Server Rules & Terms of Use

Hello, turtles! Below, we have outlined our expectations for appropriate behaviour on Turtle WoW. These rules flow from our forums, to our discord, to in game.

By joining this server you're joining a collective effort of players and staff to create a respectful and friendly community. Please read the rules we have set up to avoid any misunderstands during your gameplay. Remember, you have a responsibility not only for your own behavior here, but also representing the entire community and the server.

Cheating, Botting, Modifications & Third-Party Programs

Turtle WoW is committed to provide a cheat-free environment. Usage of any cheats and modifications to client files to benefit your in game characters will lead account suspensions.

The use of third party programs to automate the control or actions of your character is considered botting, and it is prohibited. Macros are fine to use, as long as you are the one using them.

Multi-Boxing

Multi-boxing is the act of controlling multiple WoW clients at the same time. Whether it be multiple clients open on one machine, or using multiple machines.

We allow the use of multiple accounts. However, if you decide to use third party software to control them, you ARE NOT ALLOWED to control more than 2 accounts with the third party software or use them in PvP environments.

Loot Distribution Issues

— Ninja-looting

We will not be involved in most inter-player disputes on loot. However, there are some occasions where we will investigate and assist:

Scenario: If you are in a group or raid, and the loot rules are CLEARLY defined IN GAME, prior to the raid beginning, and those rules are not followed when the time comes to receive loot. You may open a ticket for investigation.

— Loot Mis-distributed

Loot that is assigned to the wrong person by a Loot Master, can only be redistributed if the following is true:

  • The misloot must have happened within 7 days.
  • The item is of Epic quality or higher.

Item Deletion Restoral

If you accidentally delete an item, we can restore it as long as the following is true:

  • The item is a QUEST REWARD.
  • The item is of Epic quality or higher and was LOOTED in the last 7 days.

Safespotting

Safespotting is the act of PvPing from an advantageous position that cannot be reached through regular jumping or walking. If you got to the position by using a spell, potion, wall climbing, or other additional means, it is likely safespotting.

Safespotting may lead to the temporal or permanent closure of your account. Play fair.

Chat Abuse

Here at Turtle WoW, we encourage players to come together, form communities, and openly chat with their fellow players. However, there are some chat rules that we must insist upon:

All public channels created and promoted by Turtle WoW are English speaking only (such as /world chat).

Any forms of the following chat will warrant suspension or closing of account:

  • Racism, Sexism.
  • Threats of violence.
  • Doxxing.
  • Hate speech of any kind.
  • Insulting.

Other types of chat violations that can lead to warnings, suspension, or termination are:

  • Spam (more than 3 consecutive lines of the same text per minute).
  • Harassment via whisper (a player asks you to stop messaging them and you continue).
  • /ignore command avoidance (logging on multiple characters to whisper someone who has blocked you).
  • Promotion of other servers, illicit websites (such as hacks or gold/account selling) and other inappropriate promotions and links.
  • Failing to follow direction of a GM on content that they find offensive or inappropriate.

Things to take into account in a RP server like Turtle WoW

While we don't enforce RP, all players MUST respect those who decide to RP. Disrupting any RP event/interaction can lead to actions being taken against your account. We do not force our players to use RP-friendly names, but we would be grateful if you contribute to the immersion by not using any of the following names:

  • Non-medieval or non-fantasy names (For example: Slipnslide, Robotman, Discoinferno).
  • Names that reference well known people, characters, brands, places, or icons (For example: Britneyspears, Austinpowers, Mcdonalds, Georgewashington, Newyork).
  • Names that consist of multiple words (For example: Inyourface, Welovebeef, Howareyou, Sixtyseventy) and names that utilize "Leet" or "dudespeak" (e.g., "Roflmao," "Roxxurboxx," "Lolzumad").
  • Names that incorporate titles in a way that is obviously out of place as well. For purposes of this subsection, "titles" shall include without limitation “rank” titles (e.g. "Generalchow," or “Captkangaroo”), monarchist or fantasy titles (e.g. "Kingloko," or "Lordpauleyc"), and religious titles (e.g. "Thepope," or "Reverendrun").
  • Names created to mimic any staff name.

Interactions with Staff

Turtle WoW staff is expected to treat all players with respect, professionalism, and kindness. We expect the same from our players. If a player is found to be being disrespectful towards any Turtle WoW Staff member, it could lead to account warnings, suspensions or closures.

This list may not address all types of behaviour. Turtle WoW has the right to amend, update, or alter this document at any time. If we change any piece of this document, we will notify all players. The GM team may take alternative actions than stipulated in these terms of use, as they are entrusted with making decisions on unique situations.