5. NO BOTS OR CHARACTER AUTOMATION

The use of automation to send commands to the MUD creates an unfair advantage. 
As such, ALL triggers that automate the entry of ANY command to the game are
illegal. However, client features like mapping or highlighting are deemed 
valid as they affect only the player's view of the game world rather than 
his or her interactions within it. Violations of this rule, no matter how 
small, will result in character deletion.

6. NO EXPLOITATION OF BUGS OR GAME MECHANICS

The essence of Shattered Kingdoms has always been and will continue to be 
the roleplay that drives the Pyrathian world. As the game is built of code 
and scripts, occasionally there are mechanical possibilities that are in-
consistent with the desired roleplay environment. Should you encounter a 
mechanical tactic that you feel works around realistic roleplay, please 
report it via email to an administrator. The staff will confirm whether 
these mechanics are valid or unintended, and work from there to remedy the
situation.

Exploits will be punished with deletion. These include, but are not limited 
to:
- Forcing characters to confirm cabal or religious membership through 
guardians or spells.
- Organizing groups of aggressive or tribunal NPCs out of their starting 
points.
- Using life-giving skills in a malicious manner (see: HELP DEATH)
- Abuse of the request skill (see: HELP REQUEST)

7. NO SPAMMING OR HACKING OF THE GAME

Spamming is the continuous or repetitive printing of something to the screen,
either in an attempt to annoy other players or to gain an advantage over 
them. Hacking is defined as an attempt to gain unauthorized access to 
resources of the game, including characters of other players. More than two
attempts to access a character using an invalid password will result in an
investigation regarding possible hacking. Players found guilty of spamming 
will be punished with demotion when used for annoyance, and deletion when 
used to gain advantage. Those found guilty of hacking will be punished by 
siteban.

***Ignorance of these rules does not constitute an excuse for
breaking them.***

For details on how punishments for violations are handled, please see HELP
PUNISHMENT.

See also: conduct multiplaying