.
a. Closed Clan Chats must provide a [;;topic xxxxxx] for their sign-up page to ensure people understand how to join the clan chat & which requirements there are.
b. Flaming, flame-baiting, false-advertisement and trolling via world yell will not be tolerated. The act of doing so will be punishable by a 24-hour yell mute, followed by a 48-hour yell mute, and finally a permanent yell-mute. Further punishment may result subject to Rule 1, at the staff team's discretion.
c. Luring members over the world yell is prohibited and can result in the revoking of the wrongdoer's access to world yell temporarily or indefinitely, depending on the severity of the text.
d. Advertising videos or content related to Apollo is allowed with a yell timer of 5 minutes+, if this is below 5 minutes you will be warned at first, the second time it will result in a 24-hour yell-mute followed by a 48-hour yell-mute with the ending result being a permanent yell mute.
14. Invading Other Communities
Invading other communities will result in the permanent removal from the entirety of Apollo with no chance of appeal. Here on Apollo, we are firm advocates of displaying perpetual, irrefutable integrity. We have the utmost respect for each and every RSPS community and only wish them well.
a. Impersonating an Apollo staff member is strictly prohibited.
b. Impersonating anyone for entertainment or fraud is strictly prohibited.
c. Impersonating any of the server accounts is strictly prohibited. (Apollo/Help)
d. Impersonating a ranked member of the Gamble CC is strictly prohibited.
16. VPN Voting/Abusing The Vote System
We do not tolerate VPN voting here on Apollo at all(this includes changing your IP in any way to benefit yourself to bypass the 12 hour voting timer). If you are caught VPN voting on multiple accounts/making multiple accounts to vote on you will be dealt with. It isn't fair on the players who vote properly. Anyone caught VPN voting will have their vote rewards removed from all accounts associated with them. Repeat offenders wil be banned.
17. Price Manipulation
Price Manipulation is not allowed, this ties in with the scamming part (this includes making alts to manipulate other players into thinking theyre getting a good deal when in reality they're not).
18. Yell & Clan Chat
We only allow people to use the English language in the yell and the clan chat, this is to ensure all the players can understand it and there is no language barrier involved. We tolerate absolutely no flaming/flame baiting any members in here and overall all of the rules above apply in there as well.
19. Selling/Giving Away Accounts
We do not allow players to sell/give their accounts away under any circumstances. This includes for ingame currency or any other currency.