1. Multiple accounts
One person may not ever use more than one account. Players may not train another player’s account. Swapping accounts will not be allowed.
Any violation of the above will be treated as a case of multiple accounts and will result in the following punishments:
Main Account (to be decided by Staff) – 5 days or more, depending on the situation
All Other Accounts – 365 days. These accounts will be deleted.
2. Illegal Transfers
No two (or more) players who have shared an ip address at any time may exchange funds, buy or sell items in the market, or battle each other. Even if you are not on the same computer later on, it is still illegal.
Any violation of the above will be treated as a case of illegal transfers and will result in Jail time for all parties from 1-100 days, depending on the amount and size of the transfers.
Note: 100 day jailings are for severe cases of illegal transfers. These sentences must be reviewed by a Minister or Governor to decide on the correct level of punishment. If this is the case, your sentence will state that you need to wait for someone other than your jailer.
3. Push Accounts
Creating accounts for the sole benefit of another Player or keeping inactive accounts active for that purpose are not allowed.
Accounts that are used only to benefit other Players will be jailed, along with the Player gaining the benefits.
Excessive cursing or flaming (insulting for the sake of insulting) will not be tolerated in any in game communication (Message Boards, Mails, or Chat).
Spamming of the Message Boards, or any player’s News or Mails is not allowed.
You may not beg for game funds via Mails or on the Message Boards.
Prejudice comments are not welcome on Hobowars. Prejudice includes, but is not limited to: racism, sexism, ageism, and any other comments based upon the sex, race, religion, or creed of a group or individual. If you have opinions that could be regarded by Staff to be prejudices, please keep them to yourself while interacting with others in the game. In addition, racist names will not be allowed (i.e. naming your hobo niggersmustdie).
Message Board signatures may not be more than ten lines. The judgment of how many lines a signature is will be made by Staff, so please keep in mind that not all players use the same monitor resolution when making your signature. Additionally, please do not make any line of your signature long enough to stretch the screen of other players.
No pornography. Hobowars is for players age 13 and older and therefore may not have pornography. If there is any question in your mind about the acceptability of a comment, picture, or link, just don’t post it.
Violation of the above (with the exception of racist hobo names and pornography) will be punished by a Message Board Ban.
Racist hobo names and pornography will be punished by Jail time to be determined by Staff based on severity of the offense.
No impersonating Staff or other players. This includes telling players you are Staff.
No scamming other players. If you say you will do something, you best be prepared to do it.
NOTE - If you donate something to a gang, it belongs to the gang owner, and if you wish to leave the gang, or you're kicked it will not be considered scamming. Please use your best judgment before donating to anyone.
The above offenses are punishable by Jail time to be decided by staff based on the severity of the offense.
6. Selling Property/Affiliate Links
In-game Property may not be sold for real life money or funds in another game. This includes selling money, points, donations, accounts, or anything else that is transferable in Hobowars. Additionally, you may not pay for items transferred in another game with Hobowars funds.
Players may not make posts that offer to pay other players for clicking a link to any other site, or going to another site and performing some action. Players may still advertise other games or websites on the Fun and Games forum, but only without offers of compensation.
Violations of these rules may be punished by a Jail sentence (Selling Property), or a Message Board Ban (Affiliate Links).
Any player found exploiting a game glitch/bug will be punished with Jail time.
A macro is a program that plays part or all of the game for you. A refresher is a program (most often an add-in to your web browser) that reloads a webpage at set intervals. Hobowars rewards players for their time spent on the game. Use of these programs gives players an unfair advantage and is strictly forbidden on all levels.
The Anti-Macro Protection Page is designed to prevent players from using a macro. If you fail to follow the directions on the Page, you will be jailed by the System for two days.
Players caught using a macro will be jailed and eventually deleted. Players caught using a refresher will be jailed for a minimum of 2 days.
Donation issues (anything involving a DP) should be sent to Andy. No other Staff member has the capacity to fix donation error and your mail will most likely be ignored and deleted.
Message board/chat issues are handled by Secretaries.
All other issues (i.e. multis, scams, etc.) are handled by the Minister, Vice Minister.
Donators are encouraged to post all non-donation related issues on the Staff Contact Forum before using the in-game mail system. All staff regularly reads the Forum and issues can be resolved by the right person in a timely manner. Non-donators should be careful to send mail to the correct level Staff member as listed above.
Any problems with a member of Staff should be posted on the Staff Contact Forum.
Any problems regarding a particular Message Board Ban or Jailing is to be resolved with the staff member that issued it. Other Staff will direct you to the punishing Staff member if you try to involve them. If you feel you have been mistreated by a specific Staff member, see the above paragraph.
A Player who decides to quit Hobowars is not permitted to give away their in-game items (money, points, tokens, etc.). Any player who receives items from a quitting player should return those items to either the quitting Player or the game Minister.
Game Staff will not delete accounts upon request. If you wish to stop playing, simply log out and your account will be deleted for inactivity. Abandoning one account to begin a new one is not permitted until after the original account has been deleted.
The Staff retains the right to make changes to this list without notice. Violating these rules will punishments including, but not limited to, a Message Board Ban, Jailing, or Deletion of your account.
Play hard, play fair and you'll be fine. Enjoy your stay!