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roguefeebo
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PostedOct 16, 2009 8:58 pm

Kill Stealing Rules

The Rules
Almost every mob is free game. There are a couple instances in which mobs are not free game.
a) Quest boss monsters for which you have a quest to kill. You must first inform the other player that you are on the quest for it to be kill stealing. GM quest monster spawns never count as kill stealing.
b) Repeated, and purposeful kill stealing to ruin your gameplay experience. This goes beyond simple kill stealing and is actually harrassment.

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Quest Monsters
Level 18/19 quest
Light side - Asmo
Fury side - Knight and Kargos

Level 28/29 quest
Light side - Corrupt Pharos
Fury side - Duplicate Rapiouru

Level 43 <epic> quest
Light side - Ankylul Wilddark and either Azman ElfVein, Lumultan BLoodstorm
Fury side - Astaroth

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Scenarios
1. If you are attacking a monster and someone else rolls up and starts attacking it: it's rude, but not actually Kill Stealing.
2. If after the other player starts attacking, you ask them to stop but they don't: itís rude, but not actually Kill Stealing.
3. If you are attacking a Stigma or Auizen Ruins mini-boss and someone else comes and starts attacking it, taking the kill from you: itís rude, but not actually Kill Stealing.
4. If you are attacking a quest boss (with a quest for it) and someone else comes and starts attacking it, you ask them to stop because you have a quest, and they kill it anyway: thatís Kill Stealing.
5. If you are attacking a named boss and someone else comes and starts attacking it, taking the kill from you: thatís not Kill Stealing.
6. If after you've asked them to stop, they tell you off: that can be considered Harassment.
7. If after you've asked them to stop, they follow you around and keep killing whatever you attack: that can be considered Harassment.
8. NEW RULE If you've damaged a mob, then another player uses a skill on that mob or kills that mob, you may ask them to stop. If that player continues, despite your requests to stop, then this can be considered harassment.

Results of each scenario
1. Not a bannable offence.
2. Not a bannable offence.
3. Not a bannable offence.
4. Kill Stealing. Possible ban if reported and verified.
5. Not a bannable offence.
6. Possible ban if reported and verified.
7. Possible ban if reported and verified.
8. Possible ban if reported and verified.

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Summary
What it comes down to is its considered KSing if somebody takes a quest boss from you and you (or your party members) have to finish that quest. All GM events that include quest monsters are free game (the exception to the rule). Named bosses are free game. Stigma and Auizen Ruins mini-bosses are free game. Dragon (and other) chests are free game.

You'll notice the key ingredients in all of these are asking them to stop and reporting the incident. Asking them to stop does NOT mean swearing at them, cussing them out, etc. It means: ASKING them to stop. Reporting the incident means submitting a ticket using the "Contact Us" link. It does not mean PMing a GM or spamming in-game chat.

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Please keep all feedback to the rules here: http://forums.aeriagames.com/viewtopic.php?t=578418&start=220

Thank you to our community for working with us on improving the rules and making them as clear as possible.

spooty spooty spoot-head! -Norbert & Daggett
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