1) CONTENT:] The following sections outline language, expressions, images, and naming of characters, accounts, or guilds, clear or masked, which is not allowed on the HAWKEN official forums.
A. Race, Ethnicity, Nationality, Life Choices, Religion, and Politics
- Anything that promotes, is recognized as, or alludes to symbols of racial, ethnic, national, life choice, religious, sexual and gender identity hatred or slurs.
- Anything related to politics.
- Anything related to religion.
- Anything that promotes, is recognized as, or alludes to symbols of excessively sexual or violent acts.
- Anything that promotes, is recognized as, or alludes to symbols of minors in sexual situations.
- Anything that insults or demeans any aspect of any sexual orientation.
- Anything construed as pornographic.
- Any references to violence occurring outside of HAWKEN.
- Any release of personal information about yourself, other individuals, or HAWKEN contractors/employees.
- Any language that can be perceived as an attack against other individuals or HAWKEN contractors/employees.
- Any threats, veiled or otherwise, made against yourself, other individuals, or HAWKEN contractors/employees.
- Anything construed as referring to human anatomy or bodily functions inappropriately.
- Anything construed as excessively crude or offensive.
- Requesting, arranging, or offering copyright infringement (piracy), illegal activities, or illegal drugs.
- Discussing illegal activity committed personally.
- Anything construed as referring to other individuals or HAWKEN contractors/employees using any disallowed content or behavior.
- Excessive and direct reference to past, present, or future moderator action on the official HAWKEN forums.
- Excessive discussion or debate of the official HAWKEN forums rules.
- Use of foreign languages to circumvent any previous moderation guidelines.
- "Calling out" other users or HAWKEN staff in the title or content of a thread or post
- Any language or actions intended to disturb other individuals.
- Any disruption or exploitation of contests and promotions.
- Disruptive practical jokes on any day other than April 1.
- Excessive repetition of incoherent gibberish.
- Excessive use of Caps Lock.
- "First posting".
- Posts with minimal or no content.
- Posts that do not contribute to the overall conversation.
- Threads or posts whose primary purpose is dramatic effect rather than substantive discussion.
- "Goodbye" threads. Please note, "goodbye" threads will result in immediate thread removal and the author's permanent suspension from the forums.
- Posts made only to "bump" a thread to the front page of that forum section.
- Thread-necro: Reviving an old thread for no reason other than bumping it to the first page
- Cross posting information.
- Any advertisement of non-HAWKEN commercial ventures.
- Acquiring items, accounts, currency, or any other in-game possessions from another individual through misinformation, confusion, or fraud.
- All forms of illegal or unfair game-play including the use of third-party applications to improve performance.
- Creation of multiple accounts by a single individual solely for use on the official forums.
- Creation of multiple accounts for the purpose of evading suspension or account closure.
- Any impersonation of other individuals or HAWKEN contractors/employees, or their partners' employees. Note: All HAWKEN and partner company representatives are required to have a custom title denoting their position and employer, so you will always be aware of whom is a company representative.
- Misrepresentation of HAWKEN contractors/employees, or their partners. This includes falsely quoting moderators or staff members, referencing quotes that do not exist, or quoting moderators or staff members in such a way that the content or context of the material quoted is changed.
- Requesting, arranging, or offering the exchange of in-game items or accounts for real-world currency.
- Requesting, arranging, or offering the exchange of real-world currency.
4) ACCOUNT CLOSURE: Account closures executed by HAWKEN moderators are permanent. New accounts made by owners of closed accounts will be summarily closed.
5) PUBLIC IDENTITY: Public identities are subject to these rules. Account holders with public identities that are in violation of these rules may be contacted and asked to change their public identity or otherwise warned or suspended from the official HAWKEN forums. If a new appropriate public identity is not provided by the account holder in a reasonable amount of time, it will be changed to an appropriate public identity by HAWKEN moderators.
Accounts found to be violating these rules may:
- Be given a warning.
- Be given a final warning where any further violations will result in suspension from the official HAWKEN forums or account closure.
- Be temporarily suspended from the official HAWKEN forums.
- Be permanently closed.