since the topic has come up now and again over the past few weeks, we have now written the first version of our community guidelines. They don’t say anything our Terms of Service didn’t already, but we deliberately kept them short so everybody can read them quickly. They will be updated in the future, and if you have any feedback or suggestions, let us know.
Prosperous Universe Community Guidelines
The following rules are obligatory for everybody in the game and on the various external communication channels around it. We reserve the right to enforce them by muting individuals or even revoking their access to the game or communication channels entirely if necessary. These rules exist alongside the more extensive and formal Terms of Service as well as the Discourse FAQ and serve to highlight the most basic community-related rules of conduct. If you do not know if something is allowed, please ask first.
If you notice any violations of the rules below or spot any opportunities for in-game exploits, please report directly to us rather than the public.
1. Be civil
We are lucky enough to have a very open, friendly, and helpful community. All we ask of you is not to disturb the peace with personal attacks or other toxic behavior. We trust you to know what that encompasses.
2. One account per person
Sharing one account across several players is forbidden, and so is using more than one account per person. Multiple people playing from the same IP is allowed and possible, but suspicious behavior will be noticed and punished.
3. No exploits
It is prohibited to use loopholes, bugs, or game mechanics in an exploitative way they are clearly not intended for. This includes abuse of the company reset feature, i.e. resetting one’s company once or several times with the purpose of unfairly enriching oneself or another player.
4. Humans only
Do not use external tools for the automatic retrieval of data from the game world or to automate actions in the game world.
5. Be cooperative
If a moderator or developer asks you to refrain from certain behavior, please abide by their request to avoid more severe repercussions.
6. No spam
Do not spam in the chat and do not post advertisements or other kinds of unsolicited content. Of course it is allowed to discuss other games and to post any links relevant to an ongoing conversation.
We would like to thank all our players for keeping it civil and fair. So far, you guys have a near-perfect track record. Let’s keep it that way, and remember that our door is always open if you need help.