1. STAFF MEMBERS
1.1. Disrespectful attitude towards Staff Members is forbidden; Punishment: High - ranging from temporary ban to permanent ban on the user's machine. Staff members include all Administrators (Admins) and Game Masters (GMs). These rules also apply outside of the game (forums, e-mails etc)
2. THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE AND ACCOUNT SHARING
2.1. Using a program that allows for automated gameplay, such as a bot, is strictly forbidden.Punishment: Account ban
2.2. You are responsible for sharing your account; There is no punishment, but GMs are not required to assist you in recovering stolen goods in case of account sharing fraud. Sharing this information is the most common cause of account and item theft. Our databases are very secure, firewalled, and patched with the latest exploit fixes. All passwords in our account database are encrypted as well for added security. Every single case of so called account being hacked came from individuals who share their accounts with family, real life friends, and girlfriend/boyfriends. Other occurrences are due to some sort of fallout in a personal relationship with a friend in real life, or a online friend! Sometimes malicious users will befriend other players with the motive to eventually gain their trust to steal items. Regardless of the reason someone might decide to give their info to someone, just remember that we warned about it, and if something comes up missing, it could have been prevented by following these simple guidelines. It is absolutely essential to keep account information to yourself!
3. BUGS AND EXPLOITS
3.1. Active exploitation of broken or unintended game mechanics (i.e. bugs, glitches) is not tolerated. Punishment: Medium
3.2. It is forbidden to share information about an exploit with anyone except the staff; Punishment: Medium
4. CHATTING AND NAMES
4.1. Actively engaging in slander, racism, real life threats, insults or highly disruptive behavior in the in-game chat is against the rules; Punishment: Slight - varies from a warning to chat or in-game bans depending on persistence and gravity.
4.2. It is forbidden to impersonate a staff member in any way; Punishment: Severe
4.3. Indecent or offensive names are forbidden; Punishment: Medium - character will be isolated in GM ROOM until name is changed
5.1. It is forbidden to start an in-game shop right next to an important or often-accessed NPC, or to block pathways leading to them; Punishment: Slight
5.2. It is forbidden to sell your items or account for any type of real-world currency; Punishment: Severe
6. GM EVENTS
6.1. It is forbidden to enter an event zone unless the event organizer invites you or the entrance is free; Punishment: Slight
6.2. Any unwanted intervention during an event is forbidden; Punishment: Slight
7. LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS
7.1 GMs do not restore lost or dropped items. Stealing or scamming of any kind is a bannable offense at L2Hesidos. If planed to let someone borrow their items, before trading them screenshot of the conversation should be done. The screenshot must include details such as what item, and that the person receiving the item will return it when requested by the owner. If failed to include this information or to take a screenshot, and someone gets ripped off, there will be no GM intervention.