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computer viruses and other items of a destructive nature.
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of the Content or the Service, including, without limitation, allowing others to
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objection to the propriety or convenience of venue in such courts.
All merchandise sold through TAW related websites is "virtual" and
intangible, and therefore cannot be returned. Since game play itself is free to
registered users, TAW will process any request for refund, made within 72
hours of purchase, to a new registrant who finds the overall gaming experience
does not meet expectations. Said player will immediately be de-registered and
may not be permitted to participate in further play.
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An account is issued to a player in accordance with the “TAW Terms of
Use”. This section of the document further discusses the legal actions which
will be executed on an account due to any violation. Each account holder must
respect all other players in a professional and courteous manner and is fully
responsible for all violations incurred by his/her account.
A warning is issued to a player for an offense which is considered a minor
illegal act, most common violation due to lack of knowledge or harmless offense
which may be easily prevented. This is a cautious response to the player to keep
their eyes open and acknowledge that he/she has performed an illegal act. If a
similar act(s) is continued, a second level of action will be conducted in
accordance with the account policy.
[1.2] Account Banning
Account banning is described as when a user’s account has been blocked from
the game servers and/or the TAW forums. The duration of an account ban is
determined by the TAW staff depending on the type of violation committed
and the level of damage caused as a result of the violation. Account banning may
or may not occur following a warning depending on the severity of the violation.
Repeated cases of violations leading to multiple account bans throughout the
history of one account may result in extended ban durations in the future. The
purpose of account banning is to ensure players understand the importance of a
violation free environment.
[1.3] Account Closure / Permanent Account Banning
Account closure is by far the highest level of punishment to an active account.
This course of action is utilized in situations where an offense may not be
tolerated any further. In other words, the offender has far exceeded the point
in which any suspension is applicable.
Upon completion of an account closure, the entire account will be
permanently locked so that no further changes may occur on it. In rare cases, the IP address related
to the locked account may also be blocked from entering the game servers or the
TAW website. Severe illegal acts, especially for violations due to
hacking or the use of illegal 3rd party programs or services, may
lead to account closure without prior warning.
If your account is closed for any reason, you will lose any characters created
and items accumulated on that account. You will not have the right to transfer,
sell, or assign any characters or items to anyone else. You will not be entitled
to a refund of any sort.
The offending account holder and all other members of the TAW
community are prohibited to dispute in public the circumstances surrounding an
account closure. Users who wish to discuss their ban should contact support via
the TAW Support Center.
We reserve the right to close your TAW account immediately and without
the Rules of Conduct outlined on the TAW forums. We reserve the right to
terminate any and all other accounts that share any of the offending account
[1.4] Chat Block
The chat window is the main medium of communication amongst players in-game.
Currently, the chat window allows players to exchange information through four
different levels which determine who may see the messages in respect to a range.
"Shout" is the highest level of all, which means all players on all channels,
will see messages. These messages are constantly filtered for profanity.
However, players often find ways to send messages using distinct words which do
not get filtered. These players are at a risk of having their account
temporarily banned for harassment. Hence, it is very important to use
appropriate terms of communication while respecting the rights of other players
at all times. Players who are identified as presenting offensive, inappropriate,
aggressive, racial, discriminative, sexual, violent or any other language we
define as unacceptable will be warned first. If this behavior continues, the
user’s account may be banned for a period of time.
[1.5] Levels of Chat
[A] Normal/Party/Guild - Messages are visible to all players who are
roaming around a certain range of the sender, in a party or part of a Guild
respectively. Within these levels of chat, general terms that are widely
accepted and used daily are acceptable since there is limitation to the
visibility of messages sent.
[B] Shout - Messages processed here are seen by everyone within the
channel. Thus, players must abide by the rules discussed above in this level of
chat; otherwise a punishment will be issued accordingly.
[2.0] Character Naming Conventions
Character names are the only way of referencing a player in the game
environment. These names may be meaningful and attractive. However, they may not
portray content that is considered pedophiliac, racial/ethnic, sexual, violent,
national, sexual, and Obscene/Vulgar. Names should not be designed in such a way
as to avoid tracking by the use of odd letter combinations such as ‘W’ and ‘V’,
‘O’ and zeros, ‘L’ and ‘I’, which cause reading names to be difficult.
The first impression other players have of you will be based on your character's
name, so it's best to start off on the right foot. While choosing the name for
your character is left to your discretion, we have determined that some types of
names are not allowed in this game, forum, or any other part of TAW.
TAW reserves the right to delete, change, and in any way alter a
character’s name and/or clan/guild/group name at any point as seen fit, and
these decisions cannot be contested. If a user would like to change their name
to something else the only way is through the use of “Name Change” cards or
items as provided by each game in question, these items will in most cases
require a monetary fee to obtain and will not be available in any other way.
