- The only public channel that smack talk will be permitted is the PvP channel, even if PvP is not the source of the discussion. On a future update this will be renamed to reflect the intent. This will include any comments made with the intention of trolling, harassing, or offending another player, group, or guild. This rule will cover both direct and indirect comments.
- Using the Awakening Discord to post any comments covered by the acceptable use for the channel will result in the immediate removal of permissions to that channel. We strongly encourage players to use the /addignore feature so they don't need to see communications from people they do not like and will continue to do so. But using Discord removes the /addignore option unless the offended user ignores the Discord bot. This is not an acceptable solution. Going forward communications posted to the linked channels from Discord will be held to a higher standard than in-game messages posted to our public channels.
For those of you out there that are going to point to this post and claim we are becoming a "carebear server", I'm going to argue that this is not about making sure everyone gets along but demanding that there is a bit of civility and respect displayed in our public chat channels. We are going to continue to encourage PvP (where many of the issues begin) because the GCW should be an important part SWG, and the Jedi/BH game may see some changes but is not going away. There can be a mutual respect shown between opponents and would we would prefer to see more of that displayed after battles, but when discussions get heated we expect those conversations to move to the appropriate channel.
If you have any questions regarding any of this information, feel free to send me a Discord or forum PM and I will try to respond when I am available to do so.