Sea of Thieves Official Forum Rules

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    Welcome to the Sea of Thieves Forums!

    Here you will find a friendly community where you can give feedback, discuss ideas, give game play advice, share fan creations and hang out with your fellow Sea of Thieves pirates!

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    There is a Community-created Pirate Code which is the foundation for the following rules. Even when waging war across the decks of rival raiders, all crews should ultimately hold one another in respect!


    The Sea of Thieves Community will be moderated in English by Rare Employees, Global Moderators and Deckhands. More information on those roles can be found in this thread.

    We operate on a three strike policy:

    1. Official warning.
    2. 48 hour ban.
    3. Permanent ban.

    The following rules are not exhaustive. Rare Employees, Global Moderators and Deckhands will use discretion to address any behaviour that is perceived to be inappropriate for the Sea of Thieves Community.

    Suspension or removal from the game will always result in the same action regarding Official community access.


    General Conduct

    Obscene and Vulgar Language

    Swearing is not permitted on the Forums and a profanity filter is in place to block it. Attempts to bypass the profanity filter will result in a temporary ban from the Forums and a final warning. If the action continues, a permanent ban from the Forums will be issued.

    NSFW Content

    Posting Not Safe For Work content will result in a temporary ban from the Forums and a final warning. If the action continues, a permanent ban from the Forums will be issued.

    Derogatory Language

    Name calling, personal attacks and using derogatory language against Community Members, Rare Employees, Global Moderators or Deckhands is not acceptable. Using such language will result in a warning, then temporary ban from the Forums and a final warning. If the action is persistent or increasingly aggressive, a permanent ban from the Forums will be issued.

    Harassment

    Harassment is any repeated action that makes the other party uncomfortable. Harassing Rare Employees, Global Moderators, Deckhands or Community Members will result in a warning, then temporary ban from the Forums and a warning. If the action continues, a permanent ban from the Forums will be issued.

    Racial / Ethnic

    Promoting racial or ethnic hatred, through any form of media will result in a permanent ban from the Forums.

    Sexual Orientation

    Insulting, using as an insult and promoting hatred of any sexual orientation, through any form of media will result in a permanent ban from the Forums.

    Political & Religious Discussion

    Due to the sensitive nature of discussion, Political and religious discussion is not permitted in the Sea of Thieves community. Discussions of this nature will result in the topic being deleted and the creator warned. If the action continues, a permanent ban from the Forums will be issued.

    Distribution of Real-Life Personal Information

    Sharing any real-life information about Rare Employees, Global Moderators, Deckhands or Community Members will result in a permanent ban from the Forums. ‘Self-Doxing’ will result in a permanent ban from the Forums, please do not post the personal information of anyone, including yourself.

    Drugs or Activities

    Don't do drug deals on the Forums! Discussing drugs or activities including but not limited to their abuse, their use and where to get them will result in a permanent ban from the Forums.

    Black Market Discussion

    Discussing Black Market goods, services and how to acquire them will result in a permanent ban from the Forums. This includes but is not limited to topics about:

    • Sexual exploitation and forced labour
    • p**********n
    • Weapons
    • Biological organs
    • Racketeering
    • Copyrighted media
    • Currency

    Real-Life Threats and Encouraging Others to do Harm

    We take threats made against other Community Members, Rare Employees, Global Moderators, Deckhands and of self-harm very seriously.

    If anyone in the Sea of Thieves Community is found to be making a real-life threat, we report it to the relevant authorities to be investigated and this could result in real-life repercussions. If you see anyone encouraging others to do harm, making a real-life threat against you, themselves, or others, please report it immediately.


    Game Issues

    Cheats and Hacks

    Discussing Cheats and Hacks including but not limited to their use and where to get them will result in a permanent ban from the Forums. If you want to report a cheat, hack or bug you have discovered, please contact Support.

    Posting Unreleased Content / Hacking Data Files

    Do not share data-mined information as the post will be removed and a warning issued. Ignoring the warning will result in a permanent ban.

    Impersonating a Rare Employees, Global Moderators, Deckhands

    On the Forums Rare Employees, Global Moderators and Deckhands all have a special flair when they post. If you are unsure if someone belongs to those groups, you can also check these categories to check gamertags.