[2.1] Sexual Content
Character names which imply sexual content of any kind are inappropriate and
thus not tolerated. This may include words describing sexual behavior or
[2.2] Racial/Derogatory/Discriminative/Disability Terms
Racial, derogatory, discriminative and/or disability terms are offensive and not
attractive to other players in the game. Such names which depict any type of the
above mentioned content either implicitly or explicitly is prohibited by rules
that govern this convention.
Character names that portray any kind of harassment at any degree are not
tolerated and will be considered a serious offense.
[3.0] PvP (Player versus Player)
Every player must respect and realize that each player has equal rights in the
game. Therefore, battles may not be initiated through the means of compelling or
continuously attacking someone if they are not interested in the battle. Players
who constantly violate this rule will be punished accordingly. Items that are
lost as a result of PvP combat will not be restored or refunded.
The term impersonation is an implication of the act of mimicking another player,
GMs (Game Masters) or administrators. This course of action often leads to
misunderstanding, fraud or other illegal operations. If at any time a player is
identified as a participant in the above act, he/she will be punished according
to the degree of imitation as well as the consequence of the act. Be very
cautious concerning your behavior within the game environment as some acts may
result in a severe penalty regardless of status.
Harassment is behavior intended to upset other players or Game Masters. All
forms of harassment are punishable by a temporary account ban, and can result in
a permanent bans upon repeated offence. Certain types of harassment such as
racial harassment may result in permanent bans without warning. Types of
harassment include (but are not limited to) bullying, psychological harassment,
racial harassment, religious harassment and sexual harassment.
TAW will judge each case of harassment individually and will take
appropriate action at our sole discretion.
The term scam applies to the gaining of any kind of advantage, item, property or
information through the use of deception. Necessary actions will be taken to
prevent any kind of scam. To prevent Your susceptibility to scams, never give
out your personal account information to anyone.
[6.1] In Game Scams
These include scams meant to mislead players within the actual game environment.
They include the following: impersonating a guild member, party member, friend
or any other team member to exchange valuable item(s), advantage, or
information. GMs (Game Masters) will never request a player’s password or other
personal information within the game environment. Never provide any information
(or an in-game item) to anyone including, but not limited to, your family
members and friends. Please keep your account information secure. We do not take
any responsibility for player loss related to account information and security.
[6.2] Other Scams
Other scams relate to external accounts. Any player who utilizes outside means
of obtaining information, items or property (including user accounts) will fall
under this category of scam. These scams may include: using fraudulent emails to
obtain passwords or other account information, the selling or buying of user
accounts and the use of unauthorized real life transactions to buy an in-game
item or gain an in-game advantage. We do not take responsibility for any
player’s loss due to unauthorized real life transactions between two or more
[6.3] Item Mall Scams
TAW does not authorize any trading of Item Mall equipment for gold,
items, or any other in-game benefit. The Item Mall is intended only for the
personal use of players. TAW does not take any responsibility for a
player's loss due to unauthorized transactions executed between two or more
players involving Item Mall equipment. In cases where scams are suspected,
Equipment, gold, and/or Item Mall benefits will not be recovered or restored.
Players who are found to be utilizing the Item Mall for scams will have their
accounts suspended and/or permanently banned. Players who are involved in
charge-backs and/or other fraudulent activities related to our Item Mall will be
reported to the relevant legal authorities and their accounts will be
permanently banned. Players who receive Item Mall gifts related to these
fraudulent activities will also have their accounts suspended and/or permanently
banned. Players are required to report any Item Mall gifts they receive from
suspicious senders. Failure to report these Item Mall gifts will result in a
permanent ban if/when the sender is involved in a chargeback or any other
[6.4] Tips to Avoid Scams
 Do not give out any personal or account information to anyone in the game or
outside of the game via email or through any medium.
 Always keep your account information safe and secure.
 Always report suspicious players who appear to be conducting these
activities in order to avoid future scams.
In select TAW titles, gifting cash items is enabled as a feature.
A player's use of the "gifting" feature is done entirely at their own risk. It is not recommended that players use the gifting feature as a means to trade items. This can lead to potential scams and lost items.
Items lost due to use of the "gifting" feature in select TAW titles will not be refunded under any circumstance.
It is highly recommended that you send gifts only to friends and people you know in real life.
Cheating and hacking are two critical problems which are utilized during
numerous online gaming activities to gain an unfair advantage. TAW does
not tolerate any kind of cheating or hacking. If a user is suspected of hacking,
their information, including their current IP Address, will be recorded for
future reference and investigation and their account will be suspended/banned.
Hacking, and other related activities, are illegal in accordance with the
cases. For instance, a permanent ban of player suspected to be hacking may be
issued without any means for appeal. It is extremely important to follow all the
rules of conduct during game play and when using the TAW website or
All rules and regulations governing game policy are set by TAW and must
be followed without violation. TAW reserves the right to change or add
other rules should the need arise. Moreover, TAW also reserves the right
to alter or permanently ban any player's account with or without any notice at
any time for any reason should the need arise. In addition, TAW reserves
the right to record all necessary information while keeping an active log of
fraud or any illegal activities detected at any time. Each player, by engaging
his/her self in the Service agrees to follow all the above rules as they are set
[8.0] Lost Items
TAW does its very best to provide an uninterrupted online game
experience, though sometimes unforeseen events, such as technical difficulties,
may result in lost items or progress.
Unfortunately, TAW cannot restore progress to your character lost due to
technical error, though we can, in some cases, restore lost items. For the time
being there is no limit to how many times a player may request recovery for a
lost item, but some strict restrictions will apply.
We will only restore items which were lost due to technical error and not those
caused by human error (such as accidently dropping items on the floor,
accidently selling the item to another person or NPC, or items lost as the
result of being hacked for not properly securing personal account information).
We will only restore an item if we can determine without a doubt that the item
was in fact lost due to a technical error on the game server side. We cannot
guarantee that the exact state of the item at the time it was lost will be
restored to you and we reserve the right to refuse the restoration of lost items
at any time. Lost items must be reported within 7 days of disappearance in order
to be considered eligible for restoration. The item you possessed must have been
in your character’s personal inventory/bag for at least 24 hours in order to be
[9.0] Charges and Fees
Some TAW products and services are subject to fees. The following
outlines customer transaction and usage rights as it pertains to TAW
products and services that are sold via the TAW website and its affiliate
and/or game-related websites.
[9.1] Virtual Currency
Some or all games under TAW may offer the ability to use and/or obtain
virtual currency to purchase/license items and/or services. This virtual
currency can only be used in intended game titles and may not be used in any
game not designated by TAW, the game’s developer, or publisher. You may
be required to pay real currency in order to obtain certain types of virtual
currency. TAW reserves the right at its sole discretion to change or
alter the value of virtual currency or other online currencies you purchase for
any given amount at any time. All changes to these values will not require any
prior notice but will be reflected in the new values at the time of purchase. No
refunds will be given at any time for incorrect buyer perception of the values
given. Your purchase of virtual currency or other online currency is final and
shall under no circumstances be refundable, exchangeable or transferable
including, without limitation, termination, suspension, and/or banning of your
TAW account for any reason, termination of this agreement, and/or the
discontinuation of the services. We have no obligation or responsibility to and
will not reimburse you for any virtual in-game items lost due to your violation
Accounts that have incurred chargebacks will receive a penalty fee of $10 USD
per chargeback received. Reversal of account closure can be made through full
payment of the original purchase order, including the penalty fee, in the form
of a money order; unless stated otherwise by the staff of TAW. All
payments should be in US dollars and must be accessible in Canada.
All payments are to be mailed to the TAW head office, and must include a
detailed description of all the accounts related the charge. Please note all
chargeback accounts will remain closed until we receive your payments.
If you require further information, please contact Customer Support via the
TAW Support Center.
[9.3] Fees Charged by Third-Party Sites including
survey sites/providers such as BMG Survey, SuperRewards Survey, etc.
TAW may, at times, provide links to other third-party website or
services. Some of these websites and/or third-party vendors may provide content,
goods and/or services, or methods of obtaining virtual currency/items for our
games and/or may charge separate fees, which are not included in any fees that
you may pay to TAW. TAW has no control over any of their pricing
structures or methods of payment including but not limited to SMS payments or
the divulging of private information that some of these sites may require.
TAW is not affiliated with these sites and has no access to account
information of their users and does not recommend the divulging of private
information. Users should take any precautions they deem necessary to protect
their privacy when using these third-party sites. Any separate charges or
obligations you incur in your dealings with these third parties are your
responsibility. TAW makes no guarantees, representation, or warranty
regarding any content, goods and/or services provided by any third-party.
[9.4] Payment Options
If you do not have a PayPal account, you may set up a free account at
www.paypal.com. TAW is not affiliated with PayPal and has no access to
account information of PayPal users.
PayByCash enables you to pay for purchases without a credit card. TAW is
not affiliated with PayByCash and has no access to account information of
ClickandBuy enables you to pay for purchases by credit/debit card, direct debit,
online bank transfer and cash funding. TAW is not affiliated with
ClickandBuy and has no access to account information of ClickandBuy users.
BuddieShops enables you to pay for purchases using PayPal, MoneyBookers, Google
Checkout and Paysafecard. TAW is not affiliated with BuddieShops and has
no access to account information of BuddieShops users.
Prepaid Cards allow you to pay for purchases by buying these cards from store
fronts and online stores or other methods.
Certain payment methods may provide you with a Redeem Code that enables you to
pay for purchases using various methods depending on the supported site.