    Impersonating or misrepresenting yourself as a Rare Employee, Global Moderator and Deckhand will result in a permanent ban in the Forums.


    Forum Issues

    Advertising

    Making topics or posts in order to drive traffic or boost sales is strictly forbidden. Doing so will result in a permanent ban from the Forums.

    Spamming, Baiting and Trolling

    Posts and threads that are created in order to spam, cause unrest or troll the community will be locked, deleted and the users involved warned.

    These actions can be and are not limited to:

    • Creating threads, posts and content for the sole purpose of causing unrest
    • Making off topic posts to derail the conversation
    • Excessively using the same phrase, similar phrases, or gibberish
    • Bullying and encouraging users to bully others.

    Ignoring the warning will result in a temporary ban from the Forums and a final warning. If the action continues, a permanent ban from the Forums will be issued.

    Witch-hunting and Call-Outs

    Posting gamertags or screenshots of conversations in order to name and shame community members is not allowed on the Forums. If you believe a post or thread violates community standards, please flag it for moderation.

    If you believe a player has been toxic in the game, you can report them to Xbox Live here. You can also submit a support ticket to Rare Player Support.

    Topics and posts with this content will be locked, deleted and the users involved warned. Ignoring the warning will result in a temporary ban from the Forums and a final warning. If the action continues, a permanent ban from the Forums will be issued.

    Embedded Media

    If you're sharing Sea of Thieves content that may include swearing, please do not embed the video into your post, add it as a link to view externally.

    Unacceptable Piracy Topics

    Sea of Thieves isn't set in the historical age of piracy, instead it is set in its own world.

    Topics about:

    • Slavery
    • p**********n
    • R****g and Pillaging

    have no place in our game or community. Posting about these topics, will result in a permanent ban from the Forums.

    Creating Duplicate Threads

    Multiple threads on the same topic posted in quick succession is not allowed. The most relevant thread will be kept open and all other threads locked.

    Bumping Threads

    Bumping threads with content that is not providing additional information to the original post is not permitted. Resurrecting threads over one month old is also not permitted. A warning will be issued and the thread locked. Ignoring the warning will result in a temporary ban from the Forums and a final warning. If the action continues, a permanent ban from the Forums will be issued.

    Asking For Upvotes

    Topics and posts should be created to foster discussion. Asking for upvotes or posts in order to boost reputation or topic counts is not permitted. A warning will be issued, the post deleted or the thread locked. Ignoring the warning will result in a temporary ban from the Forums and a final warning. If the action continues, a permanent ban from the Forums will be issued.

    Legibility

    Topics and posts should be legible and easy to read! Please refrain from typing in:

    • ALL CAPS.
    • Using difficult to read formatting.
      A warning will be issued, the post deleted or the thread locked. Ignoring the warning will result in a temporary ban from the Forums and a final warning. If the action continues, a permanent ban from the Forums will be issued.

    Circumventing the Forum Profanity Filter

    A profanity filter is in place to support our commitment to our community to create the world’s friendliest multiplayer game. Topics and posts which attempt to circumvent the filter will be edited or deleted and the users involved warned. Ignoring the warning will result in a temporary ban from the Forums and a final warning. If the action continues, a permanent ban from the Forums will be issued.

    Discussing Disciplinary Actions

    Discussion of disciplinary actions taken against individual players is not permitted on the Forums. Topics and posts with this content will be locked, deleted and the users involved warned. Ignoring the warning will result in a temporary ban from the Forums and a final warning. If the action continues, a permanent ban from the Forums will be issued.

    Alt Accounts

    Community members are permitted to have multiple Forum accounts, however if one account is found to be breaking community rules, then action may be taken against all accounts owned by the same user.

    Circumventing a Ban

    If a community member posts on another account, or has another community member post to circumvent a ban in order to continue the actions that lead to ban, a permanent ban from the Forums will be issued.

    Giveaways

    We do not support community giveaways so please host and enter those at your own risk.


    When using our Forum, please keep in mind that all activity here is subject to the Microsoft Services Agreement and Xbox Code of Conduct.

    Microsoft Services Agreement
    Xbox Live Code of Conduct

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